The WAYWT Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Eason, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. toothsomesound

    toothsomesound Senior member

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    GATs look bad in a lot of fits because tan/white sneakers don't look good at the bottom of dark pants/denim with small hems and no cuff. Look at Mikey's last fit with the vans authentics.
    (I don't think white achilles lows look that good at the bottom of unfaded uncuffed raw denimz either.)


    this is just wrong, someone post a fit
     
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    shaftoe Senior member

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    Stanley that spread color makes you look even more pencil-necked. No hate.
     
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    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    @ARW:
    2. Brand new looking raw denim combined with brand new looking luxe sneakers When a clothing item looks overly new it naturally draws more attention to itself than a weathered item would. Thus, we have both the jeans and sneakers drawing us in to be noticed as "new". But unfortunately this extra attention tends to aid in revealing the disconnect between the sporty/luxe sneakers and workman like (anti-luxe) fabric. Another observation is that the most celebrated posters here appear to largely (or perhaps totally) avoid the raw denim + sneakers pairing, yet this is a favorite combo for noobs. Why is that?
    You can replace "luxe" with "boxfresh" Basically, IMO, boxfresh white sneakers "pop" a lot as is, and when placed against something like dark denim, and especially when the hem is really small, they pop even more. But they're plain looking. So the aesthetics sneakers have this weird tug of war between "LOOK AT ME" and "I AM SO UNDERSTATED" With a cuff or heavy fading of the jeans when the sneakers are beat up or when the hemline isn't so tiny it's different. I think this looks funny: [​IMG] Compared to jeans without a small hem and CP's that aren't so bright looking [​IMG] But you are welcome to prove me wrong.
     
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    toothsomesound Senior member

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    dude just look at sufu, black or raw skinny jeans + white sneaks is classic, some people don't like it but it's pretty much standard. please don't use BB1's sad rhetorical attempts at rationalizing his weird prejudices and neuroses
     
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    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Will you accept aegelus' sad rhetorical attempts at rationalizing his weird prejudices and neuroses
    I find brand new sneakers really throw a fit off. Kelvin's mmms looked way too new in his fit (still looked good though). I don't go out of my way to get them dirty but they look better after being worn in the rain a few times I think.
    But i think we just have different aesthetic preferences. I guess we can just put this down to a difference of opinion then.
     
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    Lane Senior member

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    I agree with andrew, black jeans + white shoes has always been a common style. I think it looks fine, but yah its nothing special I think that's obvious nonetheless.
     
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    toothsomesound Senior member

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    dude you went from "tan/white low sneaks + small hem dark jeans = bad" to "boxfresh shit + small hem = bad". doesn't matter much, it is I think kind of an opinion thing but at least be consistent with what you're trying to say. also I'd be willing to bet the opening on aeglus' jeans is pretty much the same (within .5 inch, i'd wager aeglus' are 7.5 or 7 and the other guys are maybe a half smaller but probably the same) as that other guys you posted. Aeglus' hem is just longer so it stacks and looks more voluminous but the opening is probably pretty close. are you trying to say low tops need stacks? dunno.
     
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    lol. ive been wearing gats for like.. years now. so have a lot of people on sf. the only ones that are hyped are the ugly ass MMM ones.
     
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    dude you went from "tan/white low sneaks + small hem dark jeans = bad" to "boxfresh shit + small hem = bad". doesn't matter much, it is I think kind of an opinion thing but at least be consistent with what you're trying to say. also I'd be willing to bet the opening on aeglus' jeans is pretty much the same (within .5 inch, i'd wager aeglus' are 7.5 or 7 and the other guys are maybe a half smaller but probably the same) as that other guys you posted. Aeglus' hem is just longer so it stacks and looks more voluminous but the opening is probably pretty close. are you trying to say low tops need stacks? dunno.
    I guess my issue is the clean break between the jeans and the sneakers draws attention to the light shoe/dark jean contrast that i find aesthetically displeasing. Things that decrease the contrast (fading, stacking, cuffing, wider hems on the jeans, dirtier sneakers) make it look better, at least to me, while things that increase the contrast (darker jeans, clean break, small hems, brighter white on the sneakers) make it look worse (again, at least to me)
     
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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    lol. ive been wearing gats for like.. years now. so have a lot of people on sf. the only ones that are hyped are the ugly ass MMM ones.

    dude they look almost exactly the same.
     
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    the basic ones are nice but nobody buys the plain ones, they always buy the ugly colors because that's what gets marked down
     
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    also those mmm mids (non gat ones) are the ugliest shoes ever, and every week someone is like oh shit they cost $299 for nutsack grey im gonna buy it!! and they are just bad.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    Funny bc I think non-mmm look like shit having seen both side by side.
     
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    i have owned both and i think mmm make your feet look tiny in a bad way
     
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    Funny bc I think non-mmm look like shit having seen both side by side.
    +1 non-mmm gats look like wrestling shoes, brah.
     
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