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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    Yup! [​IMG] Pretty cool. I think they should have done the stencil in red or something, though. I'd consider it if I wasn't already planning on making my own bags...
     
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    I've thought about this, and can't really think of a candidate who would fit, and also be willing to put in the time. I like Sydney's in TO, but the online stock is limited, and really, it's either brands already represented (like Bblessing), or niche Japanese and Italian stuff (like Julius and Ann Demeulemeester.) If you guys have any suggestions, PM me. I am more than willing. The one stipulations is that I'd have to be able to talk to someone with decision making processes, directly.

    I've always been a fan of Aloharag.com.
     
  3. jet

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    ^Not me they never carry anything bigger than a 44.
     
  4. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've always been a fan of Aloharag.com.

    Wish they would ship to somewhere other than your billing address. Nice customer service though.

    I went from not giving a damn about how I look (but only wearing the same shit that everyone else wears in college) to caring and looking bad because I tried to hard, to looking pretty decent but still caring and trying too hard, back to not caring and just wearing whatever (with some great fits and terrible ones) and not giving a damn. I wish I could look at myself and say if something looks good or not compared to looking at other people and being able to instantly know.

    Sort of weird how I can wear something dumb and think it looks ok but see someone else and instantly say it looks like shit. Then again I think a lot of people have this problem.
     
  5. Doctor

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    Then again I think a lot of people have this problem.

    Correct.

    Either that, or the ability to judge a fit retrospectively. Ie - 6 months down the track, "What WAS I thinking???!?" Even if you did wear it several times.

    I think this is why some are tempted to play it too safe sometimes. The fear of dicovering an experiment didn't work.
     
  6. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Correct.

    Either that, or the ability to judge a fit retrospectively. Ie - 6 months down the track, "What WAS I thinking???!?" Even if you did wear it several times.

    I think this is why some are tempted to play it too safe sometimes. The fear of dicovering an experiment didn't work.


    Yeah that too. I take lots of pictures of myself so I can see how I look later on. I've made some pretty big mistakes. I still like to push some crazy shit (come on, who the fuck wears pink shoes anyways?) but then again I live in Korea.
     
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    I didn't really enter a random fashion thought. So here:

    I LOATHE boat shoes. I really think it's just me, but I don't care.
     
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    I didn't really enter a random fashion thought. So here:

    I LOATHE boat shoes. I really think it's just me, but I don't care.


    I still don't understand people who hate them. I think they wear kinda like chucks in a way that it's something you casually throw on when it's warm. I think they can look good in some contexts it's just that a bunch of people on this forum making them look like shit probably scares people off so i guess in that respect i can see
     
  9. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Boat shoes are what I go to when I feel like I want to wear sandals. Hey at least I'm not showing off my ugly feet, appreciate that.
     
  10. Eason

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    I didn't really enter a random fashion thought. So here:

    I LOATHE boat shoes. I really think it's just me, but I don't care.


    When my style was more denim oriented I couldn't understand it at all, but once you start wearing more kinds of bottoms you can see how they can work. (they don't for most people, though)
     
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    Boat shoes like quoddys are just mocs and look great, sandals look shit.

    You only hate them because they are everywhere.
     
  12. Doin' Fine.

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    Re: My previous comment.

    I was talking about the the monotony of plaid shirt, raw denim, chucks/chuck lookin shoes/oxfords. I mean, there are often minute variations on that formula that supposedly add diversity, but I think there could be a bit more. And it's not an attempt at a proposition towards change, it's just a random fashion thoughts. And I shoulda said "generally accepted", not "SF Approved. Sorry Fok.
     
  13. thekunk07

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    +1

    ^Not me they never carry anything bigger than a 44.
     
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    Boat shoes are way better then sandals. I have a pair to go to the beach in, but they do look crappy with denim.
     
  15. Lel

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    Am always confused when I see a for sale thread that has pants in my size (28) and yet all the shirts are something like mediums or even larges. That kind of stuff can't look good at all, and I don't think they wear them in a purposefully oversized manner anyways...
     
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    It's hard, really hard. First off because steam punk never really existed, and it's a small genre compared to many other "aesthetics" (sci-fi, fantasy, etc). Not to mention the fact that steampunk itself is a blend of Victorian Sci-Fi, so people tend to focus more on the Victorian aspect and ignore what differentiates steam punk from "Victorian inspired fashions" (I don't know either, FYI). Off the top of my head, the only real way to translate it into an actual, wearable aesthetic (wearable is a loose term here, but if people can walk out onto the streets in GothNinja style then I think we can be lenient on what is wearable) it would combine Victorian influences with a touch of WWII inspired influences (not military, but think of flight jackets and what pilots would wear).
    I don't necessarily think military is such a bad look. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. Robert

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    Military can be a great look when it's done right. Masculine, classic, rugged. I wonder if our country's endless involvement with war has something to do with how much of an influence it's become.
     
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    Lel Senior member

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    Come on Robert, no one ever said bad, I just said it's not "steampunk".

    Don't be putting words in my mouth.

    EDIT: RCG, will respond later. Too tired at the moment.
     
  19. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Come on Robert, no one ever said bad, I just said it's not "steampunk".

    Don't be putting words in my mouth.



    I don't be. Wasn't saying you were, I was just making another observation about it.
     
  20. Eason

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    People, especially people on SF, pay too much attention to individual items of clothing and their respective qualities. How to put together a whole outfit, even with some cheap/common elements, is much more important.
     
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