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Re: Take S. U. T. O. three times daily with food

Postby Sam » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:36 pm

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Re: Take S. U. T. O. three times daily with food

Postby bels » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:30 pm

Fucked up that the only one on this forum who didn't become an engineer and actually became an art student now dresses like an engineer? makes you think
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Re: Take S. U. T. O. three times daily with food

Postby jylt » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:44 pm

(sorry that it has taken a while for me to respond)

i think you raise a good question: can we be specific about where the issue resides, in this specific case of a white wearing a white-designed pair of cargo pants with the image of an asian woman? at least in the context of the white west (whose symbolic / social coherence, i'd say, is guaranteed through the creation and degredation of the racial other), the issue resides in the fact that a white designer from an imperial country is participating violent act of othering/dehumanization/objectification. and this othering has a very long history. i'd look at the anne cheng article i posted for specifics. highly recommend it because it gives a lot of really good language for thinking about issues of appropriation beyond the limited mainstream discourse. overall i think you capture something really accurate about the tension or feeling of unease when whites approach east asian culture. like, even when i see whites eating at dim sum i just feel uneasy and i always have to be on guard for when some weirdo asks me where i'm from or if i meditate (all DEEPLY inappropriate and fucked questions to ask).

fun_yunchables wrote:do u think this is more an issue w/ the designer or the audience? wacko maria and sasquatchfabrix have used similar graphics and aesthetics but the designers are directly embedded in an intrinsically linked culture

not my style but seems less sleazy coming from wm and sasquatch (when considering independent of the audience). but then u see white men n women wearing it (and sukajan jackets and whatever else) and it just cheapens everything bc the context is almost stripped away

ultimately tho cross cultural bleed is going to be nigh impossible to avoid and im totally fine w people respectfully utilizing bits of our cultures. i’m mostly irked at people from the dominant global culture (read: anglo) who are hypocrites in adopting our aesthetics n culture while simultaneously making derogatory claims ie in Jarvis format:
white people: asians are robots and have no culture and creativity!
also white people: wow xiaolongbao is so good! wow i love japanese streetwear! wow i stan bTS

as a side note and a hot take many (east) asian american authors and writers rub me the wrong way bc their stuff all reads the same: “ppl laughed at my smelly food at lunch and made fun of my eyes. but nOT ANY MORE” or generic yellow fever op-eds
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Re: Take S. U. T. O. three times daily with food

Postby 106-2 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:20 pm

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shorts are carhartt x slam jam, natural canvas carpenter shorts painted white - still feel too close to white denim for comfort though
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Re: Take S. U. T. O. three times daily with food

Postby silvaeri » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:13 pm

pretty standard for me now. yolo.

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Re: Take S. U. T. O. three times daily with food

Postby weqe » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:03 pm

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thrift - hat n bags feeling breezy
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Re: Take S. U. T. O. three times daily with food

Postby oaked » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:44 pm

finally got some ijji in my wardrobe!

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paa / paa / ijji / adidas
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