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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I've been lurking on the "other side" a lot recently too, and my wallet is now feeling the pain - jumped in on the legit selvedge thing and Epaulet's "ends for friends" deal. Perhaps one day I'll venture out of the, apparently dreaded, MC Casual and over into the SW+D WAYWT  - but for now it's fun watching Caustic's exploits over there.

I got a pair of Epaulets "hand distressed" jeans recently. They're great for people like myself that hate breaking in new selvedge denim. Of course if anyone asks, I'll lie and say the "sick fadez " we're all my doing.
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


This is getting old. Let's move on till you start documenting your experience.

+ infinity

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


I think the whole narrative thing is really silly, like in a "my spirit animal is Stephan Schneider knitwear" sort of way.

I don't mind some of the clothing. The personas? Nah. Not for me.

As a naif over there I may be wrong, but it appears that to some at least, this defining narrative is what successful SW+D is all about - it provides the self-consistency and integrity that plays into whether the fit works. To extrapolate, it implies that if I wore the same outfit it would not look good because I'm not a space pirate, something not helped by the fact the photo would be taken while I stood next to my bookcase in my office, in front of a caricature of my son.  

 

All that to say, I think it allows them think about what to wear and how to wear it from an authentic place somewhat like method acting, I suppose.

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I got a pair of Epaulets "hand distressed" jeans recently. They're great for people like myself that hate breaking in new selvedge denim. Of course if anyone asks, I'll lie and say the "sick fadez " we're all my doing.

Nice!

Dont forget to mention having soaked them in the ocean after six months of wear. 

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Am also kind of curious about the Burgundy derby question. I have a line on a very good price for a pair of Burgundy Vass Derbies
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For persons Caustic's age, SWD is a perfectly fine place to explore. For myself, with full qualifications as a sexagenarian occurring less than three months from today, I'll stick to CM Casual when I don't want to wear a tie. The idea of me finding denim that could be upholstered over my ageing tochis in a fetching manner is more theoretical than plausible.
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Am also kind of curious about the Burgundy derby question. I have a line on a very good price for a pair of Burgundy Vass Derbies

 

 

I think dark burgundy shoes are quite versatile.  I especially like them with a dark blue suit or jacket.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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For persons Caustic's age, SWD is a perfectly fine place to explore. For myself, with full qualifications as a sexagenarian occurring less than three months from today, I'll stick to CM Casual when I don't want to wear a tie. The idea of me finding denim that could be upholstered over my ageing tochis in a fetching manner is more theoretical than plausible.

I dont know about that, UC. Parker and ManOfKent aren't spring chickens (although I am a terrible judge of age, so ...) and I believe Clag's mother has a penchant for swd style dressing in the yohji manner. Perhaps this would be more comfortable over that tush?

 

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

For persons Caustic's age, SWD is a perfectly fine place to explore. For myself, with full qualifications as a sexagenarian occurring less than three months from today, I'll stick to CM Casual when I don't want to wear a tie. The idea of me finding denim that could be upholstered over my ageing tochis in a fetching manner is more theoretical than plausible.

I disagree with a lot of this - not the part where you are talking about yourself specifically since it would be really weird to disagree with that when you're the expert.

I just mean it's less about age and more about how you carry yourself. I forget if it was Pitti or somewhere else, but I saw pictures of a couple Asian guys who were probably 60+ years old in streetwear and they looked totally comfortable and awesome.

Put that same outfit on me and I'd probably look like a total asshole. I'm far from uptight, but I don't have a lot of the streetwear personas that people want to project.
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@TM79 you think you'd look something like this? :lol:

Dude's a baller.

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

For persons Caustic's age, SWD is a perfectly fine place to explore. For myself, with full qualifications as a sexagenarian occurring less than three months from today, I'll stick to CM Casual when I don't want to wear a tie. The idea of me finding denim that could be upholstered over my ageing tochis in a fetching manner is more theoretical than plausible.

sexagenarian = older gentleman who still has sex?

 

:lol:

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

sexagenarian = older gentleman who still has sex?

 

:lol:

To become fully qualified, one must have at least one sexual encounter a month for a whole year over the age of 55.

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


I disagree with a lot of this - not the part where you are talking about yourself specifically since it would be really weird to disagree with that when you're the expert.

I just mean it's less about age and more about how you carry yourself. I forget if it was Pitti or somewhere else, but I saw pictures of a couple Asian guys who were probably 60+ years old in streetwear and they looked totally comfortable and awesome.

Put that same outfit on me and I'd probably look like a total asshole. I'm far from uptight, but I don't have a lot of the streetwear personas that people want to project.

 

It's not about that, it's about context, silly.

IIRC crust works for a museum. Not exactly the right context, even if it's in the arts...

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It's not about that, it's about context, silly.
IIRC crust works for a museum. Not exactly the right context, even if it's in the arts...

I think we're actually saying the same thing.

Plus, I'd like to think we all continue to wear clothes when we're away from work.
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I would love to see Sir Crus try SW&D. Which museum does he work at? If not infringing upon his confidentiality. PM would be better.

Every time I lurk in SW&D, I ask myself if they really wear that out in the streets. I know I cannot but it's all difference in taste.
Edited by The Noodles - 7/16/15 at 10:09am
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