It’s funny, the way fashions can seem like the coolest thing to people one year yet be embarrassingly outdated a decade and a half later. Like the pictures of my mother from the 1960s with a hilarious hairdo held in a “U” shape by liberal amounts of hair spray, or any shot of George Cloony from his “Facts of Life” days. In the 80s there was a bizarre fashion trend in Japan called “pair look” in which couples would actually wear matching outfits on dates, and it’s threatening to come back in style, if the Tokyo fashion blogs can be believed. (It’s very popular in Korea, too, especially with couples on their honeymoon.) Supposedly the newest fashion trend in Tokyo is…guys wearing skirts. Called sukaato danshi or “skirt boys,” the trend consists of men wearing long skirts (really more like aprons) over their clothes as they go about the day. If you want to follow what’s new and cool in the Japanese fashion world, keep your eyes glued to our Fashion Magazines and More page.
Japan has many strange fashions, like “pair look” that’s threatening to come back.