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Bandanas?!?!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JoMak_NYC, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

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    Who rocks these? And how?

    I don't myself -- and the majority of people I see here (mainly in SoHo) wearing them are the young "urban peacocks". Complete with BAPE tees, plaid shorts, Fresh Prince of Belair hats, Wizard of Oz "wicked witch" socks and Adicolor Kermits.

    Maybe I'm just on the older more conservative side. ie boring [​IMG]
     
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    digital_denim Senior member

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    Brian SD is wearing a nice 45 RPM one in the WAYWN thread. He don't look too peacockish.
     
  3. JoMak_NYC

    JoMak_NYC Senior member

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    Brian SD is wearing a nice 45 RPM one in the WAYWN thread. He don't look too peacockish.

    He was my inspiration. And no, he doesn't look peacockish at all.
     
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    I keep one in my back pocket most of the time--treat it like a handkerchief (so don't do this with your Dior bandana or anything, I guess) and it's really handy. Wipe off your hands, tie it around your neck if you're going to be in the summer sun for a while and want to spare your collar the sweat; I even put it up over my mouth if I'm riding my bike through the city and come across a road that's being repaved, since I'm not really a fan of inhaling dust clouds. I figure anything that's used functionally can't look too peacockish. And Brian pulls off his quite well.
     
  5. Brian SD

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    thanks for the kind words. I just wrinkled it up and put it around my neck, and generally wear it with duller colors (works perfect with tan). just don't wear bandanas with a cowboy hat or other western-looking wear, or you'll really come off looking gay. also looks good inside a peacoat, worn kind of like an ascot.
     
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    Haven't rocked one since the early 80s with my "Shout at the Devil" pin, think I tied it around my knee ala Vince Neil [​IMG]
    Are they trendy today?
     
  7. Brian SD

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    Haven't rocked one since the early 80s with my "Shout at the Devil" pin, think I tied it around my knee ala Vince Neil [​IMG]
    Are they trendy today?


    Not trendy, not that I know of. I've seen but one or two other guys with them.
     
  8. JoMak_NYC

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    Not trendy, not that I know of. I've seen but one or two other guys with them.

    I see it alot more than that here. And I saw Pharell wearing one in his latest video w/The Clipse. So I expect those numbers to rise.
     
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    I see it alot more than that here. And I saw Pharell wearing one in his latest video w/The Clipse. So I expect those numbers to rise.
    I saw a lot of bandannas while I was in Eastern Europe this summer. Can't say I could pull off the look but all the power to those who can. On a side note, I just saw the Pharell/Clipse video. What the hell is Pharell smoking these days? His stuff for the past couple of years has been terrible...And he keeps going on about his skate boarding team....

    A.
     
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    Fully half the WAYWT pictures on Superfuture prominently feature bandanas. It's definitely trendy with a certain crowd.
     
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    I wear one to the gym many times on my head.[​IMG]
     
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    i'm pissed. i lost my n(n) bandana in osaka while biking around - was looking forward to experimenting with it. ah well, will have to wait til another cool one comes around.
     
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    hey jomak

    Since you live in nyc then i have to warn you about how you wear a bandana.

    That could get you fucked up in the wrong neigborhood.
    Red, blue, grey, brown, lime green, olive green,(etc, nearly every color actually) is a attached to a set. If it isn't one of the regular ones with the traditional pattern then you are good, maybe.
     
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    hey jomak

    Since you live in nyc then i have to warn you about how you wear a bandana.

    That could get you fucked up in the wrong neigborhood.
    Red, blue, grey, brown, lime green, olive green,(etc, nearly every color actually) is a attached to a set. If it isn't one of the regular ones with the traditional pattern then you are good, maybe.


    --- Does that apply to Kangol's too[​IMG]
     
  15. Brian SD

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    Fully half the WAYWT pictures on Superfuture prominently feature bandanas. It's definitely trendy with a certain crowd.

    Wow, guess I haven't been paying attention. Still. The Superfuture crowd is still 1% of people you actually see.
     
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    Wow, guess I haven't been paying attention. Still. The Superfuture crowd is still 1% of people you actually see.

    True. And just like anything else, some of the posters on SF pull it off well, others less so. I like to think of bandanas as scarves you're allowed to wear in summer. [​IMG]
     
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    ^^I love the idea of a "summer scarf"^^

    I've tried wearing a bandana around my neck, but I can't pull it off. Although, I did wear one around my old 'fro (headband style) while moving furniture in the heat. I don't think it looked half bad actually.

    I've tried wearing one inside of a button-up so it's hidden except for where the very top button is undone, but I'm not sure about it. I really like bandanas though, and I'll find a way to make them work in my wardrobe one of these days.
     
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    Not trendy, not that I know of. I've seen but one or two other guys with them.
    i wouldnt say they are "trendy" per se, at least not yet, but the numbers are definately rising where i live (chicago). i was at pitchfork music fest (indie lollapalooza) a few weeks back and saw quite a few. it has been a punk staple for years however and ive had one in my back pocket for some time and i will throw it around my neck once in a while. i love wearing scaves so in the summer it is a good alternative.

    on another note my friend jessica has been rocking them forever and does it better than most.
     
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    During a certain phase I was wearing a black one all the time, wrapped wide around my head with my hair sticking out the top. It looked... scary. Occasionally I would tie it up (what I imagined to be) g-style with the knot in the front. That was after I clippered my hair all the way down. It also looked scary that way. I think bandannas just look scary on me. I like to keep one around though, for sweeping the dusty garage, or to tie around my eyes when trying to nap during the day, etc.

    Oh yeah, and occasionally when playing a gig I would tie it over my nose (and below) when taking the mic, to look more badass or something.
     
  20. Brian SD

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    j you hardass.

    yea cultpop the only dudes i see rocking the bandana are on the scenier side.
     

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