Category Archives: Clash

That Hair, Xin Tian Di

I’ve posted a lot about Chinese hair styles before, but this one may take the cake: I love the bright, unique orange/salmon tint he’s got going on up top, and it matches his shoes quite well… His look as a … Continue reading

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Posted in Bloggers, Clash, Gen Y, Hair, Orange, Xin Tian Di, Youth | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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

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

Happy Monday!, from Greater China

Happy Monday everyone!! From Hong Kong and Shanghai (Pu-Jersey to be exact, but still Shanghai I guess), here are some of the best smiles I’ve photographed to brighten up your potentially gloomy Monday: This lady was all smiles on the … Continue reading

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Not Mainlanders (but kinda), Hong Kong

My trip to Hong Kong was short but enlightening and inspiring. They certainly have their own sense of style in Hong Kong, but I don’t think it’s as drastically different as most people make it out to be… It seems … Continue reading

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Posted in Back, Bags, Burberry, Chinese Designers, Chinese People, Clash, Conspicuous, Conspicuous Consumption, Context, Counterfeits, Cultural Imperialists, Domestic Development, Homogenizing Forms, Hong Kong, Joseph Li, Kids, Louis Vuitton, Old, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Ruxury, Stratification, Stylish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

True Colors 本色, Guangzhou

Apologies for my absence over the past few days, but I’ve been in Guangzhou without access to a VPN or proxy, so I’ve been unable to blog since WordPress is blocked in China… But I arrived in Hong Kong this … Continue reading

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Posted in Clash, Color, Context, Domestic Development, Exception de MixMind, Guangzhou, Literal, Ma Ke, Rain and Snow, Ricostru | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Post 105: The CLASH

This final post of my 100th Post Countdown of Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends will break down what Shanghai’s style is all about, but first I wanted to point out that I’ve made Maleonn‘s beautiful illustration of 20th Century Chinese … Continue reading

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