Whether it is car tuning, clothes wearing, club going, or restaurant eating, some people just know. They just know what mods would work best, how to keep their car/clothes/look under stated but stand out, and they know the best little thai/indian/ramen restaurant to eat at (which is also usually the cheapest and least busy.
A great example of this is any of our fashionista kin from the Asiatic continents. It would not matter what they wore. What car they modded, what club they go to, what food they eat, it all has an essence of cool(usually).
An ‘in life’ example is; how many times have you seen a ‘westie’ person roll their lee red tabs up at least 4 inches and pull it off with a pair of bright yellow and red Nike Air Max, or german hiking boots.
It is like the red boots episode of ‘How I met Your Mother’, if any one has seen that episode they would know, that if a cool kid from Hong Kong put those Boots on with some sports shorts they would probably set a trend.
The Alternative of this is that ‘friend’ you have had at some stage in your life that has a lot of trouble identifying when they should stop speaking. When they should throw away that ‘Hyper Colour’ shirt, when they should stop listening to KISS or Iron Maiden, oh wait thats me…..never mind the music references.
This friend is never happening, never cool (heart of gold) but a ’til they die tragedy’.
The story I always use to describe the uncool friend that every one has is as follows…
“yeah he or she is like that kid that asks his parents if you can stay over whilst you are standing right there, no social tact, no grace, no awareness that he or she puts his parents on the spot by having to dissappoint little johnny or Sally by saying no to their face, you know that kid, or another scenario is that guy or girl you arrange to give a lift somewhere thinking it will just be them and when you turn up to pick them up they have two friends with them, standing beside them and ask “hey its cool if johnny and sally get a lift”, and all you can think is FUCK, DO YOU REALLY THINK I CAN SAY NO TO THEM IF THEY ARE RIGHT HERE MAYBE YOU COULD HAVE MADE A SHORT PHONE CALL BEFORE I TURNED UP BECAUSE NO DOUBT BY COMMITTING TO GIVING THEM A LIFT I WILL THEN BE COMMITTING TO DROPPPING THEM HOME A LITTLE NOTICE WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE ESPECIALLY SINCE THE ONE WITH THE BAD HAIR AND FAUX 80′S FASHION SENSE IS A GIANT FUCKING DICK FACE WHO PRETENDS TO LIKE SUSHI.”
Hopefully you get the point. If not you can probably just pop back to watching ALF reruns on channel 99 whilst wearing your hyper colour shirt and facebooking on fronteirville.
wow. I just re read and whilst ignoring the speelling an grammar errors I have realised I am going to have to file this post under rant.
What I am getting at is some people for some reason are very able to identify and put into practice ‘it’, and I do not mean information technology’.
Car Tuning benefits from people putting this into practice. On one hand you have the people that put a ‘Cannon Exhaust’ on a daewoo lanos and change the windscreen washers into blue laser beams, and the flip side of the coin you have got people that can turn an R31 shit box into the following (see pictures). No Stickers, no fucking chrome tail lights, no dildo on the windscreen or boxing gloves off the rearview.
just pure sleepy, drift spec, demure, graceful.
it is like kaizen for cars.
I will be starting to documents these people. I sort of already have been.
And for those people who are not into Motorsport or cars, take comfort in the fact this following artwork does not have flourescent globes from under neath, does not have sharp bits of fibre glass broken off the front to injury you as you walk between it and your car to get to the shops, does no have some dirty ganger’s underpants hanging from the mirror, and is not advertising some brand of fuck car stereo.
Enjoi. And thankyou R31 owner. Kaizen.
NB to self: Buy Nissan Skyline r31, and completely bite this guys style.