Hi, was recently shortlisted for a CIR position in the JET program, so I thought I might contribute. I'm not sure of my placement yet, but I'm hoping to be in Hyogo prefecture, as Kobe is the sister city of Seattle. My friend (also shortlisted for JET program) found this blog, I think through a message forum, and sent it to me, and I've following for a bit.
For the past year, I worked as a buyer, mainly for Japanese products, at a men's clothing boutique, so if you have any questions about Japanese clothes, fashion, or textiles that you can't find the answers to on uniqlo.com, feel free to ask! Don't expect too much, though, I fell into the job by accident, and fashion has nothing to do with what I studied in school, only a hobby.
My style is pretty basic (maybe boring), I like simple, well-fitting clothes - I have a relatively small wardrobe, as I value quality of quantity. My favorite keyword is "slouchy," which I guess means "relaxed" without the connotations of ill-fitting dad pants. I usually wear plain long, drapey t-shirts, pants that are loose in the top portion, but taper to the hems, clean boots or sneakers, and a jacket, but I mix things up on occasion.
Thanks for letting me be a part of this blog, and hopefully I'll have the chance to meet some of you in Japan. Sorry my pictures are terrible, not good at taking self-shots, and my camera won't even stand up by itself. Here's what I wore the past two days:
Dior boots (not shown)
Rick Owens jacket
Robert Geller shirt
Common Projects sneakers