Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

TOJ - updates on the debacle, complaints, news about other ventures, whatever.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

    Messages:
    7,925
    Likes Received:
    5,573
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    New Gentrificationland
    


    Good call...I think the current SVB would be well-suited to a suede harrington, while a T-1 would work for SVB 2.0.

    He's already headed in the right direction with the facial hair, IMO.
     


  2. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

    Messages:
    5,487
    Likes Received:
    2,860
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    NYC
    Drew could you possibly proxy me some magazines?
     


  3. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    

    no, shipping is too high.
     


  4. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

    Messages:
    5,487
    Likes Received:
    2,860
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    NYC


  5. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    yes. and you can also find scans for free to download, if you're not picky about getting this week's latest issue.
     


  6. ceoceo

    ceoceo Senior member

    Messages:
    3,383
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Shame, Japanese magazines make fabulous summer pillow with their sheer volume.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012


  7. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    

    That's called visvim and Mastermind Japan ad placement money. Mens Non No is propped up entirely by the Paul Smith Japan/R. Newbold thing.
     


  8. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    Here's some funny, but I feel true trivia regarding the graph:

    - Most guys in Japan, whether they think so or not, generally start off at a similar point zero, a point of no real defined style. Many take this up towards the end of high school or maybe even after high school, but whether they're rich and go to a high end school (okay, for these guys maybe less so, but still) or poor or go to a poor school, they all kinda start off as styleless zeroes and file into a style that they feel works.
    - A lot of guys in Japan tend to migrate to 'street' not because they're from the actual streets obviously, but often because they're fat/short/consider themselves ugly - they may wear the clothes but not prescribe to the lifestyle. In other words, the magazine doesn't rule their life, but does style their outfits. Street gets latched onto because they're loud and kinda free-sized clothes suited to fat guys, etc.
    -SZ for sure, SF sometimes (with all the 'baller' threads) tends to stratify, segregate, jizz over, worship, etc based on pricetags - there's obviously some amount of pricetag worship in Japan because it's money, but it'd never be fetishized like it is on these American-based boards with a baseball card collector's mentality. Why? Because a) basically everything in Japan is expensive, and b) If you got the money (which many do here, on SF, and in Japan) you could shop in the same neighborhood and fit 5 or 6 aesthetics, there is NO rarity value in Japan. A weekend afternoon in Shibuya and Ebisu could mean a stop at Lift Etage and you'd get a SZ outfit that they'd jack off to, and then maybe one or two more shops would get you an SF-approved outfit. As much as SZ wants to make their clothes sacred, that's just not happening. Especially since half of their shit smells like Marlboro menthols and Soy sauce because it came from yahoo auctions, where the clothes actually hung on some Japanese person's drapes for a few years, just like they look in the auction pics. lol. CCP is celeb clothing. done.
     


  9. Cahrin

    Cahrin Senior member

    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Location:
    Toronto
    Is there something about SVB's style (or more generally the Epaulet/WvG style) that's inherently unpaletable, or is it more a case of it not overlapping with the ToJ aesthetic?
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012


  10. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    

    He dresses like the 40 year old virgin.
     


  11. pronxs

    pronxs Senior member

    Messages:
    2,505
    Likes Received:
    391
    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    

    he has a pretty hot gf though kudos to him.
     


  12. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    2,449
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Epaulet style is easy. You are confined to some dress code (biz cas) and you discover Epaulet that has a great product with above excellent customer service, and you go nuts. You buy everything there, it's a one stop shop. It's the best you can do while confined to some arbitrary restriction (I have to be able to wear this to work).

    While it looks nice, it's not really in the same ballpark of style as if you had a blank slate and no restrictions you had more freedom to be creative.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012


  13. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    

    well, he's tall, caucasian, and seems to have a promising career in law - he could even be our next president, but style is not getting checked off the list right now.
     


  14. dibango

    dibango Senior member

    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    TOJ
    -mode-kei: mode (styling, lifestyle)
    -men's non-kei: young, mid-priced
    -ita-oya-kei: italian old guy style (knowledge, lifestyle)
    -ame-oya-kei: americana for old guys (knowledge, fashion)

    seems pretty spot on to me, except i dont get the men's ex connection (or italian style) with TOJ

    also wondering where you'd put DLester and synth.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012


  15. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

    Messages:
    7,925
    Likes Received:
    5,573
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    New Gentrificationland
    I don't have a problem with SVB's current aesthetics - one straight-up MC, the other a better version of MC-casual, both relying pretty heavily on Epaulet - but he seems like a good candidate for developing a third, more streetwear-oriented aesthetic, with the hint of bad-assery that the other two lack.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by