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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Like you're cooling down from a brisk training walk. wink.gif


Isn't this like what fat people do at the mall? This made me LOL.


@Streettrash that is awesome. nod[1].gif I was thinking that when an earlier poster mentioned Tony Hawk … "Please let me chill in your backyard dude!"
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Originally Posted by fiercekrypton View Post

I like these two looks the most, but also that scarf is insanely awesome, where did you get it?

Thx man, sorry for late reply, scarf is Drakes.

Yea, they're my ties so I'd always rather wear them than not...and my flannels just don't cut it in my classroom. I can't tell you how bad it feels when you tear $400 pants on a shitty gov't issued classroom chair or bulletin board staple. Functionality I suppose all around.
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wtf happened here...?

@StanleyVanBuren is Miran usually this coherent, or has he been studying for the TOEFL? I require your expert assessment.

In the off chance this guy is serious, dude, you're overthinking this by several hundred orders of magnitude. A buddy told me I looked like a time-traveling train conductor, and there are train tracks near my jogging route that I figured would make an interesting picture. That's it. In that sense the picture was meant to be a bit over the top, but yes I do indeed wear this in my day-to-day routine as a university wage slave, as fellow university wage slave @A Fellow Linguist can attest to.
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wtf happened here...?

@StanleyVanBuren is Miran usually this coherent, or has he been studying for the TOEFL? I require your expert assessment.

In the off chance this guy is serious, dude, you're overthinking this by several hundred orders of magnitude. A buddy told me I looked like a time-traveling train conductor, and there are train tracks near my jogging route that I figured would make an interesting picture. That's it. In that sense the picture was meant to be a bit over the top, but yes I do indeed wear this in my day-to-day routine as a university wage slave, as fellow university wage slave @A Fellow Linguist can attest to.


Dude, there's no ill will.

 

I just had the thought that if you do a kind of "faux poverty" look. And there is such a thing, and it often involves fraying, patchwork, distressing, crumpledness... you know, it's one of the often found insults--"you spent 3000-5000 (even if you didn't actually spend that much) to look like you're homeless", along with hypebeast and Eurotrash.

 

If you do a "faux poverty" look, the result (at least for me) is different depending on your surroundings. It's pretty cool in a nice apartment, but starts (just starts--not calling you out at all) to feel a little uncomfortable (for me) in places actually associated with poverty. Like train tracks, or bus terminals, or specific parks in communities.

 

I'm not saying you were offensive at all, or that you had any intention of that. I'm just saying the thing I keep repeating: the faux poverty look provokes a different feeling in me in your modern apartment versus dingy railroad tracks. You might not get what I'm saying; you might not agree; that's cool. I just felt like saying what was on my mind; you made me think of something instead of where2kop, so thanks for that.

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^ How many times more will you say the same thing again?
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Originally Posted by habitant View Post

^ How many times more will you say the same thing again?


Yeah, I'll stop now. I've just been a lurker and didn't think I'd get so many WTFs from regulars whose postings I've enjoyed to what I thought was a relatively innocuous post. Peace.

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Dude, there's no ill will.

 

I just had the thought that if you do a kind of "faux poverty" look. And there is such a thing, and it often involves fraying, patchwork, distressing, crumpledness... you know, it's one of the often found insults--"you spent 3000-5000 (even if you didn't actually spend that much) to look like you're homeless", along with hypebeast and Eurotrash.

 

If you do a "faux poverty" look, the result (at least for me) is different depending on your surroundings. It's pretty cool in a nice apartment, but starts (just starts--not calling you out at all) to feel a little uncomfortable (for me) in places actually associated with poverty. Like train tracks, or bus terminals, or specific parks in communities.

 

I'm not saying you were offensive at all, or that you had any intention of that. I'm just saying the thing I keep repeating: the faux poverty look provokes a different feeling in me in your modern apartment versus dingy railroad tracks. You might not get what I'm saying; you might not agree; that's cool. I just felt like saying what was on my mind; you made me think of something instead of where2kop, so thanks for that.

 

I know you've disengaged from the conversation, but just to note, the things I bolded in your quote aren't necessarily indicative of poverty.  Railroads can also be associated with prosperity through commerce and transportation, bus terminals are of course primarily associated with transportation and many community parks are joyful places of play and recreation, not violent cesspools of criminal activity.

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I don't think there's any ill will in your posts, no. I do think they are extremely disconnected from reality. IMO people are WTFing your posts not because they're hostile but because they're simply bizarre.
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Hey Gruff, I'm not repeating myself on the 2 photo locations thing. About the bolded part, yeah Burlington Northern SF probably transports some of the fuel I use. I just meant that come on, very seldom in life are we hanging around train tracks or long distance greyhound terminals or specific parks that have been "taken over" by homeless (some parks if you live in the community the general advice is not to walk in) right? If you have assets above a certain amount, you likely have a car, can get access to a car, or fly in a plane for your transport, so the places I listed kind of are de facto associated with poverty, and most people go past them and don't really interact with them.


Edited by cumulative - 11/16/15 at 8:47am
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Isn't this like what fat people do at the mall? This made me LOL.


@Streettrash that is awesome. nod[1].gif I was thinking that when an earlier poster mentioned Tony Hawk … "Please let me chill in your backyard dude!"

That is funny, and yes I guess there is a whole mall walking thing these days. MoK seems to take his walks in much more pleasant environs.
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Originally Posted by cumulative View Post
 

Hey Gruff, I'm not repeating myself on the 2 photo locations thing. About the bolded part, yeah Burlington Northern SF probably transports some of the fuel I use. I just meant that come on, very seldom in life are we hanging around train tracks or long distance greyhound terminals or specific parks that have been "taken over" by homeless (some parks if you live in the community the general advice is not to walk in) right? If you have assets above a certain amount, you likely have a car, can get access to a car, or fly a plane for your transport, so the places I listed kind of are de facto associated with poverty, and most people go past them and don't really interact with them.

 

I don't know, where I live seems like people who commute every day on VRE, Marc, Amtrak or the NY/NJ train have no problem hanging around train tracks.  Some of them seem to be pretty affluent, too.  Same for the NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal.  Central Park in NYC seems to be visited by tons of well-to-do people, as do any other number of parks in cities around the country.

 

Point is, your original post sounded like a knee jerk reaction predicated on generalizing and stereotyping locations that you perceive as associated with "poverty."  In reality, people opt to use these services or visit these locations for any number of reasons particular to them.  One of these reasons could even include taking pictures of an outfit to share with other people interested in clothing.  It's life, it happens.

 

Keep in mind that not everything is offensive or should be taken as offensive.

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why are we talking about this

 

 

 

 

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LUC wool farmer's jacket

L'Maltieri linen shirt

wjk cotton tee

Nama vintage cotton pants

Carpe Diem horse s61m boots

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Epaulet/Niche/Big John/Rancourt
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Do hobos still ride the rails, carry bindles, and play the harmonica while heating a can of beans over a trash fire?
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Do hobos still ride the rails, carry bindles, and play the harmonica while heating a can of beans over a trash fire?

I think they do. In the same way they still wear carefully patched tweed and wool trousers, and railroad workers are the only people wearing extra-tough baggy denim jeans.
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