I'm a relative noob to the SF world, and browsing the WAYWT thread, do these people REALLY wear all that crap every day? I know SF's got a reputation for espousing high end stuff left and right, but really, how liveable are most of those outfits? I'd bet most of the things people wear in there, they're afraid of even getting a crease in their shirt or shoes. To me, if you can't comfortably live in your wardrobe - meaning, you're not afraid to get things a bit scuffed up, lived in, a stain here or there (of course try to avoid and correct those within reason), or not sweat about if someone doesn't recognize your $800 shoes and $200 tie - then you're doing it wrong. Maybe it's just my youngblood (aka no monies) status, but the best collections I've seen in those kinds of threads are the ones that you could wear day-in and day-out without having to justify them or needing groupie-approval. That's not to say some luxury items are worthless, but there's just a general fascination and unfounded need by people my age that just has me scratching my head sometimes, not just here on SF.
I got a pair of AE McAllisters shortly after I discovered SF because I actually needed a new pair of nicer shoes to wear to a wedding and other soon-to-be-coming weddings and formals. I thought it was a good investment, and I can't see myself ever getting rid of these shoes for an upgrade unless there is some ultra-compelling reason. Heck, I should probably wear them more often, given they're the most expensive piece of clothing I've ever purchased for myself.
TL;DR - things people have already said before
Have you seen any lifestyle pics some of the dudes have posted there? I honestly have no idea what you're talking about, the majority of the great fits there you can easily link to awesome people with active lives, going out, not being afraid of ruining shit. Look at bows, aeglus, art, synth, regis, willy, drew, the list goes on and on and on.
At the same time not everyone is doing that shit. Sometimes it's just to work or class or whatever, so I guess the answer is yes, almost all the outfits posted in there are very 'liveable'.
WAYWT is exactly that: what you're wearing today.
Edited by g transistor - 12/6/12 at 2:08pm