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The difference between the two is that in MC people spend 3.000$ on an outfit to look like 3.000$, in SW&D people spend 3.000$ to look like a post apocalyptic japanese junkyard worker. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Hello friends,

Drunk at time of posting, but I recently ordered Clark's Red Oaks from Amazon.com. They were expensive relative to most Clarks, $140~ or so. 2nd day wearing them and some random guy at a food truck asked me about them and where he could buy them. As soon as I got them I put obenauf's oil on them, which made them very dark. The red is only noticed now at the creases. It's very subtle. I'm happy with the purchase despite paying so much for Clarck's on Amazon.

*Not my own pic. After the oil mine are slightly more dark, but lighter int he creases, this pic was taken right out of the box*
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I would rather look like a post-apocalyptic junkyard farmer than a guy who wears a suit every day. Why not dream big?
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i find that classic menswear is a good escapism.. i love watching classic hollywood cinema, noir etc.. but doesnt mean i want to reenact them out of period context.
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

The difference between the two is that in MC people spend 3.000$ on an outfit to look like 3.000$, in SW&D people spend 3.000$ to look like a post apocalyptic japanese junkyard worker. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

People on MC don't spend $3,000 on their outfit. The average MC poster is usually a budget shopper who spends a good amount of their money on clothes from Lands End, Brooks Brothers, and other non high end brands. If anything, MC is full of non-ballers wearing 'cheap' clothing but who are trying to look like they're 'ballers.' Most of the guys over there aren't 'wealthy' and don't spend much money on clothes, but they want to project an image where other people think they're important, rich, have class, are james bond, etc. The difference between MC and SWD is that the old dudes over in MC are obsessed with the image they're trying to convey and they're focused on using their clothes to tell the world, "oh look at me, I'm an important person because I wear a suit. I have class and am a proper gentleman." In reality, to me it usually screams "oh look at me, I'm a douche."

 

MC spending habits = 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/102773/whats-the-most-youve-spent-on

http://www.styleforum.net/t/294841/how-much-do-you-spend-on-a-suit

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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

The difference between MC and SWD is that the old dudes over in MC are obsessed with the image they're trying to convey and they're focused on using their clothes to tell the world, "oh look at me, I'm an important person because I wear a suit. I have class and am a proper gentleman." In reality, to me it usually screams "oh look at me, I'm a douche."

You're deluding yourself if you think there's a big difference. Here it's "oh look at me, I'm an interesting person because I wear an asymmetrical leather jacket. I am unique and not like all these plebs."
post #96892 of 117670
It's like that on both sides. Clothing is a discourse, and there's romance to be embraced on both sides, to an extent. There can be, at least.

Just looking at what a person wears probably won't tell you much about them, but learning why they wear it might.
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

The difference between the two is that in MC people spend 3.000$ on an outfit to look like 3.000$, in SW&D people spend 3.000$ to look like a post apocalyptic japanese junkyard worker. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

People on MC don't spend $3,000 on their outfit. The average MC poster is usually a budget shopper who spends a good amount of their money on clothes from Lands End, Brooks Brothers, and other non high end brands. If anything, MC is full of non-ballers wearing 'cheap' clothing but who are trying to look like they're 'ballers.' Most of the guys over there aren't 'wealthy' and don't spend much money on clothes, but they want to project an image where other people think they're important, rich, have class, are james bond, etc. The difference between MC and SWD is that the old dudes over in MC are obsessed with the image they're trying to convey and they're focused on using their clothes to tell the world, "oh look at me, I'm an important person because I wear a suit. I have class and am a proper gentleman." In reality, to me it usually screams "oh look at me, I'm a douche."

 

MC spending habits = 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/102773/whats-the-most-youve-spent-on

http://www.styleforum.net/t/294841/how-much-do-you-spend-on-a-suit

 

no problem if you can't follow my line of reasoning. I'll explain it to you again ;-)

 

The people in MC that spend $3.000 on an outfit, want that their outfit looks like they've spent at least $3.000. The people in SW&D who spend $3.000 on an outfit try to avoid looking like they've spent $3.000, to 99% of the populus.

 

Only the aficionado will be able to discern the $250 baller rick owens layering under shirt with the slutty scoop neck from an ill fitting $7 hanes fine rib, while even the average schmuck is able to tell the well fitting $2500 bespoke suit from the $199 all natural polyester H&M suit.

 

I didn't say that the average MC spends $3.000 bucks, but those that do want everybody to know it from a distance. Land's end to MC is uniqlo to SW&D. Rick Owens for SW&D is Rubinacci for MC.

 

One could argue SW&D is the less vain form of expression. Because spending $3.000 to look like a futuristic scrap yard worker is dedication. devil.gif

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fit looks good bene. what boots?

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Reminds me of a fit pic of Synthese posted quite sometime back with a TOJ baseball suede(iirc) with APC denim and MMM boots.
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

People on MC don't spend $3,000 on their outfit. The average MC poster is usually a budget shopper who spends a good amount of their money on clothes from Lands End, Brooks Brothers, and other non high end brands. If anything, MC is full of non-ballers wearing 'cheap' clothing but who are trying to look like they're 'ballers.' Most of the guys over there aren't 'wealthy' and don't spend much money on clothes, but they want to project an image where other people think they're important, rich, have class, are james bond, etc. The difference between MC and SWD is that the old dudes over in MC are obsessed with the image they're trying to convey and they're focused on using their clothes to tell the world, "oh look at me, I'm an important person because I wear a suit. I have class and am a proper gentleman." In reality, to me it usually screams "oh look at me, I'm a douche."

MC spending habits = 
http://www.styleforum.net/t/102773/whats-the-most-youve-spent-on

http://www.styleforum.net/t/294841/how-much-do-you-spend-on-a-suit

I'm sure if you do a GOOD amount of research on style, find out what you like, and be inspired, you'll stand out in a positive way, regardless of sw & d or mc.
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

 

no problem if you can't follow my line of reasoning. I'll explain it to you again ;-)

 

The people in MC that spend $3.000 on an outfit, want that their outfit looks like they've spent at least $3.000. The people in SW&D who spend $3.000 on an outfit try to avoid looking like they've spent $3.000, to 99% of the populus.

 

Only the aficionado will be able to discern the $250 baller rick owens layering under shirt with the slutty scoop neck from an ill fitting $7 hanes fine rib, while even the average schmuck is able to tell the well fitting $2500 bespoke suit from the $199 all natural polyester H&M suit.

 

I didn't say that the average MC spends $3.000 bucks, but those that do want everybody to know it from a distance. Land's end to MC is uniqlo to SW&D. Rick Owens for SW&D is Rubinacci for MC.

 

One could argue SW&D is the less vain form of expression. Because spending $3.000 to look like a futuristic scrap yard worker is dedication. devil.gif


I am fine with the pursuit of dressing the MC way. It is the faux gentleman persona that they think comes with the style that annoys me to no end. People from America's Bible belt should not be saying "bravo" on a regular basis.

 

oh and the Fashion vs Style debate that they constantly have... facepalm.gif

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MC and SW&D are the yin and yang of SF; MC is necessary. If MC were to ever shut down, SW&D demons would crawl from the hole it left and take over the Earth wearing drop-crotch pants and geobaskets. Japanese post-apocalyptic junkyard indeed.
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Oops and here I was thinking that style forum was a place where you could have a debate on style vs fashion . Guess I should take it over to the Woodworkers
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