Wow, that's what I get for posting late at night and then letting said post stew a bit without checking up. Some great responses here and I really appreciate what you guys have to say.
Its probably important to clarify that my style is all about utility. This is a summary of what my partner said to me while talking about it this morning. So, basically I don't have a style. Or perhaps I don't have a style that's conducive to joining in most of the parties that are going to be going on at the playa. An example, something I'm proud of, of the utility bent is my van. I've been working on this since 2009 and it more or less reflects my attitude and the things I tend to admire.
Savannah asked some very pointed questions way up there.
Savannah wrote:Whose style do you admire?
What characters in movies have you wanted to dress like?
What era do you think was especially awesome for men's clothes?
I think I answered the first one above, but I've been thinking about the extensions to this line of query. So I'm a big science and science fiction fan. There are a couple ideas here that I might be able to draw on.
Space suits come in a variety of shapes and styles and it might kind of be fun to wear something like this to a sound camp. Sam Rockwell in "Moon" (before his character starts to die).
or maybe something like the suits worn in "The Red Planet"? I'd be far less likely to blind people and no one could call me dark-wad.
jscott26 wrote:If you were a superhero how would you dress?
The super hero idea is a little trickier. There's not an easy compromise between Batman and your run of the mill handyman is there? If you get too far into the work clothes the Batman bit disappears and too far the Batman direction and you're now holding up signs that say "POW" and "Whammy" periodically.
Maybe something like the Russian Batman?
kittyrodriguez wrote:While I completely understand the desire to fit in, that really is the beauty of Burning Man. You don't need to fit in!
It is your chance to dress and be exactly what you want to be and look like.
But I want to fit in, ha!
kittyrodriguez wrote:I love India and its culture, and BM gave me the opportunity to finally wear the lovely saris I brought back.
Me too, but I'd probably look really ridiculous (perhaps even a little offensive) if I showed up as Asoka.
Bob wrote:I know at least one project will be looking for men dressed as stockbrokers.
Oh, this might be an easy one (even though I'm an engineer.
SaritaSyrah wrote:I am SO GLAD that I read this thread. Thusfar my costume planning has been along the lines of "yeah, burners would like that." Instead of "Gosh, I love that!"
From now on, forget what you people like. Im pleasing myself.
Excellent point, maybe this is the year I get some ink and just take my shirt off? I have to be careful here because most of what I like to wear actually looks very close to what the LEOs wear on and off the playa (clothing with a purpose). In fact that was a problem in 2010, but I can probably do something. Maybe I can find a uniform, wear some combat boots and die the light colors pink. I'll be on patrol, high and tight and gig lines all straight, ensuring the goals of community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance met.
A Jester wrote:Find some AWESOME clothes that you think kick ass. Wear them: be rad.
Not a problem!