yet another question
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Feb 14, 2012 1:37 PM Last Post By: battybilly
Feb 5, 2012 5:07 AM
15Perhaps the word that you want is "diversity" or perhaps even "subversive". When I first saw people in South East Asia wearing what I would consider to be pajamas when out for picnic or a stroll with the family in the evening I was surprised but delighted that there were actually things that made that part of the world different from my daily expereince. Sadly this seems to be less and less the case as the cancour of the global shopping mall homogenises retail experiences across the world. I say good on the Indians for subverting the brainwashing attempts of big capitalism to have everyone of us in the world sucked into buying their products in order to find fullfilment.
I didnt actually buy a pair of flip flop sock thingys in Cambodia. They were common, but have not been in the past and I did think they were eminently practical. Just you wait LiL, they will be the next biggest fashion item in England.
PS I cant help but think you would rather the Indians weren't there at all, with or with out their flip flops and socks
Feb 5, 2012 5:57 AM
Feb 5, 2012 12:09 PM
17i used to live in england and learnt the meaning of the words 'cankle', 'croydon facelift' etc.
having moved to dubai, where there are tons of indians, who very often wear flip flops with socks on (i swear, this is true, you even see them going shopping wearing flip flips with socks on, even in Waitrose, a place you think they would not encroach upon in this manner), i wondered:
if there was a word that describes the super ugly, completely unforgiveable fashion faux pax of exposing ones lack of fashion sense to the wider public by wearing flip flops with socks on.
i bet you all know how ugly that looks.
Feb 5, 2012 12:20 PM
Feb 5, 2012 4:43 PM
Feb 6, 2012 7:05 AM
20what are 'croydon facelifts' or 'cankles' then, i only knew what 'chelsey tractors' are.
i see, i have used google.
which language ar you talking about then? german? do you know what a a.) 'hilafoku' or b.) 'fokuhila' is?
answer: a.) (back-long, front-short) and b.) (front-short, back-long).
in fact both mean the same.
white socks, birkenstock sandals and an adidas pullover mean 'prolet' or 'majorca'. white socks, birkenstock sandals and a greepeace ("don't kill all whales") t-shirt mean 'ecologist'. white socks, birkenstock sandals and pair of white jeans, a white shirt + collar and a doctor's overall mean..? doctor, right!
i tend to play with fashion, i am a victim, i combine grey teva sandals with burberry socks (dark red/dark blue) or grey or black kneelong wool socks and knickerbockers - just to frighten the british beeing in barcelona, brighton or london.
imagine this style on my feet and legs = i could have any man in barcelona, brighton and/as well as/or in london.
what was your question again?
i want to tell you what the opposite of what your question was means, i mentioned it before, a fashion vicitim, only the 'style police' takes care of me when i am wrong.
'super from berlin
Feb 6, 2012 8:14 AM
21I just wanted to emphasise again that I think it is an absolute disgrace to well... not only enter, but even go near a Waitrose store wearing flip flops with socks on. It is an insult to my fashion trained eyes. I would even go as far as to call this a criminal offence.
Why do they do that? And what is this look and fashion faux pas called, so I can shout it at them.
Feb 7, 2012 2:45 AM
Feb 7, 2012 3:03 AM
23Why do you think you can impose your values on other people?
Advertising is a multi-billion dollar per year industry. It constantly imposes its will on others. If it couldn't do that, people wouldn't use it. So, under the right circumstances, it is possible to impose one's will on others (though I view it more as influencing others). Trends change all the time. That's group A influencing groups B-Z. I'm amazed at what I view as idiotic that is now acceptable and/or even fashionable. It actually reminds me of an I Love Lucy episode where the husbands wanted to teach the wives a lesson. So, while in Paris, they created outfits using lampshades, burlap bags, & a horse feeder. The wives believed they were High Fashion and wore their new outfits outside. The husbands had a laugh or two until a day later others had started copying them.
I personally find socks & flip flops tacky looking, but there are times when others find my choices tacky.
Feb 14, 2012 1:37 PM
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