From a long time ago, the area from Nishiogikubo to Kichijoji has been known as a place for secondhand dealers. Even now there are a number of sundries and antique shops. In addition, old-time shopping arcades still remain in Kichijoji to this day and old jazz and rock bars and coffee shops are sprinkled around in the area. Kichijoji is the quintessential downtown area of Western Tokyo all the while being a town which places importance on the old. The same goes for fashion. Proof of this lies in the remaining denim repair shops and shirt tailors. There are numerous coordinated outfits which incorporate second-hand clothing, ethnic styles and handmade fashions on the street. Casually and seemly combining these styles in a fashionable manner is the Kichijoji way. There are a lot of natural tones which blend into the street without color schemes being too over the top. Moreover, music tastes have a large impact here and you can often see fashions which give off the vibes of rock and folk music from the 1960s and 70s.