Originally Posted by BB1
Am I the only one whom finds the phrase "MC shoes" funny/odd? Seems more like a reference to the structure within this forum than anything meaningful. Are we really to believe there are two main categories of dress and that most people fall squarely into one or the other? Or is what we're seeing really an expression of tribal membership, providing members with a preferred identity?
For example, when a SW&D member buys shoes that MC members would approve of, he posts them in SW&D and labels them "MC shoes". It is as if he wants to wear a piece normally associated with another tribe, but in doing so he does not want to be associated with that other tribe.
If so, perhaps the terms MC and SW&D are really lies designed to seem polite. Just looking though the recent purchases shows there is so much crossover that it's not really about a preferred type of clothing. Isn't it really Old Men/Conservative/Past vs. Young Men/Trendy/Current? The MC does SW&D competition about a month ago seemed to confirm this being the only real difference.
Yeah, meant to be more of an ironic thing. Although i do think that there is a difference between "MC" shoes (C&J, AS, EG, JL Vass etc) and SW&D shoes (Paul Smith, NDC, some Aldens etc).
"MC" shoes generally don't look good with jeans, they're too sleek. Which is fine by me cos i don't wear jeans too much these days anyway.