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.