Dressing in all black

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by cb_32, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    you're an idiot
     
  2. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Johnny Cash was probably the only one who pulled this off.

    And you know why? Because Johnny Cash was a total badass who didn't go on the internet to ask a bunch of strangers if it was ok.
     
  3. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    too many people associate all black with badass. Sometimes you might be misconstruing someones look.
     
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    cb_32 Senior member

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    /thread

    of course this fool is trying to look like some dude from a lame movie, lol.


    uhh not necessarily.

    i was just curious to see everyones take on it.
     
  5. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Johnny Cash was probably the only one who pulled this off. Otherwise, try to avoid or at least mix it up with dark indigo denim.

    I, for one, think it looks fucking awful when people wear blue and black like that.

    Wearing all black makes me uncomfortable. I like grey.
     
  6. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    all black is easy to do well but you need interesting pieces in different textures and paying a lof of attention to silhouette is key. Of course everyone knew that, all black is like the n.1 stapple look of the fashion world from airier Yohji and Ann Demeulemeester looks to harder Rick Owens and Julius and going through sharp and elegant ones like Cloak or eurotrash like Dolce Gabbana.
     
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    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. i listen to this when im in all black
     
  8. mr.orange

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    alright guys you got me.

    waiter by day
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    FTFY
     
  9. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    too many people associate all black with badass. Sometimes you might be misconstruing someones look.

    The point is, if you have to go on the internet to ask if it's ok to wear something, then you should stick to the uniform because you won't wear it with confidence and you will look like a tryhard. Cash wore all black and if someone told him it was tacky I imagine it wouldn't have bothered him at all.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I used to do this in college, a black dress shirt and black suit, or a black turtleneck and black jeans. I was going for that bohemian look, or The Velvet Underground. I kind of think now that if you are over twenty, or not in a legendary band, or film maker you just look like an immature dick.
     
  11. DerekS

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    swagger.

    this. This is pretty much all it takes to make any shitty outfit look good. But keep in mind, if you have swagger, you wont be wearing TOO shitty of an outfit in the first place.
     
  12. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    The point is, if you have to go on the internet to ask if it's ok to wear something, then you should stick to the uniform because you won't wear it with confidence and you will look like a tryhard. Cash wore all black and if someone told him it was tacky I imagine it wouldn't have bothered him at all.

    He isn't asking if he can do it, he wants to know how to do it best.

    I also posit that Johnny Cash's ability to wear black has nothing to do with how good it looked, and everything to do with his status as a cultural icon and beloved musician. Feel free to put up pics to disprove me.
     
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    g transistor Senior member

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    black turtleneck is the only piece you need
     
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    If privacy is what you seek, go for it. Outside of an Ed Hardy shirt, I can think of no greater way to identify yourself as someone not worth talking to.
     
  15. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    If privacy is what you seek, go for it. Outside of an Ed Hardy shirt, I can think of no greater way to identify yourself as someone not worth talking to.

    I know this will come as a shock but the codes aren't the same in say Florida and NYC. I'd have a hard time wearing all black in the former but no problem in the later...
     

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