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post #58441 of 103604
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

guys, what the fuck am i going to wear this summer?

for me some variation on this :

damir linen jacket*
featherweight kurta / linen shirt
uniqlo linen trousers rolled up / summer wool damir trousers
black cdg canvas sneakers / ann sandals

when the sun sets and the cool night rolls in i add zamb linen scarf and damir linen/cotton cap

other days will include duckshadow drawps and more kurtas and light tanks, also dries cropped trousers for the hottest of days since they're so good (and 100% better than geller ones)



*assuming it fits properly and not the flaring way that kept me from buying it before. if not my plans are ruined until i find a different linen jacket...
post #58442 of 103604
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post

... major ripoffs.
the footwear alone looks like the whole baller boot thread.

Still don't get this. Baller sneaker-making just seems a big circle jerk, everyone looking at what the next guy's doing...but when a company like Zara or a lesser designer like Kenneth Cole does it, it's a rip-off? Not trying to stirpot.gif ... i just.... can't make myself drink this last bit of Kool-Aid. Not yet. Not until I'm that thirsty.
post #58443 of 103604
you're an idiot
post #58444 of 103604
You have no identity and are constantly trying to purchase one.

That aside, honest question. Baller sneakers look remarkably alike.
post #58445 of 103604
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

You have no identity and are constantly trying to purchase one. .
It's Amurrica! That's how we get our identities around these parts.
post #58446 of 103604
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

for me some variation on this :
damir linen jacket*
featherweight kurta / linen shirt
uniqlo linen trousers rolled up / summer wool damir trousers
black cdg canvas sneakers / ann sandals
when the sun sets and the cool night rolls in i add zamb linen scarf and damir linen/cotton cap
other days will include duckshadow drawps and more kurtas and light tanks, also dries cropped trousers for the hottest of days since they're so good (and 100% better than geller ones)
*assuming it fits properly and not the flaring way that kept me from buying it before. if not my plans are ruined until i find a different linen jacket...

proxy me a kurta one day? inlove.gif

i have those geller shorts. should sell redface.gif
post #58447 of 103604
how do you guys wear silent shirts without feeling like it's a dress
post #58448 of 103604
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

You have no identity and are constantly trying to purchase one.
That aside, honest question. Baller sneakers look remarkably alike.

haha, glad that hurt, you're such a waste of space on this site.
post #58449 of 103604
I kind of get where noobizor is coming from. Most designer sneakers are incredibly derivative of their contemporaries design wise save for a few, so why is it such a crime when Zara does the same thing?
post #58450 of 103604
Lane, you misunderstand, my friend. I was just trying to be nice, ask your opinion on something. Won't happen again.
post #58451 of 103604
*bites tongue*
post #58452 of 103604
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I kind of get where noobizor is coming from. Most designer sneakers are incredibly derivative of their contemporaries design wise save for a few, so why is it such a crime when Zara does the same thing?

I don't think its a problem at all. My point was just that allsaints footwear section looks almost identical to the boots people pay $2k for. Noobizor was arguing with himself, cuz all I was saying was that allsaints doesn't have much of an identity since their major best selling items are all highly derivative from avant garde labels. I wasn't making a value judgment about it at all. How could I if I still buy it?

The only aspect of mass fashion I think that's quite bad is the throwaway nature of it all. According to peeps on SZ.. H&M throws away tons of clothes they haven't sold, and I feel that is a really ugly side of consumption in mass market fashion.
post #58453 of 103604
Noobizor wasn't arguing with anyone. He was positing a question. How dare he.
post #58454 of 103604
Coldsnap posted on here. And few guys PM'd me asking me to post on how I feel muscular guys should wear clothing (just t-shirts and casual bottoms for now).
I’m not here to argue or push my views down people’s throats - just voicing my opinion with some grade level writing and some crappy, not too entirely accurate, diagrams.


First, let’s meet Mr. Athletic Guy.

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As you can tell, he’s athletic all around. That means he’s built up top and also his wheels – no chicken legs here. If you’re “athletic” but have chicken legs, you can stop reading right here as this doesn’t really pertain to you.

Some of you reading this might be bigger than Mr. AG or maybe a bit smaller. But if you have muscularity that involves your chest and hips being similar in circumference and are in the possession of large thighs, this should help you a bit if you’re having trouble dressing to your body type.



Many will argue that “slim-fit” t-shirts are best for Mr. AG who has a 7-12” drop. In my opinion, it’s the complete opposite of what you want to be wearing if you want to seem muscular and bigger while also hiding the fact that you have huge hips and thighs.

For one, slim-fit t-shirts usually have more narrow shoulders seams. As you can see from the figure below, it kills the lines form your V-shape and makes you seem more narrow up top.

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Another thing is that slim-fitting t-shirts usually huge your body throughout. Hugging your chest and arms is fine, but once it starts being slim around your waist/hips, you’re just setting your thighs up to be the center of attention. Yes, show the world you have a huge drop from your chest to waist. But at the cost of showing everyone your reverse-pyramid from your waist to hips/thighs.

I think regular fit tees work better for Mr. AG. It fits in line with your shoulders better, giving the illusion that you’re wider up top. And if you’ve got some decent size on you, it’s going to hug your chest and biceps already but give you some room in the body and hips. Also, having your tees a bit longer will help hide the initial slope of your thighs going outwards.

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Next, let’s move onto your pants/jeans. A lot of people will say that straight-leg pants are best for guys with muscular thighs. This flies in the face of what I feel is best for someone that wants to hide their gigantic thighs. Straight-leg pants are going to be pretty slim in the thighs for an athletic guy to begin with and the lack of a hard taper just makes his legs look stumpy (figure below). A hard taper below the knees in conjunction with minimal stacking will make your legs seem slimmer and longer.

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Now onto the rise of the pants/length of the crotch. I think drop crotch (even a slight drop crotch or just a higher rise with some sagging) is far superior to a normal rise for someone who wants to mask his thighs. A normal rise is going to show the tightness throughout your thighs with nothing to hide it (unless you have a dress on). A drop crotch will give you more room in the seat/thighs and it your thighs won’t look like sausages being stuffed into casings.

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This last part is just putting A and B together. What most people think Mr. AG should wear is a slim-fit tee to show off his muscles and straight-leg pants/jeans due to muscular legs.

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I argue that a regular fit, longer tee that has wider shoulder seams will help hide his hips/thighs and that a drop crotch with a hard taper below the knees will give the illusion that his thighs are gigantic.

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I know this just covers your basic tee and pants, but if you’re smart about it, you can apply it to most garments.

Some of you guys might not agree with this assessment. That’s fine. I’m not 100% sure of what I just typed out anyways :P
post #58455 of 103604
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post

I don't think its a problem at all. My point was just that allsaints footwear section looks almost identical to the boots people pay $2k for. Noobizor was arguing with himself, cuz all I was saying was that allsaints doesn't have much of an identity since their major best selling items are all highly derivative from avant garde labels. I wasn't making a value judgment about it at all. How could I if I still buy it?
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You said "all saints boots look identical to boots in the baller boot thread". So why do the boots in the baller boot thread all look identical to each other? Why are avant garde labels derivative of each other?

The reality is that copying is part of what makes genre, and what makes fashion. I don't think subscribing to a genre means that you can't have your own identity within that - because then we get back to the argument that all sz brands rook the same; which you have rightfully pointed out as being false.
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