Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Fan boys seem to be an issue on any hobby forum - camera forums can be excruciating.

    I can see the appeal of watches, and could have become an addict. I can really appreciate the skill that goes into producing fine watches, but quickly realised that I was happy with a couple of cheap Seiko automatics and a slightly dressier Tissot were good enough for me with other interests to swallow up funds.
     
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    ManofKent Senior member

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    Yes obernaufs stays sticky forever. Maybe a neutral shoewax?
     
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  4. gdl203

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    Not sure if this proves my point or not.

    Anyone can write (poorly) a caricature of someone they fantasize about, just to make them feel better about themselves.

    The imaginary person described in that article is precisely someone who actually has no interest in watches. Every universe/hobby has its poseurs
     
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    Firstview and Vogue is what I use, maybe someone else has other suggestions?
     
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    Does anyone make good single colour short sleeved raglan tshirts?
     
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    I've heard plenty of praise about Epaulet's though I don't own any myself.
     
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    Theres just something very cool about a mechanical watch that can provide daily utility for a lifetime, and more. Not many possessions in your life you can say that for.
     
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    Does cordovan make good rainy day wear? I've seen a lot of differing opinions. Been wearing my cordovan Alden commando sole boots in the rain lately
     
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  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Yes. I mean, they are not as good as galoshes, but the grain is extremely tight, and so they have a high degree of water repellency, all other things being equal.
     
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    nicelynice Senior member

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    Cool thank you
    Been wearing them and they've been great, decided to
    Google it and found a bunch of posts from 2010 saying "I wore my shoes for 10 seconds in the rain they have spots and welts they're ruined!!!"

    I should probably just start deferring to @dieworkwear's excellent blog
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, ANY leather can develop water spots, but they can nearly always be buffed out or reconditioned. Some people want to be able to walk on air. Not so long ago, there was a discussion on how to keep the bottom of leather shoes pristine. I was like "Say what?"
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    They are interesting and can appreciate them - I just would worry about damaging them while wearing them to much to enjoy it. I'm sure there are plenty of good people who like them, colllect them, wear them.

    At the end of the day, there is nothing particularly justifiable about most hobbies. I find that many of those who feel the need to rationalize their hobbies to be often insufferable. It's perhaps best to just admit to yourself and everyone else that you got those Visvim boots (I'm wearing some right now), those Margieal bracelets (likewise), that awesome car (I have an Oddysey, and am pretty sure that doesn't count), that Patek-Philippe, that Rubinaccie suit, those hand carved glasses, are absolutely unnecessary, but incredibly enjoyable.
     
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    @gdl203 fwiw that article is probably representative of what outsiders' experience with "watch guys" generally entail, and it formed most of their impression. Probably like how the masses tend to equate fashion guys with its worst kind like say, the fuccbois

    I like myself a nice mechanical watch too, there is a lot to appreciate in the craftsmanship.
     

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