I believe that the way I dress is a manifestation of my personality, or perhaps more accurately, the personality and lifestyle that I wish to portray. For example, I spent much of my life either dressed "gothic" (when I was younger, around 14), "sk8 punk" (from about 16-18), or rockabilly (18-19). Â These were outward showings of my tastes at those times: in music, art, and culture. Â They were also statements as to what social group I wished to belong. The current way I dress is a more homogonized style. Â It's far from mainstream, but it's a more a mix of the previous influeces mentioned, with a dose of class and gentlemanly style thrown in. Â I believe it reflects that I've finally found my own style, both with my clothing and appearance, and within. Â It's also a more unique style, that I use to reflect my interests: music, art, tattoos, etc. Â And, yes, it's still an attempt to state which social group I wish to make an alliance with. Â However, whereas before it was a more blatant proclamation, my current style is more of a general product of my inherent desire to express my art in all elements of my life and appearance. I think that my recent move towards a more tailored "put-together" look is in direct response to my rather dramatic self-transformation (I've lost 65 pounds since last summer or so). Â I express my newfound inner confidence through more flattering threads. Ohhh, and the biggest reason...the chicks dig it. Â Sorry for the length, but this is a subject I've been thinking a lot about lately.
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4/11/04 at 1:03pm