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^^^^ end topic - I don't think anyone could have said it better than Whodini just did
Just saying what we're all thinking.
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For once, I agree with who?
Keep it to PM, meng. You'll lose cred points the second people find you remotely reasonable. That's why my cred looks like MC Hammer's bank account. It's Rye appreciation day in case you didn't get the memo: iTunes playing "Idioteque" by Radiohead from the album Kid A YokoD cardi AA BDG thrift "jeans" VansxWho Closeups of bling and genes:
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I think the problem here is that clothes aren't a hobby for you but rather an end to a means. Let's change "clothes" to "playing basketball," "painting," "writing," "cooking," or anything else people like to do. Do you think a cook is crazy for preparing food for himself and not a restaurant? Are all artists only working for commissions? This could go ad nauseum.

Very very well said. If your pleasure in dressing well or for clothes comes from external factors, then might as well buy clothes most women like. I'm guessing this would mean a Lacoste shirt and Diesel jeans. And if that's how you roll, that's fine.

However, I feel like this forum is on a different level. People here wish to build their own aesthetic and sense of style. I don't want to speak for the entire forum, but with regards to me, instead of being concerned about what others think about me and my appearance, I focus on myself. When I take the time to dress properly, I love that feeling of knowing what you are wearing is freaking awesome and happily knowing that others can hardly tell. Almost like you've got a secret that no one knows
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You gotta remember that girls only like those brands because they confuse their name and price to mean quality. Although, Lacoste and Diesel actually aren't that bad , if not for the ubiquitousness and tacky branding and advertising, and their targeted consumer. The former probably being better than the latter. I personally find my real(non ebay purchased) Lacoste polos to be very nice, minus the alligator. A more fitting example IMO would be "Abercrombie and True Religion"

Anywho, I would love it if girls wanted to sex me because they knew I was wearing super premium natural indigo dyed jeans. Since they have no clue as to what those are, though, I've had to find other ways. I'm sure everyone here can, too. Since when is the little alligator or moose on your clothing a deal breaker when you're about to get laid, anyway.

OT: It's nice to see another pinoy on the forum! Welcome
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Closeups of bling and genes:

Fantastic necklace. It doesn't come with a corresponding lock does it?
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OT: It's nice to see another pinoy on the forum! Welcome
Don't forget me!

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I liiiiiiiiiike. Details please.
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Fantastic necklace. It doesn't come with a corresponding lock does it?
Thanks. If I have to try every chastity belt in the San Jose valley, so help me God, I'll find the corresponding lock.
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Don't forget me!

Ang Pilipinas ay magandang bansa. Well, at least it was when I was there as a little kid.

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I liiiiiiiiiike. Details please.

Exclusive collection from HK. I paid at least $10 for it off ebay.
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Thanks. If I have to try every chastity belt in the San Jose valley, so help me God, I'll find the corresponding lock.

A task I'm sure you'll see through, without any objections.
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Ang Pilipinas ay magandang bansa. Well, at least it was when I was there as a little kid.
Still quite a beauty although much of it is in disrepair. We should be thinking of protecting the rainforests instead of building the world's biggest mall.

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Exclusive collection from HK. I paid at least $10 for it off ebay.
Damn, I have to trawl ebay again.
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A task I'm sure you'll see through, without any objections.

I'm only doing the Lord's work.

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Still quite a beauty although much of it is in disrepair. We should be thinking of protecting the rainforests instead of building the world's biggest mall.

That's too bad but sounds similar to what my cousin in Cebu has been saying.
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Anyone who has more than 100 posts on a clothing forum, and routinely posts pictures of themselves and their clothes, and then tries to claim they "don't care about what other people think..." Is fucking lying to themselves.
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Oh damn there's quite a few filipinos around here!

I'm actually heading back home this August. I freaking miss Manila!
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Anyone who has more than 100 posts on a clothing forum, and routinely posts pictures of themselves and their clothes, and then tries to claim they "don't care about what other people think..." Is fucking lying to themselves.
I don't think the point was that we don't care what other people think, rather, that we don't dress for other people.
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I think it's something like this: Dress in a manner that you like, and hope others like it too. Don't dress the way other people want you to just so they like it.
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It's funny that you refer to clothing as "an instrument." I'm a musician and I can promise you that when I play it's for myself regardless if I'm on stage or not. I don't really care if people like how I play or what I play but if they like it then it's a cherry on top.

I think the problem here is that clothes aren't a hobby for you but rather an end to a means. Let's change "clothes" to "playing basketball," "painting," "writing," "cooking," or anything else people like to do. Do you think a cook is crazy for preparing food for himself and not a restaurant? Are all artists only working for commissions? This could go ad nauseum.

This is a great analogy, but I would argue that perhaps the majority of the endeavors you mentioned are in fact practiced with significant intent towards the appreciation of others rather than strictly for the personal enjoyment of the artist, musician, athlete, etc. Not to debate which is better, because certainly my musical idols are of the latter variety, but there's a significant portion of each and every one of these professions or amateur pursuits that cater to others.

Likewise, there are other reasons rather than a strict interest in the aesthetics and construction of clothes or the goal of achieving a personal look to be considered in the sartorial enthusiasm on display on this forum. For instance, I would imagine distinguishing oneself as different than the masses would be a major motivator for a lot of people, as well as signaling certain characteristics of oneself. Or finding a fit that flatters one's natural physique, which is discussed pretty readily both in here and over in MC, though often in different terms and with different goals. I suppose that one could be for the benefit of the wearer's own vanity, as well as to look better to others. But I think to condemn someone entirely for dressing for others in general perhaps disregards the forms in which plenty of members of this forum do on a regular basis. Obviously the trendy "AmJack" look meant to attract the typical mainstream, often vapid girl in her 20s is mostly reviled here but I'm sure there are more than a few guys who are wearing dark denim, a western shirt, and Chucks in a self-aware attempt to attract the kind of girl who recognizes that attire as indicative of someone with certain interests or qualities.

In essence, I agree with your comparisons of wearing clothes to say, a writer or a chef. But within those pursuits, there's the writer-as-artist, writer-as-entertainer, hobbyist writer, technical writers, and everything in between. The same could be said for the chef or musician as well. I think there's likely as much a variety of reasons for why people are interested in clothes, and a great deal of them are represented on this forum.

And "Idioteque", well the whole album really, was perhaps the turning point in my taste in music as a freshman in college. I am certain that shit changed my life.
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