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post #97816 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I think that it's awesome.  If you want subversive, this is as subversive as you get.  It's reappropriating an appropriated image.  I fucking love it.  I have to say that I love this over any number of super skinny dudes all styled "correctly."  This guys is giving a big fuck you to the clothes themselves by taking their specialness into his very "normal" outfit.  You know all those "This may be a bit extreme, but if you pair with X basics, you get classic with a twist" type of articles in any number of magazines?  This is taking that advice, at face value, but not even botheing to #menswear it.  AWESOME.

umm, disagree. this guy looks like your lame cousin who comes over for a family bbq and wants to try on some of your clothes as a joke, or some middle manager who takes his yearly bonus check to a boutique whose SAs are happy to take his money and tell him that these pieces will mesh well with his current wardrobe.

what's so subversive about dressing poorly in very expensive clothes? happens all the time.
post #97817 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

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.

Yeah.. whenever I flip through those shows on TV about nightmare vacations I just think: "why the fuck would you spend your hard earned money to go to experience some struggle vacation?" It's another story if your work requires you to travel through those places. I hope you are being paid handsomely.

I don't think < $175k down cuts it around here unless you want low income housing / the hood. There's nothing fun or romantic or "real" about either situation.
post #97818 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

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.

A couple of people in my department have done some surprisingly dangerous dissertations. One did his on Somali pirates, and had to go do field interviews. Another did his on mafia crime organizations in South Korea, and also had to spend time in the field for his work. By field work I mean these people had to spend a year or so inside of these organizations.

Have you read the book War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning? It's written by the war correspondent Chris Hedges, and is about this very topic -- why some people go and do such jobs.
post #97819 of 109053
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post #97820 of 109053
^that seems like a bad idea.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

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.

Watched a program sometime ago about a german, who made a living selling armored cars in war zones (Bulletproof Salesman), I would assume he goes into that category.

Someone has to be the guy who covers a certain market and sometimes working in emerging markets involves a risk, besides that I would guess oil, mining and like you said journalism all needs to go places, where everyone else won't.
post #97821 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Have you read the book War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning? It's written by the war correspondent Chris Hedges, and is about this very topic -- why some people go and do such jobs.

I've read it. I remember him talking about the high involved (and the clash of Eros and Thanatos if I recall). I think for some personality types, specifically risk-seeking adrenaline junkies, it is addictive. I've known a few war correspondents and even if they aren't outwardly thrill seekers (some definitely are), all the long-term ones I've known clearly wouldn't be happy working in a calm, quiet office. There are also some who go over because they think it's important, but in my experience they don't always want to go back after the initial trip.

In theory I can understand why someone would take a trip to a dangerous spot. I think about how many people in the world live a very different life than I do in NYC and it makes me want to understand their experiences more. But I also take the risks really, really seriously so I don't think I'd ever do a trip like that.
post #97822 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


A couple of people in my department have done some surprisingly dangerous dissertations. One did his on Somali pirates, and had to go do field interviews. Another did his on mafia crime organizations in South Korea, and also had to spend time in the field for his work. By field work I mean these people had to spend a year or so inside of these organizations.

Have you read the book War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning? It's written by the war correspondent Chris Hedges, and is about this very topic -- why some people go and do such jobs.

I've heard of, but have not, read the book.  It is often quoted, and I think that it's pretty easy to understand the adrenaline rush.  That said, I prefer adrenline rushes where I probably won't die.  For example, MMA, my drug of choice, involve you beating up, or getting beat up, by another, hopefully trained, opponent.  But another man has a much lower likelihood of killing you than say, a fall from an ice-cliff, or willingly throwing yourself 80 feet into the air on a motorcycle.

 

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^that seems like a bad idea.
Watched a program sometime ago about a german, who made a living selling armored cars in war zones (Bulletproof Salesman), I would assume he goes into that category.

Someone has to be the guy who covers a certain market and sometimes working in emerging markets involves a risk, besides that I would guess oil, mining and like you said journalism all needs to go places, where everyone else won't.

\I know that I wouldn't do the job.  I'm not really that interested in putting my life on the line for someone else's satisfaction.

post #97823 of 109053
Found myself having to iron a t-shirt. How do you guys keep your tees crisp without dimples, wrinkles, and creases post wash? Do you guys hang or fold for storage? I notice with all my tees even if I fold the weight of them stacked together leaves artificial impressions of the folds.

I know some dudes own expensive tees, too. What's your case?
post #97824 of 109053

my whole philosophy on t-shirts is, they're just t-shirts. But I guess that why I can never spend more than $40 on mine

post #97825 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Found myself having to iron a t-shirt. How do you guys keep your tees crisp without dimples, wrinkles, and creases post wash? Do you guys hang or fold for storage? I notice with all my tees even if I fold the weight of them stacked together leaves artificial impressions of the folds.

Give them the burden of having to justify $20k+ watches, and they'll flatten out in no time.
post #97826 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Found myself having to iron a t-shirt. How do you guys keep your tees crisp without dimples, wrinkles, and creases post wash? Do you guys hang or fold for storage? I notice with all my tees even if I fold the weight of them stacked together leaves artificial impressions of the folds.

I know some dudes own expensive tees, too. What's your case?

smoke a blunt and the wrinkles just disappear
post #97827 of 109053

@LA Guy

It just looks boring.

 

You can take things that are 'extreme' and work them into being wearable, but the only thing impressive is that it looks boring. I can also understand looking normal but appreciating fabrics and quality, so I guess that's okay and possibly what you're getting at?

I mean, they're clothes so they don't have to be crazy exciting all the time, yes, I'll give you that. But that image I'd equate with a guy wearing his suit jacket out with jeans because he wanted to dress it down.


It kinda looks forced to me.


Edited by ridethecliche - 7/13/14 at 5:04pm
post #97828 of 109053
Dota TI4. Evo. Dat nerd life weekend, you can keep your World Cup finals.
post #97829 of 109053

Yeah, maybe.  I suppose that it could just be my reaction to seeing too many over thought out outfits.  I know that there are competing schools about how one should present oneself, and I am entrenched in the school that says that it's better to look like you make less of an effort that to look like you made too much of an effort. 

 

On another note, the word "genius" is ridiculously overused.  True genius is rare.  I can't possibly believe that everyone out there knows a genius.  I have met and known some bonafide geniuses, but I can't say that I've met any real geniuses (sp?) outside of the top academic institutions.  I've met a couple who are probably borderline geniuses.  Maybe the need to call other people geniuses stems from a deep desire to not be forced to self-identify as a moron.  Personally, I find it comforting that the world keeps on turning when most of us are just barely functioning, and that includes a lot of people who are generally regarded as being high achieving.

post #97830 of 109053
Could be wrong, but I thought that MENSA defined genius as someone with an IQ over 130. With that criteria in mind, I've met and know several geniuses. Whether or not they use their talents to create substantial innovations in their fields remain unclear, but you can certainly see the potential when you talk with them.
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