Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    I definitely agree that our habits and their context are worth talking about. I just don't think fashion blogs do very much of that (at least not the ones I've seen, so please feel free to point me to some that do). Those discussions may come up every so often, but they're not really what the blogs are about, which is generally clothing/photos the blogger likes. So acting like fashion blogs are about sociology as much as clothing is disingenuous. I also think it hints at an underlying sense of embarrassment. Posts like the one you linked to read like apologias for blogging about clothes. They suggest there's something slightly shameful in liking and paying attention to clothing, that they have to defend themselves against accusations that they're frivolous and superficial by showing how they're really thinking about deep, important things. But the majority of the time they're not thinking about deep, important things. I think people should like what they like and spend their time how they choose without apology, and shouldn't bother with dishonest justifications for doing so.


    My favorite part is "wisdom molting into instinct." I'm not sure what exactly wisdom would need to shed (like a snakeskin) to become instinct—knowledge? consciousness? something else that a person can't really do without?
     


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    i think he meant delicious as in appetizing, and yes, id eat those :)
     


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    Need some leather gloves, any recs?
     


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    It's the self-justifying nature of it that's what makes it full of shit. "This is important because i can situate it within theory." Blah blah blah. Critical analysis is great but when it's combined with a self-righteous need to feel like you're advancing some liberal anti-oppression crusade through an absurd twisted "the personal is political so what I have to say is really important" self-justifying quote-unquote critique, THAT'S when you're a full-of-shit blogger instead of an academic (many of whom are also full of shit, btw).


    this, so much this.

    I also personally hate a bunch of critical theory psychobabble masquerading as intellectual analysis, mostly because i think critical theory is deployed to the point of meaninglessness. At this point it's so inward-looking, jargon-heavy and masturbatory that the only people who are going to give a shit are the people who already are familiar with the mode of discourse and agree with you already.

    but that's another issue entirely.
     
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    best ccp gloves/ best gloves ever
     


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    But then I would have to get tabi boots!
     


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    this is not a bad idea
     


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    After your YSL Oreo boots everything looks edible :embar:
     


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    try to find these
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    you mean ann d's? ...yes, those were tasty
     


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    I actually need a scarf rec. Something dark, preferably charcoal or similar that works with black. I know people like Schneider around these parts. Are the scarves good and any alternatives worth considering?
     


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    schneider or sarti, can't go wrong
     


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