17 September 2007

it's official:
everything cool has been co-opted and bought

Did u see yesterdays T Magazine? They had a giant spread called "English Beat". First the skinheads and designer Docs and now this!? What's left to poach? What's left that's rare?

I feel 13 again, robbed of everything I thought was so sublime and mine. I'm suddenly pissed Nirvana got so popular and a place like Hot Topic exists. Those sorts of things I never actually felt, I'm feeling now, at 28.

Exhibit A:

"LOZ TIPPING HIS HAT. TIM HAMILTON FEDORA. FRED PERRY POLO SHIRT. TRASH AND VAUDEVILLE SUSPENDERS."


"JACK ON BRIGHTON BEACH. NEW YORK HAT AND CAP COMPANY FEDORA. TIM HAMILTON PARKA AND SHIRT. LEVI’S CAPITAL E JEANS."



"RONNIE AND RUSSELL ON BRIGHTON PIER. NOM DE GUERRE JACKET. DR. MARTENS FOR YOHJI YAMAMOTO BOOTS. RUSSELL’S PARKA HIS OWN. SUIT, SHIRT, TIE AND SHOES FROM JUMP THE GUN, BRIGHTON."


"GUYS ON BRIGHTON BEACH. BOTTEGA VENETA JACKET. PAUL SMITH FEDORA. DIOR HOMME COAT. BARBOUR CAP. TIM HAMILTON COAT. AQUASCUTUM SUIT. PAUL SMITH SCARF. TIM HAMILTON FEDORA. AQUASCUTUM COAT. DIOR HOMME OUTFIT."


"RONNIE AND ANNABEL DANCING. J.LINDEBERG VEST. JOHN VARVATOS POLO SHIRT."

2 comments:

Tom said...

haha this is me, (Ronnie) they approached us looking for mods and skins, are people in NYC dressing this way now?

Gotham City Insider said...

Not really but its all a mess. You know the store H&M ? Well now they're selling Clockwork Orange-esque tophats for women. I mean, its over. Its all over. haha.