In A Tokyo Salaryman's Suit Jacket

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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In A Tokyo Salaryman's Suit Jacket - How To Style A Blazer, Oversized Blazer, Boyfriend Blazer, Spring Style, Tokyo Streetstyle / FOREVERVANNY.comIn A Tokyo Salaryman's Suit Jacket - How To Style A Blazer, Oversized Blazer, Boyfriend Blazer, Spring Style, Tokyo Streetstyle / FOREVERVANNY.comIn A Tokyo Salaryman's Suit Jacket - How To Style A Blazer, Oversized Blazer, Boyfriend Blazer, Spring Style, Tokyo Streetstyle / FOREVERVANNY.com

By now, I've gotten used to openly admitting that I'm definitely not the hardest worker in any room. My work ethic is like a roller coaster, mostly since my attention span's tendencies mimic that of a squirrel.

The first time I came to Tokyo, one of the imagery that stuck out the most to me was a school of businessmen stuffing one another into packed train carts early in the morning. Of course, people go to work every day, but Tokyo's is quite unique. From the outside, Tokyo is pretty much a magical land of perfectionism and uniformness that once you witness it, it will only exceed all your expectations.

From varying shades of black and blues (and sometimes grey) the only thing that I can spot within my range of vision that differentiates these men from one another was probably how full their head of hair was.

Coming from a place like New York, such affinity sparked my interest in people's identity here and possibly everywhere else in the world...

In all realness, what I really wanted to get to was how much studies have been done on the way of life of the Japanese people here. How "hard" everyone seems to work is a point of idolization and criticizing at the same time, for the rest of us. Yet, in some way, the standard validation of how we should be living.

Some people work to have a purpose, while some people's purpose is fulfilled by the work that they do. Some also work for money, while others are privileged with working for fun. As I'm taking a step back from the reality of life these past few weeks - I'm starting to realize that maybe I just need to redefine the word 'work' completely.

In that sense, I'm trying to put myself more in other people's shoes and channeling the typical salarymen look in Japan which I obviously took way too literally with my boyfriend's suit jacket. I did consider using an oversized slashed boyfriend blazer as it's something that's been trending for the past 6 months or so - but most of them seemed quite overpriced for something that you can easily grab from your grandpa, your dad, brother, and/or boyfriend's closet.

Suit Jacket: Boyfriend's
Belt: Madewell
Shirt: Uniqlo
Denim: GRLFRND
Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood
Bag: Staud Clothing

Photo by Van Le


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