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Where is your style going?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Superb0bo, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. HATORI HANZO

    HATORI HANZO Well-Known Member

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    Im headed in the dressing-down, casual direction. A couple items like plaid pants, vests, cardigans, button downs in my closet I dont think Ill be wearing anymore. Well-fitting basics such as khakis, solid sweaters, henley t-shirts can do plenty for you , and i think girls prefer guys who dont look like theyre trying.
    sorry if this didnt make sense but im sick and cant think / see straight. [​IMG]


    Sounds like we got the same bug. Dizzy everytime I stand and my eyeballs hurt. As for my style, I think it has matured since I have found this forum. Still casual ,but no longer trendy.
     
  2. Souper

    Souper Well-Known Member

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    I think I've fallen under the sway of the designers, subscribing to the preppy hipster trend on the horizon - with different twists to incorporate my older wardrobes - mostly edgy darker stuff or workwear inspired individual pieces.

    After this, this summer I'll be pursuing jobs relevant to my career, so I'll buy a suit or 2, some blazers and then start dabbling in the MC stuff; while keeping it relevant and wearable in this forum. A lot of my clothing investment will be towards well fitting shirts, and tailored clothing.

    I just recently bought about 100 vintage ties on ebay to anchor my style for the next year or so. It's oh so hipster douchebaggy but I have fun with it in college so fuck it.
     
  3. GoSurface

    GoSurface Well-Known Member

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    I wanna look like the male version of the Olsen twins. Layering layering layering, but with a penis.
     
  4. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Well-Known Member

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    My style goal is to eventually, regardless of my job, wear a jacket and tie, if not a suit, every day and not look contrived doing so. Its more of a matter of working up the fuck-off confidence to do it right than to actually acquire the wardrobe.
     
  5. WorkingTitle

    WorkingTitle Well-Known Member

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    Styles never dissapear. They are just continuously evolving.
     
  6. redgrail

    redgrail Well-Known Member

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    Knits and denim are my fetish...
    Collared shirts, raw jeans, knits, boots. Black, blue and brown as the main colors. Like a NE prep and a stereotypical french existentialist had a bastard lovechild on a post-apocalyptic moon.
     
  7. xchen

    xchen Well-Known Member

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    Naturally I prefer the vintage workwear look. I'm growing into it more and more as I slowly acquire more items within the vein of my look. Some folks around here pull off the many different looks thing but I'm the kind of person who would rather keep it fairly simple and stick with my developed look. I've been moving closer towards where I want to be and hopefully I'll be finishing my wardrobe up fairly soon and just maintaining it from then on and occasionally adding a few items each season.
     
  8. A Harris

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    My casual stuff seems to be getting less luxe and more utilitarian overall. I hardly ever wear dressy shoes with jeans anymore, always boots or chucks. And a lot of the motorcycle, western and outdoors derived clothing that I used to wear when I was younger has been making it back into the rotation. Executed better now that it was then though.

    As far as inspiration goes, I was recently inspired by looking through a lot of pictures of my grandfather after he passed. He was one of the most stylish men I have ever met, and I was especially struck by how he mixed western wear pieces into a wardrobe that was not western themed overall. He grew up on a ranch in Montana so I think it was second nature to him, and it looked fantastic. It motivated me to wear some of my favorite western stuff more often and in new ways.
     
  9. ken

    ken Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea where my style went. Thanks for bringing it up.
     
  10. mack11211

    mack11211 Well-Known Member

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  11. Max

    Max Well-Known Member

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    I've stopped trying and started doing.

    I've recently decided to stop wearing long ties, so I'll be raiding my dad's extensive bowtie collection before my next formal outing.
     
  12. jufros

    jufros Well-Known Member

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    I've been gravitating towards anything that has interesting texture, but my wardrobe is mainly composed of versatile pieces that I can dress up or down. I lean towards slim but not skinny darker jeans, tailored looking blazers, military jackets, denim jackets, cord jackets, and such. I also dig a lot of high fashion japanese labels like julius and the virdi anne though. I kind of have enough jackets and jeans and shoes, so I've been trying to incorporate more interesting looking basics.
     
  13. 2sweet

    2sweet Well-Known Member

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    Both of my closets are completely full. As is my dresser. Could I cram a few more pieces in there? Yes. Do I really want to? Can I really find brand new looks that stand apart from all the fine pieces I've already collected? It's become increasingly difficult to do so.

    Increasingly, whenever I can get away with it, I lean towards comfort. Baggy sweatpants, hoodies, and t's. Very comfy sneaks with air soles. This is a fashion disaster, but I'm so completely comfortable and unself conscious, I feel better about myself.

    Of course, sometimes I do have to "dress up" and sometimes I just feel like "dressing up." I feel great then too. I love looking my best.

    The bottom line is, you can't go wrong. Go casual and slum it, and you will be ultra comfortable and won't give a rodent's behind if anyone is impressed or not. Dress it up and feel like a million bucks since you know you're the hottest thing in the room.

    That's how I feel anyways.

    To be honest, I sometimes tire of drawing attention to myself. Seriously. There are times when I just don't want guys and gal's eyes getting wide or watching girls salivate over me. So I stop shaving and try to look like I just stepped out of the gym or am just stepping in. Still can't stop girls from staring however hee hee.
     
  14. Jared

    Jared Well-Known Member

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    Increasingly, whenever I can get away with it, I lean towards comfort. Baggy sweatpants, hoodies, and t's. Very comfy sneaks with air soles. This is a fashion disaster, but I'm so completely comfortable and unself conscious, I feel better about myself.
    I was going to post something, but I suspect 2sweet just killed this thread. [​IMG]
     
  15. Superb0bo

    Superb0bo Well-Known Member

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    As far as inspiration goes, I was recently inspired by looking through a lot of pictures of my grandfather after he passed. He was one of the most stylish men I have ever met, and I was especially struck by how he mixed western wear pieces into a wardrobe that was not western themed overall. He grew up on a ranch in Montana so I think it was second nature to him, and it looked fantastic. It motivated me to wear some of my favorite western stuff more often and in new ways.


    this sounds very interesting! Could you possibly post some pics of your grandfather, or otherwise, why not some new wdywt from yourself?
     
  16. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

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    this sounds very interesting! Could you possibly post some pics of your grandfather, or otherwise, why not some new wdywt from yourself?

    I'll do that, in fact I've been thinking of scanning some photos and doing a thread in memory of him.
     
  17. Ludeykrus

    Ludeykrus Well-Known Member

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    I'm kinda all over the place at the moment. Ideally, I would go for the simple old-vintage biker look. Dark well-fit tees, simple jeans, boots, black leather jacket. I am heavily drawn into the old rocker/cafe racer look and lifestyle. Lately, I've gone 'dressier' (though not many here would call it dressy...) in an effort to buy clothing that stands out but can be worn casually or in a business casual environment, since I work in an office almost all week and go straight to school or out on the town afterwards. So I'm stuck in a place that I don't feel bad about, but it's not where I would like to steer.
     
  18. TrekTheWorld

    TrekTheWorld Active Member

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    I like to stick to a classic, clean look, but then have a major piece of flare that automaticall y stands out from the rest. I find it definitely sets you apart when hitting the bar/club scene. It could be as simple as strange colored shoe, a hankie, or throwing on a blazer, and randomly wearing a carnation out to the club.
     
  19. blank

    blank Well-Known Member

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    1. I've sold so much stuff out of my closet, and I'm elated about it. A lot of it was very wearable, but not my fashion anymore, or -- and this is key -- of lesser quality. I've taken to buying so much less, so many fewer pieces, and replacing everything with one or two high-quality replacements.

    2. I guess more traditional, but modern -- the overriding style on SF, I'd say. Today I bought a Filson briefcase and I looked at myself in the mirror -- I had on my regular Johnston & Murphy boat shoes (but they're not as traddy as Sperry's), jeans, a J. Crew camp button-up (with quasi-epaulets) and carried the briefcase and thought I looked very American. Not bad, I thought.

    3. And when I'm going out, less traditional, much more modern.

    If I could classify it by label, at work, it'd look more Steven Alan, and when I go out, Rag & Bone. I know that a lot of people dissed the R&B look in the CFDA pictures, but I think it's perfect for me.
     
  20. Maharlika

    Maharlika Well-Known Member

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    My style fluctuates each time. I live a very active lifesttye and I travel a lot and that is a major influence on my style. I don't have a while collar job so that gives me the liberty to go 'beyond the box' in expressing myself. I've gone from bohemian to Continental style but always, I'm a shoe fanatic. Lately, I've been getting more inspired into the Venice Beach Abbot Kinney look. Sort of L.A. workwear casual pieces from Stronghold, Mr. Freedom etc. and other local designers.
     

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