When we first started dating, Ryosuke and I had pretty different ideas of what “fashionable” looked like. I did a fun comic about this a couple months ago. Our tastes have changed, though.
We’ve both come to love couple wear; Ryosuke has really gotten into thrift shops (and design over brand name); I’ve changed from “sexy” to “sporty” (and actually begun to invest in quality clothing that lasts more than 1-2 seasons). Basically, we’ve come to like the same things.
Our similar taste means that we have quite a few (accidentally) matching things. Like shoes. Lots of matching shoes.
Also, my size 8.5 / 9 (women’s) feet are 25.5cm and like 95% of shoe stores don’t carry women’s sizes that big. I know because for the last year, every time we enter a shoe store, Ryosuke will go track down a sales associate and ask if they have any shoes in my size.
So far, we’ve only found one store that carried (like a couple) shoes my size. I did get one pair from the chain store Shimamura last year… but they fell apart by the end of winter.
As a result, I buy men’s shoes in Japan. They still have cute(ish) designs, though, so I’m not TOO upset.