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i don't really care about you either way, i promise. but you make a lot of posts about specific looks you want to emulate, or a style you're trying to move to, etc etc, but most of your fits just scream express ad. if you want a quick fix, lose the graphic tees right off the bat
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I am buying and slowly building my yohji collection. I've worn a few yohji things a few times and id like to do that more. I just don't have the wardrobe to do it consistently. Or the $$$. I have a few things coming in that I got thanks to some very nice SFers that will open more doors for me.

What I post on here are the clothes I've had for a while that im trying to get use of and prune out the ones that are not that great from the ones that are. And sometimes I just want to experiment with fits and styles. Maybe I have a few express like items, tbh when I first got into dressing better I started at what was at hand which were places like express and AE so I guess there is residual.

I don't think that much of what I have posted is so glaringly express-like tho. Ive probably only worn like 3 or 4 graphic tshirts. My other fits have pretty much been sweaters or plain button downs/wrinkled button downs. But maybe I have, and if so, I don't mind having it pointed out. I'll note it. Any thing other than the ts that i do that is heinously express-like?
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here's another easy fix: you're wearing those jeans in most pictures you post, but i've never been a fan. they're not horrible, but they're just.. ok. they look too textured/shiny. buy some cheap, slim matte black denim - levis 511s or 514s and get them tapered. would make a world of difference. i also don't think the slutty tee look works on people who are built - much of the reason it looks good is because the shirts fit slightly oversized/kind of bulgy on the chest.
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here's another easy fix: you're wearing those jeans in most pictures you post, but i've never been a fan. they're not horrible, but they're just.. ok. they look too textured/shiny. buy some cheap, slim matte black denim - levis 511s or 514s and get them tapered. would make a world of difference. i also don't think the slutty tee look works on people who are built - much of the reason it looks good is because the shirts fit slightly oversized/kind of bulgy on the chest.

The jeans in that last pic are matte black. Are you talking about those ones or the really shiney zara ones? The most recent pair do not shine at all in natural light to the visible eye. The high gloss in all my photos its my camera being strange. The color is almost exactly the same as the OD black jeans from uniqlo and near identical to the black 501s. I don't know why my camera does that and I don't know how to fix it either. Maybe take the picture in different sunlight/not overcast.

Will definitely get them tapered when I have time. I plan to do that with the blue Ksubi jeans I posted a long time ago too.

T-shirt, idk i think that they look better on people who are built because our bodies are nicer? But I do get that the aesthetic is more so aimed at slender people. So I wont post ma slut-t pics on SF. Also, I like the lady attention I get from the slut-ts shog[1].gif

See! Im trying!
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Can we stop making this thread a let's help benes dress better?
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Can we stop making this thread a let's help benes dress better?

if you want to get back to burger talk, post a picture
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@Beneysed if you like the Yohji aesthetic and are poor like me - try the diffusion lines.

I have a few fantastic pieces from Y-3 and a lot of Coming Soon pieces only differ from mainline in terms of cheaper fabric. There are obviously some big duds from Y-3 (most stuff wth a logo or graphics) but the outerwear is often great and cheap on Yoox.
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More of exactly the same.

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you also talk about you want to dress yohji, but yohji seems the antithesis of your style -- his stuff is classic menswear with a slight twist, but in a very dark, simplistic color palate to the point that at a first glance it looks extremely basic/standard, and only after repeated close viewing do you see the fabrication and the design details. also it seems the best yohji fits either rely on silhouette (thus no tacky detailing), or have one detailed item and everything else very simplistic.

I think you're a bit far off with your generalisation of Yohji, Teger. Yohji's collections often have a very bright colour pallette, see his SS12 collection, and his pieces are certainly not free from "tacky detailing" (awesomely tacky detailing) and are rarely as overly simplistic as you say they are... 

 

 

 

 

Educate yourself a bit more before you try to argue a point. Ben I like your sweater! But I do agree the jeans could use a taper biggrin.gif

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I think Benesyed just lacks any basics what so ever in his wardrobe. Everything he wears seems to be a bit over designed. Instead of focusing on picking up key pieces like Yohji, I think you would be better off focusing on basic things for now to replace the things you have, especially if you are trying to make your money go the furthest.
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tacky
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I think you're a bit far off with your generalisation of Yohji, Teger. Yohji's collections often have a very bright colour pallette, see his SS12 collection, and his pieces are certainly not free from "tacky detailing" (awesomely tacky detailing) and are rarely as overly simplistic as you say they are... 


Educate yourself a bit more before you try to argue a point. Ben I like your sweater! But I do agree the jeans could use a taper biggrin.gif

I thought about Yohji's prints while I was typing the post (I know this is shocking, but I actually know a little bit about Yohji), and I'd argue the difference is that his colored pieces are both a diversion from his normal monochrome aesthetic, and are generally worn in such a way that there is a single colorful item adding a pop to an outfit that is usually black/white. Also, his prints are usually comic or anime, adding a tongue-in-cheek slightly ironic humor to them that's only reinforced by the chunky, very textured and almost pixeleted thick knits that they appear on. Look at the examples you posted - they're absurdist, they're comic and they're almost crude in presentation, which is completely different from the night out/club style prints that Benseyed wears.

And what makes Yohji so good (to me atlaest), is that his pieces are at their heart, simplistic, but simplistic in a way that's rich in design and detail. Look at his blazers - they're both a blazer (the most basic men's tailored garment there is) as well as a canvas to display deliberate stylistic departures from the fashion norms that he obviously knows so well. But it's never over the top. Yohji always has a very delicated touch. The balzer Parker is wearing above is a perfect example. At first glance it's a simple men's blazer, and only on closer inspection do you see the small details and lacing that makes it unique and thus designed.

And don't even get me started on silhouette. Yohji is oversized and loose, and even in the Yohji thread most people are telling Benseyed that he needs to size up on al lhis pieces.
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I thought about Yohji's prints while I was typing the post (I know this is shocking, but I actually know a little bit about Yohji), and I'd argue the difference is that his colored pieces are both a diversion from his normal monochrome aesthetic, and are generally worn in such a way that there is a single colorful item adding a pop to an outfit that is usually black/white. Also, his prints are usually comic or anime, adding a tongue-in-cheek slightly ironic humor to them that's only reinforced by the chunky, very textured and almost pixeleted thick knits that they appear on. Look at the examples you posted - they're absurdist, they're comic and they're almost crude in presentation, which is completely different from the night out/club style prints that Benseyed wears.
And what makes Yohji so good (to me atlaest), is that his pieces are at their heart, simplistic, but simplistic in a way that's rich in design and detail. Look at his blazers - they're both a blazer (the most basic men's tailored garment there is) as well as a canvas to display deliberate stylistic departures from the fashion norms that he obviously knows so well. But it's never over the top. Yohji always has a very delicated touch. The balzer Parker is wearing above is a perfect example. At first glance it's a simple men's blazer, and only on closer inspection do you see the small details and lacing that makes it unique and thus designed.
And don't even get me started on silhouette. Yohji is oversized and loose, and even in the Yohji thread most people are telling Benseyed that he needs to size up on al lhis pieces.

 

if you look through his runway shows for the past... about ten years or so? the majority of the looks are actually very far from monochromatic and are filled with interesting prints and thoughtful colour combinations, so again, you need to be careful with your generalisations.  I really don't know where you're getting your info from, to be honest, as a lot of his runway looks are stuffed full of prints, rather than just having one print and then a monochrome rest-of-outfit; A few examples: 

 

 

You'll also see that the prints above are definitely not ironic or absurdist or whatever else you were calling yohji's prints, they're subtle. I suspect you're basing all these generalisations off people's fit pics in the yohji thread, which do tend to be monochromatic or black and white, but which are definitely not a representation of the designer's visions in general?

 

and I would by no means call parker's blazer subtle, it doesn't take much closer inspecting to notice the laces... I do agree with you in terms of the silhouette, but as he said, he's trying to work that into his wardrobe.

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