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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Distinguished Member

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    1. Yes, homelessness is a multi-faceted issue that is pernicious and compounded by significant factors outside of any individual's control - almost as if it requires a social solution!
    2. Abuse victims, addicts, criminals are all much more likely to be homeless - or to become those things through homelessness - especially in states like California where mental health institutions were turfed out by Regan - where do people who can't look after themselves end up?
    3. Do you give money to these places, or do you just lament 'reality' while photographing someone who is suffering to post online to prove a point?


    Man who demonizes homeless people and conflates mental illness with violence lectures on not 'lionising' literally one of the most vulnerable group in his society.

    The idea that we need protection from people that don't even have the agency to buy their own food is extremely flimsy a premise and speaks more to paranoia than anything else.

    I buy an ice cream on a hot day for $6.80 and I'm walking down the street some dude is begging for change, what kind of an asshole walks enjoying their stupidly lucky life and doesn't even have a tinge or sympathy or chuck $.20 to help?

    Probably the same people photographing homeless people and posting it online in the same page asking for over-priced bar recommendations.

    What a wank.
     

  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That someone has little agency or is himself or herself vulnerable is not mutually exclusive with their being more likely to be potentially dangerous. Also, is it really paranoia when you have many, and multiple, personal experiences? It might contribute to experience bias, but it's scarcely paranoia.

    re. homelessness - I'm going to bet that I've had a much closer brush with this than pretty much anyone else posting here, and for factors completely beyond my control, by any measure. I'm not going to post details publicly, but those on the board who know me personally, can probably at least guess at some of the reasons why. If you wish to know more, and are willing to get off your high horse, you are welcome to PM me. My takeaway from my experience is that social a and governmental institutions are pretty useless, and that at the end of the day, you have to rely on your personal network of friends (another good reason to choose friends who you know will have your back no matter the cost) and family, and that there isn't anyone else in the world going to help you, or will feel obligated enough to do so in a way that will truly put them out of their way. Yeah, maybe they'll throw you whatever they have left over, their $0.20, but that's just virtue signalling, and makes no difference whatsoever.

    Re the term "lionizing". It's a common mistake to conflate affluence with moral culpability and poverty with virtue. Some of the language and assertions in some of @dieworkwear 's posts - that he feels that he has more in common with the homeless than with tech people - for example, show this common type of bias. That's all that I'm talking about.
     

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    Hi friend. I believe you have confused me with somebody else.
     

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    +1 That's your greatest country on earth ;)
     

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    Dear Management: I move to ship this convo to CE where it can race to the bottom of the internet. I apologize for my role in stoking it. I just want to talk about fun socks now.
     

  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    This belongs in a museum.
     

  7. Riva

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    Fiction vs RL. I want my finally affordable 5% off Tom Ford orphaned jacket.

    IMG_20190516_093924.jpg
     

  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I have a pair of Happy Socks somewhere. They were green and tartan - a neon green tartan. I dunno what I was thinking.
     

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    I have a Caruso one in wool silk that is pretty great. I think it was called a surgeon jacket. Picked it up at their short lived store on the UES
     

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    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Reduced margins on items on sale? You don't say!

    Did you see the IG post by Barker with the shark and plastic bag? Shameless stuff, man
     

  13. sebastian mcfox

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    You’ve got it all wrong Greg. The big brands have finally recognised the plight of the young Emerging Traditionalist (c). Having seen the light, they are simply doing their bit to help young chaps like Nevill, the struggling art student from inner (but not too inner) metropolitan London afford his first Vicuña gown.

    It’s practically charity.
     
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    Good karma. Thank you Wei for being such a charitable pioneer.
     

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