Back on Wednesday we talked about the strong, supportive marriage between alternative music and fashion, and how it’s likely the best one. This morning I was on YouTube and watched The Summer Set’s video for the excellent “Lightning In A Bottle”, looked at my man Brian Dales and thought “OH I FORGOT HALF THE DAMN POST FROM WEDNESDAY”. See, beyond types of apparel and brands and this and that, I wanted to touch on how you gotta know your body to dress properly. So…let’s just get this outta the way.
When it comes to fashion, you can like certain things: we all have our tastes. However, if you can’t pull it off…don’t. You look at someone like Brian Dales of The Summer Set, and he has the body that so many dudes have in our scene: thin, really thin. There’s almost no look someone with that body type can’t pull off, because they fit into anything. If you’re like me, not as much: I’m a thin enough guy, I only weigh around 170 pounds and am like 5’7″. But, I’ve gotten a little “pudding under the skin” (if I could find a clip of that Seinfeld scene, you’d totally be linked to it. It’s from the episode “The Blood”) and have a little shoulder definition from back when I played sports. So, the really form-fitting clothing that I do like, I can’t look good in that. I need a little breathing room! My skinny Vans jeans – that I also forgot to mention in the last post when I rhymed off my Vans stuff – well after an accidental dryer dry, can’t wear those anymore! They kind of basically fit before.
When it comes to clothing period, whether street or dress, you definitely have to balance wearing what you like with what you look good in. And it’s great when you do, because one of the easiest confidence boosters in the world is flattering clothing.
Now if you’re thinking “what is going on???”…despite the consecutive posts about fashion, TPS isn’t turning into Cosmo. But as mentioned, in our world the music/fashion marriage is very strong, and this blog is not just about alternative music, but culture too. I definitely want us to talk about the world around the songs and artists we enjoy – and maybe next time I’ll remember to put everything in the original post right!?