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I used to play dress up too. When I was 4. But only if the girls got full-naked, as I used to insist, and call it. devil.gif
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NB are one of those odd functional items that happened to become fashionable like North Face jackets. I don't dislike like them because they're fashionable, but I think they're just kind of ugly and imo just don't go very well visually with a lot of clothing. They also remind me of frumpy dads or east coast prepsters, but I fully realize that's a dated reference and they've since been adopted by different tribes and have different associations now. I'm also averse to loud branding and all I see is a giant N.

Fwiw, I think chucks are a little ugly too. I don't really like any captoes especially contrast ones. I'm just more into plainer sneakers (baller or not) with cleaner lines. I like Vans, Common Projects and Stan Smiths because of this and I also associate them more with my background and interests. Lavers are a bit too chunky and retro Nikes are too nerdy for me. On the other hand, I think Nike Air 95s are kinda cool so go figure.

sorry, maybe this topic should be in a sneaker thread instead of here.
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Does everyone who hates basic NB models also hate chucks, basic nikes, rod lavers, vans, etc.? They're shoes designed for sports that have become normal casualwear; I understand (really, I do) why people think they're ugly, but I don't understand why one brand gets singled out for becoming more popular in the same way that other arguably ugly sneakers have become popular.
(Also, really sorry to keep this discussion going, but I'm really curious)
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I also would guess that fewer MC members live in their mom's basement than do the members of the Dungaree pants forum, although this has been true only since skinnygoomba got a job.
Until then, the numbers had been tied.

This pretty much sums up the problem with MC's perception of SW&D. MC posters = elegant, successful (and sprezzy!) gentlemen. SW&D posters = Dungaree-wearing, parental basement-dwelling losers.
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Medium looks great.
Looks good but as mentioned earlier, sleeves too short.

Yeah, thought so - thanks. It's painful to let it go, but looks like there aren't two ways about it. WAYWT leaving for SXSW (or, rather a 9 hour drive to Austin):

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It's interesting that most of the SW+D posters seem to have a pretty accurate perception of MC (using the guys who post on both places as a baseline) but that's not the case the other way around.  I'm saying this realizing that maybe my own view of things is distorted, haha.

 

Kgfan, that's great, what's the jacket?  Drkshdw?

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

Does everyone who hates basic NB models also hate chucks, basic nikes, rod lavers, vans, etc.? They're shoes designed for sports that have become normal casualwear; I understand (really, I do) why people think they're ugly, but I don't understand why one brand gets singled out for becoming more popular in the same way that other arguably ugly sneakers have become popular.
(Also, really sorry to keep this discussion going, but I'm really curious)

I dislike all of them. I really think they look out of place with a lot of the other shit you see people wear. NBs are actually the closest to an exception of those for me...closest but still not one.
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While agree with Teger and Fuuma on 100% of their points i do feel like he's strawmanning that guy just a little bit. He didn't really post anything that made me think oooh! shots fired! except in defense.

(Not to say that some of the other MC tools did)
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

The twisted part about styleforum is that all of these guys are <23 or 24 at the most probably, and have the impression that everybody in SW+D is 16. If these guys hadn't given up on life 2 years before they could legally drink a beer, I would've been able to save them with steez. Instead, they shall have a lifetime of suckling on huge leathery pancake breasts, learning to subconsciously block a screeching woman's voice, and paying lots of bills that they'll never get out from under, despite how MC suave they are.

Jesus, are those guys really that young? As a student more or less in the <22/23 age range it's unfathomable to me how anyone my age could have the desire to dress like that, much less being convinced that it's socially necessary or functional, even. Not even the most east coast prep-set kiddos around here get that costumed the fuck up. Shit's grotesque.
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i heard gingham was in

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Originally Posted by tween_spirit View Post

i heard gingham was in
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shoes?
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Originally Posted by thoogsby View Post

shoes?
Yes, he's wearing them.
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Originally Posted by tween_spirit View Post

i really, really hate and have always hated chucks, tigers (ugh), stan smiths / rod lavers / superstars / sambas
I do kind of like jack purcells though shog[1].gif and I like a lot of old Nikes like I can see that the cortez is due for a revival, which is probably happening anyway and I just can't see it. I like classic sauconys a REAL lot, would probably have those if i didn't have the NB thing
These seem like some pretty arbitrary distinctions right here.
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i heard gingham was in
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is that the jw x bb blazer you're selling?

why would you sell that? its so good.
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

These seem like some pretty arbitrary distinctions right here.

really? I think there are 2 pretty clear groups there. I like 70's/80's style running shoes that are on the chunkier side, and have always disliked shoes with a very sleek profile, as well as "casual walking shoes." Purcells fall into this category I guess but I like them anyway, hence the embarrassed face
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

is that the jw x bb blazer you're selling?
why would you sell that? its so good.

yeah it is. I put it up for sale because I needed money for a snowboarding trip, but the trip got cancelled so no harm done. except to my happiness frown.gif

but yeah I think this is going to be my spring uniform, i just bought 3 white oxfords so i think it could work out fine.
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Originally Posted by tween_spirit View Post

i heard gingham was in
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Are you supposed to wear stuffs you're selling? shog[1].gif Just sayin.. I've been saving my money for some time
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