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What Are You Wearing Now/Today Part I

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Mar 26, 2005.

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    So much emphasis on constrast. Constrast is easy, doing tonal correctly is what takes a good eye.

    Quoted for truth. Tone is everything.

    I see a lot of guys wearing all black around, poorly. There are so many types of black. Some with more blues, some more magentas, some more yellows. Together, it looks a mess. Jeans are the same. Anyone who says that they need just one pair of dark jeans either 1)Doesn't wear jeans often or 2)Is colorblind. For example:

    APCs have a lot of red in them. Unless they are brand new, or have been brine washed, they tend to look like shit with most blacks. Tones are way off. But I see people wearing them with black all the time. 5EP are more versatile because they are pretty well balanced. They have a greencast than makes them wearable with more somber tones, but have a fair bit of yellow and red, some warm colors, especially if the jeans are worn with a warm colored belt, something tobacco rather than british tan, say. And Kicking Mules have a lot of brown in them, and that is accentuated by the stitching. They look like shit with black, generally, but I see this all the time anyway. They call for a blue or an earth tone. If you wear jeans often, you need about 3 pairs of jeans unless the rest of your wardrobe is dominated by either cool or warm tones.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I wanted to see if I could pull off the low contrast look, not too sure.

    Margiela
    Whall
    AE

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    I think that the tones are quite reasonable (at least from what I can see), but that shirt is at least a size too small. Margiela cuts his shirts to hang crisply over the body. Your arms and biceps bulge out of the shirt, and fits taut around your midsection. It looks like you can't even do up the buttom button. Not flattering. Sorry.
     
  3. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Blacks are hard to match. It irks me that my black EG 19c. shirt (a reddish black) looks really off with my black EG whipcord (more blueish black). I try to buy charcoal/grays instead of blacks for this reason. Just makes steezy easier.
     
  4. BrettChaotix

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    Yowza, what a debate...

    Superbobo - you sir, have just given me my new signature. I hope you don't mind but it's too damn good to resist.

    Razuel - I think there have been enough photos in the last two pages or so to prove that not everyone here dresses the exact same. We take things about each other's styles that we like and we apply them to ourselves. Some are very similar, some are worlds apart.

    If you want to explore both sides of the fence, keeping hanging around here but also dig on AuthenticForum and HonestForum which seem to cater to a more trendy crowd (and I'm not saying that in a snobby way)

    Don't limit yourself to just the WAYWT thread, dig through the past 6 months worth of threads in "Streetwear & Denim" and you'll see many interesting debates and conversations over the "how's and why's" of the members outfits. I've learned a lot here in a short time that way.

    oh, and I agree that SoCal's style is damn-near impeccable.

    Rye - I like the bunny [​IMG]

    Oh, for whomever thinks a women's SF would be a war - check out AuthenticForum. Mall-brand women posting their RR and TR and complimenting each other non-stop, even on the bad fits.... it's a love-fest!
     
  5. LA Guy

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    Blacks are hard to match. It irks me that my black EG 19c. shirt (a reddish black) looks really off with my black EG whipcord (more blueish black). I try to buy charcoal/grays instead of blacks for this reason. Just makes steezy easier.

    Only my black Nom de Guerre M65, which has charcoal in the mix, matches my black Fred Bare cap. Otherwise, I wear that thing with olives and charcoals. My brown cap, which has both reds and a lot of black in it, ironically, matches my black stuff better, in general, and also goes with most of my blues.

    Yeah, black is difficult to do. I have seen people here, but more on Superfuture, cheat. Tones are difficult to see on a monitor, easy in person. I look at some of the black on black on black outfits on Sufu, and because I know what the pieces look like in person, I say "Looks good on screen, would look like shit irl."
     
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    Sunday--it was hot.

    [​IMG]

    Not a faux-tuck, the top's not quite long enough to cover the buckle, so it rides up as I walk.

    Today is much worse, but I can't afford to be (quite) as casual:

    [​IMG]

    (random hat from a cheap hat shop, H&M shirt that the tailor shortened a little *too* much, random gray v-neck, PBJ 005, Allen Edmonds)
     
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    (random hat from a cheap hat shop, H&M shirt that the tailor shortened a little *too* much, random gray v-neck, PBJ 005, Allen Edmonds)

    dig the hat! The layering of the tshirt with the HM shirt looks good, makes the too-short hem look intentional, I'm surprised you arent wearing shades in this shot. Tho I'm not sure if your usual aviators would look good with the hat (?)
     
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    dig the hat! The layering of the tshirt with the HM shirt looks good, makes the too-short hem look intentional, I'm surprised you arent wearing shades in this shot. Tho I'm not sure if your usual aviators would look good with the hat (?)
    I'm holding the shades in my hand. [​IMG] Yeah, I decided that rather than toss the shirt, I'd try to find ways to make it work. Since I almost always layer shirts in summer anyway (especially in this godawful near-100 degrees + humidity weather), a sufficiently short shirt seems to work okay as layering. The aviators don't look bad... but they don't really look good, either. I'm not sure what would look good. I have probably five random pairs of sunglasses I never wear anymore stashed away, maybe I'll start trying them all on and see if anything seems to work.
     
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    I think that the tones are quite reasonable (at least from what I can see), but that shirt is at least a size too small. Margiela cuts his shirts to hang crisply over the body. Your arms and biceps bulge out of the shirt, and fits taut around your midsection. It looks like you can't even do up the buttom button. Not flattering. Sorry.


    Wait for it...wait for it...
     
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    damn Sauce, you've got some pretty muscular calves for a self-proclaimed skinny guy! [​IMG] I think no shades with the hat is a good call, together they are too much.
     
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    If that was for me, feel free to unload with both barrels, I don't mind. [​IMG]
    I think no shades with the hat is a good call, together they are too much.
    I do wear the shades while in the sun, though. It's too bright out there not to, I'll literally get dizzy if I don't. And now I'm sitting in my frigid office in a hoodie. Summer is all fucked up.
     
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    If that was for me, feel free to unload with both barrels, I don't mind. [​IMG]
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    Nope, I just forgot to quote that time.
     
  14. razuel

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    Sunday--it was hot.

    [​IMG]

    Not a faux-tuck, the top's not quite long enough to cover the buckle, so it rides up as I walk.


    (random hat from a cheap hat shop, H&M shirt that the tailor shortened a little *too* much, random gray v-neck, PBJ 005, Allen Edmonds)


    Is that a scarf? That's pretty damn cool. Do you get a lot of people asking why the hell you're wearing it? Wonder if I could pull something like that off.
     
  15. Get Smart

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    it's for wiping his sweaty pits
     
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    Is that a scarf? That's pretty damn cool. Do you get a lot of people asking why the hell you're wearing it? Wonder if I could pull something like that off.
    It is a scarf, a thin linen one. The back of my neck is burned after a very long bike ride a while ago, so it's there to shade it a little. I'm already wearing a wifebeater, no need to further add to the "redneck" look.... EDIT: Also, yeah, to wipe sweaty pits, and to dip in cold water, then stuff down my pants. So refreshing! It's also super strong and designed to hold five times my bodyweight, so it's useful as a survival tool if I wander too far into West Philly. Also, it grants me the power of flight. Pretty cool scarf.
     
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    I think that the tones are quite reasonable (at least from what I can see), but that shirt is at least a size too small. Margiela cuts his shirts to hang crisply over the body. Your arms and biceps bulge out of the shirt, and fits taut around your midsection. It looks like you can't even do up the buttom button. Not flattering. Sorry.

    Thanks for the comments. I think I'm in between sizes in Margiela but when I went a size up from this the shirt seemed to be pretty blousy, so I figured I was closer to this size then the size up. That said, I've also bulked up a bit since this winter so that probably has a lot to do with it.

    Anyways, I was mostly curious as to how the tones worked with each other because the Whalls give off kind of a blue/black tone that I thought would work fairly well with the fairly true black of the margiela.

    I posted another similar fit this morning with an emporio armani shirt that is similar to the color PG2G posted in his fit, slightly more on the charcoal side of black, and I'm curious to see if this works.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Fuuma

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    Only my black Nom de Guerre M65, which has charcoal in the mix, matches my black Fred Bare cap. Otherwise, I wear that thing with olives and charcoals. My brown cap, which has both reds and a lot of black in it, ironically, matches my black stuff better, in general, and also goes with most of my blues.

    Yeah, black is difficult to do. I have seen people here, but more on Superfuture, cheat. Tones are difficult to see on a monitor, easy in person. I look at some of the black on black on black outfits on Sufu, and because I know what the pieces look like in person, I say "Looks good on screen, would look like shit irl."


    Matching different tones of black can be visually interesting, I do it a lot but I would agree that it can disastrous if done uncorrectly. Yves St-Laurent did match different shades of black for his evening wear, often with stunning results.
     
  19. denimdestroyedmylife

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    I clicked this thread hoping you posted a fit.

    Disappointing.


    Carry on with the chatter...
     
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    iTunes Playing: Ónefnt by Jóhann Jóhannsson [​IMG] Pink Floyd Tee Dior Homme Belt Acne Max Cash Jeans Cons
     
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