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post #97891 of 102420
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I don't run in rich and important circles, but this kind of thing strikes me as the sort of idea that people out-of-power have about how people-in-power work.

I suppose to your analogy, I can't imagine ever networking with someone, and then leaving with the idea "well, he had on MMM GATs, so he's definitely someone I need to take seriously."

1. Ahem, am offended.  I have a very influential blog.  People care.

2. Hate the term "networking".  There must be an alternative.

3. Would you think the opposite if the guy was wearing Aldos?  Or is he just being normcore.  And would that be bad?

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I only wear watches during daytime networking events when I want to reflect the sun into the eyes of moneyed executives. Add me on linkedin or go blind, bitch
post #97893 of 102420
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Good taste:

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I have watched this fucking movie about 300 times.  It is the movie of choice when we driving in our minivan.  So, I am going to say that my good taste in cartoon cars balances out my bad taste in minivans (Honda Odyssey, for anyone who cares, split screen tv).

post #97894 of 102420
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that the Honda Odyssey represents the high-water mark for taste in the world of automobiles. While I cannot be sure that such traditions are carried out in other parts of the world, when on the streets of Cleveland, if one encounters another fine connoisseur of mini-mass-transportation we tend to give each other a knowing nod of approval. I could teach the nod to you, but I'll need to see a pic of your Odyssey first, and please, only 2010 or newer.

Bitch, mine is a 2012, fully decked out.  You don't even know it yet.

post #97895 of 102420
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

I only wear watches during daytime networking events when I want to reflect the sun into the eyes of moneyed executives. Add me on linkedin or go blind, bitch

I have never done this.  But, I may or may not have raked the face of a prominent executive with the S-clasp of a Flathead bracelet once, when, for some reason, possibly fueled by alcohol, a meeting turned into an impromptu Jiujitsu lesson.  Rivets hurt, man.

post #97896 of 102420
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

1. Ahem, am offended.  I have a very influential blog.  People care.
2. Hate the term "networking".  There must be an alternative.
3. Would you think the opposite if the guy was wearing Aldos?  Or is he just being normcore.  And would that be bad?

I honestly can't imagine what kind of conversation I'd have to be having with someone for me to care about what kind of clothes/ shoes/ watch they're wearing. Maybe if he's giving me advice on what kind of clothing I should buy, but that's it.

Networking always seemed really slimy to me, so it deserves a slimy word.
post #97897 of 102420
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I have watched this fucking movie about 300 times.  It is the movie of choice when we driving in our minivan.  So, I am going to say that my good taste in cartoon cars balances out my bad taste in minivans (Honda Odyssey, for anyone who cares, split screen tv).

It's from a movie!!?? I just google imaged toy car and chose the best one, future soccer mom styled by blind half-sister was just a bonus.
post #97898 of 102420
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

Please let this Yohji bump end the watches derail

 

Was the men's collection (his first, right?) as disruptive or viewed as avantgarde as his womens debut in '81? Seems like the oversized suits and monochrome palette was already happening in menswear with Perry Ellis, Armani, et al. As opposed to maybe Gaultier who was doing men's skirts and weird androgynous stuff.

 

You know I am big Yohji fan. There are a bunch of looks in that collection I would still wear now. It's also cool to see a continuous thread in his details and styling 30 yrs later.

post #97899 of 102420
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post


Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that the Honda Odyssey represents the high-water mark for taste in the world of automobiles. While I cannot be sure that such traditions are carried out in other parts of the world, when on the streets of Cleveland, if one encounters another fine connoisseur of mini-mass-transportation we tend to give each other a knowing nod of approval. I could teach the nod to you, but I'll need to see a pic of your Odyssey first, and please, only 2010 or newer.

<nods>

post #97900 of 102420
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

People who wear $40K watches are good at spotting $40K watches. Just like anyone on this forum is able to spot someone wearing CPs, MMM GATs, Schneider knits, RO leathers, etc. The difference being that to belong to the $40K watch club, you have to be, almost without exception, wealthy and successful. That's a powerful message to communicate to that exclusive group of people. That's all I'm saying.

Most watch guys just give an approving nod or say nice xxxxxxx, never heard of anyone getting hired or not hired over a watch, inappropriately dressed is another thing though.


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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I'd say good taste and bad taste are entirely uncorrelated to liking mechanical watches.  The distribution of good taste is likely pretty much the same for people who like watches as it is for people who don't.   That said, I think that maybe your point is that there would be an expectation that if your hobby is multi-thousand dollar watches, you should exhibit higher taste than average - and that is not the case, so failing to meet that expectation may be something to highlight.    

Also, to your point, most high end watches are ugly - and they have a market.  But that's the same with every other designed product out there : most cars are ugly, most clothes are ugly and most furniture and appliances look awful.  Nothing better or worse in the world of horology - gotta find the good-looking stuff amid an ocean of disgustingness.   People with bad taste like the ugly stuff, those with good taste don't.

I think the problem is that the watches people notice are the nouveau riche watches, that ballers, oligarchs etc. wear, which are generally ostentatious as fuck Jacob the Jeweler type stuff, it's the same people who buy a yellow Lamborghini, mac mansion and all Gucci/Burberry/LV, but for what they pay, you can get something truly beautiful and understated.

These people buy something because they want people to recognize that they have money, real watch people buy watches for themselves to enjoy.



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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

just for the hell of it, what contitutes good taste and bad taste in cars? beyond the obvious ones like chris bangle BMW, SUVs and minivans


Good taste is generally vintage european cars like old Citroens, jags, Alfa's etc. and don't think aficionados would say any new cars are good looking or maybe something like the new Alfa's and Spyker.


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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


It's from a movie!!?? I just google imaged toy car and chose the best one, future soccer mom styled by blind half-sister was just a bonus.


The car is from the movie Cars.
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good news guys, the most tasteful car is also available on the most tasteful watch

post #97902 of 102420
Fuuma's neew place all Lightning McQueen from Cars

post #97903 of 102420
I don't wear watches, but if I did it would be an ALS. The Cartier fan in me wouldn't mind a Santos-Dumont either

I know multi millionaire dentist driving around in beater Toyotas. Of course the money is spent on other vices

Haven't you guys seen that commercial? It's not the size of your watch or car.....it's the size of your yacht that counts
post #97904 of 102420
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Horology (i.e. baller watches) tends to attract a disproportionate amount of aging bros who wouldn't know good aesthetics if it hit them in the face. Some aesthetic pursuits also tend to attract people who do not care about "aesthetics" in a wider sense, same is true for cars etc. On the other hand so many exceptions abound that every new encounter can be a surprise.

 

That is as far from my own experience as it possibly could.   I'm willing to bet I met a whole lot more WIS/ watch enthusiasts than you have, having been to meetups, events, or simply hanging on watch forums, and if there is anything in disproportion, it is certainly not aging bros, but rather nerds.  Really nerdy, detail-obsessed people of all ages.  There's something incredibly fascinating about the mechanics of precise horology : the idea that I would wind a stupid freaking spring and that the tiny little gears in it would work together to produce an accurate time +/- 1 or 2 seconds a day vs a computer clock, with no use of electronics, just gears and axles is already impressive.  The precision work of guilloching a dial, engraving a movement plate - sometimes with great aesthetic sense - are just the kind of thing that make me tick.   I like to see craftsmen do things at a level of skill that impresses me - and the fact that we can wear those little engineered pieces is pretty exciting.   

 

I understand how others could not give a flying shit, question the very necessity of a watch since they look to their phone for time - but I think it is a worthy passion / hobby.

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I have a custom belt with a Wakugi buckle coming in from Equus, and a Kapital stitched denim cap also on its way.  So... essentially I'm stuck in 2008, but with much looesr fits.

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