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post #151 of 190
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Originally Posted by Nico Samuel Pleninsek View Post
I don't mean to sound like a dick, but doesn't that almost put you in the same category as those guys? I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it.
What category would that be? You're probably taking what I said far too black and white. Someone can choose to stand out to pick up girls or look "fresh," which I assume is what you think of these guys, or you can choose to stand out from the typical mall crowd and find passion in the quality of what you wear. I choose to dress the way I do to stand out from the graphic-printed stripped dress shirt, the distressed-to-death jeans, and the "dressy" sketcher sneaks. You can probably think of five people who consistently dress well and stand out in your mind for doing so. Are they the same as the kids on that forum?
post #152 of 190
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
I wonder if he does his own tailoring on that old-school Singer, or if it's just a decoration.

He's got a Union Special in the garage
post #153 of 190
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
What category would that be?

You're probably taking what I said far too black and white. Someone can choose to stand out to pick up girls or look "fresh," which I assume is what you think of these guys, or you can choose to stand out from the typical mall crowd and find passion in the quality of what you wear. I choose to dress the way I do to stand out from the graphic-printed stripped dress shirt, the distressed-to-death jeans, and the "dressy" sketcher sneaks.

You can probably think of five people who consistently dress well and stand out in your mind for doing so. Are they the same as the kids on that forum?

I understand what your saying. I just was pointing out that wanting to stand out is what those kids strive for as well; albeit for different reasons! I would love it if everyone strove for high quality clothes, which differs from your perspective; you stated that you enjoy standing out because of the high quality. If everyone strove for high qualityit would make such clothes much more accessible; I would love it if there were boutiques in my city, if there were many shoe makers, tailors, etc. It would make the world more beautiful.

I can't think of five finely dressed people in my day to day life....
post #154 of 190
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
Please tell me that guy is German! He looks so German it's not even funny.

I believe it is Rick Astley's eternal pop-sensation spirit guide. This would not make him German.
post #155 of 190
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Originally Posted by Nico Samuel Pleninsek View Post
I understand what your saying. I just was pointing out that wanting to stand out is what those kids strive for as well; albeit for different reasons! I would love it if everyone strove for high quality clothes, which differs from your perspective; you stated that you enjoy standing out because of the high quality. If everyone strove for high qualityit would make such clothes much more accessible; I would love it if there were boutiques in my city, if there were many shoe makers, tailors, etc. It would make the world more beautiful.

I can't think of five finely dressed people in my day to day life....

I doubt that. There's a reason why there has always been good, better, best. If we lived in a world of uniform quality how would you be able to distinguish good from bad or even good from better?

Maybe what you don't realize is you need to taste the bitter with the sweet; otherwise, how would you be given the freedom to improve?
post #156 of 190
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
I doubt that. There's a reason why there has always been good, better, best. If we lived in a world of uniform quality how would you be able to distinguish good from bad or even good from better?

Maybe what you don't realize is you need to taste the bitter with the sweet; otherwise, how would you be given the freedom to improve?


OK, I realize that there will always good, better, and best. I guess what I'm saying is that I wish there was more BEST.
post #157 of 190
I'd be happy if it WAS just good, better, best, and not vomit inducing (5%), atrocious (10%), terrible (45%), passable (20%), okay (10%), good - better - best (10%).
post #158 of 190
The aim to these guys' style is the wrong one, in my opinion. You should dress for yourself, so that you have confidence. This will get you everything. Confidence is the key to, well, all social interaction. Someone shouldn't need to 'peacock' with a bad pink tie over an embroidered black dress shirt to gain attention, if you have confidence then that attention will come to you naturally. That being said, some guys lack confidence, which I definitely understand. If they get condifence through following the teachings of Kinowear, or whatever else, then that's perfectly understandable - I just find the concept of doing it to pick up random chicks slightly... off. And btw, in my experience a well put-together fit with flattering cuts will get you all the attention you need. That, and a great cologne.
post #159 of 190
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Originally Posted by alan View Post
QUite frankly i think 90% of what a guy does, from seeking financially rewarding jobs, to buying cars, to dressing well, has sexual goals.

Yet most men get nice cars and nice clothes once already married and without their wive's approval and remain faithful to their wives?




most SF guys wear things that are hardly noticed on a per item scale, yet the whole ensemble of clothing plus confidence boost makes them "attractive", to men and women. I know I get more responsabilities and everything else partly because of dressing decently. when my school needs someone to go to a reception at the Hilton for PWC, I'm always the first called, perhaps its how I dress or perhaps the confidence i give off because I think I am well dressed (and don't look like an apparent Dbag because I do respect certain lines of matching fit etc.) I think some of these kids are just throwing out compliments to each over the cyber world and will get bitch slapped when they realize they could have gotten so much more "game" by using the same confidence boost but dressing normally. Perhaps I like SF's over critical nit picking assholism more, at least you know compliments are genuine and are prepared fo rthe fact that someone will always disagree so deal with it.
post #160 of 190
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Originally Posted by Toiletduck View Post
Oh well.

If he came here w/ 3400, he'd end up w/ 1 suit he'd hardly wear, a jantzen white shirt and a pair of brown shoes no one would recognize.

Better to wait till he's graduated and started work before he comes here I think.

i doubt that, highly. if i came to sf with 3,400, thats enough money to get 3 pairs of really great jeans, a nice TaT suit, tons of wonderful shirts and shoes.

lol. he fucked up.
post #161 of 190
Thread Starter 
Actually one key peice of advice I see often on that forum is to dress to your identity, which is a peice of advice many people here could use. If you are student in America, don't dress like a kid from Stockholm et cetera.
post #162 of 190
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Originally Posted by XeF4 View Post
Actually one key peice of advice I see often on that forum is to dress to your identity, which is a peice of advice many people here could use. If you are student in America, don't dress like a kid from Stockholm et cetera.
Why should your location determine your identity? I live in Canada but dress almost exclusively in European brands. Who cares?
post #163 of 190
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
Why should your location determine your identity?

I live in Canada but dress almost exclusively in European brands. Who cares?


QFT. isn't fashion proliferation what the internet is for?
post #164 of 190
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Originally Posted by Mushroom77 View Post
The aim to these guys' style is the wrong one, in my opinion.
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That being said, some guys lack confidence, which I definitely understand. If they get condifence through following the teachings of Kinowear, or whatever else, then that's perfectly understandable - I just find the concept of doing it to pick up random chicks slightly... off.
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It's not just a little off, it's friggin' creepy. The entire premise of that forum is creepy. Imagine saying this to a girl:

"Hey, I am actually a member of an internet forum called Styleforum. Yeah, I'm pretty interested in fashion" Different, but not creepy. You'd probably get a range of reactions.

as opposed to:
"Hey, I'm a member of an internet forum called Kinowear. Yeah, we discuss different ways of picking up women, and how to dress to do so." I'll call you a liar if you tell me that you've done this, and *any* girl has been receptive.
post #165 of 190
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Originally Posted by XeF4 View Post
Actually one key peice of advice I see often on that forum is to dress to your identity, which is a peice of advice many people here could use. If you are student in America, don't dress like a kid from Stockholm et cetera.
This does bring up an interesting point though, which is that "style consciousness" often involves a negotiation between standing out and looking really really out of place.

And that all relates to a question that appears even more often-- whom does someone dress for? If it's purely personal, that it doesn't matter how out-of-place that person dresses, since he only wants to please himself.

Buuut, if we decide to include the role of societal influences and reactions in the way someone dresses, then XeF4's point matters more-- how do you even evaluate someone's style when it's so astronomically different from what surrounds it? Case in point: Socal's "copper thing", which sparked some negative and some positive comments but mostly ones that tried to figure out where even to begin to critique it.
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