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post #31 of 46
dont knock the hustle
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by NoK View Post
I'm curious if anyone has advice for someone only just starting to take a serious interest in their appearance. Starting in my early 30s puts me in a slightly different boat than a number of you, but I might be wrong about that. For a while now, I've been trying to dress better, eat better, etc etc... but it's all been a pretty hollow experience. It's not been personal at all. I feel that all I have really learned are negatives - what looks bad, or fits poorly. I never really learned how to find what I LIKE and what is good for me and my lifestyle. I find clothes shopping intimidating because I have no goal in mind, and I have a hard time relating to the concept of buying things that look good on me. I don't have my own style at all. I really want to change that. What's the mindset that I'm missing? For anyone who's done it, how do I overcome this, and start to find my own niche?
nok, the other thing i would recommend, and jet talked about this is to really focus on the fit of clothing. personally, i wouldnt worry about the name or brand of the clothing you buy at this point (as long as the quality is good) and find something that actually fits. a vast majority of people wear shit that is a size or two to big. try to get away from that mentality insofar as your not a greasy tub of goo. you would be surprised what a well tailored suit or nice fitting dress shirt can do for your overall appearance.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by NoK View Post
I've had a normal job for 4 months, so I finally have some cash to spend on myself. I will also be back in the US for Christmas, where it will cost about 40% less or even cheaper for just about everything that I'd want to buy. I'm trying to get back on track.

Do you think someone traveling from US to Sweden can buy stuff
from USA and carry it with them then sell it in Sweden for a profit?
post #34 of 46
^^^u should consider proof-reading the articles you're linking- it reads like the homework assignment of a 7 year old (no disrespect to my 7 tear old niece)
post #35 of 46
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^^^u should consider proof-reading the articles you're linking- it reads like the homework assignment of a 7 year old (no disrespect to my 7 tear old niece)

haha @ mentioning proofreading with a post containing spelling mistakes. oh the irony.
post #36 of 46
isnt it though?
post #37 of 46
NoK, I'm in somewhat of a similar situation as you so I'll weigh in.

I myself have just recently become conscious of my own style, or lack thereof, and have decided to improve upon it. From my experience so far I can tell you that this forum can be a very helpful tool in developing your own sense of style. Keep in mind that it is merely a tool and should not be treated as part of an equation towards attaining style. Style is a personal thing and if you just go around emulating what you think looks good on others your experience will remain "hollow" as you said.

Instead you should spend some time on the forum and get a sense of what you like and dislike, as others have suggested, and I think you'll develop your own personal style over time. Hopefully the tips you read and pictures posted will inspire you.

Good luck!
post #38 of 46
I think it just takes time.

I use to not even think about fashion until about 2 years ago.

I have gone from being the absolute worst dressed person around
to now im being complimented and being 'touched' on my clothing.

I regularly get hot girls complementing me on what i wear.
And the icing on the cake is they will run their hands
on my cloths.

For me its a night and day difference.

I think its about finding your personal style and that just takes time.

I went thru lots of different phases but each step i have built an
amazing collection of clothing and am learning what works and what does not for me.

The main idea i have gotten is its all about the detail and what you want out of your clothes.

Also knowing how to take care of your cloths is the #3 priority.
post #39 of 46
I knew if we waited long enough someone would post something hilariously embarassing.
post #40 of 46
whoa dude girls stroke your clothes? So jealous, I can only get them to stroke my penis
post #41 of 46
Meh, in my opinion style's largest part is influence. Find people or ideas that influence you and follow through.

That's why you see so many people wearing Phish shirts that look like their entire personality is based around smoking weed (they're doing it wrong).

The trick is to make it personal - pull them from where you grew up, etc. With me, I'm originally from MN, so I take that with my style - ie: Duluth Pack wallet, JW Hulme bag, etc. Then I bring in my time in France w/ some nicer-fitting and more urban items, plus some splashes of color in accessories like my glasses or scarves. And on and on. It's a fun process and you shouldn't despair about it - it's part of a broader identity thing, imho.
post #42 of 46
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whoa dude girls stroke your clothes? So jealous, I can only get them to stroke my penis

Haha thats really funny
post #43 of 46
do they finger your adidas?
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by JesseJB View Post
1. Wait for a thread where a new peron asks for advice on how to dress well.

2. Mock him.

3. Now get ready for the Sartorialist to photograph you.

So true.


How you dress needs to fit/reflect your lifestyle. Just because someone looks good dressed in a particular manner does not mean it will work for you or your lifestyle.
post #45 of 46
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Haha thats really funny
so they run their fingers all over your ed hardy?
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Originally Posted by Ike View Post
Meh, in my opinion style's largest part is influence. Find people or ideas that influence you and follow through. That's why you see so many people wearing Phish shirts that look like their entire personality is based around smoking weed (they're doing it wrong). The trick is to make it personal - pull them from where you grew up, etc. With me, I'm originally from MN, so I take that with my style - ie: Duluth Pack wallet, JW Hulme bag, etc. Then I bring in my time in France w/ some nicer-fitting and more urban items, plus some splashes of color in accessories like my glasses or scarves. And on and on. It's a fun process and you shouldn't despair about it - it's part of a broader identity thing, imho.
my style is mainly influenced by growing up in belgium and LA hence the swag amalgam
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