Thursday, August 27, 2009

Five Men's Fashion First Impressions: I'm Sick and They're Chatty Edition

I'm still feeling sickly, but what better excuse to do a Five Men post, right? For anyone new to Daddy Likey, Five Men's Fashion First Impressions is a recurring feature in which I show an odd, complex, or avant-garde fashion item to the five prominent guys in my life (3 brothers, dad, and boyfriend) and solicit their snap judgments. Here's the first Five Men post ever written, if you want to check it out, and here's the photo I showed them today:


Let's see what they had to say:

Brother, age 22: One time this guy in my class showed everyone pictures of him and his girlfriend having sex in a similar contraption. It's just nightmarish and awful. That's all.

Boyfriend: (Laughs giddily) I'm really confused. Is this for a stage performance or is this fashion?
Me: Well, it's runway, so both.
Boyfriend: So they ran out of time to finish the runway and just attached the lights to her dress?

(14-year-old brother walks in carrying a metal detector)
Me: First of all, why are you carrying a metal detector?
Brother, age 14: I was searching for the magazine for an AR-15 rifle.
Me: OK. Well, what do you think of this picture?
Brother, age 14: It's like something at a doctor's office that they stretch skin out with. Does it have its own lighting rig? Jealous!

Brother, age 19: Clive Barker dabbles in fashion design.

Father: It looks like a joke from Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
Me: Oh! I think I saw that in my film studies class. Is that the one with the famous scene of a baby carriage rolling down the stairs for, like, 20 minutes?
Father: I don't think so. Why was a baby carriage rolling down the stairs?
Me: Nazis, I think. Or bad baby carriage brakes. Or symbolism. Or something.
Father: Metropolis is the one where mad scientists create a simulacrum of a female factory worker.
Me: Oh, I must have skipped class that day.

After a little research I realized I was confusing Metropolis with The Battleship Potemkin--I'm such a silly goose! And in other news, thanks so much to Kayla for submitting that awesome photo. If you have a fashion find worthy of the Five Men, please feel free to send it along: daddylikeyblog@gmail.com

21 comments:

Kat said...

your boyfriends comment is right on! LOL

Kitty said...

um... Are those wooden clogs? (Because I really can't fathom the rest.)

Juliet said...

First laugh of the day.

juliet xxx

Hammy said...

It's hideous, and yet, I sort of love it!

Kim said...

"Jealous."
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Ashley said...

yeah I wasn't really crazy about V&R's presentation of this collection...very unique but it seemed like the staging and props were more the focus than the clothes themselves.

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Sal said...

Wait, none of them LIKE this? I'm shocked!

Beth Gales said...

Thanks for the chuckle....great idea!

Anna said...

I can't believe none of them even noticed that she's wearing WOODEN SHOES. I used to have a pair just like that (seriously); does this mean I should dig them out and start wearing them?

Beth said...

I actually got the reference, I saw that scene in a film history class myself. Battleship Potemkin, made in 1925, about an incident from the Russian revolution (the one where they offed the Tzar & his family). Considered a classic film, but I didn't like it.

The dress, otoh, is so strange that it is up there with Madona's rabbit ears, only I have seen the rabbit ears on other people. Maybe not this.

Thanks for the post. :-)

Audi said...

Those guys never fail to make me laugh. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Dee said...

That picture reminds me of a Doctor Who episode in which a woman has had too many surgeries in order to not look old and ends up as one huge skin square. Luckily, Google has granted me a picture:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/gallery/s2_01gallery/1024/chip_cassandra.jpg

WendyB said...

No one mentioned Carol Burnett? TV reference opportunity fail.

Vanessa said...

One of the more out-there Viktor&Rolf shows, and I have to admit I love seeing stuff like this even though it's more performance art/spectacle than fashion. I know the models had a really hard time walking in wooden clog while carrying lighting rigs. No surprise there, though, right?

a bit mischievous said...

i love the comment of your boyfriend :D he is so right :D

Nubiasnonsense said...

LMAO im not suprised haha funny

Kayla said...

YAY! Thanks for posting it! I knew your men would share the funnies.

Thanks again!

rubybastille said...

The wooden clogs are a nice touch. I dub this outfit "truma," which is my verification word, partly because it sounds like a smug modelling name and partly because it looks like "trauma."

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That's horrifying.

thomas said...

Whoa, what a unique way of expressing your fashion. Great! Is that a wooden clogs?My only comments here is that though it is very unique but it seemed like the staging and props were more the focus than the clothes themselves. I love it, but I suggest you to try a four button suits or a olive green suits with a light rigs focusing on the dress. And also, it is better to get a guy model so that he can carry those heavy(I guess) rigs.

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