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downscale

To resize lower or convert down. See scale, downsample and downconvert.
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Downscale chic, on the other hand, seeks to sever, or at least muddle, the commodity/class connection.
These days, if an advertiser or a magazine wants to convey its downscale hipness, the easiest way is to send up the old glitz--so easy that when the June Spy calls Bijan "the horrible Irani immigrant who sells vulgar clothing for thousands of dollars and now has an eponymous perfume," you sense its heart isn't in it.
The veiled exclusivity in downscale chic can best be viewed in one of the primary testaments to the phenomenon: those ubiquitous black-and-white portraits hawking The Gap.
But the sneaky thing about chic, downscale or otherwise, is that the them-us tension is hard to sustain.
If that's a partial explanation for downscale chic, it's also the death knell.
95) includes nearly a half-page on elegant Bouchon, but it devotes almost as much space to the downscale and historic Cold Springs Tavern, as well as a terrific neighborhood Mexican lunch shack, La Super-Rica.
The film's main action takes place in a very downscale district of a small Connecticut city, and the late, great cinematographer Piotr Sobocinski (``Ransom,'' Kieslowski's ``Red'') manages to give even its sunniest summer days a grayish tinge appropriate to the circumstances of young Bobby Garfield (Anton Yelchin, previously seen elsewhere in ``Along Came a Spider'') and his unhappily widowed mother, Liz (Hope Davis, of ``Next Stop, Wonderland'' and ``The Daytrippers'' indie fame).
The Horton Grand is one block from Cafe 222 (corner of Island and Second), a pleasantly downscale breakfast option for local residents and the briefcase brigade.
Set in a downscale private detective agency, ``Richards'' has been quite extensively rethought and revamped through the preseason development period.
Mary secretly spirits the dying infant across the canal to her wheelchair- dependent, wet-nurse sister Blossom (Neena Gupta), who lives in a downscale alms house.