Should clothing reflect the person? (29)

1 Name: Chou : 2008-03-09 20:40 ID:mqYl4wDU

I'm really interested in steampunk styled clothing lately, and although I've not made effort to remake my wardrobe (for I am too poor) I've managed to incorporate some steam punk things into my wardrobe. Though I really do love Victorian Sci Fi, I tend to be drawn toward mysticism, the complete opposite of the science-y science of steampunk. This doesn't, however, keep me from lovin ed. science like it deserves to be lo Does this make me a hypocrite?

Even then, should people that dress the complete opposite as their beliefs come with a little disclaimer taped to their back? What about if you dress the way be expect you to, does that make you a conformist?

Society tends to be quite lookist, especially in the US ;_;

2 Name: Chou : 2008-03-10 04:26 ID:mqYl4wDU

>>1

Crap, I meant lovin science like it deserves to be loved >.<

Not that it sounds any better

3 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-10 20:56 ID:Heaven

>>1

>>Even then, should people that dress the complete opposite as their beliefs come with a little disclaimer taped to their back?

No, people can wear what they want and if they want to make it known that the clothing they are wearing dose not mirror their personality then they have the right to do so.
But who the fuck goes out of their way to put a non-metaphorical sign on their back to tell others that it doesn't mirror their personality? Why should you care if someone sees you wearing x and assume you're y?

>>What about if you dress the way be expect you to, does that make you a conformist?

What?

If this is a genuine post, then you sound like a 12 year old trying to impress the older boys by pretending to be smart. If you're trolling, then I've been trolled.

4 Name: Chou : 2008-03-10 21:46 ID:mqYl4wDU

>>3

OMG, 12 year olds don't think boys have cooties!? Where the fuck have I been!? :o

5 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-10 23:02 ID:Heaven

>>4
huh?

6 Name: Chou : 2008-03-10 23:19 ID:mqYl4wDU

>>5

THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT STEAMPUNK FASHION

Now, garters, or no garters?

7 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-11 05:13 ID:Heaven

CLANNAD IS LIFE

8 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-11 05:38 ID:Heaven

TOUHOU HIJACK.

9 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-13 12:09 ID:GnVk78EM

How about you just dress in the cheapest possible clothing you can get that's still functional and don't care about petty crap like looking nice or making your own "style" (which is shared by 5000 other people)?

Then spend the extra money on anime.

10 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-13 12:15 ID:Heaven

>>9 This is my strategy except I also spend it on games, manga, drugs and sex.

11 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-03-13 17:09 ID:Og/GW+sY

>>9

I do both. I get good, fashionable stuff from macy's at like 75% off, or from Kohls at 90% off. You don't have to throw big bucks for fashion, just be on the lookout for clearance deals or underestimated brands/companies/stores.

But, you can't just go to thrift stores either. Thrift stores suck nowadays, even for the "vintage" look. You can't really find vintage stuff or good stuff... just cheap, ugly or oversized crap from the last 15 or so years.

>>1
I know what you're talking about. I think I touched upon it in my "Recommend me some shoes!" topic. IMO, if you really don't want to be associated with the connotations of the style you're wearing, either don't wear it or wear something that clashes with it.

>>3

>Why should you care if someone sees you wearing x and assume you're y?

I can imagine if one liked the goth style, but didn't want to be considered a gothh or so.

12 Post deleted.

13 Name: Chou : 2008-03-15 08:53 ID:mqYl4wDU

>>9
A wonderful plan!

>>11
It's really hard to pull of any kind of non mainstream look in a small area without

a) screwing up real bad

and/or

b) looking like a retard

both of which I want to avoid, so I'll just stick to accesories like key earrings or irritatingly tiny pocketwatches that don't work anymore.

All jokes aside though, people often do generalize based on apperance too often. I don't seriously think that me going steampunk would clash with my interest in Pagan religions unlike let's say a Christian goth with a pentagram stitched on the back of his jacket.

14 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-05-10 06:36 ID:DTjoQvZp

>>13
I don't get your attempts at jokes.

>>What about if you dress the way be expect you to, does that make you a conformist?

In what way? That we follow mainstream fashion? Or that you dress according to your subculture? Either way, it doesn't make sense.

15 Post deleted.

16 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-05-20 15:58 ID:tOfEFI8p

>>6
GARTERS MOTHERFUCKER. They're like pants in a way. Not many girls can make them look hot, but when it happens, oh fucking yes do want.

17 Post deleted.

18 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-05-23 06:53 ID:O2SKAuOB

hey guys i have this great idea for a trendsetting new fashion that costs $0
first get a brown cardboard box (a pretty big one, like for a washing machine)
then cut holes for your arms and head
write on it in black marker
"GUNDAM"
and enjoy

19 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-05-26 02:08 ID:/+3J2YhL

my clothes definitely dont reflect who i am, i dress the opposite way (and cheap) i need my manga.

20 Name: sage : 2008-05-30 12:53 ID:ObP0qWsY

21 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-06-01 08:52 ID:quQVRj4c

>>18 haha im going to see if that works.

22 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-06-02 13:00 ID:DTjoQvZp

>>18
I want to see that on a peak hour train.

23 Name: sage : 2008-10-09 18:51 ID:b9jIippd

>>19
Your clothes reflect your uninterest of priorizing fashion. Giving your financial situation/prior interest in mangas.

A person's clothes always reflects it's personality.

24 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-09 18:53 ID:Heaven

>>23
Also, I fail in saging, apparently.

25 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-09 20:18 ID:W99aGJW8

>>23

> A person's clothes always reflects it's personality.

Well,... someone's clothes will always reflect an aspect of that person, but they can be more or less revealing. For instance, policemen on duty will be clothed accordingly, and it will denote some aspect of their persona for sure, but much less than actually having a chat with them.

And we are all more or less constrained in a similar fashion, so clothes are not always useful to analyze someone.

26 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-10 06:04 ID:tVYHanlh

(・_・)

27 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-17 06:53 ID:Kk/K84ds

I think what someone decides to wear does reflect at least somewhat on them but not always. I'm a girl and I dress well but rather conservatively. Although I know they aren't, if everyone was an exact reflection of their personality then are all girls at my university (its in LA) a hoe? I don't really think so. But I think that a lot of people here are quite outgoing.

28 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-23 06:07 ID:Sah7yza0

>>27 hoe lol

29 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-28 22:54 ID:Heaven

>>23

Nudists have no personality?

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