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post #84766 of 115732
What? Those people pretty much represent what SWD is all about.

Barims is swaggy as fuck, breaks all the rules and looks like a boss - individual panache, not even slightly #menswear
GDL is basically at the forefront of being "SF-approved" (in a good way) - junya, schneider, TOJ, high tops, boots, the whole shebang
MOK is our friendly heritage icon
NYR doesn't really get much love, he just wears jeans
Shore is what SWD was 5 years ago, and he's still going strong. He keeps the dream alive.

What, exactly, is the "SWD aesthetic?"

I think the fault actually lies with stitches and elisex, who are assuming that there IS a dominant "look" (they're emo, they only wear black, they all wear the same brands, blah blah blah - untrue). To an extent there is - no, it's not classic menswear, and yes, there are a lot of popular brands that get latched onto for dubious reasons (in the before-time it was W+H, for example, now it's SNS and schneider, or whatever), but generally I think SWD gets its rocks off by incorporating a whole bunch of shit from all over the place - we really ARE hipsters. So, I mean, I think I'm actually agreeing with you, just disagreeing that the posters you name somehow fall "outside" the SWD norm. We take all types.
post #84767 of 115732
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

What? Those people pretty much represent what SWD is all about.

Barims is swaggy as fuck, breaks all the rules and looks like a boss - individual panache, not even slightly #menswear
GDL is basically at the forefront of being "SF-approved" (in a good way) - junya, schneider, TOJ, high tops, boots, the whole shebang
MOK is our friendly heritage icon
NYR doesn't really get much love, he just wears jeans
Shore is what SWD was 5 years ago, and he's still going strong. He keeps the dream alive.

What, exactly, is the "SWD aesthetic?"


I don't think there is one... just pointing out the perceived notion that there is one and making a point that there are people who don't follow those perceptions.

post #84768 of 115732
^just edited, think we're saying the same thing. my b.
post #84769 of 115732
You can also argue that there are many posters here that catch flack regardless of brands, ie. Beneysd, KJ, and Moo (at times)
post #84770 of 115732
brands don't mean anything if the stuff fits, is interesting, and the person looks natural/comfortable in their element. extra points for individuality.
post #84771 of 115732
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

What? Those people pretty much represent what SWD is all about.

Barims is swaggy as fuck, breaks all the rules and looks like a boss - individual panache, not even slightly #menswear
GDL is basically at the forefront of being "SF-approved" (in a good way) - junya, schneider, TOJ, high tops, boots, the whole shebang
MOK is our friendly heritage icon
NYR doesn't really get much love, he just wears jeans
Shore is what SWD was 5 years ago, and he's still going strong. He keeps the dream alive.

What, exactly, is the "SWD aesthetic?"

I think the fault actually lies with stitches and elisex, who are assuming that there IS a dominant "look" (they're emo, they only wear black, they all wear the same brands, blah blah blah - untrue). To an extent there is - no, it's not classic menswear, and yes, there are a lot of popular brands that get latched onto for dubious reasons (in the before-time it was W+H, for example, now it's SNS and schneider, or whatever), but generally I think SWD gets its rocks off by incorporating a whole bunch of shit from all over the place - we really ARE hipsters. So, I mean, I think I'm actually agreeing with you, just disagreeing that the posters you name somehow fall "outside" the SWD norm. We take all types.


That's exactly what I was stating. I guess I should have used quotation marks on "SWD aesthetic"

 

 

I was basically trying to dispell that myth and highlight the fact that SWD is much more diverse and accepting than MC.

post #84772 of 115732
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

disagree...


a list of posters who don't adhere to the SWD aesthetics and STILL get love

Barims
GDL

MOK

NYI
Shoreman

Okay, but these guys sort of had their style already worked out when they started posting here, didn't they? I think there is some truth into the idea of group think. Look at caseyfud. People told him to change his hair, so he did. People told him to get better glasses, so he did. His clothing choices seem to be tailored to the opinions and suggestions of other forum members. And that's not meant to be a knock against him, just that I think there is a certain aesthetic this forum goes for.
post #84773 of 115732
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

disagree...
a list of posters who don't adhere to the SWD aesthetics and STILL get love
Barims
GDL
MOK
NYI
Shoreman
and I guess I can add myself
noone is telling him to wear SS and RO... all we are saying is that there is obviously an issue with his fit... MC or SWD. Many people have noted it. He should either take the advice OR somehow overcome the deficiency plaguing his fits. maybe adding some dimension to his style would work.. but at this pt it looks like We are watching elisix reruns.

you missed this part of my post
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and though i cant think of any off hand, im sure there are those that get love, and dont have much brand cache.

i really should have elaborated on that more. certainly one get look great without the brands, but its hard to deny that that is much harder for most people to accomplish than sticking with brands people like. it requires a really good sense of style, knowing how to find odd pieces that look great, and put it all together.

Barims is one in a million, no question. id put you near there too. you both have your own look. are consistent with it, know what works with it, and have a unique style knack that is not something most people have.

GDL - mostly branded stuff and custom stuff and is all around one of the best dressed guys i have ever seen. hard to use his as en example for mere style regular level dudes. also, you need some coin to dress that way.

MOK - i think he has a decent amount of branded stuff, and is pretty doen with the current SWD look i think.

NYI - really mostly an MC guy, also with a lot of branded stuff plus a good consistent sense of his own style

Shoreman - have not seen/do not remember enough, but he does dress quite well.

i am not telling him to buy branded stuff, i was just stating what i perceived to be for the most part, what is liked around here. and i think starting with some of the liked brands is often a good stepping stone to heading in a direction that will be appreciated here.
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What? Those people pretty much represent what SWD is all about.

Barims is swaggy as fuck, breaks all the rules and looks like a boss - individual panache, not even slightly #menswear
GDL is basically at the forefront of being "SF-approved" (in a good way) - junya, schneider, TOJ, high tops, boots, the whole shebang
MOK is our friendly heritage icon
NYR doesn't really get much love, he just wears jeans
Shore is what SWD was 5 years ago, and he's still going strong. He keeps the dream alive.

What, exactly, is the "SWD aesthetic?"

its all the looks that get 25+ likes every time they are posted. many are yours.
post #84774 of 115732
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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post


Okay, but these guys sort of had their style already worked out when they started posting here, didn't they? I think there is some truth into the idea of group think. Look at caseyfud. People told him to change his hair, so he did. People told him to get better glasses, so he did. His clothing choices seem to be tailored to the opinions and suggestions of other forum members. And that's not meant to be a knock against him, just that I think there is a certain aesthetic this forum goes for.


they told him get better glasses... they didn't tell him to get RO or some gothninja steeze glasses.

 

As you can see through his evolution he himself fits outside the perceived notion of the SWD aesthetic.

post #84775 of 115732
ugh, i think i am being misunderstood. i am not advocating buying brands as the only way to success. there is a lot of range here, and plenty of room for individuality, and there can be great success within that.

i am merely stating that buying things that are know to be liked here, will obviously garner some appreciation, and learning what that is, and then building your own style from there, figuring out what looks good on you.... is easier than just trying to all of a sudden be a style master who can pick out odd stuff and make it look great. that takes time. a lot of time.
post #84776 of 115732
this discussion sucks guys
post #84777 of 115732
What's that quote/story about how hard it actually is to look "effortless?" Some throwaway blurb, but the point was that style's a bit like writing, or riding a horse, or skiing - you work at it for a really long time, play your scales, practice your french fries, and eventually you don't have to think about it anymore. Elisex is just playing his scales!

...In a room full of people trying to listen to a concert.
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post #84779 of 115732
Holy shit guys, SWD is so simple. Like, supremely easy. Here's how you win:

1. Suck less

Stop overcomplicating things, seriously. If you look good (no, only YOU thinking YOU look good does not count) people will enjoy your fit, regardless of brands.
post #84780 of 115732

i can appreciate barims' next level-ness but when i see his fits I feel like he is so punchable. I'm not about that life, jelly, etc.

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