Originally Posted by sipang
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).
First of all, I absolutely agree with you.
I recently put together a grungy version of what might be a "Rick" out fit for someone using some very classic menswear/#menswear pieces. There was a grey Brunello Cucinelli down vest involved, um, some Drkshdw carrot leg jeans, some painted over Buttero hightops (actually, that was a really cool DIY project), a Dries van Noten skinny belt from last season, and a few tees layered - taupe longsleeve over a maroon thermal that was another DIY project - I think that it was a Buzz Rickson thermal, but it might have been Studio D'Artisan or something similar. An old but very classic menswear grey flannel shirt from Luciano Barbera was washed, wringed out and let dry thtat way, and tied at the waist. Sort of all in the melding of colors, textures, and proportions. I could have used most of the same pieces to do a sort of "generically handsome man" look, incidentally.
Also, I belt that a repp tie could be used in a Rick outfit. I could see it being overdyed and made into an double-O ring belt, for example