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JaneMay
27 Mar 2008  #1
What are peoples general thoughts on style and fashion in Poland.
brazilii 8 | 97
27 Mar 2008  #2
I think if you go to some small villages, it`s a bit dated, but in big cities is as in any other city in Europe. What I can`t stand is the 2 colour hair for girls and really tight pants for boys...Why is that??? Even my husband who is from Poland doesn`t get it!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
27 Mar 2008  #3
What are peoples general thoughts on style and fashion in Poland.

I've only ever been to the cities and they are just the same as any other city in Europe I have visited in terms of shops, the designer shops are expensive and the more down market shops are cheapers...
sapphire 22 | 1,241
27 Mar 2008  #4
there have been previous threads on this if you check. There are obviously differences in prices, but I do think that personal styles in Poland differ too, especially from the UK. You can see the difference in the clothes of Poles newly arrived in the UK to those who have been here for some time. Again, of course it depends on where they come from.. I imagine fashion is not so important in a rural area or even small provincial town as it is in bigger cities..much like everywhere really.
finT 12 | 167
27 Mar 2008  #5
Most people dress the same in Warsaw. I think this is to do with the fact that the market is saturated by the same few stores like Esprit, Zara, H&M and as for the bizarre import Italian pimp and wh@re shoe stores they are just not worth mentioning! Every mall has exactly the same stores. Very few people trying to be stylish or 'different'. This is something I really, really miss from the UK, unique creative folk who brighten up your day as they jaunt past you in the street! Of course students just dress like students and trolls just dress like trolls.
brazilii 8 | 97
27 Mar 2008  #6
That`s true, there is no 'different' shop in Poland... haven`t realized... If anybody knows of any, please let me know :)
Goonie 8 | 242
27 Mar 2008  #7
really tight pants for boys

its a new skater fashion, almost all skaters now wear tight jeans :D
brazilii 8 | 97
27 Mar 2008  #8
I`m not talking about skinny jeans... I`m talking about really thight pants which are not supposed to be tight. Terrible!
away guy 10 | 343
27 Mar 2008  #9
That new fashion the guys are wearing looks so gay and f u cked up the tight jeans and and stupid scarfs , whats happening here is the world turning gay is the youth going mad i think so .......... its sick !!!!
sapphire 22 | 1,241
27 Mar 2008  #10
whats happening here is the world turning gay is the youth going mad i think so .......... its sick !!!!

no, its just cos you are from SA, where they have no fashion sense whatsoever! Seems to me that the same fashions hit Poland on average about 2 years after they are popular in the UK.
away guy 10 | 343
27 Mar 2008  #11
I must say poland has great quality of clothes and the woman and girls dress fancy , however that gots nothing to do with guys dressing like girls that is sick man !!!! When i was a that age and i came home looking like that my dad wud have smacked my ass , these days its all going down the drain these youngsters that are dressed like clowns they wont even get jobs because they look like idiots
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
27 Mar 2008  #12
I`m not talking about skinny jeans... I`m talking about really thight pants which are not supposed to be tight.

...how can you tell the difference? ;-)
Seriously, I tried visualising that and failed miserably...
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554
27 Mar 2008  #13
Ok. The skaters/emo's wear girls jeans and are a xtra- slim fit. I think he's talking about grown men that wear jeans they've worn since elementary school.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134
27 Mar 2008  #14
This is a very interesting question... I am quite a flamboyant dresser... lots of faux fur, leopard print, Emilio Pucci print, platform boots, OTT make-up etc. in London (but not all at the same time, you understand LOL!!), but I do tend to tone things down a bit when I travel to Poland.

What would happen if, say I went out in Warsaw dressed a little more flamboyantly? Would I get "evils"? :D
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
27 Mar 2008  #15
I think you have the wrong idea about Poland and clothes. I daresay most people couldn't care less what you're wearing, unless it's totally unsuited to the weather ;-) Most non-Poles on PF tend to see Poland as a frumpy, old-fashioned and conservative country, which I can assure you is far from the truth. Catholics tend to have the wildest ideas ;-)))

BTW, I have yet to see really interesting street fashion in London. Most of the time it's totally boring and slavishly copies any current trend, like the boho style that was all the rage two years ago (thankfully now in decline). I am unable to find interesting clothes here, either they are extremely expensive, or affordable but run of the mill. Instead of returning to Poland in trendy London clothes, I find myself bringing back from Poland any clothes I might have left there and/or buying new stuff... ;-)

British fashion I think is quite unique but not necessarily flattering...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
27 Mar 2008  #16
Instead of returning to Poland in trendy London clothes,

I don't know if London ever had the best clothes. When I lived in the London area I used to go to Leeds for fashion items. Only a couple of times did I have trousers made in London.

Mind you that was donkey's years ago..
LondonChick 31 | 1,134
27 Mar 2008  #17
BTW, I have yet to see really interesting street fashion in London.

Fair point. I just tone it down a tad, so as not to embarrass my Polish mates who probably aren't used to my sartorial statements :)

Most of the time it's totally boring and slavishly copies any current trend, like the boho style that was all the rage two years ago (thankfully now in decline).

Hahahaha... yes, who could forget the ubiquitous gypsy skirt sweeping along the streets.... I once saw a really fat girl wearing a white one, and she looked like a walking cloud :D

I daresay most people couldn't care less what you're wearing.

What parts of London did you spend time in? Try Hoxton, Shoreditch... in fact anywhere in E1 - especially shopping at Spitalfields market and all the retro stores nearby, like Rokit and Laden Showrooms. Bethnal Green is becoming a popular trendy spot too (ooooh get me, sounding in with da kidz LOL!!). And then of course there's Camden.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
27 Mar 2008  #18
I'm an East London girl, even if only in passing... E10 to E17 is my homeland now ;-)

Camden? Been there once and had enough. It's a sort of leftover hippie-and-punk stew with factory-made "ethnicity" thrown in for good measure. Not my vibe, that ;-)

I guess I'm spoilt because in Poland I had my clothes made for me by my friend and dressmaker, so I chose the best fabrics and the best linings and the most interesting and attractive designs I could lay my hands on, and still paid less than for store-bought stuff. Those were the days (sniff) ;-(
isthatu 3 | 1,164
27 Mar 2008  #19
That new fashion the guys are wearing looks so gay and f u cked up the tight jeans and and stupid scarfs , whats happening here is the world turning gay is the youth going mad i think so .......... its sick !!!!

lmao,from the home of skin tight kahki shortie shorts on men with beards.......
gdj67 15 | 154
27 Mar 2008  #20
Fashion?.............sorry but I'm still having difficulty getting past the fact that all the girls wear great boots. Anything else is inconsequential.

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sapphire 22 | 1,241
28 Mar 2008  #21
and there is the difference between men and women. Girls worry about having nice clothes and boys only worry about how to get them off!

Londonchick..you should never tone down your style for anyone..be proud of who you are and how you look and sod what anyone else thinks. That what I love about Britain, the individuality of style and that we dont all feel the need to conform to one look. On that note, there was a British girl murdered recently for being a goth. Her and her boyfriend had their heads kicked in by a couple of teenage boys just for looking different and she died. He says that he wont change the way he looks because then they will have won. The two boys have just got life sentences and they are only 15.
Buddy 7 | 167
28 Mar 2008  #22
......LONDON STYLE.......
Polson 5 | 1,771
28 Mar 2008  #23
Want Polish fashion ? Look at this Reserved, great style ;)
re-reserved.com/
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
28 Mar 2008  #24
streetfashion.info/galerie.html

just a few pictures of Polish street fashion.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134
28 Mar 2008  #25
Londonchick..you should never tone down your style for anyone..be proud of who you are and how you look

Sound advice, and I don't disagree with it. Thing is, I'm 32... sometimes I feel a bit Whitney dressed as Britney LOL! At least I know that I can pull off certain flamboyant looks in London.
Kemaleon 3 | 122
28 Mar 2008  #26
This is very true, even as a guy I sometimes can't help getting all 'Peacock' when I'm up in London Town!

Was at the banksy.co.uk art exhibit in Kensington today actually, it stinks of bad, expensive fashion up there but they still think my tattered jeans and crimson hair is some kind of European fashion statement!

You girls should do 'Polish fashion' makeovers for anyone visiting Poland!
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
28 Mar 2008  #27
i'll give the brits this: their prints and colour combos are bingbangonthemoneyman.

Every spring and summer here in Poland there is a new "in" colour which sees everyone and there dog clad in it. Apart from that, there's just some shite you can't pull off here cause every flucker has to turn their head and stare-Fcuk off already!

I'm sorry but cheap and kitsch still rule the day here in Poland and anyone that tells you that isn't the majority is simply blowing smoke up your a$$. But most of the worst dressed people I've met here also happen to be the coolest fothermuckers i've ever met.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,500
28 Mar 2008  #28
Was at the Banksy art exhibit in Kensington today actually

I remember two years ago wondering why someone would pay £100 for a print, today they are going for £thousands !
Kemaleon 3 | 122
28 Mar 2008  #29
I know, so much for the non-commercial artist!

Every spring and summer here in Poland there is a new "in" colour which sees everyone and there dog clad in it

So what do you think will be this years 'pastel passion'?
Maybe i could make a profit from exporting Primarks finest!
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
28 Mar 2008  #30
i'm going with green. Red is just too aggressive, blue has been done, pink is not for polish males and yellow is so 2001. It could end up being something wierd like white though. But I ask you, when will polka dots come back in? - polka dots soooo have it goin on.


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