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"Effortlessness" may not be the best word to encapsulate what I was getting at, but I think you distilled it pretty well @Fuuma

 

I guess the theme of what bugs me most in style; in people; in bikers; really anywhere, is a lack of genuineness. Calling a person's style "nearly effortless" is just another way of saying that they've figured their shit out a while ago and - perhaps as you suggest - edited their wardrobe to a point where they can just throw on anything and nail it in their own way. Comfortable. Unthinking. Doing. Wu wei. A guy can still look great without being there, just like a guy can hop on a fancy bike and feel all kinds of passion for it.

 

But: Distilled essence expressed. That's the real deal. In my (apparently unpopular) opinion.

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4) So maybe the idea is to choose carefully the garments you acquire and how they'll integrate then wear them without much care. I do that, not sure it makes me stylish or not, maybe just lazy.

Hmmm.... so does a beat up henley, a pair of pricey jeans and some kick, and a leather jacket, often a scarf, every day (take off the jacket and vest for summer, add a vest and gloves and a hat for winter) fall into the "effortlessly cool" or the "lazy slob" category.  fwiw, I obviously care, and have the lot of said items, as well as a lot of stuff that I wear intermittently.

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All identities are assumed. All clothing is costumery. Even essence is artifice.
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the key is to look good naked and build up from there.

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the key is to look good naked and build up from there.

Parts of me look reasonable naked.  But I think that I need a black bar across my "eats too much pasta" middle".  If I just let that all hang out, is that sprezzatura?

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I always thought sprezzatura sounded like some kind of pasta-and-cured-pork dish

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the key is to look good naked and build up from there.

yah, but most people are here cuz they wanna hide their skinnyfat.
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I always thought sprezzatura sounded like some kind of pasta-and-cured-pork dish

It's delicious but don't go put cream or peas in it !!

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Hmmm.... so does a beat up henley, a pair of pricey jeans and some kick, and a leather jacket, often a scarf, every day (take off the jacket and vest for summer, add a vest and gloves and a hat for winter) fall into the "effortlessly cool" or the "lazy slob" category.  fwiw, I obviously care, and have the lot of said items, as well as a lot of stuff that I wear intermittently.

depends on the day or occasion i guess. if you work and have a "work" outfit down then rinse and repeat sounds good to me. if you are going to hang out and grab drinks maybe add some spruce to the look. Although who the fuck knows, if your comfortable and look semi-decent i'd say effortlessly cool not lazy slob. Lazy slob is when you wear worn beat to death shit (the shit that doesnt look good, not referring to cool beat up leathers) and have stains. at least in my interpretation i see a guy wearing old crappy jeans, flip flows and some dirty shirt.
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"Effortlessness" may not be the best word to encapsulate what I was getting at, but I think you distilled it pretty well @Fuuma


I guess the theme of what bugs me most in style; in people; in bikers; really anywhere, is a lack of genuineness. Calling a person's style "nearly effortless" is just another way of saying that they've figured their shit out a while ago and - perhaps as you suggest - edited their wardrobe to a point where they can just throw on anything and nail it in their own way. Comfortable. Unthinking. Doing. Wu wei. A guy can still look great without being there, just like a guy can hop on a fancy bike and feel all kinds of passion for it.

But: Distilled essence expressed. That's the real deal. In my (apparently unpopular) opinion.

you actually expected people on a site called styleforum to be up in arms about your way of thinking, lol. You can look good easily, but if you're trying to be distinct in your attire it certainly won't be effortless. I mean cmon, when you're sitting on the subway and you see some dudes happy socks showing.."effortless" is not what comes to mind.
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Trashlord is as Trash Lord does

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Is Trash Lord the arch nemesis of spacepope?
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the key is to look good naked and build up from there.

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You and Mike have a point man. I almost made a bad choice there, thanks SF. Funny enough I actually have thought about posting barefoot fits

Does "no shirt, no shoes, no dice" still apply if you're wearing a blazer? You can find out for us Regis!

Fixed that for you and definitely. Parkers point works into it
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Melange
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depends on the day or occasion i guess. if you work and have a "work" outfit down then rinse and repeat sounds good to me. if you are going to hang out and grab drinks maybe add some spruce to the look. Although who the fuck knows, if your comfortable and look semi-decent i'd say effortlessly cool not lazy slob. Lazy slob is when you wear worn beat to death shit (the shit that doesnt look good, not referring to cool beat up leathers) and have stains. at least in my interpretation i see a guy wearing old crappy jeans, flip flows and some dirty shirt.

It was actually a joke, but sure.  I'm probably the opposite of Jeffrey is that i more or less refuse to dress for decorum.  

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