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Does humour belong in style?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by FlyingMonkey, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Simple question really. Or to put it another way, can clothes be funny and still be stylish? And if so, what are the requirements, if any, for the successful application of humour to clothes? Are there some good examples (pictures, please)?

    Above all, how far can we get away with being a little bit jokey in what we wear without it either going unnoticed, dominating everything else about any particular fit, or just not being stylish any more?
     
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    It seems to me that people who attempt to incorporate humor into their style of dress are for lack of better description attention whores and more often times than not annoying IRL
     
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    I can confirm that I'm an obnoxious attention whore and I do inject "humor" into my style of dress.

    I can also confirm that most people who care about what other people are wearing to the point that their entire day can be ruined by someone else's outfit are pretty fucking boring and absolutely worthless as human beings.
     
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    I like the dead baby joke vibe Kunk gives off.
     
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    The only form of humor anyone knows any more is irony. Even me posting this fact is itself a meta-commentary which would implode on itself if taken any further.
     
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    What's the best part about nailing 100 babies to the wall?
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    Ripping them down.
     
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    are we talking about dressing like a clown...or wearing a pin wheel hat or what?
     
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    Absolutely. The easiest thing is T-shirts with a clever picture or text printed on it. Threadless has plenty. Goes well with streetwear.

    Then there's clothing that walks the fine line between cool and gaudy. I've got this bright blue sportscoat with black houndstooth pattern that I've been told makes me look like a pimp or something out of Miami Vice, mostly because it's very unusual to see something like that here. So people get a laugh out of it and I get a laugh out of their comments.

    The key trick is wearing it with confidence.
     
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    No.
     
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    you must be referring to the what are you wearing now/today thread regulars.
     
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    This thread title made me think: Does Humor Belong in Music?

    Sup Zappa fans
     
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    graphic tees and so on are kind of the tip of the iceberg, and the most obvious (potentially lame) route but i would say that theres tongue in cheek design and that if those garments are worn its definately "humor in style". i think you see it more in SW&D culture than traditional gear, but it shows up in more traditional menswear too.

    couple things come to mind:

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    Jesus, no. No.

    Edited to add: I hear there's a new movie out, it's called "Die Alan Cumming, Die!"

    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] It was meant to be a nod to the Mother of Invention. He certainly managed it, but then again, a lot of people don't get his sense of humour at all.

    I quite like some referential T's, like those ones that use the logos from fictional companies in movies, but funny slogan T's are one thing I'd never do. IMO they are the most obvious form of humour in clothes, although Alan Cumming's trousers are coming pretty damn close behind. IMO they are the most obvious form of humour in clothes, although Alan Cumming's trousers are coming pretty damn close behind.
     
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    [accidental duplicate]
     
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