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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

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Shibuya 109… a truly iconic department store.

Every time I head back to my motherland the Netherlands, I’m struck by the decreasing shopping quality… when you stroll through the cities, no matter what city, you’re met by the welcoming neon signs of franchises selling their same products all over the country. One Gap shop here, another Hema (Dutch department store) there, further up you’ll find a Nike shop next to a H&M shop. Our fashion is Ikeaing, yes the Ikea phenomena turned into a 2015 verb. People are turning into Smurfs, instant fashion, instant furniture, instant style…nothing is original anymore. All we wear or use is mass produced inferior stuff without character and for those brave ones who prefer quality and their own unique style,  they must be prepared to open their wallets..wide .


Not so in Japan, where each city, each department store, each shopping street has an incredible variety of different brands and shops. Shops which cater to the financially challenged and the “a gold card is for paupers” clientele, and everybody in between.

Such a wide variety of brands, styles and tastes…no wonder famous fashion divas like Kate Perry, Madonna and so many others pick up their inspiration from the streets of Shibuya and Harajuku.

One of Japan’s most iconic department store is Shibuya 109 (ichi maru kyu) or Tokyu, located across the street from Shibuya Station.

Shibuya 109 for ladies

Hard to miss, and  if you have  just the slightest interest in young Japanese Fashion this would be your Mecca. All trendy brands and customers get together here and create a “wow, only in Japan ” surrealistic vibe.  While Shibuya 109 is just for ladies, the  109Men’s is nearby.

The good thing is that you don’t have to fly all the way to Japan anymore to “set foot” in one of these Department stores….long live the world of virtual shopping!

You shop, you choose, we buy , we send, you smile….life is great!

Let’s check out the daily ranking:



Fake fur coat, 20,412円 in black or white
Lovely in white too!

And now the bottom ranking…eh..which means the ranking for pants, trousers, shorts etc.


Luxe Rose

千鳥ショートPT*10/14特集*(Luxe Rose(リュクスローズ))
shorts by Luxe Rose 5,292 yen

109 Fashion Shop Shibuya 109 net shop

Here’s the complete shoplist:

Mixツイードセットアップ(CECIL McBEE(セシルマクビー))*予約*ロングトレンチコート*9/18*(CECIL McBEE(セシルマクビー))


109 men’s net shop

Tokyo cool for the lads.

So many great brands to choose from, remember that  accessories make your style.


FUGA. バルマンデニム - STRUCK*10/1特集*
Fuga jeans 21,384円
Midas coordination http://e-shop.109mens.jp/mens/app/catalog/list/init?searchShopCode=MID&ranking=true
CIVARIZE 薔薇総柄プルオーバーパーカ - Hallucination -
CIVARIZE Hallucination – 13,824円

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