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06 February 2011 @ 06:08 pm
fashion  

In wandering through the shops recently, looking at all the diaphanous, flowing, meant-to-be-layered and untailored fashions which looks good on the very young and sylph-like and on no one else, I found myself thinking “Forget fashion. Can’t we try *style*?”

Now I want to start a classic clothes fashion line with that tag line. “Forget fashion. Embrace style.”

Of course, as Ted said, I’d be in direct competition with J. Peterman, but that’s not the point. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
mikaela_lmikaela_l on February 6th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
Oh. Yes. Yes. I am so tired of fashion. Give me style any day! sigh.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on February 6th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
the problem is, fashion can be sold. Style can only be achieved.

kitmizkit on February 6th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
It is, however, easier to achieve if stylish, rather than solely fashionable, choices are available.
cypherindigo on February 6th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Will they be in sizes larger than "emaciated"? I ma just grumpy, because I can't fit into J. Peterman stuff, but I want it.
tamagotamago on February 6th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah. That. Can you market stylish, good-quality clothes to the larger sizes? Make clothes with fabric other than poly-acetate and crinkle rayon I'm yours forever.
cypherindigo on February 6th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Linen, cotton, wool, silk....
tamagotamago on February 8th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Linen jersey is possibly the Best Fabric Ever: all the lovely properties of linen, but without wrinkling.
cypherindigo on February 8th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
Now if I could only find some.
kit: daily lifemizkit on February 6th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yes. Another of the things that was irritating me was that a great deal of the inexpensive clothing looks, well, cheap. I mean, that's fine, but apparently what my eye sought was something with a little more first-glance class.

I have this radical idea that if I were ever to develop a fashion line (in whatever universe that would happen) I would actually size the clothing by waist, inseam, bust, shoulder--you know, the way mens' clothes are sized. I'm sure Miz Kit Style would be very unpopular amongst a significant subset of shoppers, but it seems like I know a lot of women who would desperately like to just buy a goddamned pair of pants without wondering if this size twelve or that size sixteen is the size that's going to fit this time.
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on February 6th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
. . . I know a lot of women who would desperately like to just buy a goddamned pair of pants without wondering if this size twelve or that size sixteen is the size that's going to fit this time.

Preach it, sister!
tamagotamago on February 8th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
I know there are some companies who do made-to-measure jeans with computerized cutting machines. I'm not sure why this isn't more popular.
Marithmarith on February 6th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
That is an excellent slogan. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on February 6th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
*snerk* Ted has a most excellent point.

I've thought much the same sort of thing when baby-doll dresses/shirts were fashionable, as were low-rider-muffin-top jeans.