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The Fashion: Clothing Your Shame (no Fireguys allowed)

MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
edited November 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
How do you dress? What're you about to buy? What do you think about Incenjucar? All reasonable questions, all of which we're here to talk about--at least, if the last fashion thread is any indication.

General courtesy dictates that you use copious pictures, but spoiler them to keep your posts from being OMG HUGE!

And now, I give you a hipster:
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Hot or not? My vote is hot.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm trying to get out of a t-shirt/jeans/hide-body funk.

    Don't have much money, though, and most of my clothes end up doubling as work clothes.

    Anyway, I bought a couple of v-neck 3/4-length sleeved acrylic tops from H&M which do a brilliant job of being warm, looking smart and also being really flattering.

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  • DiscGraceDiscGrace Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Platypus - you need to find a BR outlet store. There's one semi-near me, and that's the only place I'll buy BR clothes, because otherwise it's just way too expensive. I got a really nice pale green button-up blouse with a ruched front that I love to wear for dress-up over a darker green camisole with a pair of slim-leg khakis.
    .

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I was so confused when I was on my friend's yacht and the crewmembers were from South Af. and Australia and whatnot and someone said to me "Have you got your thongs on?" and I was like o.O;;

    Crazy lingo.

    They (well, a certain type of sandal) get called thongs here. I didn't think it was strange.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Right now I'm at work, wearing an odd combination of clothes.

    A nice pair of light-coloured, fitted boot-cut jeans from the Gap; a gray-green t-shirt that fits really well but was actually part of my gym uniform from high school, which says "St. Pat's Patriots" on it; and a grey zippered hoodie.

    I could probably wear a barrel to work, though. It's a university job.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    When I'm not shopping at Gap, I generally go to Nordstrom Rack, because they are wonderful. It's nice grabbing a paid of $90 designer jeans for $20 because oh noes it's last year's fashion.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DiscGrace wrote: »
    Platypus - you need to find a BR outlet store. There's one semi-near me, and that's the only place I'll buy BR clothes, because otherwise it's just way too expensive. I got a really nice pale green button-up blouse with a ruched front that I love to wear for dress-up over a darker green camisole with a pair of slim-leg khakis.
    .

    Ha! As silly as it sounds, it never even occurred to me that BR has outlet stores - I live in Northern NJ, aka Magical Land of Horrendously Upscale Malls, so outlet stores aren't all that common.

    Or maybe I've been living under a rock all these years and they're all sitting right around the corner. Go figure. Thanks for the tip though, I"ll have to do some digging around. :^:

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    When I'm not shopping at Gap, I generally go to Nordstrom Rack, because they are wonderful. It's nice grabbing a paid of $90 designer jeans for $20 because oh noes it's last year's fashion.

    The real key is to buy jeans when they're next year's fashion.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I have moods that I dress in very equal parts. I never look like a scrub because raggity/shitty clothes are no good IMO, but having distinct styles is great.

    I have my
    shorts/jeans/t-shirt clothes.
    polo shirt/nice jeans/pants
    dress shirts/jackets/pants/nice jeans

    I wear them all well, and it depends upon my mood or activity for the day or evening.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    When I'm not shopping at Gap, I generally go to Nordstrom Rack, because they are wonderful. It's nice grabbing a paid of $90 designer jeans for $20 because oh noes it's last year's fashion.

    The real key is to buy jeans when they're next year's fashion.

    Yes, except they're jeans and the fashion doesn't change appreciably from one year to the next.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    That is what I was implying. The only thing that changes is the price, and maybe the ankles.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Some of the jeans in china are fucking awesome.

    Also, different.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    That is what I was implying. The only thing that changes is the price, and maybe the ankles.

    Ah, yes.

    Fashion rules and guidelines are generally sort of silly.

    Like that "no white shoes after Labor Day" thing. Or how you apparently can't wear certain colors in certain times of year. It doesn't matter that it's 80 degrees and sunny, you can't wear a bright color because it's winter!

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Also, I think that hipsters look kind of like douches.

    Heavens, I pushed some buttons. For the record, I don't personally dress like I smoke cloves and just got back from the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah concert. I would totally jump that guy's bones though.

    This is how I actually dress most of the time:
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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    MrMister wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Also, I think that hipsters look kind of like douches.

    Heavens, I pushed some buttons.

    I don't, like, detest them, or anything. But that sort of wear reminds me of the total dork role that populated every teen movie in the 80s - the one who was the lead actress's best friend, but secretly loved her. That's not a great archetype to emulate.

    Plus. the more-pretentious-than-thou thing isn't my bag.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I really just don't like the hat that far back on the head. And, I guess, I prefer belts to suspenders.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Also, I think that hipsters look kind of like douches.

    Heavens, I pushed some buttons.

    I don't, like, detest them, or anything. But that sort of wear reminds me of the total dork role that populated every teen movie in the 80s - the one who was the lead actress's best friend, but secretly loved her. That's not a great archetype to emulate.

    Plus. the more-pretentious-than-thou thing isn't my bag.

    What? Where do you see the connection between the picture in the OP and an 80s style dorky friend?

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I don't think I dig the brown shoes, MrMister.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    What? Where do you see the connection between the picture in the OP and an 80s style dorky friend?

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    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I don't think I dig the brown shoes, MrMister.

    I like 'em. You can't see them that well there, but they're pretty nice, and they go with my clothes.

    I'm in the market for a new pair, though. My friend has these Pumas that I really like, black with the white stripe going up the side, but not only has Puma stopped selling them, but it would be weird to have matching shoes.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    What? Where do you see the connection between the picture in the OP and an 80s style dorky friend?

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    Ahhhh.

    Any configuration of clothing can look bad if it's poorly assembled. The guy in the OP has a coherent look, even if it is visible that he is trying pretty hard to be vintage, whereas our 80s nerd looks like he tossed together a bunch of clothes that nobody else wore.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • geckahngeckahn Registered User
    edited August 2007
    What to buy at the Gap with my gift cards other than jeans

    this i know not

    grey t's!

    and BR is good shit. They have awesome jeans, which also cost like 90 dollars. But I only wear one pair at a time anyways, so its worth it.

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Yesterday I was at Bob's Stores and I bought my first normal plain t-shirt in recent memory. It was dark brown ringer type, and was soft and I liked it. I should buy some grey t's then. Plain t-shirts are a new thing to me.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2007
    Right now I'm at work, wearing an odd combination of clothes.

    A nice pair of light-coloured, fitted boot-cut jeans from the Gap; a gray-green t-shirt that fits really well but was actually part of my gym uniform from high school, which says "St. Pat's Patriots" on it; and a grey zippered hoodie.

    Canada has patriots?

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Only when they pretend they're Irish Catholic.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    Any configuration of clothing can look bad if it's poorly assembled. The guy in the OP has a coherent look, even if it is visible that he is trying pretty hard to be vintage, whereas our 80s nerd looks like he tossed together a bunch of clothes that nobody else wore.

    I get the difference, but it still reminds me of that. I sort of snicker every time I see a hipster.

    Whoever said they were trying too hard? Yeah.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2007
    I agree with Jeff. Molly Ringwald's gonna break that kid's heart.

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  • FloofyFloofy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So, woman's clothes (in the UK). I am so very confused by Topshop right now. Occaisionally they will have beautiful lovely things like:
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    But then they'll simultaneously be touting the virtues of things so vile and so incredibly unkind to anything but the most skeletal female form that it makes me wonder if their lead designers are dribbling maniacs that live with forty cats and secretly really really hate women:

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    And the bad thing is, this isn't just topshop- a lot of women's clothes atm seem so swamped with shitty ideas (Skintight! Metallic! Mid calf skirts! Bubble-cut under an empire waist!) that it's hard to finds the gems in amongst the throwaway, terrible trends.

    Rant over, I suppose.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    I agree with Jeff. Molly Ringwald's gonna break that kid's heart.

    I'd totally bang Andrew McCarthy before I'd bang a hipster.

    edit: Cool, pretty 80s Andrew McCarthy, not shriveled, freakish modern Andrew McCarthy.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I think the lesson from the pic in the OP is that dressing like you're in Gangs of New York won't make you look like Leonardo DiCaprio. Still, I can't fault the effort. I find the standard business casual uniform pretty depressing. Hide in plain sight.

    “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
    ― Marcus Aurelius
  • IrohIroh Registered User
    edited August 2007
    LaOs wrote: »
    I really just don't like the hat that far back on the head. And, I guess, I prefer belts to suspenders.

    The guy wouldn't be out of place waving newspapers around and shouting "Extra! Extra!" for christssake. I don't really get the trend that's going on now of reaching back almost 100 years for clothing ideas. It's not better to look like a street rat from a day gone by than it is to look like a modern one.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LaOs wrote: »
    I really just don't like the hat that far back on the head. And, I guess, I prefer belts to suspenders.

    Yeah, if you're going to wear a hat you should be wearing it as a hat and not a tiara. Also, he should go and see a tailor to get real bracers put into his pants so he doesn't have those stupid little clip on suspenders that 4 year olds use.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    I think the lesson from the pic in the OP is that dressing like you're in Gangs of New York won't make you look like Leonardo DiCaprio. Still, I can't fault the effort. I find the standard business casual uniform pretty depressing. Hide in plain sight.

    Only if you're boring and afraid of color. An interesting shirt that's not gray or beige or some wussy pastel color coupled with a cool tie can look pretty snazzy.

    Now suits - those are depressing. There's nothing cool about being the same color from head to toe.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • snowkissedsnowkissed Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Floofy wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    I actually find that shirt super cute. The problem with it is that it will only look good on certain body types and you would have to be careful with the bottoms you wear.
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Now suits - those are depressing. There's nothing cool about being the same color from head to toe.
    Depressing? I disagree. Nothing beats a man in a good looking suit. Pure delicious.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Any configuration of clothing can look bad if it's poorly assembled. The guy in the OP has a coherent look, even if it is visible that he is trying pretty hard to be vintage, whereas our 80s nerd looks like he tossed together a bunch of clothes that nobody else wore.

    I get the difference, but it still reminds me of that. I sort of snicker every time I see a hipster.

    Whoever said they were trying too hard? Yeah.

    Often they are trying too hard, yes. However I think that is better than not trying at all.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm going to post some pictures of how my Intermediate Macroeconomics professor from Barcelona dressed:

    WARNING these pictures are massive... not my fault.. it's his website and I think he is not insanely savvy with this all:
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    Yeah. How's that for color?

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    Often they are trying too hard, yes. However I think that is better than not trying at all.

    Ideally, you want to appear as if you effortlessly chose your apparel and it happened to look damned good. Failing at "effortlessly" isn't much better than failing at "damned good", because if your clothes look forced, then it looks silly. It looks desperate and clingy, like the wearer is trying to seek approval. Frankly, I'd rather be around someone with poor fashion sense than someone whose clothing says "please validate me".

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • snowkissedsnowkissed Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I'm going to post some pictures of how my Intermediate Macroeconomics professor from Barcelona dressed:

    WARNING these pictures are massive... not my fault:
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    Yeah. How's that for color?

    Guys like that strengthen my belief that there should be a fashion police.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    Yeah. How's that for color?

    If your clothing causes seizures, it's too much color.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    He would dress like that for every lecture. It was absurd. So many different colors...

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
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