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post #166 of 217
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Originally Posted by berlin report View Post
Finally went with Chrono. I love the colors (or the abscence of it) and the relaxed vibe. Everything about it worked for me. Got frustrated with Sq's because I knew the picture didn't do it justice but had to go with what I could see...would've liked a shot with the jacket open to show the knit. JD's fit is what I would probably wear myself but the shoes ruined it for me. I love my Aeglus but I thought the cap fit a little strange. I agree with Fuuma about Magician's great action shot and steeze but I'd really like to see some details and not just a silhouette. Snake's fit is technically perfect but somehow leaves me cold. Just a general thing for everyone: your great clothes really deserve better photography. Its not rocket science.

This, wasn't able to pinpoint it before.
post #167 of 217
I think snake's fits are always great, but what berlin said. Maybe, snake can explain
post #168 of 217
Snake has awesome steez and it's been nice to see it evolve but I think it has to do with congruency. No offense if he is actually a writer of french poetry or an art director for an experimental theater troupe but I suspect he, like many of my friends with the best avant garde clothing sits behind a computer for 8 hours a day. which is precisely why he can afford the really great clothing.
post #169 of 217
Sq4you gets a pass because by working for a defense contractor he is actually helping bring about the apocalyptic future in which his Julius pants and Augusta boots are appropriate.
post #170 of 217
I hated how all the colors in Aeglus' fit were so contrasted. Didn't blend well visually.
post #171 of 217
Would be interested in hearing more about the idea of a lack of congruency. My clothing certainly doesn't reflect my line of work nor does it fit with what some people might imagine a goth-ninja lifestyle to be. I know from browsing SZ that it all feels quite artificial; as if everyone there lived in a dystopic universe. There's bound to be a certain degree of disconnect, but I can certainly see how this aesthetic might magnify that. Maybe someone can elaborate on this a little better.
post #172 of 217
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
Snake has awesome steez and it's been nice to see it evolve but I think it has to do with congruency. No offense if he is actually a writer of french poetry or an art director for an experimental theater troupe but I suspect he, like many of my friends with the best avant garde clothing sits behind a computer for 8 hours a day. which is precisely why he can afford the really great clothing.
? So goth-ninja can only work if you have a certain job (and what job would this be, anyway)?
post #173 of 217
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Would be interested in hearing more about the idea of a lack of congruency. My clothing certainly doesn't reflect my line of work nor does it fit with what some people might imagine a goth-ninja lifestyle to be. I know from browsing SZ that it all feels quite artificial; as if everyone there lived in a dystopic universe. There's bound to be a certain degree of disconnect, but I can certainly see how this aesthetic might magnify that. Maybe someone can elaborate on this a little better.

This is a huge part of the disconnect I feel in the gothninja look -- not just the fact that you're not really a ninja/poet/artist (because usually the people who are really really good at something are not the most evocatively dressed members of that group, in my experience), but the fact that all these beautiful clothes are asked to coexist, on a regular basis, with Snapple bottles and Metrocards and shit.

Or, to put it another way, if Snake and I were going to go discuss Borges at a deli somewhere, I would be startled to watch him eat a reuben sandwich, because the entire physical world clashes with his coat.

Also, the actual clothing choice for someone who believes they live in a dystopic universe is a pair of running shorts and an apathetic expression; everything else is just drama.
post #174 of 217
I usually just wear crazy dark stuff when out clubbing/drinking in really seedy areas.

This discussion reminds me of that one goth ninja fitpic in a supermarket. That was the best fitpic.
post #175 of 217
^Pretty sure that was actually an oversized Raf coat, but yes it is funny, and hilariously enough my roommates were running around Walmart looking for Halloween costumes and one of them threw on a bunch of random ass shit and stood in the middle of an aisle and the shot looked exactly like the one you're talking about...despite the clothes being completely different. But I dunno, definitely don't agree with Makeshift's argument. First of all, it's really not that big a clash. In fact I fail to see why it's anymore of a clash than any other seriously calculated aesthetic. Most people just wear shit. Although this does bring up some interesting points about signification. Maybe Fuuma would have some more precise things to say about this.
post #176 of 217
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Originally Posted by snake View Post
Would be interested in hearing more about the idea of a lack of congruency. My clothing certainly doesn't reflect my line of work nor does it fit with what some people might imagine a goth-ninja lifestyle to be. I know from browsing SZ that it all feels quite artificial; as if everyone there lived in a dystopic universe. There's bound to be a certain degree of disconnect, but I can certainly see how this aesthetic might magnify that. Maybe someone can elaborate on this a little better.

I have no idea what a goth ninja lifestyle might be, hah. To me, the effect is more like i see your fits and think "who is snake, and why has he chosen to dress like this?" Its got an element of mystery. But as a couple of people on here have mentioned, the idea of wearing those clothes to just go down the road or go and get some shopping...seems odd. Thats not to detract from your right to do so, but to me I would feel like I had put on a costume. Why do you want to portray this "goth ninja" image? Some of your fits are way more toned down, but this one while aesthetically great does raise the questions I have mentioned. You got my vote, by the way.
post #177 of 217
Is it really that "out there", or goth ninja-y though? I don't know, I think it's a sharp fit but not at all costumey, though the overcoat is arguably dramatic. Besides the coat, it's a pretty toned down but well-fitting outfit. The coat brings it a sense of drama but not overly so imo, and is the point to be as plain as possible? I can't imagine how this fit would be so extremely out of place at a supermarket or a deli... Either way, I quite like it though I didn't vote for it. It was hard to choose a favorite fit, there's a handful I would've been happy voting for. High level fits overall, so well done gentlemen.
post #178 of 217
^I agree. I think way more people on the street would be like "what the hell is that dude wearing?!" to Scott's outfit than to Snake's outfit.
post #179 of 217
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Originally Posted by AndrewRyanWallace View Post
^Pretty sure that was actually an oversized Raf coat, but yes it is funny, and hilariously enough my roommates were running around Walmart looking for Halloween costumes and one of them threw on a bunch of random ass shit and stood in the middle of an aisle and the shot looked exactly like the one you're talking about...despite the clothes being completely different. But I dunno, definitely don't agree with Makeshift's argument. First of all, it's really not that big a clash. In fact I fail to see why it's anymore of a clash than any other seriously calculated aesthetic. Most people just wear shit. Although this does bring up some interesting points about signification. Maybe Fuuma would have some more precise things to say about this.
Since you asked me, are we looking at someone's "lifestyle" or merely looking at a photography that has a certain mood, displays an environment, clothes and people and might have some sort of narrative attached? I think I'm looking at a picture, which, may I remind you is not a person. No one is 2D, digital, exists in a limited square environment, is a couple inches tall, etc. In discussing photography we have to question the idea of "realistic" depictions. I dunno, I think it matters here.
post #180 of 217
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Originally Posted by Scooba View Post
^I agree. I think way more people on the street would be like "what the hell is that dude wearing?!" to Scott's outfit than to Snake's outfit.

I do get some wild ass stares.
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