Category Archives: Hats

“Super” Future, South Shanghai

Today I went to the far, far southern edges of Shanghai where cabs are a different color and make and large tech companies have set up huge complexes that manufacture tomorrow’s technologies… But the future of China is not so … Continue reading

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Ethnic Minority Hats, Shanghai

The other day I took a designer friend to lunch at a Xin Jiang restaurant in Shanghai called Xibo. Previously I’d only been there at night for dinner, and never noticed the decor on the wall near the entrance: The … Continue reading

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Shanghai Sunbrella Hats, the Bund

Sunbrellas are common on the Mainland, but I was ecstatic to find this guy wearing a sunbrella HAT! I’ve seen sunbrella hats in Hong Kong before, but this was the first time I spotted them in Shanghai so I pulled … Continue reading

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Pretty Fly for a Little Guy, French Concession

Shanghai Fashion Week FW12 starts April 11th, which is technically tomorrow!! That means it’s time for another week of a few great shows and a lot of mediocre ones, but the true show is outside the tents… However, I’ve never … Continue reading

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A Photo Apology, from New York

Dearest CPHNS Readers, I’m very sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for the past couple of weeks… I haven’t been posting because I’ve been in New York and consequently don’t have access to most of my photos, but I did manage to … Continue reading

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Style Icon: Urban Tibetan, Shanghai

Meet Tibetan author and the first “China Style Icon” on CPHNS, Wang Lili: I first met this nutty but loveable lady outside of last season’s Shanghai Fashion Week closing party, and we ended up sitting together at Zhang Chi‘s fashion … Continue reading

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Posted in Artistic, Bags, Best Dressed Generation, Diversity, DIY, Fashion Shows, Gen Y, Hats, Huai Hai Road, Jeans, Minorities, SS12, Style Icon, Stylish, Zhang Chi | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 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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The Tibetan Minority, South Bund

While Christmas shopping for my friends and family back home in the good ol’ USA, I had the pleasure of running into a Tibetan woman hawking her wares… …Although her clothes weren’t the same as the illustration above, it is … Continue reading

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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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Sunbrellas Part 三, Hong Kong

Over the past 10 months, I’ve learned how to make very quick decisions about Chinese peoples’ outfits and whether or not the picture is worth the 2 MB of memory on my computer… But if I take too long debating … Continue reading

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