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December 1st, 2006

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12:45 am - My style now from Japan
Thanks to a comment by rm, I now know that there is a name for the more outrageous ends of my own personal style: Elegant Gothic Aristocrat or Aristocrat fashion.

rm also recommended several sites selling this wonderful stuff. The best being an ebay store Fanplusfriend, which includes a whole range of such clothing, including a section solely devoted to men's clothing.

Oddly, some of this stuff isn't horridly expensive, it's far from cheap, but is priced fairly and comparably to the stuff I like in the international male catalog.

My favorites are the: Italian Royal Matrix: Black Wool Coat, Goth Shirt with Long Cravat, and especially the Silk Lacing up Shirt n Cravat and the (from the general EGL/EGA page) Gothic Pirate Pleat Victorian Short Jacket.

In addition to these treasures very much on my holiday wish these (if anyone feels inclined to purchase such things for me, email one of my SO's for sizing info), I'm also curious if anyone reading this knows of other sources for other clothing in this style that is similarly priced. Also, it's both fascinating and pleasing to know that I'm far from the only male-bodied person who is interested in dressing in this fashion. I find most modern male clothes dreadfully bland and uninteresting and would dearly love to see this and similar styles catch on outside of Japan.
Current Mood: enviousenvious

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Date:December 1st, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
While not typical woods-wear so you wouldn't have seen it, podisodd is into very similar stuffs as well, and we go out occasionally with myself matched in slightly girlier uppity goth fashion.

Most of his clothes in the style are bits of tux-fashionings, shirts from the women's section, and pieces from ages ago when it was a poncy subsection of the trad-goth style here. Not much help, unfortunately, but I'll ask him and see if he's found anything recently and online.
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Date:December 1st, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)

I kinda like it too, but that stuff never comes in my si--

Oh hey! Some of it comes in my size! Neat!

More information about similar fashions can be found on the Internet. The LiveJournal of Congress also recommends this post.

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Date:December 1st, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
I used to love going about in my Russian submarine officer's wool greatcoat with a humongous cashmere scarf and suede gloves. I need some new clothes! My inclination is to dress like a gaslight era dandy a lot of the time. When I'm not reliving my youth as a punk rocker, that is.
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Date:December 1st, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
Lovely stuff. Any accessories you're particularly fond of, for those of us on the broke end of the scale?
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Date:December 1st, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who has Mr. Formal sew all his clothes (then again they do all kinda look the same;) if you buy them all at once they aren't as pricey as you'd think. He's pretty gothy, and his clothing does stand out.

I always thought it would be nice to have my clothes made locally, for me. But I change weight too quickly, nice fuzzy knits and jeans are safer :P.
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Date:December 1st, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm female, so I can wear cute clothes.
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Date:December 2nd, 2006 06:03 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this.
I daresay I will be ordering a thing or two after I aborsb it all.
Such wonders!
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Date:December 4th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
I wish I had my sewing machine. I feel so plain in polo shirts for work.

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