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post #76666 of 94537
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Originally Posted by spacepope View Post

You need to appreciate a aesthetic without buying into it. Oftentimes you need to force yourself to do so. I love Needles EG etc. and would probably look pretty okay if that's all I wore. But I've chosen my aesthetic (dumpster diving nomad spaceman apparently) so that's what I'm going to stick to, at least until something better shows up.. At some point you need to settle down and unless you have infinite guap and ungodly styling ability it's the only thing you can do.

I know, it's the choosing an aesthetic and sticking to it that I have trouble with. I've started in a lot of different directions and all of them appeal to me in one way or another, and as soon I've convinced myself that I've settled on doing a kinda tailored minimal Schneider/Geller kinda deal, I throw on my drop crotch and long layered tees and tanks and leather and chunky hi tops and I'm like, damn this is sick why would I ever want to get rid of this stuff. Or vice versa. Realistically, I probably look better in the Schneider/Geller type stuff, more everyday wearable stuff with nice design and details. Rick et al might be a bit too out there, but it's so damn cool. Plus my Rick shorts are the only good shorts that I have haha

I guess I'm also afraid of my wardrobe becoming "safe" and "boring" so I'm reluctant to get rid of my out-there stuff

words thoughts yo

ps someone buy my mollino and aid me in this quest
post #76667 of 94537
Spend less time on SF. Spend less money on clothes. Don't try to "hone in" on an aesthetic, just settle for one.
Or else accept that you're a fashion hobbyist and you're going to own a bunch of excess clothes because that's what you're in to.
post #76668 of 94537
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Originally Posted by istasi View Post

I know, it's the choosing an aesthetic and sticking to it that I have trouble with. I've started in a lot of different directions and all of them appeal to me in one way or another, and as soon I've convinced myself that I've settled on doing a kinda tailored minimal Schneider/Geller kinda deal, I throw on my drop crotch and long layered tees and tanks and leather and chunky hi tops and I'm like, damn this is sick why would I ever want to get rid of this stuff. Or vice versa. Realistically, I probably look better in the Schneider/Geller type stuff, more everyday wearable stuff with nice design and details. Rick et al might be a bit too out there, but it's so damn cool. Plus my Rick shorts are the only good shorts that I have haha

I guess I'm also afraid of my wardrobe becoming "safe" and "boring" so I'm reluctant to get rid of my out-there stuff

words thoughts yo

ps someone buy my mollino and aid me in this quest

Yo, what's wrong with wearing both styles? I don't think anyone is gonna be like "whoa dude, your brand synergy...it's all outta whack dude. Schneider one day and Owens the next?!"
post #76669 of 94537
or: if you're just trying to get from A to B, that's not a hobby horse; that's just a regular horse.
If you're spending your time on style forum (with associated money-spending), your clothing has now become hobby-horsical, and it will take you to and fro and back and forth and in all manner of absurd curlicues, ranging far and wide from "choosing an aesthetic and sticking to it"
post #76670 of 94537
Most of my closet is SNS/Gitman/EG/Uniqlo/etc. , simple,comfortable and I know how to wear it. I feel that Ervell/Geller/Schneider (have yet to try SS) is one step removed, but I can probably make some pieces work.

And then I look at the pictures Spacepope posted in the Suits and Blazers thread. Those fits are inspiring, but I question whether they would look good on me, and whether I would be comfortable actually wearing them. Not discontent with the simple and comfortable, but I do get the occasional itch to get out of my comfort zone.
post #76671 of 94537
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Yo, what's wrong with wearing both styles? I don't think anyone is gonna be like "whoa dude, your brand synergy...it's all outta whack dude. Schneider one day and Owens the next?!"

No I know. I do wear both as my fits indicate, and wouldn't mind continuing to do so. But they don't overlap too much, so I feel like when I'm considering what clothes I want to buy/sell, I have to kind of choose one or the other. It feels as if I'm pursuing both with half the resources I could be, and thus I'm left with two small collections of clothes that don't really work with each other. I just don't have the resources to do both as well as I'd like, ya know?
post #76672 of 94537
It's really easy actually.

Do you consider your clothes to be the same as home decor?
post #76673 of 94537
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Originally Posted by istasi View Post


No I know. I do wear both as my fits indicate, and wouldn't mind continuing to do so. But they don't overlap too much, so I feel like when I'm considering what clothes I want to buy/sell, I have to kind of choose one or the other. It feels as if I'm pursuing both with half the resources I could be, and thus I'm left with two small collections of clothes that don't really work with each other. I just don't have the resources to do both as well as I'd like, ya know?

 

Just choose one as your mainspec and one as your offspec. Sometimes you gotta focus on one party role. 

post #76674 of 94537
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Eh, I think it's a better use of time to take some time off and figure out what you want to do, all while learning something new that you've been interested in. When you graduate, how many years of your life have you spent in the black hole of education?

You have the most freedom ever in your life the moment right after graduation. Most people know what it's like to be young and won't look down on a few years of "whatever" directly after college. They've been there too.
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

actually the reality is from talking to my bosses/mentors etc. people really do look down on applicants with large time gaps on the resume. if you want some corporate job it will hold you back when trying to break in to just fuck around for a while. and it's easy to say "fuck that" for now but like, idk i always had the perspective that one should think before one closes doors because it's never bad to have options.

i'm not sure this applies for like, volunteering or nonprofit work or like working in an urban garden or teaching english abroad.

I've looked through a lot of applications and sat on many committees, and the answer is "it depends". The key thing is that no one wants to feel responsible for motivating someone else. There can be a lot of random stuff on your resume, but if anything in your record leads me to believe that you are constantly trying to "find yourself", whatever the fuck that means, you are probably going into the circular file, because you are probably going to be a huge pain in the ass, and there are any number of qualified candidates out there, for any position.
post #76675 of 94537
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post



I've looked through a lot of applications and sat on many committees, and the answer is "it depends". The key thing is that no one wants to feel responsible for motivating someone else. There can be a lot of random stuff on your resume, but if anything in your record leads me to believe that you are constantly trying to "find yourself", whatever the fuck that means, you are probably going into the circular file, because you are probably going to be a huge pain in the ass, and there are any number of qualified candidates out there, for any position.

 

It makes me sad that the hierarchy of our society demands this. I understand the necessity of it all... but still. 

post #76676 of 94537
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post #76677 of 94537
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Originally Posted by istasi View Post

No I know. I do wear both as my fits indicate, and wouldn't mind continuing to do so. But they don't overlap too much, so I feel like when I'm considering what clothes I want to buy/sell, I have to kind of choose one or the other. It feels as if I'm pursuing both with half the resources I could be, and thus I'm left with two small collections of clothes that don't really work with each other. I just don't have the resources to do both as well as I'd like, ya know?

I have 2 pretty distinct styles too, and as of right now, I don't think I can settle to just one. The cool thing is that sometimes they can mesh together, like a lot of times I incorporate Schneider (which I have for the darker, minimal sidezip bless coat euro type) into my Japanese thing I got going on and it ends up looking pretty fantastic.

Granted, I guess my style is less aggressive than yours and lends itself to being mixed anyways, but my real point is that I think it's OK to do that, and you don't have to pin yourself to just "one" look. If anything, the two styles can be much more refined since you only allocate so much to each, I guess
post #76678 of 94537
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Originally Posted by istasi View Post

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Originally Posted by spacepope View Post

You need to appreciate a aesthetic without buying into it. Oftentimes you need to force yourself to do so. I love Needles EG etc. and would probably look pretty okay if that's all I wore. But I've chosen my aesthetic (dumpster diving nomad spaceman apparently) so that's what I'm going to stick to, at least until something better shows up.. At some point you need to settle down and unless you have infinite guap and ungodly styling ability it's the only thing you can do.

I know, it's the choosing an aesthetic and sticking to it that I have trouble with. I've started in a lot of different directions and all of them appeal to me in one way or another, and as soon I've convinced myself that I've settled on doing a kinda tailored minimal Schneider/Geller kinda deal, I throw on my drop crotch and long layered tees and tanks and leather and chunky hi tops and I'm like, damn this is sick why would I ever want to get rid of this stuff. Or vice versa. Realistically, I probably look better in the Schneider/Geller type stuff, more everyday wearable stuff with nice design and details. Rick et al might be a bit too out there, but it's so damn cool. Plus my Rick shorts are the only good shorts that I have haha

I guess I'm also afraid of my wardrobe becoming "safe" and "boring" so I'm reluctant to get rid of my out-there stuff

words thoughts yo

ps someone buy my mollino and aid me in this quest



The most interesting things usually happen at the margins, if you blow thousands of dollars on this hobby (as we all do) I'm going to guess you're pretty into it so why would you settle for one prepackaged aesthetic over another when you have the opportunity to do your own thing. Being into different styles is a good thing (assuming it's not just hype), it gives you different point of views, different ways of approaching the brands you like, outside of their usual setting. Take advantage of this, find a common thread between Rick and Schneider (or... or...), a backbone for what you want to do, something that allows you to integrate a wide variety of items without compromising the whole thing by making you look like a circus freak. As long as you're not trying to work repp ties into Rick outfits it's more than likely doable, brands don't need to overlap to be compatible (and most are). Imagine a coherent continuum between extreme dropcrotch and boring minimal tailoring, then own that continuum, live in it. The reward is in the process (too).
post #76679 of 94537
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

Need a good smelling deodorant (not anti-perspirant). Didn't find good info elsewhere. Any recs?

why no anti-perspirant? i started using that + edp a year ago, barely get pit-stains anymore and have never smelled better.
post #76680 of 94537
those knee high boots are hideous. same with that studded leather jacket
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