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Now shoes or my new 1960s ankle buckle boots. They are the SEX. Or shoes. I love shoes. Shoes. Yes SHOES. SHOES MMM SHOES ARE BETTER THAN LIFE ITSELF.
They hold theirselves better when wearing heels. Unless your a drunken tit...
I'm heels mainly then trainers for a gig I want to bounce around at!
depends. We need more details.
all the way. i love trainers, i keep buying them, all forms, from nikes, etnies, vans, converse, i love trainers
Shoes for work, trainers for play.
A simple mans life.
I think I've only worn shoes once since leaving school. I've had a pair of Dr Martins for years now, and they're not even broken in.
So in a riff on Bamos' simple life;
Inside house: Slippers
Outside world: Trainers
starring Paris, Nicole and Bamos.
Get this programme made now.
Watch as I hilariously try and get the two dozy bints to drink cider! Guffaw as they can't manage to hold down and entire pie! Chortle as I explain the concept of inserting a pie into two slices of bread and creating a sandwich!
That's actually the best idea I've heard since my Pork Chop Sandwich.
If the weather's shitty-bad or I'm at a muddy festival then I take the work-boots Mrs Monpot's dad got me from the power-station where he works. Or the wellies my uncle got me.
I loves me slippers I do.
more comfy and if I suddenly need to play in the world cup final I'm sorted...
Is it old to love the slippers? I don't think so. You just don't appreciate the finer things in life. Now, if you'll excuse me the milks on the stove about to boil over...
and I love my Slippers. The kitchen and bathroom floors are cold without a pair of slippers on your feet.
but not with heels, cos I would look ungainly and totter.
The way I hold myself when wearing heels is not nice to look at
ooohhh I love trash. But if I were a man...
On principle? He had no style?
the principle of the thing. He looks a bit like Willie Thorne.
at all times.
Glasgow Garage don't let me in with them so I went to a gig there last week wearing a pair of brown Sketchers shoes which I'd sent my mum to LA to buy for me. I cut quite a dash.
men should not wear white shoes, I got laughed at the one time I tried
go for a nice chelsea boot or something manly like this
I want these! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ladies-VINTAGE-Pixie-Pirate-Boots-RED-Size-8-NEW-BOHO_W0QQitemZ7739169635QQcategoryZ53557QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
because they're mine.
to be honest I just need some bright red boots and these looked OK...
something approaching clowns shoes on Friday
What rubbish! White shoes are essential in the summer months. Granted I don't wear them much cos it's tough finding decent ones in good condition. I have a nice pair of cream Grenson loafers though. Serge Gainsbourg used to wear white dance shoes. They were all the rage in the 30s. They are a classic shoe. I don't like the way classic, traditional footwear/clothing is constantly stifled by modern combat-trouser-wearing Britain.
But although I rarely wear trainers,
they do have their place.
I just don't wear em. I do find it odd how hundreds of years of tradition can be undermined by someone saying "thats orrible cos my grandad wore it..". No offense Bamos! By the way, those Gucci ones I posted for a laugh cos they are so Miami Vice.
Why/when did men stop wearing hats?
When flat-caps made it onto the high street, and everyone realised they were a bad idea after all. Or do you mean before that?
like every man seems to wear in Old Photographs.
that happened in the mid sixties. I reckon mostly cos of hair cuts becoming longer and the more casual look becoming prevalent. Hats are (were) a sign of conformity and the old order.
(sometimes incorrectly called pork-pies) were pretty popular in the early sixties. Particularly in the West indies where all the ska musicians were wearing them. This came from the influence of American jazz and soul musicians. But then JFK was sworn into office hatless so people decided it was too old-fashioned...
you know that's not the entire reason for me hating them, it was just the first thing that came into my head!
I just don't really pay that much attention to footwear, it's not something that bothers me greatly - like clothes in general, to be fair. Obviously some items are better than others, the same with everything from gorillas to types of gravy, but it's not something I care about greatly. Clothes schmothes. Too much attention is paid to what people wear, whether it be too different or too samey.
Clothes are a form of identity in society. They are important. Plus people look sexier with clothes on.
personality is the only acceptable form of identity in society.
Is a plague on the youth of today!
but I can't afford to.
The old chestnut about "it doesn't matter what you wear" is a modern construction that has been accepted by society as truth. The history of civilization has prized costume/fashion for both sexes as highly as other arts, but since the 60s and 70s it has become less and less acceptable to uphold this tradition. I'm not saying that people's personalities/characters should be judged on their appearance. Just that it's a shame people don't care any more.
As much as I can recognise a nice piece of clothing when I see one, I couldn't tell you what anyone I went out with last time I was out was wearing, apart from that someone had a scarf that I was wearing. it just...doesn't bother me. Too many people see what you are wearing as a defining thing about you - I'm not discluding myself from this either, we all do it to some extent - when it matters not one jot. You wear a suit? Fine. You wear your trackie bottoms tucked in socks? Erm, fine, I suppose ;) You could still be a nice guy, it doesn't affect me.
Even if you go back to before the 60s and 70s - let's talk around the war - wearing a suit was pretty much de rigeur. It was all that a man was expected to wear. Things change though. We can now wear pretty much whatever we desire. We don't have to stick to this rigid idea of fashion, so why should we?
so I'm not criticising people who aren't interested in costume etc. I know you're a reasonable person and why would you take an interest in clothes if it doesnt interest you? Stands to reason. But I do feel that it is something that as a society we have lost a great deal from in gaining the freedom to "not bother". It reminds me of people who say "what's the point of art" etc because they don't like it. They see it as being a poor use of time/money. Society as a whole gradually loses respect for culture and art and sees it as peripheral (which it decidedly is not - history will attest to that!). This means that gradually all art and culture is in danger of being pushed out of everyones lives.
that was a bum link those are but a facsimile, my paratroop boots are not modern they were vintage and genuine and not everyone used to wear them wehn i got them 27 years ago....its all so depressing the whole country caught up with me and I forgot to move on, so I look like a herd animal.
Here is an interesting fact, I started the trend for youngsters to drink holstein pils out of the bottle and to smoke old holborn roll ups, when I used to go into pubs and ask for this 'old mans' drink they used to be covered with cobwebs there was so little demand....now theres a thousand inferior pils on offer and im an old man oh how the passing of time hurts
for years. Most of it is cos of the Mod thing. There's plenty of others like me believe it or not! We were dressing in the thin trousers and skinny tie years before Franz Ferdinand and the Strokes and all that!
busy city street, I see a sea of black clad clones...that is so depressing I used to wear always black and I stood out but no longer.
You wait Bobby....cos of Preston you may find the whole population adopt mod wear....how would you feel about that
Throughout Britpop in Wolverhampton. And going round on scooters, taking speed, and starting fights. The mods in Wolves were wankers. Not that they represent a wider whole or anything. I know there are entire tribes of mods, just like there are of teds who go dancing and bikers who have conventions and all that stuff. Like a retro sub-culture. Like all the ace 50's girls on MySpace that go bowling and photograph each other in cadillacs.
To reply to Bamos: fashion isn't something you can ignore, I don't think. Opting out is a position in itself. Like... not voting, or abstention. The comfort party is still a party. An anti-aesthetic party. I like the Warhol idea that the first thing any artist creates is themself. I think that applies to anybody. It's so much fun, in a way... visual culture. Funny how some people have an interest and others don't. Like voting, and... cooking. And everything ever. Am I still talking?
I feel confident if I make a bit of an effort. Some of us are not all born with natural beauty;)
Also, through my experience, people who dress up/make an effort/wear alot of make-up are often hiding something beneath that exterior. Others just like fashion I guess.
But i suppose they count as trainers don't they?
I only wear shoes if I'm off somewhere posh or if I'm working.
But I have no job, so I never wear shoes.
It all about Trainers.
But I've not worn them for a while.
But only if thin and with a sewn in hallf-inch turn-up! :D
bed leik really precisely so you can bounce a penny off it?
Quite the opposite. I'm a very untidy, laz person. I just have always been interested in design/visual arts and I find clothes is a good way of exploring an area of it. Plus I have been into the 60s since I was a kid. It all figures.
do you think that the blue levis (THIN WITH SEWN IN HALF INCH TURN UP) actually look better on a purely asthetic level or do they look good because they are an established classic?
Would you happilly commit sacrilage against a classic look, if you thought it looked better?
I prefer a minimalist aesthetic as far as clean lines etc are concerned. So the logical extension of that to a pair of jeans is as above. But yes - it's a Mod tradition and I enjoy that part of it too. Thus I will wear fancy cufflinks cos I'm influenced by the old jazz/soul musicians too. I don't think (extensive) sacrilege against a classic look would ever work for me so I wouldn't do that. But if someone else did it I would appreciate what they were doing if it looked good/was interesting...
for a scooter boy by someone at a gig last week because of the green pilot jacket, short hair, sidies and tattoos.
I like a lot of mod music but as a culture it seems too conservative, traditional and heirarchy prone.
I dreamt about my Converse baseball boots last night.
"NOT A SCOOTER-BOY" Geddit?
jacket yesterday, will that do ?
scooterists used to wear "NOT A MOD" T shirts in the 8os cos people always called them mods just cos they liked scooters. They hated eachother"
The dresses, the boots, etc etc, but I've had it pounded into me by my motorbike-rocker uncle that mods are upper-class cunts. I think it's because years ago there was a great divide and the mods and rockers used to fight on Barry Island.Well my uncle did. Something like that. You can't beat a raw, working-class punk ethnic sometimes. But then I see these those dainty shoes and my heart melts. Oh I don't know.
....i was named after barry island, thats quite spooky, cos I was talking to monpot bout that last night
trainers. unless theyre green flash, which only last 2 weeks in my experience, and have no resistance to water as theyre designed for squash, they dirty too much, too easily, theyre fucking common as flith these days and frankly theyres no way you can wear them and aovid looking like a student which isnt a bad thing being a student obviously, most of us have been there, but Im past the days of windbreaker jeans, retro sports jackets and dunlops.
bring on the silver shadow resurgence I say.
'daps' for trainers outside of Wales?
Crazy, who'd have thought!
my mum used to point across the sea and say over there is 'barry' island, I used to think that was romantic (when I was 4). My real name is Barry
dis it right
My first boyfriends was called Barry. Barry Dibbin. He worked in a factory that made frames for glasses.
oh oh oh oh
I just rescues some t bar 1960s shoes from a charity shop for 3 squid. oh this footwear talk is all very exciting.
vans, converse and puma are the best
heels are best
are not trainers shoes?