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A man walks past a discount tailor shop in Tokyo.

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In a new business environment, an employee and partner needs to wear on an appropriate attire. Japanese employees daily put on suits with white shirts and tie.

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somebody told me, wearing white shirt means you are loyal to the company!

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I bet they don't have any shirts with sleeves long enough for non-Asians.

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2 shirts for 1580 yen? Not bad. It's about $20, right?

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buy cheap... you look cheap. Next time you're on holiday get em tailored for 20 bucks a pop and invest in an iron... but Mommy or Wife will do that, sorry.

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Sort of as take-off on Henry Ford's famous saying -- "Any color they want, so long as it is white". (He said black of course, as he was referring to the Model T.) Just cannot understand why grown men want to wear a "uniform" their whole lives with no real individuality. But, then again, that is the essence of Japan, right?

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It is often that I will pass a shop with sales on because I have what I want & no money to spend on more.

Discount or sales do not drive me into a shop for I have to keep in mind that I ONLY have so much money in the bank.

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Just cannot understand why grown men want to wear a "uniform" their whole lives with no real individuality. But, then again, that is the essence of Japan, right?

Most of the men in my office don't wear white shirts. Everybody does occasionally but there's plenty of color, given that everyone wears a suit.

Those shirts are too cheap to be worth anything. Better off spending a bit more money and getting something that lasts longer.

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Agree see many salarymen wearing pastel coloured, striped, etc shirts. Also agree with above Poster those shirts seem to be a tad too cheap.

Agree with buy cheap and look cheap, not saying you need to pay x00.000 for a suit. Shops like TakaQ, do well-fitting custom suit(not tailor-made, still takes a week) using overseas fabrics and don't break the bank at 35.000Yen+ for a suit with 2 pants.

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Forgot they also make my shirts using fabric from my home-country.

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A rather sad sign of a rise in poverty

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Also buy cheap, look cheap agreed! Cheap equals low quality You get what you pay for!

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You don't have to spend a fortune to look decent, little leg work and comparison shopping goes a long way. I see too many young Japanese guys with ill fitting suits bought off the rack, never tailored. And ties that are dreadfully ugly(1000 yen at Donki), a shame because that one item(also shoes) makes a big difference. Older gents dress better and have more style. Maybe they have more experience, a larger budget or possibly a wise wife who shops with them.

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If you got the money what do you care then!

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The finest quality Chinese crap you can buy. After two or three washes they are stuffed.

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Looks like a lot of polyester.

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Prolly all made in China. The discount trend sucks and destroys good, individual shops!

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Isn't a tailor shop one that customizes your garments for you? This looks more like just a discount shop.

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Most tailor shops also offer off-the-rack items.

My local TakaQ has 2 floors of ready-made items, 3rd floor is where you get the stuff fitted/made. Most of the stuff is still made in-house but the common sizes, etc can be bought straight too.

There are times when you need good quality stuff quick and can't wait.

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Off the rack is fine. Hell, you can buy some pretty expensive off the rack Italian suits. Just find one with the proper fit for your body type and get it tailored by a competent person. Same with shirts(although custom made shirts can be worth the expense).

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If you need a whole wardrobe some of you in Japan should consider a combined holiday and shopping trip to Thailand or Southeast Asia(Hong Kong isn't the bargain it used to be). I know a friend who walked into a shop in Thailand, picked out beautiful cotton material,was measured by the tailor and had a dozen top quality dress shirts delivered to his hotel the next day. Don't remember the price but I do remember that it was shockingly inexpensive.

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15 years ago only one man in our office wore non-white shirts - the 'creative' guy. Now only one man wears only white shirts - the president. And neither would buy these shirts; too cheap looking.

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also, buttons fall off real quick from cheap China junk. Usually during first use.

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"buy cheap look cheap"

Not me! I buy cheap yet look great!

"buttons fall off real quick"

You mean you don't know how to sew on buttons?

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Wow we`ve regrettably have gotten way way too cheapy

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This is as bad from buying one from the salvation army store or the Goodwill gimme a break! This is depressing me so!

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In response to some of the comments above: if one can afford, who doesn't want expensive, qualitty stuff (or even branded). But not everyone is that fortunate to be able to afford. Most importantly is a person is cleanly and neatly dressed. Wearing inexpensive clothings will not make a person look cheap. Wearing expensive clothings will not necessary make one look classy either.

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This is an obvious straight up sign of poverty in society! Gotten so bad now how about selling them out of garbage cans for 99 cents LOL shame!

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