Category Archives: Gen X

Stretching with a View, Huang Pu River

One morning after not being able to sleep, I decided to take an early scooter ferry to Pudong for no reason other than to take some pictures, and after touring the Shanghai equivalent of Jersey I remembered why I never … Continue reading

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Posted in Active, Chinese People, Context, Efficient, Exercise, Gen X, Huang Pu District, Just for Fun, Loser or Not?, Pudong, Scooter | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Back to the Gym, Fuxing Park

The New Year always brings with it many resolutions, most of which will be broken within the first few weeks of the year… I broke some of mine already, but was able to get back on track because Chinese New … Continue reading

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Posted in Active, Children, Chinese People, CNNgo, Conspicuous Leisure, Fuxing Park, Gen X, Gen Z, Park, Video | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 5 – Higher and Higher

It’s the 5th day of our countdown and also December 17th, which means today I fly back to the US to spend Christmas with the family!! (hence the title “Higher and Higher”) To coordinate with this idea of flying home … Continue reading

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Posted in 12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Best Dressed Generation, Chinese People, Cultural Heritage, Domestic Development, Gen X, Hats, Historical, Just for Fun, Xu Hui District | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Match Set, Shanghai

In honor of the Rolex Masters that are finishing up in Shanghai, I present you with: match sets. I see (usually elderly) Chinese women all the time wearing quick, easy two-piece outfits that match, and I think they should be … Continue reading

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Posted in Best Dressed Generation, Chinese People, Clash, Gen X, Match Set, Old | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

The Autumn Clash, Xin Tian Di

This is the very aiyi (same outfit, different day) who helped me come up with the idea of clashing back in July. Well folks, now that it’s officially autumn my muse is changing it up, and I have to say … Continue reading

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Posted in Best Dressed Generation, Chinese People, Clash, Color, Fall/Winter 2011, Gen X, Lu Wan District | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Chinese Dandy, French Concession

I love dandies, but I don’t like the way Wikipedia describes them. They portray dandies as middle class people who would imitate the upper class because they wanted or longed to be of that status, but that’s not how I … Continue reading

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Posted in Androgynous, Arbitration, Artistic, Best Dressed Generation, Bikes, Chinese People, Conspicuous Consumption, Dandies, Democratization, Domestic Development, Fashion System, Fashion Theory, Gen X, Gen Y, Imitation, Shang Xia, Social Integration, Socks, Stylish, Thesis, Xu Hui District | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Murse Project Part 二, Shanghai

I started posting about the prevalence of “murses” in China a while ago, but I think I might have been too judgmental at first… I used to think that the average Chinese guy who totes around his girlfriend’s bag was … Continue reading

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Posted in Androgynous, Bags, Best Dressed Generation, Chinese People, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, Kids, Masculine vs. Feminine, Murse Project, Old | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Shanghai’s Hutongs, South Bund

A month ago I was looking at “Places” in iPhoto and I realized that in my journey to document Shanghai’s sartorial culture I had neglected an entire section of the city… Granted, it was the South Bund that barely anyone … Continue reading

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Posted in Best Dressed Generation, Chilling, Chinese People, Clash, Cultural Imperialists, Gen X, Just for Fun, South Bund, Stylish | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Trip Wrap Up, Beijing

So I got back from Beijing on Tuesday night, and it was quite a trip… Not only did I have the pleasure of meeting with top Chinese designers Xander Zhou, Vega Wang, and Liu Lu, but I also went to … Continue reading

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Posted in Artistic, Beijing, Best Dressed Generation, China Fashion Collective, Chinese Designers, Chinese People, Comrades, Domestic Development, Fall/Winter 2011, Gen X, Gen Y, Minorities, Pajamas, Vega Wang, Vintage, Xander Zhou | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Androgyny Part 二 + Happy Friday!, Xin Tian Di

Wow this week went by fast… But that’s fine by me because it’s already Friday! So to wish everyone a happy Friday, here is the most cheerfully dressed old man I’ve ever seen in China: It’s a pretty gay outfit … Continue reading

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Posted in Androgynous, Artistic, Best Dressed Generation, Chinese People, Clash, Color, Gen X, Hats, Masculine vs. Feminine, Masculine vs. Feminine, Murse, Murse Project, Sun and Shine, Xin Tian Di | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments