Clothing and Life in Tokyo and Hanoi : Why and How Female Students Wear What They Wear

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  • 東京とハノイの衣生活 : 女子学生の着装意識と衣服管理
  • トウキョウ ト ハノイ ノ イセイカツ ジョシ ガクセイ ノ チャクソウ イシキ ト イフク カンリ

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This paper investigates why and how female college students at Showa Women's University and at Vietnam National University wear and care for their clothes. One-hundred-eighty students at Showa Women's University and forty-three female students in Vietnam National University responded to a questionnaire about their clothes. 1. With regard to motivation, the students in both countries are interested in high fashion. However Hanoi students seem to base what they wear on individual notions of what is fashionable, Tokyo students tend to choose their clothes depending on other's preferences. In addition, students in Tokyo are more concerned with appearing slender than students in Hanoi. 2. In Hanoi, fewer students have skirts. There are historical reasons for this. 3. In both countries students purchase ready-made clothes. In Hanoi 80 percent of the students also wore custom-made clothes. 4. More students in Hanoi are bothered by their clothes sticking to their skin due to the high humidity than are students in Tokyo. This contrast is caused by the different climates of the two countries and by the clothing materials prevalent in each country. 5. The rate of washing by hand versus washing with a machine is clearly different between Tokyo and Hanoi. What students wear, and how they care for their clothes in Tokyo or in Hanoi respectively depends on factors, such as climate condition, traditional clothes, culture, economic situation and social background.




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    GAKUEN 813 58-67, 2008-07-01

    東京 : 光葉会

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