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I personally don't mind seeing repetitive fits. It's easy to scroll past something that is boring (to you, maybe not others) and if no one contributes content then what is the point of coming here anymore? I appreciate seeing what fellow enthusiasts are wearing, even if it is just minor tweaks or reiterations of the same uniform style they've created for themselves. I remember there was a similar conversation on here before about ThaiToast.

 

brad: Do you think you can control that issue you had better now; or are you just back temporarily to say hi if you feel the system itself is fundamentally unhealthy?

 

synthese: Sounds more like Australia than Korea. In Seoul everyone is too busy stuck in traffic, busting out 12 hour work days or sitting in a PC room to get into fights.

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I wasn't saying stop posting I just thought it wasn't unique. It was more a point to consider. I thought my tone was overall accepting and encouraging
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Dude haven't your last four or so waywts been basically the same leather hoodie with different pants?

 

Here's a same old, same old one from me from the other day.

 

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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post


One of the reasons I left SF (and stopped shopping for clothes for a long time) was that I realized the obsession with novelty was expensive and unhealthy. Probably the best thing that's happened to my style is learning to be OK with looking the same most of the time.

i'm right there with you. it's easy to pick things out i know will look good and not have to really think about it much. tho occasionally i go thrifting cause it's fun knowing i may find something really cool. 

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Yeah I'm definitely guilty of it but I will point out that I'm just trying to refine that fit and maybe SC is doing that too in which case he can totally ignore what I'm saying.
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

One of the reasons I left SF (and stopped shopping for clothes for a long time) was that I realized the obsession with novelty was expensive and unhealthy. Probably the best thing that's happened to my style is learning to be OK with looking the same most of the time.

This is a very valid point. There are times I feel like this. Like why am I on grailed as much as I am. I already have a sweet Schneider collection I should just enjoy and wear it to death.
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Yesterday
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my fat DIY shirt
Gap jeans
Dr Martens Cabrillos
Mulberry Ants bag

Today
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Gap Mac
Perry Ellis neoprene sweatshirt
Gap jeans
Dr Martens Cabrillos
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great fit! info on the sweats and top? I think a bracelet or something would look gret here
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Racal
Johnbull
Nudie
Okura
Moto
Plastic bag with overpriced strawberries




Sorry about the poor quality, these weren't intended as fitpics.

(Hadn't had time to fix the length of the pants yet...)
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Sorry about the poor quality, these weren't intended as fitpics.

(Hadn't had time to fix the length of the pants yet...)

 

Looks like Japan?

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I think when you've finally found a groove it's ok to settle in and enjoy it for a little while... but ultimately we're only growing as long as we're changing. Stagnation is death. The only consistent thing is change. When you begin to get bored and start going to stores again and looking around at other people etc, then it's time to add something new to the mix and start experimenting again.

Most of my wardrobe is comfortable and well lived in and has a certain vibe. But honestly it's the SF aesthetic of several years ago. Americana, workwear, minimalist military, etc lite version. I don't bother posting becuase it's not an extreme version of the aesthetic, plus I don't feel it will move the conversation forward in any way. Now there's a lot more multilayer frayed edge greyscale/monotone drapey stuff (eg Spacepope, sinnedk), plus a bit of tech performance gear (eg Rais), and some ultramodern clean structured/architectural looks (eg Snowman, Kindofyoung), the old meets new Dries idea (Francks, Syeknom).... And guys who jump from one look to another (Parker) or experiment a lot and in my opinion often don't quite nail it but at least they're trying (Bene, Mellonade), etc.

So the forum does change and evolve in it's own aesthetic over time too and it's a bit of a mixed bag of looks, all pushing their own agenda. But the main point is that the conceptual limits are only moved forward by those that push the edges out of what hasn't been seen before and experiment and try new things. Sometimes you're the front of the pack, and sometimes you slow down to get into that look and the pack keeps moving forward. There are times to shine and times to blend in.

Some of the older posters and regulars are now middle of the pack and we've seen that look before so it gets lost in the shuffle. There was a time when those looks (like Brad-T) were even too progressive and got a lot of pushback, whereas now they've helped move the whole forums aesthetic in that direction (or it's a huge trend and they were just the early adopters) so there's a lot of credit due to them actually. And partly in defense of Brad and as part apology for maybe giving him some flack early on in my SF days, what he was doing then was way out there. Even Bene's posts, at least they got a lot of discussion going. Sometimes facepalms, but you have to give credit for the spirit of trying out something new and taking a risk. In a way it's funny that guys who used to be at the edge are now comfortably in the middle and feeling bored and overlooked. If the style is authentically you and you don't want to change it, then sure, stick with it a while and accept that nobody will really notice it anymore. If you've got the risk tolerance for experimentation, then I say get back up and do it again!
Edited by Master-Classter - 4/27/16 at 7:32am
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Originally Posted by Matsa View Post

Racal
Johnbull
Nudie
Okura
Moto
Plastic bag with overpriced strawberries




Sorry about the poor quality, these weren't intended as fitpics.

(Hadn't had time to fix the length of the pants yet...)
hamarikyu gardens !
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

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I think when you've finally found a groove it's ok to settle in and enjoy it for a little while... but ultimately we're only growing as long as we're changing. Stagnation is death. The only consistent thing is change. When you begin to get bored and start going to stores again and looking around at other people etc, then it's time to add something new to the mix and start experimenting again.

Most of my wardrobe is comfortable and well lived in and has a certain vibe. But honestly it's the SF aesthetic of several years ago. Americana, workwear, minimalist military, etc lite version. I don't bother posting becuase it's not an extreme version of the aesthetic, plus I don't feel it will move the conversation forward in any way. Now there's a lot more multilayer frayed edge greyscale/monotone drapey stuff (eg Spacepope, sinnedk), plus a bit of tech performance gear (eg Rais), and some ultramodern clean structured/architectural looks (eg Snowman), the old meets new Dries idea (Francks, Syeknom).... And guys who jump from one look to another (Parker) or experiment a lot and in my opinion often don't quite nail it but at least they're trying (Bene, Mellonade), etc.

So the forum does change and evolve in it's own aesthetic over time too and it's a bit of a mixed bag of looks, all pushing their own agenda. But the main point is that the conceptual limits are only moved forward by those that push the edges out of what hasn't been seen before and experiment and try new things. Sometimes you're the front of the pack, and sometimes you slow down to get into that look and the pack keeps moving forward. There are times to shine and times to blend in.

Some of the older posters and regulars are now middle of the pack and we've seen that look before so it gets lost in the shuffle. There was a time when those looks (like Brad-T) were even too progressive and got a lot of pushback, whereas now they've helped move the whole forums aesthetic in that direction (or it's a huge trend and they were just the early adopters) so there's a lot of credit due to them actually. And partly in defense of Brad and as part apology for maybe giving him some flack early on in my SF days, what he was doing then was way out there. Even Bene's posts, at least they got a lot of discussion going. Sometimes facepalms, but you have to give credit for the spirit of trying out something new and taking a risk. In a way it's funny that guys who used to be at the edge are now comfortably in the middle and feeling bored and overlooked. If the style is authentically you and you don't want to change it, then sure, stick with it a while and accept that nobody will really notice it anymore. If you've got the risk tolerance for experimentation, then I say get back up and do it again!

this is why it's better to stop wearing clothes and wear your sex partners instead. that way, when either your wardrobe or your sex life starts to stagnate, the solution is the same
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Er... a la Nicelynice? ;-)
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post


this is why it's better to stop wearing clothes and wear your sex partners instead. that way, when either your wardrobe or your sex life starts to stagnate, the solution is the same


Can't tell if omitted apostrophe part of joke or not. 

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