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Japanese Design, Old and New

12:50 AM


First the New

Do you know the Japanese label Comme des Garcons?

It's really quirky and innovative - maybe what a lot of people think of when they imagine Japanese fashion.

The look is generally very dark though, so I don't wear it very much.

I love the heart-face logo anyway, I think it looks really cute on tops.

So, when I watched the Yamato Nadeshiko drama, I saw the best idea ever for pair t-shirts.

When it was Mr Miruku's birthday this month, I decided to copy that idea.


This was my packet, colour coded so I wouldn't mix them up.


I got the red print for me and the black print for him.


So cute!

I took the pictures after I gave the other one to him and we still haven't had a chance to wear them together.

When we do, I'll post some pics - hopefully we look cute together!

What do you guys think of couple items?

Sometimes I see couples wearing fully coordinated outfits - that seems like too much to me.

But maybe a t-shirt or accessory is ok?

In this case I wanted the t-shirt for myself anyway so I didn't consider it a waste of money!

As for old design, take a look at this place: Edomura

Edomura is in Tochigi-ken and my coworker suggested that I take my family there.

Seeing as how they wont have a chance to go to Kyoto or Nara, I thought this would be a good introduction to Japanese culture.

What do you think - does it look interesting?

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34 comments

  1. oh wow it looks super duper unique!!!

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  2. AAaaaa-www I'm sure you both will look adorable! haha

    I don't specially like CdG, but I really want the heart-face t-shirt, this one with the heart cut by half and placed at the bottom of the t-shirt. I saw Mao wearing it once in a live and fell in love! (with the t-shirt and him! haha).

    That Edomura thing sounds interesting! I'll have to take note and go next time I'm in Japan! (I hope it's soon ;^;)

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  3. Where did you watch Yamato Nadeshiko Dorama??? I loved the anime :)

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  4. I love Comme des Garcons~ There was a collaboration with H&M last year, wasn't there? I almost bought one of the dresses, and now I regret not buying it. =C

    I also like the idea of couples matching their outfits or wearing one identical item, but everything is usually too much. It's cute either way, though~ :3

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  5. So nice and I am jealousss I really want one hehe
    I wish my man would match me, but I doubt he would XD

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  6. Love Comme des Garcons - Big Bang wears this brand all the time. (I havee, in fact, seen one of them wear this exact shirt)

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  7. couple itmes r so cute ^^ but i havent found many that r cute XD Your tee us really cute though :3

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  8. I personally don't like couple shirts. It's really silly.

    I've been to Edomura! It was a pretty nice place. I think if you don't take it too seriously, it's good...It's sort of like an Edo-theme park. I think it would be a nice substitute for Kyoto and Nara.

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  9. I like couple items, especially I think accessories are nice. I would never be able to get a guy to wear matching shirts, but I think its cool to wear outfits with the same theme or color but different clothing/styling.

    Edomura is a place I still have on my to do list, I think you should go and do a write up on it!

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  10. My brother bought me a cdg polo recently. It's really comfortable! Not to mention the logo is adorable. ^^

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  11. Yay for couple items, why not?? As long as it is not too much, hahaha!

    The shirt looks so cute with the heart! :-)

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  12. Saving Capulet - Yeah, it's a really original print!

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  13. Sasa - I think this print is quite different to most CdG stuff, it's a lot more wearable. Who's Mao? That style sounds good!

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  14. Claire - I can't remember where I saw it, but probably on Mysoju! It was great!

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  15. petitechouxx - thank you very much! <3

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  16. Pony - I didn't know about the H & M collab, that sounds so cool! Too bad I missed it :( and I think a little matching is cute too!

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  17. Samispoon - Well these t-shirts are unisex so you could get one each. Then slowly work your way up to wearing them together!

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  18. Therese Jane - Ooooh anything that makes me a little bit closer to Big Bang is a big YES in my book! <3

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  19. Naka - Thank you for your kind words :)

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  20. megan - thanks for your interest, but of you don't want to be polite then there is no need to comment.

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  21. さらまり - I'm not sure if I can persuade him to wear his at the same time as me, but just knowing that we have them makes me happy! Hopefully I'll persuade my family to go to Edomura...it's my holiday too!

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  22. Vivien - the logo can be so subtle and funky. The polo sounds nice, you should steal it!

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  23. Thanh Thao タンタオ - Yep, I love this kind of evil heart, haha!

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  24. Mao is SID's vocalist (v-kei band).
    But they're not hard rock or anything, pretty easy to listen to, and they're all such fun guys!
    You should look for them on youtube and see some videos c:

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  25. Lol why does the little plushie on the website have a gun!! XD hahaha!

    Very cute, I love commes de garcon, very weird. me like very much :D

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  26. i think couples matching is very cute except if its head to toe leather a la the beckhams bt matchin tees is cute. (http://fuyumeuk.blogspot.com)

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  27. Sasa - Oh! I know them! Well, just a little. I didn't know who their singer was. Good taste!

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  28. Bianca - No idea, sign of the times? Haha!

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  29. Fuyume - I agree, that was waaaaaaaaay too much!

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  30. Aww adorable!! I got a pair of matching tshirts for me and my bf too! :D Planning to wear it in Japan when i get there~~

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