stella-azzurra wrote:I tried to convince myself that brown would be the new black but can't seem to do it. Hmm brown hasn't taken off yet.
It's been a few years don't you think?
First, brown has actually been in fashion for a while. Black has rarely gone out of fashion, and in the fashion world actually referencing black as a fashion trend is a bit moot.
But then again, and no offense here, I've never taken you to be interested in the design fields beyond being a casual consumer, so I don't hold anything against you and your opinion.
Second, you're clearly focusing too much on the colours and ignoring the design. Colours of a jersey are largely determined by the sponsor: brown and blue are AG2R's corporate colors. The design itself, which is what I am discussing, is very well executed and, as I stated before, the closest any pro peloton jersey has ever gotten to be relatively in-step with current haute fashion trends at the same time. As Pete mentioned, blue & brown also happen to be an excellent (and relatively recent) combination trend, so having AG2R's colors in a well executed design is a win-win.
Third, there's no accounting for the bitter gripes that come with people aging as the world passes them by with changing social norms, technologies, and expectations. No one on this earth is removed from being blown by the winds of change and time, some choose to move with it, some choose to grumble against it - and wilt in the erosion. This was not directed at you, stella, but everyone (myself included). Reading various threads and comments on this forum show a few folks to be of one type or the other. Coincidentally - and with complete irony - the very change that they are grumbling against now is the same was what they claim to yearn for. They're pointing at the past to things that, in that time, were 'innovative' and 'adventurous' while shunning the same qualities in what is happening now and adding adjectives to past concepts as 'reliable', 'classic', 'perfect' and so forth.
It's easy to tell who is in the creative fields and who isn't by language used. In a similar vein, it's easy to tell who is in the HVAC industry and who isn't by the language used. In either situation, one experienced person may claim the other, non-experienced person's viewpoint is lacking. Such is the way of the world, no? Each person has their expertise (which can also be plural).
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