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Men`s File – Revivalists


Men`s file – Revivalists
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The second book in the Men’s File Archive series, The Revivalists is a publication that seeks permission from some of the world’s most dedicated mid-century stylists to reveal their all encompassing adherence to revival style. Following Dick Hebdige’s original thought, these individuals often operate in a subculture of one and hide in plain sight. In other words what might appear to the straight world as exhibitionism is in fact an inward looking process concerned with a deeply personal aesthetic ideal and little else. Given that this statement is true the reader might be concerned that the author is somehow betraying the trust of the revivalists and opening their private realm for the whole world to gorp at – but no. Nick Clements sees such revelations as part of the on-going and constantly self-adjusting nature of subcultures and their relationship with the dominant culture. Clements says “in order for you to grow as a stylist, the mainstream needs to appropriate your ideas, which you then reject as contaminated. This drives you on to renew and repair. Always saying one step ahead”.