The WAYWT Discussion Thread

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

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  1. APK

    APK Senior member

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    Fcking hot in NYC

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    I know you're on that budget tip right now, but I'd be interested to see what you could do with some better pieces and maybe some tailored mall-level stuff. You've got the frame to really stand out if you start wearing some more interesting/better clothes (no homo).
     


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    disagree with van Witzlebean - I think sneakers (which should be white anyway) are just shoes, and should not be prematurely worn out - I just cleaned my white Achilles lows today with a magic eraser because I like crisp ass white sneakers. If we all lived in Paris or London where every possible place was photogenic and made H+M look cool, I might cross over to the dirty side, but I prefer me some clean sneakers and relatively clean dress shoes as well. There's no reason to be dirty.

    Good to see that I'm not alone in this opinion, since I was never able to relate to the "They look nice, but will look even better once they're worn-/broken in and look dirty and fucked up..." comments whenever someone posted a brand new, spick and span pair of sneakers. If I want my sneakers to look dirty for a more rugged, vintage, or even semi-goth-ninja-look, then I just buy a pair of stained Bratos, painted Margielas, DD Silents, or something along these lines. If I buy a clean, all white pair of sneakers, such as CPs, though, then I handle them with care, try to keep them in as-new condition ( obviously except the soles ) and aesthetically pleasing as long as possible and would never tar them - compared to sneakers that are intended for sports activities, or even "winter beaters" - with the same brush; quite contrary to boots and casual shoes, which I prefer a little beaten up and characterized by the signs of time. Well... I guess it also depends on the individual person's clothing style and overall appearance, though. Hardcore Xili Bro followers probably won't pull off spotlessly clean, shopwindow-crisp sneakers very well...
     


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    I don't know if I'd be mentally capable of allowing something as costly as CP's get scuffed and beat down. I think it's fine with the Chucks/Vans of the world, but even then, it's more a natural progression of wear over intentionally trying to thrash them.
     


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    There's a happy medium between stiff, creaseless sneakers and completely grimy little things like in the destroyed canvas sneaker thread.
     


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    I love the look and eye catchiness of a bright white sneaker but I can see why someone would prefer them beaten up.
     


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    I dislike beaten up sneakers, but prefer mine to look like they aren't brand new. Worn in and some wrinkles are perfect.
     


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    sq4you Mid-level baller

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    Up by my pool, post Spanish victory!

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    There's a happy medium between stiff, creaseless sneakers and completely grimy little things like in the destroyed canvas sneaker thread.

    This, but I know a dirty little secret on how to restore the cp/raf/lanvin sole to beautiful whiteness.
     


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    One problem with worn shoes as white as fresh snow is that they conjure up thoughts of old dudes living down in Sarasota.
     


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    That's why you clean the uppers too (didn't know I had to post that).
     


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    Nice outfit sq4you! I really like the contrast between the shoes and the pants plus the polo fits great!

    Edit: What watch are you wearing? Looks like Bell&Ross but i could be wrong?
     


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    I know you're on that budget tip right now, but I'd be interested to see what you could do with some better pieces and maybe some tailored mall-level stuff. You've got the frame to really stand out if you start wearing some more interesting/better clothes (no homo).
    Thanks. I try [​IMG] To a degree I was kind of fucking around with that last post... I knew the WAYWT council would hate it; I just wanted to see how much. Once it gets cooler (it's still in the 90s at night here) and I have a reason to dress nice I will post some more serious fits. In due time...
     


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    sq4you Mid-level baller

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    Nice outfit sq4you! I really like the contrast between the shoes and the pants plus the polo fits great!

    Edit: What watch are you wearing? Looks like Bell&Ross but i could be wrong?


    thanks dude. yeah its a bell & ross phantom
     


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    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Up by my pool, post Spanish victory!

    stuff all looks good together
     


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