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post #55831 of 109053
they're in the garbage now

I was thinking about jorts, but after trying out my cut & sew skills, I am not sure I want to try my hand on it.
Plus it's not really my deal to be wearing jean shorts.

If anyone want some beat up nudies to turn into jorts, I'll send it to you for the cost of shipping.

I cut out that happy face and it looks even worse ha:

Good riddance, I have been contemplating repairing the damned paint stain and even got some repair kits from nudie.


I think I'm finally going to pick up some Levi's after all these years. Ervell is doing it and he is currently on my watch list...

What is a straight slim cut, 501s? I'll just have them tapered from the knee down like Mr. Ervell
Edited by gettoasty - 3/25/12 at 4:38pm
post #55832 of 109053
^ toasty, get 511 or 513 unless you want a higher rise. or if you want higher quality denim = lvc.
post #55833 of 109053
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

I swapped "SW&D" and "MC" in your post to see how it might sound to you when read aloud.

Sounds false, particularly the statement that people cannot comprehend "that personal likes and dislikes can and should be set aside when evaluating things". See the past week of posts in the ToJ thread. There is a widespread acceptance in SW&D that many different, and valid, styles, can co-exist, and that each can be done well, or poorly. I don't see that in MC much, definitely not to that degree.
post #55834 of 109053
going to wear a big baggy old blue oxford with my OL jeans pinrolled to my ankles like I've been doing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Been wearing them nonstop like this since the weather got warm
post #55835 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I think I'm finally going to pick up some Levi's after all these years. Ervell is doing it and he is currently on my watch list...
What is a straight slim cut, 501s? I'll just have them tapered from the knee down like Mr. Ervell

just pick up a pair of 505's.
post #55836 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Sounds false, particularly the statement that people cannot comprehend "that personal likes and dislikes can and should be set aside when evaluating things". See the past week of posts in the ToJ thread. There is a widespread acceptance in SW&D that many different, and valid, styles, can co-exist, and that each can be done well, or poorly. I don't see that in MC much, definitely not to that degree.

Although you could point to instances of broad-mindedness, my sense is that all sorts of styles are basically out-of-bounds here, and many of the best dressers on the MC side would be automatically viewed as poor dressers (e.g., Manton). That is, some of the traditional standards of tailored clothing are actively seen as bad here.

In addition, my sense is that a lot of trends of the past would be poorly received here, even if well executed on their own terms. This is fine -- it just means that there is a current SW&D point of view. I agree that SW&D is much more stylistic diverse than MC, although the stylistic distinctions in tailored clothing (sack suits vs. Savile Row vs. Naples vs. GQ) are significant in their own right.

I guess the philosophically troubling thing for me -- not to rehash what I wrote yesterday -- is that when you reach a certain age, whether it's 35 or 40 or 45, following the winds of fashion reaches a point of diminishing returns. I'm not saying that there aren't cool 45-year-olds, but my guess is that when 45-year-olds focus on fashion, they increase their chances of looking ridiculous. I don't know exactly what the denim-wearing alternative is for them. My hypothesis is that the 25-year-olds who had the best knowledge of fashion in 1972 and tried to keep their pulse on changes, ran a high risk of looking insubstantial in 1992 and the 25-year-old fashionistas of '92 often look insubstantial today. Maybe I'm wrong.

I'm not saying any of this as a defense of the MC forum, which is in a vexed state.
post #55837 of 109053

Not sure why..but been browsing clothes lately and only outerwear + footwear catches my attention.

 

Tbh, 3-4 pair of jeans/pants will do (black/indigo/gray/khaki) + plain colored tees.

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White BD + Sarong + Black Leather Sandal for Summer 2012

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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

I guess the philosophically troubling thing for me -- not to rehash what I wrote yesterday -- is that when you reach a certain age, whether it's 35 or 40 or 45, following the winds of fashion reaches a point of diminishing returns. I'm not saying that there aren't cool 45-year-olds, but my guess is that when 45-year-olds focus on fashion, they increase their chances of looking ridiculous. I don't know exactly what the denim-wearing alternative is for them. My hypothesis is that the 25-year-olds who had the best knowledge of fashion in 1972 and tried to keep their pulse on changes, ran a high risk of looking insubstantial in 1992 and the 25-year-old fashionistas of '92 often look insubstantial today. Maybe I'm wrong.
I'm not saying any of this as a defense of the MC forum, which is in a vexed state.
www.styleforum.net/t/293418/the-bright-future-thread-pics-of-old-folks-wearing-sw-d/0_100

Men's fashion isn't fleeting enough to bring about instant ridiculousness the moment you become eligible for presidency. Wares from a number of avant garde designers can be assembled into sober, minimal ensembles that would work on anyone between the ages of 20 and 200. So yes, you're correct that the opportunities for experimentation aren't as plentiful (refer to Mr. Balloon Pants in the linked thread for a nice example of experimentation gone awry). But there's no reason to give up the good fight. Age just requires some adjustments.
post #55842 of 109053
I sort of agree. When I'm 40+ I'd like to be wearing trousers and a blazer with nice shoes. I wish I could wear that now in my 20's, but I wouldn't feel comfortable around my peers. There is a certain "pressure" to dress your age, sometimes more so depending on where you live. In the end, it shouldn't matter, but that's not the world we live in frown.gif
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There are very few boats here.
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Drink enough and it'll feel like you're on the water.

Bingo. I drank 4-6oz of about 20 different beers yesterday.
post #55844 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

I just decided to buy my girlfriend some damir goods off of yoox. She's expressed interest in branching out from boring gap shit, and is rad enough to sport a tOJ DR, waxed jawnz and boots, but I don't know how she'll take having harem-wear sprung on her. I guess if she doesn't like it I can see if it fits me?

why not start with some PS buttery soft butterfly bow leather heels uniqlo denim f.sarti stole bless bag etc. throwing damir at her seems a puzzling choice here puzzled.gif
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

I sort of agree. When I'm 40+ I'd like to be wearing trousers and a blazer with nice shoes. I wish I could wear that now in my 20's, but I wouldn't feel comfortable around my peers. There is a certain "pressure" to dress your age, sometimes more so depending on where you live. In the end, it shouldn't matter, but that's not the world we live in frown.gif

100% disagreed
post #55845 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Sounds false, particularly the statement that people cannot comprehend "that personal likes and dislikes can and should be set aside when evaluating things". See the past week of posts in the ToJ thread. There is a widespread acceptance in SW&D that many different, and valid, styles, can co-exist, and that each can be done well, or poorly. I don't see that in MC much, definitely not to that degree.

I'll go back and count again, but I think that the number of positive comments in "MC" about fits tagged as "SW&D" were about the same as positive comments in "SW&D" about fits tagged as "MC." If there was a difference, it didn't seem significant to me.

And we've only had three...three!..fit comparisons! Those three comparisons have already generated more cross-subforum commentary in years.

Tomorrow might be a different story. I anticipate a lot of hand-wringing from both faux-forum-partisan groups in the comparison that I have lined up...but my instincts about this are not finely honed.

I think when you refer to "different, and valid, styles," your granularity for "MC" might be a lot coarser than for "SW&D." What you lump together in one, you have a nuanced feel for the other.

Just think about how so many of the Internet Generation 1 bespoke customers were at each others throats before banning and disinterest took their toll on their presence on SF. I mean, how many SW&D guys sue each other because they can't stand how the other guy looks?

That takes real hate.
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