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Sumptuary Culture

Postby Mike » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:58 pm

Not sure what to make of this, really.

https://www.sumptuaryculture.com/products/skirt
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby Gregg1100 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:16 pm

Skirt is good--they seem to be saying unisex.
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby JohnH » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:27 pm

First thing I noticed: The female model is awfully flat in the chest. I have noticeable chest mounds (40 DD). If she went topless in the prudish US on a beach she would likely be arrested, but I could get by wearing trunks and being topless since I'm a man.

I also see around her chest area the skin is pale as she wore a top when she was out in the sun. Stupid, stupid double standards are at play.

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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby Gusto10 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:47 pm

I had a look at all the items and they were all worn by members of both genders, if we may still speak of genders in what is becoming a genderless society.
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby pelmut » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:10 pm

Gusto10 wrote:I had a look at all the items and they were all worn by members of both genders, if we may still speak of genders in what is becoming a genderless society.

Sorry to nit-pick here, but how could you tell their gender by looking at them? [Did you mean "both sexes"?]
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby Kirbstone » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:58 pm

Shapeless skirt really, but it DOES have proper pockets. The girl looks pre-pubescent, with no mammaries and thick legs

The waist elastic looks like the skirt would fall down around one's ankles at a moments notice.

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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby JohnH » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:02 pm

Some mature women are flat-chested.
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby Fred in Skirts » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:12 pm

As for the skirt at $40.00 it is not over priced but is not what I would pay. As for the female model I think she is about mid twenties or so. :|
But the biggest thing that would keep me from buying it is that it don't fit!!! :lol: Way to small for me!
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby JohnH » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:14 pm

Fred in Skirts wrote:But the biggest thing that would keep me from buying it is that it don't fit!!! :lol: Way to small for me!


Those skirts are also way too small for me too. I have a 6-pack ab; the kind you get after drinking too many 6-packs of beer. :D

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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby moonshadow » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:09 am

Check out the "about us" page and the "blog"...

It says "we are a boy from the United States and a girl from Pakistan", yet it doesn't seem to say where they are living now...

from the 'about us' page wrote:Hey, why do women have so many beautiful clothing options to chose from, while the men's section is a sea of greys and blacks? Why does gender neutral mean grey oversized sweat pants and sweatshirts? Women don't need pockets? Is it really that emasculating for men to call a "bun" a "bun" instead of coining the term "man bun".
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We are a boy from The United States and a girl from Pakistan. We strive to use the scientific method rather than by blind faith or tradition, to introspect on what we do and fight for human rights throughout the global community.
We aren't telling you that all you need to do is buy our clothes, but a better understanding of the world helps to better enjoy the world, and we are here to open peoples eyes through fashion as a medium.
We believe clothing is just clothing, it doesn't define you, label you, it has been given too much importance in the sense of what it means, when all it is, is a moment in time where we decided that, "today this is what ill wear".


There is no way this is an American company....

Checking out some of their other sites, facebook, twitter, etc. They do not appear to have a large following yet. Best of luck to them.
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby denimini » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:10 pm

Nothing special about that skirt.
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby Gordon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:29 pm

JohnH wrote:First thing I noticed: The female model is awfully flat in the chest. I have noticeable chest mounds (40 DD). If she went topless in the prudish US on a beach she would likely be arrested, but I could get by wearing trunks and being topless since I'm a man.

I also see around her chest area the skin is pale as she wore a top when she was out in the sun. Stupid, stupid double standards are at play.

John


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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby Sinned » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:11 pm

I must admit that I had to look a few times to make sure that I was seeing what I was seeing. But kudos to them for ignoring society's straightjacket and showing male and female in the same light. Admittedly she isn't well endowed but not all women are handed the same packages in this life. I admire her confidence in her own body and the cojones to pose like that. Most women with her slight physique probably wouldn't. No shame in it and I must admit that I have more up top than what she has.

But having said all that, the skirt is described as A-line and seems to have decent pockets but at a maximum 28" waist I suspect that it wouldn't fit most on this site, myself included. They have vastly reduced their market with this offering. At $40 it probably isn't overpriced but still too much for me.
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby Wonderful Electric » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:32 pm

The male model is traditionally handsome, but the woman is not a typical fashion model at all. She’s very atypical and her non traditional look makes the garment appear more interesting than it is. This was like the old American apparel ads where they had models who were not professionals. Just people from the street that the founder wanted to masturbate in front of (true story).

The message is clear though. Skirts are for men and women. We should be happy with that.
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Re: Sumptuary Culture

Postby JohnH » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:02 am

Sinned wrote:I must admit that I had to look a few times to make sure that I was seeing what I was seeing. But kudos to them for ignoring society's straightjacket and showing male and female in the same light. Admittedly she isn't well endowed but not all women are handed the same packages in this life. I admire her confidence in her own body and the cojones to pose like that. Most women with her slight physique probably wouldn't. No shame in it and I must admit that I have more up top than what she has.

I'm glad the female model does not appear to be ashamed of her body which is great. The last thing she needs is a couple of foreign objects in her chest, known as breast implants. Likewise those of us men who are well endowed in the chest area don't need mastectomies unless there is cancer present.
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