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Monday, 11 August 2008


The 90s were funny times, especially the mid 90s when the world began counting down to the millelium and wondering if the earth will begin rotating in the opposite direct after 23:59 on the 31th December 1999. As many began painting imaginary pictures of themselves driving a airborne card at elevations higher than a uniform skirt, an obsession with silver struck the world.


What used to be beige/white in the kitchen like the oven, microwave and refrigerator is nowadays coloured in metallic silver in most contemporary homes. During the second half of the 90s silver became the symbol of progression, the future and pretty much defined the word modern. Over night a black 26 inch Philips CRT TV looked plain dull next to a 32 inch wide screen Sony TV. Suddenly any merchandise that wasn’t silver looked prehistoric and uncool. Thankfully the colour didn’t hijack our wardrobes making everybody walking around like seasoned meat ready to be laid in an oven. Undeniably funky the fella pictured managed to revive the forgotten aluminum jacket in a very charming manner. Looking a partially opened piece of caramel wrapped in a metallic foil this is an example of someone taking wearing something cool from the past without appearing like a desperate fashion guru trying to start a trend.

4 comments:

youdee said...

Ergh, the bowtie, the rolled up trousers, the socks...

It's just too much look for me when you pair it with the silver jacket. It's fine in a photograph but it's way to costume-like for my taste, a bit try-hard. It looks like he followed the old addage of 'take one thing off before you leave the house' but unfortunately he took off his belt - the one thing he really needs.

ALTORRIN said...

I actually think this is a modern twist on a much seen look. The bow tie against the shirt is really cool and could be worn with out the jacket..(then a belt would be needed.) Once you add the jacket the belt in my opinion isnt greatly needed. CUTE LOOK

Stylesalvage Steve said...

There is a lot going on in this look, too much for some people..but not me. I love the fact that you notice different aspecs the more you look which is rare in good menswear.

Country Western Clothing said...

I agree. It's fine in the photo but it all seems over the top.