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  1. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    There are still hipsters in 2024? Or did I just time-warp to 2009?
  2. TheFoo

    The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

    Awesome! Another point on the board for skinny pants.
  3. TheFoo

    The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

    Lol I think interesting things can be done with drape and folds and texture and cuts to give dimension and depth and movement to an oversized fit, but it’s still a bit like lipstick on a pig or solving a self-inflicted problem. Could have just worn some tighter pants.
  4. TheFoo

    The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

    To me, problem with oversized-all-over is not a matter of popularity. It just tends to be visually uninteresting. Tension, contrast, movement, etc., are qualities that combine to make a thing visually dynamic. More possible to do this with slim/tight all over than oversized all over, as the...
  5. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    Bergdorf’s sucks now. Just a glorified Neiman Marcus. Barney’s gone, obviously. Would definitely go to Kith. Most immersive / cohesive retail concept in the city, even if you aren’t into streetwear. The Flat White soft serve upstairs is awesome. If in Soho still going strong. For Japanese...
  6. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    100%. When your level of formality is so out of tune with those around you, it tends to correlate with a level of social discomfort or aloofness that can cause your manner of dress (whatever it is) to come across as commensurately affected and unnatural.
  7. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    It’s not just the US. Europe is similar. Men walking around London and Rome look as casual as they do in NYC, with suits just as rare. Finance bro-style vests are more common.
  8. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    Oh sure, agreed. I like the idea of a purposefully un-businesslike suit worn with an open collar shirt.
  9. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    Those are abominations. But they also show you how odd and unusual traditional menswear has become, with shoes like that being the norm. Nobody should have to say anything to you. Use your eyes.
  10. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    What do you do for work and where do you live? Are your colleagues similarly dressed?
  11. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    I say this all as a recovering traditional menswear acolyte. Easy to not realize how much of bubble one has put himself in. That’s not to say I don’t love the way traditional menswear can look—but rather that I accept that (1) society and culture change and (2) dressing well demands awareness...
  12. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    On the contrary, wearing a suit gets negative comments and attention all the time. Where I agree is that said suit-wearers often convince themselves that, actually, they are behaving / dressing in a superior way—any negative attention or feedback is then dismissed. They talk about propriety...
  13. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    Absolutely no one: Traditional menswear holdouts: This is totally normal.
  14. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    It’s not that traditional menswear feels like a duty. It’s that it is not the socially appropriate choice much of the time and those who adhere to it almost religiously don’t seem to understand how upside down they have become. One may feel it is “joy and expression of personality” to dress...
  15. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    Manton is walking around in sweats / athleisure—no joke. Important thing I realized is how restrictive and narrow-minded traditional menswear can be. It is purposefully aloof versus modern, popular culture in a way that I came to find distasteful. It is not, despite what anyone might insist...
  16. TheFoo

    The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

    Good one. I like a more tailored fit on you. The big, baggy all over aesthetic that has become the norm everywhere tends to lack tension and sizzle.
  17. TheFoo

    Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

    This topic recently came up in the WAYWT thread. I’m not in tech, but am tech-adjacent and 42. While there is certainly a way one can dress that can look too juvenile, I don’t think that rules out any specific genres. Plus, you’re 38, not 78. You can dress however you like as long as you do it...
  18. TheFoo

    The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

    15 years ago, I wouldn’t have batted an eye at idea of wearing a tweed jacket walking around NYC. But, turns out, brown is for farmer.
  19. TheFoo

    The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

    Academia is its own separate universe. Maybe the only field where you can wear a tweed jacket anymore and not look like a space alien.
  20. TheFoo

    The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

    What level are you? I wouldn’t fault an analyst or associate for dressing up in formal business attire, but certainly safe to ditch the tie.

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