Category Archives: Fashion Inferno

dogsox1 January 26

Dog Socks Of Overwhelming Cuteness

Am I right or am I right? • Jonelle Patrick writes mysteries set in Tokyo. Her fourth book – Painted Doll – is just out in paperback  “A genuinely gripping crime thriller which wrong-foots and perplexes the reader throughout, drawing us in emotionally . . . Highly recommended.” –Raven Crime Reads

Even under your baggiest gym t-shirt, this one says, "I'll give up the pec deck when I'm good and ready, buddy" November 12

Scary Underwear Of Japan

Even under your baggiest gym shirts, these say, “I’ll give up the pec deck when I’m good and ready, buddy.”   • Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mysteries, now out for the first time in paperback. Nightshade is the first in the series… …or watch the book trailer! (0:52)

No one will dare question your commitment to the mission when you appear at the corporate ballgame outing in this samurai baseball cap September 17

Essential Gear For The Corporate Warrior

Saw the red camo shoes at a shoe store in Skytree, and the samurai b-ball hats at Tokyu Hands in Ikebukuro • Jonelle Patrick writes mysteries set in Tokyo. Her fourth book – Painted Doll – is just out in paperback  “A genuinely gripping crime thriller which wrong-foots and perplexes the reader throughout, drawing us in emotionally . . . […]

MilitaryKimonoFour November 21

Battle Dress Kimonos

Okay, you’ve gotta help me out here: what sort of manly occasion could possibly call for donning a kimono fashioned from American mil-spec camo? Defcon 3 tea ceremony behind enemy lines? Tactical assault on the afternoon kabuki performance? Undercover date to the summer fireworks, knowing your recently-jilted ex will be there and gunning for you? Whatever occasion calls for strategic […]

The bunnies will be all over you at the rabbit café when you appear with this bun-centric obi. July 18

Princess Kimono, Animal Style

Obscure seasonal references to geese and crows? So tenth century! Leaf viewing and strolling beneath the cherry blossoms? Been there, called it a cab. Let’s strap on our princess kimonos and hit the animal cafés instead! Thanks to Kimono Hime magazine (#10 & #12) for the gorgeous new style kimono photos. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series. This is the princess-style […]

Or really fling every convention to the wind, and change the length too. March 25

New Type Kimono: Maximum Princess

Your typical Japanese gyaru might be happy to see kimono-wearing go the way of ballroom dancing and tea ceremony, but a growing number of hip young women are adopting the techniques of alt fashion subcultures to breathe new life into old-skool clothes. Kimono hime lovers flaunt convention with a mash-up of vintage patterns, non-trad color combos and Western accessories to spawn a style that is utterly new, yet still utterly […]

SoxPlaidFeat December 13

Buttondown Socks

Now that I’ve seen socks with collars, all other socks seem so Casual Friday. Erimaki Socks are only sold in Japan, but if you’re really jonesing for a pair, White Rabbit Express can shop and ship for a very reasonable price. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.