Beware: HAT! / Cuidado: Gorro!

What’s socially expected can categorize some things as mandatory, even in fashion, and it all depends on the context. For instance, hats where mandatory up until the 30s, and now they are practically regarded as a sign of rebellion, unless in a specific event such as the Kentucky Derby. What gives it that meaning cannot be the hat in itself then, but the viewpoint of the beholder that supports or is horrified by the use of a certain rag.

Of course, once more I am driven to ask the same question: What could possibly matter to someone what others wear (moreover strangers)? However, and sadly, a lot. That insecurity paralyzes them, and if it was a mere glance, then it would be less harmful for the wearer and for the nosey eyes. What’s really upsetting is that all that energy put into judging others, could very well be invested in self-criticism and in something that can make a difference in some way. It’s also a question of respect and not having a regretful attitude. One’s territory ends where the other’s begins, and this is as it sounds in every way.

Keeping my cool in:

  • Headpiece : Vintage
  • Short and Shirt: Without Tags
  • Shoes : Melissa x Karim Rashid

oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo

Lo esperado socialmente determina algunas cosas como mandatorias, incluso en la moda. Lo mandatorio se determina por el contexto. Por ejemplo, los sombreros que eran mandatorios hasta los años 30, ahora son vistos como un elemento rebelde, a menos que se trate de un evento específico, como el Kentucky Derby. Lo que le da este significado no es el gorro en sí, sino la mirada del observador que avala o no el uso de tal o cual trapo.

Por supuesto, me remito a mi alegato recurrente: ¿Qué le puede importar a alguien lo que uno lleve puesto? Sin embargo, y lamentablemente, bastante. Esa inseguridad los inhabilita, y si fuera una mera mirada pasajera, sería menos perjudicial tanto para el portador observado, como para los ojos chusmas. Lo lamentable es que todo ese esfuerzo en juzgar al otro, podría ser invertido en autocritica y en algo que influya de alguna manera. Es una cuestión de respeto y no tener una actitud reprochable. Todo territorio propio termina cuando empieza el ajeno, sea al nivel que sea.

Soportando en:

  • Gorro: Vintage
  • Camisa y Short: Sin etiquetas
  • Sandalias: Melissa x Karim Rashid
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2 Responses to Beware: HAT! / Cuidado: Gorro!

  1. rf4a says:

    Reblogged this on rf4a.

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