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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    This.

    Stuffwhitepeoplelike gives a pretty good summary.

    I actually don't mind it as much as those ubiquitous slim ones with the big brand stuck on the sides.

    I have those glasses [​IMG]
     
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  3. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    Seems a bit beneath you/us, that's all. There are really so few of those people you described (full disclosure, I went to Melbourne Uni twice and the majority of my friends live in sharehouses in the Greater Brunswick and Fitzroy area and revel in the perceived slummyness of it all).

    It's like, people dislike hipsters because they are trendy but inauthentic (as far as I can tell), yet that description applies to so many people it's a bit silly and callous to only apply it to urbanites with tattoos and a passing knowledge of European film.
     
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  4. Coxsackie

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    The male hipster "look" seems fairly well defined. But what do female hipsters look like?

    I'm thinking, tats, nose/lip piercing, one side of head shaved, Docs, rides fixie. Anything else?
     
  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I forgot organic food, Vinyl, flannelette shirts, bicycles most of it from what i have observed is culturally recycled and not original, anyway according to the NYT its passe, but if thats what floats your boat so be it.
     
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    I used to see a girl who considered herself hipster. Nothing really unique, but clothes where only allowed to be purchased from vintage stores on Brunswick Street and savers.

    I got straight out of there when she cracked it(and her friends) at me for oppressing her after I held the door open for her.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Probably owns a vinyl, and probably has a bike. Fucking hipster.

    I don't know if I have a boat - I'm kind of just a nerd who likes loose clothing and concepts.
     
  8. Henry Carter

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    PSA to Canberra members we are planning a few events coming up over the next couple of months leading up to xmas with Braddon Tailors. First one will be the Hustle & Scout Markets on the 22nd November and then our next Trunk Show looking like the 11th December but rather than be at the BT studio we are negotiating with QT Hotel in New Acton to host it for us. At the trunk show we'll have the new Shantung ties and Suspenders released.

    Also I got my dates mixed up on the Free Shipping promotion and the cose actually expires tonight at Midnight not last night for anyone wanting to get a late order in.
     
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  9. herringbonePete

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    Just got some new shirts in the post. 2 don't have a spread collar - (they didn't have the spread in stock for that colour and check combo) I generally buy business shirts with spread collars - especially in a check - so I can wear them 7 days a week if I fancy it taking the shirt from work to home with no dramas.

    The point collars don't look right on me when I wear them business casual open neck, no tie.

    There is a school of though on SF that point collars are less formal than spread collars but a spread collar actually looks so good without a tie - the collars tucked neatly away from your neck and not drawing attention to the fact you are wearing a smarter shirt over a casual shirt. Right now the point collar seems to be actually drawing attention to the fact I am not wearing a tie,sitting up starkly ! Curious how 'rules' on SF come about and yet can be so meaningless!
     
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  10. herringbonePete

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    I first noticed this trend in about 1997 long before anyone started talking about hipsters. Back then in London fashions suddenly changed almost in a year.
    In 1996 people were still wearing colourful cotton shirts - a year later we saw black, turtle neck collars, glasses. it was a distinctly metro-urban look which seems to have been around well before
    the latest incarnation of the hipster. They have just taken that look to the next level!

    It's not a trend I like or would ever go for.
     
  11. The Ernesto

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    You pig.


    Potential iGent on the 96 this morning. Blue check DB jacket, pochette artfully assembled, red lapel pin, black double monks.
     
  12. The Ernesto

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    Urban lumberjacks. That's where it's at.
     
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  13. Prince of Paisley

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    Should've gone full Borat on her.
     
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    I posted this a while back but didn't have time to say what I was going to. The quality of this polo is amazing - thick and well made. I figured out it must be over 15 years old and just gets thrown in the wash and used mostly for working in. The colour has also stayed fairly saturated. I don't think that truck stop exists anymore at YASS? - HC?. Certainly Ampol has disappeared.

    The best , read most robust, polos I have are either freebies or like the above. My other two which come to mind as substantial and long lasting are a World Glaucoma Day polo with logo and a Linux Software conference freebie that must be more than 15 too. I don't like logos or writing on clothes but I do like the odd band T and I have a weakness for the old rockabilly style bowling shirts etc with Joe's Mechanic Pasadena etc.

    Silly rhetorical question: why is it that freebie polos are so much better built than any others I find around? Is it just because they are from a different era?
     
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  15. Prince of Paisley

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    Yass - probably been there about half a dozen times on the way from Syd to Melb - last time was about 2000 - all I remember is it was somewhere you could get out, get petrol and take a piss before you kept going.
     
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    That's about right. Time was that you actually had to stop in Yass on your way through but not now of course. Still there is a big servo and truck stop on the highway, might even be a Mobil you know. My wife's uncle owns the Mobil depot here in Canberra, I'll ask him next time I see him. I pass through once or twice a year on the way to Batlow, boring bloody drive till you get to Gundagai.
     
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    @LonerMatt , chill mate. To me, "hipster" is a look and maybe an attitude, not a person.

    In my 20s, believe it or not, I had a mohawk, Doc Martens suede brothel creepers, and a Brando jacket. Not only did I go to grungy post-punk gigs at the Espy, I was on stage for some of them. I would have been a natural, fully-immersed hipster in today's inner-city scene - but fortunately or unfortunately, I'm now thirty years too old for that kind of folly.

    It's just that hipsters are really easy to poke fun at. So we do.
     
  19. fxh

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    Theres a track winding back,......
     
  20. cciss

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    Just wear things that fit and look good and act nice and as if you don't care and you'll be fine.
     
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