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post #10021 of 13784

Funny you say that, in Spain there has been a "trending topic" joke in the various social networks about a specific Zara womens jacket that every other girl (and older ladies too) wears. It even made the (less serious) news in major local newspapers (El País, El Mundo). People refer to it as the "Amancia" because of Zara's (and the parent company Inditex) founder, Amancio Ortega (who is spanish).

 

It's literally impossible to walk around town (not even major city) for 10 minutes and not see at least one of those. I saw 4 of them in like half an hour in a very small town (~100k) last Saturday. This one is easy to spot due to colour (it's yellow) but looks like 80% of women between 20 and 60 has at least a biker jacket, most of them in black, and since it's the perfect weather for this kind of jacket, they're everywhere. Much fewer guys have biker jackets it seems.

 

The jacket in question (Click to show)

 

Meanwhile I bought my first biker jacket last winter (a Falcon). To make things worse, I work in IT. :eh: 

post #10022 of 13784
Not all IT guys are nerds and not all middle aged moms lack style. Just trying to paint a picture for people so no offense. wink.gif
post #10023 of 13784
Anyone know much about the brand BOUNTYxHUNTER? found some shorts that I want, but no idea on quality level.
post #10024 of 13784

As someone from Lisbon, I'd say the double rider jacket is more of a girl thing , paired with the obvious big black hat, round sunglasses with mirror lenses and red lipstick (+Stan smiths to keep it casual) Almost every girl dresses this way at the moment.
For the guys I'd say the gold standard is still the very light blue denim wash(baggy), with some kind of ugly merrell/climbing shoe and a white shirt. I don't see that many bombers though? they still prefer grey hoodies

post #10025 of 13784

Baggy jeans? Everyone is wearing skinnies around here.

post #10026 of 13784
I too am ready for the dr trend to be over. Even on here and probably on reddit there are plenty of people that buy biker jackets for "versatility" and wear it with their otherwise business casual clothing. Just not a great look. A lot of outfits would be much better off with an a2 or something imo. People used to be like "where can you get a 'minimalist' DR that's not toj" and now suddenly the answer is almost every store has a collab from Schott or golden bear or something from in-house or w/e. Not even including fast fashion stuff
Edited by HeavenResign - 5/26/16 at 9:58am
post #10027 of 13784
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Baggy jeans? Everyone is wearing skinnies around here.

Baggy/Regular is still king here haha. Many people still wear those Diesel type of jeans.

Of course there are different kinds of people and many wear skinny jeans too.

post #10028 of 13784
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another wedding question - i'm going to a "black tie optional" wedding. i don't own black tie and have no interest in renting a tux if i don't have to. my only suit is dark navy. will i be ok in a navy suit, white shirt, conservative navy tie?

Likely what most attendees will be wearing, realistically. Although probably more guys in black suits than navy.

If you wanted to be a little more in-line with the black tie theme, you could wear a navy suit + white French cuff shirt + simple cuff links + polished black oxfords + black bow tie + white linen pocket square.

Black tie is really party wear. Swapping the navy tie with a black bow tie makes things look a bit more festive. It'll look less like you're going to the office or a job interview.
post #10029 of 13784
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Anyone know much about the brand BOUNTYxHUNTER? found some shorts that I want, but no idea on quality level.

Old school Japanese streetwear. Imo it's a step below neighbourhood. Comparable to old Bape, which wasn't great quality but not terrible either.
post #10030 of 13784
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From my observation, Lisbon (a very non-fashionable city where people pretty much wear whatever Zara and H&M tell them to) has been saturated over the last year or so with double rider jackets, asymmetrical zips, and bomber jackets, specifically ones with a pocket on the sleeve. It's pretty common for me to see an otherwise completely uncool looking person (not judging) like an IT nerd or a middle aged mom with no regard to their appearance whatsoever including the rest of their outfit, wearing a cheap cotton or even leather jacket with an asymmetrical zip or sleeve pocket. Is this the beginning of these going out of style or are they too classic and will just become a thing where the people who can make them look good will always look cool?



Not trying to dress trendy or anything, and def not in the market for outerwear, but just curious. I'm already starting to cringe a little when I find myself looking at MA-1s.

 



Only about a decade ago, biker jackets were stillf pretty new to mainstream fashion, and the doulbe rider had subculture connotations. Now, it has about as much cultural punch as a pair of jeans - i.e. it is not at all edgy, because it can mean anything to anyone. The trend might fade, but it is now in the same category as the cafe racer and the A2, aka Brioni will make one to be worn while playing golf, in yellow, and no one will blink.
post #10031 of 13784
Thread Starter 

http://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/the-rise-of-the-anti-beauty-aesthetic

 

I gotta say, I am pretty tired of "perfect fits", especially on anti-septic mediums like instragram.

post #10032 of 13784
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Originally Posted by MickeyPunch View Post

Funny you say that, in Spain there has been a "trending topic" joke in the various social networks about a specific Zara womens jacket that every other girl (and older ladies too) wears. It even made the (less serious) news in major local newspapers (El País, El Mundo). People refer to it as the "Amancia" because of Zara's (and the parent company Inditex) founder, Amancio Ortega (who is spanish).

It's literally impossible to walk around town (not even major city) for 10 minutes and not see at least one of those. I saw 4 of them in like half an hour in a very small town (~100k) last Saturday. This one is easy to spot due to colour (it's yellow) but looks like 80% of women between 20 and 60 has at least a biker jacket, most of them in black, and since it's the perfect weather for this kind of jacket, they're everywhere. Much fewer guys have biker jackets it seems.
The jacket in question (Click to show)

Meanwhile I bought my first biker jacket last winter (a Falcon). To make things worse, I work in IT. eh.gif  

Meanwhile at the Lisbon metro station
post #10033 of 13784
Well everyone knows fried chicken is timeless
post #10034 of 13784
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

http://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/the-rise-of-the-anti-beauty-aesthetic

I gotta say, I am pretty tired of "perfect fits", especially on anti-septic mediums like instragram.

"He's hardly breaking new ground here." That about sums it up. Anti-beauty or whatever term he wants to use has been around forever. And as soon as you put a frame around it or a filter over it you've just got another aesthetic. It's the frame I want to shake off but you can't.
post #10035 of 13784
If I see one more think piece about Vetements I might throw up
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