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BEAUTIFUL mullet, jumper and ears. Compliments.

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BEAUTIFUL mullet, jumper and ears. Compliments.

Great colours on Toyota badge. Compliments.
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I've got a pair of navy suede loafers, albeit with tassels instead of laces, that I got from Loake a couple of years back. They're nice, but I only wear them a few times a year. However, since they are Loake and since I got them on sale, I didn't pay a great deal for them.

They do stand out and people do comment on them, so if you get a pair, be prepared for the possibility of attracting some attention.

 

Cheers. I was concerned that they'd be only worn occasionally. I'll stick to old faithful, brown suede.

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Matt
I had a squiz at that leather jacket thread. I'm a bit confused. $3K for a edward scissorhands jacket you might wear out about 6 times year seems a bit excessive. I just don't get it. The arguments don't compute to me - on either side.

The SWD "Show us your best Leather Jackets". $3k seems awfully expensive to me. I spend $780 on my jackets from TOJ, which are often regarded as the best leather jackets in the world, and unquestionably unbeatable at that price. Tom Ford uses the same lamb leather on his $10000 jackets. I am looking forward to wearing a leather jacket every day of the week. I have a black calf double rider, black lamb A2, black lamb MA1, and black goat Moto11 on the way. All MTM.

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I think most current young persons street wear is much more conservative than "classic' menswear. I don't see any skirts or Yamamoto influenced stuff.

Why is it so?

It's not very common here , I can't think of any places that stock it here in Melbourne, and it's also very expensive. I'm possibly the only male person I know my age who spends money like I do on clothes. I'm also the only person I know who spends his money wisely on clothes, IE, not buying $300 GSTAR jeans.

 

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Whats wrong with the young people these days? Why so conformist. I guess its always been so but perhaps just not so straitjacketed.

I don't really want to stand out. I want to be well dressed, to often for a lot of people this means standing out. I like creating my own style. To often do I see people following certain aesthetics. The most predominant one being "#workwear". People wearing Redwings or Wolverines, duck canvas or heavy denim,a tee or button down collared shirt and a chore coat. I sort of went that way because I used to believe that dressing well went hand in hand with standing out. Now I look at this kind of aesthetic and think; "Why on earth would someone want to dress like that, I'm not a 1920's American who can barely put food on the Table". I'm Adam, a 20yo Computer Science student*, avid Video Game player, enjoyer of raves and discos, reader and Pizza Shop worker amongst other things. I wish to dress for who I am, Adam, not someone else.

 

*Just because I do CompSci doesn't mean I'm going to wear dad jeans and a fedora everywhere.

 

On a slightly related note. I've decided to attempt to stop sitting at my computer browsing clothes all day. I need to stop obsessing over what is in my Wardrobe and just wear clothes. It's time to be a lot more carefree and focus on other, much more important things in life.

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To often do I see people following certain aesthetics. The most predominant one being "#workwear". People wearing Redwings or Wolverines, duck canvas or heavy denim,a tee or button down collared shirt and a chore coat. 

 

Adam, what's wrong with this??

 

An m65 with a plain t-shirt, indigo jeans and boots is my favorite rig.

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On a slightly related note. I've decided to attempt to stop sitting at my computer browsing clothes all day. I need to stop obsessing over what is in my Wardrobe and just wear clothes. It's time to be a lot more carefree and focus on other, much more important things in life.

I think that's a good idea!

Get outside and get some sunshine, take a stroll in the park, enjoy wearing your clothes without worrying about them.
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On a slightly related note. I've decided to attempt to stop sitting at my computer browsing clothes all day. I need to stop obsessing over what is in my Wardrobe and just wear clothes. It's time to be a lot more carefree and focus on other, much more important things in life.

 

You can hand your ID in at reception then. You never go full retard. 

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Matt
I had a squiz at that leather jacket thread. I'm a bit confused. $3K for a edward scissorhands jacket you might wear out about 6 times year seems a bit excessive. I just don't get it. The arguments don't compute to me - on either side.

I understand people like Yōji Yamamoto and that asymmetrical drape etc - if I was younger I would wear some.

I think most current young persons street wear is much more conservative than "classic' menswear. I don't see any skirts or Yamamoto influenced stuff.

Why is it so?

Whats wrong with the young people these days? Why so conformist. I guess its always been so but perhaps just not so straitjacketed.

 

It's completely excessive - like buying a Brioni suit for weddings. The purchase price can't be judtified from a material POV, suffice to say that creating that sort of leather jacket requires a level of skill and detail that few can bother with, and the price rises accordingly, combined with the artisinal label and it's a high price. Having handled some, they are noticeably amazing, but I would drop $3k Euro on one ever. Knowing why they cost what they do and think that it's worth it are two separate things.

 

The most compelling reason is also (kind of) the most laughable - umbel wrote something about how the clothing is so much a costume that one ends feeling like one is in a movie, or a cooler, leaner, meaner more stylish version of oneself. Kind of like how putting on the perfect suit just makes you stop and look at yourself and go 'damn'.

 

YY is only stocked at one store, and is hellishly expensive (even for what it is). Step into sneakerboy, there's a lot of 'difference' there in the staff's clothes.

 

I don't know why it's so conformist (is it? I don't have anything to compare it to), but I suspect maybe some of the reasoning lies in Adam's response - if most people just want to look like a marginally cooler version of themselves (and I'm assuming most people are pretty conventional and normal) then it'll seem pretty conformist.

 

As an aside, I don't really agree with Adam's perspective - all clothing is costume (granted there's obviously some more ostentaciously so than others), we're either dressing to be someone we want to be (clean, good looking, serious computer science student) or something we want to be (space cowboy, 1950s teenager), or in something we think looks amazing (1920s worker).

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What's the general difference (in cm higher or lower) for the buttoning point on a 3 roll 2 vs  two button coat?

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I think that's a good idea!

Get outside and get some sunshine, take a stroll in the park, enjoy wearing your clothes without worrying about them.

 

NO STAY INSIDE AND ARGUE POINTLESSLY ABOUT CLOTHES AND SHIT.

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1. Jeans with a sport coat sucks

Well that's me fu@ked, only been doing wearing it 35 years. Robert Redford will have to retire as well.
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Faux denim dress pants to the rescue.
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Matt

I had a squiz at that leather jacket thread. I'm a bit confused. $3K for a edward scissorhands jacket you might wear out about 6 times year seems a bit excessive. I just don't get it. The arguments don't compute to me - on either side.


I understand people like Yōji Yamamoto and that asymmetrical drape etc - if I was younger I would wear some.


I think most current young persons street wear is much more conservative than "classic' menswear. I don't see any skirts or Yamamoto influenced stuff.


Why is it so?


Whats wrong with the young people these days? Why so conformist. I guess its always been so but perhaps just not so straitjacketed.

YY is only stocked at one store, and is hellishly expensive (even for what it is). Step into sneakerboy, there's a lot of 'difference' there in the staff's clothes.

I don't know why it's so conformist (is it? I don't have anything to compare it to), but I suspect maybe some of the reasoning lies in Adam's response - if most people just want to look like a marginally cooler version of themselves (and I'm assuming most people are pretty conventional and normal) then it'll seem pretty conformist.

As an aside, I don't really agree with Adam's perspective - all clothing is costume (granted there's obviously some more ostentatiously so than others), we're either dressing to be someone we want to be (clean, good looking, serious computer science student) or something we want to be (space cowboy, 1950s teenager), or in something we think looks amazing (1920s worker).

Coming from someone that has moved from the conservative backwater that is Brisbane, to a comparatively progressive place like Melbourne, there is far more variety and thought put into clothing and self-representation in this city, especially, but not limited to young people. The overall tone and attitude regarding clothing in Brisbane was very stifling due to the tall-poppy syndrome, backward concepts of masculinity masking hints of homophobia, and a lack of exposure to anything remotely different. Those I came into contact with who were interested in clothing were dipping their toes in through norm-core, hype-beast or #menswear trends so as to not rock the boat. Those who did go all in were generally the type who had their own insular communities they were exposed to, which can happen in Melbourne often too. Things were starting to get a little better there and will continue to do so, but on a national scale Melbournians can be intelligently and individually clothed (at least north of the Yarra).

There's always been the 'normal' in terms of the "majority's" mode of dress, but the conformism and straightjacketedness might come from the rise of fast fashion and the crazy amounts of media and advertisement young people are subject to these days. The same cookie-cutter shit being spoon-fed to young people as the "new trend", and at affordable prices.
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Naka-san! Ohisashiburi!

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Those I came into contact with who were interested in clothing were dipping their toes in through norm-core, hype-beast or #menswear trends so as to not rock the boat. Those who did go all in were generally the type who had their own insular communities they were exposed to, which can happen in Melbourne often too.


I must admit to being curious as to which camp I fall into!
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Naka-san! Ohisashiburi!

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Those I came into contact with who were interested in clothing were dipping their toes in through norm-core, hype-beast or #menswear trends so as to not rock the boat. Those who did go all in were generally the type who had their own insular communities they were exposed to, which can happen in Melbourne often too.


I must admit to being curious as to which camp I fall into!

Gobusata desu.

Definitely the latter, Mr. Howard, like most of us on this forum. The benefit of our insular community is it's global reach and perspective. Do you ever find yourself browsing SW&D? I think you could rock a lot of Yohji's colourful clothing!
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