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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby insted » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:11 pm

ramseames wrote:I'm not but that's all some people can afford and I think its verging on classism to suggest that doing so is < spending $$$.


tbh i was just rationalizing spending money on quality clothing, you've taken what i said somewhat out of context. not tryna get heated bru
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby insted » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:19 am

within reason i kind of like it when i buy something worn and find little damages in the garment because i'm not the only one participating in it's natural decay like it's a shared effort idk it feels cool definitely looking forward to seeing that process through start to finish one day though
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:51 am

Went on a lunch time walk and someone said my CPs* look a lot like someone else's sketcher shape ups.

Then the owner of sketcher shape ups lamented that her sketcher shape ups were white because white shoes are naff.

Then she said that they always clash with everything, especially black trousers.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:10 am

On the topic of white shoe anecdotes

The masses hate white sneaks, they just get dirty and look really bright going against everything their mums taught them when buying shoes. Work mates constantly ask how often I clean mine, when the response is rarely it's met with gasps and anger as the ones who enjoy the look enjoy the idea of new, clean shoes more because of what it connotes. Back at Lego bare faux rich working class kids would wipe down their latest Adidas neo/ nike kicks daily, always found it funny sitting there in some beat up muddy af1s sockless.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rjbman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:20 am

Dunno if you guys remember the white Chucks I wore pretty much daily before I got AF1s. Here's how that ended up coming around.

Parents: You need new shoes.
Me: No, it's okay. I don't mind them dirty.
Parents: No, you need new shoes. Those are falling apart. You can see your socks through them in like 5 places.
Me: No, it's okay, that doesn't bother me.
Parents: We will burn them in the night. You're getting new shoes.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rublev » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:47 pm

Taken from the Other shop blog about their recent buying trip to paris:

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Renalan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:19 pm

thoughts on this shitshow? https://pay.reddit.com/r/malefashion/co ... el/cfv0jst

general gist of it is clothing as a reflection of your personality/context and its projection of that unto others

how seeing something on the internet/liking it somehow precludes you from being an authentic adopter of the style

general elitist asshattery
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby JonjoShelvey » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:23 pm

Renalan wrote:thoughts on this shitshow? https://pay.reddit.com/r/my mum/comments/1zmn9f/fashion_on_a_local_level/cfv0jst

general gist of it is clothing as a reflection of your personality/context and its projection of that unto others

how seeing something on the internet/liking it somehow precludes you from being an authentic adopter of the style

general elitist asshattery


no cross-forum drama

i just think that this argument is played out. in my mind it basically boils down to if you dont live in a metropolitan area and dress in an avant-garde style you have to accept you are going to 1. look goofy as fuck and 2. stand out in a bad way. some people don't care about that and more power to them.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby iamacyborg » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:05 pm

Going to have to copy these on my next Luxire order.

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Renalan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:10 pm

no cross-forum drama

i just think that this argument is played out. in my mind it basically boils down to if you dont live in a metropolitan area and dress in an avant-garde style you have to accept you are going to 1. look goofy as fuck and 2. stand out in a bad way. some people don't care about that and more power to them.


i wanted to address the argument, I don't give a shit about the people involved or the drama

I was more interested in discussing the whole aspect of internet driving taste/preference and the whole bit about context

i'd contend points 1 and 2 are still relevant even if u live in a city
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:06 pm

I was more interested in discussing the whole aspect of internet driving taste/preference and the whole bit about context


this is a fair thing to discuss and something i can relate to.

i hold the belief that your choices are directly related to what is cool, whether you're aware to it or subconsciously thinking it, whatever who you want to be associated with/ respect thinks is cool you will think is cool regardless of personal taste. there are some exceptions to strong personal beliefs but most stuff can be shaped given enough time. this isn't a bad thing in any means and should be embraced but what does rustle me is when people completely reject this idea and make out they're some what above this level of "needing validation" when they continually show signs of this behaviour. the invisible hand affects everyone. the second thing that annoys me is when people discredit "real life" style preferences, or public trends or the way the people who surround them dress and feel it is not valid because it is different from what they have been taught, the dude on the street wearing am1s and skinny jeans is just as fashionable as me, along with the guy in a ted baker pea coat and topman skinny chinos and cdbs, they've all just been exposed to different things and aim to please different audiences, i feel the same way when real life people discredit "internet fashion" members for not being "authentic". EVERYONE should be accepting and learn to differentiate taste of from objective remark, this links to my feeling that everything well executed is fashionable and trends only decide if it's popular or not.

as far as context goes i used to dress "street goth" (for lack of better descriptors), i was heavily influenced by what the internet told me was cool and therefore it's what i associated being fashionable with, i stuck out like a sore thumb and i didn't see anything wrong with this. when people asked why i did it i responded "because i find it interesting" which i feel is valid, however when others asked me what i thought of other styles i always thought it was important to judge it in context as everyone likes different things ( very early on this may have been different but i quickly learned), ie when my mate asked me if he should by vans and a rlp polo i said "sure it'll look good" even though i myself didn't consider it interesting i understood it was fashionable for his demographic so i guess i felt what i was doing was authentic/contextual (? are these even the right words). i was aware i was different, but i was also aware that it didn't mean i was more fashionable, i looked just as much of a goofball as everyone else, and it's that self awareness which is important. what i hate is when someone dresses in a way wildly different from the norm and completely discredits the norm as beneath them or invalid/unfashionable (or in the norm and resenting the outsider) as it just feels like the person dressing this way is insecure and not entirely sure themselves in what they want, leading to them alienating those around them in an effort to justify it. you'll usually see this when people have an instant knee jerk reaction of hatred to something new thrown in front of them which undermines what they deem cool even though it doesn't affect them in any way (this may be a generalization and feel free to challenge it but from what i've seen it has some basis in truth). i feel as long as people understand this idea then they should dress how they want, regardless of how people around them dress.

this opinion will probably change given more time and as i find new things for myself but as it stands in short, as long as people are aware, all, and most importantly themselves "look ridiculous"/ "are equal" you are free to dress how you want regardless of where you choose to live.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby smiles » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:12 pm

For some reason curators and gallery people seem to either wear margiela or yohji. I guess they are both kind of like vacuums.

A stylist for vogue china liked my facetasm pants B^)
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:08 am

I am really happy with my outfit today and I feel like its the archetype for the future. I'm really happy creatively with story mfg. and the direction its moving in. I'm thankful that fashion, no matter its negatives, offers an unlimited scope for expression and evolution and that I can contribute to the conversation.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Alston_3 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:01 am

I love shopping because it’s like a disease that I inherited from my mother. The color, the feel & the ideas bouncing around in my head fill my heart up with hope. I found tradesy Zara offering good discount on everything. I am excited to buy more.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby BobbyZamora » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:04 am

I keep buying things that don't fit. Jackets that are too small, boots that are too big, shirts that are too short. This sort of stuff really makes me wish I lived in a place where I actually try things on.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby iamacyborg » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:13 pm

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby iamacyborg » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:38 pm

Some very smart things said in this, also NSFW.

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rublev » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:35 pm

...thinking about buying some white / creme converse high tops soon and hopefully if i throw them around enough outside by summer they will look beaten up and disgusting.... trying to think about spring summer footwear and reckon they'd go well with my baggy linen pants (rolled) / COS loose mesh pants from last summer. wanna go for some all white looks... maybe a yellow cap thrown in for good measure. i hate summer but for some reason i'm looking forward to wearing different things.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby starfox64 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:53 am

saw this on fb.

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rublev » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:33 pm

Really hate this trend i'm seeing on ebay where users wait for the auction to finish and them message you offering some low ball price for the item.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby eufemism » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:55 pm

finally realizing that even though i've been on fashion forums for ~3 years i still only wear basic tees and jeans. like the biggest purchase i've made since joining a fashion forum are bean boots. i feel like i still have no idea what to do clothes wise. i dress pretty much the same as before except that my clothing is a bit slimmer and i have more knowledge about clothes. feeling out of place atm because you guys all have lots of experience with different designers and i'm just sitting here wearing my levis denim jacket.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby SCATHINGSOCIALCRITICISM » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:15 am

i think about it like learning a new genre of music. you play and analyze other people's songs until you get a good understanding of the genre and make your compositions. likewise, you can just try copying other people's outfits until you get a good repertoire of clothing in which you can make your own outfits.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby anonomous » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:44 am

I have a friend who's been copying the way I dress and it's getting a bit annoying. 9 out of 10 times that we go out he wears the exact same outfit as i do. He's also buying all types of jackets that he's seen me worn and also in the same colour, so... yeah.... Shoes and shirts too. Today he started telling me that he wants to get into pyrex and HBA so i said sure... Then he talked to me about the idea of buying/wearing geobaskets.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby rjbman » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:55 am

Imitation is the sincerest form of flatter, just take it as a compliment that he's trying to live up to your level.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby BobbyZamora » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:08 am

“Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find yourself.” - Yohji Yamamoto
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby ramseames » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:25 am

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/74606200[/vimeo]

Just handled this stuff for the first time today. Video is a bit kickstarter-y but the product is cool, even just in the sense that its not boring. anyone else seen these guys before?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby IsaiahSchafer » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:41 am

There was a sick pair of julius_7 pants on rakuten for 80 bucks because they had a(n easily reparable) tear in the crotch. I think they were available to some kind of members before normal people and of course they sold. :( I'm super bummed.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby nick » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:36 pm

I feel trapped and uncomfortable in shoes when I cant curl my toes downward so then I gotta release my feet for a sec for some relief
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby brusque » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:52 pm

I bought some Ann shoes used, not gonna buy shoes used again :( they are fine but more used than let on. Gonna resole them and clean up the suede. sigh.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:41 pm

Just wore sweatpants to the cinema and it ruled. Fully recommend.
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