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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 #241 of 431
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Parker better be submitting a fit.

This.
post #242 of 431
Hf. Not sure if I agree with swd and drama. Synth, snowman and Parker rack up thumbs probably more than anyone. Not sure if I would call any of their fits dramatic.
Alo the aesthetics of the designers fafavored at swd stem from minimalist ideas.

But then again I might be misunderstanding what you mean by dramamtic.when I think of such a word John Galliano comes to mind
post #243 of 431

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Hf. Not sure if I agree with swd and drama. Synth, snowman and Parker rack up thumbs probably more than anyone. Not sure if I would call any of their fits dramatic.
Alo the aesthetics of the designers fafavored at swd stem from minimalist ideas.

But then again I might be misunderstanding what you mean by dramamtic.when I think of such a word John Galliano comes to mind


Yeah, I don't mean drama as in histrionic flair (like Galliano), but more in the sense of creating distinct identity separate from the great mass of "other". Admittedly, probably the wrong word to be using, but I couldn't think of a better one. Maybe this would be a better way to put:  many CM posters - especially those new to tailored clothes - essentially want to create a look that's the same as everyone else around them, but done a little bit better. They may not quite articulate it as such, but that's basically the extent of their aims. On the other hand there's another school of thought that's about creating a sense of difference/identity through clothes: a clear message (which can be minimalist or maximalist or something else entirely). That's what I mean by drama - a deliberate sense of a role/identity. Now, I would say that the best CM dressers DO understand and apply this. I'm talking about the greater mass of those just wanting to look moderately decent in a suit for work, or whatever.

 

I also think this plays into what Synth writes above (dunno if tongue-in-cheek or not) - and what I hinted at upthread too - about a sense of happiness/self-satisfaction vs a sense of alienation/dissatisfaction with the world. CM is "happier" in the sense of largely accepting many (not all, of course) widespread conventions when it comes to identity (and by extension, clothes) and society. Less tension leads to a different sense of how clothes are used.

 

(Also, from quick browse, there are clearly a lot of SWD posters who also simply want to do the same-but-better thing, but those looks don't seem to garner quite as much positive feedback. All the three guys you mention above have a distinct personal identity that comes across in their fits, at least to me, again just from a quick browse).

post #244 of 431
Synth hates my fit. frown.gif
post #245 of 431
Thread Starter 
Ok, here goes. Unfortunately the quality of the pics are crap, but hopefully you can see what I'm going for.



post #246 of 431
Now this guy gets it. ALL BLACK ERRTHING!
post #247 of 431
lol, but that does look good, EFV.

still waiting for conrad in everell and what not.
post #248 of 431
Pant leg pulled up for the pic of the jump boot.



PRL flannel
PRL gray/navy colorblock waffle hoodie
Uniglo
military surplus boots
unknown local graffiti artist
post #249 of 431

EFV... you are a Swede. SWD is in your blood. 

post #250 of 431
Apparently the key to winning SWD is to look away from the camera, dejected.
post #251 of 431
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Apparently the key to winning SWD is to look away from the camera, dejected.

We cracked the code almost simultaneously.
post #252 of 431
post #253 of 431
This is meant to be helpful by the way. I still think there's a gap where MC guys aren't getting the SW&D style. The approach is too formulaic:

Sportscoat -> cardigan, and it fits perfectly / tailored
Dress shirt -> casual shirt, still tucked in
wool pants -> cotton pants, and still hemmed to minimal break
dress shoes -> dress boots, still too shiny


SW&D is doing things differently.... the outerwear has unusual proportions, the sweatshirts/cardigans have unusual fabrics, textures, etc, the shirts are usually tshirts sometimes layered, untucked, and interesting necklines or hemlines, the pants can be tight stacked jeans or loose flowing wool or straight stiff canvass, etc, and the shoes are low or high sneakers, patent or artificially beaten in, pants maybe even tucked into them, etc... It's just a whole different approach.

and yes, I realize that most MC guys don't own a whole lot of this kind of stuff, and no, I'm not trying to make this all seem unapproachable.
post #254 of 431
Quote:
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Apparently the key to winning SWD is to look away from the camera, dejected.

looking down/away is a common SWD pose indeed. but snowman smiles a mile wide and he is a SWD supah stah.

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vurr good, moo.
post #255 of 431
Ok, here's my attempt. Even though this isn't a celeb DTO, I picked one of my favorite movie-person images as an inspiration, to give my fit a little more purpose than just randomly throwing stuff on.

IMG_3672.jpg

Jacket: Vintage '40s/'50s LL Bean
Shirt: chambray, unknown maker
Jeans: Levis
Boots: Dexter work boots
Inspiration pic and more shots (Click to show)
on_the_waterfront_brando.jpg
IMG_3666.jpgIMG_3666-Copy.jpgIMG_3671.jpgIMG_3679.jpgIMG_3680.jpg

Edited by Orgetorix - 11/1/13 at 12:26pm
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