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post #75781 of 109053
Speaking of DD, I had one of those moments yesterday that channeled the What Are You Really Wearing thread where I realized Silent has become one of my preferred brands. It's come a long way from offering the standard lame basics you expect from most diffusion lines, and while retail on a lot of the stuff is a little rich for my blood, even most of the more interesting pieces seem to make it to sales time in most sizes. There are certainly other brands that offer stuff that interests me more visually, but when it comes to stuff I like AND works with my proportions, Silent is one of my go-tos.

Not RFT: I'm typing this with Everyday Italian on in the background. The food always looks so good, but I find it tough not to get distracted by Gia.
post #75782 of 109053
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

Yeah I didn't get it at all.  It was exactly the kind of people from school that I never wanted to encounter again.  But I guess it makes sense that type would want to stick together and in turn enjoy that.

It ended up being a ton of fun because the weather was beautiful and I met some waitress (lol) and ended up partying all night with her and her townie-type friends (double lol) and then at like 5am had..er.. difficulty with something (triple lol) then realized I had a day full of interviews and tests (?) starting in a few hours.

I'm surprised they didn't send me right back that morning.  I had to smell so bad.  Still got an offer but it was for like 15k less than the position I was actually interviewing for haha

lol, i've got a friend who works there and fits that stereotype well.
post #75783 of 109053
the only silent I've tried were those fw12 drop crotch sweats from Forward. they looked good with literally nothing else in my closet, so back they went angry.gif. But it is pretty sweet that silent has gone from a basics brand to a more complete aesthetc, etc
post #75784 of 109053
I like Silent for the most part, but it's hit and miss for me. I like the shorts and tanks, but the tees and pants don't ever work for me. I think there was one kind of tshirt I liked but can't remember the name. The sneakers can be good, but recently I haven't liked them (though I think the fall version could be cool). I basically use it as loungewear and love the tanks for layering, but sometimes it's too grungy for me. What I have I like a lot though.
post #75785 of 109053
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the only silent I've tried were those fw12 drop crotch sweats from Forward. they looked good with literally nothing else in my closet, so back they went angry.gif. But it is pretty sweet that silent has gone from a basics brand to a more complete aesthetc, etc

Silent's trousers are really the only items that seem to consistently work with a limited scope of looks. The tees, sweaters, etc. all have some unique details, but in a subtle way where they don't clash with much.

I don't think much of their tees at retail, but the last few seasons have worked in more interesting pieces that, as you said, form a more complete aesthetic. There's that long cardigan that both toasty and I have, those thick gradient cardigans from last fall, and some other chunky knits with small touches such as wide necks that can all work to pull together a cohesive, distinct look when paired with the more basic items. I dig it.
post #75786 of 109053
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I like Silent for the most part, but it's hit and miss for me. I like the shorts and tanks, but the tees and pants don't ever work for me. I think there was one kind of tshirt I liked but can't remember the name. The sneakers can be good, but recently I haven't liked them (though I think the fall version could be cool). I basically use it as loungewear and love the tanks for layering, but sometimes it's too grungy for me. What I have I like a lot though.

I owned a pair of pants from last S/S and wound up selling, mostly because the color was just really tough to match with much. Didn't care much for the small pockets relative to how generous the cut was in the thighs. Those cotton paneled trousers from S/S 13 look great, but at $400, are probably not that accessible to me at the moment.

I think from a visual standpoint, the footwear is the only thing that hasn't improved with the rest of the collections. Seems like the best footwear was from the first couple of collections, and has been underwhelming in subsequent collections that have otherwise been far more interesting than older seasons.
post #75787 of 109053
I'm going to set up a lawn chair outside my place tomorrow waiting for my mail.

5 zip scheduled to arrive
post #75788 of 109053
I haven't really checked out much of the knitwear up close. Guessing you like it generally, I mean the fabric and fit and all that?
post #75789 of 109053
I'd need to completely change my wardrobe (and live somewhere more urban) to wear Silent but I like the aesthetic. It feels more like a different focus to mainline DD than a real diffusion line. Still can't belive this coat is sitting in coggles sale: http://www.coggles.com/item/Silent-Damir-Doma/Candi-Ashes-Coat/BFXG if it had been XL rather than L I'd have tried to build a basic outfit round it, even if it isn't somI'd wear day to day.
post #75790 of 109053
MoK, can I just say that it's really cool that you know what your personal style is, but that you still look at and appreciate other things? fistbump.gif
post #75791 of 109053
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I haven't really checked out much of the knitwear up close. Guessing you like it generally, I mean the fabric and fit and all that?

Only knitwear I own from Silent is this one. I'm far from an expert on knits, but it's a substantial top, yet not unbearably so. The fabric is a little itchy when I first put it on, but I'm kind of a baby about that stuff and I seem to cease noticing it pretty quickly. I don't know if I would have paid retail for it, just because I don't wear sweaters that often, but I don't have any regrets over snatching it up at the price I got it for. I got it in a large and the fit feels zeroed in to how I like such tops: not snug, but not too over-sized, either. I was mostly pleased with how the arms fit, since the sleeves on a lot of Silent stuff - namely the tees - are... weird.
post #75792 of 109053
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

MoK, can I just say that it's really cool that you know what your personal style is, but that you still look at and appreciate other things? fistbump.gif

There's plenty of stuff I look at but struggle to appreciate too biggrin.gif
post #75793 of 109053
The gradient stuff from last F/W was really cool, still stocking my local store to wait till they drop the scarves to a reasonable price
post #75794 of 109053

Last night in a pretty crowded bar I saw what I thought was a really nice Schneider cardigan so, kinda buzzed, i reached out and copped a feel and it was scratchy and stiff and horrible and definitely Zara or H&M or something...

 

But, point is, I felt up another dude's sweater in a bar, guys uhoh.gif

post #75795 of 109053
Want to post a fit pic of a dior homme suit I have from AW2005, but too scared in case I get negative comments about the fit and it puts me off wearing it ever again. It was about half a size too big, so I took it to a tailor, who I think got it spot on. I guess if I'm confident about it, I shouldn't worry about the thoughts of others so much.

Kind of think it looks best with a t-shirt and a pair of side-zips, in the rock 'n' roll spirit of the collection. What do you guys think? Is that 'allowed'?





The fabric on this thing is amazing.
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