The WAYWT Discussion Thread

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

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  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    I am getting the strong feeling that people here don't get what is supposed to be a wry, self-parodic and generally never 100% serious tone in most of my posts*. If you try reading them in the voice of, say, Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and A Funeral, it might help. Clearly I'm either an utter failure as a writer as well as in matters sartorial, or I have just misjudged people's ability to parse a perhaps unfamiliar manner. Maybe I should add helpful little stage directions in, like <strokes beard, looks in an concerned manner into the distance> (don't worry, I won't!).

    *The same might be said for the clothes, but it's becoming clear to me that humour is a dangerous route to take in style, even more so if it's less clear that there is anything amusing going on for anyone apart from me. Just as with my writing, the nod and the wink doesn't seem to be apparent - although I thought that talk of wearing your hat at a rakish angle and Oasis posing was a dead giveaway. I guess high camp and better photography would make it more obvious, but just mixing and matching with just an element of playfulness and enjoyment doesn't appear to go down well with those who think style is very, very serious, or it's the wrong kind of humour for this crowd and just doesn't register at all. I think this is probably best discussed in another thread though...

    Maybe I'll disappear for a while, and come back with a David Bowie#-style reinvention (minus the facepaint, it's hell on the complexion).

    #For the younger members, a once famous chameleonic rock star - think Lady Gaga as a man, but with musical talent.
     
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    Goddamn you are condescending.
     
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    You do fail at your mission to write with a wry wit. You come off as pretentious and overly verbose to make us think you are smart. None of your writing is funny, it is try hard; just like your outfit.
     
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    You seemed to have missed this part, FlyingMonkey. See, you need to reevaluate your approach and "style". SW&D doesn't like your fits and those in MC didn't like your fits. Your bullshit responses don't make your shitty fits any better. But what do we know? There are only thousands of SF members and one of you. What could we could we possibly know or see that you don't? You need to shut up and simply listen. Unless, of course, you'd like to continue dressing humorously and appear as though you got dressed in the dark.
     
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    You're right about the failure, but wrong about the motive. Anyway, that's it now. Gone. Finished.
     
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    Aw com on, don't give up that easily. You wouldn't have put forth this much effort if you weren't a little bit interested in improving your appearance, so keep on posting.
     
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    look dipshit, I know about 'trends in denim' considering I worked in a fucking denim store for two years, and if you want to have a denim experience cock waving contest (not like anyone gives a fuck, but you wanted to open this door for some reason) I'm going to win. are you an academic in the sense that you teach english in asia? because i just can't see someone who is so unable to take critique survive in any sort of world of peer review.

    seriously, wtf is this. there's a perfect quote from apc's jean touitou (you might have heard of him in the latest easy of free and easy, it's what all the kids these days are reading!)

     
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    I just mean the affected persona. Of course I'm interested in improving how I dress. I'll just keep my posts short and sweet (and less frequent). In return, it would be nice if people gave me a (second) chance.
     
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    I dont wanna be apart of this circle jerk, but I always find it funny people who say, 'give me your worst/be harsh with me!!" are always the type to be really defensive.
     
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    I'm probably not one to talk, but I think affectation is the problem, both in tone of voice and choice of garments.
     
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    It's one thing to take criticism with grace--it's another to U-turn and kowtow to every bizarrely freakish suggestion on this board, like some castrated sycophant! Have some dignity, man! Hold you head up high, stand and fight for what your believe in. You can't just let yourself be broken on the wheel. Who the fuck anointed you disciple, and the nutjobs here your masters? You are here as much to educate and inspire, as to take instruction. Get your thick head out of the academic sand. This is not a delusional classroom for the teacher to be always right, for the teacher to subtly intimidate, and the student to back away and suck up fearing for their grade, when all along the student is completely right.
     
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    Pot calling kettle fat.
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    It's like watching a stodgy bro fest.
     
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