Wednesday, June 18, 2008

NYC Street - East Village / Union Square

The following images were taken specifically for Vanguard.

I was recently thinking about how much I truely love the skinhead aesthetic. Just when I thought I would never see it outside of 1970s London, or rather specific gay porn, there it was! Just outside my building, nonetheless. How else can you wear flood pants yet still look like you're going to kick the shit out of someone?

I believe one thing that today's fashion will be known for is our strong use of ironic nostalgia in our dress. I appreciate irony greatly, and believe that the handsome lad above pulls it off quite well, but part of me believes that we are forced into using it as a way to cope with our desire for something new and brilliant out of a fashion world that is either stagnate or inaccessible.


jhar-m-e said...

It's interesting that we can only be nostalgic for fashion we didn't live through first hand.

Otherwise it just looks like you're a sad old person clinging to happier memories.

Anonymous said...

That's a really good point,jhar-m-e. But I still have a special place in my heart for hot pink bike shorts.

bomb.ass.ting said...

When we haven't lived through fashion the first time around and we do certain things, it's almost like your paying respects to another generation. I like wearing plaid in a grungy 90s way - even though I was only a baby during the Nirvana years. It gets approving nods from Generation X'ers. I think.