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Polish Girl Fashion - "less is more"?


Stupidwelsh  
20 Dec 2006 /  #61
Walk past most clothes stores in the UK and they are selling faux army jackets for both men and women, and ‘combat’ pants remain popular- so I don’t think it’s just the Polish that have a need to dress as toy soldiers.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
21 Dec 2006 /  #62
You said that you have enough with anti-polish comments? What would you prefer? An idotic agreement with everything that polish people do?

That would be a good start. :)

I have great taste thanks.. I like to go naked under my fox fur

Ha, with every minute I see that there is so many things that we have in common. :)

Yeh that remeinds me, aldona, the girl i was with and inga her mate had a thing for wearing combat trousers and some sort of british or american army badges ect...............whats the deal?

Yeah, and I had noticed that Bundeswehr (German army) shirts and jackets were very popular two years ago in London. .
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
21 Dec 2006 /  #63
sapphire

if you ever get the chance to go to Krakow, the shops are pretty damn good for women and reasonable in price also Wroclaw had some nice shops too.

I did notice your point about the snow washed jeans...I have noticed that in the UK, but not in the two times Ive been to Poland, how strange maybe they get handed a pair on their way through customs!!:)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
16 Mar 2007 /  #64
Mar 16, 07, 11:32am - Attached on merging:
Fashion in Poland.. are patterned socks considered subversive?

My Polish bf says that when he goes back to Poland, his family and friends ridicule his clothes. (we live in the UK and he dresses fashionably for here, although I may be biased since Im his stylist). In particular they dont like the fact that he wears an earring, patterned socks and has highlighted hair (all of which are not especially outrageous). I can understand this amongst the older generation (eg. his mom), but even his brother who is in his 30s says that real men should wear black socks and that only gays wear earrings in Poland. I understand that fashions differ from country to country, but surely this conservative attitude cant be that wide spread?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
16 Mar 2007 /  #65
Well, here in the US men with highlighted hair can also receive a difficult time.....may even be referred to as a "back street boy" or "metrosexual". Earrings are definitely not an issue...patterned sox...mmmm maybe :) Does he have a brit pop look)hair in back spiked and parted...bangs?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Mar 2007 /  #66
highlighted hair for men is sooo last century
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
16 Mar 2007 /  #68
Does he have a brit pop look)hair in back spiked and parted...bangs?

its spiked and longer on top and the back than at sides.. i guess you might call it indie looking.

highlighted hair for men is sooo last century

didnt they wear wigs last century? name me one man with highlighted hair from the 19th century.. or maybe you mean the 20th century? :) anyway, hes reaching the age where it will all start falling out soon, so prob wont have to worry.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Mar 2007 /  #69
Earrings came into fashion here, for young men, about 15 yrs ago. They don't wear them now. But I do.
Highlights.... not a good idea here. And it wouldn't work anyway as most young men have very short hair.
Black socks........most socks come in plain colours. I wear grey or black. Coz that's whats in the local shop.
Polish people are generally useless when it comes to fashion. [maybe not a wise thing to say on here, but true nevertheless.]
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Mar 2007 /  #70
didnt they wear wigs last century? name me one man with highlighted hair from the 19th century.. or maybe you mean the 20th century?

sapph mate... you are just soooo out of touch with the times... :)
miranda  
16 Mar 2007 /  #71
Wroclaw,
some Polish people I would say, but than again.
I hate those dark socks with passion, those gray, black, gray, black, oh........
I think that the younge generation is quite fashionable and eager to experiment, but the middle aged one (not everybody) is kind of fashionless.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
16 Mar 2007 /  #72
but the middle aged one (not everybody) is kind of fashionless.

Yeeeeeeeeh that's me - the original fashion victim :) :)
miranda  
16 Mar 2007 /  #73
(mental note to myself - do not mention"middle age" in Szarlotka's presence anymore, it seems to make him really jumpy)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Mar 2007 /  #74
miranda,

Maybe the problem is not what they wear, but what is available.

I was chatting to some young folk about fashion a couple of weeks ago. It was agreed that it would be a brave person who dared to be different. Something I found out about when I moved to Poland. I still get looks from people because I wear so many earrings.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
16 Mar 2007 /  #75
do not mention"middle age" in Szarlotka's presence anymore

NOOO! I'm cool with my life. Its jusst that I am really a fashion victim. I can make a Hugo Boss suit look like it came form a charity shop:)

That's why I hate the Italians cos they look smart in anything:)
miranda  
16 Mar 2007 /  #76
Wroclaw,

I see your point. Poland is not hip at all and I know know if it ever will be........too bad.
Traditional way of dressing is a huge part of their identity.

earing? - wow.........

Szarlotka,
don't you hate those Italians:)
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
16 Mar 2007 /  #78
Cultured, smart, charming, smooth, great climate, good skiing......

They make me sick:)
miranda  
16 Mar 2007 /  #79
W,
I am afraid to ask where?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Mar 2007 /  #80
3 left........ 2 right........ears.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Mar 2007 /  #81
have you ever lived there PP... the country just doesnt work...
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
16 Mar 2007 /  #82
Was in Milan for a year once. It didn't work until palms were greased.... Frustrating place I agree. Almost lost a lot of money on a dodgy deal out there...
miranda  
16 Mar 2007 /  #83
Wroclaw,

I can see the heads turning - for some, strange reason Polish people associate earings with a subculture, so there is definately room for improvement there, although I doubt it will happen in this century.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
16 Mar 2007 /  #84
2004

More posts than the average bear........
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Mar 2007 /  #85
nothing average about this bear hey hey hey booboo :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Mar 2007 /  #86
m, my age might have something to do with it. :)
Giles  
16 Mar 2007 /  #87
Fashion and style are too different beast.
miranda  
16 Mar 2007 /  #88
Giles,
I agree. There are some people in Poland who are very stylish and I really think that Krakow is the place to see it.
Giles  
16 Mar 2007 /  #89
Its not real so much what you wear but rather how you wear it.
In my humble opinion, my Italian friends are the best dressers I know.
I've got friends an associates working in lots of decent shops, so I get at least 50% discount, only thing is the clothes are already bloody expensive.

My favourite womens designer/shop is Paul and Joe, which is french. They have several shops in London. Really nice understated clothes, no flashy labels.

I like Dunhill, for formal mens wear and for pens, lighters, wallets and bags. The other gentlemans shop I like is Crombie, love it.
As for general wear, manly Tommy, YSL, Ralph and Prada.

The most important item for a man are watches and shoes. The first thing I check when meeting peopl for the first time is the watch and their shoes. They two items tell you alot about a person.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Mar 2007 /  #90
The first thing I check when meeting peopl for the first time is the watch and their shoes.

My gran told me years ago that the way to judge a person was by their footwear.

Not everyone wears a watch. They usually check the time on their mobile

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