Man Clothes

What to wear? What not to wear? Where to find and how to make anything from goggles to fantastic pieces of playawear.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Canoe » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am

Saguache wrote:... One thing I did notice is that my sporty-utilitarian technical clothing (what I wear the other 52 weeks) didn't really fit in at all...

What's wrong with hearing "Good morning camper!" all the time.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby stinkyfoot » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:03 pm

vargaso wrote:And interestingly, the people who started the whole thing, if you look at pictures of the first few burns, they were basically a bunch of nerds in their late 30s and up, running around in 90s shorts and goofy formal wear. That's the spirit I like.


Burning man is still for 30 year old nerds, if it wasn't it wouldn't be so carefully engineered to attract so many dancing, topless, 20 year olds.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Savannah » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:22 pm

stinkyfoot wrote:
vargaso wrote:And interestingly, the people who started the whole thing, if you look at pictures of the first few burns, they were basically a bunch of nerds in their late 30s and up, running around in 90s shorts and goofy formal wear. That's the spirit I like.


Burning man is still for 30 year old nerds, if it wasn't it wouldn't be so carefully engineered to attract so many dancing, topless, 20 year olds.


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Re: Man Clothes

Postby vargaso » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:01 pm

stinkyfoot wrote:
vargaso wrote:And interestingly, the people who started the whole thing, if you look at pictures of the first few burns, they were basically a bunch of nerds in their late 30s and up, running around in 90s shorts and goofy formal wear. That's the spirit I like.


Burning man is still for 30 year old nerds, if it wasn't it wouldn't be so carefully engineered to attract so many dancing, topless, 20 year olds.


Excellent point.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby MisaBlue » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:27 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:no worries.

i have a 3/4 length dark green leather SS Overcoat that is simply TO Die For.

no pun intended...


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Ahhhh, this is absolutely irresistible!!!
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby StevenGoodman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:31 pm

"Still, he felt bad when he got asked "where's your costume, dude?" so I've been brainstorming."

Just ask "Where's your power tools, dude?"

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Savannah » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:38 pm

StevenGoodman wrote:"Still, he felt bad when he got asked "where's your costume, dude?" so I've been brainstorming."

Just ask "Where's your power tools, dude?"

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Lowz » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:22 am

hi there,
i'm looking for advices about us websites like spreadshirt or zazzle.
I plan to print a dozen of unique shirt, probably with a simple desing (mono or bicolor) on a good quality shirt (like in several years)
Are they almost all the same or have you some heavy preferences ?

thanks :)

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Bob » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:42 am

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Jackass » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:21 am

Bob wrote:Image



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Re: Man Clothes

Postby maladroit » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:24 am

As a first time burner who is taking the self-reliance thing a bit seriously, I'm terrified of not having the stuff I need. So this year I'm taking everything that you would normally put in a backpack, except stuffed in all the little pockets on a military mesh tactical vest. Goggles, boots, camelback, shemagh, some blinkies, and probably loose khaki for the rest. I figure my first year's goal should be to get through the week without turning into a Sparkle Pony. Then next year (if I should be so lucky) I'll use my experience to dial back the loadout and pay more attention to style.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:35 am

Good plan. :) There are also a number of camps out there that will dress you, should you need some sartorial self-expression once you get out there.

You could also bring a fun accessory that doesn't take up a lot of space. A daft hat, a scarf, a vest.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby maladroit » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:17 pm

Savannah wrote:There are also a number of camps out there that will dress you, should you need some sartorial self-expression once you get out there.


I could express theirselves! But seriously, good tip. I will NOT be ready mentally, emotionally, or fashionably. Just survival for now, and let the rest happen.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:06 pm

Playa Boutique Locations (and discussion):
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby forty_eight » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:30 pm

WWF 2.0

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby axel » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:12 pm

For the poster about custom t-shirts, I used unionshirts.com. There was a bit of a price advantage over zazzle.

I tend to buy a lot of random clothes from shopgoodwill.com and other accessories. I recently bought a pair of size 12 women's leather parts for $5, cut open the side seams and inserted leather fringe. Also I used velcro-backed sound activated heart-shaped light panels on the ass (one on each cheek) and wired the battery packs to the pockets. So the hearts light up to the bass beat whenever close to music.

Also I re-visited some sewing skills and fabricated a faux alligator motor cycle jacket embellished with military-esque insignia and wired up with EL wire that can be constant on or flashing sequence. I hate being cold at night so I lined it with fleece. It's nice to be able to make something that looks good, but it also has to function and be comfortable. Probabably my motorcycle jacket isn't sewn very well but it fits like a glove and it will definitely keep me warm and lit up.

I also have a Japanese school girl outfit for daywear.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby brcprincess » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:26 am

I agree you've got to find what feels right to you but if you're looking for some fun ideas on dressing up, here's some styles I've noticed. I know're regarded as cliches but the original poster asked for suggestions so throwing it out there. I do think guys find it harder than girls sometimes so it's nice to help out :)

- Guys mini / utility kilts - if you get a mini you can wear it during the day when it's hot and put leggings on at night when it's cold.
http://www.utilikilts.com/
- Mad Max look - kinda gothic, cyber, road warrior.
http://www.the-black-angel.com/3-gothic-clothing-men
- Some guys get into wearing tutus
- Get a faux fur coat for night time. Check your local thrift stores, Ebay or check the BM resources list for Burners who design and sell them (if you do this, be sure to price check quite a few, I've seen ridiculously expensive coats for sale). If you do decide to buy one, order it soon as many companies stop taking orders a few weeks prior to BM.
- A lot of people were wearing animal hats last year
http://www.animalheadgear.com/
- Mens shorts
http://www.liquidvinylclothing.com/MensShorts.html

You can also google Playa wear, Burning Man wear and see what people are selling to get some ideas. Also check out some Youtube videos and photos from BM to get inspired, you'll see lots of different styles.

These are just ideas. You don't need to go out and spend a fortune either. Check out your local thrift stores and look for some funky gear you can put together in your own style. You can buy an old waistcoat and add studs to it, buy a belt and some tule (at a fabric store) and make your own tutu. Get an old singlet top or t-shirt and slash it up.

Good luck.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:40 am

real men wear Madras.

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Sunny D » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:32 pm

As long as the guy wears they're costume with confidence, that's all that matters. I personally like the men's steampunk fashion and the indian jones kinda look - it's hot!

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby maladroit » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:19 pm

This is where I am so far...

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:34 pm

Yer doin' it right, maladroit. I dig that hat.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby CrispyDave » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:37 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:So we're all meeting at the man Wednesday morning at five and we're going to Dress the Man!


Next question: Does the man dress left or right?


You will have a hard time dressing the man Wednesday morning, I hear he has a bad case of Morning Wood...
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:56 pm

So if he dresses right or left isn't relevent! Cool!
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Lowz » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:26 am

axel wrote:For the poster about custom t-shirts, I used unionshirts.com


Thank you !

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Sundial » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:43 am

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

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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Elderberry » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:52 am

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.
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Postby Drawingablank » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:55 am

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.
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby wh..sh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:02 am

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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Re: Man Clothes

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:27 am

Is that a stuffed puffin in the upper left?
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Re: Man Clothes

Postby Ratty » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:00 am

Have you considered joining 'Gate'? Just add a skull and cross bones and you're there. Sweet! You have plenty of pockets for lip gloss, glow sticks and travel size sunscreen.
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