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post #166 of 255
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
ILook, I live amongst the largest elderly population in the US, per capita. I SEE sweatpants and velcro shoes on a daily fucking basis. This shit is not fashionable. Nobody should be wearing this shit as fashion, ever. EVER.

I see old men in jeans and boots on a daily fucking basis. Thus, all jeans and boots are not fashionable.
post #167 of 255
raf velcro sneakers are awesome; old people had it right all along
post #168 of 255
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Originally Posted by mulansauce View Post
I see old men in jeans and boots on a daily fucking basis. Thus, all jeans and boots are not fashionable.
Oh yeah? They rock that on the early bird?
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
raf velcro sneakers are awesome; old people had it right all along
Unless they've got a zipper for change, velcro sneakers are never awesome.
post #169 of 255
lol, everyone is like completely transformed in a year or two, and then you got two pictures of me spread 8 years apart man. Some of these dus weren't out of elementary school when I took that picture. I'll post a slightly more linear timeline of my evolution in a sec.
post #170 of 255
My style evolution, basically, is a lot like the stories of many people who come to this site, but I started way earlier. I think I got into clothes around 1995, so this was before the 'internetz for cluthinz' that is so convenient today. I was probably attracted to fabrics, and i didn't know the first thing about fit. Then I got to college and started traveling more as well, and noticed how much better non-Americans dressed. I visited Japan for the first time in garbage American clothes (and this was at a time when Japanese streetwear was really strong) and they just swagged all over me, so that was about the time I knew I definitely had something to aspire to, but I still struggled with it back then, around 2000-2004'ish, before more widespread discussion on the internet about clothing started, and due to the fact that they just don't really sell my size clothing in America, especially not back then. Small timeline: 2002: I'm wearing a Burberry mac that was technically two sizes too large for me, but realistically cut for someone 50 lbs heavier and from circa 2000, a RLPL shirt from the mid-90's I couldn't let go of, J. Crew trousers, brown Bruno Maglis with a Norwegian toe (which were actually pretty nice) 2003: Paul Smith graphic tee, oatmeal henley I think?, J. Crew pre-distressed jeans, Clarks, Hermes manbag - this fit sucks, but I think the jeans fit is kind of interesting now 2004-2006: I learn about Japanese denim from a magazine, can't find any of it at the time, search on the internets and I come across sufu and styleforum, lurk for awhile, change almost all the brands of clothes I buy and foremost I get a sense of fit to suit my body type. mid-2007: this is where I start amassing clothes that suit my body shape, because I have been the same size all along, I'd just been wearing everything two sizes too big until about 2005 - yet as you can see, I'm still lost about what to do with my hair. I'm at corny Asian styleforummer/sufu'er stage at this point. 2007, 2008, growing hair out, the swag juice starts to flow, the black leather jackets start taking over and the uniform starts to blossom: (experiment with cockbib for a short time) etc, etc, the hair got long, everything locked together, swag juice got thick. Kept a pretty constant style for the past couple years now.
post #171 of 255
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
I neither dismissed them as incorrect or incomprehensible. I said that they're extremely similar and that some of them are an abortion. I stand by that. Nobody should be wearing sweatpants in public unless they're a 40year old divorcee and the pants have writing on the ass. Velcro sneakers should only be worn by the elderly and severely diabetic. Trying to pass these things off as fashionable is criminal. You're sure as hell right that I don't understand that.
"I'm not dismissing people's entire aesthetics, I'm just dismissing core pieces that embody people's entire aesthetics. People can do whatever they want, except for the following which I arbitrarily decree as unacceptable" Lol go on
post #172 of 255
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
"I'm not dismissing people's entire aesthetics, I'm just dismissing core pieces that embody people's entire aesthetics. People can do whatever they want, except for the following which I arbitrarily decree as unacceptable" Lol go on
Sparky, if the "core pieces" that embody your entire aesthetic involve sweatpants and velcro shoes, you need more help than this forum can provide.
post #173 of 255
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
all my jawns are raw, selvedge, or STF. Granted, they're all 501's

lol
post #174 of 255
Thanks to SF my jeans and bank account have gotten smaller
post #175 of 255
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
You still look like you rolled out of bed after a night out drinking to get over your latest breakup..

Seems like a valid aesthetic philosophy to me.
post #176 of 255
guys, the king of Levis 501s knows fashion better than you do, OK?
post #177 of 255
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
i post for shits and giggles, not advice. it's fucking retarded to go to a forum to learn how to dress. that's not your personal style you're wearing everyone else's collective style and opinions. it's sad really.

QFT. everyone's allowed mistakes but these before pics are just atrocious. i would never have been caught dead in half that noise.
post #178 of 255
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Originally Posted by softy View Post
Well, there is a kernel of truth in that one doesn't see many softer, non-leather, non badazz boot fits on here that suggest a cherubic and youthful elegance, y'know? Asobu and DLester being perhaps exceptions, but DLester is far from cherubic Where are all the cutey patootey Marni fits and happy-go-lucky Missoni sweater fitpics? Admittedly, kelvin's purple robe fit, complete with luscious photosynthesizing plants, is the only non Blade Runner-esque image there I mean, MC crushes SWD when it comes to embracing pastels and lighter colors, so chew on dat.
I think you see more of the pastels and and happy colors in the summer. PinkPantser and WillyCheesesteak come to mind.
post #179 of 255
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
i post for shits and giggles, not advice. it's fucking retarded to go to a forum to learn how to dress. that's not your personal style you're wearing everyone else's collective style and opinions. it's sad really.

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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
lol, so true...

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I went on the internet for teh fashiunz.

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Originally Posted by Lane View Post
You're clearly salty so I won't speak too much on this, but if you solely depend on others for your own style than that's quite pathetic. Your style should develop organically on your own, and opinions from a minority on the internet isn't the end all be all; Although I'll admit its quite beneficial if you're clueless.

Don't even see what's wrong with what I said, this thread is pretty cool cuz it shows how peoples style developed. Everything starts out shitty, and gets better because you need experience. You just compared putting on clothes to mathematics, you're clearly the idiot here. There isn't a formula which will magically transform you into a well-dressed person. It's pretty much a introspective process since you must realize what feels right to you, and what you can see yourself wearing. If you simply buy into peoples opinions you might feel uncomfortable, and it won't be right. It's all a process you must venture on your own.

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
lol at this tool. you don't have to suck up for approval from strangers on the internet. in fact you dont have to do it for people in real life.

and seriously what the fuck is an opinion or even an education except a collective of other people's opinions, your analysis on them, and occasionally original material? what, is everybody supposed to reinvent calculus on their own?

you just said what i already said. there's nothing wrong about learning about fit and fabric and brands when you don't know anything already. everybody's got to start somewhere. that's why ppl recommend apc, hanes, chucks because it's easy and fundamental. it's not meant to be an end all of fashunz, but a starting point. after the basics and what's supposed to fit you go and find your own style.
post #180 of 255
Everything you know is a culmination of what's around you. Sounds obvious but it seems it isn't to some. Kunk didn't know he wanted to wear RO and Ann D etc. out of the womb, he had to learn it somewhere. Forums such as this one just make it easier to get a wide array of influences regardless of your geographical location.
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