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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. Rye GB

    Rye GB Well-Known Member

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    What the fuck? Let's all jump on the pot belly band wagon. In truth this get-up was pretty much the unvarying male uniform last summer also, but this year an unexpected element has been added to the look, and that is a burgeoning potbelly one might term the Ralph Kramden. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/fa...3POTBELLY.html
     
  2. LA Guy

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    ^you forgot to include shrunken hoodies that end at the waist and intricate belts

    also leather cuff bracelets if the coolster is gay


    Everyone needs a good belt or ten. Luckily, I'm not going to have to regret an entire wardrobe of Cosby sweaters, jet.
     
  3. jet

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    got'em


    I also love how he never answers questions because of his pride always making attempts at jokes while he's at it.
     
  5. MortyGras

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    What will follow Kato..
     
  6. 3literm3

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    Recently I realized that I have been making decisions based on liking specific items instead of liking how they'd look in an "outfit". I feel like I've just started wearing clothes.
     
  7. DLester

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    There was an article a few days ago in the NYT about the JC Penney's in Herald Square. It describes the shopping experience for basically everyone in this country not seeking $300 shirts. Here are some bits:

    "AND herein lies the genius of J. C. Penney: It has made a point of providing clothing for people of all sizes (a strategy, company officials have said, to snatch business from nearby Macy's). To this end, it has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen. They probably need special insulin-based epoxy injections just to make their limbs stay on. It's like a headless wax museum devoted entirely to the cast of "Roseanne.""

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    "My escort, Dr. Redacto, bought a T-shirt. He ordinarily wears a large. I advised him: "Get the medium. I guarantee, a large is going to be five times larger than any large you've ever seen." While modeling it for me later, we discovered that even a Penney's medium is five times larger than any large T-shirt either of us had ever seen: The sleeves came down to the elbow, and there was enough room in front for eight months of unborn twins."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/fa...y&st=cse&scp=3
     
  8. robin

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    "AND herein lies the genius of J. C. Penney: It has made a point of providing clothing for people of all sizes (a strategy, company officials have said, to snatch business from nearby Macy's). To this end, it has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen. They probably need special insulin-based epoxy injections just to make their limbs stay on. It's like a headless wax museum devoted entirely to the cast of "Roseanne.""

    "My escort, Dr. Redacto, bought a T-shirt. He ordinarily wears a large. I advised him: "Get the medium. I guarantee, a large is going to be five times larger than any large you've ever seen." While modeling it for me later, we discovered that even a Penney's medium is five times larger than any large T-shirt either of us had ever seen: The sleeves came down to the elbow, and there was enough room in front for eight months of unborn twins."

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  9. Jekyll

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    Dudes are going to wake up in a couple of years with a hangover and think "WTF? Why was I wearing shorts with dress shoes? I looked like fucking Urkel." On the list of trends we will all regret (if we don't already): Boat shoes (more colorful than the late 80's craze) Shorts Jorts (that took only 1/2 a season for people to start regretting) Sizing down (Most everyone looks a stuffed sausage when wearing sized down jeans, especially. Slim clothing is meant to be worn that way. Other clothing, not so much.) Vests worn casually (see Chandler in the first season of Friends) Ninja masks (this will be remembered as the moment ninja goth jumped the shark) Shrunken anything (face it - it is less comfortable) Rick Owens moonboot sneakers (just fucking ugly) Marc Jacobs (the man, not the brand) Varsity jackets (remember the 8-ball jacket?)
    I agree with all of these except the bolded ones. Shorts are not a trend. That's like saying jeans are a trend. (Shorts with dress shoes is a trend, as you say.) Varsity jackets do seem to be a bit of a trend, but I don't think they're going to be especially regrettable.
     
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    they will be regrettable because most people who wear them look like they couldn't throw a baseball let alone make a varsity team. the TOJ one is nice (especially at the price point), but its just the next step in ironic asian americana.
     
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    also LA Guy I have been bored enough to look at the early WAYWT threads and just.. damn
     
  12. Razele

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    Recently I realized that I have been making decisions based on liking specific items instead of liking how they'd look in an "outfit". I feel like I've just started wearing clothes.
    The three pitfalls that are easiest to fall into when your new are: A: Buy heaps of cheap garbage and not focus on investment B: Buy items that don't fit an overarching theme C: Chase hype Glad I waited awhile and focused on my basics first. Next year I can just pick up a few cool pieces here and there that work in my overall collection.
     
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    they will be regrettable because most people who wear them look like they couldn't throw a baseball let alone make a varsity team. the TOJ one is nice (especially at the price point), but its just the next step in ironic asian americana.
    I don't get varsity jackets, but maybe because I'm Australian. TOJ was nice though. Are varsity's ment to be cheap? Is it like an rugby jersey? (We get our names on the back for high school graduation) Americana style stuff is at its coolest when you keep it simple. Go full on and you either look like your trying to win at cosplay or your a bear on the look for your next cub.
     
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    in my school we had the option of ordering one and it was like $200 IIRC.
     
  15. Razele

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    Thats not so bad.

    Wearing school jersey's over here is pretty douche factor.
     
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    I agree with all of these except the bolded ones. Shorts are not a trend. That's like saying jeans are a trend. (Shorts with dress shoes is a trend, as you say.) Varsity jackets do seem to be a bit of a trend, but I don't think they're going to be especially regrettable.

    I'd say boat shoes too they have an occasion during summers in southern california, other places not so much and they've been neither in or out of style at any point as long as I've grown up here.

    they will be regrettable because most people who wear them look like they couldn't throw a baseball let alone make a varsity team. the TOJ one is nice (especially at the price point), but its just the next step in ironic asian americana.

    This made me laf, my cousin once made a comment a decade ago about them and messenger bags saying once they grab ahold of a trend they all follow and play it the fuck out.
     
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    1. The generation after me (I'm 32) is much more concerned with the quality and ethical nature of fashion items than mine is. They're also keyed into supporting independent businesses. Certainly not everyone, but I feel that they're more conscious in general. This is a wonderful thing.

    2. I wish that people would stop saying "Man-bag" and "Man-purse." It's just a fucking bag, alright? How the hell else am I going to carry my wallet, keys, and phone in these slim-ass khakis?

    3. If you feel too self-conscious or have just never tried a shorter bathing suit, then give it a shot. Being freed from 3 meters of wet nylon fabric slapping against your legs is priceless.

    4. Women absolutely love men in colorful woven shirts. If you ever have a first date, wear one of those. It works even with really boring girls.

    5. Polo has some shirts with great fabric. But unless you're the King of Queens, stay far away from their traditional fit. I bought a beautiful madras shirt at 50% off from a boutique in Montauk a few weeks ago. It looked okay in their under-lit dressing room. It was a higher-end piece with shell buttons. I liked it, the price was right, I wanted to support the scene with an independent store, and I didn't want to be the dude at lunch with a tank top. So I bought it.

    If I had a slim version of this in the store for Spring, I could have sold hundreds of them. When I got home, my fiancee took one look and said, where the hell did you get that HUGE shirt. This was a medium, and I weigh in at nearly 200lb. So don't get caught up in the moment.
     
  18. Doin' Fine.

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    1. The generation after me (I'm 32) is much more concerned with the quality and ethical nature of fashion items than mine is. They're also keyed into supporting independent businesses. Certainly not everyone, but I feel that they're more conscious in general. This is a wonderful thing.

    2. I wish that people would stop saying "Man-bag" and "Man-purse." It's just a fucking bag, alright? How the hell else am I going to carry my wallet, keys, and phone in these slim-ass khakis?

    3. If you feel too self-conscious or have just never tried a shorter bathing suit, then give it a shot. Being freed from 3 meters of wet nylon fabric slapping against your legs is priceless.

    4. Women absolutely love men in colorful woven shirts. If you ever have a first date, wear one of those. It works even with really boring girls.

    5. Polo has some shirts with great fabric. But unless you're the King of Queens, stay far away from their traditional fit. I bought a beautiful madras shirt at 50% off from a boutique in Montauk a few weeks ago. It looked okay in their under-lit dressing room. It was a higher-end piece with shell buttons. I liked it, the price was right, I wanted to support the scene with an independent store, and I didn't want to be the dude at lunch with a tank top. So I bought it.

    If I had a slim version of this in the store for Spring, I could have sold hundreds of them. When I got home, my fiancee took one look and said, where the hell did you get that HUGE shirt. This was a medium, and I weigh in at nearly 200lb. So don't get caught up in the moment.


    This is some insight right here. I really feel smarter and more potentially stylish after reading this.
     
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    What the fuck? Let's all jump on the pot belly band wagon. In truth this get-up was pretty much the unvarying male uniform last summer also, but this year an unexpected element has been added to the look, and that is a burgeoning potbelly one might term the Ralph Kramden. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/fa...3POTBELLY.html
    So early signs of future obesity is a trend now? Looks like when I was a chubby adolescent years ago I was really a trend setter. Too bad the chicks back then didn't see me for the stylish guy I apparently was.
     
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    4. Women absolutely love men in colorful woven shirts. If you ever have a first date, wear one of those. It works even with really boring girls.

    Example(s)?
     
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