Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope) - Page 627

post #9391 of 17086

spending $1000 on a used jumpsuit is probably wrong

post #9392 of 17086
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I have that jacket, and I am sure that a lot of other guys here still have it, or a variation if it.  Never really embraced the GAT thing though.  I was a Common Projects man.

You know you can own more than one pair of shoes right?
post #9393 of 17086
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by indesertum View Post


You know you can own more than one pair of shoes right?

Oh, I had both.  I just never wore any of my GATs.  The only pair I really liked were the paper covered ones, and to a lesser extent, the light blue color of a few spring seasons ago.

post #9394 of 17086
Thread Starter 

In other news, Apartment Number 9 is closing.  Another victim of the changing marketplace?

post #9395 of 17086

I dunno, Apt 9 hasn't really changed with the market. They carry mostly boring brands with boring buys.

post #9396 of 17086
Damir Doma, once the ghengis khan of fashion, marauding across cultures of continental Asia, appropriating as his namesake conquered...he became consumed by the idea of haute-luxe, much as khan envisioned an empire without borders. But the horsemen were too few to guard their ever expanding territory, and Damir's reach was too short to break into the closets of the clueless nouveau riche or commingle with the marques exclusives of old money.



But behold this linen coat. While the outfit as a whole is awful, this signals to me there is yet a glimmer of hope. Damir must break the chains of irrational aspirations, forced dreams of emulating that which he is not. Damir needs help. He needs to travel to the Himalayas. He needs to visit temples in Tibet, to meditate, and rekindle the spirit of genghis khan, and revive the embers of his nomadic visions. He can then be the comeback kid, return to France and destroy every designer out there, make the most insane collections, and then disappear like a ghost forever.

At least I can dream.
post #9397 of 17086
I really want to go full trousers and no more denim (not that I have many anyways). The feel of virgin wool.....cant beat it
post #9398 of 17086
Does sheep hair change after they have sex?
post #9399 of 17086
wHat
post #9400 of 17086
Quote:
Originally Posted by habitant View Post

Does sheep hair change after they have sex?

brb, rummaging through all my wool garments and categorizing them as either pre or post coitus
post #9401 of 17086
Gotta find that sheep in Needles Rebuild cause you know he'll be a virgin forever.
post #9402 of 17086

I'm sure a few on here remembered those leather sweat pants that made huge waves a few years back made by En Noir. Like them or not, this was a very interesting piece by Complex about where they've been and their downfall of getting caught up in their own hype http://ca.complex.com/style/2016/04/en-noir-fade-to-black 

 

Turns out John Elliott and the designer at En Noir were actually friends. 

post #9403 of 17086
Quote:
Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

I really want to go full trousers and no more denim (not that I have many anyways). The feel of virgin wool.....cant beat it

No doubt, totally with you on that. Unfortunately for some purposes it just isn't practical not to able to wash your trousers yourself.
post #9404 of 17086
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

This article and the ensuing discussion is funny but let's parse what you're supposed to get out of it (Fuumawisdom edition-tm):

  • Even women in fashion tend to apply relatively mainstream criterias about gender roles when it comes to dressing (or so they say). Cause they know the topic they'll have developped a style taxonomy and a list of precise exclusions.
  • Make no mistake, they see normal (badly dressed) dude and they're not into it either.
  • A certain surface coherence between how you present yourself (lifestyle) and how you dress is appreciated, no one likes a poseur even though authenticity is an absurd concept.
  • No one here gives a damn because we're clothing enthousiasts. With that being said people tend to react positively when you have passions and present them in a compelling way.
  • Girls I know have made a list of what I and other guys are not supposed to wear, even busy people tend to free time when it is to be spent bitching.
  • LAGuy dresses like an asian cowboy on a kid's scooter and his wive forgives him, he should def stop for some flowers today and maybe the day after.peepwall[1].gif
  • Nothing in that list makes much sense, you shouldn't trust people on the internutz

What I take away from that interview is that women tend to be ok with individual items from just about any of those styles, provided they are toned down by an otherwise more neutral/less conspicuous outfit, so you don't look like wearing "fashion with a capital F". Isn't that their general reaction to just about any of those looks? "Yeah it's fine if you take a piece or two from this, just not head-to-toe please."

My own assumption about the underlying reason for that is that women are still not comfortable with the idea of (straight) men putting as much thought, and effort, into how they dress, as women. Which might explain why they seem to be more critical of full-on goth ninja than, say, "rocker" or "athleisure" - because that style just looks more patently studied and intentional to them (even though in reality probably none of those looks is any more or less studied than the others).
post #9405 of 17086
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Personality and clothing ARE linked, insofar as clothing is a signifier of you interact with your environment, what cultural groups you are in or aspire to be in, your consumer values, and the list goes on. Obviously, your clothing doesn't say everything about your personality, but it's certainly not insignificant, and is probably important compared to a lot of other consumer choices, especially given that clothing is something you care about.

Right now, do you wear full Engineered Garments (or full Edward Green?) or full Rick?

Clothes can be used as an expression of certain aspects of your personality, but I think what he means is that if your whole wardrobe burned down or got stolen and you were suddenly reduced to wearing nothing but non-descript jeans and T-shirts from Zara, you'd still be the same person - to your relations as well as to yourself.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)