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Originally Posted by about11oclock View Post

16 yr olds at Jewish summer camp

welp i'm good
post #27632 of 47047
^haha

It's cool if you guys cop just no point in posting them or fits with them, one step or two above shitty flip flops.
post #27633 of 47047
^ +1. It's like synth talking about wearing basketball shorts all summer and never posting a fit. It's fine, but nobody really wants to see that shit.
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Originally Posted by Zeemon View Post

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i don't know why i need the undercover gun yet, maybe i put keys and coins inside it
sized one up for the ervell shorts, don't know if that is good, but they look too slim on the photo

 

Weird, playful and unusual wallet. How you will carry it? 

 

 

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post #27635 of 47047
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Originally Posted by SuperBobo View Post

You really come across as judgemental and preachy despite being a supposedly well-educated, open minded libertarian... No offense of course.

I am judgmental, why is that surprising? I don't want to pass a law to forbid you to wear birks or to send you guys into camps but I sure as hell am ok with harsh aesthetic judgments and discussions on the social process that push many to adopt certain fashions. You don't think "well-educated" people have strong likes and dislikes and echange endless arguments about them, especially i the context of a particular venue dedicated to clothes and their combination (outfits)?
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I wore birks in elementary school--you pretty much had to have one if you wanted to be cool.  i also wore quicksilver.  

post #27637 of 47047
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

I am judgmental, why is that surprising? I don't want to pass a law to forbid you to wear birks or to send you guys into camps but I sure as hell am ok with harsh aesthetic judgments and discussions on the social process that push many to adopt certain fashions. You don't think "well-educated" people have strong likes and dislikes and echange endless arguments about them, especially i the context of a particular venue dedicated to clothes and their combination (outfits)?

Your aesthetic judgments just come across equally well-considered as "fuuma looks like a euro-trash douche", which in my opinion doesnt bring much to the table as basis for endless arguments about outfits. I just expected more from someone with your cerebral pretensions...
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I love it when something that sold out reappears in my shopping cart.

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Is that the one I sent back last week?
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Originally Posted by SuperBobo View Post

Your aesthetic judgments just come across equally well-considered as "fuuma looks like a euro-trash douche", which in my opinion doesnt bring much to the table as basis for endless arguments about outfits. I just expected more from someone with your cerebral pretensions...

My "cerebral pretensions", c'mon. It's not because some people on this forum decided that I was a snobbish intellectual asshole that you need to agree. I am relatively cultured and well-educated and so are a couple of peeps here (including you), who cares?

This trend, originating in Japanese mags, of bringing awkward western footwear fraught with negative baby boomer slob connotations, is a mix of trolling and a display of power. Jap stylists, who are fully aware of what these unfortunate looking designs (New Balances, Birks) evoke in western minds, image-bomb them on an unaware and almost slavishly conformist market of Japanese consumers who jump at the chance to dress like the mags tell them to, hilarity ensues. Stylists get a kick of re-contextualizing the formerly unfashionable items but in reality no such thing happens as the Japanese were and still are entirely unaware of the connotations surrounding these items. All we’re left with is a banally mediocre design, badly integrated in otherwise somewhat successful outfits. That westerners would jump at the chance to join in once the formerly abhorred item has been anointed by the Japanese street fashion-gods (already a misconception, they just dress exactly like mags tell them to) brings another layer of stupidity to the whole endeavor.

I’m not against trends and like this (cyclical) injection of new directions and mood but I don’t think we can a) adopt everything without exerting critical thought b) get away from the mediocrity of certain designs (leaving aside the social, merely talking about shapes, textures and colours). This stuff isn’t challenging any norms or truly ugly in an interesting way like Carol Christian Poell drip sneakers, a completely vile looking design that reminds me of pus oozing out of an infected wound.
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Originally Posted by Zeemon View Post

i don't know why i need the undercover gun yet, maybe i put keys and coins inside it
sized one up for the ervell shorts, don't know if that is good, but they look too slim on the photo

Shall we take bets on how long before shit goes down because you whipped out your Undercover gun pouch?
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Idk Fuuma, are you really too cool for shitty trends?  If somebody wants to wear NBs or birks cause they're in right now who fucking cares, they're cheap and comfortable and will probably fall apart right around the time the trend dies.

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I think ambivalence is a good policy when it comes to what clothing/food/music/aesthetic object makes another person happy... As long as it doesn't entail the practice of Sadean ethics.
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

You just noticed trends are cyclical? They're popular now, doesn't mean it is the first time.

what i meant was it's been trending for a long time now.
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btw I agree w Fuuma. Trends happen, nothing that can be done about it. Recycling of decades-old looks & products happen, it's part of the cycle of fashion. But sometimes the forces of nostalgia and irony join for the unfortunate unearthing of things that should just stay dead. Ugly is ugly and it's OK to call it so - both stupid birks and stupid NBs fall into that category, along with a shitload of other ironically recycled 80s and 90s crap.
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