Monday, 2 May 2011

Modculture

I again have to say most Steve McQueen Style suggestions are just that: suggestions. Remember he wore something other than Sanders playboys, for example, but they're close (Tricker's Mud Guard boots look more like it, actually, which is something for another post). Modculture is, as the name suggests, a website for the old mod subculture. A thread on its style forum recently peeked at one of the Steve McQueen Style specials from last summer, where I say "Orlebar Brown is a company that's made shorts only since 2007" (I have further shorts suggestions for a new summer special, by the way). The thread concluded Steve McQueen wore Orlebar Brown.

My post mentioned Daniel Craig, something this blog does often, because he arguably has Steve McQueen style. The Modculture thread pointed out that Daniel Craig's shorts look different to Steve McQueen's shorts, which is clear as long as you have sight. My blog uses Daniel Craig as a light way to extend suggestions, as a popular present-day version of Steve McQueen style. Daniel Craig has Steve McQueen style. His shorts look different to Steve McQueen's shorts. You know, the previous two sentences can accord.

I'll try a new approach. You'd be weird if you put Steve McQueen's shorts on Michael Jackson's dead body. What's more, Michael Jackson's dead body would fail to achieve Steve McQueen style. You, Michael Jackson's dead body and Steve McQueen style are three different things. Now let's turn this delicate point up to 11: Steve McQueen and Steve McQueen style are two different things.

McQueen wore what suited him. One way to get close to his style is to wear what suits you. Obviously, I have to draw the line somewhere. A skullcap suits some people, but it'd definitely be weird for this blog to suggest one. Remember, though, it'd be weirdest of all to put Steve McQueen's shorts on Michael Jackson's dead body.

OK, let me get rid of semantics, logic exercises and the surreal:

1. It's wrong to conclude from my summer special on swim shorts that Steve McQueen wore Orlebar Brown, because I say in the post "Orlebar Brown is a company that's made shorts only since 2007". Steve McQueen died in 1980. That's 27 years before Orlebar Brown made shorts. This means it's impossible Steve McQueen wore Orlebar Brown shorts.

2. The post on swim shorts mentioned Daniel Craig's shorts for two reasons. One reason the post mentioned them is many people think Daniel Craig's style is a bit like Steve McQueen's style. The other reason the post mentioned them is they're famous. This is a slight blog about a slight world. It's obvious Daniel Craig's shorts look different to Steve McQueen's shorts. It's strange to think anybody has them confused.

2 comments:

  1. ok then - glad that's cleared up...

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  2. It's common for somebody to say they've tried everything to get across their point, but I've tried everything. I might as well leave the setting on weird.

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