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Possibly Switching my Aesthetic completely.

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Hey! Its a new year, and I may have decided to completely change my look. For the last year I really dug the whole Japanese/Americana look, and preferred brands such as Engineered Garments, OrSlow, Kapital, Needles, RRL, Oak Street Bootmakers, 3Sixteen, Visvim, Viberg, etc... However, lately I have been really digging the minimalistic look such as: Stephan Schneider, Saint Laurent, Common Projects, Acne, Our Legacy, etc... Do you think it would be easy to switch this drastically, or not really? I just don't think I can pull off workwear because I'm not very masculine looking, and I really enjoy futuristic aesthetics. What should I do? Have any of you switched your whole aesthetic after buying a whole bunch of clothes? I know I can resell them, but it's kind of annoying...

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this is weird...

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this is weird...

How? I'm asking a forum about fashion, a question about style.

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Right, but I find it odd that you're asking a forum a (broad) question about changing your entire style. Part of what makes clothing fun is experimenting with different fits, aesthetics, and pieces to develop a wardrobe that suits you.

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Pick up a few pieces and work them into the rotation, see how they feel when you wear them. The difficulty is minimal is really different from workwear/americana. I'm sure there's someone out there rocking RRL or Orslow with common projects but they're very different looks.
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half the brands you listed as "minimalist" aren't even close to minimalist.

i hate the over use of the word aesthetic.
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half the brands you listed as "minimalist" aren't even close to minimalist.

i hate the over use of the word aesthetic.

The only brand I can think of in the list that isn't very minimalist is Saint Laurent.

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Buying new clothes is easy, but it's expensive and when you rush from one look to another you run the risk of just spending a lot of money to own a closet of disjointed clothing. Why not look at the pieces you already own and grab consistently everyday and think about how pieces from other designers pair with them? Off the top of my head, someone like el bert mixes Schneider and EG quite well.
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Hey! Its a new year, and I may have decided to completely change my look. For the last year I really dug the whole Japanese/Americana look, and preferred brands such as Engineered Garments, OrSlow, Kapital, Needles, RRL, Oak Street Bootmakers, 3Sixteen, Visvim, Viberg, etc... However, lately I have been really digging the minimalistic look such as: Stephan Schneider, Saint Laurent, Common Projects, Acne, Our Legacy, etc... Do you think it would be easy to switch this drastically, or not really? I just don't think I can pull off workwear because I'm not very masculine looking, and I really enjoy futuristic aesthetics. What should I do? Have any of you switched your whole aesthetic after buying a whole bunch of clothes? I know I can resell them, but it's kind of annoying...

 

On the bolded part - there are plenty of EG pieces that don't exactly fall into the rugged lumberjack/hunting/fishing/trad-workwear category (long shirts, smock tops, shawls, dandy-ish print fabric pieces, etc.)  Most Visvim is designed for guys who are rail thin rather than super masculine.  It doesn't seem a prerequisite to me. But if you don't feel right in your current wardrobe then maybe it is time for a change.  I would resist the temptation to do a rapid switch though.  A Schnieder cardigan isn't going to look that out of place with some americana/heritage stuff.  Better to change up gradually.

 

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The only brand I can think of in the list that isn't very minimalist is Saint Laurent.

 

I'm not sure that Schneider = minimalism per se. To me Scheinder is all about the fabrics above everything else.

 

Some of the other design elements are often quite minimal as a function of bringing more attention to the fabrics, but the fabrics themselves often aren't very minimalist in sensibility (just look at the rug inspired pieces from FW 2012, for example). 

 

 

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