>What is nanchatte?
Nanchatte is roughly Japanese school uniforms made into an everyday style/fashion.
Post inspo, your own coords, ask questions n stuff.
This girl went to disney in nanchatte and I thought it was so cute.
psst anon you fucked up the name field
bump for interest
There's a private girls school (middle-high) near my college and their plaid skirts are cute and turn up at the local goodwill a lot, the only problem is that the ones that show up are always huge sizes
Guess I'll just keep checking back or improve my sewing skills and alter one
Well, official high school uniforms usually have knee high socks as the uniform standard, and nanchatte is based on real high school uniforms, so that would be why they all wear knee socks.
That being said, I think it's generally fine to wear thigh highs or tights, as long as you remember to make it look professional.
OP here. Fuck, sorry man. I shouldn't have made a thread late at night. I knew I should have just went to sleep.
Why do I keep seeing girls doing this to their shoes?
The same reason any teenager does, because they can't be bothered to put them on properly and their parents pay for them so they don't care that it wrecks them?
They can't be bothered to put them on properly. These are shoes that these girls wear all day, ever day almost. I also do that with my casual shoes, especially when I'm in a rush. I think I did it when I was in high school and had a school uniform too, but mostly because the straps on my shoes were so worn that there was no point in wearing them normally anymore. They were loose even if I had my feet in.
Loafers are expensive, and from experience, if your feet grow from size 6 to 11 in a little less than two years, your parents just get fed up.
My shoes never fit, so I just stepped on the heals so I can get another few months worth out of the shoes.
It reminds me more of the style ojigirl/ojikawa which I love
Does anyone know where to find some cute loafers that are affordable but ok quality at least? I'm new to the fashion and I want to start putting together some basic coords.
I got some from Walmart the other day for $10 (sorry for potato quality)
I'm going to dump some I found on this site called coordisnap. I randomly found the site and there's so many adorable nanchatte coords!
Oh and some of these won't be from coordisnap but yeah.
I love the Disney ones!
this one was kinda from a porn ish pic on tumblr but I liked her coord nonetheless lol.
done for now gotta go do stuff
Do you guys know of any normie stores in the US that have good blazers and cardigans right now?
I went to target and got 2 new good cardigans idk about blazers though. They called it a "boyfriend cardigan" but I thought it was perfect for nanchatte. Acceptable quality too! 12$
Would it be weird to wear pink together? Pic related is a coord I'm putting together.
Are you going for kogal? You'll just have to play around with colors and see what works! I would probably try a black or white cardigan.
pic unrelated. I just stumbled upon another disney nanchatte cutie.
I don't have any loafers yet. Would mary jane flats work with nanchatte? Mine look almost just like pic related.
i used to do this with my cute ass loafers when i was in high school [went to a private school] and now the heel is all fucked up. its kinda funny, back when i had to wear my uniform i hated it so much and wish i could wear whatever i want. but now i wish i could wear that uniform everyday again lol
Since I've been in Japan, I've found it interesting how different school uniforms are compared to what they are portrayed as in anime. Longer skirts, tennis shoes, baggier shirts. And atheletic socks of all things.
I used to do this with certain shoes if they gave me blisters as I was walking around. It's painless and let's the wound air out.
Maybe that girl hadn't broken in the shoes yet and got a blister.
Trying to find this on walmart's website, is it on there? I'm looking but I don't know which category these fit in, I have a big foot so I'm hoping burgermart carries it in my size.
Well I have seen plenty of randoseru (if that is how you use it in the plural sense), and the guys wear basically the same as Shinji in Evangelion. Everyone wears white atheletic shoes, and the girls will almost never do anything cute with their hair. Its always down or in a low ponytail. Phone straps are common with the girls, and the most interesting thing on them other than that will be an occasional cute jacket or sweater. Its surprisingly boring where I am at. Except for street clothes, that's where they look adorable and trendy.
Oh and ironically as I am looking for pictures to compare…see how frumpy the second girl from the left looks? Yeah, that's basically how all the girls look. Everything is at an unflattering cut.
Japanese schools are notoriously restrictive about uniforms and dress codes, so it makes sense they'd all look frumpy. All the nanchatte and kogal pics we see here are when school isn't scheduled/in session. Or when they've already graduated.
I was in Japan and some of my Japanese friends were high school students, they said most schools won't allow any makeup(or at least noticeable makeup...) Some of my friends mentioned getting away with really light natural makeup.
I've watched a couple of YouTube videos from English-speaking girls on exchange in Japan--so this makes me an expert on this topic--and every one of them that has done a "me in my uniform" video has talked about how the girls are not allowed to wear make-up, not allowed to wear earrings or jewelry, and not allowed to do anything with their hair except wear a low ponytail. (They're also not allowed to dye them "unnatural colors," which apparently caused one blonde exchange student problems, since she claimed she had to dye it black to get them off her case.)
Their skirts are also always frumpishly long, but, it seems a universal act that they all roll them up to at least their knees, and somehow get away with it. They all always complain that "some girls roll it all the way to their butt" but of course watching anime, you'd be led to believe that "barely-butt-covered" is standard issue.
Also contrary to what anime has taught us, apparently not all high schools require uniforms. And so for those, a lot girls wear the street fashion version. Schools that do have uniforms often require students to never wear them outside of school, so if you see what looks like JK walking around in cute uniforms at Disneyland or on the weekend, it's most likely nannchatte seifuku.
(I'm now off to watch a few videos on neurology; I'm going to try some brain surgery this weekend.)
Pardon my English please I am not native English speaker. Anyone knows how the skirt from Ebay is? Quality wise? Has anyone bought it?
Ok, I see. Thanks I'll look a better skirt then. Pic unrelated.
I'm ok with this. Ojigirl is never going to get it's own thread and the only other Jfashion it compliments and could feature in it's thread would be otome to my thinking.
Saw this in one of the stores in the taobao thread and was thinking about this, but also thought that it looked a bit too suit like to be school uniform? Fairly new to this so I'm not sure if it's okay or not.
I just bought a couple basic items from old navy that I hope I can work into a coord. Still looking for a really cushy cardigan though. Any recs?
I think they would work, I've cosplayed one or two school uniform characters who wear mary janes so I don't see why not.
Would love to meet up if possible!
Didn't wanna go to wallyworld, but found these at Forever 21.
Think it'll work? Also was able to find some nice plaid skirts and button shirts.
Speaking of blazers, are there any other factors to tell what makes a blazer good for nanchatte? I keep finding ones for business women that give the wrong look in the front.
It's hard to say. I'll dump some blazer inspo and see if anything pops up near constantly
The one before is definitely costumy. The fabric doesn't look as thick as it should be, and the way the ends of the blazer are slightly rolling up look bad.
Pic related is more natural, but it doesn't look quite like the typical nanchatte blazer becuase of the cut. However, the school emblem/crest makes it fit really well together with the outfit.
Again, this one is very stylized. However, it does look nice. Nanchatte seifuku is literally a fake uniform, so if you are going for a mix between styles, blazers/outerwears are probably pretty flexible.
What looks weird to me about this blazer is most notably the arm folds. It doesn't look thick enough.
And this is the typical blazer. The traditional one associated with nanchatte. It's got a bit of a waist, but it's pretty much boxy/rectangular. The pose the girl is doing, with the unbuttoned blazer and mostly-fitted cardigan, is the most flattering way of wearing this to accentuate your waist.
Another blazer. It doesn't look very costumy, but is definitely different from the standard. I think it's the three buttons combined with the brown that makes it so different.
/fa/ guy hopping over to give some advice. I don't recommend Walmart penny loafers, they tend to be made of thin vinyl over a mesh substrate, in a month or two the substrate will crack and the vinyl will flake off. For $70-100 you can get penny loafers with genuine leather uppers. Some common brands for them are Bass, Florsheim, and Rockport although you can also get Bostonians from Macys. These still aren't all that great but at least it isn't just a shoe shaped object that will fall apart in a month. If you are willing to spend up to $300 you can get full grain leather penny loafers from Alden, or Allen Edmond, but realistically I don't think it's practical. As much as /fa/ talks (or at least used to talk) about them lasting for decades and getting leather sole shoes resoled the cost is impractical with how quickly I wear through them. I simply buy $100 shoes and discard them when they are done.
Last one. This looks very natural to me.
To recap, nanchatte blazers are typically:
- boxy/rectangular with a bit of waist (fitted, not accentuating)
- navy/black but occasionally brown/cream (though more pop colors may work)
- Two buttons in front (usually gold)
- Thick material with few wrinkles
- Pockets on both sides, usually with lapel
- Two buttons for sleeves, no cuff
- Emblem/decoration at chest (not necessary/as a boost)
That's all I can think of for choosing your blazer. If anyone else can chip in about their own opinions/experiences, that would be great.
Hope this is helpful!
I avoid cosplay grade blazers when doing uniform cosplay because the construction and material are always subpar. I get most of my blazers and suits from thrift shops because even the cheapest suit is usually still better than any off the rack costume. I'm not as familiar with how a girl's blazer should fit so I won't offer specific advice but there is some general rules that aren't gender specific.
Your shoulders should fit properly, its one of the areas on a jacket that are impractical to fix if it doesn't fit right to begin with. Also check the length of the sleeve, it usually isn't too hard to shorten a sleeve but if its too short, it's usually no good. If the sleeve has functional cuffs or fake button holes it may not be possible to correct the length.
Look at the size of the arm hole scythe. If it is too large and drops too low the jacket is generically sized and won't fit as well. You'll get better fitment from one with a smaller arm hole.
A blazer has patch pocket, like the back pockets on a pair of jeans. An orphaned suit jacket has flap pockets or jetted pockets. If you're looking for a blazer then you want patch pockets.
Depending on where you live you may want a lined or unlined jacket. However that is different from canvasing which gives a jacket shape. You may already have heard of this when discussing structured and unstructured jackets. Basically there are unstructured jackets with no canvasing (i.e. cosplay grade), fused interfaced jackets with only interfacing to give it structure, half-canvased, and fully-canvased jackets. Basically it gets more expensive as you go up towards full canvasing, however for cosplay most of my jackets are a summer wool fabric with a fused interface and they hold their shape well.
Well as long as it's not done up in the slutty Catholic schoolgirl style I wouldn't think kink. At school we had a dozen exchange students visiting from a school in Japan and they all wore their uniforms. It is all in the execution.
Can vouch for this. Unfortunately I didn't end up buying anything so I don't have any bag or item that would have the store name on it. I definitely remember going in though because I was looking around for nanchatte-esque stores for loafers and I only found one. I remember looking at those belt things that they use to shorten their skirts when I was there too.
I honestly remember very few store names lol I just wandered around a lot (first time in Japan). I googled it and the storefront doesn't look familiar but also on the map it looks like it's on a side street that branches off the main street so I might have missed it.
I think it's easy to see the line: remember that Britney Spears video for Baby One More Time? Schoolgirl kink. Actual Catholic schoolgirls in uniform? Not even remotely kinky. There ya go!
Correction. First left.
So. To summarize.
>stand under touristy sign
>walk pass mcdonalds
>take 10 steps. 7 if you're tall. Conomi should be on your left.
>while that upscale fashion sister brand of Conni is on the right.
Also. My keyboard corrects takeshita into take a shit. L O L
Dropped pic like it's 1999
I have and can vouch that they're authentic. I also went to the store on Takeshita doori when in Japan last month. Bought some skirts and accessories. Really nice quality. Also a brown blazer, it's really great. CD Japan prices aren't really all that different, but they only use EMS shipping. Forwarding with SAL probably ends up cheaper
If anyone is interested, Conomi lucky packs are up right now on the official website.
Of all that's holy, thanks anon.
Might treat myself to these soon
I've got a similar Bass pair in burgundy and another Rockport one with rubber soles. I got mine at thrift shops for about $8 each.
Usually I'm all over fukubukuro but it looks like it's $50 for a hoodie, a ribbon tie, and a bag? I mean, the bag itself is about $45 but the hoodie seems an odd choice for a fukubukuro.
You know what I was thinking.
Should we start a Facebook group for sales? Maybe we can get something small going.
Yeah, I was disappointed when I saw the hoodies too. But those Conomi hoodies apparently sell for over 7000 yen for some reason (at least according to list price on the store). I dunno what makes them so expensive, they look like regular old pullovers to me. Burando nanchatte?
The bags are neat and probably worth it though. They got some interesting colors. And I can never have enough ribbons.
I did my best with my phone as my scanner wasn't working. Hope these help someone!
Done with dump. I'll come back if I find anymore.
Just kidding I flipped through and found a few more.
These scans are awesome, thank you anon!
Some googling led me to a whole bunch of brands I didn't know had nanchatte stuff. Mostly from here:
The only brands I knew about before were Conomi and East Boy, so this was a great help~ Now I can add a bunch of new ones to my list: Love Toxic, pom ponette, Lindsay, Blue Cross, and mezzo piano
That's great! I actually love Pom Ponette and Mezzo Piano, could anyone kindly tell me what they mean by Freshers styling? I've always wondered but as my Japanese is nonexistent I couldn't figure it out, it's always used to market this style though.
turning 30 soon, I may look a bit younger but I definitely don't look under 25 and that's perhaps being generous. Because of my age I tend to wear looks that are slightly off the radar as 'school uniform' and could perhaps read more as 'preppy', at least to normie folk here in the west.
I've also started to experiment with more retro, late taisho early showa type styles which I think suit a more mature look, particularly as it can resemble ladies fashion of the 20s and 30s (and again, tends to slip under the radar as nanchatte to all but fellow j-fash friends).
I do admire the kind of stuff posted here from afar though and may on occasion wear more obvious school type uniform to a convention or if I go to an alt club where people do pretty much what they want and no one cares.
I'm not sure if by this point it still counts as 'nanchatte' though, not that it especially matters as I don't refer to it as such, I keep the influences to myself pretty much.
It does still fall under nanchatte as its a fake school uniform of sorts. I actually really like this style, it reminds me of pic related. I have various types of regular nanchatte I was planning on getting into sukeban style and something more retro based so I appreciate the pics.
I'm 25 and I wear nanchatte. I have a black seifuku that got me a whole bunch of compliments from random ladies.
If you have youthful features it really doesn't look out of place, although sometimes people mistake me for a high school student. And as >>8776716 said you can tone it down and make it more preppy or vintage if you feel like you can't get away with a straightforward outfit.
Agreed. And depending on the style, it can honestly make great office wear. I wear the dress shirt/skirt/tie combo to work often, but one day I decided to bust out the blazer since I felt like it, and a coworker jokingly asked if I was going to an interview (for another company) later that day.
On an unrelated noted that game was so fun
Hey anon I've bought one of these. They're actually better than I expected. They aren't the absolute best but pretty good. The fabric is actually thick and it holds pleats. Kinda small though. I am tiny and I had to get a medium.
idk how they made crocs look cute
I always thought this was cute. Ok done.
I see male nanchatte so little that I forget how much I love it.
>tfw you don't think you'll ever find those uniform pants in a shop
I'm so hesitant to buy pants online, much less male sizes, because of my big thighs. I just want to wear male uniforms...
Has anyone worn nanchatte recently?
Loafers and school bag not in the pic because my picture space is small.
Get a medium/long hair wig fashion wig with bangs to hide your forehead/face.
Rock it with pride and no one will care.
Chin up and look like you just don't care.
Anon that's so cuuute! Sauce on the vest??
This. I generally like the look of buruma/sukumizu. I'd definately be too shy to wear the school gym uniform one though so I'd probably wear pic related kinda like from K-On
Yea, I like the classic buruma also, though I can see why schools today would not use them; if anything they'd make great room wear. I do wonder if manufacture still make them, much less sell them.
I love my sukumizu. Though, unless you're really paying attention, it just looks like a normalfag one piece swimsuit.
As for the gym uniforms...I spent most of my childhood in eastern Europe. By the time I went to school, the bloomer type uniforms went out of style there but my mother and her sister totally wore them all the way through primary school and possibly in high school as well. (for reference they were born in the mid 60s). I inherited a set that stayed in good condition. I didn't like it; my grandma tried to convince me to wear it for when I was running around with friends getting dirty. I always felt too self conscious however because they exposed soooo much leg...I didn't mind tight elastic shorts, but I liked to wear ones that were actually knee length.
Okay, sorry for the tl;dr, that's my bloomer story. Now I actually find them endearing, but somewhat fetishy on myself. Maybe I'd wear them at home for working out, but I'd probably be too self conscious to do so in public lololol.
Sells both male and female sukumizu, with a wide selection of buruma and modern gym uniform. They have some fetish-y clothes, but it's completely separate from everything else.
Really basic compared to the other link, but if you don't feel comfortable buying from them, the this is the next best thing. The links opens to a new page instead of loading right there, which can get annoying quickly.
I recommend this seller, I also got some uniform cardigans from them and everything is nice and heavy.
I don't wear them but I've been thinking of getting a sukumizu for the swimming pool, after all it looks like a normie swimsuit...
Besides that I really like ones like pic related but yeah they're pretty much just fetish wear.
Selfposting~ my roommate has tons of cute nanchatte gear, so all my roommates pieced together our own outfits.
you look so cute, the style really suits you. It's nice to see people using tights and making them work too, I think it adds a slightly more mature touch that makes it very wearable.
I want to buy Haruta loafers off Rakuten but I'm torn between fake leather and real leather. Does anyone have experience with Haruta loafers? Should I just invest $80 for a good pair of leather loafers?
Ran out sooner than I thought so here's some assorted stuff.
I am in desperate need to find just a plain blazer like in...
Any links on Taobao? I don't mind spending a pretty (now discontinued) penny on a good quality blazer. All the shops in the google doc list either don't have any blazers available to buy, or have them but the reviews are bad (as in they wrinkle easily).
I'll post a few photos in the mean time.