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CLOSET CHILD MENS: JAPANESE MALE CLOTHING FASHION BRANDS, STYLISH STREETWEAR IN SHINJUKU TOKYO.


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Many a boy has written to me, complaining that Gothic Lolita is all over Tokyo, but it’s hard to find elegant Gothic aristocrat / alternative clothing without breaking the bank. Allow me to introduce you to Closet Child Mens — a secondhand store dedicated entirely to Japanese menswear.

CLOSET CHILD MENS: JAPANESE MALE CLOTHING FASHION BRANDS, STYLISH STREETWEAR IN SHINJUKU TOKYO. goth alternative stores, punk clothing, sexy dynamite london, stigmata, boys mens shops, men accessories, japanese mens clothing buy online, korean clothes wholesale, asia fashion retailers, buying from websites japan, menswear couture japan

Closet Child Mens is not far from Shinjuku station West Exit. It’s around the corner from Visual Kei record store, Pure Sound.

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The selection is small but well-tended. Silver jewelry, dapper shoes and glam brands like Tornado Mart.

CLOSET CHILD MENS: JAPANESE MALE CLOTHING FASHION BRANDS, STYLISH STREETWEAR IN SHINJUKU TOKYO. goth alternative stores, punk clothing, sexy dynamite london, stigmata, boys mens shops, men accessories, japanese mens clothing buy online, korean clothes wholesale, asia fashion retailers, buying from websites japan, menswear couture japan

Looks like these shoppers had a field day at Atelier Pierrot.

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Closet Child Mens also sells used Jrock CDs and memorabilia. Not sure what’s going on with the clown-faced man…

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I once found a Malice Mizer LP for a handful of yen, at Closet Child Ikebukuro, which also sells CDs. There are more photos of the Ikebukuro location in this post.

Speaking of Mana-sama… Moi dix Mois released a Dies Irae trailer mix (above). What do you think?

CLOSET CHILD MENS: JAPANESE MALE CLOTHING FASHION BRANDS, STYLISH STREETWEAR IN SHINJUKU TOKYO. goth alternative stores, punk clothing, sexy dynamite london, stigmata, boys mens shops, men accessories, japanese mens clothing buy online, korean clothes wholesale, asia fashion retailers, buying from websites japan, menswear couture japan

Come see more Tokyo Goth, Lolita, Visual Kei and Punk store photos in my massive shopping guide.

Are you keen to see more Japanese male Goth and Visual Kei fashion? Patience, my scary ones… the h.NAOTO collaboration photos will be released shortly!

Japanese Word of the Day: Sukizuki = Tastes, preferences
Song of the Day: Moi dix Mois – Dies Irae trailer mix

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  1. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    I think the clown-faced man is Yomi from Nightmare…it’s their alter ego band Sendai Kamotsu that writes songs about being gay.

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      How disturbing! :P

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      How disturbing! :P

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

      Technically it’s not Yomi from Nightmare but Chiba from Sendai Kamotsu :DD

      • Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

        Still scary! XD

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

      Technically it’s not Yomi from Nightmare but Chiba from Sendai Kamotsu :DD

  2. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    I think the clown-faced man is Yomi from Nightmare…it’s their alter ego band Sendai Kamotsu that writes songs about being gay.

  3. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been waiting for this!

  4. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been waiting for this!

  5. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    your blog is amazing and your fashion style is so tasteful come raid my wardrobe? :) xx

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

      xoxo you’re so sweet!! Thanks and hope you’re having a good day.

  6. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    your blog is amazing and your fashion style is so tasteful come raid my wardrobe? :) xx

  7. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Dope!

  8. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Dope!

  9. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh, thanks for the info, Carmina! I posted a link to this article on Harajuju! :)

  10. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh, thanks for the info, Carmina! I posted a link to this article on Harajuju! :)

  11. Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    ohh, it’s from the live we went to, you can see my hand in the front row before mana-sama ^^

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      The short skirt that Mana wore — ahhhhhhhhhhh!

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      The short skirt that Mana wore — ahhhhhhhhhhh!

  12. Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    that store was so cool! Very nice photos

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

      Yes, glad you found it!

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

      Yes, glad you found it!

  13. Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Seriously, the US needs japanese name brand stores ><!!!

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      At least there’s Black Peace Now in San Fran’s New People World…

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      At least there’s Black Peace Now in San Fran’s New People World…

  14. Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Seriously, the US needs japanese name brand stores ><!!!

  15. Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    I love this store! Check out limited time opportunity to bid on Japanese fashion magazines (Spring, Smart, Cutie, Men’s Non-Non) that I’m selling. I got them from Japan but have to get rid of them-
    http://myworld.ebay.com/gugibabu/

    Get it before it’s gone! It’s great for pictures like those above and Harajuku-esque inspiration fashion spreads.

  16. Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Well, since I’m 8,329 miles away from Tokyo, I can’t go to the Closet Child store. Good thing I have the internet. I saw this Alice Auaa jacket in Closet Child that it’s to die for… Sadly it’s 22,800 yen. BAWWW. D;

  17. Posted November 29, 2010 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    beautiful clothes.

  18. Posted November 29, 2010 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    i want to visit. i will remember this place, thanks.

  19. Posted November 29, 2010 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I need to visit that place. XD

  20. Posted November 29, 2010 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Hi! I watched your video!! I love BVB and your cat <3 cuuuuute! haha

  21. Posted November 29, 2010 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    why…. was i not born a guy ? SIGH

  22. Posted November 29, 2010 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Ah Mana-sama, so elegant yet so evil.

    • Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

      Yes, showing off his legs… O_O

      • Posted November 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

        Since not all of us men have those legs, so I can’t say I am not jealous.

  23. Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I cannot wait to see more Male EGA

    • Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      It’s coming right up! Exclusive photos!

  24. Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Four years have passed since the release of Dixanadu and MdM still sound the same? Mr. Mana needs to team up with some other writing force as not to let his own ego get the best of him and produce amateurish metal songs. My two yen.

  25. Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Four years have passed since the release of Dixanadu and MdM still sound the same? Mr. Mana needs to team up with some other writing force as not to let his own ego get the best of him and produce amateurish metal songs. My two yen.

  26. Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Woooooow!!!! xDDD AMAZING <33333

  27. Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Avery scrawled haven’t been there in aaaages

    • Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      They had really great jewelry the last time I went.

  28. Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    lovely!

  29. Posted November 29, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Ok…so…have you ever had a time when your parents called you up and asked if you wanted to go with them on a vacation – and you responded “no” because you honestly did have some stuff to do…but later on you realize it wasn’t an offer but more of a “family” demand. – Well shadowpal2 got sucked into it and now he’s back. Was it good? Yea sure it was alright I guess.

    But I love what I’m seeing first day back home! It looks great for street wear! I tend to buy a lot of clothes from Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan from eBay. And I got to say it does cost a bit…but it’s mainly because of this shipping fee haha. Though I wonder how the costs are there in closet child.

    I noticed that they sell “Vivienne Westwood” jewelry as well huh? Or accessories to be more general. I love many the Vivienne Westwood jewelry line – but if there’s anything I wanted really really bad it has to be the lighter. Not sure if anyone has seen it, but it’s worn by a character (Shinichi Okazaki) in a manga/anime known as NANA. It looks so beautiful, of course it costs a lot, but I don’t even know where to start to actually buy it haha.

    Oh well…I might as well stack up some clothing first and then later on move to the jewelry side of me.

    I enjoyed the Dies Irae mix – hell I enjoy anything Mana sama puts out…but whenever I hear about him I can’t get 2 songs out of my head – Le Ciel and Au Revoir. Those songs are just too beautiful for the good of my soul.

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! きおつけて!

    • Posted November 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

      Welcome back! Glad you ended up having fun.
      Closet Child is very reasonably priced. The mens branch is a bit more upscale, but prices are still 50-75% what they would be if bought new.

      One day I’ll have real Westwood jewelry haha! One day, sigh… xo

  30. Posted April 17, 2011 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Nice place! I really loved reading your blog. It was very well written and simple to understand.

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