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post #92011 of 98183
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

"Normcore" (first mentioned here by @Parker) gets a look in NY Mag. This is exactly what Ervell is to me with the light wash jeans, mock neck sweaters, etc. http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/02/normcore-fashion-trend.html

That was...vapid; sort of like what you'd see if they did a write up on "hipster" fashion 10 years ago.

 

tl;dr: The latest trend is looking like you don't follow trends. Following this trend means you won't look like a mindless sheep. Buy boring clothes to avoid selling out.

 

@cyc wid it Find where you're comfortable on the cool shit spectrum. Generally, I don't think anyone would be comfortable running the gamut from workwear acid trip to post-apocalyptic mutant, but cool shit from adjacent styles can work together.


Edited by futuresailors - 2/26/14 at 7:46am
post #92012 of 98183
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

I tend to not worry about zeroing in on and perfecting a specific style. Instead, I abide by the philosophy of buying cool shit.

Yeah I tend to just buy cool shit then afterwards worry about styling it with stuff that looks coherent. I trust in my taste to be consistent enough that stuff I want to buy will go with at least some stuff I already own. This isn't always the case and I own stuff that is really lovely but I hardly ever wear, or always wear with the same couple things, but overall it works.
post #92013 of 98183

"lol normcore" just about sums it up

post #92014 of 98183
LES/Bushwick art kids have been dressing like the skinny/pretty version of 90's rejects for a minute now. Normcore is a good way to describe it.

Love their BS justifications for it though. Feels like the same kind of ex-post facto as "classic and timeless"
post #92015 of 98183
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

LES/Bushwick art kids have been dressing like the skinny/pretty version of 90's rejects for a minute now.

Link? This sounds pretty okay , actually....


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I've been thinking it could be fun to inhabit that hot liminal zone where the 80s and 90s shook hands, maybe something like a young Duchovny had on lock right here in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Ditch the shoulder pads, I could see B'syed rocking this.
post #92016 of 98183
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

LES/Bushwick art kids have been dressing like the skinny/pretty version of 90's rejects for a minute now. Normcore is a good way to describe it.

Love their BS justifications for it though. Feels like the same kind of ex-post facto as "classic and timeless"

They are probably just doing it because they are broke
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post #92018 of 98183

I've tried to whole checklist thing and perfectly fitting clothing, and it was dull and full of headache.  1/2 inch here, 1/2 inch there.  

 

Buy and wear what makes you excited :bounce2: otherwise, what's the point?

post #92019 of 98183
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

DvN2K15 shots
 

 

is it finally time to start the dedicated DvN thread? 

post #92020 of 98183
believe one already exists for DVN FW14/15: http://www.styleforum.net/t/376758/dries-van-noten-fw2014
post #92021 of 98183

I mean one that is more of a compendium of his entire work not just one collection. he's been working so long, there's a ton of info, interviews, artwork, videos and photos.

 

I pre-ordered the new monograph a couple months ago which should be out soon I think as his retrospective is opening any day now.

 

post #92022 of 98183
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post


They are probably just doing it because they are broke


It's true that if you're shopping at thrift shops now you're seeing less 70s and 80s weirdness and more 90s and early 00s Eddie Bauer, Gap, type stuff... washed jeans, oversized cotton knits, and structureless flannel shirts. Just the way stuff cycles.

post #92023 of 98183
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

is it finally time to start the dedicated DvN thread? 

YES
post #92024 of 98183
Something really important I've noticed insofar as how I buy these days is I ask myself, really honestly, if a piece I desire will actually look good worn (by me specifically, but also in general). Some pieces look amazing simply on display, but everything changes when actually worn and they can look so silly and misconceived.

A great example of this was recently when I was contemplating buying a pair of MMM biker sneakers (those really tall Tron-esque ones) And I thought how awesome they looked alone in pics, but I knew that unless I paired them with just the right pieces (which I felt like I didn't own), that they'd just come off as silly and gimmicky. So I passed

Boring, I know
post #92025 of 98183
I've found my perfect middle ground. I can appreciate all the cuts and textures and people around me find what I wear pleasant and "luxurious". I wouldn't mind if they didn't but I'm not going lie it's a positive experience. Plus I feel like a million bucks wearing my stuff, feels good

You guys that just buy cool shit and worry about it later...that's such a foreign concept to me. I mean Margiela puts out one or two pieces a season that I say shiiiiiit that looks awesome but how would I wear/incorporate that? Thankfully it's usually in the form of outerwear or some heavy fabric so I can forget about it faster. For example I contemplated the SS13 Army Patch vest cause I thought it would be awesome under a suit, then I asked myself 1. Is it worth almost 1.5+k and 2. Where am I going wear this to? I know I can get away with scarfs but a multi colored vest under my jacket could be too much. As I speak that piece is on Yoox probably heading for a deeeep discount. Seems like something to frame rather than wear now
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