Japanese Chicano Fashion – Fresh for 2014!

I am endlessly fascinated by the Chicano/Cholo subculture of Japan. It’s inspired artwork and writing of mine for almost two decades. In the last couple of years I’ve done periodic check-ins on the latest Chicano fashions in Japan (mostly from clothing brand Slangy) and I’m here with another mind-blowing report back. See my previous findings on Slangy and Japanese-Chicano fashions HERE and HERE. Enjoy!

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01701803152211SLANGY 7分FIGHT96 ラグランTシャツ

01701804153030SLANGY シャンブレーシャツ

01701804139230スランジー/シャツ SLANGY フランネルチェックマリアシャツ

01701804139310スランジー/シャツ SLANGY ブロックチェックスカルシャツ

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And last but not least, these iPhone cases:

01701858149610SLANGY GANG Style アイフォンケース

01701858146310スランジー/アイフォンケース SLANGY スカルマリアI phone5ケース

Peace,

Rio

One thought on “Japanese Chicano Fashion – Fresh for 2014!

  1. At first I thought the Japanese Cholo scene was pretty funny and kinda cool. It was a validation of sorts for a sub culture of Mexican Americans that had never received an affirmation. Now cholo style is nostalgic or even trendy. I see kids get tattoos that have no meaning to them. These are the images and lexicons of our culture our religion, what it means to be a mestizo. The duality of being both Spanish and Indian, Mexican and American. I find the images on those flannels shirts so offensive. To use La Virgen de Guadalupe as just a random cholo icon pisses me off to the core. Chicano culture is so rich and beautiful. Gang culture is violent and destructive. I think the two have been intermingled. And our culture has once again been romanticized by commercialism.

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