Nationalism & fashion have been uneasy bedfellows in the past – the classic skinhead look of turned up jeans, Doc Marten boots & Ben Sherman shirts come to mind, as does the increasing popularity of traditional Japanese imagery in ora-ora fashion.

I was browsing through, and came across a couple of girls wearing items with flags on & it really caught my eye! And then I found some more…

Super Lovers (no longer in London??!) have put out a great punk style t-shirt with a pink Union Jack print – I love the girly colour, and it would look great with some ripped denim & cute accessories to tone it down. I checked out the Gilfy dresses in 109 – they’re offering it as a set with the sleeveless rider’s jacket – a pretty good bargain, and I personally favour the black & white option as I think it’s more versatile. Finally, if the idea of wearing a British flag sits a bit oddly with you then try W♥C – I’ve always wondered why fashionable young Japanese people tend to wear the flags and colours of other countries, so the W♥C t-shirts may provide an alternative.

I quite like the irony of being a tourist in Tokyo and wearing the I’m from Japan t-shirt!


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