Strong Style

category: > Typography, < 1 + 1 = 2

written by: Jaap Proost

JAPANESE gangsters, better known as yakuza, do not only distinguish themselves with tattoos. These two pictures show that they are also, in a uniformed way, dedicated followers of fashion. The first picture is taken in 1960.  The second one is from 1981. Trilby hats and smart suits made place for Asics and polo shirts. Ed van der Elsken made the photos.

 

 




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