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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post

Tagut, imo you should really wander into a Target or some shit and attempt to purchase clothing without any sort of Styleforum "fit" mentality and just try stuff on. Your clothing, all your clothing, reflects this massive bias towards something you "imagine" as fitting right and your imagination is wrong. I remember your pics through the years and they have these oddities about them - shirts with tight short arms, short length, jeans too tight in the thighs and too cut too close to your giblets. Go someplace like Target where the products are cheap, multiple brands / cuts / sizings. And seriously, try sizing up before you buy anything.
I know you're gonna say you have weird proportions, so my question is - why wear clothing which emphasizes it to the greatest degree?

Now see, this is the kind of discussion I'd like. It's so much more productive than "D00D U SUCK!!!1"

Yes, my clothes do reflect a set of conscious biases, and yes, I can articulate reasons for these biases. For one thing, I have very short arms, and I find long-sleeve anything draws attention to this fact. A solid-color long-sleeve top will make my entire top part look extremely blocky, since the sleeves of my shirt are so close to being flush with the hemline. I get many of my t-shirts shortened simply because they're apparently made for much taller people (American Apparel exacerbated this trend,) but also to mitigate the short-arms effect. I'll admit that I've shortened some shirts too much.

The 5EPs are too tight, I admit— an unfortunate result of a warm wash I gave them after accidentally sitting in a drunk fucktard's piss. I'm hoping a cold wash and a day of wearing them damp sometime this summer will help loosen them up. Those old washed Nudies I can't get within two inches of buttoning these days. Just as well, they've been through the washing machine so many times they started looking like stonewashed dad jeans under blacklight. I bought some cheap mid-blue straight leg Buffalo jeans to wear this summer until I can get a permanent solution in place (I have a huge store of 'summer color' t-shirts that I've been unable to wear with the noticeably greencast 5EPs and Nudies.)

Also, I moved into a second-story apartment about six months ago, and I seriously think just the act of walking up and down the flight of stairs is making my butt and thighs even bigger than they were before. This makes the shrinking jeans phenomenon even more problematic.

In clothing, form follows function- social function- and my only social functions these days are going out to bars and playing pool. So naturally t-shirts are the most functional and comfortable for this purpose. In the winter, I'll throw a hoodie over it and take it off once I get inside. V-necks help shorten my comparatively long torso.

Keep in mind I'm 5'8.5" and 190-something pounds. Drapey, experimental silhouettes would end up looking sloppy on me. I keep everything fitted by design, although I'll cop to some errors in judgement (overhemming shirts, shrinking jeans, etc.)
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Not a fan of how the stacks lay now (haven't worn these jeans in half a year or so) so I'm probably gonna hem them soon. Soon as in whenever I get off my ass and get to the tailor.
post #65253 of 117677
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

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Honestly, there's no need for you to deviate from the jeans/sneaks/tee uniform. Just three tweaks:

  1. Diff hairstyle- I won't ask you to change it completely, since I know the length is just part of who you are, man. But get it structured/layered so the length looks better
  2. Wear jeans that look comfortable
  3. And the biggest one-- abandon the robot pose! Like the hair, it's been a mainstay of all your photos for the last few years, but standing in a more natural, comfortable position will do wonders for you

Cheers
post #65254 of 117677
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Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post

Not a fan of how the stacks lay now (haven't worn these jeans in half a year or so) so I'm probably gonna hem them soon. Soon as in whenever I get off my ass and get to the tailor.

You really need to beat up those CP's, or at least have a white shirt on or something. Or maybe cuff your jeans to make the contrast less sharp?
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post


You really need to beat up those CP's, or at least have a white shirt on or something. Or maybe cuff your jeans to make the contrast less sharp?


Why do people say this?  If you want dirty shoes buy something that isn't CPs.  I think having a muted outfit and then really white crisp shoes looks good.  Then again, maybe I'm wrong? since I just got the same criticism yesterday.

post #65256 of 117677
the high contrast is just really jarring, considering it's only on his feet.

I'd actually like that fit a lot more if the jeans were really light a-la Geller/Synth/OL. More spring, as it were.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 3/29/12 at 8:59am
post #65257 of 117677
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

Yes, my clothes do reflect a set of conscious biases, and yes, I can articulate reasons for these biases. For one thing, I have very short arms, and I find long-sleeve anything draws attention to this fact.

Yep, this is exactly what I am talking about and I almost added to it but decided not to. I was gonna say, "I bet you bought that shirt for the tight small arms with some intention of using it to obscure your "small arm" syndrome." You have reasons for the things you are buying, but I am going to suggest that the biases and ideas you have developed over the past years are, in fact, working against you. You need a complete reset and you need to take your brain out of the game. I don't know what to tell you. My arms don't look shorter when I wear a t-shirt with a longer sleeve. They just don't. Your arms don't look longer when you wear a short ass sleeve. I am just really not sure that such thinking is successful.
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post

Yep, this is exactly what I am talking about and I almost added to it but decided not to. I was gonna say, "I bet you bought that shirt for the tight small arms with some intention of using it to obscure your "small arm" syndrome." You have reasons for the things you are buying, but I am going to suggest that the biases and ideas you have developed over the past years are, in fact, working against you. You need a complete reset and you need to take your brain out of the game. I don't know what to tell you. My arms don't look shorter when I wear a t-shirt with a longer sleeve. They just don't. Your arms don't look longer when you wear a short ass sleeve. I am just really not sure that such thinking is successful.

The preference for short sleeves isn't to create an illusion of length in my arms (lulz,) it's to avoid the blocky, 'lego man' upper body effect where the bottom of the sleeves is flush with the hemline.

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I'm not consciously seeking out short sleeves that are especially short, however, and the tightness is just the natural result of me being so incredibly ripped (obvii).

Like I said, I'm open to any and all suggestions. It has been my experience, however, when wearing non-fitted clothing, that I end up looking even more just like a big kid.
post #65259 of 117677
buzz your hair off and get some boots?
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tagut, I highly doubt anyone would ever notice such a "lego man" effect. These guys are right--you need to stop thinking so much, you would honestly look better if you just bought normal people clothes from Target, sadly.
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tagut grow a top knot

and either lose weight or switch to loser fitting stuff
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Sunlight washed me out a bit. Sorry!
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

You really need to beat up those CP's, or at least have a white shirt on or something. Or maybe cuff your jeans to make the contrast less sharp?
FWIW, I've noticed that white shoes often photograph as extra-white, even if they've been broken in a bit. I think slacktide had some fits where his shoes looked a little beaten-up in a detail shot, but extra-bright in the full body shot.
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

tagut, I highly doubt anyone would ever notice such a "lego man" effect. These guys are right--you need to stop thinking so much, you would honestly look better if you just bought normal people clothes from Target, sadly.
Or just wear a button-front shirt (that doesn't look like it came from Express or Armani Exchange) and roll the sleeves to just above the elbow. It eliminates the "Lego" effect (which I don't really get) and creates a nice visual V instead of a horizontal line w/r/t the shirtsleeves and hem.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

and either lose weight or switch to loser fitting stuff

Nice Freudian slip right there.
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

Nice Freudian slip right there.

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