Are you still interested in fashion?

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Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by milwaukees-junglist » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:13 pm

Following on from the hair-do thread.

What do you make of today's fashion? Are you still into fashion or are you stuck in a time warp?

My sister (14 years younger than me) thinks I'm stuck in a 1990's time warp. It's still straight leg jeans, polo tops, baggy t-shirts / sweats, hoodies and adidas stan smiths for me. In an attempt to freshen up my look she bought me a pinstipe shirt and skinny tie combo for Christmas. Needless to say I've never worn it.

I've hated the mens fashion that been around for the last few years. All this skinny jeans, tight fitting t-shirts or shirt and skinny tie get-up, all topped off with a pair of skanky plimsoles. Fuck That! I ain't going around looking like an extra from an episode of Skins :doubt:

A more worrying trend though, is my new habit of looking at the clothes racks in the big supermarkets - "t-shirt for £3, fuck it, I'll have one in each colour!". At this rate I'll be shopping in BHS by the time I'm 40 :lol:

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by Double Drop » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:22 pm

Logo t-shirts, hoodies, dark coloured boot cut jeans, Puma Cyldes or Fila Trailblazers here.

Got a leather reefer style jacket or my M65 Parka for winter.

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by thedjeuphoria » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:32 pm

i hate todays fashions, spesh for the girls with all the hi vis crap they seem to enjoy. you know your getting old when your kids stop asking if they look nice in thier new togs (as my usual answer is NO)

baggy jeans, cool Tee's, hoody and addidas shell toes FTW!

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by AtomSmasher » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:34 pm

I'm not that interested - but having said that i never really liked 'High Street' fashion anyway - you always risked looking like a chav, before chav's even existed.

BITD in my clothes buying prime i preferred going to charity shops trying to buy vintage clothes - the sort of stuff you can get in Brighton, Shoreditch etc now for ridiculous sums of money: Old skool tracksuit tops, Farah trousers, vintage shirts, safari jackets, that kind of thing.
To be honest i can't be arsed these days - i used to spend Saturday mornings scouring Braintree and other surrounding towns, sorting through untold second hand crap from Foster's Menswear and C+A, which ironically would be classified as 'fashionable' now i suppose!!!

These days the only thing i actually insist on being REALLY picky about is trainers. And i hate anything with gay looking logos!
I still like a nice Penguin golf shirt though. Although they were verging on the chavvy before Lyle + Scott well and truly usurped them........

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by Restless » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:03 pm

Kind of !

Im always going to have a soft spot for boss , armani & the like !

Not really a trend follower to be honest !

I just do 'me' ! haha

I cant wear jeans every day , just cant do it !

I feel like i have to go somewehere or do something whe i wear jeans , crazy i know ! haha

I just look out for adidas jackets & adidas or nike trainers !

Used to be MAD on clothes but those days are long gone !

Doesnt matter what brand it is , if it looks good then i'll have it !

Cant sand all that henleys , g-star shite though !

Proper posh chav / sheep clothing it is !

Was looking at some nice pringle jumpers yesterday saying that though !

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by bentley » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:08 pm

Diesel or armani bootcut jeans thats about my only "rule"
I wear a shirt everyday but these days im not that fussed
it use to be important but now i dont care to an extent be it ralph lauren
or next if i like it ill buy it !

I have never have and will never wear sports wear .. its not for me.

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by Double Drop » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:14 pm

Bentley wrote:Diesel or armani bootcut jeans thats about my only "rule"
I've found that Gap low-rise boot-cut jeans fit me perfectly and look just fine.

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by ROBIEE » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:26 pm

lacoste/ralph polos
bit of stone island
fila vintage/sergio tacchini
adidas originals trainers/or my borg elites ;)
levi jeans(as theyre the best fitting ones i can get)

so yea,i probably am lol

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by Restless » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:30 pm

I was up coventry a while back & bought two fila vintage garments !

Really nice stuff !

Yeah good shout on the diesel jeans , i have a pair & they are lovely !

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by Matt Clarke » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:47 pm

Milwaukees-Junglist wrote: At this rate I'll be shopping in BHS by the time I'm 40 :lol:
Arse, I bought stuff in BHS last summer :oops:

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by ian saunders » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:34 pm

Never been a great follower of fashion

I have never owned a pair of jeans though :)

Trainers -I'm size 13 nd have weird feet -just depends what i can find
baggy trousers
T-shirt / Hooded top or fleece

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by Double Drop » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:24 pm

Ian Saunders wrote:fleece

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I've been into Berghaus fleeces ever since I first started free partying and still wear them now.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7912156.stm
...as what originally helped propel the fleece out of its outdoorsy niche was the acid house scene, says Rosemary Harden, curator of the Fashion Museum in Bath.

Clubbers dressed for comfort in trainers, backpacks, baggy T-shirts and trousers - and donned fleeces to head home in the thin light of dawn.

"There was the mountaineering Berghaus crowd, obviously, but fleeces were being worn in clubs in the 1980s and made by brands such as Duffer of St George. That propelled them into the mainstream...

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by milwaukees-junglist » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:34 pm

I can appreciate the football casual stuff (stone island, lacoste etc) and the vintage sports wear.

Mainstream fashion of recent years just doesn't do anything for me though. I've tried some stuff on in shops in a desperate attempt not to look like a 1990's throwback but it doesn't even look right on me :doubt:

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by samuel » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:23 am

Yup I am :) But due to my size I hardly can fit into any of those tight jeans ;)

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Re: Are you still interested in fashion?

Post by meatpie48 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:19 am

AtomSmasher wrote: Farah trousers
what these silly cunts don't realise is that, like me, you can get Farafs in Matalan of all places for £18 a pair. Might start flogging them on Ebay as Vintage lol!

I'm a fashion victim without the spare cash. The 32" straight cut jeans I bought 10 years ago are now skinnys after excessive washing & incredible weight gain lol. Those tight fitting tops I bought when I was 13 stone are now tightly fitted around my wobbling 15 stone torso......................
It's not the increase around the waist it's the fact that I've grown a black girls batty & Roberto Carlos' thighs that have killed any fashion statement I could ever make.

I want to be thin again...........cue crying lol!

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