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Japanese “boyfriend’s dress shirt dresses” are boyish and girlish all at once

Clever alterations make this a better choice than anything hanging in your boyfriend’s closet.

Japanese and Western fashion preferences don’t always perfectly align with one another. However, there is some overlap in tastes, and you’ll find plenty of people in both regions who think there’s a special mix of playfulness and cuteness in a woman slipping on an oversized man’s shirt and wearing it like a dress.

But thanks to Japanese designer Gomi Hayakawa and fashion label Double Chaca, there’s no need to go raiding a guy’s closet to pull off the look. Hayakawa, who’s also contributed designs for small-bust lingerie brand Feast, has recently unveiled her latest creation. Called the “Hubby One-Piece,” the dress keeps several visual cues from a man’s dress shirt, but makes a few key adjustments to make it a viable garment to wear out and about.


The dress if form-fitting in the torso and down to the small of the back, but loose in the sleeves and near the hemline, providing a slimming and relaxed look. Meanwhile, hidden snaps keep the openings along the front of the dress securely closed, so as not to let the wearer’s skin peek out between the gaps in the buttons.


The other half of Hayakawa’s spring lineup for Double Chaca is the Little Tail One-Piece. The fishtail design may not be as unique as that of the Hubby One-Piece, but it still makes for a breezy, feminine look that’s versatile enough to be paired with various styles worn underneath the sleeveless dress.


Both dresses are available in the two colors seen here, with the Hubby One-Piece priced at 23,000 yen (US$204) and the Little Tail at 21,000 yen. Orders can be made online through retailer Lavi Shop beginning on the evening of March 13, and for those who can’t wait that long, both dresses will also be offered for sale at the pop-up Lavi Shop at Tokyo’s Laforet Harajuku between March 7 and 16.

Interested? Drop us a mail and we’ll order one for you.

Related: Lavi Shop pop-up store

Rocketnews 24, slightly edited by a soon to be fired employee of JWS

Colorful tabi socks and chimes..we introduce you kaya, the ultimate Japanese fashion accessory site!

Tabi socks, the “two toed” socks are designed  to be worn with  zori or geta or Japanese wooden toe sandals. Of course you can wear these sandals barefoot, but this has proven to be mighty cold in winter and frostbite infected toes just don’t suit the good old kimono.

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Zori slippers

Besides being designed for the zori and geta, these socks have the advantage of being extremely comfortable and proven to prevent athlete’s foot well at least to the big toe since this one is separated from your other toes. But most of all they are just plain lovely with their  Japanese culture inspired designs….and come in all sizes.

和雑貨 倭物やカヤ 足袋 tabi

Long tabi (23cm-28cm)


Short tabi(23cm-28cm)



Ball Chibi tabiMedetabiSeigai is Chibi tabi


Online shop Kaya is the place to visit if you’re in need of some true Japanese fashion accessories, besides their collection of tabi socks, they have everything to enhance your outfit with a touch of the orient.

It’s quiet a long list so sit back and scroll…

Iphone cases:

倭物やカヤ 和雑貨 スマホケース 海外土産



Wooden Zori slippers


Maki band or stomach band, worn like in the pic or beneath your clothes..sure to keep your tummy warm in those cold winters!


maki bands…so comfy!

Hair accessories.


Tonbou (dragonfly) beads to create your own jewelry.



Traditional toys and crafts

倭物やカヤ お化けの金太 熊本 郷土玩具


Hats and hoods to keep your head warm…or cool.





Wind chimes and Noren (traditional  curtains often used as door in restaurants or as decoration)

倭物やカヤ 和雑貨 風鈴



You know what, this was just a preview of the things they have..so click here and check out what they have…and then click here to ask for more detailed information.

Most products are produced in Japan and the prices are very reasonable IMHO..You do not need to go to Japan anymore, Japan just arrived at your doorstep eh virtual doorstep.

I’m going to sit in/on my magnificent massage chair, drink a hot sake(rice wine) and relax. I wish you all a pleasant day!

Oooh just ooooh!

SR. Roso