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Poll Results: MC does SWD

Poll expired: Nov 4, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 7% (12)
    Holdfast
  • 8% (14)
    UrbanComposition
  • 18% (31)
    NOBD
  • 0% (0)
    luv2breformed
  • 1% (2)
    Orgetorix
  • 14% (25)
    Mr. Moo
  • 2% (4)
    Digmenow
  • 31% (54)
    EFV
  • 8% (15)
    timotune
  • 3% (6)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 0% (1)
    Rick's Tailoring
  • 3% (6)
    Sprezziamo
  • 0% (0)
    kulata
  • 25% (43)
    Kaplan
  • 21% (36)
    in stitches
  • 1% (3)
    Caustic Man
  • 22% (38)
    Pingson
  • 2% (4)
    bourbonbasted
  • 19% (33)
    gdl203
  • 37% (64)
    Tirailleur1
  • 1% (2)
    Kai
  • 13% (23)
    SpooPoker
  • 7% (13)
    Claghorn
  • 1% (2)
    Coxsackie
  • 7% (13)
    FlyingMonkey
171 Total Votes  
post #136 of 431
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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

To me SW&D is split between two types of people.  Half are the "goth ninja" types that embrace a more japanese streetwear concept.  The other half seem to be more typical of what you'd find in a bar on a friday night.  

No

CM should go check out SWD and see what is up. There is a wide range of styles, and some of the best SWD posters are CM crossovers.
post #137 of 431
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

In my (admittedly limited) experience, SWD seems less monolithic than CM. But there's a thread called the $5k wardrobe or something like that that's a pretty good place to start to get a sense of what kind of stuff people wear.

in a sense maybe. they really is a lot of variation there, and one could say that CM is just all dress pants, jackets, and ties, and in a way i think that is true, but there is a lot of variation within MC as well. at least how i see it.

not sure if second sentence was srs.
post #138 of 431

It's the reason Stitches can get 30 plus likes for wearing a suit in SWD while Shah gets ridiculed for his Yohji outfit at CM

 

 

by the way the amount of disrespect Yohji gets on that thread is astonishing.

post #139 of 431
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

There are a LOT of different styles and approaches in SW&D, and that's pretty obvious even by browsing 5-10 pages worth. We have rules as well, but they're most general and basic, like feeling comfortable in what you're wearing for example.

defo agree to the lot of different style, as noted above. but i would not really call SWD "rules" generic. there is a lot of important and almost non describable nuances there to. which i think is good.
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And yes, we can recognize a good (read: stylish) MC/suit fit very easily, and we have upvoted several MCers very highly in our WAYWT

i can proudly attest to the truthiness of this post. blush.gif as can many others.
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post

There is a wide range of styles, and some of the best SWD posters are CM crossovers.

this is very true. probably because a person who just has a great sense of style has a good chance of success in many arenas. but i think my majority, the best SWD posters are straight up SWD.
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Yeah. 
SWD have a much better understanding of CM than CM has of SWD

maybe. by majority yes, but there are plenty that look at MC the same way some MCers look at SWD. its a two way street imo.
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anyway we need to see more fits. 

without a doubt. ill be posting up in the morrow.
post #140 of 431
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Yeah. 


SWD have a much better understanding of CM than CM has of SWD


And it isn't like CM is that easy to understand really. because that people on the street probably look at most of the posters oddly. 

The thing is that SWD is much more open minded and understand aesthetics way more than CM does. 


anyway we need to see more fits. 

I agree that SW&D has more of an understanding of CM than the other way around, but I don't think this is only a product of our open-mindedness. I think it's also because a lot of us found an interest in clothing by way of more Americana/prep/traditional/biz caz styling (I certainly did), so we have some roots. Also, a good number of us have more formal attire for our work or events, which is often required. Both of these elements I think explain pretty well why SW&D knows MC to an extent and why we could handle a comp like this a little better
post #141 of 431
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

It's the reason Stitches can get 30 plus likes for wearing a suit in SWD while Shah gets ridiculed for his Yohji outfit at CM

indeed! its very kind of them.

that was a shame if you ask me with shahs post.
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by the way the amount of disrespect Yohji gets on that thread is astonishing.


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post #142 of 431
The more this thread starts to be about which side is "better" or "has a better understanding of X" or whatever the less useful it is. First of all, who cares. Second of all, if your goal is actually to get people who read MC to read SWD too, that is not the way to do it. Your targets will instead get defensive and tell you why their side is better and your side is stupid. Then it just turns into name calling. That's been the denouement of this exchange every time I've seen it started in the past.

If we do this thread thing, and I am in charge of it, I will delete any comment that claims one side is superior to the other. It's a stupid question you'll never agree on an answer to.
post #143 of 431
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The more this thread starts to be about which side is "better" or "has a better understanding of X" or whatever the less useful it is. First of all, who cares. Second of all, if your goal is actually to get people who read MC to read SWD instead, that is not the way to do it because most will instead get defensive and tell you why their side is better and your side is stupid. Then it just turns into name calling. That's been the denouement of this exchange every time I've seen it started in the past.

If we do this thread thing, and I am in charge of it, I will delete any comment that claims one side is superior to the other. It's a stupid question you'll never agree on an answer to.

this. i cant speak for this thread, but the purpose of the conceptual thread, that i hope fok will help create, should be about learning and understanding, not competing. a place for everyone to hang out and ask questions and not be judged for their opinions and where everyone can be happy and laugh and cry together. it will be a utopia of bi-partisan awesomeness.

i think heavy moderation to that end will be great.
post #144 of 431
True true. Let's get some fits in here then!

Would it be productive to point out in each fit how one could accomplish a more "SW&D" look? I'd imagine you guys would want to do the same were we to make a reverse thread
post #145 of 431
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

....anyway we need to see more fits. 
+1
post #146 of 431
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

totally different. MC casual is nothing like what one would see in SWD,
I think there a grey area where SWD posts could also easily go into MC Casual. MoK is a good example.

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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Yeah. 
anyway we need to see more fits. 
Its not friday yet (here).
post #147 of 431
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

True true. Let's get some fits in here then!
Would it be productive to point out in each fit how one could accomplish a more "SW&D" look? I'd imagine you guys would want to do the same were we to make a reverse thread

Not only would it be productive, I think it would be excellent. If the goal is to accomplish a good SWD fit, then who better to help judge that than SWD posters.

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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

I think there a grey area where SWD posts could also easily go into MC Casual. MoK is a good example.

I agree with that. There are definitely some fits in that thread that do fall into a grey area and are quite good. However, there also a great many fits in that thread that are disastrous.
post #148 of 431
MCC or SWD? I think there are mishaps in both. MCC has seem to become overly Dad-ish imo. (or was it always like that?)
SW&D has stuff i just dont 'get' (Goth Ninja) but also some very aesthetically pleasing non-MC fits.
post #149 of 431
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post
 

Shah gets ridiculed for his Yohji outfit at CM

 

I actually thought Shah got a lot of good comments. I, for one, liked what he did in the context he was wearing it in. I think most understood that.

post #150 of 431
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

I actually thought Shah got a lot of good comments. I, for one, liked what he did in the context he was wearing it in. I think most understood that.

His initial posts were met with disdain. 

 

 

but yeah we shouldn't turn this into an MC v SWD thread. 

that was not my intention. I was trying to add to the convo but I can see how it looks like it could be seen as such

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