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it's a t-shirt, not a top shirt

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sam, May 11, 2005.

  1. sam

    sam Senior member

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    Considering the t-shirt under a long-sleeve t-shirt/thermal is the everyday style of many members here (myself included), Details had a little rant about it in their last issue. You can read it here [men.style.com]. I didn't know the look was so "O.C." hah. Edit: This is my favorite sentence in the whole piece: "But it turns out you're really just an unwitting slave to the celebrity-enabled fashion Zeitgeist."
     
  2. dumadiscount

    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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    imo the author is over analysing. so im supposed to be anti-anti-mainstream. what exactly does the author wear? wear whatever your comfy in i say. ive gone this look a few times but only coz im stick thin and a jacket would look too formal [​IMG]
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, I didn't invent the look, but did put a few very C-list celebrities in it, and use it myself. Not sure where that places me. Any look that sticks around long enough to become a staple gets its share of critics (see Details previous rants about hoodies, distressed jeans, etc...).  Besides, the Details article said that one of the problems with the look was that today's youth was not sleek.  There is an obvious solution to this problem, and it has more to do with the 4 miles I ran this morning (Wednesday are easy days) than with the cheeseburger and fries I had for lunch.
     
  4. Geowu

    Geowu Senior member

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    It seems people wear it to make a statement, that they're different and informal, kind of skate/surf/punk thing. Not my style so I don't like it. But the one that has to like it is the one who wears it.
     
  5. Oltmann

    Oltmann Senior member

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    He wears special clothes that are invisible to lame people, that way lame people can't copy his amazing style.

    He's been arrested several times because lame people keep calling the police on him.

    True story.
     
  6. Charles Rogers

    Charles Rogers Senior member

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    (dumadiscount @ May 11 2005,15:28) what exactly does the author wear?
    He wears special clothes that are invisible to lame people, that way lame people can't copy his amazing style. He's been arrested several times because lame people keep calling the police on him. True story.
    He's not an Emperor moonlighting as a writer is he? Chad, killer of jokes.
     
  7. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

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    Some of us like our short-sleeve tees enough to use them for 12 season wear. What's wrong with that?

    I think when we look back on this period of fashion, it'll look a lot cooler than stripey shirts and square toe shoes.
     
  8. benchan

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    Actually this look was quite popular among gals in high school 10 years ago. Other than keeping warmth or hiding the weak arms, I don't quite see the appeal of dressing this way. I much rather show my biceps and triceps than covering it up.
     
  9. ken

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    Details always does this: they write articles just for the sake of writing something, regardless of how much merit the topic has or how drastically they've contradicted themselves in another issue. It's a crappy magazine. Don't buy it.
     
  10. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Maybe you should forego shirts altogether and wear a loincloth. Oiling yourself might also help.
     
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    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Ugh whatever...

    The idea of wearing a T over a thermal or long sleeve has been around for more than a few years. I was wearing it in high school...

    Just because some celebrity inspires a fat guy from Oklahoma to wear it also doesn't mean that I am ditching all my thermals (It's cold here in the winter)

    What's next? Details is going to complain about socks because some fool on MTV Cribs was wearing them?

    K
     
  12. Mike

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    I can picture it now-
    "As I walked up to the table to begin my interview with LeBron James I noticed he was wearing Nikes and athletic socks. I looked down at my own feet and noticed that I too was wearing Nikes and athletic socks. Why? I am not a famous and rich basketball superstar. I haven't even shot a basket since I had to shower in gym class in 7th grade. So why was I being a posuer? Why were so many men in America posing as famous basketball players, trying to be LeBron and Carmello Anthony on the local YMCA court? This must stop. There is no reason, except infatuation with stardom, for wearing athletic socks and shoes..."
     
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    i dont do it often, but ill do the t-shirt over collared long sleeve shirt. its kinda funky.. different. i like the look, but its not for everyone.
     
  14. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    My experience with this look is that, like aneorexic jeans, it only looks good if you're quite thin. Even if your waist is smaller than your inseam, it tends to look odd if you're very broad shouldered or large-armed.
     
  15. Brian SD

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    I rock this look quite often. Thermal under t-shirt.. it looks good. Sorry that the guy from Details is WRONG . [​IMG] I am rail-thin though. My inseam is like 4 inches bigger than my waist.
     
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    I couldn't disagree more. Well, maybe I agree with the square toe shoe part.

    The t-shirt over long sleeve look is so California it makes me ill.
     
  17. Get Smart

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    i used to rock this look when i was a kid....i cringe at the memories. didnt realize it was back "in"... [​IMG]
     
  18. LA Guy

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    (StevenRocks @ May 11 2005,19:59) I think when we look back on this period of fashion, it'll look a lot cooler than stripey shirts and square toe shoes.
    I couldn't disagree more. Well, maybe I agree with the square toe shoe part. The t-shirt over long sleeve look is so California it makes me ill.
    What's wrong with California [​IMG]
     
  19. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Nothing really wrong wih California. It's just that when you're not in California, if you dress like you are, you end up looking like some Hollywood wannabee.
     
  20. Mike

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    This seems odd to me, as I would think this look would be more popular in colder climates. I know I've done it when it in the winter months, and I live in Michigan.
     

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