Much is made of modern, high-tech Tokyo, but at heart it’s a traditional, often old-fashioned city. And so when seen in a certain light, it can be difficult to know what decade, or sometimes even era, one is in.
If you are going to go for a particular look, it’s probably worth doing properly, and that’s exactly what this immaculately turned out Tokyo rockabilly has done. His pristine-right-down-to-the-purple-lining-of-his-coat appearance making him seem almost alien-like in the cluttered, cobbled together nature of his surroundings.
Or at least I’m guessing he’s a host: the elaborate hairstyle, non-standard suit and him coming from the direction of Kabukicho, Tokyo’s infamous red light district. But, love thief — the moniker given to those in that profession by this must-see documentary — or not, what definitely isn’t up for debate is his wonderfully distinctive appearance.
Or at least a fake Louis Vuitton construction worker outfit.
This fella might well be getting on a bit, but one thing age definitely hasn’t dimmed is his desire to look dapper.