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post #106 of 185
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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

I guess I'm ridiculous then, because I was wearing ties and jeans pretty much all last week, and frankly I thought I pulled it off pretty well... 


Forgive the hilariously messy dorm room- there are three people crammed into a space slightly smaller than your average prison cell, and things get messy very quickly around here. 



no, you look ridiculous
post #107 of 185

I think I might've made a mistake posting this where I knew it would be an unpopular choice- sort of like coating myself in steak sauce and throwing myself to a pack of lions.laugh.gif I completely respect your opinions, but I don't think it will change my mind on this. 

 

Ultimately, what it comes down to is that I liked it. I felt good walking out the door. And that's the most any of us can hope for when we get dressed in the morning. 

post #108 of 185
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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

I felt good walking out the door. And that's the most any of us can hope for when we get dressed in the morning. 

Speak for yourself - I also hope that other people will think I look good.
post #109 of 185
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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

I think I might've made a mistake posting this where I knew it would be an unpopular choice- sort of like coating myself in steak sauce and throwing myself to a pack of lions.laugh.gif  I completely respect your opinions, but I don't think it will change my mind on this. 

Ultimately, what it comes down to is that I liked it. I felt good walking out the door. And that's the most any of us can hope for when we get dressed in the morning. 

what sort of plastic is that jacket made from?
post #110 of 185
While I know you're kidding, its actually not pleather. Just CG. Still a piece of crap, but for now it looks good and it only cost me 30 bucks, which is about all I can afford right now.

Rest of the outfit:

Nordstrom slim fit white shirt (only thing that seems to ft me)
Unbranded 201s
Cheap ass fossil belt that I despise
AE Sanfords
RLGL tie

All thrifted, entire outfit cost less than 50 bucks.

Rock my look and watch the purists laugh/vomit smile.gif

Still learning guys. Rather be looked over than overlooked.

I'd rather rock a simple BoO white button down, TOJ collared moto in brown, APC New Standards, and a set of Alden shell cordovan wingtips, but unfortunately, I have to buy textbooks and food. I did the best I could with what was available to me.
Edited by SomethingsFishy - 10/24/12 at 12:18pm
post #111 of 185
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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

I guess I'm ridiculous then, because I was wearing ties and jeans pretty much all last week, and frankly I thought I pulled it off pretty well... 

 

 

Forgive the hilariously messy dorm room- there are three people crammed into a space slightly smaller than your average prison cell, and things get messy very quickly around here. 

 

 

 

 

The tie and jeans combo is fine, I'm just not a fan of the shiny light brown shoes with the shiny black jacket. 

 

I feel you on the cost though, I would much rather eat and buy my books, so I get by with what is either on sale or sold at Target/thrift stores. 

post #112 of 185
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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

While I know you're kidding, its actually not pleather. Just CG. Still a piece of crap, but for now it looks good and it only cost me 30 bucks, which is about all I can afford right now.
Rest of the outfit:
Nordstrom slim fit white shirt (only thing that seems to ft me)
Unbranded 201s
Cheap ass fossil belt that I despise
AE Sanfords
RLGL tie
All thrifted, entire outfit cost less than 50 bucks.
Rock my look and watch the purists laugh/vomit smile.gif
Still learning guys. Rather be looked over than overlooked.
I'd rather rock a simple BoO white button down, TOJ collared moto in brown, APC New Standards, and a set of Alden shell cordovan wingtips, but unfortunately, I have to buy textbooks and food. I did the best I could with what was available to me.

Everything you are wearing is fine except the jacket--it is quite terrible and you should never wear it again or your SF membership will get pulled. teacha.gif
post #113 of 185

Good thing I have a uniqlo trench in beige and XS on the way then? :) Good day thrifting = Fishy haz money 

 

The only thing I like about the jacket is the fit and design. The execution and materials leave something to be desired. Scratch that. Everything to be desired. 

 

Finding any outerwear that actually fits me is a huge challenge, unless I feel like looking like every other schmuck in a north face jacket. 

 

Hilariously, I get more compliments on it than any other part of my wardrobe. Every time someone compliments me I think to myself "but it's a piece of shit!"

post #114 of 185
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Originally Posted by LaymanX View Post

What I think is dead...

- Camo

- Super slim fit anything

- High water trousers

- Bright chinos with darker contrasting tops

- Skinny lapels

- Wearing dress shoes without socks (gag)

 

What I want to be dead...

- Fair isle anything

- Low rise pants

- Dress boots

- Quilted jackets

- Knit ties

 

I agree with all of these, esp. dress boots (for the love of god, is this the 1890s? Dress boot lust is SF's version of Steampunk), with the exception of the knit ties, which I agree are frivolous in 95% of cases. But a pointed dark colored one can work on occasion.

 

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Originally Posted by Christopher Essex View Post

I think the difference between hipsters and SF-ers is that hipsters celebrate non-conformity, but are the epitome of conformity because of it (but would deny that fact).
SF-ers are happily conforming to a set of rules (generally...I speak not of those that deliberately throw out rules that don't suit them - I suspect they are closet hipsters), but like to throw a bit of individuality into those rules (perhaps a small bit of sprezzatura or some other thing to set them ever-so-slightly apart from the baseline rule book.

 

I love systems. But seriously, don't you think most posters probably cluster higher on the OCD spectrum than the average person? Even the procedures of posting, quoting, multi-quoting, sifting through photographs, etc., are so recondite that they essentially filter out the non-OCD crowd. I think this is why almost all BBSes (regardless of subject matter) seem so blood-curdlingly nerdy and hierarchical.

 

As for rules - broadly speaking, the most cutting-edge fashion designers are often the ones with a complete, inside-out knowledge of clothing history and sewing/tailoring; the most avant-garde pianists have their classical chops; Picasso could, of course, draw. You have to know what a wheel is before you set about reinventing it.  In many senses SF is a finishing school for dressing, and those who transcend move on to other pursuits. If it seems like there is a lot of pencil-pushing fastidiousness and imitative, rule-bound behavior, it's because most posters are stuck in the "rules" phase and can't get out of the chrysalis and bloom into the next stage. I think binary thinking is a signature OCD symptom, so it's telling that people rush out of one mode (say, khaki pants and chinos) and into another: i.e., HI I AM THAT GUY IN SUIT+TIE 24/7 . If you just replace one system for another, though, have you objectively improved as a person?

 

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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post


God, hipster-ism is so easy (it's in the name, duh!): It's about being cool; there are tendencies (clichés) amongst hipsters--like eye-rolling 24/7, track bikes (while not being a serious biker or on a track), ironic moustaches, greasy hair (that's bohemian, dude), tight jeans (which has bled into pop culture *shudders*), etc, etc.
Ironic, in the sense of hipster-ism, is about doing/wearing something, etc, that is meant to be a joke, but secretly the hipster is trying to be cool from his lack of non-conformity/uniqueness. EG: ironic moustaches.
Done. *Brushes off hands and walks away*

 

 

I think irony and sarcasm are two kinds of diseases of our modern age. Naiveté is considered passé, and to truly be with it you have to be jaded about everything. It's a kind of strange pedantry created by ennui. Blame generations of Galuoises-smoking existential philosophers. Deep down I think that hipsters are embarrassed to be sincere and have a yawning lack of amour-propre. This attitude seems to infect anyone under 40. People seem taken aback when I say things without a suggestion of cynicism or jokey irony. The assumption is that you must be stupid to act that way.

post #115 of 185
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I love systems. But seriously, don't you think most posters probably cluster higher on the OCD spectrum than the average person? Even the procedures of posting, quoting, multi-quoting, sifting through photographs, etc., are so recondite that they essentially filter out the non-OCD crowd. I think this is why almost all BBSes (regardless of subject matter) seem so blood-curdlingly nerdy and hierarchical.

Agree 100%.
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

As for rules - broadly speaking, the most cutting-edge fashion designers are often the ones with a complete, inside-out knowledge of clothing history and sewing/tailoring; the most avant-garde pianists have their classical chops; Picasso could, of course, draw. You have to know what a wheel is before you set about reinventing it.  In many senses SF is a finishing school for dressing, and those who transcend move on to other pursuits. If it seems like there is a lot of pencil-pushing fastidiousness and imitative, rule-bound behavior, it's because most posters are stuck in the "rules" phase and can't get out of the chrysalis and bloom into the next stage. I think binary thinking is a signature OCD symptom, so it's telling that people rush out of one mode (say, khaki pants and chinos) and into another: i.e., HI I AM THAT GUY IN SUIT+TIE 24/7 . If you just replace one system for another, though, have you objectively improved as a person?

Agree 100%.
post #116 of 185
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Originally Posted by CushyCouture View Post


Hahaha I've hardly ever worn a suit in my life, I'm a software engineer whose style is casual/athletic I'm probably younger than you too btw.

You seem pretty qualified to speak on this topic teacha.gif

post #117 of 185
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post


Agree 100%.
Agree 100%.

 

post #118 of 185
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

In many senses SF is a finishing school for dressing, and those who transcend move on to other pursuits. If it seems like there is a lot of pencil-pushing fastidiousness and imitative, rule-bound behavior, it's because most posters are stuck in the "rules" phase and can't get out of the chrysalis and bloom into the next stage.

/Thread over
post #119 of 185
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post


I love systems. But seriously, don't you think most posters probably cluster higher on the OCD spectrum than the average person? Even the procedures of posting, quoting, multi-quoting, sifting through photographs, etc., are so recondite that they essentially filter out the non-OCD crowd. I think this is why almost all BBSes (regardless of subject matter) seem so blood-curdlingly nerdy and hierarchical.

Also, you know, the fact that they're on the Internet.
post #120 of 185
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Originally Posted by tsmith View Post


/Thread over

x3. When forced to think for themselves, they are scrambling for their manuals. Navy suit, blue shirt. silk tie, black oxfords, repeat.

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