The discussion with Pink Panter in wywth made me realise this is an interesting topic. Quoting Pinky "Though, admittedly those little authentic details - the cigarette pockets, hammer loops, tripod pockets, etc. always turn me off from buying the workwear stuff because they seem like a museum piece, a relic, more than everyday wear. Bums me, because I can really get behind the fabrics/patterns - the herringbone wools, the heavy weight twills, chambrays, etc. I realised that im pretty much on the other end of the spectrum, I like workwear and "classics", (in part) just because it has "history" and looks the way it does for a reason, with details that once, or still, had a use. It so to say "culturally anchored" in another, more fundamental, way than just a pair of pants and a sweater. It of course gives it a museum piece quality, but I for some reason dont mind it. For me it makes it more interesting when pieces have the right details, and somehow adds to the "experience". How do the rest of you with and interest in vintage styles feel about this? Especially all the newer EG fans, just cool designs, or interesting because of its history? And should menswear/clothes be "modern"?
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1/16/09 at 7:18am