Seeing a kimono is always a treat in Tokyo, but this particular sighting was that little bit more special due its oddly calming, almost chameleon-like qualities.
Wearing trousers low and showing one’s underwear is one thing, but going sans undies and instead showing what’s below them is something else altogether.
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.