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Where is your style going?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Superb0bo, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    kinda long, no leather, interesting links with some sort of focal point at the bottom nothing too uncontrolish

    this is really non-specific lol
     
  2. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    are feathers an option ?
     
  3. King Leer

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    Razele Senior member

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    Mine is getting more refined over time

    Alot of Schneider and Margiela, a sprinkling of Raf, Jil, Ervell, a fair bit of Dries, mixed with bespoke shirts, ToJ and APC denim.



    Want to kop:

    Some more nice footwear, will probably kop two pairs of Guidi backzips this year and a few pairs of some good modern English shoes. More ToJ, teal suede harrington and a grey suede bomber are on that list for sure.

    And more Schneider. Alot of Schneider.
     
  5. jet

    jet Senior member

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    are feathers an option ?

    i think i may just do this one though it will nto be worn ninja style
     
  6. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I think I'm getting progressively more immature. For the summer I think I'll be living in layered tees and tank tops, draped and thrifted shorts, and outsized footwear. Now that winter's almost done, I kind of want to wear as little as possible. Any conception of an interesting work wardrobe really doesn't factor into any purchasing plans, since the two are incredibly divergent at this point.

    That said, I'd like to do a lot of mixing and matching of high fashion and street brands; here I'm envisioning a combination of rick and damir bits, high-top sneakers, and athletic tops (nike, old college jerseys, etc).

    I think bedouin will probably go on the back burner until next fall, and I'll try to get away without any big purchases, ideally for most of the rest of the year.

    Unfortunately, every time i think that I've found some sort of ideal niche, my tastes change ever so slightly. Everything seems to basically stay in the vein of high-fashion stuff worn like a low-life.
     
  7. Binker

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    speaking of feathers... the two necklaces, both margiela, both cheap yjp buys

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    second ones a bit more limited in application, will wear with a tank on frisky days
     
  8. wogbog

    wogbog Senior member

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    I want more drapey stuff and more stuff that can be worn with a tie. Jewelry is something I've wanted to start wearing for a year+ but have never actually bought any.
     
  9. snake

    snake Senior member

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    i think i may just do this one though it will nto be worn ninja style

    I like Ann's feather necklace concept. Might be too ninja for you though.
     
  10. tween_spirit

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    I think I'm getting progressively more immature. For the summer I think I'll be living in layered tees and tank tops, draped and thrifted shorts, and outsized footwear. Now that winter's almost done, I kind of want to wear as little as possible. Any conception of an interesting work wardrobe really doesn't factor into any purchasing plans, since the two are incredibly divergent at this point.

    That said, I'd like to do a lot of mixing and matching of high fashion and street brands; here I'm envisioning a combination of rick and damir bits, high-top sneakers, and athletic tops (nike, old college jerseys, etc).

    I think bedouin will probably go on the back burner until next fall, and I'll try to get away without any big purchases, ideally for most of the rest of the year.

    Unfortunately, every time i think that I've found some sort of ideal niche, my tastes change ever so slightly. Everything seems to basically stay in the vein of high-fashion stuff worn like a low-life.


    sounds like jack donoghue from SALEM
     
  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Away from MC and more towards very simple things.
     
  12. chroMe

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    I've been doing quiffs and bowties for past 15 years but now it seems to catch on in some mainstream circles. Will do long ties again and re-thinking hair strategy. I've been reverting to a more mod look lately.
     
  13. handsometigers

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    i'm going everything basic (aka boring)
     
  14. toothsomesound

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    also need to stop shaving/cutting my hair every two weeks or more and just let it grow out. I get compliments constantly but I think I want to grow out the back again. dunno
     
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    One thing that's really happened over the year is that my MC interest has dwindled to almost nothing. When I started dressing well I was the guy who wore suit and tie when he didn't have to, just for fun; but having developed a SWD style that has real character and interest for me (and is still evolving) has really pushed that deep to the background. And also, I'm not gonna lie, the MC forum has kind of killed it for me. Lots of pudgy middle-aged dudes with unfortunate facial hair congratulating each other on deciding to wear a red tie with a pink square, or a white shirt with a navy sweater.
     
  17. APK

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    This may draw some ire, but the whole "suit and tie all the time" thing is best done by the young black guys that are latching on to the aesthetic the last several years. You have to be slender or genuinely trim and athletic if you're going to do the look justice as an Anglo. I've grown accustomed to wearing mostly sweatpants, tees, tanks, etc. because it seems like if I'm leaving the house during the week, the gym is a destination at some point. With warmer weather abound and my general dislike for most shorts, I'm probably going to try and translate this gym look to my summer wear, albeit, with better stuff. That probably means dropping far more sweatpants-inspired bottoms, tank tops, and tees than I ever thought I would.
    also need to stop shaving/cutting my hair every two weeks or more and just let it grow out. I get compliments constantly but I think I want to grow out the back again. dunno
    The long on top-short on the sides thing may be ubiquitous in bigger cities, but that shit still draws awe pretty much anywhere else.
     
  18. drum

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    Looking to move away from the well fitting but boring stuff, gonna experiment with some drapey tees/pants this year. It's likely I'll have to wear suits more often unfortunately, so I guess I'll have to up my MC game as well.
     
  19. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I've been giving this one a lot of thought, including re-reading this whole godam thread...

    I've got some old highschool cheap colorful shit to just wear a couple more times and then purge, then after surveying all my stuff, it's like I've got two sort of looks..

    1. The trad/prep - ie boat shoes + purcells, khakies+denim, multiple colored polos + OCBD's, cardigans, v-neck sweaters, tweed sportscoats
    2. a bit of military / urban - ie boots, dark denim + cargos, ripped/loose t-shirts, and light jackets

    #1's my history, #2's where I want to start focusing, plus I'm interested in exploring some goth/ninja although I suspect I either won't be willing to pay the prices (damn you Julius) or don't have the steezyness.

    I've also mostly just got solid colors, either dark (navy, burgundy, olive) or light pastels (yellow, pink, baby blue) but want to start adding some subtle patterns like checks, dots, or textures like waffle henleys and such.

    I'm also working on donating/selling stuff that, well is still wearable but just doesn't add to any real aesthetic direction or look. Ie stuff i've been wearing for years and it makes me feel just like I'm still in high school or college. I think it's time to start dressing like I have $$$, not that I do, but sort of a more higher end designer look. It may still come from H&M and be cheap, but I want to make sure everything looks 'classy' or 'crazy asian but stylish'.
     
  20. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Senior member

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    I've been giving this one a lot of thought, including re-reading this whole godam thread...

    I've got some old highschool cheap colorful shit to just wear a couple more times and then purge, then after surveying all my stuff, it's like I've got two sort of looks..

    1. The trad/prep - ie boat shoes + purcells, khakies+denim, multiple colored polos + OCBD's, cardigans, v-neck sweaters, tweet sportscoats
    2. a bit of military / urban - ie boots, dark denim + cargos, ripped/loose t-shirts, and light jackets

    #1's my history, #2's where I want to start focusing.


    I find it interesting that so many guys split things up like this. We all have evolving style but to shift from one to another with real flare is where things get interesting. I think that personal style is reflective of four things: Environment, Personal History, Aspirations or interests, and Attitude.

    As you naturally move more towards urban looks, the real fun is finding ways to wear both your old prep/trad stuff with your newer military/urban stuff. That fusion is what creates a personal style, whether you are in transition or not.

    I think another important consideration is asking WHY you are moving from one to the next. Is it because you are simply bored of one type of style, are you being influenced by your environment, or following a trend, or is one more reflective of your current life disposition? I think that a move from trad to military/urban is a relatively drastic one. What's powering the change?

    I treat style as a physical extension of who I am, so I suppose that's why I approach things the way I do. I haven't changed my core style in a long time since I really integrated it into a part of who I am, but I've certainly refined it a lot during that time and added to my range with bits and pieces here and there.

    This is a very cool thread to read so far.
     

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