Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    lol, recent argument in this thread concerning eating out suggests different to me
     


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    how so?

    kunk's plan didn't work out it seems lol
     


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    I'm so tired of bb1's posting, I see the block of text and just feel fucking tired.
     


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    I'm so tired of bb1's posting, I see the block of text and just feel fucking tired.

    I had to restrain myself from
    saying something but then I got distracted searching twitter for combinations of various chain restaurants and "threw up" or "food poisoning" lol
     


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    I had to restrain myself from saying something but then I got distracted searching twitter for combinations of various chain restaurants and "threw up" or "food poisoning" lol
    LOL also, turns out I am buying that Jere this upcoming week, fucking HYPED. And 2 Thom Shirts, and an EG blazer. FUCK.
     


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    i'm more sick of bb1's usage of the false dichotomy of rationality vs. creativity that was thrown off years ago, just like most vestiges of modernist thought. (9)
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Externalize reality.

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    Perhaps this sounds lazy and boring to some, but trying to wear more unusual outfits while traveling is just too difficult and time consuming to pull off well. Compared to the bland and baggy outfits I see others wearing most places, even my most basic fit tends to stand out anyway.

    Couldn't imagine travelling with anything more than carry-on these days (unless you're going backpacking around the world). If you pack smart you can easily last a couple weeks.
     


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    i've enjoyed a lot of bb1's long posts even though i don't always agree with his conclusion
    i find it funny to think that new members probably (given the general age group here, the brands he's into, the fact that he never posts fits and so on) picture him as some college kid who just took a critical thinking class and needs to show off his argumentative prowness....
    well he himself said in old posts that he's over 40! (and that he dressed terribly until only a couple years ago)
    that should make his posts a lot less unbearable shouldn't it? [​IMG] you know it's not like he has no *right* to be condescending towards a lot of things
     


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    for the record, olive garden is delicious

    One possible reason why Americans dress poorly and don't care about quality clothing is because the US is the most rationalized society in the world. In a highly rationalized society there is a tendency for quantity which is delivered quickly and inexpensively to be viewed as the measure of quality.

    Thus we see the majority of Americans eating out at restaurants like Olive Garden, Applebees, and Red Lobster. Most of these chains provide the culinary equivalent of frozen food heated in a microwave. Yet the patrons of these places don't see it that way since they have been socialized to believe that highly rationalized systems and quality are nearly synonymous. The clean family friendly establishment that quickly and consistently delivers large quantities of safe tasting food is the quality choice. And odds are good most people's workplace promotes similar values.

    Would not people's clothing choices be influenced in a similar manner? Looking at videos on youtube we can easily find young women showing us their mediocre finds from Forever21, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls as if they've hit the jackpot. "Look at this, I got 10 cute tops from TJ Maxx for only $50!" No matter where you live odds are there's a TJ Maxx within minutes of your home, providing you with inexpensive clothing in a predictable manner similar to how the Olive Garden delivers your food.

    Additionally elitism is the equivalent of quality and American society shuns elitism. "What's that? Olive Garden is not good enough for you? Well you must be a snob!"

    Lastly I would argue that good fashion design (like anything creative) is an inherently irrational process, and in a highly rationalized society such processes are unlikely to be highly valued.
     


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    I don't know what BB1 thinks 'rational' means but I wouldn't call his description 'rational'.

    Cords are disgusting. Agree?

    False and wrong. Try again.

    just made a hypebeast account...what has my life come to?

    Good plan dogggggggggg

    I have this great idea that I'll drop off the map and go walkabout later this year, which would involve no longer having a steady source of income.

    I also am really considering dropping $$$ for some black waxed jawnz.


    Good ass plan

    Waxy jeans are punishing in the summer though.

    synth I realized a long time ago when I was still coppin up a storm that this is one of the most expensive hobbies ever

    Real talk though. I have friends who bitch to me about costly vinyl and costly videogames and I sit there sympathizin wearing 200 dollar shoes, thinking about how I need another pair of 200 dollar shoes for interviews and shit, and then maybe drop 1k on a jacket by november or so.
     


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    Argh. I would love to buy more margiela and damir, as well as some ann for summer, but goddamn.

    I have this great idea that I'll drop off the map and go walkabout later this year, which would involve no longer having a steady source of income.

    I'll be back traveling again in a few weeks, and I'm pretty sure I'll have a leather duffle, a blue cotton blazer, shredded apc's, margiela boots and a pack of hanes with me, and that'll be it. I wish I could find more shit like that, you know? rick dunks don't travel that well.

    I also am really considering dropping $$$ for some black waxed jawnz.


    isnt a leather duffle obnoxious for traveling? Steezy but heavy
     


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