A Case For Chokers

August 29, 2016


A choker is a statement and a responsibility.

Either as a simple black strap or with a cross or heart attached to it, it seems like the whole planet has been wearing the choker and taking it for granted. But you see, clothes are not just clothes and even if I am so pro everyone doing and wearing whatever they want (as long as not being assholes), somehow I feel like, sometimes, standing out for things. Which are not just things.

After many years, I watched again Natalie Portman playing Mathilda in “Leon” and that’s when I got it and wanted to write about it. That was the real shit. Back in the 90’s. So I have nothing against things reviving from the past (fashion past, that is) and have the comebacks of the comebacks and party like there is no tomorrow. Like Stan Smith’s Adidas sneakers. Arguably. Or Levis’s’ 501. Definitely.

But, somehow, the choker has fallen right into the place of a statement and I have nothing against statements, either. On the contrary. I just think you have to really feel them, live them. A statement is a responsibility. You don’t just wear a statement. You make it seem like you invented it.

Like Natalie Portman did in “Leon“.

Or Catherine Zeta Jones in “Zorro“.

Or Winona when holding onto a guy other than Johnny back in the days.

It has to be authentic. Everything has to be. And even if it’s not (you are not the inventor, you little tricker!), the fact that you wouldn’t let it off – because this is how much you love it – has to shine on your face, has to make your body move like no other. Doesn’t let you breathe anymore. That’s how much you like it.

Well, it is a choker after all. It is supposed not to let you breathe properly.

I only wore it in the 00’s and I can not really remember where it had started from for me. The trend. When trends weren’t even a thing or people just didn’t use the word so much.

In the past, I remember people feeling rather than “trending”. James Corden is using the trending to take out of us a feeling in his “Carpool Karaoke”. Britney Spears below is wearing a choker so, therefore, Britney Spears is trending.

Conclusion: be responsible and breath!

Or be breathtaking.



It is Dave Pirner.
It is Dave Pirner.





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