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post #16 of 70
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this is how you know it's bad

if uncontrol likes it, it's generally shit

you don't like floral shirts, skinny jeans, textured leathers, or fur collars?
post #17 of 70
I wouldn't be surprised. I've always said the pendulum would swing back. Even got flack for it a year ago.
post #18 of 70
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I wouldn't be surprised. I've always said the pendulum would swing back. Even got flack for it a year ago.

This is a pretty safe bet in fashion in general
post #19 of 70
No, I know - exactly for that reason.
post #20 of 70
Fashion: The front lines of cultural cannibalism.
post #21 of 70
What are wide legs? Are we talking just less tapered looser cuts or are we talking silly wide leg stuff like we saw in the 90s? I have no problem with the first (been mixing in looser cuts for a while now) but definitely won't be touching the second.
post #22 of 70
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Originally Posted by Curious_George View Post
What are wide legs? Are we talking just less tapered looser cuts or are we talking silly wide leg stuff like we saw in the 90s? I have no problem with the first (been mixing in looser cuts for a while now) but definitely won't be touching the second.
post #23 of 70
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
Wide legs are definitely coming back, looser silhouettes in general. Flares too, probably. Which is great.
+1
post #24 of 70
Meh. I don't really care for those. In fact, I don't really care for many styles reminiscent of the late 60s or early 70s. I'd much rather be considered unstylish than dress like a hippie.
post #25 of 70
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Meh. I don't really care for those. In fact, I don't really care for many styles reminiscent of the late 60s or early 70s. I'd much rather be considered unstylish than dress like a hippie.
There has been some degree of "hippiedom" for males in the past several years - the combination beard/long hair look (Dave Grohl, Jesus, The Black Keys, etc). Easy for many to go as Charles Manson for Halloween. Never "rocked" it myself, but I see the combo all over the place. Clothing-wise, I might wear wider legged jeans, but bell bottoms is asking too much. You could buy cheaper shoes as a result, though.
post #26 of 70
i have some true religion billy super t flared jeans.
post #27 of 70
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Originally Posted by Dellath View Post
Fashion: The front lines of cultural cannibalism.

I wrote a response to this and then realized I didn't know what you were talking about, elaborate please because this sounds interesting.

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Originally Posted by Curious_George View Post
What are wide legs? Are we talking just less tapered looser cuts or are we talking silly wide leg stuff like we saw in the 90s? I have no problem with the first (been mixing in looser cuts for a while now) but definitely won't be touching the second.

All of those degrees and more, hashed out over and over until everyone is tired of it, at which people will start pushing skinny jeans again.
post #28 of 70
I could go into it at length but in a nutshell, with the proliferation of the internet into our everyday lives our current cultures content gets diluted through the stream of constant updates, blog and forum posts, news articles, youtube videos, etc... With this high level of diluted content comes an increase in consumption amongst the general populous and in the higher extremes of consumers there is a strong trend of dipping into previous trends or cultures to supplement their content diet when there is not enough current content to occupy them. The reason why 80's parties never go away, why nearly every blockbuster movie these days is remakes or sequels of established comic books or movies. We are running out of content and we are too easily occupied to give time to new kinds and forms of it when previously established content gets rehashed very simply and on mass in easy and recognizable forms. Now this regurgitating of previous cultures has always been apart of our society, but not at these high levels, and fashion seems to be one of the most obvious. I seem to remember that the leg flares were a trend in the mid to late 90's and if that is the case then it seems that fashion is a head of the bell curve. That's my opinion piece on this subject in a very incomplete and short form, hope it clears up my statement for you.
post #29 of 70
Cool, I can see where you might think that (you could really fortify that argument by talking about the behavior of film companies during the introduction of the vcr) but ultimately the effects you're talking about have a bunch of discrete disparate factors that don't really boil down into a faster and more intense rate of information intake.

Fashion has always borrowed from previous eras dog, just leaf through some old GQs or something. Also, 80's parties are not this eternal constant thing for most people. Also, I don't know what "bell curve" you're talking about, that is usually used to refer to probability distribution.

Luckily I am holding office hours next week.
post #30 of 70
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These are absolutely fucking hideous.
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