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Streetwear for the Stodgy Crowd: Confess Here

TheFoo

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There's a thread on the Steetwear forum that brings into question age-appropriate 'streetwear' and what the more classically-inclined members of this forum wear casually. So, I thought it would be interesting to survey what everyone wears when they don't want to exert much effort or are in a more casual setting (say, going to class or the mall, getting groceries, attending 'street-occasions', etc.). Do you express your inner fashion-fiend, or do you climb into your sweats?

I'll be the first to admit that I don't bother putting on my tailored clothing most of the time since my daily activities largely consist of classes and running random errands. I do, however, try to put myself together. Most of my casual clothes are renditions of classic things. I veer toward lots of earthy colors and neutrals.

Here's two photos of me that are pretty representative of how I roll when I hear the call of the street:

Barbour Bedale, Brooks Brothers OCBD, R by 45rpm jeans, Jay Kos crocodile belt, John Lobb Vintage 2004s.


The same as above, but with a Baracuta G9 and white low-top Chucks instead.
 

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The infamous Kos custom belt?
 

TheFoo

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Originally Posted by mmkn
The infamous Kos custom belt?

No, it's the first belt I liked so much I wanted a second one that would fit me better. It is a fantastic belt. I think I've found another source for it: I'll know on Monday when I go to NYC.
 

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/shrug I don't think I do a separate "streetwear" look as such. At least I don't think of it as that.

The spectrum for me is:

suits (work and nice nights out) - odd jacket/trouser (casual days at work and casual evenings out) - odd jacket/jeans & casual coat/jeans (both for random errands around town or whatever). The latter category is usually paired with an open-neck shirt +/- sweater depending on weather.
 

itsstillmatt

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Originally Posted by edmorel
This is how I do street:



(I'm only going to leave this pic up for a few minutes as I feel like a real jerk as I don't know this guy and he is probably a nice dude but this pic is so over the top.
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Well, now you are screwed. Aren't you?
 

Eustace Tilley

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Originally Posted by edmorel
This is how I do street:



(I'm only going to leave this pic up for a few minutes as I feel like a real jerk as I don't know this guy and he is probably a nice dude but this pic is so over the top.
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I wish I could see that pic...

BTW I doubt someone who knows about 45RPM can be entirely clueless about jeans, they don't get a lot of media exposure...If these are Jomons and the colour of the shoes is appropriately reflected in the picturer I do blieve both pieces compliment each other nicely.
 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma
BTW I doubt someone who knows about 45RPM can be entirely clueless about jeans, they don't get a lot of media exposure...If these are Jomons and the colour of the shoes is appropriately reflected in the picturer I do blieve both pieces compliment each other nicely.

I bought the 45RPMs because they were highly recommended on the Streetwear forum and I needed a new pair immediately. Case in point, I have no idea if they're Jomons.

The colors are pretty accurate--at least on my screen. I like wearing dress shoes with my jeans. I know others hate that.

Originally Posted by Parker
White Chucks or Purcells are my "casual" shoe. I suit up either for important meetings or just for the hell of it.

I like it when my white Chucks have developed a slightly yellowed hue, but haven't darkened significantly or gathered big stains. They're too white when new, and disgusting when they get too old. Washing them just seems to whiten the shoe while leaving serious stains in place, which are then in higher contrast.
 

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I've posted photos of what I wear everyday, and it's usually something not very "casual." I also have a pair of sea-turtle skin cowboy boots I wear for regular situations.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I also have a pair of sea-turtle skin cowboy boots I wear for regular situations.

Does sea turtle hide make a better cowboy boot, or do you just take glee in killing sea turtles?
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
Does sea turtle hide make a better cowboy boot, or do you just take glee in killing sea turtles?
It's purely an esthetic choice, and it's also quite a durable skin.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
It's purely an esthetic choice, and it's also quite a durable skin.

Love to see photos of those cowboy boots.
 

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