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Sailor Suit Old Man


He's called the "Sailor Suit Old Man." And he's called that for good reason, too. Whenever you see Hideaki Kobayashi on the weekend, he's dressed as a Japanese schoolgirl.

A few years back, however, Kobayashi started wearing schoolgirl outfits at a well-known art and design event. That eventually turned into Kobayashi wearing the threads out in public. And that turned him into an internet sensation.

Whenever he's in his schoolgirl gear, Kobayashi is surrounded by people—often, real schoolgirls—who want to get their photos snapped with him. He recently wrote on Facebook how he's mobbed for photos, in his own words, "like a popular celebrity".

With his rising internet fame, Kobayashi joined a new idol group called Chaos de Japon, which he is also producing and photographing.

This Is Just a Middle-Aged Man Dressed as a Japanese Schoolgirl

This Is Just a Middle-Aged Man Dressed as a Japanese Schoolgirl

This Is Just a Middle-Aged Man Dressed as a Japanese Schoolgirl

This Is Just a Middle-Aged Man Dressed as a Japanese Schoolgirl

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Is he like Ed Wood? "I like to wear women's clothing."

I don't think it explained, it could be as simple as getting attention for it, and it allows him to let go.

Come to think of it, why AREN'T men "allowed" to wear dresses? They seem comfortable!

The Scots having been wearing them for centuries, but that's the only culture I can think of.

Yeah, me too. Perhaps we can start a new fashion trend.

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