Originally Posted by lmaozedong
Do you have a vision of how you're trying to dress? From your posts you sound like you're just buying everything on the internet
Edit: to answer your question quickly, yes. I think I do.
Reading that post I agree it does sound that way. And it's true that I've bought a lot of stuff online. Thanks to SF I've discovered a lot of brands that I never knew of (Peir Wu, Paul Harnden, etc). But I'm not getting three things from every designer, just one or two that I really like. I've sent stuff back a bunch too.
Not to sound like a broken record but I've lost a lot of weight recently and I've had to get rid of a lot of stuff I had been wearing for years that's just too big for me now. I had a ton of APC and Margiela that went out the door. A lot of Wings and Horns henleys and pants and a ton of knits. It's all gone and it's left me with a bunch of space to fill up.
So I may have gotten a few things that don't all necessarily work well at the moment all together, but that's because I'm definitely in need of some new pants/jeans. That's the missing link as far as I can tell.
But I like the look of some EG/Beams workwear jackets paired with a plain T and some SLP/R&B jeans and Common Projects for everyday wear.
I picked up the CCP derbies and have been wearing them a bit just with some normal stuff and liking the way they look. I've always worn sneakers but that's just changed I think. The baller boots world is new for me and I probably won't ever really be able to justify any double zip A1923, but my derbies I do like.
I am a musician by trade so I am also trying to build up a bit of a cache of stuff that might not see use on a regular rotation (perhaps the MA+ jacket as an example) but that look very cool and unique on stage and with a guitar on (not to sound too cliche but that's what I do) with a pair of Guidi black side zips and some black selvedge jeans.
At 44 (tomorrow) I'm attempting to not let my age define me or make me look stupid at the same time. I'm going for a darker, more subtle look with some great textures and cuts. But at 5'6" I have to have most everything tailored including t-shirts.
I'm not putting up fit pics everyday because I don't look good as I'd like to everyday. But the stuff I've gotten recently from the brands that speak to me makes me feel like I'm on the right track.
I think it'll all make sense soon. I hope so anyway.