Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Teger, Nov 2, 2011.
So why are you posting here?
That's actually a really excellent question.
Don't forget to post in WAYWT before you leave in a blaze of glory!
I don't agree with this. Never really cared for the stealth wealth thing.
But I do agree that context is important.
Well by that logic, how is wearing most designer stuff different? If you can afford better alternatives and have an interest in fashion/clothing, why wouldn't you want to upgrade? Why do you wear margiela blazers instead of H&M ones? There's no tag on the outside that signifies your jacket as more expensive. You can tell with a trained eye that it's higher quality, but that goes for everything I mentioned as an example as well.
You'd rather everyone who can afford them wear 255$ balenciaga t-shirts to throw the cover off their wealth?
Pretty much. Only the people who have interest/care notice.
I'm not going to buy a generic flannel or a RRL flannel because I don't wear flannel shirts. I don't care if everyone else does. They don't interest me. I'm not going to buy a pair of APCs because I don't care for denim. It doesn't matter how much nicer a pair of APCs are than Levis, I'm not interested. I don't need an upgraded version of what everyone else is wearing. I'm comfortable wearing what I like.
Totally agree with the higher-quality pieces bit. And it definitely is practiced, at least at my alma mater. There are some who did pull off a dressier look daily because they made it work without being pretentious. Also helps if you dress-down from time to time. And I agree with Hendrix's statement above as well - do what you want and dress comfortably. Style branding for the sake of style branding is stupid (SF flame-suit on).
Yeah, see, this train of thought treads a fine line. On the one hand you have subtlety and tastefulness, on the other hand you have a lot of wanking over gimmicky "details" that those "in the know" people notice.
selvedge, pick stitching, etc etc.
Not my scene.
Exactly. Which is the mindset of 90% of the forum. I like it: shows that you appreciate clothing for more than just the price tag or trying to get the wimenz.
Most of the enjoyment I get out of it is knowing that what I'm wearing had some actual thought and design put it into it, and then the actual construction process was performed by someone with considerable skill and a passion for what they do.
Solution: wear a jacket made out of a freaking rug
I don't disagree, but you're confusing branding and cachet with a-normal clothing.
You don't have to be a brand whore to like Walter van Beirendonck, but you will look different from what people around you are wearing.
I do not know why, but people love the term "visual interest".
if you need to add visual interest to your outfit, maybe your outfit sucks?
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