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post #16186 of 21557
Sounds like the opposite of entertaining
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
Sounds like the opposite of entertaining

it also has gritty scenes of the russian underground?
post #16188 of 21557
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it's because he's asian. we've discussed this before and I'm sure a bunch of people will come in and post how the original skinhead movement wasn't about white power, but there's always been a strong line of racism in the british nationalism movements. even if that's all true it doesn't change the fact that specific pieces of clothing have certain connotations, and in america today the skinhead look is associated with neo-nazis. one of the reasons we all love jeans so much is they're an iconic part of our cultural heritage. they represent all the positive aspects of 'america'- a glamorizing the past while ignoring all of the horrid bits of our early national history. unfortunately the skinhead look occupies an opposing niche today. people on this board seem to forget that we all function in a real world, and certain things aren't palatable to the average person. it's funny that so many people here reject the idea of obvious branding, but the clothing we wear is a form of branding too. black cherries screams 'I hate minorities and jews and voted for david duke'
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ugh i need to sleep but for some reason can't. i always find the japanesed denim/american fetishization hilarious. i need to write a really good paper about this for a history class one day. do they realize how horrible the 1880s-1930s were in america? that the earliest wearers of jeans were basically white trash/immigrants suckered into traveling to the west, who eked out a pathetic, horrible existence? that thousands of them starved to death or froze in alaska? and don't even get me started on the military repro stuff. we killed millions of your people in firebombs, and you're wearing the jackets the pilots wore. ugh have some national identity.
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if you're at all interested in the subject you should read pattern recognition by william gibson. it's an ok book, but he gives a pretty interesting commentary on the ideas of branding and obsessive japanese reproduction efforts
Dude. Just go post in CEsspool okay? Hummingbird, I like that, gives me a bit of an Ervell vibe. Is that your first WAYWT? Keep em coming.
post #16189 of 21557
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
Sounds like the opposite of entertaining

lol
post #16190 of 21557
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Sounds like the opposite of entertaining

This thread?
post #16191 of 21557
sometimes i don't understand this forum.

hummingbird's fit is nothing special.
post #16192 of 21557
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Originally Posted by BubblyMasquerade View Post
sometimes i don't understand this forum.

hummingbird's fit is nothing special.

True, but you should know by now that having nice photography is what counts. A nice camera like that (or at least knowing how to use mine) would be pretty cool.
post #16193 of 21557
^+1. Quality photography and designer/brand names are what get the most praise here, and hummingbird has both.
post #16194 of 21557
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it's because he's asian. we've discussed this before and I'm sure a bunch of people will come in and post how the original skinhead movement wasn't about white power, but there's always been a strong line of racism in the british nationalism movements. even if that's all true it doesn't change the fact that specific pieces of clothing have certain connotations, and in america today the skinhead look is associated with neo-nazis. one of the reasons we all love jeans so much is they're an iconic part of our cultural heritage. they represent all the positive aspects of 'america'- a glamorizing the past while ignoring all of the horrid bits of our early national history. unfortunately the skinhead look occupies an opposing niche today. people on this board seem to forget that we all function in a real world, and certain things aren't palatable to the average person. it's funny that so many people here reject the idea of obvious branding, but the clothing we wear is a form of branding too. black cherries screams 'I hate minorities and jews and voted for david duke'
Dude, in the "real world" almost no one has a clue what a skin head is and Black Cherry would run into about zero problems. As for GS being the only one who can pull that off, that is just BS. Sure he looks good, but I think a lot of people on this board assume he is the end all and be all of the Skin look because he is the first and only person that has exposed them to the it. (No hate GS) I like Black Cherry's look and don't think white nationalist even for a second. Oh yeah, and while I agree that British Nationalist movements have always had a (strong) element of racism, the skin head movement was not a nationalist movement. That came latter.
post #16195 of 21557
I'm an authoirty on these matters, as I happen to have a black friend. Trust me, Black Cherry does not intimidate black people.
post #16196 of 21557
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^+1. Quality photography and designer/brand names are what get the most praise here, and hummingbird has both.
this is true and it annoys me to no end. brb learning photoshop
post #16197 of 21557
As tired as I am of the pointless skinhead debate that seems to pop up whenever I post, it's better than whatever the fuck has been going on in this thread for the past few pages. And if anything my wardrobe choices "scream" that I like to get high and listen to jamaican music.
post #16198 of 21557
+1 to getting high.

did not read rest of paragraph sorry.
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I'm an authoirty on these matters, as I happen to have a black friend.

post #16200 of 21557
No worries. I can only assume that you are flying high right now.
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