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

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Tbh I rarely see @FlyingMonkey post anything positive
Really? Just because I don't have the American over-enthusiasm for things, and I am generally in favour of a very different kind of society to the one we live in, does not mean I am not positive about stuff I like (go check the Reading Challenge thread or the Scent thread or any number of other threads I've contributed to here). The point here is, as @LA Guy astutely observed, there's a very different feeling to being engaged in a forum and listening to a podcast. I like the ethos of the webforum, and I am sad that it seems to be declining as a form, and I really don't enjoy listening to people talk about style. This isn't a bad take or a matter of being "far off" or negative – it's simply a personal preference. And I would rather that Derek was back here contributing and being engaged (just ignoring the green oxford folk)...
 

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@double00 yeah maybe but I feel like there’s a difference between “this concept sounds like crap, also I’ve never listened to it”, and the actual reasons I wrote.

@FlyingMonkey I don’t know why you keep being up not being American? I’m not American either. And I’m sure there is stuff you like and post positively about but in the threads that we overlap on I rarely ever see you post anything positive and it’s overwhelmingly dismissive and condescending.

as for the reasons you just posted- that all makes sense. If you’d posted that in first place I’d never have even mentioned anything. Instead you just posted something very dismissive that comes off like a jerk.

considering how much smaller the forum is now and how much participation has declined, I surely can’t be the only one that has noticed this about your posts.
 

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@double00 yeah maybe but I feel like there’s a difference between “this concept sounds like crap, also I’ve never listened to it”, and the actual reasons I wrote.
counterpoint : concept matters .

i also generally don't listen to webcasts as i find them inefficient and would rather skim a transcribed interview in a fraction of the time . i find it somewhat offensive as a prospective listener to see 1 hr + running time and you listen to the first 10 minutes and it's ghastly unprofessional broadcasting . i did try that savas pod but hung up b/c it wasn't good . the archived DWW one was blessedly only like 15 minutes so i gave it a go . was not disappointed when he uncorked the ' fashion is social language ' stuff haha 😍
 

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Ok question that sparked some convos...

What brand would you wear, if you had to wear only one brand's clothing, for the next 5 years.

This hypothetical excludes footwear and undergarments, and it leaves enough room with the timeline to experiment.

I've seen this question as a lifetime commitment and have it be head to toe, but then the answer is just always ralph.
 

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before i got married i crashed my old lady's bachelorette party they were playing a game called ' that guy ' , the category was ' brand whore ' and i was like yep polo

i'd go margiela now tho whaddup 5 zip is a classic plus i love the whole ethos
 

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I'm writing an article about dressing with intentionality, and using the idea of a writer making intentional choices about a character. I'd like to contrast the role of the writer from the role of, say, a costume designer.

Does anybody have good examples of literary passages that describe a character's attire, and what that attire says about the character?
 

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I'm writing an article about dressing with intentionality, and using the idea of a writer making intentional choices about a character. I'd like to contrast the role of the writer from the role of, say, a costume designer.

Does anybody have good examples of literary passages that describe a character's attire, and what that attire says about the character?
wow this sounds like it’s already shaping up to be an absolutely insufferable piece.
where’s your motherfucking sprezz?!
 

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Ok question that sparked some convos...

What brand would you wear, if you had to wear only one brand's clothing, for the next 5 years.

This hypothetical excludes footwear and undergarments, and it leaves enough room with the timeline to experiment.

I've seen this question as a lifetime commitment and have it be head to toe, but then the answer is just always ralph.
Yeah, if I I had to pick just one brand, I think that Ralph Lauren ia broad enough to suit all of my needs, though I have not bought any Ralph for a few years now.
 

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Ok question that sparked some convos...

What brand would you wear, if you had to wear only one brand's clothing, for the next 5 years.

This hypothetical excludes footwear and undergarments, and it leaves enough room with the timeline to experiment.

I've seen this question as a lifetime commitment and have it be head to toe, but then the answer is just always ralph.
If I had unlimited money, I would choose Jil Sander because:
1. They have a broad offering that would cover almost every occasion
2. Their aesthetic is minimal, but feels contemporary and hip
3. The fabrics and cuts are great

If I were to choose a more “realistic” option, I’d probably choose Evan Kinori. For many of the same reasons as Jil Sander, but I feel almost all of Evan Kinori pieces pair well together.

If I were starting from scratch and didn’t want to spend $$$$ to have a variety of outfits, I’d probably choose Engineered Garments. They have a broad offering, lots of fun and tame pieces, and a variety of casual and semi-formal options.
 

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