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May 6, 2006 5:48 PM   Subscribe

London Underground Fashion Victims - as featured on the Going Underground blog.
posted by Mwongozi (33 comments total)

 
Stupid.
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:01 PM on May 6, 2006


I fail to see anything even remotely "dodgy" about most of these. Blurry, badly-taken photographs of what are supposedly "bad outfits"... rarrarwrr... catfight
posted by baklavabaklava at 6:09 PM on May 6, 2006


Not very dodgy, in my eyes at least.
posted by pwedza at 6:09 PM on May 6, 2006


Some of those outfits were downright hot. What a dumbass.
posted by Citizen Premier at 6:13 PM on May 6, 2006


Someone got a new cellphone that had a camera, was bored on the subway and decided they to be a self-appointed fashion sheriff. It was initally a good idea, but there weren't really many fashion crimes within shooting distance, so they ended up just taking pictures of anything they could imagine to be less than perfect. Thus it became a bad idea.
posted by -harlequin- at 6:15 PM on May 6, 2006


Heheh, on reading further, many of the reasons for the person being a "fashion victim" were that they wore styles that were slightly dated or otherwise not the current fad.

In other words, the person misunderstands what the term "fashion victim" actually means, the fashion victim here is the person taking the pictures!
posted by -harlequin- at 6:19 PM on May 6, 2006


This has nothin on Vice's Do's and Dont's.
posted by ryanissuper at 6:25 PM on May 6, 2006


Oh no! She is short but is carrying a large bag!

This is lame.
posted by rafter at 6:37 PM on May 6, 2006


I think the cat shoes are adorable.

The photographer sounds like a miserable boor.
posted by Marit at 6:38 PM on May 6, 2006


Wow, people wearing clothes. Your brave covert photography astounds and pleases us.
posted by fire&wings at 6:39 PM on May 6, 2006


Actually, the more I look at those cat shoes, the more I'd like to have them... Anyone know where I could find a pair?
posted by Marit at 6:42 PM on May 6, 2006


Anyone know where I could find a pair?

They look like TUKs.
posted by birdie birdington at 7:00 PM on May 6, 2006


ryanissuper writes "This has nothin on Vice's Do's and Dont's."

Amen. The thing that I love about the Vice bit is that it recognizes that there's a thin line between looking really good and looking really bad, and it's willing to make judgement calls.

Plus, the outfits there are actually interesting.
posted by mr_roboto at 7:05 PM on May 6, 2006


The person who takes these pictures is a moron
posted by kuatto at 7:18 PM on May 6, 2006


Those red metallic trainers are snazzy.
posted by jb at 7:48 PM on May 6, 2006


birdie birdington -- they do! Thank you!
posted by Marit at 8:04 PM on May 6, 2006


Yeah, this is boring. These are all normal looking people. The Don'ts pool linked in one of the comments is more interesting. Slightly.
posted by ruby.aftermath at 8:20 PM on May 6, 2006


The photographer seems to be particularly harsh on footwear: he doesn't like boots, pointy shoes, dress shoes, sandals, heels, trainers, or anything that's decorated or colored. So I wonder what kind of shoes he wears and what makes them so much cooler than everyone else's.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 8:24 PM on May 6, 2006


...photographer becomes victim..
posted by marvin at 8:29 PM on May 6, 2006


The photographer is Annie Mole and her blog (*ahem* linked in the FPP) has the same pictures with, generally, less bitchy comments. Sometimes she's commenting on a trend or even praising someone's look. For example, this Flickr page comes across as sarcastic, whereas the blog entry makes it clear she really likes the look.

Sorry for getting in the way of the pile-on.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 9:44 PM on May 6, 2006


I did like the London Underground chair seen in the photog's blog.
posted by Joeforking at 10:22 PM on May 6, 2006


These are far tamer than I was expecting. What happened to the crazily dressed tourists, or the lads out on a stag do, or the person going to a fancy dress party on the tube? (My best spot was someone dressed in an all in one carrot suit - complete with green fronds on his head. Why, I have no idea - god knows what the theme of the party was).
posted by greycap at 1:01 AM on May 7, 2006


-harlequin-: Heheh, on reading further, many of the reasons for the person being a "fashion victim" were that they wore styles that were slightly dated or otherwise not the current fad.

In other words, the person misunderstands what the term "fashion victim" actually means, the fashion victim here is the person taking the pictures!


From her blog: Once again it's Friday's look at commuters who are slaves to fashion or have a particular fashion "style" that they took and made their own.

and (in the comments):

That's the thing I find with a lot of TFV's that they are wearing clothes which are trendy right now regardless of whether they look good in them.

So, no, doesn't sound like she's misunderstanding the term...
posted by funambulist at 2:51 AM on May 7, 2006


Took about five seconds to realize that the photographer is just an arrogant asshole.... no more hits on HIS clever little photos from me!

And...most of those folks dress MUCH better than I do....
posted by HuronBob at 2:52 AM on May 7, 2006


As a Flickr set, this doesn't make a blind bit of sense, but the weblog is, well, bordering on being worth a look. Shame she doesn't focus on some of the more preposterous Nathan Barley-ish crimes against clothing you see on the tube, though. I mean, not one photo of someone with plastic fruit glued to their heads, 'avant garde' trousers with legs of unequal length and a haircut so ironic it makes children weep? Lazy.
posted by jack_mo at 4:40 AM on May 7, 2006


more people with pringle jumpers please - we are in the midst of a bad fashion plague akin to the black death which ravaged europe in the 15th century - the survivors will be few - i particularly fear for jack : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:11 AM on May 7, 2006


I'd love to see this person's face after 15 minutes on the NYC subway.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:02 AM on May 7, 2006


what everyone else already said...i was eagerly expecting, you know, fruit head monstrosities and crotchless pants or something, only to find things like "oooh, her jeans are caught in the back of her boots!" and "her bag's too big for her frame!" wtf. and yeah, some of those people look hot even. huh.
posted by ifjuly at 1:16 PM on May 7, 2006


yeah i was hoping for some really entertaining awfulness, instead it's merely crappy pix (really bad, boring photography) of normally dressed people, a few who've made mistakes but nothing fantastically bad, just... banal.

and a few who are wearing something faboo - yes, those kitty shoes are a must-have. thanks from me too, birdie birdington!
posted by lapolla at 8:40 PM on May 7, 2006


Annie's blog is fine and reflects the finer nerd-points of being a London Underground aficionado... but these are lame.

I could take the tube to Camden now and fill my camera full of freaks - but I happen to like the diversity. And I can't find my camera.
posted by Blip at 3:47 AM on May 8, 2006


Camera phones should be banned, purely because they can make anything look dodgey.
posted by Diag at 7:54 AM on May 8, 2006


crap post pile on.
posted by mrgrimm at 8:27 AM on May 8, 2006


I have those cat shoes!! (I painted the noses pink, for extra cuteness..)
posted by nile_red at 9:37 AM on May 8, 2006


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