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Old 09-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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About Goth Fashion

Fashion is a huge part of the gothic subculture. You cannot just say you're a goth if you are a normal person that just wears black T-shirts sometimes. Even if you 'act Goth' you still must dress like one and have other fashion necessities to be distinguished from the others as a Goth. Hair is important as well. This is the problem with some people that want to be Goth, but are not really Goth. Even if you are going to Goth clubs, copying a Goth personality, and wearing a black T-shirt, that does not make you Goth.

Here I'll describe what I'm trying to say: An 18-20 year old man with the average short hair-cut, glasses, jeans, possibly overweight, and black running shoes. This description does not match a Goth.

Goths want to be different. We refuse to conform with society and the mainstream. We enjoy decorating ourselves with little trinkets such as spike bracelets, earings & peircings, maybe a cross necklace, etc. We sometimes wear black or dark colored nail polish. We almost always wear black but we also mix in other colors; preferably dark shades of them. Make-up is optional but important to some Goths. A white face with black around the edges of the eyes is quite popular amongst Goths.

Hair is definitely a factor in the Goth style. Many Goths like to have back-combed hair that sticks up. Some Goths like theirs to be strait down and long. Many other hairstyles are abundant too. The majority of Goths I've seen color their hair. Not always in black though. Red, blue, pink, purple, and light blond are all popular too. My hair is dyed black with one red streak on either side of the parting. Make your style unique because that's what being a Goth is about; being unique and different.

So now you've learned our style in a quick way. If you really think Goth is for you, go for it. Youths, please note that you will have to have your parent or gaurdian's permission. You will need their permission to buy clothes, dye your hair, and buy accessories. Now of course, you do not need to do these things if the Goth style is not for you. And if you want to have colored hair, but your parents will not allow it, just buy clip-on hair extensions. They can be clipped on and off the hair. They come in many colors and are usually cheap.

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Old 09-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:19 PM   #3
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And may I ask why? This is simply an informative article.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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Wow, that's a rather short stack for a Goth 101 thread.

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Yea...thanks for that cinder, that was extremely helpful.

I pity those who might listen to you.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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You can post as much as you want on it, and it really should be expounded upon to really be informative. I'm not tryin' to be snarky, luv.
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Yea...thanks for that cinder, that was extremely helpful.

I pity those who might listen to you.
I don't see why you should pity them if they shall read this.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:39 PM   #8
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Boring shit we've heard before
I see your "advice" and raise you this: http://anon.razorwire.com/real-goth-faq/
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:40 PM   #9
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I don't see why you should pity them if they shall read this.
Maybe they think you can be Goth 'on the inside' without looking like it on the outside? ; )
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You wouldn't do any better than Catch.
Is that the one who posted the 'gothic polo dress'?
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:46 PM   #12
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Is that the one who posted the 'gothic polo dress'?
No, that's Catch101. C101's a dude, the clothes aren't bad at all and the models are FOINE. A step up from half of what goth clothing websites are shilling these days.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #13
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I'd rather sew my own clothing than wear offerings from either.

Does anyone even do that anymore? Or realize how big a part of the scene DIY really is?
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Maybe they think you can be Goth 'on the inside' without looking like it on the outside? ; )
That's the whole point of this post. I'm trying to tell posers/geeks that they are not goths.
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I'd rather sew my own clothing than wear offerings from either.

Does anyone even do that anymore? Or realize how big a part of the scene DIY really is?
I usually thrift or raid clearance racks as I have no time to take a sewing class or really figure out what to make/how to spruce up my wardrobe.
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That's the whole point of this post. I'm trying to tell posers/geeks that they are not goths.
I have heard those types of people emit some of the more 'gothic' sounding sentiments at times. I don't understand why you would have to tell someone who knows they are not a goth that they are not?
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That's the whole point of this post. I'm trying to tell posers/geeks that they are not goths.
Who the hell made you the authority?
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Who the hell made you the authority?
giving advice doesn't make you authority
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I have heard those types of people emit some of the more 'gothic' sounding sentiments at times. I don't understand why you would have to tell someone who knows they are not a goth that they are not?
i'm talking about if someone tries/wants to be goth; not acknowledging that they aren't one.
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i'm talking about if someone tries/wants to be goth; not acknowledging that they aren't one.
Are you one of those "born a goth" types? If so, it will explain quite a lot.

Why have you not clicked on that link yet?
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i'm talking about if someone tries/wants to be goth; not acknowledging that they aren't one.
Okay....I'm thoroughly confused now. Are you saying that people who try to be goth can't be or that people who don't acknowledge they aren't goth are rude?
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I'm saying that people who try to be Goths can't be us.
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Who's this "us"? I didn't think we were an unified entity. What else have you guys been keeping from me?

Why wasn't I aware? Did my goth card and welcome kit get lost in the mail? Will I lose points for not looking like an idiot 24/7?
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I see your "advice" and raise you this: http://anon.razorwire.com/real-goth-faq/
Now this is advice well worth taking.
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