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What i hate this year

LA Guy

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Hip Huggers and girls who ought not to wear them.

I've seen probably 100 great looking girls in them in the past year - they looked good on ...one of them.

Like the grunge look this is a fashion statement that began as a conspiracy by ugly people to bring the beautiful down to thier level.

2. Overdone piercings or "I really wanted to make my daddy mad by wearing a lot of mommy's stuff sticking out of my face". Dude, it is a nose, blow it, pick it - whatever - don't stick metal through it.

3. printed tee shirts under a suitcoat or... "Hey Michael Moore, do your next documentary on personal hygiene inadequacies of the rich and famous"

4. The Ski-cap, ratty tee shirt and baggy jeans in the middle of freakin August look. If you are wearing a ski cap in august it should be because you are:
A. Skiing
B. Planning to rob a liquor store.
...those are the traditional uses for a ski cap.

5. Network talking heads who can't either
A. Stand while they talk
B. sit on the tail of their jacket
C. Buy a side vented jacket so that their shoulder is not bunched around their ears when they talk.

6. The peasant look - looks great on peasants, not sure I like it on the ladies as a fashion statement.

There is a very good reason why most of us have destroyed all records of our 70's look. Not even Dan Rather can find 70's era pictures of most of us. Why the hell the fashion disaster that was the 70's did not remain dead I will never know... again, this is a conspiracy of the ugly to make the beautiful come down to their level.
 

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 I like the new Wranglers for offering something new (completely clean washes, not unlike A.P.C.) and I am curious about Earnest Sewn (Paper Denim's latest venture), and Loomstate (Rogan's sister line), but I think I'll stick mostly to my tried and true Paper Denims, A.P.C., and Levis.
I didn't know that PDC made Ernest Sewn. I saw them at Bloomingdales this past weekend and they were definatly the best jeans there. The cut and the wash was outstanding. They will most likely be my next denim purchase.
 

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again, this is a conspiracy of the ugly to make the beautiful come down to their level.
either that, or it's a conspiracy of the extremely beautiful to expose and winnow out the regularly beautiful and below.

there is an upper stratum of those with innate beauty who will look good in anything - burlap sacks, floor sweepings, etc - which is why some fashion designers like to design for them: it makes their jobs easy.
 

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LA Guy -

I don't disagree with your hate targets, but I think it's interesting that they're so specific. I know the Styleforum is far from "most people" but most people are blissfully or otherwise ignorant of the stuff we feel so strongly about. Where else but the styleforum could you hear someone lambast boutique denim? Maybe the Levi's boardroom...

1. It's not the styles I hate, unfortunately, it's the rabble who've appropriated them (like, I don't dislike phish, but...).

I like blazers, insert scenester "I liked em first" whininess, but I've been wearing thrift store blazers since well before I thought to look at the labels inside. It's definitely a done look, but I'm now old enough (24) that I think I can wear a blazer and jeans comfortably without looking like an urban outfitters employee. Plus, I'm not a skinny fauxhemian dude so I could never REALLY pull that look off anyway. I admit.

Next, I don't think there's a much better shirt for me than the Brit shirtmakers. It's unfortunate that, to the untrained eye, Banana Republic and T&A have some similar offerings. I don't mean to be elitist, but I am being elitist. And, hypocritically, it doesn't upset me that I can get Brit-looking shirts on sale from BR for like $30.

2. So, to things I actually hate. The recent emphasis on layering. I know, layering the right stuff looks good, and neglecting layers can lead to aforementioned t-shirt/suitcoat look. I cannot layer. If I'm wearing a sportcoat, a dress/sportshirt, and an undershirt, that's about all I can muster. Maybe a thin merino sweater. I just can't wear all those clothes, I'll look like the lil brother in A Christmas Story. Take off the coat and I can do it a little, but if I'm wearing a tie I like to wear a jacket, or at least have one handy.

3. Unsubtle, pseudo vintage t's. Ok, these went out with trucker hats, but they're still around, and I can't wear my valued, favorite, searched and found shirts without looking like an abercrombie shopper. Stupid old shirts are funny. "Look at the bulge in my pants, Montana" shirts are less so.

4. Metro-*%&$. grooming products. I'm picky about my soaps/shampoo/shaving stuff, but not THAT picky. I'm uninterested in products "for men." Shaving cream, aftershave, soap, shampoo; all these things have always existed for men witout explicitly saying so. If it's girly enough to require a masculine subtitle, it's probably not for me. Again, this is not a tough guy rant, I'm just satisfied with what I've got.

Alright. Got that off my chest. Where's my wax "for men?"
 

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along those lines, i hate it when they package something 'for men' and it's the same stuff they use 'for women', only in smaller quantities and higher prices. i think clinique does this, or they used to anyway.

also i hate 'prison pants'. you know what i'm saying, yo.

/andrew - not a hater, but i play one on tv.
 

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I'd just like to point out that Earnest Sewn can be seen on activeendeavors.com, which raises an ongoing gripe for me. Whiskers; I have no desire to have the front of my jeans look like an impressionist rendering of the Cheshire cat. I've never had a pair of jeans wear in that way themselves either.
 

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I walked in to banana republic (or was it club monaco?) for the first time in my life a couple months ago. I saw those pants that kylie minogue wears with high heels in one of her videos. You know, the ones that have a drawstring around the calf so that the pants hang over past the drawstring, EXCEPT THEY WERE FOR GUYS.

All the gay ass camper/puma inspired shoes. Sorry, LA guy, i like loafers. Not traditional penny loafers mind you, but sleek, well designed loafers, that don't make you look like an old dude.

I've gotten used to black guys dressing gangsta'. I can even almost tolerate it. It's a big part of their culture and I don't really expect them to dress like me. What REALLY gets me going is when I see white guys that not only try for the gangsta' look, but talk like they're black. I'm hoping natural selection will do its work and a large percentage of these guys end up getting shot. And hey, i'm sure nothing would make them happier. Then they can be gansta fo real y0 ;p
 

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I don't think Earnest Sewn is owned by PDC, I believe one of the designers from PDC started Earnest Sewn...
 

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how can anyone not love hiphuggers?

gqgeek, i have two pairs of campers and i'm not gay, nor do i look or act gay. they are handsome, comfortable shoes. try some on one day.

la guy, i agree with you on the blazer/jeans look. also, i was at american rag yesterday on la brea for the first time. i noticed half the store had vintage clothing and the other half had clothes that were brand new, but appeared vintage. i thought that was lame.

i'm also sick of the anglophilia america is going (or suffering) through. okay, they helped us invade iraq, but do we really have to pay them back this long?
 

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pay them back...heh that's rich.
 

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manly men have all the same skin type, and if not, they relish having oil blotches and/or peeling skin.
 

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