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>tfw planned to wear nanchatte to trip to Japan and suddenly my mother buys a ticket as well

I had planned on going really cute since nanchatte in Japan is the one place you don't get looks and now it looks like dream crushed.
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As someone who wore sailor uniforms because I went to a private school as a kid that had them, can someone explain the appeal if you didn’t wear that as a kid? Isn’t the appeal in Japan “nostalgia”?
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>>10353424
because weebs

But more seriously, a lot of Japanese folks say that they went to high schools that didn't have uniforms (they do exist) and feel as though they missed out on some part of fundamental high school experience. Same goes for people in Europe or North America where school uniforms aren't as common.

For me personally, it's because my school uniform wasn't great so it's nice to wear some cute ones that I didn't get to as a teenager.
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>>10353424
>>10353432
I wore uniforms in high school and like them more now that I’m not obligated to wear them. Because now I can style them cutely and experience an ‘idealized youth’ if that makes sense.
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>>10353435
>>10353432
So.. LARPing as kids? That seems sketchy
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>>10353424
i was poor and went to public schools. so wearing uniforms is just something i missed out on and wanted to try.
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is it weird to wear exact replicas of actual Japanese schools’ uniforms? some private high schools are famous for having cute ones, but I guess it’s borderline creepy

>tfw just want to live through 3 years of high school as rich jk ojou-sama
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>>10353424
it's a clean, preppy, put-together look that exudes youthfulness and works on most body types
also this >>10353441
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>>10353445
nope. also they don't look 100% like this.
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>>10352275
how are the styles worn throughout the 4 seasons? could someone make a 4-panel picture.

much appreciation.
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>>10353517
stylized, but pretty close. I just don’t know where the “nanchatte” part begins and ends, I suppose.
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>>10353424
I've just liked uniform fashion since I was a kid. Went to school in a country which didn't have them, and I also just love idols.
Its a nice way to wear a toned down jfash I guess? I'm just out of my teens so imo I don't feel that weird wearing them
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>>10353424
Us 'Muricans have school uniforms but they're ugly-ass khakis and polo shirts.

Half of it is weeb and half of it is legit fashion. The whole idea of nanchatte is getting to experience the carefree life of youth again. Either you didn't appreciate your high school years when you had them, or you were bullied/generally had a bad time, etc. It's like getting to do a do-over as an adult. Some people even organize 'class trips' for nanchatte and everyone goes somewhere as a group to make friends and hang out. I know Disney is popular with them.

Hell even a lot of high school girls admit that after school they change from their school uniform to another uniform that's more their style/cuter and just hang out like that with friends.
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>>10353438
Nobody is larping anything lol. You're not pretending to be a character, you're yourself in a fashion that resembles a uniform (just like lolita isn't cosplay). I still do all the same shit I would have in jeans and a hoodie. Run errands, grocery shop, go out with friends, go on dates. I even wore nanchatte to my super laid back office where I worked, and before that I wore it to classes in uni.

And I emphasize "resembles a uniform" because nanchatte usually doesn't look exactly like actual uniform. The hemlines are shorter and more flattering in nanchatte (and by this I mean a little above the knee or mid thigh as opposed to right at the knee), you can incorporate bright or pastel colours, cute hair accessories, and make-up, which a lot of actual school in Japan forbid you to do.

>>10353492
also this. It's so versatile and it's flattering on almost anybody. Nanchatte lets me get my jfash fix without having to spend $100-300 on a garment bc it's much easier to get really nice looking components from Bodyline and taobao (which is a bit more challenging with lolita, my other jfash of choice).
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>>10353424
I may be wrong, but I noticed sometimes we overthink stuff like this, I have given up trying to find a common reason for the appeal and if there is, I find it's hard to grasp and generalise and not really conscious in the first place. In Japan seifuku is regarded as a nice style overall and being able to wear that kind of fashion outside school is a way to take something that already looks agreeable and make it look even cuter than school code. Serafuku elements are always present even in garments from all kind of brands and not necessarily J-fashion, even more basic ones. Think about how common it is to see sailor collars around. I guess the more positive outlook on uniforms also comes from preferring more feminine fashion - skirts, bows and all sort of socks are definitely more common and appreciated in J-fashion.
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>>10353445
I love this type of infographics for school uniforms. Translation?
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>>10353592
> high school girls changing to a cuter uniform
Can confirm, my friend went to a private high school and loved borrowing my seifuku stuff because it was so much nicer than her uniform. (She often complained as her uniform was a polo+long beige skirt and she preferred the plaid patterns+bows) We dressed up and twinned a lot when we hung out just because we thought it was cute
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>>10353445

A lot of the Chinese nanchatte community are hoarding actual secondhand uniforms from Japanese schools (the cute ones at least), it's not seen as creepy there.
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>>10354043
holy crap! the chinese community. i totally didn’t even think of them despite the huge amount of nanchatte taobao stores. sorry for spoonfeeding, but do you maybe have any links or resources to peek into their discussions? i don’t understand enough to find them myself. i wonder how they get them if the cute high schools usually limit the sale and resale of their uniforms to actual students. getting one would be a dream come true.

>>10353924
it’s not that interesting, just kind of describes the aspects of the uniform in the drawing.
>the winter uniform consists of a 3-button caramel blazer, a blue check skirt, details on the left side, summer style etc etc and some notable facts about the school history and alumni
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>>10354112
haha I can understand enough to follow the threads on weibo. It's true that high schools limit their sales to actual students, but the students do occasionally sell their stuff on fril, mercari, and yahoo auctions (also check out seifuku-ichiba). You just have to use the right keywords and sometimes the right shopping service :)

Be warned though, the most popular uniforms go for thousands on the secondhand market. The one you posted above - Shinagawa joshi gakuen - probably goes for almost $2000USD+ a set these days (However you can pick up other cute, lesser known ones for pretty cheap)
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>>10353424
I really like pleated skirts, sailor collars, and bows in my normie fashion. So it's pretty stuff explanatory.
I actually wish they weren't so heavily associated with uniforms.
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>>10354114
>Shinagawa joshi gakuen
just looked up the school, is there any reason why they go for so much? i'm guessing its the rose motif and due to the fact its from a private school..?
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>>10354114
It seems I’ve got a new motivator to brush up on my Chinese, haha.

Thank you for the info. I’ve never checked out seifuku-ichiba, so I’ll be religiously stalking it. I’m not actually interested in Shinagawa’s uniform (I do have a few pieces of it), but Gakushuin girls. My holy grail! One day I’ll find it for less than 3k+...

On another note, is the discord still around? I’ve been really getting back into the style lately.
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>>10354124
Actual seifukus are well constructed to last years of daily wear, so the uniform pieces cost hundreds to begin with. Add to that the prestigiousness and recognizability of these private schools’ designs (only enrolled students can buy) and their value holds and increases even when secondhand. A set can easily cost thousands.
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>>10353424
Something that could be an answer it that some female japanese student ( I'm not sure for guys ) wear they uniform for formal event like wedding or funeral, so it's appealing by it's classy aspect next to other jfashion.
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>>10354126
>On another note, is the discord still around?
It's been quiet but it's still around. We may get more activity as the warmer weather comes back and people start getting out in nanchatte more often.

Here is a link: https://discord.gg/hwcC2K

note that it expires in 24 hrs, a mod had asked before not to give out permanent invite links to discourage spammers and trolls from joining and rejoining, and I don't want to disrespect that request, so hopefully you see this before 24 hrs is up.
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>>10354126
I actually saw a Gakushuin girls set on yahoo auctions a few weeks ago! I'm sure it'll come up again. You're lucky you have a few pieces of the Shinagawa uniform, I never seem to catch it before someone else purchasing it.

>>10354124
I think people like the look + it's from a well known rich girl's school haha.
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>>10354126
Can I ask what is it about the Gakushuin girls' uniform that you like so much?
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>>10354124
Most private schools with uniforms are quite expensive per piece to start with and they encourage students to sell the uniform either back to the school or to another student as they don't like randoms wearing the uniforms (because they could be mistaken as students and give the school a bad reputation). So I imagine there may be rules against selling it to the general public and only some people are willing to risk it for the potential profit
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I saw someone wearing a nanchatte cord at work today. She was really cute. If you're reading this hello.
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Just cause I feel like starting a discussion, what are the reactions you get whilst wearing Nanchatte out and about? Best and worst reaction?
I don't really have a worst, since I haven't worn it out that much, but my best was probably when I was eating ice cream with a friend and an older lady came up complimenting my skirt, telling me she used to wear skirts just like that and that she might just go home and dig them up again. Happy times
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>>10358215
I wore a nanchatte inspired outfit to Disney and Universal (Universal was more Harry Potter themed) once and got a mix of reactions.

Best one was probably two cast members at Disney seeing my patterned tights and getting me to come over so they could show another cast member.

Worst was definitely the cast member at a restaurant I went to who asked me who I was dressed up as. I told them I just wanted to look nice and she turned around and yelled back across the serving area to a male cast member "She said she just wanted to look nice!" I was pretty mortified.
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>>10358239
the restaurant thing sounds pretty weird?? Like yelling across all the tables is just rude, she could have just told him when she got back to him. Sorry that happened anon.
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>>10358242
It's maybe linked to the fact that you can't dress up like a cast character in disney parks so they where checking if she wasn't doing that ( still pretty weird )
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>>10358322
disney only cares if you dress really over the top anyway, that's why disneybounding is a thing. they definitely wouldn't have bothered her while she was busy paying for food either.
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>>10358322
It was my first time at Disney so when she asked I was super worried I'd be kicked out or something.

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>>10358242
I think she was just curious or the coworker was but yeah it was really off putting and awkward. The only other odd comment I got was another guest in Gaston's asking me if I was schoolgirl Ariel because I had strawberry blonde hair??
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>>10354112
>>10354114
check out seifuku doncky as well! i bought a used uniform from there!
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>>10353592
>Some people even organize 'class trips' for nanchatte

This sounds so nice! I wish I would knew other nanchatte people near me, I would probably have the best luck at cons but I don't feel comfortable going to one anymore.

>Never having "classmate" friends and going on a "school" trip together. Forever alone ;_;
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>>10359383
Actually does sound pretty fun. I know one year I tried to organize a little outing to a nearby museum at a convention but it didn't get much interest past the initial "omg that'd be so cool!" stage
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>>10354126
That's probably the ultimate Ojousama uniform. The school of elites from Yoko Ono to all the imperial princesses.
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>>10359469
I'd love to organize something like this, but there aren't really any j-fash people at all close to me other than a (from what I've seen and heard) sad lolita comm. No gyaru and especially no nanchatte wearers. I think I've heard of one other girl in my country who wears it once in a blue moon.
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For me I've made it more of my "I'm going on holiday where no one knows me, who cares what strangers think so I'll go around in nanchatte and look cute!" outfit. Every time I go somewhere now since I travel alone I always pack nanchatte.

I'm headed to Tokyo in the Fall this year and planning to stop at Conami and pick up a coord to wear around as well, especially to the Disney parks.

Dumping some Disney stuff from my inspo file.
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>>10359725
My first attempt at nanchatte was at Tokyo Disney! It wasn’t that good an outfit but I had so much fun and I didn’t feel strange wearing it. I saw lots of other people in nanchatte but I didn’t dare to talk to them, I think it would have been strange.
Staff at the harajuku conomi store are really friendly! I really want to go back there the next time I travel to japan. It was super hard to find tho? Took us quite a while lol
(Also thank you for the Disney dump, so good!)
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any other kogyaru here?
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>>10353418
Are you 12? Go by yourself and book a separate hotel
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I'm going in October during Halloween so I figured that would be the best time without feeling strange over it since they'll allow guests to dress up every day.
I'm headed to Harajuku for a few hours one day so I'll definitely look them up. I'm going to Bodyline as well just in case they have anything decent for a better price.

And I got distracted by breakfast so I'll finish up the Disney dump.
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Bodyline's nanchatte $5 items (including the mens uniform pants!) just restocked.

>https://www.bodylinetokyo.co.jp/products/list.php?mode=search&category_id=1810
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>>10359747
Honestly I don't think most people care about what others wear at Disney, but its a really good place to try something out!

I skipped out on bodyline since I was in Tokyo just after christmas and during new years, and it was incredibly crowded.
Harajuku is a great place to get nanchatte stuff tho, I found a whole outfit in a random store on takeshita street and paris kids has some (albeit cheap quality) neckbows for a good price. I also found some really good short, loose socks in wego!

Damn I miss Harajuku shopping
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>>10359774
I guess I've just got that secondhand cringe from when I see weebs go to Japan in costume or "harajuku fashion" and they stick out like a sore thumb in the middle of all these normally dressed people.

I didn't originally plan to go to Harajuku but seagulls talked me into it saying it really wasn't something worth missing so I looked around and somehow ended up with all this.
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>>10359781
Harajuku really is worth it! The spots you have marked out are really good as well, if you’re in to sweet stuff I really recommend cafe Ron Ron. It can be hard to get in tho.
Honestly I felt like I stuck out no matter if I wore western fashion or jfash. Being a tall European does that.

In the end I guess we’re all just weebs, tho I didn’t react as badly to other westerners in japan as I do when I see them at home tho. Never gets old to see someone in a shirt with “Hentai” written on the chest whilst you’re working
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>>10359784
Ouch that's incredibly awkward. A bit like seeing the ahegao tracksuits people wear to conventions. I guess given between that and nanchatte, it's less weird to wear the latter.

Oh! I found some videos from Tokyo Disney. It looks like this Japanese personality went around interviewing JK girls?

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz3RyKfI8A4

I'm not quite sure what this count is they're doing. Actual JK versus nanchatte?
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>>10359790
Just checked some of the comments and apparently that's exactly what it is! They went around asking everyone in uniform basically if they were actual school students or nanchatte. This duo said they're nanchatte and one of them is actually 26!
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>>10359793
One last comment. Apparently out of 64 people interviewed, only 26 were actual school students.
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>>10358239
I've been on a couple VIP tours, and the guides have plaid uniforms which almost look like school uniforms. Maybe people thought you were trying you dress like one of them?

>>10359781
I totally agree. I visited Japan recently and was treated well despite not being Japanese, but I avoided Jfash and just tried to be polite by blending in. I saw two white women who were dressed in some ita coords at the Ghibli museum and just about died of second hand embarrassment.
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>>10359819
Pic related shows a castmember wearing the uniform with blazer
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>>10359823
Oh I wasn't dressed anything like that, not even similar colors. I didn't realize that was a thing they did though so I'll definitely remember for the future.
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>>10359747
I suggest to take a look to a shop called Kanko. They have shirts, bows, skirt and accessories. I went inside to search for one of those oversized cardigans and I bought one in cream. If I remember correctly, it should be near Cat Street.
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>>10359835
What's their website?
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>>10359835
I've been struggling to find the "popular" cardigan in that brown-ish color so I'll definitely check there.
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>>10359836
https://kanko-gakuseifuku.co.jp/shop/

>>10359837
On the site it seems like they don’t have it. I went there last November and I remember seeing that color too... They probably stock different colors during different seasons.
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>>10352275
Why would you wear a school uniform if you're over 18? Wouldn't it be cringe?
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>>10359926
Because it's just clothes? It's like asking why anyone over 18 would wear cosplay, lolita, goth, etc.
You're not wearing it to try and sneak into a high school or something.
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>>10359835
Argh! I wish I knew about them sooner, won't be heading back to Japan until at least next year. Thanks for the heads up!

>>10359823
>>10359831
There's a few preppy work uniforms in Disney if I remember correctly, but most are more vintage/retro styled than the average nanchatte outfit
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>>10359837
Uniqlo should have something similar?
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>>10360577
Didn't think about checking Uniqlo. Thanks!
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>>10358239
>>10359823
>>10359831
Male cast member here, Guest Relations & Main Street merchandise are the only ones to my knowledge that come close to the fashion, the rest is as the other anon said, mostly vintage/retro inspired given the themeing.

Anyways, I made a post a few month back mentioning how I didn't care for ties. I added a plain black one and I was actually pretty pleased with it and was thinking about more plain colors. However as winter has ended what other suggestions are there other than a sweaters/vest? The summers here in FL make it rather unpractical.
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>>10360807
Sorry about your job right now.

For summer if you don't like ties you can wear the standard short sleeve shirt and just give a pop of color by choosing a plaid pair of pants?
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>>10360948
I'm more alright with ties now so I'll probably just need to also get a tie bar when I order other colors. Amazon has a good selection of plaid pants but I just don't know what colors would be good other than grey.

Also my job is fine lol. I'm unionized so the Mouse is paying me to just sit in my apartment and lounge around.
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>>10360807
I've heard of people wearing button ups with patterneed cuffs/collar area to "mimic" the tie for business casual, maybe that would be nice for an outfit?
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>>10361013
I don't know if you're just not keen on colour, but only grey? If you want something nanchatte, look at what colour girls have on their skirts and go from there - a dark blue or dark green plaid comes to mind to me right of the bat
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>>10361041
Would brown also be alright? I was specifically going to get Amazon's brand Goodthread but I'll take other suggestions.
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>>10361126
I think brown would be nice, personally. Especially when there are shades of a darker red in the mix (if plaid)
I'm not exactly sure what trousers you're considering getting, as I only found jeans, but I might just be a bit lost lol
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>>10362064
I love the footwear. I think what we're really lacking is alternative shoes to wear with nanchatte. I think most of us just only know about the Korean trend of wearing sports shoes but I really hate the loafers, I always get blisters from them, so it'd be nice to have other options.
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>>10362136
i get that, personally i love loafers and as a trashy kogal it really completes the look but they aren't the most comfortable.
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>>10362158
I honestly feel like loafers are super comfortable, but it might be the shape of mine? Mine are more western-shaped and feel more like slippers imo.
I don't love heels with nanchatte but thats just a personal opinion, as long as the colours don't stand out and grabs all the attention, I guess you can wear whatever you want. (But like crocs with kogal? Yes. Go hard. The trashier the better)
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>>10354126
>>10359685
I was just browsing this thread out of curiosity and damn I love the look of these, you just redpilled me into liking nanchatte I guess
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>>10362273
kogal anon here. the ones i have are kind of tough leather, so it's probably that! i also totally want to buy neon pink crocs to wear with it (maybe some with those little charms you stick in the holes)
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>>10362293
The tough leather might be the problem, yeah. Honestly I just think mine are some cheap plastic material, I got them for cheap on asos. Mainly as a start out loafer but I haven't gotten around to getting more "appropriate" nanchatte styled ones.
I really think those plastic gem charms you can put in crocs are really cute! I'd love to get the platform crocs to do kogal in, but they're super expensive (at least the last time I checked, yeah, even the knock-offs) and I feel like they must be so much easier to fall in than normal platforms.
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The next International Nanchatte Day takes place next weekend on April 4th, is anyone participating?
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>>10363530
Oh really, I didn’t know. It might be some good inspiration for me to try something new.
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>>10363530
I might do something from home.
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>>10363544
It takes place mostly on instagram, hope you do participate!

>>10363576
Sounds like a good idea. I imagine most people will. Luckily my country is yet to go on a lockdown and I live on the countryside, so I hope to be able to get some nice pictures outside if the weather allows
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>>10363530
Oh! Where do people organize these events?
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>>10363619
The first one was about 6 months ago, so no public events have been held yet. Mostly people post photos using the internationalnanchatteday and ind hashtag. Right now might not be the best time to meet up in groups either way
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>>10362136
>alternative shoes to wear with nanchatte
>I really hate the loafers, I always get blisters from them, so it'd be nice to have other options

There are always mary janes. They are a uniform shoe at a few schools still, but used to be the main school uniform shoe back in the 80s so have a retro Showa quality.
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>>10362136
plain (like all white) sneakers are also fine
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>>10364205
white colorway stan smiths work surprisingly well
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working on a nanchatte zine for beginners. what would you tell a very beginner, or yourself when you started being interested in the fashion?
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made huge progress on the guide. would love if you gulls could skim over and lmk any concrit, things you'd add, etc.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12FYBj-hskciP8MGwC-e5DjnoZpx_geGL5A8-EOLaE7c/edit?usp=sharing


additional questions:

1. where do you find inspiration?
2. any dyed hair inspo would be greatly appreciated :)
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International Nanchatte Day is tomorrow( Saturday), in case someone hasn't heard yet
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>>10365319
If you want a bit of corollary for male nanchatte I can try and write something up. I'm still kind of finding my foothold in this fashion world, but I'd like to think I've got a few things figured out at least.
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>>10367263
Ended up forgetting and now I'm too stuck in quarantine blues to do anything. Maybe next year.
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>>10367622
That sucks, hope you feel better soon. There is one in September as well, hopefully you can join in then!
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>>10364722
Probably what's in >>10365319 would be useful for a zine. Are you the same anon who asked in the drawthread?
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those are all me, the doc and zine are both mine! and yes :)

>>10367532
that would be great anon, thank you

for those who didn't see in the drawthread, the zine exists in blog form rn at https://nanchatte-tips.tumblr.com/
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>>10367775
ugh you're annoying.
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>>10367780
Oh boy, the first nanchatte comm drama.
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>>10367794
It's just crossboarders left over from april fools.
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>>10367848
That's a good one!!
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>>10367848
Oh wow that's really cute and comfy looking
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>>10367775
O! I like your work, the setup of the tumblr is very clean and the doc is nice.

If you want to make a zine and boost interest, have you considered tagging some of the zine generals? It could help get more people to learn about the zine and fashion as well as interest applicants (plus making it a intro+fashion zine could be more popular)
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>>10365319
You should mention something about how Japanese sweatervests (and I think sweaters/cardigans as well) tend to have deeper necklines than Western ones. The purpose of it is (afaik) to show off a tie pattern better: With a Western sweatervest you only really get to see the knot at the top, but with a Japanese one you can see more of the tie blade as well.
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>>10367797
no, she keeps posting this in every thread.
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>>10367905

thank you! that's a great idea :)

>>10368009
I'll make sure to mention that!
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>>10367860
>>10367880
Thank you!
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As someone that lives in a country where students wear uniforns, is it more or less weird to wear nanchatte outside?
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>>10370502
probably less weird because it sounds like a place where the public in general would dress up a little more. I live in an area without uniforms, and it's very "people of Walmart", so nanchatte would stick out. I think if you choose less standard, more vibrant colors and personalize it with fun accessories then it will look more like a fashion choice and less like an impersonation. Or the complete opposite, go for a more serious adult teacher preppy look. Or do what makes you happy.
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>>10370502
I want to be an eternal schoolgirl even if i'm 26 so I don't really care what others think about it. Its a fun fashion and rarely do they think you're from some specific school, even less in the west.
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>>10370525
same. though you get hit on if you live in asia, but some girls are in it for that.
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>>10367848
So, who are you?
I liked that!
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Has anyone noticed a major drop in pinterest quality? I used to be able to dig for hours for good stuff but now everything is awful and grainy
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What do you guys think of this dress? Is it too costumey?
https://syndromestore.com/collections/school-uniform-dresses/products/japanese-sweet-bow-tie-1-piece-school-uniform-dress
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>>10376942
I really like it, but not as much as nanchatte as I do general jfash. I think maybe if the colours were were a bit different, it would read a bit differently too. Maybe grey with a less satured red, or navy and white. The quality of construction will play a part too, idk how their quality is just from this photo.

Another thing though, isn't Syndrome an expensive reseller? idk if I'd want to buy from there necessarily if that's the case, it might be cheaper to find the original taobao listing (and there would be customer reviews too).
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>>10376973
Thanks for your opinion! Yes, in hoping to find the source of this but I just haven't looked for it yet.
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>>10376973
Yes syndrome is a reseller that marks up a ton
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>>10376942
I'm agreeing with the other anons about the colours making it look a bit costume-y. Its cute tho, but maybe not for nanchatte.
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>>10376942
IDK, I like it. It reminds me of the uniforms from Kaguya-sama. Maybe if the pleats were a bit lower down it'd look less like a costume.
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>>10376942
it's cute, but yeah the pleats are placed weirdly and the colors are costumey.

here's the storenvy listing

https://perfectworld.storenvy.com/collections/654796-dress/products/29438797-new-cute-sailor-suit-dress
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>>10376942
Seconding >>10377285, it looks like an older uniform design.
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>>10361126
The Goodtread pants look good to me, I've been considering getting some myself to expand the number of pant options I have. Other ones from Amazon that are options are:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUO5FAW/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ZN5HQW/

I have the first of those and it's worked well for me so far. I haven't bought the second because the first already fills the "brown plaid" niche for me, but it's an option if you like the pattern better.
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I cant afford to spend money on clothes at the moment but what do you guys think of this? leaning more towards the kogal side of things i guess
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>>10377536
don't do kogal if you're not gyaru plz.
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>>10377559
Damn, didn't realize getting spraypainted orange was a prereq to wear loose socks
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>>10377566
not that anon but you really don't know what gyaru is do you
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>>10377559
gyaru is really cute to me, but i can honestly admit that I'm not hardcore enough to go all the way with the look! I like a toned down version on me.
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>>10377566
why the butthurt?

>>10377573
kogal is basically a toned down version of gal so do it up if that's what you want. anyway, i more so meant not to attempt the gyaru part if you don't have experience doing the makeup.
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>>10377536
It's cute! I'd only be uncertain about the shoes because irl they can sometimes look really clunky depending on the outfit
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>>10377536
I like the idea! Like the other anon said, maybe try out different shoes before you decide on what pair you want, this might make you look very bottom heavy, with the loose socks as well.
I'm not in love with that skirt, it looks a bit cheap imo, but it might work with the cardigan over and the whole outfit together
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>>10354126
Where do you find those infographics? Love the style!
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>>10358215
Worst was when I was traveling on a ferry in a remote part of Canada. I was sitting by myself and a group of teenaged Japanese on a school trip passed me by. One of the boys saw me, then yelled loudly to his friends "日本人ですか?!" (Is that a Japanese person?!) in a mocking tone and they all laughed.
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>>10380339
Aww just accept that you're a Japanophile
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>>10358215
>>10380339
I am Canadian too. But I never get particularly bad reactions. As I am ethnically East Asian, people tend to think I am a generic fob or Chinese international student.
I've actually seen a good number of Chinese international students wearing nanchatte, in fact.
Have you guys ever met/seen other people wearing nanchatte while out and about?
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>>10380413
Only Chinese international students, and only once ever.
As for >>10358215, there was one time where I wore it to a semiformal event I didn't care much for and someone who knows my sister asked her later "Was anon wearing a Japanese school uniform?"
That's pretty much the extent to which I've gotten reactions ever.
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>>10380339
shoulda replied "no but you're an asshole" for a double whammy of you being knowing what they said + knowing they were talking shit about you when they thought you couldn't understand
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>>10380339
Sage for not contributing to the thread but, anon, this pic has me kekking.
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>>10380339
I've only gotten good reactions from japanese people in my country, then again, those have been older ladies.
Teenagers are always rude I guess, no matter where they are from
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>>10358215
I’m Chinese American and went to a school with many international students, so I’ve gotten away with wearing it most of the time. One fun thing is that people will defer to Japanese school uniforms, even though other countries have similar styles (like Korea and Taiwan).
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Got some new clothes.
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>>10384745
Roll your skirt up, ya look dumpy anon-chan! If ya want I'll show you how to do your hair cute too!!! Maybe you'll get a boyfriend then, huh?
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>>10384757
Cringe.
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>>10384745
Your navy skirt looks terribly wrinkled. I'd switch out the shirt too, the collar's not really meshing well.
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>>10384761
It is wrinkled, yeah. I got it second-hand, so I will iron it but my iron is broken at the moment.
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>>10384759
it's obviously a joke. chill.
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>>10384761
The collar goes better with the left than the right, I'd say
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>>10384745
Unpopular opinion :* I think skirts below the knee are way cuter than skirts above the knee.

*I don't actually know if it's an unpopular opinion or not, I just almost never see longer skirts in art or irl
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>>10384745
I don't like the shirt, but I like the idea of the left. The right's sweatervest is too light when you're so dark with the skirt and the socks. Do you have a navy blazer? that might look cute.
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>>10385182
To be honest, I put together the outfit on the left and then just threw on the remaining items to form the picture on the right. I just wanted to show all the items that I received in one picture.
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>>10385184
just take a flatlay of all of them together then otherwise you'll get crit.
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>>10385186
Oh well. I intended to wear the navy skirt with a sailor shirt that I'd already had but I actually like the blazer idea.
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the egirl crowd has found nanchatte...
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>>10391078
i can't tell if you're a newfag or trolling or just stupid.
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>>10385136
> skirts below the knee are way cuter than skirts above the knee
Same. There’s something special about right under knee, especially for nostalgic one piece styles
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>>10391195
very 'marimite'
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>>10358215
The worst reaction I had while in nanchatte was actually by a Japanese woman I had met for the first time that day in my country. She kept stressing how it is mostly a trend for teens except at Disneyland, where people get a pass for wearing whatever they want. It made me feel pretty cringe but I don't think that is the default opinion in Japan as the woman was a bit older and had the most boring clothes and face I have ever seen.
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>>10391650
anon, basic japanese woman are more kareny than the most kareny western karens ever.
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Any brands with nice pastel cardigans for taller people? Everything from asian brands ends up being too short on me lenght-wise.
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>>10391650
Technically it is true about Disneyland but still, people can generally wear whatever they want.
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>>10391650
Eh, what she said was basically true of the average Japanese person. Just because their street fashion scene is wild doesn't mean most people partake in it. Yea nanchatte is pretty cringy to the average person, but who cares if you like it



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