Norwegian here. Think I'm there may be some cultural differences which makes it all the more interesting. I'm not at all knowledgeble about clothing and fashion but looking forward to picking up a few things here and there.
Hi, I'm tonecrush. Recently signed up to join in on the baller boot thread amongst many other interesting things. I got interested (again) in fashion after discovering a local boutique and subsequently avant garde brands such m.a+, carpe diem, Lumen et Umbra etc. Obsessed with high end boots and derbies, hope to be a proud owner of some sometime soon.
I finally joined today but have enjoyed the site for years. I'm a lawyer in DC. I recently moved from NY.
I was walking near Dupont Circle the other day when a guy stopped me to ask if he could take my picture. I was surprised but said okay. He pulled out his phone. Then he told me to turn around, which I did, and he took a photo of my back. I asked him why. He laughed and showed me the phone's screen: a close-cropped image of my Filson bag with an amicus brief and a copy of Foreign Affairs poking out of the pocket. "That has to be the most DC thing I've ever seen," he said. It very clearly wasn't a compliment.