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As promised, pictures of my outfits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mt_spiffy, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    How can you blame people that just stand around, do nothing and take credits? You dislike the cigarette smoke?

    It is not the doing nothing that bothers me. It is the doing nothing while claiming to be something. Besides, they let the British in.
     
  2. Clench Million

    Clench Million Well-Known Member

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    How can you blame people that just stand around, do nothing and take credits? You dislike the cigarette smoke?

    The entire world of this messageboard wouldn't exist without the French.
     
  3. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    The entire world of this messageboard wouldn't exist without the French.


    You're just son pansy-ass freedom hating lib'ral!
     
  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    An epic thread, I think.
     
  5. Juan for the road

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    I just received a call from the set of Napoleon Dynamite part 2, they want their wardrobe back. Thanks.

    ROFLMAO!!!
    I was thinking Napoleon Dynamite myself.

    You think that dude would take $20 to make a 20 second tape of him looking down at the ground while tapping his foot? I would LMAO watching that for years!

    But,didn't Napoleon get the girl in the end?
     
  6. mt_spiffy

    mt_spiffy Well-Known Member

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    My God, this thread has gone further off than I could have imagined. Hitler . . . Nazis . . . the French . . . politics . . . geography . . . I dont know whether to be proud or aghast.

    I'm going to reply to a few of the posts that I havent already covered:


    . . . I assume he doesn't wear them to a business setting, mostly because he (I assume) doesn't work in business on top of music. I'm curious what look he WOULD wear were he to have a reason to dress more conservatively.

    Very good question. I honestly cant say, it would depend on what it in my closet at the time. I would certainly pick the least-loud (is there a better way to say that) suit/blazer I own, or perhaps even buy something specific to the occasion. But regardless of the setting, I am still going to look like me, so there would still be some element of my style in the outfit. Given the overhaul my closet is going through at the moment (selling/buying/giving away a lot of stuff) I cant even say if there's something appropriate in there at the moment. I have gotten rid of my flashiest suits, because I no longer desire to wear them, but I have also gotten rid of the most conservative ones, because they no longer fit.


    this look is very nice..but I think that Spiff is in a conundrum. In the group he rolls with, he HAS to adhere to a certain look. If he were to come off very clean as the picture above...he would STAND OUT in that circle and there's not a lot of understanding or celebration of differences in that circle. You assimilate or you get ridiculed.

    He either gets ridiculed amongst the people he is around in real life..by dressing more traditionally...or he gets ridiculed in a forum for how he dresses to fit in.


    You're very close. Ridiculed isnt the issue. I rarely get ridiculed in person for my clothes (it has happened, when my style was louder), and if/when I do, it doesnt bother me. But when you are on stage/tour/TV with a major industry group, you HAVE to wear a certain style they find appropriate. It's not a matter of laughing at someone who doesnt fit in, it's a matter of "when we're done with rehearsal, go buy an appropriate outfit, or dont come to the gig." The jeans in the "pony shoes" picture were purchased for me by an artist when I showed up for an LA recording with church clothes, and the dress code was "upscale urban". Several years later and they're still my favorite jeans. But whatever I wear will be appropriate to the style of the artist/group, but will also have my own flavor. What you see in the pictures is similar to several of the groups I play for.


    Get rid of the wallpaper please.

    I thought your post was largely sincere so I was confused by the last point. There is no wallpaper in my apartment.


    That's the problem. He didn't come looking for help. Have you read a single thread of his before writing this?

    He came in saying "This is me" and when people didn't believe him, he said "I'll prove it to you" and made this thread. When people told him what was wrong with his clothes and how he could look nicer, all he said was "This is all deliberate, I'm not looking for attention, you guys just didn't believe me, so there."


    This is pretty much on point, thank you for that.

    Perhaps of note is how I found these forums. I was searching the web for the pony shoes, attempting to find some other styles by that manufacturer I had seen in stores but not online. For some reason, this forum came up. I poked around, replied to a few threads, but couldnt find anything on the pony shoes. SOooooo . . . I made a thread about them. By this point I had read enough of the forums to include my disclaimer, but I was still shocked to learn NO ONE HERE LIKES THE PONY SHOES!!! Wow, everyone that's ever seen them in person loves them. I figured I'd get a mixed response, some love, some hate. But what I got was primarily hate and disgust.

    The thing is, I dont just love my style, I love clothes in general. I have two closets full, 30 suits, 50 blazers, 50 pair of shoes, and so on. And I have the acquired knowledge that goes with buying, owning and meticulously wearing so many clothes. So I continued to hang around the forums, intending to learn some things, contribute some things, pick up some new style ideas, and maybe convert one or two people to like what I like.

    This thread was posted because
    1. It was requested
    2. I love myself and love pictures of myself
    3. I love my clothes and love pictures of my clothes.

    So, really, only the very first post, the one with the pictures, was for me. I didnt need all of the responses, although I expected some to be funny. I still didnt expect COMPLETE disagreement-- I thought there would be one or two guys out there who have a similar style to me, as in person I encounter several. I replied to as many of them as I could, as I didnt want to be one of those guys who posts, doesnt get the reaction he wants, and then disappears. I still plan to hang around, after all of this has died down some [​IMG]

    And I havent seen Napolean Dynamite . . . isnt there something about tater tots? The Woman's nickname for me is Tater, which I hate. Wow, probably shouldnt have broadcasted that . . .
     
  7. mt_spiffy

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    Additionally, I am very glad I created my own thread, rather than sticking these pictures in the WAYWT or Brown threads!
     
  8. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    OP makes this guy look 1,000,000,000,000x better. [​IMG]
     
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    I love myself and love pictures of myself

    i hope you get a staghorn kidney stone
     
  10. mt_spiffy

    mt_spiffy Well-Known Member

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    i hope you get a staghorn kidney stone

    Dude, that's just mean.
     
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    i hope you get a staghorn kidney stone

    -1
     
  12. Homme

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    Those tie knots could stop a bullet.

    Burn your clothes, and start again.
     
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    So I continued to hang around the forums, intending to learn some things, contribute some things, pick up some new style ideas, and maybe convert one or two people to like what I like.


    Good luck with that man. Whats funny is that someday, if you ever decide to dress in a more sophisticated (sane) style, you will laugh harder at these pics than most of us are right now.

    dl
     
  14. flatfront

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    Congrats to the OP on posting up the pics as I am sure he knew he would come in for some flack on here!
    I for one really do not like the style at all but that is an opinion. As many have said he is making an effort to look good and taking pride in it which is more that can be said for the majority of men these days who just don't care at all.
    What I don't undertsand is this whole group acceptance issue. "Upscale Urban" what the hell is that when it's at home? I mean sure dress within a certain criteria but I am sure if Jay Z, Kanye or Common turned up to one of your gigs the group would not look down their noses at the style and say "they sure stick out". My point being I think that the whole "urban thing" for want of a better phrase can still look good without resorting to oversize and loud prints/stripes all the time.
     
  15. academe

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    i hope you get a staghorn kidney stone

    -100

    That's pretty nasty. I think mt_spiffy was just being forthright and wasn't trying to make a boastful declarative statement.
     
  16. Caats19

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    i think it'd be hilarious if he had a tie where the knot was like the superman symbol. its so big
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    what confuses me, is that on one end, you have this need to conform to your buddies, but on the other, you want to be noticed for being spectacular.

    Look up alot of the top guys in Rap, and they have tailor fitted and custom made clothing on, when they arent in their B-boy gear
     
  18. Kaizen

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    At least he isn't the 40+ year old guy with thinning hair (I can say that, since I'm one too [​IMG] ) who I saw wearing a similar look yesterday.
     
  19. Brad

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    Goomba, Like Andre 3000?

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  20. academe

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    what confuses me, is that on one end, you have this need to conform to your buddies, but on the other, you want to be noticed for being spectacular.

    Look up alot of the top guys in Rap, and they have tailor fitted and custom made clothing on, when they arent in their B-boy gear


    +1

    It's also about how your pair your clothes. There is nothing that looks good about poorly-fitting tailored clothes. "Poor fit" and "tailored clothing" seems oxymoronic. I can see how you would pair looser fitting t-shirts, hoodies and jeans in a street wear look, but if you're going to wear sports coats and suits, they should be well-tailored, otherwise you'll appear inelegant and clownish.
     

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