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Are you throwing down again?


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no.
post #47 of 152
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Why do people incessantly use the word Asian to refer exclusively to East Asians?

True enough. If you really want to stump people at a party, ask them which well-known American university has an Asian mascot.
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That sounds rockin'.

Post pics so that we can judge if you should have gone with the sandwich.

I already know that I should have had the sandwich.
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True enough. If you really want to stump people at a party, ask them which well-known American university has an Asian mascot.

Seminoles are Indians, right?
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I prefer the term, Oriental. It's all encompassing.
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I prefer the term, Oriental. It's all encompassing.

I prefer to refer to Sator as Antipodal. It's all encompassing.


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I prefer the term, Oriental. It's all encompassing.

That's a very old expression; used as a perjorative occasionally down through history.
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That's a very old expression; used as a perjorative occasionally down through history.

Believe me, LK is more than aware of this.
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That's a very old expression; used as a perjorative occasionally down through history.

I think LK is saying that in the same spirit he talks about "porch monkeys" or "negroes".
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If we subtract 'tweeds' from the question; I would say imop mostly no, 'Asians' should not.

To me tweed is a fabric with entirely British connotations - a kind of regional thing. It looks 'off' on Asians. As one, I won't wear it. In some instances it looks fine on younger Asian guys; but youth can get away with a lot.

I'm not sure about the Japanese guys that adopt this. Some few look good, most are costumey.
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If we subtract 'tweeds' from the question; I would say imop mostly no, 'Asians' should not.

To me tweed is a fabric with entirely British connotations - a kind of regional thing. It looks 'off' on Asians. As one, I won't wear it. In some instances it looks fine on younger Asian guys; but youth can get away with a lot.

I'm not sure about the Japanese guys that adopt this. Some few look good, most are costumey.

What about all the Italians and Indiana Jones?
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That's a very old expression; used as a perjorative occasionally down through history.

What term used to describe a group hasn't been used as a pejorative at some point? I still see the word in use everywhere, include by oriental people themselves. I'm never going to stop using it, it's too useful. Where I come from, 'Asian' usually refers to those from the subcontinent, so the only alternative I can think of is the anthropological 'mongoloid', which isn't really appropriate.
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Believe me, LK is more than aware of this.

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I think LK is saying that in the same spirit he talks about "porch monkeys" or "negroes".

Ah, ok guys, I get it now.

Still, the lesser the usage the better. No sense in making possibly making anyone uncomfortable by bringing back to attention usages best forgotten.
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I think the cut usually determines the old man effect. I have a loud (large pattern, every color under the sky against a primarily brown/yellow ground with big nubbly texture) tweed DB car coat from Cucinelli that's cut very slim, and it doesn't look old man at all. Its particular craziness makes it easier to wear with a large number of things, which is why I like tweed. I"m a southeastern Asian if that helps the colorists out there.

I'm a bit embarassed but gratified by the compliments about my Mahon pieces. Thanks!

--Andre
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Originally Posted by Mustapha View Post
If we subtract 'tweeds' from the question; I would say imop mostly no, 'Asians' should not.

To me tweed is a fabric with entirely British connotations - a kind of regional thing. It looks 'off' on Asians. As one, I won't wear it. In some instances it looks fine on younger Asian guys; but youth can get away with a lot.

I'm not sure about the Japanese guys that adopt this. Some few look good, most are costumey.

I don't agree with this at all. Your vision of culture and ethnicity really doesn't take into account the multiculturality of many industrialised countries, and how style can be adopted by anyone, so long as it complements their complexion, build, etc. Perhaps I'm over-interpreting this, but by this rationale you might as well say that ALL non-Europeans shouldn't wear suits, since after all, the suit is a Western European creation.

On a personal level, I'm of Chinese descent, born in the UK and wear tweed, windowpane fabrics, prince of wales... Where would that put me? Costumey? Rdiculous? I' don't think so. Worsted fabrics don't look any less costumey than tweed - it just depends on your frame of reference.
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