There is a character in William Gibson’s book Pattern Recognition, Cayce Pollard who has a very interesting fashion style. Cayce is brand sensitive and wears clothes that are essentially brand-less.
“CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That’s what Damien calls the clothing she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She’s a design-free zone, a one-woman school of anti whose very austerity periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.” – excerpt from Pattern Recognition
I put together an image of all of my CPUs that I wear.
Left to right, top to bottom.
1 – Spaghetti Strap Tank Top
2 – Black fishnet / mesh shirt
3 – V-Neck Tee
4 – Olive green army button shirt
5 – Vans Slimbo Skinny Jeans
6 – Leather skirt
7 – Vintage big chill jacket
8 – Merona Men’s Wool Jacket – Ebony
9 – Fingerless gloves
10 – Avenue Sheer Lace Tights
11 – Peacekeeper Merino Wool Uniform Cushion Socks
12 – Corcoran 985 Zip Military Combat Paratrooper Boot
13 – Casio Men’s F91W-1 Classic Black Digital Resin Strap Watch
14 – Jeep hat
15 – Military Map Bag
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