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Where is your style going?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Superb0bo, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Flame

    Flame Well-Known Member

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    Comfortable ts, slim jeans, old sneakers.

    I'm in a minimalizing phase right now.

    IMO, if you have a nice face, nice skin and a fit, toned body, classic simple clothes will bring out the best. no need to go overboard and spend on the latest whatever.

    Buy almost everything on sale / 1 season ago concept. Fresh graduate salary + living on my own means I can't just max out cards on japanese proxies anymore.
     
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  2. The-Arm

    The-Arm Well-Known Member

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    My style is pretty scattered at the moment....In the last year I've moved further away from the more structured classic Americana mixed with street wear look, towards a looser and layered aesthetic, geared for comfort. I'm still finding it hard to shake my street wear influenced roots though.....baby steps lol.

    As for colour pretty much black and grey....it's just find it easier to build a more congruent wardrobe with a limited colour palette.
     
  3. conceptionist

    conceptionist Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat, just like many other newer members here.

    I never went fully in on the workwear though. Found SF pretty soon after I started to buy more so I hadn't aquired a full wardrobe. Very thankful for that now.

    It really helps if you plan all your purchases. Never pay retail on expensive stuff and only buy basics from brands like Uniqlo. You may find the perfect SS cardigan which you know will sell out instantly on retail, but it's just better to wait if you don't have a lot money. Good pieces can always be found later and coming collections will have just as good/better pieces.

    Other than that, it's less colour, buying clothes I know I will wear and letting it take its time.
     
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  4. YOLO EMSHI

    YOLO EMSHI Well-Known Member

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    what do people mean when they refer to 'workwear' here?
     
  5. Vantastic

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    Back in early high school I was a rapper so I was wearing baggy 26 Reds, anyone remember them? They just disappeared! Baggy shirts and jackets.
    I'm 26 now and wear casual/ casual "smart" clothes. I've never tried skinny jeans and don't plan to. My fav brand is A&F, they have the comfiest clothes and I guess that would be my style.
    I don't own a suit, if I go out and the weathers right I'll wear jeans, a plain shirt under a button up shirt and a nice jacket. I love grey, navy, black, olive and red colours.
     
  6. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    Denim. Boots. Flannel
     
  7. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Well-Known Member

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    At this moment I think most of my stuff is in the streetwear biker section. I´d like to add some more "formal" streetwear to my wardrobe. I only have one blazer and one pair of boots. I think some tailored trousers, one more blazer, more knitwear (a sweater and a cardigan at least) and some side zips would get me closer to where I wanna be right now.
     
  8. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    Everything must end,
     
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  9. jeromecd

    jeromecd Well-Known Member

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    That's when designers stop designing or we run out money, whichever comes first.
     
  10. Parker

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    When I think of "workwear" in the SF context it means the Heritage revival: military and hunting inspired stuff, Japanese repro denim, replica army jackets, pea coats, artisanal leather goods, pendleton style shirts, engineer boots, Made in America stuff like oxford shirts from Mercer or Gitman, mocassins from Quoddy, Filson bags, etc. I'd also put designer versions of this stuff like Engineered Garments or Junya Watanabe into this category.



    that danlging comma freaks me out!
     
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  11. spacepope

    spacepope Well-Known Member

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    It's not that bad, not like I wanna be head-to-toe in CCP. Footwear will be tough but I kinda like this transitional phase and working with what I have.
     
  12. billsayers

    billsayers Well-Known Member

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    My sense of style is lost and I need some inspiration.

    Been a huge Dior Homme and MMM fan but I hardly wear them anymore. Recently have been wearing just cheap Uniqlo Oxfords and APC NS with beat up Converse.

    Not feeling the Yohji aesthetic and never got into any of the Ann D or Rick O stuff. Hoping Slimane creates magic at YSL.
     
  13. fishbones

    fishbones Well-Known Member

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    I've been on my "jpnz brandz" and Japanese-like aesthetics and their take on classic, simple clothing.
    More of a casual/comfortable style, using a very neutral colour palette and slight details. Clean and put-together even when wearing a t-shirt/ocbd with trousers.

    I find myself always drawn to the "goth ninja" aesthetic, and always try my best to keep up with Ann D, Rick, Raf, Damir, etc.. But I don't see myself transitioning into that quite yet. Plus I don't really have the funds!
     
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  14. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    I mentioned the phrase "goth ninja" to a starving designer friend of mine who had never heard the term before and she said it was the stupidest thing ever.
     
  15. gettoasty

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    Well to be more appropriate, when I think of goth ninja, it is actually referring to "goth tech ninja" whom incorporate more of the technical outerwear / fabrics into an outfit that are black and gray in color shades.

    When I think of strictly goth ninja, I understand the reference is to those who post more on SZ but even then, I don't see the actual 'ninja' aspect aside from dressing in black. It should be "tech ninja" because of what historically a ninja is suppose to represent, stealth due in part to its dress attire. More so, its attire has functional abilities much the same as a lot of tech outerwear pieces do whether it be pockets or fabric choice that will adapt to climate; etc.

    The term "goth ninja" used more ubiquitously around the forums is just a generalization for those who wear mainly black. IMO it should just be "goth"-wear or the likes. SUFU posters back in the day and a few today dress the actual "goth tech ninja" style that I personally am more keen on.

    Also, goth <=> grunge?

    RT: I remember reading this fashion book in an UO and on page it was about RO and his take on grunge with glamor. It was called "glunge" or something lol
     
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  16. herp

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    Well fitting, minimalistic, quality stuff. Color wise mainly black, grey, white and a bit of navy. I prefer to "understate" as I think it works well with how I look.
     
  17. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Have noticed myself leaning towards a lot of maroon as we move into fall. Summer color for me was seafoam green (works amazingly well w/ my complexion).

    Feel sorry for those who only navigate white, grey, black. Props to you when it looks good, but otherwise...
     
  18. albeindc

    albeindc Well-Known Member

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    Yeah definitely need some color in your life, don't be afraid to explore the entire color palette!

    Definitely working my way back over towards the modern preppy angle, and less of the modern urban style. It just seems more fiitting to my lifestyle.
     
  19. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    It's easy to fuck up color but I think it's partially the "SF effect" as well - colors just do not look as good in amateur photography. I bought a bright purple t-shirt for 7 bucks at Marshalls recently that looks amazing with my eyes/skin tone, but that doesn't translate well at all into a photo.

    I look terrible in pastels and whatnot which is fine because I hate those colors anyway.

    I think hendrix has this problem (colors not translating well into photography) in the WAYWT thread a lot - luckily he's willing to stick to his guns.
     
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  20. fireflygrave

    fireflygrave Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I like using less color because I want to concentrate on the form of the clothes. interestingly shaped clothes don't need color always (and sometimes the color would distract from a cool garment anyway)
     

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