Menswear: Whats every chief wearing about you aka What we wore 6 months ago and now dislike


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stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

18 Dec 2007 22:37
nah, his guns were never like that
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

18 Dec 2007 22:39
David 4 wrote: Most cunts in my neck of the woods are looking like this…

(complete with grey track bottoms and fred perry plims)

I'm actually sort of scared by them cause they all huddle together and own every different colour of fred perry polo. It's scary…

These polo's were good like a year ago, but then they got ruined, like most good stuff that isnt 300pound plus these days!

The gavin henson look.
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

18 Dec 2007 22:40
yeah, the 'highstreet dress me by numbers' indie thing has gone to an extreme
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

18 Dec 2007 22:47
Never understood blokes with big muscles and westlife haircuts. Complete contradiction in their style. That's their worst crime

Loads of muscle men round my way. Suppose there's nothing better to do than work out. But working out to look massive and hard, presumably, don't go with their lovely san tropez tan and nice pink polo. Put all together it looks so un-human (yes scott alexander)
Dave4
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996 posts since 26/8/07

18 Dec 2007 22:49
Thing is its not even 'indie' Indie is supposed to be independent and in no way is buying what your mates wear independent.
I do agree about them being classic on some people, but others just look like there joining in with the crowd.
I dont think this polo ever looks good on a bloke with guns like those though. I think there decent worn in a geeky/scruffy way.
It's a shame really for the fred perry polo…
EssexBoyII
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6423 posts since 5/6/07

18 Dec 2007 22:51
Really? I thought it meant indie as in the indie rock scene.

robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

18 Dec 2007 22:54
Indie was short for independent at the start but now it's just a way to describe a certain kind of jingly jangly music style and scruffy, casual clothing style
Dave4
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996 posts since 26/8/07

18 Dec 2007 22:55
EssexBoyII wrote: Really? I thought it meant indie as in the indie rock scene.

In music it originally came from people who liked independent music, eg bands who have no record label and you wont find there stuff in megastores. For example the Arctic Monkeys were 'indie' when they first started out, and used myspace to spread the word about their music and their style. Thats were the whole sort of indie thing came from. Not taking Arctic Monkeys as the only band to do it, there just a good example.

Thats the recent indie revolution anyway, obviously it goes way back.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

18 Dec 2007 22:56
David 4 wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: Really? I thought it meant indie as in the indie rock scene.

In music it originally came from people who liked independent music, eg bands who have no record label and you wont find there stuff in megastores. For example the Arctic Monkeys were 'indie' when they first started out, and used myspace to spread the word about their music and their style. Thats were the whole sort of indie thing came from. Not taking Arctic Monkeys as the only band to do it, there just a good example.

Thats the recent indie revolution anyway, obviously it goes way back.

Indie doesn't mean that anymore though, does it? Pop is short for popular but what people use the word to describe now is usually throwaway, sugary kids music
Dave4
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996 posts since 26/8/07

18 Dec 2007 23:01
Yeh thats how far its gone, it is possible to compare it to pop music.
Popular music is sort of the opposite to what indie was, sort of like metal and dance now.
Like popular music was for people who looked like the chap above (highstreet) and indie was for people who wanted to be different, by listening to different bands, and adopting their styles.

Indie has now pretty much become what pop used to be, which is a complete contradiction of the original meanings.
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

18 Dec 2007 23:05
The problem with all this is that teenagers need to feel like they are part of a group, a collective, so by all dressing a like they fit in. Rather than being an loner / individual.

Hence identifying trends quickly spawn usually based on water down music / teenage soap operas / celebrity magazines. So "indy" is a watered down version of the image of someone like previously the strokes,maybe more modern now is the kooks image, then you have the WAG look, which is in turn a wateredown version of a USA preppy style featured in soaps. Emo speaks for itself.

By joining this identifiable dress style teenagers hope to portray to others that they posses some of the qualities of the original source of the look, and gain some form of idententity before I generally forms from career paths, achievements, relationships etc.
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

18 Dec 2007 23:09
people wear stuff to 'fit on' on here also
Dave4
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996 posts since 26/8/07

18 Dec 2007 23:12
Hello World wrote: The problem with all this is that teenagers need to feel like they are part of a group, a collective, so by all dressing a like they fit in. Rather than being an loner / individual.

Hence identifying trends quickly spawn usually based on water down music / teenage soap operas / celebrity magazines. So "indy" is a watered down version of the image of someone like previously the strokes,maybe more modern now is the kooks image, then you have the WAG look, which is in turn a wateredown version of a USA preppy style featured in soaps. Emo speaks for itself.

By joining this identifiable dress style teenagers hope to portray to others that they posses some of the qualities of the original source of the look, and gain some form of idententity before I generally forms from career paths, achievements, relationships etc.

Nice bit of explanation there, i think everyone on fuk is pretty diverse but everyone gets along.
Everyone embraces their own style if that doesn't need a (no homo)

But some people do buy things to fit in on here, but i think i'd more say i trust peoples opinions on here than just copying what everyone else wears. Its more taking advice upon what jeans look good and are decent quality, then making up your own mind.

EssexBoyII
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6423 posts since 5/6/07

18 Dec 2007 23:16
David 4 wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: Really? I thought it meant indie as in the indie rock scene.

In music it originally came from people who liked independent music, eg bands who have no record label and you wont find there stuff in megastores. For example the Arctic Monkeys were 'indie' when they first started out, and used myspace to spread the word about their music and their style. Thats were the whole sort of indie thing came from. Not taking Arctic Monkeys as the only band to do it, there just a good example.

Thats the recent indie revolution anyway, obviously it goes way back.

I'm aware that indie originally stood for independant music.

However, when people refer to dressing indie, they mean the style of dress that's associated with todays 'indie' scene that's developed. They don't mean a style of dress that identifies with the original ethos of independant music.
Dave4
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996 posts since 26/8/07

18 Dec 2007 23:17
EssexBoyII wrote:
David 4 wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: Really? I thought it meant indie as in the indie rock scene.

In music it originally came from people who liked independent music, eg bands who have no record label and you wont find there stuff in megastores. For example the Arctic Monkeys were 'indie' when they first started out, and used myspace to spread the word about their music and their style. Thats were the whole sort of indie thing came from. Not taking Arctic Monkeys as the only band to do it, there just a good example.

Thats the recent indie revolution anyway, obviously it goes way back.

I'm aware that indie originally stood for independant music.

However, when people refer to dressing indie, they mean the style of dress that's associated with todays 'indie' scene that's developed. They don't mean a style of dress that identifies with the original ethos of independant music.

I know mate, just explaining the original idea as well.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

18 Dec 2007 23:18
David 4 wrote: Yeh thats how far its gone, it is possible to compare it to pop music.
Popular music is sort of the opposite to what indie was, sort of like metal and dance now.
Like popular music was for people who looked like the chap above (highstreet) and indie was for people who wanted to be different, by listening to different bands, and adopting their styles.

Indie has now pretty much become what pop used to be, which is a complete contradiction of the original meanings.

Music is so much more accessible now than it was ten years ago due to the way it can be distributed. It's not a bad thing. There are lots of shit "indie" bands, but there always were. You just hear more of them now, same as you're more likely to hear something you do like. Maybe that takes away that feeling you get when you're young and you discover something for yourself and it feels like it's yours and yours alone, but if something's good enough it doesn't matter if everybody else likes it as well
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

19 Dec 2007 08:52
unfortunately emo and indie both now have negative connotations cause of all the shit modern emo and indie bands. imo.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

19 Dec 2007 10:07
^ Might be true, but it doesn't really matter if the genre has negative connotations or not. It won't stop people making good or bad music it'll just make it less fashionable to listen to
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

19 Dec 2007 10:09
how did this thread get so off-topic? thanks for explaining what indie means btw, i never knew that Roll Eyes
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

19 Dec 2007 10:33
'what every c**t is listening to'