Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    Lane, we get that mixing markedly different designers looks dumb. My point at issue is that kunk is berating people for trying different things, throwing around his superiority for sticking to one designer, consantly berating people for "having rick owens and band" in the same wardrobe, etc. etc. Yeah we get that Rick Owens is a "badass" look and makes the wearer feel cool. Shit, even I feel like a bawse wearing a Rick leather. But does that justify having 95% of your wardrobe be the same? Here are kunk's last 15 or so fits.
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    jet Persian Bro

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    Nobody wears boo with ro I dunno wtf you're talking about. Can you show me a pic?

    I think you're making the mistake of me giving a shit, I couldn't care less if people dress like that my posts are reactionary in nature to those presenting a weak argument which gdl summed up best:

    Now, the whole designer consistency bs is just a big sack of shit for weak minded people who can't put an outfit together and need to be told what goes with what. To me, it's the very lowest form of style identity, simple brand whorism without an ounce of thought. So here you go, different strokes, I guess.

    They like it bc it's dummy proof, ro goes with more ro just like julius. People like that bc it's simple and they don't have to think. It makes for great business and marketing towards its fans too. The customers like the look, they like to feel like a badass because they think that's what the image of that particular clothing projects and they never had that before. It's probably to compensate for other things too who knows? They want to feel empowered and they think that by wearing all black this and leather that does exactly that. That somehow color (which btw they have no idea how to coordinate) isn't as hard as greys and blacks and somehow compromises their edge. It's like a pre-assembled aesthetic, if that's your thing fine but don't argue like you got style or doing the inverse of what you're doing is somehow inferior. That's just a defense mechanism driven by insecurity.
     
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    whoops double posted
     
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    for the record I don't like RO leathers, and I buy Julius specifically because of personality reasons. Not because I wanna feel badass. I think its just really hard for us to see eye to eye since we are at opposite extremes. I like monochromatic attire, but I do fit in color there, but it has to be darker shades. I don't think its fair to pidgeonhole people in that manner just because they are abhorrent to color. What if they truly don't like it?

    I actually started out wearing a ton of color. I never posted fits because it was Jcrew garbage, but it was the standard chinos + some button up. I didn't feel like I was being myself after a while, and for some reason Julius did that for me. If I'm bland and unoriginal for being as what I perceive, "being true to myself" then so be it.
     
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    I dunno, maybe some people just want to dress in a way that they like, regardless of whether or not it is in the manner of a creative visionary. I like kunk's fits. Predictable? Absolutely, but obviously he likes it as well. Probably nobody wears a rick leather with jil, but even if it's all Rick one day, and BoO and boat shoes the next, still odd to me. I think some kind of identifiable personal aesthetic is important. Otherwise everything looks like a costume
     
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    yah, exactly..I think some people just come into an aesthetic because it readily speaks to them, and wearing anything else would be out of the question because it wouldn't be them. Even if seems like a carbon copy of runway shows they've pieced it together in their own personal way and feel comfortable in that manner.

    I don't see how taking away a piece or two and replacing them with MMM (example) or something would make it anymore genuine or interesting, tbh. Maybe I'm too caught up with trying to see what the person is telling me with what they wear. Cuz that's what I try to do.
     
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    Some RO leathers are pretty tame when compared to the rest of his work- those can work with other labels like Jil or dare I say BoO.
     
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    yah, its why I don't like them. Way too boring looking for the asking price, lol.
     
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    for the record I don't like RO leathers, and I buy Julius specifically because of personality reasons. Not because I wanna feel badass. I think its just really hard for us to see eye to eye since we are at opposite extremes. I like monochromatic attire, but I do fit in color there, but it has to be darker shades. I don't think its fair to pidgeonhole people in that manner just because they are abhorrent to color. What if they truly don't like it?

    I actually started out wearing a ton of color. I never posted fits because it was Jcrew garbage, but it was the standard chinos + some button up. I didn't feel like I was being myself after a while, and for some reason Julius did that for me. If I'm bland and unoriginal for being as what I perceive, "being true to myself" then so be it.


    yah, exactly..I think some people just come into an aesthetic because it readily speaks to them, and wearing anything else would be out of the question because it wouldn't be them. Even if seems like a carbon copy of runway shows they've pieced it together in their own personal way and feel comfortable in that manner.

    I don't see how taking away a piece or two and replacing them with MMM (example) or something would make it anymore genuine or interesting, tbh. Maybe I'm too caught up with trying to see what the person is telling me with what they wear. Cuz that's what I try to do.


    This is called forum conditioning, it took you being on zeitgeist for awhile in order to realize that. You're only fooling yourself but I'm all for it if it makes you happy.

    Guess synthese wears a costume every day.
     
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    not entirely, I have a personal reasoning as to why I feel so aligned to the label. It all has to do with my beliefs, feelings, and shit. I don't obsess over Paul Harnden and CCP fencing jackets like they do over there. A lot of them are actually pretty flavor of the month since they are too focused on finding something new to wear constantly (look at classifieds/WAYWT). I'm more focused on finding something that fits me as an individual.
     
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    This is called forum conditioning, it took you being on zeitgeist for awhile in order to realize that. You're only fooling yourself but I'm all for it if it makes you happy.

    Guess synthese wears a costume every day.


    Actually for him I'd say it's far from a costume, it's his own style. For me it would be a costume.
     
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    I don't get why everyone is so upset lol

    I think people wearing things that don't work together and experimenting is for the most part a learning experience, you have to go through that to learn alot. I've bought and sold heaps but over the years I've had way more wins as time goes on.

    Some people want to wear different pieces together, some people want a uniform, as long as people are into good design I dont really care.
     
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    It's a simple argument over having varied items/styles in your wardrobe vs something more "unified".

    Some of kunk's fits look good and represent the Rick aesthetic well, but I just wanted to show that wearing the same designer all the time, even worse almost the same exact outfit where every piece you have is interchangable, is a lot worse than wearing a button-down one day and a Rick jacket the next.
     
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    I want to get a pair of Dodgers brown, with a Jack & Jones Jeans.
     
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