What I do know is there are a group of people living in Western society who share a belief that the clothes you wear and the objects you own are the single greatest defining aspect of your personality and your very self, and that’s why you should reject all of it. These people, in my experience, are the people who hate fashion and will not hesitate to ruin a perfectly good cocktail party by telling me why. It’s an incredible disconnect; no one seems to step back and wonder if their overwhelming hatred is as powerful as the reverse, the people who believe so strongly in fashion that they attempt to buy themselves better. Fight Club might be used by its fans to justify this belief, but actually, if you do watch it as a satire, the wardrobe features one of the most satisfying sartorial punchlines of all time.


I don't think I ever saw Fight Club as "be more like Tyler Durden by rejecting one type of fashion for another type of fashion with just as many rules." I think I always saw it as "the norm may not be what's best for you and rejecting it in favor of what you actually want is ok." No doubt there were people who bought thrift store jackets and floral shirts and pink tinted sunglasses, but I do think there was a middle ground between "I want to copy Tyler Durden" and "The first rule of talking to me about movies is do not talk to me about Fight Club."

    I don’t hold Sofia Coppola responsible for the tragic misunderstanding of The Virgin Suicides that I see on my Tumblr dashboard

What's the tragic misunderstanding of The Virgin Suicides? That's another movie I've enjoyed, though I definitely haven't seen it in years and years.

posted by kleinbl00: 485 days ago