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I feel like I must be all-world bad at taking off a mid-layer. I think I'm Showing Off the Hocks for easily 15 seconds per workday, and I could get that down to like 4-6 seconds if I were elite at it.

I am not willing to even consider not wearing a black pullover hoodie every day.
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I got a big tattoo on my stomach and now I kind of enjoy that moment. One option to consider
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thinking about the fact that you can 'earn' the ability to pull something off through daily unrelenting adherence. if you wear something every single day, it's going to look like crap/feel bad some days but eventually you breakthrough to the point where it just becomes a part of you

thinking about the symbiotic nature between clothing and wearer. each changes the behavior of the other

to that effect, one should wear clothes that match your internalized vision of what is smart/sexy/cool. eventually you will fake it til you make it. but like anything of value it takes time to cultivate
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thinkin bout how my desire for "techwear" was just "stuff i could wear in the rain", and now it's just "stuff i could [redacted] in"... anyways considering getting a pair of these for summer

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i always thought that the allure of techwear stems from a strong desire to master the blade
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I love techwear, but I hate techninja. I think all clothes should be about What Can I Do In Them, even if the thing you're doing is Looking Very Cool. Unfortunately for me, and my financial independence, my insatiable lust for techwear has expanded the concept of 'tech' and now I like to see tech in manufacturing process as much as GORE-TEX™ (which is, quite frankly, less appealing now that we know it will kill many small nautical creatures and probably you), which leads me to lusting after pointlessly baroque shit like this. Then I also get bored with existing uses for materials and start going off trying to find the most unique fabrications that can stand up to the elemental onslaught of walking to the grocery store in the rain. And through all this, I am divided on whether or not I want to advertise that I am possibly unaffected by the rain or cold or heat or sweat or other disgusting indignity of every day life that is apparently solved by textiles.
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we can make all the distinctions we want but techwear will always connote blade mastery
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broke a short, few months type cop freeze
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is this straightforward loafer cycle participation or is this a goofy sidestep? only time will tell
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Dunno about that shoe but I fee like it deserves some engagement. Post a fit.
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bels wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:35 pm Dunno about that shoe but I fee like it deserves some engagement. Post a fit.
will do once they arrive, but in the meantime here are some shots from the nonnative aw18 lookbook:
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Julio wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:06 pm is this straightforward loafer cycle participation or is this a goofy sidestep? only time will tell
I don't think I've said such a straightforward #Mensweartips statement in years but: that is a goofy sidestep. Loaferboots is a goofy sidestep.
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considering getting an eg bedford blazer. it took 7 years but you guys finally got me
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happy with the nonnative loafer boots
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you make those looks way cooler than the product shots
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You shouldn't wear formal shoes and a backpack. That's my new fashion dogma (wore tricker brogues and a backpack today and feel like a right knob)
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Anyone in Dubai got a fit?
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Found my old external hard-drive containing photos I downloaded off FB while deleting it in 2015. Lots of fit pics from high school and college. Realized I've been wearing white Hane's boys t-shirts/undershirts for my entire adult life. For all of college I was an extreme minimalist- I wore black skinny jeans or adidas trackies / white tee / black denim jacket pretty much every day. It wasn't a great time for me from a mental health perspective but I enjoy looking back and seeing the uniform. Makes a lot of those pictures difficult to date, which is kind of cool.

This Spring amidst all the girlies embracing indie sleaze, I'm inspired by my 18 year old self. Tees, boyfriend's hoodies, big sunglasses, Levi's 505s. Definitely a hint of American Apparel dirt-bagginess, but done how I used to do it- very simplified. The only additions to my wardrobe so far are a pair of white cotton shorts* bc I have no shorts, and an Ichiro Suzuki baseball cap to 1) hide my grown out buzz 2) rep one of the greats.

*Any other suburban 30 somethings remember Soffe shorts in middle school or high school? A staple for all dance team or cheerleader girls. They are basically boxers sans button fly and girls would roll down the elastic waist. Found a pair for $4 and thought why not. Teenage me would shrug and say, yeah sure whatever ┐( ˘_˘ )┌
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