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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by bburtner@moran, May 12, 2009.
I think Gram Parsons jacket may be the most talked about Nudie piece, ever.
I always enjoyed this pic.
That is a cool picture! Nudie was such an artist!
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Something about that lapel always makes me think it's Beavis.
Not an association I ever made but I see it. Wish I hadn't.
Double sacker for sure!
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I always thought it looked like it was put on there later by someone other than Cohn. It doesn't even fit the theme of the jacket.
I remember seeing a clip of Billy Connolly wearing a suit in this style (no idea if it was an actual Nudie) on Parkinson in the 70s. Asked about it, he explaiend that it was a representation of his cowardice - like having tattoos all over, but without the needle.
Like having tattoos you can leave hanging in the closet...whenever you regret getting them.
I think that's the idea! (Funny story: of all the people I've met with ink they regret, it's never been having a tattoo they regret, but having that *particular* tattoo - or placement for it.)
In the past whenever I saw someone with a tribal arm band I would ask what tribe it was from, of which most are from the indigenous tribes of Alaska; not something they could likely trace their ancestry back to. Most of the time they wouldn't know; some wouldn't even know it was a tribal arm band. They just knew it was a repeating pattern they liked.
A young woman with a full sleeve of tattoos would often be seen at a place I frequent. I always thought she was nicely dressed & probably worked in an office nearby. In the summer she would wear sun dresses & her tattooed arm was visible from shoulder to wrist. The subject was koi fish & water plants. Very colorful & nicely done; well thought out. But at the very top just below her shoulder she had a clock face as big as a biscuit, with Roman numerals. The hands were set to 6:10. It was out of place among the koi fish; probably came first. Behind her back the bar scholars & philosophers would speculate if it was 6:10 AM or PM? Was it the time of some important event in her life? The time of her birth perhaps? One theory was that 6:10 might be a Bible verse? She hasn't been seen around in a while now; I guess we'll never know.
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I remember those in the 90s, yeah... It's funny how certain tattoo styles go in and out of fashion; at some point, I suspect we'll be able to tell the generation of a significant proportion of the population based on their tattoo-style choices.
Sounds like a nicely done work all the same.... though it would be fascinating to know the significance of the timing. (Did anyone ever troll the Bible for all the 6:10s in there?) I think every tattoo tells a story about its bearer - even the spur of the moment, 'bad decision' ones. Actually, sometimes especially those.
Not that I ever heard. I left that to the Bible scholars who first proposed it. No reason other than the Roman numerals I guess; I can't remember if the face had a border or not, but it always made me think of Big Ben.
PS: just a few yrs ago we saw a young woman about 25-28 yrs old with a tattoo of the blue people from the movie "Avatar" wrapped around her thigh. The movie must have been a big influence on her at about age 17. I said to my wife that in another 10 yrs she probably wouldn't even remember who the blue people were or why they were such an influence at the time.
Jinkies, yes. I saw Avatar a few years ago and couldn't get what the fuss was about. There were apparently people who left itg crying and needed counselling because they couldn't go and live on that planet. All I saw was a bad rip-off of Dances With Wolves. With overgrown Smurfs. In Space.