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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 09:40 AM

8. I think most men could give a shit. They'll go along with whatever's popular.

I mean, look at these racy pictures from the 1890s, these women wouldn't be "in fashion" now but they were the bee's knees 120 years ago:

http://www.walltowatch.com/view/8275/Sexy+Pictures+From+1890



Fast forward to the Twenties; off with the corsets, on with the flapper costumes and racy swimsuits--and the men didn't complain:




Zoom ahead to the fifties, and still, the men went along with the program:

http://blog.playfulpromises.com/blog/2012/10/2/beauty-queens-50s-onwards.html





I think the "fashion industries"--the beauty parlors, the shoe sellers, the clothing designers, the make-up creators, they all have an interest in recycling old looks and making them new again--otherwise, no one would buy new stuff. It's a manufactured reality. People, men and women, are told by Big Business that this is the "desirable look," and the followers just follow along!


http://vintagemakeupguide.com/

I look at the young kids today going back to college, and they're all wearing hats that look a bit like they were designed by a smurf, checked cheap looking sneakers, striped shirts, hoodies, boxy looking ball caps....it's not so much expressing individuality as wearing a uniform to identify with a group. That's what is sold in the name of fashion, too.

We all fell prey to that crap when we were young. Some people never get over it -- and there's nothing sadder than to see some raddled old Larry King type sporting "too young" clothes or Madonna wearing a teeth grille (aaagh--and she did that recently). I guess there's something to that Prince admonition to "act your age not your shoe size..."

IMO, the things that most people--men or women--find attractive in another human being are an air of confidence, a reasonable sense of humor, a modicum of intelligence, and a pleasing -- not necessarily stereotypically attractive--visage. I don't think that changes no matter how much "the media" tries to say otherwise...

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