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The Japanese Repro Clothing Thread (Real McCoys, Freewheelers, Etc.)

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What kind of fits look good is pretty subjective, as this pic indicates

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My boy out here in goth sausage casings
And Edward Green boots!
Yeah, now imagine if I wore chunky, loose pants with a tight-shouldered top.

We each have to work with what we have—and I am no Greek god, to put it mildly. Assuming one wants to look better in a traditionally masculine sort of way, that means emphasizing broader shoulders, a narrower waist, and longer legs. There are a zillion different ways to accomplish this, regardless of genre.

Now, fair enough: one may not care about looking traditionally masculine. But it’s hard to square that with wearing traditional men’s workwear.
 
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After mensplaining, comes stylesplaining where a clueless tool barges into a super niche thread to tell us our tiny jackets and big pants are bad while their big jackets and tiny pants are good.
 

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Yeah, now imagine if I wore chunky, loose pants with a tight-shouldered top.
I sincerely think some extra volume (within reason) would suit you better and probably gets you closer to that so dear traditional masculine look.

Then again, I never could square your SWD uniform of choice with your CM proclivities, I mean you obviously have a solid understanding of silhouette, proportions and details but it all seems to have gone out of the window the moment you crossed over.
 
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Yeah, now imagine if I wore chunky, loose pants with a tight-shouldered top.

We each have to work with what we have—and I am no Greek god, to put it mildly. Assuming one wants to look better in a traditionally masculine sort of way, that means emphasizing broader shoulders, a narrower waist, and longer legs. There are a zillion different ways to accomplish this, regardless of genre.

Now, fair enough: one may not care about looking traditionally masculine. But it’s hard to square that with wearing traditional men’s workwear.
If you're looking to portray yourself as more masculine- I don't think the skinny jeans are helping. If you wore pants that had a straight or slim straight fit that would help balance out your silhouette.

At the end of the day this is all preference. Plenty of people who are into streetwear are wearing clothes that are intentionally oversized and don't do anything to flatter their physique. So what? People wear clothes simply because they enjoy them for historical, comfort, material reasons, etc. You don't have to like repro style (I don't like all of it either) but if you came here in good faith, there are better ways to go about starting a conversation than insinuating the people who post here look like shit.
 

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Yeah, now imagine if I wore chunky, loose pants with a tight-shouldered top.

We each have to work with what we have—and I am no Greek god, to put it mildly. Assuming one wants to look better in a traditionally masculine sort of way, that means emphasizing broader shoulders, a narrower waist, and longer legs. There are a zillion different ways to accomplish this, regardless of genre.

Now, fair enough: one may not care about looking traditionally masculine. But it’s hard to square that with wearing traditional men’s workwear.
Just gtfo.
 

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I sincerely think some extra volume (within reason) would suit you better and probably gets you closer to that so dear traditional masculine look.

Then again, I never could square your SWD uniform of choice with your CM proclivities, I mean you obviously have a solid understanding of silhouette, proportions and details but it all seems to have gone out of the window the moment you crossed over.
Mind explaining why you think this would work? I don’t see how bigger looking legs would make me look better.

If you're looking to portray yourself as more masculine- I don't think the skinny jeans are helping. If you wore pants that had a straight or slim straight fit that would help balance out your silhouette.

At the end of the day this is all preference. Plenty of people who are into streetwear are wearing clothes that are intentionally oversized and don't do anything to flatter their physique. So what? People wear clothes simply because they enjoy them for historical, comfort, material reasons, etc. You don't have to like repro style (I don't like all of it either) but if you came here in good faith, there are better ways to go about starting a conversation than insinuating the people who post here look like shit.
First of all, I did not say Japanese workwear is exclusively at fault when it comes to bad looking fits. It happens in every genre. However, it does seem quite evident that love for production details and historical authenticity take such strong precedence here that the goal of “looking good” stands a much greater risk of being warped or lost completely.

Also, there is nothing inherently unflattering about “oversized” clothing or playing around with volume. What is implied and expressed by the aggregate is what matters. The issue with many fits that come out of Japanese workwear is that the aggregate doesn’t work.

Just gtfo.
Man, don’t be so fucking sensitive and fragile. If you need to live in a bubble of positive reinforcement to be happy…
 

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Man, don’t be so fucking sensitive and fragile. If you need to live in a bubble of positive reinforcement to be happy…
lol just gtfo. And I mean that on the aggregate. 😂
 
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lol just gtfo. And I mean that on the aggregate. 😂
Yeah, says everything doesn’t it? For all the negative comments I attract, I’ve never demanded someone simply exit the conversation.

The irony is that you actually look pretty good in your fits. But that is because you are rail thin! You can get away with things that an average-build American cannot. Added volume works on you where it wouldn’t on others because it is still evident that you are very slim.
 

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I am not sure it's coincidence all this hullabaloo was posted right after my fit pics, but I thought those TRM shorts are pretty innocuous.
 

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Yeah, says everything doesn’t it? For all the negative comments I attract, I’ve never demanded someone simply exit the conversation.

The irony is that you actually look pretty good in your fits. But that is because you are rail thin! You can get away with things that an average-build American cannot. Added volume works on you where it wouldn’t on others because it is still evident that you are very slim.
Seriously though, and all my dumb comments aside, I just don't understand why you go into a thread you never participated in before and take a huge dump on people who obviously enjoy themselves and think they look good? What's the thought process behind this? Why not tread the subject a bit more lightly? Or, if you feel you have to be so blunt about it, why don't you ask these questions in a general thread like RFT and not risk to offend as many people? Or is the offensiveness in itself the actual goal? Again, I just don't get it...
 
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I am not sure it's coincidence all this hullabaloo was posted right after my fit pics, but I thought those TRM shorts are pretty innocuous.
Coincidence—not targeting you or anyone in particular. No comment on the shorts.
 

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Seriously though, and all my dumb comments aside. I just don't get why you come into a thread you never participated in before and take a huge dump on people who obviously enjoy themselves and think they look good? What's the thought process behind this? Why don't tread the subject a bit more lightly? Or, if you have to be so blunt about it, why don't ask these questions in a general thread like RFT and so you don't offend as many people? Or is the offensiveness a means in itself? Again, I just don't get it...
Life is too short. There are people who like to hear things directly and plainly, whether they agree or not, and benefit from discourse. Then there are those only able to hear what validates their pre-conceived notions without having an emotional reaction. I don’t care to waste time baby-talking the latter.
 

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