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post #67096 of 99139
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post


This is a good point and I agree, but I was more responding to the "comfort" part of the argument:

"It'd make it a lot easier to get dressed in the morning, and I think it'd finally get me feeling really comfortable in my clothes"

Getting dressed in the morning is pretty much knowing which parts of your wardrobe mesh together. Most of us have specific elements that make up outfits and wouldn't work with certain other pieces. When you understand how each item works - through learned intuition or trial and error - you become comfortable in your clothes.

wire.artist aka yoda of yohji doesn't even look in mirror just picks the ensemble and heads out the door

i will one day achieve that level of zen

post #67097 of 99139
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Originally Posted by habitant View Post

I was chatting with simon at inventory the other day and he told me he basically wears the same shit all the time.. the jeans he was wearing were 14 year old LVC 47's..
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Why is it okay to wear all black, but all navy is weird?

i actually really enjoy those types of people. basically shoes that they've found what they like and stick to that. whether it be drew's 5zip/apc/mmm (actually not sure what shoes drew wears) uniform or someone who wears EG/lvc/trickers or something like that. that, to me, is cool as hell.

i'm in a very similar position to reedo and have been searching a lot (too much) over the past few days for some more outerwear pieces (this started about 8 hours after i vowed to quit styleforum/sufu shog[1].gif) and i'm finding i'm consistently drawn to workwear brands. i know workwear is generally frowned upon on sf, and the prospect of the urban lumberjack is falling "out of fashion" or whatever, but i just enjoy it more. i honestly think it's because i kind of long for the outdoorsy type life i lived as a kid in rural new england while i'm stuck in doors reading science books.

@reedo you have your toj, why not imitate drew's uniform for a little bit? toj/jawnz/your moma boots. you have all the pieces and it looks good, is hard wearing, and is easy as fuck.
post #67098 of 99139
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So close... to nirvana... just.... need... cigarette
post #67099 of 99139
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

i actually really enjoy those types of people. basically shoes that they've found what they like and stick to that. whether it be drew's 5zip/apc/mmm (actually not sure what shoes drew wears) uniform or someone who wears EG/lvc/trickers or something like that. that, to me, is cool as hell.
i'm in a very similar position to reedo and have been searching a lot (too much) over the past few days for some more outerwear pieces (this started about 8 hours after i vowed to quit styleforum/sufu shog[1].gif) and i'm finding i'm consistently drawn to workwear brands. i know workwear is generally frowned upon on sf, and the prospect of the urban lumberjack is falling "out of fashion" or whatever, but i just enjoy it more. i honestly think it's because i kind of long for the outdoorsy type life i lived as a kid in rural new england while i'm stuck in doors reading science books.
@reedo you have your toj, why not imitate drew's uniform for a little bit? toj/jawnz/your moma boots. you have all the pieces and it looks good, is hard wearing, and is easy as fuck.

Me too, kind of in between EG and Techwear like SISP and Veilance..
post #67100 of 99139
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Me too, kind of in between EG and Techwear like SISP and Veilance..

ideally i'd like to fall between eg and like soloist/nonnative/visvim type of stuff. need #datcheddar doe.
post #67101 of 99139
Workwear isn't "frowned upon", it's just not the ne plus ultra of aesthetic choice right now. There's lots of people who still dress very workwear-esque - and even someone like mellow incorporates a lot of workwear elements into his look.

Having a "uniform" isn't about being able to dress quickly and easily, because, let's be honest, getting dressed isn't hard. It's much more about being content with the clothes you own and wearing the same few outfits every day, and that's a lot harder than simply owning a small number of pieces that go together and fit well.

Clothing is a form of expression, and while the act of wearing a simplistic, repetitive uniform sends a message in and of itself, it's much easier to be happy with how you're expressing yourself if you have lots of options.

What I find annoying about someone like reedo is that he doesn't even know what he likes because he's incapable of standing still for more than a minute and simply wearing the pieces he has. I sell and buy a lot of clothes, but I have a core wardrobe that, while evolving aesthetically, has remained very consistent over the last few years, and has allowed my style to slowly develop into something I'm happy with.

For too many people clothing is all about hype and group acceptance in the context of styleforum. Where's the originality? And by originality I don't mean owning lots of rare brands, I mean actually wearing your clothes and owning your style. That's the difference between mikey and reedo: one is slowly expanding his wardrobe (the good approach), while the other is caught up in this endless hyped kop cycle, always hoping that the next purchase will finally be the one that makes him happy with his wardrobe, chasing a nirvana that is always elusive.

Dressing well, and having a nice wardrobe, isn't about having that one amazing item that ties everything together. It's more than the sum of it's parts, and that's why there's a reason that among two people wearing an identical outfit, one looks comfortable and one looks like a fashion victim.
post #67102 of 99139
I know people like to dismiss what I'm say because I'm oh-so-negative, but I think this site has a real problem as of late where, instead of people offering informed criticism about what people are wearing, the majority of comments are either appreciation for a particular piece, or suggesting that if the poster only-buys-that-pair-of-CPs-then-it-will-all-be-great! Maybe it's because of the like system. It encourages too much meta-posting, and too much trolling for compliments lookbook-style. It's also a terrible metric by which to judge if someone looks good or not.

People also need to bear in mind that how someone appears in a picture online is not how someone looks in real life. Some of the most stylish people I've met look terrible in pictures, and some of the most fashion victim looking tragedy cases have been people who have hundreds of likes.
post #67103 of 99139
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Why is it okay to wear all black, but all navy is weird?

I'll wear a navy over navy quite a bit. It does seem a little weird, but probably only because it's much less common than all black. I like that navy is still a really strong color but not as severe as black. For some reason, I only really like to do black when it's overcast and foggy out. Or at night.

Last year I culled my wardrobe down to gray, navy, black and white. with a little tan and beige mixed in for summer. It's pretty easy to mix and match, esp. with a white shirt as a ground. I have some knits in colors and those are kinda easy to pop in and out... except I don't like to combine brighter colors with black.
post #67104 of 99139
I find myself comfortable with my uniform nowadays. Oxford + chinos/denim + SNS knit / TOJ / WWM peacoat / mountain parka. Would like to buy some EG and Beams+ pieces, but same aesthetic. Junya always catches my eye, but never sure I could wear it properly, although I do regret selling off the fair isle.

Looking forward, I feel like the MDR on the way will be a different animal. Also looking to try Ervell, but not sure that is too far away from the current uniform.
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how do i nominate teger's last two posts to win a prize or whatever it is

post #67106 of 99139
yo who's got the cactus/indoor plant/succulents game on lock down? need to start collecting something besides clothes. shog[1].giffoo.gif
post #67107 of 99139
teger, great posts, and i totally agree.

not @ reedo (i swear buddy), but i know some people who are very influenced by hype cycles in their wardrobes and it's annoying/sad to see them blow loads of cash knowing they're going to sell it all in a few years. dudes who went from wearing engineering boots and raw denim 4 years ago to wearing CPs and artetyx veilance jackets. i know i really don't dress well right now, but I like to think that i at least have a decent appreciation of what i like.
post #67108 of 99139
Not always immune to SF hype either, seriously thought about kopping a Schneider Alpaca from B&S, but thought about it and realized how silly that would be
post #67109 of 99139

ignoring sf groupthink and sticking with the set of designers I enjoy and just experimenting with clothes on my own was far more succesful. reedo if you're going to develop a uniform, just let it happen, don't go out and assemble it; it's real life, not the army.

post #67110 of 99139
I don't really think the likes system has eroded discussion in this thread much; not compared to the last couple of years, anyway. I'd rather someone thumbs up a picture than waste a post with something like, "Dope fit." My only gripe with the likes system is that the ability to make comments can lead to too much discussion within discussion, to say nothing of how those on mobile devices can't even see these comments.
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