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What is Styleforum Wearing: 6.26.2013

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Synthese, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    lmaozedong

    Original WAYWT post here

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    What this looks like: Weezer’s imaginary 5th bandmate


    “That’s what I tell my students, anyway,” says the guy in the cardigan and rolled-up jeans. You’re pretty sure that there was a strict dress code, but you can’t say you care.

    “You tell pre-schoolers to experiment with drugs?” You’re at your sister’s wedding, an unbelievably dull affair that, so far, has featured no dancing whatsoever. Your mother, who you think might have actually been the only person who wanted the wedding in the first place, has outlawed anything more energetic than a fox trot. The limp finger sandwiches only kept you occupied for so long, and you're starting to suffocate.

    “Well, not in those words, exactly,” he says, “I just try to keep their minds open. I encourage immersion. Gonzo behavior.”

    “Gonzo?”

    “Gonzo, you know? Like, journalism.”

    “What? I thought you said you were a pre-school teacher.”

    “I do that too, but it’s on the side.”

    You shake your head, hoping he’s not related to you.

    “How did you say you know my sister?” You ask him.

    “I didn’t,” he says, finishing his can of beer. You nod sagely in response. “Excuse me,” he says, “duty calls.”

    Two minutes later he’s commandeered the DJ booth and is getting low with the groom’s mother on the wedding dais while your dad sprays your mom with champagne. You don’t know where he found the bubbles, but you can’t deny they look good on your new sister-in-law.

    The Goods:

    Cardigan: Folk
    Tee: American Apparel
    Jeans: ACNE
    Shoes: Superga

    A couple of years ago you seemed to be moving towards a dark, gothic palette. How would you describe your interests now, and how have things changed?

    It's true — my stylistic interests have changed quite a bit. I've always been fascinated by the dark, draped romanticism of the "gothninja" look. At one point, most of my closet was filled with the likes of Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester. But one day, I woke up and realized that my entire wardrobe was some shade of black, grey, or white. It was nauseatingly monotonous, and I felt like I was playing dress-up. I just wasn’t connecting with my clothing. I decided it was time for a change. I was just about to start my third year of medical school, and I knew I wouldn’t get much use out of paper-thin t-shirts and leather jackets, anyway. I didn’t like the idea of having two separate wardrobes, so I decided to find a happy medium between the weekday and the weekend. Nowadays, I wear a lot of wool trousers, button-up shirts, and chunky knits. I like to think it’s sophisticated but a bit rustic.

    I feel a lot more comfortable with what I’m wearing now, and it matches who I am as a person better. Getting dressed in the morning makes me happy these days, whether it’s to work at the hospital or out on the town on a sunny Saturday.


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    Habitant

    Original WAYWT post here

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    What this looks like: Bear Grylls in the big city

    “You do this a lot? Doesn’t it scare you?” you ask, looking into your beer.

    The other man smiles as the waitress sets another plate of chicken wings in front of him. She returns his smile and doesn’t leave. “Hey,” he says, “You have beautiful eyes. Want to get dinner with me tomorrow night?” She pretends to think for a moment before scribbling her number on her pad and passing it to him. She doesn’t even bother to look in your direction. He winks at you, and you wonder if there’s some secret to black field jackets that no one ever told you.

    “Of course it does,” he says, stabbing at you with a drumstick before tearing off a hunk of meat and chewing “It’s terrifying. That’s part of the fun, though. When’s the last time you did anything that got your blood going?”

    You almost say something about the office softball team, but suddenly the trophy on your mantel doesn’t seem worth bragging about. Now that you think about it, there’s not a whole lot of adrenaline involved in marketing.

    “That’s what I thought. Come with me next time, yeah?”

    Yeah, you think to yourself, yeah, maybe I will.

    And that’s how you end up standing at the top of a 108-story building, wearing a harness that’s attached to a mighty small-looking parachute.

    “I’m starting to have second thoughts,” you yell over the wind.

    “Sometimes you just gotta jump,” he shouts back, and with a run and a leap he disappears off the ledge.

    The Goods:

    Jacket: Nanamica
    Shirt: Undercover
    Pants: Wings + Horns
    Socks: White Mountaineering
    Shoes: Common Projects

    You favor some of the more “technical” brands that SW&D covets, particularly in relation to some of the high-fashion tastes that have become increasingly popular over the past two or three years. What is it that draws you to the clothing?

    Basically, it's location. I live about an hour east of Vancouver in a small city. If I were to wear YY or Silent it wouldn't sync with my environment at all. Weather also plays a huge factor in my purchases; for nine months out of the year it rains here so you definitely need the right gear to stay dry.

    I like the idea of combining fashion with utility, I get a lot of use out of my stuff this way. Arc'teryx Veilance for instance, may seem over the top to a lot of people, but it's designed and manufactured right here for here. On any given day you could be on a hike and run into a huge variety of weather, from wind to rain to sleet, so having something like a packable gore-tex shell is simply a necessity.


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    Snowmanxl

    Original WAYWT post here

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    What this looks like: Neptune’s poet laureate

    “Yeah, I found it on sale,” you brag, stroking the lapels of your new suit, “name brand, though. Nice, huh?”

    “Very adult,” says your friend. “I didn’t know you had to wear a suit for the new job.” He’s sitting across from you at the coffee shop where you’ve just run into each other. You’re on your way to your second week of work; he’s going who knows where.

    It is, isn’t it, you think. The sales associate loved it on you.

    “I don’t have to” you reply, feeling very grown up. “I just want my employer to know I’m serious.”

    Dress for the job you want, not the one you have- you're sure you've read that in GQ.

    “When are you going to give up on that weird stuff you always wear?”

    “I like the stuff I wear, and that’s enough for me” he says, then shrugs. “You’re right. It’s a nice suit, and you do look good.”

    I do, don’t I?

    He finishes his coffee and stands, picks up his jacket and slings it over his shoulders on two elastic straps.

    Okay, that’s kind of cool, is what you don’t say.

    “Yeah, and I don’t look like a crash-landed spacemen,” you tell him instead, smiling.

    “Ah, but you wish you did, don’t you?” he waves, walking to the door. You try to think of a riposte before he disappears, but looking down at the pressed legs of your charcoal trousers, the only thing that pops into your head is:

    Yeah, I do.

    The Goods:

    Jacket: Siki Im
    ShirtL H&M (DIY collar)
    Pants: Custom
    Sandals: Dior Homme

    Like many others, I remember the early days of snowmanxl - denim, heritage; all of the SW+D buzzwords that every new poster gets bombarded with. What prompted you to change course? Where do your current interests lie?

    Ah yes! The snowman of old... (Reminisces) Mixing redwings with Dior jeans. Tucking Margiela jeans into Ann D boots... I actually liked that one

    Like a lot of the people here, I've taken my lumps and criticisms and stuck with it. I've learned that whatever works for X might not work for you; just dress for yourself.
    I haven’t given up the boot tuck, I learned how to make it work: the pants need to be the right cut and material. The boots need to be a certain height etc.

    Over time I shifted from FUCKYEAHRAWDENIM to FUCKNORAWDENIM! I liked the different and experimental cuts and fabrics trousers had to offer. I’ve pared down my denim from 11 pairs to just 2-black and blue.

    Hmmmm, current interests? I guess it comes down to design and detail for me. I get cold chills when I see an awesome piece of clothing. Hidden details, hardware, cut, silhouette, fabric, drape - all these things intrigue me.


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    Melonadejello

    Original WAYWT post here

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    What this looks like: A charmingly amoral jongleur- slash-thief

    Nothing at the career fair seems particularly interesting. You know that at some point you really are going to have to decide what you want to do with a degree in archaeology, but right now all you can think about is how embarrassed you are to be wearing the same suit you wore to your high school prom and how you’d give anything not to end up in a cubicle.

    It’s mostly banks, along with some people who work in “advertising” who seem even less interested in you than you do in them. You’re about to throw in the towel when you notice an empty table in the corner. There’s a man sitting behind it, feet up, arms crossed, wearing black boots and some sort of loosely woven cardigan. He raises his chin at you when you catch his eye, and you make your way over, wondering why he doesn’t even have a sign.

    “You’re wondering why I don’t have a sign,” he says, before you can ask. You nod.

    “Most people are here looking for stability and a life plan,” he continues, rocking back and forth. “I’m not offering that. But I can give you something better.” You raise an eyebrow. Pyramid scheme?

    “Adventure,” he says, leaning forward and smoothing his mustache. “You look able. Why don’t you work for me for a month?”

    You laugh: “Sure, OK, doing what?”

    “I’ve got a map and a ship,” he says, standing and clapping you on the shoulder, “we set sail a in an hour. Lose the tie.”

    The Goods:

    Everything: Robert Geller

    It's no secret that you're a Geller aficionado. What is it about his work that you find so attractive?

    Geller just works for me. The majority of designers just aren't relevant to me or my environment. I tried Rick and Julius, Raf and KVA, Margiela and so forth, but none of them clicked. I don't care for Acne or APC because when you look at what they make, anyone could have made it. I can't relate to the heritage or repro brands and I don't care about the hundreds of tight-fitting oxford shirt clones. Geller's clothes are distinct enough to be interesting, but still grounded in real life. One of my favorite items is a black jean jacket and I love it to death. There's a million jean jackets between Levi's and Geller, but the majority are going to be riding on some lame gimmick or bad imitation. Everything is just cut right, without being too slim or too sloppy and the details are distinctly Geller. Even when no one else recognizes it, it's all there for me to appreciate and be a nerd about. There is also of course, a range of versatility. I can wear all black, I can choose from a ton of interesting and unique colors. I can make loose silhouettes or skinny ones, I have tons of layering options which I need to explore more of. I have crazy, out there pieces when I want them. Basically, I like Geller so much, I just can't afford to allocate time and resources toward anything else
     
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  2. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Senior member

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    I bet snowman has that exact conversation in real life daily. These posts continue to be the best. Especially when I'm in them. :D
     
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  3. zapatiste

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    our conversation over coffee was about his space travels and former glory days as a boxer, though i wasn't in a suit (mis-matched yyph / cdgh+) and, with the massive beard i had, looked like the resident of the planet on which he had crash-landed.
     
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  4. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    well i do frequent coffee shops and my friends do find what i wear amusing (sometimes) :)

    synth reminds me of william gibson. its just so great to read these little excerpts of (spoilered to not burst any bubbles)
    fiction
    !
     
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  5. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Man, I have to take a non iphone pic to get in one of these
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    :butbut: Fiction?
     
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  7. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    ill edit that out for you fok :D
     
  8. jplay51

    jplay51 Well-Known Member

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  9. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    hour east of vancouver. doesn't happen to be abbotsford, does it?
     
  10. kgfan5

    kgfan5 Senior member

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    great stuff as always synth! still cant picture snow with redwings.
     
  11. nahneun

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    my entry was an iphone pic.... :foo:
     
  12. brad-t

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    I think the key is taking a full body shot that sets a "mood" so to speak
     
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  13. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    this was the fit i was talking about....
    i think its marc jacobs
    nicolas and mark cockbib
    somet or dior
    red wings

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  14. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    no way! ^ I somehow missed the early snow days.
     
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  15. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Synth, this is awesome. There are more of these?
     
  16. DLester

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    All I remember about early Snow fits are those godawful glasses....
     
  17. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Senior member

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    I remember the first time snowman took off his glasses everyone was mindblown because they realized he's actually a pretty good looking guy. I think that marked the beginning of the turnaround.
     
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  18. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    Snow, please reveal your secrets to us
     
  19. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    THat early fit was a sort of jumble of stuff that doesn't really go together - and not in a particularly good way. The Rick tee, in particular, throws me. I could see like, a recik hoodie, or even jacket, with Somet blacks, and maybe some grey boots, but right now, it's goth cowbody worker - s mismash of different trends. In conclusion, even though he took a completely different direction from what I feel comfortable in, it's a great evolution.
     

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