• Style

    Vicious Ven­om

    1 February 2016

    Get­ting a lit­tle vicious up in here.

    WHY COM­PRO­MISE?

    shot and styled by YOURS TRU­LY
    fea­tur­ing VICIOUS VEN­OM

    My friends over at Vicious Ven­om have posed a ques­tion to aid our recal­i­bra­tion process in the new year. If you haven’t already come up with a new year’s res­o­lu­tion: [Jan­u­ary is already over, mate] here’s one for you — inves­ti­gate your mind­set and start ques­tion­ing the pri­or­i­ties and influ­ences that per­me­ate your cog­ni­tive process. Find out what it is that makes you tick and the rea­sons behind those moti­vat­ing fac­tors. Why are the things that are impor­tant to you so damn vital? Admit­ted­ly, my pri­or­i­ties are all over the place, too, so I’m not preach­ing at you as much as I’m try­ing to tell myself to get my butt off this com­fy office chair of mine (I put a cush­ion to make it even com­fi­er, but that’s besides the point) and start doing things that might actu­al­ly help me not be a home­less wreck in the future. As much as I’d like to think that I’m the health­i­est munch­er of sal­ads and a fit­ness freak, I’m a ter­ri­fy­ing­ly under­weight non-teenage boy who gets ID’d when­ev­er I order a beer cause I look about fif­teen. I’m twen­ty.

    Gone with the sad sto­ries, on with the prac­ti­cal. Unsur­pris­ing­ly, as allud­ed to pre­vi­ous­ly, the mis­con­cep­tion of style as hav­ing some sort of price/quality cor­re­la­tion has caused detri­ment the lib­er­al styling of one­self. Once it is final­ly accept­ed that trend is not, and should not be, the dri­ving force behind one dress­ing them­selves, the soon­er one realis­es that there is no mutu­al­ly exclu­sive fac­tor between style and prac­ti­cal­i­ty. This is the com­pro­mise Vicious Ven­om has flagged as prob­lem­at­ic. I agree whole­heart­ed­ly with them, and now I’m show­ing you how.*

    *You can freakin’ jump off a boat with these bags. Yeah, you read it right.