Last thread reached image cap and fell to archives. Goodnight sweet prince thread.
This thread is for ouji and aristocrat discussion.
Look up buttcape's "Ouji Overview" before asking any questions here.
Google "elegant gothic aristocrat" before asking any questions here.
Read the whole thread before asking any questions here.
Post coords, questions, tips, inspo, etc. OC and selfposts encouraged! Picspam discouraged, we've seen most of it by now.
QUESTION: Considering boystyle garments are mostly pure black sweat traps, how do you coord for outdoor summer meets?
I'm trying to start up an aristocrat wardrobe but I have no idea what I should invest in first. Any suggestions? I figured I could get away with a well tailored dress pant and a locally purchases button up for now. Should I get a vest or a jacket as my big ticket item?
bro, how does it feel to have reached meme status?
And another one. That's all I got on mobile so far.
that's cool, /ouG/ is more about discussion than image dumps.
another summery coord.
Should I try to save for an AATP piece or Atelier? I also heard taobao might have some aristocratic men's wear. Thought I'm not quite familiar with ordering through them.
Sorry for being such a novice! I appreciate the help!
i haven't found much on Taobao that impressed me, but i have only been buying for less than a year, and i have only checked Taobao resellers. Atelier Boz stuff is the nicest and comfiest brand that i have handled, and AatP is also very good. i would recommend them over Taobao for quality, aristo aesthetics, and comfort.
however, the advantage a taobao shop might have is their ability to do custom sizing. if you have shoulders wider than 40-45cm, ordering through a taoabao shop that can customize might be your best option. Fan+Friend is also used by people who are too big for Asian clothing, but i have no experience with them.
if brand new brand is too expensive, stalk second hand sites. fortunately most brands have English names so you can search without knowing Japanese, and use a browser translator to figure things out. right now Maidenclothing has a LOT of aristo-looking jackets, might be worth your time to see if any fit your measurements and budget: http://www.maidenclothing.net/s/search/?f6=&type=6&f14=&search=1
right now the very first result is an h. Naoto coat with fucking amazing detail and a shoulder width of 48cm (19 inches, wide not around). if i had any money i would have bought it by now - the h. Naoto i own is really nice, and this coat is like 80 bucks (before shopping service fees and shipping ofc).
pic related, some of the detailing. somebody buy this and wear it well please.
sorry for being Overly Helpful, but if you have a Facebook, join Ouji Sales. someone is selling a men's Boz Ryan jacket for $110, which is a good deal.
handmade ouji (not mine).
>how do you coord for outdoor summer meets?
I'm a lone fem ouji, but I wear it outside a lot, and I tend to wear offbrand short sleeved blouses and no/light outerwear. I also wear full-sized hats so I don't need a wig and I get some portable shade, and I tend to wear loose boots without socks that show.
Last, I always bring a water bottle. It may not be cute, but it's essential for health.
another handmade ouji set, designs by Sasa who is also wearing it.
you're welcome! come back with any questions.
>pic unrelated, just another Japanese coord
I don't get many reactions, but they're generally positive. I've had a few people say "I like your style" or "you look cute", but I'm a tiny girl, so it's kind of to be expected. I may be congenitally unable to pull off mature stuff, but I at least don't get the stink eye.
well, that's good.
>congenitally unable to pull off mature stuff
i dunno, cute and tiny in maturer styles has a unique appeal. Buttcape is petite and makes military look kawaii.
I would love to be able to wear ouji daily. I just don't know how to coord simple things very well. On top of that, I don't have a lot of blouses that don't have crazy amounts of ruffles.
Any idea where I can get some blouses that aren't super expensive and aren't super flashy? Short sleeves are preferred since it's hot out.
if you look on secondhand shops, Rakuten, etc., you can get good general jfash blouses from BPN/BPN for Men, Putumayo, Deorart, and Algonquins. many h. Naoto sub-brands can also work for casual coords.
check the usual suspects: closetchild, Maidenclothing, Alice Fururun, etc.
pic related: Putumayo short-sleeved blouse. you can also do an interesting cutsew for an even casualer look.
i posted pic related to the last thread, but it is an example of a casual ouji coord from one of the Japanese coord-sharing sites.
Thanks for the info!
I'm going to check those stores/brands out when I get paid. I haven't bought anything second hand except from FB sales or LJ sales, so this will be a nice change.
new coat from AatP with a giant pirate/Dracula collar. available in men's and women's size.
i need a better job
I agree, I have a jacket that has a big collar and it is maybe half the height of the vampire one, and I am afraid that it will be too big for me. I feel like a collar that huge will swallow me.
i just found this blog post from buttcape about the BPN designers: http://buttcape.blogspot.de/2014/02/bpn-is-back.html?m=1
i knew one had moved to Sheglit, which only does ladies' sized things and so is not something i can wear. however, the other two brands supposedly do have men's sizes, and Elements,H does international shipping.
MiDiom does menswear. some items seem good for casual boystyle.
elements,H has stuff like pic related, which has a waist of 82cm (i wear size 30 US and fit best into 80cm Japanese).
their official site is elementsh.jp and the resell site looks like it has fuck all: http://www.cooljapanstore.com/default.php?manufacturers_id=109&sort=0a&page=1
Did anyone else see this set pop up on tumbr?
>Little Dipper is currently taking reservations for this ouji set until September 20th, 2015. They need 100 orders of each set to produce them, so reserve yours now! It looks like Clobbaonline is able to take reservations for this set for only $69.95 shipped in the US.
I kind of want the blue or green, but it doesn't seem like Clobba has a preorder yet? Sorry, I'm pretty new to everything, but will Clobba have a preorder eventually or is there any other way to preorder it?
>excited about lolita and boystyle
>nobody i know is into it enough to have educated discussion
>chronic illness plus anxiety makes going to regular meets difficult
>tfw no jfash buddy to chat with
anyone interested in chats outside this thread?
about me: i have a modest ouji and aristocrat wardrobe (mostly second-hand brand with a couple new items). my daily wear is fantasy-influenced goth/corporate goth. when i am more skilled with makeup i will be getting into shironuri.
my favorite brands are MmM, alice auaa, h. Naoto, and Boz.
other interests include goth shit, horror movies, strange movies and tv, anime and cartoons, anthropology, speculative fiction, linguistics, constructed languages and cultures and worlds, writing, crafting, androgyny, and self-improvement.
i want to chat with other boystylers (also those who dabble in it) about the fashion, and about lifestyle elements related to it. i think it would be cool to just straight up invent an "ouji culture" Calvinball-style but i have no major expectations, just this whimsical idea of chatting about fancy or weird shit with other boystylers. i used to have many goth friends and i miss that type of individualistic but aesthetically unified subculture.
my throwaway email is firstname.lastname@example.org. if this interests you but you don't feel like 4chan is where you want to discuss it, hit me up.
Whereabouts are you located, as far as time zone? I'd be up for talking to more ouji-inclined folks but if we're on opposite sides of the world it might be difficult. I'm in GMT-5.
Unrelated question, I just got AatP's White Rabbit Salo in black x gold and I'm floundering when it comes to headwear. I was thinking top hat but I'm having a hard time finding a nice one that's not full price AatP. What are y'all's favorite sources for ouji headwear (a lot of the shops linked in Buttcape's guide are now defunct) and does anyone have alternative suggestions for this salo? All my legwear is black x white, and I'll be wearing black shoes. I can either go with gold crown accessories, or black & white clock accessories.
i'm guessing because those who wear it in Japan (the primary demographic) prefer the gothic look. there is still overlap with visual kei for ouji in a way that lolita does not have.
pumpkin pants and jodhpurs, anon.
boystyle stuff tends to always come in ladies' sizing, too.
i am also GMT-5 (eastern standard), in the greater NYC zone.
as for headwear, i have many hats, but only a few suitable for ouji. one is a boater i got for 1k yen off of yahoo japan auctions, one is a widebrimmed felt hat i picked up at a renfaire (plan to decorate it into a bicorner or tricorner hat), one is an excellent top hat from a gothic store that no longer sells them, and one is a greek fisherman's cap off of eBay. i have also purchased fairly decent top hats and bowler hats off of Amazon for cheap - read the descriptions and reviews to find the best bang for your buck.
to ouji-ify hats, i have ribbon, chain, pins, etc. so far i have worn my boater plan, and my top hat with a scarf tied around it to give flounce in the back.
when i am less sleep deprived i will return to this issue. i notice many boystylers skipping headwear and i would like to lay out my impressions and strategies on the subject.
I wish there was more info on what runs large or small out there for this stuff for that reason, it is hard to tell you what will fit and what wont. You are best to look at stuff that is looser and stuff that already is poofy in the butt such as pumpkin shorts, but you may get into an issue of that the cuff is tight even if your thighs physically fit into the shorts. I find that 'lolita brands' tend to have the worst sizing for ouji, IW pants are worse than their dresses for shirring and Aatp doesnt seem to care about if you have hips. But brands that are not so well known for lolita tend to be far better in terms of fit, Boz, Ozz On, BPN, Putamayo, etc all seem to be more accomdating.
I kinda feel like its because guys dont have a lot of variables for formal wear. Black, white and navy seem to be the choices on colors. It doesn't help that a lot of the brands do gothic leaning stuff anyways so it flows to keep with those colors.
ah, i assumed that ladies' would allow for curves since they often specify both waist and hip size (with the hip size being much larger).
there is shapewear to compress thighs/ass but i do not know how effective it would be.
i would like to take a moment to appreciate Grandfather Adel. may we age as graciously as he.
stay princely, my friends.
thought this was interesting
Looking for more ouji coords with long pants for inspiration. My boyfriend is willing to loli with me but would look super awkward in shorts so I want to gather some ideas if possible.
>ouji coords with long pants
i got you fam.
will try to keep away from aristo.
alternate suggestion #1: wear really high boots with breeches, like the ouji on the right.
and now on to what you actually asked for.
to me, the key to keeping an ouji look with longer pants is a matter of adding flair or flamboyancy to the outfit. where aristocrat is restrained and mature, ouji is playful and sometimes extravagant.
dunno how long these pants are since they are, again, tucked into high boots.
youthful or punky hairstyles can also keep it closer to ouji
devil trips! i did not notice those are actually breeches-length. just imagine they are pants.
military-inspired looks work well with tailored pants.
flouncy buttcapes can add visual interest to the lower half in the absence of socks/tights
also considee a long, full piratey coat
thread don't die
you are not a popular style, but i believe in you
Bodyline had a couple breeches/shorts for super cheap during their 1000 sale, they're surprisingly decent for how ridiculously cheap they were. With some alterations they are quite nice. I'm not sure how much are they selling for now that Bodyline has a new website tho.
I read that you might get lucky thrifting as well. mainly for blouses. Also seen a couple vests and blouses for cheap on ebay actions that could be altered nicely for ouji.
don't do this to yourself bro. wear clothes that fit.
the coord is fine but not on this body. come the fuck on, have some dignity. not everyone can fit brand; that is why Taobao exists.
Is it really hard to find vests/pants that fit an 80cm waist or is it just me.
Also is it a fashion faux pas if the buttons are on the wrong side for a blouse/vest/jacket. As I tend to find a nice item but the buttons are almost always on the left hand side. Not sure if I should wear it if I am male.
I want to know if its something you should strictly stay away from, or you can get away with some exceptions.
This is mainly for ouji/EGA for a male.
the buttons do not matter. a woman's cut might have room for boobs, and might have a more tapered waist. if it fits you, the side the buttons are on is not important.
i also have trouble finding things with an 80cm waist. 78 is my minimum, 80cm is comfy.
I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I couldn't find a coord help thread. Baby's first ouji! Does anyone have a better headgear option?
with those boots, you could push the coord toward equistrian or military themes. however, the flouncy blouse makes me think pirate.
a tricorn would be fab.
>watch a lot of lolita videos
>easy to find good things of good quality
>look for ouji videos
>can't find shit
>rewatch Ouji Accessory
i am afraid of cameras and microphones
nonetheless, i feel obligated to make an ouji video, any video, about anything, so another ouji faces less of a content desert.
I completely agree!
The only ouji youtubers I know of, that is still making content now a days, is Attitude Lolita and Lost Prince Mar.
I'm thirsty for some more ouji videos man
i was pretty excited for the Deerstalker "oujis at the zoo" video but they were in plainclothes. still a fun vid but not the fashion fix i am looking for.
looking forward to their next one, which i think will cover Nightfall in a vloggy style.
thank me later plebs
me too. they have a lot of good boystylers around, it seems (well, 4 seems like a lot). a series featuring them might be cool.
i know they have a Patreon and i am considering a donation with the request for more ouji content. when i have money ofc
not as expensive as burando though
forgot what tumblr i saved the image from, and reverse image search isn't helping. i cannot even remember the brand. i am sorry.
let's try another from the set and see if google can reverse look it up.
brand is Boz, images from this person's weibo: http://m.weibo.cn/d/cosxiaomeng?jumpfrom=weibocom
that jabot is really ugly but it works in the photo cuz it's overexposed anyway. Also I wish he had some buckles or some ornamentation on the shoes to match the buttons on the jacket. /nitpick
Nice to see some actual good ouji photoshoots with an actual dude
i am living partly in the past because of saved images and watching old youtube videos... Deerstalker used to do Melbourne Tales videos, and they each would appear in Aletheia Nocturne's blog posts of meetups. there were a lot of well dressed male boystylers in one place at some point! (Technotropism, Agentlemanetc., Hominidwatching, Mr. Mizer; gif related.)
>tfw happen to have various pics featuring 3 of the 4 in different configurations but none featuring all at once
>not enough of a stalker to figure out where they each actually live
>still mirin' the frilly fraternity
That's a rerelease of their Vargossa coat, which has been rereleased several times. It's a really nice coat in person, and is comfy to wear. The metallic trim versions are a bit scratchy, but much nicer in the solid black. The trim clusterfuck is the Hugin jacket: http://www.babyssb.co.jp/onlinestore/p11jk305/.
I recently bought the mens' size Tourinot vest from AATP for the torso length and waist measurement (as the ladies size runs rather small). Problem is however that it's rather baggy at the side-front panels below my bust (which isn't big), but above where the back panel joins the front. Has anyone else had this issue?
It looks great. Navy and black can look amazing. That no navy with black rule is bullshit if you know how to balance it out.
Looking at an ouji set on My Lolita Dress, but the difference between vest bust measurement (92 cm) and the suitable bust measurement (<86) is throwing me off. Is one better to abide by? My bust is 91, and the next size up has a waist measurement about 8 cm too big, and I don't want the thing to look baggy if I order the larger size instead.
measurements always confuse me anon. bump so you get some help.
>pic unrelated, good handmade ouji
fuck i really like this set and i have no money
AatP why now
gothic ghost ouji. poor man's alice auaa.
What makes a good ouji shirt? From what I've seen, high collars and long sleeves tend to be really popular, but as someone just getting into it, are there certain things that should be avoided? For instance, pic related are the three shirts I'm trying to choose from (all in white) for my first basic piece, but I'm not sure if I'm even on the right path.
I personally love the first one, the other too seem a bit "too feminine" but hey, pieces that might seem inappropriate by themselves might work well if coorded right.
Though if you're trying to choose one for your first basic piece, I'd go for the first one or I'd look for something similar but without that neck ruffle, so it can work for more casual/simple coords or something more "dressy" when acessorized/layered.
It's cute but as the other anon said, just get some alice auaa, much less costumey and better quality. Second hand it might not even cost more than AatP.
I'm sure the plebs will hate this though.
>order ipsy glam bag
>first one on the way
>website lets me see what i'm getting even though it hasn't arrived
>neutral tone (if sparkly) eyeshadow, natural tone lip crayon
awright, this looks like it may be good for ouji makeup.
I know this may be a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone could be my ouji/aristo mentor? I've been a lolita for a few years now, so I'm aware of different shops to go to, but I just need someone who's more well-versed than I am to tell me if my collage ideas are crap or not. I just want to make my bishounen dreams come true.
I'm 5'7" and 34-26.5-35
you want the unofficial term (which other anons posted) or a description/examples?
i also suggest "kuhdoughnuh" as an alternate term since most noujis call their stuff "kodona"
kodon'ta would work if kodona was an appropriate term.
but it's not, and the way most people say it sounds stupid to boot. hearing someone say "kuh-dough-nuh" makes me think of them as a mental ita, even if their clothes are fine.
to be fair, a lot of these are from the daily_lolita days when there was not a lot of ouji available. however, many of the outfits look bad by themselves, let alone as ouji.
also a lot of ageplay looking shit.
>this fucking coat
Why do i check Closet Child when i have no money?
>Seems borderline like'casual' ouji that Japanese sometimes post? What is noouji about it? (Ignoring if it's nice or not).
ill-fitting. the fit and drape, as well as hair styling, make the outfit look cheap and do not fit the style imo.
here's a casual ouji from a japanese coord site for comparison.
The fuck is this.
>not a bad coord but that facial hair
>access to high end camera equipment, studios, etc.
I have everything I need and I think it would be fun, but I feel like people would dox me to fuck my career over or something.
My union isn't a big fan of letting people make videos that promote products or anything. I'm a nobody, but they would see my videos as a performance and 'acting' for free is basically against the rules.
I think I have the tools necessary to succeed at tutorials and guides/intros to the fashion and all that, but lolita are fickle and sometimes terrifying creatures.
that sucks. but if it's just you discussing a fashion, i would hope that wouldn't be seen as "acting for free." though i do realize now that i cannot think of any actors that also do YouTube videos, though many may do Vine or whatever.
it's social media, and not a threat to any other actor. i mad on your behalf.
>I feel like people would dox me to fuck my career over or something.
also: people's careers are sometimes discussed, but usually only by drama llamas who do not take it beyond the gossip stage. if lolitas had the power to "dox" anyone and ruin their careers, i can think of several hated persons who would have been targeted already.
the union thing is probably a bigger concern...
a mask matched to a coord would actually be a good concept.
this coord from CoF makes black x white look entirely not butler-kei
i am up late preparing for RuffleCon. what are some /ouG/ films?
currently watching Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. before that i watched Julie Taymor's Titus and coveted every coat i saw. what would you gulls recommend?
also looking forward to the gothic aristocrat-ish eyefeast of Crimson Peak
i am glad that technotropism exists.
i really want some cool fur collar stuff but i am a pleb and will go after cool main pieces and never be able to balance out the rest of the outfit
Thoughts on shorts length? I have stupid hips and a tiny waist so I'm making my own, so I'm wondering what length I should go. Right now I have over knee, but I know the short ones are seen more on girls. Just wondering if they're just rare or not as nice looking.
It's preference and depends on what look you're going for. Shorter is going to be more cutesy and feminine. I think it should be roughly knee length in general, shorter depending on whether or not you want skin to show while wearing OTKs.
did anyone get this? i did not know it was going on sale and it is now sold out.
like casual lolita, which uses things like cutsews (nice tshirts, often fitted or with fanciful trim) and a less-poofy petti, casual ouji strips down the aspects of regular ouji that make it difficult to wear daily.
using shorts, breeches, etc., with high socks would be a good place to start if you are just starting out.
another method is to take a regular ouji coord, identify what makes it a bit formal for everyday wear, and replace those elements, while maintaining a flattering fit for your body. a nice hoodie instead of a swallowtail jacket, or a cutsew instead of a blouse; a newsboy cap instead of a top hat; trainers or funky shoes instead of heeled leather boots.
you can also find long knit gilets to replace more formal jacquard/brocade ones (like pic related). the long vest is a key style for many ouji, and brands like Black Peace Now, Ozz On/Ozz Croce, and Gadget Grow make a lot of knit long gilets that you can pair with shorts fitted near the knee for an insta-casual ouji coord.
pic related is from Sixh. i do not like the pattern, but it is an example of a long vest that is "dressed down" and suitable for casual ouji. it is on Tokyo Alice for 2,800 yen.
two sweet ouji coords from collageanon
another option: substitute the formal jabot with an informal tie or scarf. pic related is a Putumayo scarf on y!ja for 1,800 yen. the trump pattern is common in ouji so you could build a coord with other trump accessories.
Unsure I should ask here or in the wig general but where should I look for ouji appropriate wigs?
I'm still very much in the beginning of building my ouji wardrobe, I have things in the mail for my first coordinate so I'm not very keen on spending a lot of money on a wig, when I still need to work on buying main pieces but I'd like to find something to go with my first coord for now.
Any suggestions? I know Cyperous seems to be a favorite but they're way too expensive for me atm so I was wondering if any ouji on a tight budget here had any luck finding wigs. Thanks!
i have gotten compliments on my Arda Wigs, which i get in short styles on clearance for around 15 USD.
i tried out Lockshop's Prince wig (available from Lolita Collective) but it is a bit long and fluffy and my wig styling skills are noob-level. it is a nice wig, but i will most likely go back to Arda for my next one for a precut and cheaper style.
i buy from second hand places. if you are looking for a particular color, you might have luck with F+F, Bodyline, or a Taobao store. i have not tried those personally, though.
what is your shoulder and bust size? have you ordered outside of your country before?
Most ouji that have nice wigs usually style them themselves. I think you should try to get some styling techniques or look into cosplay wigs, sometimes they have nice wigs in different styles.
Thank you! I've been wanting to try Arda and Lockshop but I'm not in the US and the shipping costs always end up putting me off. I'll think I'll try looking for anyone selling them secondhand in my country.
Thank you! I'll have a look around cosplay wigs and have a go at styling it myself in case I can't find anything else. I'm a little out of practice styling wigs, since I haven't cosplayed in a while but I'll give it a go!
crossposting RuffleCon oujis
and then there's this guy. no one can be perfect all of the time.
i know there were more, still waiting for pics.
does someone know where i can find boots like pic related. i need to find them preferably in white, but im having trouble finding anything similar to it.
ive checked pretty thoroughly ebay, and even gave taobao a shot. I even looked at some womens boots but they dont come in my size ofc. I have also never used taobao, im pretty new to this as you can tell.
this the back of a promo for Atelier Boz's new coat worn over a lolita coord. i want a coat that is this long, with tiered layers. i wonder if i can cut open a skirt to attach to a jacket or coat for a similar look. remove a panel perhaps, to transform it into a buttcape?
the actual length of the coat for comparison. i really want a full, multilayered coat though. kind of jealous of what lolita and femme aristo can do with their skirts and pettis.
on that note, i did not know Triple Fortune released an oujo set, much less sailor ouji. it is not my style but i thought some salty gull might appreciate it.
purple is not a color commonly seen in ouji
I.... Like this, but I also hate it. It needs balance and a vest to feel less under-dressed. If the vest had colors from the galaxy, or if they had a sash.... Maybe a few brooches or something? I don't know, but it feels so off with that collar and nothing else to dress it up.
Like it has potential, but it looks Way Off as it is.
yeah, it's a bit of a BJD look which i also like.
the open neckline throws me but for a first coord, not bad.
sure thing. have you used any Japanese shopping sites before? if not i can give tips on how to buy.
closetchild, violetblue on rakuten, tokyo alice on rakuten, alice fururun, maidenclothing, usagiyouhinten, wunderwelt, tenshi shop/chibi tenshi shop, and glassforest. each site is set up differently. for example, glassforest has a section called "outlet" where you can hunt through secondhand stuff.
also check auction sites: yahoo auctions japan and mbok.jp. there are others that may not be worth a beginner's time.
you need a shopping service for a lot of these. basically anything that does not have a page with instructions on international orders.
most brands that make boystyle have names with roman letters which makes searching easy, but if you browse a lot you can find more stuff.
finally, if you are bigger than the average Japanese, you might only be able to find accessories that fit. but those can add interest or quality to an offbrand, Bodyline, or Fan+Friend coord (two online shops that carry larger sizes).
happy hunting. when i have money i will fight you for good shit.
picked up new coat today, feels gud. might buy some more stuff from infanta now, their stuff is pretty cheap for how nice it is.
I saw this vest for 80$ ages ago and I'm so mad I didn't get it. I never seem to like any h.Naoto stuff until I see it worn, the stock photos are always awful.
I have the same problem with most of AATPs vests. I always thought it was just baggy because they designed it with women in mind, and I didn't have the chest to fill it out.
are you speaking to me or the thread?
responding as myself, i did not make so many excuses: it is not bad for a first coord. it is not good, but judging on the basis of someone being new, i look forward to seeing his progress. first coords always get a bit of a pass from me.
what's with the whip? unicorn tamer coord?
a lot of sweet looks like ageplay or cosplay, in ouji or lolita. as long as you are not doing it in a way that eroticizes childhood, looking like a little girl is fine.
i have seen brand pants with 62cm waists (24 inches). asian women and girls are small.
with those measurements you are a perfect candidate for men's sizes in Boz, AatP, and Moitie. i would keep an eye out for cheap secondhand if taobao brands are still too small.
Are there any sites that don't require any additional services? I don't live in USA. Thank you for the list, it's so good that it should be part of OP.
Is buying second hand safe? Like won't I get skin diseases or Asian stink bugs???
>Is buying second hand safe? Like won't I get skin diseases or Asian stink bugs???
You sound like an idiot, stores would never carry items in that bad of a condition. These aren't Salvation Army shops or cheap taobao factories. Japanese shop in particular are known for having items in decent condition and going out of the way to point out any damage or minor flaws.
lots of people who order from japan don't live in the USA. if you don't live in japan, each store has its own policy regarding whether or not it will ship internationally. if they don't, you will need a shopping service.
how old are you, man? you gotta be able to figure some things out on your own if you want to be a competent adult.
will adding chains to my coord make it better
Where do you draw the line for "too feminine" for shoes? I'm a lolita and just curious because I'd like to dress in ouji one day and have seen everything from creepers to really high heeled baby fluevog replica style shoes worn with ouji
Glad to know I'm not the only one. Do you do anything to get them altered to make them fit better? I've got a ladie's size Azure vest, and the torso length is too short for me on the false vest, and while less important, is still a bit big on the bust. Thus why I went for the mens' size here. BUt it doesn't lok as god in this case due to the cut. I was thinking of seeing if I could put in a couple of darts on the centre side seam where the side front long panels meet the back panel. Think that could work?
I'd like to know also because I bought some MMM pieces that are more aristo than lolita and I'm having trouble picking out shoes for my outfits. I know platform/elevated shoes used to be popular but they can be hard to find the right type these days.
Seconding this. I have some calf length lace up stiletto boots with pointy toes which look great, and some of Demonia's platform boots. For aristo, going for cutesy shoes like tea-parties just doesn't work, will swing an outfit more lolita if it could be either aristo or lolita.