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patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:45 pm
by Gusto10

Re: patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:45 pm
by Sinned
Yeah, well Gusto, thanks for that but it's not street fashion, it's fantasy, pure fantasy. Can't see anyone walking down the High Street or in the average Mall so dressed. Unique but not something I'd see in Tescos.

Re: patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:39 pm
by moonshadow
Not main street or the mall for sure, but boy would it be cool if everyone dressed in such wild and extravagant ways...

It seems with western culture, styles come down to two categories:

1) Boring

2) Eye candy (sexual attraction)

And for some reason, men usually fall into category (1) as oddly enough, "boring" is "eye candy" for women... :?

The styles in the article are works of art, and I admire the imagination that conjured them up.

I'll be honest, if I thought for a second I could get away with something like that, I'd love to have my day strutting around like a wild peacock.... :mrgreen:

The only one that jarred me was the one with the enormous red bow in the front. The red bow behind the head was kinda cool, but I just couldn't get on with the one in the front. I thought that looked silly.

That one sparkly guy dressed in that off white open front gown... now that was mighty cool!

Re: patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:00 pm
by crfriend
moonshadow wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:39 pm
And for some reason, men usually fall into category (1) as oddly enough, "boring" is "eye candy" for women... :?
It's down to conditioning. Women typically are needy/greedy creatures and want a guy that can produce a reliable income -- and any bit of frivolity on the part of the guy will reduce the "attractiveness" of "reliability". See my commentary about architecture and its similarity to sartorial style over in Personal Stories.
I'll be honest, if I thought for a second I could get away with something like that, I'd love to have my day strutting around like a wild peacock.... :mrgreen:
Men have largely forfeited their "peacock birthright" on the altar of boring/reliable. One of the things I do not, and never will, understand about women is why they put up with abusive partners (that cuts both ways, actually).

Bows: I love 'em. Two of my dresses have belts that tie in fairly large bows on the front, and I have several barrettes with large bows on 'em for restraining my hair.

Re: patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:15 pm
by Sinned
Some Sci-Fi films have toyed with those sorts of look. The film Demolition Man flirted with it, as I remember.

Re: patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:39 am
by Dust
moonshadow wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:39 pm
It seems with western culture, styles come down to two categories:

1) Boring

2) Eye candy (sexual attraction)

And for some reason, men usually fall into category (1) as oddly enough, "boring" is "eye candy" for women... :?

...

I'll be honest, if I thought for a second I could get away with something like that, I'd love to have my day strutting around like a wild peacock.... :mrgreen:
Some guys have been slowly pushing the boundaries for a while now. The tiny box is opening up a little bit with color, and fits that show some muscles (if you have them). Girls notice, and being the guy who pushes whatever boundary, however subtly, gets you noticed. Some people react positively, some negatively. A few guys have decided that in certain situations, one positive reaction is worth a dozen bad ones. I ran into a guy once who openly talked about "peacocking" when going out to bars and clubs to get girls' attention. And all he was doing was wearing a bright pink shirt or something similar.

Re: patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:37 pm
by Sinned
There was a Guiness advert that pushed the clothing boundary of men's wear somewhat: #https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1fbUbDoGnA. I think there was a brief glimpse of a man with a woman's hair style. I especially love the yellow suit worn by one of the men among some other of the bright colours. An awesome advert.

Re: patrick mcDowell

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:42 am
by Uncle Al
3 times, the first is around 1:05, there is a man in a Red Kilt :D

The third time is at the end of the clip and it shows the kilted man
the 2nd from the right. Even wears a sporran :D

Uncle Al
:mrgreen: :ugeek: :mrgreen: