He's rightfully pissed that the folks who go on and on about how fitted jeans, oxfords and desert boots are the be-all-end-all of 'style' don't see any other possible way and has already tacitly acknowledged that others can still maintain these 'preppy' or 'workwear' based aesthetics but need to do so with edge and imagination for them to be worthy of his attention and praise (or tolerance?). It's just a shame that most people don't have the intelligence or the brooding self-confidence of a Fuuma or mellowfellow or whoever else is an internet-personality/minor celebrity to be able to construct or properly discuss these looks. To be honest, I blame the all-round lack of culture that many of our posters seem to be experiencing. Growing up in the suburbs being only surrounded by malls and made-in-China really make something seemingly as authentic as workwear or the old-money prep look appealing. It's borrowed nostalgia and while I see it as kinda empty, I don't think it's really worthy of the seething hate that it often gets on the forum. That said, a lot of those guys come on and blather on about how gay they thing Uncontrol looks or that the sleeves on someone's Jil suit is too fucking long and don't realize that they lack the self-awareness to be able to justifiably criticize those looks. They're future MCers, as Fuuma basically pointed out.
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2/13/11 at 9:05pm