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post #646 of 755

I think I've basically been "modern preppy" throughout my years, probably heavily influenced by my time going to a Catholic high school ... Don't think my style will be deviating too too much from the "modern prep" style, but definitely evolving it from the college style to a more refined post-grad style having been in the workforce for a couple of years now. SF has really opened my eyes up to the importance of quality pieces (over quantity) and being more confident with dressing it up a bit more in the real world where "really casual" seems to dominate.

post #647 of 755
Country wear(Wools, Barbour, flannel, rugged boots, etc). Probably influenced from all the folk music I've been listening to.
post #648 of 755
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

I can see one day just going full 60s Ivy Look, but my current grooming would create a weird disconnect. I also risk looking like an insurance salesman.

Maybe it's me, but the 1965 Dartmouth Insurance Ninja seems ripe with possibilities.
post #649 of 755
hahah, I could be onto the next big thing!
post #650 of 755

I kind of change directions all the time, and each and every time I'm certain that this time, it will be the final one.
Anyways, the first of three phases when I actually thought about how I dressed(though I didn't know shit back then) probably started like 2-3 years ago, and I was just all "street" with hoodies and baggy jeans and oversized t-shirts and what not.

After that, like 1-2 years ago I bought my first sportjacket at an outlet (filippa k grey one for 30 $, great piece that's still in my wardrobe), and suddenly, I saw the beauty of being a bit dressed up, and also, wearing shirts. The last year I think I have headed more and more towards dressed up and preppy, and thought that 2 years from now the only thing I would wear were jeans with a shirt and a blazer/sportjacket, with the occasional sweater over the shirt when the weather would demand so.

But now, in my latest stage, and also the first one when I really learn new stuff all the time and get great inspiration from others on here, I have changed direction once again. What I think I'm going for right now can be rather well summarized in my latest fitpic, a lot of streetwear but preferrably atleast a shirt or something else a bit more MC thrown in(though of course it will change aswell and get even more refined, but that's where I'm starting, also I need more black/white/grey items in my wardrobe)

 

 

 

tl;dr      "prettymuchalwaysatleast40%SW&Dthoughireallyliketothrowinsomethingmore

MCinthewholeoutfitbutstillletSW&Dbethemajorcomponentsincetheresjustimhosomuchmore

variationandcreativity"

post #651 of 755
you can be a poster boy for Marc by Marc Jacobs icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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you can be a poster boy for Marc by Marc Jacobs icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Things I wouldn't wear in that picture:
- the grey jacket on the left and middle bottom 

- the blue tie on the left
- the jeans on the left
- the shoes on the left and middle bottom
- the tie in the middle top
- the pants in the top right
- the tie in the middle bottom
- the jeans in the middle bottom
- the sweater in the bottom right
- the shorts in the bottom right


actually the only things in that pic I think look kinda nice are the bags they are carrying laugh.gif

post #653 of 755
who doesn't like a Marc Jacobs bag...he he:D
post #654 of 755
me
post #655 of 755

I'm nearly 23. My style is basically going from a (baggy pants and shirts) non-descript business casual look to more modern with elements of 1960s mod style as well, the way I see it. Since several months ago, I have started buying more tailored or slim fitting clothing. Right now, I wear mostly slim fit khakis from Old Navy, and Land's End Canvas polo shirts and chambray work shirts, and more recently I bought a fitted white dress shirt. I'm still in the middle of my transition (much of it has to do with weight loss), but I think I'm dressed a bit sharper these days in the slimmer clothes. Another point is my footwear, which basically has gone from cheap Dockers and Bostonians to something a little nicer looking (but affordability is my concern right now) from Land's End Canvas (dark brown chukka boots and black Fulton chelsea boots). I'm only going to wear the old two pairs in bad weather, at this point. I'm also considering a new pair of canvas tennis shoes for a little later.

post #656 of 755
The biggest change in mentality I've had recently is that I care much less if clothes are "flattering" or not.

I don't think I could break my style down, I just want to buy cool stuff.

I guess I've also taken on a socially conscious aspect to my purchasing. All the usual stuff - support the craftsmen, pay more for people doing things well, forget hyped up items and brand cachet as much as possible...etc etc.

It helps me to enjoy my clothes I think.
post #657 of 755
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

The biggest change in mentality I've had recently is that I care much less if clothes are "flattering" or not.
I don't think I could break my style down, I just want to buy cool stuff.
I guess I've also taken on a socially conscious aspect to my purchasing. All the usual stuff - support the craftsmen, pay more for people doing things well, forget hyped up items and brand cachet as much as possible...etc etc.
It helps me to enjoy my clothes I think.

Maybe I am misunderstanding, but going for cool stuff instead of flattering stuff sounds like you're moving in the wrong direction...
post #658 of 755
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I kind of change directions all the time, and each and every time I'm certain that this time, it will be the final one.

I used to do the same thing a lot. I've narrowed my focus a lot now, and finally have a pretty good idea of what I want. I think it just takes a while when you first get into it. 4 years ago I was really into streetwear like Mishka and after I moved away from that kind of stuff I started changing my aesthetic a lot. It's just a process and I'm pretty sure everyone goes through it. I can almost guarantee you will change your style again. You'll start having more spending money when you're older and your tastes will change. Another part of it is just realizing that as cool as you think some stuff is, you shouldn't buy it unless you can wear it with what you have (or the style you want).
Having said all that, I know I will still change my style a bit in the future but at this point I don't think it will be nearly as frequently, nor as radically. Fashion would be boring if it just stayed this same.
post #659 of 755
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Maybe I am misunderstanding, but going for cool stuff instead of flattering stuff sounds like you're moving in the wrong direction...

maybe, I don't mind that.

what I mean is that I don't care about traditional definitions of "flattering" anymore. Pinched waist, masculine silhouette, perfect fit etc etc. For a start, it's an arbitrary definition more related to the fashion of early 20th century clothing that anything else, and almost anyone can make a case for what's "flattering". Moreover, I don't actually care about a physically attractive silhouette. I just want the clothes to have some interest, both visually and personally.

maybe it's not going to make me look good. I dunno, we'll see.
post #660 of 755
^Sounds like the common shift SF has made the past 2 years, I remember when scrutinizing over 1/4" of jean stacks was normal. Now, wearing a skirt will garner praise because it's so interesting and outside what we're used to. FWIW, I enjoy the change.

My style has stagnated the last couple years, mainly as a result of me no longer buying things every damn week. I honestly hate baggy pants, still doing slim jeans. Right now tracking down old Raf Simons items and other previous level shit no one cares about anymore. Also, I'm sick of v-necks. Tees and knits. Going to try to do boat necks in a masculine way, maybe wearing a tank underneath.
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