Sketching through Structures

A change of pace….

img_5721-jpg

Advertisements

Inspiration from Japan

Japan is an ideal destination should you ever need fashion inspiration. I got the chance to spend a bit of time there. Each time I leave, I can’t help but reminisce over the great clothes. The only sad thing is that I’m too tall to buy most things there.

Implemented with such poise, Japanese fashion is tailored and put together. Most days in August were unbearable with high temps and humidity. Yet, I never saw people flashing too much skin or looking disheveled. I didn’t ask to take pictures of any people I encountered (maybe something I should think about for next time), but have found some images that encapsulate some noteworthy fashionsĀ I encountered.

 

74b5a808-67e9-468f-9a8b-1f1d0725add5_large

Mesh t-shirt, spotted in Kyoto. The original wearer, had a mesh shirt that was integrated over a white t-shirt. It was really subtle.

c035aebaf58623c3e76c912376518d83

Source: pinterest. I dug up an image of a classic skater boy look. This doesn’t really encapsulate some of the cool skater boy styles I saw around Tokyo. But trust me, they styles were mean.

 

b-boy-park-2010-400-g1554-600x903

This image is a shout out to b-boy style and a cool bartender named Kaz who we met in Niigata. I’m still sad that I lost his business card. šŸ˜¦

 

87bdd729d74c92036f5ca2f3b15dae99

Another shout out to bboy style seen in Kyoto, Tokyo and Shizuoka near Mt. Fuji.

3529b73c9cba2718fcb0b9cc21614735

I got the chance to hit the club scene, and saw some cool trends. Mesh, especially black mesh, seemed popular.

 

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 5.09.16 AM

So many women were wearing olive pleated skirts. SO MANY.

 

7152f898a39c9a64f7939c92bd6af93c

IĀ got there during the August festival season and saw plenty of nice summer kimonos called yukatas.

 

ponytail-with-shaved-sides

Shout out to the hair game of one English teacher I met. This picture doesn’t come close to capturing his fashion and flair and he didn’t have a beard like this….but it’ll do for now.

 

a52024a72df5e0b358fec7078730520a

Lastly, I leave you with this image. Most of the time, I’d see pretty convention styles that were taken to the next level with an unexpected addition or a detail that brought the entire look together.

 

Next time I visit Japan, I’ll take some actually pictures of the fashions I spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

Hi there. This website is dedicated to all the tall ladies out there who have problems finding pants long enough or sweaters that actually come to their wrists. This is your one stop shop to find fashions made for tall women in different stores. A major component of this undertaking is not only aggregating style for your use, but also to provide commentary on what brands are doing to accommodate or sometimes further alienate tall shoppers.

Thanks for coming along for the journey into tall fashions. Hopefully we will all learn a lot about the state of fashion and what can be improved for women who are tall, long limbed, and proportioned in their own special way.