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Boystyle (also known by various other names, such as kodona, dandy, or ouji, depending on the substyle) is a Japanese street fashion which, like Aristocrat, is frequently associated with lolita; it is not considered a lolita style but shares many aesthetics with lolita since it is the male counterpart of the style. Although it is the male equivalent of lolita, it can be worn by people of all genders, just as lolita. It also can feature a lot of elements such as flowers, makeup and accessories, which are not seen as typically masculine.

Brands Edit

A number of lolita brands also make some pieces suitable for boystyle, including Alice and the Pirates, Metamorphose, Moi Meme Moitie, and Atelier Boz. Non-lolita brands include Ozz On, Black Peace Now, and Miho Matsuda, as well as many punk brands such as Algonquins. Less expensive clothes can come from Fan+Friend and Bodyline, which has released a few ouji pieces, usually found in their punk section. Though most of those items are tailored for women with small waists and breasts. Boystyle items that fit men with more broad figures can often only be found offbrand and custom made, though Fan+Friend offers masculine sizes.

Clothing Edit

In contrast to the ubiquitous knee-length skirt associated with lolita, boystyle's distinctive look uses pants, which can come in varying lengths. The most common are knee length pants although shorter "pumpkin pants" and longer pants are also seen. The pants are inspired by Victorian boy pants, which vary in length depending on the age. These are paired with blouses and vests, similar to to lolita blouses under JSKs and often, but not necessary, paired with waistcoats. Boystyle comes in all colours and styles, since it has the same substyles as lolita. Though most people settle on the gothic or punk substyle in black and white.

Accessories Edit

Accessories are just as much a part of the style as in lolita, though in boystyle there are more accessories associated with masculine historical fashion, such as hats (top hats, pirate hats, military hats, etc), pocket watches, ties, and jabots, though they can also wear bows, crowns, flower headpieces, brooches etc. The amount and nature of accessories depends on the style, with less accessories in gothic, more and more colourful accessories in sweet, more royal accessories in ouji, more adult and masculine accessories in dandy and so on.

Hair Edit

As it is focusing on a boyish look, shorter hair is common. Long hair is often worn in an up-do. Pigtails or other girly hairstyles are also worn, but not as often. Wigs can be a vital part of the look.

Gallery Edit

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