http://www.gilt.com/giltmanual/2011/...whats-next/#16 Interesting, but there are some really plain wrong comments there by folks who you expect really should know better - Really, men are not into trends? So WTF are all those Barbour wearing kids (and grownups)? And what about chambray, which is everywhere? Or buffalo plaid? Or waxed cotton anything? Or too-short hems? Or slim-cut anything? And no one seems to have picked up on what IMO is the most fucking annoying trend of all - the quest for 'authenticity'. As in 'authentic workwear'. Or clothing that is 'real'. Or 'heritage clothing'. No one really seems to have nailed down what 'authenticity' is in clothing, but I'm pretty damned sure it is not found on the backs of those deadly serious special flowers in the fashion industry, who could not wear them for more contrived reasons... Or in a rack in some store in a rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood staffed with fey men and hot hipster girls... Or in a big ass price tag for 'made in (insert 3rd world country)'... Or surreptitiously sneaked onto blogs read by you or me with under-the-table deals for the blogger. Or worse, when behind the facade of a blogger is actually the PR department of a brand - which happens more often than you might think... And it certainly isn't found by directly copying or 're-interpreting' what (great-)grandpa wore back in the sepia-toned or faded-polaroid-hip good old days while doing all of the above. Anyway, happy reading.
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2/10/11 at 12:06am