Nowhybecausechina is an Instagram page run by a foreigner living in China that documents all sorts of weird and unusual things they encounter living there. And one of those things is a rather questionable fashion sense.
“On my Instagram page, I try to provide cultural context for why things in China happen the way they do, by explaining some of the history, the culture or the language, and how these things influence behaviors or even fashion,” explained the author of the page in an interview with Bored Panda. “The page is not all about fashion though. It’s anything that you can ask the question of ‘Why?’ or ‘How did that happen?’ to, with the general classic answer being ‘No why’ #nowhy (Chinese response) OR ‘because China’ #becausechina (foreigner in China response).”
The author explains that using English makes you look educated and fashionable and since a lot of people aren’t that great at the language, rude and vulgar statements are pretty common – even on kids’ clothing. Other times people just do not care what’s written on their clothes – as long as they’re comfortable.
1 I Would Definitely Wear This
2 Pink Freud
3 Masturbate your way to success!
4 Follow Dreams
5 I Just Don’t
7 Think Less
8 Got Life Figured Out
9 Bear Attack And She Survived, Good For Her
11 A Bit Of Nationalism Coming Out There…
12 If You Think
13 I’m Batman
14 Leave Me Alone
15 Hipster Triangle
16 Make A Woman
17 China Fashion
18 Shark Soup
19 I Do Feel Happy Now
20 How Old Are You? And Just How Drunk Are You?
21 A Bit Morbid, But I Wonder If I Can Get It In Yellow… Would It Be Less So?
22 Sexy Style
23 I Needed That Today
24 Beep, Beep!
26 You Learn Something Every Day
27 Need To Stop Feeding The Cat Vegetarian Food
28 Feline Good
29 The Pig
31 Am I French Yet
32 Too Much Profoundness
33 Let’s Not All Live Like This
34 No Carrots
35 Hand Wash
36 And He Knows It
37 Wait, What?
38 I’m Not Leaving This Blanket
39 Good Point
40 Good Advice, Rarely Taken
41 Some Sweet China Style… So Fashion
42 That’s… Taking Things To Extreme
43 I’ll Be A Plastic Toy
44 Addicted To Black
45 If I Ask Where You’re Going, Will You Be Confused?
46 I Ate A Rat
47 Because… They’re Easy?
48 Oh Good, Noing… That’s What I Needed In My Life
49 Does It?