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Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:25 (seven months ago) link

Idgi I had that watch in black and white (recently gave it away)
Am I being called a basic bitch?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:31 (seven months ago) link

i think this is a thread about basics, meant in a good way. but i hope it can also be a safe space for sharing our basic bitchiness. that watch is great but i need a chrono :(, so like a REAL basic bitch i have a $35 matte black ironman.

lord of the ting tings (map), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:35 (seven months ago) link

I can’t get past how much Swatches cost now

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:01 (seven months ago) link

$65? That’s not a ton of money. Times watches are $30

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:13 (seven months ago) link

Sorry timex

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:14 (seven months ago) link

Yeah but they used to cost $35

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:21 (seven months ago) link

Like 30 years ago?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:55 (seven months ago) link

I don’t think $65 is a ton to spend in 2021 for a watch that is reliable and actually much less basic-looking than your average Target option, which usually costs $30-50.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:01 (seven months ago) link

i think with inflation, swatch watches have actually gone down in price? ... I hate wearing stuff on my wrists and jewelry in general (as in I hate wearing it, not that I hate it categorically), so idk

but on thread topic -- are betabrand pants all that? I do not own any, but I keep getting ads that make them seem appealing?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:12 (seven months ago) link

i did have a swatch watch about 35 years ago though -- and a pair of acid washed guess jeans -- yes it was junior high and no, I don't have pictures

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:14 (seven months ago) link

yeah sorry i meant this as a celebration!

swatch seems pretty cheap for what you get imo

actually this watch is maybe not quite normcore enough for 'true' basic bitch?? i posted this mainly because it immediately made me think of these sorts of tops - https://global.llbean.com/shop/Womens-French-Sailors-Shirt-Three-Quarter-Sleeve-Boatneck-Multi-Stripe/116832.html

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:35 (seven months ago) link

Lol I’ve got one of those too, still in perfect shape since 1991 or so! I can’t get rid of it.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:38 (seven months ago) link

my original first and only swatch was a present from my parents. my mom worried that the glow in the dark hands would irradiate my body:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0247/2135/8893/products/Cosmic_Encounter_2_1200x1200.jpg?v=1565418463

i traded it for a batman t-shirt. what a terrible trade!! anyway i haven't worn a watch since college and i was thinking i'd get one, something not too expensive, and i kept coming back to swatch watches. i've come back to a lot of stuff from the 80s and 90s that used to feel really exotic and european to me and now they're... old-school?? basic?

i got this one in the end, probably the closest to a timex that swatch make lol

https://joyerialago.com/10074-large_default/reloj-swatch-sigan-so28n101.jpg

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:44 (seven months ago) link

my son is a pretty classic basic bitch. these are his sweats, this is his look:

https://mosai✧✧✧.z✧✧✧.net/vgs/media/pdp-gallery/N1/24/2E/0E/JQ/11/N1242E0EJ-✧✧✧@1✧.j✧✧

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:44 (seven months ago) link

I am a basic bitch who loves everything in rose gold/millennial pink, and I love that sweet IG home decor aesthetic of white walls & a rustic kilim rug. Not even sorry. My house is dope (currently messy).

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:56 (seven months ago) link

lollbean -- I recently got a nightgown from there -- long sleeves, supima cotton -- they carry plus sizes and have clothing made from natural fibers

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:12 (seven months ago) link

relatedly -- a semiotic question: is basic bitch size inclusive, or is part of the symbolism that no fat chicks are allowed?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:13 (seven months ago) link

Hell no basic bitch is whatever you want it to be.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:15 (seven months ago) link

there are definitely plenty of basic bitch garments made for large women, and the floofy boots ... still can't do the floofy boots, even though 11 months of covidism has, shall we say, shifted my aesthetics somewhat

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:18 (seven months ago) link

Tracer, is your child...A Jock?

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:25 (seven months ago) link

i think he might be, you know

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:54 (seven months ago) link

swatch is the only watch ive ever worn, for one year in 7th grade, black with turquoise details, received as a gift from my grandparents

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 16:48 (seven months ago) link

I think I'm a basic bitch because I have worn a plaid flannel and jeans every day for several weeks (different plaid flannels, same jeans)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 18:26 (seven months ago) link

some of the home decor items at Target are actually quite nice --> basic bitch?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:27 (seven months ago) link

yes and yes

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:29 (seven months ago) link

live, laugh, love

maybe a nice big sign in my home that says HOME

boxedjoy, Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:43 (seven months ago) link

kind of want a 'well-behaved women seldom make history' fridge magnet

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EueWtSvXMAAp2KB?format=jpg&name=large

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:46 (seven months ago) link

Bright purple color makes you Prince IIRC

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:48 (seven months ago) link

I think I'm a basic bitch because I have worn a plaid flannel and jeans every day for several weeks (different plaid flannels, same jeans)

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:26 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

basic bitch style has to have 'bitch' as well as 'basic' in it. if you were rotating through five pair of heavily pre-washed citizens of humanity jeans and your flannels were all idk volcom or something then you would be in basic bitch land.

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:52 (seven months ago) link

target is like the capital of basic bitch territory, nordstrom rack is a sophisticated coastal city.

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:54 (seven months ago) link

classic basic bitch

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Euh5b5vXMAQi3MX?format=jpg&name=large

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:03 (seven months ago) link

some of the home decor items at Target are actually quite nice --> basic bitch?

― sarahell, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:27 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

So completely true. Also, when I'm outside of NYC Target is actually one of the chic-est places to get stylish things, more than GAP or Walmart or whatever. Target's women's work wear line is actually GREAT, their table linens and dishes are seasonal and great, and they sell my favorite sheets too.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:41 (seven months ago) link

I think I'm a basic bitch because I have worn a plaid flannel and jeans every day for several weeks (different plaid flannels, same jeans)

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:26 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

as a Minnesotan I've worn this outfit for probably 70% of my life

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:44 (seven months ago) link

Also, when I'm outside of NYC Target is actually one of the chic-est places to get stylish things

they had some cute art deco-y bathroom accessories when I went a month ago.

sarahell, Friday, 19 February 2021 02:00 (seven months ago) link

Target is cool. The menswear isn’t as extensive as the women’s clothing offerings, but even a man could look put together with the right target items. Not the one in Lincoln Center though—that Target is like a mini target and I couldn’t even find good athletic shorts there last time I went.

treeship., Friday, 19 February 2021 02:31 (seven months ago) link

I've been window-shopping at Saks Off Fifth for the last several weeks, coveting items that have no relevance to my current way of life. Basic bitch, or dangerously hubistric?

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Friday, 19 February 2021 03:04 (seven months ago) link

as a Minnesotan I've worn this outfit for probably 70% of my life

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:44 PM (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

basic bemidji

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 19 February 2021 04:15 (seven months ago) link

xp j.lu -- depends on the items!! due to covid there have been so many good deals on cocktail dresses and fancy women's clothing -- and some of them do qualify as "basic bitch" but some are very much not ... thredUp got a bunch of stuff from rent the runway that are like, $300 - $800 dresses selling for like $50 or less ... there are some things in my size. I don't even look at the straight sizes tho. I'm not gonna peer wistfully over that fence to the luxurious green grass of all the cute inexpensive things made for thin people.

sarahell, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:54 (seven months ago) link

February = Basic Bernie

... (Eazy), Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:24 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

made this alignment chart to explain cheugy

-> relevance of personal style = how stylish you are (on-trend or outdated in an uncool way)
-> awareness of personal style = how much you CARE abt being stylish (explicitly saying you dont care, actually not caring or caring a lot) pic.twitter.com/F5wIJIl5m4

— kelsey weekman (@kelsaywhat) May 6, 2021

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0td_1SWQAMgEe5?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

not sure i agree with this...

Tracer Hand, Friday, 14 May 2021 23:00 (four months ago) link

this goddamn chart has been stuck in my head for 24 hours.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:31 (four months ago) link

i think that broadly speaking it's correct

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:32 (four months ago) link

applied to guys at the gym, because that's the only place i go these days:

basic: track pants and a-shirt
fratty: shin-length under armour shorts, t shirt with distressed american flag on it
cheugy: american fighter
normie: cargo shorts and billabong t shirt
offline: adidas
dadcore: all black, crossfit shoes
naturally hot: nike
bimbo/himbo: short shorts, narrow-back tank top in a bright color

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:43 (four months ago) link

are there special cargo shorts for workouts? or do you mean just regular cargo shorts??

eisimpleir (crüt), Sunday, 16 May 2021 02:19 (four months ago) link

every gym has a regular cargo shorts guy

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 May 2021 02:27 (four months ago) link

he cannot conceive of buying specialized clothing for working out so he wears some old cargo shorts and a scratchy cotton t-shirt. some white socks, possibly some sneakers he has dedicated to the gym. related, he is also probably not the most savvy dude in other contexts.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 16 May 2021 02:31 (four months ago) link

otm

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Sunday, 16 May 2021 16:00 (four months ago) link

damn, and i thought i was the least savvy person at the gym

eisimpleir (crüt), Sunday, 16 May 2021 20:27 (four months ago) link

I'm that guy except gym shorts not cargo
it's the gym who gives a fuck imo

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 16 May 2021 20:30 (four months ago) link

largely confirms why I am so uncomfortable going to the gym, everyone is judging me

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 16 May 2021 20:31 (four months ago) link

I wear cargo shorts every single day of the summer, and I don't just wear them, I put bulky shit in the cargo pockets, and EVEN I don't wear them to the gym!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 16 May 2021 20:33 (four months ago) link

largely confirms why I am so uncomfortable going to the gym, everyone is judging me

I judge people who judge me so hard it evens out.

pomenitul, Sunday, 16 May 2021 20:35 (four months ago) link

Anyway I am in the upper middle (neutral evil?) of the nine boxes and I reject the label of "fratty," I think it should be marked "dad," but maybe the implied context of the grid is people 18-30 specifically. ("Dadcore," given where it's placed, is obviously referring to people outside the age cohort self-consciously and performatively dadding it up -- dadcore <> dad)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 16 May 2021 20:37 (four months ago) link

tbf the only one judging everyone is me

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Sunday, 16 May 2021 23:07 (four months ago) link

in any case no one looks good at the gym so it's ok

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Sunday, 16 May 2021 23:09 (four months ago) link

^^^^^

call all destroyer, Monday, 17 May 2021 00:48 (four months ago) link

and i'm certainly not judging anyone, the gym is just a great venue for anthropology. i miss going but it loses a lot of its appeal when it isn't a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive away.

call all destroyer, Monday, 17 May 2021 00:50 (four months ago) link

this type of shit is such a nightmare, everyone is always like oh over yourself no one cares, no one is even thinking about you, then of course everyone actually is

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 May 2021 01:29 (four months ago) link

i still get a little freaked out and self-conscious when i go so i get it. i do notice people but in an ambient way? and like i've been going for years so like cad says it's just anthropology. honestly the only people i judge at the gym are people who don't rack their weights and bro-herds who load the bar with too many plates and can't lift it correctly. jerks basically. i'm inclined to think positively of beginners working out alone tbh and i think every other gym rat (but not the jerks) feel the same way. fwiw.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Monday, 17 May 2021 01:46 (four months ago) link

yes.

also i'm cursed with the fact that i notice people in basically all settings and the gym is just a more acute one than what you usually get. i'm still haunted by the guy at the first gym i ever joined who worked out in literally three layers of synthetic, long-sleeve, long leg tracksuits so he would sweat out about 5 pounds of water every day.

call all destroyer, Monday, 17 May 2021 01:56 (four months ago) link

ew. the most annoyed i’ve ever been was at this guy, a “pacer.” he would just walk and walk all over the gym at all times when he wasn’t doing a set of crunches or whatever. On these trips he would without fail stroll up to the mirror, check himself out, then do an about face and march off somewhere else. Never not walking. I can’t put into words how much it tortured me lol. Not to turn this into a gym thread.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Monday, 17 May 2021 02:27 (four months ago) link

giants manager gabe kapler does some weightlifting in jeans and boots because “it feels good” or something according to radio interview this morning, feel free to google shirtless pics

brimstead, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 02:16 (four months ago) link

that would be gabe kapler noted maniac

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 08:17 (four months ago) link


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