PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Earthwalker » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:28 pm

I could sure go for a cup of warm maple syrup right now
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby AntiM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:29 pm

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby knowmad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:49 pm

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:52 pm

Earthwalker wrote:Cool Hand Luke once ate 50 hard boiled eggs in an hour on a bet.

No, seriously, he did. You think I can make that sort of thing up? And guess what, 37 of them were cage-free

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby tink08 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:18 pm

No feathers and no glitter! While making your costumes make sure choose fabric that isn't going to shed and moop up the playa. Even though a costume may look cute... If you're leaving a trail of destruction behind you, you're not a burner, just a sparkle pony. Good luck doll! Hope to see some of your hard work out there!
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby BBadger » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:10 am

Was that addressed to anyone in particular tink?
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby tink08 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:21 pm

Just addressed to what doesn't work as far as costumes go. I didn't really read other responses. Any chance I get to discourage glitter and feathers... I take it.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby lemur » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:57 am

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:38 am

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:15 am

lederhosen.


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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby DerangedGoose » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:59 pm

First time burner hoping to go this year.

I've been really putting a lot of thought into Playa footwear and have settled on Altama desert boots and various trainers. My question is this:

How silly will I look in shorts and boots? Are there boots that can pull off the look? I know that comfort comes first; I am just asking in case there is some sort of outfit or combination I havent considered that would satisfy the footwear department and still work with shorts. If there isnt, Im just going to go with the boots and wear thin pants when I can and shorts otherwise
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:07 pm

Do not fuss about it. So not worth it. If anyone calls you a tourist because you're not in some fancy costume, just roll your eyes and go on.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby DerangedGoose » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:12 pm

Maybe the israeli boots would be a better compromise, as they are chukka height?


Im not really worried about it, but if I can put something together that is more aesthetically streamlined, then that is preferable. Ill take comfort and utility any day, though. Looks are a distant second
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby lucky420 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:58 pm

Go for comfort, seriously
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby lemur » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:01 pm

COMFORT?

but i enjoy the injuries i get from wearing 8inch platform fuzzy boots!!!
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby aserendipity » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:13 pm

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:31 pm

Just thrilled to see the word "chukka" here.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:33 pm

Just make sure that the footwear is well broken in.
Some people recommend multiple shoes, helps with not rubbing blisters and all.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby DerangedGoose » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:18 pm

I think Ill just go for both, honestly. The combo can be had for under 100 bucks and will give me versatility in my options. Plus I can probably use the full boots for paintball
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby danibel » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:23 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Do not fuss about it. So not worth it. If anyone calls you a tourist because you're not in some fancy costume, just roll your eyes and go on.


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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby tatonka » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:31 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Do not fuss about it. So not worth it. If anyone calls you a tourist because you're not in some fancy costume, just roll your eyes and go on.



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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Savannah » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:10 pm

DerangedGoose wrote:I think Ill just go for both, honestly. The combo can be had for under 100 bucks and will give me versatility in my options. Plus I can probably use the full boots for paintball


Sounds good. Love your nickname, by the way. :lol:

Yeah--like Fishy said, if anyone gives you shit, they are overstepping themselves. Clothes on the playa run the gamut from completely plain and serviceable, to absolutely mindblowing. Comfort is first.

However, if you have any costume-y impulses whatsoever, bring something fun that you can't get away with in normal life . . . or visit one of the costume camps, if you pass one, or see one listed in the What/When/Wear guide you'll receive at Greeter's, just past Gate. :)
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:29 am

tatonka wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Do not fuss about it. So not worth it. If anyone calls you a tourist because you're not in some fancy costume, just roll your eyes and go on.



what if your wearing this?
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Well, then, the assumption is that you're in costume and you're way ahead of those "tourist" yelling people.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby AntiM » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:20 am

Ken and Betty Bundt from Iowa!

The Petermans did this one year, riding the art cars, doing all the "touristy" things one day. Hilarious. Hushville flounders, but they haven't attended for some time.

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby lemur » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:34 am

woops off topic *delete*

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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Savannah » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:24 am

AntiM wrote:Ken and Betty Bundt from Iowa!

The Petermans did this one year, riding the art cars, doing all the "touristy" things one day. Hilarious. Hushville flounders, but they haven't attended for some time.

"Birmingham sure has changed."


Wonderful. :lol:
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Drawingablank » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:41 pm

I just came across this and was wondering why we don't see more of this on the playa - seems like a perfect fit.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby lucky420 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:47 am

Go for it DAB!
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby Drawingablank » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:51 am

lucky420 wrote:Go for it DAB!

LOL, yeah I have a definite need for pasties.
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Re: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

Postby EspressoDude » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:31 am

THAT looks looks like a perfect use for the Scotch 33+ tape in my tool box. black, shiny, very stretchy, and insulates. And its not too sticky. Imagine the tan lines
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