or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The WAYWT Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The WAYWT Discussion Thread - Page 6114  

post #91696 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kajak View Post

At first I thought this was really dark and there wasn't enough of a difference between the navy SC and the trousers. Then I realized I had f.lux set to candle, making my screen nowhere near colour true. shog[1].gif
I'm clearly an idiot because that's a good example of what lies beyond the Wall.

youre not an idiot. and thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

Looking good sport. You too stitches.

thank you, caveat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Stitchy my statement stems from the belief that swd is much more accepting of various styles. The fact that Shoreman decided to post an mc worthy fit in here first than MC is proof. I mean you have seen the reaction at mc when Shah posts a fit there? Mothafokkas be like "collargap, high button point and closed quarters? How dare you post such a bile fit sir? Tis not in good taste"

to this, i agree. i think within MC, there is a fair amount of allowance for different styles. for example, you, barims, LK, TTO... and others as well that fall outside the standard MC fit, but people still appreciate it. but when it comes to MC guys looking at fits that really fall outside of MC, like the shah example you gave, its pretty much always a disaster. this side of the wall seems much more open to appreciating both genres, and allowing more room for personal style and expression.

basically, i think people here have an easier time looking at something, and appreciating it aesthetically, regardless of any preconceived rules or regulations, that they may or may not even understand to begin with.

imo, for the most part, this side of the wall is just more chill. i chalk it up to youth. dont worry, a bunch of ya'll will hit 40 and turn onto stuffy windbags too.

devil.gif
post #91697 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by clark kent View Post

on my simpleton shit.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

dig it, dj qualls. navy/black combo is pretty sweet
post #91698 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


imo, for the most part, this side of the wall is just more chill. i chalk it up to youth. dont worry, a bunch of ya'll will hit 40 and turn onto stuffy windbags too.

devil.gif

oh god thats not how it works, is it?!

Also, isn't alot of MC actually mid to late 20's? I seem to remember someone conducting an age survey at some point that put the median age surprisingly lower than I thought it was.
post #91699 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

dig it, dj qualls. navy/black combo is pretty sweet
pants are actually black chinos. not sure why they appear to be navy.
post #91700 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by clark kent View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
on my simpleton shit.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
moldavite wire wrap
[/SPOLIER]


I love this
post #91701 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


basically, i think people here have an easier time looking at something, and appreciating it aesthetically, regardless of any preconceived rules or regulations...

devil.gif

 

 

To a point. I haven't been around long so from my perspective there are some accepted styles that the group-think-consensus has deemed good and others not as good, and this has everything to do with preconceived rules and regulations.

 

You could certainly point out some styles of "acceptable" swd fits and a formulae for achieving said look. Lets see... slutty white tee, jeans that fit just so, etc... satisfied.gif

 

 

To stir the pot a bit, I would also add that these preconceived rules are malleable and don't apply as rigidly to veteran posters and even less so for the more popular designers' runway looks. Less experienced members are driven towards a particular style of fit and variation is much less acceptable, if at all.         stirpot.gif

post #91702 of 117670

Quote:

Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

all this MC talk, i could not restrain myself. spoilered for the ounce of restraint i had.

x-post from this morning.

 

Dat Marinella tie.  Do want.

post #91703 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorje View Post


To a point. I haven't been around long so from my perspective there are some accepted styles that the group-think-consensus has deemed good and others not as good, and this has everything to do with preconceived rules and regulations.

You could certainly point out some styles of "acceptable" swd fits and a formulae for achieving said look. Lets see... slutty white tee, jeans that fit just so, etc... satisfied.gif

I'm not trying to start anything but, well, you haven't been here very long. While there's usually an SWD "look" that's in favor, it has been pretty variable over the years. Heck, even I remember the workwear heyday, and I'm by no means an old-timer. Raf, Jil and Hedi were the forum darlings for a long time, and it's only pretty recently that the golf ninja and blazer/tee looks have become more prevalent. Rick looks used to get dismissed pretty handily, to say nothing of Damir's early stuff.

If you take a look at what's being posted these days, it really runs the gamut from updated "workwear" to a nouveau grunge to tech-ninja to the SZ-look,however you want to describe it, to the sort of generic slim-casual Euro stuff that's been inspiring new posters recently. Where the beginner's outfit used to be CP's, Dior, BoO and Sterlingwear, now we've got people yelling about side zips, blazers and leather. We're edging closer to golf ninja at the moment, too, although I suppose we'll see how long that lasts.

What's notable is that it's a lot of the same posters (we've lost plenty, of course) who have been here the whole time, and who appreciate all the diverse styles of SWD without bitching about change or whatever. Frankly, I think the best posters on the forum are those who have an interest in "both sides of the wall. As Dlester pointed out in the suits and blazers thread, what's interesting about SWD is that there isn't a hard and fast set of rules to follow, and things are judged on whether or not they 'look good' vs 'looking like an idiot.'

I guess what I'm saying is that a lot of new posters tend to lament the narrow-minded ness of SWD when really, they just don't look very good. Again, not a personal slight at all, but something I've noticed generally. SWD is a whole lot more accepting than people make it out to be.
post #91704 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by max_r View Post

oh god thats not how it works, is it?!
Also, isn't alot of MC actually mid to late 20's? I seem to remember someone conducting an age survey at some point that put the median age surprisingly lower than I thought it was.

i am resisting pretty hard, but i think we are all doomed. even brad.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sridhar3 View Post

Quote:Dat Marinella tie.  Do want.

thanks! but its actually by battisti napoli. one of the many italian unknowns. i had never heard of it before i got it from ehaberdasher. imo, their ties consistently hold a nicer knot than any other tie maker. fantastic stuff.
post #91705 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm not trying to start anything but, well, you haven't been here very long. While there's usually an SWD "look" that's in favor, it has been pretty variable over the years. Heck, even I remember the workwear heyday, and I'm by no means an old-timer. Raf, Jil and Hedi were the forum darlings for a long time, and it's only pretty recently that
the golf ninja and blazer/tee looks have become more prevalent. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Rick looks used to get dismissed pretty handily, to say nothing of Damir's early stuff.

If you take a look at what's being posted these days, it really runs the gamut from updated "workwear" to a nouveau grunge to tech-ninja to the SZ-look,however you want to describe it, to the sort of generic slim-casual Euro stuff that's been inspiring new posters recently. Where the beginner's outfit used to be CP's, Dior, BoO and Sterlingwear, now we've got people yelling about side zips, blazers and leather.
We're edging closer to golf ninja at the moment, too, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
although I suppose we'll see how long that lasts.

What's notable is that it's a lot of the same posters (we've lost plenty, of course) who have been here the whole time, and who appreciate all the diverse styles of SWD without bitching about change or whatever. Frankly, I think the best posters on the forum are those who have an interest in "both sides of the wall. As Dlester pointed out in the suits and blazers thread, what's interesting about SWD is that there isn't a hard and fast set of rules to follow, and things are judged on whether or not they 'look good' vs 'looking like an idiot.'

I guess what I'm saying is that a lot of new posters tend to lament the narrow-minded ness of SWD when really, they just don't look very good. Again, not a personal slight at all, but something I've noticed generally. SWD is a whole lot more accepting than people make it out to be.

first off, please tell me more about this golf ninja. is it hard to golf in a kimono? what is his favorite club? does he hide inside his golf bag? do other players even know he is there?

but for serious, thanks for replying to that, i wanted to, but didnt have enough SWD back-knowledge to do so. i agree with this. i know i am a relative new comer to this thread, but imo, fits that look good consistently get praise. regardless of specific style, or how long the poster has been here. fits that do not look good, not so much. i would certainly say SWD is an accepting place.
post #91706 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i am resisting pretty hard, but i think we are all doomed. even brad.
thanks! but its actually by battisti napoli. one of the many italian unknowns. i had never heard of it before i got it from ehaberdasher. imo, their ties consistently hold a nicer knot than any other tie maker. fantastic stuff.

I'm older and grumpier than the average MC poaster. I'm also not a fucking moron with the taste of Liberace's interior decorator if he was a conservative accountant.

With that said, while the CM forum is mostly populated with tacky James Bond lifestyle wannabe Patrick Bateman losers, these hordes of morons can't keep the quality down for too long as CM is truly the heart of styleforum, there's bound to be an excellent thread by someone with the passion to go the distance with his 5 pages study of mid-century English cufflinks. Look at the recent threads on Japanese bespoke makers, the dude basically translated a bunch of men's ex articles, posted a full makers list, explained where they were trained and met some of the makers to take pictures. A+++
post #91707 of 117670
Speaking of Liberace, Behind the Candelabra looks amazing
post #91708 of 117670
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synthese View Post



I guess what I'm saying is that a lot of new posters tend to lament the narrow-minded ness of SWD when really, they just don't look very good. Again, not a personal slight at all, but something I've noticed generally. SWD is a whole lot more accepting than people make it out to be.

 

 

You cut out my last sentence, which addresses this...

 

You could pretty much wear whatever and people here are going to accept it. Designers like Ann, Damir, Rick, Devoa, etc. can pretty much do whatever and people are going to accept it. Others who are less known/accepted on this forum have much less leeway for variation away from accepted standards or types of fits and are expected to fit into a current kind of "standard fit".

 

There is definitely a group-think-consensus about what works that is more or less maleable depending on who is presenting the content. What "looks good" depends on who is presenting it... to a large degree. People have posted fits here that get 50 thumbs that I think look like shit or are just average at best. And no, I won't give examples. smile.gif

 

Anyway, just my own humble opinion and observations...

post #91709 of 117670
I feel like I'm my college professor that had one good idea and then won't stop talking about it but SW&D is about consuming user-generated content and thumbs are more about the ability to create content that people like than any objective determination of how "good" the fit is. Sure there's a "group think" aspect to it but it's a lot more the quality of the contribution of individual posters than the collective taste consensus.

Find my post a few pages back for the detailed treatise i wrote on the subject. I feel bad constantly linking it.
post #91710 of 117670

GN, I read it. Good points for sure.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The WAYWT Discussion Thread