Nice thread. Shows how much more creative Streetwear can be than MC. I haven't read SW&D in a while, but I always like seeing Berlin Reports fits. I tend to like more traditional stuff but worn in interesting ways, e.g. Pink Pantser and shoreman. Also, GetSmart. But, it's cool to see more designer and avant garde things, too. I also like that nautical, woodsy workwear stuff that chocobobo(?) and another guy with the sailor cap posts. Lol, I made the first pic in your list. I love Junya's stuff and wish I could find it somewhere.
Parker I have seen your fits and they are definitely among my favorite from the MC side. I rag on MC a bit but there's a lot of stylish MCers. I think it's just an issue of comfort zone, Man of Kent seems to rock Nigel Cabourn with ease and I think you could pull of Junya. Also Vox has a LOT of SW&D brands and wears them pretty well, no reason a person can't be MC and SW&D also. It seems like a lot of MCers can't imagine a casual fit outside of chinos and a button down and associate anything SW&D as way too "out there". While Junya can be a bit intimidating because it can require you to pair it with lots of Junya, I have faith that you could incorporate it well into your wardrobe. There's a few posters here are are quite knowledgeable and I'm sure they're more than willing to help you. And one from the MC side. Note, I hate the phrase "timeless style". For the most part it's evoked by users who want to use it to describe themselves wearing generic white tees and levis pretending to be Steve McQueen or whatever. Not that there's anything wrong with plain shirts and denim, but it's more than just that and most of the users who epouse a philosophy look medicore. That being said, I think the above is a good example of timeless style. Why? Mostly because it's something I could see someone looking great in when they're 16 or 60, it's a classic look that can be worn across multiple ages without looking awkward or stuffy. Everything fits nice and slim, but not too slim. A good balance IMO and a fit that could easily be praised on either the SW&D forum or the MC forum.
Since it looks like you live in California, Barney's and Bloomingdales both carry a reasonable amount of Junya.
Originally Posted by Lel
I think it's just an issue of comfort zone, Man of Kent seems to rock Nigel Cabourn with ease and I think you could pull of Junya... I have faith that you could incorporate it well into your wardrobe.
Thanks, I'll head over to Barneys soon. Yeah, I think the challenge for me is mixing things together that have a strong POV. I would feel weird wearing one designer head-to-toe. I'd rather be able to mix in single items that can blend with the stuff already in my wardrobe.
Originally Posted by Lel
And one from the MC side... I think the above is a good example of timeless style...A good balance IMO and a fit that could easily be praised on either the SW&D forum or the MC forum.