Amekaji, also known as American Casual, is the term used to describe the Japanese interpretation of American popular styles. Just like American fashion, the style has grown and changed with the times since its introduction in the 1960s. [1]

The Name[edit | edit source]

Amekaji (アメカジ) is a shortening of the words "American" and "casual."

Fashion Basics[edit | edit source]

Although the term can refer to any kind of American inspired fashion (see Amekaji Gyaru), Amekaji most often describes men's fashion.

Originally introduced as Japanese Preppy in the 1960s, the style has continued to pull form popular men's fashions in America, giving it a unique Japanese flair.

Currently iterations of Amerkaji mostly focus on whitewashed jeans, often cuffed and baggy, button up shirts, flannels, leather boots, and occasionally hats like fedoras or news caps. [1][2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "30代メンズにすすめたい。アメカジファッションのコーデ術. - Recommending American Casual Fashion to men in their 30s (translated title)." Tasclap. February 27, 2020. Retrieved November 29, 2020 from
  2. "アメカジ特集!注目の歴史やメンズコーデをピックアップ - Amekaji Fashion History (translated title)." OTOKOMAE. N.d. Retrieved November 29, 2020 from

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