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The WAYWT Discussion Thread - Page 4690post #70336 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:17pmpost #70337 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:20pmpost #70338 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:23pmQuote:
Probably not. But then, the knowledge that the pants are Yohji fills in some of the gaps left by a static image that isn't completely representative. People wondering if the fabric is good, or if the pants look good in motion, can find their answers by looking at the brand (yohji = looks better IRL/looks better in motion/etc.). At least, that's how I see it. There's probably a lot of brand-whoring going on too, though.
My friends are very accepting of my interest in fashion, and I don't catch any flak as long as I don't go too far over the edge. I want to let my tastes in fashion evolve as they will, but I also don't want to get picked on because my clothing is too far from the norm. As reedo and some philosopher (Socrates?) have both said: man is a social animal.
And then, there's the stereotype that all fashion-y men are gay.post #70339 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:25pmpost #70340 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:32pmpost #70341 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:33pmwhenever a friend or someone comments on my clothes in a way that sounds derisive (ie. snotty like a 7th grader) I explain briefly why I like my clothes or tell them something about the designer and their attitude changes pretty quickly. they suddenly find themselves interested and don't just think it's weird but look at the clothes as something that a real person thought up and made. what a concept!post #70342 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:35pmpost #70343 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:52pmpost #70344 of 1176666/6/12 at 12:57pmpost #70345 of 1176666/6/12 at 1:07pmQuote:I think you're just reluctant to lay down the nuclear option, which goes as follows:
"Look at my outfit. I'm a bomb ass motherfucker. Now look at yours. See why I spend so much?"
If you ever decide clothing is more important than friends, say something like that.post #70346 of 1176666/6/12 at 1:20pmQuote:
I myself also try to conceal my fervent interest in clothing. Sadly, i do feel its demasculating to show a huge interest in such superficial ventures, and the point of swagger is to seem like you don't care what you're wearing, or that it was natural without much thought.
and I still feel dropping $735 on a jacket is exorbitant, and I rather keep it to myslefpost #70347 of 1176666/6/12 at 1:26pmpost #70348 of 1176666/6/12 at 1:39pm^^ See, though, everyone cares about clothing to a ridiculous degree, even folks who at a glance wouldn't seem to care at all.
I kind of wish the world would give fewer shits about the types of fabric people drape over their bodies so we can all have fun with our clothinz choices instead.post #70349 of 1176666/6/12 at 1:56pmpost #70350 of 1176666/6/12 at 2:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance
^^ See, though, everyone cares about clothing to a ridiculous degree, even folks who at a glance wouldn't seem to care at all.
I kind of wish the world would give fewer shits about the types of fabric people drape over their bodies so we can all have fun with our clothinz choices instead.
If it was socially acceptable, I'd just walk around naked
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