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the SF streetwear uniform

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So I was reading Manton's thread about groupthink aesthetic over in Men's Clothing. I think most MC forumites would agree that the SF "dressed-up" uniform consists of a RLBL suit, a french-cuff white dress shirt w/ spread collar, a dark knit tie, and brown AE's.

Over here in SW&D, we seem to have a lot more variation in style. However, I wonder if there's some sort of consensus on what the basic, "default," "easy" fit would be accepted by most/all of the SW&D crowd.

I was thinking something like chucks/CP's, APC NS's, AA tee/BoO buttondown/Sterlingwear peacoat.

What are your thoughts?
 

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I'm bored and don't feel like going to bed or doing my math homework just yet.

(ergo, I asked).
 

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Originally Posted by wmmk
I was thinking something like chucks/CP's, APC NS's, AA tee/BoO buttondown/Sterlingwear peacoat.
Maybe some sort of M65 instead of the peacoat and Jacky P's in the shoe category, but you pretty much nailed it. Kinda like the Supreme x 19cm MIJ x Vans SuFu uniform of yore. Now those were the days...
 

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Originally Posted by wmmk
(ergo, I asked).
Ahem, Ergo, rogabam. (IIRC) I like interrogabam more though.
 

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One of the high guys in the "think out of the box regarding clothes" thread mentioned the oxford, slimming jeans and desert boots.
Nailed me completely.
And i don't even have desert boots!
 

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Originally Posted by Gravitas
Ahem,
Ergo, rogabam. (IIRC)
I like interrogabam more though.


Oh man, I'm having lots of Latin conversations on SF today for some reason.

rogabam would be "I was asking."
rogavi would be "I asked."

you could also go with quaesivi.
 

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I was thinking something like chucks/CP's, APC NS's, AA tee/BoO buttondown/Sterlingwear peacoat.
I think the "uniform" you've posted is more apptly described as "general advice given to newbies". There may be certain underlying principles or sources of inspiration that are constant across the board but I don't think that has resulted in a SF uniform. I would say that most of the regular posters in the WAYWN thread have a customized look.
 

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Throwin this question out there....what if the general public started wearing the "SF uniform" or even stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch or Hollister started promoting the "SF uniform" style.

Would the "SF uniform" continue to be the recommendation for people just starting out into getting in fashion? Or would it then be looked down upon since it would have become mainstream?
 

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It's already looked down upon by the fashion forum elite.
 

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Originally Posted by PolePosition
Throwin this question out there....what if the general public started wearing the "SF uniform" or even stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch or Hollister started promoting the "SF uniform" style.

Would the "SF uniform" continue to be the recommendation for people just starting out into getting in fashion? Or would it then be looked down upon since it would have become mainstream?


That's a rather cynical way of looking at it. In the end, the SF newb outfit really is about fit, with the operant consideration being that most mainstream labels fit like ass.

That said, I have T shirts from American Eagle and Target that fit me better than any AA tee, and I would hope I wouldn't incur the opprobrium of the SF hivemind were they to surface in a WAYWT.
 

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Originally Posted by Stazy
I think the "uniform" you've posted is more apptly described as "general advice given to newbies". There may be certain underlying principles or sources of inspiration that are constant across the board but I don't think that has resulted in a SF uniform. I would say that most of the regular posters in the WAYWN thread have a customized look.

+111

It's not what many long time posters actually wear, but it's a good base for people who previously only wore whatever oversized stuff they happened to come out of the mall with. After learning to find flattering pieces that fit well and are safe stylistically, you can break away, experiment with things, and try to develop outfits that have style as opposed to outfits that simply fit well.
 

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Originally Posted by Stazy
I think the "uniform" you've posted is more apptly described as "general advice given to newbies". There may be certain underlying principles or sources of inspiration that are constant across the board but I don't think that has resulted in a SF uniform. I would say that most of the regular posters in the WAYWN thread have a customized look.

I have to agree, when I first joined I took a bit of advice and I basically got into the AA, Chucks, and Apc look. Now after being on here for a bit longer I have seem to gotten my own style.

Originally Posted by chronoaug
+111

It's not what many long time posters actually wear, but it's a good base for people who previously only wore whatever oversized stuff they happened to come out of the mall with. After learning to find flattering pieces that fit well and are safe stylistically, you can break away, experiment with things, and try to develop outfits that have style as opposed to outfits that simply fit well.



Nail on the head.
 

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Originally Posted by wmmk
Oh man, I'm having lots of Latin conversations on SF today for some reason.

rogabam would be "I was asking."
rogavi would be "I asked."

you could also go with quaesivi.


Ah yes, you are correct. It hasn't even been a year and I have forgotten all of the basics!
 

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