Random thoughts, comments, observations and general fluff from a random bint who left London at the end of September 2004 to embark on a new life and new adventures in Tokyo, land of the cute.... and is leaving mid-June 2010 - and counting!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

up OR down

There seems to be a new look in town: trousers are being worn with one leg down and the other rolled up.

I wonder if this is a sign of a secret cult and this is how the members identify themselves to each other.

I can think of NO other possible explanation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a gang thing - least in LA it is

10:21 pm

Blogger Jo said...

ooo. they allow females with 4 inch high silver sandals and bad fake tans in gangs?

11:10 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a pretty old trend. it does come from urban culture - US urban culture. The idea was either to show that you are or are not carrying a gun strapped to your ankle.

11:42 pm

Blogger Jo said...

you think that's where the Japanese got it from? it's not just another odd fashion thing here?

further investigation needed I think.

12:13 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you think that's where the Japanese got it from?

Yeah - the Japanese seem to be the first to pick up American hip-hop trends.

12:53 am

Blogger thephoenixnyc said...

That is so NY/LA hood in 1991.

4:13 am

Blogger Jo said...

phoenix - i see breakdancers all over tokyo.

maybe they're not as 'cutting edge' as people think and DO pick up on trends a lot lot later.

i also see lots of the trousers-being-worn-a-mile-under-the-top-of-the-boxers look, which has been bashing around the UK, sadly, for far far too long.

10:32 am

Blogger Timorous Beastie said...

Chotto matte, the Masonic Lodge do the same thing. Are we calling them trendsetters too?

11:46 am

Blogger Jo said...

after some brief market research, amongst students, which shall continue it seems it's been around in tokyo for a couple of years and is copied from the states.

like the marijuana t-shirt thing, i think any meaning bypasses the fashionness of it!

11:20 pm


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