FastFreddy2

'Wet look' or shiny leggings?

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I wear them because I can. And while that may seem eccentric - and I know you meant that in the best sense - and I couldn't care less about this little eccentricity. It is a belated pushback against years of conformity, a badge, if you will, of my inner bohemian. A bit adolescent, really, this sort of badged rebellion, but at this late date I guess I am making up for lost time. 

It's bit tricky too, to set the right tone as I don't want to confuse this boho raffishness with fetish - because that's not it at all. I wear my otk suede boots for much the same reason - because I like, and have always liked, the look and now that I feel free to adopt it, I do.

I don't mix these things, as that would look awful. But I try to wear one or the other every day, for the sheer uninhibited pleasure of it.

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2 hours ago, Shyheels said:

I wear them because I can. ...

Exactly!   And you wouldn't need (or probably want) to wear either shiny PVC or OTK boots if you were climbing Everest - 'because it is there' and fulfilling enough by itself.

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6 hours ago, Puffer said:

Exactly!   And you wouldn't need (or probably want) to wear either shiny PVC or OTK boots if you were climbing Everest - 'because it is there' and fulfilling enough by itself.

Indeed! Climbing Everest (never attempted) or rafting grade 6 rapids (which I have done) or rounding Cape Horn in a yacht (also done) offer their own sense of fulfilment - neither less no more than exploration of the inner self, but requiring different clothes...  

While I like my PVC jeans, I do not wear Lycra while cycling. 

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5 hours ago, Shyheels said:

I wear them because I can. And while that may seem eccentric - and I know you meant that in the best sense - and I couldn't care less about this little eccentricity. It is a belated pushback against years of conformity, a badge, if you will, of my inner bohemian. A bit adolescent, really, this sort of badged rebellion, but at this late date I guess I am making up for lost time. 

 

"Adolescence" in a nutshell. This was such a funny character it produced a full length feature film, which I first saw at the movies. B) All so pertinent still.

I really get the 'making up for lost time' notion. When people are asked about their previous life, the standard answer is "they'd do it all again". Not me, I'd do it all differently. At 20/21 I'd have dug into something that was going to make me wealthy while I had the energy to do it. (Instead of being rudderless, and fairly bohemian in my outlook.) I'd get myself financially secure, THEN prance around like a dandy, trying to make enough media heat to become a 'luvvie' due to the interest in my dandy-ism. A bit like Grayson Perry, but a tad more exotic. Boy George, or Marilyn without the drugs. Of course all three have/had underlying artistic ability - I'd  think of something. I used to draw well enough to be accused of tracing, and I can take a fairly good portrait, so hard work and enthusiasm would have at least made it look like I had skill. ;) :D 

When you hear about 'misbegotten-youth', think of me. Working 6 months of every year, living off savings for the other half. Womanising as a full-time occupation ... Nightclubs 5 out of 7 nights .... Bohemian, oh yes.

 

 

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Yes, the lady in red is not sporting a look that appeals to me - and yes, I'd say this is latex of some sort. Not PVC.  I much prefer the demure look.

Also PVC makes such a strong statement that its use really needs to be kept to a tasteful minimum, and then paired with something soft as a counterpoint. 

One can do that with classy black PVC jeans, but not red, and certainly not with latex.

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1 hour ago, FastFreddy2 said:

 

"Adolescence" in a nutshell. This was such a funny character it produced a full length feature film, which I first saw at the movies. B) All so pertinent still.

I really get the 'making up for lost time' notion. When people are asked about their previous life, the standard answer is "they'd do it all again". Not me, I'd do it all differently. At 20/21 I'd have dug into something that was going to make me wealthy while I had the energy to do it. (Instead of being rudderless, and fairly bohemian in my outlook.) I'd get myself financially secure, THEN prance around like a dandy, trying to make enough media heat to become a 'luvvie' due to the interest in my dandy-ism. A bit like Grayson Perry, but a tad more exotic. Boy George, or Marilyn without the drugs. Of course all three have/had underlying artistic ability - I'd  think of something. I used to draw well enough to be accused of tracing, and I can take a fairly good portrait, so hard work and enthusiasm would have at least made it look like I had skill. ;) :D 

When you hear about 'misbegotten-youth', think of me. Working 6 months of every year, living off savings for the other half. Womanising as a full-time occupation ... Nightclubs 5 out of 7 nights .... Bohemian, oh yes.

 

 

I would certainly do quite a few things differently - and certainly, getting myself financially set would be high on my list. Not going out and being the corporate the, but using my gifts to better advantage and hopefully being better aware of opportunity wen it arises, instead of seeing it six months, or six years, later and in hindsight. But I would also certainly be more willing to express myself, assert myself, and not concern myself nearly so much with the opinions and expectations of others.

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"Jury is out" with this one.

The look is good, but the wearer has (in)famously had 'a lot of work done', though I quite liked her personality I saw during the one and only series of TOWIE I've ever watched.

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I agree. The overblown facial work grabs too much attention. As a whole, taking away the face and head, not a bad look for the PVCs!   

What is TOWIE?

I never watch TV and what I know about celebrities you could chisel on an aspirin tablet...

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9 hours ago, Shyheels said:

What is TOWIE?

I never watch TV and what I know about celebrities you could chisel on an aspirin tablet...

The Only Way Is Essex.

One of the earliest (if not the earliest) twenty-something "reality show", based on a bunch of fairly unattractive individuals living in/around Brentwood in Essex. Being broadcast from a commercial station (so well paid), together with the promotional work being a cast member provides, most of the cast will be moving toward being millionaires by the time the show meets it's sell-by-date. Or rather, when the producers realise it has reached its sell-by-date.

"Dialogue" is the same you will hear if eavesdropping a group of 12 year olds. There is no 'plot'. I watched to see girls strutting around in 'bandage dresses and heels. It became a bit of a pantomime, with "geezers" getting gobby between factions, and women being cheated on by their boyfriends. Made for poor quality viewing by the end of the series I watched. (Might have been second or third season.)

Most of the cast drive Mercs or very quick sports cars. Its a bit galling, but I'm too old to care for long though much simpler to stop watching. I am missing nothing.  

I like Chloe (pictured) or did right up until I found she was a smoker, which I find quite unattractive. That said, she's sincere, with a back-story that keeps her grounded. I'm happy for her to have her new life.

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I had never even heard of that show - which probably gives a good indication of my knowledge of pop culture. I would be hard pressed to name any of the shows on TV these days.

I could walk right past any number of A list celebrities without having a clue who they are!

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Works for me ......  ;)

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From >> here << No need to look, this is it.

A Z-list member of a "reality show" that is nothing to do with any reality I understand.  

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Exposed midriffs and the Barbie look doesn't do it for me, I'm afraid. 

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I hadn't noticed anything past the leggings really. 'Black wet painted look' is good for me.

I'd prefer them longer, but the 'wet paint' look works very well. ;)

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I am also not a fan of the latex look - too fetishy. 

I guess I am kind if conservative on these things

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