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Old 11-28-20, 09:45 AM
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Uncle Buck. why was everyone wearing trenchcoats and berets?

Why were everyone wearing trenchcoats and berets? Fans of Sam Kinison or something?
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Re: Uncle Buck. why was everyone wearing trenchcoats and berets?

It was the 1980s.
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Bug wears a beret because in fashion it is a classic signifier of rebellion. So he has appropriated the look to signal that he is an outsider. This, in turn, is attractive to Tia, who thinks he is a bad boy and is looking for a means to express her own feelings of teenage rebellion.

However to the audience, the beret is ironic. We recognize that Bug is just a poser, a protected white suburban child wearing the costume of a dangerous rebel.

Thus, when Buck commits a terrible crime by assaulting and kidnapping a minor, the audience reacts to it as a very comical moment because we love to see the phony taken down.

The trenchcoats are because it is Chicago and it really fucking cold and they look cool.
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Re: Uncle Buck. why was everyone wearing trenchcoats and berets?

If idiots and posers hadn't ruined it, I would be wearing a trenchcoat during the colder months.
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Re: Uncle Buck. why was everyone wearing trenchcoats and berets?

Trench coats were popular in the 80s.
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Re: Uncle Buck. why was everyone wearing trenchcoats and berets?

Originally Posted by Count Dooku
The trenchcoats are because it is Chicago and it really fucking cold and they look cool.
I was gonna say this! Walking past the Water Tower in my way to Loyola sucked and I thought it couldn't get any worse. Then I had to walk along the lakefront at Northwestern.

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