or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random fashion thoughts - Page 5098

post #76456 of 94461
That Buzz Bissinger article is horrifying. I don't think I'll buy clothing ever again
post #76457 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by dotcomzzz View Post

Sure stevent, horse butt is amazing. And in all fairness to Alden they make (some) nice stuff.

But there’s just something unsettling about the place. The thread. I don’t know how to put it, it’s almost pervy. For some reason I imagine most regulars being stodgy types who work in finance. Employment at an investment firm or bank feels prerequisite to really be like a true member of the Alden Thread. One, the income it demands, but I’m pretty sure most of the wyw shots come from the MC side, men taking a break to post a flashed out image of a longwing or nst and always working the maximal amount of argyle into the frame. I would not be surprised if most of their socks were attached to garters. Don’t ask me why I just find that repellent. One guy always puts his shoes up against a mirror in the shot. I have no idea if this is the uncle guy, but it’s completely excessive and not unlike somebody whose life’s nexus is their shoe collection. I’m pretty sure the mirror is not full length and he just tucks it away in a drawer somewhere when he’s done.

And then there’s the uncle thing. Obviously you really work your way into the inner circles of the thread via veneration of McArthur or whoever’s Alden collection. He seems to hold something of a total cordovan eclipse over any dissenting voice about QC or inflated price points. Nobody acknowledges the QC issues because it harshes the mellow in the place. Sand in the vaseline sort of thing. You can continue the metaphor from there. But what else could you expect; this is their hobby. Mention ‘ravello’ and everyone gets extremely excited.

Could just be me, but you gotta expect the guys on the thread, the ones holding up the nephew part of that uncle correspondence, you got to imagine they don’t get too much attention from girls. Could just be me tho.

What I can’t figure out is if these guys are like this because of Alden, or if say people crazy about AE are the same. Is there some kind of intrinsic aesthetic to Alden, some kind of white collar New England thing I’m missing that strikes a chord with these guys and brings out this weird fascination with the brand.

You care way too much about this topic

You win
post #76458 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

anyone else kind of put off by all the fucking kids with guns in that video? he's like A$AP KONY

Guns in a rap video? Oh no, my virgin eyes!
post #76459 of 94461
Got my luggage back to me. Had way more shit in there that I cared about than I had originally thought. But really, I'm just happy to have my sonicare back.
post #76460 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nil View Post

Guns in a rap video? Oh no, my virgin eyes!

idk glorifying little kids in 3rd world slums with guns and drugs is kinda fucked.
post #76461 of 94461
Just got contacts, what the fuck.I thought this would be more fun. It took me awhile to get them in and out, and its weird getting used to the sensation of them in. The script is a little stronger so that might be messing with my head.

what are some tips/tricks to get them in and out?
post #76462 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Just got contacts, what the fuck.I thought this would be more fun. It took me awhile to get them in and out, and its weird getting used to the sensation of them in. The script is a little stronger so that might be messing with my head.

what are some tips/tricks to get them in and out?

 

I use two fingers. Get them a little wet first. Then put the curved end between your fingers. Hold the skin open with your other hand and come in with your two fingers from the bottom, away from the center. Then just slide it in and pull your fingers out. Repeat as necessary. 

 

e: You'll get used to the sensation in time. 

post #76463 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

That Buzz Bissinger article is horrifying. I don't think I'll buy clothing ever again

His notoriety is getting this plastered all over the 'net today. What bothers me about it even more than the outline of Buzz's Balls in that one picture, is that this glorifies the cliche misconceptions about people who are into clothing. We all probably spend more money on clothes than the average person, but Bissinger's methods embody the clothing enthusiast who is more about peacocking around in their tacky clothes that costs thousands and thousands based in great part by name recognition.
post #76464 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I use two fingers. Get them a little wet first. Then put the curved end between your fingers. Hold the skin open with your other hand and come in with your two fingers from the bottom, away from the center. Then just slide it in and pull your fingers out. Repeat as necessary. 

e: You'll get used to the sensation in time. 

i'm so hard
post #76465 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I use two fingers. Get them a little wet first. Then put the curved end between your fingers. Hold the skin open with your other hand and come in with your two fingers from the bottom, away from the center. Then just slide it in and pull your fingers out. Repeat as necessary. 

e: You'll get used to the sensation in time. 

Well then.

But yeah, pretty much the move i've been trying to execute.
post #76466 of 94461
Bows it resembles a white version (but not exactly the same) of that Balenciaga jacket that's out for this season.

Also, all the guns are censored in that crappy video to that crappy song. Jeezy's "r.i.p." video has the words "to the head" censored.
post #76467 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

idk glorifying little kids in 3rd world slums with guns and drugs is kinda fucked.

Much of his music glorifies guns and drugs. I can't see why you'd be surprised by this.
post #76468 of 94461
it's a bit different when the person with a gun is like 8 years old.
post #76469 of 94461
Quote:
Originally Posted by APK View Post


His notoriety is getting this plastered all over the 'net today. What bothers me about it even more than the outline of Buzz's Balls in that one picture, is that this glorifies the cliche misconceptions about people who are into clothing. We all probably spend more money on clothes than the average person, but Bissinger's methods embody the clothing enthusiast who is more about peacocking around in their tacky clothes that costs thousands and thousands based in great part by name recognition.

 

IDK, I read it more as a really severe midlife crisis combined with some sort of repressed sexual identity thing getting released, not so much about the clothes.  I respect him for writing such a candid article, I guess.  I think it's going to go way over the head of the average GQ reader though.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

 

I use two fingers. Get them a little wet first. Then put the curved end between your fingers. Hold the skin open with your other hand and come in with your two fingers from the bottom, away from the center. Then just slide it in and pull your fingers out. Repeat as necessary. 

 

e: You'll get used to the sensation in time. 

 

I read this without reading what you were responding to and thought you were talking about ... something else.

post #76470 of 94461
I've had my Nudies for over a year, and use them most of the time. Lately I've been thinking they've stretched a bit too much. Is it possible to safely shrink stretched jeans somehow?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts