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

Reginald Bartholomew

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I remember back in the '80s and '90s thinking that the Hornets had the absolute most disgusting color combination and their jerseys and shirts and jackets were everywhere. They must have had either a crack marketing/sales team (I don't recall the team itself ever being that great back then and being in a smaller media market surely wasn't helping them) or their gear must have been super easy to find on steep discounts all over the country.

There's probably a reason that a Hornets jacket was the first one to pop up on Google when I searched for "'90s Starter Pullover"

The Hornets were good and on the verge of being a true contender, with two young and exciting superstars in the making. They then soured on each other and the team, both ending up leaving, with neither ever living up to their potential (though Alonzo Mourning was closer, and is also immortalized in the greatest GIF sourced from sports). But that 92-95 hype cycle was huge for making their Starter one of the coolest jackets going. The colours were also a huge part of that: they were vibrant as ****, and felt like wearing the future.
 

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The Hornets were good and on the verge of being a true contender, with two young and exciting superstars in the making. They then soured on each other and the team, both ending up leaving, with neither ever living up to their potential (though Alonzo Mourning was closer, and is also immortalized in the greatest GIF sourced from sports). But that 92-95 hype cycle was huge for making their Starter one of the coolest jackets going. The colours were also a huge part of that: they were vibrant as ****, and felt like wearing the future.
Muggsy Bogues was a king on the court.
 

double00

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color-blocking was one of the better notions of the 80s and 90s . starter , nike , Versace when Gianni was still around ...
 

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Can anyone let me know what size I’d be in Margiela GAT if I take a 42 in CPs, 9.5 in Vans?
 

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Thinking of getting this shirt. Thoughts on pairings? I've some black jeans and black cowboy boots. May work for sexy or sleazy vibe.

Sounds uncomfortable for summer though. I can't find any velour pants that'd fit my big thighs.

Also have baggy poplin khakis, but ehhhh on that one.

Would love recommendations.
 

Texasmade

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Thinking of getting this shirt. Thoughts on pairings? I've some black jeans and black cowboy boots. May work for sexy or sleazy vibe.

Sounds uncomfortable for summer though. I can't find any velour pants that'd fit my big thighs.

Also have baggy poplin khakis, but ehhhh on that one.

Would love recommendations.
Make sure you have a super hairy chest or no hair on your chest. A few strands sticking out just won't cut it with that shirt.
 

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Thinking of getting this shirt. Thoughts on pairings? I've some black jeans and black cowboy boots. May work for sexy or sleazy vibe.

Sounds uncomfortable for summer though. I can't find any velour pants that'd fit my big thighs.

Also have baggy poplin khakis, but ehhhh on that one.

Would love recommendations.
Sounds like you are going for Saint Laurent circa 2014 ?
 

MarkI

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Thinking of getting this shirt. Thoughts on pairings? I've some black jeans and black cowboy boots. May work for sexy or sleazy vibe.

Sounds uncomfortable for summer though. I can't find any velour pants that'd fit my big thighs.

Also have baggy poplin khakis, but ehhhh on that one.

Would love recommendations.
White or off white jeans and black boots could look great too
 

LA Guy

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Vanessa Friedman's thoughtful responses to the inane comments of people who are either unaware of, or worse, refuse to acknowledge the validity of, the semiotics of fashion, shows a saintly amount of restraint. I didn't write the article and I want to reach out and smack some of the commentators.

Nice shoutout to Styleforum's own @dieworkwear and also John Elliott. I remember when Styleforum was mentioned in the NYT, first time in 2005, and a lot of members came one at that time.
 

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