inthe00s
The Pop Culture Information Society...

These are the messages that have been posted on inthe00s over the past few years.

Check out the messageboard archive index for a complete list of topic areas.

This archive is periodically refreshed with the latest messages from the current messageboard.




Check for new replies or respond here...

Subject: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Mat1991 on 02/18/12 at 10:03 am

I read on this fashion website that Spring, 2012, would see an influx in 1920s-influenced fashion trends. I haven't seen any evidence to indicate this, but I will keep my eyes peeled. What do you think?

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--1920s-fashion-954.html

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 02/18/12 at 10:16 am


I read on this fashion website that Spring, 2012, would see an influx in 1920s-influenced fashion trends. I haven't seen any evidence to indicate this, but I will keep my eyes peeled. What do you think?

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--1920s-fashion-954.html


Time to begin brushing up on my megaphone crooning skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PlhJOzH0gY

:D

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/18/12 at 7:42 pm

1920's revival? I don't think so.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/18/12 at 8:26 pm

We've had one, economically speaking.
::)

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Mat1991 on 02/18/12 at 8:48 pm

I guess I should take that website's content with a grain of salt, then.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/19/12 at 7:19 am

http://28.media.tumblr.com/bWL6lotunp8fdq7e4A5GODQCo1_500.jpg

I guess you want guys to go out of the house wearing a top hat.  ::)

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/12 at 7:34 am


1920's revival? I don't think so.
I think so, with movie The Artist gaining film awards the whole world over.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/19/12 at 4:57 pm


http://28.media.tumblr.com/bWL6lotunp8fdq7e4A5GODQCo1_500.jpg

I guess you want guys to go out of the house wearing a top hat.  ::)


HECK YEAH.  My Dad was in his 20's during the Roaring Twenties; he said they rocked.  I would not mind partying with some flappers.  :P

I'm gonna go out and get myself a tux with tails, a top hat, and a black walking cane with a sterling silver knob and a white tip.  Maybe even a raccoon coat.  23 Skidoo!!!!!  ;D

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: bchris02 on 02/19/12 at 6:48 pm


I read on this fashion website that Spring, 2012, would see an influx in 1920s-influenced fashion trends. I haven't seen any evidence to indicate this, but I will keep my eyes peeled. What do you think?

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--1920s-fashion-954.html


No.  1930s possibly, as today's economic circumstances is very reminiscent of the 1930s.  The 1920s still had a lot of Victorian era influences that I don't foresee coming back anytime soon.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/20/12 at 7:03 am


HECK YEAH.  My Dad was in his 20's during the Roaring Twenties; he said they rocked.  I would not mind partying with some flappers.  :P

I'm gonna go out and get myself a tux with tails, a top hat, and a black walking cane with a sterling silver knob and a white tip.  Maybe even a raccoon coat.  23 Skidoo!!!!!  ;D


you also got to remember to carry a lot of money in your wallet too.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/21/12 at 12:29 pm


you also got to remember to carry a lot of money in your wallet too.


Yeah, I'm gonna make it RAIN!!!

Bring on the flappers!!!!!!  8)

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/21/12 at 7:11 pm

http://www.uvm.edu/landscape/dating/clothing_and_hair/1920s_clothing_men_files/image002.jpg

Wow look at what the guys were wearing at that time? :o

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/22/12 at 11:07 pm

I don't see it happening.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/12 at 3:48 am


http://www.uvm.edu/landscape/dating/clothing_and_hair/1920s_clothing_men_files/image002.jpg

Wow look at what the guys were wearing at that time? :o
...and to bring back the true feeling of the 1920's, scrap the Internet!

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/23/12 at 6:02 am


...and to bring back the true feeling of the 1920's, scrap the Internet!


Back in the 20's, the "party line" telephone was their version of the internet.  :P

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/23/12 at 6:48 am


I don't see it happening.


me neither unless you want to go out your house and on the bus looking like a damn fool.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/23/12 at 6:50 am


...and to bring back the true feeling of the 1920's, scrap the Internet!


What were they using as technology back then?

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/23/12 at 6:52 am


Back in the 20's, the "party line" telephone was their version of the internet.  :P


http://www.payphone.com/images/D/CR64-BC-d1.jpg

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/23/12 at 11:37 am


http://www.payphone.com/images/D/CR64-BC-d1.jpg


I think the phone is actually cool! Sure, it's probably slower than phones and cell phones today, but
I like the way it looks, it's kinda strangely amusing.  8)

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/23/12 at 11:38 am

I actually like the energy of the 1920s. It was optimistic, rebellious, cars became prominent in society, the economy was good, etc, etc. Kinda reminds me of the 1990s!

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Creeder on 02/23/12 at 1:00 pm


I actually like the energy of the 1920s. It was optimistic, rebellious, cars became prominent in society, the economy was good, etc, etc. Kinda reminds me of the 1990s!

Well... not in Europe.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/23/12 at 1:34 pm


Well... not in Europe.


Not sure, because I don't know much about European history! ;D

I'm sure you're correct though.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/23/12 at 7:29 pm


I think the phone is actually cool! Sure, it's probably slower than phones and cell phones today, but
I like the way it looks, it's kinda strangely amusing.  8)


How do you make long distance calls using that?

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/23/12 at 7:31 pm


I actually like the energy of the 1920s. It was optimistic, rebellious, cars became prominent in society, the economy was good, etc, etc. Kinda reminds me of the 1990s!


and women were hot.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: PurifiedOrange on 02/27/12 at 10:19 am

Niche decade revivals are just what they are, niche. People now are bringing back what they can, and the most powerful one right now is 90s revival since the current 20somethings who grew up in the 90s are now looking back on their childhood. Even Nickelodeon noticed this from the numerous Nicktoons dedicated facebook pages and Tumblr(yes they really looked at those pages and decided to make that block) pages and decided to bring back the 90s shows, and it's been one of the most successful things they did in years. People have always been bringing back mismatched elements of older decade. But no one is going to ever fully back to any of those decades, not in fashion, not in anything. If you ever think people will drop all modern fashion, and everybody goes back to that you're mistaken. Usually what's on the runway is just for show or for rich people, not the general public. It's like those people who keep trying to shoehorn steampunk into fashion discussion as a dominant fashion choice, while steampunk isn't practical enough for everyone to ever do it. And a lot of past decade looks like costumes now, as a matter of fact they sell past fashion as costumes now. The 80s(the more radical fashion of the 80s) look silly now, the afros, leisure suits and nehru jackets of the 70s look silly now. In full on garb I mean, when people take these elements and mash them up with what's new, it actually looks like fashion and not a costume.

General fashion will keep moving on, even niche fashion that looks toward the future will keep moving on, but dressing fully like past decades will continue to be niche. Feigning about dressing about past American decades 'As they were so great', is American exceptionalism and traditionalism at it's worst. I love my grandparents, I respect the past, but I don't care about dressing like I came out of a time machine.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/27/12 at 7:30 pm

Steampunk rocks.  I'm going to convert my whole wardrobe to the steampunk genre.

http://www.robotvsbadger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/steampunk-man1.jpg

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/28/12 at 6:43 am


Steampunk rocks.  I'm going to convert my whole wardrobe to the steampunk genre.

http://www.robotvsbadger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/steampunk-man1.jpg


That ain't 1920's style.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 02/28/12 at 6:44 am

How was the dating scene in the 1920's?

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/28/12 at 11:31 pm


Steampunk rocks.  I'm going to convert my whole wardrobe to the steampunk genre.


Hate to admit it, but you and Howard are both right.

Art deco was more of a 30s thing, but I wouldn't mind seeing it come back either.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/29/12 at 6:18 pm


How was the dating scene in the 1920's?


Pretty good.  My Dad said that he used to party big time in the roaring 20's.  8)

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/01/12 at 7:09 am


Pretty good.  My Dad said that he used to party big time in the roaring 20's.  8)


Could you at least bag a girl back then?

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/01/12 at 6:04 pm


Could you at least bag a girl back then?


Oh, heck yeah. Sneak on out to a Speakeasy and score with a flapper, maybe two if you played your cards right.  :P

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/01/12 at 6:52 pm

Now you're on the trolley!  And how!  If you can spare a clam we can pick up some dames, get an edge at the gin mill and take the jalopy to the new talkie at the Paramount!

http://meta4r.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/georgeandanna-004.jpg

:-\\

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/01/12 at 7:11 pm


Oh, heck yeah. Sneak on out to a Speakeasy and score with a flapper, maybe two if you played your cards right.  :P


What did you use for protection? condoms weren't invented yet. ???

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Mat1991 on 03/01/12 at 7:44 pm


What did you use for protection? condoms weren't invented yet. ???


Condoms were around in the '20s. It would have probably been more difficult to obtain them, though.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/01/12 at 7:44 pm


What did you use for protection? condoms weren't invented yet. ???


Condooms have been around for centuries in one form or another.  http://www.avert.org/condoms.htm

http://www.avert.org/apps/media_gallery/files/images/410/an-early-condom-design-believed-to-be-from-the-1700s-web.gif

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/02/12 at 6:42 am

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_us4GR2yzMOg/ScplZgkZfEI/AAAAAAAABYo/rIR02Co05lw/s400/deerskins.jpg

Why would any guy put deer skin on their twig and berries?  :P

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/02/12 at 6:42 am


Condoms were around in the '20s. It would have probably been more difficult to obtain them, though.


You would need some sort of I.D.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Mat1991 on 03/02/12 at 8:18 pm


You would need some sort of I.D.


Plus it was still downright illegal in some parts of the country.

Although clinics became more common in the late 1920s, the movement still faced significant challenges: Large sectors of the medical community were still resistant to birth control; birth control advocates were blacklisted by the radio industry; and state and federal laws – though generally not enforced – still outlawed contraception.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_control_in_the_United_States#Opposition

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/03/12 at 6:54 am

Where could you take a girl out to eat back then?

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/03/12 at 5:19 pm


Where could you take a girl out to eat back then?


You'd take her to the local drug store, where they had a soda fountain.  You couldn't order her a Shirley Temple because they were not invented yet, so it was either a Coke or a sasparilla.  The soda jerk would also cook up a couple burgers if you wanted.  :P

After that you'd proceed to the local theatre, probably called the Bijou or the Warner.  In the early 20's they were silent films but by the late 20's they were talkies.  That's back when films were real and none of this ridiculous over-the-top special effects crap.  ::)

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/03/12 at 5:51 pm


You'd take her to the local drug store, where they had a soda fountain.  You couldn't order her a Shirley Temple because they were not invented yet, so it was either a Coke or a sasparilla.  The soda jerk would also cook up a couple burgers if you wanted.  :P

After that you'd proceed to the local theatre, probably called the Bijou or the Warner.  In the early 20's they were silent films but by the late 20's they were talkies.  That's back when films were real and none of this ridiculous over-the-top special effects crap.  ::)


Old timers in Boston still call soft drinks "tonic."  That's because "health tonics" were popular before the FDA.  Sometimes the key ingredients were narcotics, stimulants, opiates, or alcohol.  Sometimes it was just snake oil.  The pharmacist would mix the tonic for you, but a lot of those preparations tasted foul, so druggists began to add sweet syrups and phosphates to make them more pleasing.  Thus Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886.  Soda fountains were common in drug stores straight through the 1960s.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/03/12 at 5:59 pm


Old timers in Boston still call soft drinks "tonic."  That's because "health tonics" were popular before the FDA.  Sometimes the key ingredients were narcotics, stimulants, opiates, or alcohol.  Sometimes it was just snake oil.  The pharmacist would mix the tonic for you, but a lot of those preparations tasted foul, so druggists began to add sweet syrups and phosphates to make them more pleasing.  Thus Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886.  Soda fountains were common in drug stores straight through the 1960s.


Back in the day, Coca Cola really did have "coke" in it.  :o

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/03/12 at 7:26 pm


You'd take her to the local drug store, where they had a soda fountain.  You couldn't order her a Shirley Temple because they were not invented yet, so it was either a Coke or a sasparilla.  The soda jerk would also cook up a couple burgers if you wanted.  :P

After that you'd proceed to the local theatre, probably called the Bijou or the Warner.  In the early 20's they were silent films but by the late 20's they were talkies.  That's back when films were real and none of this ridiculous over-the-top special effects crap.  ::)


I'll take her to a small restaurant and order burgers and sasparilla for the both of us. Later Her And I would both share an ice cream soda for dessert.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/03/12 at 7:27 pm


Back in the day, Coca Cola really did have "coke" in it.  :o


was it the Coke Classic? ???

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Mat1991 on 03/03/12 at 10:25 pm

The perfect 1920s date for me would be to go dancing at a club in Harlem to the latest jazz single.  :)

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/04/12 at 7:00 am


The perfect 1920s date for me would be to go dancing at a club in Harlem to the latest jazz single.  :)


You would have to wear your zoot suit.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/04/12 at 7:01 am

what was playing in the cinemas during that era?

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/12 at 7:11 am


what was playing in the cinemas during that era?
Remember that cinemas were silent up to around 1927.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/04/12 at 8:44 am


what was playing in the cinemas during that era?


Stuff like "The Great Train Robbery" and "The Birth of a Nation".

Then you had Charlie Chaplin's movies like "The Tramp".  Now THERE'S a dude who knew how to party back in the 20's.  :P

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/12 at 8:45 am


Stuff like "The Great Train Robbery" and "The Birth of a Nation".

Then you had Charlie Chaplin's movies like "The Tramp".  Now THERE'S a dude who knew how to party back in the 20's.  :P
Did Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle know how to party back then?

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: lorac61469 on 03/04/12 at 8:54 am


Hate to admit it, but you and Howard are both right.

Art deco was more of a 30s thing, but I wouldn't mind seeing it come back either.



Steam punk is actually based on Victorian or Wild West fashions and the science fiction writings of the time.

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/04/12 at 10:05 am


Did Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle know how to party back then?


Oh yes, of course.  He partied like it was 1999 before people even knew what that meant. 

He took a bum rap in a series of manslaughter trials (first two were hung juries, the last, acquitting one, returned a not-guilty verdict in 14 minutes flat) though and he was essentially blacklisted for the rest of his life.  :-\\  The jury returned not only a not-guilty verdict but the following memo:

Acquittal is not enough for Roscoe Arbuckle. We feel that a great injustice has been done to him... there was not the slightest proof adduced to connect him in any way with the commission of a crime. He was manly throughout the case and told a straightforward story which we all believe. We wish him success and hope that the American people will take the judgement of fourteen men and women that Roscoe Arbuckle is entirely innocent and free from all blame. ”

Subject: Re: Is a 1920s revival on the horizon?

Written By: Howard on 03/04/12 at 7:29 pm


Stuff like "The Great Train Robbery" and "The Birth of a Nation".

Then you had Charlie Chaplin's movies like "The Tramp".  Now THERE'S a dude who knew how to party back in the 20's.  :P


I guess me and my girl could sit through a Charlie Chaplin film.

Check for new replies or respond here...