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Originally Posted by Timmah View Post
 

 

Oh good, you look just like your profile pic (both of them)

 

:nest:

LOL

 

Exactly the look I was going for.


Edited by capnwes - 3/20/14 at 12:28pm
post #99767 of 115055

Here's a pic of me, taken four years ago today.

 

I cringe when thinking about what I wore that day: black suit, off white shirt. Not stylish at all, thanks to Mens Wearhouse. If this were today, the outfit would've been vastly different.

 

*

post #99768 of 115055
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Originally Posted by PdxTony43 View Post

 Ohh ya ok thanks for the feedback,
yep definitely an orphan BUT for $4.50?! It seemed to me grab it and visit a few times over the next few days to see if I can complete it or just sell it
The ties,.. well for under 3.99 ea seems i can sell it for at least that. 
In all honesty i was shocked to find 3 EZ in a day.



Also whats the difference between outdated and classic .... 

I would have grabbed the jacket for reasons you stated and skipped the rest.

"Classic" means it doesn't strongly adhere to trends/fads going on at the time it was made. It would be medium gorge, medium lapel thickness, medium length, medium shoulders, 2 (or 3 but some would disagree) button. You could wear it today and it wouldn't look outdated.

"Dated" means it is not "classic" and follows trends/fads of the time it was made. Which makes it out of style. Think of the super wide lapels of the 70s or the 80s power suits with huge shoulders.
post #99769 of 115055
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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post


Correct. However, you can see all the weird vertical creasing in those jeans? That's what happens when you machine wash/dry raw denim. Had they been handwashed it wouldn't have been in an issue.


I was just joking with you, as you come across as a full time Denim head.  I wash my jeans in a machine, only jeans in a wash. And do not have these issues.

 

@Fueco  Did i say this thread would not be ready???   well?   

  I said that (most) of you guys in this thread have the best knowledge and taste.   I do not care for Lycra. but enjoy seeing you enjoy what you do.

 

The website is a showcase of how people dress in a place other than the WAYWT thread.  And to show that here, my style works,  slamming it on SF "CM" terms makes others look like a fool. Day to day, i look damned good.  It's to do with context and your surroundings. And i thrift what i wear, then post thrift fits. Simple.

 

I Have been nothing but kind to others, and stood up for myself against trolls. (like a few days ago)

 

  So if having integrity makes me the only member you don't like?   i'm not missing out.

Yes there are members who are Dicks, and want to fight with me because they are bored. or narrow minded, but still think they know it all.  then i look at their fits? and all is right with the world.

 

@troika i will pm you on face book.

@wilay05 this is more to the mark:

http://www.style-arena.jp/en/tokyo-streetstyle/omotesando/2013/5/4/7250

post #99770 of 115055
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@Fueco  Did i say this thread would not be ready???   well?   

 

 

Ready implies that everyone should get there at some point. And that's the height of arrogance.

post #99771 of 115055
I've been looking for something like this...

Not a thrift but I kopped this warlock on flea-bay a little while ago. Silk bill/document holder, BNWT 29 bones.

post #99772 of 115055
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

I think thrift fits are the ideal way to brag about finds. It's more interesting to see somebody putting a find to use than seeing it draped over a chair or in a pile or something IMO. Makes it less just about obsessive acquisition.

But yeah if it causes too many derailments I'd be okay with keeping it to the thrift fit thread.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


I'm actually fine with everyone posting thrift fits of whatever they wear.

I wholeheartedly embrace the culture and style differences among the wide variety of places and people represented here. I like seeing what people are doing with their finds. What I don't like is reading the constant attacks. I learned a long time ago that I should keep my mouth shut about fits I don't like (or at least keep it civil).

Believe it or not, most of the pictures I see of my friends on Facebook are of them wearing cycling, running, hiking, climbing, and such attire. I come here to see different things.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I agree with this too, I love seeing how people put together fits with thrifted items. And that seemed to work for quite a long time......

It's all about the attitude. I prefer to see fits too as this thread I thought was about personal acquisition first, flipping second. Plus it helps me imagine what the outerwear actually looks like on someone which doesn't make it seem as bad to me. Finally, how are people going to improve if they can't get criticism, learn from it, and come back with an improved look.

Maybe I can propose kind of an informal rule: If you post a fit pic, expect criticism, and that's that. If you criticize a fit pic, criticize it for its fit, quality, colors, cost, whatever, not for what type of item it is. Just assume the OP likes the type of item and you aren't going to be able to move mountains to sway them to the promised land.

Hypothetical example: What to do: to Fueco - I don't like that aloha shirt you posted, it looks too big, the colors clash with something else you are wearing, I think that brand is a lower end shirt, you paid too much, etc. What not to do: to Fueco - I don't like that aloha shirt, aloha shirts are stupid and aren't trendsetting. Get a Keaton collar shirt with a grenadine tie.

Another: to Wes - I don't like that tweed jacket, the lapels are huge, you are wearing the same color shirt so it all blends together, etc. NOT Wes - tweed jackets are for 70 year old men. Stop wearing them. Put on a black RLBL suit with 1/2" lapels and get with the 21st century.

In no way do I think anyone is going to listen to me, but if everyone does, we can post fit pics, get helpful and constructive criticism about our fits, we aren't like the dictators of the WAYWRN thread, and no more rants. Win win win win.
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

The website is a showcase of how people dress in a place other than the WAYWT thread. And to show that here, my style works, slamming it on SF "CM" terms makes others look like a fool. Day to day, i look damned good. It's to do with context and your surroundings. And i thrift what i wear, then post thrift fits. Simple.

SWD slammed you earlier today and then you called all of them noobs to the style game, and that in 2 years they'd catch up to you. At this point you are looking like the fool.
post #99774 of 115055
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Originally Posted by PdxTony43 View Post

(see Wooster) 
Nick Wooster is not/has never been CM. He fits under the "streetwear" part of "Streetwear and Denim". Putting a tie on doesn't automatically make you CM.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

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.
This is an internet site dedicated to menswear, how did you think people would not be slapfighting about the stupidest, most minute aspects of dressing (how many "do you wear an undershirt?" threads have devolved into name calling? [the answer is "all of them"]). If you don't want feedback, don't post, if you think the feedback is mean spirited, take notes from this guy.

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Originally Posted by ReubenR View Post

Package arrived from eBay today, and the orphans have been reunited:
Face meltingly trad.

Edited by Towers - 3/20/14 at 12:56pm
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 


I was just joking with you, as you come across as a full time Denim head.  I wash my jeans in a machine, only jeans in a wash. And do not have these issues.

 

@Fueco  Did i say this thread would not be ready???   well?   

  I said that (most) of you guys in this thread have the best knowledge and taste.   I do not care for Lycra. but enjoy seeing you enjoy what you do.

 

The website is a showcase of how people dress in a place other than the WAYWT thread.  And to show that here, my style works,  slamming it on SF "CM" terms makes others look like a fool. Day to day, i look damned good.  It's to do with context and your surroundings. And i thrift what i wear, then post thrift fits. Simple.

 

I Have been nothing but kind to others, and stood up for myself against trolls. (like a few days ago)

 

  So if having integrity makes me the only member you don't like?   i'm not missing out.

Yes there are members who are Dicks, and want to fight with me because they are bored. or narrow minded, but still think they know it all.  then i look at their fits? and all is right with the world.

 

 

@troika i will pm you on face book.

@wilay05 this is more to the mark:

http://www.style-arena.jp/en/tokyo-streetstyle/omotesando/2013/5/4/7250

 

I know this is by no means a unique opinion, but every time I look at JP street style the only thing I think is "holy shit Japan is next level everything"

 

38R, my Japan trip is coming in 2015. Hide your daikiz and vizvimz

post #99776 of 115055
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

 

Turtleneck and 2" cuffs? Hella #menswear 2013.

post #99777 of 115055
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Originally Posted by ReubenR View Post
 

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

 

 

I don't know whether I should bow to the awesomenecity or hit the pepto bismol bottle like it's New Years.
I kinda feel like both.

 

Amazing feat though!

 

Since today is the first day of spring, I suggest you pair it with this accessory. Highlight a great color and add that POP with the contrasting texture.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

post #99778 of 115055
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Originally Posted by TJhambone09 View Post




It's all about the attitude. I prefer to see fits too as this thread I thought was about personal acquisition first, flipping second. Plus it helps me imagine what the outerwear actually looks like on someone which doesn't make it seem as bad to me. Finally, how are people going to improve if they can't get criticism, learn from it, and come back with an improved look.

Maybe I can propose kind of an informal rule: If you post a fit pic, expect criticism, and that's that. If you criticize a fit pic, criticize it for its fit, quality, colors, cost, whatever, not for what type of item it is. Just assume the OP likes the type of item and you aren't going to be able to move mountains to sway them to the promised land.

Hypothetical example: What to do: to Fueco - I don't like that aloha shirt you posted, it looks too big, the colors clash with something else you are wearing, I think that brand is a lower end shirt, you paid too much, etc. What not to do: to Fueco - I don't like that aloha shirt, aloha shirts are stupid and aren't trendsetting. Get a Keaton collar shirt with a grenadine tie.

Another: to Wes - I don't like that tweed jacket, the lapels are huge, you are wearing the same color shirt so it all blends together, etc. NOT Wes - tweed jackets are for 70 year old men. Stop wearing them. Put on a black RLBL suit with 1/2" lapels and get with the 21st century.

In no way do I think anyone is going to listen to me, but if everyone does, we can post fit pics, get helpful and constructive criticism about our fits, we aren't like the dictators of the WAYWRN thread, and no more rants. Win win win win.

 

 

Sounds good to me... And I promise to not post a thrift fit in ten minutes when I'm in the middle of a kettlebell workout...

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Iuv all fits


Keep em coming
post #99780 of 115055
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

Ready implies that everyone should get there at some point. And that's the height of arrogance.


That's right, everyone at some point should be ready to view others objectively and acknowledge how they want to dress themselves. - without acting like women.

and by ready i mean: ready to just deal with it and act maturely about it.

 

Talking smack about how others dress is not only pointless, but the inability to accept others choices makes you a biggot. And an arrogant "our way only" CM Dogmatist.. (well, not directed at you specifically) 

The same could be said about talking smack in regards to one's nationality, gender, Sexuality, or religious beliefs.  

 

-  Thinking others don't belong because they choose to be different?   Is THE height of arrogance.Discriminatory, exclusory, and utterly shameful. 

 

I NEVER tell anyone to dress like me. (that would be arrogant.And see others doing so, as such.)

 

Accepting others can enrich your lives.  Giving you a myriad of choices to either take, or leave.  Unless of course, you are not ready.

 

Enjoy your clothes gentlemen.

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