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Threadbared on the Uniform project

A little while ago, I blogged about some thoughts I had on the Uniform project. I was therefore interested to come across a couple of posts about the same topic over at my favourite academic fashion blog, threadbared. (Are there any others? I’d like to know if there are!).

The original post and its follow up aren’t really related to the sustainability/ethics angle I was talking about, but they make some excellent points about the position of style bloggers in the system of contemporary capitalism and the tension between individuality and conformity. I am so glad to have escaped academia before ending up with a PhD but do love a good bit of academic discourse!

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  • madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra 15 July 2009, 7:21 pm

    I saw that feature on threadbared too and have a draft of a blog post saved to talk about it, but I'm not sure when I'll ever finish it 🙂 I was going to look through my flickr set and see if some kind of "uniform" emerged after all these years of thrifting and wardrobe_remixing. I think one kind of has and I'm not sure how I feel about that. On a local/regional level I think the way I dress & shop is pretty original/individualistic… but within the w_r pool I think I probably fall into a a fairly commonly seen subgroup, maybe "layered/thrifty/vintage" ? But I think I like the idea that if I were to see someone dressed similarly to me in public that I might feel I could identify with that person… unless I felt that person was just "trying" to look a certain way?

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