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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

7/30 - Music and Movies in the Park (Loring Park)










19 comments:

beebop said...

you should let us know where you're going so we can show up lookin' snazzy!

Anonymous said...

c'mon minneapolis boys.. give us more than tight tight jeans, vests, and scarves. I hope for this blog to give me hope that boys can indeed have some style other than repetitive hipster stuff.

Anonymous said...

i'm loving the shoes in the last one. and i agree with the person above. lets find new ways to be hipsters, boys.

Anonymous said...

Oh word? Let me get some of the new shit you're wearing that's so fucking groundbreaking.

Anonymous said...

Well, I didn't say groundbreaking, thats your word. It's all redundant. If these boys are truly dressing to express who they are, they all wouldn't look alike. "If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking". Notice one can make a point and not swear.

Anonymous said...

this is awesome.

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Anonymous said...

These images epitomize stupidity and banality; I wonder why so many people mindlessly dress like mannequins from Urban Outfitters? They’re probably too busy listening to Interpol & Clap Your Hands Say Yea to realize how boring their clothes are!!!
Moreover, none of these kids even know who Douglas Sirk is—Minnesota is so PHONY!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey man, some people like to dress like mannequins. I'm not one of them, but just because you hate it doesn't make it "phony" if that's what said person REALLY wants to look like. Besides, if you're really that concerned, maybe you should try to help people you don't think look very good instead of looking down your nose at them?

Anonymous said...

Clothes are never a reflection of one's personality, and I don't think people wear a particular piece of clothing because they're trying to express who they are. Vests, scarves, and tight jeans are only commonplace because they're sold everywhere! People shouldn't quibble about such petty things, SERIOUSLY!!!

ellen said...

I would totally shop at an Urban Outfitters that had a mannequin that looked like guy #2. That'd be awesome.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha I love how everyone is so uptight a pretentious about clothes!! CLOTHES!! their purpose is simply to provide a covering for the body. You can have the hottest fashions and most "groundbreaking" clothes and still be a boring, annoying ass with no personality. Also it is silly to wear certain types of clothing just to be different - i mean COME ON scarves in summer???? its just not practical. Perhaps the time its takes to search for clothes in thrift stores (or urban outfitters for that matter) and the time it takes to plan your clever little outfits every day could be invested in volunteering at a community center or a hospital??? The people you are helping probably won't care what your wearing.

Tyler said...

How is fashion any different from any other pastime (i.e., taking care of cars, gardening, crosswords, reading novels)? All of these things take time away from "volunteering at a community center" but they are something that relaxes us, provides us with self expression and identity, and adds joy to daily living. There is an importance behind this.

Anonymous said...

a person can't just manipulate their identity. Identity is determined by things that we have no control over, things like age, where you're from, how you were raised, your character, and what time period you live in. Superficial things like clothing only alter strangers' perceptions of you and first impressions. You are the same person whether you are in a crusty white tshirt and ripped jeans or an italian suit. material possessions don't provide people with an identity.

"The wise man carries his possessions within him."

-Bias

Tyler said...

Identity is a much more complex concept rather than simply showing ideas of “where you’re raised.” Although you may be the same basic person, no matter what you’re wearing, your clothing becomes your strongest control over expressing who you are as a person, your views of the world, what subcultures you belong to, etc. Making changes to your appearance can still make changes in your identity. The man who chooses to wear ripped jeans and a t-shirt will present a different side of his personality, allow himself to enter different parts of the city, partake in different activities, feel different levels of connection and communication between different people, and have a series of different experiences than the same man who chose to wear a European suit that same day.

Academics at the University I go to (as well as most design academies nationally and internationally) have built careers on the idea of design and identity and have produced libraries of research to explain this. I will be working with a professor who demonstrates how the housing that immigrants to Minneapolis inhabit can affect their identity, their ability to pass down culture between generations, and how assimilation to a new culture is affected by simple things like home design. Other professors I’ve bumped into research things like how the Nazi’s used fashion design to spread ideas of the Third Reich to women and how Muslim women who choose whether or not to wear traditional head wraps view themselves, are accepted by other Muslims, and are viewed by non-Muslim cultures that live around them.

Design is a powerful thing. It has been used throughout time (including today) to influence the individual in both positive and negative ways. Every little thing we choose to bring into our lives (right down to our toothbrush) becomes a piece of our identity whether we realize it or not. Street fashion websites are about those people who have made this realization, have taken the power of their personal appearance consciously into their own hands, and speak strongly about themselves, their views, and their world by doing so.

omgliketotallywtf said...

I just got a new toothbrush and it is so new and works great!

Tyler said...

what was wrong with your old toothbrush?

Katherine said...

I'm so glad vests are in. People turnin into sexy waiters. Hott.

A.M. said...

at first this whole bunch of comments was ridiculous...but i like where it ended...do we need a fashion forum?