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I don't really have the time to get into a big discussion right now, but it should be noted that the floor really has moved up over the past 10 years, and the ceiling has reached heights that were once reserved for the Kitons and Brunello Cucinellis of the world. Also, access to goods has kept pace with internet retailing. The difference between what you could get on the net in 2002 vs. what you could get in 2007 vs. what you can get at the end of 2012 is astronomical. I can get a sweater from a small store in Denmark delivered to my door in Moscow, ID, in 3 days. The shifts in the forum, good and bad, are just reflections of what has happened in the world.
post #67127 of 103476
Geeza laweeza I went away to class and came back to a reedo effigy burning!

I think I've been a bit misunderstand, and of course it's partly my fault for using oversimplified language and posting excessively. By comfort and convenience, I suppose I meant piecing together a wardrobe that I feel very content/comfortable in (and I guess it's also important that the clothes flatter me in at least some sense). I know I give off the impression of constant discontent with my purchases and an almost rabid desire to obtain the next big thing, and it's sort of a character flaw I've held on to as long as I can remember. In reality, I have a number of really great "core" pieces that I wear quite often, that have begun to take the shape of a sort of uniform (hint: it's pretty similar to my last WAYWT post).

My previous post was intended to elaborate that, and indicate I had finally found a sort of cohesive direction I was really really happy with. I came back to this thread to pitchforks and torches, so I guess I didn't express myself as eloquently as I'd hoped. Yes, it's true I desire certain pieces that I think will make my core collection "complete," but I thoroughly doubt I'm alone in this. Certainly, there will be days I'll want (or have) to stray from this uniform of sorts, but I've made room for that as well.

In summation, my last post was an attempt sort of define the direction I was heading (happily), and it got misinterpreted as a post containing a litany of discontents. Now that I've read and thought and responded, I think I'll have myself a beer and give in to some soft pillow-crying.
Edited by reedobandito - 11/12/12 at 9:13pm
post #67128 of 103476
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

I'm also torn about the price-entry specific threads. On one hand having a price floor really focuses conversation, while on the other hand its tacky. And shouldn't an items stylishness exist independent of its price tag?

Yes this is a tricky thing to entangle. An item's stylishness is a difficult thing to quantify since it's so contextually based. Do you look for star potential (Of which there may be some debatable correlation to cost)? I.e. a piece that is so badass that it impresses as a singular object in a vacuum?

Or do you look for a nice versatile piece that can add to a variety of strong fits without seeming like basic uniqlo filler? What if it doesn't have enough individual wow factor to justify an entry in the "baller sneakers" thread?

Maybe a new thread where people post pictures of a versatile piece that they treasure and some varied fits in which it excels? Shrug. Interesting thought exercise for me.

I think the sad reality of the internet, or probably society in general, is that the inclusion of more social ranking features like "like/commenting" drives the group into lock step group-think rather than serving as some of medium that lets people to greater express their own individuality.

Not some sort of person who actually studies this kind of crap, but I bet that stuff is related to the emerging "bullying" phenomenon we see elsewhere in society that's exacerbated by the net.... except on here people just naturally push the group into homogeneity through negative/positive reinforcement and it's been given a power up by newish system.
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Be sure to read Fuuma's post on pillowcase thread counts first though

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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

Yes this is a tricky thing to entangle. An item's stylishness is a difficult thing to quantify since it's so contextually based. Do you look for star potential (Of which there may be some debatable correlation to cost)? I.e. a piece that is so badass that it impresses as a singular object in a vacuum?

Or do you look for a nice versatile piece that can add to a variety of strong fits without seeming like basic uniqlo filler? What if it doesn't have enough individual wow factor to justify an entry in the "baller sneakers" thread?

Maybe a new thread where people post pictures of a versatile piece that they treasure and some varied fits in which it excels? Shrug. Interesting thought exercise for me.

I think the sad reality of the internet, or probably society in general, is that the inclusion of more social ranking features like "like/commenting" drives the group into lock step group-think rather than serving as some of medium that lets people to greater express their own individuality.

Putting the item's stylishness in the only context that actually matters - the owner and wearer himself?

Somewhere on the internet there is a thread with aspirations like this.
post #67131 of 103476
death to consumerism:

NO PURCHASES UNTIL 2013
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Originally Posted by smashwindow View Post

You think America has too many holidays, go to spain and italy.  In june - august everything in spain closes at 12:30 because it's "too hot to work"

 

Next year Argentina will have 17 holidays, and not including "bridge days". That´s when a holiday is on a tuesday or thursday, so they make monday or friday a holiday as well. That way people have a really long weekend and it promotes tourism in the country. This year we also had a bunch, but I don´t usually work fridays, so it doesn´t change much for me peepwall[1].gif

 

ps: didn´t realize the holidays talk was over 4 pages ago... I always post late at night so I end up amidst totally different discussions  eh.gif


Edited by Lionheart Biker - 11/12/12 at 9:43pm
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nm,.......
post #67134 of 103476
Teger, why do you write literally a whole page criticizing my initial post then when I respond earnestly and directly, you ignore it?

Unless you're working on an honest and emotionally open response as I type shog[1].gif
post #67135 of 103476
Probably because he's a postgraduate student with the ever-looming threat of a thesis that actually means something to submit.

(no hate me too)
post #67136 of 103476
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Teger, why do you write literally a whole page criticizing my initial post then when I respond earnestly and directly, you ignore it?
Unless you're working on an honest and emotionally open response as I type shog[1].gif

I didn't realize I had a responsibility to reply to you, but here goes...

My post wasn't based solely on your initial post. You typify a certain type of poster: you have a type of fashion insecurity. Every few weeks you very publicly celebrate a purchase you made that's the final step in finishing your wardrobe and the key to bringing you fashion happiness -- an Ervell buttondown, a ToJ rider, a pair of Alden unlined chukkas, some Wings + Horns slim jeans, Svennson sneakers, Margiela GATs, etc. etc. It goes on and on. This week it's the Bless hood coat or some black side zips. Two weeks ago it was the GATs. A month ago it was a Plokhov rider's jacket, a year ago it was a 3Sixteen duffle. It's also not a coincidence that each purchase is completely in sync with whatever is trending on SF at the time.

There is no end all, be all. You need to be happy with what you have.

hendrix: Hey, at least I have my research done! There's always next semester to do the writing...

Edit: Just to expand for reedo.. remember when you wanted to sell everything you owned and buying nothing but Isaora fashion tech? Or how about when you wanted to get into Rick?

Edit x2: stupid autocorrect.
post #67137 of 103476
oh me, oh me!! *raising hand*
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

oh me, oh me!! *raising hand*

You've been a lot better lately, and your problem is more so some weird obsessive compulsive thing than reedo's chasing the fashion rainbow.
post #67139 of 103476
finished research too, but don't have a whole extra semester to write up.

What are my problems? apart from the thesis?

edit: too personal
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

I didn't realize I had a responsibility to reply to you, but here goes...
My post wasn't based solely on your initial post. You typify a certain type of poster: you have a type of fashion insecurity. Every few weeks you very publicly celebrate a purchase you made that's the final step in finishing your wardrobe and the key to bringing you fashion happiness -- an Ervell buttondown, a ToJ rider, a pair of Alden unlined chukkas, some Wings + Horns slim jeans, Svennson sneakers, Margiela GATs, etc. etc. It goes on and on. This week it's the Bless hood coat or some black side zips. Two weeks ago it was the GATs. A month ago it was a Plokhov rider's jacket, a year ago it was a 3Sixteen duffle. It's also not a coincidence that each purchase is completely in sync with whatever is trending on SF at the time.
There is no end all, be all. You need to be happy with what you have.
hendrix: Hey, at least I have my research done! There's always next semester to do the writing...
Edit: Just to expand for reedo.. remember when you wanted to sell everything you owned and buying nothing but Isaora fashion tech? Or how about when you wanted to get into Rick?
Edit x2: stupid autocorrect.

Well obviously you have no obligation to respond to me, but when you post numerous lengthy paragraphs with me as your central or secondary focus under the guise of constructive discourse, so I find it strange when you leave it after the person you're attacking enters in to the discussion.

Funny enough, every piece you mentioned (minus the W+H jeans, way too small) I still own and consider to be sort of indispensable pieces which I'm quite fond of. Certainly, I've ridden the SF hype train shamelessly but for a fair reason: because this forum is often in touch with the best pieces/brands on the market, and it's a good gateway to discovering new pieces/styles, etc. As you've just demonstrated, much of what I've purchased that has aligned with SF tastes I've been quite content with.

Like I've said previously, I post in excess and often in a hyperbolic manner that no doubt gives of the impression of capriciousness (and of course, this has a grounding in reality). I'm really, honestly attempting to find a collection of clothes to be content with, and I truly feel as though that day isn't so far off.
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