Justified & Ancient
- Nov 22, 2021
Thing is, the material is too thin to do any warming anyway.
This is taking pre-ripped jeans to a whole new, annoying and uncalled for, level....
Denim is also famously rubbish once it gets wet.
"The public wants what the public gets".All incredibly sensible and valid points.
Also, completely invalid to 'fashonistas' (who aren't known for their critical analysis skills) and fashion houses who know their suckers ... er ... customers. Those that declare they are a trend setter ... by following a trend they've been told is a trend?
Y'know that ol' thing of "supply and demand"? If idiots demand, there will be a supply.
It's a version of 'if you build it, they will come' ... but with more real-life credibility and less Kevin Costner.
Durkheim's view was that 'fashion' was simply something adopted by those with high social status to distinguish themselves from the proles. Aspirational people ape the fashion, so naturally after a while, one can't tell the proles from the high-status, so the high-status people change their style...rinse and repeat."The public wants what the public gets".
Yes. I suppose it's the same as 'keeping up with the Joneses' as well.Durkheim's view was that 'fashion' was simply something adopted by those with high social status to distinguish themselves from the proles. Aspirational people ape the fashion, so naturally after a while, one can't tell the proles from the high-status, so the high-status people change their style...rinse and repeat.
On the upside, those kinds of materialistic and wildly status conscious folk are somewhere between 20-25% of the general population (varies with socio-economic conditions), so amusingly, the majority simply don't care whether someone is fashionable or not. That does leave a big market for people selling fashion though.
The 'house shame' adverts are particularly crass.Yes. I suppose it's the same as 'keeping up with the Joneses' as well.
I even saw an advert the other week for new kitchens and it actually uses that idiom/mentality to sell the product. It's like there's no shame in admitting it now.
The lady of the manor has a four wheel drive. It's been her only vehicle for as long as I can recall, certainly 15 years, and her sheep go in the back of it. She has a battered old sit up and beg bike with a basket as well. She has a great line in outrageous 'possible' double entendres of which you're never entirely sure...but mention the tradesman's entrance at your peril.I liked some of the old aristos who usually had a knackered old car, freezing, crumbling house and lived in wellies. At least those guys were characters, not like these charmless, shallow idiots.
Ha! Yes, that's it. You've nailed it there. The Lady of the Manor sounds great though.The 'house shame' adverts are particularly crass.
The lady of the manor has a four wheel drive. It's been her only vehicle for as long as I can recall, certainly 15 years, and her sheep go in the back of it. She has a battered old sit up and beg bike with a basket as well. She has a great line in outrageous 'possible' double entendres of which you're never entirely sure...but mention the tradesman's' entrance at your peril.
A chap I helped out some years ago with web-site services, although clearly very well off (if you know him) , has had (only) the same battered Peugeot estate for at least 15 years. Always polite, pleasant, never nosey or casually mentioning what great thing he's been doing.
The aspirational types near me all have new grand cars, including the mandatory "it's not because I've got a small willy honest" type of car. You can't buy class it turns out. There's a village WhatsApp group, which I don't mind as we need to keep an eye out this time of year for reasons unrelated to those travelling to the Steam Fair, and some people have to post profile pics pictures of them skiing, abroad, or in front of something expensive etc...
I smile, wave and keep walking...
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Neckerchiefs are an oddity. Once the cowboys' sweat-wiping tool, they are now a key accessory in the glamour – or camp and borderline tack – of a flight attendant’s uniform. My approach to them tends to sit somewhere in the middle. Neckerchiefs are useful, stylish, rebellious, but comforting – a rare choice for men’s fashionwear. A neckerchief can spice up a dull-coloured shirt without imprisoning your neck in a collar choked by its distant relative, the tie.
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That's where Sparky (From South Park) keeps getting them!Heh.
We've been (successfully) selling bandanas for dogs for years in our shop.
Nice to see humans catching up with them.