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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

I know this is gonna shock you guys, but I actually like my outfits, especially considering what I paid for them, which I imagine is miniscule by SF standards (at least the standards of the new s00per hai-fashunz SW&D 2.0) Of course there are things that could be improved about them, but I really haven't posted anything in the last year or so that I didn't believe in.

Styleforum aside, this is all that really matters IMO. People care waaaaayyy too much about getting SF 'approved' (I even did starting out here). I still DO buy into SF brands (that's partly what this place is here for, learning about quality brands and brands you don't even know of) but if I don't like the way I feel in it there's no way I'm keeping it. People on here are wearing shit they don't even feel right in so of course it doesn't flow.

Also, people like Tagut who dgaf are usually the coolest people in real life.
post #67262 of 117668
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Originally Posted by dmash View Post

Styleforum aside, this is all that really matters IMO.

Sorry, but being delusional or ignorant isn't really admirable. Tagutcow is probably a very cool guy to hang out with and play Mario Party (or maybe I'm the only one who still does that) but I mean, that's not what we're here to talk about, and tagut's outfits are really bad.
post #67263 of 117668
I agree with you partially in that being ill informed isn't a good call. However, let's say you've tried different stuff and you're just like 'you know what, this is what I like, this is what I'm going to wear it's me'. You can't hate on that......I mean let's say your aesthetic....I would never wear pretty much any of that.....however you like it, you rock it....and that's A-ok.

Tagut is an extreme example, but some dudes on here are really judgmental if somebody's not wearing such and such brand with such and such proportions and I think it's a little silly. Some of my good friends that are complete nerds, dress absolutely HORRIBLE. I would never think of not being friends w them due to that though. Oh sure, you are getting your PhD in biochemistry but I don't really think we can talk because you have ill fitting garments from the mall. I honestly think there's a lot of people on here that would have a mindset like that though.

I guess I do have to agree that this IS a fashion forum and if you're going to post pics you better be fairly 'fashionable'.


and PS, Mario Party is a jam hahaha
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Originally Posted by Ivwri View Post

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Coat - YYPH AW04
Jacket - YYPH AW11
Shirt - YYPH SS08
Pants - YYPH SS00
Boots - YYPH AW11
This is simply awesome. You are, so far, the only person I see on this board who makes the Yohji aesthetic look so good.

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This is simply boring and uninspiring. There's nothing interesting or particularly well-fitting about this outfit. A generic 20-something out of college dude in a typical democratic city. (and yes, I realize he's not in one, just saying...)
I don't see why you posted this at all.

Edit: To elaborate what I don't like about this fit:

1) The undershirt poking from under the sweater isn't doing it for me.
2) The sweater (or whatever it is) screams banana republic. The lighter color at the bottom and darker on the top makes the wearer look fatter in the mid section, and he's not a buff guy to start with.
3) Droopy shoulders, sleeve pockets and hacking pockets on the windbreaker add to that affect making him look he's "melting to the ground" for a lack of better explanation.
4) The oversized sleeve opening right before the cuffs seems out of proportion to the rest of the outfit/body type.
5) The pants are too long to break nicely and too short/wide to stack in a good way. Therefore, they fit like your typical american dad jeans.
6) The shoes are ugly with their contrasting red shoe laces and raised toes.

There, I hope I'm being more objective. That said, I liked many of his outfits, just not this one.
Edited by acecow - 4/23/12 at 2:45pm
post #67265 of 117668
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

Topman always has u-necks out the wazoo. I also got my J. Lindeberg u-neck off of Zappo's a while back, but it was expensive ($70) and the fit was too boxy for my tastes.

I forget Topman exists for some reason until I walk by it. Good call.

I play Mario Party with my nephew when I go visit. Always one of the highlights of my year, though that has more to do with my nephew.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

This is simply boring and uninspiring. There's nothing interesting or particularly well-fitting about this outfit. A generic 20-something out of college dude in a typical democratic city.
I don't see why you posted this at all.

Move to Pyongyang for better fit. happy.gif
post #67266 of 117668

 

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Originally Posted by Eason View Post


So other than tanks and shorts, which can't be worn to work or to clubs, what would you recommend I wear? I seriously would be very thankful for any other recommendations.
 

 

Eason...if you are serious, and if you are struggling with clothing in a humid, tropical climate like Hong Kong and in fact most of tropical Asia:

Light fabrics like linen and pure cotton are king.  I am not sure why there are claims to the contrary, but these fabrics really do breathe...that is, allow air to penetrate through.  If you wear them loose, they will allow air circulation under them.  What is more, they are natural "wicks"...that is, they will wick away perspiration and moisture from your body, keeping you dry.  Loose shirts, loose pants, that kind of simple stuff...think of the stuff in Miami Vice...or those Americans in Latin America in the old movies...loose cotton shirt, loose fitting linen suit, sockless loafers...all in pastel colours with a Panama hat and shades.....

 

These cloths have been used to make clothes in India and the Far East for centuries, where the climate is like a swamp..and were adopted by foreign visitors to these parts as well.  But be careful...the cheap Made in China cotton of today doesn't breathe as well as good-quality traditional cotton.  The weaving techniques are different, designed for cheap and rapid rapid rapid production, rather than a soft fabric that drapes like the traditional artisanal stuff.  Plus, they are treated with other chemicals as part of the dyeing and post-weaving treatment, which essentially destroys some of the properties of cotton.  Some of these chemicals are designed to prevent excessive shedding during the washing process of very cheap cotton weave, prevent colour run-off during washing, etc.  Upshot is....100% cotton isn't what 100% cotton meant...those who say things like "Gap 100% cotton shirts make me sweat so much!"  are not imagining it!  You are better off, on a budget, buying Made in Bangladesh, where the labour is so cheap that artisinal techniques are possible on a mass-production scale (unlike in China today)...plus that area Bengal has been producing cotton and linen and jute since the days of the Pharoahs....so in an ironic way,  you get (very relatively, of course) "ok" stuff, made by traditional techniques, for cheap.

 

There are some denims which breathe also, I am told, but I don't know much about them. 

 

Polyester, rayon and other synthetics have none of these properties.  Why are spandex workout clothes made of synthetic polyester--that is the genius of American marketing of brands like Nike, they can figure out ways to sell veal cutlets to a vegetarian!  There will come a time in our future when we will look back at this with horror and amusement.  Gym shorts and t-shirts used to be pure cotton.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post


1) I'm not crazy about the PF Flyers, but they serve a necessary function in my wardrobe. There just aren't too many low-profile sneakers out there that can fit EE-width feet. I actually got a compliment on these last night… from a girl!
2) I'll hem the jeans after I wash them.
3) I'm going in for my tri-annual haircut soon, and I'll get the same mid-length cut I get every time. No, a buzzcut wouldn't work with my skinny little rat face.
4) The tee is AwEsOmE, thankyewverymuch.
5) I'll try to take people's advice within reason, but you also can't expect me to turn over my entire wardrobe in a week.
I know this is gonna shock you guys, but I actually like my outfits, especially considering what I paid for them, which I imagine is miniscule by SF standards (at least the standards of the new s00per hai-fashunz SW&D 2.0) Of course there are things that could be improved about them, but I really haven't posted anything in the last year or so that I didn't believe in.

 

You might wanna think about getting your hair cut more often. I usually go every 5-6 weeks, which I know is quite often, but most hairstyles that are short or mid-length will start looking sloppy by that time.

 

People with non-straight hair might be able to wait a little longer, but I think every 10 weeks is absolute maximum. Sorry, but every 17 weeks is not enough.

 

post #67268 of 117668
I was a stand in for a photoshoot.

Brixton hat.
Moscot Lemtosh glasses
Bellstaff jacket
H&M shirt
Klaxon Howl jeans
Katahdin Iron Works boots

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post #67269 of 117668
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

This is simply awesome. You are, so far, the only person I see on this board who makes the Yohji aesthetic look so good.
This is simply boring and uninspiring. There's nothing interesting or particularly well-fitting about this outfit. A generic 20-something out of college dude in a typical democratic city. (and yes, I realize he's not in one, just saying...)
I don't see why you posted this at all.


Dude not all posts need to involve backhanded criticisms of users. Plenty of other people do yohji well, but even if they didn't, it's not like it's the easiest thing in the world to get right. People post here for critique and advice, saying "you don't do this well" is not constructive.

re Eason: Teger is correct but I have no hate. He was pretty much my idol when I first joined.
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What is it do playboys?
post #67271 of 117668
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Dude not all posts need to involve backhanded criticisms of users. Plenty of other people do yohji well, but even if they didn't, it's not like it's the easiest thing in the world to get right. People post here for critique and advice, saying "you don't do this well" is not constructive.
re Eason: Teger is correct but I have no hate. He was pretty much my idol when I first joined.

Notice the adverb "so"? As in "so good". As in, nobody does it better than he. Which is true, imo.
post #67272 of 117668
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

This is simply awesome. You are, so far, the only person I see on this board who makes the Yohji aesthetic look so good.

I take it that you haven't been around here long enough to see asobu's fits? Because they are amazing.

And who else really tries to do Yohji besides those two, anyway?
post #67273 of 117668
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

I take it that you haven't been around here long enough to see asobu's fits? Because they are amazing.
And who else really tries to do Yohji besides those two, anyway?

When I posted this, I also had in mind random examples from the internet. And there's more people in the Yohji thread. Also, Shah does it often.
post #67274 of 117668
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


When I posted this, I also had in mind random examples from the internet. And there's more people in the Yohji thread. Also, Shah does it often.

i've posted maybe two or three fits which had Y's jackets paired with other stuff, not really the yohji aesthetic and nothing from mainline so not sure why you thought this was a valid point to make. Not taking away from naija boy he's fantastic but there are plenty others who do it well too, namely asobu and wireartist, and mail-moth has a couple yohji outfits that are great.
post #67275 of 117668
Yohji aesthetic is fun but hard to wear in any office environment. frown.gif
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