In terms of fashion/style/clothing, Atlanta is a frozen shithole. Atlanta is a dogshit dildo. Atlanta is fucking over. My interest in clothing first started with stuff around me, which means that I was really into super slim plaids and oxfords and sort-of-not-really preppy workwear stuff. That's just how southerners who "know how to dress" dress, sort of like a weird try-hard bastardization of Ivy type thing. I just wanted to look good, and the only exposure I have to clothing is either that or on the internet. Combine my surroundings with 2008-2009 Styleforum... man, I remember how down I was with plaid, having like 10-15 shirts and clarks desert boots and alden indy's and "fun" socks... But really that stuff wasn't me. It was never really that comfortable for me, both taste-wise and functionally. I'm in ecology and do a lot of hiking and birding, and I love being outside; tight crisp oxfords and stuff really looks out of place there when others who share the same interest are wearing Chacos and cargo shorts and rocking ponytails or whatever. The ultimate inspiration for me isn't what's done by fashionable people per se, but really I've grown to love how my colleagues dress. Comfort, loose, throw in a bit of utility, something you can wear in the sun and be happy and not miserable. When I started working in the gardens a few years ago, I saw so many ridiculous outfits. Everything was so eclectic because you had people from all sorts of different cultures coming to one place to volunteer and work. You had African influences with a lot of their traditional wear, Muslims and Middle Eastern wear, "hippie" white girl stuff with sun hats and oversized cardigans, cargo pants and old, 10 year old chambray shirts, florals so vibrant and awesome that they pretty much blend into the garden themselves... That's a lot of how I dress now, with about 40% of my wardrobe being more minimal and "cleaner" stuff like Schneider, etc. I used to not think too much about utility, but now it's almost essential to me. Of course, I do it my own way by spending waaaaay more money than they do to look much, much worse than them, and I feel kind of bad for it so I don't talk to anyone about clothing or fashion because ... what's there to talk about? I'd much rather talk about which varieties of tomatoes will do the best this season or share some recipes for awesome pepper pulled pork. That said, man, c4 is a real inspiration though...it's not just what he wears that I love, but it's how he wears it. It's like, I see the dude and read his posts and I can't imagine him dressing any other way. That's what I really feel this whole fashion thing boils down for me, and although I can talk to people about Raf, Jil, Margiela, all that shit I've learned from the great people here, I think it's equally as nice to just look decent and be comfortable, be you, and drink some sweet tea and eat some fried chicken on a porch.