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I'm pretty new to this forum and have only really began to step up my wardrobe in the last 6 months or so.

As anyone who knows me from outside of this forum can attest, I've always been into watches, cars and other rather expensive hobbies. However now that I am getting older (30), and possibly a little wiser, my interests have shifted towards my wardrobe more. I would say that I have replaced significant portions of my wardrobe in the last 6 months, but I have been quite selective in what comes in - mostly due to budget. Though it does seem as though I may have prioritized things a little differently to how some of you guys might have. I don't necessarily agree that this is wrong though.

For me, it's started with shoes. I've gone from having a cupboard full of Tigers, Gola's and other very common sneakers, to a few pairs each from brands like Lanvin, Grenson, Mr Hare, Common Projects, Mark McNairy and so on. I am not listing these out to name drop, but to simply indicate that I am trying to create some variety and increased quality in the shoes I wear every day. I have been approaching this 'shift' from the position of spending more money on my shoes, and then slowly switching out the clothing items to suit. I get that Levi's and J.Crew may not be on the same tier as Lanvin, but the outfit works IMO.

I have spent very little on t-shirts, socks etc, but I have justified spending more on denim, chino's and shirts from Acne, A.P.C etc. I actually wear a few J.Crew shirts because they fit me well and they're inexpensive. In an ideal world, I think I would dress more like those on MC Casual - and a good part of my wardrobe fits in there more. Chino's, brogues and a blazer is a great look, however I work in IT and what you see me posting is what I wear to work daily. If I dressed like MC Casual every day, it would actually be out of place and possibly inappropriate. My office is literally full of guys in Metallica T's and black denim - period. However that's the way many web developers choose to dress.

I actually come onto forums like this to learn about some of the different choices to make, and I don't expect to learn everything overnight. I don't want to simply copy what everyone does either. So if what I decide to wear at the end of the day isn't 'SF approved' like so many seem to aspire to, then so be it. I'd still like to participate and see what others are doing and how it might work for me if I should like the look. Some of the guys on this forum, this thread more specifically, are so unbelievably rude that it makes it pretty difficult for many to participate. I've got a thick skin so it doesn't bother me so much - though I expect that there would be plenty who have taken a step away very quickly due to some terrible attitudes.

Can I just add, I watch this thread much more than I ever post, and I see so many different styles contributed daily. Some of them I look at and wish I could pull off - others I look at and can't believe how many people are loving it because in my eyes they're plain, too grungy etc. We're individuals - and the moment everyone starts simply copying each other and creating a cookie cutter 'look', the more boring our lives will be I am sure. Let people be creative and allow them to learn from others rather than acting like you're better than them, simply because you follow the forums approval more closely. You might just learn something yourself.

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I know it's been stated already, but is there any reason why you've been posting people that aren't yourself in a WAYWT thread?

lol was about to say he looked pretty good, especially his posture
post #81890 of 117668
Forum think aside,

Elisix,
I think that fit had some issues. I think a consistent issue with your fits for me atleast has been the fit of your pants relative too your shirt. It might be the camera angle but I think the pants you wear are far too slim for the general looseness of the tops you wear. It might just be your body proportions but given the stylistic choice that dichotomy looks more so out of place to me than an intentional and aesthetic choice.

Wearing the shirt open with the t peaking out at the side also strikes my eye as unappealing but that might not be a very useful comment for you.

I think NYR wears similar style clothes but his fit is way more on point.
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Cropped to avoid derpy face. After 3 re-takes, I'm done trying.

If anything your left leg looks TOO skinny. This is just me being jealous though smile.gif
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Forum think aside,
Elisix,
I think that fit had some issues. I think a consistent issue with your fits for me atleast has been the fit of your pants relative too your shirt. It might be the camera angle but I think the pants you wear are far too slim for the general looseness of the tops you wear. It might just be your body proportions but given the stylistic choice that dichotomy looks more so out of place to me than an intentional and aesthetic choice.
Wearing the shirt open with the t peaking out at the side also strikes my eye as unappealing but that might not be a very useful comment for you.
I think NYR wears similar style clothes but his fit is way more on point.

Perfect post. Something I can work with/on.
post #81893 of 117668
First waywt post



MMM
random v-neck
Uniqlo
MMM
post #81894 of 117668

^ Another example.

 

You're wearing a Margiela leather and sneakers with a no name tee and UNIQLO jeans? You def could have sprung for some Dior Homme, Raf, Givenchy, Balenciaga denim... I'll let the random tee slide.

 

Ok, I'm done with all examples for that. That was the last one.

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I assume you're familiar with the whole "gemming" fiasco and subsequent collective MC mindsplode? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It wouldn't have been such a big deal if we didn't have this erroneous idea that MC items are quality and value for money and are somehow completely isolated from fashion.
Regarding Goodyear Welting, it is essentially a type of cemented construction as the upper and welt are held to the insole by cement. Now obviously EGs are stil better made than shitty mall brand cemented shoes, but there are also some very well made cemented shoes that are at least equal if not better constructed than GY welted. For example, here's a quality cemented shoe. Of course, handwelted is undoubtedly the best construction method, but we don't and should not buy things purely from a construction standpoint.

thanks. tbh, while certain very technical aspects of clothing do intrigue me, i have not been able to really delve into the whole shoe construction thing. i have never personally owned EGs in particular, but i do own some of the "better" SF approved shoes, and can confidently say they are better constructed than almost anything in the tier beneath them.
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There's almost no way you can justify clothing by price:quality ratio. I suggest you stop trying to. I've been down that road and it doesn't end well.

i think you may have misunderstood me. i was not trying to justify anything i have purchased by quality:price. i dont generally feel the need to justify what i buy at all. i buy something if it appeals to me, or if its something i feel i need, thats all the justification i need.

i was just stating, that i have been recently pleased that the items i have purchased, were imo of very solid quality and construction. sometimes construction is not the be all end all, but its never fun paying decent money for something you know lacks in quality, even if you want/need it anyways. its nice to be happy with what you buy from every angle. im not saying that thats an MC exclusive thing either. im saying its nice.

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why is everyone on this forum so "fucking" rude? terrible manners

not everyone is rude. smile.gif

also, i find that when someone says something rude here, its pretty much asking to get some in return. not saying its right necessarily, but most people here know whats coming.
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First waywt post

MMM
Balmain
Dior
MMM

according to Ronnald I just turned this fit next level
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Originally Posted by i2onnel View Post

^ Another example.

You're wearing a Margiela leather and sneakers with a no name tee and UNIQLO jeans? You def could have sprung for some Dior Homme, Raf, Givenchy, Balenciaga denim... I'll let the random tee slide.

Ok, I'm done with all examples for that. That was the last one.

Alright guys, it's safe to wear random tees - Ronnel's letting it slide. *wipes brow*
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HOLY SHIT RONNEL IS LETTING THE TEE SLIDE.

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Tuesday lunchtime - bitterly cold but bright and sunny:



Christy's
Nigel Cabourn x2
Uniqlo
DM's

Cords didn't look too bad earlier in the day, but have suffered from sitting at a desk all morning. DM's might not be the most elegant footwear, but they stop me going arse over tit on iced up pavements. Canterbury Cathedral in the background for a change of view.
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Previous level phone. Your outfit will be greatly elevated if you had a Vertu.
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