Music, clothes...are they related?

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  1. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

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    Whenever I'm at the Dior Homme boutique, they play a lot of Indy music and it puts me in the mood to buy their clothes. I think fashion and music are related or get their inspiration from. Of course, there are also other factors that influence fashion/ clothing like the economy and geographic location.
     


  2. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    Not so much. I listen to a lot of rap, and dress like a skinny white kid.
     


  3. Fade to Black

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    I wear mostly Yohji and listen to mostly hip hop...a loose association perhaps, but in my head the two bridge together.

    oh yeah gotta remember and love Yohji's horrendously hilarious collection as an homage to hip hop with the satirical BLING pimp rings and jewelry.

    but to answer the OP question in a more general sense, yes i think music and clothes are just as intertwined as books and clothes, or cinema and clothes, or any form of culture and clothes for that part.
     


  4. Superb0bo

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    I did this thread on sufu http://supertalk.superfuture.com/showthread.php?t=34980 And the answer pretty much is no, but music used to have a huge impact on what I wore(street-hiphop), but not really any more. The music I listen to somewhat goes hand in hand with my clothes, but I have no problem listening to wu-tang while wearing and ocbd and a chore coat.
     


  5. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    The music I listen to somewhat goes hand in hand with my clothes, but I have no problem listening to wu-tang while wearing and ocbd and a chore coat.

    yeah gotta love that stylistic dissonance. Like was pretty surprised/impressed when I saw edmorel knowing so much about hip hop, dressing the way he does.
     


  6. jpeirpont

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    My favorite style of dress is TNSIL/Trad or whatever you like and I listen to mostly Hip Hop, though I do listen to a lot of Jazz also.
     


  7. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd imagine that the correlation for most people would be that music influences how you feel, and how you feel influences how you dress.
     


  8. Brian SD

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    I listen to all kinds of different music, and dress in several different styles, and have noticed that on certain kicks, I'll be listening to music and dressing in a similar style.

    If I'm going through a San Francisco folk kick, I'll be dressing in a more Bohemian style and listening to lots of Jana Hunter, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, etc. Sometimes I dress to match the music, sometimes I listen to music that matches how I dress.

    It's not coincidental, but its not entirely conscious, either.
     


  9. LabelKing

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    I do my hair up like Little Richard when listening to him.
     


  10. JohnnyLaw

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    I think it depends on the extent to which you want the lifestyle associated with the music. I'm really into punk and have been for the past 10 years and as a teenager I wanted to "live it" moreso than I do now. It also has to do with identifying with a subculture and displaying it.

    I don't really feel a need now to be part of a group like that, but there are subtle influences in the way I currently dress. Also, there are a lot of clothes that I like that are associated with punk that I don't think I could pull off because they require too much attitude, and I'm a pretty quiet guy. A leather jacket, ripped black jeans and combat boots is a good look if you've got the right sneer.
     


  11. grundletaint

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    it did up through college. i listen to way too many different types of music to have my clothes associate with it and i don't really identify with any one group anymore. i suppose a t-shirt and jeans works with everything. i do have a tendency to tweak what i'm wearing when i go to live shows to get into the spirit of things.
     


  12. AntiHero84

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    I wouldn't say that the music I listen to changes my outfit on a day-to-day basis, but I certainly go through phases. When I was younger, there was this all-or-nothing attitude which dominated both my music and clothing choice. Punk rock, oi, etc. in high school, where I would wear the boots and tight jeans/shirts. This changed around college. My clothing and music style began to slack into a more laidback, reggae vibe. Towards the end of college, I started gravitating back towards metal and hardcore, along with tighter pants and band shirts. Now, I'm listening to more hardcore, but everything is mish-moshing into this weird combination. I'm certainly trying to bring back some of the edge with more clothing related to hardcore, but it doesn't necessarily depend on how I feel in the morning.

    So to answer the question, yes and no.
     


  13. entropy kid

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    Reading this thread I started to wonder how much different youth cultures influence their ... followers ... later in their life. I can't really imagine adults in baggy pants, triple oversized basketball shirts and flashy hats worn at weird angles but I see quite a lot of people still wearing remnants of their punk rock uniform they used to wear in the early eighties...
    On a side note, I still wear a lot of band tees today but I tend to wear them on days when my overall feelings somehow match the style of the band.
     


  14. Nouveau Pauvre

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    Not so much. I listen to a lot of rap, and dress like a skinny white kid.
    lulz. same here.
    I listen to all kinds of different music, and dress in several different styles, and have noticed that on certain kicks, I'll be listening to music and dressing in a similar style. If I'm going through a San Francisco folk kick, I'll be dressing in a more Bohemian style and listening to lots of Jana Hunter, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, etc. Sometimes I dress to match the music, sometimes I listen to music that matches how I dress. It's not coincidental, but its not entirely conscious, either.
    Though I have been known to put on some Cocorosie or Wooden Wand and throw on a loose thrift store oxford and a crown of daisies. Nice to see some "freak folk" love on here.
     


  15. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    They aren't really related for me. Aren't related at all, actually. But I can see and respect that they are for some people.
     


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