Category Archive: Masculine vs. Feminine

Butt Flap (flapping in the wind), Xin Tian Di

I love me a little bit of gender bending, which is why I love Chinese guys… Most so-called “men” wouldn’t dare wear a long, transparent layer underneath any getup, but lots of young… Continue reading

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Pink and Fluff, Lu Wan District

So I’m pretty sure that this is a little boy in a fluffy white dress and pink baseball cap. In also pretty sure that telling young Chinese boys and girls apart is not… Continue reading

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April Fools, from China

What do you think of when you see this Chinese lady? You probably don’t think of this: But this is no April Fools’ Day joke, this is real life in China. Respect.

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Chinese Style, French Concession

As Shanghai Fashion Week approaches, the fashion media will inevitably ask both attendants and participating designers alike silly questions, the most likely being “What is Chinese style?” I say such questions are silly… Continue reading

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Gettin’ Your Hair Did (Men’s Version), French Concession and Hong Kong

Last year as Chinese New Year approached, I noticed a lot of Chinese women Gettin’ Their Hair Did. In what ended up being one of CPHNS’s most popular posts last year, I captured… Continue reading

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Whipped, Xin Tian Di

So it was National Day a few days ago (October 1st), which marked the beginning of a “Golden Week” in China for its citizens, but the weather would make you think otherwise… It’s… Continue reading

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The Murse Project Part 二, Shanghai

I started posting about the prevalence of “murses” in China a while ago, but I think I might have been too judgmental at first… I used to think that the average Chinese guy… Continue reading

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Androgyny Part 二 + Happy Friday!, Xin Tian Di

Wow this week went by fast… But that’s fine by me because it’s already Friday! So to wish everyone a happy Friday, here is the most cheerfully dressed old man I’ve ever seen… Continue reading

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Androgyny, Shanghai

I’ve been wanting and meaning to do a post about sartorial androgyny for forever… But I never had the right pictures to correctly portray the manifestation of this sartorial trend in China, which… Continue reading

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