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robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Jan 2009 15:19
It's a good look and it's not like you'd need the jumper to be the same colour to work, just a woolen crew neck jumper and some black high tops and it's well wearable
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

29 Jan 2009 15:28
MilSpex wrote: ha, and you think I dress shit. Roll Eyes

LOL
candidate
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2463 posts since 12/11/06

29 Jan 2009 15:38
fares i reckon you'd look better in some shit like that rather than streetwear (no homo)
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

29 Jan 2009 15:42
Well I actually am starting to dress more in casual fashion stuff now, just waiting on the final exam then il have the time to have a clearout.

Te looks I posted were from Acne 09 btw
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9944 posts since 21/10/05

29 Jan 2009 17:00
i was thinking earlier this week that street and headz fashion is the easiest 'fashion' to pull off. I know there are the diehards who take it a step further, calm down milspex, but its components are simple - jeans, trainers, tees, sweats and jackets.

Its fashion by numbers, anyone with £250 can pull of a head(z) to toe e-credible look without fuss, trainers by nike £50, LVC jeans £80, supreme tee £30, supreme sweat £90 and bang easy no fuss brand harmonious street wear pulled off - obviously there are other elements like the fit of the garments and how they are worn but passed that its simple.

Im so over the whole headz thing and im beginning to fall out of love with streetwear which will be weird as i've been dressing in this style for the last 5 or 6 years since i was 16/17, but its just not exciting to me any more, im still going to keep a few key items by supreme and nike which i will always love but other than that im over it - fuck knows what im going to do now

Its so easy and obvious and thats why its popular - oh he wears supreme he's cool, wow look at those trainers, hella sick fades on those jeans etc etc. You check hypebeast look at the forums and see what you should buy, you queue up, buy from ebay or your local rape hq. Its all brain washing, no-one gives a shit, its a constant search for cool and the next big thing, no girls like it either

….im out

Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Jan 2009 17:02
good summary that.
Ulster_Blue
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5597 posts since 16/7/06

29 Jan 2009 17:04
Its much harder to put together a good look when u arent consciously trying to go for a street or headz style.
ChrisAlright
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1472 posts since 29/6/08

29 Jan 2009 17:06
Best wrote: no girls like it either

Only hoodrats and girls under 18 like the streetwear look
Soultimate
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3356 posts since 8/9/08

29 Jan 2009 17:11
I know chicks who dig it and dun think it's that easy, it's very easy to get it wrong imo.
And not hoodrats or under 18's.
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

29 Jan 2009 17:16
Noble Locks wrote: good summary that.

I have always been an 'e' buyer, living fucking miles away from any trendy city makes nothing easy to source and i have had enough of hunting down items now, and having a mixed up closet, so I give up. Gonna keep my favourite bits though.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Jan 2009 17:27
do you know what really is the best thing to do, but its so hard to do for a couple of reasons, and that is to only buy a couple of really expensive plain non branded items, like a 1000 quid leather or other coat, a 500 quid jumper and a 150 quid tee etc and some top jeans and top chinos and top trews, an expensive pair of plims (ie visvim not cons) and an expensive pair of shoes (ndc etc) and that is all you need.
but its nearly impossible to do, cos being into fashion is about the buzz you get when you buy stuff, so nearly all of us just buy loads of cheaper items, hence the popularity of uniqlo, aa, apc and nike etc etc, also you dont get no recognition from the net or the real world in a plain long sleeve tee by mcqueen that costs 500 quid, cos only you know what it is, its beauty is in its subtleness, but subtleness never got anyone a bunk up im afraid.
the look and purchasing im on about only really works for multi millionaires or celebs, cos everyone knows what they wearing is worth 20k, but that unbranded plain high end expensive stuff on normal working class people like everyone on here just looks like nice smart clothes, and not stinking of the dough and quality im afraid.
if you only ever bought stuff from, say for a brilliant example 'matches' or 'browns', you would be a total winner in the fashion stakes and would look great and feel great, but alas that is nigh on impossible, nay fuck that, not nigh on, it is impossible. Cry.
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1446 posts since 1/12/08

29 Jan 2009 17:39
Agreed, I just get bored of stuff quite quickly so even though I accept that a 500 pound pair boots or a 1000 jacket would last me all me life, in actuality I'd be fed up with them after about 2-3 years and want something new. Plus personal style changes and all that.

The good thing about expensive designer stuff though is that it normally has decent resale value as long as it isnt too obscure, so you can normally recover a fair bit of your cash anyway. And if youre bought it second hand (like on classified forums) and youre lucky, then you can probably get close to your full money back if you sell it a few years later.


Buying expensive stuff for real-world recognition doesnt really work after a point. As you said, only people who really follow fashion will notice that it isnt cheap, assuming it doesnt have branding all over it. And most real world people (including girls) have fairly boring/conventional tastes in menswear anyway. Most girls will go for the guy in a semi-decent suit over someone in a 1500 quid rick owens jacket and a pair of AnnD boots even though the latter is obviously much much cooler :/ Fashion should really be for yourself, but I dont think thats a bad thing really.
New York Herald Tribune
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2015 posts since 13/8/04

29 Jan 2009 17:41
the king of the sweeping generalisation
Luc_as
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454 posts since 15/1/09

29 Jan 2009 17:43
I still switch it about depending on how I feel.

Like yesterday I had on a pretty loose pair of Nudies, Etnie trainers and Enjoi hoody (pretty much skater ) but today I smartened up a bit with some raw Acnes, brown suede Nikes, MHL by Margaret Howell shirt and my RL jacket when I went out for a few hours.

I have a few expensive items (coats and some jeans) but I still really enjoy just putting on some Etnies etc and a skate hoody and going for a skate.
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3959 posts since 14/8/04

29 Jan 2009 18:06
joe151 wrote: that 'warrior' pic reminds me of that secret lives of suburbia programme that showed people who go to forests in full wizard or warrior getups and act out battles and camp Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ekugPKqFw&hl=en&fs=1
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

29 Jan 2009 18:26
Noble Locks wrote: do you know what really is the best thing to do, but its so hard to do for a couple of reasons, and that is to only buy a couple of really expensive plain non branded items, like a 1000 quid leather or other coat, a 500 quid jumper and a 150 quid tee etc and some top jeans and top chinos and top trews, an expensive pair of plims (ie visvim not cons) and an expensive pair of shoes (ndc etc) and that is all you need.

exactly what i did.

It is pure education and the same way everyone progresses. People with no "artistic" creativity or natural fashion or whatever you want to call it, can start with streetwear as its so easy, by numbers dressing which just costs money. Want to look cooler, get the rarer stuff or if your nuts go the vintage authentic look. Then your done.

Over time you find out about more different brands, and then start again. Keep doing this until your bored, then buy plain expensive items which is where I am now. All I have left really to aquire is a decent leather (£1000+) and a decent pair of brown shoes (£300+) to buy and I am done.

Sure I wear £1000+ of clothes at any time (inc coat minus watch etc) and it looks not really any different to most outfits until you look at the details or feel the quality, but thats how I get my enjoyment out of fashion.
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2463 posts since 12/11/06

29 Jan 2009 18:28
so right about the cheaper items thing.

as for streetwear i think it's just too informal. not many people would take me seriously if i dress like a 13 year old and look like one. it's too immature imo.
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

29 Jan 2009 18:38
Hello World wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: do you know what really is the best thing to do, but its so hard to do for a couple of reasons, and that is to only buy a couple of really expensive plain non branded items, like a 1000 quid leather or other coat, a 500 quid jumper and a 150 quid tee etc and some top jeans and top chinos and top trews, an expensive pair of plims (ie visvim not cons) and an expensive pair of shoes (ndc etc) and that is all you need.

exactly what i did.

It is pure education and the same way everyone progresses. People with no "artistic" creativity or natural fashion or whatever you want to call it, can start with streetwear as its so easy, by numbers dressing which just costs money. Want to look cooler, get the rarer stuff or if your nuts go the vintage authentic look. Then your done.

Over time you find out about more different brands, and then start again. Keep doing this until your bored, then buy plain expensive items which is where I am now. All I have left really to aquire is a decent leather (£1000+) and a decent pair of brown shoes (£300+) to buy and I am done.

Sure I wear £1000+ of clothes at any time (inc coat minus watch etc) and it looks not really any different to most outfits until you look at the details or feel the quality, but thats how I get my enjoyment out of fashion.

No offence ddd, but just because this is what happened to you doesn't mean that it happens to everyone - very narrow minded of you to assume so imo.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Jan 2009 18:46
Hello World wrote: Sure I wear £1000+ of clothes at any time (inc coat minus watch etc) and it looks not really any different to most outfits until you look at the details or feel the quality, but thats how I get my enjoyment out of fashion.

I think that's the most important thing. If you're really into something you take pleasure from the subtleties, which very few people will understand. I always think this about music. If I gave my favourite albums to somebody they would never get the pleasure I get out of them from just a couple of airings.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Jan 2009 18:58
and ddd is deffo the exception to most rules, sheerly for the fact his self dicipline is second to none.
he is so rational about everything he does in his entire life.