Tag Archives: Imitation

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

RUXURY, China

You all certainly know what luxury is, but have you heard of ‘ruxury’? Well if you haven’t, it’s simple: it’s China’s version of luxury. The name is admittedly not entirely of my own invention… Actually, I didn’t come up with … Continue reading

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Posted in Bags, Burberry, Chinese People, Conspicuous, Conspicuous Consumption, Counterfeits, Gucci, Homogenizing Forms, Imitation, Louis Vuitton, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Primitive Consumption, Ruxury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

CPHNS’s 100th Post!! : Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends

Happy 4th of July everyone!! And apologies for not posting for over a week, but I’ve been moving and my internet has been down; furthermore, I’ve been delaying this post a bit because it’s chinesepeoplehavenostyle’s 100th post, so it had … Continue reading

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Posted in Bags, Bare Belly, Burberry, Chilling, Chinese People, Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Leisure, Context, Cultural Imperialists, Democratization, Domestic Development, Hair, Hats, Historical, Homogenizing Forms, Imitation, Literal, Literal, Louis Vuitton, Modernity, Pajamas, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Primitive Consumption, Rain and Snow, Resourceful, Style, Stylish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What’s Going On China?, Xin Tian Di

When I first came to China, I quickly became disinterested in the oodles and oodles of (usually fake) Burberry, Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton products that pollute the Chinese fashion system, and I thus stopped documenting it; recently though, I … Continue reading

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Posted in Burberry, Chinese People, Conspicuous Consumption, Counterfeits, Cultural Imperialists, Fashion System, Homogenizing Forms, Imitation, Literal, Louis Vuitton, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Primitive Consumption, Xin Tian Di | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day!

Although the Chinese have their own Valentine’s Day on August 6th this year (the 7th day of the 7th month on the Lunar calendar), they have been borrowing and celebrating the Western Valentine’s Day since the 1990s… But two Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Chinese People, Comrades, Homogenizing Forms, Imitation, Literal, Twins, Uniforms, Xu Jia Hui | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Top 10 of 2010 Installment 5: The Future, aka Chinese Kids

I’ve posted about kids being the future of Chinese fashion before, so I had to include a bit about where Chinese fashion was heading on my Top 10 List… So for your consideration: Please note the shoes on the ground: … Continue reading

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Check out the Theory Page!

I’ve finally updated the Theory Page of the CPHNS blog with a great article on fashion by Georg Simmel. Just click on the link above, or if that’s too difficult just click the link below: https://chinesepeoplehavenostyle.wordpress.com/theory/

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