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I even resemble that guy. Plenty of pieces I would wear, but the only one I would consider buying are the navy? the slip ons. Could only find them in black though

Oh and Synthese:

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Holy shit those tan ones are beautiful. I have worn mine a ton, and will probably buy another pair in the future.
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Are the boots on the left blue suede or grey? Either way, both look great

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i'm late getting back to this, but a couple of quick thoughts on the discussion from yesterday:
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for those whose response was along the lines of "to the extent that my interest in clothes is narcissistic, i don't mind. it feels good":

it's important to have sources of self-confidence, of course, and it feels good to know that others think nice things about how you look (or respond in some other desired way to what you're wearing-- wonder, disinterest, surprise, amusement, intrigue, etc.). one question is how much value that good feeling actually has, in the end. another question is whether seeking that feeling (in ways subtle or unsubtle) necessarily leads one to neglect other valuable things, just due to the fact that we have limited time and energy. (@LonerMatt touched on this.) e.g., the more time i spend looking at old collections, the less time i have to think about a problem in set theory. and the more i'm inclined to take stock of what others around me are wearing, the less sensitive i am to other aspects of my daily experience. these are general problems, of course, but they also bring up questions about the possible conflict between self-presentation and self-cultivation, which my appeal to the (admittedly-too-strong) contrasts was meant to bring out.

@unbelragazzo-- i really enjoyed your post. a couple of thoughts:
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Regarding Pascal's "imaginary" and "real" existence, I think it's a false dichotomy. Or at least, if you think you've found your one true self, you're a far more enlightened being than I will ever be.

even if we (rightly) reject the dichotomy in it's starkest form, i still think there's something important in its nearby relative. and i don't think we need to defend an implausibly strong view about the metaphysics of the self to see it. for instance, there's clearly a difference between being well-read and merely pretending to be well-read to impress someone at a party. what's the clothing equivalent? maybe something like a person who focuses on cultivating an interesting personal aesthetic at the cost of failing to focus on things that would make him actually interesting, as a person. (that would connect to the charge of superficiality.)
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The stories and characters that have had the most profound effect on me at various points in my life - Midsummer Night's Dream, The Count of Monte Cristo, Batman - are concerned with the malleability of identity. How our fantasies interact with our realities, in which one we are most ourselves, which is more fulfilling, if one can become the other, or if there's any way to tell them apart at all. Clothes represent one way that you can bend your identity, or a cue to yourself to inhabit a particular role. One you give up the idea of a core true self that your clothing hides, you can think of clothing as a reagent in this process rather than an inhibitor.

i think this is one of the most interesting things about clothing and style. but i think it's also good to remain aware of the possibility that the transformative power of clothing can be leveraged to enable a person to settle for an ersatz transformation. remember those real-life people who donned superhero costumes and set out to fight petty crime? it was pretty clear that, for them, the outfit wasn't enough.

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

We are what we pretend
 to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. 
(Vonnegut)

if only it were that easy! i prefer will durant riffing on aristotle: "we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." if that's right, then pretending to be x only gets one better at pretending to be x, which is, presumably, not as great as actually being x.
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Regis should incorporate some Hermes into his wardrobe :nodding:

http://www.fashionising.com/runway/b--hermes-mens-ss-14-mens-58327.html

 

I really like this

 

 

this has inspired me

post #94281 of 109053
Hems on my work trousers are cut high enough, I just need the loafers and the facial hair.
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this has inspired me


 

 

 

 

 

Camoshita in a blue Camoshita suit

 

 

I'm partial to green myself, but that would be different if I had blue eyes

 

 

 

(just trying it on for size  ...for now)

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I visited the Margiela flagship in Beijing. It was pretty nice, people dressed in lab coats, quirky looking store. Definitely an experience, but prices were double of what they were online, even with the 50% off sale (Sneakers were $400).

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Congratulations on your success, which I'm sure is well-deserved, but in general self-employment pays less than paid employment:

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/262131

So it's a little more complicated than Step 1: Become Self-Employed Step 2: ??? Step 3: $$$$$$$$

 

Thanks! I don't make enough to pay for a $14 article, but I will agree with the statement "in general". Doesn't have to be that way though. Especially not today, that article is 14 years old if I'm reading correctly. 

 

Maybe there is a more appropriate thread to discuss this but...

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sky is the limit when you are the employer, not so much with the employee. The most important thing though is that your Step 3 should be $$$$$/hr, not just $$$$$. Hourly wage being far more important than yearly. $80k/year is great but if you're working 12 hour days, you're making ~$25/hr, which is what I made as an unskilled labourer. I would argue that it is that uncomplicated if you choose your niche wisely with the end-goal of automation. Anecdotal evidence is pretty worthless, but I am an unclever, lazy, university dropout, so I believe anyone can do it. 
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I even resemble that guy. Plenty of pieces I would wear, but the only one I would consider buying are the navy? the slip ons. Could only find them in black though

Oh and Synthese:



Hnngggggggggggggggg das nice
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Originally Posted by JSAN View Post

(Sneakers were $400).




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I feel that this is where we live, always on the cusp of self-discovery...

...then called away by a text. From gym to home: JCP vs. MMM.

(bought used, light years from retail/no braggo shog[1].gif)
Edited by noob in 89 - 4/10/14 at 7:16pm
post #94287 of 109053
Why the heck is it so impossible to find Margiela sidezips on B&S or SuFu or SZ in my size. And Balenciaga. Why do Balenciaga trainers cost over 6 bills at retail. What is this madness.
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I got lucky with Margiela by setting up ebay alerts. Didn't know the SAs wearing labcoats was a thing at their stores. Some of the side zips had goodyear welting, which was a nice surprise.

 

I've been utterly failing at finding perfect fitting black pant-jeans for a while. Led me to wondering: why are trouser pockets all at the side, while jeans have the 5-pocket style in the front? The side pockets flare at the slightly movement and make my hips look wider. Are they more convenient to get to when wearing a suit or something?

And are skinny jeans just a no-go for anyone with quads? My thighs aren't even huge, but all the drkshdw (detroit), bbs (p13), julius I tried just looked like leggings from the knee down, especially with the elastane. 

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And are skinny jeans just a no-go for anyone with quads? My thighs aren't even huge, but all the drkshdw (detroit), bbs (p13), julius I tried just looked like leggings from the knee down, especially with the elastane. 

I'm by no means ripped, but I have proportionally bigger thighs/butt to the rest of my body - look for high-waisted or even drop crotch jeans that taper slightly from the knee down. Will give you a lot more room in the thighs and if the cut is right, won't be super skinny in the calves.

http://www.essence-web.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=10820&ESWEBJPSESSID=rkohludo

Example:

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Yea I think the BBS coated p13 fit the best out of the bunch, but I wasn't too happy with the price tag or how the drop crotch looked from the back. I'm actually usually ok in the top block for a lot of these (just barely) but most of them taper quite a bit at the knee (as opposed to starting below the knee) creating this bad looking ) ( shape. Perhaps I just need slim straight cuts and taper them myself if necessary

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