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Old 12-16-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Well, it is more of a philosophical way of looking at the changing trends in America. In my case it's not a judgement call except it does seem like an emphasization of only one aspect of a person-how hot or doable you are. If I were young and hot, I might dress the same way.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Maybe you need to start hanging out with a better class of people?
Just a thought.......
This is what I observe with maybe 90% of the younger population here in Australia...well sure, I'm not being the fashion police here, I just personally find it stupid.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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This is what I observe with maybe 90% of the younger population here in Australia...well sure, I'm not being the fashion police here, I just personally find it stupid.
Well, that would explain it.......they're young, and have no taste.
Enough fashion faux pas, they'll figure it out.
When I think of some of the things I wore back in the 70s, (not trashy, just ghastly) I cringe, and hope I burned all those negatives.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Well, it is more of a philosophical way of looking at the changing trends in America. In my case it's not a judgement call except it does seem like an emphasization of only one aspect of a person-how hot or doable you are. If I were young and hot, I might dress the same way.
The pressure to be 'hot' and 'sexy' is more pervasive than ever before in our history. Now you have 9-10 year old girls wearing high heels and makeup (which is beginning to remind me of children's beauty pageants, maybe this trend is more in America but still), and it's all about being 'hot' and 'sexy.' In the 80s, 90s being 'cool' was just important for males and females but now 'cool' has been replaced by 'hot' lol. In the 90s you had alot of girls who wore more casual clothing and attitudes to match. Not necessarily sloppy, but not like some wannabe fashion model or dancer at some burlesque club.

Primitive people wear skimpy clothing because it's practical; but when skimpy clothing is worn wayyy more by one gender, than I think that tells you something.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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I dunno trimac, I don't follow fashion trends... I dress to my personality and what suits me.. but I'm not that young anymore either... you gotta get over to the east coast
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I dunno trimac, I don't follow fashion trends... I dress to my personality and what suits me.. but I'm not that young anymore either... you gotta get over to the east coast
Melbourne is the only one that stands out for me. The other cities seem full of folk who prefer Supre, City Beach, Jay Jay's, K-Mart, Sportsgirl type places (not saying that's bad, but the definition of 'fashion' seems almost everybody wearing the same things).
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Trimac, I understand perfectly what you are trying to say, these other people are apparently not getting it. I think in general the more we are advancing technologically in this country and world, the more we still regress to our most base level of mate attraction. It's all about sex.
No, we get it. We just know better, and realize that it's EXACTLY the same thing that's been said about young people's fashions by older people for centuries.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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no.


you apparantely have too much time on your hands.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Like how boys/men will constantly wear baggy, oafish, boring sort of clothes (like those shorts that go below the knees), or low-slung jeans, and females constantly sporting clothes that would only have been worn by hookers 20 years ago? I don't know, maybe I take too much notice but the contrast annoys me as much as the fashions themselves. Male fashion is still pretty 'anti-fashion' in my opinion while female fashion isn't much more creative. One is just sloppy and the other is slutty. Why can't people begin to wear stuff that is creative and fashionable, and doesn't have to exaggerate their perceived sexual characteristics? As if we can't tell what gender you are?
It takes a lot of guts to not be a follower and not copy cat celebrities and other people in the media.

So many people have no class and don't have any idea what looks good and what does not. All they know how to do is follow fashion trends that are dictated by popular culture.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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The pressure to be 'hot' and 'sexy' is more pervasive than ever before in our history. Now you have 9-10 year old girls wearing high heels and makeup (which is beginning to remind me of children's beauty pageants, maybe this trend is more in America but still), and it's all about being 'hot' and 'sexy.' In the 80s, 90s being 'cool' was just important for males and females but now 'cool' has been replaced by 'hot' lol. In the 90s you had alot of girls who wore more casual clothing and attitudes to match. Not necessarily sloppy, but not like some wannabe fashion model or dancer at some burlesque club.

Primitive people wear skimpy clothing because it's practical; but when skimpy clothing is worn wayyy more by one gender, than I think that tells you something.
Yes, exactly. It amazes me what is acceptable for women to wear to work. You don't see men in offices wearing tight pants (not normally) and showing off their pecs but women can wear all kinds of unprofessional attire, even in a formal work environment. You see it in the media, compare what TV newswomen wore in the 80s and 90s and now. It is more cocktail party attire than professional style clothing. The hair is often unprofessional as well. It looks low rent. Newsmen still just wear suits and short hair.

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