Men's Suits for Women Catching On in Japan

Society Lifestyle

Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--Men's suits for women are gradually catching on in Japan, indicating an increasing trend in which people wear whatever clothes they like regardless of their sex.

Men's suits draw demand from women who do not want to emphasize the body's lines and curves and from sexual minorities called lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).

Fabric Tokyo Inc., which sells tailor-made suits for men in Tokyo, Kobe and Nagoya, last month held a women-only event to take measurements for men's suits.

The company was flooded with inquiries as soon as it started accepting reservations for the event. About 70 participants were solicited, and reservations filled up quickly.

"We received inquiries also from women who like 'men's-like' apparel," said Fabric Tokyo employee Moeno Morimoto, 29. "We didn't expect such big demand."

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