Once again you miss the mark completely. Some brands used to be elusive and exclusive, you had to go out of your way to pick them up. They were usually attached to some scene that somehow connected to you through music, interests or culture.
Culture-less? Internet gawd? hypebeast?
Yeah that was cool, being into something (a movie, music or a skater) and finding out later it was connected to your favorite clothing brand. Completely independently. It was like the people behind the brands thought the same way as you, liked the same shit. That was a cool feeling.
But the culture I liked then hasn't really changed either so the clothing I like hasn't. The elusiveness was cool, but these were actually great products as well, tasteful and well made with the right references and nods to stuff you loved. Lots of shit is elusive, doesn't mean I want it, just coz it's rare. Rarity was only part of it, it was also about being part of a group that liked the same stuff, that had the same taste. That still exists on the internet. It's just the equivalent of seeing somebody on the street in 1998 and saying "nice cap man" in reference to their box logo cap, you can still nod to people who think the same.
You on the other hand wanking off to bearded men in americana via japan 10 years to late like the rest of the internet I don't respect. I guess if you get laughed at on enough forums the only thing to do is to build up some weird self image.. You dont bring anything new, have no history with these brands or any culture bar the internet, you are just a stupid child born and bread on hypebeast sitting in your parents house blabbing on about how you are curating stuff cause you have nothing else in your life.
Sayword has the same appreciation and love for great products that we had and still have. He stands apart from hypebeasts coz he likes what he likes, it's pure man, you can tell, he's taking his own cues from real shit he likes, same as we did. This is completely different to the standard issue hypebeast kid who lets forums and blogs tell him what to wear. I mean what the fuck kind of hypebeast buys THOSE custom Wescos and wears em with the same Tenderloin he bought years before? That's long term commitment that hypebeasts don't have. That's purity, pure love man. He's got it, you lost it. You forgot why you used to love this shit man, YOU actually started wearing whatever the internet said was cool, not him. His influences are diverse, same as ours were.
We all take selfies now by the way. It's fun, fuck it.