Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Even FF7 couldn't hold my interest. I'm bad at being a video game nerd.

    Side note: There's this documentary on Netflix Instant called "Seamless" that might interest Cloak fans- it's about Alexandre Plokhov and some others competing in some Vogue-sponsored contest for young designers from 2005.
     
  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Totally OT, but... [​IMG]

    Oh damns. From someone obviously well-schooled in the wizardry of political correctness, isn't all this referring to 'dick measuring' a little, well, phallogocentrist? :p

    Oh well. Interesting nonetheless.
     
  3. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Lemme break this down ok?

    Subcultures form when people who are interested in similar things create a group identity that helps them shape their personal identies. Every subculture is based around a specialized set of knowledge. This specialized knowledge distinguishes who is and is not part of the subculture, and provides the social currency (or capital) of the group.

    The most important determining factor of a subculture is: how that social capital is used.

    In the dickmeasure case, the capital is used to get things by virtue of one's membership in the group. This includes both tangible reward and the intangible feeling of "cool" one gains by virtue of one's superordinate place within the group. (Some groups give this feeling by virtue of their exclusivity, while other groups have this dynamic willfully established by those with large amounts of in-group social capital *cough*jet*cough*). If one feels like they get status from their membership in the group, they will attempt to raise the barriers of entry into that group, and you get dickmeasuring, hierarchies, and a lot of hate thrown at those who are "poseurs."

    However, there is another way knowledge-based social capital can be used: in production. This usually happens when people use the social capital gained by being a member of the group to do things that are pleasurable in and of themselves. In the SF case, a lot of people are joining because they have an interest in clothing and they gain pleasure from dressing well. To generate that social pleasure, individuals in this group engage in the "production" of fits--i.e. we take the shared cultural knowledge and make it our own through putting clothing together on our bodies and taking pictures of ourselves and posting them on the internet. People in this group are usually those who have a passion for stuff and like to talk about it, and that alone is enough--this is the characterization of "geek" subcultures because people gain pleasure solely from "geeking out" as it were, and thus, don't have to draw any boundaries for group membership. These groups also have a very circle-jerky set of qualities and are very much prone to group-think.

    EDIT: Ok i'm done
     
  4. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    paging canadian: AR_Six can you come back and talk about fffs again ? it's loads more interesting when i have no idea what you're saying as opposed to ^ having no idea what he's writing [​IMG]
     
  5. Wu Dynasty

    Wu Dynasty Senior member

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    Chrono Cross OST is the best, son.
     
  6. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    Chrono Cross OST is the best, son.
    No, but you may enjoy this -
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    paging canadian: AR_Six can you come back and talk about fffs again ? it's loads more interesting when i have no idea what you're saying as opposed to ^ having no idea what he's writing [​IMG]
    Actually if now that Wu mentions it, if you really feel like being confused, anyone want to explain the plot of Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross to me? I still have no idea wtf was going on there.
     
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    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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  9. noob in 89

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    Graphic, I get what you're saying. I just found it kind of weird you'd dress-up a fairly standard argument in the occult language of postmodernism, yet keep the sexist undercurrents of those old unreflective binaries (competition as male trait, etc.).

    Not complaining, though. I'd like to hear more about your views on SF, actually...
     
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    what the fuck happened here

    yeah fuck that ill see yall tomorrow
     
  11. Makeshift_Robot

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    yeah fuck that ill see yall tomorrow

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    fuck all this noise

    ff music was pretty good though. I don't really like many movies but I loved Advent Children
     
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    fuck all this noise

    ff music was pretty good though. I don't really like many movies but I loved Advent Children


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  13. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    ^ [​IMG] PS well done all, mission successful in re: giving Graphicnovelty an exhibit a for his "geeking out" hypothesis
     
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    ^^ Ugh, no. Even 12 was better.
     
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