Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. Meis

    Meis Senior member

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    huh? I don't think you're getting what I said

    preppy, workwear/heritage = subcategories of americana
     
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    i don't think you understand the difference between american and americana
     


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    whatever... you're entitled to your own opinion. But, the definition of americana is "related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States" which would include stuff like Trad, preppy, military influenced stuff, etc.
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Right, but like I wrote you can sub it in with any other ubiquitous of-the-minute item and it would be "boring" to the group that's looking for the next big thing or aren't a fan of that particular aesthetic. For that kind of people, it doesn't matter of it's something basic as a flannel or more detailed like a TOJ jacket. It's the "grass is always greener" mentality whereas the fans of that specific genre still find interest in the details. There are plenty of trends on here that are fairly played out and recycled but are tolerated merely because they haven't hit Urban Outfitters status yet.

    That's true but more because it's a bit mixed up. I think you may be confusing what "costume" looks like with what the ad copy actually implies. Yes, put together one could look like a lumberjack or trapper but I haven't seen many lookbooks from Daiki modeled that way, so I doubt many consumers would make that leap. When I mentioned "lifestyle" I meant specifically stores/brands that play up old, masculine movie stars/hobbies/brands/lifestyles as to suggest that if you buy that jacket, your balls will descend, you'll transport back to the 1960s, and Steve McQueen will be begging to blow you.

    Yeah, every niche is guilty of lifestyle whoring but Americana has reached the boiling point for a while now and yet nothing has come up to take its place over the fire.



    In other news, I was surprised to see the McD's uniform down here. Wonder if Levi's just got a lawsuit boner:
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    If "Take Ivy" isn't Americana then I don't know what the fuck is.
     


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    Nice arcuates, but I'm more concerned with what all falls into that ice during a normal day at McDs...
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    If you're mostly worried about ice while you're there, you might want to reassess your priorities.
     


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    This is a pretty fair statement.
     


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    yeah, you're right.

    thanks, im now enlightened to how dumb of a category americana is
     


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    If you want to see how mbarrassing the Americana trend has gotten look no further than the pop up flea. I stopped in today, and considering I thought it jumped the shark by the time they held the first one - and I don't think I was alone in that opinion - it truly has outdone itself now. not in a good way.


    That said I got my dad a belt from the tanner goods guys and they're nice as hell so good work there!
     
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    +1. the internet has come to life in the worst way.
     


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    It really has, but Americana is too low to the ground, too easy for many to reach - back when 'fashion' was big 5 or 6 years ago, there was a nice hierarchy. Now, it's just 'clothes'
     


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    I was turned off from the event after ACL guy came on here after (I think) the first pop-up flea in 2009 and went tit-for-tat with the select few who dared voice criticisms of the event.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    It always makes me smile when I see someone with a real, personal style, cultivated from a lifetime of travel. Usually these people are in their late 30's, but they couldn't look better or more comfortable.

    See antonym: "Occupy pitti uomo" trash
     


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