STYLE WHORE FASHION: Winter 2006 (male)

Another useless observation.

Seems like the trend for jackets this year are motorbike wannabe jackets. The reason why I say “wannabe” is because they have the look of a motorbike jacket, yet they don’t offer the same amount of protection as a real one, say for when you fall off your bike trying to pull a wheelie whilst eating a soft serve cone.

In the past 3-4 weeks I’ve seen the number of guys wearing them grow exponentionally, and this year’s providers on the season’s fads are Industrie (who seem to be turning into the next Fresh Jive) and YD.

The first time I saw this season’s YD motorbike jacket was when my I.T/admin guy was strutting around in one at a party. I thought it was hot. A week later I was incidentally at a YD store when the store helper person thingy said, “You’d look great in this”. “Yeah right bullshit artist, you can’t lie to me to make a sale” I thought. “Holy shazbot” was my next thought when he pointed to the same jacket as my I.T/admin guy’s.

Soon after that day, I must’ve seen at least 5-6 other guys with the same YD motorbike jacket. The Industrie ones aren’t doing the rounds as frequently, but they’re sure to pick up as I speak. In fact, just an hour ago I was at the Myers stocktake sale when I chuckled at the guy trying on one of the Industrie motorbike jackets. Imagine how he would feel when he sees another bloke with the same jacket. I know I’ve had that feeling at least 3-4 times in my life. Most girls will think we’re idiots but I can honestly say that for about 80% of the male population, when we see someone else with the same shirt/jacket/hat/girlfriend, we just feel like jumping off a cliff into a farm of thorn bushes with termites and rhinoceroses.


The soon to be notorious Industrie “motorbike” jackets

When you see these jackets, take a moment to put yourself in the wearer’s shoes when they see another dude with the same jacket (this doesn’t apply if you don’t care about other people).

Hmm, I quite like the white one though. I saw it at Myers and the logo looked like it had been hand sewn onto the jacket. A very raw and nice touch.

5 Responses to “STYLE WHORE FASHION: Winter 2006 (male)”

  1. phil Says:

    industrie is the choice for timegone fobbos.

    if i were the head designer for industrie ill design pink poofy skirts cause i know they will wear anything from industrie no matter how shitty it looks.

  2. Adam Says:

    Deep johnny, deep.

    I do need a jacket tho.. haha

  3. jasey Says:

    hahaha, w0rd.

    Man i feel ya.

    Some people just don’t know no better
    *shakes head*

  4. Ryo Says:

    i liek those style jackets tooo, but i dont like the two black ones, i the white one looks alright, one of the guys from work has a real an industrie one but it looks much nicer, there was one being advertised by blaq which sold in myer i think, ages ago, but i havent seen any of those in myer stores anymore, will hav to get one, one day

  5. Stephen Mok Says:

    So you got your jacket yet? :P

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