Menswear: Whats every chief wearing about you aka What we wore 6 months ago and now dislike


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hdsy-
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19 Dec 2007 10:39
Laughing out loud trudat
biglforlife
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2099 posts since 23/9/06

19 Dec 2007 11:29
MoB wrote: Fred perry polo's are timeless imo
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

19 Dec 2007 11:32
biglforlife wrote:
MoB wrote: Fred perry polo's are timeless imo

Agree, but not with the collar up - that looks gay.
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

19 Dec 2007 11:35
Since the All Saints shop opened in Meadowhall I've seen a lot of people dressing in it head-to-toe.

If I see one more white leather belt with "ALL SAINTS" spelt out in studs I think I might lose it.

Even worse though, a Bench shop has opened to0.

biglforlife
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19 Dec 2007 11:52
nick wrote:
biglforlife wrote:
MoB wrote: Fred perry polo's are timeless imo

Agree, but not with the collar up - that looks gay.

No, that's probably not the best way to wear them. I like them fully buttoned up and collar most definately down.
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

19 Dec 2007 12:13
hdsy- wrote: unfortunately emo and indie both now have negative connotations cause of all the shit modern emo and indie bands. imo.

This diluted scene rubbish is mostly to blame on the internet. Firstly, as previously said music is more accesible and more easily distibuted, both subliminally and forcefully.
Also, 'before', you has to be part of a scene to see how they dressed and what they were into. Now if you want to dress 'emo' or 'indie' you can just go on myspace and copy the looks - which is where all the highstreet clones get it.
I think for a lot of the clones now, their 'music-inspired' dress sense in basically a statement of intent for the opposite sex - and partly for same sex. Like, "you dress the same as me - lets go out with each other we must get on". Or, "you have the same hair as me, lets be friends."
Goldie
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4619 posts since 17/10/07

19 Dec 2007 19:08
nick wrote: Since the All Saints shop opened in Meadowhall I've seen a lot of people dressing in it head-to-toe.

If I see one more white leather belt with "ALL SAINTS" spelt out in studs I think I might lose it.
It's everywhere mate. There's one just opened up in the new Derby shopping centre too, loads of people wearing the plain jumpers/cardigans with the ram logo on it can be seen on a night out in any of the surrounding areas. They used to make a few nice things a few years ago, but now it's all just become over-priced shit which they just keep putting in the shops for the masses to wear. A few of my mates used to wear it about 18 months ago but now they just don't touch it because of what it's become. A friend of a friend works in the store at meadowhall and the staff get 50% discount. Just shows how much the stuff is actually worth. It's basically just a topman/zara jumper with a logo on and a doubled/trebled price tag.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

19 Dec 2007 19:21
Anyone seen the white shirts with the ram where dior put the bee ?
stoney
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19 Dec 2007 19:47
Goldie wrote:
nick wrote: Since the All Saints shop opened in Meadowhall I've seen a lot of people dressing in it head-to-toe.

If I see one more white leather belt with "ALL SAINTS" spelt out in studs I think I might lose it.
It's everywhere mate. There's one just opened up in the new Derby shopping centre too, loads of people wearing the plain jumpers/cardigans with the ram logo on it can be seen on a night out in any of the surrounding areas. They used to make a few nice things a few years ago, but now it's all just become over-priced shit which they just keep putting in the shops for the masses to wear. A few of my mates used to wear it about 18 months ago but now they just don't touch it because of what it's become. A friend of a friend works in the store at meadowhall and the staff get 50% discount. Just shows how much the stuff is actually worth. It's basically just a topman/zara jumper with a logo on and a doubled/trebled price tag.

true that, alot of geezers i know rave about all saints, and yep, they did some ok stuff a while ago, but its just tony and guy wear, dont get me wrong, ive bought stuff there before, i even bought one of the fucking nasty stud belts (sold it quicklt after mind) they epitimise everything that is wrong with the way blokes who think they are cool dress round these parts, i dont knoe if im now more of a fasion snob or better educated, but i cant see myself buying anything from there, cause of the connetations with the gear they have of late put out
Goldie
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4619 posts since 17/10/07

19 Dec 2007 19:55
Yeah it's just waste gear for better paid rude boys. Same as G-star. Went in the g-star shop at westfeild the other day and it's nearly all just crap. There were a few things which would be nice if they didn't have RAW emblazoned across the chest or if they were toned down. There was one nylon jacket in a burgundy/wine colour which was nice but i could never bring myself to buy it just because it's GSR
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

19 Dec 2007 19:56
i couldn't buy gstar either, infact the only places id shop there are zara or h&m i reakon
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

19 Dec 2007 20:23
Who exactly is deciding that these fashions are shit? or are we stating that because our things are not high street or what the man on the street is wearing they are automatically "better"?
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

19 Dec 2007 20:24
i think its because for me anyway, the people who adopt the generic allsaints look are hairdresser types and the gstar followers are the trendies who want to look abit street, thats just how i see things round these parts anyway
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

19 Dec 2007 20:27
If the individual looks good in his all saints outfit and enjoys what he is wearing what is wrong with that look? We need some kind of metrics here.
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

19 Dec 2007 20:31
nothing wrong with it, its like i dont think i could buy anything by henry lloyd or stone island because of what i associate with the brand
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

19 Dec 2007 20:35
I'm with doodles - this is all totally subjective.

clothes are all about how they make you feel. the way they look is often not as important.

we should acknowledge that the contributors here represent a sliver of what's going on.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

19 Dec 2007 20:45
EVERS wrote: I'm with doodles - this is all totally subjective.

clothes are all about how they make you feel. the way they look is often not as important.

we should acknowledge that the contributors here represent a sliver of what's going on.

And how do we acknowledge that? By saying IMO at the end of every sentence?

Of course it's subjective, goes without saying. But by posting on here surely we all have similar subjective opinions on what looks good and what doesn't?

We're not on this site to acknowledge what other people may like, we're on here to talk about the clothes WE like or don't like, as per this thread
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

19 Dec 2007 20:56
doodles has opened a valid debate.

for the record, all the skate stuff and visvim seen here I find as grotesque as anything found in an Officers Club outlet store but you'll rarely find that angle on this forum.

Smiling
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

19 Dec 2007 20:57
Should we therefore appreciate trackie wearing chavs if they feel comfortable and feel good in them ?
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

19 Dec 2007 21:02
Homer wrote: Should we therefore appreciate trackie wearing chavs if they feel comfortable and feel good in them ?

If i was to dress that way would it make me a c**t?