The WAYWT Discussion Thread

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

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  1. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    oh, ok. i thought it was because i addressed myself as snowman-san :eek:

    thanks snake

    edit: woops, put my irl name. :laugh:
     
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    reedobandito Senior member

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    Snow, keep the jacket. Looks good on you and you'll prolly lose money if you sell it
     


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    Those are, in fact, epaulets. Just because every other person on SF thinks 'passants' is the right term doesn't make it correct.

    From Merriam-Webster.com

    Definition of EPAULET:
    something that ornaments or protects the shoulder: as
    a : an ornamental fringed shoulder pad formerly worn as part of a military uniform
    b : an ornamental strip or loop sewn across the shoulder of a dress or coat
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epaulet
     


  5. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Eh, I'll let this one slide. They're pretty subtle in this case. I still don't like them (I think the RO Stooges would look way better without them, por ejemplo), but I can't fight a one-man battle.

    My real issue is when they show up on button-downs/sweaters/t-shirts.
     


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    wow. can snowman have one? :D




    thanks reedo. and yeah...prob would :embar:
     
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  7. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    also

    though oxford english dictionary has no mention of this definition for the word
     


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    I actually checked the Oxford dictionary too looking for 'passant.' Then Merriam Webster. Generally, the most common definition of 'passant' that I've found is that it refers to the image of an animal walking upright with its front paw lifted in heraldry. Perhaps it does also refer to a shoulder strap to hold on an epaulet (the fringed kind), but epaulet definitely does refer to those things on SVB's shoulders as well. It's certainly not the incorrect term. Also, I know discussions like this set off a chain reaction of bickering sometimes, so that's the last I'll be saying about this today.
     


  9. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Thumb Raider

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    wait, is this the MC thread? did I post in the wrong place?
     


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    Sometimes you just get to a point in discounting your sale where you're just like "fuck it, I'm gonna wear the shit outta this"

    Then it's a done deal, never look back
     


  11. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    i don't care if they're called giraffes they go well in certain instances and not in others
     


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    webster 3rd new international is most unambiguous in classifying shoulder straps as 'epaulets'
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    on the other hand this is the only sense of 'passant' in oed even remotely related to fashion...
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    [​IMG]

    toj dr
    aa henley
    zara jeans
    cp boots

    Jacket isn't actually as cropped as it looks, I was shrugging my shoulders up a little bit.
     


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    Whodini is wrong; language is elastic, and the dictionary is descriptive, not prescriptive. If it were, there would be no second, third, fourth, or fifth meanings given.
     


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