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#1 AmyxLongview

 
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:26 PM

I’m not sure if anyone on this forum would be interested in discussing fashion, but what do you guys think about the clothing choices of the three most recent eras?

 

The American Idiot era was when they started having a distinctive look. They wore a lot of ties and blazers. A lot of black, red, and white to go with the AI album art. The black shirt with a red tie has become an iconic look for Billie Joe (even though my favorite is a black shirt with white tie :happy: ). They also started wearing eyeliner regularly during this era.

 

During the 21st Century Breakdown era, they wore a lot of leather jackets and black T-shirts. More all-black, classic rock star outfits to go with another serious album. I think this is the era when Billie started wearing patches on his shirts and jackets, which was cool.

 

Then they started incorporating more colors and prints to go with the “fun” vibe of the trilogy. I think some of the outfits were really cool, but some of them overused prints. There was a lot of leopard print, houndstooth, checkers, stripes, etc. They combined prints a lot and sometimes it was too much. I also wasn’t really a fan of Mike’s long hair.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

To me, they were best dressed during the American Idiot era.  Billie could never go wrong with the eyeliner and ties. :wub: Also, I agree with you about Mike's long hair during the Trilogy era.  He looks much better with his shorter hair.  His long hair made him look older...



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

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AI >>>> Everything else.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:37 PM

I think it was the best style in the 21st Century Breakdown tour ... The painted eye of Billie Darkest that form was better than today. It is the clothes have not changed much, just a matter of the same color.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:46 PM

They should have just stuck with what they did during the Warning Era keep it simple  and keep it about the music not your image as a band.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

They should have just stuck with what they did during the Warning Era keep it simple  and keep it about the music not your image as a band.

This is a giant crap!


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:57 PM

This is a giant crap!

It's called my opinion and in no way did I discredit or attackanyone else's so why attempt to do so to mine.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

It's called my opinion and in no way did I discredit or attackanyone else's so why attempt to do so to mine.

sorry not want offend you



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:59 PM


Im not sure if anyone on this forum would be interested in discussing fashion, but what do you guys think about the clothing choices of the three most recent eras?

 

The American Idiot era was when they started having a distinctive look. They wore a lot of ties and blazers. A lot of black, red, and white to go with the AI album art. The black shirt with a red tie has become an iconic look for Billie Joe (even though my favorite is a black shirt with white tie :happy: ). They also started wearing eyeliner regularly during this era.

 

During the 21st Century Breakdown era, they wore a lot of leather jackets and black T-shirts. More all-black, classic rock star outfits to go with another serious album. I think this is the era when Billie started wearing patches on his shirts and jackets, which was cool.

 

Then they started incorporating more colors and prints to go with the fun vibe of the trilogy. I think some of the outfits were really cool, but some of them overused prints. There was a lot of leopard print, houndstooth, checkers, stripes, etc. They combined prints a lot and sometimes it was too much. I also wasnt really a fan of Mikes long hair.

 

Sorry if this isnt thread-worthy.  :)

Hate to tell you you're wrong, but the black shirt and re tie started back in the Warning era, it wasn't created to compliment the AI cover, although it surely does anyways.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:00 PM

sorry not want offend you

you didn't lol



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:03 PM

Hate to tell you you're wrong, but the black shirt and re tie started back in the Warning era, it wasn't created to compliment the AI cover, although it surely does anyways.

Actually, it started during the Dookie era  :lol: . But he wore it A LOT more during the AI era, so in my mind I associate it with that era.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

They should have just stuck with what they did during the Warning Era keep it simple  and keep it about the music not your image as a band.

Image is very important in music, though. Plus Billie was already rocking the red and black look during Warning anyway, and as far back as Woodstock. 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:07 PM

They should have just stuck with what they did during the Warning Era keep it simple  and keep it about the music not your image as a band.

The clothes they wore during Warning times were fashionable at that time though (logo t shirts and baggy shorts etc), same with their spiky hair during Nimrod times and brightly coloured hair and punky/grungy clothes during Dookie times. Like most people they've always followed fashion in one way or another, and like most bands they've always dressed in a certain way to fit a certain image that they wanted to project as a band. It's no harm done, it doesn't take away from the music and if anything it complements it, it's cool when the visuals fit the sound  :)


This is a giant crap!

You could try saying why you disagree instead of just being rude


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:10 PM

Image is very important in music, though. Plus Billie was already rocking the red and black look during Warning anyway, and as far back as Woodstock. 

Exactly!


The clothes they wore during Warning times were fashionable at that time though (logo t shirts and baggy shorts etc), same with their spiky hair during Nimrod times and brightly coloured hair and punky/grungy clothes during Dookie times. Like most people they've always followed fashion, and like most bands they've always dressed in a certain way to fit a certain image that they wanted to project as a band. It's no harm done, it doesn't take away from the music and if anything it complements it, it's cool when the visuals fit the sound  :)


You could try saying why you disagree instead of just being rude

You are right! sorry!



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:18 PM

Image is very important in music, though.

I agree. But when a band/artist becomes popular for the image more so their music its a terrible thing. (Not at all hinting Green Day, just countless generic pop artists in modern pop music.)


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:20 PM

Actually, it started during the Dookie era  :lol: . But he wore it A LOT more during the AI era, so in my mind I associate it with that era.

Actually, i guess that's correct. I can only think of one instance of that though :P

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:25 PM

Actually, i guess that's correct. I can only think of one instance of that though :P

Yeah, me too.  :D



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:47 PM

Everybody says AI but how can you say the long shaggy hair, waistcoat, shirt and tie is not the best?

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:57 PM

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Hobo Billie Joe >>>>>> Everything else

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

Sorry but i think their best fashion era was Insomniac.. So punk. I loved GD like that.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:15 PM

I like it better when there's not much thinking into it, as in no "uniform", so I like everything pre-AI era and then there's the trilogy era, Billie's striped t-shirts were pretty awesome, plus there was a bit more diversity on what they were wearing at each concert, unlike in the AI tour or even 21st CBD tour (although there were the striped and coloured pants, I loved those). 

I'd like them not to have an actual style to go with the next "era", no need to match colours with the album or anthing like that. It would be a nice change in my opinion.  


AI >>>> Everything else.

Completely disagree.  :P


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:31 PM

Each era has its style and I love every single one of them, but my favorite of all is American Idiot.

Talking about fashion... don't we have a similar discussion on the Green Day's Looks thread?



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:35 PM

I liked everything they wore from 1989- 1996. I definitely have a 90's fetish :P

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:48 PM

Nah guys, 2010-2012 fashion was best. I loved Billie's blond hair and the black and red striped pants!



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:54 PM

Nah guys, 2010-2012 fashion was best. I loved Billie's blond hair and the black and red striped pants!

That's hands down the best hair and pants combination! Plus the black and white striped socks he wore with it.  :happy:



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

21CB  and AI  were the best in terms of fashion



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:17 PM

My favorite fashion of 1994 was in Milan

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:05 PM

For me, it's apples and oranges. I like the AI fashion for what it was, I really dug the 21CB fashion, and the Trilogy fashion was fun too. BUT if you twisted my arm and made me choose, I'd say 21CB. It wasn't too outlandish like the Trilogy but it wasn't too uniform either like AI. Plus, as the OP said, it had a classic, more dignified rock-star look. I still want a leather jacket like the one Billie used to wear all the time (I just need to come across 101 extra dollars so I can buy a similar jacket from Phix Clothing).



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:19 AM

I think the Nimrod era was the best



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:33 AM

What are you a fan from like 2004? You didn't even mention the dookie era. The blue hair Billie had and the green Tre hairstyle was the best. People didn't care about the looks but about the music.




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