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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Black is cool. I want to be cool. Ergo
     
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  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    And this.... (starts at 0:27)
     
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  3. steveoffice

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    blue is double monks of footwear color :foo:
     
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  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I assume you mean worn out - I think this is especially true for cotton. One of the many reasons the ubiquitous black dockers and black Express dress shirts look terrible IMHO.

    Black wool or silk can hold up alright.
     
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  5. diniro

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    “Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” - Ann Demeulemeester
     
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    No eyelets means no speed lacing, right? Or just no metal eyelets themselves. I'd do eyelets but no speed hooks + goyser cause it's a nice touch characteristic of shoes from that region.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^this was kind of what I was getting at supposing that black is "dramatic". Does everybody who wear black talk like this?
     
  8. Bam!ChairDance

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    Yes. I hate people who wear black. I never invite them to my parties. That's why I wear orange. I hear that's the new black.
     
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  9. unbelragazzo

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    I've only seen one episode. But the 70s show girl getting naked makes me happy.
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    What are you expecting, exactly? There are people who will say "black is cool," and there are people who will wax philosophical on my they appreciate its virtues, such as the designers quoted above. I'm not sure I understand your approach. There are a lot of different blacks, and a lot of different fabrics. Some fade on purpose. Some don't. Some are grungy, others long and flowy, still others sharp and formal.

    With regards to "people talking like this," you're coming from a forum where people refer to each other as gentlemen and talk about classic and timeless clothing as if that meant something. Do all people who "wear black" - whatever that means - talk like "this?" - whatever that means? Unlikely. Do all people who wear suits talk like Cary Grant?
     
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  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well what I meant was, in CM black definitely means something, which is understood by most people who care about it. Here it seems like black is worn more often. So I'm interested to know if it still has a meaning or if, by being worn more often, it loses a specific meaning. And if it has a meaning, what is it?
     
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  12. Black is the color chosen by us to make people from CM overthink everything we do.
     
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  13. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Black does not have a universal SW&D connotation (hell some designers don't even have a singular vision of black). It's more complicated than black tie/funerals only.
     
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    It's not a bad question, but I think your focus might be a bit narrow. By which I mean that people have their reasons - a kid shopping at hot topic and wearing Manson shirts is not necesserily finding the same meaning in the color as someone who's wearing, say, alexandre plokhov (random example; I own some Plokhov pieces). I think that the most successful "What is SF Wearing" articles are the ones in which people start to open up about why they wear what they wear. For example, I find the black pieces that I do own soft, comfortable, and almost cradling. Part of that's color, part of that's material. I don't see myself as a brash rebel or anything like that. It's not as restrictive as CM. Black doesn't necessarily equal formality, and it doesn't necessarily equal punks or goths either. As another example, I have a poofy, cuddly shawl-collared blazer/cardigan thing from engineered garments that is black/white/grey, and it sort of just looks like cabin wear.


    edit: i guess cyc summed it up pretty succinctly
     
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  15. steveoffice

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    Unbelragazzo, I think you are asking a wrong group of people. May I suggest that you post your question in the SZ random fashion thoughts thread ?

    You might get more coherent and affable response there :nodding:
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The responses from cyc and Synth were coherent and friendly already :) or at least, helpful. Thanks, guys.
     
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    "The wicked poster, who asks What does this color black mean to you? is characterized by forum prescripts as isolating himself from the sub-forum/-fora, standing by and judging the behavior of others as if he himself did not belong [to the collective]. Therefore he is rebuked by the explanation that It is because Black cloaks me and many more that I refuse to pin it down with a monolithic definition."

    Someone pass me the horseradish and that dry crackerbread stuff.
     
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    How is that going for you? ;)




    Yeah, I don't know where the r went.

    I have a dog and black just screams dog hair come here, we are having a party.
     
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    Would post. Smiths Unloveable video if I knew how from phone. Also wearing black cowboy shirt today.
     
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