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post #151 of 4945
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Originally Posted by JesseJB View Post
(think Vampire Weekend minus the douche factor)

Does not compute
Does not compute
post #152 of 4945
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Originally Posted by Bona Drag View Post
Does not compute
Does not compute

How so?

Actually, I'd be interested to know what SF members think of their steez...
post #153 of 4945
I don't think VW are douchey at all. They're pretty honest ivy-league dudes who are just looking to have a good time, not like they're trying to fool anyone. Sometimes they wear cool stuff.
post #154 of 4945
Bland, just another preppy/trad/hipster mashup.



DISCLAIMER: Bona dresses bland.
post #155 of 4945
I need a check list of clothing items and companies for my new job.

It's ultra casual. Even on our homepage, you see 4 men, all wearing jeans, sneakers and a button-down shirt or polo (actually I think the guy is wearing a t-shirt).

At this level, ties are just unacceptable, so my guess is to go for quality/coordination over level-of-dress. What should I be investing in, what should be on my wardrobe checklist, and where should I be purchasing from?

Perhaps these measurements might be useful in recommending certain companies over others, in terms of finding the best fit for my shape:

45'' chest
16.5'' neck
33'' waist
25'' thighs
32'' inseam

Much appreciated,
post #156 of 4945
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Originally Posted by JesseJB View Post
How so?

Actually, I'd be interested to know what SF members think of their steez...

Their music is pretty mediocre and they do seem a little douchey, but their steez is ok. I admittedly draw some inspiration from it.
post #157 of 4945
My 501 stfs have gotten extremely dirty so I have to wash them. I need to pick up a pair or two of other jeans. What is everyones favorite cheap jean(raw or unraw)?
post #158 of 4945
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I want to break out of the dark denim+AA tee+sneakers routine I pull out every summer.

I'm feeling like I want to venture into a JCrew-ish (seersucker?) shorts and light-colored button-ups this year (think Vampire Weekend minus the douche factor) Just the thought of being comfortable in hot weather makes me want to say "the hell with it!" How can I pull this off without looking fratty? I have a Medium to Large build, Im pale and blonde.

I think for a great summer look, a good option is to look into Ivy/Prep and Nautical influences.

You're on the right track with seersucker and light colored button ups. Really the important thing, in my opinion, is being and looking comfortable when it comes to Spring/Summer dressing. In general, an addition of color to your wardrobe helps a lot (but not too much, you don't want to look like a walking rainbow).

Try linen shirts, or very lightweight sweaters. Go sockless when you wear shoes, I think what looks terrible is to see dirty white socks poking out of some vans/boat shoes when someone is wearing shorts.

Try a windbreaker, or an anorak, or just any general lightweight summer jacket.

Pay less attention to what article of clothing it is and more to the fabric, the colors, and the details. Any lightweight pants work great in the summer and keep my cooler than shorts (keeps the sun of my legs, allows them to breath). The most important thing is to wear clothes that breathe. A very nice, casual, unstructured, unlined, cotton blazer works too. Andrew Wallace posted one that looked pretty good to me.

In general just stick to a lighter color palette (more creams, light blues, etc), get clothes that breathe (linen), and just don't worry about it too much. Be comfortable, look comfortable.
post #159 of 4945
Can anyone recc me a nice cheap (under $60) black cardigan that fits slim that I don't really plan on wearing too often anyway (it's for a dance).
post #160 of 4945
^I have no idea why you'd want to wear a cardigan to a dance but Urban Outfitters, Zara and H&M are your go-to places for disposable fashunz. If you want something a little nicer, Club Monaco makes solid shit, in my opinion...fit pic later today with one of their cardis.
post #161 of 4945
SRSLY? Bro, LeBron wore a cardi to the dunk contest!
post #162 of 4945
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Can anyone recc me a nice cheap (under $60) black cardigan that fits slim that I don't really plan on wearing too often anyway (it's for a dance).
H&M hands down here, quality is mediocre at best, but as long as you're wearing it over something you'll get that nice trim fit and be golden. Also: Vampire Weekend - Hipster Douchiness = 0
post #163 of 4945
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post

Vampire Weekend - Hipster Douchiness = 0

L8 pass, but this is correct.
post #164 of 4945
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Originally Posted by Bona Drag View Post
L8 pass, but this is correct.


I don't mean to derail this thread, but how exactly do Vampire Weekend qualify as hipster douchebags? Most hardcore indie/hipster kids think Vampire Weekend is too poppy and mainstream, and the guys in the band are pretty genuine Ivy League guys. Je ne comprend pas.
post #165 of 4945
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Thanks Kodiak; I actually tried on a pair of Spring Courts today - size 42 is too small and size 43 is too big, so that's a no go. Plus, the thick soles/toe cap tend to make my feet look large, which is also the case with chucks. It seems like size 10.5 in converse tends to make my feet look very big...I don't suppose anyone has any other ideas? I appreciate the suggestion, though - very much so.

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