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Japanese Male School Uniform Gets Gender-Bending Treatment

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    Ladies — or anyone, really — may soon wear a modified version of the gakuran, the straight-collared jacket worn by boys in Japanese schools.

    The gender-bending garment is created by retailer Village Vanguard, which currently runs a crowdfunding campaign so that it could sell the item across its stores.

    According to SoraNews24, the garment, called Seishun Gakuran One-Piece, is being pitched to women who have always wanted to wear a gakuran but never had the opportunity.

    Photo by Mullenkedheim on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Like in the traditional gakuran, the garment follows a conservative cut that covers most of the upper body.

    However, it’s long enough that ladies can choose to forget the skirt and be just as fine, except maybe on trains.

    Village Vanguard hopes to make 500,000 yen ($4,500) in its campaign. So far, the retailer has collected 80,000 yen ($710).

    For more details and if you’d like to make the Seishun Gakuran One-Piece a reality, visit the crowdfunding page here.

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