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what does it mean to wear something ironically?

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In the navy blazer hate thread, many people mention wearing clothes in an "ironic" manner. I have absolutely no idea what this means. Can someone explain this concept to me?
 

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Originally Posted by Milhouse
In the navy blazer hate thread, many people mention wearing clothes in an "ironic" manner. I have absolutely no idea what this means. Can someone explain this concept to me?

Consider yourself not a tool, and lucky. And try to stay that way.
 

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If your blazer buttons have the Harvard crest, and the point is to announce to the world that you went to Harvard, and therefore you are a superior person, that is not ironic.

If the point to make fun of people who think they are superior because they went to Harvard (because, after all, so did you, but you would never be so crass as to rub other peoples' noses in it, which means that you are truly the superior one), that is ironic.

It is not so easy to distinguish in practice.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
If your blazer buttons have the Harvard crest, and the point is to announce to the world that you went to Harvard, and therefore you are a superior person, that is not ironic.

If the point to make fun of people who think they are superior because they went to Harvard (because, after all, so did you, but you would never be so crass as to rub other peoples' noses in it, which means that you are truly the superior one), that is ironic.

It is not so easy to distinguish in practice.


Yeah, I was with you on the first paragraph, but the second one lost me. I guess I'm a results type of person, so I am failing to see the difference between the two situations. Either way a Harvard alum is wearing a blazer with Harvard buttons.. . .help me out here... maybe I'm missing something?
 

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Originally Posted by Milhouse
Yeah, I was with you on the first paragraph, but the second one lost me. I guess I'm a results type of person, so I am failing to see the difference between the two situations. Either way a Harvard alum is wearing a blazer with Harvard buttons.. . .help me out here... maybe I'm missing something?

That's the best I can do. Perhaps my explanation does not make sense because the phenomenon itself is self-contradictory.
 

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Originally Posted by Milhouse
Yeah, I was with you on the first paragraph, but the second one lost me. I guess I'm a results type of person, so I am failing to see the difference between the two situations. Either way a Harvard alum is wearing a blazer with Harvard buttons.. . .help me out here... maybe I'm missing something?

Subtle hints will broadcast to you that the person is being ironic, it's all about what they pair it with, how they act and what they talk about.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
If your blazer buttons have the Harvard crest, and the point is to announce to the world that you went to Harvard, and therefore you are a superior person, that is not ironic.

If the point to make fun of people who think they are superior because they went to Harvard (because, after all, so did you, but you would never be so crass as to rub other peoples' noses in it, which means that you are truly the superior one), that is ironic.

It is not so easy to distinguish in practice.


That is because in either case, the person is a tool.
 

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Is the original picture damaged or is he wearing marbled pants because that'd be amazing.
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
Subtle hints will broadcast to you that the person is being ironic, it's all about what they pair it with, how they act and what they talk about.

Alright. Can you elaborate on those hints?

For example, I am in situations where someone else has money that I want. I dress professionally to help support my case that it is a good idea to give me some of their money. I talk about how good an idea it is to give me some of their money. I wear professional clothes like suits, shirts, ties, etc. I act like I know what I am talking about.

Is any of that dressing with irony?
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
Is the original picture damaged or is he wearing marbled pants because that'd be amazing.

I'm afraid they appear to be just black pants. No Jil Sander marbling effects.

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No. It would be advertising.

I want to support Thom.
 

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Originally Posted by Milhouse
Alright. Can you elaborate on those hints?

For example, I am in situations where someone else has money that I want. I dress professionally to help support my case that it is a good idea to give me some of their money. I talk about how good an idea it is to give me some of their money. I wear professional clothes like suits, shirts, ties, etc. I act like I know what I am talking about.

Is any of that dressing with irony?


No. That is disguise.
 

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