Tag Archives: Old

The End of Dynastic Rule, China

I’m pretty sure there are very few Chinese people and even fewer foreigners who are aware of the importance of today, but October 10, 1911 was the date of the Wuchang Uprising which began the end of dynastic rule in … Continue reading

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Best Dressed Generation Case I, French Concession

I always thought that old Chinese people have great style, but I haven’t yet decided which generation I think is collectively the most stylish in China… So these are what I think are good age categories to study ‘collective’ style: … 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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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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Patterns Patterns Everywhere, French Concession

There’s not much to say about this stylish Chinese lady, as the prints most of the talking: But if I had to say something about this outfit, I would say that I like the conservative silhouette juxtaposed with the wild … Continue reading

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In Da Hood, Xintiandi

Remember this guy from the CHILLIN’ post a few posts back? Well, that picture was actually taken in my neighborhood, and inspired me to do a post on some of my favorite characters from da hood. First up is this … Continue reading

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Globalization and the Conflation of Culture, China

The woman below just barely missed making the Top 10 of 2010 List, but I felt that I could structure a whole post around her because she looks like the ultimate mixed baby… She looks like she could be from … Continue reading

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Dumpster Divers (and Dumpers), Jing An District

So this afternoon I saw this woman looking rather peculiar, but not too different from the other old folks I see collecting trash/treasure (depending on your point of view) in Shanghai during the winter. I decided to keep photographing her … Continue reading

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Old Chinese People Have Style Part II, Shanghai

As the weather dropped drastically from the 70s to the 40s this past week, Old Chinese People have been showing up their younger counterparts with those mad layering skills.

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