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October 18, 2014 8:09 PM   Subscribe

"Dadcore?" "Momcore?" What the heck are these trendy lingoes?
posted by ourt (55 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Punk is dad.
posted by Faux Real at 8:11 PM on October 18, 2014 [30 favorites]


"These clothes are for a person who might get thrown up on at any minute: basics, muted, economical, tailored well but nothing outrageous. Stuff that's clean but doesn't advertise its own crispiness."
posted by ourt at 8:12 PM on October 18, 2014


"Omg buy your clothes, wear them, and like, like them! Clothes are so great! Buy some clothes! You would look like my dad if you wore some fun clothes!"

That's how I read this article.
posted by oceanjesse at 8:20 PM on October 18, 2014 [7 favorites]


"These clothes are for a person who might get thrown up on at any minute: basics, muted, economical, tailored well but nothing outrageous. Stuff that's clean but doesn't advertise its own crispiness," writer Bethlehem Shoals explained. "I'll spend my money on quality, fit and durability not because these are what I cling to and not because they're an abstract nod to craftsmanship. Dadcore sits at the intersection of form and function, of what you need and what you want."

They don't sell this kind of shit at the mall for women between 24 and 58.
posted by bleep at 8:26 PM on October 18, 2014 [11 favorites]


Coming up next, one of the following:
Marinecore
Peacecore
Applecore
Manticore
Dumpcore
Intelcore
Planetarycore
Legendofcore(a)
We'll get to all of them in good time.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:27 PM on October 18, 2014 [12 favorites]


I feel like this trend is related to my recently acknowledged all-sneaker lifestyle.
posted by purpleclover at 8:28 PM on October 18, 2014


OMG we're normaling! Snuggling under caftans and listening to Jimmy Buffet, on our second glass of Yellow Tail Shiraz. Aw yiss!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 8:29 PM on October 18, 2014 [13 favorites]


After "norm core" I started reading all this "-core" stuff as "-gate" as in Watergate. Neither of these really work, for me, although the "-gate" suffix has gone on too long to stop.

But please stop with this "-core" suffix, which I'm assuming comes from hardcore. Just stop.
posted by kozad at 8:32 PM on October 18, 2014 [12 favorites]


Metafilter: for a person who might get thrown up on at any minute
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 8:35 PM on October 18, 2014 [10 favorites]


The only reason they call it GamerGate is because they got laughed at when they used "Gamercore"...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:40 PM on October 18, 2014 [3 favorites]


Yes, as kozad said. -core is for music, and the fashions related to that music. Even so, the -core suffix has been stretched beyond meaning, ditto -gate.

This feels like young-ish parents (or people looking at young-ish celebrity parents) who try to cling to a sense of 'cool' when they have come to terma with the fact that priority #1 is now taking care of a little person who has significantly cut into the time you previously spent thinking about how you look. Welcome to re-prioritization! Here are some drab clothes that don't show stains and can be paired with other items when you dress in a half-asleep status. Babies ruin your street cred like that.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:45 PM on October 18, 2014 [4 favorites]


they realize that's a joke term right? or a dis? and not a trend at all in any way?
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 8:48 PM on October 18, 2014 [6 favorites]


People, they're wearing clothes just like... People!
posted by arcticseal at 8:52 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


It's got a layer of "meta" to it. Like, "Look at how lame this is, let's wear it and make a statement."
posted by ourt at 8:53 PM on October 18, 2014


so its like people wearing clothes. So, people get up and have to wear clothes, so they get some and put them on, So its people in clothes...amarite?
posted by shockingbluamp at 8:53 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


they realize that's a joke term right? or a dis? and not a trend at all in any way?

that's not really how it works though. if enough people say and act like it's a thing, it will become a thing manifested from its own discussion.

witch house started out as a joke and became a genre that way, and so have a lot of other erm, for lack of a less fucking stupid sounding term "cultural memes" over the past few years.

It's like internet joke>offline joke>people who never knew it was a joke start saying it>real thing.
posted by emptythought at 8:54 PM on October 18, 2014 [10 favorites]


Metafilter: It's got a layer of "meta" to it.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:54 PM on October 18, 2014 [12 favorites]


(Says the guy currently wearing a bantha-phant t-shirt and shorts in a club/bar, while waiting for the music to start, because he's still not comfortable in button-up shirts and pants in his off-hours, like his peers.)

Ooh, the 'they do x like normal people' section of celebrity stalker magazines are bizarre.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:54 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


clothes that might be puked on at any moment.
articles that make me want to puke.
posted by es_de_bah at 9:27 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


This article is, from headline to byline, the single dumbest thing I've ever read.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:38 PM on October 18, 2014 [8 favorites]


This is not a thing - the original post she links to is just a guy writing about how being a parent has necessarily made fashion a practical concern, pretty much - and if it is going to be a thing, it strikes me as simply another way of talking about normcore.

Health goth, on the other hand, has finally arrived.
posted by naju at 10:00 PM on October 18, 2014 [3 favorites]


On that page there's a link to an essay that went up a day ago:
5 Spring Accessories That Make Me Want to Skip Fall Altogether Just So I Can Wear 'Em RIGHT NOW

I think it's great; rather than the standard "What you should ashamed of that you're not wearing right now", it's "What you should ashamed of that you're not wearing right now, even though it doesn't make actually sense to wear it right now".

Brilliant!
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:00 PM on October 18, 2014 [2 favorites]


We used to call them "separates", best said in a Wisconsin soccer mom accent.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 10:14 PM on October 18, 2014 [3 favorites]


Health goth, on the other hand, has finally arrived.

Uh, I'm pretty sure that's a "Sexy Hasidic EMT" Hallowe'en costume.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:15 PM on October 18, 2014 [4 favorites]


I am a SAHD, with two young girls, and I really like fashion (no-logo, no-name-brands, thrift-store variety), and articles like this crap make me really hate fashion.

"Omg buy your clothes, wear them, and like, like them! Clothes are so great! Buy some clothes! You would look like my dad if you wore some fun clothes!"

That's how I read this article.


Exactly.

This article is, from headline to byline, the single dumbest thing I've ever read.

No, no. Read the article to which it refers. Really.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:15 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


Also if this is a thing, I may have inadvertently started it
posted by naju at 10:19 PM on October 18, 2014 [5 favorites]


The @FreeDarko Article that inspired this nothing piece is great and funny and self deprecating.

But having a 2 year old dog is nothing like having a baby sorry.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:09 AM on October 19, 2014


Dude naju, fashion masks. Wow. That is definitely going to be something tho. Yikes. Let's get ready for that, seriously. Cf ferguson/anarchist protestors.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:12 AM on October 19, 2014


To be honest, judging from that photo illustrating the post, it's more douchecore than dadcore.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:16 AM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


naju: Health goth, on the other hand, has finally arrived.
For the love of Christ…

Then again, I was wearing jeans and flannels before all those grunge people got there 20 years ago. I still wear more-or-less the same kinds clothes now. So it's not like I'm a fashion plate.
posted by ob1quixote at 2:32 AM on October 19, 2014


> "Health goth ..."

From the link: "Despite what the name suggests, it’s not based around dressing like Morticia Adams while embarking on a strict vegan diet."

God DAMMIT for like three seconds I thought my time had finally arrived.
posted by kyrademon at 3:15 AM on October 19, 2014 [12 favorites]


Health goth is also a terrific example of what i described above, along with seapunk. Started as an internet joke, and then...
posted by emptythought at 3:43 AM on October 19, 2014


From now on I'm just going to wait for the return of Rocococore.
posted by kyrademon at 4:22 AM on October 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


So Normcore is essentially like Seapunk only with Jerry Seinfeld taking the place of SpongeBob SquarePants, right?
posted by acb at 4:31 AM on October 19, 2014


Coming up next, one of the following:
Marinecore
Peacecore
Applecore
Manticore
Dumpcore
Intelcore
Planetarycore
Legendofcore(a)

Dumblecore.
posted by vitabellosi at 5:40 AM on October 19, 2014 [4 favorites]


"Look at them, Smithers. Standing there, wearing clothes like little Rory Calhouns."
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:43 AM on October 19, 2014 [9 favorites]


Dadcore is the style I like to kick while I'm enjoying some snackwave while watching middlebrow TV.
posted by Nelson at 6:53 AM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


Health goth, on the other hand, has finally arrived

Gothlete is the preferred term. I've seen a couple in Vancouver rocking a sort of all-black Richie Tenenbaum with jewellery, eye shadow and black nails while running. It actually looked pretty good!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 7:37 AM on October 19, 2014


I thought normcore was a ridiculous and silly idea UNTIL I SAW PEOPLE REACT TO IT. Like, some people apparently have a whole lot of their identity tied up in "not caring about fashion," and if you accuse them of following a trend, even a totally made up one, they fight you.

So anyway, I was telling a particularly hilarious ten year old I know about 'normcore' recently, and he started alternating between embracing and avoiding the term. One day, he's modeling his socks and insisting that he be called Norman from now on, and the next he's got his shorts on backward and his t-shirt tied like a bandeau and saying, "NORMCORE? How DARE you?"

I need to call that kid today and tell him about Dadcore.
posted by ernielundquist at 7:50 AM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


Saw the term "dadcore," disappointed this thread is not about Michael McDonald
posted by trunk muffins at 8:19 AM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


You... you mean... fashion may be transient and vapid?

When did this happen?
posted by Devonian at 8:41 AM on October 19, 2014


Buy what you love, but if you have a choice, look for something that can be laundered at home.

Uhhhh, are there people who don't choose most of their clothes based on what can be laundered at home?
posted by anastasiav at 8:42 AM on October 19, 2014 [4 favorites]


There are clothes that can't be laundered at home?
posted by Rock Steady at 9:03 AM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


You're going to be a parent? Congratulations, say goodbye to your life.
posted by ReeMonster at 9:31 AM on October 19, 2014


My dad was into dadcore long before it was cool.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:59 AM on October 19, 2014


Oh great. When it's clothes for men who need to go visit playgrounds suddenly it's all about the "intersection of form and function". Rather than "mom jeans" and "she's given up".
posted by Omnomnom at 10:03 AM on October 19, 2014 [15 favorites]


How does being a dad make people wear different clothes than if they weren't a dad? What would Dadcore fashion-followers wear if they didn't have kids? Wouldn't they wear the same stuff?

Well, for the first few weeks it's just making sure to put enough on so you can go to the store to buy diapers/formula/whatever and not get arrested.
posted by sideshow at 11:28 AM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


Nelson: Dadcore is the style I like to kick while I'm enjoying some snackwave while watching middlebrow TV.
I started reading that article and then had to scroll up to check the date. It was not — I repeat, not — published on April 1st.
posted by ob1quixote at 12:16 PM on October 19, 2014


So core is the new punk, i.e. phoneme which has been completely divorced from its (semi-)original musical context and now means "clothing style".
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 12:23 PM on October 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


(Yes, I know, punk music had a very significant clothing style element. Call me when there are "dadcore" bands. Actually...don't.)
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 12:25 PM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


re:5 Spring Accessories That Make Me Want to Skip Fall Altogether Just So I Can Wear 'Em RIGHT NOW;

Can someone explain to me if that is a real article or a fake article where the author ends up cosplaying as some sort of a hobbit from a fantasy series I don't keep up with. Because those slippers aren't real right? They are for pretending you have satyr hooves. Or the scarecrow bucket hat? And the rope belt is literally just a just a piece of rope and isn't sold on the j. crew website. This is some sort of satire, right?
posted by fermezporte at 1:34 PM on October 19, 2014 [3 favorites]


> This is some sort of satire, right?

Let's agree it is, because the alternative is too depressing.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:03 PM on October 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


Cilantorcore
posted by Zerowensboring at 6:23 AM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


I've said it before, but I'm still waiting on rococore to happen
posted by thivaia at 6:41 AM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


corecore
posted by telstar at 7:47 AM on October 20, 2014


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