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The Trend Back to Wide Legs and Flares?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by willpower, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    this is how you know it's bad

    if uncontrol likes it, it's generally shit


    you don't like floral shirts, skinny jeans, textured leathers, or fur collars?
     


  2. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I wouldn't be surprised. I've always said the pendulum would swing back. Even got flack for it a year ago.
     


  3. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    I wouldn't be surprised. I've always said the pendulum would swing back. Even got flack for it a year ago.

    This is a pretty safe bet in fashion in general
     


  4. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    No, I know - exactly for that reason.
     


  5. Dellath

    Dellath Senior member

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    Fashion: The front lines of cultural cannibalism.
     


  6. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    What are wide legs? Are we talking just less tapered looser cuts or are we talking silly wide leg stuff like we saw in the 90s? I have no problem with the first (been mixing in looser cuts for a while now) but definitely won't be touching the second.
     


  7. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    What are wide legs? Are we talking just less tapered looser cuts or are we talking silly wide leg stuff like we saw in the 90s? I have no problem with the first (been mixing in looser cuts for a while now) but definitely won't be touching the second.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  8. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Wide legs are definitely coming back, looser silhouettes in general. Flares too, probably. Which is great.
    +1
     


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  10. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    Meh. I don't really care for those. In fact, I don't really care for many styles reminiscent of the late 60s or early 70s. I'd much rather be considered unstylish than dress like a hippie.
    There has been some degree of "hippiedom" for males in the past several years - the combination beard/long hair look (Dave Grohl, Jesus, The Black Keys, etc). Easy for many to go as Charles Manson for Halloween. Never "rocked" it myself, but I see the combo all over the place. Clothing-wise, I might wear wider legged jeans, but bell bottoms is asking too much. You could buy cheaper shoes as a result, though.
     


  11. gwolf

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    i have some true religion billy super t flared jeans.[​IMG]
     


  12. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    Fashion: The front lines of cultural cannibalism.

    I wrote a response to this and then realized I didn't know what you were talking about, elaborate please because this sounds interesting.

    What are wide legs? Are we talking just less tapered looser cuts or are we talking silly wide leg stuff like we saw in the 90s? I have no problem with the first (been mixing in looser cuts for a while now) but definitely won't be touching the second.

    All of those degrees and more, hashed out over and over until everyone is tired of it, at which people will start pushing skinny jeans again.
     


  13. Dellath

    Dellath Senior member

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    I could go into it at length but in a nutshell, with the proliferation of the internet into our everyday lives our current cultures content gets diluted through the stream of constant updates, blog and forum posts, news articles, youtube videos, etc...

    With this high level of diluted content comes an increase in consumption amongst the general populous and in the higher extremes of consumers there is a strong trend of dipping into previous trends or cultures to supplement their content diet when there is not enough current content to occupy them. The reason why 80's parties never go away, why nearly every blockbuster movie these days is remakes or sequels of established comic books or movies.

    We are running out of content and we are too easily occupied to give time to new kinds and forms of it when previously established content gets rehashed very simply and on mass in easy and recognizable forms.

    Now this regurgitating of previous cultures has always been apart of our society, but not at these high levels, and fashion seems to be one of the most obvious. I seem to remember that the leg flares were a trend in the mid to late 90's and if that is the case then it seems that fashion is a head of the bell curve.

    That's my opinion piece on this subject in a very incomplete and short form, hope it clears up my statement for you.
     


  14. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    Cool, I can see where you might think that (you could really fortify that argument by talking about the behavior of film companies during the introduction of the vcr) but ultimately the effects you're talking about have a bunch of discrete disparate factors that don't really boil down into a faster and more intense rate of information intake.

    Fashion has always borrowed from previous eras dog, just leaf through some old GQs or something. Also, 80's parties are not this eternal constant thing for most people. Also, I don't know what "bell curve" you're talking about, that is usually used to refer to probability distribution.

    Luckily I am holding office hours next week.
     


  15. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    These are absolutely fucking hideous.
     


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