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26-08-2006
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COOL ... how do you define it?...
What does the word cool mean to you?...
How do you define the term?...

*is it important to you....?
do you try to look 'cool'...?

what is YOUR definiion of cool now...???...

*include pics if you like...
music too...

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A teacher once asked me this question. I said:

Cool is something I would want to emulate.

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To me, cool is that ineffable x-factor that draws peoples' attention to you. I think it has something to do with a calm kind of comfort in whatever you're doing (or in this case, wearing)

For me, I think I try not to look like I'm trying to be something I'm not when I get dressed, you know? So going by my definition I suppose I am making some sort of attempt to look cool. It's not conscious though.

I think "cool" transcends fashion, it has nothing to do with trends. So in a way I don't think there really is such thing as being cool now. It's eternal. Cool is an attitude, not an ensemble.

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^Exactly, to me cool is an attitude, a confidence in yourself. Cool is when you know who you are and embrace it. It's when you're comfortable in your skin and it shows through to everyone around you. Therefore all that you do and all that you are is cool. This confidence appeals to those who lack it and they follow, then trends are born (in music, fashion, food, destinations, etc.)

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There's alot of cool members here on tfs, whether it be their style or their personalities in general.
Being cool involves not trying to be cool in my opinion, by trying to be cool, you're losing all meaning to be "cool"
On tfs, I see how many of our members dress, they have their own distinct style, flair, personalities that show through the clothes and poses, or even the way they take their pictures. That being said, anyone cool is comfortable with themselves id on the right track, although there is no "Track" to coolness...

Just be comfortable and confident with yourself and it will show...
the thought of people trying too hard leaves a bad taste in my mouth...
and being cool is not a priority for me, I've got other things to worry about


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For the life of me, I can't exactly describe it.....but I know it when I see it!

If ever there was a more subjective word!

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Cool is Confidence

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Diorling
A teacher once asked me this question. I said:

Cool is something I would want to emulate.
I love that answer.

Cool to me is just being natural and not trying to be something that you are not.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by J'aime_la_mode
Cool is when you know who you are and embrace it. It's when you're comfortable in your skin...

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effortless confidence, self assurance.. that's what comes to my mind

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i love reading other people's ideas on this. great thread!

i agree with a lot of things that have been said already. most of all, i agree that it has to do with confidence. someone who has a quiet, subtle confidence around them is cool to me. someone who doesn't need to be the center of attention to feel good. someone who's comfortable in their own skin. someone who thinks for themselves. an independent person.

i also think of something mysterious. maybe a bit dark.

it's so hard to describe.. but you know it when you see it.


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cool is being yourself... naturally

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IsolatedGrey summed up the definition very very well IMO

BUT

When I first see this word, I think of teeangers' standard for the person who wears american eagle, who is fake therefore they are popular, people who fits in......
so normally I don't use this word to compliment anyone at all

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i think it's confidence..and a bit of bravery..well...most people i consider to be cool dress like no one and seem impressively comfortable in their clothes..strawberry and estella come to mind. posting their pics would be a little outrageous for internet standards.

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Great thread

I agree with everyone's views here. Have some cofidence, throw in a dash of daring, a sprinkle of wit and whimsy and you've got cool

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