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    What image does this create in your head?

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by doggiedude, Apr 26, 2016.

    Since I'm playing in a future Earth I've been experimenting with fashion descriptions.
    Any thoughts about what images those names / descriptions bring up? I would rather not have to describe these things.

    A formal suitrobe (males)

    A tuxi (female)

    A corsage made out of bright colored feathers.
     
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    Suitrobe: I see a suit, but the jacket goes all the way to the floor.

    Tuxi: I see a woman in slacks, a white blouse, and a tuxedo vest.

    Corsage... Well, that's not clothing, but I see exactly what you described. A corsage wrapped on a wrist made with feathers instead of flowers.
     
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    I see a deliciously velvet and deeply crimson smoking jacket.

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    I see Isabella Rossellini during her I think crossdressing would be fun phase.

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    I see a corsage made out of bright colored feathers.
     
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    hmmm... The suitrobe thing I was hoping to create an image more like this only made out standard suit material.

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    Formal suitrobe? Almost sounds like a clergy robe.
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    Tuxi? To me that sounds like a more feminine incarnation of a tuxedo. The sound of the word makes it sound sexy (almost sounds like the word "sexy" too) or informal (as if it's short for "tuxedo"). Or both.

    A corsage made out of bright colored feathers? I suggest that you don't just call it "a corsage"; most people think of flowers when they read "corsage". "Feather corsage" could work, especially if the corsages in your world are adorned only with feathers.
     
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    Yes, the tuxi was supposed to imply a sexy version of a female tuxedo.

    The feather thing... meh
    The line I wrote was...
    William thought the man was a jackass, and what was up with the yellow feathers on his lapel?
     
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    That'll work. A corsage is usually something women wear on their wrists. A boutonniere is what you're describing.
     
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    To make this image pop into my head, you would need to reach over into another culture. I cringe at the idea of using dress kimono, since the whole The Future is Japanese! thing is done to death, but...
     

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