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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

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

  1. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Dr Prince Fifteenletterlastname jr. III
     
  3. venividivicibj

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    Someone in Nigeria is walked around decked out in geller and nonnative?
     
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  4. Caveat

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    We have some posters from Nigeria, including the incomparable Ivwri, so they obviously have plenty of stylish folks over there.
     
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    Yeah, the Nigerian posters here are stylish as hell
     
  6. Find Finn

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    The whole sapeur sub culture is a pretty good example of that. Also Lagos has one of the fastest growing middle classes in the world and the city as a whole is growing like crazy.
     
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    Does anyone else ever feel inclined to start dressing in as terrible taste as possible? I'm not talking about slovenly dadwear or anything, but like...completely, intentionally ridiculous and atrocious outfit combinations? I can't even think of an example. But fuck-you clothing, and not in the instagrammy peacock way. Actual bullshit, you know?

    I went to a casual after-wedding brunch with a friend of mine over the summer, and she declared that she first had to change out of her athletic wear. That meant putting on an incredible yellow-and-pink plaid, two-piece ribbon-tied top and matching shorts that was reminiscent of a bo-peep themed romper, along with cowboy boots and a giant sun hat and bug-eyed glasses. It was fucking marvelous. Maybe I should try to be like Ralph Lauren and wear purple velvet smoking jackets with bolo ties, boot-cut jeans and cowboy boots.
     
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  8. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    Once again, I believe the term you are looking for is

    POWER CLASHING
     
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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    now i need to win the SW+D challenge to inflict the aforementioned upon my fellow web denizens.
     
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    Isn't this still peacocking, albeit less in the IG-ish sense and more in the PUA sense? I want to say there was a web site or sub-reddit or something aimed at younger guys who would dress in super-ostentatious outfits, not in the Pitti sense, but intentionally clashing or going way overboard just to stand out. I think someone brought it up in RFT ages ago.
     
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    man i really hope not
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you're thinking of Mister Mort.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think maybe the David Hockney style might be in the realm of what you're talking about.

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    I picked up this sailboat sweater based on a picture of Hockney that I can't find now.

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    Another boot has cracked in the same place same foot; is it how I walk?

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    it's very possible. is your place very dry? it might be drying out the leather.
     
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    Except sapeurs come from Congo-Brazzaville (and are also very much present in Congo-Kinshasa) and are not a thing in the Anglo-Saxon Nigeria. That'd be like ascribing Italian social mores to Scandis or something of the sort.


    Nigerians have this though:
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  17. Find Finn

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    So what you are saying is that style and culture in 2016 can't migrate from one country to another and especially not dandyism, which is quintessentially british.
     
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    Of course they can (though it's a little odd ascribing quintessential Britishness to a subculture that named itself in French, for good reason), but that doesn't mean that that's what happened in this case, and given the prevalence of "Africa is a country" thinking, it's reasonable to point out when someone's using terminology appropriate to one region in describing something about another.
     
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    going to be in times square in a few weeks, good restaurant recommendations?
     
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    Guy Fieri's restaurant
     
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