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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 03:37 PM
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My honest impression is that your post actually comes off a little elitist.
Ain't that the truth.

Fashion and trends, are by definition, unoriginal and conformist. If nobody else is doing it, it's not a 'trend', and people who are not you decide what's 'fashionable'.

Say whatever you want about 'individuality' or 'self-expression', if you're gunning to be fashionable, you're not unique and you're expressing yourself with decisions made made by other people: you are conforming to their criteria. Put that in your counterculture pipe and smoke it.

That being said, yes, snowpunks care more about what they look like than how they ride. There is also pressure to use certain brands *cough*Burton*cough* over others just because of the brand itself.

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It kind of bugs me that the fashion trend in snowboard is non-conformity. Is that the snowboarding paradox? You want to be a non-conformist by looking just like everyone else.

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It kind of bugs me that the fashion trend in snowboard is non-conformity. Is that the snowboarding paradox? You want to be a non-conformist by looking just like everyone else.
the most non-conformist thing i've ever seen was this old man wearing a tweed sportcoat, red cardigan, and a bowtie, he had a big white beard and tortise-shell glasses.

All youth fashion, all male fashion, all fashion and dress is based upon conformity. Men feel more comfortable when other men are wearing the same thing. Military Uniforms, Suits, Formal Wear, sports teams, etc. Men crave the feeling of being a part of a group or organization, it's only natural and I don't hold it against anyone.
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hrmmmm....my thoughts.....if other peoples attire bothers u that bad then u have forgotten what ur there for.....on the otherside i also feel if u draw attn 2 yourself then u better have the skills....


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I'm painting- in huge letters- across the back of my jacket, "FUCK YOUR FASHION". How's that for expression?

I can understand how my original post came off as elitist in itself, and I alluded to that fact, but my overall intention truly is get out there and ride. My primary issue is the fact that I'm judged negatively for what i wear (gape goggles and old outerwear) by the people around me, and I simply decided to bring it up and see what you all had to say.

That said, thank you for all responses thus far.
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My primary issue is the fact that I'm judged negatively for what i wear (gape goggles and old outerwear) by the people around me
Sounds like you are "around" the wrong people. I couldn't be less interested in what people are wearing (or riding), it's the skill they exhibit on the hill that catches my eye.

Have big time skill and everyone will try and copy you clothing/accessory steeze no matter how old or out of date it is. Example, Shaun White blowing up sales of idiotic bandannas.
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I'm painting- in huge letters- across the back of my jacket, "FUCK YOUR FASHION"....
... I simply decided to bring it up and see what you all had to say.
Bottom line.... this has no purpose.

you have three solutions. 1 change your outerwear 2 dont care. 3 punch everyone in the face

you've chose none. Just to make rebelious blogs about it on the interwebs.

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The three choices you have for every time you're judged by someone else:

1. Stop caring what others think.

2. Conform to everyone else.

3. Blog-rage about it.

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Where do you ride and what age group are you with. This sound to me like a bunch of teens riding on an old landfill in the east....

Out west, people are far more concerned with pow stashes and sick terrain to even really take notice....

well said....the only time I notice is if I am on the lift and I see a neon yard sale! lol It really is eye catching......


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riding on an old landfill
Hmmmm...If a landfill gets to the point where it's heaped high enough to be taller than the surrounding terrain, is it still a landfill or just a large mound of garbage?
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