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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.