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

Slangy: Japanese Cholo Fashion

I think my mind has been officially blown. It all started when I read THIS POST by Patrick Macias about Japanese fashion line Slangy. In his post he shows images from the line (taken from the website of Shibuya-based shop Accel Spunky) that use the word Fuck in funny and nonsensical ways. I followed the links in his post and discovered not one but many clothing lines by Slangy that emulate Cholo style and fashion. Below are some highlights taken from THIS PAGE.

SLANGY MEXICAN SUMMER(ブラック)

SLANGY MEXICAN SUMMER(ブラック)

SLANGY MEXICAN SUMMER(ブラック)

SLANGY Pistol cracker(グレー)

SLANGY GANG OF COLOERS(レッド)

SLANGY GANG OF COLOERS(レッド)

SLANGY GANG OF COLOERS(レッド)

SLANGY Backdoor Dealings(グレー)

SLANGY Backdoor Dealings(グレー)

SLANGY Gang scouts(ブラック(ホワイト))

SLANGY Gang scouts(ブラック(ホワイト))

SLANGY Gang scouts(ブラック(ホワイト))

SLANGY Van Dammeタンクトップ(ホワイト)

SLANGY BACK SIDE FLIP(ネイビー)

DEADLY JESTER シャーリングエルボーチェックシャツ(レッド)

SLANGY FRONT SIDE FLIP(ブラック)

SLANGY Slush fund(グリーン)

More to come as it is discovered. What does everyone think?

Peace,

Rio