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Dressed-Up Defiance

Fashion takes on a rebellious attitude with threatening accoutrements

Implications - Fashions that border on threatening are providing a stylish way for consumers to play the part of the radical rebel without actually being one. For those consumers whose rebellious attitudes are based more on clothing choice than anarchist action, designs with aggressive accents provide an outward menace to exemplify inner feelings of discontent.
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Fierce Face Chains
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'New Dandies' by Brice Hardelin Shows the Modern Well-Dressed Man
The dandies of yore wore immaculate three-piece suits and vests; 'New Dandies' by Brice Hardelin presents a modern version of the well-dressed man. Waistcoats and top hats are replaced by police caps,… MORE
Sky-High Fairytale Boots
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Glass Magazine #2 Shows Dazzling Diamonds & Romantic Fashions
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DIY Dungeon Boots
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Romantic Punk Boots
Romantic Punk Boots
JW Anderson Fall/Winter 2010-11 Realizes the Potential of Florals
Capturing the essence of a collection which fuses discontent with romance, the romantic punk boots in the JW Anderson Fall/Winter 2010-11 collection are bedecked with Sam Browne studs, belts in contrasting… MORE
Straitjacket Buckle Boots
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The Burberry Fall/Winter 2010 Shoes Are Heavy Duty Winter Wear
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Badass Bulging Booties
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These GeeWaWa Footwear heels don't look like your typical shoe. An erratic mix between a Mary Jane, a bulgy boot, and hardcore punk platforms, these clunkers will clear any runway (or sidewalk) for you… MORE
Reptilian Rocker Boots
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The Dr. Martens Pascal Boot is Croc Embossed
Boots made from snake, alligator or crocodile skin are nothing new, but the Dr. Martens Pascal Boot is definitely different. Lately Dr. Martens has been putting some interesting spins on their classic… MORE
Puppy Fur Platforms
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Litter SF Takes on an Animalistic Theme
Litter SF (San Francisco) has always been a place to get the most outrageous accessories and footwear. And now Litter is back with new and improved designs that feature more animalistic themes. Of course,… MORE
High-Class Motorcycle Boots
High-Class Motorcycle Boots
The Man of Moods 2010 Collection is Ruggedly Chic
The Man of Moods 2010 collection has dropped, and I am super-excited for a number of reasons. The first is because I have never heard of this line, and the name alone makes me want to wear every single… MORE
Harnessed Habiliments
Harnessed Habiliments
'For Love and Lemons' Buckles Up to a Wild Fashion Ride
For Love and Lemons is a clothing line of simple yet brazen garments. Harnesses and buckles that pop up on dresses and leggings is a recurring motif in its collections. Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall are… MORE
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Chain-Chewing Editorials
The Justin Wu Supplementaire 'Attitude' Editorial
The Justin Wu Supplementaire, ‘Attitude’ editorial is aptly titled. In this photo shoot for the magazine’s second issue, model Crista Cober is exuding tons of it. The model shows a wide range of emotions,… MORE

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