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post #99736 of 110671
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

Good haul, better Avatar. :fonz:

 

 

 

On a side note, i am also on this site:

http://www.style-arena.jp/en/trendsearch?%2Fen%2Ftrendsearch=&keyword=mens&bitem=&mitem=&sitem=&brand=&gender=1&page=25

 

And after talking with @jdrizzy  i am curious what you guys on this thread think???

, All fits and no trolls.

I just don't feel like most are ready for this style yet.  but you guys have the most knowledge, and best taste on SF.  So i would love to know what fits you like from these styles??.

It may give some of you a clue on why i dress the way i do.  so if anything, it's a good thing.

 

This is dope. Where are your pics on there? What's your handle?

post #99737 of 110671
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Originally Posted by troika View Post
 

 

This is dope. Where are your pics on there? What's your handle?

http://www.style-arena.jp/en/tokyo-streetstyle/harajuku/2012/2/2/4363

post #99738 of 110671

My heart aches.  Same TJX as the Brioni cardigan.  My size, but too much money.  I will be holding my breath for the next couple weeks to see if they get dropped!

 

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That kimono jacket is amazing.

post #99740 of 110671

I agree with what your intent is and in other areas of the forum I would agree. The problem is that this thrift store bragging thread is basically the defacto thifting thread for the website, the other one in denim and street wear is fairly meh or dead. IMO the thrifting thread should be separated from classic and street and given its own place. I can appreciate the style of both street and classic men's wear. Also the line has become more and more blurred between classic and street over the decades. Look at AE Shoes that are a blend of street and classic, people wear street and classic items interchangeably. (see Wooster) Look at how denim has changed the definition of business casual. blazers have moved into street styles etc. So this idea of a clear distinction between Classic and Street leads to stagnation and unnecessary arguments about what is what. 

 

BTW I am learning so if someone says they would pass please state why you would pass on an item. Personal opinion is allowed but I would like to know why and try to learn something as well. 

post #99741 of 110671
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post
 

Good haul, better Avatar. :fonz:

 

 

 

On a side note, i am also on this site:

http://www.style-arena.jp/en/trendsearch?%2Fen%2Ftrendsearch=&keyword=mens&bitem=&mitem=&sitem=&brand=&gender=1&page=25

 

And after talking with @jdrizzy  i am curious what you guys on this thread think???

, All fits and no trolls.

I just don't feel like most are ready for this style yet.  but you guys have the most knowledge, and best taste on SF.  So i would love to know what fits you like from these styles??.

It may give some of you a clue on why i dress the way i do.  so if anything, it's a good thing.

 

 

There are bits and pieces of those fits that I like, but as whole outfits, I don't like any of them. That's not to say that I don't find them stylish or hip, or whatever, they're just not my thing. I like the format of the site, and feel that it's helpful to see what others are doing with their styles.

 

 If I can enter rant mode for a moment...

 

For those who keep pointing out that this is a classic menswear forum:

 

This whole question reminds me of the debate over what constitutes Classic Rock these days. A few years ago, our local Classic Rock station (KFOX) started playing "Instant Classics", and made my whole generation feel instantly old because they were playing songs from when we were in high school (mostly iconic grunge songs from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, STP, etc.). Well, guess what, those songs are 20+ years old now! When I was in high school, the classic rock station was playing a lot of songs from the late 70s/early 80s, which at the time was roughly 15 years prior. I guess it's proper!

 

Edited to add: I'm sure there are plenty of KFOX fans who don't want to hear "that obnoxious new shit"!

 

Where I'm going with this is... There are a lot of versions of Classic Menswear: there's classic menswear in the sense that most of you mean it, which I would describe as 1950s/60s New York City ad industry (Mad Men); there's classic menswear in the sense of James Dean and early Marlon Brando (jeans, boots, t-shirts); there's classic menswear in the sense of Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii; there's classic menswear in the sense of 1890's lumberjack; and on and on.

 

This is not a "fashion forward" StyleForum, it's classic menswear. If you want to narrowly define classic menswear, feel free to do so, but don't trash what other people consider classic menswear looks. I originally came here to learn about classic menswear and believe me, I've learned a ton. I've seen the best and worst of humanity online within the confines of this thread.

 

I will add the following on the subject. Coming on here and fighting people over what they choose to wear is stupid. There are polite ways of saying that you don't like something and there are arrogant and condescending ways of doing it. Choose the former, please! I like the banter and good natured ribbing that goes on here, and I thank everyone here (except for one person) for their contributions to this thread and the community of StyleForum.

 

I'm working on my asshole side, hopefully others are too...

post #99742 of 110671
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

There are bits and pieces of those fits that I like, but as whole outfits, I don't like any of them. That's not to say that I don't find them stylish or hip, or whatever, they're just not my thing. I like the format of the site, and feel that it's helpful to see what others are doing with their styles.

 

 If I can enter rant mode for a moment...

 

For those who keep pointing out that this is a classic menswear forum:

 

This whole question reminds me of the debate over what constitutes Classic Rock these days. A few years ago, our local Classic Rock station (KFOX) started playing "Instant Classics", and made my whole generation feel instantly old because they were playing songs from when we were in high school (mostly iconic grunge songs from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, STP, etc.). Well, guess what, those songs are 20+ years old now! When I was in high school, the classic rock station was playing a lot of songs from the late 70s/early 80s, which at the time was roughly 15 years prior. I guess it's proper!

 

Where I'm going with this is... There are a lot of versions of Classic Menswear: there's classic menswear in the sense that most of you mean it, which I would describe as 1950s/60s New York City ad industry (Mad Men); there's classic menswear in the sense of James Dean and early Marlon Brando (jeans, boots, t-shirts); there's classic menswear in the sense of Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii; there's classic menswear in the sense of 1890's lumberjack; and on and on.

 

This is not a "fashion forward" StyleForum, it's classic menswear. If you want to narrowly define classic menswear, feel free to do so, but don't trash what other people consider classic menswear looks. I originally came here to learn about classic menswear and believe me, I've learned a ton. I've seen the best and worst of humanity online within the confines of this thread.

 

I will add the following on the subject. Coming on here and fighting people over what they choose to wear is stupid. There are polite ways of saying that you don't like something and there are arrogant and condescending ways of doing it. Choose the former, please! I like the banter and good natured ribbing that goes on here, and I thank everyone here (except for one person) for their contributions to this thread and the community of StyleForum.

 

I'm working on my asshole side, hopefully others are too...

 

I remember the first time I heard guns n roses on KFOX. I was devastated...

post #99743 of 110671
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Originally Posted by troika View Post
 

 

I remember the first time I heard guns n roses on KFOX. I was devastated...

 

Right? :fistbump:

post #99744 of 110671

Yeah, I don't think it's worth it to make people that find SWD finds post elsewhere. I like the camaraderie in this thread and I'd rather stay over here to be frank.

post #99745 of 110671
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Originally Posted by PdxTony43 View Post

I agree with what your intent is and in other areas of the forum I would agree. The problem is that this thrift store bragging thread is basically the defacto thifting thread for the website, the other one in denim and street wear is fairly meh or dead. IMO the thrifting thread should be separated from classic and street and given its own place. I can appreciate the style of both street and classic men's wear. Also the line has become more and more blurred between classic and street over the decades. Look at AE Shoes that are a blend of street and classic, people wear street and classic items interchangeably. (see Wooster) Look at how denim has changed the definition of business casual. blazers have moved into street styles etc. So this idea of a clear distinction between Classic and Street leads to stagnation and unnecessary arguments about what is what. 

BTW I am learning so if someone says they would pass please state why you would pass on an item. Personal opinion is allowed but I would like to know why and try to learn something as well. 

im by no means an expert but everything you posted in that haul seemed ugly/outdated (imo). and the jacket looked orphan to me.


that said, if you like it, rock it.
post #99746 of 110671
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Originally Posted by PdxTony43 View Post

I agree with what your intent is and in other areas of the forum I would agree. The problem is that this thrift store bragging thread is basically the defacto thifting thread for the website, the other one in denim and street wear is fairly meh or dead. IMO the thrifting thread should be separated from classic and street and given its own place.

I was going to basically post this.

This is THE de facto SF thrift thread. The serious thrifters are here and they're welcome to stay whether their specialty is sw&d, CM, bike shorts, or furniture. I'm as CM as they get; I neither understand nor appreciate SW&D but I'm happy for folks to post any thrift fits they like here. I good-naturedly critique the CM ones according to CM principles and shut up about the SW&D ones because it's not my thing.
post #99747 of 110671

Package arrived from eBay today, and the orphans have been reunited:

 

post #99748 of 110671
^^^^^Sweet Mary mother of God!
post #99749 of 110671
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


There are bits and pieces of those fits that I like, but as whole outfits, I don't like any of them. That's not to say that I don't find them stylish or hip, or whatever, they're just not my thing. I like the format of the site, and feel that it's helpful to see what others are doing with their styles.

 If I can enter rant mode for a moment...

For those who keep pointing out that this is a classic menswear forum:

This whole question reminds me of the debate over what constitutes Classic Rock these days. A few years ago, our local Classic Rock station (KFOX) started playing "Instant Classics", and made my whole generation feel instantly old because they were playing songs from when we were in high school (mostly iconic grunge songs from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, STP, etc.). Well, guess what, those songs are 20+ years old now! When I was in high school, the classic rock station was playing a lot of songs from the late 70s/early 80s, which at the time was roughly 15 years prior. I guess it's proper!

Edited to add: I'm sure there are plenty of KFOX fans who don't want to hear "that obnoxious new shit"!

Where I'm going with this is... There are a lot of versions of Classic Menswear: there's classic menswear in the sense that most of you mean it, which I would describe as 1950s/60s New York City ad industry (Mad Men); there's classic menswear in the sense of James Dean and early Marlon Brando (jeans, boots, t-shirts); there's classic menswear in the sense of Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii; there's classic menswear in the sense of 1890's lumberjack; and on and on.

This is not a "fashion forward" StyleForum, it's classic menswear. If you want to narrowly define classic menswear, feel free to do so, but don't trash what other people consider classic menswear looks. I originally came here to learn about classic menswear and believe me, I've learned a ton. I've seen the best and worst of humanity online within the confines of this thread.

I will add the following on the subject. Coming on here and fighting people over what they choose to wear is stupid. There are polite ways of saying that you don't like something and there are arrogant and condescending ways of doing it. Choose the former, please! I like the banter and good natured ribbing that goes on here, and I thank everyone here (except for one person) for their contributions to this thread and the community of StyleForum.

I'm working on my asshole side, hopefully others are too...

Believe it or not, I'm completely with you and agree that this thread has crossed borders, and that's not a problem. I don't care what pictures anyone posts, if I don't like it, I'm going to just scroll by. Honestly I don't like most of your stuff. I don't say anything about it. The relevant part though is, you don't knock CM fits back! What sticks with me is the start of your last paragraph. Coming on here and fighting people over what they choose to wear is stupid. That is 38R's whole life purpose it seems! Coming into a CM forum and telling us that we aren't "ready" for his style. Great, good for you, now stop fighting me and calling me a follower over what I choose to wear. (by me, I mean CM majority, of which I consider myself a part)

I'm more sick and tired of having to read 38R fighting back and trying to tell everyone that we don't know what we are talking about, because I have to read it to figure out it's something I don't care about rather see a picture and quickly move on. I'm just trying to explain to him why he's always going to get criticism. You get criticism too, the difference is, you don't try to "educate" us or tell us we are wrong or aren't "ready," you just say "I do what I want, FU" and move on.

Yeah, I know, block him. But then I lose a piece of the conversation whenever he posts, and I get confused about what's going on.
post #99750 of 110671
Not that my opinion is of great importance but I dig that we have "experts" in furniture, all sub genres of clothing and everything else under one roof. I couldn't care less about a brioni suit but l respect the find and the poster.

I also try to find some knowledge to help myself and hopefully help out other folks while here.
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