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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    I think its more common or visual in women's wear, as more common for women to wear fast fashion brands, so getting whats in style right now, isn't a big investment, unlike most menswear trends.

    Also I tend to look more at women, than I do men, so that could be the reason why I notice it. :embar:
     
  2. alkydrinker

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    I've noticed DC women are very much like this. I live in nearby Bmore myself, but was at a large event in DC recently and a friend starting pointed out how all these girls were wearing the same/extremely similar items, it was to the point of being bizarre. It led to a discussion about DC people being very conformist by nature (everyone is looking "to get ahead" at some establishment job) as well as not being a very creative population of people.
    Sortof a different point on this topic - I read something in Esquire once by one of the fashion writers that stuck with me. It was something like: "I get tired of seeing men try to stand out by following a trend." It's a simple, seemingly obvious statement, but at the same time I never quite boiled down that thought for myself before, and I found it insightful.
     
  3. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Well-Known Member

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    Alexander McQueen ss15 looks like a lovechild of Neil Barrett and Kris Van Assche that was aborted five months in.

    It's tragic stuff even if you ignore the shoes, which are strong contenders for ugliest of all time.

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  4. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    That description is pretty spot-on.
     
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  5. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you're just hanging out at boring events with boring people.
     
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  6. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

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    do people in the states get stiffed with high customs on norse buys?
     
  7. alkydrinker

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    The event was a large beer fest thing at the Nationals stadium, so it was a pretty representative cross section. It wasn't some specific interest group event or private party.

    But other than a few sub-culture people lurking in the woodwork, I maintain that the masses of Washingtonians are boring conformists, and delusionally self-important to boot. DC had some edge to it through the 90s - other than family weekends to see the monuments, it was actually a bit of an urban backwater and a forgotten place as far as actually living there goes. But, over the last 10+ years it has become just absolutely water logged with boring conformists trying to get their boring conformist snouts in the the big trough of money that feeds the town (money stolen from the rest of the country, not generated through creating anything of value).
     
  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    So it turned into San Francisco?:rimshot:
     
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  9. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    I don't live in DC, but here in San Francisco, beer fests are the least diverse events in this city. And that's saying a lot.
     
  10. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    i want to hear about the edgy nonconformist events alkydrinker has attended outside dc
     
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  11. conceptual 4est

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    How can you possibly think this type of event would be representative of anything but a very specific group?


    edit: guess I was very late with this response
     
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  12. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Well-Known Member

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    It's true. Tapered drop-crotch sweats, Americana (selvedge denim and Red Wings), tiny suits with cropped jackets and pants, etc etc aren't trends. They are timeless, classic.

    There's also some funny idea that guys don't get as crazy about shopping.

    Sneakerheads
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    Sample sale
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  13. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Is being an edgy noncomformist (whatever that is) a matter of pants anyway?
     
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  14. pickpackpockpuck

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    "a matter of pants" will be the name of my autobiography. in stores soon.
     
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  15. conceptual 4est

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    Yes, but your pants have to be really sharp
     
  16. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    We are all so open-minded!
     
  17. Fuuma

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    My pants are really sharp and cut too short and I'm wearing a zebra cap with my lego sandals. I AM A EDGY NONCOMFORMIST!!!!!! And so is like Justin Bieber and his drop crotch shit or OH DAMN
     
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  18. alkydrinker

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    Yeah, I guess you guys have a point there. Though this one had more of an open-air party feel, less about getting nerdy about microbrews.
    I recently went to Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas - 3 days of punk shows in downtown las vegas. The combination of the punk scene thing with downtown Vegas in general, it was pretty nonconformist and edgy.
     
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    ouch! :)
     
  20. MS007

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    Anything bay area is interesting. Mainly looking for stores to check out.
     
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