History Main / FashionsNeverChange

8th Jul '17 4:24:39 AM DeepRed
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** Dress uniforms have remained very similar to their origins in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in European militaries with long traditions (witness the British Buckingham Palace guards, for example). This is because they were designed to [[Main/HighlyConspicuousUniform stand out and make it easier for their commanders to see them]] on a smoky battlefield, and they were also meant [[Main/BlingOfWar to look sharp]] [[Main/JoinTheArmyTheySaid (for recruitment at home)]] and intimidating (on the battlefield, again). So they still look good for showing off at formal events.

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** Dress uniforms have remained very similar to their origins in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in European militaries with long traditions (witness the [[BritishRoyalGuards British Buckingham Palace guards, guards]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontifical_Swiss_Guard Pontifical Swiss Guard]], for example). This is because they were designed to [[Main/HighlyConspicuousUniform stand out and make it easier for their commanders to see them]] on a smoky battlefield, and they were also meant [[Main/BlingOfWar to look sharp]] [[Main/JoinTheArmyTheySaid (for recruitment at home)]] and intimidating (on the battlefield, again). So they still look good for showing off at formal events.
8th Jul '17 4:20:30 AM DeepRed
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-->We don't have the generational identifiers previous decades had: we're not hippies, mods, punks or breakdancers like people were in the olden times. Instead, we're all of those things, mixed up and amalgamated: a pair of flares here, some Stan Smiths there, a jaunty trilby way over there in a Milton Keynes singles night.

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-->We don't have the generational identifiers previous decades had: we're not hippies, mods, punks or breakdancers like people were in the olden times. Instead, we're [[AnachronismStew all of those things, mixed up and amalgamated: amalgamated]]: a pair of flares here, some Stan Smiths there, a jaunty trilby way over there in a Milton Keynes singles night.
1st Feb '17 12:45:03 AM PaulA
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* There is a Disney comic that parodies TheLostWorld, set in an AlternateUniverse and featuring Scrooge, Donald and Fethry. The interesting thing is that the three are wearing their "normal" clothes (Scrooge's top hat and frock, Donald's sailor outfit and Fethry's sweater and signature cap) while everybody else is wearing Victorian era fashion. Stories set in some kind of alternate past are common in Disney comics, but basically all others have the main characters appear in the appropriate historical clothes.

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* There is a Disney comic that parodies TheLostWorld, ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}'', set in an AlternateUniverse and featuring Scrooge, Donald and Fethry. The interesting thing is that the three are wearing their "normal" clothes (Scrooge's top hat and frock, Donald's sailor outfit and Fethry's sweater and signature cap) while everybody else is wearing Victorian era fashion. Stories set in some kind of alternate past are common in Disney comics, but basically all others have the main characters appear in the appropriate historical clothes.
26th Jan '17 12:43:42 AM DeepRed
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* Kurt Andersen [[http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2012/01/prisoners-of-style-201201 writes in Vanity Fair magazine]] that modern fashions have barely changed since the early 1990s, thanks to the digital age which has allowed [[{{Retraux}} older fashions to be preserved and enjoyed]].

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* Kurt Andersen [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20170103221621/http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2012/01/prisoners-of-style-201201 writes in Vanity Fair magazine]] that modern fashions have barely changed since the early 1990s, thanks to the digital age which has allowed [[{{Retraux}} older fashions to be preserved and enjoyed]].
11th Dec '16 10:02:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''CodeGeass'' manages to avert, play straight, and play with this trope in multiple ways. The main cast usually avoids this altogether by wearing either [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack their school uniforms]] or [[MildlyMilitary their Black Knights outfits]]. In some cases, they can be seen wearing either "modern" (by our standards) or completely original fashions (much like SEED). The problem with that becomes apparent when you remember that the Geass-verse exists in as an AlternateHistory to our own and that the equivalent to 2017/18 A.T.B. is roughly 1963 A.D. Thank you, AlienSpaceBats. This is played with (and possibly straight) ''[[SerialEsclaation even further]]'' when you get a good look at the fashions of the [[BlueBlood nobles and]] [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the Britannian Imperial Court]]: their fashion tastes seem to have not changed since the Golden Age of European Absolutism... which [[FridgeBrilliance is actually very fitting]]... There's no excuse for [[ImprobableHairstyle Charles' epic curls]].

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* ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' manages to avert, play straight, and play with this trope in multiple ways. The main cast usually avoids this altogether by wearing either [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack their school uniforms]] or [[MildlyMilitary their Black Knights outfits]]. In some cases, they can be seen wearing either "modern" (by our standards) or completely original fashions (much like SEED). The problem with that becomes apparent when you remember that the Geass-verse exists in as an AlternateHistory to our own and that the equivalent to 2017/18 A.T.B. is roughly 1963 A.D. Thank you, AlienSpaceBats. This is played with (and possibly straight) ''[[SerialEsclaation even further]]'' when you get a good look at the fashions of the [[BlueBlood nobles and]] [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the Britannian Imperial Court]]: their fashion tastes seem to have not changed since the Golden Age of European Absolutism... which [[FridgeBrilliance is actually very fitting]]... There's no excuse for [[ImprobableHairstyle Charles' epic curls]].
24th Aug '16 10:55:30 AM MarcInGA
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* In an article in the 1970's New York magazine had an article analyzing clothing and fashion styles in movies. They said that you could tell when a movie was ''made'' by those styles, but not really when it was supposed to be set. An example were the hair styles in The Great Gatsby (1974) where Robert Redford and Sam Waterston should have had hair parted in the middle and slicked down, not the 1970's way it was.
10th Jun '16 9:24:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Just about any giant robot anime predating ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' includes disco haircuts and collared jumpsuits.

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* Just about any giant robot anime predating ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' includes disco haircuts and collared jumpsuits.
7th Jun '16 4:21:21 PM DeepRed
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** Tom Usher of Vice [http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/we-asked-young-farmers-how-they-feel-about-flat-caps-being-appropriated?utm_source=vicetwitteranz has also observed] the following:

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** Tom Usher of Vice [http://www.[[http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/we-asked-young-farmers-how-they-feel-about-flat-caps-being-appropriated?utm_source=vicetwitteranz has also observed] observed]] the following:
7th Jun '16 4:20:07 PM DeepRed
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** Tom Usher of Vice [http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/we-asked-young-farmers-how-they-feel-about-flat-caps-being-appropriated?utm_source=vicetwitteranz has also observed] the following:
-->We don't have the generational identifiers previous decades had: we're not hippies, mods, punks or breakdancers like people were in the olden times. Instead, we're all of those things, mixed up and amalgamated: a pair of flares here, some Stan Smiths there, a jaunty trilby way over there in a Milton Keynes singles night.
18th May '16 3:05:02 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Subverted on the NewsRadio episode that takes place in a futuristic spaceship. Everybody else wears "space clothes", but Jimmy comes in wearing the same suit he wears in every other show, and Space Dave mocks his ridiculous clothes. Jimmy defends the suit by saying it was the height of fashion in the late 20th century.

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* Subverted on the NewsRadio Series/NewsRadio episode that takes place in a futuristic spaceship. Everybody else wears "space clothes", but Jimmy comes in wearing the same suit he wears in every other show, and Space Dave mocks his ridiculous clothes. Jimmy defends the suit by saying it was the height of fashion in the late 20th century.
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