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Originally Posted by 1234 View Post

Trying something new. I've come to really like the Yohji aesthetic, but am still not sure if I can pull it off.... Got a jacket and shirt to try it out (pants are just some shitty sweats).   Try and ignore the tag wink.gif

I don't want to discourage you or anybody else from figuring out your style but this reminds me too much of the guys over in MC who are trying to pull off looking like Lapo Elkann and fail miserably because they are just some dude living in the 'burbs of Fresno. At some point you need to factor in your surroundings or risk being the 4th grader who walks into school in his fireman's outfit and realizes 'oh, this was a mistake'.
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you achieve enlightenment when you can wear your clothes without feeling goofy (obviously no one should ever do this) but I think more importantly when you don't feel cool either, if that makes any sense.
like you're just doing your thing and it is what it is.
edit: just realized this isn't true at all because I feel cool as hell when I wear that ratty old green Junya jacket, and I have no idea why.

definitely agree - I feel cool with some clothes but most of the time, it doesn't feel as natural in a way (do we overestimate how cool we are?). That's kind of why I really like engineered garments and the less SF approved brand, spurr (just off the top of my head). I feel just the right amount of goofy/cool to get that lived-in comfortable feel. Or pieces that I did not expect to be so nice but ends up looking really good in an outfit/ on the body.
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you people need to be as courteous as kent$ and keep your avatars the same after you've been banned and re-registered.

Also Xhale needs to figure out what he likes and feels natural in before he drops mad money on designer threads.

So far:
ToJ
Zam Barrett
Yohji


Time to go to self-edge and let kiya floss you out in head to toe iron heart.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 6/14/12 at 8:22am
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how else do you find out what you like? you can always resell. not sure what's wrong with Xhale trying things out, as long as he has the money to do so

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There are ways of figuring out your personal style besides buying super high end internet hyped clothing and then selling it for a loss.

Then again, its his money he can do what he wants with it.

I just feel like if he didn't have the $ everyone would tell him to "lurk moar" until he has a better idea of what he likes and what he wants to do. Like we do to 90% of the other posters who don't have any clue re: their personal style. Just because he's rolling in cash doesn't mean that the "read waywt, figure out what you like, slowly build up your wardrobe" advice doesn't apply.

Then again he sold that ToJ that everyone told him looked totally fine so maybe he's more in tune with what he likes/wants than I give him credit for.
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

you people need to be as courteous as kent$ and keep your avatars the same after you've been banned and re-registered.
Also Xhale needs to figure out what he likes and feels natural in before he drops mad money on designer threads.
So far:
ToJ
Zam Barrett
Yohji

Time to go to self-edge and let kiya floss you out in head to toe iron heart.

If something does not work out I return it..... 

 

Would be hard for me to figure out what I feel natural in if I didn't try different things. I tried Yohji, I don't think it works, so I'm not going to pursue it....

 

In this whole process of me finding what suits me, I've lost very little money.

 

And I "like" all the looks I've tried. I'm trying to stray from the goth ninja look because I've come to the conclusion that straight men should not wear such clothing when living within a 10 mile radius of west hollywood. 

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If you're not losing money, then go for it.. The fs links in your sig would suggest otherwise, but regardless, we live in a fast fashion world where you don't have to drop designer cash to digure out if a designer's aesthetic works for you. If leather shirts were your thing, an all saints one would've made you realize that.


If you find yourself constantly wearing something despite its shitiness then you know you've struck the right chord. But IMO trying out expensive things means oh want to justify its expensiveness rather than love it because it fits your personality
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People here tend to think you're spending way more than you actually are if you're buying & returning designer clothing.  I think I've only ever had to sell something at a loss twice.  Also GN I don't know if that's good advice, IMO it's way easier to waste a ton of cash at uniqlo/H&M etc because it has no resale value.

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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

There are ways of figuring out your personal style besides buying super high end internet hyped clothing and then selling it for a loss.
Then again, its his money he can do what he wants with it.
I just feel like if he didn't have the $ everyone would tell him to "lurk moar" until he has a better idea of what he likes and what he wants to do. Like we do to 90% of the other posters who don't have any clue re: their personal style. Just because he's rolling in cash doesn't mean that the "read waywt, figure out what you like, slowly build up your wardrobe"

Unless you can hire a personal stylist or have that inherit sense of style that some people have but most don't, it can and does take a long time to figure out what works and what doesn't.  I think 1234 is doing the smart thing to try lots of different things and then settle on what works best.  Just because someone might like a specific look doesn't necessarily mean it will work for them.  Personally, I fucking love many YY pieces by themselves but I know I could never pull it off (similar to 1234).  I wear DVN, Margiela, Lanvin, Balenciaga, blah, blah, blah.  I am still ironing out my style, just like many of you, so there is no shame at all in trying something and discovering it does not work.  In fact, the people who do this are the ones you notice on the street because they have honed in their style and look fucking great.  Once you have a specific direction should you begin to start buying pieces.  Just like many of you I prefer to buy a piece at a time.  It really doesn't make a lot of sense, at least to me, to go out and spend $10k shopping to get them home and not figure out how to incorporate into your wardrobe.  Each piece you buy should have a place or "fit" in your wardrobe. 

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Originally Posted by 1234 View Post

And I "like" all the looks I've tried. I'm trying to stray from the goth ninja look because I've come to the conclusion that straight men should not wear such clothing when living within a 10 mile radius of west hollywood. 

Oh my Christ.
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tween, best fit in pages.
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I'm trying to stray from the goth ninja look because I've come to the conclusion that straight men should not wear such clothing when living within a 10 mile radius of west hollywood. 
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I do live in LA though, and rarely get weird looks. Who gives a damn about the "tastes" of people where you live... Wear what you like.

c'mon dude.
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I'm trying to stray from the goth ninja look because I've come to the conclusion that straight men should not wear such clothing when living within a 10 mile radius of west hollywood. 

I guess this depends on how you define "goth ninja", but the minimalist Dior rocker look that ive done that's gotten praise here on SF is actually very acceptable where I live/around my friends. That is, people just say "you look good", not "wanna have a gay orgy?"
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