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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post

Restated into something I can buy into:
"MC seeks an unbroken connection to the past through the specific avenue of tailored clothes. For some it is a simple daily requirement of professional and social life...to dress as their father, grandfather, and so on among other men who also dress the same way. For some, it is an aesthetic decision to recover and preserve old things that are more beautiful than new things. For yet others, it is a form of nostalgia bound up in concepts of society and culture. It can be one, two or all three."
That idea is just great. It also points out where the "anti-costume" mind-set must fail: what if your father, grandfather, and so on did not follow the specific avenue of tailored clothing? To honor that past requires disrepute? Intellectually indefensible.
Seeking an unbroken connection to the past through the specific avenue of tailored clothing? What a wonderful concept. Stand proud when pursuing it.

A simpler question is: What are you trying to achieve with your clothing? And what are you actually achieving?

Vox looks absolutely smashing in his tailored suits and jackets. (I'm not sucking up, I just really admire his collecting and taste.) He looks like a million bucks. Dressing like that makes people respect him, want to do business with him, provide better service for him, etc. Even a bunch of high school kids will undoubtedly see and sense his authority and not make fun of his "grandpa" clothing.

What does the goth ninja aesthetic achieve?
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I think this is all most excellent, apart from the pocket square(s?) which just seem(s) to be trying to leave earth orbit...



its just one pocket square.. honest...

 

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Besides, depending on my look, I like my ps to show abit more.


Edited by Tirailleur1 - 3/16/12 at 8:55pm
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I think the general goal with any form of dress is to form an emotional or aesthetic connection with others; we're social people and fashion is ultimately a form of communication.  Very few apart from angsty high schoolers dress in a way as to alienate themselves.  While your desired connection may be respect, business contacts, fellow opera fans, etc, someone else's might be house music or art or skateboarding.  They're not looking for the same type of connection or expression, and thus use a different form of communication.  

 

As an aside, theres really only one or two 'goth ninja' posters in sw + d, and they don't post too often.

 

@Tirailleur1: your last two fits were awesome, ps included.  I'm not a fan of the loafers personally but otherwise thumbs-up.gif

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RAWR
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Acridsheep, we're looking at you.

Made me LOL.

However, I think your rise is a little short to be wearing with a sport coat. At least for me, I prefer high rise with sport coats/suits.
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It achieves a lot of thumbs up.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

What does the goth ninja aesthetic achieve?


That you're an angsty ninja with bad taste in music?

 

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Made me LOL.
However, I think your rise is a little short...


 

Is it a beagle or a dachshund? Either way, they don't have much rise to begin with.

 

 

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

I think the general goal with any form of dress is to form an emotional or aesthetic connection with others; we're social people and fashion is ultimately a form of communication.  Very few apart from angsty high schoolers dress in a way as to alienate themselves.  While your desired connection may be respect, business contacts, fellow opera fans, etc, someone else's might be house music or art or skateboarding.  They're not looking for the same type of connection or expression, and thus use a different form of communication.  

Great, so house music or skateboarding. I don't wear suits when I go roller-blading; I wear appropriate sports attire. Once again, one of the points of dressing is to dress according to the norms of your surroundings. Within certain bounds at least. If I were going to a house/rave party, I'd dress like that too, to the best of my and my wardrobe's abilities. We're talking about regular situations, though. Most SW&D posters go to school or run errands dressed like that. And they look out of place, no matter how much they're willing to deny it.
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No, you misunderstood.  I'm not talking about dressing a certain way while doing any of the activities you're interested in.  As a simple example, consider that your favorite band is The Beatles.  You wear your Beatles shirt to the grocery store, and inside a cute girl comes up to you and you two start talking about the Beatles because, by wearing the shirt, you were broadcasting your interests and personality in an external and nonverbal way, and you two become friends or date or have a short explosive fling, and you made a human connection because of a stupid $10 shirt you bought at Hot Topic.

 

Other ways of dressing have the same goal, but in a much less literal sense.  Maybe you find 95% of people boring, so the 'norms' have no appeal for you, and that 5% are absolutely worth putting up with the disapproval of everyone else for.  This obviously isn't the case for you personally but it is for many.

 

Does that make better sense?

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

No, you misunderstood.  I'm not talking about dressing a certain way while doing any of the activities you're interested in.  As a simple example, consider that your favorite band is The Beatles.  You wear your Beatles shirt to the grocery store, and inside a cute girl comes up to you and you two start talking about the Beatles because, by wearing the shirt, you were broadcasting your interests and personality in an external and nonverbal way, and you two become friends or date or have a short explosive fling, and you made a human connection because of a stupid $10 shirt you bought at Hot Topic.

Other ways of dressing have the same goal, but in a much less literal sense.  Maybe you find 95% of people boring, so the 'norms' have no appeal for you, and that 5% are absolutely worth putting up with the disapproval of everyone else for.  This obviously isn't the case for you personally but it is for many.

Does that make better sense?

Yes it does. But I never argued that. I did, from the very beginning, state that MC is more "normal" than SW&D and you just said the same thing. I'm not saying it as if it's a better thing, just stating the obvious.
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If you're going to use the Liam method of cleaning, you have to push the games further under the couch.

Also, sell me your pants.

Thats my kids playroom. You will see detritus in most shots. The 5 foot monkey is just out of range on my right.
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First time wearing a jacket for a job- glad it's a cooler day in DC.

Surprised this didn't get any notes, I dig this a lot. Welcome to the board.
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Is it a beagle or a dachshund? Either way, they don't have much rise to begin with.


WELL fucking done, sir. laugh.gif She's a dachshund.
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spoo
does she shed?
our dog sheds so much... it's impossible to keep my clothes completely fur-free
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RAWR
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Acridsheep, we're looking at you.
I was going to ask if you were working on a puppet act when I remembered I sent you a pic of my two dackels ......ah well
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

A simpler question is: What are you trying to achieve with your clothing? And what are you actually achieving?

Oh my friend... why do you set up these cartoon arguments? High level bespoke vs goth ninja?

Vox looks absolutely smashing in his tailored suits and jackets. (I'm not sucking up, I just really admire his collecting and taste.) deep texty secrets (Click to show)
(so do I, but that's not the issue)

He looks like a million bucks. || He does. The 99% of the time that he isn't wearing an ascot.

Dressing like that makes people respect him, || Maybe- depends on the context. And how much respect he has earned in the eyes beholding.

want to do business with him,provide better service for him, etc. . || So clothing is about manipulating people, to get them to do your biding more easily. How very unattractive. See "how much respect he has earned".

Back to what Corbera said:
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MC seeks an unbroken connection to the past through the specific avenue of tailored clothes.
There's nothing wrong with that premise.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

I don't wear suits when I go roller-blading

Ha! I've always suspected that you weren't really one of us. Hand over your MC membership card, ace.
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