Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    I've decided that skimping on basics because no one else can tell the difference anyway is the ultimate in what Kiya likes to refer to as peasant status. Mixing and matching applied to all parts of your wardrobe is one thing, but wearing bunch of cheap basics and then flossing with a couple of expensive, high visibility pieces is pretty lame, imo. Basics are the one thing that you really do for yourself, fashionwise. Unless you are close up and personal, no one is going to be able to tell the subtlety in the fabric, construction, wash. Of course, everyone is going to be able to tell that you are wearing a Rick Owens leather, or whatever.

    Second pet peeve: taking care to keep your everyday clothes in good condition is the opposite of cool. You should do that for suits and shoes that you may wear to a wedding or a funeral. Everything else should be unsellable after about a week of wear. They are clothes. They don't deserve to be revered.

    I am going to do yardwork later today in a Rag&Bone MIJ sweatshirt (super comfy), 5EP jeans, a KMW belt, and Common Projects.


    on the other hand, I am a broke ass peasant student who is saving up for a pair of nice pair of raw denim and my nicest button-down is from banana republic. i do yardwork in old levis and sneakers - who the fuck cares what you look like when you're mowing the lawn?

    im not saying baby everything - but wearing 1000$ worth of clothes to do yardwork just because you don't want to be a peasant and the idea that clothes "should be unsellable after a week of wear" is pretty silly. if you can afford to, great, otherwise, shitting on people because they're not "cool" for taking good care of a $300 pair of jeans is ridiculous.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    on the other hand, I am a broke ass peasant student who is saving up for a pair of nice pair of raw denim and my nicest button-down is from banana republic. i do yardwork in old levis and sneakers - who the fuck cares what you look like when you're mowing the lawn? im not saying baby everything - but wearing 1000$ worth of clothes to do yardwork just because you don't want to be a peasant and the idea that clothes "should be unsellable after a week of wear" is pretty silly. if you can afford to, great, otherwise, shitting on people because they're not "cool" for taking good care of a $300 pair of jeans is ridiculous.
    Peasant is a state of mind, not a function of your financial situation. I had the same attitude when I was a broke ass student as I do now. I would save up for things, just like I am sure that you do. But I have never differentiated between "going out" and "working" clothes. My point is that clothes are meant to be worn. No one cares what I am wearing when I am mowing the lawn. I'm not deliberately putting on that stuff to do yardwork. It just happens to be what I am wearing right now. If I were wearing my AA thermal henley, then I'd do my weeding in that. I'm not saying to deliberately screw up your stuff. That is stupid too. I'm saying that if you can't live in your clothes, they are not really yours. I've got nothing against cheap basics, not at all. There is a ton of AA stuff in my closest. But I do have something against consciously having "nice clothes", which you baby, and other clothes, which you beat up. Rye, for example, wears the same stuff in his studio (this usually includes an AA tee) as he does when he goes out (I think that he threw on a jacket and a scarf to go to a party his representation was holding.) I really like that.
     
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    Rye, for example, wears the same stuff in his studio (this usually includes an AA tee) as he does when he goes out (I think that he threw on a jacket and a scarf to go to a party his representation was holding.) I really like that.

    What ever happened to Rye? Too busy with Kill City to post?
     
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    I'm behind that. I think after about year 2 or so of subscribing to SF buying habits I'd throw together an outfit, mentally put a price tag on it and freak out a bit. By now, the clothes I've gotten and have just have all been lumped together as far as what I wear, rather than an association with what they're 'appropriate' for, or whatever. Frankly, I'm a lot happier this way. I still catch shit from my friends, but that's what they're there for.
     
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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    intentionally doing something in clothes you like to wear that you know will damage them is retarded and wasteful
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    What ever happened to Rye? Too busy with Kill City to post?
    Too much of a wanker.
     
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    Fair enough, but I'm pretty sure 'yard work' isn't going to make your Wings and Horns spontaneously combust. Or rather, short of really excrutiating circumstances, I don't have to set aside most of my wardrobe.
     
  9. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    LA Guy- I understand the concept of not having to think about "showing off" outfits vs. what you normally would wear in terms of peasant status type stuff, but i think you're taking it a bit far with the doing messy yard/car work in just whatever. I still would do yardwork in basketball shorts/sweatpants and a tshirt i got for free from some crappy promotion on campus

    I'm not going to play a few hours of full court pickup or back in undergrad playing flag football or ultimate frisbee intramurals in something i care about. I'm going to get crazy sweat stains, grass stains, sometimes some blood, mud, and stuff like that. Even before i gave a shit about any of my clothes and still to this day, i have a separate drawer of clothes for playing sports and what not in. Usually just a collection of basketball shorts, sweat pants, tshirts i've gotten for free for some reason and some headbands.

    I don't care if it's all RO, r&b, raf, whatever, i'm not going to lounge around my apartment in anything but boxers and an old loose fitting tshirt (i have a few from 10 years ago i sleep in). I still think people are crazy for just relaxing in their house in jeans, shoes, and a button up who say "no, i'm comfortable in this". Don't know what's more comfortable for laying in a recliner or on a couch than boxers and an old tshirt.



    I do wear my shit to whatever house party/bar. When i lived in gainesville and would go to shitty house parties or to this craphole bar for a beerpong tourney i'd still wear whatever i felt like including some cdg, margiela, boo, ndc, whatever
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    You guys need to understand Fok's idea of yard work is picking dandelions and turning on the sprinklers.

    Also, during the day clothes lack the formality of going out clothes so I am not going to stroll around in my raf laceups and lanvin blazer during the day when it's 90 outside.
     
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    welll that makes more sense
     
  12. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    God i don't miss doing yardwork in florida during the summer. Fucking awful
     
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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Also, people who do yardwork for a part/full time job have specific clothes usually.


    People need to buy super expensive selvage overalls and distressed margiela gloves so they can truly go pull weeds, mulch, re-sod, mow, and plant in style without fear of being a peasant. I've seen vintage selvage overalls on ebay before. It can be done
     
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    LA Guy- I understand the concept of not having to think about "showing off" outfits vs. what you normally would wear in terms of peasant status type stuff, but i think you're taking it a bit far with the doing messy yard/car work in just whatever. I still would do yardwork in basketball shorts/sweatpants and a tshirt i got for free from some crappy promotion on campus

    I'm not going to play a few hours of full court pickup or back in undergrad playing flag football or ultimate frisbee intramurals in something i care about. I'm going to get crazy sweat stains, grass stains, sometimes some blood, mud, and stuff like that. Even before i gave a shit about any of my clothes and still to this day, i have a separate drawer of clothes for playing sports and what not in. Usually just a collection of basketball shorts, sweat pants, tshirts i've gotten for free for some reason and some headbands.

    I don't care if it's all RO, r&b, raf, whatever, i'm not going to lounge around my apartment in anything but boxers and an old loose fitting tshirt (i have a few from 10 years ago i sleep in). I still think people are crazy for just relaxing in their house in jeans, shoes, and a button up who say "no, i'm comfortable in this". Don't know what's more comfortable for laying in a recliner or on a couch than boxers and an old tshirt.


    I have a German Shepherd (they shed like fucking crazy), and I live in a condo. If I wear anything but jeans, shoes, and a shirt then I'm covered head to toe in dog hair. [​IMG]
     
  15. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Haha. My friend has 2 german shepards and you're definitely right. I'd go over to watch football and get to my car later and be fucking covered.
     
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