How Critical Are Others of Your Style?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by APK, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    People i've recently met never give me shit.

    It's the people who've been there through the transition who give me shit. My flatmates had a bit of a laugh, but they're over it. My family also had a bit of a laugh, but it was good natured. That was also when i wasn't really pulling things off. Now that i do it with more confidence, noone says anything. either that or they don't care. or both.
     


  2. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    it doesn't cost much money at all to not look like shit, they're just too fucking lazy to care

    I think it's more that they've never been placed in an environment where they should care. The idea of caring about clothing is totally foreign to them. It's like me saying, "aeglus! You have shitty taste in music! It's not hard to listen to good music, you must not care." I don't actually know what kind of music you like, but it's another whole sphere of the human experience in which people not only don't participate, but don't understand that they can or should participate.

    I think they should participate in both things, as well as many other things, but I'm in a position where I can pursue all these interests and aspects of life. If some guy is moving lumber around a field all day and then comes home to be with his kids, I'm not going to bother him for not wanting to go shopping. Also, "fashion" for the untrained is a total minefield of scorn, misinformation, and misplaced elitism. A guy came into work today and tried to explain to me the fact that he had better style than I did because he owned 30 pairs of True Religions... stuff like that.


    On topic: I've been called out for wearing a cardigan (in the sense of "only gay guys wear cardigans"), wearing a vest (in the sense of "why would anyone wear a vest"), wearing a blazer to a family reunion (as in, "I guess SOMEONE's back from college"), piercing my ears ("how are people supposed to know you're straight if you pierced both ears"), and being blond ("there's no way that's real, I bet he dyes it and just pretends"). I have gotten nothing but compliments on my beatle boots, though.
     


  3. cldpsu

    cldpsu Senior member

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    To be fair, lots of those people have better things to spend their money on like children, mortgages, cars, taxes, insurance etc...

    While that may be true, I find people to be critical because they're threatened by your taste, not because of your spending choices.
     


  4. scribbles

    scribbles Senior member

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    To be fair, lots of those people have better things to spend their money on like children, mortgages, cars, taxes, insurance etc...
    Those all sound like poor investments/ money pits to me.
     


  5. derekzee

    derekzee Well-Known Member

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    of others not very... but when they seem to be into style a little bit. especially when they think they dress well just because they read gq.
     


  6. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    I wore some n&f green weird guys for the n&f world tour and got the nickname peter pan from my water polo team.
    I also really hate how caring about fashion is seen as effeminate or "metrosexual" in the US. I'm pretty sure in Europe and Japan this mostly isn't the case.
     


  7. APK

    APK Senior member

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    Cardigan almost always guarantees at least one Mr. Rogers reference and a possible "Does your grandma know you have her sweater" comment if the cardigan is at all substantial.
     


  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    You can tell how much taste or imagination someone lacks by their choice in eyeframes.
     


  9. sle-z-e

    sle-z-e Senior member

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    Cardigan almost always guarantees at least one Mr. Rogers reference and a possible "Does your grandma know you have her sweater" comment if the cardigan is at all substantial.

    Actually the piece that I own that gets the most compliments is a substantial cardigan from, believe it or not, the GAP. But yes, I have grown to love the Mr. Rogers reference.
     


  10. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

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    I'm critically acclaimed.
     


  11. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I wore some n&f green weird guys for the n&f world tour and got the nickname peter pan from my water polo team.
    I also really hate how caring about fashion is seen as effeminate or "metrosexual" in the US. I'm pretty sure in Europe and Japan this mostly isn't the case.


    To the extent most of us on here care about it, yes it is.
     


  12. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    All the women I've dated have made disparaging remarks about my boots and universally like my common projects. Incidentally I enjoy wearing them the least.
     


  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Everyone says "shiny shoes" about my raf vandals and I'm like astute observation friend.

    I've been wearing cardigans for years and used to always elicit the obligatory Mr. Rogers comment but now everyone loves them. Even had my chick jockin it talking about how she loved how I looked in it (black dries).

    Absolutely everyone comments on my ervell suede bomber when they see or touch it, they're like is this suede? I've never felt suede this soft. Or your jeans are so rough! My current chick is like when are you going to wear your crazy stuff?? She is very supportive I must say and loves it.
     


  14. sugar free jazz

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    people complimenting my samurais but calling them "dark wash" what the heck people, come on!!
     


  15. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    The most common adjective used to describe my clothes is "gay". Thanks, Styleforum!
     


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