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Cdhagg sighting on youtube!

is he natty?
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bought polo rl trainer socks, got a hole after one wear... wtf
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Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES View Post

Cdhagg sighting on youtube!
is he natty?
that's the not eating workout.
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Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES View Post

Cdhagg sighting on youtube!
is he natty?

Haha. No muscle in teh abz and back.

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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I wanted to respond to this (in the TOJ thread), but then I thought that I should move it into the old "Where is your style going" thread. Then I waffled, and figured that since I had nothing tangible to say, I would, instead, keep it in here. It's seriously rambling, so be warned.
Over the last few weeks, the local landscape has been fairly inescapable, or unignorable (thanks, ting tings!). Fires, thunderstorms, hail, winds - the weather has been fairly apocalyptic as of late. Added to that is the fact that I've been dealing with a pair of architects for the last few weeks, and most of our discussion has centered around green design, organic architecture, and landscape integration. The end result, I guess, is that I've been feeling very western.
What I'd love to do is - well, it's not the "east meets west" thing, I know that. I don't want to blend hinduism with SoCal organics, or smoke pot out of a hookah. But there are images I love: a landscape that is incredibly familiar but somehow eternally alien, where you transition here between storm and sun and wind and rain and snow and fire like you wouldn't believe; it was 62 degrees and raining here this morning, and this afternoon it was 87 and hot hot sun. You can't really get used to that; Colorado keeps you guessing, and the earth here is harsh: cactus, scrub, dirt, rock, pine - interspersed with marsh, riparian wetland, mountain streams, the Rockies...I'm up in the Park a lot, and I'm always strucked by how majestically fucked you would feel if you were out there as a pioneer. Likewise, standing out on the plains in the middle of a thunderstorm is a terrifying experience. You can see lightning over the foothills, and everywhere you look it's either the exposed sandstone of the flatirons or the carved-out, eroded mesas of the cretaceous sea floor. Seriously, it's pretty cool - visitors never expect to find trilobites at the ranch trailhead.
I would love to find something that taps into that sense of exploration. I think that Damir, InAisce, and to an extent, M.A.+ all are searching for that - or, at least, they are all searching. Nicholas K also presented a beautifully "cowboyish" show for F/W 2011 (in my mind, at least), down to the hats. I like the idea that it's still worth searching for serenity - there are places out here where you can really go to be alone, in the mountains, on the plains, even on the side of the road on the bank of stream on a rainy day, when there are no cars. I don't know about you guys, but I get sick of having phone, internet, email, everything in my palm all the time. What I want to to do is sit. Sit and listen. I'm so tired, all the time. Two days ago, when it was pouring rain outside and all the creeks were flooding, I went outside and just sat in my car and listened to the rain.
Tension. Always tension. I want something that fits in between suburban technorasta-urbania, backwards cattle ranches, and the glaciers and moraines of the mountains. I have been thinking of too many things, too many directions, too many futures. Here are some pictures I took in my bedroom this afternoon. I want to be all of them.
I still haven't read it.
I remember visiting the temple of Dionysus, and taking a picture of an eroded marble column that had been swallowed by grass and neglect. That is an image I find eternally relevant. There is a feeling I have, sometimes, when I am reading a book or standing on a ledge, of watching all the old gods die. I love pillars. I love decay. Rather, I love permanence, but impermanence is beautiful and necessary. Immediacy is...unavoidable, and pleasurable in its own right. I have a kitschy golden skull candle, but I think it looks good on this pillar:
That pocketknife was my grandfather's. His parents were immigrants, and he ended up having to run the grocery store his father started to support his family. He ended up in the merchant marines in World War II, and he probably purchased this knife in the 1940's. The bird foot is a "lifecast" - the mold was taken from a catbird that no longer needed its foot.
Beauty exists with and without background data. Again, tension - meaning is inextricably linked to and eternally removed from context. Do I believe in singularity? Unequivocally. Do I believe in analogy? Wholeheartedly. I want to wear Demeulemeester fringe shirts with TOJ leathers and bargain-bin pants; I want to wear capes and shawls annd urban cowboy boots while watering the tomato plant on my porch. I want to be self consciously romantic; I want to make believe in flight pants and aviator jackets on the plains of the West. I want life to inspire. I want people to question. I want to look like I give a shit, because I do. I care about beauty. I care about art. I care about life.
I want random fashion thoughts to have more worth than what it's given. I wish there were more posts that weren't just ripples in the pond. We come here to post the random shit we think of, but rarely does it evolve for more than a response or two.
This is all stuff that's been posted before. But I'm feeling pretty good, and think it's worth bringing up again.

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(over 9000)
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edit: correct reference. Thanks hoozah
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don't be sad, synth. I'm a low effort / low content poster so it can be refreshing to have some SincerePosting around here
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This conversation has inspired me. I'm going to start a forum that claims to embrace all things high fashion but, in practice, accepts one aesthetic and one aesthetic only-- the luxury cowboy.

Members won't get acceptance until they buy their first $600 cowboy hat*, but if you're too poor to pay retail you can hop over to the classifieds section and find used versions floating around, most likely having touched at least four different heads over the course of many years.

Some members, enamored with this exciting new aesthetic, will go out and buy thousands of dollars of cowboy gear in a single day. But they still won't get acceptance, since they spent nary an hour out in the field watching cattle or whatever it is that luxury cowboys do. Because you have to deserve luxury cowboy gear. It has to be a part of you. The same reason pictures of A$AP Rocky donning $600 cowboy hats will be laughed at and shunned.

We will discuss for paragraphs and paragraphs the nature of being a luxury cowboy, from picking up cattle shit with our bare hands to the existential nightmare of having to wait for hours as cattle munch on grass.

Registration will start next month. Jump on this shit.

*Who even makes $600 cowboy hats?
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yes, online clothing retailer, i would like to view these 86 items in the form of "6 per page" rather than face the overwhelming sight of "all items." please continue to default to this, along with "pricing: highest to lowest"
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Originally Posted by tween_spirit View Post

don't be sad, synth. I'm a low effort / low content poster so it can be refreshing to have some SincerePosting around here

POST MORE ( fit pics ) smile.gif
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My margiela lows after a few months wear. It might seem dirty but there's little wear on the sole.

It's also only on the right side. Apparently my right foot is a little bigger

How to fix? I don't want to have to buy a new pair as everything else is excellent. Will margiela fix it even tho they don't have to?
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