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

Random fashion thoughts - Page 6521

post #97801 of 101266
Quote:
Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Speaking of that, has anyone actually asked a stranger what he/she is wearing?

pages old but i thought i should chime in:

if you're 99% sure it's being worn by a person who will have a good response, or you know what it is already, ask cuz it's fun. I ran into a guy at a wedding a week ago who was wearing a margiela memory blazer (or whatever it's called, where the buttons and pockets and shit are all not really there but are just bumps or shapes) and some crazy color-blob shirt so i asked him, knowing he was on some runway shit. it was a paul smith shirt from maybe a year ago, and yes, margiela. he appreciated it.

people ask me about mostly my sunglasses, and the answer, "japan," always ends the conversation real fast, but nobody walks away disappointed.
post #97802 of 101266
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

It's a way of saying "I'm serious. I'm successful. I'm not a charlatan. We belong to the same club." without having your butler follow you around opening doors for you. This is very important in business and some unfortunate social circles. It's a very good reason to buy a high end watch...

Bro, do you even own at least one summer home without a mortgage?
post #97803 of 101266
They're interesting to me mechanically, plus that romanticized aesthetic/workmanship angle. Some people don't care about watches just like others don't care about cars. YMMV. As discussed though, you can spend a lot of money on the right watch or car and make it all back and then some should you choose to part with it.

I doubt I'll be spending > $20k on a watch, barring a significant change in life priorities or lifestyle... (have you seen real estate prices in the bay area? ffffuuuu.gif) I've got a daily beater older Datejust, I'll probably add a JLC MUT Moon phase for my dress needs and a tool watch and call it a day.
post #97804 of 101266
Maybe I just live in a different world or something but spending $20k on something that isn't a robot that gives bespoke handjobs and makes perfect poached eggs is insane

Hell if you really wanted to show you are a primetime businessman buy a live shark with that 20k. Take it to your meetings. Nothing shows the ability to close a deal like an apex predator
post #97805 of 101266
You could say the same about designer furniture, where people gladly shell out about the same for a Wegner, Jacobsen or a Finn Juhl, which is suprisngly common around here.
post #97806 of 101266
SW&D has a weird aversion to expensive things that aren't drapey leathers or distressed boots. It's like people here can't understand the desire/want for things like houses and cars, but we don't bat an eyelash at $3000 boots that we can't even try on before buying. Probably a product of age / career path?
post #97807 of 101266
The invested aspect of watches never sat well with me. If you have 20K to spend on a watch, you can probably find a real way to invest that money. It always just sounded like a simple way to rationalize a big purchase to me.
post #97808 of 101266
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

The invested aspect of watches never sat well with me. If you have 20K to spend on a watch, you can probably find a real way to invest that money. It always just sounded like a simple way to rationalize a big purchase to me.

I'm pretty sure your last sentence is exactly it.
Nobody buys an expensive watch as an "investment", it just helps to rationalize it by knowing that of you hit a tough spot or have to get rid of it then you won't lose much, if any, money.

As far as people not batting an eyelid at expensive clothing purchases versus really expensive homes and cars or whatever, I think that owning a nice house is just a completely foreign and unachievable thing for most people on this forum. The majority are un married and in their early to late twenties. Spending 2k on clothes is actually doable and realistic, putting 40k down on a house isn't fathomable, even if multiple 2k purchases adds up to ~40k in the long run.
post #97809 of 101266
You can buy the right $20k+ watch, wear it whenever you feel like it and sell it for more than you paid or at least within 10%. Pretty good for a "fun" pickup.

A lot of people who are in their 20's are working toward/own houses... I wish $40k was enough for a downpayment out here foo.gif
Edited by cyc wid it - 7/13/14 at 11:48am
post #97810 of 101266

Rich people are scum. 

 

Can't wait for the collapse. Lets see you trade your expensive watches for a bag of potatoes then.

post #97811 of 101266
I wish it only took 40k down to own a home. frown.gif
post #97812 of 101266
Actually........

Rolex divers have been a travel essential for years and years for people traveling in areas, where bribes and kidnapping are common occurrences, as everyone even in the middle of jungle or in Baghdad knows what it is and it can be used a bargaining tool.
post #97813 of 101266

It depends where you are obv, but you can essentially buy a home with $0.00 down. 40k is just the minimum amount you should reasonably put down as an example. Adjust it for whatever you want, the point I was trying to make still stands.

post #97814 of 101266
Quote:
Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

bespoke hand jobs and...perfect poached eggs

this is how I imagine my "golden years"

anyone here speak Japanese? Google translate is not cutting it on this one.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
状態は購入したシーズンに5回位着用しましたが、その後はクリーニングに出して着用しておりません。目立つようなシミ、汚れはございません。
post #97815 of 101266
Quote:
Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Actually........

Rolex divers have been a travel essential for years and years for people traveling in areas, where bribes and kidnapping are common occurrences, as everyone even in the middle of jungle or in Baghdad knows what it is and it can be used a bargaining tool.

Which begs the question - with all the cool places in the world, why would you choose to go to places that people are trying to leave?  When I was a kid, I wanted to be a wartime journalist for a bit, and then I came to my senses and realized that I loved life, running water, nice restaurants, and shopping, and disliked beheadings (chief among them, my own), being kidnapped, and fearing for my life... and for relatively low pay, considering the occupational hazards.

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