Are you normcore?

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http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/02/normcore-fashion-trend.html?mid=twitter_nymag
http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2014/02/10-normcore-essentials-every-man-should-have.html

this is basically just 90s retro, right? i've embraced a neo-grunge thing recently, involving faded ripped jeans and plaid shirts or wooly sweaters with workboots but everything is fairly "fitted", which brings it up to the present day i think and makes it not normcore. when it rains i wear a jacket from l.l. bean which is pretty normcore. in college i was all about this hat from bass pro shop. at a bar in copenhagen this really fashionable danish woman kept trying to buy it from me. this was 2010; she must have been proto-normcore. maybe i was too.

what about you? do you find beauty in bland, suburban fashion staples and try to incorporate them into your wardrobe? or do you try to dress in a way that is deliberately nondescript so that your outfit isn't the first thing people notice about you? if the latter, doesn't everyone do this? why do we need a word for this?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
This isn't a real thing. stfu. 21
No, I am not normcore. 5
Yes, I am normcore. 3


Treeship, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 01:50 (four years ago) Permalink

plaid hoodies are a+ normcore for sure

Treeship, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:11 (four years ago) Permalink

this really doesnt seem like the sort of thing you want to spend a month contemplating

no war but glass war (Lamp), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:13 (four years ago) Permalink

don't call it a comeback. he's been here for years.
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/09/07/arts/macdonald/macdonald-blogSpan.jpg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:17 (four years ago) Permalink

treeship i feel ur just talking about workwear+streetwear intersection and rugged thrifty cues in everyday looks rather than whatever people are calling normcore

dylannn, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:20 (four years ago) Permalink

from what i understand workwear and streetwear is allowed as long as it's un-contrarian, and that it's young, pretty people wearing those things + dudes named norm.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:37 (four years ago) Permalink

what if you're normcore now but now a month from now?

brimstead, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:44 (four years ago) Permalink

hahah my time has come i have literally never stopped dressing like this basically since adolescence

rhyme heals all goons (m bison), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Stopped clock etc.

, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:50 (four years ago) Permalink

xp phillip n., "un-contrarian" is the key thing here. to really pull off the look i think you need to somehow have an fashionable aura that transcends your drab clothing, and makes them stand out as incongruous. honestly, most ironic/hipster fashion has always been about this: from ridiculous mustaches to trucker hats, the point has always been to seem cool and attractive in spite of your clothing and in this way prove how cool and attractive you really are. anyone can look cool in stylish clothes.

Treeship, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 04:57 (four years ago) Permalink

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 04:58 (four years ago) Permalink

K-HOLE is a trend forecasting group based in New York.

no thanks.

coops all on coops tbh (crüt), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 05:19 (four years ago) Permalink

gawkcore

coops all on coops tbh (crüt), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 05:24 (four years ago) Permalink

lamewave

post-nodern music player (wins), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:03 (four years ago) Permalink

nu-weak

post-nodern music player (wins), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Wendtadelia

Stevolende, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:00 (four years ago) Permalink

xp phillip n., "un-contrarian" is the key thing here. to really pull off the look i think you need to somehow have an fashionable aura that transcends your drab clothing, and makes them stand out as incongruous. honestly, most ironic/hipster fashion has always been about this: from ridiculous mustaches to trucker hats, the point has always been to seem cool and attractive in spite of your clothing and in this way prove how cool and attractive you really are. anyone can look cool in stylish clothes.

― Treeship, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:57 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is OTM. Lock Trend.

james franco tur(oll)ing test (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:02 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

If I were in my 20s, I might possibly qualify as normcore. But I am old. I do not fit into any fashion category, because I no longer exist.

Aimless, Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:09 (four years ago) Permalink

What is this shit? I don't even understand. It's a fashion trend about looking like Dads?

r. bean (soda), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Exceptionally shapeless jeans + neutral-colored hoodie and tube socks? With an oh-so-fucking-ironic-but-also-not-ironic flat-brimmed baseball cap?

r. bean (soda), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:15 (four years ago) Permalink

like other than the hat, thats how ive always dressed

smooth hymnal (m bison), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I say bring back the elastic-cuffed gray sweatpants and the puffy white trainers and let's just all be done with fashion for good.

r. bean (soda), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:19 (four years ago) Permalink

i dont know if you are sincere or not but if so, for real tho

smooth hymnal (m bison), Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Is the UK equivalent of this just buying clothes from M&S?

an office job is as secure as a Weetabix padlock (snoball), Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:48 (four years ago) Permalink

What's wrong with buying clothes from M&S?

Branwell Bell, Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Nothing - I buy practically all my clothes from there.

an office job is as secure as a Weetabix padlock (snoball), Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:15 (four years ago) Permalink

About 2/3 of those duds are more stylish than most of what I wear

Lee626, Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh my god sweatpants. A friend was saying she met a hot guy on the train and the really important thing was how good his legs looked in his sweatpants. No.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:24 (four years ago) Permalink

you can't....tell how someone's legs look in sweatpants. i am confused.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:34 (four years ago) Permalink

also you always look like you're walking around half-aroused

r. bean (soda), Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:58 (four years ago) Permalink

"look like"

smooth hymnal (m bison), Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:01 (four years ago) Permalink

That makes sweatpants a clear benefit to those who are walking around fully aroused.

an office job is as secure as a Weetabix padlock (snoball), Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:14 (four years ago) Permalink

lol

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Saturday, 19 April 2014 14:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

you can't....tell how someone's legs look in sweatpants. i am confused.

― call all destroyer, Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:34 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Me too, pal. Me too.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Sunday, 20 April 2014 01:24 (four years ago) Permalink

I think it's very hard to pull off this look in a way that doesn't just come off as "I am a dork."

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:01 (four years ago) Permalink

That's why I am regarded widely, by those who care about fashion and who carefully choose the 'look' of their clothes as a well thought out ensemble, as a dork.

Aimless, Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:10 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm all about this, especially as a license to wear my ll bean windbreaker. i also like those really 90s-looking, washed out denim shirts.

très hip (Treeship), Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:29 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

a salesperson at lenscrafters trying to talk me into pretty cool, kind of retro 70s sunglasses that nonetheless seemed more like women's sunglasses than men's sunglasses said that it would work with my "hipster" look. i replied that i thought my personal aesthetic was more "neutral" than anything. she considered this for a second and then said, "i like this. i am going to say this from now on instead of saying i have no style."

Treeship, Sunday, 1 June 2014 03:33 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

yeah, the gap's new marketing campaign is pure normcore

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 05:01 (four years ago) Permalink

No, I'm what "normcore" seeks to reify (or understand, really, because it's too young to have been there).

But also not. Really, wgaf.

benbbag, Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:29 (four years ago) Permalink

the swedish clothing firm shes talking about is cos isnt it

≖_≖ (Lamp), Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:44 (four years ago) Permalink

is cos swedish?

i was going to order some things now that they ship to the us but i don't know if the quality is any good. i like the style though

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Friday, 26 September 2014 02:36 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah. its actually owned by h&m

the quality is basically midrange mass produced stuff slightly better than like banana republic and club monaco but way less than quality heritage brands or real designer stuff. that said a friend of mine has some of their shoes theyve held up really well and look fantastic

i like their stuff too and i always bring lots of back when i go to europe but i feel like w/ us shipping and the nyc store it will kinda just be like uniqlo or w/e now

≖_≖ (Lamp), Friday, 26 September 2014 02:41 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i also like those really 90s-looking, washed out denim shirts.

― très hip (Treeship), Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:29 AM (9 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i no longer like these

Treeship, Friday, 6 February 2015 02:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I literally fell asleep reading that, and only just woke up, 47 minutes later, to post this.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 02:20 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

This grandpa in line for the 14-year-old singer-songwriter show is a hero

http://i.imgur.com/nOFCWnw.jpg

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Friday, 5 May 2017 21:41 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

ikea are selling chintz, ppl keep talking about laura ashley and menocore may or may not be happening

https://www.manrepeller.com/2018/06/menocore-fashion-trend.html

ogmor, Thursday, 16 August 2018 08:42 (three months ago) Permalink


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