Friday, January 24, 2014

Looking back: Experiences #5

I really like shopping in Japan, especially clothes. There is so much different style of clothes where you can choose your own. It's sad that people assume Japanese people to be really thin (size 0) when it isn't true.  I admit the fact; Japan is one of the thinnest countries but there are fat people just like in any other country. 
There are lots of clothing labeled as 'one size' which is often smallest size. XS, S and at times M in Finnish sizes.  Also, in Japan you can't really try clothes on without asking from sellers if it's ok first.  It does suck tell the truth because there are times you aren't sure if something fits for you. 

Here are some what I have bought over the years.

Two loose boleros.

Well, this has funnier story behind it. It was just meant to keep me warm in Japan because we didn't had working air-condition in every room in winter time.  Still use it at some rare times when I take garbage out or just want to warm up.

One of these was gift from friend and there is missing fully black top. It's great detail when top shows partly under top shirt.

Also bought plain grey shirt and this. I found it fitting as the person I'm and what I love. Well, screamo isn't my type of music...
"Live your dream, don't dream your life. Act according to your belief.  I fighting in order to live freely."

These two are my loves. Both thicker, other is knit garment. For long time I avoided striped clothing because it wasn't fitting for me but I found this one fitting which opened whole new side of clothing for me.

About this, I'm planning to sell it away. I had plans where I was going to use it but never actually have... but got great under shirt with it which I love to use. 

Loose bat sleeved shirt. It's amazing hot summer days or when I feel lazy enough to figure out something more proper to wear. 

Yet another two knits. Left one does have loose neckline which means I can easily place it over shoulder or both or keep as regular way.

This was one my random things I bought.  I don't remember exact price but it was cheap enough to buy as a  impulse buy. 

Other side of the shirt says "Seek after the truth, try again, true and life, ready or not." Gotta love engrish at times (laughs)

As you may notice these two came from same shop. Don't use them that much but still like them. 

Newest jacket I bought. It was around 8000~9000yen. I love this because there is many ways you can wear it; with or without fur or/and belt. It reaches half thigh. 

Cardigan which also does have removable fur. 

And last but not least shoes. I haven't bought much shoes yet from Japan because females in Japan have smaller feet. But yeah, if you know how to look and where you will find pair of fitting shoes.
Oh, right, forgot totally, there were one pair of beige uggs I bought couple years back but threw them away in 2012 in Japan.

I don't have any certain part of the city where I buy clothes but yeah, whenever I manage to find something nice to wear. Above clothing I have bought from Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Nakano. There might be one from Ikebukuro.
For some reason most of clothing here are darker colours but yeah I do wear other colours as well. (such a random notice...) Lately my obsession is white and black together.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Looking back: Experiences #4

This will be clothing edition; band clothing. I will do after this another clothing  edition which doesn't include band clothing.  Added here only stuff I have bought on my trips and not from inside of Finland...well, expect one thing. Will tell you what it is later. 

It's not as popular as it is in western culture for bands to sell shirts but lots of other kind of things there sure is. Sometimes you can find shirts from bands but more often it's bigger bands what sell them. 

 Kaishin no Ichigeki and Defspiral tour shirts. Defspiral shirt what was bought from their 1st oneman back in 2010.  

 Limited edition Granrodeo shirt bought from Parco before going their live.  And latest D tour shirt Dark Wings. 

the GazettE 2012 and 2013 tour goods. Shirts and hoodies.  Magnificent malformed box tour shirts are made out of really nice fabric. It's cool to wear and it doesn't get as warm in lives as it does get in usual type of shirt. And most of the GazettE fans knows this, that shirt with cover from their album shirt is HERESY limited. Which means you had to be member of HERESY to be able to buy it. If you can't prove you are a member, there will be no sell for you.

And then we have towels.....this all seems so much but then again when I remember the fact I have been there 5 times, starting since 2010 it doesn't feel that much. 
Towels are really in common, you can find towels pretty much from every band you go to see. Specially in summer time. It's bit less in winter time but yeah, they are still there. 

 Granrodeo, Carat, Kaishin no Ichigeki

 Lynch., Dir en Grey, AND

 the GazettE 

Jackman and SCREW. 
SCREW towel wasn't from Japan, bought it when they were in Finland.

D and OZ 

  D and the GazettE. 
These two aren't towels... Scarfs. And no, above scarf isn't made of real fur. I wouldn't have bought it if it were. 
Actually the GazettE scarf isn't bought from live show but instead of shop that resells used band stuff.

Personally, if I really like the band I most likely will buy something from them. If not more expensive things then something little. But yeah there are bands I haven't bought anything from.  
Last few years I have been liking of the idea buying towels rather than band shirts because shirts end up being in closet till I see the band again most of times and someday I might use it even if I'm not going their live which is quite rare.