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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Mon May 05, 2014 6:36 pm

Missed a deadline for turning in a certification for a 3.5-hour program I sat through plus the $30 registration plus the 4 hours spent in court (speeding ticket). This took me from having to pay 0 dollars to having to pay the original ticket plus fee for "missing" court date plus getting a friend to drive me to the DMV to actually get my then-suspended license reinstated.

Reason this is in this thread is that I'd been looking at clothing with a "potential cops" mindset that's no longer tenable. Now that I'm forced to look at it all purely as entertainment/hobby it's let to some thoughts. In my current situation (college student, only seasonal/part-time jobs, no steady income) it's really not practical to try to further myself from a fashion perspective. It makes me a little sad that the stuff that I like is expensive typically because of the reasons I like them, which makes it impossible for me to participate without paying the entrance fee.

I want mesh tops and there's not enough people doing mesh tops.

Is it abnormal to view a designer's output on a piece-by-piece basis? There's a glut of designers out there who'll make some really standout items but then they'll just churn out the same basic trousers-tops-accessories with zero thought and it ruins my appreciation of them. Are brands expected to put their full creative force into each garment they release? Is there a certain level of growth/brand recognition/expense at which it's acceptable to quit bothering with basics and focus only on the standout items?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby kyung » Mon May 05, 2014 9:05 pm

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby purkinje » Mon May 05, 2014 10:09 pm

Can Japanese street/tech stuff like wtaps/neighborhood/bape jive with euro techwear like acr and sisp? Seems there's a partially shared vision between brands but it feels sorta weird in application.

I want a neighborhood boonie.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby parastexis » Mon May 05, 2014 10:11 pm

decent chance I'm moving to south florida. is that the death kiss to fashion for me?

how does one tell if something is "a good deal?"
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bhajz » Mon May 05, 2014 10:18 pm

parastexis wrote:decent chance I'm moving to south florida. is that the death kiss to fashion for me?

how does one tell if something is "a good deal?"


I live in south florida and find myself able to wear cool stuff during most of the year. June-september I definitely have less options than most, but it gets really hot everywhere. I live close to the water though so it's a bit cooler here than in the center of the state. I wouldn't say a death kiss, will probs just have to change it up a bit
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Thomnd » Mon May 05, 2014 10:37 pm

@heckawheel I think he met kasabian at a party or something: as for Damon Albarn, I dunno. I think his music suits the look more at least
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby CleanThug » Mon May 05, 2014 10:38 pm

Calc wrote:Can Japanese street/tech stuff like wtaps/neighborhood/bape jive with euro techwear like acr and sisp? Seems there's a partially shared vision between brands but it feels sorta weird in application.


Can it work? Well, yeah everything can under certain circumstances. Pardon me if i'm speaking out of my ass but this is what I think: while all being under the umbrella of tech (hate to label but this is the best I could come up with) these two "groups" of brands are vastly different. I think you partially answered your own question. wtaps,nbhd,bape are all street/heritage brands in my eyes. with some military styling, granted, but without the military tech. So there definitely is a shared vision, but under a large umbrella. Lets consider all these brands "militaristic" if you will. That would make acr,sisp,veilance,etc. more of a soldier type aesthetic complete with tech and generally pieces with neutral colors that are slim-cut. bape,nbhd,taps are usually more relaxed, washed out, and without the tech, but still have traces of military stuff in there like cinches,gussets, you get the gist. Looking back on this i'm hesitant to group bape in with those two. But honestly, just wear what you want. An acr shell with wtaps pants will still look cool regardless of the differences that lie details.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Tue May 06, 2014 5:22 am

Realised that it's not shirts I don't like, it's not even button down collars, it's Oxford Cloth. All my oxford cloth shirts are so scratchy and dry feeling when worn next to skin. Phased them all out for summer.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby can- » Tue May 06, 2014 1:20 pm

fuck you
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby can- » Tue May 06, 2014 1:34 pm

Calc wrote:Can Japanese street/tech stuff like wtaps/neighborhood/bape jive with euro techwear like acr and sisp? Seems there's a partially shared vision between brands but it feels sorta weird in application.

I want a neighborhood boonie.

to me there is a big and little truth here- the big truth is that you can wear any of these brands with whatever you want. there's no reason you can't mix acronym with ralph or throw an arcteryx shell over rick.

the smaller truth is that jp brands work very well with acronym because they look the same-- mostly baggy shapes, cropped or drawstrung fatigues, etc. veilance's look does not mesh as well with jp streetwear which tends to put bells and whistles on everything and everywhere. arcteryx is very minimalist and also cut very trim. sisp is such a sandbox that there's not much you can generalize about except that it generally looks better with more stone island, altho si and sisp also tend to be cut very trim. there is probably potential for good synergy between shadow projects 'dirty' multimedia look with brands like nbhd and bape who use a lot of asymmetry, paneled bottoms, etc
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby freerangepleats » Tue May 06, 2014 10:42 pm

The word "objective" is subjective. We're all slaves to our biases. God is dead. Clothes are unnatural. We're all buying into a big meaningless marketing scheme. and so on...
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby soundclip989 » Tue May 06, 2014 11:45 pm

...or some shit
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby paf » Wed May 07, 2014 12:01 am

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Love when companies do this sort of thing (smiling)
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby smiles » Wed May 07, 2014 12:10 am

damn dana lee is looking great this season. love the orange colour. wonder if it would match my hair.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Anorak » Wed May 07, 2014 4:06 am

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Wed May 07, 2014 6:26 am

when will people stop trying to sell me blue, it's like if i want to buy anything it has to be blue.

when will it end.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby Syeknom » Wed May 07, 2014 7:24 am

Grey is the best colour
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bouquet » Wed May 07, 2014 10:51 am

Saw a reflection on the glass door today of two girls laughing/pointing at my shorts as I walked into school. What is the point of shorts if it isn't to be freeing?
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby odradek » Wed May 07, 2014 11:11 am

you can pre-empt this kind of reaction by being so ridiculous that you have to be laughing at yourself, too

that's freeing
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Wed May 07, 2014 1:42 pm

suiting in the workplace on younger people always makes me laugh, it's like they're wearing their club outfit but with a tie, non sneakers and made from wool in terms of rises and shirt fit. personally i'm in support of it to where these proportions of trousers sitting low on the hip and a elongated torso opposed to the belly button standard of yesteryear looks consistently good compared to the questionable results of more conservative tailoring. i suppose this is the first step on the long road to formal wear being phased out across many professions with only those steeped in tradition holding onto it, or will suiting fall back into a looser fit when looser fits become "mainstream" with the trendy kids once more?

not too well versed (read 'nothing') on suiting someone educate me, but it seems the people raf used as inspo to design his infamous suiting lines of older collections are now wearing the complete opposite as far as formal wear goes.

on a side note has any designer ever made a version of those art folders you see all the creative subject students with?

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby nick » Wed May 07, 2014 2:02 pm

in America, when young people have to wear suits, its over 90% black oversized ones. as 'trendy' as slim may be, majority of trends still never reach the mainstream. it's odd hearing you talk about trends all the time - they seem epidemic to the entire population of youth where you live, where here its the 'trendy kids' hop from trend to trend but besides that small subset, the general population still keeps wearing the same stuff.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby HeavenResign » Wed May 07, 2014 2:28 pm

@maj

I'm having a hard time understanding your wording, are you saying you think suits moving onward will continue to have lower rises on the pants much like many chinos in recent years, whereas conservative suits sit higher on the waist? I don't really have an opinion just looking for clarification
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby maj » Wed May 07, 2014 2:51 pm

all i'm saying is my film teachers wool trews were skinnier and sitting lower than my jeans today and i didn't mind at all.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Wed May 07, 2014 3:27 pm

I reckon formal wear is going to be done in the workplace in the next 10-20 years.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bels » Wed May 07, 2014 3:59 pm

Said done in the workplace heck. Still have it in courts and weddings.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby bouquet » Wed May 07, 2014 4:22 pm

@odradek Definitely agree. i went into today knowing the outfit was semi-ridiculous, so I shouldn't even be put off by the reaction anyways. honestly, a random fashion though about somebody laughing at my outfit is almost as worn out as hearing somebody on mfa talk about being called a yacht-owning lumberjack. by bad. @McOdsen shitty picture but you get the idea. upon review it is laugh worthy. Shorts were pulled from dad's closet and probably decade+ old.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby parastexis » Wed May 07, 2014 4:53 pm

maj wrote:on a side note has any designer ever made a version of those art folders you see all the creative subject students with?

#IRLObservationsOfTheDay


don't have a pic but I drew the louis vuitton monogram on mine
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby stappard_ » Wed May 07, 2014 6:13 pm

in the absence of a white outerwear thread:

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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby RycePooding » Wed May 07, 2014 10:00 pm

Full trousers would be really good for you. If earls fit you well they'd be great. Don't pinroll tho, pinrolls are silly.
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Re: ramdom fashion thoughts

Postby tomsfood » Wed May 07, 2014 10:11 pm

why are shoelaces always way too long, who even likes giant bundles of string and knot flopping around everywhere

truly why slip-ons and shoes with zippers are superior
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