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Caring about clothes = high school?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by aspriel, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Lysol

    Lysol Senior member

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    You shouldn't worry about brands so much, man. You can wear expensive brands and look natural and cool. You may feel weird with youngins trying to get their style swag on and all, but isn't that part of being young? Trying out different shit, some workin', some not, the whole finding yourself thing? Only old people should care bout dressing? If anything, i feel like some old people who "care" about dressing that i know in real life don't really seem to enjoy it all that much. Seems like they feel they have to get nice clothes and try to look nice. Doesn't seem that fun to me. If it was getting dressed for necessity, i'd be all over gap sales like it was my job.
    You're quite entitled to your opinion and I've stated mine. I don't care about brands and honestly, I don't care what-so-ever if anyone wants to try out 'different shit.' Like most things that teenagers and early 20-somethings go through, however, the awkwardness is mildly embarrassing to witness. It's not that I feel weird about young people getting their 'style swag on', it's that 9.5 out of 10 can't do it. For every Keith Richards, there is Superfuture. I'm not putting down kids at all. I'm just throwing in my two cents based on my observations. I have fond memories of not caring about what I was wearing, what peers thought of me, what co-workers' perception of me is, and this new generation seems far too entrenched in it. Do I think only 'old' people should care about dressing? Not necessarily, when I was 17 and would wear jeans and Vans I still had style on the brain (kids my age were wearing Z Cavarichi) but, can you craft a valid argument justifying an 18 year old in $300 jeans and $800 boots so he can deliver pizzas, shoot spit balls in study hall, post on the Bridge9 board, and finger their girlfriend in the back of a movie theater? Do you know how much weed and Poison Idea singles that can buy? Viva kids.
     
  2. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    For every Keith Richards, there is Superfuture.

    Thanks for this...
     
  3. Jokerman

    Jokerman Senior member

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    Im in High School and I where Dior Homme Jeans, John Varvatos Boots, and BR Polos. I only where them because I like them and they fit me well. I dont care about brand names(except I will never wear anything by Abecrombie, hollister, or american eagle.) I just get what I like.
     
  4. clarity

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    I didn't care about clothes in high school either. I just wore ae cargo shorts and school graphic t shirts for the different sports I did with a few random polos and a pair of nikes. Now that I look back I still don't care what was worn then. Besides I nickel and dimed to save up for xc bike racing and parts, and used leftovers to go to clubs, to buy music or the latest SNES games. Looking back I think that money was well spent, lots of great experiences. Nobody would have given a crap what you wore anyways unless you were weird and dressed goth.
     
  5. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    Ybut, can you craft a valid argument justifying an 18 year old in $300 jeans and $800 boots so he can deliver pizzas, shoot spit balls in study hall, post on the Bridge9 board, and finger their girlfriend in the back of a movie theater? Do you know how much weed and Poison Idea singles that can buy? Viva kids.
    No, but i also can't craft a valid argument justifying a 28 or 35 year old in $300 jeans to go to a sports bar, work in the yard, play with his kids, or just hang out with his family or friends. I was just saying that i don't really see age as making that much of a difference. I mean, i could probably get by with a men's warehouse suit and banana republic things when i'm older and needed them for work and no one would notice. Hell, i could even try to make them look better than most people who shop there. I still don't really see how buying paul smith brogues, a TaT suit, BoO, tim hamilton, or any non-mall brand as a 30 year old is necessary. Even get smart made fun of himself the other day. I mean, how many similar fred perry shirts or different boots/laceups does he really need? Probably less than he has and i think that goes with a lot of members here. It's more about the enjoyment one gets from collecting, constructing outfits, from pure consumption, or just as a hobby. I think that enjoyment that most members here get out of clothes has no age limit. I was actually talking with my friend who was moving all her stuff in her car and driving to chicago today. If i were to pack all my shit and move, i'd probably sell all my furniture and my tv on craigslist and then buy new craigslist stuff in the new city. I'd mainly make room for all my frute swagz and all my video games. What else does a boy need?
     
  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    can you craft a valid argument justifying an 18 year old in $300 jeans and $800 boots so he can deliver pizzas, shoot spit balls in study hall, post on the Bridge9 board, and finger their girlfriend in the back of a movie theater? Do you know how much weed and Poison Idea singles that can buy?

    lol, I used to post on the B9 board a few years ago. back when everyone was jocking MLIW and I was one of the few who saw the light and thought they were waaaay overrated


    Even get smart made fun of himself the other day. I mean, how many similar fred perry shirts or different boots/laceups does he really need?

    apparently more than I already have. to the point I have to fold up stuff and stuff em in a suitcase in back of the closet. then a year later I rediscover em and it's like having more new shit.
     
  7. robbie

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    I grew up lower middle class, and wore hand-me downs, thrift store goods, and when we weren't poor wal and k-mart stuff. I hated the clothes I had most times, but knew not to gripe.

    I got a job at 14 so i could get a pair of 505's and some chucks. I worked just enough to have 'play clothes' i didn't hate and money for 'dates' and cokes.

    Once I started paying for my clothes my parents stopped paying and haven't boughten a piece of clothing for that was not a birthday or christmas gift since.

    Clothing has become super important to me. It is a hobby of sorts and something(despite my relatively boring wardrobe) I have invested myself in for quite sometime.

    I gave up on girls, and beer and pot were never something my dad wouldn't have bought for me if I really wanted. so basically all the energy I should have spent trying to get laid went into looking like people in spin or other crappy teen music magazines.
     
  8. aerether

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    For most of high school my go-to wear was a pair of relaxed/bootcut J.Crew jeans, an ill-fitting buttonup, a white undershirt and Adidas Sambas.

    I bought my APC NS this April (senior year!).

    And it looks like I'm due for some KMW or Somets. I'm still being cheap about what I wear above/below that so it's Sambas/Chucks for the feet and cheap Uniqlo shirts for me.
     
  9. Davidko19

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    I grew up lower middle class, and wore hand-me downs, thrift store goods, and when we weren't poor wal and k-mart stuff. I hated the clothes I had most times, but knew not to gripe.

    I got a job at 14 so i could get a pair of 505's and some chucks. I worked just enough to have 'play clothes' i didn't hate and money for 'dates' and cokes.

    Once I started paying for my clothes my parents stopped paying and haven't boughten a piece of clothing for that was not a birthday or christmas gift since.

    Clothing has become super important to me. It is a hobby of sorts and something(despite my relatively boring wardrobe) I have invested myself in for quite sometime.

    I gave up on girls, and beer and pot were never something my dad wouldn't have bought for me if I really wanted. so basically all the energy I should have spent trying to get laid went into looking like people in spin or other crappy teen music magazines.


    GJDM. Respect that you developed an ethic early. I wish I had the internet 10 years ago so I knew the difference instead of relying on midwest fashion trends and what my mom bought me.

    Seriously though, what good is being stylish (or at least fashion faorward) if you cant get with the ladies? Dont let me down son...
     
  10. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    IMHO you shouldn't dress the lifestyle if you don't live the lifestyle. I love all the poor starving college kids over at sufu, eating ramen everyday just to buy some 400 dollars jeans... To impress either people ONLINE...... or girls. And when they bring girls back to their shitty ass apartments.. well...

    <3 SUFU.
     
  11. buttonman

    buttonman Senior member

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    ^ yeah i would have to agree with that statement. it's just too much of a drag to be financing such an expensive hobby
     
  12. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    Seriously though, what good is being stylish (or at least fashion faorward) if you cant get with the ladies? Dont let me down son...

    Clothes shouldn't make you "get with the ladies". They can help you, and maybe hurt you, but someone who is well dressed can get ladies as much as a guy who is poorly dressed. In reality, it's such a small factor, you shouldn't base your clothing choices on it. If you do, then might as well be decked in TR, Gucci, Ed Hardy, etc.
     

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