Category Archives: Clothing

Review: Japan’s J!NS (JINS) Eyeglasses

Note: In exchange for a pair of eyeglasses, I am writing this review about J!NS (JINS) -@jinseyewear – the Japanese eyeglasses company. Even after countless visits to Japan, I only heard about J!NS at a New York event earlier this … Continue reading

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Asian T-Shirts: New York, a Small New Jersey Suburb

An auspicious walk through a clothing store in Medan, Indonesia briefly left me nostalgic for the New York City subway.   Nostalgic not to take a ride on it, oh no, but to compare the system map with that of a weird … Continue reading

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Wild Times with a US Passport

Perhaps I was being a bit too harsh on my US passport.  After all, citizens can travel to a substantial number of countries either without a visa or by getting a visa-on-arrival; furthermore, starting this January Armenia will be the … Continue reading

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Buying Socks in China: Tougher Than It Sounds

Before visiting China for the first time in August 2003, I truly expected to find clothes cleaners (洗染店 xǐ​rǎn​diàn) all over the place.  Was this the first thing on my mind as I landed in Guilin?  No.  It was the second.  … Continue reading

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A Brand. A Name. But Never, Ever Together.

Engrish?  Maybe not.  Cheeky?  Yep.  Exclusive to Asia?  No, but many of my posts seem to be. Thus, today we’re going to check out a few stores without a care in the world.  How did I already jump to that … Continue reading

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Asian T-Shirts: And That’s Why I Wear Headphones

Amusing spelling errors notwithstanding, this is a t-shirt I truly regret not buying.  Which is to say, nearly every “Asia” t-shirt that I write about on here is not in my closet.  Instead, they’re likely being shown off by Tibetan … Continue reading

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Zoologically Challenged

There’s a fair amount of disturbing t-shirts over in China.  The next time you’re interested in visiting Sichuan (or 四川, or Szechuan for those restaurant-Chinese linguists) province specifically to scope out and hold a panda, remember, the owners of that facility … Continue reading

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