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  • Aesthetics + Economics is my attempt to find an outlet for an intense interest in fashion and design in general. My aims are twofold: to find interlocutors so that I might refine my knowledge of the inner workings of fashion and the design-oriented business world, and to share that interest and information with fellow fashion devotees! Comments are VERY welcome. Please tell me what you think, whether it be to agree, disagree, argue, or enlighten me. The banner image features a picture from "Bad is the New Good" photographed by Eugenio Recuenco.

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Skinny jeans, diffused:


Also, I wrote a quick post explaining how to pick trends out of the adoption curve:

"Long story short, coolhunting is a hit-or-miss tactic that relies on identifying obscure but interesting bits of culture whereas trendspotting is best done by spotting memes that have already been taken up by early adopters and are on their way into the mainstream."


I hope you aren't suggesting that I got inspiration from you again. Because that is absolutely not the case. Just making sure.


Just adding to the discussion :)

"By the way, if your perception of this diffusion differs significantly from my own I would love to talk about it with you. It's fascinating to know what others' perceptions are; they often influence our own."


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As a fan of Malcolm Gladwell *and* fashion, this was a great read. I recall a friend of mine, an innovator, having cowboy boots in early 2004. I liked hers but she'd found them in a thrift store and there was no equivalent to anywhere. By the time they were widely available, I was sick of them. However, I love the oxfords I got about a month ago from amazon of all places. It's great to see how diffusion affects fashion choices (ie: saturation vs rarity.)

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I accidentally came across this post while googling things regarding my beloved oxfords obsession-lol-and I have to say, this is probably one of your best posts ever.

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what is your opinion about adoption of fashion and diffusion theory within and between cultures and nations...????

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It’s interesting and fun to see things from the other side of the gender coin. It’s often not too terribly different.Thanks, friend.

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