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Brian_SD shirt, thermal, PBJs, new optical white Chucks, then add a sleeveless black hoodie:

Holy shit! Oh the old days. I'm surprised anyone still around on the forums even has one of my shirts.

I was thinking of getting back into the idea of clothing but I'd want to do knits and leathers.. no silkscreening.
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Sauce is my hero.
post #4548 of 11974
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Originally Posted by braidkid


i found the filippa k trenchcoat at a thrift store over the weekend. i love the fit....

Very impressed. Absolutely awesome fit.
post #4549 of 11974
yea it is. and i want to know what kind of thrift store has FILLIPA K????
post #4550 of 11974
Sauce, looking killer. Brian, make clothing. I would give you my money.
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Sauce
we need more pics from everyone else...

thanks for the compliments on the trench. it was truly a rare find, needless to say i'll be making more regular visits where i found it. i'm wondering the retail on something like that, i picked it up for $100 so not exactly "thrift" prices.
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flsxik: Not really. I'm talking about all these off the side poses with the hands in the pockets and looking down. braidkid: The Inspector Gadget theme seems to be going in my head... but seriously, nice coat.
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Wow, guys... thanks for the compliments (seriously, thanks for the compliments), though I think I'd be better served by (constructive) criticism. I honestly thought I looked kind of... eh... today, but I figured I'd post to get a critique. I feel like fit/silhouette/proportion are probably my strong point, but I often get a bit bored by my outfits. I'm usually not adventurous enough, I think. Anyway, again, thanks. Oh, and Arethusa, the sleeveless hoodie is just H&M.
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Ah. Was wondering if it was H&M or one of the AA sleeveless hoodies they're pushing now. Looks good, regardless. And you're right, to an extent. Fit and proportion are what you do best, and a long sleeve and short sleeve tshirt aren't exactly adventurous. That isn't necessarily bad— I mean, after all, it looks good— but I guess it depends on what you're looking for. If your intent to stick to basics and make them work very well, you have that nailed (and perhaps slightly more unusual pieces like the sleeveless hoodie break it up a little). If you're trying to explore more esoteric aesthetics, whatever they are, it's kind of hard to judge or give advice there without an idea of what you have in mind.
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Alright since you bitches are steppin it up to my level, though not quite there yet, I will start posting pics soon.
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Oh yeah, I can picture it now...
post #4557 of 11974
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
If your intent to stick to basics and make them work very well, you have that nailed (and perhaps slightly more unusual pieces like the sleeveless hoodie break it up a little). If you're trying to explore more esoteric aesthetics, whatever they are, it's kind of hard to judge or give advice there without an idea of what you have in mind.

Mostly, I think what I feel like I lack right now is that little extra oomph that comes from having one or two interesting, unique details. That can be a piece like the MJK asymmetrical hoodie, an unexpected fabric, a splash of color, it can be a lot of things, but that's mostly what I'm missing. Get Smart is right, my intent is almost always to stay clean and minimal, and I don't want to veer away from that--so no esoteric aesthetics, esp. since I can't really afford anything but basics anyway. I don't do color well, and I often run out of ideas for those little extra touches that keep things interesting.
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I don't know. If your intent is to stay clean and minimal, you're doing that quite well as it is. You don't really tend to do much with color, but that isn't necessarily bad if it's a deliberate choice. There are certain things you could do to accent otherwise subdued outfits. The last one you posted, for example, is fairly monochromatic: white shoes, white tshirt, grey tshirt, black hoodie. If you wanted to mix in something more striking, ditch the white chucks for your grey ones and wear a red tshirt accented against the grey tshirt underneath. You'd still get some of it under the sleeveless hoodie. Alternatively, you could mix in a separate monochromatic palette, like a dark brown longsleeve tshirt with a khaki tshirt over it. None of this is particularly complicated; about the only rule, if that term is even applicable, is that it's probably best to make the tshirt lighter than the long sleeve tshirt if you're pairing it with the black sleeveless hoodie (which you can swap out for a sweater vest or even a suit vest, if you want to start doing unusual things). There are plenty of other things you could do, obviously. You could swap out the multicolored beanie for a either a more fragile, fashion-y piece like a thin cashmere beanie or you could go the exact opposite direction and try a military surplus hat to go with the military style jacket (looks like it was modeled after Diesel's Jubetwo, though there's probably a real jacket with similar details I don't know about). You could, of course, try exploring more unconventional aesthetics if you wanted to, and speaking as a kid who is (as far as I can tell) a hell of a lot poorer than you, there are ways of managing that (mostly a mix of thrifting, learning to sew, eBay, and creative shopping). Not saying you have to; just that you don't have to spend more on an outfit with Demeulemeester, Diem, and Maltieri than I spent on my High Performance Civic.
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RLP jacket
NM sweater
Diesel jeans
Brioni belt
Zegna socks
Justin boots
post #4560 of 11974
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Originally Posted by braidkid


i found the filippa k trenchcoat at a thrift store over the weekend. i love the fit....
Love that trench and the whole look. Those are the colors I pretty much stick with, but with a little black. The white shirt makes the whole thing very crisp and clean. Interesting color choice for the shoes; I never would have done that, but it works.
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