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

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  1. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    I think the modern 'style blogger' emphasis on staples, Brooks Brothers, J Press, Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, etc., produces a really boring wardrobe. A lot of people end up feeling like it's their responsibility to get a pair of Sperrys, a pair of Clarks, a pair of PF Flyers, a J Press OCBD, a BB blazer, a Land's End down vest"”and they end up with one of everything and no character in the bunch. Me, I've got nothing against Land's End vests, but a closet full of staples leaves a pretty dull palette.

    i agree.
    but the problem doesn't begin/end with bloggers. a lot of people think "if i am going to buy something then i need to be able to wear it a lot to justify the cost" and i understand that. things can be interesting but "staple" if it's freaked right.
     


  2. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    So my question for you is... where/how do you guys find your aesthetic direction? Is this something you proactively think about as you edit your wardrobe or buy new things? Do you have a certain look/style in mind? I'm highly considering just picking one specific type of 'look' and adding in a few anchoring pieces plus dropping out a few that are inconsistent.

    thoughts?


    The way I do it is
    1) figure out 3 or 4 looks you want to be able to sport on the regular
    2) figure out what pieces have a place in multiple ideal looks
    3) buy them. They are now your "wardrobe staples."
    4) buy other stuff to fill your looks out
    5) proceed onward. Keep your mind open to new things.

    And honestly you don't have to pick an aesthetic, or spend all your time being cohesive. Mix and match, stay loose and creative.
     


  3. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    better idea: 1) Read too much 2) Construct an interior fantasy world in which you are regent, authorial god-figure, and shiva-destroyer 3) Sort through endless mounds of shit on the internet in an effort to dress as a mythical figure from the aforementioned fantasy world. Some prime candidates: Pwyll, Lord Of Dyved; Gwalchmai, arguably first and oldest of the round table; Paul Atreides, better-know as Muad'dib, the greatest failure and achievement of the Bene Gesserit witches and the Prophet of the Fremen; the protagonist from The Cask of Amontillado, or potentially Nicholas Urfe 200 years in the future. 4) Forgo the question marks 5) Profit!!!!!11one!!
     


  4. toothsomesound

    toothsomesound Senior member

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    Fishtail arrived today. Somehow managed to get all kinds of fuzzy particles all over it in the course over the course of the day. Will attempt to shoot video WAYWT for contest tomorrow morning. Not sure if I should try and hunt down a lint roll between now and then or just rock the fishtail with dusty shit on it. :embarrassed:
     


  5. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    Man I thought I had solid fantasy chops, but you're kicking my ass all over the place. When I was a fantasy reader I only ever wanted to look like the musician Beck circa Mutations, or maybe Morpheus from Sandman.
     


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    Love this: [​IMG]
     


  7. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    moving is when you really realize how much useless shit you have
     


  8. nicelynice

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    moving is when you really realize how much useless shit you have

    really liberating to throw / sell it all away!!
     


  9. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    really liberating to throw / sell it all away!!

    wish I lived in the states at this moment because shipping costs more than what I'd get for selling most of what I need to sell [​IMG]
     


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    Man I thought I had solid fantasy chops, but you're kicking my ass all over the place. When I was a fantasy reader I only ever wanted to look like the musician Beck circa Mutations, or maybe Morpheus from Sandman.
    I still want to look like a character from a William Gibson novel (not cayce pollard). I just need some black leather fingerless gloves, DRKSHDW Jeans and Shirts with the logos of Japanese Megacorporations to go with my ToJ leather and Combat boots. Then i'll be able to hang with he street samurai and the console cowboys all up and down the BAMA sprawl.
     


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    So my question for you is... where/how do you guys find your aesthetic direction? Is this something you proactively think about as you edit your wardrobe or buy new things? Do you have a certain look/style in mind? I'm highly considering just picking one specific type of 'look' and adding in a few anchoring pieces plus dropping out a few that are inconsistent.
    Yes. Choose a look that is so specific that it is easy to determine what does or does not fit. Say, for instance, you want to look like a 19th Century New England sea captain, there are only so many available garments that fit the bill. Makes it easy to ignore everything else.
     


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    thanks for the feedback guys. I think I've come to where I am partly because of the strong adherence to SF groupthink... so inevitably I've got the boat shoes, check, desert boots, check, navy blazer (street blogger check), scarfs (damn you bloggers!), etc...

    anyway, I'm just sort of thinking this out and curious if anyone has feedback. I've posted below some pics of what I currently work with and then a few 'looks' that I like. What I'm looking for is
    1. Any feedback on the general looks/concepts... I know it's totally personal, and please excuse my amateur attempts at finding a wardrobe personality. I'm not in the fashion scene so I've done my best here to put together a few cohesive looks...
    2. Any other pictures, posters, brand names, etc you think fit with that aesthetic and more importantly which particular brands you think will encapsulate that image nicely. What will be the defining anchor pieces to that look?
    3. other?
    4. Thanks y'all.

    I'm currently leaning towards some sort of mix between

    What I'm currently looking like: (not my pics obviously, this is just my general look)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]



    Where I think I might want to go:

    "Dressy Casual':
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    "Prep":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][/SPOILER]

    "Military":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][/SPOILER]

    "Runway Casual":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    "Urban/Grunge":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  13. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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  14. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    laziest answer ever, seriously.


    j/k obviously
     


  15. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    thanks for the feedback guys. I think I've come to where I am partly because of the strong adherence to SF groupthink... so inevitably I've got the boat shoes, check, desert boots, check, navy blazer (street blogger check), scarfs (damn you bloggers!), etc...

    anyway, I'm just sort of thinking this out and curious if anyone has feedback. I've posted below some pics of what I currently work with and then a few 'looks' that I like. What I'm looking for is
    1. Any feedback on the general looks/concepts... I know it's totally personal, and please excuse my amateur attempts at finding a wardrobe personality. I'm not in the fashion scene so I've done my best here to put together a few cohesive looks...
    2. Any other pictures, posters, brand names, etc you think fit with that aesthetic and more importantly which particular brands you think will encapsulate that image nicely. What will be the defining anchor pieces to that look?
    3. other?
    4. Thanks y'all.

    I'm currently leaning towards some sort of mix between

    What I'm currently looking like: (not my pics obviously, this is just my general look)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]



    Where I think I might want to go:

    "Dressy Casual':
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][/SPOILER]

    "Prep":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][/SPOILER]

    "Military":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    "Runway Casual":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    "Urban/Grunge":
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    fyi imageshack.us is fucking horrible and forces the rest of the world to register and log in to view pictures hosted on their site (there are more reasons why they are horrible but that is some old, old drama)

    use http://www.imgur.com or something instead
     


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