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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I think a pair of white sneakers instead and if you maybe tied your hair up

Well, I have a pair of white canvas SCs, but this isn't the season for them. Not exactly being the most popular WAYWTer around here (It's true! It's true!) I realize I'm opening myself up to a world of ridicule even by saying this, but the much-needed leg-lengthening provided by the chelsea boots, combined with the bomber jacket, creates a confluence of proportions that goes BAM!— or at least as much as confluences of proportion ever seem to go BAM! on me. The photo is fish-eyeing my mid-section a little, but I think, for my stocky, awkward body-type, the look works.

As far as my hair goes, I'm long overdue for my tri-annual haircut, and I'm in a little bit of a quandary. It seems the salon I usually go for my Defcon-Level-1 chemical hair straightening has stopped doing the procedure when they discovered the formaldehyde fumes are slowly killing them, and now I'm going to have to find somewhere else that does it cheaply. Maybe I'll just get a hair cut without the straightening, who knows. When you only get your hair cut three times a year, you can afford to mull over your options.
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Also take pictures in the sunlight

Sunlight? What's that? Heh.

Actually, the best WAYWT photos I've ever taken were in a dumpster enclosure in my old condo complex:



Now I'm living in an apartment complex with very few decent locations for outdoor photos within walking distance. I'm going to have to do some location scouting— I know my fans in WAYWT demand nothing less!
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In case you were wondering, I have no idea how to make a .gif

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Weird, I had this same dream the other night...

post #87843 of 115899
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

Well, I have a pair of white canvas SCs, but this isn't the season for them. Not exactly being the most popular WAYWTer around here (It's true! It's true!) I realize I'm opening myself up to a world of ridicule even by saying this, but the much-needed leg-lengthening provided by the chelsea boots, combined with the bomber jacket, creates a confluence of proportions that goes BAM!— or at least as much as confluences of proportion ever seem to go BAM! on me. The photo is fish-eyeing my mid-section a little, but I think, for my stocky, awkward body-type, the look works.

As far as my hair goes, I'm long overdue for my tri-annual haircut, and I'm in a little bit of a quandary. It seems the salon I usually go for my Defcon-Level-1 chemical hair straightening has stopped doing the procedure when they discovered the formaldehyde fumes are slowly killing them, and now I'm going to have to find somewhere else that does it cheaply. Maybe I'll just get a hair cut without the straightening, who knows. When you only get your hair cut three times a year, you can afford to mull over your options.
Sunlight? What's that? Heh.

Actually, the best WAYWT photos I've ever taken were in a dumpster enclosure in my old condo complex:



Now I'm living in an apartment complex with very few decent locations for outdoor photos within walking distance. I'm going to have to do some location scouting— I know my fans in WAYWT demand nothing less!

this is better especially with the sunlight. get a pair of white leather sneakers. like svenssons or something

how tall are you?

you also need to hem your pants. the stacks make your legs look short and stubby.

i think you would look better if you kept your hair long and tied it in a topknot
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

this is better especially with the sunlight. get a pair of white leather sneakers. like svenssons or something

how tall are you?

5'8.5"
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you also need to hem your pants. the stacks make your legs look short and stubby.

I understand the principle of visual breaks (which is why I never cuff my jeans when I can help it,) but lengthening stubby legs isn't the only thing to consider. There's also the danger of tweedle-dum / aether-ization, particularly when you're 5'8.5" and 182 lbs. A person could very well counter that stacks balance out my top end.

Plus, I just think stacks look cool, and in matters of style, I-think-it-looks-cool has a way of overriding every other consideration.
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i think you would look better if you kept your hair long and tied it in a topknot

For what it's worth, my katana skillz are disgrace.
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@g-trans: I lurk mostly, but really had to say that this is one of my fav fits ever from this thread.. great stuff! 

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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

5'8.5"
I understand the principle of visual breaks (which is why I never cuff my jeans when I can help it,) but lengthening stubby legs isn't the only thing to consider. There's also the danger of tweedle-dum / aether-ization, particularly when you're 5'8.5" and 182 lbs. A person could very well counter that stacks balance out my top end.

Plus, I just think stacks look cool, and in matters of style, I-think-it-looks-cool has a way of overriding every other consideration.
For what it's worth, my katana skillz are disgrace.

another thing

if your jacket hung straight down instead of pinched in at the waist it would give your silhouette less of an feminine hourglass shape and more of a masculine straight shape. you could accomplish the latter by either losing weight or finding a jacket that doesnt cinch at the hem

i have large legs kind of like you and i do my best to hide them. i found wider longer tops and tapered pants (like moo) works the best. it might work for you too. the stacks make the bottom part of the legs flare out. if you're unwilling to try hemming them, i think tapering them would work pretty well. tapers really do work wonders.

if you don't want to top knot (imo the thick hair on the sides creates an unseemly and slobby head silhouette) i'd suggest pushing your hair behind your ears like that summer photo or just chopping the whole thing off and going with a buzzed on the side kind of long at the top look

also stacks look cool if you're long and thin. not so much if you're shorter and have thicker legs
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

another thing

if your jacket hung straight down instead of pinched in at the waist it would give your silhouette less of an feminine hourglass shape and more of a masculine straight shape. you could accomplish the latter by either losing weight or finding a jacket that doesnt cinch at the hem

Er… you lost me here. It's a blouson jacket, it's gonna fit the same on most everybody.

I've already lost weight— I've lost 15 pound over the last few months, there's not a whole lot more fat to lose, at least none that's going to make an appreciable difference to how I look wearing clothes. Honestly, I didn't look drastically different 15 pounds heavier.
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i have large legs kind of like you and i do my best to hide them. i found wider longer tops and tapered pants (like moo) works the best. it might work for you too. the stacks make the bottom part of the legs flare out. if you're unwilling to try hemming them, i think tapering them would work pretty well. tapers really do work wonders.

if you don't want to top knot (imo the thick hair on the sides creates an unseemly and slobby head silhouette) i'd suggest pushing your hair behind your ears like that summer photo or just chopping the whole thing off and going with a buzzed on the side kind of long at the top look

also stacks look cool if you're long and thin. not so much if you're shorter and have thicker legs

Honestly, I think people go overboard with this whole clothing-as-optical-illusion business. My rationale for preferring shorter tops has been discussed ad nauseum in this thread, but the fact remains that I just plain like the neo-'50s-greaser-pissant vibe that cropped jackets impart— a vibe that also happens to be remarkably congruent with my station in life.
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the jacket cinches in at the hem. if there was no ribbing or the ribbing was looser it would hang straight down.

i dont really believe in the clothing as optical illusion (like horizontal lines vs vertical lines) or in the color wheel theory of matching colors or the idea that certain colors go better with certain skin tones (like who makes up these, it seems rather arbitrary to me), but based on what now 6 years on this forum experience tells me that some silhouettes are more flattering

you insist on stacks and shorter tops, but it seems to me (and pretty much everybody who responds to your fits) that something is not working. maybe try changing a little and see what happens?

you dont have to get rid of the greaser look. but you can pull it off better or you can keep doing the same thing and hope people stop ragging on you
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Ouch, that is honestly the most hurtful thing that anyone's ever done to me online. I never thought "Internet stuff" would affect me -- insults don't really -- but truly for like an hour or two after I read this comment I was very sad. Now I'm mostly tired, but yeah, this was definitely unexpected.

I suppose SVB might have little reason to suspect it, but his style and one other person's actually inspired lots of my recent clothing purchases. Pics from his Tumblr come up alot when you search #SNSHerning there, and I actually copped my Stark because I saw a "normal looking person" could wear it. Tons of fit pics in different colors, and I just loved the versatility of how he wore it. I also just bought my first piece from Epaulet, mint green rivet chinos, because and another poster with a Tumlbr I respected seem to buy alot from there. Both seemed to dress well without their clothes overwhelming their personalities, and I liked that I might still look even better than I had while remaining myself. I was even feeling particularly warm toward this poster because of this inspiring story about his style transformation, hoping I might eventually achieve the same transition; that's why I was concerned to see that he agreed I was "trolling", and why I wanted to understand things with a PM.

Now I wonder how that guy and this guy are the same person. The joke is definitely on my dumb ass.

Dude, I gave you the option to say "fuck off, I don't know you." I could understand that; no one needs groupies, and maybe there are legitimate reasons not to engage a potential troll. But to repost a long personal message asking for genuine advice in full? To dress the part of a gentleman and not play it? Yeah, trust me, I'm not skilled enough to be on that superduper next level troll shit to calculate that SVB would refan this petty drama for all to see, when I genuinely tried to bow out.

Ignoring the opinions of people like caseyfud, a moral midget whose opinion I could give two shits about, I'm getting the impression CDHagg, Tiralleur, and a few others think that to finally get to that next level one has to become to an asshole. That's what this means, right: "My gut tells me he's legit. I used to have the same mindset/attitude, and I wasn't trolling."? Ah, as soon I've "made it", I'll stop being so damn pretentious and start punking noobs with the vigor of the truly enlightened. Why? All my original point, after being flamed, was I don't get why the few obnoxious posters in this thread have to ruin how others get their advice.

But there is a silver lining to all this. SVB has driven away the troll! There are only a few others who could have done it; you've found the fucking magic beans, you piece of shit. What's up is down and what's down is up and I can't tell if I'm being driven by people looking for "value" by investing in quality "pieces", or being driven down the river toward the heart of darkness by petty, truly nasty pieces of work.

what waitaminute... how did I get dragged into this?

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he must've mistaken that video you showed to be for real ^^
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what video?

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Well, lets see how this goes.
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Urban Outfitters/PS Paul Smith/Levi's/Blanc & Noir

 

Casey, do you have a pair of brown chukkas?   I kind of really like this, but I also kind of think different footwear would make it better.

 

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Ouch, that is honestly the most hurtful thing that anyone's ever done to me online. I never thought "Internet stuff" would affect me -- insults don't really -- but truly for like an hour or two after I read this comment I was very sad. Now I'm mostly tired, but yeah, this was definitely unexpected.

I suppose SVB might have little reason to suspect it, but his style and one other person's actually inspired lots of my recent clothing purchases. Pics from his Tumblr come up alot when you search #SNSHerning there, and I actually copped my Stark because I saw a "normal looking person" could wear it. Tons of fit pics in different colors, and I just loved the versatility of how he wore it. I also just bought my first piece from Epaulet, mint green rivet chinos, because and another poster with a Tumlbr I respected seem to buy alot from there. Both seemed to dress well without their clothes overwhelming their personalities, and I liked that I might still look even better than I had while remaining myself. I was even feeling particularly warm toward this poster because of this inspiring story about his style transformation, hoping I might eventually achieve the same transition; that's why I was concerned to see that he agreed I was "trolling", and why I wanted to understand things with a PM.

Now I wonder how that guy and this guy are the same person. The joke is definitely on my dumb ass.

Dude, I gave you the option to say "fuck off, I don't know you." I could understand that; no one needs groupies, and maybe there are legitimate reasons not to engage a potential troll. But to repost a long personal message asking for genuine advice in full? To dress the part of a gentleman and not play it? Yeah, trust me, I'm not skilled enough to be on that superduper next level troll shit to calculate that SVB would refan this petty drama for all to see, when I genuinely tried to bow out.

Ignoring the opinions of people like caseyfud, a moral midget whose opinion I could give two shits about, I'm getting the impression CDHagg, Tiralleur, and a few others think that to finally get to that next level one has to become to an asshole. That's what this means, right: "My gut tells me he's legit. I used to have the same mindset/attitude, and I wasn't trolling."? Ah, as soon I've "made it", I'll stop being so damn pretentious and start punking noobs with the vigor of the truly enlightened. Why? All my original point, after being flamed, was I don't get why the few obnoxious posters in this thread have to ruin how others get their advice.

But there is a silver lining to all this. SVB has driven away the troll! There are only a few others who could have done it; you've found the fucking magic beans, you piece of shit. What's up is down and what's down is up and I can't tell if I'm being driven by people looking for "value" by investing in quality "pieces", or being driven down the river toward the heart of darkness by petty, truly nasty pieces of work.

 

 

what waitaminute... how did I get dragged into this?

 

You commented after I did that I was being honest, or something like that.

 

BTW what ever happened to our meetup?  We were going to do a Houston meetup or something, but it never happened...

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wow tots forgot about the meetup. We shall have many other chances... H town is like a second base...

 

 

as for my statement... how did he come to that conclusion? I was laughing more at you than him... because of how honest it read.

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Ready for spring

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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

wow tots forgot about the meetup. We shall have many other chances... H town is like a second base...

 

 

as for my statement... how did he come to that conclusion? I was laughing more at you than him... because of how honest it read.

 

Well, he thought I was saying that he needs to become an asshole to get to the next level... you seemed to be in agreement with what I was saying, even though I was saying something completely different.

 

Oh, and I don't actually live in Houston anymore.  I visit on occasion, but I'm glad to be gone.

 

NOBD - great fit.  One of your best I think.

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