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(New York Magazine)   According to Spike Jonze's new SF movie, future men will dress like hipsters, not Jetsons. "Every pocket is designed to fit an iPhone or a tablet, and everyone in this tomorrow-world will wear unsexy, flat-front, high-waist pants"   (nymag.com) divider line 46
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2013-12-07 08:25:35 AM
If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?
 
2013-12-07 09:27:51 AM
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2013-12-07 10:54:42 AM

Sybarite: If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?


Their guts for garters
 
2013-12-07 10:58:34 AM

Fano: Sybarite: If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?

Their guts for garters


Top hats and spats.
 
2013-12-07 11:02:20 AM

Robo Beat: Fano: Sybarite: If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?

Their guts for garters

Top hats and spats.


Three-piece suits and neckties.  Only ironically.
 
2013-12-07 11:13:01 AM
Rusty Venture Speedsuits
 
2013-12-07 11:19:37 AM
Storm ditched the normal tropes of the future - no Jetson-style dresses or neoprene jumpsuits - and instead dressed mustachioed technophile Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) in a slightly disorienting version of Gap clothing you'd buy at a thrift store - natural inspiration for a pricey Opening Ceremony collection.

Since when are these still tropes? What was the last futuristic film or television show or story where such ridiculous clothing was used? This would be akin to ditching the tropes of home-sized computer systems...
 
2013-12-07 11:29:15 AM
They look more brain dead than hipsters.
 
2013-12-07 11:34:53 AM

Vangor: Storm ditched the normal tropes of the future - no Jetson-style dresses or neoprene jumpsuits - and instead dressed mustachioed technophile Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) in a slightly disorienting version of Gap clothing you'd buy at a thrift store - natural inspiration for a pricey Opening Ceremony collection.

Since when are these still tropes? What was the last futuristic film or television show or story where such ridiculous clothing was used? This would be akin to ditching the tropes of home-sized computer systems...


i think it will be all crystal spires and togas
 
2013-12-07 11:38:58 AM

Sybarite: If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?


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You know I'm right.
 
2013-12-07 11:51:36 AM
Spike jones, I can't stand the way he sings but I love to hear him talk.

/not remotely obscure
 
2013-12-07 11:59:51 AM

Vangor: Storm ditched the normal tropes of the future - no Jetson-style dresses or neoprene jumpsuits - and instead dressed mustachioed technophile Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) in a slightly disorienting version of Gap clothing you'd buy at a thrift store - natural inspiration for a pricey Opening Ceremony collection.

Since when are these still tropes? What was the last futuristic film or television show or story where such ridiculous clothing was used? This would be akin to ditching the tropes of home-sized computer systems...



I for one enjoy quasi-futuristic clothes.

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2013-12-07 11:59:56 AM

JolobinSmokin: Spike jones, I can't stand the way he sings but I love to hear him talk.

/not remotely obscure


Yes, we have no banana.

/sounds better in the original Mock-Swedish
 
2013-12-07 12:15:57 PM
Period films, whether they depict the past or the future, are virtually always a present-day fashion show.

Something I read once really nailed it - the hair and make-up are almost never period-correct.
 
2013-12-07 12:21:14 PM
So, what 60s/70s/80s sci-fi film correctly predicted half the male population wearing their pants halfway down their asses?

Anyone?
Bueller?
 
2013-12-07 12:26:03 PM

jaytkay: Period films, whether they depict the past or the future, are virtually always a present-day fashion show.

Something I read once really nailed it - the hair and make-up are almost never period-correct.


Case in point: all those far future/post-apocalyptic 80s flicks with giant feathered hair on both men and women.
 
2013-12-07 12:31:35 PM
well, they damn sure wont be slender androgynes everywhere.  where's the obese fashion trends?
 
2013-12-07 12:32:34 PM
You know which sci-fi film had the best costume design?  Gattaca.

The suits on the 9-5 valids were great - and it picked up the female pantsuit trend perfectly.  But the cops (Alan Arkin, especially) wore hardboiled-detective-era suits.
 
2013-12-07 12:44:06 PM

FrancoFile: You know which sci-fi film had the best costume design?  Gattaca.

The suits on the 9-5 valids were great - and it picked up the female pantsuit trend perfectly.  But the cops (Alan Arkin, especially) wore hardboiled-detective-era suits.



Nope, I'm going with 5th Element, just because it was so over-the-top, not just with cosutumes, but casting people as a weird ethnic blend you'd never quite seen before (blond, biege girls with freckles, oh hells yes!). Also, I gotta love Spike Jonze, even his misses are more visually stimulating than most directors' hits.
 
2013-12-07 12:54:37 PM
Limited to non-military fashion on Earthlings, Babylon 5 had some really nice designs.
 
2013-12-07 12:55:33 PM

deadsanta: FrancoFile: You know which sci-fi film had the best costume design?  Gattaca.

The suits on the 9-5 valids were great - and it picked up the female pantsuit trend perfectly.  But the cops (Alan Arkin, especially) wore hardboiled-detective-era suits.


Nope, I'm going with 5th Element, just because it was so over-the-top, not just with cosutumes, but casting people as a weird ethnic blend you'd never quite seen before (blond, biege girls with freckles, oh hells yes!). Also, I gotta love Spike Jonze, even his misses are more visually stimulating than most directors' hits.


Military uniforms & the President in 5th Element, especially, were cool, yes.  I guess the difference is that Gattaca represents the near future, and 5thE is 300 years from now.
 
2013-12-07 01:16:22 PM

Gordon Bennett: Sybarite: If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?

[img.rakuten.com image 850x850]
You know I'm right.


Actually, I liked that in "Looper," the thugs in the farthest point in the future depicted by the film were wearing a variation of the zoot suit.
 
2013-12-07 01:24:36 PM
I hate that I can't buy PBR anymore without feeling conspicuous. It's the best of the bottom-tier shiat.
 
2013-12-07 01:47:27 PM

sirrerun: So, what 60s/70s/80s sci-fi film correctly predicted half the male population wearing their pants halfway down their asses?

Anyone?
Bueller?


Flesh Gordon,  Backside to the Future, and The Load Warrior.
 
2013-12-07 01:52:19 PM

FrancoFile: deadsanta: FrancoFile: You know which sci-fi film had the best costume design?  Gattaca.

The suits on the 9-5 valids were great - and it picked up the female pantsuit trend perfectly.  But the cops (Alan Arkin, especially) wore hardboiled-detective-era suits.


Nope, I'm going with 5th Element, just because it was so over-the-top, not just with cosutumes, but casting people as a weird ethnic blend you'd never quite seen before (blond, biege girls with freckles, oh hells yes!). Also, I gotta love Spike Jonze, even his misses are more visually stimulating than most directors' hits.

Military uniforms & the President in 5th Element, especially, were cool, yes.  I guess the difference is that Gattaca represents the near future, and 5thE is 300 years from now.


It's also French.  When they want to, they can bust out a special charming weirdness all their own.
 
2013-12-07 02:01:45 PM
The point of fashion is for it to constantly change so only those with wealth can afford to be in style. Once low end clothing companies catch on to the latest fashion and start filling up Wal-Mart with it, the in style changes. Somewhere in the middle, places like H&M will get in on the action. Each level of wealth gets their time slot with the new style. That's also why certain expensive outfits that can't be made cheaply are considered "too classic to go out of style". If the diamond cartel fell apart and suddenly jean jackets were covered in diamonds instead of rhinestones, you can bet that diamond rings would no longer be a wedding tradition.

It wasn't that long ago that khakis with pleats were considered fashionable. Now that's considered one of the greatest fashion crimes a man can commit.

Laugh all you want but if a bunch of rich or famous people start wearing a particular style, most of the population will fall in line. Look at those silly plate sized sunglasses that were popular a few years ago. They're the butterfly collar of nearly days of the twenty-first century.  Or bikinis with a random piece of cloth connecting the top and bottom. You kids are going to laugh their asses off at those photos. And Uggs... haha. Yeah, you're going to want to scour the cloud for all photographic evidence.

There really is no point in mocking fashion on esthetic grounds. It's all about signaling wealth. If you're good at reading trends, you can get a bit ahead of the curve but don't pretend it has anything to do with taste or logic. It's about gaining a particular perception. Should at some point the People Magazine crowd suddenly start wearing clothes like those in this movie, they'll be considered the greatest thing since tech vests and ponchos.
 
2013-12-07 02:02:56 PM
Pockets are going to be outlawed or become too much trouble since cops are going to check them every fifty meters. The future you carry one comms device and there is no paper money.
 
2013-12-07 02:13:06 PM

The Flexecutioner: well, they damn sure wont be slender androgynes everywhere.  where's the obese fashion trends?


This is what I was thinking.  And even if obesity is somehow cured in this future, we're not all stick thin.  I'm Polish and Irish.  Even when I'm in my best shape/lowest fat, I'm 5'10" and 215 lbs.
 
2013-12-07 02:14:56 PM

zimbach: Limited to non-military fashion on Earthlings, Babylon 5 had some really nice designs.


And pockets. Uniforms had pockets.
 
2013-12-07 02:19:09 PM
So it's a future dominated by moose-knuckles.?

Just kill me now.
 
2013-12-07 02:19:42 PM

Vangor: Storm ditched the normal tropes of the future - no Jetson-style dresses or neoprene jumpsuits - and instead dressed mustachioed technophile Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) in a slightly disorienting version of Gap clothing you'd buy at a thrift store - natural inspiration for a pricey Opening Ceremony collection.

Since when are these still tropes? What was the last futuristic film or television show or story where such ridiculous clothing was used? This would be akin to ditching the tropes of home-sized computer systems...


Dude must have watched too much Buck Rogers TV show from the early 80s.

/biddy biddy biddy
 
2013-12-07 02:30:10 PM
So everyone just dresses like Devo then?
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-12-07 02:34:12 PM

OtherLittleGuy: zimbach: Limited to non-military fashion on Earthlings, Babylon 5 had some really nice designs.

And pockets. Uniforms had pockets.


Yes, the uniforms did have practical aspects other sci-fi visions lacked. I was thinking more in terms of the civilian men's suits. They looked like a passable iteration of modern business wear, but nobody wore ties! and they didn't look like they were missing anything.
 
2013-12-07 02:34:39 PM
Perhaps we should wear jumpsuits, with different colors to indicate our social status.
 
2013-12-07 02:37:54 PM
If women don't have a tiny miniskirt option in the future, I ain't going.
 
2013-12-07 02:48:43 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-07 03:27:23 PM

rjakobi: If women don't have a tiny miniskirt option in the future, I ain't going.


Mini-skirts and Go-Go boots, preferably.
 
2013-12-07 03:50:20 PM

Gordon Bennett: Sybarite: If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?

[img.rakuten.com image 850x850]
You know I'm right.


I don't think hipsters are going to start dressing like Vatos any time soon?
 
2013-12-07 04:20:22 PM

Bondith: JolobinSmokin: Spike jones, I can't stand the way he sings but I love to hear him talk.

/not remotely obscure

Yes, we have no banana.

/sounds better in the original Mock-Swedish


The Danube isn't blue, it's green!

/My father used to play those records all the time.
 
2013-12-07 04:48:04 PM

wiseolddude: They look more brain dead than hipsters.


Isn't that usually the same thing? Hipsters love to speak with large words, but when they put those together in a sentence, it more often than not becomes Hipsterspeak (gobbledygook).
 
2013-12-07 06:05:28 PM
Since I work in the IT field, I dress pretty much the same way I've dressed since the early 1990s:  polo shirt, khakhi pants.

And I don't see that changing for at least another 20 years.

So Jonze may be on to something.
 
2013-12-07 06:10:45 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: [upload.wikimedia.org image 180x220]


Came for the Phssthpok reference, leaving with a craving for sweet potatoes...
 
2013-12-07 06:44:57 PM
That does it.  Time to break out the old Zoot Suit.

/freakin' hate mothballs
 
2013-12-07 07:53:40 PM
But which pocket will hold the "candies for cuties"?
 
2013-12-07 08:05:08 PM

kroonermanblack: Gordon Bennett: Sybarite: If everyone dresses like hipsters, then what will hipsters wear?

[img.rakuten.com image 850x850]
You know I'm right.

I don't think hipsters are going to start dressing like Vatos any time soon?


Oh really?

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2013-12-08 05:59:53 AM
I know he's wrong, because everyone is thin. Unless we've got some medical breakthrough, good luck with that.
 
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