Wacky and tacky fashion in Russia

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    Sep 14, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    The USSR officially broke up 20 years ago. This is what 20 years of 'democracy' and 'capitalism' have led to in Russian fashion. And it's hard to believe fashion like this wouldn't have been legal back then either.

    There are 15 pages of photos of various examples of 'hipster' fashion in Russia from a broad range of age groups.Well, I question how much of this can really be considered 'hipster', but whatever. The Russians have always had an odd twist on Western fashion trends anyway. Some of the old people are really cute, haha.


    http://englishrussia.com/2011/09/05/hipsters-from-omsk/
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    Sep 14, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
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    Sep 14, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    I love a fierce granny werking it out!
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    Sep 14, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
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    Sep 14, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    English Russia is a great site.

    I personally really like this one, pictures of punks of the grim 1980s in the USSR:

    http://englishrussia.com/2009/06/11/soviet-punks/
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    Sep 14, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    At least they seem to love COLOR. But I will admit I've seen a LOT worse at the local Wal-Mart.
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    Sep 14, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidThe USSR officially broke up 20 years ago. This is what 20 years of 'democracy' and 'capitalism' have led to in Russian fashion. And it's hard to believe fashion like this wouldn't have been legal back then either.

    There are 15 pages of photos of various examples of 'hipster' fashion in Russia from a broad range of age groups.Well, I question how much of this can really be considered 'hipster', but whatever. The Russians have always had an odd twist on Western fashion trends anyway. Some of the old people are really cute, haha.


    http://englishrussia.com/2011/09/05/hipsters-from-omsk/
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    Sep 14, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    The reason they have always taken an "odd twist of Western style" is because they have never had any money.

    People in commie and ex-commie nations have always dressed like this - similar to what trendy downtown Manhattanites wear.

    But these people aren't kidding - these are their clothes.
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    Sep 15, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    Oh, there are many more examples (including young people) than just the old people on the first page. There are 14 more pages if you look towards the bottom before the comments. There are a couple of guys who look pretty good if you look hard enough.

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    Sep 15, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidThe reason they have always taken an "odd twist of Western style" is because they have never had any money.

    People in commie and ex-commie nations have always dressed like this - similar to what trendy downtown Manhattanites wear.

    But these people aren't kidding - these are their clothes.


    Indeed. Although my, my how times have changed. Now many of them are loaded like it's nobody's business. Moscow is home to the most billionaires in the world now.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    Keep in mind these pictures are from the city of Omsk, which is located in Siberia. If you saw people in contemporary Moscow or St. Petersburg, you'd get a completely different impression.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidKeep in mind these pictures are from the city of Omsk, which is located in Siberia. If you saw people in contemporary Moscow or St. Petersburg, you'd get a completely different impression.


    It's very well known that Moscow is not at all a good representation of what most of Russia is like. It's definitely its own city with its own world completely separate from the rest of Russia.

    Even though St. Petersburg is the second largest city, it's about half the size of Moscow. It's a tad bit closer to what Russia really is.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidKeep in mind these pictures are from the city of Omsk, which is located in Siberia. If you saw people in contemporary Moscow or St. Petersburg, you'd get a completely different impression.


    It's very well known that Moscow is not at all a good representation of what most of Russia is like. It's definitely its own city with its own world completely separate from the rest of Russia.

    Even though St. Petersburg is the second largest city, it's about half the size of Moscow. It's a tad bit closer to what Russia really is.

    Of course not representative. Even St. Petersburg quite atypical.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    These cities in Siberia are booming though. A lot of them sit near major oil and gas reserves, so people living there aren't hurting for money.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidOh, there are many more examples (including young people) than just the old people on the first page. There are 14 more pages if you look towards the bottom before the comments. There are a couple of guys who look pretty good if you look hard enough.



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    Sep 15, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidThese cities in Siberia are booming though. A lot of them sit near major oil and gas reserves, so people living there aren't hurting for money.


    There have been booms before. The money rolls in, then it rolls out.

    Russia has been screwed over by 70 years of insane economics and brutal governance.

    It will take a LONG time for the Russian character to recover from that - if it ever can.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
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    pocketnico saidThese cities in Siberia are booming though. A lot of them sit near major oil and gas reserves, so people living there aren't hurting for money.


    There have been booms before. The money rolls in, then it rolls out.

    Russia has been screwed over by 70 years of insane economics and brutal governance.

    It will take a LONG time for the Russian character to recover from that - if it ever can.


    One of Russia's many problems is that many don't want to stay in the country as soon as they strike it rich. They run off to the UK, Germany, UAE, Czech Republic, Israel, and the US. Some years there were more people leaving Russia than babies being born in the country.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    That's definitely true. Russia has been experiencing a population collapse-crisis for quite a while.

    And it's not just people who strike it rich. It's pretty much everyone, especially young adults. They're getting the hell out, and the ones who stay are not having babies.

    This relates closely to the thread about "overpopulation."
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    For some reason I really want to have tea with this lady. I bet she has some interesting stories!
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    At first I thought he was wearing a decorative toilet seat on his head.
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    I rather like this outfit minus the boots.
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    A Cossack at the supermarket?
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    If he were a ginger, I swear he'd be Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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    I love these middle-aged ladies who dye their hair crazy colors. Most of the ones I've met were a hoot!
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    Homo alert! I wonder if the guy in the background is turned on or disgusted.
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    This makes my soul cry.
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    Gimme those fuckin' shoes, betch!
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    Прикинь, настоящая потрясная русская одежда - просто клеееееееево!
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
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    Ha! Even though the page is titled "Hipsters from Omsk", I only found like two or three people from all 15 pages who look even remotely hipster. The vast majority just look strange or gawdy.
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
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