Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tribal Koolers


Yesterday I had dressed for a business meeting in London and was about to put some rubbish out into the recycling, having donned my Koolers (a type of Crocs, but much cheaper) to quickly nip outside. I just happened to look down and was greeted by a sight of perfect, yet totally subconscious accessorizing.


You'll be glad to hear I thought better of going to the meeting dressed in this manner, although I could possibly have started a trend.

Returning to the tattoo debate, I wonder what the fascination and obsession is with non-indigenous tribal art? It's very rare to see tattoos displaying anything redolent of the Arts and Crafts Movement, or Art Deco, or indeed Art Nouveau. It would be much prettier and more culturally apposite. 


8 comments:

  1. I've got to the train station with one black and one blue shoe. Dressing in the gloom for an early am start.

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    1. I usually do that with socks on early starts.

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  2. Many think that anything "old/tribal/mystical" etc. must by definition possess some special meaning or truth value. In my experience "old" is much more likely synonymous with being completely wrong, delusional or simply ignorant. I wonder what the original tribal people from where these designs originated think of this trend, perhaps Tumatauenga the god of war, hunting and fishing has copyright issues?

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    1. Oi you I'm old and certainly do contain special meaning and truth value!

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  3. Two different shoes - yes, it happened to my mum, but it's nothing compared with my aunt showing up at work without the skirt...

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  4. Oddly, I nearly bought a pair of blue shoes last Friday and would have done so if the assistant had stopped nattering. So instead I showed my displeasure by walking out of the shop.

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