It's not that bad, not like I wanna be head-to-toe in CCP. Footwear will be tough but I kinda like this transitional phase and working with what I have.
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Been a huge Dior Homme and MMM fan but I hardly wear them anymore. Recently have been wearing just cheap Uniqlo Oxfords and APC NS with beat up Converse.
Not feeling the Yohji aesthetic and never got into any of the Ann D or Rick O stuff. Hoping Slimane creates magic at YSL.
I've been on my "jpnz brandz" and Japanese-like aesthetics and their take on classic, simple clothing.
More of a casual/comfortable style, using a very neutral colour palette and slight details. Clean and put-together even when wearing a t-shirt/ocbd with trousers.
I find myself always drawn to the "goth ninja" aesthetic, and always try my best to keep up with Ann D, Rick, Raf, Damir, etc.. But I don't see myself transitioning into that quite yet. Plus I don't really have the funds!
When I think of strictly goth ninja, I understand the reference is to those who post more on SZ but even then, I don't see the actual 'ninja' aspect aside from dressing in black. It should be "tech ninja" because of what historically a ninja is suppose to represent, stealth due in part to its dress attire. More so, its attire has functional abilities much the same as a lot of tech outerwear pieces do whether it be pockets or fabric choice that will adapt to climate; etc.
The term "goth ninja" used more ubiquitously around the forums is just a generalization for those who wear mainly black. IMO it should just be "goth"-wear or the likes. SUFU posters back in the day and a few today dress the actual "goth tech ninja" style that I personally am more keen on.
Also, goth <=> grunge?
RT: I remember reading this fashion book in an UO and on page it was about RO and his take on grunge with glamor. It was called "glunge" or something lol
It's easy to fuck up color but I think it's partially the "SF effect" as well - colors just do not look as good in amateur photography. I bought a bright purple t-shirt for 7 bucks at Marshalls recently that looks amazing with my eyes/skin tone, but that doesn't translate well at all into a photo.
I look terrible in pastels and whatnot which is fine because I hate those colors anyway.
I think hendrix has this problem (colors not translating well into photography) in the WAYWT thread a lot - luckily he's willing to stick to his guns.
Edited by KingJulien - 9/19/12 at 4:47pm
Agreed. Jumbles of color, no matter how well coordinated, tend to water down the visual impact of an outfit for me. Menswear is at its best when it's simple + immediate.
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I wear a lot of colour but I don't really use any striking silhouettes or play with proportion at all.
Then there are people like the-arm and ivwri who tend to stick to the darker colours but have amazingly shaped garments.
It's very impressive when you can pull off both. Some of those oversized yohji knits are a push in this direction.
Ivwri has also posted a few patterned or coloured fits that are superb. Fuuma and Asobu too I think.
Considering that most of SF shops online, I think that makes colours a lot easier to do than form and proportions. It's impossible to work out how things will drape and flow from pictures for designers like Ann D, Damir, Yohji etc. This is a big shame for me because it is an aesthetic I would definitely like to try out some day :(