Is it just me or is "industrial" fashion getting fucking ridiculous? Don't get me wrong. I like a lot of the styles and clothes out there. But I think there's a reason most guy's in the scene go for goth chicks instead :P
What are your thoughts on the state of the scene's fashion? What bugs you? what do you like?
PS: This isn't meant as an attack on anyone who might wear these things. I totally believe you should wear whatever the fuck you want, and to hell with the haters. I'm just trying to get a discussion going on some of the fashion trends within the "scene".
I just really really really really loathe when people go over the top with fashion. In any "scene". It's just that in general I find industrial to be the least arousing.
Subtlety is nice - "oh look your tie has a circuit board design", or "nice stomping boots". But I see a girl with loads of plastic hair and I think "how old ARE you", or a man wearing anything but a suit and I think "you're NEVER getting into bed with me, mate".
I mean, why can't people dress in a civilised classic, FUNCTIONAL way?
Why the FUCK would someone need to wear a gas mask that wouldn't even function if you WERE gassed. I think it's INSULTING to the memory of soldiers in the wars for people to ponce around with a bit of neon plastic emblazoned with the biohazard symbol strapped to your face.
In my experience the most boring people usually wear the most interesting clothing, so at least it's a way to make up for it!
I agree with wearing whatever you want, and personally I like seeing the outlandish outfits people come up with!
As for my taste, I've never been one for the 'I've just rolled around in Cyberdog' look, I prefer the sensible clothing with a subtle military/gothy twist look (not including gasmasks). But I also like bright colours so... *shrugs*
I like subtle cyber. I tend to go for clean lines. Usually opting for black with a hint of color contrast. No fuzzy legwarmers, no spiky respirators(but I do enjoy traditional gas masks) and no raver bullshit.
"jeans a tshirt is fine but if you look like a posh moron who got lost in American Eagle Outfitters then you're in the wrong place."
-Goes to closet with head down and changes clothes-. Honestly, I wear whatever I can find to industrial clubs. Even my AE clothing. :3 It's a club. It's place for music and dancing. Just as long as naughty bits are covered with fabric I don't care. Hell, I've seen guys dressed up as babies, thongs, and assless chaps (the industrial scene here in NYC seems to be intertwined with the fetish scene). I don't care as long as I don't see strange penises and vaginas flailing everywhere.
Like another commenter said, I like subtle industrial. I do wear the dread falls I do wear the goggles, I never have been into the fuzzy leg warmer and over the top neon gear though. That IMO is a little too on the raver side of things for my personal tastes. I tend to veer more towards industrial/gothic fetish. But tbh, I think people should wear whatever the hell they like, whatever they feel comfortable wearing, I'm there to dance, listen to great music and have a good time, not take part in a fashion critique.