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post #69661 of 102478
i like to wear my tiger fleece with suit pants and patent leather dress shoes. but the suit pants would be made of tiger fleece, so it's the same material so it would be cool...or maybe no shoes at all
post #69662 of 102478
Looks like Parker quit

...or maybe he fell into that wormhole that stole ManOfKent for five months, then returned him.
post #69663 of 102478
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I've been thinking a bit lately about how when we critique outfits online, we rarely consider the inherently modular nature of clothing. I'll use myself as an example, and please note I am not trying to be defensive or discredit criticism.
On my most recent outfit, the majority of the feedback was positive, but a lot of the comments I got were things like:
  • taper pants
  • looser shirt/drapier
  • non-print shirt
Thing is, I do have items to fit all of these pre-requisites. But if I follow them, I'll only have one outfit to wear with my new $900 coat. Of course, it's fine to have a preference and an ideal for the "perfect styling" which cannot realistically be achieved every day – and the comments listed above are fine – but I think we should step back some times and consider that things can be different but equal. We can't wear the same thing every day.

I think the issue isn't really the way that we critique outfits, but rather a matter of our own personal style coming off in our critiques. Like my own critique of your fit, I would much prefer a white shirt or something that isn't a tee. That's not me saying a tee doesn't work, nor am I saying that you should change the fit, but what I would prefer to see with that particular style.

I think I understand what you're trying to say, but to me these types of comments are quite helpful in the sense that you have a very wide variety of peoples' styles coming together, and sometimes something might come out that you haven't really thought of. And if you start to look at it this way, in the sense that people aren't trying to tell you black/white style rules but rather as "Hey this can work too", I think you really actually do start considering how modular clothing is. It's kind of like saying what you did is good, but you can also do it this way or that way, essentially expanding how you can wear the $900 coat.

Of course, in general, this really only applies to those who have pretty well cemented their own looks, such as yourself.
post #69664 of 102478
I have no idea wtf brad is getting at.

In other news I've always thought tiger fleeces were terrible, jet right again you guys should listen to me.

It's cold as fuck in socal, high 40s where's my goddam inverallan and chunky knits at.
post #69665 of 102478
Sitting in their packaging. lol8[1].gif
post #69666 of 102478
A LARGE SNS Herning fisherman crew neck is too tight around the biceps/shoulders for me. I'm a fatass ugh. Throwing all my clothes out and embracing a nudist lifestyle.
post #69667 of 102478
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Sitting in their packaging. lol8[1].gif

ah yes! along with my ploier cardigan lol8[1].gif

ps just wanna say joseph from suspension point is awesome, probably my favorite guy to deal with and the best service of any shop I deal with (besides sw of course but I don't buy much from ryan these days), if you guys aren't copping from him you should be

support him, got my petrov colorblock and lins shirt coming this week
post #69668 of 102478
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I have no idea wtf brad is getting at.
In other news I've always thought tiger fleeces were terrible, jet right again you guys should listen to me.
It's cold as fuck in socal, high 40s where's my goddam inverallan and chunky knits at.

Serious f this weather, trying to head out to Dim Mak and gonna have to drive as it's too cold to walk
post #69669 of 102478
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

Blah computer ate my post.
mikey - I think I agree with your first point, but i'm not sure what to do about it, no biggie. as for the 2nd part, I think that a "style identity" is relatively hard to show on here without big-name purchases. you don't get too many comments on cheaper outfits, and everyone (rightly, imo) recommends saving for bigger pieces as opposed to buying cheaper versions. And groupthink runs wayyyy more rampant than gats + TOJ. Like a rick leather would get equal or more thumbs than a TOJ, basically everytime, if every other variable were constant. But since gats/TOJ are more attainable and affordable, you see way more, so you feel as though those items are more groupthought (?). Really, SF's fav brands like rick, yohji, schneider, guidi...these get just as much attention and adoration, but just not as many customers.
apk - lol. SO WARM AND COMFY THO.
milano - you're talkin bout brad's point, right? yeah, i get that and kinda agree, but what's left to discuss then? just the inherent nature of a forum imo. but yeah, we could redirect our commenting focus as a forum whole, i suppose.

I'd disagree with the bold portion. Cheap / mostly cheap outfits can get plenty of comments and thumbs, they'll only be ignored if they're cheap and boring.

Also, so so tired of all the "hype" talk. A bunch of people on the forum own the same particular piece. Who. Fucking. Cares. Either you like an item or you don't
post #69670 of 102478
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Blah computer ate my post.
I think that a "style identity" is relatively hard to show on here without big-name purchases. you don't get too many comments on cheaper outfits, and everyone (rightly, imo) recommends saving for bigger pieces as opposed to buying cheaper versions. And groupthink runs wayyyy more rampant than gats + TOJ. Like a rick leather would get equal or more thumbs than a TOJ, basically everytime, if every other variable were constant. But since gats/TOJ are more attainable and affordable, you see way more, so you feel as though those items are more groupthought (?). Really, SF's fav brands like rick, yohji, schneider, guidi...these get just as much attention and adoration, but just not as many customers.

I'd disagree with you. Yes baller purchases that fit one right and aren't styled in terrible contexts may be a fast track to SF adulation which apparently results in a "style identity", but there are plenty of guys that kill it without such crutches.

mellowfellow, my personal favorite fit poster, consistently kills it and he does it without rick/yohji/schneider/guidi. I think Ervell is almost as baller/SF-approved as he gets (Besides that boo jacket he has), and imo Ervell's status on this forum is at least partly driven by the quality of his fits.

Who would disagree that mellowfellow has a refined and consistent style? Or I guess "style identity."
post #69671 of 102478
Should I send my boots back to vass to change the stitching to white or should I sell and order the same shit that way? Going to see how much it costs, really want to wear that shit as they are my only commando boots.
post #69672 of 102478
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Originally Posted by Meis View Post

I'd disagree with the bold portion. Cheap / mostly cheap outfits can get plenty of comments and thumbs, they'll only be ignored if they're cheap and boring.
Also, so so tired of all the "hype" talk. A bunch of people on the forum own the same particular piece. Who. Fucking. Cares. Either you like an item or you don't
Can you name any specific examples? Not trolling, but genuinely asking. I can't think of too many current posters who get a lot of thumbs/comments without wearing at least mid-level brands.

I don't think your 2nd point is directed towards me.
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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

I'd disagree with you. Yes baller purchases that fit one right and aren't styled in terrible contexts may be a fast track to SF adulation which apparently results in a "style identity", but there are plenty of guys that kill it without such crutches.
mellowfellow, my personal favorite fit poster, consistently kills it and he does it without rick/yohji/schneider/guidi. I think Ervell is almost as baller/SF-approved as he gets (Besides that boo jacket he has), and imo Ervell's status on this forum is at least partly driven by the quality of his fits.
Who would disagree that mellowfellow has a refined and consistent style? Or I guess "style identity."
Mellow was actually mentioned in my eaten post. I'm (pretty clearly imo) not saying ppl have to wear just rick/yohji/schneider/guidi to get thumbs. I'm essentially saying it's difficult to get lots of comments and thumbs w/o spending money. I feel like every great mellow fit has a standout ervell sweater, or BOO outerwear, and CPs. That ish isn't cheap for non-SF-conditioned. I'm also saying that groupthink doesn't just apply to gats/CPs/TOJ.
post #69673 of 102478
A lot of the newbies in the WAYWT get overlooked if their outfit isn't objectively bad because their photos aren't usually very good and/or the outfit is just bland.
post #69674 of 102478
Yea but blandness has so much correlation to the $$ spent...there just aren't that many interesting clothing options for those who are just getting started, esp when you're taking quality into account. I know Club Monaco comes to mind w/ some of Milano's stuff in the past, and the occasional Gap star shirt, but not too much else. Hence why ppl are saving up for standout pieces, and why they (myself included) feel compelled to save their WAYWT fits for those "spectacular" fits.

Anyways that's all I got.
post #69675 of 102478
gonna have to agree with bsport, that's why we spend the dollaz, the plebe shit just don't cut it design/cut wise

can we get back to me now?
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