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Why do all the guys on here dress like its the 70's?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hazeleyes, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. ken

    ken Senior member

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    I dress down when I visit Spokane, so as not to alarm the natives...

    Jeremy spokane... claaa-aaaa-aaaas todaaaaaaaay.
     
  2. ninjapie

    ninjapie Senior member

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    heh, I am trying to move. I have to stay here for another 1.5 years though because I am in school. I actually already graduated from College with an AAS Degree in Automotive Technology with Toyota (Toyota school, real degree involving nonauto classes too), but decided I needed to make more money and needed to be less stressed.
    Actually when I got back from Japan I was hating life (wait did I say was... am). Luckilly Ill be in Tokyo for three months this summer to go to school and hang out with my girl. Some people bitch and moan about big cities (people around here even complain about Seattle being too big for them!) but I have no problem with it. I actually prefer the big cities to Spokane (only advantage here is it is semi cheap and I can dress in a pair of ill fitting jeans and a T shirt and no one will notice. Actually my girlfriend, Yumi, and I often get commented on the way we dress when we would go hang out with friends and just go out. Everyone would always say "so are you guys going out somewhere fancy tonight?" and we would be dressing what I would consider normal for the two of us.)


    I much prefer Osaka.

    Are Americans really that conservative considering fashion? Of course I've heard some stories about it, but I always thought they were a bit exaggerated. Please enlighten me.

    Over here in Europe u can pretty much dress how u want, but you don't get any recognition or street credits if you're not wearing the right brands.
    It's pretty much all about brands like Diesel, G-star and such. I don't think anyone has ever even heard of a brand like APC here, not to mention the Japanese brands.
     
  3. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    I try to dress like I belong working at a gaijin host bar in Roppongi, hahaha.
    I live in a shitty city (the second biggest in Washington) where like above they said the fashion is AE, Abercrombie, etc. SO I get plenty of questions about my clothes and plenty of people think I am gay or something, quite the contrary. I just dress so far ahead of the styles in Spokompton and if I end up looking like some kind of Male Prostitute so be it... At least I am well dressed (haha)

    Hah, I'm holding down Ellensburg for y'all... [​IMG]

    But at least here, everyone dresses like an extra for the OC or Laguna Beach with a dash of Kevin Federline. I'm often confused for a gay person as well, So be it.
     
  4. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    Dress like it's the 70s? The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70s!
     
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    Wow, two Eddie Vedder references on one page... next thing you know we'll be wearing flannel shirts and tees over long sleeves... right?
     
  6. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    Wow, two Eddie Vedder references on one page... next thing you know we'll be wearing flannel shirts and tees over long sleeves... right?
    Has anybody seen a cashmere flannel shirt? Would one still be grunge if he wore said shirt? [​IMG]
     
  7. Sabrosa

    Sabrosa Senior member

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    Jeremy spokane... claaa-aaaa-aaaas todaaaaaaaay.

    That's hillarious...as soon as I read Tokyo's post Jeremy started playing in my head as well.
     
  8. Goblin

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    I dress like people in the 70s thought people in the 50s dressed.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I much prefer Osaka.

    Are Americans really that conservative considering fashion? Of course I've heard some stories about it, but I always thought they were a bit exaggerated. Please enlighten me.

    Over here in Europe u can pretty much dress how u want, but you don't get any recognition or street credits if you're not wearing the right brands.
    It's pretty much all about brands like Diesel, G-star and such. I don't think anyone has ever even heard of a brand like APC here, not to mention the Japanese brands.


    I think that you are confounding two populations. The cottage industry, niche brands, the appeal of being ahead of the curve, is always appealing to the early adaptors, in Japan, in North America, and in Europe. The difference is that in North America, the general population doesn't care about fashion at all, and while in Europe, it is much more acceptable, and even expected, to do so. So, the "fashionably" dressed people in Europe who are given "street cred" would be the same people in NA who are considered fashionable if they are wearing Seven or True Religion jeans.
     
  10. ken

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    I think that you are confounding two populations. The cottage industry, niche brands, the appeal of being ahead of the curve, is always appealing to the early adaptors, in Japan, in North America, and in Europe. The difference is that in North America, the general population doesn't care about fashion at all, and while in Europe, it is much more acceptable, and even expected, to do so. So, the "fashionably" dressed people in Europe who are given "street cred" would be the same people in NA who are considered fashionable if they are wearing Seven or True Religion jeans.

    So where's that leave us?
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    So where's that leave us?

    We don't follow trends, remember? We are immune [​IMG]
     
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    So where's that leave us?

    It gives you street cred in Europe, but it makes you gay in the US? [​IMG]
     
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    That's supergay to you mister.
     
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    Holy shit, WHERE did you find Studio D'Artisan village people? Awesome.
     
  16. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Senior member

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    I dress the way I dress to be different and not a brand whore like people with Abercrombie, American Eagle, and Hollister. I like being unique and independent while still looking damn good [​IMG]
     
  17. ratboycom

    ratboycom Senior member

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    but arent most of us on her Elitest brand whores? Wearing Quality (yet brand named and damn expensive) clothes, many of brands Average Joe-$60-Abercrombie-shirt-assembled-in-HongKong would never know, or care to know, because they are a tool to MTV and media.
    I guess my point is, one way or another we are all some kind of whore, Im just glad I am a well dressed whore at that. (admit it we are all style whores, and dont get me wrong when I talk brands and people have no idea what I am talking about I do feel a little Elite)
     
  18. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    fuck... its the 90s, why woud you dress like the 70s?
     
  19. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    fuck... its the 90s, why woud you dress like the 70s?

    Still stuck in the 90s?

    Anyway, the 60s were a much better decade to draw inspiration from [​IMG]
     

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