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August 16th, 2012


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08:11 am - Samurai stance
This is a web site advertising clothing for Japanese construction workers. The pictures are brilliant. They look like Samurai. Some modelled by women. Yay for the workers. Hope they are real workers.

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From:vilakins
Date:August 16th, 2012 07:24 am (UTC)
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They (people and clothes) are wonderful! Hell, I'd wear a lot of those outfits.
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From:communicator
Date:August 16th, 2012 07:32 am (UTC)
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Me too
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From:steepholm
Date:August 16th, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
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Wow!
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From:communicator
Date:August 16th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
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The lighting is very good too, which helps
From:policy-police.blogspot.co.uk
Date:August 16th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
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I bought some of those knickerbocker trousers when I was in Japan last year - they're totally cool, but I haven't worked up enough courage to wear them about town yet.

These sort of clothes are worn by the girl bikers (see the fight scene near the end) in one of my favourite Japanese films - Kamikaze Girls - it's a kind of girl buddy movie based around two unlikely fashion victims. Makes me laugh and cry.
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From:communicator
Date:August 16th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh really? Brilliant. Good for woodworking. There was some discussion on metafilter about whether the excess cloth was a safety benefit or not. Conclusion - probably depends on the type of work - around heavy machinery perhaps not so good.
From:policy-police.blogspot.co.uk
Date:August 16th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
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They're often worn by construction workers clambering about on scaffolding. Some say they add a degree of sensitivity beyond the body - a bit like cats whiskers. But I'm not sure I buy that.

Also big influence from the western fashion for knickerbockers in the early 20th century - still usually called "nikka".
From:policy-police.blogspot.co.uk
Date:August 16th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
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My feeling is they're very airy for working in heat and humidity.

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