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post #76 of 477
I have a much smaller scale vision of this.
post #77 of 477
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Case in point being Luca Rubinacci. Now, I've never met the man. But from the way he presents himself, and writes about himself in the blog, I think him slappable, in the way I find some movie stars I'll probably never meet, punchable. He, I'm sure, does not give a fuck what I think. I find that somewhat admirable.

I'm not sure Luca is a good example. He (at least partly) dresses as a marketing tool (not meant like that). In this role, he may not care what you think, but he does care what potential customers think. It's like he is marketing his firm as the opposite of Savile Row - daring, rule-breaking, forward-thinking, playful.
post #78 of 477
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The essence of "no fucks given" is context independent dressing. You dress exactly as you like whether you are giving a presentation to the board, to the Nobel committee, or just going down the street for a coffee. There is no "dressing up", and significantly, there is no "dressing down".

Someone who really doesn't give a fuck dresses for their own edification and comfort, not for any audience in particular. It first requires that you have a strongly developed sense of personal style - which is to say - a mode of dressing in which you are most comfortable. And then you dress that way regardless of occasion. You are not doing this to piss people off. You are not doing this to make people happy. You are not doing this for an audience. In fact, whether people are present or are not present is irrelevant. You are doing this because this is how you roll.

 

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Lawl!

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lol....Now, post the one about the "Newb life cycle."

post #81 of 477
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I think that it's impossible to really tell, since most of the pictures are taken in the privacy of someone's home. I'd hope that no one would give a fuck in the privacy of their own home, or else they really need help relaxing, probably in the form of a handful of pills.

absent of pills, there are other forms of "handfuls" that may induce a more relaxed state. or so im told.
post #82 of 477
to answer the original question though, in my opinion, there are plenty of successful no effs given fits on here.
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The essence of "no fucks given" is context independent dressing. You dress exactly as you like whether you are giving a presentation to the board, to the Nobel committee, or just going down the street for a coffee. There is no "dressing up", and significantly, there is no "dressing down".

Someone who really doesn't give a fuck dresses for their own edification and comfort, not for any audience in particular. It first requires that you have a strongly developed sense of personal style - which is to say - a mode of dressing in which you are most comfortable. And then you dress that way regardless of occasion. You are not doing this to piss people off. You are not doing this to make people happy. You are not doing this for an audience. In fact, whether people are present or are not present is irrelevant. You are doing this because this is how you roll.

Seems like that applies to roughly zero percent of the non-homless / not completely senile population.

Even Feynman put on a tie to collect his Nobel.
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I think StyFo Bot misunderstood this thread...

 

 

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This thread is interesting – in many ways it’s the opposite of everything StyleForum stands for. It’s about dressing without a care, or, dressing without giving a fuck. Clashing colors, bizarre combinations? Who cares.

post #85 of 477
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I feel so cheap.

Though I guess it's good to know the Styleforum robot won't ever become selfaware.
post #86 of 477
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Similarly, seems like it helps to stick to a classical color palette--

Ya feels me?
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TTO is such an effing boss.


Edited by Frankie22 - 5/27/13 at 7:49pm
post #87 of 477
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Seems like that applies to roughly zero percent of the non-homless / not completely senile population.

Even Feynman put on a tie to collect his Nobel.

I suppose that everyone gives an iota of a fuck.

Since you mentioned Feynman, there was an old Caltech grad who invented something called the string gauge - it's a minor but useful creation that got him some degree of fame among a specific subset of nerd. That story is that the Institute fucked him out of his patents, and that sort of sent him over he edge. Anyone who has been to Caltech knows that the undergrads, in particular, often teeter near that edge anyway.

In any case, during my time there, he was often seen around campus, an eighty year old man in a tutu. I never asked him directly, but the "rationale" I heard was that he believed that Renaissance era dress was the apex of menswear (sound sorta familiar), and... well, men wore tutus then. He was often seen at the edge of Renaissance Fairs, no doubt pissed off because the proportions of the gilets being worn were way off.
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 That story is that the Institute fucked him out of his patents, and that sort of sent him over he edge. Anyone who has been to Caltech knows that the undergrads, in particular, often teeter near that edge anyway.

 

Lazlo Hollyfield, anyone?

 

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I think StyFo Bot misunderstood this thread...

 

 


StyFo Bot makes me less afraid of Skynet.

 

Cantabrigian, hinging the idea of "context dependent dressing" on stuff like "putting on a tie to collect a Nobel" doesn't quite hold water with me. After all, in the United States, outside of major cities, I have seen men go to funerals in golf shirts. Nobody has assaulted them (well, if it had been my mother, I might have). My Dad doesn't own a single pair of shoes that I would dream of touching. Wouldn't it be as "context-independent" to wear decent clothes (even clothes at the casual end of things) when there isn't a specific call to? I'm willing to bet quite a lot of members on here do that -- dressing a notch or two above what's expected.

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Seems like that applies to roughly zero percent of the non-homless / not completely senile population.

Even Feynman put on a tie to collect his Nobel.

 

Wow, Dick Feynman reference. You win 1 internetz.

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