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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Great Britain’t: Chinese T-shirts, 2nd Round

Y’all are lucky today.  One clothing store in the Baishizhou (白石洲) section of Shenzhen, China provided me with the one on the right, and my friend the other “Union Abdullah.”  You know, I first started noticing the incomprehensible script and … Continue reading

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They came, they saw

I’ve known about Engrish.com since their formative years, and still contend that the best stuff comes from Japan…that is, if we’re not talking about what can be found on t-shirts.  Subsequent voyages to China and Indonesia have opened up a … Continue reading

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