Was surfing the net and reading stuff but didnt expect to come upon Arashi's name being mentioned in the most unexpected of places!! -- in the venerable The Times Online...Times being one of the oldest newspapers in the UK.
Demo, its not very flattering since they talked about the new "herbivorous" males in Japan.The rise of Japan’s 'girlie man' generation
(a very interesting read!) ^^;
"In every Japanese convenience store are special sections devoted to men’s cosmetics, eyebrow shapers, packets of disposable wipes for dealing with sweat and body odor, skin whitener. The herbivores may not buy beer and cars but they spend on keeping themselves odourless, hairless and pale. Their clothes come from cheap, fashionable chains such as Uniqlo. This week, Shinya Yamaguchi, 23, a fashion designer, launches his latest collection of skirts and lacy tops — all aimed at men. Many of Japan’s younger male celebrities, bands such as Arashi and actors like Eita, Teppei Koike and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, project an effeminate, herbivorous look."
-- hey they forgot to mention Okada Masaki, Tamaki Hiroshi and Miura Haruma! What an oversight!
And I beg to differ on "cheap clothes" coz our boys' clothes may look cheap but they definitely arent!
Mm I've known about the girlie-man and the androgynous look phenomenon for awhile now but skirts and lacy tops are going abit far isnt it...and I hope our boys have better fashion sense than to go down that route!!