Just as a rhetorical question, so you don't have to answer, how old are the individuals ardently supporting Hessian Attire? I know when you're in high school or college, it's not that big of a deal, but it will start to be out of place more and more. Do you know anyone who is an actual adult (and is successful by any measure) and still dresses like this? Wearing shirts sometimes, maybe, anyone who wears eyeliner and combat boots?
Ubermensch: An existentialist, as much as in mind, but also in being. Choosing clothes and accesories for beauty. The Ubermensch will choose whatever is the most aesthetically pleasing to him - like a painter choosing colors. This does not necessarily mean change. If the ubermensch finds the metal shirt the most aesthetically pleasing of all shirts, why would he change for the sake of changing? It is the best.
The Ubermensch cares for beauty, not 'fitting in,' herd mentality fashions, or rejecting society - he is in love with the world, art, beauty, and transcending thought patterns.
Funny how every single person I see attempt to define "Ubermensch," they are really just describing themselves or their own beliefs. At this point I might just stop. You're not even going to consider you might be wrong if you think you're akin to some kind of pre-eminent superhuman. That "I don't care what anyone else thinks" attitude is a straight path to self-delusion.
And if you don't care what anyone thinks, why argue it? Why be so defensive? Does that sound like the transcendental, artfully living Ubermensch to you?
I agree the overman would be above pithy social impulses, but what you're describing is starting to sound like vanity to me. "The Ubermensch decorates himself with beautiful things. The Ubermensch portrays himself as beautiful." I thought a transcendentalist would just ignore these kind of things. What's with the obsession with your appearance?
Also keep in mind that Nietzsche valued power very highly - how are you supposed to acquire power when no one will take you seriously, see here:
Me? I wear eyeliner, metal shirts, I have long hair, an expensive Italian leather jacket, dress shoes, cargo pants. Why? They are the most aesthetically pleasing to my eye, without wearing full medieval regalia - which would be both impracticle and insane.If you hate the metalhead aesthetically, than don't portray it! if you aesthetically prefer N'SYNC for christ's sake, then fine.
Eyeliner? I don't know if I want to associate with a guy who wears makeup. Unless he's the superman, then it's awesome.
The problem with the CORRUPT article? It tries to systematize clothing. we do not remember Baudelaire or Oscar Wilde because they 'systematized their clothing.' Some say, 'poetry is art, it's not a lifestyle!' We need to crush the idea of artistic license. Being, whether it's the imagery or life, is connected.
I don't like being told how to dress either, but I can appreciate the motivation behind that article. Corrupt doesn't want to be a clubhouse where we sit around and complain about the world. They recognized that if you want the public to take you seriously, you need to present yourself and your ideas in a way they'll understand. By refusing to do this, you make yourself inconsequential. You would you do this to yourself?
You might take a minute to notice that every culture has had a predominant style at any time and that anyone with any power worked within that style.
Varg Vikernes (early era):
Varg Vikernes (belus era):
Notice the aesthetic differences.
The second one kind of looks like a bum. But the first one is just silly. Which one looks like he has transcended aesthetics? The only bands that still do that are shitty ones, because they think too much about their image. Just another trend I noticed.