This Bird Has Flown

Today, Men.Style.Com writes about feathers. This season, they're getting so ubiquitous on shirts, jackets, and jewelry that they might replace skulls
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Today, Men.Style.Com writes about feathers. This season, they're getting so ubiquitous on shirts, jackets, and jewelry that they might replace skulls
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Today, Men.Style.Com writes about feathers. This season, they're getting so ubiquitous on shirts, jackets, and jewelry that they might replace skulls as the next big motif. The piece hunts down "fashion theorist" and Cornell professor Van Dyk Lewis, whose name alone was probably enough to land him a teaching post. Mr. Lewis says that feathers represent sadness, and "sensitive males have begun to mourn for things past." Our first instinct was to look up "feathers" in our book of dream symbols, which explains that they indicate a stroke of good luck or an increase in social status - feathers to help you get into Waverly Inn. Then we researched Native American symbolism, where feathers represent prayers and spiritual force - feathers to give divine intervention. In ancient Egypt, the underworld gods were said to weigh your soul against a feather. If the feather weighed more, you weren't permitted into heaven - feathers to show everyone how deep you are. And in Christianity, feathers became associated with virtue - feathers to assure your crush that you're not a player, just really friendly. Meanwhile, Men.Style.Com surmises that guys are wearing feathers because they're completely over skulls. Thank goodness.