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post #61831 of 109053
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Originally Posted by istasi View Post

I ordered an item from Aloha Rag's sale. They just sent me an email saying that the item is in their NYC store, so they're going to ship it to their Honolulu store and then ship it to me. I'm in PA. ...wut

It's for tax purposes since their main place is in Hawaii. I'm not exactly sure of the details but that's what they told me when I inquired about it a few years back.
post #61832 of 109053
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Originally Posted by istasi View Post

I ordered an item from Aloha Rag's sale. They just sent me an email saying that the item is in their NYC store, so they're going to ship it to their Honolulu store and then ship it to me. I'm in PA. ...wut

If it's any consolation, they usually include in the package a photo album of the garment posing in front of all the famous landmarks it visited along the way.
post #61833 of 109053
This is going to stir shit up, but the Cole Haan Chukkas (at least the ones I've been seeing) on the Lunar Glide sole, are not terrible looking. They are sort of the American equivalent of brands like BePositive - so, a little less street, and also a little less minimal than say, Butteros and Common Projects, but with that chukka/sneaker hybrid feel.
post #61834 of 109053
i still like those lunar glide X cole haan shoes.
user evilgeniusdan posted a great waywt a few weeks ago
post #61835 of 109053
I wish i knew about Be positive earlier. I wouldn't have had to track down those janowski's to achieve a similar look.
post #61836 of 109053
Damir Doma footwear

post #61837 of 109053
Eh
post #61838 of 109053
Curious how you guys dress up everyday and put together a great outfit.

Do you think it is really the wardrobe as in being well-rounded and accumulating many great clothing over the years. So, when you wake up in the morning its just a matter of "blindly" pulling a top, bottom, and footwear choice that will all automatically work coherently together?

Or do you take the time to open your wardrobe door and look at the different clothes you have then arrange the outfit in your head before pulling out the top, bottom, and footwear.

For me I feel like I fall under the former (it is all relative: do you think you have a great selection? do you like what you have?) But what happens is that I still question myself after walking out the house. "I have another pair of trousers, why did I pull these ones?"

I feel like the ease and not having to think about it is more in line with the first way of thinking rather than the latter. The more clothes you accumulate overtime the more ease you have in assembling something quickly without thinking afterwards "What the hell was I thinking wearing 'X' with 'Y'?"

Of course it probably becomes a learned behavior with the many years of shopping that 1) You have fine tuned your taste and know what works and 2) Your years of experience is weighted more than the actual amount of clothing

So, in the end it is really the person who wears the clothes rather than the clothes wearing the person. Which then brings me to my next point of being lazy vs. caring too much. When do you realize and get to the point where you do not over think?

It sort of relates to Synthese and his always eloquent and poetic posts where I find a relation to how he dresses. The dude cares but does not over think or analyze. It is quite apparent in his writing as well as "WAYWT" posts.
post #61839 of 109053
^^^

unnecessary cinchback
unnecessary cinchback
unnecessary cinchback
unnecessary cinchback
post #61840 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

stuff
It'll get easier when you have a more unwavering mental image of "how you want to look." Then you'll tend to dress toward that identity almost semi-consciously. Since it sounds like you're still developing that image, getting dressed/ choosing clothes will prob take more effort.

It also helps to have a few favorite pieces you just can't help but wear. Those pieces tend to lay the ground work for everything else, again semi-consciously. As a bunch of your pieces have been acquired somewhat recently, those "favorites" will also take time to accumulate. Etc.
post #61841 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

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Curious how you guys dress up everyday and put together a great outfit.
Do you think it is really the wardrobe as in being well-rounded and accumulating many great clothing over the years. So, when you wake up in the morning its just a matter of "blindly" pulling a top, bottom, and footwear choice that will all automatically work coherently together?
Or do you take the time to open your wardrobe door and look at the different clothes you have then arrange the outfit in your head before pulling out the top, bottom, and footwear.
For me I feel like I fall under the former (it is all relative: do you think you have a great selection? do you like what you have?) But what happens is that I still question myself after walking out the house. "I have another pair of trousers, why did I pull these ones?"
I feel like the ease and not having to think about it is more in line with the first way of thinking rather than the latter. The more clothes you accumulate overtime the more ease you have in assembling something quickly without thinking afterwards "What the hell was I thinking wearing 'X' with 'Y'?"
Of course it probably becomes a learned behavior with the many years of shopping that 1) You have fine tuned your taste and know what works and 2) Your years of experience is weighted more than the actual amount of clothing
So, in the end it is really the person who wears the clothes rather than the clothes wearing the person. Which then brings me to my next point of being lazy vs. caring too much. When do you realize and get to the point where you do not over think?
It sort of relates to Synthese and his always eloquent and poetic posts where I find a relation to how he dresses. The dude cares but does not over think or analyze. It is quite apparent in his writing as well as "WAYWT" posts
.

I tend to have a number of outfits which I come back to over and over again once I realize they work. Buying a new piece generally helps add 2 or 3 new outfits to my "arsenal," and at this point in my wardrobe creation process, it's not worth purchasing an item if I can't automatically think of 3 or 4 different fits with it. Furthermore, by browsing sf/sufu/tumblr, I tend to get inspiration for how to combine some stuff I own into a new outfit. Sometimes it works and it gets added to my mental arsenal. Sometimes it doesn't and it doesn't get repeated.

Sometimes, when I'm hungover or in a rush or whatever, I grab shit off my floor and walk out the door. This is generally my n&f x bj jeans, a hanes t-shirt, and jack purcells with my sns cardi over it in the winter. I think that your ability to pick random stuff and make a good fit increases exponentially when your wardrobe consists of all "sf approved" pieces.
post #61842 of 109053
hah, Shah, you're obsessed with Damir wearing Nikes. I like those shoes. I don't care that the cinchback is "unnecessary." A lot of design elements are unnecessary. Raf stuff with straps and velcro patches and stuff like that comes to mind. In fact, these remind me a lot of Dries shoes. Not at all what I expect from Damir typically, though it seems his style is shifting.
post #61843 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Curious how you guys dress up everyday and put together a great outfit.
Do you think it is really the wardrobe as in being well-rounded and accumulating many great clothing over the years. So, when you wake up in the morning its just a matter of "blindly" pulling a top, bottom, and footwear choice that will all automatically work coherently together?
Or do you take the time to open your wardrobe door and look at the different clothes you have then arrange the outfit in your head before pulling out the top, bottom, and footwear.
For me I feel like I fall under the former (it is all relative: do you think you have a great selection? do you like what you have?) But what happens is that I still question myself after walking out the house. "I have another pair of trousers, why did I pull these ones?"
I feel like the ease and not having to think about it is more in line with the first way of thinking rather than the latter. The more clothes you accumulate overtime the more ease you have in assembling something quickly without thinking afterwards "What the hell was I thinking wearing 'X' with 'Y'?"
Of course it probably becomes a learned behavior with the many years of shopping that 1) You have fine tuned your taste and know what works and 2) Your years of experience is weighted more than the actual amount of clothing
So, in the end it is really the person who wears the clothes rather than the clothes wearing the person. Which then brings me to my next point of being lazy vs. caring too much. When do you realize and get to the point where you do not over think?
It sort of relates to Synthese and his always eloquent and poetic posts where I find a relation to how he dresses. The dude cares but does not over think or analyze. It is quite apparent in his writing as well as "WAYWT" posts.

It takes a while to get to that point, if i remember correctly, a year or more ago, there was alot more cognitive dissonance in sythese's writing about what he wears. I seem to remember a particular time when he couldn't decide what direction he wanted to go, some days he wanted to dress head to toe rick, and other days all americana. (i hope i'm remembering this right)

personally i dont have many standout risky pieces in my wardrobe, so for the most part, everything goes with everything else. which is nice, because it doesn't require much thought or effort to put something coherant together. I'll step my game up one day though.
post #61844 of 109053
^It seems that everyone is slowly transitioning to some form of tailored clothing including footwear, which i do not mind at all. but the strap on that shoe is bothersome.
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

It'll get easier when you have a more unwavering mental image of "how you want to look." Then you'll tend to dress toward that identity almost semi-consciously. Since it sounds like you're still developing that image, getting dressed/ choosing clothes will prob take more effort.
It also helps to have a few favorite pieces you just can't help but wear. Those pieces tend to lay the ground work for everything else, again semi-consciously. As a bunch of your pieces have been acquired somewhat recently, those "favorites" will also take time to accumulate. Etc.

Good point, I need to stick this out some more. Question though about personality: Some women are known to be very picky with their relationship as in they will get bored with 'Guy 1' and move onto 'Guy 2'. How does that same train of thought relate to "...unwavering mental image of "how you want to look.""? Do people here get bored quickly and thus accumulate a large wardrobe consisting of many things. I feel there are a few that do not settle and thus always shop based on hype or just the under the behavior of buying something new from season to season.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

I tend to have a number of outfits which I come back to over and over again once I realize they work. Buying a new piece generally helps add 2 or 3 new outfits to my "arsenal," and at this point in my wardrobe creation process, it's not worth purchasing an item if I can't automatically think of 3 or 4 different fits with it. Furthermore, by browsing sf/sufu/tumblr, I tend to get inspiration for how to combine some stuff I own into a new outfit. Sometimes it works and it gets added to my mental arsenal. Sometimes it doesn't and it doesn't get repeated.
Sometimes, when I'm hungover or in a rush or whatever, I grab shit off my floor and walk out the door. This is generally my n&f x bj jeans, a hanes t-shirt, and jack purcells with my sns cardi over it in the winter. I think that your ability to pick random stuff and make a good fit increases exponentially when your wardrobe consists of all "sf approved" pieces.

Just the last part bothers me. Your first point of drawing influences from the inter-web you should then be able to shop for certain images and clothing that will illustrate the details rather than relying solely on "XYZ Approved" brands regarded by 'XYZ,' Inc. etc. The whole idea of wearing "SF Approved" brands is what I find lazy.
post #61845 of 109053
thats why i put sf approved in quotes, as I was using it in a tongue in cheek manner and a more accurate description would be something that is aligned with your personal style preferences. there are a number of pieces in my wardrobe which I do not like, however I don't have the funds to replace them so I "put up with them" for now.
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