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post #83371 of 109053
Well what I meant was, in CM black definitely means something, which is understood by most people who care about it. Here it seems like black is worn more often. So I'm interested to know if it still has a meaning or if, by being worn more often, it loses a specific meaning. And if it has a meaning, what is it?
post #83372 of 109053
Black is the color chosen by us to make people from CM overthink everything we do.
post #83373 of 109053
Black does not have a universal SW&D connotation (hell some designers don't even have a singular vision of black). It's more complicated than black tie/funerals only.
post #83374 of 109053
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Well what I meant was, in CM black definitely means something, which is understood by most people who care about it. Here it seems like black is worn more often. So I'm interested to know if it still has a meaning or if, by being worn more often, it loses a specific meaning. And if it has a meaning, what is it?

It's not a bad question, but I think your focus might be a bit narrow. By which I mean that people have their reasons - a kid shopping at hot topic and wearing Manson shirts is not necesserily finding the same meaning in the color as someone who's wearing, say, alexandre plokhov (random example; I own some Plokhov pieces). I think that the most successful "What is SF Wearing" articles are the ones in which people start to open up about why they wear what they wear. For example, I find the black pieces that I do own soft, comfortable, and almost cradling. Part of that's color, part of that's material. I don't see myself as a brash rebel or anything like that. It's not as restrictive as CM. Black doesn't necessarily equal formality, and it doesn't necessarily equal punks or goths either. As another example, I have a poofy, cuddly shawl-collared blazer/cardigan thing from engineered garments that is black/white/grey, and it sort of just looks like cabin wear.


edit: i guess cyc summed it up pretty succinctly
post #83375 of 109053
Unbelragazzo, I think you are asking a wrong group of people. May I suggest that you post your question in the SZ random fashion thoughts thread ?

You might get more coherent and affable response there nod[1].gif
post #83376 of 109053
The responses from cyc and Synth were coherent and friendly already smile.gif or at least, helpful. Thanks, guys.
post #83377 of 109053
"The wicked poster, who asks What does this color black mean to you? is characterized by forum prescripts as isolating himself from the sub-forum/-fora, standing by and judging the behavior of others as if he himself did not belong [to the collective]. Therefore he is rebuked by the explanation that It is because Black cloaks me and many more that I refuse to pin it down with a monolithic definition."

Someone pass me the horseradish and that dry crackerbread stuff.
post #83378 of 109053
Hillel sandwiches FTW.
post #83379 of 109053
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

Black is cool. I want to be cool. Ergo

How is that going for you? wink.gif


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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I assume you mean worn out - I think this is especially true for cotton. One of the many reasons the ubiquitous black dockers and black Express dress shirts look terrible IMHO.

Black wool or silk can hold up alright.

Yeah, I don't know where the r went.

I have a dog and black just screams dog hair come here, we are having a party.
post #83380 of 109053
Would post. Smiths Unloveable video if I knew how from phone. Also wearing black cowboy shirt today.
post #83381 of 109053
While I don't really think there's any monolithic sw&d understanding of black, it seems pretty obvious that contemporary Western culture at large, which many of us on here are part of, has certain associations with black. Aside from it being the color of mourning, it's also a sign of power, intimidation, aloofness, and rebellion (think rebellious subcultures like biker gangs—ahem, The Wild One—greasers, punks, goths, etc.). I suppose I could be wrong, but I think people in sw&d have that at least partly in mind when they wear black clothing. Nobody's buying a black biker jacket because they want to look cheerful. At least I don't think they are.

And I think when you look at designers who use a lot of black, like Yohji, Ann, CdG, Rick, Plokhov, etc etc etc, there's a sense of rebellion and "outsiderness" or whatever you want to call it in the designs as well. Black fits with that. SW&D gravitates toward those designers far more than CM does, so it makes sense that you see more black here.
post #83382 of 109053
Can anybody comment (Shoreman, I'm looking in your direction) on how Needles fits compared to EG?
post #83383 of 109053
I don't know if you all remember, but I've been having a PM back-and-forth with a teenager who thinks I do styling for Ryan Gosling (it all started with this post in yet another what-is-ryan-wearing thread).

Anyway, I can't keep this bottled in my inbox anymore. Here's the full conversation up to this point, with the poor guy's name blotted out for obvious reasons:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #83384 of 109053
I really really want to believe that this is true.
post #83385 of 109053
It's not

B!CD is either:

A) Trying to troll us
B) Being trolled
C) Trolling himself
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