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PostSubject: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:15 pm


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Everyone is talking about Colombia’s women’s cycling team. But not for their skill - for their sports kit.
The new uniform, which the team wore for the first time this weekend during the Tour of Tuscany, is bright red, yellow and white,
with a nude-coloured lower torso.
It may sound like a clash of colours, but the outfit is guilty of a far more serious fashion faux pas, as these pictures show.
Simply, the flesh-coloured design suggests the kit has a cut-away area, where their knickers should be.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11096585/Colombian-women-cycling-team-kit-Vagina-like.html
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Yeah, I would say they really need to change the color of the lower portion of there uniforms.
Certainly not appropriate for young girls or women of any age in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:11 pm

AaaaaaH the 21st century!! Twisted Evil Dontcha just Loooove it !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil NOT !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:31 am

It's rather ridiculous but it did it's job.. It was a publicity stunt from the very start.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:29 am

I didn't find it to be as stark as they may have intended, or as some may have taken it...

why?

Because all of those ladies have darker skin than the nude colored section of the outfit...so it doesn't look like they're exposed. If they wanted to really make it effective they should have made that "nude" section a few tones darker.

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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:48 am

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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:24 am

Puros is right, "sex sells". Show skin, gain viewers. Does anyone really care about women's beach volleyball?

They are going sheer or thongs next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:10 am

Crass and tacky. Looks like something conceived by Miley Cyrus. If you're going to present the nude female form or the suggestion of it--something I'm not averse to--do it well or not at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:25 am

Mad Nope, nope, nope. Looking at that seems worse than there being nothing on for some reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:36 am

puros_bran wrote:
It's rather ridiculous but it did it's job.. It was a publicity stunt from the very start.

+1.

Has anyone here ever talked about Colombia's women's cycling team before this? How many people are talking about it now?

Lousy uniform, excellent marketing.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:28 pm

not a big deal.. all cycling suit fit like that. the yellow, orange/red are from their yellow,orange/red, blue flag. If you guys think you are seeing something you shouldn't see all cycling wear has padding in the butt and up between the legs a few inches as usually you are leaning forward and want to protect things. you aren't seeing any 'toes' it the padding of the cycling suits. you will see far more at your local beach or pool.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:52 pm

I don't consider myself a prude or being self righteous but I fail to understand why a group of young ladies would want to give the impression that their privates are available for public scrutiny. It's in poor taste and in my opinion disgusting. I'd be horrified if one of those girls were my daughter. I'm sure there are fathers somewhere that are very displeased with this behavior. What is this saying about the morals of our youth? There should be shouts of outrage over this type of behavior but I don't hear any. Somewhere we have failed to impart decency to the generation that follows. Cold it be that we have lost our sense of what is decent and moral?

Exodus 34:7 - Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].

What a price we pay for our indiscretions. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:01 pm

I think it was intentional, the designer knew what it would look like and the coaches (those in charge anyway) did too and they approved it. As mentioned sex sells, sad but true. My vote? A totally low class design.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:20 pm

This design is purely intentional.  I believe it is very uncouth and  should beremoved asap.  Something that doesn't give the wrong impression should be used instead.  Yes, it worked for marketing.  I hope that the backlash from this should cause those uniforms to be retracted and burned. The team doesn't even look like they want to wear those uniforms.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:39 pm

Poor taste. That is all.............


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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:31 pm

Can someone please get them to turn around? I withhold my opinion until I can get a rearview shot Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:54 pm

Other than 'silly publicity stunt?' Not much else to add....
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:29 am

Did anyone notice the girl on the far left appears to have 2 right arms? There is something not quite right about this picture.
As far as the costumes go, no point in discussing it. If you are worried about the moral fiber of our society, that ship sailed long ago. I'm just glad I don't have a daughter.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:51 am

MichaelM wrote:
Did anyone notice the girl on the far left appears to have 2 right arms?  There is something not quite right about this picture.
Mike.

There is someone standing behind her - you can see their legs as well.

As for the fashion faux pas - definitely, BUT the fact that a pipe smoking community have dedicated a couple of pages of discussion to an unknown cycling team proves that the marketing has worked!
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:24 am

Lack of moral fiber doesn't bother me. It is just something about skin colored clothing that does not set well with me, doesn't seem right. They just look like big gross flesh colored granny panties to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:50 pm

Oxman wrote:
he fact that a pipe smoking community have dedicated a couple of pages of discussion to an unknown cycling team proves that the marketing has worked!

Exactly.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:54 pm

i.keenum wrote:
Lack of moral fiber doesn't bother me.

lol! I'll remind you of this if you ever catch me breaking into your house.

Yeah, they look like girdles or something. On young wimmin. Eeew!
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:21 pm

Oxman wrote:
MichaelM wrote:
Did anyone notice the girl on the far left appears to have 2 right arms?  There is something not quite right about this picture.
Mike.

There is someone standing behind her - you can see their legs as well.
I was trying not to look down there. Where is the persons head??
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:00 am

Yes, inappropriate. However, I see other stuff around the web that that's downright insulting, so these women with their weird outfits is tacky but not a concern.

I've come across cigar ads where women that I'm supposed to think are hot (photoshopped mannequins more than likely) are holding and smoking a cigar like they are doing something "else." When I used to shop at pipesandcigars.com they always had some monthly "tobacco babe" in the front page in underwear or something. I recently came across an ad for pipe tobacco that has some "classy looking guy" with a photoshopped pipe in his mouth and a lady next to him that I'm supposed to think is hot. What's wrong with all this? I am a guy who wants a tasty smoke, I might be crazy but I consider myself a man, not a "dude" with a high testosterone problem who acts like a monkey when watching a football game. It's crap like that why many people perceive that men are pigs, gentlemen don't exist, men only think about this or that, etc. In short, I resent those ads, they are insulting.

Women wanting to show (or pretend to show) some camel toe? their problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Fashion faux pas? You decide...   Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:33 am

Oxman wrote:
definitely, BUT the fact that a pipe smoking community have dedicated a couple of pages of discussion to an unknown cycling team proves that the marketing has worked!
Yup, I've never thought of women cycling before I clicked on a story about this photo on Yahoo a few days ago. Outrage is a great low/no dough marketing strategy. Clicks = $$$$ Shocked
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