SW&D SATURDAY CHALLENGE 11.15.2013: SOWING DISCORD

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Synthese, Nov 11, 2013.

THE CLASH OF THE MIGHTY

Poll closed Nov 19, 2013.
  1. Diniro

    19 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Tirailleur1

    11 vote(s)
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  3. Claghorn

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  4. thomaspaine

    17 vote(s)
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  5. RegisDB9

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  6. nicelynice

    32 vote(s)
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  7. NOBD

    3 vote(s)
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  8. Lionheart Biker

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  9. Dorje

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  10. Parker

    58 vote(s)
    61.1%
  11. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    9 vote(s)
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  12. Conceptual 4est

    13 vote(s)
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  13. FlyingMonkey

    19 vote(s)
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  14. Notwithit

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  15. Kindofyoung

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  16. STANLEYVANBUREN

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  17. LA Guy

    11 vote(s)
    11.6%
  18. Teger

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  19. thatoneguy

    20 vote(s)
    21.1%
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  1. Bortelli

    Bortelli Senior member

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    If you ask anyone from SWD, they are going to say only plebes and fashionistas care about brands. A.K.A brand whoring.

    I still don't quite understand what you are asking, is it because you constantly see common projects that it is starting to piss you off?
     


  2. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Different brands generally have different overall aesthetics. Of course there are groups of designers that tend to get worn together. Brands also help less obsessive people identify the item so they can buy/investigate further. Some things are recognizable without ID for a lot of posters much like a certain pagoda shoulder in CM or whatever.
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i have a hard time believing anyone here on SF who claims not to care about brands. furthermore, what is wrong about caring about brands, especially the ones that make clothing that you enjoy. the answer of course, is nothing.
     


  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No anger from me. I don't even know what common projects are (expensive sneakers, right?). Generally, I go through WAYWT and pin what I like without paying attention to the brands. It isn't something I'd ever wear, so I don't need to worry about knowing what to buy.

    Just curious about the pattern. Went through the last 10 fits on WAYWT, and 8 of them included the brands being worn, so that seems to be the norm.

    I figured it may have something to do with this. Also, I'm willing to bet a lot of brands are a lot less interchangeable than CM brands.
     
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  5. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I think a lot of people end up being curious. I used to never post brands, but got so many PM's and comments that I started doing it. I wouldn't say that anyone in SW&D cares about the brands, it's more that you gravitate, when purchasing, towards brands you like because they produce things you like. It's actually a really good question for this thread, based on the discussion about the interpretation of this week's challenge. For example, a lot of Margiela, which went from deconstructed/reinterpreted menswear to, I don't know, Miami Vice cosplay, goes really well with some of the more artisanal 'arte povera' and goth brands (as long as styled well). I thin a lot of people have a "look" in mind, maybe moreso than the CM crowd (pure conjecture), and knowing which brands might make a product you actually like is often useful. So, it's not brands for the sake of the brands, but rather brands for the sake of the look. Does that sound right?
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    yes. it does. :)
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alright. Ahem. My attempt at discord without being too CM about it. Severely limited by wardrobe constraints. And the fact that it is sprinkling today.

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    So I figure there are two elements of discord here. One is the red and wheat pocket square against an outfit that is all blue (except the shoes, which were black derbies from AE). The other is the shirt, which clearly isn't something that is intended to go with an odd coat and wool trousers.

    I really had to struggle with my options to figure out how to approach this from a SWD standpoint rather than an CM. Ignoring rules in favor of aesthetics. I noticed a lot of fits that I like on this side are monochromatic, so I figured I'd try and do the same thing. Most of them tend to be gray or black, and while I could have put together something in gray, I'm not sure how comfortable I would have been in it. Blue just feels a bit more "me," so I went with that.

    Blue trousers with a blue jacket are generally a big no-no on the other side, but that's (I hope) an objection based tradition rather than aesthetics. So I ignored that stodgy voice in my head and went with something that hopefully came together decently.
     
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  8. Teger

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    yep, I list brands so people don't always ask 'where's that from?'. I care about brands when I buy because: a. brands usually produce pieces within an aesthetic that work well together, b. i know my sizing in those brands already, which makes buying cheap online easier, c. i care about the story behind brands and production, and when i'm familiar with a brand i have a better grasp on this things.
     


  9. in stitches

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    clags my dude, i see no discord there buddy, just a fit that has some quirks, for better or worse. also, an SWD fit with no shoes is like, no way man. no h8.
     


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    My simple contribution : Beachwear 5Zip

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  12. Claghorn

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    Alright, I'll take a picture with shoes, but I'm out and about, so they'll be cellphone quality.

    What does one mean by discord? Linen in winter is pretty discordy. a very fashion forward shirt (or at least, fashion forward by my standards) with strong CM elements. a pocket square which clashes with the monochromatic aspect of everything else. All this seems like discord (I realize that discord is entirely in the eye of the beholder, and if one sees none, there is zero point in intellectualizing it).

    Edit: Alright, I see a lot of discord with Regis' fit ^_^.
     
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    i mean, that when one, at least me, looks at your fit, the first thought is not, "whoa! thats a crazy discordant look, but it looks so cool!" instead, it was like, "um, that stuff all looks likes it was aimed for the same look, its just might no go together so well." also, i dont think unseasonal clothing would be called discordant, imho. (again, no h8) either way, kudas for trying, i didnt have the balls to try it.

    i think doing a discordant look is much harder within the general confines of MC, than within the general confines of SWD. and i think a truly well executed discordant MC look, would effectively turn into an SWD look.

    cellphone quality is a-ok! hell, in SWD its almost de-riguer (sp?).
     


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    I like this a lot. I think this is what we're talking about? CM up top, streetwear on the bottom.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alright, so the discord in thomaspaine's outfit is that it looks like MC Casual from the waist up and....I don't know what to call it....gymninja from the waist down?

    Edit: Teger answered my question as I posted it.

    So, if I had worn a linen jacket, knit tie, and shorts (I do have some PoW shorts that look like they are from trousers), that would've been discordant? That just feels a bit #menswear.

    I'm not a big LR fan, but would this be discordant then?

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