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I don’t know if any of you ever thought to yourself that maybe you were born in the wrong era. I think I should have been born either during the Western or the 1950s. I have always loved the history behind those eras. I mean I know that there was a lot of racism during those times and it was tough, I know that. The thing is that even today we still experience racism, so much violence, and uncertainty, but apart from that, the thing I like from those eras is the fashion.
The 1950s is really the era I will base my post on, and I won’t get into any historical details about fashion. I am going to simply talk about one style I would definitely steal for a Day? Why? What I would wear. Let me start out easy, do you recall the movie Rebel without a Cause? The actor was James Dean who shocked the United States with a performance that still electrifies the screen twenty-five years after his sudden death before the film’s release. The fashion or costumes presented in the movie was something I find simply amazing. You can see where I am going with this right, well the style I would most definitely steal for a day would be that of James Dean’s.
Why do you ask, I think the simplicity of the clothing says it all? A simple pair of jeans, a white shirt, a leather jacket, and a pair of black boots – you can’t go wrong. I heard that the sales of white T-shirts shot through the roof when the movie was released. The thing is that since I was a kid, I have always liked simplicity when it came to buying my clothes. I wasn’t into loud or expensive clothes and I usually could match a shirt with several pants, or a pair of pants with several shirts. I always keep a pair of black shoes. I felt and still do that black shoes go well with just about anything. Even to this day, I find my wardrobe to be made up of jeans in dark blue and light blue colors, with one pair of black jeans. I do have a black jacket but also have a flannel jacket as well, which happens to be red and black. I do have a pair of brown boots, which I wear occasionally. The reason behind my fashion steal would be because of its simplicity. I really don’ like to struggle to try to figure out what I am going to wear each day. I mean we have enough troubles in our life without having to figure out what goes with what, and then worrying about if it matches or if anyone will notice. I like it simple, and straight to the point. I mean come on, when you go out to a fancy dinner, or a function, what is normally worn, black attire – right. It’s a fashion that just won’t go out of style and has been around for a long time.
So set me up with a comfortable pair of jeans, a white shirt, black boots, and of course a black jacket – preferably leather, and I can’t go wrong. So, whether I go out on a date, go shopping, go out to dinner, or hang out with some friends, I like to keep it simple like James Dean, and “A Rebel Without A Cause” and that is the way I would go.
Hey, thanks for stopping by and I would like to leave you with a fashion quote, “A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.” – Hardy Amies
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