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Calling all SF Goths (current and former). . .

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Hard2Fit, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    So what is (or was) the appeal?
    Even in my pre-teen years I could never relate.

    This NYT article got me thinking.
     
  2. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    I for one would like to see pics of a current SF goth.
     
  3. LabelKing

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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I for one would like to see pics of a current SF goth.

    Check out my WAYWTs. Bella morte ... it will set us free.
     
  5. Cravate_Noire

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    A guy named "Lucifer", I mean if he had to wear opera pumps or a hanky in his breastpocket to work...
     
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    Well that would explain alot of the anger. Frankly, if that was my look I'd hate my parents as well.
     
  7. thinman

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    I believe it would be acceptable for a SF goth wear a black suit for business.[​IMG]
     
  8. Big A

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    I was not a goth, but I liked goth girls in H.S., mostly because they did not feel the need to be constrained by conventional thoughts about relations with the opposite sex (a.k.a, they would actually have sex, as opposed to talking about it). I was extremely partial to this girl who was from one of the richest families in Florida, was skinny as a rail, and liked fishnets and studded black leather.

    Just to prove we all grow up, her house was recently profiled in Palm Beach Life magazine, and she was wearing Lilly Pulitzer [​IMG]
     
  9. zjpj83

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    Ok, I'll come clean

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    That's not a goth. That's a juggalo, which is a whole thread unto itself.
     
  11. LabelKing

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    Well that would explain alot of the anger. Frankly, if that was my look I'd hate my parents as well.
    It seems to me that the great majority of these subcultures are filled up with fat, physically unattractive people, which frankly, is not surprising. Oftentimes, they are quite unintelligent as well. It's very proletarian.
     
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    So what is (or was) the appeal?
    Even in my pre-teen years I could never relate.

    This NYT article got me thinking.


    Trying to think of suitable introductory lines if the woman at the bar is wearing these.
     
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    That's not a goth. That's a juggalo, which is a whole thread unto itself.

    I feel frightened there is a distinction.
     
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    Oftentimes, they are quite unintelligent as well.


    times have changed but the goths I knew in HS and college were usually pretty skinny and some of the smartest most well read and overall intelligent freaks I've ever met
     
  15. J Simulcik

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    Ok, people, let's work this out together. Culture is a function of location. First, the driveway is not paved, and we can not see the local byway. We can therefore wager that said driveway is fairly long, suggesting a rural locale. This is further evidenced by the large satellite dish over this gentleman's left shoulder, indicating that he resides too far from the cable company to fall within their service area. What looks to be an aerial is visible on his right, further evidencing such a distance from a metropolitan area large enough to host a television broadcast antenna that his television, even augmented with 'rabbit ears' can not pick up a satisfactory signal.

    The imposing distance implied suggests no easy access to the cutting edge fashion, trends, and culture necessary to express oneself beyond the broad cookie-cutter labels of jock, nerd, outsider. Our young friend here is obviously displeased with, or unsuited for, the two former, and thus has chosen to exemplify the latter.

    Life is suffering. </[​IMG]>
     
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    I feel frightened there is a distinction.

    If you feel frightened now, you should Google "juggalo" and see what you come up with. They are monumentally retarded in both dress and lifestyle. It will blow your mind.
     
  17. LabelKing

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    times have changed but the goths I knew in HS and college were usually pretty skinny and some of the smartest most well read and overall intelligent freaks I've ever met
    Hot Topic must be blamed. It seems to me that happens with subcultures when they appropriated by mass culture, as it were.
     
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    Yeah I was goth back in the day but this was pre Vampire/Mall goth. I loved the music with bands like Sisters of Mercy and Fields of the Nephilim it was very dark and heavy. So it was more leather and PVC then it was fishnet and velvet. I loved the darker clubs too like Slimelight in London and Neo here in Chicago. I didn't do too much of the mackup thing either just a little of the black eyeliner on the lower lid for that dramatic effect.
     
  19. Hard2Fit

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    That was the kind of response I was looking for.
    Unfortunately this thread may have to be moved to 'DTs' as it degenerated rather quickly.
     
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    I would guess existential angst, hormones, and ridicule would be the main ingredients involved in creating a goth. Then again, there are many kinds of goths. Hot Topic mallgoths who listen to Manson or Evanescence get 0 respect. H.P. Lovecraft/Bauhaus/Fields of Nephilim real goths I can understand.
     

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