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post #181 of 255
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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.

^+a million
post #182 of 255
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
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.

great succinct post
post #183 of 255
no i ultimately agree with this but some of the transformations just feel a bit poseur like when they are framed this way

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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
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.
post #184 of 255
well said, uncontrol. I think what Kunk is reacting to (maybe?) is that there are posters (and obviously WAYWT is the only way, limited and imperfect as it is, to judge this) who seem to be stuck in the "what should I do" phase, and don't necessarily learn or think, but just react to every criticism, whether it's valid or not. Basing your purchases off of what a bunch of strangers on the internet tell you looks good (familiarity with sizing, construction, etc. is a different boat, I think), is pretty stupid. That doesn't mean that someone posting a picture and getting responses like "doesn't fit," "silhouette is wrong," and that sort of thing, isn't valuable.

Ultimately, we're all in this to become responsible "readers" of fashion - like everything else, it's intimately tied to and infinitely removed from its context. That's why people "rag on Old Navy wearers," or whatever was said - if, after experimentation, you decide that all you want is to own a JCrew store, or six pairs of STF Levi's, more power to you, I guess. But I do think that SoCal was right, to an extent, about clothes vs. fashion - and again, that's dependent on the person - but for me, there's no (or at least, less) fantasy involved in wearing flannel and raw denim. It's not about blending in versus not blending in or anything like that, it's more about the really cerebral aspects of why you wear what you wear. I realize I'm meandering now, but it's early, so I'll stop.

tl;dr: fashion is basically dungeons and dragons.
post #185 of 255
it's true

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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post
well said, uncontrol. I think what Kunk is reacting to (maybe?) is that there are posters (and obviously WAYWT is the only way, limited and imperfect as it is, to judge this) who seem to be stuck in the "what should I do" phase, and don't necessarily learn or think, but just react to every criticism, whether it's valid or not. Basing your purchases off of what a bunch of strangers on the internet tell you looks good (familiarity with sizing, construction, etc. is a different boat, I think), is pretty stupid. That doesn't mean that someone posting a picture and getting responses like "doesn't fit," "silhouette is wrong," and that sort of thing, isn't valuable.

Ultimately, we're all in this to become responsible "readers" of fashion - like everything else, it's intimately tied to and infinitely removed from its context. That's why people "rag on Old Navy wearers," or whatever was said - if, after experimentation, you decide that all you want is to own a JCrew store, or six pairs of STF Levi's, more power to you, I guess. But I do think that SoCal was right, to an extent, about clothes vs. fashion - and again, that's dependent on the person - but for me, there's no (or at least, less) fantasy involved in wearing flannel and raw denim. It's not about blending in versus not blending in or anything like that, it's more about the really cerebral aspects of why you wear what you wear. I realize I'm meandering now, but it's early, so I'll stop.

tl;dr: fashion is basically dungeons and dragons.
post #186 of 255
Really good post Synthese. I think pretty much all fashion is "poseur". Kunk has children for fuck's sake.
post #187 of 255
^what does having kids have to do with it?
post #188 of 255
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
^what does having kids have to do with it?

you look like you eat children, not raise them
post #189 of 255
hay, really nice post synthese. also, wtf is 10char anyways, the internet is a medium for information. So, its good to use it for any hobby/interest. However, depending on one source of information is when it becomes counterproductive. That's why I said internet and not "fashion forum."
post #190 of 255
What item to kop to add 1d4 to my charisma?
post #191 of 255
Kevlar suit is plus 6 to defense with a chance to roll for stealth, plus 4 to charisma.
post #192 of 255
can i equip that if im a paladin class?
post #193 of 255
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
you look like you eat children, not raise them

LOL
post #194 of 255
need more sf meet ups, i am not nearly as scary irl
post #195 of 255
why so frowny?
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