Man Clothes

What to wear? What not to wear? Come here to find and how to make anything you'd wear on your body - from goggles and playawear to bodypainting and adornments.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby maladroit » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:32 am

The vest is so that I can stuff the pockets full of necessities and not risk leaving a backpack anywhere.

It will be a little hot, since it's black...but it's also mostly made of mesh. It'll breathe. I happened to be wearing a black shirt underneath but will be wearing a white or light shirt most of the time. I can also pop it open and let it hang as a loose vest if it gets too bad. Will be out moving around mostly in the morning and evening anyway.

I've also been informed that it'll turn a lighter color pretty quickly as it gets covered in dust, which is fine.

Will definitely bring other options....

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Ratty » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:38 am

(hugging maladroit) Sorry for having fun at your expense. I'm a mean person wrapped in a nice person and I love it.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby maladroit » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:40 am

Haha, no worries, I'm not on the defensive...just explaining my thought process. I'm totally open to the concept of being 100% wrong. :D

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:45 am

maladroit wrote:Yes, that is a stuffed plush puffin. He's my buddy.

I have a colony.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby maladroit » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:52 am

I got to see live ones from a few inches away, at an aquarium recently. They're pretty cool, kind of like parrots that float.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:57 am

I;ve only seen them in the wild. Also cool.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby nilasnake » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:00 am

black in the desert is hot, and at night, you can't be seen. look for white or beige stuff. or outrageous colors.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Savannah » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:06 pm

Those are good goggles, maladroit. I have a pair of those. (You got the interchangeable clear lenses too, I trust?)
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:07 pm

Ahhhh, puffins. The only birds in North America to be graced with a song akin to the sound of distant chainsaw.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:09 pm

Ah. We can't all be nightengales. Besides, there are probably a few mynah's that have the trick...
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby maladroit » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:03 pm

Savannah wrote:Those are good goggles, maladroit. I have a pair of those. (You got the interchangeable clear lenses too, I trust?)


Yep...sun wind and dust goggles. Have the clear lens too. They need to fit over glasses for daytime use. I also have some prescription motorcycle sunglasses that have some amount of foam protection for occasional puffs of playa dust, but won't be usable in a whiteout.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:12 pm

wh..sh wrote:
H.G.Crosby wrote:real men wear Madras.

In Madras, the city from where plaids orginated into fashion, plaid wrap ons are very common.
Traditional madras men wear dohtis. South Indian dohtis are cotton, white wrap ons. They are super comfortable. My husband is going to bring some of these.

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wrong madras...think orange juice, cranberry juice, vodka, and Hyannisport.


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Re: Man Clothes

Postby mgb327 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:57 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
wh..sh wrote:
H.G.Crosby wrote:real men wear Madras.

In Madras, the city from where plaids orginated into fashion, plaid wrap ons are very common.
Traditional madras men wear dohtis. South Indian dohtis are cotton, white wrap ons. They are super comfortable. My husband is going to bring some of these.

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wrong madras...think orange juice, cranberry juice, vodka, and Hyannisport.


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Re: Man Clothes

Postby wh..sh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:00 pm

we have colours alright... bold and bright, Madras plaids
For some reason, we only export patchwork plaids to western civilizations.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:13 pm

That's because western civilazations are filled with squares.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby illy dilly » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:47 pm

wh..sh wrote:
H.G.Crosby wrote:real men wear Madras.

In Madras, the city from where plaids orginated into fashion, plaid wrap ons are very common.

Are you saying that Madras came before Tartans?


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Re: Man Clothes

Postby wh..sh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:57 pm

illy dilly wrote:
wh..sh wrote:
H.G.Crosby wrote:real men wear Madras.

In Madras, the city from where plaids orginated into fashion, plaid wrap ons are very common.

Are you saying that Madras came before Tartans?


If it happened individually on two different continents it must be good!

Similar, but Tartan checks are different than Madras checks. Tartans woven in wool and Madras checks woven in cotton.
Tartans strips must be older than Madras. Madras checks probably got promoted and claimed the fame after the British.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Elderberry » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:21 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
jkisha wrote:
maladroit wrote:This is where I am so far...

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Looks like you'd over-heat in that outfit. Burning Man is in the desert you know.
You should look into a nice manly sarong.

Or at least something in lighter colors. That looks like it would be extremely hot to wear in the daytime.

Or something like you're wearing in your avatar pic.

Somehow the whole concept of "manly clothes" and Burning Man just seems somehow incongruous to me.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:28 pm

jkisha wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:
jkisha wrote: Looks like you'd over-heat in that outfit. Burning Man is in the desert you know.
You should look into a nice manly sarong.

Or at least something in lighter colors. That looks like it would be extremely hot to wear in the daytime.

Or something like you're wearing in your avatar pic.

Somehow the whole concept of "manly clothes" and Burning Man just seems somehow incongruous to me.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby shroom » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:23 am

Elliot wrote:
vargaso wrote: And yes, Eric, those middle-aged guys in cargo shorts are usually the most fun to talk to, and very likely have brought out some fantastic art/contraption/science project. Tons of super-smart/creative engineer types with no "fashion sense" but lots of creativity in other areas.

You rang?

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Earthwalker » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:55 am

The comments below resonate with me greatly, and it's definitely not esoteric rambling. I like who I am and what I wear. I know that I am extremely comfortable in my 8 year old hiking pants that I can turn into short shorts, along with my 8 year old Merrell hiking shoes that have taken me probably close to 1000 miles on foot, up mountains (including Whitney), etc. I think I'd like to wear a vest for some reason, I guess that's kind of "odd". But my hat will likely be practical b/c if I don't wear it I'll burn like the white boy that I am.

That said, there's still that innate desire to "fit in" though, so I have some grandiose ideas of crazy costumes to wear. But that's just not me. Feels disingenuous, as the poster below stated. I'm not boy short with cowboy hat guy. Or crazy wizard man.

I think it's really about (like several have said) just wearing whatever YOU want to wear but have always felt you couldn't due to social norms. I wouldn't mind wearing some sort of one piece outfit, like a mumu maybe, or maybe one of those white arab outfits. And underneath have all sorts of pockets with random hidden shit. So that I'd put my hand in at some point in the night and be like "whoa, wtf, a half eaten sandal"

48_love wrote:Dress up sort of messes with my identity. I want to be true to who I am and donning a costume can feel disingenuous. I've never been one to try to make a statement with the clothes I wear (car I drive, etc etc).

I like some funky stuff, so my outfits will be largely practical - maybe even daily-wear clothes - but in the spirit of absurdism, I suppose, I will don some random stuff. Maybe sort of a way to challenge the perceptions of my own identity and explore what my identity could mean.

One thing is for sure, to feel comfortable in my own skin, I will have to feel a certain sense of authenticity about what I am wearing. Having said that, I also feel the need to push myself a bit outside my comfort zone, so the thrifting and costume brainstorm continues!

As a virgin, the outfits are the thing I find most challenging to wrap my head around. It's almost like I feel I owe it to other participants or it is a measure of my own participation. There will be all this interesting stuff to look at and here I am this sterile creature in cargo shorts, no color or flair. I don't want that.

Anyway, enough esoteric rambling as I procrastinate.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby ozzdan21 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:21 am

very helpful thread. Thank you to all for the posts. This will be my first Burn and I was concerned on what to pack.

Excited to see everyone down there!

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby RedHeaven » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:46 am

Zeke Chaparral wrote:I didn't what to go there, but we'll go there. If a young lady is in good shape and she's pretty, she can just wear slutty clothes showing lots of skin, put something in her hair such as raccoon ears or something, and she's good to go. It's harder for plus sized women, and you'll often see them wearing pedestrian clothes on the playa. Even then is it much easier to find outrageous, colorful/glittery/shimmery/furry clothing in the women's department than men's clothes. A young man in good shape has it much easier than a plus sized man as well. A young man in shape with a nice sun tan can just go without a shirt, wear a painted hardhat or something, and he's stylin'. He will fit in easily and be welcome one of those big art cars. An older, plus sized man wearing the same outfit looks like he's not trying.



You know what is EPIC about this, though? The ones who can't just buy and wear something fun have to get creative, which inspires uniqueness.
You dont see many plus sized women with cookie cutter burner costumes on, either.
I do see many with more creative styles of their own kind.

Not to say buying a Burner outfit is wrong, either. Thats whats great about BMan....the judgements fade away
Just giving pros and cons

I am fairly plus sized, I might not be as fancy as some sparkle pony and I certainly aint no costume buff, but what I do do looks like my fuckin shit and also looks natural, like it really came from my brain and it certainly doesn't say Tryin' too Hard.
I also have limited funds, which makes costuming even more particular.
More room for creativity. Im certianly not the best dressed but I look confident so who cares. I certainly am not out to impress a Sparkle Mule thats for sure ;)


WOOPS I'm posting in a MAN CLOTHES THREAD!!! sorry....
but I have to say, this goes for dudes too I think.....

There are lots of ways for men to get creative! Just do it up, skys the limit!

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:29 am

Enough playa dust makes us all look like jaded old burners.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby ricochet » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:16 pm

I can relate to feeling the need to fit in. First year I researched everything and tried a couple daytime outfits I wasn't really happy with. The el-wire jacket and fedora was from that year, though, that's totally me.

That year gave me serious kilt envy so the next year my wife made me one. It's very different interacting with people during the day while wearing that instead of shorts. For one thing, I'm a tall older guy and in reasonable shape with no piercings or tattoos, and it's not a surprise that people in BRC might wonder if I'm a LEO. (Needless to say, I'm not.) But more important is that I'm wearing something I wouldn't in the default world and I'm really comfortable with it, and people pick up on that.

Nighttime, though... I love me some LEDs!

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby stew » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:45 am

My take on outfits is: for Halloween,dress up as someone else. For Burning Man, dress up as yourself.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby kiss-o-matic » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:48 am

stew wrote:My take on outfits is: for Halloween,dress up as someone else. For Burning Man, dress up as yourself.


I was kinda hoping to wear most of my burner gear to Halloween this year.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby stew » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:09 am

If you don't wash it after Burning Man, it will certainly look scary enough. :twisted:
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby ricochet » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:20 am

I've worn my BMan gear for Halloween. Nobody knows what the hell I'm supposed to be so I just say, "I'm from the future, and I'm here to help." Or just smile.

The other thing is that you don't have to feel that whatever you're wearing is directly expressing your inner bunny or zombie or whatever. You can wear something just to surprise/delight/mess with peoples' heads if that's the side of you you want to express.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby stinkyfoot » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:38 am

jkisha wrote:
Somehow the whole concept of "manly clothes" and Burning Man just seems somehow incongruous to me.


I'm sorry, but where I to see a dude dressed like that I'd immediately assume he's some kind of turbo geek in real life.


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