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Title: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Unosuke on 05 Aug 2008, 13:05
So, I'm a dude in need of some jeans. What are some brands and styles that the cool kids wear? (note: the highest I'll pay for a pair of jeans is like....$30)

Also, feel free to post your own fashion questions.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 05 Aug 2008, 13:24
I don't really know the price of jeans, but for some that aren't designer, go for Levi's. Or if you can shell out more than $30, go to the Gap. Their jeans are indestructible or something, because I go through jeans pretty quickly and the ones I have from the Gap have lasted for freaking ever. (I don't know crap about designer jeans or clothes in general, so I can't help you there.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 05 Aug 2008, 13:49
I buy wranglers because if you take care of them they look nice, are pretty cheap and I've only seen them in dark wash and dark wash jeans match anything.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 05 Aug 2008, 15:46
I'm ashamed to admit that I wear Old Navy jeans. They are the only thing I buy from Old Navy because they fit damn well, are nearly indestructible and cost like $30. I've always been really impressed by their jeans, even if I loathe everything else in the store. But note that the only good jeans they produce are a loose fit, if you're not looking for loose fitting jeans you should go elsewhere.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Aug 2008, 16:10
My toughest jeans are Marlborough, and they fit me well, in a conventional manner, but are essentially fashion-free.  My most comfortable, and (I suppose) most fashionable jeans, which I currently spend most of my life in, are a no-brand special offer bought on holiday from an Italian low-end clothing chain (Upim).

Moral:  If you see what you fancy (and can afford), buy it, and damn the label.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Aug 2008, 16:15
You should look for a a Plato's Closet in your area. They carry secondhand clothing, but all of it is in really good shape, hardly worn, and good brands for a fraction of the price.

It is my favorite store.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 05 Aug 2008, 18:54
What the shit is with paying so little for jeans?  Maybe it's just Australia, but I have to buy like, $100+ jeans if I want them to not suck.  I have a pair of Lees that I have worn to death and also a pair of Ben Shermans that have basically become my second skin from the waist down since I bought them and are starting to wear a bit thin in places.  I believe I paid more than $100 for each of them.  Maybe the Lees were a little less, but the Ben Sherman ones were about $120 or so I think.  I need another pair, maybe two.  Maybe another pair of Lee and another Ben Sherman?  Yesssssss.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pilsner on 05 Aug 2008, 18:59
You should look for a a Plato's Closet in your area. They carry secondhand clothing, but all of it is in really good shape, hardly worn, and good brands for a fraction of the price.

It is my favorite store.

You can also find cheap designer jeans on ebay (http://search.ebay.com/jeans).  Don't get crabs!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 05 Aug 2008, 19:14
Jeans obviously should look good; they should fit well and the depth of blue they are is important in how they fit in with the rest of your ensemble. But beyond that, to me, jeans are just jeans. I don't see a point in paying more than 100 dollars for them. I usually pay about $60.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: IronOxide on 05 Aug 2008, 19:23
American Eagle jeans can get down to around 35 bucks if you are concerned with price, and I think they look alright.

But what do I know?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 05 Aug 2008, 19:25
I swear by Levi's Silvertab. Most guy's jeans look like crap on me, because I have wide, low hips and long skinny legs. Most men's jeans in the US seem designed for fatties. Button-fly is also a must-have for me, but that's more an issue of not wanting sharp zippers near the junk.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Aug 2008, 19:31
You can also find cheap designer jeans on ebay (http://search.ebay.com/jeans).  Don't get crabs!

Yeah, but if they don't fit right on you, you are kinda screwed. Better to buy in a store.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 05 Aug 2008, 19:52
Personally, I can not shell out $100 for one pair of jeans. If I'm paying that much for pants, I want nice pants, not a pair of jeans. If I can find a few pairs that make my ass look just as good for the price of one pair that makes my ass look good, I'll go for the few pairs.

The one time I bought a pair of jeans online, they fit great, but they only lasted a few months, because the quality wasn't great. (No more AE pants for me, ever.) Besides, shopping is more fun in stores.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 05 Aug 2008, 20:02
Most men's jeans in the US seem designed for fatties.

Not necessarily. For some reason it's "cool" among many of the males in this country for their pants to be about three sizes too big. For a guy like me who's relatively skinny and somewhat short, finding jeans that look good and don't sag down to the thighs is a bitch.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pamplemousse on 05 Aug 2008, 20:10

For some reason it's "cool" among many of the males in this country for their pants to be about three sizes too big.

Really?  I've found the opposite to be true.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 05 Aug 2008, 20:12
The opposite holds true generally only for those of the "emo" persuasion, as stereotypical as that is.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 05 Aug 2008, 20:19
Sorry, they are just pet peeves. I want to pull down pants that have to be held up and super tight jeans make me think of those pictures people post around here of the gay cop dude. If you like loose pants, put them on your hips and wear a belt. If you like closer fitting jeans, just make sure your dangly bits aren't visible. You know, unless you are that cop dude people like drawing illustrations of.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Aug 2008, 20:54
Do what Sam says, please Greg.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Aug 2008, 20:57
Greg tight pants will look good on your hiney I bet.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Aug 2008, 21:00
Man I been waitin' for this thread again.

This is me on a basic day:

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/DSCN1187%20%28WinCE%29.JPG) (http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/DSCN1187%20%28Medium%29.JPG)

What am I doing wrong and how do I do it better? And anyone who says that it's the box to my cheap assy guitar is also correct.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 05 Aug 2008, 21:02
Your pants are obviously not tight enough for this thread.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Aug 2008, 21:03
Dear Ozy,

I'd hit it.

Liz
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: hipster jesus on 05 Aug 2008, 21:08
On the subject of jeans, I'd go with either Levi's or Arizona. They're pretty comfortable, relatively cheap, and last forever. The more expensive jeans I've had tend to only last a few months though. For example, I used to wear Mavi jeans a lot. They're by far the most comfortable jeans I've ever owned but they fall apart quickly. If you want comfort and looks at the expense of durability, go with those. If you want something that you can wear for more than about six months, avoid them at all costs.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 05 Aug 2008, 21:12
ass

I go for jeans that hide the fact that I don't have an ass. At all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 05 Aug 2008, 22:23
The opposite holds true generally only for those of the "scene" persuasion, as stereotypical as that is.
fixed, and don't forget those that watch too many Clint Eastwood westerns, he always wore skinny jeans.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 05 Aug 2008, 22:27
re: jeans.  boys, i have no advice for you besides pls not too baggy or too tight.  girls:  buy your cheap-o jeans at forever21.  i swear i am not saying this because i work there; they are actually an evil bastard company.  but if you don't mind that shit, get your jeans there.  they are like 20 bucks which is ridiculous and the pair i've had for the longest time are about 2&a half years old and the only part worn out is the bottom from dragging on the ground all the time (this is why i pretty much only wear skinny jeans now). 

re: ozy.  your shorts are Unfashionable.  i also really don't like shorts in general, though, so i can't really think of any alternatives atm.

also can this also be a 'what i wore today' thread?  i say this because i have been wearing such goddamn cute outfits lately and not enough people are seeing them.  also, i am obsessed with myself.  and clothes.  ;(
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: celticgeek on 05 Aug 2008, 22:34
Pictures in the picture thread, or it didn't happen. 
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 05 Aug 2008, 22:39
I buy most of my jeans at Target, and they fit reasonably well and usually last a pretty long time! I buy jeans maybe once every year and a half, I would say, and am over-all very happy with the quality that I have received. I don't remember the brand name though, sorry...  :|
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 05 Aug 2008, 22:52
Man, I love clothes.  Lately I spend all my time in my daggy work uniform though.

I am not a pants person, I have always been a skirts and stockings kind of girl.  I own one pair of jeans, and one pair only.  They cost me about $40, and they look SMASHING.  I wore them to work once (we are not supposed to wear jeans to work) because my work pants were in the wash and everyone was all OMG YOU HAVE THE BEST FIGURE EVER.

They're probably right.

I am not sure how this helps anyone at all.  Ben, you clearly just need to be a girl to get good cheap jeans here.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Aug 2008, 22:57
Dear darling Ozy,
No man has ever looked good in shorts. Ever. No matter how hot it is, do not ever wear shorts. You can get pretty neat cargo pants or khakis that are cool and comfy and you don't have to show any hairy man-ankle! Hooray! A nice structured pair of jeans with a sturdy dark leather belt would suit you also, something not too skinny and that bunch nicely around the ankle. Sneakers are great! You should always wear sneakers, but not the silly white shiny ones you get at Kmart or whatever. If you don't want to go sneakers I would say a good pair of rubber flip-flops (like Havaianas) in black or brown (never wear flip-flops with fabric straps, they are completely and utterly hideous). I like your checked shirt a lot but it could maybe be a bit more fitted to flatter you perhaps? As for accessories, I kinda like it when a guy rocks a bit of jewellery - not silver chains (shudder) but more tribal or beaded or a leatherthong around the neck or wrist. Add a big grin and a stylish hairdo (which I know you already have) and you are all set for summer hangin' outs with pretty ladies.


NEXT PLEASE
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 05 Aug 2008, 23:12
secondhand clothing

Boom.

You can always find really great clothing at secondhand stores for low prices.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 05 Aug 2008, 23:18
I have to agree with Lunchbox on the matter of shorts. I haven't worn shorts in 9 years-- and even then it was only to demonstrate how stupid board shorts look if you're not ridiculously tall.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Aug 2008, 23:41
Shorts are hard, dang! I cannot do pants in the summer, though, it's totally unreasonably hot. I live in the goddamn desert. I will look into cooler pants, I guess, but geez.

Also, I would definitely like some suggestions for outfits around this jacket because I love this jacket because it is the closest I have to a Doctor jacket:

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/jacket.JPG) (http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/jacketbig.JPG)

I know those jeans are way too blue, BTW, that is pretty clear. They are darker in the meat world, actually, but still too blue. I need more jeans variety, because the rest of them are lighter than that and I think that would look silly.

Also, I know I do silly poses. Basically I am doing everything wrong.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: bryanthelion on 05 Aug 2008, 23:47
So, I just got a super short haircut after my long mulletesque shag. Alot of my clothes are a hodge podge of subtle pastel colors and blacks. I really want to start wearing things with Color!
And good and cheap fashion/clothes sites
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Aug 2008, 23:53
PICS PLZ
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 06 Aug 2008, 01:14
buy these (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&navAction=jump&id=13644471&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS&color=91)

Why would anyone do that?

I mean, to their legs.  Why?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 06 Aug 2008, 01:18
I was concerned about the damage to other regions in jeans that tight. That can't be good for your potential kids.
"with some spandex for movement"
Protip: If your jeans are so tight they need spandex for you to walk in them you are doing things terribly wrong.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 06 Aug 2008, 05:04
Oops.

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 06 Aug 2008, 05:27
What, you can wear shorts - what the fuck? Who cares what it looks like? If it's hot wear some fucking shorts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 06 Aug 2008, 05:35
I don't see the big deal about shorts. Shorts are good for biking and running and other things as well as trying to keep cool. I am wearing shorts today (guys shorts, actually) because I am cleaning/waging war today.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: famous on 06 Aug 2008, 06:24
Holy jeez.

How can anyone say no shorts in the summer? I assure you I look sexy in shorts. And comfortable as well! It doesn't matter if you look slightly cooler in pants you are going to be sweating like a motherfucker in a sauna. And that's so much money to spend on jeans!! I've never spent more than $15 on jeans, and they usually last me about a year. Which is cool because I usually like to get a new style of jeans after a year's passed. I tend to by them from thrift stores and wal-mart though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Aug 2008, 07:14
Shorts are ugly. Boy legs are ugly. Together they are very ugly.
Maybe there is something wrong with me but I have one pair of shorts and they only ever appear on 45 degree days and never in public. Legs are weird, you guys.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Aug 2008, 07:17
Also, I know I do silly poses. Basically I am doing everything wrong.

It's okay. I make lots of silly facial expressions and people still at least pretend to like me. I think you'll be alright.

As for the shorts thing, go for it! I know mens' shorts aren't usually the most stylish things out there, but if it's hot you have the right to wear them.

Also, Mai, I think it would be perfectly acceptable to post pictures of things you've been wearing here. I have also put together some pretty darn good outfits lately that I've wanted to post somewhere. Go for it!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 06 Aug 2008, 07:27
i was wondering if anyone could recommend me some good places to buy pants because it seems every store i go to sells pants for stick thin buttless girls, which is fine, there are lots of girls who do look like that but unfortunately i am not one of those girls and i need something that can accomodate a butt. gap jeans are really nice but they are also kind of boring and i want to expand my wardrobe a bit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: monkeybiz on 06 Aug 2008, 07:32
For starters, anyone that says "You can't wear shorts" should come to Chicago in the summer. Tell me I can't wear shorts when it's 90 degrees with 100% humidity outside. The general public should be thankful I'm even wearing clothes when it's that hot.

However, I'm a huge fan of Express. I'm a stocky guy (5'6", 220lbs.), and the clothes actually fit really well. The jeans have a tendency to run long, but not terribly bad. They're durable (still look brand new after 6 months), and if you catch them on the right day you can get awesome deals. I get at least two or three coupon offers a month from them. I probably spent about $500 over the last six months there, and it's probably the best money I've spent on clothes that wasn't for an interview.

That's my $.02.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 06 Aug 2008, 07:41
When did Express start making men's clothes?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Aug 2008, 07:47
Do you ever see sexy rock stars wearing shorts
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 06 Aug 2008, 07:54
What about an indie rock legend (http://thefigurehead.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/minor_threat_www.jpg)?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 06 Aug 2008, 07:55
I get that I live in an expensive country etc, but seriously, $15-30 for jeans? Cheap jeans here will cost me at least $70, probably more. I honestly don't think $30 is expensive for a t-shirt (and I do not spend a lot of money on clothes), so to spend that on jeans and get a decent pair, even? Crazy, I tell you!

Also, the hatred against shorts? I'm definitely not a part of that. Not that I like to wear shorts myself, mainly due to massive legs, but whatever - if it's hot enough, I'll wear them. Shorts can look great if you have the right shorts for your style and/or body! And honestly, if someone wore pants when it was insanely hot outside and told me it was because "shorts look ugly", I'd have to try very hard not to laugh at them. I was going to post some examples of great outfits that include shorts, but I think my folder for cool outfits/future clothing inspiration has shrunk without my knowledge, and Sam posted a good one.

Fitted shirts (not skin-tight, but not wide enough that you could put both of your arms inside it) instead of wider ones can make a lot of outfits look way better.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 06 Aug 2008, 08:08
When did Express start making men's clothes?

I have this one shirt that looks pretty good that I never wear because it came from Express.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 06 Aug 2008, 08:09
When did Express start making men's clothes?

Several years ago. Express is nice, but they don't have girl pants over size 14, not even on their website. I refuse to shop at stores like this, because it tells girls with larger hips that they can't have this kind of fashion.

Legs are weird, you guys.

Does not compute. Legs are awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: famous on 06 Aug 2008, 08:34
I get that I live in an expensive country etc, but seriously, $15-30 for jeans? Cheap jeans here will cost me at least $70, probably more. I honestly don't think $30 is expensive for a t-shirt (and I do not spend a lot of money on clothes), so to spend that on jeans and get a decent pair, even? Crazy, I tell you!

Goodness! I know that I shop at cheap second-hand places, and that I'm poor, but if I see a shirt for $7 I like I'm more than likely to leave it alone. My price range for shirts is 3-5 bucks. Shoes/Sandals are the only thing I'll pay a bit of money for, and even then usually around $60, nothing more than $80. Did you say you live in Australia? I do remember that things are rather expensive over there, at least on the east coast, I never made it west.

But $100?! I'm not losing my head over it, but that could get you a ticket on a bus to someplace like 14 hours away! Or a sweet train ride! Hell, a plane ticket! That said, I have watched my girlfriend shell out $250 for like 6 things on a trip to the mall...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Aug 2008, 08:37
Do you ever see sexy rock stars wearing shorts
What about an indie rock legend (http://thefigurehead.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/minor_threat_www.jpg)?

If shorts are good enough for Ian Mackaye, they are good enough for me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 06 Aug 2008, 08:41
Goodness! I know that I shop at cheap second-hand places, and that I'm poor, but if I see a shirt for $7 I like I'm more than likely to leave it alone. My price range for shirts is 3-5 bucks.
....
Did you say you live in Australia? I do remember that things are rather expensive over there, at least on the east coast, I never made it west.

Nope, not Australia, but someone else who replied upthread with about the same reaction as I did does live there. I live in Norway, which is known for being expensive, but every time a thread like this appears, I'm baffled by how cheap stuff in the US is, and I want to go there to shop for clothes and shoes. The majority of my t-shirts cost less than $30, though, but that's only because I'm living off of a student loan.

And for $3, I can almost get a bottle of 1,5L soda at one of the cheapest grocery store chains. How can a t-shirt at that price not be crappy quality and fall apart/look weird after 1 wear & wash?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 06 Aug 2008, 08:44
Shorts are horrible things. They look bad on everyone. Everyone.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 06 Aug 2008, 08:52
Without reading everyone elses posts, I can say with relative authority that if you are going to spend a bit of money on any piece of your wardrobe it should be your pants and your shoes.  You definitely get what you pay for.  If you want nice looking, long lasting, good fitting pants.  You are going to have to pay for it.  If you want to spend $30, you are going to suffer in at least one of those categories. 
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ThisIsOriginal on 06 Aug 2008, 09:40
buy cheap and durable,and look for sales.

also imy motto is "If your only going to wear it a couple times, put it back on the rack."

As much as i hate saying I went in PacSun I feel awesome saying I got 3 shirts for $15!!

what bold and underlined is my advice come fashion wise.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Aug 2008, 10:05
And for $3, I can almost get a bottle of 1,5L soda at one of the cheapest grocery store chains. How can a t-shirt at that price not be crappy quality and fall apart/look weird after 1 wear & wash?

Cheap, outsourced labor.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 06 Aug 2008, 10:11
But that's not exactly an American phenomena.. I mean, most of the plain t-shirts I used to buy from H&M were made in Bangladesh or another Asian country, but they still cost me about $20, if not more. And H&M is pretty cheap.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 06 Aug 2008, 12:04
It just has to do with monetary value, the economy, the location, and a bunch of other things than just labor costs. I'm sure an H&M in the UK would be way more expensive than the ones in the US. I mean, I shopped at the one in New York and I got shirts for under $10 a piece and it's all the same company.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 06 Aug 2008, 14:45
Man, I have no problem getting jeans for around $30 dollars. I am confused by all of you.

Also shorts are lame. I will wear pants in 90 degree weather with shit-tons of humidity.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 06 Aug 2008, 16:41
i need advice, dudes.  i got this shirt because i was like "oh this will work with my pencil skirt!", but now that i've tried to wear them together i'm not so sure.  like, i feel that the shirt poofs out, then is tight, then the skirt is tight... and it looks kind of funny with that band between the poofy part of the shirt & the top of the skirt.  is it in my head?  or does it just look dumb and i just shouldn't try to make it work?
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2739238825_e38a273ed7.jpg?v=0) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2739238825_e38a273ed7.jpg?v=0) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2739238767_94d391bd90.jpg?v=0) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2739238767_94d391bd90.jpg?v=0)

the reason i'm dressed up all fancy-like is because i have to start interviewing for Real Jobs soon and realized i had to buy a bunch of new clothes because all my clothing is way not office-appropriate.  my grades are not so great and my resume sucks, so my plan is just to try and look as good as possible and hope that my interviewer will forget about all that stuff and just hire me on the spot anyways based solely on my looks and fashion sense ;(  basically what i am saying is that it is important that you all give me the cold hard truth!

here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3107/2739238861_4d56ecbe9b.jpg?v=0) is what i wore today by the way.  i'm not going to keep doing this unless other people join in too because otherwise it'll just be this embarrassing thread where i just post pictures of myself and everyone is like 'geez mooface get over yourself and stop bumping the thread you camwhore ugh".

ps sorry for all the weird cropping.  all my photos came out at weird angles.  i don't know how those myspace kids do it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 06 Aug 2008, 16:56
I actually really like that blouse with the skirt. It's a nice color and it's not too tight or too poofy. I also like the two strap-like piece down the front.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 06 Aug 2008, 17:02
The lines all look good, but if you have anything else the same color as the top (like barettes? I dunno) you might wear them with it, so you're not just drawing attention to the chest area. That's just my opinion if I was interviewing you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Aug 2008, 17:15
This thread is making me want to buy jeans! Which is no good because I already have ten pairs and jeans are expensive but I don't have a pair that make me look absolutely devastatingly smashing yet so therefore I need more. Good logic?

MaiAda I think that shirt and skirt look fantastic together! I think I know how you feel about getting all dressy, when you do not do it very often it feels weird no matter what. That outfit is brilliant on your curves and the colours are lovely on you too, I think it looks great as is!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 06 Aug 2008, 17:32
I'm hard pressed to imagine jeans that wouldn't look smashing on you.

Maybe 70's bell bottom jeans?

No wait, that would look pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 06 Aug 2008, 19:19
Oh hey I know the moment has passed, but I wear shorts a bit.  I have hairy legs and all.  I don't care if people think it looks odd, it's a lot better than wearing jeans/pants on hot days and feeling like shit.

Also Lunchy I don't understand why you wouldn't wear shorts.  Lady legs are awesome, what is wrong with lady legs?

I mean, they are so awesome.  Dang.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Aug 2008, 19:28
I agree with both est and Sam.  Lady legs are awesome and the skirt looks a little high-waisted, but not bad at all.

I love jeans, but I am never satisfied with any of the pairs I have ever bought.  They never fit exactly right.  I like Levis 511s, the skinny ones, but they're always too short.  What I mean by that is, my ankles are always exposed, and I would like to find pants that are longer, but with the right waist size for me but also skinny jeans.  Maybe I should just by the next size up and wear them a little looser?  'Cause sometimes they look way too tight.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Aug 2008, 19:57
Or you could buy some awesome boots!



Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Aug 2008, 20:01
No.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Aug 2008, 20:06
Fine then, flash your ankles for the whole world to see. Strumpet.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Aug 2008, 20:34
Strumpet is possibly one of the best words ever.

If your ankles are exposed and you don't want boots (though it's a good suggestion), high top chucks should do the trick. (Chucks + jeans = win, always.) Or yes, you could try the next size up, especially if they really are too tight. Or dig around for different jeans. I had to do that, because "long/tall" are either still too short or they go past my toes. But the latter is rare and it makes me feel better, because for once "regular" has a long enough inseam.

A 34" inseam for ladies is not a ridiculous request, oh ye makers of jeans.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Aug 2008, 20:56
^^^

Linds speaks words of wisdom!

Also, to add a bit of length sometimes you can take the hem down a bit as well, which is a fairly painless process if you have access to a sewing machine (or stapler, if you're all punx rawkz). Depends on the jeans, though. Some are double hemmed, so you've got a bit of lee-way to take them down, but others aren't.

Alternatively, you can get a different style with longer legs and take the hem up.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 06 Aug 2008, 22:46
Do you ever see sexy rock stars wearing shorts
What about an indie rock legend (http://thefigurehead.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/minor_threat_www.jpg)?

If shorts are good enough for Ian Mackaye, they are good enough for me.

I had lunch with the man! He was wearing shorts then, too...

I only have three pairs of shorts, and two of them are athletic shorts for working out at the gym. But I hardly think that they're some kind of fashion crime. Guys' legs probably aren't too attractive, but I think you'd have a hard time finding a guy who said that he didn't find a woman showing some leg to be good-looking/sexy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Aug 2008, 22:53
Guys I just checked my Doctor Who LJ community and they have a picspam up of David Tennant in the Fires of Pompeii Confidential.



OH NO

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj244/Chloris67/tennant/doctor%20who/402c/402c-7.jpg)

DAVID TENNANT WHAT ARE YOU DOING
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 06 Aug 2008, 22:56
OH HAY

DAVID TENNANT DRESSES SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE ME.

That is the best thing I have ever learned in my entire life.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Aug 2008, 01:55
shorts can look good!

Oh that is nasty. That is dogshit.

I can't stand shorts. I basically have two pairs of trousers and they are both exactly the same; black JeansWest Silverstar bootlegs. I really only have boots so it all works out. I do need to take a trip to the Army Surplus store and buy some more black fatigue pants though. Those things are hell of comfy and look quite good. They are also cheap and last for ages. Hurrah.

Also, I've just started working in a Proper Office Job and feel like I should buy some more button-down shirts for it. I don't really wear ties outside of weddings or funerals so does anyone have any advice for someone who has never really bought button down shirts before?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 07 Aug 2008, 12:28
Someone needs to buy these (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5473082).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 07 Aug 2008, 12:35
I think either I like those or the girl wearing them. Probably the latter, frankly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 07 Aug 2008, 12:47
Cute girls could probably sell me anything.

I've just figured out who would suit those though. Manda, these are your jeans to buy!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2008, 13:18
Switch out the fabric with a different kind and those are very similar to pants I had in middle school/high school. They are fun.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 07 Aug 2008, 13:21
Also, to add a bit of length sometimes you can take the hem down a bit as well, which is a fairly painless process if you have access to a sewing machine (or stapler, if you're all punx rawkz). Depends on the jeans, though. Some are double hemmed, so you've got a bit of lee-way to take them down, but others aren't.

I've thought about hemming, but I don't think there's enough hem there.  I checked the Levi's website, and I think I got knock-offs or something, because they did not list the waist+length size I have.

I've been thinking about modifying all my old, baggy jeans to fit like skinny jeans, because I have so many pairs that I don't wear and it's ridiculous and I feel bad about only wearing two or three pairs when I have like, twenty, but I think it would be fruitless, since they're all about 30x30 or 30x31, and I want 30x32.  Argh.  I think I might just give all my clothes to thrift stores, get some money back and buy new clothes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2008, 13:40
Well, I looked on the Gap website and they have several styles in 30x32, if that helps. You could at least sell the ones you don't wear and aren't attached to, if you feel like it. I know how much the length of my pants bothers me, so I can imagine it bothers you just as much.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 07 Aug 2008, 15:21
Blah blah Pencil Skirt blah Poofy Shirt blah blah

Basically it works great together the colours, great, you already knew that.  Now your well fit, and the puffy just makes your boobs look bigger which works for your benefit in a Real Job environment.

Now Ozy:

Get some pants, a straight cut or even something a little looser (you dont look like a second skin, skinny jeans kinda guy) but with a faded blueish-black (even dark blue is balls, and looking at your Dr. Ozy pic, that is a bad idea, and try on a smaller shirt size, see how it feels and looks.  Or try throwing on an undershirt, something thin like an Obey shirt for complimenting colour or a crappy white crew neck from Wally World.  For your jacket, try some dark greyish jeans and a medium earth tone shirt, like a light brown or you absolutely cant go wrong throwing Navy on top of White or Black/White.

And let me repeat, pay more for your jeans, they will look better and last longer.  And dont let anyone tell you fake fading is unauthentic and douchey, real authentic doesnt look as good and thats what this is about.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: famous on 07 Aug 2008, 15:53
And dont let anyone tell you fake fading is unauthentic and douchey, real authentic doesnt look as good and thats what this is about.

I can't tell you if you're being serious or not. What if you're just trying to not be a douchebag?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eris on 07 Aug 2008, 16:10
Someone needs to buy these (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5473082).

I want those jeans. I would wear them every day and my parents would laugh at me because they used to do that to their jeans when they were at teacher's college in the 70's. But I would still wear them all the goddamn time.


Thank you Dan, for showing me something I cannot get but really want. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 07 Aug 2008, 17:43
I can't tell you if you're being serious or not. What if you're just trying to not be a douchebag?

What Im saying is dont shy away from something thats nice because of a preconceived notion, a prejudice, against it.  Alot of high end denim looks stressed, because frankly, it looks better.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2008, 18:14
the puffy just makes your boobs look bigger which works for your benefit in a Real Job environment.

I bet you were joking when you said that, but was that really necessary? Boobs have nothing to do with having a job.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 07 Aug 2008, 18:27
They have something to do with looking hot, which she was hoping would offset her resume and education credentials.  I just worded it in a delicate cloak of humor.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 07 Aug 2008, 19:09
Not necessarily. For some reason it's "cool" among many of the males in this country for their pants to be about three sizes too big. For a guy like me who's relatively skinny and somewhat short, finding jeans that look good and don't sag down to the thighs is a bitch.

Probably already answered 2 pages ago, but not for about the last 5-7 years, buddy.

And for $3, I can almost get a bottle of 1,5L soda at one of the cheapest grocery store chains.

Dude.... seriously? For like, $1.50 you can get a 2-liter of brand name, or two 2 liters of off-brand grcery store stuff.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2008, 19:17
It may not be cool to you, but it's still around. Seriously. I want to throw belts at people in not only my neighborhood, but all of the surrounding ones and also downtown as well. The only reason I don't is because I would probably get the shit kicked out of me if I did so. As long as people want to look like a "gangsta," there will be many asses to see.

Also, Ladybug lives in Norway, the land of expensive.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scarychips on 07 Aug 2008, 19:24
Oh hey I know the moment has passed, but I wear shorts a bit.  I have hairy legs and all.  I don't care if people think it looks odd, it's a lot better than wearing jeans/pants on hot days and feeling like shit.

You should see my legs. They are hairier than most of them legs. I only have one pair of shorts and I wore them once this summer (Thank God, they were only 10 dollars). I hate shorts and I love jeans.

I have those Urban Star jeans. They are so damn great. I can wear them 5 days in a row and they will still look clean. I had those for like 2 years. Way better than Calvin Klein jeans.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 Aug 2008, 19:46
When I am drunk and in a place where there are lots of people with popped collars, I find myself walking up to them, unpopping it, patting them on the shoulder, and walking off again into the crowd. I think of myself as a superhero of sorts.

I have yet to receive a beating.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 07 Aug 2008, 19:54
I finally got my Nudie Jeans today. They fit quite nicely and they look great. I might buy a pair of grey Cheap Monday's tomorrow but I think the ones that are left and prices at 30$ are too big for me. I told my mom I wouldn't buy anymore jeans because she got frustrated with me today. I dont have that many! Like maybe 8-10 pairs that I wear regularly. (2 Levi's, 2 Evisu, 1 Club Monaco, 4 Bluenotes (cheap jeans from work!), 1 Nudie)  I really have to clean out my closet though.

Also, one piece of advice to the dudes: wear cardigans. They're sexy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: SimpsonsParadox on 07 Aug 2008, 19:59
Shorts are awesome, mostly because I live in Florida. Attempting to wear anything below the knee is somewhat like running buck naked through a nuclear waste disposal facility with a broken air conditioner. Thats on the sun.

Although I am not a fashion guru (I could certainly use help), my one piece of advice is to ignore price (Mostly). Certainly, pricier jeans will give you a better experience is a good general rule, but my 9.95 jeans from a local store have served me well (Much more then my 50 dollar jeans from same local store did.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 07 Aug 2008, 20:30
When I am drunk and in a place where there are lots of people with popped collars, I find myself walking up to them, unpopping it, patting them on the shoulder, and walking off again into the crowd. I think of myself as a superhero of sorts.

I have yet to receive a beating.

I would probably chase you down... so I could shake your hand.



Also, one piece of advice to the dudes: wear cardigans. They're sexy.

Seriously? Like Mister Rogers? My favorite sweater is a pure new wool, heavy brown sweater I got in Edinburgh like ten years ago. It makes me look almost like a grizzly bear, and I can go down to 0 celsius with no jacket over it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 07 Aug 2008, 20:59
Also, one piece of advice to the dudes: wear cardigans. They're sexy.
Ugh. Just ugh.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 07 Aug 2008, 21:32
My general advice on fashion, fellas buy two suits, one blue or black and one grey maybe pinstriped, never banker striped both wool. The first one is for more conservative needs, the second is if the first isn't appropriate. If you're under 5'8" don't buy your jackets double breasted, you look boxy, if you're on the larger side, even if it is muscles, don't buy double breasted you look too round.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Aug 2008, 22:29
Today, I am sporting a pair of mens cargo shorts, in green camo. A brown womens tshirt, that I'm not sure where I got it. I found it in my suitcase. I am also wearing white shocks, and grey low top Converse. Clearly, I am the epitome of fashion.



I don't always dress so poorly. This weekend, I was wearing a blue and white striped cardigan, that was waist length, over a black tube top. I also wore denim capris. I thought it looked rather nice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 07 Aug 2008, 22:51
Not necessarily. For some reason it's "cool" among many of the males in this country for their pants to be about three sizes too big. For a guy like me who's relatively skinny and somewhat short, finding jeans that look good and don't sag down to the thighs is a bitch.

Probably already answered 2 pages ago, but not for about the last 5-7 years, buddy.

No. As Linds said, it's still very much a fashion, unfortunately, among a large segment of young males, whether urban or suburban. Generally you see it with people who listen to copious amounts of gangsta rap--i.e., rap that has no meaning.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Aug 2008, 00:08
No. As Linds said, it's still very much a fashion, unfortunately, among a large segment of young males, whether urban or suburban. Generally you see it with people who listen to copious amounts of gangsta rap--i.e., rap that has no meaning.

Here it's smart students trying to be trendy.  When the waistline is actually below the buttocks, I can only suppose that they are being held up at the front, presumably by an erection.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Aug 2008, 02:57
Also, one piece of advice to the dudes: wear cardigans. They're sexy.

Seriously? Like Mister Rogers?
Yes, seriously. No, not like Mister Rogers. Cardigans can look awesome, and they can look plain silly, depends a lot on how you wear them - like with most other pieces of clothing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Aug 2008, 07:00
Mmm, cardigans. Fun for a girl or a boy, just like a slinky! I have quite the collection of cardigans that I hope to keep expanding.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 08 Aug 2008, 07:03
Guys should definitely wear cardigans!

Man, it makes my job of fucking their girlfriends so much easier when they choose to dress up like clowns for no readily apparent reason.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 08 Aug 2008, 08:09
Hey, I like cardigans, on both guys and girls. Actually, I like sweaters in general. Not the super ugly ones, but solid or argyle sweaters are most awesome.

When the waistline is actually below the buttocks, I can only suppose that they are being held up at the front, presumably by an erection.

HAHAHA!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 08 Aug 2008, 08:47
Fun for a girl or a boy, just like a slinky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lDI7V5-Qe0
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Aug 2008, 11:18
Question. Tank tops for guys, good or not good?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 Aug 2008, 11:24
Bad, unless you are running around outside or working out.  Basically situations you could take your shirt off but you would rather not. 

As a Shirt replacement, not at all.

*edit*

And Sam care to elabourate in a private message so as to not clog up this topic.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Aug 2008, 11:28
Can look good, but not a lot of people can pull it off, imho, especially if wearing nothing else over it. I find it looks best on people with a very specific build - skinny, but slightly muscly, and some other factor I cannot really put into words.

ETA: I'm talking as a "t-shirt replacement" here.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jimbunny on 08 Aug 2008, 11:31
Any potential for showing armpit hair should be avoided, without question, in every situation (save for times such as swimming, or when you absolutely must be unclothed). So either shave, or don't wear sleeveless tops. That goes for girls and guys both.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Aug 2008, 11:45
So, tank tops replacing shirts with a vest or even a cardigan would look good. Thank you everyone.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Aug 2008, 11:49
Any potential for showing armpit hair should be avoided, without question, in every situation (save for times such as swimming, or when you absolutely must be unclothed). So either shave, or don't wear sleeveless tops. That goes for girls and guys both.

I really hope you don't mean that guys should shave their armpits if they want to wear tank tops. Because please don't! Trimming, maaybe, but no shaving, unless there's a good reason to (apparently it can make swimmers faster?). I don't think armpit hair on guys is bad at all, but then again, I also don't mind guys legs, so what do I know?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 08 Aug 2008, 12:08
I honestly think that armpit hair is weird and guys look better without it, too.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jimbunny on 08 Aug 2008, 12:09
Legs I'm fine with. There's something about pit hair, though, that's just plain gross. Especially in larger-than-average quantities.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 Aug 2008, 12:26
I find I get positive reviews when I trim my nipple and pit hair, and get rid of the manbush down under.  They are good things regardless of the situation.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 08 Aug 2008, 12:31
After having shaved armpits since whenever it was I started shaving, I find armpit hair odd. How does deodorant work if hair is in the way? I think everyone looks better without, but I know both guys and girls who don't shave it at all. (There is only one girl and she doesn't shave her legs either. I forget her reasoning, but kudos to her.)

As for tank tops, sleeveless shirts are better than actual tank tops on guys, unless they are working out or being used as an undershirt. The cut of them just seems feminine to me for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 Aug 2008, 12:34
Not to mention sleeves optional is totally punk rock and a way to breath new life into a shirt with pit stains or armpit holes.  Where as tank tops are usually an accessory to gelled hair, so I'll leave judgment up to you the reader on that one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 08 Aug 2008, 18:32
ugh why are we talking about pit hair.  gross!

tanks on guys are also gross.  i may partly think this because the only guys i see wearing then are pretty nasty, and so i then associate the tanks with their ickyness.  but i mostly just think they look dumb.

sorry guys, apparently i think all forms of clothing which keeps you cool looks ugly :( 
(although sam, i like your shorts.  unfortunately, i don't most people could really pull them off)

btw, thanks guys for your reassurances on the skirt/shirt dilemma!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 08 Aug 2008, 18:47
No. As Linds said, it's still very much a fashion, unfortunately, among a large segment of young males, whether urban or suburban. Generally you see it with people who listen to copious amounts of gangsta rap--i.e., rap that has no meaning.

Here it's smart students trying to be trendy.  When the waistline is actually below the buttocks, I can only suppose that they are being held up at the front, presumably by an erection.

If you are buying jeans at the Gap then you are most likely not following this trend... there are stores that cater to that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Aug 2008, 21:25
Man, I will wear a singlet if it is quite warm or if I am going to be doing something where I am likely to be quite warm. I kind of have the shoulders and chest to pull it off but no man should ever wear a tank top. They are wholly undignified and if you wear one, you are probably a jerk (as in there is probably a positive correlation with how often you wear tank tops and how much of a cocksnout you are). Singlets are ok if it is really warm out. Tank tops look ridiculous on guys.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 08 Aug 2008, 21:54
You would walk around in a skintight wrestling outfit before putting on a tanktop? I love your priorities, man.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 08 Aug 2008, 22:03
Alright, so, hair question. Basically I've been doing the same thing with my hair since I was like 10/11/12 years old, somewhere in there. And basically I don't really know if it works for me the best, or I don't really know what to do to it to make it best looking on me.

Here are some pictures of me and my hair and various junctures in the past year or so with my hair at different lengths and such. Basically just what I want to know is which way it looks best on me or possible ways to alter it that would make it look better. Those alterations could be slight changes or complete overhauls on the way I have my hair, if it's a good idea.

Beginning of last semester after a decent trim (http://photos-169.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v134/223/93/1535130169/n1535130169_30054331_3787.jpg)
Just an intermittent hair picture. (http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/58/35/616771267/n616771267_600047_7898.jpg)
Several months ago before most recent haircut (http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v217/183/31/667440524/n667440524_2528166_8179.jpg)
Most recent picture of me, about a week old (http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v273/183/31/667440524/n667440524_3729455_4789.jpg)

And just for some time references:
This is me sans beard and with fairly short hair, probably 2 years old, maybe 1 and a half, I have a bad concept of time. (http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v78/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30024031_2350.jpg)
Just a really old picture, possibly 14 or 15 years old? (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/blakejustblake/blah/DSCN0508.jpg)
Oldest picture of me I could find, with really bad haircut. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/blakejustblake/Image047.jpg)

But yeah, any advice on that, or even advice on anything else about how I look or what I wear would be cool too, I guess. I'm not exactly the most fashion minded person.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Aug 2008, 22:08
I have a feeling a singlet means slightly different things in Australia (as well as in Norway) and the US.

A singlet to me is a tank top with thinner straps. But I have a feeling that's not what he means either, because why would a tank top be bad if a singlet is okay?

This (http://www.americanapparel.net/storefront/images/detail/serve.asp?media=rsa2448_Navy_KellyGreen.jpg) is, to me, an example of wearing a tank top and looking good. I'm not a huge fan of the top itself, but the fit and the body type wearing it describes what I was talking about earlier.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ComfortEagle on 08 Aug 2008, 22:44
Um, I suck at hair. Or any thing else for that matter, but based off what has been presented "several months before most recent hair cut" is the best. But I also like the idea of shorter hair... follow your heart?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Aug 2008, 23:04
Clothing choices I can't behind:

Cardigans on guys. Ok, short, fitted cardigans, sure. Fine. Ill fitting ones, no. Thin, overly big ones, no. Big dorky thick ones?

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/cardigan.jpg)

No.

Tank Thong. Have you seen this? It graces American Apparel's site, as well as their stores. I'm not a big fan of thongs by themselves, but adding shoulder straps to hold it even further up your butt? I just don't understand the practically of this. It can't be comfortable.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/tankthong2.jpg)


Brightly, annoyingly, patterned tight denim. Ok, admittedly, girls look better in this than guys, and can usually pull it off, given the correct body type. Guys can not at all ever pull this off. Super tight, "side pipe" showing pants are not hot guys. Fitted jeans, sure. Yes, very attractive. Not pants that hurt when you sit down. Please stay away from these.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/cobrastarshit.jpg)


Short shorts on men. A conversation from the blog where I got this picture sums up how I feel about them.


"i would be afraid my testicles would fall out of the shorts if i moved the wrong way.
    September 10, 2007 3:29 AM"

"as long as i can gaze at some sculpted legs like that, it's okay by me.
and if the mouse comes out of the house, well, that's just extra frosting on the cupcake.
     September 10, 2007 9:27 PM"

Please. Please, keep your mice in their homes.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/manshorts.jpg)


Big, nerdy glasses. Ok, I understand that for some reason, think black rims have been in style for quick sometime. Now really huge glasses are in style? I dislike people wearing glasses unnecessarily. It doesn't make sense to me. I guess my brain equates it to someone wearing a arm cast for fashion reasons. Why would you do it?

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/glasses.jpg)



Also, check out these (http://www.products.bikramyoga.com/images/Mens%20Tiger%20Print%20Shorts%20Stretch%20Velvetsm.JPG) sweet shorts I found while searching men's shorts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 08 Aug 2008, 23:18
This thread makes me miss Kieffer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 08 Aug 2008, 23:30
So, tank tops replacing shirts with a vest or even a cardigan would look good. Thank you everyone.
Vests should only be worn over button down shirts and tank tops are for trash.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Aug 2008, 23:58
Upon further investigation it would seem that we are using different terms for very similar items of clothing.

When I think of "tank tops" I think of these monstrosities with the spagetti strings or similarly thin straps

(http://images.smarter.com/300x300x15/30/17/5417217.jpg)

When I say "singlet" I mean something like this

(http://www.smittenimagedesign.com.au/pages/images/men's-singlet-2.jpg)

Though one would hope to look significantly less douchey.

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 09 Aug 2008, 00:27
Oh my god.  That guy's package looks like a banana.  Boy should not wear yellow underpants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 09 Aug 2008, 07:22
Upon further investigation it would seem that we are using different terms for very similar items of clothing.



Oh, wow yes. I've never seen a man wearing a shirt like that first one outside the Castro district in San Francisco. The second one is what most Americans would identify as a tank top.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Misereatur on 09 Aug 2008, 08:51
This thread makes me miss Kieffer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Aug 2008, 08:56

Big, nerdy glasses. Ok, I understand that for some reason, think black rims have been in style for quick sometime. Now really huge glasses are in style? I dislike people wearing glasses unnecessarily. It doesn't make sense to me. I guess my brain equates it to someone wearing a arm cast for fashion reasons. Why would you do it?

[IMG]http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/glasses.jpg[img]

I actually really like those glasses, and if I hadn't literally just bought a new pair last week I would consider getting some of these and then having lenses fitted.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 09 Aug 2008, 08:57
As for tank tops, sleeveless shirts are better than actual tank tops on guys, unless they are working out or being used as an undershirt.

I would extend your point to sleeveless shirts myself. I own one sleeveless shirt that I wear to go to the gym or during manual labor like moving, but if I wear it any other times I feel really self conscious.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Aug 2008, 10:09
Thank you Dan, for showing me something I cannot get but really want. Thanks a lot.

You're welcome! If it helps, I think they'd really suit you too.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 09 Aug 2008, 11:05
Actually, for me sleeveless shirts dont work (i have the shoulders of a squirrel). Not covering them up in a tshirt makes for weirdness imo).

Oh, and also on the brightly patterned things front. They give me headaches (yay, a body is moving, every differnt square is doing its own thing). Only redeeming factors for them is that if worn by an attractive lady, the lady is still attractive. (And yes, walking upto her and asking if she wants to help with my headache would actually be a really corny pickupline.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 09 Aug 2008, 11:28
Is your Avatar a naked picture of yourself?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 09 Aug 2008, 11:36
Yep.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 09 Aug 2008, 15:34

I actually really like those glasses, and if I hadn't literally just bought a new pair last week I would consider getting some of these and then having lenses fitted.

You can wear those glasses. You need glasses. But people who wear glasses because its cool frustrate the hell out of me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Aug 2008, 15:53
Why? I don't really see how it's different from any other accessory, like the finger sweatband I'm currently wearing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 09 Aug 2008, 15:58
Seriously? A finger sweatband?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 09 Aug 2008, 16:08
i really like wearing glasses.  i also really like wearing sunglasses.  i do not feel like paying $200+ for prescription lenses for sunglasses i will probably end up losing or breaking.

i am seriously considering getting contacts and wearing fake glasses.   it's an aesthetic thing, and i willingly admit it. i look way better with glasses than without so i don't really care if it makes me an asshole.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 09 Aug 2008, 16:42
That's part of the reason that I am getting contact lenses. I like wearing sunglasses. I just see nothing when I do.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Tom on 09 Aug 2008, 16:47
Speaking of douche-y accessories, Band-Aids and Chipped Nail Polish:

http://www.avclub.com/content/node/84265
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 09 Aug 2008, 16:49
Getting contacts and wearing fake glasses would be hilarious. Everyone who knows you will be like "why aren't you wearing your contacts?" and you'll be like "yes I am."
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 09 Aug 2008, 17:04
Speaking of douche-y accessories, Band-Aids and Chipped Nail Polish:

http://www.avclub.com/content/node/84265

chipped nail polish is one of my biggest pet peeves ever.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 09 Aug 2008, 17:09
my vision is really terrible. like, appalling. 99% of the time i do nothing to correct it and just sort of make do because i am kind of vain and i look much better without glasses than with them. a few weeks ago i finally made an appointment with an optometrist and decided i'd be willing to spend money on either contact lenses or a nice pair of glasses, but not both, and i really cannot do contant lenses because i always have problems with them like forgetting to put them in in the mornings or take them out at night and then i wake up and my eyeballs are on fire. i went with the glasses and everyone has been telling me the last few weeks how great they are but i still think i look fucking ridiculous. more and more i  have really been considering getting laser eye surgery done just so i don't have to deal with constantly being annoyed by glasses and contact lenses anymore. i'm not normally this picky when it comes to my appearance but glasses are one of those rare things i've never been able to get used to, despite always having bad vision. they make me feel like i've got an enormous zit on my face that everybody is staring at.

basically what i am trying to say is that i am jealous of everyone who looks good in glasses.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Tom on 09 Aug 2008, 17:23
I have the same problem and when I don't have them on I get mad heavy headaches. So, I pretty much always have a headache.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 09 Aug 2008, 17:34
you guys are weird.  i don't think i've actually ever seen people look bad because of glasses (unless the glasses were just really ugly).  i know a few people who need glasses and never wear them because they think they look dumb - and most of them actually looked better with them than without!

then again i've been wearing glasses since second grade (7 years old).  so i guess it's a whole lot easier for me to be used to them since i've been wearing them almost all my life rather than suddenly having to start wearing them at an age where i was actually concerned about my appearance.  maybe you guys just need to give it some time for you to get used to seeing/feeling them on yourselves! eventually you will probably stop noticing that they are even there.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 09 Aug 2008, 17:58
Speaking of douche-y accessories, Band-Aids and Chipped Nail Polish:

http://www.avclub.com/content/node/84265

Honestly? Come on. =/

(that said, I own a package of Marc Jacobs band-aids. I've never used them, not even for f'rlz cuts and scrapes. And especially not to FAKE such things)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 09 Aug 2008, 17:59
The weirdest thing is that Tania looks good in the glasses she has now. They make her seem a bit older and more sophisticated. We basically spent a whole goshdarn afternoon in an optician picking out 'maybes' and putting them in a box. We finally decided it was between two pairs and she went for the better pair. Seriously, she looks really good in them. I don't get it!

Here they are -

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/tommydski/SPM_A0717.jpg)































































Okay so that isn't true. Those were the glasses I wanted her to get but she wouldn't listen. Instead she went for these Ralph Lauren frames -

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/tommydski/SPM_A0719.jpg)

I mean, aside from the ones I chose, these are pretty good right?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 09 Aug 2008, 18:03
i was trying to do my best 'rapist glasses' face.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Aug 2008, 18:09
Tania, you look fantastic with those glasses!

The ones you picked out are okay too, I guess.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 09 Aug 2008, 18:16
Those glasses look wicked rad, Tania!

(If only you could've been punching that dude in the Frank Lampard shirt)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 09 Aug 2008, 18:37
i really like wearing glasses.  i also really like wearing sunglasses.  i do not feel like paying $200+ for prescription lenses for sunglasses i will probably end up losing or breaking.

i am seriously considering getting contacts and wearing fake glasses.   it's an aesthetic thing, and i willingly admit it. i look way better with glasses than without so i don't really care if it makes me an asshole.

As ridiculous as this is, I'm with you. Except I'd like to just get laser surgery and then get the prescription taken out of my glasses, but then keep wearing them, because I usually look a lot better in glasses than without. But then I could take off my glasses whenever I needed to and not be like a bat without sonar.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 09 Aug 2008, 22:47
If I ever got my eyes all lasered up (I hate contacts), I'd still wear fake glasses. I have been wearing them since 3rd grade and I think I look dumb without them. Also, I think my frames are super awesome, so I'd rather wear them than not.

But I don't want laser surgery, because the idea of it is kind of gross and freaky and gives me the jibblies. And who knows, your eyes could go back to being crappy in years to come and you forked out a ton of money for nothing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Aug 2008, 23:23
I have problems finding jeans that fit the curve of my hips, but since I find ones that fit my butt pretty nicely, I usually suck it up and take them in. My favourite pair of jeans right now are the only size 4 I have (women's sizes are even, girls' are odd); most of them are 3s, and since girls' pants are cut less curvy in the hip region i take out the waistband a bit and make a dart on the side down to where my hip sticks out the most to keep them from pulling down and showing off my buttcrack every time I bend my knees.

Boys in shorts are ok by me. I don't really care, and I happen to find certain instances of baggy pants and cargo shorts appealing.

Also, Mai, that is an excellent purple-shirt-grey-skirt outfit.

Also also, legs (http://www.staceyli.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/sexy_legs.jpg). Holy wow, legs (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1401/559122912_1a77e44a47.jpg?v=0). I am pretty sure by this point that I have a thing for most parts of the human body (beautiful hands or particularly nice chest/shoulders area or a nicely defined back drive me absolutely crazy), but unless they are rather out of proportion, I do not see how anyone could not like legs (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/290898909_6df3df592f.jpg). They (http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/38/62/23116238.jpg) are amazing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 10 Aug 2008, 06:03
I don't want laser surgery, because the idea of it is kind of gross and freaky and gives me the jibblies

i had never met anyone who has had laser eye surgery so what made me feel a bit better was discovering that my friend's girlfriend has actually had this procedure done really recently. she is currently training to be a firefighter and apparantly firefighters need to have perfect vision. so i was asking her all these terrifying questions about it and she was just kind of "no way man, it was the easiest quickest thing ever, you're awake and it doesn't hurt and it's basically impossible for them to fuck up." i had no idea what i was expecting but i guess it's really not so bad after all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 10 Aug 2008, 08:05
Well, I honestly don't know what happens now, but in 10th grade (6 years ago), my health teacher made us watch a video of the surgery. This was back when they cut off the cornea and then flapped it back on after they did the laser bit. I don't think they do that any more, but that was what freaked me out.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Aug 2008, 08:39
I would probably get the surgery if I wasn't totally uncomfortable with the idea of being shot in the face with a fucking laser. Also I look pretty cool in glasses. But mostly it's the laser thing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 10 Aug 2008, 09:17
The only thing preventing me from getting laser surgery is the money.  Aside from more wishes or like a million billion dollars or a date with Rihanna that Id want most is Lasik.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Unosuke on 10 Aug 2008, 11:11
I got laser eyes. Its really nice once your eyes heal.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 10 Aug 2008, 11:13
I got laser eyes.

How cool would it be if "laser eye surgery" meant they actually install lasers in your eyes?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 10 Aug 2008, 11:14
But I don't want laser surgery, because the idea of it is kind of gross and freaky and gives me the jibblies. And who knows, your eyes could go back to being crappy in years to come and you forked out a ton of money for nothing.

i am going to eventually do this, and i am going to get it done for free, or for almost nothing.
america and your "anti-socialist" healthcare system, i shit on you!

(also it helps that my aunt is one of the leading optometrists in italy)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 10 Aug 2008, 11:18
(also it helps that my aunt is one of the leading optometrists in italy)

So not so much socialist health-care, more family connections?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 10 Aug 2008, 11:22
Oh check out the pretty, pretty Princess.

My ancestor invented Vermouth.
My aunt is the leading optometrist in Italy.
I have a shoe collection which rivals the GNP of most developing nations.
I want a Unicorn, buy me a Unicorn, Daddy.*





*Dramatisation: May not have happened.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 10 Aug 2008, 11:37
And anyway Im Canadian, we still have to pay our way here.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 10 Aug 2008, 11:38
joe, it'll be free because i won't have to pay my aunt for her services, but i also won't have to actually pay (or will pay a very reduced cost) for the surgery time & technology because of the general health care system.

also, i gave up on my dad and started bugging my boyfriend but nobody has gotten me a unicorn yet >:(  my life sucks!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 10 Aug 2008, 11:57
that is a pretty awesome deal. ontario doesn't really cover anything vision-related anymore. you used to at least be able to get a free eye exam every 24 months but i guess they changed this pretty recently as well cos i found out upon paying for my glasses that once you're 20 you just have to pay for all of them. always. forever.
eyesight seems to me like the kind of thing that's really important but i guess that is just me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: hipster jesus on 10 Aug 2008, 16:27
I would do horrible, horrible things for free Lasik. I can't do glasses and am pretty much forced to go with contacts, but it has nothing to do with aesthetics. I actually like how I look in my current glasses quite a bit, but there's the whole sensitivity to light thing. Half the time I can't go outside during the day without either wearing sunglasses or squinting to the point of looking ridiculous, so glasses are kind of impractical.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: yelley on 10 Aug 2008, 16:46
HEY FASHION ADVICE THREAD.
i just made this hat.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/2750831003_e4335040d6.jpg)
is it too ridiculous to wear?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StMonkey on 10 Aug 2008, 17:16
If anything it's dangerous to wear. It might light aflame in sheer Awesome!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 10 Aug 2008, 17:16
no, it's not!  it's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 11 Aug 2008, 08:09
Your hat is much more awesome and cute than ridiculous. Wear it!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Aug 2008, 11:52
Cute girls could probably sell me anything.

I've just figured out who would suit those though. Manda, these are your jeans to buy!

I just got around to reading this thread, and honestly I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 12 Aug 2008, 05:51
(http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/image_full/australia/admin/slideshow-images/deep-sea-life/so-here-the-last-of-the-beauty.jpg)

What am I doing wrong? How can I be more attractive to the ladies?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 12 Aug 2008, 10:28
What am I doing wrong? How can I be more attractive to the ladies?

Ugliest Pokemon Ever.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 12 Aug 2008, 19:22
i gave into the trend and bought big silly sunglasses.  well, they were buy one get one free!

yay or nay (despite the silly faces)?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2758037037_3eedf18dbf.jpg?v=0) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2758036909_fbddf8c02c.jpg?v=0)

how do you guys feel about them?  (not necessarily on me, but big sunglasses in general).  i still dislike the ridiculous huge round ones that look like bug eyes, but they've mostly grown on me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 12 Aug 2008, 19:25
I sense that my approval is being sought through diversionary tactics.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Aug 2008, 19:28
Man, I dislike large sunglasses in general. But as always, cute girls can pretty much pull off anything!

Also, I like the first pair better. And the peacock feather shirt. 
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: normz on 12 Aug 2008, 19:48
this brings me to an important question ... aviators on girls, hot as hell or kind of wrong (will try and find reference pic of me in aviators later)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 12 Aug 2008, 19:59
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2605846444_d9bc9047c8.jpg)

SO COOL
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Aug 2008, 20:03
Obviously, aviators on girls only works if they are shoplifting some stuff and then taking a picture of themselves in the act to mock the shopkeep.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: normz on 12 Aug 2008, 20:05
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/pornstarsunnies.jpg)

sorry guys for the very old pic but are we saying yes or no???

I dunno if their super cool or wanky and akward.... even with the hoteness that is lunchy added to the mix
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 12 Aug 2008, 21:06
Moo, first glasses are better, second ones not so much.

Now I theorize the whole trend behind the large glasses are it covers 1/3rd of a girls face with something faultless so they generally make a girl look better with big sunnies than without.

And as far as aves go on girls.  Really you you have to be one of those au-naturale tomboy hotties to really pull them off.  Generally speaking aviators arent a good choice on girls.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 12 Aug 2008, 21:37
Pics or you never happened
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Aug 2008, 22:05
Aviators. No.

No. No. No. No.

Just no.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Aug 2008, 22:15
I'm gonna have to say no on the aviators for Roxie.

She does not need them.

Dudes with awesome mustaches should have them, though. Every time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 12 Aug 2008, 22:18
The first photo makes them look great--but it's at a deceptive myspace-ey angle. The second one reveals them to be not quite so great.

Aviators were designed with a very specific demographic in mind.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Wasteroo on 12 Aug 2008, 22:24
And that specific demographic is Tom Selleck.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: normz on 12 Aug 2008, 22:29
i'm going to say aviators even on cute females is a negative *sigh* thats ok im just going to go back to my wayfarers now... unless you want to make fun of those too?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Aug 2008, 22:37
(I was actually going to say that you should not wear aviators because they hide your eyes, which makes it totally wrong, was basically my point.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 12 Aug 2008, 22:51
yeah, as much as i like aviators they are pretty awkward.  there aren't very many people who can really pull them off.

chesire cat:  i agree with your sentiment about the second pair.  oh well, at least they were free!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Aug 2008, 23:08
I'm getting new glasses this saturday, I have no idea what I should be looking for, any advice on how to tell if it looks good?

Oh, and pant legs inside boots: yay or nay?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 12 Aug 2008, 23:19
new glasses:  post pics on the interwebs and have internet people judge you.  duh.

pants&boots:  only with skinny jeans & with boots that look nothing like riding boots.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Runner4406pack on 12 Aug 2008, 23:26
I'm getting new glasses this saturday, I have no idea what I should be looking for, any advice on how to tell if it looks good?

Oh, and pant legs inside boots: yay or nay?

Mirror

and

For me naw, I'm a boot cut sort of boy! but sometimes girls look alright doing it.

And to continue this aviator trend (plus a QC shirt)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/Runner4406pack/Me/IMG_22613.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Aug 2008, 23:29
Combat boots, and not girl pants, but not gangsta pants, just normal regular fit pants.

I have no camera, misplaced my phone, which I can't plug in to my computer anyway, so I can't put up pictures. I was hoping there were things to look for. I could just get blocky emo glasses, but they would look stupid on me, so I won't.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 13 Aug 2008, 02:57
Aviators on girls: no.
Aviators on boys: sometimes.

Sunglasses on girls in general though: thumbs up.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 13 Aug 2008, 03:24
The problem with aviators is that unless you have a face that fits them, the general shape of them doesn't follow the average face and tends to make you look like you have deformed eyes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ellemnop on 13 Aug 2008, 03:32
What the shit is with paying so little for jeans?  Maybe it's just Australia, but I have to buy like, $100+ jeans if I want them to not suck.  I have a pair of Lees that I have worn to death and also a pair of Ben Shermans that have basically become my second skin from the waist down since I bought them and are starting to wear a bit thin in places.  I believe I paid more than $100 for each of them.  Maybe the Lees were a little less, but the Ben Sherman ones were about $120 or so I think.  I need another pair, maybe two.  Maybe another pair of Lee and another Ben Sherman?  Yesssssss.

EDIT: i dont really understand why jeans are so much more expensive in australia either... i guyss you could buy cheaper american jeans on the net but the postage brings it up a bit!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Aug 2008, 05:06
Oh, and pant legs inside boots: yay or nay?

Only if you're ok with looking like this guy.
(http://images.meredith.com/bhg/images/09/ss_PIRATE_MAN.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 13 Aug 2008, 07:05
My fiancee was actually with me when I bought this pair of sunglasses back in New York (she's the one who picked them out):

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/chips.jpg)

I wore them once on a trip we took canoing, and then the next time I wore them she decided she didn't like them after all. Oh well, I wear glasses all the time now anyway so it doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 13 Aug 2008, 07:17
There are ways to look good with pant legs in boots and not look like a pirate and/or a douche. I've seen people on this forum do it and look pretty good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ellemnop on 13 Aug 2008, 08:03

Like aviators-- some douche saw Tom Cruise wearing them and said "Jee, if that hollywood pretty boy can pull them off they must be cool for the rest of us to wear" WRONG. (Oh and never listen to Tom Cruise. EVER)[/quote]


lol! there is actually an "i hate tom cruise" or something about how he should die thread in here somewhere!! that was pointless so i will post another picture... with me in these horribly large sunnies which at the time i thought looked good (im on the left, my friend on the right has the typical "le specs") :laugh:

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee115/els2906/n602402399_336212_5809.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Aug 2008, 09:05
Combat boots, and not girl pants, but not gangsta pants, just normal regular fit pants.

Hell yes dude. You will basically look like the baddest motherfucker out there.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Aug 2008, 09:33
I wear that every day, when I am not wearing a kilt.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 13 Aug 2008, 09:50
My fav old aves that I lost a a beer drinking even last summer called beerlympics, it was awesome but Im sad
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/TheChesireCat/DSCN1208.jpg)

The ones I have now $10 at London Drugs(a western Canadian thing)
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/TheChesireCat/032220071741.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: dennis on 13 Aug 2008, 09:58
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/2760477860_8c6aeff23d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/largeprimenumber/2760477860/)

I bought these on a whim on clearance at Express. I haven't decided if I should keep wearing them.

Also, I need a haircut and a shave, jesus.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Aug 2008, 10:39
Yeah, you're definitely rockin' the Tyler Durden look.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 13 Aug 2008, 18:14
Hey you guys,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/est_xplosif/est_collar.jpg)

My name is Ponda, I like Jeeps, sandals, overpowering cologne and also date-rape
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Katherine on 13 Aug 2008, 18:46
That picture makes me so sad that I cannot grow a moustache.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 19:33
I am here to state my opinion on boots over jeans.

This is my opinion.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2250/2411973605_2b133ae166.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Aug 2008, 20:24
An addendum to my previous post about aviators.

I know the theory behind huge sunglasses is that it is meant to make your face and/or head seem smaller by comparion, however it just comes off as if you are either trying to hide really bloodshot eye, other facial injuries or maybe even that you don't want anyone to see your big, dumb, ugly face. The problem is that a large portion of girls, and indeed guys, who wear giant sunglasses are probably reasonably attractive people. I like to look at reasonably attractive people, not their glasses.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 13 Aug 2008, 20:28
Lunchy, that look is about fifteen times better than the currently ubiquitous jeans and riding boots trend. Nicely done!   
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 13 Aug 2008, 20:40
My name is Ponda, I like Jeeps, sandals, overpowering cologne and also date-rape

His collar is popped because he's the fucking man and everyone should know it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 13 Aug 2008, 20:43
I am here to state my opinion on boots over jeans.

That is a great photo. Who took it? I love the look of the scenery and depth in that shot, sort of this subtly off-kilter look like it's a set, not a real place. I think it's in the lens used; the wide angle flattens the perspective, giving a surreal look compared with the perspective you normally see in photos of people.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 20:52
One of my Flickr friends Gary took it. It was a bit muddy and boring, I photoshopped it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Aug 2008, 21:16
Glad to see at least some people know where the awesome is (in regards to boots and pants), I wear that pretty much every day, even though sadly, my favorite jeans are white, black boots don't go so well with that, so I wear them outside of the boots. I think muted green pants are best, probably cause they looks similar to olive drab.

I think the baddest motherfucker part kind of gets ruined by my driving cap, that doesn't look badass unless you are carrying an AR-18. But... what is a badass hat? Without being over-the-top, like viking helmets, I can't think of any.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 22:04
Not many men can pull off a decorative vegetable.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 13 Aug 2008, 22:05
And we all know how the ladies love a man that looks good with a decorative vegetable.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Aug 2008, 22:19
The celery doesn't need any reason except for that it could be good for your teeth.

Like the banana is a good source of potassium.

It's just common sense.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 22:26
And the jelly babies?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Aug 2008, 23:08
Even the Master agrees with the use of jelly babies.

That's just a universal tool of tastiness and the occasional diversionary tactic.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 16 Aug 2008, 00:37

How can anyone say no shorts in the summer?

easily. at the moment i only own one pair of shorts. the only time i wear these shorts is when i am lazing around my house or doing something  athletic.
shorts are an awful look for me because they either end up being too baggy or kinda skanky looking. neither of those options are appealing. i will stick with my skirts and jeans and occasionally dresses.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 16 Aug 2008, 01:13
Yeah but Roxy, the faux-hawk is intense. I approve.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Aug 2008, 08:35
I substitute climbing pants for shorts because they are more breathable than jeans and shorter, but I don't get people whistling at me when I walk down the street. I mean, that is nice and all, but not all the time, and it is not worth the wedgie that I get from having the shorts ride up all the time (they all do. it's inevitable).



Also, guys, I may have a spending problem. Even though I don't have a job and I can't really even afford gas for my car really I am sick and tired of existing on cereal and pasta and only driving to the grocery store. So I bought some shoes (http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/23000111/Images/16/morton06yellow1.JPG).
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 16 Aug 2008, 08:47
it's okay as long as you're buying AWESOME shoes. 
i'm not really encouraging you to continue spending irresponsibly, but i do like your taste in footwear.

are climbing pants like capris?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Aug 2008, 09:03
Sort of, I guess? Some of them stop 4 or 5 inches above the ankle, but usually they are more like just-below-knee-length. Most of them have ties and buttons and weird things to make them shorter, too, so you can keep them out of the way when climbing. Usually this makes them look more like breeches or knickers, but when you are rock climbing I guess that doesn't really matter that much. Note: I haven't climbed anything in a few months due to lack of money.



Edit: I am probably going to make one or two more irresponsible (http://www.ami-store.com/ebay/aston21greystr2.JPG) purchases (http://www.urbanog.com/images/product/detail/bianca08-blk_02.jpg) before it is all said and done.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 16 Aug 2008, 09:26
I really don't understand why women buy the shoes they do. Those last ones could be kind of cute, but the first two just don't make any sense.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 16 Aug 2008, 09:32
Also, guys, I may have a spending problem. Even though I don't have a job and I can't really even afford gas for my car really I am sick and tired of existing on cereal and pasta

Welcome to my life
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 16 Aug 2008, 09:41
Many women just really enjoy shoes, that's all there is to it, and Katie seems to like her shoes a bit more wild than the average woman.

I am more into more classic styles, like these (http://www.payless.com/Images/300x300/063295_1_300x300.jpg), these (http://www.payless.com/Images/300x300/063256_1_300x300.jpg), or these (http://www.payless.com/Images/300x300/062971_1_300x300.jpg). If I want to go a little more wild, I will usually pick a classic style in a bright color, like these (http://www.payless.com/Images/300x300/065662_1_300x300.jpg) or these (http://www.payless.com/Images/300x300/064721_1_300x300.jpg).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Aug 2008, 09:45
I really don't understand why women buy the shoes they do. Those last ones could be kind of cute, but the first two just don't make any sense.


Oh, golly, why (http://www.waynewallace.com/hallmark/hipsters/uploaded_images/pin-up-girls-711112.jpg) would (http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff201/EnigmaticRaevyn/pinups/elvgren13.jpg) I (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/DSCF0017.jpg) ever (http://www.pointvista.com/WW2GliderPilots/Yank2July1944/Yank2July1944PinupGirl.jpg) want (http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u234/FanGirl1/Pin%20Up/PinUp32.jpg) ridiculous (http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_04/DitaVonTeeseL_800x521.jpg) shoes (http://www.sweetsoul.biz/burlesque/burlesqueSSGroupShot2.gif)?




Edit: Liz, a thing I have noticed with the "bootie-style" (what a ridiculous name for it), you know, the half boot or the ankle boot, is that unless one is wearing it under long pants it cuts length off onre's leg, so you look squat and shorter. I am not sure why it is any different visually than an ankle strap or t-strap, but it is. That is why I tend to stay away from them. The closest I personally would get is like this (http://www.urbanog.com/images/product/detail/strut12-gry_single.jpg) or this (http://www.shoecentury.com/motive14blackwhite.jpg) or maybe this (http://www.zappos.com/images/730/7306190/3832-392123-p.jpg).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 16 Aug 2008, 09:53
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy shoes just as much as any, umm, woman. But those are just a little odd? I prefer Liz's taste in shoes, especially the last two she linked. Those in your first picture and the one of you are great too. I think it's that they seem more about the feet than the shoes?

I suppose it's more that I enjoy feet rather than shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Aug 2008, 10:05
Well, whatever man. Also, I don't see what is so ridiculous about some standard Mary Janes (http://www.urbanog.com/images/product/detail/peona01-blk_02.jpg) that happen to be in suede instead of patent leather.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 16 Aug 2008, 10:27
Maybe it's just the angle in the picture but the suede ones seemed real bulbous around the ball of the foot. Now that I see the same shape from a different angle there is nothing wrong with that at all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Aug 2008, 10:44
Haha. Yeah, they are not that bad. I would definitely say they run to the antithesis (http://www.ami-store.com/ebay/aston21greystr1.JPG) of pointy-toed shoes, though. I hate pointy toed shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 16 Aug 2008, 11:12
Man, I love shorts, I don't know how people don't like them(unless they feel uncomfortable). I however hate capris(beneath the knee to above the ankle).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Aimless on 16 Aug 2008, 11:55
This post has to do with the price of jeans, and of clothes in general.

I just thought about what I currently have in my wardrobe, and came to a startling conclusion: the contents of my wardrobe is technically worth more than anything else in my possession. This was startling because, once upon a time, I didn't have any interest in clothes. Almost my entire wardrobe consisted of gifts or really boring and mostly cheap things I'd bought just to have something to cover my body with. And now, I have a wardrobe characterised (mostly) by colour and life and diversity--something nice and comfy for every imaginable occasion.

What was even more startling was the realisation that every single one of my jeans are worth 100+ USD, where once they'd have been closer to 20 bucks a piece (and chinos).

Thing is, I've bought almost everything in my wardrobe on sales--mostly two-for-one deals or at 70+% discount!

In my opinion, any man who wants to dress well--but doesn't care as much about being trendy--needs to get into the habit of shopping around and hitting sales hard. And often!

Expensive jeans do tend to both look better and last longer, but it's crazy to buy them at full price when you can just as easily get them at a heavy discount. And who's gonna sneer at you for wearing jeans you bought on a sale? Jeans last for years, no-one will know and no-one will care! Unless you've just bought bright-red jeans, of course.

This may all have already been said somewhere in the thread, but I didn't want to be the guy that reads through six pages of fashion talk :(

PS. Est, are you Cliff Simon?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 16 Aug 2008, 12:38
Later on today I will take pictures in some of my most ridiculous clothes that are rad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 16 Aug 2008, 14:07
Why is that even a question in your mind? Yes!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 16 Aug 2008, 15:24
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/body003.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/body005.jpg)

Not good pictures of this, but let me assure you this is the best dress eveer. Agree?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Aimless on 16 Aug 2008, 15:49
It reminds me of avocadoes, which is great, but what would you wear it to??!

EDIT: I vaguely recall a pic of a dress you made from an oversized t-shirt and buttons. Now that's a sweet idea I think :)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 16 Aug 2008, 15:55
That was actually a shirt. But either way, I was planning on wearing it for EVERYTHING, New years eve parties, my mom's wedding, prom, my birthday, the bank..
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 16 Aug 2008, 16:08
So, hats.

I'm thinking about getting one.

Either a pork pie hat: http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/dadshats_2015_27028682 (http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/dadshats_2015_27028682)

A fedora: http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/dadshats_2012_3605062 (http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/dadshats_2012_3605062)

Or a cabby hat: http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/3/3f/180px-Flat-cap.jpg (http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/3/3f/180px-Flat-cap.jpg)

What does the fashion thread thing?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 16 Aug 2008, 16:51
The cabby/poorboy hats are really big in Montreal.

The Fedora/Porkpie really take a certain type of build and look to pull off
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Aimless on 16 Aug 2008, 17:12
That was actually a shirt. But either way, I was planning on wearing it for EVERYTHING, New years eve parties, my mom's wedding, prom, my birthday, the bank..

Okay, I realise all I can offer is a guy's somewhat questionable opinion on what looks good and what doesn't, but I personally feel that dress is way too shiny and, what's the word... foldy-like. I'm sure you could totally rock it wherever and whenever you wear it, but yeah.

Okay so I may have a bit of a bias against shiny slinky foldy items. That shirt was brill though! I don't remember exactly what it looks like, but it gave off an aura of creativity :o
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 16 Aug 2008, 17:41
The Fedora/Porkpie really take a certain type of build and look to pull off

That and the right overall fashion to meld together with it, else you just look like a jackass in a porkpie hat.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 16 Aug 2008, 19:19
Yeah Drill King you cant afford to go places you would wear that dress to lol.

And yeah Blake, thats what Im saying about the Hats, not everyone can tap their inner Joey Jeremiah and rock those with class and not come out looking like a tool designed to make d-bags
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 17 Aug 2008, 01:54
The poorboy/cabbie/flatcap is my favourite piece of clothing. And I'm not sure it even counts as clothing.
Also, blazer with jeans? Good idea or bad idea? With a t-shirt, collared shirt?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Aimless on 17 Aug 2008, 02:05
Depends on the blazer! But it can be a great combo. I'm not a big fan of wearing t-shirts with blazers, but some people pull it off very nicely :) Should be a nice but casual t-shirt, though, and probably not a v-neck :o

If you're going with jeans then a casual collared shirt works great. Get one that doesn't have to be tucked in.

The most important thing to consider is whether or not you look good wearing a blazer in a casual way!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 17 Aug 2008, 05:59
Also NO GRAPHIC Ts under a blazer.  Generally patterns of any kind are a no, unless you maybe have an argyle sweater vest where one of the diamonds is the same colour as the blazer.  Also hoods under blazers or any jacket is really cool, makes you look like grizzled nice guy, and girls dig that for some reason.  So thing Dark Brown Blazer, really really really thing Grey Hoodie (never zipped up, think of it like the inner shell of the Blazer) and a Plain T (maybe not black it doesnt go well with brown)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 17 Aug 2008, 18:03
Dude Aimless why is your avatar Yanni? That is Yanni, right?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 17 Aug 2008, 19:24
Because a bear with a giant throbbing erection is a very normal avatar.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 17 Aug 2008, 19:45
Hey, man, I got no beef with Yanni. I just wondered why Aimless had Yanni as his avatar.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 17 Aug 2008, 19:46
why not? yanni is funny looking.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 17 Aug 2008, 19:53
Because you aren't funny looking.


Hey this could be the forum now. This is fun. Let's just do this from now on. Everyone post and I will be all totally shooting you down every time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Aug 2008, 20:01
Guys! I bought these pants...

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/newpants.jpg)

And this shirt...

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/newshirt.jpg)

And I will probably wear them with these shoes...
(http://www.famousfootwear.com/productimages/ff_ia15888.jpg)

Or maybe these
(http://www.brownsfashion.com/public/pictures/products/standard/90059_1.jpg)
(not exactly these, though. I think mine are darker. And clearer...)



Will this look silly? Am I pretty terrible about matching things together?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 17 Aug 2008, 20:25
the skinny jeans will balance the stripes. go for it!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Aimless on 17 Aug 2008, 23:47
Yanni thinks you might wanna have a splash of colour in there somewhere :) like, a red kerchief or something. Scarf.

Might also want to reconsider wearing grey shoes with grey jeans!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 18 Aug 2008, 08:44
That looks like a boating outfit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Aug 2008, 09:39
Yanni thinks you might wanna have a splash of colour in there somewhere :) like, a red kerchief or something. Scarf.

Might also want to reconsider wearing grey shoes with grey jeans!


Yanni should be pleased to know that I am thinking about yellow accessories. I think I will buy some yellow flats, and a yellow necklace to go with it. I already have some yellow barrettes to go with it.



Also, Linds, I have never been boating. I have no clue what a boating outfit is. You can't wear your regular clothes?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 18 Aug 2008, 09:50
I can see where she's coming from. The shirt has a boatneck, and the stripes are very very French sailorman.
(http://www.comedyjugglers.co.uk/shipshape.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Aug 2008, 10:10
And I dyed my hair last night, so it is kinda purpley, but not overly so. It's dark and pretty. The yellow barrettes look really nice with it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 18 Aug 2008, 11:17
I always associate those red and black striped shirts with Russian sailors, not French ones.

Have I been amiss all these years?!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 18 Aug 2008, 11:42
Red and black may be Russian, but blue and white is French all the way
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 18 Aug 2008, 12:28
Red and black may be Russian, but blue and white is French all the way

Er, I meant white and black.

But look! I have propaganda posters to prove it: look at his kerchief, and the shirt beneath his white overshirt!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Poster15.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 18 Aug 2008, 13:01
Battlecruiser Potemkin is such an epic movie!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Aug 2008, 14:59
Advise me on Fashion, guys. I need to know if I need this dress or not.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/Angie54198WG01Pink-Front.jpg)
My heart is telling me YES YES DEAR GOD YES BUY IT.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 20 Aug 2008, 15:07
YES YES DEAR GOD YES BUY IT.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 20 Aug 2008, 15:13
I don't think anyone looks good in maternity wear unless they are actually pregnant... and yes, I know this is rather "in" right now and not "maternity wear" like I sarcastically call it, but I can't help thinking that whenever I see someone wearing that. But, as with everything, cute girls can make anything cute, basically.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 20 Aug 2008, 15:16
Should I buy an Army surplus cold weather jacket for this winter? It's in ACU camouflage and costs $75-ish.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 20 Aug 2008, 16:36
Camo is bad. Unless you're killing people with your bare hands you should not wear camo.

I agree with Leinad as well, but I think that even attractive people look awful in 'maternity wear'.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Aug 2008, 16:53
Those dresses can be ok if you pull the waist in with a belt or sash or something. Otherwise, yeah, they make everyone look pregnant. Everyone. I like the pattern though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 20 Aug 2008, 16:56
I don't care if I look pregnant, shirts and dresses like that are dang comfortable and good for my self-esteem.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 20 Aug 2008, 17:00
No one's saying you can't wear them if you want to. We're just letting you know that they are not attractive.
Anything that goes into a swishy bottom just under the breasts does not look good, period. But that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 20 Aug 2008, 17:39
I'm so glad I am not the only one that despises the empire waist. Seriously, it's awful.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 20 Aug 2008, 17:53
Hey, when you are a lady that has a little extra around the middle, empire waists are your friend. Like all clothing, there are good and bad ways to wear them.

Bad:
(http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/L10822421.jpg)
That does indeed make you look pregnant.

Good:
(http://i.ivillage.com/BS/fashion/casual_chic/slim_dresses/BS_EmpireWaist_366.jpg)
Does not make you look pregnant.

The key is the size of the waistband and the amount of fabric hanging off of it. A tiny little waistband will tend to add weight, as will lots and lots of fabric. If the waistband is wider with a more fitted style below it, they are very figure-flattering.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 20 Aug 2008, 19:05
a lot of it depends less on physical attractiveness and more on body type. empire waist dresses tend to be most flattering on very skinny girls because they add curves.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 20 Aug 2008, 19:19
words

I retract my previous statement after reading this. Trouble was that every time I've ever seen anyone wearing an empire waist they fell into the category of your first picture.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 20 Aug 2008, 19:22
I refuse to retract my previous statement as I find both pictures to be unflattering, to say the least. But to each their own, I guess. I have never liked empire waste-lines and whenever I see them on someone who is in great shape I think "why on earth would they horribly disfigure themselves like that?" I think the same thing of Prince Alberts, too.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 20 Aug 2008, 19:24
I'm not sure empire waists can be lumped together with Prince Alberts...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 20 Aug 2008, 19:27
No, they can't. I was just saying the amount of revulsion I hold for Prince Albert's is comparable to that I have for empire waste lines.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 20 Aug 2008, 19:34
I just googled Prince Albert because I had no idea what it was. Thanks for giving me nightmares.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Aug 2008, 19:50
You think that's bad, you have no idea (http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Category:Male_Genital_Piercings).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 20 Aug 2008, 19:55
I just googled Prince Albert because I had no idea what it was. Thanks for giving me nightmares.

No problem, that's what I am here for.

@ Gemmwah: Holy shit! Why are they BLOODY?? AUUGH!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Aug 2008, 20:03
Man, ain't nothin' better than a bit of blood on a fresh piercing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 20 Aug 2008, 20:04
I refuse to retract my previous statement as I find both pictures to be unflattering, to say the least. But to each their own, I guess. I have never liked empire waste-lines and whenever I see them on someone who is in great shape I think "why on earth would they horribly disfigure themselves like that?"

Your loss. I'm cool with that.

Also, blech, let's keep the piercing discussion in the tattoo thread. Take about nice, safe clothes here.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 20 Aug 2008, 20:05
I think it is due to repressed memories of my mother and sister constantly watching the TV BBC version of Pride and Prejudice during my formative years.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 20 Aug 2008, 21:42
I always found The Importance of Being Earnest with Reese Witherspoon and gang to be much MUCH more entertaining.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eris on 20 Aug 2008, 21:46
Can We Stop Derailing Threads Please.

This is happening in a huge heap of threads at the moment. Please?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 20 Aug 2008, 21:54
Also, blech, let's keep the piercing discussion in the tattoo thread. Take about nice, safe clothes here.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 20 Aug 2008, 21:57
Ok, sorry, my bad, you are totally right.

Anyone need any fashion advice? I am pretty comfortable with my current look, so I don't really need any advice, but ask you and you shall receive most likely far more than you ever wanted. I am a fount of opinions on fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Aug 2008, 23:18
Dear Everybody Except Leinad In The Fashion Thread:

I am going to a wedding at the end of this month, and I am wearing a dark grey suit with a white shirt and a cream tie. Brown shoes/belt or black? (I'm thinking brown. Is there a protocol/rule for this sort of thing?)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 20 Aug 2008, 23:27
Black shoes/belt dude. It's a wedding. Protocol is black shoes/belt.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Aug 2008, 23:31
Yeah, what Jimmy said.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 21 Aug 2008, 09:50
Black.

Black black black black black.

Black and grey, wear black shoes. Brown and (even though I don't really like the look of it) navy blue, wear brown shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 21 Aug 2008, 12:42
Should I buy an Army surplus cold weather jacket for this winter? It's in ACU camouflage and costs $75-ish.

Do you mean that new digital pattern? If yes, then don't do it! Army jackets are for the win, but this pattern is just ugly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 21 Aug 2008, 13:11
Agreed. I'm not really a fan of camo at all, but even less so the ACU camo (assuming the GIS results were correct).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 21 Aug 2008, 13:13
Was it tan with various squares in it?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: hipster jesus on 21 Aug 2008, 13:30
Brown shoes/belt or black? (I'm thinking brown. Is there a protocol/rule for this sort of thing?)
Just wear Vans. I did that once... because I'm a douchebag.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 21 Aug 2008, 13:38
Was it tan with various squares in it?
It was this (http://www.henrikc.dk/camouflage/com_tru-spec_acu_pattern.jpg). Not a fan of the pixelated look.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 21 Aug 2008, 13:39
I like it a little, and it's what they are using now. I'll try to find the old style, or maybe some Crye Multi-Cam.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: dennis on 21 Aug 2008, 14:58
http://jezebel.com/5038553/the-best--worst-of-international-male-summer-1986

dude.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 21 Aug 2008, 17:57
So ordinarily I agree with all of you guys about empire waists. They are an affront to my sense of style.

For some reason, though, I tried this on in a store and liked it enough to buy it.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/2784876975_9b1aebd96c.jpg?v=0)

Question: I know my head is cut off, that's because I don't have a self-timer anymore, but what do you think of the shirt? Terrible/Wear it if nothing else is clean/It's Okay but not great/Pretty Good/Awesome Shirt?

I honestly can't tell, because it is still empire, but it is at least fitted...

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 21 Aug 2008, 18:07
Don't listen to Roxie, I checked my etiquette book last night. Black shoes and belts for weddings.

Also Eed, that is a cool top. Go with it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 21 Aug 2008, 18:21
I agree with Jimmy on both counts. Black is classy.
Edith, I like the shirt but you need to wear something with it, it's a little plain on its own.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 21 Aug 2008, 18:22
Yeah, it needs a necklace of some sort or a cardigan. That is what I would do to it, anyways, but I am pretty much obsessed with cardigans.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 21 Aug 2008, 18:34
I mean wear the purple shoes David Dovey.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 21 Aug 2008, 19:59
Never.

Also, I have a greatcoat.
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4924/greatcoatshrunkxk7.jpg)
Is this awesome?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 21 Aug 2008, 20:02
Huh, I don't normally like those things but yeah that is very nice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 21 Aug 2008, 20:19
It's authentic from the Belgian military in WWII, I got it from some random army surplus online store. I don't normally wear military stuff, but this was too great to pass up.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 21 Aug 2008, 20:21
I mean wear the purple shoes David Dovey.

i see what you did there.

also, sweet coat.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Aug 2008, 20:21
I need that coat(or very similar) in blue-grey.

Plz find this for me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 21 Aug 2008, 20:25
Holy balls, there was a blue grey one that I considered getting. I'll see if it still exists.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 21 Aug 2008, 20:30
Well that was surprisingly easy. Here you go. (http://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/products_details.asp?SKU=bgermgreato1&ST=2)

Thanks Roxie and Funk :wink:
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 21 Aug 2008, 20:39
I've always wanted one of those Soviet rabbit-fur-lined hats. (http://www.russianarmysurplus.com/military.php?gid=33)

I assume they wouldn't be stylish at all, but they just look cool, and it gets cold here in WI in winter so I'd have opportunity to wear it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 21 Aug 2008, 21:02
Is that what we will think of now in 22 years?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 21 Aug 2008, 22:11
I like it a little, and it's what they are using now. I'll try to find the old style, or maybe some Crye Multi-Cam.
You should get Flecktarn. This stuff: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Flecktarn.jpg

I think they have coats, I don't have one, but I would assume they do. If not, well, anything but ACU, that looks like you are wearing camo for use in the oatmeal peninsula.

edit: Oh my God... I found a camo jacket that extends into a trench coat-ish thing, that is awesome. Don't much like the pattern it is in though, alpenflage is a bit too bold of a pattern for my taste.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 22 Aug 2008, 05:14
I have to cast another vote for empire waists not being ALWAYS bad. I actually usually hate them on dresses, but I found this one and I think it looks pretty cute.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/greendresscell.jpg)

Shirts though? Skip it unless it's cut like Eed's up there where the stomach bit is fitted, not all floppy and maternity.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Aug 2008, 07:11
Yeah that dress works, Im glad I reserved judgement on the pregnant shirt for the other side to have its say.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Aug 2008, 08:05
I think empire waists can look either really good or really bad, depending mostly on whether or not they get narrower under the boobs, and then on how "flowy" the fabric is. If they just hang down from the boobs, then yes, they cover any potential extra flabbyness, but they also often make people look pregnant. But in cases like the dress two posts above and Edith's shirt, they look pretty damn good, and they can also help hide some belly without making you look pregnant.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pamplemousse on 22 Aug 2008, 08:34
(http://shopimages-pe.delias.com/154637_w_s.jpg)

Thoughts about this peacoat?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ThisIsOriginal on 22 Aug 2008, 08:35
http://www.journeys.com/catalog_detail.aspx?c=vendors&s=guys%2fadidas&id=65937

yyyeeeessssssss

or

nooooooooo?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 22 Aug 2008, 08:44
Peacoats are pretty much always yes. Outfit-neutral, which is great when you have to wear it all winter, and they are classy

RE:The Adidas? No. They look like painted up versions of those terrible white+stripes ones everyone and their brother wore in 2000.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 09:00
pamplemousse- Yes, for sure. I love peacoats even though I haven't been able to get my hands on one yet.

ThisIsOriginal- I am not really a fan of sneakers in general, so I don't really like those, but I guess they are better than an all-white pair, so you could do worse.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pamplemousse on 22 Aug 2008, 09:07
ThisIsOriginal - Those look an awful lot like a Pacman level.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 09:23
I realize most of the people in this thread will hate them, but I really, really love these dresses.

(http://www.notempire.com/images/uploads/purpledress.jpg) (http://www.notempire.com/images/uploads/fcukCarlyDeepDress.jpg)

WANT.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 22 Aug 2008, 09:41
It's hard for me to tell what the orange one will look like with someone wearing it, but as for the purple one, I am not a fan of the shoulder things.

I found this one and I think it looks pretty cute.

agreement
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Aug 2008, 10:05
Misconception, yes.  And dresses on girls are a general good thing.  Montreal is wonderful for this, Regina wasnt so much.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 10:15
Well I guess you are not very fashionable then, Joe.

And I love dresses! I only have three that I can really just wear, and one for formal occasions, but I would love to get more. Unfortunately both of the dresses i posted are super-expensive designer stuff that I will never be able to afford.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 22 Aug 2008, 10:29
I like the one on the right, even though my initial reaction was a little negative because I thought I saw cuffs on the leaves that would make it hug your amrs, but on second look, no, it is nice. I like the cut of the blouse part and the skirt is pretty cool too, I like the buttons going all the way down, and the waste-line looks like it would be flattering on a lot of people.

The dress on the left is a little on the... interesting? Side? I would have to see someone with an actual chest wear it instead of an anorexic man, but I am going to go out on a lim and say that the dress is not going to look good on anyone. Not to mention the top looks like it is meant to bind the boobs... is that intentional?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 10:37
Yes, it is interesting. And that is why I like it! I have plenty of simple clothes already, so I need some more interesting pieces. It is called fashion. Most boys just don't get it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 22 Aug 2008, 11:34
Meh, I didn't mean to imply that I only like simple clothes on women, but interesting in this instance meant "I think that that dress is ugly as fuck but you said you like it so I don't want to say 'that dress is ugly as fuck'".
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 22 Aug 2008, 11:43
Liz, I love that purple dress where did you find it omnomnom.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Aug 2008, 11:55
dresses are not for eating



...what you do with what's under the dress is your business.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 22 Aug 2008, 11:59
Man, this is kind of turning into a purple dress hate-fest, but I don't care for it that much either. I actually don't mind the top bit, but I think the bubble-dress style band at the bottom would automatically equal huge butt for anyone with curves.

The red/orange dress is really classy and could probably look pretty pin-up girl hot!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 12:20
Liz, I love that purple dress where did you find it omnomnom.

First through NotCouture (http://www.notcouture.com/), then here (http://www.chocosho.com/Sahara+Dress+with+Print+-+Fuscia-Margarita+Saplala-80071.asp) upon further research. It also comes in stripes (http://www.chocosho.com/admin/images/285x380/80057_vertical_1_striped_dress_b.jpg), though I don't like that style nearly as much. And a top! (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/516760616_293f6f5994_m.jpg)

Manda, I see what you mean about the bottom. If I were to actually get the dress I would have a tailor remove the hem so it would be more A-line.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: morca007 on 22 Aug 2008, 12:26
Montreal
Whenever I go home I feel drastically underdressed. The west coast has made me sloppy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 12:41
I found more things I like. I think these might go over a little better with the tough crowd we have here.

(http://www.notempire.com/images/uploads/hscoquette.jpg) (http://www.shophouseofspy.com/clothing/House-of-Spy/Coquette-Dress-OPEN.html) (http://i1.yesstyle.com/assets/63/102/l_p1011010263.jpg)
(http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/UrbanOutfitters/14724645_72_b?$detailmain$) (http://ns1.revolveclothing.com/images/p/r/JUICY-WS290_V1.jpg)
Ohhhh my wardrobe would be so good if I weren't so poor...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 22 Aug 2008, 13:02
Oh geez, the front of that dress is so lovely, it's really too bad about the back.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 13:12
Nooo, the back is the best part. You really are fashion challenged.

Oh, I suppose I should do something for the dudes out there as well. Liz would love to see you wearing any of the following:

(http://www.ronherman.com/images/64P00TCHR_PD1.jpg) (http://images.asos.com/inv/M/71/721/256537/DeepBlue/image1xl.jpg) (http://images.asos.com/inv/Q/15/92/389439/White/image1xl.jpg)
(http://shop.80spurple.com/v/vspfiles/photos/obey_okn350_org-2T.jpg) (http://images.asos.com/inv/P/15/92/338168/Blue/image1xl.jpg) (http://shop.80spurple.com/v/vspfiles/photos/OBEY_OSF117_BRN-7T.jpg)

Basically I think dudes should be wearing more sweaters. Looove sweaters. Also, last two male models,
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Aug 2008, 13:32
I totally agree about the sweaters. Minus the stripy hoodie-thingy, didn't like that one. Or the pants on the two first models (but I guess those weren't the point either). But other than that; yes!

And I forgot to add earlier, but I really loved the black peacoat pictured earlier. Wish I had the body to pull of something like that!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Aug 2008, 13:33
i like sweaters but those are all pretty awful and i honestly wouldn't be caught dead in them.


well, i guess i could be caught dead in them since i'd be dead and you sickos could dress me up however you like then.


EDIT: the first one actually isn't that bad. the non-sweater, brown thing with lots of pockets. i might wear that if it was a gift or something. i'd never buy it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 22 Aug 2008, 13:33
Oh geez, the front of that dress is so lovely, it's really too bad about the back.

Are you kidding? That dress is dead hot! I would absolutely wear that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 13:44
Manda, I kinda thought you would like the dress. At least you know what is up!

Also I think our forum is just devoid of stylish dudes. Perhaps this seems a little crazy, but I wish Kieffer were here right now. He might be an ass sometimes but he is a fashionable ass at least.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 22 Aug 2008, 13:55
Is that better or worse than being fashioned differently?

Did someone say cardigans?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/RobbieOC/n168301262_30027325_2690.jpg)

Never mind the creepy face and bad color combo, I do love sweaters of all kinds.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 13:58
Yayyy Robbie for wearing a sweater. It would look better with dark jeans and a lighter shirt, I think, but it is a sweater.

Jens, what do you think of my fashion choices?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 14:07
You should buy some sweaters. Every dude needs more sweaters.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 22 Aug 2008, 14:40
Are you kidding? That dress is dead hot! I would absolutely wear that.

Well I'm sure you'd look hot wearing that dress, but it would have nothing to do with the dress.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 22 Aug 2008, 14:43
Out of those sweaters I really like the first two, own the fifth, and want the sixth.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: hipster jesus on 22 Aug 2008, 15:15
I think the closest thing I have to a sweater would be a few hockey jerseys. Hockey jerseys are close enough, right?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Aug 2008, 15:16
No.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: hipster jesus on 22 Aug 2008, 15:17
Damn.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 22 Aug 2008, 15:21
Yayyy Robbie for wearing a sweater. It would look better with dark jeans and a lighter shirt, I think, but it is a sweater.

This was a dark period in my life, when I would wear absolutely anything with absolutely anything else, because I was living in a country where everyone else did the same thing, and I just wanted to fit in. That's not an excuse, just a reason.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 22 Aug 2008, 15:31
Man. "I miss Kieffer" seems to be a pretty common theme around here these days. Maybe if we all clap our hands and say "I believe in Kieffer." he can come back?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Aug 2008, 15:34
I grew up knowing that cardigans were worn by boring middle-aged men with pipes and carpet slippers, and swore I would never, ever wear one (and I haven't) - so I find it odd seeing young men wearing them now, though I'm beginning to get used to it.  

Of the tops shown, I would wear the striped hoody and the blue sweater; the first jacket is meh, and I don't like the others.  Of course, whether you'd want to see me in them is quite another matter!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Aug 2008, 15:39
I think the closest thing I have to a sweater would be a few hockey jerseys. Hockey jerseys are close enough, right?

As long as they're of a decent team!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Aug 2008, 18:45
Man, I don't want to sound rude or anything but I find most of everyone's fashion choices really boring. Personally I prefer this kind of stuff

For Men

This (http://galleryserpentine.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=384) - I own this

Or this (http://galleryserpentine.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=96) - I want this.

This, but without the bondage straps (http://galleryserpentine.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=324)

This (http://www.cyberdog.net/cybershop/pages/item.php?color=BLACK/RED&count=22&start=0&cat=mens&subcat=12_tops&item=9432)

And these (http://howcool.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=22233) - I own these


For Ladies

This (http://galleryserpentine.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=243) or this (http://galleryserpentine.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=126)

this (http://galleryserpentine.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=389) or this (http://galleryserpentine.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=553)

and these (http://howcool.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=22217)


NB: I would have put pictures in thise post but I didn't want to make untoward sexual advances at your bandwith.

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 22 Aug 2008, 18:59
inspired by the greatcoat posted earlier, i have done a little search on ebay and found this:
(http://i19.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/05/26/5320_1.JPG)
should I buy it? it's only 20 euros!

It is a coat of the GDR navy with rank insignia of a Kapitn zur See (= Captain, OF-5)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: hipster jesus on 22 Aug 2008, 19:01
As long as they're of a decent team!
Would the Nordiques qualify as decent?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 22 Aug 2008, 19:54
I would have to see someone with an actual chest wear it instead of an anorexic man

Jesus fuck, as a natural skinny girl with no boobs (I look basically identical to that model's body shape really) I find that pretty fucking offensive.

anyway, Oh, hey Jimmy, hows it goin?
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_2186.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_2180.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_1615.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_1617.jpg)
Do you feel less bored with the fashion thread now? Did I help?
 
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 20:49
Jimmy- Your style is very special, but I don't know how many people could actually pull it off. That is a polite way of saying I would not wear any of the things you posted.

Hipster Jesus- No. Just no.

Robbie- It's okay, we all make mistakes.

Dom- Yes.

Roxie- I love the pattern on the first dress, but the shape is pretty horrid. It would be a lot cuter if you had it tailored a bit or just belted it so you did not look like a box. Other than that I am not really a fan of the rest, as velour is most definitely not my fabric of choice. The last one isn't too bad but the spaghetti straps aren't that great. It would be totally cute as a strapless dress.

Jodie- You are my favorite.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 22 Aug 2008, 20:53
I like Jimmy's fashion choices, though I don't see myself wearing any of those, aside from the priest coat and T-shirt from the second to last link. The boots look cool, but on myself, I prefer the genuine combat boots, rather than the heavily-buckled ones. At least those don't have three inches of studded sole, I don't like the impractically heavy boots, and if I wore them, I would probably hit my head on doorways around the house.

I think I want to find a new hat, I currently have almost constantly affixed to my head a mostly black flat cap, and I have a fedora that my grandmother bought for me, but I don't tend to wear the fedora unless I am dressing up, as it doesn't really look right with my normal clothes. I can't give pictures, as I still have no camera, but does anyone have favorite hats they want to recommend? I normally wear either this (http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/flcpk1ua.html) or something similar to this (http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/10019,87918_Wilderness-Wear-Australia-Standard-Riding-Coat-Waxed-Cotton-Full-Length-For-Men.html), and red-brown hair, if it makes a difference.

Ebony, you don't look unhealthily thin, that model does.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 22 Aug 2008, 20:53
Oh Liz, I love you too.

Ps, I really dont think she looks unhealthy guys.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 20:55
Yay!

And I don't think she looks unhealthy either. Sure, she is a lot skinnier than I am and probably taller, so I am a little jealous, but I've seen skinnier models out there.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 22 Aug 2008, 20:58
Look at her arm, that is what I noticed. I used to be underweight, my arm looked like that, so it looks like an underweight adolescent's arm. Not hugely underweight, so I guess not really unhealthily thin, but thinner than ideal.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 21:07
Guys this thread is about fashion. Post more clothes!

(http://shop.80spurple.com/v/vspfiles/photos/OBEY_OJ0117_BLK-2T.jpg)

Is that better, Jimmy?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Aug 2008, 21:13
I'm not digging the jacket because I prefer jackets with straight sleeves, I don't like the raglan thing it's doing. Other than that, you're getting closer. Basically, when I get dressed to go out somewhere (not to the office) I am thinking, what would I be wearing were this a post-apocalyptic/post zombie invasion film.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Aug 2008, 21:17
Jimmy, a guy I am kinda seeing dresses like you. He too, is awesome as fuck. I like dressing like that sometimes, but everybody gets weirded out when I do. I once wore fishnets to work, and my manager asked me when I turned goth.  :|


Roxie, I had a highly inappropiate joke all thought up, but I couldn't thinkof how to properly word it, and it was slightly creepy, but...

Roxie in her blue dress,


And Jodi, I may have mentioned this to you before but, you are pretty and awesome and I am jealous.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 22 Aug 2008, 21:26
Jimmy, I must say I like most of the stuff you linked to, but that coat alone costs more than all of my clothes combined. Except if those are Australian Dollars, in which case I have no idea how much that actually is.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Aug 2008, 21:30
It is actually a pretty cool dress Roxie. Good for you.

Anyway, this is my newest clothing acquisition. Fashion Advice Thread, how rad is my jacket?

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSCF0514.jpg)

I think it is Pretty Rad.

Yeah, I am hoping to buy that coat during the goth festival this year when that store (which is basically around the corner from me) has huge sales. Otherwise it would basically be half my paycheque.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Aug 2008, 21:35
Roxie, you should get some bright red pumps to match your necklace, for the blue dress.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Aug 2008, 21:38
Jimmy, that is a jacket I can get behind. It truly is Pretty Rad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Aug 2008, 21:39
Roxie, you should get some bright red pumps to match your necklace, for the blue dress.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1093/1100082196_3093ca388f.jpg?v=0)?

Liz, I bought it at an actual fashionable shop! The kind with fancy designer jeans and horrid, brightly coloured t-shirts with jarringly bright graphics on them. I was in there with my ladyfriend and I saw it and basically just went "SQUEEE!"
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Aug 2008, 22:35
Jimmy not all of us are gay cyborg vampires.

I think I am a stylish dude but alas, I am differently rich.

Basically if I had the money to buy a bunch I would wear tailored suits all the time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Leinad on 22 Aug 2008, 22:39
@ Ebony: I am sorry I offended you, but a girl that size really should not wear clothing that draws attention to the chest area in such a way, but wear clothing more like the stuff you posted. The way the fabric is cut it is a contrasting shape to the dress making even well-endowed women look smaller. You, on the other hand, posted perfect examples for your body type.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 22 Aug 2008, 23:19
I would totally wear the priest coat that Jimmy posted. Or that blue sweater from earlier. Perhaps I'll post some of my sweaters and Jimmy-style-jackets later, I'm too drunk now. But I've totally loved these last to pages. It's so hard to find people seriosuly interested in mens' fashion, all my friends just dress practically (see: boring).

PS. Holy balls that priest coat is expensive though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Aug 2008, 23:47
Also fuck you fashion thread I bought awesome brown loafers and they look fuckin' hot with my grey suit and like I give two shits about protocol anyway, not when I look that good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 23 Aug 2008, 00:00
Awesome looking clothes Jimmy found.

These are all really cool, but they aren't the kind of clothes I can pull of. I'm kind of a primary colors type person, both in personality and what goes well with my natural coloration. I tend to dress rather conservatively, as is fitting me. I do wish I could pull off that second coat you linked to, though. It is an awesome coat.

If I can get ahold of a camera soon, I will show off my impressive collection of sweater vests.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 23 Aug 2008, 00:14
Liz: this forum being devoid of stylish dudes is rubbish.

I can think of a long list of guys here who dress well, though they may not look like your male models.

Edit: Also here are some clothes. Some of these are old:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/aka-fatty/sf-3.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/aka-fatty/ee0511eb.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/aka-fatty/IMG_8569.jpg
http://photos.l3.facebook.com/photos-l3-sf2p/v134/138/87/512463725/n512463725_99532_4029.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v300/27/81/657670505/n657670505_3495083_430.jpg
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/68/3/667516527/n667516527_339409_9124.jpg
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 23 Aug 2008, 00:25
Manda, I kinda thought you would like the dress. At least you know what is up!

Also I think our forum is just devoid of stylish dudes. Perhaps this seems a little crazy, but I wish Kieffer were here right now. He might be an ass sometimes but he is a fashionable ass at least.

Hey fuck you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 23 Aug 2008, 00:51
I like to think I know a decent bit about fashion - but I don't really feel comfortable telling people I don't know over the internet that, essentially, their clothing is no good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: morca007 on 23 Aug 2008, 01:25
I like to think I know a decent bit about fashion - but I don't really feel comfortable telling people I don't know over the internet that, essentially, their clothing is no good.
I strongly identify with this post.

e: Here is a great starting place (guys, not so much gals): http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 23 Aug 2008, 01:30
The sartorialist is so wankery. Any place on the internet where guys talk about fashion is wankery. By that I mean that the people are wankers and douchebags - this coming from someone who has been on one of those forums.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: morca007 on 23 Aug 2008, 01:34
I ignore the comments, the guy who runs it knows his shit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Aug 2008, 03:14
The Sartorialist routinely turns up some pretty great stuff (for both sexes! I don't know where you'd get the idea that it's no good for ladies) but I think it's worth taking everything on there with a grain of salt. Essentially I find places like that useful for getting me thinking about cool combinations and ideas, or interesting and new ways to wear something I already have and just generally putting me in a more constructively critical mindset re: style/fashion. Also obviously everybody has a different body and sense of style and something that looks great on one person isn't necessarily universally great.

Also the Sartorialist likes those "formal" shorts (that kind of look like you've taken a pair of chinos and cut them off at the knee) too much and that shit is just dumb.

P.S; ZOMG want these shoes: http://www.gucci.com/us/us-english/us/fall-winter-08/mens-shoes/#0-464511-202729D3VA01066
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Aug 2008, 03:27
I guess I just really dislike what is generally seen as fashionable. Honestly most clothes I see that other people seem to love so much (read: a lot of this thread) just doesn't appeal to my own sense of what looks good. Cardigans? Blech, if I want to dress like an old man I'll get a pair of slacks, a starched white shirt, a red cravat and a smoking jacket and then I'd wait until I get old. Shorts are equally worthy of disdain but that is because I am displeased with my knees. And colours! It honestly strikes me as undignified to dress like a summery flower. I have no idea why.

 I don't know, I just like dark, heavy fabrics. Coats with deep, or at least lots of, pockets, heavy boots that look appropriate for kickng people through plate glass windows. I also like billowy and dramatic but it has to be just the right amount or it looks half-arsed or cheesy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Aug 2008, 03:29
a pair of slacks, a starched white shirt, a red cravat and a smoking jacket.

I'd wear the shit out of this outfit
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: normz on 23 Aug 2008, 04:14
these shoes come in navy..... when they arrived at work i fell in lust straght away

thoughts???

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/wow.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Aug 2008, 04:17
They are horrible. Really very not good. Do not buy those shoes.



NB: My advice is probably not the best. I mean, come on, I apparently dress like a gay cyborg vampire.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 23 Aug 2008, 04:21
Hm. I'm generally mostly a fan of more simple shoes (well, mostly sneakers :p But I can appreciate others that I wouldn't necessarily wear myself), but I think I might not dislike them in navy. And from what I've seen of you, it looks like you can pull them off. They look hella uncomfortable, though, but I guess that's just me and my prejudice against non-sneakers.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Aug 2008, 04:25
If they are navy and still with that faux-snakeskin-thing then holy god fuck no that would be ridiculous. If they're just solid blue then um I guess they're still pretty dumb I mean really what the hell is going on with that heel.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: normz on 23 Aug 2008, 05:26
awwww you guys suck ..... definately not helping me justify $1000 couture shoes

the navy does look heaps better than the beige yes and even tho the heel looks crazy as hell they are very comfortable

eh i'm probably going to buy them anyway... it's a toss up between those or rent for a month, but the girls here already know what ill do :-P
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 23 Aug 2008, 06:10
Could you post a picture in navy? Because the snakeskin type thing just looks tacky.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 23 Aug 2008, 07:46
That Sartorialist site was just... blech. Pretty much everything I saw on it just looked completely awful.

To me those shoes look like a bunch of scientists got together and tried to make the worst shoes physically possible.

To Jimmy, I think your gay cyborg vampire look is pretty awesome for the most part, a couple things you wear I just can't comprehend, but I love most of it. However, there is no way in hell I could pull that look off, and I think it's kind of limiting wearing black all the time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 23 Aug 2008, 08:08
I think being comfortable in clothes is more about being confident in them, I can be just as comfortable in a corset, skirt and heels as I am in a pair of jeans, t-shirt and chucks.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 23 Aug 2008, 08:34
I think being comfortable in clothes is about being a suit. Nothing can top how comfortable a suit is.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 23 Aug 2008, 08:35
Jimmy not all of us are gay cyborg vampires.

I think I am a stylish dude but alas, I am differently rich.

Basically if I had the money to buy a bunch I would wear tailored suits all the time.

This is such a good post. A+ would read again.

Robbie- Yay sweater vests! I am a big fan of them when worn right.

Ali and Emilio- My mockery of the dudes on this forum was more to try and get them to start posting. I want to see more fashion choices here!

Normz- I love shoes. I really do. I enjoy odd shoes on occasion as well, but those are just going a little too far. I would also like to see the navy pair for comparison, but I doubt I could ever justify spending $1000 on them.

Also, everyone- I looove The Sartorialist. That is probably how I would dress if I had a large quantity of disposable income.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 23 Aug 2008, 08:43
All my outfits are really damage control because I have few clothes and a lot of them are really kinda eh. I put a bit of effort into trying to get them to work together because clothes shopping is pretty much my least favourite thing and buying new clothes scares me. I think I do pretty well with what I have.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Aug 2008, 08:49
To Jimmy, I think your gay cyborg vampire look is pretty awesome for the most part, a couple things you wear I just can't comprehend, but I love most of it. However, there is no way in hell I could pull that look off, and I think it's kind of limiting wearing black all the time.

I don't really find it that limiting because I try to mix different shades. I'm going to get blonde streaks in my hair at some point and I want to experiment with only wearing black and white. I don't find it limiting but maybe that's because I don't have any desire to dress any differently.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 23 Aug 2008, 09:29
Man, I don't know what I'd do if I only wore black. I have a ton of clothes so maybe tonight I'll show you guys some of my favorite outfits.(I wish I had a decent place to put my camera so I could get timed full body shots.

Also, I think the most fashionably attractive man I ever saw was in an AA shop, he had a pair of tightISH bootleg fitted white pants, a red cardigan with black accents, a regular yellowish/brownish cotton tee, and a pair of shoes similar to the gucci ones posted earlier.

The best part is, this is how my dad dresses sometimes, and my dad is one of those gentleman that's very lean and very tall so it looks fabulous on him. He has better fashion sense than I do. Except for when he dresses like a dad. (sports sandals with socks and wind breaker wrapped around his waist. wtf?)

I think it's good to be fashionable, but to be oaky with being a mess.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Aug 2008, 09:42
Wearing only black removes a lot of the thought from getting dressed. You stop thinking about whether things clash because everything obviously goes with everything else. It does however mean that on the rare occasion that I do wear colours it means I have no fucking clue what I'm doing. The majority of my wardrobe has been black for the last seven years so I'm a little out of practice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: morca007 on 23 Aug 2008, 09:43
Drill King- That is because old men know what is up.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 23 Aug 2008, 09:47
Man.. I don't think any colours clash if they're the right wear.

Morca007 - OH I BET THEY DO!

(I kid, I love seeing older guys that are usually dads be fashionable.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: morca007 on 23 Aug 2008, 09:51
They also know what's not up.
Hint: It's their penis.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Aug 2008, 12:53
I just don't do bright colors, or, to be more accurate, if I had the money to get my ideal wardrobe, I wouldn't wear bright colors, as it is, I have a bunch of shirts I got for free that are brighter than I would like. I wouldn't do the all black wardrobe, but you can get dull greens and browns and blues, maybe reds, all of which go together decently (well, maybe not red and green, unless you are Freddy), and have some variety. Monochrome can be very striking, though.

The sartorialist has some odd fashion choices on there, but it also has good ones, it just seems to be more tilted towards businessy looks. Some of those, I would like wearing if I were going to a formal occasion, but not normally.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: hipster jesus on 23 Aug 2008, 14:55
Wearing only black removes a lot of the thought from getting dressed. You stop thinking about whether things clash because everything obviously goes with everything else.
I won't go so far as wearing only black, but the vast majority of what I wear is either black/a dark shade of whatever color or white. It makes everything easier in terms of picking something that doesn't clash, and I need all the help I can get there. I don't have very good fashion sense to begin with and I'm partially colorblind.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 23 Aug 2008, 17:31
Eh, the problem i have with only-black wardrobes, is that well, its so mono-tone!

Also, normz, if you do end up getting those shoes you are daydreaming about, i totally demand pikturs!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 24 Aug 2008, 18:06
Here you go, Liz:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/RobbieOC/vests001.jpg)
This one is just grey, and kind of boring, I guess, but I still really like it, because it is very versatile.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/RobbieOC/vests002.jpg)
This one is just red, so it is a little less boring than the grey one, and works well with lots of shirts I have.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/RobbieOC/vests004.jpg)
This is my favorite one. I like the colors and the pattern, and it goes well with outfits like:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/RobbieOC/vests007.jpg)
this. Which is the kind of thing I would wear alot in the colder months.

So, yeah. Sweater vests.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 24 Aug 2008, 20:33
Sweater vests and argyle. Oh you are so great, Robbie.

More things Liz likes! I don't know if I could pull it off, but if I could I would wear the hell out of this dress:
(http://cache.net-a-porter.com/images/products/36136/36136_ou_l.jpg)

Same for this one:
(http://www.standarddeviationny.com/images/products/display/IMG_0920_5.JPG)

Also, hello vintage-inspired swimwear!
(http://normakamalicollection.com/shop2/skin1/images/shop2/PJRbill.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 24 Aug 2008, 20:45
Oh my god. Vintage inspired swimwear = yes!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 24 Aug 2008, 20:45
Oh my god, I need that bathinsuit.

I have a big white hat w/ red accents and white heels  w/ red accents that would look killer with it.

Not to mention it's pretty much designed for my body type
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 24 Aug 2008, 20:47
It also comes in black, white, and a pretty black and white pattern.

(It is $350)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 24 Aug 2008, 20:51
I actually have a pretty similar suit, only the strap is thinner, and there's more of a skirt thing at the bottom. It is pretty sexy pin-up style I think; though A Boy says I look like a grandma but with better boobs. Jerk. Anyway!

RobbieOC's clothes,

You look like a person I would hang out with.

I need/would like some advice! I am a bridesmaid in a wedding on Saturday. Friday is the practice, and the bride said most people will be wearing "church clothes" I guess, which is like dress up but not formal formal. We're probably going to her littlest brother's football game after, which is outdoors. Right now it's 9:30 pm and 65 F. I can't decide what to wear! I have a bunch of skirts and dresses but I don't think any of them really "fit" the occasion. I've been thinking these black slacks that are pretty narrow, which I usually cuff to "European length", and a white button down shirt with short puffy sleeves (or a nice button down white ruched-front white top with french cuffs that I'd push up) with a nice pair of flats-black or red.

Basically the slacks are the same length and leg opening as below (guy on left), though mine aren't pleated at all, but they do have a front and back crease that I iron in.
(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/9389/trousersac9.th.jpg) (http://img127.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trousersac9.jpg)
(click for full-size)

Would that be appropriate? Which top? Should I go with the basic black flats or opt for the bright pop o'color (with maybe matching red lips?)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 24 Aug 2008, 20:58
That would work fine, but as it is still summer I would probably go with khaki on the bottom if you have it. Actually my first choice for that occasion would be a skirt and a little sweater set but that might just be me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 24 Aug 2008, 21:38
RobbieOC's clothes,

You look like a person I would hang out with.

Would it ruin the illusion if I told you the jeans I was wearing had super huge holes in the knees that are obscured in the picture? Not that I would wear it that way, but I was too lazy to change jeans just for these pics.

Also, how do we, the esteemed, feel about tweed? Because it's pretty much my favorite thing to wear, right after corduroy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 24 Aug 2008, 21:58
Tweed is hells yes, if done right.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: morca007 on 24 Aug 2008, 22:36
Second dress and swimsuit.
These are pretty great.

Also: I am going to the city to go shopping tomorrow! I am going to try and find some conservative sweaters that do not make me look like a teddy bear (as they tend to do). Also maybe if I am really lucky maybe some slacks, a jacket, and maybe some boots. I am also going to visit a real nice used suit store that keeps a tailor on hand. I will likely not be able to afford anything there, but I will have a lot of fun looking at everything.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 25 Aug 2008, 02:58
liz, i highly approve of your taste in dresses.

on the other hand, i hate you for showing me things i want but can never have. thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 25 Aug 2008, 03:38
This is basically how I look when I wear a short-sleeve shirt to werk:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/est_xplosif/clothes/DSC00217.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/est_xplosif/clothes/DSC00218.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/est_xplosif/clothes/DSC00219.jpg)

bathroom fotos because I'm classy.

Those are actually black jeans I am wearing, I am thinking about getting another pair of them in a more jean-like appearance because I like them.  They are by Saxony, and they have a pretty nice cut without feeling overly tight.

I am also trying to get a new pair of casual shoes, but I am not really sure what at the moment.  If I have some kind of idea or find some pics later then I will post moar.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 25 Aug 2008, 04:51
Man it would be funnier if there was a person hiding in one of those stalls, and you didnt notice until you looked at the photos.

Also, you look pretty dashing I guess, I'll be happier when your hair scruffs up a bit more :P
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Aug 2008, 05:41
Est: Onitsuka Tigers are pretty much the raddest. They retail for about $180 but they're all over eBay and such for way cheaper (I bought a pair off of eBay for $90-somethin).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 25 Aug 2008, 08:05
liz, i highly approve of your taste in dresses.

on the other hand, i hate you for showing me things i want but can never have. thanks a lot.

Thank you, and I apologize. I hate myself for finding things I want but can never have as well.

Est, this is not meant to be creepy, but you bum looks really good in the second picture.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: morca007 on 25 Aug 2008, 09:04
Haha, est is wearing a short sleeved shirt.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 25 Aug 2008, 09:11
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m146/giveitashave/PICT0004-3.jpg?t=1219680620)
my favourite dress, im really loving floral prints at the moment :D
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 25 Aug 2008, 10:37
Man, I cannot get behind the floral prints thing. Makes me think of grandma couches and mattress fabric.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 25 Aug 2008, 10:46
My old mattress had cats on it.

[edit]wait hold on. I've had a bit to drink and am f5'ing two forums right now. This is not the shitposting one! I should keep the two separate in future.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 25 Aug 2008, 11:01
Aw, now I wish I'd seen what the other post said
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 25 Aug 2008, 14:41
Hay guys I need girls to luv me lol.

No, but seriously, I'm fashionally inept for the most part. I've taken all of my fashion advice ever from my friend Alan who looks damn good in anything he wears.

here's what I looked like on Sunday:
(http://a364.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/17/l_8b64a611a5bf3427335ffcb3d6b1b85b.jpg)
(http://a103.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/89/l_f25ee69e66a16f92966badf55302bcfe.jpg)

Now, that's just my hair. I kinda like it like that, usually I just wear it down and it looks all poofy and stupid. I will get a fullbody shot later today after I get off work (and out of this stifling outfit) of what I'll be wearing out to a concert tonight.
TELL ME WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY FASHION :0
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 25 Aug 2008, 15:03
Quite honestly, PantsFTW, a lot of fashion is just about confidence, and some trial and error.

Buy a few nice pairs of pants (including a nice pair of jeans), and some nice, neutral colored shirts. Mix and match, and add on other stuff as you see fit. It's pretty simple really, and can be done relatively cheaply, too!

Also, a lot of fashion is about personality. I am a pretty laid back person, and the clothes I wear reflect this a lot, I think. I wear pretty conservative (as in, they don't really stand out in a crowd), comfortable clothes because that's the kind of person I am. I don't really know you that well, so it's hard to say what kind of clothes you should wear.

I think your hair looks fine in those pictures.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 25 Aug 2008, 15:15
Your hair's fine, but boring, and your glasses are a bit big.

Generally when you're shopping you should buy what you like and buy what you think goes well together.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 25 Aug 2008, 17:14
Yeah, I will agree on the glasses thing.  I think that their height is ok, but I think they are perhaps a little too wide for your rather slim face.

As for clothes, I don't know about everyone else but I am not too crash hot on grey shirts in general.  I know that is just one picture, but it's all I have to go on so I'm gonna gripe about it.  To me grey shirts are a bit too wishy washy.  Unless they are a dark grey or have a specific strong pattern on them they kind of wash out paler people, which would be an honest description of most people in this thread (including myself).  I loved the QC fighter jet shirt but after seeing a couple of pics of myself in it I had to admit it wasn't the right colour for me.

Also, in the mirror in that first pic it looks like perhaps you have your shirt tucked into your pants there.  If so I would discourage this behaviour most vociferously.  Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.  They tuck their t-shirts into their jeans and then wear a belt.  I really don't like this.  Dress shirts and such, sure.  I mean, I am not so crash hot on wearing belts with jeans and tucking things into them at all, but I know some people who do it and make it look ok.  But to me casual shirts stay un-tucked.

Est, this is not meant to be creepy, but you bum looks really good in the second picture.

It is not creepy!  As I said, I love the cut of these pants.  They are quite flattering without being overly tight!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 25 Aug 2008, 18:48
Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.

You can do it when you're a very thin, middle-aged alcoholic.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 25 Aug 2008, 18:50
Only if you have really greasy hair and you tuck the t-shirt into a pair of trackies that are pulled up way too high and show too much ankle.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lila on 25 Aug 2008, 19:21
PantsFTW - I'd tuck the necklace into the shirt or take it off... I'm not a fan of jewelry on men.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 25 Aug 2008, 22:09
Also, in the mirror in that first pic it looks like perhaps you have your shirt tucked into your pants there.  If so I would discourage this behaviour most vociferously.  Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.  They tuck their t-shirts into their jeans and then wear a belt.  I really don't like this.  Dress shirts and such, sure.  I mean, I am not so crash hot on wearing belts with jeans and tucking things into them at all, but I know some people who do it and make it look ok.  But to me casual shirts stay un-tucked.

You can pretty much only make it look fashionable if you're going for the rockabilly look, I think.

I bought a new vest to go with my current favourite suit. I will maybe post a picture of it when I get home, if I remember.

Funny story! Where I'm originally from if you so much as wear a scarf, people in the street will call you a fag and throw rocks at you. My housemate forgot this, and went there on the weekend. He is a fashionable Italian lad and wore a dashing fedora and scarf. People called him a fag and threw rocks at him.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 25 Aug 2008, 22:13
Where is that? I don't want to have rocks thrown at me!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 25 Aug 2008, 22:19
I am trying to figure out how to dress like a grown-up lady. Please help! Pretty much all I have is jeans and girl t-shirts (threadless and the like). The type of jobs I'm likely to get for the next while don't require truly formal office-type wear, but I am trying to stop dressing like I did all the way through college, which is also how I dressed through much of high school. Today I went out and got the outfit below. (Ignore the fan, check out the mirror art.) The sweater is a very light knit, and the cami is almost as long as the sweater. I really love the pants - they actually have light gray and black pinstripes, though you can't see it in the picture. I also determined today that I really cannot pull off those shapeless knit shirts, not that I'm a big fan of them in the abstract, so no big loss there. Anyways, am I doing a pretty good impression of a responsible adult? What else should I own to help my disguise?
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/bainidhedub/GEDC0794.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 25 Aug 2008, 22:33
More color, just not really bright or garish ones. A good purse helps quite a bit, as do good shoes.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 25 Aug 2008, 23:52
I agree with Liz; also I think for the sweater, it would look a little better if it was more fitted and a little shorter. It would still be conservative, but not hiding your figure. Alternatively, you could rock a belt across the smallest part of your waist, again to accentuate. I love the pushed up sleeves though, it is like you are emanating "I rolled up my sleeves; I am ready to WORK!". And never ever underestimate the power of a nice fitted button-down shirt.
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Post by: est on 26 Aug 2008, 01:58
It is my opinion you pretty much cannot go wrong with a nice black shirt and a decent pair of jeans.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/est_xplosif/clothes/DSC00222.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/est_xplosif/clothes/DSC00223.jpg)

I wore this to work today because I had to move some workstations around and didn't want to wear work gear while crawling around under desks, etc.  Have to do more of the same tomorrow, so it'll probably be casual gear again.

I really need a decent casual jacket though.  Something in between a hoodie and a work jacket or leather jacket.  I have one decent one, but it shrunk in the wash and is now a little too short for me length and arm-wise.  Any suggestions? (other than "buy another one of those jackets in one size larger")

edit: augh oh god, creepy eyes in the first pic.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 26 Aug 2008, 05:32
I am trying to figure out how to dress like a grown-up lady.

Why? The world is boring enough as it is.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 26 Aug 2008, 06:06
i need to figure that out too.
mostly so i can have something decent to wear for job interviews and look older than 12.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 26 Aug 2008, 06:14
Rosie: smart casual is like my specialty. I think you've got it downpat actually, this is my general guide.
You appear to have a summer complexion, your best options are cool light colours (though probably not too much pastels). Nothing too primary, with black or navy as a base. Very pale cream is better than white.

They key is mixing casual and smart elements in the same outfit (sounds obvious right).

- Cute flats  (http://neetfeetshop.co.uk/commerce/images/85e0_1.jpg)and sandals are essential. Have a simple black pair, and any other simple styles you think you can incorporate. Be careful with anything too open-toed, they tend to make your toes splay out and are less 'smart'.

- Make sure you have a dark base colour that suits you. Black, Navy or Brown.  It's okay to have 2, i mix black and brown, as long as you know what clothes/outfits match what base colours.

- Fitted tops. I don't know what these are called. Blouses with collars (http://www.theprintedgiftshop.com/images/ladies_blouse.jpg) or a good [u=http://prologo.co.nz/catalog/images/t3402_worn.jpg]neckline[/u]. These look good and smart by themselves, but can be dressed up or down. 3/4 length tops (this is not everyone's thing) make for really good semi-casual. T-shirt sleeves or skinny straps looks more girly or informal. Thick straps and longsleeves look more seirous. Good fitted tops help your body look proportioned. Look at gathers, pleats, darts and lengths to see what kind of tops make your figure look best. Tops which just hang straight work for very few people.

- Layering (http://www.ma-petite-chou.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/lux-basic-long-cardigan.jpg). Sweaters (http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/Shopbop/media/images/products/candc/candc2016412894/candc2016412894_prod_medium.jpg), cardigans (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x109/starrfish22/mandeeCropDrawstringCardigan.jpg) and vests go with tops to soften the edges.

- The right jacket makes a huge difference. Peacoats are fancy, so are any of the long knitted ones. I like cropped bomber jackets myself. Anything fitted is better than a hoodie.

- Fitted Jeans and pants (duh). Pants that don't flare or are too long are best when wearing flats or boots. Straight, slim and bootcut.

- I'm determined that their is a skirt for everyone. You need the right length, the right cut etc, but it's out there somewhere. Skirts and stockings are a great combination as it keeps you warm enough and isn't too revealing if you don't feel like it.

Add interest: Colour highlights and accessories do wonders. They make an outfit pop. A few nice belts, necklaces and scarfs that you can pick up on your way out make your combination seem unique every day.

- Work outfits: Slim dark pants, fitted shirts and neat jackets will get you through most. The right skirts will really help mix things up. In my opinion the right shoes are stylish, but low heeled and closed-toed.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 26 Aug 2008, 08:37
Yeah, I will agree on the glasses thing.  I think that their height is ok, but I think they are perhaps a little too wide for your rather slim face.
I've actually been wanting to get contacts for a while, but I live in the Valley of the Hellsun and need someone to drive me home after an optomitrist appointment so I don't burn the hell out of my eyes. I also need an eye exam. But I definitely want contacts, I think I look better without my glasses on, I just can't see better.

As for clothes, I don't know about everyone else but I am not too crash hot on grey shirts in general.  I know that is just one picture, but it's all I have to go on so I'm gonna gripe about it.  To me grey shirts are a bit too wishy washy.  Unless they are a dark grey or have a specific strong pattern on them they kind of wash out paler people, which would be an honest description of most people in this thread (including myself).  I loved the QC fighter jet shirt but after seeing a couple of pics of myself in it I had to admit it wasn't the right colour for me.
The shirt is actually a blueish grey, just in that light it looks more grey. When I went out to meet a friends younger sister (the sister is only a year younger than me) I threw a black long sleeved shirt over it and looked pretty good with those jeans on. I usually wear white, yellow, blue, red, or orange shirts. Sometimes brown and green.

Also, in the mirror in that first pic it looks like perhaps you have your shirt tucked into your pants there.  If so I would discourage this behaviour most vociferously.  Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.  They tuck their t-shirts into their jeans and then wear a belt.  I really don't like this.  Dress shirts and such, sure.  I mean, I am not so crash hot on wearing belts with jeans and tucking things into them at all, but I know some people who do it and make it look ok.  But to me casual shirts stay un-tucked.
Yeah, that shirt is also a small and I'm kinda lanky. So it really looks like it's tucked in, and oh god, I wouldn't do that unless I was wearing dress clothes. I usually wear shirts that are a little bit smaller than I need them to be because I like to show off my tattoos.

PantsFTW - I'd tuck the necklace into the shirt or take it off... I'm not a fan of jewelry on men.

Here's the deal with the necklace. My grandma went to England and got my sister and I presents. They were these 'runic' zodiac symbols on a necklace. I put it on in and haven't taken it off for about 6 years. It goes in and out of the shirt depending on what I've been doing. Generally I keep it inside the shirt. It's like a good luck charm for me. And in about another year or so I'll have a second necklace that I have to wear for my job. But I generally try to keep it under my shirt.

So, here's what happened, I didn't get the chance to take any pictures last night to give you some full body shots of me. But they'll happen, probably tonight I imagine.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 26 Aug 2008, 10:05
I've decided I am gonna buy a suit, and just wear it all the time. Thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 26 Aug 2008, 10:18
Make sure it is an awesome suit. If you succeed, best idea ever!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Aug 2008, 11:58
You should probably get more than one. You will also need a variety of ties and dress shirts, as well as belts, shoes, pocket squares, tie bars, and possibly cuff links to do it properly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Aug 2008, 12:06
Rosie. Come shopping with me. I will get you all pretty lady-fied!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 26 Aug 2008, 12:07
You should probably get more than one. You will also need a variety of ties and dress shirts, as well as belts, shoes, pocket squares, tie bars, and possibly cuff links to do it properly.

Not really. A black suit and two or three white shirts is all the style you'll ever need.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 26 Aug 2008, 13:15
You'll need a nice watch too. So that you can slide up the jacket sleeve a little look at your watch and sigh impatiently when you're talking to friends or waiting behind someone who is taking too long in a line.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Aug 2008, 13:27
You should probably get more than one. You will also need a variety of ties and dress shirts, as well as belts, shoes, pocket squares, tie bars, and possibly cuff links to do it properly.

Not really. A black suit and two or three white shirts is all the style you'll ever need.

Only if you want to look like a member of popular indie rock band The Hives. Mostly you need some variety and pizzazz to make the look Pop!


Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Aug 2008, 15:49
I need advice on what sort of shoes to wear with shorts. I have a couple pairs of the classy dress shorts that someone was lambasting a couple pages ago, and all I have that doesn't look terrible with them are a pair of old beat up suede slip on Vans. I want to spice up my footwear without going too bulky, something that preserves the slim line of the shorts and my legs without looking crass.

The other thing I want to discuss is accessories for men. I've been branching out more and more recently, so I now have 3 styles of glasses that I can wear depending on the look I am pursuing, but I need more. Tasteful bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc, something that adds more to a 'fit when I can't layer due to weather and don't want to just be walking around in a two item outfit. Bags as well, I need cheap, tasteful bags that I can carry in a variety of colors and styles, depending on what I'm wearing/carrying.

Help please!
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Post by: RedLion on 26 Aug 2008, 15:53
You should probably get more than one. You will also need a variety of ties and dress shirts, as well as belts, shoes, pocket squares, tie bars, and possibly cuff links to do it properly.

Not really. A black suit and two or three white shirts is all the style you'll ever need.

That's not true at all. Animal Ghosts was right. If you intend on wearing a suit or similar items like blazers,every day or even very frequently, you should have a variety of them. Three suitcoats/blazers is usually a good amount. You need a number of differently colored undershirts; usually white or a "gentle" blue, though you can easily pull off other dress shirt colors with a beige blazer. You need a couple pairs of good pants to wear with the blazers when you're not wearing a full-piece suit.

Ties are usually an afterthought for guys, but I cannot stress how important they are. Navy blue ones, blue/gold patterns, and darker colors in general are soothing to the eye and fit in well with almost any suit. But you cannot go without a red tie or two. Always wear a red tie when you want to convey power or appear self-confident.

These are just simple rules learned from working in the state capitol for a period of 4 months, and from being in DC for 2 weeks hobnobbing with senators, lobbyists and ambassadors. Just wearing one suit and a few white shirts is not only horribly unprofessional, but it's just lazy and tacky. It would reflect very poorly on you. If you're going to be buying suits and blazers, buy enough things so that you're entirely sure you have enough variety to go at the very least 3 days without wearing the same ensemble.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 26 Aug 2008, 16:08
Askin' 'bout shoes.

Personally, I think if you can find a shoe that you like, that you can wear without socks (or with the socks mostly obscured by the shoe), that is the main goal. Wearing socks that come above the ankles is one of the most common things that causes the "clunky" look you were talking about. It's not always true, but it's pretty common.

I would recommend anything that doesn't require lacing. Slip on shoes have a more sleek look to them, and imo are the best option for wearing with shorts. However, someone earlier mentioned the Onitsuka Tigers (http://www.onitsukatiger.com/), and I have a pair and they are wonderful with shorts, if I want to wear them that way. And they're comfortable, too.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Aug 2008, 16:49
These are just simple rules learned from working in the state capitol for a period of 4 months, and from being in DC for 2 weeks hobnobbing with senators, lobbyists and ambassadors. Just wearing one suit and a few white shirts is not only horribly unprofessional, but it's just lazy and tacky. It would reflect very poorly on you. If you're going to be buying suits and blazers, buy enough things so that you're entirely sure you have enough variety to go at the very least 3 days without wearing the same ensemble.

See I just assumed patatatatat wasn't intending to look like a politician.

Don't wear red or blue ties. They make you look like a goddamn politician. Maybe if you're going to work for lawyers or something.

For casual suit wear, I like the I-might-only-own-one-suit-and-might-have-slept-in-it-so-it's-kind've-disheveled suit look. Rumpled shirt, no tie, it rocks. Bonus points for a cravat or scarf in slight disarray.

Also, you can actually get really good suits at op-shops if you try hard enough. It's important to make sure the jacket fits right, as the pants are much easier to get altered.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Aug 2008, 16:53
You can look good without looking like a politician. Once again(and always) see The Sartorialist. You can look crisp and clean without looking like a tool. Red ties are kind of garish and boring though, I am much more interested in purples and greens and pastels.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 26 Aug 2008, 18:33
Half the pictures on the current front page of the Sartorialist are ridiculous.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 26 Aug 2008, 18:37
You all are wrong. It was not about buying suits, but buying ONE SUIT and wearing that one suit all the time. At least that's what I undestood. In that case, one black suit is the way to go.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 26 Aug 2008, 19:14
Having one black suit, and wearing it all the time is more my style. I just think it would be awesome, if I wore the same suit every day for like a month or two straight. Just walk around, and do casual things while wearing a suit. Perhaps, have different dress shirts, and ties, but thats about it. The same suit though. I need to get a classier flask, mine isn't classy enough.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 26 Aug 2008, 19:19
Red ties are kind of garish and boring though, I am much more interested in purples and greens and pastels.

Let's put a smile on that face.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 26 Aug 2008, 19:26
Half the pictures on the current front page of the Sartorialist are ridiculous.

either ridiculous or just incredibly bland. so if that what you're into, okay.
but i personally would not consider that blog a source of fashion inspiration.

(i will post pictures of clothes i actually like later.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 26 Aug 2008, 20:03
Having one black suit, and wearing it all the time is more my style. I just think it would be awesome, if I wore the same suit every day for like a month or two straight. Just walk around, and do casual things while wearing a suit. Perhaps, have different dress shirts, and ties, but thats about it. The same suit though. I need to get a classier flask, mine isn't classy enough.

o/
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Aug 2008, 20:33
Half the pictures on the current front page of the Sartorialist are ridiculous.

either ridiculous or just incredibly bland. so if that what you're into, okay.
but i personally would not consider that blog a source of fashion inspiration.

(i will post pictures of clothes i actually like later.)

I just went to look at it again, and decided that youre both nuts. Aside from maybe the face prints thing which as far as I can tell is just him showing that people are wearing that, but most of those outfits are stunning.
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Post by: calenlass on 27 Aug 2008, 07:01
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Everybody bitching about empire waists

You guys are retarded. You know, there is a difference between empire waists and babydoll styles. Look:

Empire Waists:

1 (http://i.ivillage.com/BS/fashion/casual_chic/slim_dresses/BS_EmpireWaist_366.jpg), 2 (http://nibsblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/opt-_2-empire-waist-wedding.jpg), 3 (http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k148/kfmost/Patterns%20-%20Examples/EmpireWaist.jpg), 4 (http://www.costumesofnashua.com/CNWebSite105/Active905/Pages/CostumeRental/Medieval/Pics%20Medieval/UW28201.jpg), 5 (http://www.bridalwave.tv/Eugenia%204April.JPG), 6 (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/7614larger.jpg), 7 (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/v4819.jpg), 8 (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Picture2-2.png)

You will notice distinctly slimmer lines than the Babydoll silhouette. All you fuckers who think empire waists are the ones who make you look pregnant are wrong, because it is babydolls. Babydoll anything usually has weird gathering at the waist seam in front, It is based on the babydoll lingerie, which happened when people started wearing like camisoles and lingerie and pajama-looking clothes which came into style around 10-ish years ago, and for whatever reason never died. Empire waists have been in style since post-revolutionary France and the Regency period in England, which is roughly 200 and 125 years ago, respectively.

Babydolls:

1 (http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/08/13/cmALICE_ARTICLE_narrowweb__300x491,0.jpg), 2 (http://www.goodgoodthings.com/wp-up/kiki-de-montparnasse.jpg), 3 (http://www.thefusionboutique.com/images/1077_1.jpg), 4 (http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/P10482481.jpg), 5 (http://www.catwalkco.com/images/WDNS102--BB%20Dakota%20White%20Baby%20Doll%20Dress.jpg).

My older sister wears a ton of babydoll stuff even though she is kind of fat. It is a really terrible look on her but she likes it so whatever.






Man, I don't want to sound rude or anything but I find most of everyone's fashion choices really boring. Personally I prefer this kind of stuff

[goth/cyberpunk stuff]


NB: I would have put pictures in thise post but I didn't want to make untoward sexual advances at your bandwith.

Pre-made corsets almost never fit properly, or I would agree with most of your suggestions. Most of what I will wear to Dragon*Con this weekend will probably make you happy. Give me a few days.




Also, hello vintage-inspired swimwear!

I have my grandmother's swimsuit from 1954. It is green. It is better than that one. I will maybe take pictures someday.



Suits are excellent. If you want a guide to properly fitting a jacket or trousers, I can offer some advice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Aug 2008, 17:29
You should probably get more than one. You will also need a variety of ties and dress shirts, as well as belts, shoes, pocket squares, tie bars, and possibly cuff links to do it properly.

Not really. A black suit and two or three white shirts is all the style you'll ever need.

Only if you want to look like a member of popular indie rock band The Hives. Mostly you need some variety and pizzazz to make the look Pop!



Reservoir. Dogs. You need a black tie for that, though. And some cheap sunglasses, but why wouldn't you have sunglasses? Unless you can't afford prescription sunglasses or something.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 27 Aug 2008, 19:50
I agree with katie on the definition of empire waists and baby dolls, but I do not condone the language. I would never call you 'fuckers' or 'retarded' because you didn't know all the fashion styles ever.

The difference between looking like a politian and looking hip is the cut of the suit as well as the combination and colour. A lot of fashionistas would tell you that black suits are only for formal evening wear. Day and work should be restricted to charcoal, midnight blue or grey. If you have a more traditional cut of suit, you're more likely to look like a politian or old man. If you have something a bit more spiky and trendy you'll obviously look more hip.

James Bond only wears dinner suits, but you can sort of see the evolution of style in the many films and actors.
Sean Connery (http://www.klast.net/bond/images/connery_col.jpg)
Roger Moore (http://executivesummary.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/roger-moore-james-bond-c10101933.jpg)
Pierce Brosnan (http://www.lifeinitaly.com/fashion/img/Brioni-James-Bond.jpg)
Daniel Craig (http://www.cinemaretro.com/uploads/casino.jpg)

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Post by: tania on 27 Aug 2008, 19:53
thank you.
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Post by: est on 27 Aug 2008, 21:12
Ok yeah so I didn't know the difference between an empire waist and a babydoll.  I think I may have to shoot myself in the head as penitence :'(

Seriously though, thanks for pointing that out, Katie.  Now I know that it's the babydoll ones I hate, and the empire waists can actually look quite good.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Aug 2008, 21:37
By charcoal do you mean dark gray, like a charcoal rubbing? Because briquettes are pretty well black.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Fenriswolf on 27 Aug 2008, 23:23
Surely the babydoll is just a type of empire line dress? It still has the empire waistline, as I understood it. And no, I don't know anything about fashion but I hate that waistline 99% of the time on 99% of people. Bleh.

If you personally want to wear it of course that's fine, whatever floats your boat  :-D
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Post by: calenlass on 28 Aug 2008, 04:57
I agree with katie on the definition of empire waists and baby dolls, but I do not condone the language. I would never call you 'fuckers' or 'retarded' because you didn't know all the fashion styles ever.


I only do it because we've had this discussion like twice before, and I've pointed this out every time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 28 Aug 2008, 05:47
In my defense, my memory is shithouse
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Post by: est on 28 Aug 2008, 05:48
and I am also an awful person
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Aug 2008, 06:02
Est you probably could've just gotten away with saying "blurr I'm a man what do I know anyway" and then maybe shrugging your shoulders comically.
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Post by: calenlass on 28 Aug 2008, 06:17
Well, I mean I don't really expect most people and especially dudes to remember this stuff. It would be enough to remember that there is a difference, even if you don't remember what that difference is. It would be like being able to tell the difference between two different shades of the same colour: you know there is something different, you just can't name it exactly.

But no one does.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 28 Aug 2008, 06:55
i still kind of think it takes the exact same amount of typing and effort to just be polite when correcting things for people, but i am also stupid at fashion so what do i know anyway
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Aug 2008, 08:56
Disney Princesses = Empire
Not hot lingerie in Frederick's of Hollywood = Babydoll
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Post by: Lines on 28 Aug 2008, 13:43
I always thought babydoll stuff had no real waist. Like this:

(http://dyn-images.hsni.com/is/image/HomeShoppingNetwork/312442_801?$pd300$)

But I don't really care what babydoll is. I have two tops that could be considered babydoll and I bought them for comfort, mostly. But I like empire waists. Depending on the style, they can be flattering on just about any body type.
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Post by: jhocking on 28 Aug 2008, 16:01
Not hot lingerie in Frederick's of Hollywood = Babydoll

hey I like babydoll lingerie
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Post by: Social Bacon on 28 Aug 2008, 16:08
Not hot lingerie in Frederick's of Hollywood = Babydoll

hey I like baby lingerie
Joe Hocking: Child Molester.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 28 Aug 2008, 16:55
Hello thread!

I'm putting my money where my mouth is. Not literally, because that would be kind of disgusting. This is an outfit I wore to a gig last night. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/branston_pickle/DSCF2144.jpg)

Do you like it?

I did.

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Post by: sean on 28 Aug 2008, 17:25
Dude. Dude.

That is fucking excellent.
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Post by: tania on 28 Aug 2008, 17:29
fantastic.
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Post by: negative creep on 28 Aug 2008, 17:32
Is that a cravat? Very nice!
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Post by: ViolentDove on 28 Aug 2008, 17:37
Thanks!

Yeah, it's a green silk cravat. I got it from an op-shop for a few dollars. I used to go op-shopping a lot, but not so much anymore as I'm a whole bunch busier. But I definitely recommend it as a way of finding cheap and awesome clothes.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Aug 2008, 20:06
Holy crap.

I want to be you now.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 28 Aug 2008, 20:17
i still kind of think it takes the exact same amount of typing and effort to just be polite when correcting things for people


Where is the fun in that?


Also, ViolentDove: I would have sex with you.
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Post by: Social Bacon on 28 Aug 2008, 20:45
Awesomesausce

That is better than everything I've ever worn in my life put together. You rock.
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Post by: jodizzle on 28 Aug 2008, 21:01
Also, ViolentDove: I would have sex with you.
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Post by: ampersandwitch on 28 Aug 2008, 21:21
Also, ViolentDove: I would have sex with you.

Bring your cravat
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Post by: jodizzle on 28 Aug 2008, 22:51
Man he is going to be getting some sweet viking orgasms.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 29 Aug 2008, 00:27
Is that ever going to get old?




































God, I hope not.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 29 Aug 2008, 00:40
Wait, ViolentDove, you were playing a gig in that? Seems like it would be ridiculously hot and hard to move around in, despite its fashion value.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Aug 2008, 02:28
No I think he just went to a gig in it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Aug 2008, 07:46
Man... I'm going to wear a cravat more often.

And no, I didn't play, just went to see some bands.





Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Aug 2008, 07:54
It is hella classy, dude. I quite like the cravat.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 29 Aug 2008, 08:37
if i was the kind of girl who went to gigs to try to pick up guys i would definitely probably hit on you, or a guy who was dressed like that at least

take that as you will
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 29 Aug 2008, 15:43
That is definitely an awesome outfit, ViolentDove!

Okay, random clothing question, in case anyone has actually tried it on/has it: American Apparel's white t-shirts (the regular fine jersey ones, for the ladies), how see-through are they? More or less than fitted white t-shirts tend to be, or about the same?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 29 Aug 2008, 16:50
I can't speak for the ladies' shirts, but I know the mens' are made of very high quality fabric that are not see through at all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 29 Aug 2008, 17:14
ViolentDove, I personally think you look ridiculous. However, I am 34 and work in a library, and I wear pantyhose, so you should probably listen to these younguns and keep dressing like that. Unless you want to hit on much older women. Because they'd probably laugh at you if you were wearing that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Peet on 29 Aug 2008, 17:16
Ladies:

perhaps he cropped his face for a reason?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 29 Aug 2008, 17:23
well, this isn't about whether he's attractive or not.
it's a fashion thread. hence the focus is on his outfit, not his face.

i think it's a decent outfit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 29 Aug 2008, 17:23
Oh Peet, I am pretty sure he cropped it to stop us all swooning.

Because he is so absolutely hot in real life is what I am saying.

You know

I case I havn't said this a million times already.  So hot.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Aug 2008, 19:48
Edith, I'm not sure if you were saying it like it was a bad thing, but let me assure pantyhose are pretty cool in my book (no pun intended)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 29 Aug 2008, 20:09
It's pretty rad, though the cravat throws me off a bit. I'd personally go without - it's a bit, er, pretentious? That would work well for a casual dinner at an upscale restaurant, for example.

This is standard gig fare for me.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k157/jcsunshine/Photo222.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Aug 2008, 20:21
No offense Johnny but I really hate the whole "t-shirt over the top of a button-up" thing and I wish it would just die already.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Aug 2008, 20:29
Ladies:

perhaps he cropped his face for a reason?

You're just jealous, Pete.

Also, Johnny- I like it, I think it works for you even if Dovey over there thinks it's overrated.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 30 Aug 2008, 00:10
No offense Johnny but I really hate the whole "t-shirt over the top of a button-up" thing and I wish it would just die already.

It's not a thing here so I'm comfortable with it.

The outfit is simple and workmanlike, takes me five minutes to put on and saves me from having to wear a coat to the venue.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 30 Aug 2008, 03:38
I'm that guy at the show that wears dress pants, dress shoes, a nice buttonup and a tie to gigs.
ITS BECAUSE I'M CLASSY ALRIGHT! Not because I try to pick up girls.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ZJGent on 30 Aug 2008, 09:04
Violent Dove,
As a cravat enthusiast and member of the West Country Neckwear Club, I must inform you that it is dashed bad form to wear your cravat without it being twinned with a wingcollar shirt. Don't get me wrong, I think the jeans / three-piece uppers combination a very modern and entertaining idea. However, I insist that said jeans be tucked around the appropriate shirt. I am pernickety that way. That said, please do keep on holding up your standard of dress, as there are so few who attend the musical events and the rock and rolls these days dressed marvellously.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/zeejay_djinn/umbrella.jpg)

Adieu!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 30 Aug 2008, 10:07
i hate your ironic hightop shoes

Who in the fuck wears high-tops ironically? You'd have to purposefully buy a bad pair and oh suddenly it is apparent, I think we have some of those.

That is a pretty wonderful outfit, Roddy. I was going to make a crack about auditioning to be the eleventh Doctor but then I realized that from the looks of it you would make a pretty goddamn awesome eleventh Doctor.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 30 Aug 2008, 10:35
We all know David Tennant is the eleventh doctor.

He used his regenerative powers on his severed hand in order to keep his current form. Arguably, this means he is still the Tenth Doctor, he is just the Tenth Doctor twice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 30 Aug 2008, 11:57
Oh huh, another thread about Doctor Who.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 30 Aug 2008, 19:08
Fuck that guy
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 30 Aug 2008, 20:03
I think that's the problem, roxie wants to.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 30 Aug 2008, 21:21
To much talk about Doctor Who, not enough talk about Mr Gent.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 30 Aug 2008, 21:42
I bought new jeans and new shoes that I am really very happy with.  I will post them in here later tonight!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 31 Aug 2008, 05:59
i'm going for the muumuu look
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 31 Aug 2008, 06:38
T-shirts and cardigans and a flat cap. It's my signature fall look.

(Going to California for a week in October is going to screw me all up)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 31 Aug 2008, 10:26
I've decided I'm going to try and look like Roddy and Violent Dove (I don't remember your name, apologies) this fall.

Also like Shane I will be rocking my new flat cap. Those things are excellent.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 31 Aug 2008, 13:55
Someone before was asking about the sheerness of the American Apparel jersey. I bought a black top last week that was advertised as 'sheer' and I was all "pah how could a t-shirt be sheer" but honestly, you are going to need to wear a vest or tank top or something underneath it because hello, undergarments.

ViolentDove, I echo most everyone here when I say you look great! I am kinda regretting not being able to hang out with you. We should hang out! (Woo!)

Also this week might possibly the week of BUYING NEW CLOTHING because a) now that I don't need to wear all black to work my wardrobe is sorely limited and b) I found some photos from like 4 years ago and I am still wearing the same jeans, jacket and shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 31 Aug 2008, 14:00
So I finally found a pair of skinny/boot jeans that I like, as well as a pair of 'pilgrim' type boots that I am super fond of.

For fall I have a bright red james dean jacket that I plan on wearing the shit out of, along with all my poor boy hats and my flat caps and scarves, fall is my favorite fashion season so I am excited.

Also, I am far too lazy to take pictures of all the funny outfits I have that I want to show you guys, you should all come over to my house instead.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 31 Aug 2008, 16:11
How fashionably bad would it be to just wear a Judo gi when I go to Iowa in two weeks?
I assume it will be colder there because I weigh all of 125 pounds and I am from Arizona. Judo gi's are very warm and I look pretty cool in one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 31 Aug 2008, 17:04
Yeah dude, that does not sound like the best choice. Just wear a hoodie you like. If you don't have a hoodie you like, you should probably get one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 31 Aug 2008, 17:12
Yeah, I'll need to get one then. Since all I've got is the punkrawk patches and studz jacket from high school and the super comfy judo gi.

I fail at fashion so much.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 31 Aug 2008, 17:13
You're going to Iowa? It'll be plenty warm there. I'm in Wisconsin and it's in the upper 80's every day. You really won't need one, even if you're used to 100 degree weather. Leave it at home.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 31 Aug 2008, 17:51
But still buy a good hoodie. Because they are a super useful item of clothing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 31 Aug 2008, 19:19
Thinking about buying this one: Penny Arcade Luminous Vestments Hoodie (http://www.pennyarcademerch.com/pah070072.html)

That is, if I really had to get one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 31 Aug 2008, 19:52
I like P.A. but if you're going to get a new hoodie from the Internet why not go for something like Oddica (http://www.oddica.com/catalog/shop.php) or Naive Clothing (http://www.districtlines.com/Naive-Clothing). They're much, much nicer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Aug 2008, 19:55
sooo what are you planning on looking like this fall/winter?

OK so it's going to be spring/summer here in the sexy southern hemisphere but I'm planning on going for a lot of collared shirts, mostly work shirts and nice flannel shirts(stussy make this incredible dip dyed flannel shirt that's like $100 which is way more than I ever thought I'd pay for a fuckin' flannel shirt but hey I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get it) and polos along with a more relaxed-fit jean. Also, hell of hats (I'm in the market for a nice straw fedora).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 Aug 2008, 20:00
So apparently I'm going to need some warm clothes for Boston. Ozy, in gabbly, has suggested some kind of parka. Help me out forumites! Show me where to get the raddest parkas!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 31 Aug 2008, 20:03
I like P.A. but if you're going to get a new hoodie from the Internet why not go for something like Oddica (http://www.oddica.com/catalog/shop.php) or Naive Clothing (http://www.districtlines.com/Naive-Clothing). They're much, much nicer.

Honestly, I was going to come here and ask where to go to look online for clothes. I have never had to buy clothes ever before outside of Wal Mart, but I want to actually start looking nice so I can go on dates and actually have girls be attracted to me. Thanks for the links. I just thought the Luminious Vestments was funny.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Aug 2008, 20:22
Jimmy, go to any "outdoorsy" shops. You know, the type that sell climbing gear, kayaks, such and such. They usually have cold weather gear and skiing things as well. Burton Snowboards (http://www.burton.com/Gear/Default.aspx) do pretty cool stuff.

Actually, now I think about it, I imagine they'd be more prevalent in Sydney, what with the fact that NSW actually has snow.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 01 Sep 2008, 13:08
Jimmy, to protect your badass quotient, I suggest something different than a parka, just about nobody can look badass in a parka. How cold does it get in oz in the winter? What works for someone used to degrees in the Fahrenheit teens during the winter wouldn't work for someone who isn't used to it going below freezing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 Sep 2008, 16:07
The winter that basically just finished (first day of Spring, woo!) has been one of the coldest winters we've ever had I think. During the day I don't think it dropped below 5 Celcius but at night it got cold enough for cars to frost over a little (which was kind of cool actually). Basically I would usually be wearing boots, jeans, a longsleeve t-shirt under a short sleeved t-shirt, a hoodie and a leather jacket (either a trench coat or just a plain jacket). I'd also wear gloves and a scarf. I haven't experienced sub-zero temperatures for about 10 years so I really don't remember how to deal with it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 01 Sep 2008, 16:45
Geez... that is warm for winter. When are you going to Boston? I don't think you would need a parka unless it gets way below freezing, multiple layers warm better than one layer, and you can take off just one layer if you get too warm. When it gets cold, I wear my duster and a fleece-lined jacket, fleece warms really well, I would say it insulates about twice as well as an equally thick cotton layer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 01 Sep 2008, 18:32
I bought yet another thing I should not have spent money on, but it was totally and utterly worth it.


(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/0831081907a.jpg)


The one I wanted originally was in the same booth and leather, cut straight across the top, and studded with rivets and D-rings. The woman got me half laced in and then turned me around and was like, "oh my goodness, you can't wear this one. This is for women who are not as booby as you. You know, sticks. And you, my dear, are most certainly not a stick. Let's try you in this other one."


(boob roll in the photo is from twisting funny to get a good angle with my phone.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 01 Sep 2008, 19:29
Well, that was a compliment, wasn't it? Don't feel bad about your large boobs.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Sep 2008, 20:28
Corsets,

Katie,

Katie in a corset,


huaglblbask,
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 01 Sep 2008, 21:15
I couldn't even get it laced down to anything decent, because I did it myself. The woman who fit me got it perfect, and I think I had an inch of space left in the back. That picture was when it was probably around 2 or so. I will have to figure out better ways to lace it myself when I get it back from my friend's apartment tomorrow. Stupid elbows won't bend the right way, see.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 01 Sep 2008, 23:23
Oh man Katie.  That is a NICE corset.  Hot.  arglbarglegargle
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 01 Sep 2008, 23:32
I need a new pair of tight-fitting jeans. I don't mean like leg huggers, or anything of the like. Just very slim pants, BDGs Men's skinny jeans are just too tight, and just aren't working out for me.

This:
(http://www.seejackshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/m73g9175-tas-rf.jpg)

Not This:
(http://www.bluebee.com/AuspientImaging.aspx?&prd=CHM01256&t=CLOSEUPS&clr=000)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Sep 2008, 00:00
Me too, actually. Personally, I'm prepared to spend a bit more than usual (My last few pairs have been around AUS$60 each) but let's not get ridiculous.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 02 Sep 2008, 00:34
I got a pair of Saxony jeans the other day.  I should take a picture, but I am a lazy ass.  I don't think they are what you guys are looking for (not quite so straight-leg), but I think they are pretty cool.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 02 Sep 2008, 00:36
I am just a scrawny dude, so loose pants just look bad on me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Sep 2008, 01:03
I need to get a new pair of fatigue pants. Maybe when I have a bit more money I can take a trip to the Army Surplus store and buy a few pairs. Those things are hell of comfy and have all the pockets you will ever need.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 02 Sep 2008, 01:05
If you want the most comfortable fatigues ever, look up 5.11 tactical pants. Even more useful pockets, more comfort, and basically they are everything proof.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 02 Sep 2008, 01:08
How the hell do you get tactical pants? Putting on pants is really more of a standard thing, rather than a tactical one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 02 Sep 2008, 01:12
If I find myself in need of more pockets I take it as a sign that I'm carrying too much shit around. I can't imagine why you could need more.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 02 Sep 2008, 01:14
http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Home/Law-Enforcement/Pants/Tactical-Pants/Taclite-Pro-Pants-w-Free-1-34-TDU-Belt/D/30100/P/1:100:10000:10100:10101/I/74273

It says right there, TACTICAL PANTS! It must mean wearing they automatically makes you a 1337 SEAL DELTA NINJA DOCTOR!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Sep 2008, 01:15
They are for when you are making short term plans.

Seriously though, I like fatigues because they are practical and all (also they look rad when you tuck them into your boots) but I will never wear tactical pants. Seriously, they are dogshit.

The moral of this thread is that you shouldn't take fashion advice from people with snakebites.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 02 Sep 2008, 01:16
It wasn't fashion advice.

Then again I suppose we should take fashion advice from someone who wears fatigues, and combat boots for fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Sep 2008, 01:26
If I find myself in need of more pockets I take it as a sign that I'm carrying too much shit around. I can't imagine why you could need more.

Really if it's that bad maybe you could carry a handbag?

No really.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 02 Sep 2008, 01:29
Man-purse?

(http://www.laineygossip.com/pics/tom%20manpurse.jpg)

Anyways, so I have a wedding coming up, and despite how much I want to live my fantasy of wearing a suit everyday. I currently don't have the money to buy a suit, just a dress shirt, dress pants, and tie.

I was trying to think of some good color schemes for the three, but alas I am coming up blank. I was thinking black shirt, black pants, white tie. I am not sure if it would look suave, or extremely stupid.

Opinions?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Sep 2008, 01:42
No that would be stupid, so stupid. Particularly at a wedding.

Think understated, particularly in terms of the main parts of your outfit. Wear a white or light blue shirt, and grey or otherwise light coloured pants, and make a statement with your tie, be it through colour or pattern.

Also, have you tried going to op-shops for a suit? It's really not that hard to find something nice for an absolute bargain.

Also, white ties tend to be worn by the groom/groomsmen, so they're definitely a no-go. It's like a girl wearing a white dress to someone else's wedding.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 02 Sep 2008, 02:11
Thanks for the advice I haven't been to a wedding in a long time (I tend to go to more funerals, then weddings).

So wedding-dress etiquette is not something that I am well aware of. I have no idea what an op-shop is, do you mean thrift store?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Sep 2008, 03:04
Yeah I guess so.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: normz on 02 Sep 2008, 03:19
i am wearing this watch atm but it is just 'on loan'  from work (its a staff watch that is meant to be worn only at work but i accidentally wore it home) I actually love it though and am thinking of buying it.... thoughts???

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/whitebling.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 02 Sep 2008, 03:26
That watch is very classy. I actually want to get a nice watch myself to wear when I dress up. Its so unclassy to take out your cell phone when someone asks you the time.

Anyways, I bought a two shirts and a hoodie from oddica and I'm going to take $175 out of my next paycheck (in 3ish days) to go get some new clothes so I can actually look nice. I'm in Glendale, Arizona, what are the good shops to find a couple nice pairs of jeans and some good t-shirts.

Up until now I've only ever shopped at concerts for shirts and at wal mart for pants and shorts (shorts that I'm not wearing unless going swimming).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 02 Sep 2008, 04:32
No that would be stupid, so stupid. Particularly at a wedding.

Think understated, particularly in terms of the main parts of your outfit. Wear a white or light blue shirt, and grey or otherwise light coloured pants, and make a statement with your tie, be it through colour or pattern.

Also, have you tried going to op-shops for a suit? It's really not that hard to find something nice for an absolute bargain.

Also, white ties tend to be worn by the groom/groomsmen, so they're definitely a no-go. It's like a girl wearing a white dress to someone else's wedding.
Good advice, but I would add that depending on when the wedding is and how formal it is, it might be better to go with black or dark, dark grey pants instead of a lighter grey. Light grey looks good, but for certain weddings, it wouldn't be quite right. At least that's the norm here, if it's a somewhat formal wedding. But then again, to a somewhat formal wedding, a suit would be recommended. Borrowing one from a friend or finding something in a thrift store could work.

Plus, I think black pants, white shirt and a (narrow) black tie looks way better than black pants, black shirt and white tie, mostly because the latter reminds me of The Hives and this douchebag I know of, who would top off the outfit with fugly black and white shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 02 Sep 2008, 04:39
Dark/black pants and a light pastel colored shirt with a tie that will offset the color of the shirt should work nicely.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 02 Sep 2008, 06:03
So apparently I'm going to need some warm clothes for Boston. Ozy, in gabbly, has suggested some kind of parka. Help me out forumites! Show me where to get the raddest parkas!

I got a rad wool-blend coat at Steve and Barry's for $9 before I headed out to Boston last March. Dunno if you have those in your upside-down land, though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 02 Sep 2008, 06:26
OK fucking hell I guess I won't be taking any pictures of me in the jeans I bought because the zipper was such a shit quality that it broke when I was trying to undo it tonight.  I guess maybe I am partially to blame because all my other jeans are button-fly, but fucking hell I wouldn't expect a brand new pair of goddamn fucking jeans to break with a little tug at the fly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Sep 2008, 07:02
I was wrestling with my pants and I lost.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: carrotosaurus on 02 Sep 2008, 08:12
I'm thinking about buying a ~ $90 shirt from this website: http://www.rockmount.com/shirts/vintage.asp

Is this smart? Y/N
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 02 Sep 2008, 08:20
$90 seems really a lot of money for a shirt, so I would advise you against it either way. Except of course if $90 is not as much money to you as it is to me. Then I'd say go for it, but please don't buy one of the ugly ones!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 02 Sep 2008, 09:16
i vote no. i feel that only vintage western old people can get away with vintage western shirts. like the old guy who sits out front of the supermarket with a cowboy hat and smokes. i assume you are not one of those guys, and even if you admire them, it just wouldn't be the same if you wore one [of those shirts].
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Patatat on 02 Sep 2008, 12:31
I love westerns, a lot, but seriously that is extremely western. It looks like something to be worn at a rodeo. I've decided I am going to go to the thrift store, and look for a suit jacket that fits all right and then go from there.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 02 Sep 2008, 17:54
i got a skirt! and a lacy-top cami! and wore them with a button-up shirt, and felt quite competent. i went out looking for colors and sweaters, either in combination or separately, but they were all way ugly. seriously, if i had an army of dinosaurs, i would set them upon the ladies' department. every year. :-D
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/bainidhedub/GEDC0804.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 02 Sep 2008, 18:29
O hay guise, I took pictures the other night.

This is me in a white tshirt and some jeans. This is probably close to what I'd normally wear from now on, just with different colors.
(http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/awesome.jpg)
And here's one of my backside for the ladies (and some of the guys, I guess?)
(http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/awesome4.jpg)

What do you think of that?

Here's my next question, what can I do with my hair? I'm growing it out to be longer, I think. I dunno if I want to cut it again. I've leaned toward yes, but then not had it done for fear that I'd want to grow it more. I need ladies' (and some of the guys, I guess?) opinions.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 02 Sep 2008, 21:27
Pants, that doesn't look so bad at all! Also, your glasses do fit pretty well, but they are kind of weird from an angle, I guess.

Honestly, I'd keep your hair pretty short. Lots of guys like to grow their hair out long, and most guys don't look that great with it. But we still do it anyway! I mean, if you want to, go for it, but I would advise against it, personally.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 02 Sep 2008, 23:21
I'm thinking about buying a ~ $90 shirt from this website: http://www.rockmount.com/shirts/vintage.asp

Is this smart? Y/N

Please do not buy those shirts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Sep 2008, 00:37
The shirts are not smart. I forbid it. Do not buy those shirts. I would not even consider it if they were $5 each.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Sep 2008, 05:36
I'm with the others. I was actually looking at something similar but my god are those particular shirts garish and horrifying. I went through that entire site and literally did not see one shirt I would wear, let alone pay $90 for. If you buy one of those shirts I will travel to your home for the sole purpose of shaking my head disapprovingly at you.

Those Tokyoflash watches are pretty nifty but I struggle even with an analog display so those just scare me a little.

PantsFTW, you give me a bit of a Ben Folds vibe. He looks pretty dang OK with slightly longer hair.

(http://beasley.wsu.edu/calendar/user_pics/2/benfolds.jpg)

Maybe do like him?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 03 Sep 2008, 07:26
Back when I was a freshman in high school (that whopping 5 years ago) I had my hair much like that, really long and shaggy. Then when I was a sophomore I decided it'd be cool to grow my hair down to my shoulders. I have gone back and looked at pictures from that time. I was wrong, so wrong. I never intend to grow my hair down to my shoulders, but I wondered if I could go a little bit longer without looking like a douche or looking stupid. You have confirmed that. Thank you forum goers, it is solely you that I trust with my fashion.

Also: I was too scared to click the link to the $90 western shirts. Because I know people that would wear them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 03 Sep 2008, 09:36
Better glasses, longer hair, eat more, stop looking like a deer in headlights, stop posting pictures of yourself on the internet and go do a thing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 03 Sep 2008, 11:08
Better glasses, longer hair, eat more, stop looking like a deer in headlights, stop posting pictures of yourself on the internet and go do a thing.

Suggestions on better glasses? I've only ever had the thick "emo" style glasses (this is what they were called when I got them 4 years ago). Also, people I talk to give me the "you look good in all pairs of glasses" BS so I never have a good opinion. Thinking of going with contacts so I can wear sunglasses.

--

This is my color theory pertaining to clothing section:
bainidhe_dub, I've never liked those types of button up tops, something about the design on them, just don't like things that have odd sparkling bitz. Seems like it'd come off then there'd be sparkly gubbins all over the place.
Other than that, I'd say its a very effective outfit, if a little boring, but that may be a product of the colors being similar and not having a good complemenatry color in the mix. Do you have anything like a pastel yellow or a subdued orange that you can add to that outfit/color combination? Not something that is bright or garish, just something that would break up the color a bit, perhaps a belt?
On the other hand, if you're going for a professional look, then that is good, I can't really see what the necklace you're wearing looks like, but I'll assume its good. Again, if you could throw some yellow or orange into a necklace or bracelet, it would really help to add some good pleasing colors to the outfit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 03 Sep 2008, 14:36
For Ballard, instead of putting them in the photo thread:

Some of these are fairly simple outfits, but I like them.
This (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/DSC07938-20080903-231613.png), this (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/Daily2762-20080903-231542.png), this (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/cardigan_thin-736130-20080903-231518.png), this (http://i29.tinypic.com/158b49t.jpg), this (http://images.asos.com/inv/O/71/718/295485/Grey/image1xl.jpg), this (http://images.asos.com/inv/P/16/102/311737/GreyMarl/image1xl.jpg), this (http://images.asos.com/inv/P/71/718/372856/Grey/image1xl.jpg) and this (http://images.asos.com/inv/Q/71/718/354072/Black/image1xl.jpg).

Just a few examples.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Katherine on 03 Sep 2008, 16:32
Oh man, I forgot how delicious men in sweaters are.  Thank goodness cool weather is on its way!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Sep 2008, 16:59
Yayyyy men in sweaters. So good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 03 Sep 2008, 17:09
I would probably wear maybe one of those.  All the others look like ridiculous/boring things hung on otherwise good-looking men's frames.  I don't get it at all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 03 Sep 2008, 17:16
Ok I was wrong, maybe two.

But I mean, the first one - wtf is happening, is he an elf?
The second one is ok but maybe a little boring.
The third one I would probably wear!  It is interesting without being garish.
The fourth one is like the second one but cut kind of like a hoodie.  I hate light grey clothes, so I would not wear it.
The fifth one I might wear if it were not light grey.  Perhaps if it were charcoal with black detailing or black with dark blue detailing or something else that would not make me look like someone who has drawn the details in with a thick texta.
The sixth I guess is a decent colour and cut but the checks are goddawful.
The seventh is ridiculous and would not be taken seriously on anyone who didn't look as good as that Cesc Fabregas lookalike duder.
The eighth is another "might wear" thinger.  Not sure about the colours, but the cut & the style is alright.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 03 Sep 2008, 19:33
Maybe it's just me, but all those dudes look like tools, with the exception of the third to last. I like the cut a lot

Also a lot of those are basically just hoodies without the hood. If you're a skateboarder/scene kid, then classy, elegant dress doesn't really apply to you so it's not much of an issue. I was referring more to the chic look such as in the third to last, which is very difficult to pull off.

More tools. Seriously, all these guys would look great were it not for the ridiculous cardigans. Well ok, maybe not the plaid half tuck guy.

(http://image.excite.co.uk/styledlife/foto/The-return-of-the-male-cardigan/6.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 03 Sep 2008, 20:15
Hey! I got new glasses!

What do you guys think?

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee195/StaedlerMars/Photo227.jpg)

(also, what's with that beard huh? should it go?)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 03 Sep 2008, 20:32
The photo is at a really awkward angle for judging the glasses but I like the beard a lot.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Sep 2008, 21:12
Your beard fits within the realm of a good beard. I will permit you to keep it. The glasses look pretty good too.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 03 Sep 2008, 23:12
I don't think I will ever understand you two, Ballard and Est. Those all look good to me! Wear a form-fitting cardigan and it is almost guaranteed to be Awesome, unless the color is too close to your skin tone. Bonus points if it is argyle!

Also I am totally going to always refer to David Beckham as that plaid half-tuck guy.

Lastly, Mr.S.Mars, you should maybe trim the bottom so the rest of your face catches up with the Manly that is on the bottom of your chin.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 03 Sep 2008, 23:27
I'm with est and Ballard on this. Most of those are balls-ugly. The 7th one, especially--what the hell? What threw up all over the guy's sweatshirt?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 04 Sep 2008, 02:35
As a girl and I have to admit I'm not a big fan of cardigans. They can look good on skinny indie guys and I won't deny that I have a soft spot for them sometimes. I only like a few of the ones linked, and none of the ones on those celebrities.

I'd prefer guys to have a bit of masculinity to be honest. Cardigans just don't do anything for dudes who aren't super skinny and basically are a bit to effeminate for me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 04 Sep 2008, 04:25
I like cardigans on men, but I'm agreeing with fatty on this. While I like most of the ones linked.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 04 Sep 2008, 05:29
Yeah I'm gonna veto cardigans on dudes. Maybe it is because I prefer things with more structure and weight, like jackets and even hoodies, but I would not even recommend cardigans for most girls, unless they were also dressed in one of these (http://www.bulletbras.net/karen/BulletOnKaren04.JPG) and these (http://www.adorevintage.com/lookbook/1950/1.jpg) and these (http://www.hairdohairstyles.com/Hairstyle_News/1950s_Hairstyles.html) and could pull off this (http://www92.pair.com/tandg/pdf0062.jpg).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Sep 2008, 06:48
Guys who wear cardigans just look like they really wanted to wear a t-shirt saying "Touch me, I'm sensitive". Certainly the guys I know who wear cardigans will make a point of being very effeminate and it's really affected and sickening. The thing is, no guy buys cardigans because they're often cold and require an extra layer. There's this big fashion model thing about them, there always seem to be catwalk photos of guys in cardigans with big cheekbone hollows and floppy hair, but no one really looks like that. Or wants to. Don't wear cardigans, guys.

Question: I have a new high-waisted, knee-length skirt, for interviews, jobs and that kind of thing, in a sort of dark olive shade (a bit like a WRN uniform if you're familiar with 1930s British army clothing) and a matching jacket. The problem is, the jacket is horrific. It has tails, and the bottom part sticks out like wings, and the shoulders are too padded, and I look like a kid dressing up. The skirt is fantastic, I don't want to have to discard the whole thing, but what on earth goes with olive? I have no jackets which I can see fitting. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 04 Sep 2008, 07:19
I don't know that many jackets really suit high waisted skirts. I would try layering two blouses/camisoles instead. Darker greys and washed-out browns on a pale cream highlight would be your best bet.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Sep 2008, 07:21
Well, I guess the glasses and the beard are here to stay (which is a good thing for the glasses, since I don't really have a choice) thanks everyone!

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 04 Sep 2008, 07:39
As an aside to beards, I can't grow one yet, but I've still got time. My roommate, who is Philipino, can grow a pretty full beard, a neckbeard, and a goatee pretty well. His latest style was working towards a Fu Man Chu until his work (as a Kung Fu instructor of all things) made him shave. I have to say, if I could pull off a Fu Man Chu, I would in a minute, just to have had it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Sep 2008, 09:47
I LIKE my fucking cardigans, thank you. =/
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 04 Sep 2008, 10:09
Well, at least someone agrees! I'm not saying everyone should wear cardigans, but a lot of people do look great in them, imo. I guess people here have very different opinions on what is considered to look good, though, but yeah.. I've never really made a connection between cardigans and being effeminate, either. Heck, even my brother, who is like..well, definitely not effeminate, bought one and said it was brilliant. He's not skinny either, yet it still looks good on him. Not too warm, like a hoodie, but practical to wear when the weather demanded something more than a t-shirt or shirt.

Shane, keep wearing and liking your cardigans!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: TimA on 04 Sep 2008, 14:53
For starters, anyone that says "You can't wear shorts" should come to Chicago in the summer.

I'm coming to this way late, but I don't wear shorts in Chicago in the summer. I'm not saying you can't, mind. But I grew up in the South, and spent most of a summer in the Philippines, wearing khakis. Chicago's not so bad. Also, Lunchie's right, legs are weird.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 05 Sep 2008, 14:17
Agreed, I don't wear shorts in Atlanta in the summer, I just wear... not khaki colored, but similar to khaki material.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 05 Sep 2008, 16:27
Seriously, what the fuck? I don't even wear shorts that much, but the group of people in here saying "shorts are the bane of civilization ahbloo-bloo-bloo" pisses me off. I asked a couple of my female friends if they think that guys look bad in shorts, and every single one of them looked at me like I was crazy and asked, incredulously, "What? No. Who the hell told you that? Guys can look plenty sexy in shorts if they mix it with something else," or words to that effect. Further, a woman's legs are one of the sexiest parts of her body, when shown off effectively.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 06 Sep 2008, 00:03
"What? No. Who the hell told you that? Guys can look plenty sexy in shorts if they mix it with something else,"
So I shouldn't wear just shorts then?
This is so disappointing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 06 Sep 2008, 00:30
I think it might also depend on the guy as well. I am pale as a ghost and hairy, shorts are not good for me. They are comfortable to sit around the house in, though. Like sweatpants for when the weather is warm.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 06 Sep 2008, 01:17
"What? No. Who the hell told you that? Guys can look plenty sexy in shorts if they mix it with something else,"
So I shouldn't wear just shorts then?
This is so disappointing.

This is what we call boxers.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 06 Sep 2008, 01:56
Actually, thanks to you people (yes, you all), I've stopped wearing shorts except when I'm at home. I realized that I have okay legs, but I'm still really skinny with really muscular calves, so it looks weird. Now I wear only pants, whether it be the really nice Levi's I intend to buy more of or dress pants because I want to look fucking classy, it's pants for me. Also, wearing pants just helps with my name.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Aimless on 06 Sep 2008, 03:30
Man do tastes differ... I love cardigans, and I do wear them when it's a bit too chilly to just have a t-shirt but too hot to have like a proper sweater or something. They're a good way to add variety to your wardrobe, when combined with colourful shirts and t-shirts. One thing I can agree with, however, is that sensitive indie-guys seem to have a gift for turning cardigans into really boring garments. I dunno, maybe they just need more colour in their lives!

And I also think the beard either needs to go or to be tamed. Different strokes for different folks, I guess :o
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 06 Sep 2008, 07:07
Agreed, I don't wear shorts in Atlanta in the summer, I just wear... not khaki colored, but similar to khaki material.


I wore shorts the other day! I found some of my old hella short jean shorts and I decided that since I had shaved that morning wearing them would be ok! They were pretty hot. (Usually I wear rock climbing pants.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 06 Sep 2008, 07:12
Question: I have a new high-waisted, knee-length skirt, for interviews, jobs and that kind of thing, in a sort of dark olive shade (a bit like a WRN uniform if you're familiar with 1930s British army clothing) and a matching jacket. The problem is, the jacket is horrific. It has tails, and the bottom part sticks out like wings, and the shoulders are too padded, and I look like a kid dressing up. The skirt is fantastic, I don't want to have to discard the whole thing, but what on earth goes with olive? I have no jackets which I can see fitting. Any suggestions?

I would wear a black leather jacket with it, maybe? I would actually try and pick some bolder colours because otherwise you will look like you are trying to camouflage yourself. Fatty said something about dark grey that might work. Also try navy maybe? I would personally probably do something ridiculous and find something in yellow or purple or blue and wear that with it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Sep 2008, 08:10
I just need to restate the fact that I like shorts on men, and I like them on women.

But then again, the only things I really hate clothing wise are capri-type deals. Like.. they end somewhere between below the kneecap and above the ankles. Augh, it makes people's leg's look so stumpy. Only really super tall stickish girls can pull it off sometimes imo. But seriously, why does no one but me realize it's really unflattering to people's legs?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 06 Sep 2008, 08:12
I do, I do!

katie, if you post climbing pants pictures now I am sorry, that's really just proving the point; those pants are for function, not looking good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 06 Sep 2008, 08:44
Actually, the ones I am wearing now make my ass look pretty damn good, and my other black pair are actually right at knee length and tie up kind of like knickers I guess? But I haven't got a camera, sorry.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Sep 2008, 08:49
They can make girls asses look good, but make legs look stumpy. However, knee length is totally acceptable.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Sep 2008, 09:08
I can't wear three-quarter trousers or anything that doesn't reach my ankles, because I am rather short. I guess I could wear super short shorts but then everyone would see how icky my legs are once you get above the knee, so I just stick to jeans and long skirts. My mother refuses to listen when I tell her that her capris make her look even smaller than she really is.

Katie, I'd love to wear a leather jacket with the skirt and actually it'd look quite good on someone else, but anyone who has met me in real life will be able to attest that I am sadly not a leather jacket person. Too baby-faced and nothing like hard-core enough. I will, however, think about a bright coloured shirt and some kind of dark jacket that isn't a suit jacket. That's a good idea I hadn't thought of, I don't need to look supersmart for an interview at Sainsbury's or whatever.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 06 Sep 2008, 09:59
On the topic of shorts and 3/4 pants and long pants:

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee195/StaedlerMars/19900806.gif)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 06 Sep 2008, 21:39
I saw a guy wearing camo cutoff manpris. I think they were originally normal pants that were too small for the guy that was wearing them. The edges were really ragged, though, think like shipwrecked guy clothes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 06 Sep 2008, 23:32
Who wears any shorts longer than knee length these days anyway? And 3/4 pants, I don't think I've seen a pair of those for at least three years.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 3Z3VH on 07 Sep 2008, 01:43
Capris make me cry... they can be on the hottest woman alive and I would still be averse to looking at her.

So, ladies, if you are ever wearing capris, and you see me holding my hand in such a way as to block your legs from my view, you will know that I think you look amazing, but the capris need to go.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 07 Sep 2008, 07:20
Can we put the kibosh on dudes wearing jean shorts, too? I've always, ALWAYS hated them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 07 Sep 2008, 07:24
Can we put the kibosh on dudes wearing jean shorts, too? I've always, ALWAYS hated them.
That makes two of us. And it was all my mom would buy for me when I was young.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 07 Sep 2008, 07:26
Seriously. Stop having horrid taste in your children's clothes, moms.

STOPPIT.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mat_mantra on 07 Sep 2008, 07:34
Heh, i still have a pair of purple corduroy shorts that I kept only because it's so fascinating to pull them out and wonder what my mom was thinking when she bought them for me
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 07 Sep 2008, 07:40
My mom actually had pretty good taste when it came to shirts, but her taste in pants was horrible. In middle school she once got me plaid shorts. wtf, that is such a corny bad fashion stereotype that it actually loops around to being hip in an ironic way.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 07 Sep 2008, 10:14
Heh, i still have a pair of purple corduroy shorts that I kept only because it's so fascinating to pull them out and wonder what my mom was thinking when she bought them for me

Awww my little hulk is soooooo cute
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 07 Sep 2008, 13:43
Cardigans are a spectacular building block for an outfit. They're useful as a classy touch for a more formal outfit on a cold day over a dress shirt and tie, since the buttons add a wonderful element of class missing from the traditional sweater. In addition, a bulkier cardigan as outerwear is incredibly useful if you want to add an element of contrast to your silhouette, paired with more slim fitting pants and a closer fitting shirt.

Shorts were very hard for me to come to terms with. Cargo shorts are hideous, there is no two ways about that. Recently however, I've been experimenting with more slim fitting and dressy shorts, and it makes them much more workable. At or shortly above the knee, paired with, again, a nice dress shirt and slim fitting cardigan. They can look really elegant without being ostentatious, and can be really great in many ways. Also, a friend of mine has been cutting off skinny jeans shortly below the knee and cuffing them so they aren't all scruffy and they look great, far better than I ever realized denim shorts could look.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 Sep 2008, 21:08
i have been rolling my jeans up highwater style for the past 1/2 month

I've been doing similar; not highwater style, but just enough so there's no break (or a very slight one) in the front. It's so classy with a nice pair of dress slacks-slim but not tight, with a laceless simple shoe.

EDIT: I also want to state my opinion that silhouette is the most important part of dressing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 Sep 2008, 21:19
Ah! Well then I am glad to say we wear our pants in a similar fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Sep 2008, 21:33
EDIT: I also want to state my opinion that silhouette is the most important part of dressing.

Yessss.

I've always found that when examining myself in a mirror before going out, I look better from the side than from the front or back. This may be because I'm slightly uncomfortable with my thighs being a little thicker than I'd like, or maybe not. I don't know.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Sep 2008, 06:21
Silhouette is most important. That is why I prefer structured garments like corsets and military jackets and, yes, climbing pants to things like jogging suits and cardigans. It is a fine line to walk between comfort and an acceptable silhouette.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 08 Sep 2008, 08:07
I gotta say I am a fan of my cardigans. I'm slightly too busty for spaghetti strap tops to not look slutty, so cardigans give me options! Plus I get cute ones so there:P
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 08 Sep 2008, 08:22
I must jump on the wagon of loving structured garments, military jackets are always great, tailored suits, close fitting sweaters. But I also love looser fitting clothing when worn properly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Sep 2008, 08:38
I was going to get a military jacket.

But..I bought a ticket to see Street Dogs instead. (Sorry Liz!)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 08 Sep 2008, 08:52
I want to see some of these military jackets, curious as to various people's definitions.

In my world, cardigans=fitted
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/n5739266_38988390_8633.jpg)

And military=large/shapeless
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Mesideways.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 08 Sep 2008, 09:10
That cardigan comes nowhere close to my definition of fitted. It's hanging loosely off your shoulders! Not fitted. There are fitted cardigans, and they are the only type of cardigans that I think look remotely nice, and they only work on certain people. And that jacket appears several sizes to large for you, so it also does make the fitted category. And it's hard to find a military jacket fitted for women, because most are designed for men.

Here's some of the jackets that I'm talking about:
(http://www.guysinstyle.com/graphics/ax-Wool-Military-Jacket.jpg)

These ones are a little looser but still relatively fitted.
(http://images.buzzillions.com/images_products/01/68/mens_rg512_men_canvas_military_jacket_reviews_718891_300.jpg)

(http://www.qcum.co.uk/images/P/coblackjprod.jpg)

(http://www.baronboutique.com/mens_suit/pure_new_wool/mens_military_jacket.jpg)

The there's also things like this, which fall into the realm of military jacket and are lovely, but certainly aren't fitted.
(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/65/b/AAAAAt3wWToAAAAAAGW76w.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 08 Sep 2008, 09:44
I really like that first jacket.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Sep 2008, 10:02
Where did you find the gray one? That's fantastically old-school.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Sep 2008, 12:19
I have found a top to go with my new skirt! Which is lucky because I need it on Wednesday for a job interview. I have to dress "business casual" and realised that although I have a pair of smart black shoes, my only smart trousers are brown. Therefore the olive skirt is being pressed into service alongside a white pinstripe blouse with a black jumper. Actually it is cheating since the blouse and jumper are the same garment, but I feel that this fulfills the "casual" requirement quite well.

Red, I always have the problem with spaghetti straps too. I just slut it up mostly, I don't have any cardigans. And I gave up on all hope of my silhouette many years ago, because unless I put on at least a stone round my hips (which I would rather not do really) I will always be top heavy and I will always be short.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 08 Sep 2008, 12:59
Old school grey jacket came from here. (http://www.baronboutique.com/men_4.htm)
First jacket came from here. (http://www.guysinstyle.com/apparel-coats.html)
Most of the jackets on there are pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Sep 2008, 17:51
Oh fuck I want to buy everything (http://www.baronboutique.com/mens_suit/velvet/mens_velvet_frock_coat.jpg) on (http://www.baronboutique.com/mens_suit/pure_new_wool/mens_shea_jacket.jpg) that (http://www.baronboutique.com/mens_suit/cool_wool/cool_wool_suit.jpg) site (http://www.baronboutique.com/mens_suit/luxury_wool_cashmere/luxury_wool_cashmere_suit.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 08 Sep 2008, 19:48
We should be friends. I felt the exact same way about every one of those jackets.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Sep 2008, 19:55
Oh hey they make movie replica stuff as well

(http://www.baronboutique.com/movie_replica/dark_knight/heath_ledger_dark_knight.jpg)

(http://www.baronboutique.com/movie_replica/casino_royale/casino_royale_pinstripe.jpg)

(http://www.baronboutique.com/movie_replica/drwho/dr_who_suit.jpg)

WANNNT
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Sep 2008, 20:16
Well, those jackets are excellent. I was kind of stuck on this one type of cavalry coat that really only looks good on really skinny dudes because they tend to be double breasted. It is very difficult, as was stated above, to find decent military styles for ladies.

Like this (http://www.x-tra.de/bilder/artikel/22934-g.jpg); disregard the dude. I might wear this jacket (http://www.x-tra.de/bilder/artikel/29971b-g.jpg), but I don't think I would look good with blue hair.



Also I stumbled across these (http://www2.victoriassecret.com/images/prodpri2/V254414.jpg), and I am pretty sure they are pretty much what my climbing pants look like, except mine are black, and without the cuff thing at the bottom (mine just stop at the tie).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 08 Sep 2008, 23:18
The first one there isn't really military...it's more..like, 19th century Franco/Prussian BDSM.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Sep 2008, 05:13
Well, yeah, but that site had 60 pages of coats. I didn't feel like finding precisely what I mean on page 47 or 51 or whatever. That is close enough. So imagine something like that without the extra fabric that is folded under the belt and stuff.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 09 Sep 2008, 09:29
That cardigan comes nowhere close to my definition of fitted. It's hanging loosely off your shoulders! Not fitted. There are fitted cardigans, and they are the only type of cardigans that I think look remotely nice, and they only work on certain people. And that jacket appears several sizes to large for you, so it also does make the fitted category. And it's hard to find a military jacket fitted for women, because most are designed for men.
I count it as fitted because it fits closely on the arms and when buttoned, it is figure forming, not loose. The jacket is large, but essentially the exact same cut as those you posted, just on a girl *shrug*
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Sep 2008, 10:00
I will show you some goddamn fashion soon. Cardigans, military jackets, and more!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Sep 2008, 15:55
I have browsed through more than 50,000 flickr photos of DragonCon and I am not in any of them. Sorry, dudes, but I am done for a while.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 09 Sep 2008, 18:17
I bought a pair of red/black/rust/blood/whatever colored jeans without trying them on.  Today I shaved my head (which I do every 3 months or so, whenever my hair gets long enough to start looking dodgy).  I tried the jeans on to discover that they are rude boy cut.  I wear high combat boots.

People are going to think I'm a fucking skinhead.  And I mean people who don't know that punk/oi skinheads are traditionally non-racist.

Maybe I should take them back, but I like the color so much.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 09 Sep 2008, 18:22
You could grow your hair out.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 09 Sep 2008, 18:32
I do grow it out.  But I don't want to wait several weeks for it to be long enough to be clearly non-shaved before I wear these jeans.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 09 Sep 2008, 18:38
You could try wearing different shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 09 Sep 2008, 18:51
Real men only own one pair of shoes at any given time.

No, seriously, I've never in my life owned more than one pair of shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 09 Sep 2008, 19:05
F that noise. Everyone should have multiple pairs of shoes to choose from. If every outfit you wear can be complimented by only one pair of shoes you are doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 09 Sep 2008, 19:11
Yeah, I have five pairs of shoes. Which I think is a pretty good number. I have two pairs of nice/dress shoes (brown and black), two pairs of tennis shoes (one for wearing day to day and the other for when I'm actually doing something active), a pair of sandals (flip/flops) because they are comfortable and easy to slip on and off. You can get away with just the dress shoes, if you're never planning on ever doing anything active.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 09 Sep 2008, 21:33
Yeah I generally always have a pair of Docs, a pair of flimsy, fashionable, non-athletic sneakers, and a pair of flip flops. Sometimes I also have a pair of slip-ons.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Sep 2008, 22:03
Even I have several pairs of shoes. Granted they are mostly boots but I have dressy boots, boots for walking, boots for going to gigs, boots for playing gigs, boots for casual days. Footwear is important, people may not notice that I wear the same pair of jeans every day but sooner or later they'll notice my shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 09 Sep 2008, 23:45
WELL FUCK YOU GUYS I'M POOR  :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

not really, i just seriously never bother buying shoes  :angel:
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 10 Sep 2008, 00:36
So, wait, what do you wear for shoes when you have to dress for a formal occasion?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 10 Sep 2008, 06:26
So, wait, what do you wear for shoes when you have to dress for a formal occasion?

For formal occasions you just polish the boots.

I know how you feel, zerodrone. About a year ago now I shaved my head because of a terrible haircut. I'd taken to wearing my boots, boot cut jeans, and vests at the time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Sep 2008, 06:43
Yeah I generally always have a pair of Docs, a pair of flimsy, fashionable, non-athletic sneakers, and a pair of flip flops. Sometimes I also have a pair of slip-ons.

Man... it's like you're my shoe twin, seperated at birth or something.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 10 Sep 2008, 07:00
Maybe I should take them back, but I like the color so much.

You could send them to me. They sound like they're my favourite colour.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 10 Sep 2008, 08:10
i have a fair amount of shoes these days but i just wear my velcro Vans and my chukka boot Vans.

Generally in the morning I'm too lazy to tie shoes, so I've been wearing my slip-on Vans a lot.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 10 Sep 2008, 12:45
Question: Khaki pants on guys?
I've got a really nice pair of dickies that I wear for work, but honestly they're just khaki pants. I'm just curious if I should wear them outside of work.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 10 Sep 2008, 13:00
So, wait, what do you wear for shoes when you have to dress for a formal occasion?

Boots.

I've never been to a formal occasion where people paid attention to my feet.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 10 Sep 2008, 13:02
I don't know why, but every pair of khaki pants I have ever worn makes me look short and stumpy. Jeans are never the same way! I don't get it. This is probably why I don't like them very much. I only wear them when they are part of a work uniform.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 10 Sep 2008, 13:04
Strangely, I have the opposite experience with khakis/jeans. I've always really liked the way I look in khakis, and I have a hard time finding jeans in the right size for me.

I need a good black belt, like the kind I could wear to a job interview/work. What would be cool?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 10 Sep 2008, 13:08
I have honestly never seen anyone wearing khakis and not thought "What a complete toolbag" or "Oh, he must be on break from work".

There's just something inherently awful about them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 10 Sep 2008, 13:09
Question: Khaki pants on guys?
Yes! If they're the right fit, that is, as with all pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 10 Sep 2008, 13:27
Khakis are awesome! I love them for reasons of comfy and quick-dry-ey (which is actually why i started wearing them lots, due to the occasional "we need a watersample from the middle of the stream" situation. Wading suits are just to much of a hassle)

Only place where i actually wouldnt wear them, would be work. (unless it would ential a lot of fieldwork ofcourse)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 10 Sep 2008, 13:27
Yeah, if they fit well you can definitely wear khaki pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 10 Sep 2008, 13:34
You people are insane.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 10 Sep 2008, 14:41
You people are insane.


You're the one that wears boots all the time too.

I'll get a picture soon so you can see how they fit on me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 10 Sep 2008, 15:52
Jens' fashion sense
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 10 Sep 2008, 15:59
I have my grandfather's Red Star (Soviet Medal of Honor type deal) somewhere; it would complete the outfit.

What are you wearing for pants? Khakis epitomize the evil capitalist regime, you fool.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Sep 2008, 18:47
I also have the perfect hat to complete that outfit!

Here is a picture of a friend of mine wearing it:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/branston_pickle/small.jpg)

(We had a communist party. He dressed as a communist super-hero. I can't remember why he was wielding a lump of cheese)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 10 Sep 2008, 19:43
The cheese is floating in that picture.

So like, does he have a superhero name?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 10 Sep 2008, 19:57
Dude there's a toothpick.

Get some glasses.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 10 Sep 2008, 19:59
Gee Liz, thanks for ruining all my fun.

 :cry:
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 10 Sep 2008, 20:02
The Red Star of China and the Soviet Skull are already copyrighted.
I like my communist shirts. Of course mine has a squeegee and sickle. because its for a band.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Sep 2008, 20:28
I really, really doubt that copyright would hold up in any court. For the red star, anyway. It's been in widespread public use since the early 1900's.

So like, does he have a superhero name?

Captain Communism, I think.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 10 Sep 2008, 22:22
And he wields a deadly hammer and sickle to dismember his capitalist foes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 10 Sep 2008, 22:52
You're the one that wears boots all the time too.

What.  I've known like hundreds of people who only ever wear boots.  They're comfortable, they last a long time, they're usually almost totally waterproof... why would I wear anything else?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Sep 2008, 23:15
Because you want to look good?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 10 Sep 2008, 23:18
The general consensus among my current and ex-girlfriends is that I look good in boots.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 10 Sep 2008, 23:34
I looked pretty awesome today.

Chocolate V-Neck Sweater, Tan Houndstooth Plaid pants, Light brown Ankle boots, Tied brown leather belt, understated opal necklace, oversized turquoise ring, tortishell wayfarer style eyeglasses. Feelin classy, if overly brown.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 11 Sep 2008, 06:44
I hate being overly brown. I once accidentally (since I brought a change of some clothes to a friend's place) wore brown corduroy trousers, a brown corduroy jacket and a brown t-shirt.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 11 Sep 2008, 07:44
Oh Dan. As long as it was completely accidental I think I may be able to forgive you. But if I ever hear about any more fashion shenanigans from you, I might have to take that back.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 11 Sep 2008, 07:46
We- we can still be friends? Yay!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 11 Sep 2008, 07:47
Don't you have a green velvet blazer, Dan?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 11 Sep 2008, 07:49
Yes, Dan, we can still be friends. Just be a little more careful about the clothes you put on your body, mmkay?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: TimA on 11 Sep 2008, 08:13
I have one of those soviet army jackets, too. Got me picked up by security in the Denver Airport and questioned. That was a good time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 11 Sep 2008, 08:15
Don't you have a green velvet blazer, Dan?

One of my friends recently delighted in being able to tell me, "Dan, you already have a green velvet blazer," when we were shopping in Camden. My green velvet blazer is awesome. I also have a german officer's cap and a soviet gasmask. I don't wear those. I have a lot of clothes I don't wear.

Also I would reply on facebook but facebook is a dick[/b].
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 11 Sep 2008, 10:36
In Soviet Russia, fashion wears YOU!

okay, i'm not terribly fond of the whole wannabe-russian look most of the time (seeing as how i'm actually russian and never dress like that) but that jacket is pretty snazzy!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 11 Sep 2008, 10:40
i'm actually russian and never dress like that

That might be because you're not in the Red Army.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: celticgeek on 11 Sep 2008, 12:18
Don't you have a green velvet blazer, Dan?


I have SEVERAL.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 11 Sep 2008, 12:51
When I lived in Toronto the girl I was living with gave me a black leather jacket that she claimed was the kind that French police detectives wear.  It's basically the most rad jacket I own, and I own a lot of jackets.  HOWEVER!  I have literally worn it out so that several parts of it are now held together by safety pins.

It's punk as fuck, dude.

I'll take a picture later.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Sep 2008, 13:41
F that noise. Everyone should have multiple pairs of shoes to choose from. If every outfit you wear can be complimented by only one pair of shoes you are doing it wrong.
Say what? Almost everything goes well with black, I have one pair of pants that doesn't look good tucked in to my 10" paratrooper boots, so I wear that pair outside of the boots. Other than that, I have jeans, blue slacks, dull green slacks, various T-shirts, some of which don't look so good, but most of those don't look good no matter what. Then, I have my duster and my Flecktarn jacket. I have a pair of brown boots that I regret buying, because they don't hold the ankle as well as I thought they did at first, and a pair of dark brown slip-on shoes that still fit decently, maybe they are called loafers? Not really sure, they are what I would wear if I had to be somewhat formal. If I had a choice, though, I would just wear my boots without tucking the pants in to them, but I would have to polish them first, I was crawling around in a machine room and scuffed them on the concrete floor, and haven't gotten around to re-polishing them yet.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 12 Sep 2008, 15:11
Almost everything goes well with black

Quoted, cause I just wanted to say something about this statement.

I had a friend who would SCREAM at you if you wore black with brown or blue at all. I don't disagree with her, but she was crazy about it. So, just stay away from her, and I think you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 12 Sep 2008, 17:28
What? Everything does not go well with black. See above, see shorts, see any outfit where everything else is lighter than black (say, a white top with grey jeans). White can work a lot of the time, but it also has plenty of times where it will just look weird.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 12 Sep 2008, 19:15
fashion is not a fucking science guys, there is no right or wrong. This conversation is just getting stupid.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Sep 2008, 07:27
Almost everything goes well with black

Quoted, cause I just wanted to say something about this statement.

I had a friend who would SCREAM at you if you wore black with brown or blue at all. I don't disagree with her, but she was crazy about it. So, just stay away from her, and I think you'll be fine.

She's right. I own a lot of black, and a lot of brown. They're horrible together.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 13 Sep 2008, 07:31
What? Everything does not go well with black. See above, see shorts, see any outfit where everything else is lighter than black (say, a white top with grey jeans). White can work a lot of the time, but it also has plenty of times where it will just look weird.

She's right. I own a lot of black, and a lot of brown. They're horrible together.

Both of you. You are my favorites right now.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Sep 2008, 07:59
i'm actually russian and never dress like that

That might be because you're not in the Red Army.

Someday I need to order an 80's style CSKA Moscow/Red Army hockey sweater.

(http://www.russianjerseys.com/images/products/red97awayfr.jpg)

(I am dead serious)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 13 Sep 2008, 08:19
I like black and brown together >:| I never understood why people say this they're pretty neutral colours, they don't clash, and often times look pretty good together, same with blue and black. Just a few examples that have popped up.

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_h4mOtJEDlTk/RyQD4afND-I/AAAAAAAAAyM/JeTTShyNmoo/s400/marc+jacobs+07+fall.jpg)
(http://bp1.blogger.com/_h4mOtJEDlTk/RxRB1EkzP7I/AAAAAAAAAwU/kegZGyxdErc/s400/michael+kors.jpg)
(sorry if it's a bit too couture, I didn't feel like taking a picture with my loose black tee and my mauve brown matte leather bomber jacket)

Either way, I really don't get the,"You can never wear this colour with this colour" thing.






EDDDIIITTT

Okay, so I took some pictures of jazz I picked up at the Sally Ann today, and a few things I have already. If anyone wants me to hyperlink these, I will

Okay, so this is probably my jacket and boots duo for the upcoming winter, most likely with tights or jeans
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/wintercoat.jpg)

A few shoes:
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/redshoes.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/navyshoes.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/boots.jpg)

A bathing suit, okay guys I just got this today, I used to think this style was ridiculous, but now I'm kinda digging it, if it's a no-no it's cool because I got it for 4 bucks, however. y/n?
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/bathingsuityeaah.jpg)

CARDIGANS I LIKE THEM (even though they photograph weirdly)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/cardigan1.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/greencardigan.jpg)


(Yes I realize there's a thing called a time, however, this is easier. Also, that is all for now)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 13 Sep 2008, 12:31
You look incredible all the time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 13 Sep 2008, 12:54
That swimsuit is ridiculously cute. And the coat too, actually. I am jealous of how clothes look on you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 13 Sep 2008, 13:09
Those reddish-brown boots are totally awesome. As is the green coat. And the swimsuit. Fuck.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Heranje on 13 Sep 2008, 13:57
Hey hey, fashion-conscious people.

I have huge feet, to the degree where I can't buy women's shoes in regular stores because they don't have my size in. This bugs me majorly, because men's shoes are ugly, and she special stores with big sizes also have ugly shoes. So what's a good place to order shoes online?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 13 Sep 2008, 14:12
Hm. Those were the two that stood out to me at first. Not a huge fan of the toe on the Iron Ranger, but not a big fan of the light part of the midsole/sole on the 9011 either.. I think I prefer the Iron Ranger, but the 9014 are also kinda nice, but look more..dressed up, I guess?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Heranje on 13 Sep 2008, 14:12
I vote either the first or the last. They look coolest.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 13 Sep 2008, 14:29
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_h4mOtJEDlTk/RyQD4afND-I/AAAAAAAAAyM/JeTTShyNmoo/s400/marc+jacobs+07+fall.jpg)

[pic]hot swimsuit[/pic]


That is the only cardigan I have ever actually liked. Ever. Also that is a hella bathing suit. I would totally wear that. A+
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 13 Sep 2008, 14:58
Iron Ranger, Sam! They look neat. Also that brand is like indestructible. They were recommended for when I worked at the factory (only mine had to have metatarsal guards and steel toes).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 13 Sep 2008, 14:59
A thing to consider, Brown/black or funny bathing suits is good looking people can make anything look good
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 Sep 2008, 15:32
@ Sam: the 9011 are the ones I would get. The cap on the first one is too weird, I'm generally not a fan of those.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 13 Sep 2008, 16:09
Man I like blue and black on anyone. I do not understand this thing where they don't go together. Do you mean black and navy? Because if you wear black and navy together it looks like you were trying to match and just didn't have enough light to see by.


Also, be wary of steel toe boots and make sure you might actually need the protection for what you will be doing. You might think that having steel toe boots for horseback riding and stable work would be great, but actually I witnessed a girl get her foot stepped on and one of her metatarsals break. She had a horrible cut across the top of the arch of her foot, too, where the end of the steel toe in her boot ripped into her skin. She had to get like ten stitches. I really like steel toe boots, but I have worked with horses for years and years and been stepped on hundreds of times with no broken bones or anything, and I would say that I would never wear steel toe boots in this context. So you have to know what you will be doing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 13 Sep 2008, 16:30
Alright, girls, you have absolutely no more excuses.

http://www1.macys.com/campaign/sitelets/fitmatters/index.jsp (http://www1.macys.com/campaign/sitelets/fitmatters/index.jsp)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 13 Sep 2008, 16:37
I was told I should go to this store downtown to get fitted, but I would have to buy a bra from them as well. The price tag? At least $140. That is not happening, my current bras are not that uncomfortable or ill-fitting.

The American sizing confuses me, but I could probably find a dozen online guides or so (with "our" sizing), in a couple of minutes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 13 Sep 2008, 16:53
It's not that bad, really. You measuring around your ribcage, that gives you the band size. Then you go around ribcage+boobs. The difference between the two generally dictates your cup size, 1"=A, 2"=B, etc. This method isn't always perfect, but it gives you a good starting place.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 13 Sep 2008, 17:49
Yeah, it didn't really work for me. According to the video I fit perfectly into my 13 year old sisters bras. I know my boobs aren't the biggest, but come on! I don't think I would be able to breathe wearing those.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 13 Sep 2008, 21:19
Hello, thinly-veiled-excuse-for-a-photo-thread

I am going out tonight. Here are some fashions.

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/me/4.jpg)(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/me/3.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 13 Sep 2008, 23:58
Well, you're certainly insanely attractive.

Nice coat, too.  Necklace seems a bit much though.  Boots also don't seem to QUITE fit.  They're nice, but a bit too, I don't know, pointy?  Tight?  High?  Something.  I think maybe they'd look more fitting with that skirt if your legs were bare.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 14 Sep 2008, 00:15
That video Katie posted is pretty nice, but it definitely doesn't cover every problem. A lot of the problems I have with my boobies are apparently opposite problems. One thing is I so have spillage. Major spillage. But then the sides of my bra (the cup part closest to my armpit) bags. I think mine are closer than average or something. And you can very rarely get cute contour bras in my size, and a lot of the ones that are there are minimizers.

The perfect bra is something I don't think I'll ever find. Maybe I'll go into there though to get sized... though I have at several other places too which never helped.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Sep 2008, 05:45
Fatty, I love that shirt and those boots and that jacket. They are the most awesome. It's an outfit I could never see me wearing but I love it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 14 Sep 2008, 07:08
Ali is living proof that a great jacket can make a cute girl even more so.

(This is why I love winter!)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eli on 14 Sep 2008, 08:05
I had forgotten how much I hate when girls wear tights as pants until yesterday when I saw so many girls wearing them as such. (I'm am in no way affiliated with this website (http://www.tightsarenotpants.com).)

Fatty, I love your boots. It seems like a headband or barrettes would add to your outfit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Sep 2008, 11:18
I think you look great as you are, but I am not a fashion expert.

I have problems with bras, beacuse most places don't do small enough back sizes with large enough cup sizes, so I have to compromise and end up with uncomfortable and insanely expensive bras

That's a point... any ideas on how to make myself not look top heavy? Particularly dress styles that would suit someone who isn't very tall but has a fairly large bust. Short skirts do not work on me. Not that I'm being picky or anything... I have very few dresses that really suit me (I have very few at all).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Heranje on 14 Sep 2008, 14:11
Eli, don't get me started on the whole tights-as-pants thing. It's so terrible! Where I live, there's this whole fashion of girls wearing tights with really big, baggy sweaters/jackets and their hair all big and swooshed to one side (and usually dyed (or naturally) blonde). It looks freaking terrible. I don't know this is a purely Norwegian phenomenon or if the plague is in other parts of the world as well?

The worst thing is, my best friend is a sort of... round girl, and she does the tights thing (though thankfully not with the other stuff), and sorry, it just does not work! They emphasize the wobble and it's not pretty. I'd feel mean to tell her not to do it, though. =K I mean, she's all curvy and she can really work it with the right outfit, but the tights just make her look, well, fat, which she's really not. Am I the only one who thinks you should realize what you have and work with that and also realize what you can't wear and accept it? =K How do I tell my friend to stop it with the tights without sounding like a bitch?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 14 Sep 2008, 14:46
Haha, wow, I could tell you were a fellow Norwegian even before you mentioned Norway. I haven't seen anyone from another country dressed like that. It's a horrible, horrible way to dress, nobody can pull it off, and too many tries to.

About your friend, I don't think it's bitchy to tell her as long as you do it nicely. It's kind of like telling someone they have something in their teeth... You don't really want to, but as long as you don't they'll walk around for the rest of the day looking like an idiot. It's for their own good, right?

I guess you don't have to say the tights makes her look fat, just tell her it doesn't suit her as well as, say, a nice pair of jeans or a skirt. Good luck!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 14 Sep 2008, 15:27
Actually, about 60 percent of the women I see in Edinburgh dress like that. At bars/ clubs its about 90 percent.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 14 Sep 2008, 15:55
Really? With the swooshed 80's hair and all? And here was, thinking only Norwegians had bad enough taste to show themselves in public like that. Gee, now I've lost faith in the rest of the world as well.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 14 Sep 2008, 16:09
I have no idea what you people are talking about because the people who live in New Mexico are rational.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 14 Sep 2008, 16:17
Hokay fashion thread! What do you think of men's vests on ladies? I picked this up at value village (consignment shop) for under two bucks the other day, but I can't decide if it's Annie-Hall cute, or a bit dated-hipster.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/DSCN4442.jpg)
My mirror is filthy. It's very fitted when buttoned, must have been for a pretty little dude.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/DSCN4447.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 14 Sep 2008, 16:19
I actually really like that. I have a menswear inspired vest, but mine is actually made for a woman, so it's shorter.

Yay vests!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 14 Sep 2008, 16:30
I have no idea what you people are talking about because the people who live in New Mexico are rational.

Good to hear it hasn't reached other continents yet. Apparently it spreads like cancer, so watch out, Americans! Soon your hometowns will be crawling with girls who looks like they just got out of bed, put on their morbidly obese boyfriend's sweater and forgot to put on pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Sep 2008, 16:49
Oh man, I love tights as pants. Because it's like not wearing pants but no one will call me a slut.

Also, I like the way it looks. I've worn purple tights with my black boots, a black large slouchy sweater, and some bigger jewelry. I like it. A lot.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 14 Sep 2008, 16:51
This information makes me like you less:/
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 14 Sep 2008, 16:58
Tights as pants works well with larger, bulkier jackets etc. It balances them out nicely.

Redglasscurls, menswear inspired jackets are coming in pretty popular, and look pretty nifty. I'm not too sure about vests, however. When I see a vest, unless it's done remarkably well, I usually think they look dated and kinda weird. The fact that it's tan probably doesn't help too much.

On second thoughts, have you tried it with something underneath that covers your shoulders? Perhaps a loose, vaguely dressy shirt could work wonders.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Sep 2008, 17:48
i guess wearings tights as pants is cool if you want the public to see every part of your lower half ever

You see less with my tights than you do with my jeans.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Sep 2008, 17:57
I cannot find a pair of jeans I like that I don't get some form of camel toe with, whereas tights I do not.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 14 Sep 2008, 20:30
I cannot find a pair of jeans I like that I don't get some form of camel toe with, whereas tights I do not.

Camel-toed pants? This I have not seen before.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 14 Sep 2008, 20:47
In the off chance I am misinterpreting you, and you do know what camel-toe is, I'm sorry. It sounds like you don't. If you don't, it is like a front wedgie on a girl. So it looks like a cloven hoof?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Sep 2008, 20:50
Oh man, I love tights as pants. Because it's like not wearing pants but no one will call me a slut.

Well, not out-loud.

Seriously, I've seen at least 5 girls doing this today at uni. They are completing the look by wearing ballet flats which just makes them stumpy and weird.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Sep 2008, 20:56
Sometimes I am happy that Perth is a little behind the times, like now.

I have not had to look at someone wearing tights-as-pants yet. This can only be a good thing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 14 Sep 2008, 21:03
Man we did that in like fifth grade. Stop bringing back my late elementary styles, European ladies!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 14 Sep 2008, 21:10
In the off chance I am misinterpreting you, and you do know what camel-toe is, I'm sorry. It sounds like you don't. If you don't, it is like a front wedgie on a girl. So it looks like a cloven hoof?

Yeah, no, I know what camel-toe is. I'm saying I haven't seen one showing through jeans before.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 14 Sep 2008, 21:39
these (http://redwing.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1980), these (http://redwing.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1483), these (http://redwing.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1899), these (http://redwing.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1900), or these? (http://redwing.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1901)

i'm leaning towards the 9011 or the iron ranger, although i'm a tad iffy on the cap toe.

Do you happen to have something against Doc Martens? Cause honestly I think that's the look you're going for with all of these.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 14 Sep 2008, 21:50
Man, to be fair to Andy here, she has like ten-pound labia that need the support of tights.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Heranje on 14 Sep 2008, 22:21
Metope - Greetings, fellow viking! xD I'm always so excited when I meet other Norwegians online. It's like, "we exist! Yay!"

But yeah, those girls look ridiculous. I just refer to them as 'interchangeable blond girls', because they all dress the same and have the same kind of personality. Gahhhh.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 14 Sep 2008, 22:48
I know, there aren't really that many of us, huh? We are the rare gems of the internet society!

Haha, that's a great name for them, suits them well, although my favorite term so far is "Comb over-girls".
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 15 Sep 2008, 03:57

Seriously, I've seen at least 5 girls doing this today at uni. They are completing the look by wearing ballet flats which just makes them stumpy and weird.

Were they acting students?  the acting student girls at our uni love that look. Fuck me it is the most unattractive thing.  Tights are fantastic with skirts.  No scratch that, I actually despise footless tights, the make everyone look stumpy.  Stockings are a whole other ballgame of awesome though.  My addiction in fact.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 15 Sep 2008, 04:54
Nice coat, too.  Necklace seems a bit much though.  Boots also don't seem to QUITE fit.  They're nice, but a bit too, I don't know, pointy?  Tight?  High?  Something.  I think maybe they'd look more fitting with that skirt if your legs were bare.


If you wish to give constructive criticism, can you please be a bit more articulate?

Manda - I LOVE the vest. It is a great colour for you, but you need to match it with the right colours. I agree that you need sometihng underneath that maybe covers your shoulders and is a bit longer. In fact, something a bit flowy would be a good contrast under a buttoned vest.

I really dislike footless tights - espeically teamed with flats or thongs. I agree that they make your legs look cut off. Footless tights should remain in the domain of ballet dancers and drama students. Same goes for pants which are equally tight. Each to their own, I guess.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 15 Sep 2008, 05:57
I approve of tights as pants.  And while Im at it I approve of tights with 80s sweaters.  Maybe its the hipster douche boner they inspire but I think its particularily hot.  Esp since it takes a semblance of confidence to pull off and is very 'right now', and in my not-so humble opinion, fashion like music is best suited to specific times in your life.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 15 Sep 2008, 08:01
You sir, will never be troopunx.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 15 Sep 2008, 08:02
I can't recommend Red Wing boots highly enough. In my experience they hold up better than Doc Martens; you can run just about anything short of a tank over their steel toe boots.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Krina on 15 Sep 2008, 08:34
I'm a bit late, but redglasscurls - those peacock feather earrings are GREAT! I've been looking for a pair of my own, where did you get yours?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 15 Sep 2008, 11:04
i actually like leggings.  it means i can go out with a skirt that is too short to wear on its own, and it's a way to cover up hairy legs in the summer when it's just too hot for pants.  i also think that leggings + extra-long shirt/very short dress can look cute.  what really pisses me off is, as people mentioned, those girls who wear them as pants.  girls who wear normal length shirts/sweaters with leggings have obviously missed the point.  your crotch never ever be showing!  if it is, you're doing it wrong!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 15 Sep 2008, 11:26
MEN OF THE FORUMS:

If you dress like this, I will date you: http://pipeline.refinery29.com/the_goods/for_the_refined_male_bblessing.php
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 15 Sep 2008, 11:32
Oh, man, yes.


I find it so much easier to find good-looking outfits for boys/men than outfits for ladies that I could and would wear myself. It's annoying, and it actually has me considering buying more "women's magazines", but I am poor.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 15 Sep 2008, 11:36
Oh god. I'm really digging the first picture. But I'm a bit worried that a lot of those articles won't translate well to most men's figures. Tall and lean guys have all the good clothes.

Also, when I say I tend to wear just tights. I mean like this (in the first picture, the second picture is just to show my damn awesome jacket): http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/tightsandjacket.jpg

Although that shirt is being worn more like a dress like that, I couldn't find my really huge off the shoulder sweater, which I usually wear with a side pony tail, and sometimes a large belt.

Fuck yeah 80s plz

Also, I must reiterate how much I like that guys sweater jacket dealio in the first picture.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 15 Sep 2008, 11:48
So then why are you worried about cameltoe if you wear a skirt over it anyway
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 15 Sep 2008, 12:00
MEN OF THE FORUMS:

If you dress like this, I will date you: http://pipeline.refinery29.com/the_goods/for_the_refined_male_bblessing.php

Where the frig can I get the cardigan in the second picture? That's outstandingly awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Sep 2008, 12:00
MEN OF THE FORUMS:

If you dress like this, I will date you: http://pipeline.refinery29.com/the_goods/for_the_refined_male_bblessing.php

LIZ OF THE FORUM

I usually agree with you in this thread but there is not a singe thing I would wear in that article and I want to punch the model in the nose.

EDIT: Actually on closer inspection I'd wear the wool coat/jacket thing he's wearing in the left picture in the second row down, which I didn't notice at first since the model is basically obscuring the fucking clothes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 15 Sep 2008, 12:03
I've been looking for a jacket like the one in the first picture for a while. OSAP supports my fashion choices.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 15 Sep 2008, 12:04
MEN OF THE FORUMS:

If you dress like this, I will date you: http://pipeline.refinery29.com/the_goods/for_the_refined_male_bblessing.php

Where the frig can I get the cardigan in the second picture? That's outstandingly awesome.

Oh god it's $350. Sorry Liz. Can we still be gig buddies?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 15 Sep 2008, 12:08
Where the frig can I get the cardigan in the second picture? That's outstandingly awesome.

NYC, but trust me, you cannot afford it. You will have to settle for looking for a similar item somewhere.

Dovey, I am a little sad. I figured you of all people would agree with me, from the dudes' side anyways. Oh well. At least I have some ladies on my side.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 15 Sep 2008, 12:12
So then why are you worried about cameltoe if you wear a skirt over it anyway

I'm not. That's why I don't mind wearing my jeans that tight.



Also, the nice thing about expensive designer labels, is that there will always be people to make it for less. I know most people living on a budget that still have rad fashion sense do 'clothing inspired by ____'. For a third of the cost.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 15 Sep 2008, 12:24
I totally agree with David Dovey. All of the clothes misconception posted are close to working but manage to annoy me via what should be a seemingly minor detail. For example, I'm perfectly fine with the first outfit except for the length of the sleeves. The 3rd picture (the one Dovey mentioned) has an incredibly dumb pose and I have to pointedly ignore the robin's egg blue shoes before I can begin to appraise it. His jacket might be nice, but it's hard to get a good sense of what the cut is like because he's too busy looking like a moron.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Sep 2008, 13:05
except for the length of the sleeves.

The sleeves are normal length; they're turned up and then pushed up further.  I'd love to have dressed like that when I was that age - some hope, though!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 15 Sep 2008, 13:09
Guys, this proves my point. If Paul would have worn these things when he was younger they are the definition of awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 15 Sep 2008, 13:30
Nice coat, too.  Necklace seems a bit much though.  Boots also don't seem to QUITE fit.  They're nice, but a bit too, I don't know, pointy?  Tight?  High?  Something.  I think maybe they'd look more fitting with that skirt if your legs were bare.


If you wish to give constructive criticism, can you please be a bit more articulate?

If you wish to ask something of me, can you please be less of a bitch?

Jesus.  I'm going back to the music forum.  I plain don't get this shit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 15 Sep 2008, 14:08
Man I will basically walk around in anything as long as it doesn't smell too bad, looks clean and keeps me not naked. Sometimes I wear a t-shirt two days washing. Am I a horrible person?


Not at all, most of my clothes go two to fifteen wears. That's right. Unless they get stained or I get really sweaty.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 15 Sep 2008, 14:24
As long as you're not sweating or working construction or something, there's nothing wrong with wearing shirts or pants two or three times before washing them.

Usually it's bad form to do it in a row though becaues then people might think you don't shower.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 15 Sep 2008, 14:29
Also: Vests are awesome.  My phone's camera, not so much.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3185/55699722em3.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: abadname on 15 Sep 2008, 16:23
Yeah I almost never was my jeans unless they are visibly dirty enough that i can't stand it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Katherine on 15 Sep 2008, 20:30
Guys, I need some fashion advice please.

I graduated in May and need to start a real career.  I just sent out some resumes and am going to start interviewing with CPA firms soon (I hope!).  I don't want to wait until the last minute to decide on what to wear so I am planning outfits ahead of time.  Help me decide between these two shirts:

(http://www.oldnavy.com/Asset_Archive/ONWeb/Assets/Product/599/599549/main/on599549-04p01v01.jpg)

or

(http://www.oldnavy.com/Asset_Archive/ONWeb/Assets/Product/599/599549/main/on599549-05p01v01.jpg)

I am planning to wear whichever shirt with a black blazer and a black pencil skirt.  I really like the first one, but I'm afraid it might be too bright for the very conservative atmosphere in Public Accounting.  My problem with the french blue is that it seems like it might make for too dark of an outfit when paired with all black; and I think that the brighter shirt shows my personality more... which I guess could be a good or a bad thing depending on the firm.  I think both colors will work well with my hair and skin tone. 

My ultimate goal is to work for one of the Big Four auditing firms, very prestigious places, so this is an important decision.  Help!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 15 Sep 2008, 20:43
The first would be too bright to go with all black in my opinion. The second colour I think would do well.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Sep 2008, 21:12
Dovey, I am a little sad. I figured you of all people would agree with me, from the dudes' side anyways. Oh well. At least I have some ladies on my side.

FURTHER REVISIONS:

Well obviously I'd wear a white dress shirt and a tie and grey pants (third row, on the right), so there's that as well...

I like cardigans, but I don't really go in for chunky cardigans, and I in particular would look horrible and boxy in a more heavy kind of cardigan. I'm short and I've got a bit of a belly, so I need to rock a fairly streamlined silhouette. Also I have a fairly firm belief that denim should not be worn above the waist, and that whole outfit (bottom row on the left) looks too Springsteen-esque for my tastes. Not my bag at all, baby.

I agree with Whipstitch, that most of the clothes are OK but they're just OK.

Liz what I am trying to say is that even though I wouldn't wear those particular clothes I can kind of see where you're coming from and can we still go on dates plz?

In conclusion, italics.

P.S; I cycle my jeans around on a more-or-less weekly basis.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 15 Sep 2008, 21:19
You know, I once saw a man wearing triple denim. Jeans, jacket and a denim shirt.

All he needed was a denim hat, and he could've created some kind of denim-related singularity tearing apart the fabric of space and time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 15 Sep 2008, 21:32
Hmmm

I would consider wearing the clothing Liz posted.

Which reminds me, I could use some cardigans. Once it gets to be not 90 degrees Fahrenheit with 231748901237490823 pounds of humidity. Seriously fall needs to come so I can dress awesomely.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 15 Sep 2008, 22:18
Almost everything goes well with black

Quoted, cause I just wanted to say something about this statement.

I had a friend who would SCREAM at you if you wore black with brown or blue at all. I don't disagree with her, but she was crazy about it. So, just stay away from her, and I think you'll be fine.

She's right. I own a lot of black, and a lot of brown. They're horrible together.

What? What? No way. Too much black with one brown thing doesn't work, for instance, I shouldn't wear black pants, boots, and shirt with my brown duster, but black boots, olive pants, black shirt, and brown duster? That works fine. Actually, olive pants are pretty much the best pants I have right now, but most work well, the only exception is the white jeans and the blue pants that are more navy blue than blue jeans blue. Navy and black don't go well together, I will agree with that. blue jeans don't fit the look I am going for as much as they could, but it doesn't mean they go badly with black.

Is there anything Paul doesn't know about?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 15 Sep 2008, 23:13
WHY IS NOBODY TELLING ME HOW FUCKING AWESOME I LOOK

oh wait sorry wrong thread
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Sep 2008, 03:46
We're just waking up, Jackie. That is a pretty sweet vest, though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Sep 2008, 05:23
zerodrone: Chill the fuck out. Fatty wasn't being a bitch. I think she was asking you to be more specific about your criticisms. Stop taking the internet so seriously. You keep freaking out over misinterpretations, when you have to realise that tone of voice and body language, which make up about 60% of communication, cannot really be conveyed very well through typing.



Oh man, I love tights as pants. Because it's like not wearing pants but no one will call me a slut.

Also, I like the way it looks. I've worn purple tights with my black boots, a black large slouchy sweater, and some bigger jewelry. I like it. A lot.


Some things should have stayed in the 80s. I am sure it's cute and all, but parachute pants and teased hair were once overwhelmingly popular too. It's not your fault.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Sep 2008, 05:43
The American sizing confuses me, but I could probably find a dozen online guides or so (with "our" sizing), in a couple of minutes.

Yeah, it didn't really work for me. According to the video I fit perfectly into my 13 year old sisters bras. I know my boobs aren't the biggest, but come on! I don't think I would be able to breathe wearing those.


HELLO LADIES STOP BEING STUPID. Since when have you ever worn a size 8 jean in every brand you can find? Do you buy a size 12 dress from every store you ever shop at? When was the last time your shoe size carried across to every brand you happened to like? Sizing is not universal; it's how different companies keep you in their brand. Back in the 20s and 30s, a certain record company produced the absolute cheapest record player anyone had ever bought, and no one could figure out how they managed to sell it for less than half the price of everyone else's. Then they all realised that the pin that sits in the center of the record on this particular brand of player was actually larger than the standard, which meant that once you had this record player you could only play on it wax and vinyl produced by this particular company, as they were the only records that would fit on this turntable.

I wear a size 6 dress from David's Bridal, but I wear a size 4 from Dillard's, and when I make my own dresses I wear a size 12 or 14. I wear a size 2 in Levi and Victoria Secret jeans, but I wear 3s (sometimes) and 4s in everything else. I wear a size 8 in New Balance, a 7 from Chaco, a 7.5 from Qupid, and a size 38 in Doc Martins.

The point of the video was not about the sizing, it was about the fit. Regardless of what size the bra you are looking at RIGHT NOW happens to be, it should still do all those things like laying flat against your chest between your boobs and against your ribcage under them and the band should go across the smallest part of your back (which is pretty much the middle) and not ride up and you should be able to take the straps off your shoulders and have the bra still stay up because the band should be doing 80% of the supporting. If you buy bras from Macy's, then that sizing standard is great for you to use, especially if it works for you. Otherwise, you have to do it the old fashioned way and just guess and try them on until you find the one that works.

If I were to use that sizing method I would be a 32A, because my boobs do not stick off my chest that far. However, I am generally a rather full 32C (sometimes a 32B, depending on the brand), because I have more boob mass than a lot of people. See? It doesn't even work for the person you thought was advocating it! It is a great place to start, sure, but the be-all-end-all of bra fitting is when you have found one that does all of those properly-fitting things. All of them.

Like Liz said,

It's not that bad, really. You measuring around your ribcage, that gives you the band size. Then you go around ribcage+boobs. The difference between the two generally dictates your cup size, 1"=A, 2"=B, etc. This method isn't always perfect, but it gives you a good starting place.


That video Katie posted is pretty nice, but it definitely doesn't cover every problem. A lot of the problems I have with my boobies are apparently opposite problems. One thing is I so have spillage. Major spillage. But then the sides of my bra (the cup part closest to my armpit) bags. I think mine are closer than average or something. And you can very rarely get cute contour bras in my size, and a lot of the ones that are there are minimizers.

The perfect bra is something I don't think I'll ever find. Maybe I'll go into there though to get sized... though I have at several other places too which never helped.

I am pretty sure you can solve that with a different style bra. If your boobs are really soft and a teensy bit (or a lot bit) saggy or even if you have pancake boobs, balcony-bras and balconets (or whatever else they might be called) help give you a little lift and even out your cup fillage. Demi-bras work pretty well for this type of boob, too, although they don't provide the even filling thing. For instance, I have talked this to death with Heather. Remember Heather? She has the most amazing collection of bras I have ever seen, but they are all balcony bras, so I can't steal any or copy them, because I fall over the top of balcony styles. Her boobs are enormous and beautiful and their size kind of drags them down, so they are a little saggy, and so the balcony styles work wonders for her.

Try an underwire balcony bra with some pads that you can try putting in the cleavage sides of the cups to push your boobs toward the center of the cups.



Also, remember, if you can't find a good bra, corsets came first, and those ALWAYS work.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Sep 2008, 05:56
Some things should have stayed in the 80s. I am sure it's cute and all, but parachute pants and teased hair were once overwhelmingly popular too. It's not your fault.

Oh man, remember hair metal? I don't.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Sep 2008, 06:07
canadian tuxedo

This is the first time I have heard this phrase and I am laughing my arse off.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Sep 2008, 06:08
I didn't want to be the one to say exactly that. Tee hee!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 16 Sep 2008, 06:25
Calenlass:
A little while after I posted I realized there's a difference between American and European cup sizes, so in America I would have worn A-cup, while here in Europe I wear B-cup bras. So I guess the video wasn't as far off as I thought after all, I was just being a bit stupid  :wink:
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Sep 2008, 06:27
Nah, it's ok. You should go to Japan! They have AA cups there! I am pretty sure I would wear like a D or a DD!



Oh man oh man est is still there, right? We should send him to collect evidence and research.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 16 Sep 2008, 06:40
Nice coat, too.  Necklace seems a bit much though.  Boots also don't seem to QUITE fit.  They're nice, but a bit too, I don't know, pointy?  Tight?  High?  Something.  I think maybe they'd look more fitting with that skirt if your legs were bare.


If you wish to give constructive criticism, can you please be a bit more articulate?

If you wish to ask something of me, can you please be less of a bitch?

Jesus.  I'm going back to the music forum.  I plain don't get this shit.


Yes, clearly you don't get this shit. I may be a bitch but I think it is sometimes deserved.


WHY IS NOBODY TELLING ME HOW FUCKING AWESOME I LOOK

oh wait sorry wrong thread


This is proof.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 16 Sep 2008, 06:55
Haha, we have AA cups in Europe, they are so cute! Pretty sure they have them in America too, but to find them you have to look very closely because they are so small you can hardly see them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 16 Sep 2008, 07:16
I don't think I was being stupid? I just said that the American sizes confused me, but that I would probably be able to find an online guide with "our"/European sizes that would give me a better idea of what to look for in stores. Of course I'd try stuff on etc., to make sure it fit like it should. My comment was meant more like a.."oh, maybe I should do that", "that" being find a guide with the proper sizing.


Also, haircut today (sort of fashion? and the hair-thread is dead)! It looks/looked and felt fucking weird, because the hairdresser apparently "styled it", meaning she made it look like I'd just gotten out of bed, and it covered half my face. Maybe I'll like it better with less goo in it, I hope so. But what I was really going to say was that I bought reading glasses, for the first time ever, because apparently I need them. They're not fancy, but I think they looked okay, at least for the price (cheapest they had). Something like this, if I remember correctly, only the entire thing is brown:
(http://img.glassesdirectdata.co.uk/products/460x240/20001208-angle.jpg)
Good/not good? Maybe impossible to say without a face. They weren't my favourite, but since I don't have to wear them all the time, and they were cheap, I think I'm pleased.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 16 Sep 2008, 07:33
Nice coat, too.  Necklace seems a bit much though.  Boots also don't seem to QUITE fit.  They're nice, but a bit too, I don't know, pointy?  Tight?  High?  Something.  I think maybe they'd look more fitting with that skirt if your legs were bare.


If you wish to give constructive criticism, can you please be a bit more articulate?

If you wish to ask something of me, can you please be less of a bitch?

Jesus.  I'm going back to the music forum.  I plain don't get this shit.


Yes, clearly you don't get this shit. I may be a bitch but I think it is sometimes deserved.


WHY IS NOBODY TELLING ME HOW FUCKING AWESOME I LOOK

oh wait sorry wrong thread


This is proof.

You are both cool people.

Now both of you shut up.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 16 Sep 2008, 07:34
Okay, so this is what I learned from reading the alst two pages of the 'fashion' thread. Drill King kinda can't dress and neither can several other peeps. No offense, you just don't understand proportion. And whoever the dick was who said a big chunky sweater "balances out" leggings is kind of a doofus. Like if anything, it would create even more disproportion! Real Talk. Please ladies, put pants on before you leave the house. I have never met an individual who didn't wear jeans that I couldn't convert back to the light. Leggings can be cute with a dress but they always make me cringe when being subbed for pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 16 Sep 2008, 09:00
I'm a bit late, but redglasscurls - those peacock feather earrings are GREAT! I've been looking for a pair of my own, where did you get yours?
I made them! I bought a bouquet of feathers at a craft store, wound the ends with sterling wire to make loops and hold the shape, then attached hooks. So yep! If you are less crafty, check on etsy.com
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 16 Sep 2008, 09:58
So calenlass, do you still think fatty wasn't being a bitch to me originally, given her response?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Sep 2008, 10:00
Who the fuck cares. FASHION ON, BITCHES.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 16 Sep 2008, 10:03
Everyone pick sides, then we'll line up in the parking lot at dusk, no weapons.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 16 Sep 2008, 10:09
Who the fuck cares. FASHION ON, BITCHES.

Hey, I tried to get back on topic.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Sep 2008, 10:17
Everyone pick sides, then we'll line up in the parking lot at dusk, no weapons.

Dibs as leader of the pro-cardigan brigade.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 16 Sep 2008, 10:24
Now now children, play nice, no need to get all angry on the eenternets...

Incidentally, could someone if the tshirt covered by a colbert (one of these (http://fotos.marktplaats.nl/kopen/2/ee/nf6woNudLXHdKWfMe8LAvQ==.jpg), not one of these (http://www.jwhiting.com/images/StephenColbert.jpg)) is a good or a bad idea? I am kind of in doubt...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 16 Sep 2008, 10:28
I'd say you should go for a sports jacket (the casual type of blazer, not a tracksuit top).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 16 Sep 2008, 11:30
Okay, so this is what I learned from reading the alst two pages of the 'fashion' thread. Drill King kinda can't dress and neither can several other peeps. No offense, you just don't understand proportion. And whoever the dick was who said a big chunky sweater "balances out" leggings is kind of a doofus. Like if anything, it would create even more disproportion! Real Talk. Please ladies, put pants on before you leave the house. I have never met an individual who didn't wear jeans that I couldn't convert back to the light. Leggings can be cute with a dress but they always make me cringe when being subbed for pants.

I would take offense to this if I didn't think that I dress awesome.

Also, Calenlass, you are so knowledgable about bras, I'm kinda jealous, also. Victoria Secret makes jeans? I've never seen this, are they nice? I think I would like them. Also, I still like teased hair.. (Poofy pants can stay though, I'm with you on that)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 16 Sep 2008, 12:21
Dibs as leader of the pro-cardigan brigade.

Can I be your second in command?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 16 Sep 2008, 12:31
I do believe that there's too much ass-hattery going on in this thread. Can we stop insulting each others fashion and attitudes and return to the topic please? Thank you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jackie Blue on 16 Sep 2008, 14:22
Hey, I told fatty she is, and I quote, "insanely attractive".  I was being nice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 16 Sep 2008, 14:35
Man, what in the hell? The internet is telling me I am a size 30DD in bra sizes. I currently wear a 34C and it fits alright. DOES NOT COMPUTE.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 16 Sep 2008, 14:38
(Sounds like you forgot to add the 4/5 inches to your ribcage measure.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 16 Sep 2008, 14:39
The Internet just wants you to send pictures of your boobs. Really though, knowing The Internet as we do, is that so surprising?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 16 Sep 2008, 14:40
God Joe, you are such a creeper.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 16 Sep 2008, 14:43
God Joe, you are so engaged.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 16 Sep 2008, 14:44
God Joe, you are such a creeper.

Not me, The Internet.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 16 Sep 2008, 14:45
*Paging Heather to this thread*
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 16 Sep 2008, 15:03
Apparently, the add-4 inches thing is bullshit, according to the website I was going off. I can't see any logical reason why I should wear a band that is 4 inches larger than my actual measurement, but most other sites do tell you to do that.
Boobs will not be posted, Joe Hocking! We are both engaged and not to each other:P
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 16 Sep 2008, 15:08
Dibs as leader of the pro-cardigan brigade.

Can I be your second in command?

I get to be part of it, too!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 16 Sep 2008, 19:02
Manda, as I understand it when you go up/down a band size the cup changes so 34C/30DD are functionally equivalent, right?  Is your upper torso 30 or 34 inches around without boobage?  I am guessing that it is 34 because you say that is your actual measurement, if so then wtf is that webpage doing giving out shitty advice?

So anyway, why is there so much agro argument in here?  I can understand a little bit of back and forth, but biting each others' heads off is uncool. Fashion isn't exactly black & white, and some of the people trying to pass themselves off as some kind of fashionistas in here are pissing me off because in my view some of their fashion choices are ridiculous.  But then again I find most of the fashion that is seemingly popular at the moment all sorts of atrocious, so it shouldn't be a surprise to me.  Here is a small list of my opinions on current fashion trends here in Sydney so that you may observe perhaps how out of touch or whatever I am:

- Neon anything is awful.  It really only works on ridiculously good-looking people, and even then it's more a case of "despite the ..." than "due to the ..."

- Tights worn without some kind of actual pants/skirt over the top makes you look like you forgot part of your clothing before rushing out the door or perhaps maybe an actress from a local playhouse that is currently on a short break and just needs to grab a coffee before heading back to perform again

- Tight jeans work on slim people and that's about it.  Please do not wear them if you are a larger lad/lass, they are not "slimming" as some would have you believe, they make you look like Tweedledum/dee

- At first I didn't overly like the knee-high socks with a short shorts dealio (as opposed to skirt) people are seeming to dig at the moment, but then I went to Japan where basically every girl and her sister is wearing them and I guess it's grown on me due to massive exposure.

- If you wear a large, oversized tshirt with huge words on it you need to realise that that was uncool about two years ago (here, at least) when it first re-emerged from a terrible slumber, blinking and rubbing its eyes, wondering where the 80s went and if anyone maybe has a copy of the latest WHAM! cassette they could dub.

- The massively busy patterned hoodies/tees are kind of growing on me because I like the designs on some of them, but I realise that I am far too old and unhip to wear them without looking like that guy.

- What is with these shoes that look like shiny plastic?  Like tiny cut-off gumboots re-molded into shoes?  Like Duplo toys upsized for people?  They are normally adorned with some kind of neon too, which I've already mentioned is not high on my list of likes.

- High-waisted anything is a highly questionable fashion choice.  High-waisted pants are old lady pants.  Mom jeans are pretty universally fucking awful.

- Suspenders?  Really?  You are going outdoors wearing suspenders?  Huh.


As I say though, that's all just my opinion.  I'm sure that some of you may disagree with any/all of it.  I am hopeful that some of the fashion from Tokyo will come over here soon, because they are getting back into distressed/dirty denim instead of this "solid block of colour that makes your legs look like they are made out of play-do" bullshit that's been around here for the last few years.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Sep 2008, 21:18
- If you wear a large, oversized tshirt with huge words on it you need to realise that that was uncool about two years ago (here, at least) when it first re-emerged from a terrible slumber, blinking and rubbing its eyes, wondering where the 80s went and if anyone maybe has a copy of the latest WHAM! cassette they could dub.

?

(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v249/221/84/122100375/n122100375_30187817_5366.jpg)

?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 17 Sep 2008, 00:03
Is that a picture of your father on your shirt David? because it looks like you, except older, and with a mustache.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: squawk on 17 Sep 2008, 00:08
er

yeah!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Sep 2008, 03:53
Dibs as leader of the pro-cardigan brigade.

Can I be your second in command?

I get to be part of it, too!

Ay, Colonel Liz, Major Robbie. Prepare the troops!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 17 Sep 2008, 04:21
Dude Dovey JC's shirt is awesome.  I am talkin' about those fucked-up shirts girls wear to clubs that say something like "THIS AIN'T NO DISCO" or "DIRTY DIRTY HOUSE MUSIC"

Fuck those shirts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 17 Sep 2008, 04:34
Hey so, I thought I would throw in my two cents about mens fashion.

In some ways, it is a lot simpler than ladies, but it is just as delicate, innovative and interesting. There are a few important elements into what I think makes a good look. The right fit, an eye for colour and consistency.

Here are some things I like. You will note there are no cardigans. I'm not a big fan of them, I tend towards smarter and more structured clothing. I look around and wish I saw people dressed like this around. Most guys I see think buying clothes 3 sizes to big is the perfect fit. There is clothing for everyone if you get the right fit.

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/braidkid/sunday.jpg)
I really admire this guy's (http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/braidkid/Tuesday.jpg) style. It is clean and understated, a perfect fit. He has broad shoulders but he balances his shape really well. He wears shirts that fit him snugly and provide a good proportion.

(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/8315/21qx4.jpg)
It may be kind of mono-chrome, but I'm a big fan of more structured clothes. It gives this guy's body the right proportion and look smart. Again those jeans are a great fit. A good dark jean does wonders.

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee249/ludeykrus/WAYWT/100_2715asdfasdf.jpg)
This dude has character. I mean, it is the simplest thing ever, but carefully put together. I am not a big fan of cuff jeans but this looks pretty good.

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/1757/dsc02087of9.jpg)
This dude has the rumpled look to a T. The shirt which looks light and loose and the rumpledness matches the jeans and jacket. The jacket hangs just so and again, is slightly more structured than the shirt.(So hot)

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5193/91008picew3.jpg)
Sure he looks like an angry guy, but his fashion sense is sharp. I don't like the sunglasses, but this guy really knows his fit.

(http://www.michaeljkrell.com/waywt/91108.jpg)
So this guy is a clothing designer, so he knows his stuff. That jacket is his design and I think it is great.

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2053/img1484lr7.jpg)
Another great, simple look.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Sep 2008, 05:04
You will note there are no cardigans. I'm not a big fan of them

TROOPS, ATTACK!

I have to agree with Ali on the fit issue. Being a rather large motherfucker, it's quite hard to find clothes that fit great. But I try!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 17 Sep 2008, 05:16
Yes sir!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/itsjesuslmao/PICT0001-2.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/itsjesuslmao/PICT0002-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/itsjesuslmao/PICT0005-1.jpg)

Thinking about wearing this to a job interview, maybe with black jeans instead.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 17 Sep 2008, 06:43
Manda, as I understand it when you go up/down a band size the cup changes so 34C/30DD are functionally equivalent, right?  Is your upper torso 30 or 34 inches around without boobage?  I am guessing that it is 34 because you say that is your actual measurement, if so then wtf is that webpage doing giving out shitty advice?

Nah, you would go down one band size and up a cup size, or vice versa, which by the way actually doesn't really work. You should change the sizes of each thing independently of each other. So if going up a band size and down a cup size actually made any sense, she would be able to wear a 36B, a 34C, and a 32D. Those are definitely not interchangeable. Good try for a dude, though! I am impressed!

- What is with these shoes that look like shiny plastic?  Like tiny cut-off gumboots re-molded into shoes?  Like Duplo toys upsized for people?  They are normally adorned with some kind of neon too, which I've already mentioned is not high on my list of likes.

I hope you are not referring necessarily to my yellow patent leather atrocities (http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/23000111/Images/16/morton06yellow1.JPG) that I adore and bought a couple of weeks ago. They are so fucking good.


Fatty those boys are pretty good, I would say. The first one's jeans are too tight for my taste, but the rest are excellent.


Dan, you are so dashing. Stop that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 17 Sep 2008, 07:38
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d79/Verergoca/DSCN3673.jpg)

Good? Not good? Tell me!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 17 Sep 2008, 07:48

- Suspenders?  Really?  You are going outdoors wearing suspenders?  Huh.


I bought suspenders last week, I think they are a good alternative to belts maybe. Does that make me a bad person?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 17 Sep 2008, 07:50
Dan, you are so dashing. Stop that.

I'm nowhere near finished yet!

Good? Not good? Tell me!

Very good!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 17 Sep 2008, 08:00
Dan,

Erik,

You guys are making me proud.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Sep 2008, 08:04

- Suspenders?  Really?  You are going outdoors wearing suspenders?  Huh.


I bought suspenders last week, I think they are a good alternative to belts maybe. Does that make me a bad person?

Do you listen to a lot of Oi?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 17 Sep 2008, 08:12
great jacket on designer.

That is a pretty great jacket. Who's the guy?

Verergoca I like your jacket too.

I really need a jacket. Where does one buy good cheap jackets (if such a thing exists?)

öde I would wear it buttoned up for a job interview, looks really good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 17 Sep 2008, 09:49
- What is with these shoes that look like shiny plastic?  Like tiny cut-off gumboots re-molded into shoes?  Like Duplo toys upsized for people?  They are normally adorned with some kind of neon too, which I've already mentioned is not high on my list of likes.

I hope you are not referring necessarily to my yellow patent leather atrocities (http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/23000111/Images/16/morton06yellow1.JPG) that I adore and bought a couple of weeks ago. They are so fucking good.

I think he's referring to Crocs. (http://shop.crocs.com/c-4-Footwear.aspx?reqid=4&reqProdTypeId=4&subsectionname=footwear)

I think that largely because I hate Crocs.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 17 Sep 2008, 10:23
Mens fashion [...] is a lot simpler than ladies

I do everything in my power to try and blow that conception out of the water. It's goddamn difficult though.
I'm not 100% on anything you posted though, they're very close to my style, but not quite there. That's just me though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Sep 2008, 11:42
So last term, I wore one of my favourite outfits to college quite a lot and some guy, who I don't know and whose opinions I'm not particularly bothered by, reportedly said that I was a slut because I "dressed like an old woman and must be hiding something".

Now, I know there is a fatal flaw in that logic and I also know that I'm not a slut, so that part didn't bother me, but I thought I'd consult you guys on the outfit to see if it looks as bad as he's implying.

Blue jeans, usually mid-dark although sometimes paler, never black, with flowery red Doc Martens, a coral hooded jumper and a purple tweedish jacket shot through with pink and yellow threads. I'll post a picture if my camera can stop dicking around.

Yes? No? Advice? Is tweed a bad idea? It's not real tweed.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 17 Sep 2008, 11:47
I think that sounds fine. He's just an asshole.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 17 Sep 2008, 11:49
Tweed is awesome. And that is a really strange thing to say about someone.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 17 Sep 2008, 12:28
Also, Est, I disagree on the high waisted thing. It really depends on your body type, if you have more of a 'classic 50s' body(Really hour classy with higher hips) it really works. But on people who are heavy or really twiggy, it does not.


Also, the bra thing. Anyone from anywhere knows I have had bra issues since I was pretty young. I've gone from being told I'm a 34C to a 32E in one week(I didn't grow, just incompetence from fitters), upon self measurement I seem to fit best into a 30E, which I cannot buy around here and do not have the option of ordering online right now. However, I lately have been having more and more back problems, and may have screwed up my upper back. Seriously ladies, if you have the option to wear a properly fitting bra, get fitted at a good shop and seriously wear a fitting bra. Pleaaase
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 17 Sep 2008, 12:54
Mens fashion [...] is a lot simpler than ladies

I do everything in my power to try and blow that conception out of the water. It's goddamn difficult though.
I'm not 100% on anything you posted though, they're very close to my style, but not quite there. That's just me though.

Mens fashion seems so much easier because a lot of people looking at the guy (and even the guy himself on occasion) can just say they were going for the "scruffy/don't care look" as an excuse. I used to do that for most of high school, where I didn't care. Now I care what people think of me.

Question: Hoodies with the sleeves pushed up? yay or nay? I did it because I was washing my hands, but I found that I didn't look half bad, in my incompetent fashion opinion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 17 Sep 2008, 14:47
Question: Hoodies with the sleeves pushed up? yay or nay? I did it because I was washing my hands, but I found that I didn't look half bad, in my incompetent fashion opinion.
That's what I've been wearing all day. It's a black hoodie with a zippered front that I have half unzipped with a red t-shirt underneath. I usually wear my red and black toque with it but it wasn't cold enough today.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 17 Sep 2008, 15:03
Manda, as I understand it when you go up/down a band size the cup changes so 34C/30DD are functionally equivalent, right?  Is your upper torso 30 or 34 inches around without boobage?  I am guessing that it is 34 because you say that is your actual measurement, if so then wtf is that webpage doing giving out shitty advice?

My actual upper torso is 30 inches, not 34. After perusing loads of sites and discovering that I can't actually try on a 30DD without ordering it online, I say fuck it.

Also! Hoodies with sleeves pushed up are pretty good, so long as they aren't ugly hoodies to start with.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 17 Sep 2008, 15:13
Also, Est, I disagree on the high waisted thing. It really depends on your body type, if you have more of a 'classic 50s' body(Really hour classy with higher hips) it really works. But on people who are heavy or really twiggy, it does not.


Yeah I am not sure how I missed this the first time around, but "high waist" trousers are actually not (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/boodledrop/charponnaise/Blue-wide-trousers1.jpg) that (http://www.angelfire.com/retro2/lisanostalgia1/images/womensslacks40s.jpg) bad (http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/80/7/AAAAAmA28dIAAAAAAIB8gw.jpg).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 17 Sep 2008, 15:14
Also, Manda, FigLeaves.com offers free returns and exchanges.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 17 Sep 2008, 15:40
I've found that the women in my life consider sleeves on shirts, jumpers or hoodies pushed up to the elbow to be "hunky".  It helps if it's a prelude to washing up, of course.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 17 Sep 2008, 15:47
I was once told, while I was wearing a button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up, that I looked like I was ready to go toss some clay. It was kind of an odd observation.

EDIT: This was a reference to pottery, not some bizarre sexual kink.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 17 Sep 2008, 15:50
Yeah right Joe Hocking. We all know that you have a large vocabulary. of sexual terms.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 17 Sep 2008, 15:58
I bought suspenders last week, I think they are a good alternative to belts maybe. Does that make me a bad person?

Do you listen to a lot of Oi?

Not really. Maybe I should?

Honestly, I think grey-ish trousers, a white shirt and suspenders would look really good with an appropriate hat. I haven't tried it yet, because all my white shirts are not available at the moment.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 17 Sep 2008, 17:03
- The massively busy patterned hoodies/tees are kind of growing on me because I like the designs on some of them, but I realise that I am far too old and unhip to wear them without looking like that guy.

Ok I disagree. The more I see the loud hoodies the more stupid they get.

great jacket on designer.

That is a pretty great jacket. Who's the guy?

Michael J Krell (http://www.michaeljkrell.com/) - But I don't that jacket is in stock anymore. His clothes are quite pricy.

Mens fashion [...] is a lot simpler than ladies

I do everything in my power to try and blow that conception out of the water. It's goddamn difficult though.
I'm not 100% on anything you posted though, they're very close to my style, but not quite there. That's just me though.

I don't know why it matters to you, but really; I was just referring to the huge range of items and style in womens fashion. Mens fashion has strong basic principles; from length of tie and cuff, to appropriateness of a black suit, and the right shoes. Womens fashion is basically all over the place.
Anyway, why don't you post pictures of your style?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 17 Sep 2008, 17:38
I've found that the women in my life consider sleeves on shirts, jumpers or hoodies pushed up to the elbow to be "hunky".  It helps if it's a prelude to washing up, of course.

Ok, so now I am envisioning:
Lady: "Honey, why are your sleeves pushed up?"
Man:  "Because I have been industrious!"
Lady: "You don't say!  How so?"
Man:  "I've washed the dishes, put out the trash & put the kids to bed"
Lady: *swooooon*

Er, actually I guess I say this mostly from experience (minus the kids bit).

Ali, some of those outfits I either already do or would be likely to wear.  The top photo could be me on the weekend, I like the jacket in the second photo but I am not sure I could pull it off right due to scruffiness and the bottom photo is basically how I am currently dressed at work.

Dan & Erik, you both look pretty good!  Dan's look is definitely more "I am trying to impress for a jorb interview" which is exactly what he's doing, so good good.  Erik's is more casual but pretty stylish.

Manda, I believe that Heather has some good things to say about FigLeaves too.  She's bought stuff there and sent it back a few times trying to get things right.  She told me that it really does make a difference in both boobage appearance and apparent weight (I say apparent because obviously breasts will always weigh the same amount, but I guess a better-fitted bra will help distribute the weight more evenly and thus make it seem like they are lighter)

Katie, I have been bra shoppin' with Heather a few times, so I guess I have absorbed something at least.  And when I talk about those plasticky shoes I mean more like joggers and casual shoes that look like they are constructed out of melted-down kids toys held together with mesh and/or superglue.  Also, re: the high-waisted pants issue, I respectfully disagree.  Perhaps there are some that are not awful but I hate the three pics linked that you said were supposed to look good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 17 Sep 2008, 17:41
Quote from: fatty
words

Now I apologize for the bluntness, but you really need to stop responding in such a bitchy fashion. It's not very enjoyable to read and you've done it to several people in this thread already. Thank you.

As for my style, I have posted a fair number of examples and discussed it quite a bit. The reason that I lack pictures of myself is because I find myself without a proper camera. Perhaps I will attempt some pictures tomorrow with my cell phone; I would try now but the lighting is quite awful in my dorm without the sun.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 17 Sep 2008, 17:48
Oh what the FUCK, PEOPLE. I could show you bitchy and it will hurt a lot more.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 17 Sep 2008, 17:50
Ali has not been bitchy, I do not now whose posts you have been reading.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 17 Sep 2008, 17:56
It is wholly possible that I am grossly misreading things, but starting a response of with "I don't know why it matters to you..." in a discussion thread gives me a vibe of bitchiness. If I am incorrect then I apologize.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 17 Sep 2008, 18:02
Honestly, I think grey-ish trousers, a white shirt and suspenders would look really good with an appropriate hat. I haven't tried it yet, because all my white shirts are not available at the moment.

It does look good!

I'm kind of biased, as I dress like this sometimes. Suspenders look great when they're worn properly, IMO. Especially with a nice flat-cap or mini-fedora.

Also, anyone else here make their own stuff?

I design clothes as a hobby sometimes, but most of it's not really very conventional. I'll take some photos when I can.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 17 Sep 2008, 20:51
I guess it is not so much the season to need it anymore, but there is an article of clothing I have been wondering about. Now, the reason I ask this is I feel just about naked without a layer on over my shirt. Currently I have fleeces, fleece-lined jackets, hoodies, a field jacket, and my oft-mentioned duster. I especially like my duster, but it is the heaviest thing I have, not the warmest, that goes to the fleeces, but uncomfortably warm in anything above 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. I live in Colorado, where it gets to be in the 90s during summer, and takes a few months to get to the point where it is consistently cool enough to wear anything much heavier than an overshirt. So, getting to the point (finally), does anyone know of really light long jackets? If not, what is everyone's opinions on unbuttoned overshirts? I am thinking a muted color, brown or green probably. White would be a welcome color change, but white with black boots... I'm not sure if that would look good, though it would be nice and cool even in the sun.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 18 Sep 2008, 00:18
- The massively busy patterned hoodies/tees are kind of growing on me because I like the designs on some of them, but I realise that I am far too old and unhip to wear them without looking like that guy.

Ok I disagree. The more I see the loud hoodies the more stupid they get.

Uhm, I have to agree with Fatty on this once. I had someone wearing one of those walking past me when i was looking through the viewfinder of my camera. Clothing that comes very close to giving me epileptical attacks should be banned by the Geneva Convention.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eris on 18 Sep 2008, 00:30
Guy with rolled up sleeves and forearm tattoos

While I don't really like the guy in the picture, I generally find guys dressed in business clothes with rolled up sleeves and tattoos coming out from under the shirt sleeves ridiculously attractive. I'm not sure what it is, but yeah, tattoos and rolled up sleeves. Hot.



oh hey, pagebreak
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 18 Sep 2008, 04:09
Yeah I am the same, as long as it isn't a lame/shit tattoo. And I guess it doesn't really have to be business clothes. Example, my hot boss has a half sleeve koi fish tattoo that is really lovely which you can often see peeking out from his short sleeved work shirts.  It kills me.

Maybe it's just because good tattoos on hot guys make them like seventy million times more attractive to me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 18 Sep 2008, 05:41
Also, re: the high-waisted pants issue, I respectfully disagree.  Perhaps there are some that are not awful but I hate the three pics linked that you said were supposed to look good.

You would not believe how difficult it is to find decent photos of women from the 1940s wearing trousers. But that is the style I was going for. Because I like it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Sep 2008, 09:38
High waisted pants can look amazing on the right person. On most people they don't.

This thread is teaching me that est has very conventional taste in fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 18 Sep 2008, 09:57
Guy with rolled up sleeves and forearm tattoos

While I don't really like the guy in the picture, I generally find guys dressed in business clothes with rolled up sleeves and tattoos coming out from under the shirt sleeves ridiculously attractive. I'm not sure what it is, but yeah, tattoos and rolled up sleeves. Hot.


I was totally that guy yesterday. Except I was even moving stuff around, so I wasn't just walking around with the sleeves rolled up. I had a real reason to roll them up. Also, vests are not breathable, at all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 18 Sep 2008, 17:49
This thread is teaching me that est has very conventional taste in fashion.

I have gone shopping and tried on a bunch of more "fashionable" clothing but I hardly buy any of it because it feels like I am trying too hard.  You might be able to get away with trendier stuff because you're young and already have the indie dude look about you, but I basically see myself as a t-shirt and jeans guy.  If I want to dress up it's a dress shirt and jeans, maybe some nice shoes.  I'll swap the hoodie for a nice jacket.  Occasionally I will break out and buy something a bit more trendy, but I'll usually only get a few wears out of it before I realise I don't like it.

Also, I was thinking about a few of the fashion styles in this thread and realised that in my opinion what I said about the neon clothing craze that's thankfully dying out now is true for a lot of things, even most couture stuff.  A lot of the things I see look good on the person simply because that person is already quite attractive and the ridiculous outfit they are wearing does not change that.  They make it work by virtue of being an amazingly beautiful or at the very least a remarkably well-proportioned person.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 18 Sep 2008, 23:38
Conventional is good! I'm the same way, really, in that my wardrobe slowly evolves from one thing to another, and never gets real far away from what I guess would be called a "normal" look. Like est said, t-shirts and jeans and hoodies to relax in and button-ups and slacks to work in. It is understated, but still good, as far as I care. Actually, I think the understated bit is why it appeals to me so much.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 19 Sep 2008, 01:25
I had never heard of figleaves. Thank you, internet; my boobies love you.

(OH and Katie, I went to Macy's to try on this bra (http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=288022&CategoryID=15574) as per your suggestion of balconette bra, and the lady is like WHAT you are not that size HERE is a G. So um. It had apparently been a while since the last time I got fitted and/or the other fitters sucked. Thank you)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 20 Sep 2008, 09:55
I will probably get hated-on for this, but I'm bringing back short shorts and heels.

Click here (http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/me/A.jpg) and here (http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/me/B.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 20 Sep 2008, 10:20
You've certainly got the legs for it, but for once and all can we please put the kibosh on jean shorts, for both dudes and ladies? It's TERRIBLE. I hate it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 20 Sep 2008, 10:31
I cant really recommend the shorts and heels thing
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 20 Sep 2008, 11:18
Short shorts are the only kind of shorts girls should wear. Either wear short shorts or full-length pants; anything in between looks frumpy to me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 20 Sep 2008, 17:11
fatty,


I like when certain girls wear short shorts, even in jeans they aren't too bad if paired up well, but some girls. Blech. They just shouldn't have legs because they've let themselves go.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 20 Sep 2008, 17:37
"Wear nice things only if you're pretty"
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 20 Sep 2008, 17:41
I have jean shorts that I wear sometimes. They are really really short, though, so I can't wear them if I have razor burn or haven't shaved in a couple of days or have too many bruises from running into things (people start asking questions). When I do wear them, though, it is most often with a tshirt and a bandana and my chacos, so basically I look like a camp counsellor. Which, incidentally, is probably what I bought them for in the first place.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 20 Sep 2008, 17:51
"Wear nice things only if you're pretty"

But I wear nice things so I feel pretty.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 20 Sep 2008, 18:47
Guys, some of the pictures in this slideshow (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/20/style/20080920-street/index.html) are pretty cool, but the commentary is rubbish.

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 20 Sep 2008, 21:31
"Wear nice things only if you're pretty"

More like don't wear things that you don't fit into or that totally show off part of you that is not a very good aspect please.

Just saying, I'm not that shallow anymore. I don't wear sleeveless shirts unless I'm working out because I have no tan and skinny arms. Sleeveless shirts make me look bad, therefore I do not wear them. I have very bad tan on my legs above the knee, therefore when I wear shorts, they go to my knees. This is because I don't want to expose people to my glorious white legs. But I'm a guy, what do I know?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 20 Sep 2008, 21:56
Ali, I am pretty sure that at least a bunch of the more asiany asians around Sydney will take their fashion cues from Japan and Hong Kong, etc this summer and be wearing short shorts and short skirts with knee-high socks/stockings, so you're not gonna look at all out of place wearing 'em.  (Besides, you look good in them anyway, so what ev urrr)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Sep 2008, 22:31
Those shorts look totally hot on you Ali, but I would like to see them with different heels!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Sep 2008, 22:45
I'm with Jodie. I am just anti chunky heels always though, so there's a little bias. Stilettos are always going to look more elegant than cutesy, which is the vibe I get from really wide heels.

Also, I totally got a boner in that slide show from all the dudes rocking cardigans and sweaters.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 21 Sep 2008, 00:39
Ali, I am pretty sure that at least a bunch of the more asiany asians around Sydney will take their fashion cues from Japan and Hong Kong, etc this summer and be wearing short shorts and short skirts with knee-high socks/stockings, so you're not gonna look at all out of place wearing 'em.  (Besides, you look good in them anyway, so what ev urrr)

You will never ever see me wear any of those looks. I am not a fob.


Re: chunky heels - Stilettos are nice and all, but I actually wanted to be able to walk.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 21 Sep 2008, 00:54
It really bugs me when people wear keffiyehs without understand the political/historical significance of them.

Particularly hipster girls.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 21 Sep 2008, 01:01
I don't really care about the political/blah blah of those things, but they do look pretty crap.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 21 Sep 2008, 03:46
POLITICAL SCARVES. What a ridiculous idea.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eris on 21 Sep 2008, 04:27
Guys, I have knee-length denim shorts that look good on me. Are you saying I shouldn't wear what looks good on me, just because most people don't look good in the same things?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 21 Sep 2008, 06:15
You are deluding yourself. You do not look good in knee-length denim shorts. Nobody does.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 21 Sep 2008, 11:11
Aw, hating on jean shorts? I would never wear them for fashion, but I have some awesome tiny ones for camping and being generally scruffy in. I think they're pretty cute:/
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Sep 2008, 11:15
I'm going to have to side with JHo on this one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 21 Sep 2008, 11:28
Aw, hating on jean shorts? I would never wear them for fashion, but I have some awesome tiny ones for camping and being generally scruffy in. I think they're pretty cute:/

Daisy Dukes are cute (in a scruffy way, but then nobody wears short-shorts to be classy.) Knee-length, not so much.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 21 Sep 2008, 11:44
They just shouldn't have legs because they've let themselves go.

are you talking about obesity, or just heavier girls? i've seen a lot of the latter look really nice in short shorts. if they're the right style and worn with a good outfit they can be really flattering because they lengthen the leg and emphasize curves.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Sep 2008, 12:18
My legs are unsuitable for short shorts because I do a lot of running and dancing, and therefore due to the lack of elasticity in my skin I have quite a lot of stretch marks.

I rather take offence to the idea that the reason I can't wear short shorts is because I've "let myself go".

On the other hand, I would never wear anything that doesn't cover my knees because I hate knees.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 21 Sep 2008, 14:22
I really like the traditional patterns/the way keffiyehs look, but I don't really know how I feel about the politics behind them. So I don't wear them. It really irritates me because this seems to have 'finally' caught on in my area in the world(we get stuff like four years late), and I see at least 10 girls a DAY with them on, and I promise you not one will know even what it's called.

Yeah it's a pet peeve of mine too.


Also

I LIKE TO THE KNEE SHORTS >:| And I like jean shorts, you people are far too militant on things that 'should or shouldn't' be done. It's going to vary drastically from person to person, what they look like, and how they're shaped.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 21 Sep 2008, 16:21
Jean shorts are awesome when worn properly, people here just write things off because they can't pull them off.

Keffiyah's are cool but not that cool. I do like the idea of lightweight scarves as an accessory though, and have been trying to make it work.

Also, bandana's: Y/N? Specifically tied more like a collar than all loose like a bandit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 21 Sep 2008, 17:18
For running around hiking, come on people!

Knee length jean shorts.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN3891.jpg)

Short-shorts.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN4210.jpg)

For the record, I never wear shorts of any manner with fashion in mind, my legs are WAY too pale for that to be a good thing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 21 Sep 2008, 17:23
Knee length jean shorts.

Apparent age: 12
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 21 Sep 2008, 18:16
I'm with Jodie. I am just anti chunky heels always though, so there's a little bias. Stilettos are always going to look more elegant than cutesy, which is the vibe I get from really wide heels.

Re: chunky heels - Stilettos are nice and all, but I actually wanted to be able to walk.


Stilettos are a lot easier to turn your ankles in, AND they are terrible for your floors. If you think about your feet and how much weight they bear anyway, you'll notice that they are particularly well suited to even distribution of that weight, due to shock absorption and surface area and all that. In heels, the amount of shoe that touches the floor is not even half (probably somewhere between a quarter and a third of the total size of your foot when it's flat). If you weigh 130 pounds, and you are walking around on, oh, say 3 square inches on your toes and if the stiletto heel is about a quarter of an inch in diameter, that means that your body weight is resting on only [roughly] 3.75 square inches of foot, and since most people walk with most of their weight in their heels (we'll say 60%, since I have no way to find out how much people really skew it), that means that the floor under your heel is bearing a little more than 99 lb per square inch, making it seem like you weigh like 400 pounds.



Fatties.





This is the reason that eventually, ladies, all your heels will wear out and snap, unless they come from thoughtful producers who put a steel spike in the heel. I hate stilettos.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 21 Sep 2008, 18:28
Yes, but calenlass.

They're so damn awesome looking

You could make similar arguements against corsets, no?

Also, I love those shorts, and those pictures, they're my favorites
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 21 Sep 2008, 18:31
You could argue about pounds per square inch for corsets? Um... I guess?

Also, unless I am mistaken, stilettos are the spiky heels that look like you could stab someone with them (http://www.thelatestluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/stiletto-patent-sandal.jpg).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 21 Sep 2008, 18:47
I more meant similar arguements in the idea that it's not good for you and/or uncomfortable etc

Also, No way. devilishly sexy imo (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/redshoes.jpg) (for those of you that paid attention earlier, simply those red heels I have, that are hot as hell)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Sep 2008, 18:59
Do not argue with Katie about corsets DO NOT DO THIS.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 21 Sep 2008, 19:00
Chunky heels will pretty much always look very 90's, especially if the bottom of the heel is wider than the top. Ugh. That is the worst. I prefer a thinner heel- not a tiny, tiny one, but less than an inch in diameter. It just looks better to me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 21 Sep 2008, 20:17
Yeah, I was referring to the way they look. Ughgahgh I just haaaate the look of chunky heels. I definitely get what Liz says about them looking really 90's too. And Drill King has bangin' heels; those are so cute
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 21 Sep 2008, 22:31
They just shouldn't have legs because they've let themselves go.

are you talking about obesity, or just heavier girls? i've seen a lot of the latter look really nice in short shorts. if they're the right style and worn with a good outfit they can be really flattering because they lengthen the leg and emphasize curves.

I'm talking obesity. I have no qualms about someone who is heavy because of stress, medication, other medical issues that aren't a stupid disease like obesity. I mean people who obviously eat too much and don't do any exercise. My sister is like that, so it angers me a little.

Also, I really don't like knees either, I hate my own because I'm bow legged and they just kinda look creepy. I hated when my ex girlfriend wore dresses and shorts because they didn't pass her knees.

Take note super skinny people, our knees are weird looking. Don't wear shorts or short skirts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 21 Sep 2008, 22:58
guys just to clarify, I wasn't talking about stilettos when I said different heels.  I meant like, pumps or something like that.
Also, sometimes I wear shorts.  Not ever out of my house though.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/Picture004.jpg)
This is what I consider to be ' too daggy to go anywhere but ok if someone knocks on the door'  Jodie
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 22 Sep 2008, 11:26
Any time I see someone walking badly in stilettos, I cringe and fear they will trip and break their ankle or something.

And though I like Ali and think she is super cute, I hate shorts with heels. HATE. Also, clunky heels are the worst thing ever. They need to taper.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 22 Sep 2008, 20:23
RE: Jean shorts.

I have always wanted to have a "Wear Too Much Denim" party where everyone wears denim shirts/jean shorts/vest/braided belts. It would be an awesome party.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 22 Sep 2008, 20:40
It really bugs me when people wear keffiyehs without understand the political/historical significance of them.

Conversely, it makes me chuckle when people get so uptight about them having some deep political/historical significance. Although they are strange and exotic to Westerners, bear in mind that in the Middle East they're pretty ubiquitous, sort of like the Arab equivalent of baseball caps. Hell, back when I lived in Egypt a keffiyeh tied around the neck was part of my Boy Scout uniform.

While certainly specific political groups in the Middle East wear certain styles of keffiyeh as a recognizable part of their garb, to suggest that people can't wear them just because they like them is like saying you shouldn't wear red shirts because of the significance of that color in inner city gangs warfare.

EDIT: For some reason I thought his was a new post.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Sep 2008, 20:44
Edit: Wow... me too, jhocking. I was writing this at the same time as you, apparently.

It really bugs me when people wear keffiyehs without understand the political/historical significance of them.

Particularly hipster girls.

It really bugs me when people make a big deal about a scarf.

First of all, why single out "hipster girls"? I've seen plenty of guys wearing them too.

Second of all- people really need to stop saying this stuff about keffiyehs. A keffiyeh is just a scarf used by people in desert regions to keep the goddamn sun off their head. While a very specific colour and pattern of scarf is associated with a certain Palestinian leader, all the other keffiyehs seen around the place aren't at all associated with anything except being a practical and decorative addition to your head. And even wearing one of the black and white ones doesn't necessarily mean anything! 

They're also used by many armed forces in many countries, including Australia and the U.K., yet no-one ever seems to bring that up.

Yeah, some of the patterns are for specific tribal groups, but so what? Arguing about this would be like saying that anyone who wears any type of tartan should find out the political stance of clan McDougal on the British Monarchy before they're allowed to wear tartan.
 
Please note that I don't own a keffiyeh. But you know what I do own? A khmer scarf, called a krama.

Guess what- this is a piece of clothing that has been around for thousands of years, yet became associated with the Khmer Rouge in recent times largely because of the media. Does wearing this mean I support the actions of the Khmer Rouge? No, it doesn't! I just like the scarf, and agree with Cambodians who dislike the fact that one of their lovely traditional items of clothing has become associated with something they hate.

If I didn't know all of this, it'd still be a nice looking scarf. Practical, too.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 22 Sep 2008, 20:56
It really bugs me when people wear keffiyehs without understand the political/historical significance of them.

Conversely, it makes me chuckle when people get so uptight about them having some deep political/historical significance. Although they are strange and exotic to Westerners, bear in mind that in the Middle East they're pretty ubiquitous, sort of like the Arab equivalent of baseball caps. Hell, back when I lived in Egypt a keffiyeh tied around the neck was part of my Boy Scout uniform.

While certainly specific political groups in the Middle East wear certain styles of keffiyeh as a recognizable part of their garb, to suggest that people can't wear them just because they like them is like saying you shouldn't wear red shirts because of the significance of that color in inner city gangs warfare.


That's really not the point at all. Students in Europe and America started wearing them to express solidarity with the Palestinians. It wasn't a fashion thing. It was a sort of civil action to call attention to systematic human rights abuses. Then other people started wearing them because they were "cool."
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Sep 2008, 21:15
You still haven't pointed out exactly what's wrong with people wearing these scarves just because they like them, or like to keep the sun off their neck.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Sep 2008, 21:16
Because it's offensive.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 22 Sep 2008, 21:31
Oh hey you guys do you like my new hat with a swastika on it?  Fuck all that Nazi noise I just think it looks dashing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 22 Sep 2008, 21:36
It's not "offensive." It just makes it pretty obvious that the person knows nothing about why western students started wearing them, or that they give no thought to what they're wearing other than "like, omg, this looks cute!"

It was adopted to be a serious thing. It's not that those who wear it are supporting terrorism or something--they're supporting a people who are oppressed. I just personally think that's more important than some vague fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Sep 2008, 21:38
Man, it's lame when hate groups claim really cool symbols, and we can't like reclaim them and shit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 22 Sep 2008, 21:48
I agree, but it's not something that is gonna change, unfortunately.  I am considering growing a "Charlie Chaplin" moustache this November for Movember to reclaim it from Hitler as a valid facial hair choice.  But man, I am not sure I am the right guy for the job.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Sep 2008, 21:52
Actually, I see the Charile Chaplin/Hitler statche quite a bit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Sep 2008, 21:53
I agree, but it's not something that is gonna change, unfortunately.  I am considering growing a "Charlie Chaplin" moustache this November for Movember to reclaim it from Hitler as a valid facial hair choice.  But man, I am not sure I am the right guy for the job.

I believe in you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 22 Sep 2008, 23:19
I agree, but it's not something that is gonna change, unfortunately.  I am considering growing a "Charlie Chaplin" moustache this November for Movember to reclaim it from Hitler as a valid facial hair choice.  But man, I am not sure I am the right guy for the job.

I believe in you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 22 Sep 2008, 23:23
Actually, I see the Charile Chaplin/Hitler statche quite a bit.

You do?  Man, I am pretty sure people sporting it around here would get The Stares.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eris on 22 Sep 2008, 23:24
I believe in you.

I believe it will be a long, lonely November if he goes through with it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 22 Sep 2008, 23:32
Oh, you probably will get The Stares. But really, unless you're Daniel Day-Lewis a mustache generally doesn't add attractiveness points. Just keep it trimmed; I know from experience the feeling of mustache hair going up my nose when smoochin' on a dude who is rocking one. It is not pleasant.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Sep 2008, 01:14
Oh hey you guys do you like my new hat with a swastika on it?  Fuck all that Nazi noise I just think it looks dashing.

Not a valid analogy. As has been established the keffiyeh is a common piece of clothing among many, many Middle Eastern and North African countries, and that only a certain pattern on a keffiyeh is identifiable with Mr Arafat/Palestine. The swastika is a logo/symbol that was specifically adopted by the Nazi party to represent them and their beliefs. A keffiyeh is just a fucking scarf, worn by people of all political allegiances, some of whom happen to be Palestinian liberationists.

and if anybody comes in here and says something about the swastika being around for thousands of years before being co-opted by the NSDAP then I will give you the crook-eye so hard
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 23 Sep 2008, 02:28
Semiotics are tremendously important in all cultures, especially in terms of solidarity with oppressed peoples. The keffiyeh has evolved from its roots as a headdress to represent solidarity with Palestinians, an extremely potent political symbol that, when referred to as "just a fucking scarf," may have its power dampened significantly.

To put it in simpler terms, take this thought exercise. Palestinian designer Nami Jamal has said that "The Palestinian people consider [the keffiyeh] their flag." Now, mentally replace that keffiyeh with an actual flag - say, the gay pride flag.

Were the gay pride flag to become simply a trendy thing to wear on your clothing, stripped of meaning and context, would it be as strong a symbol for the gay community? Would its significance as a means of expressing gay identity become muddled by its unwitting absorption into fashion?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Sep 2008, 02:31
(http://estore.websitepros.com/stores/771419/catalog/sus-rainbow.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 23 Sep 2008, 03:25
I think I love you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 23 Sep 2008, 06:37
and if anybody comes in here and says something about the swastika being around for thousands of years before being co-opted by the NSDAP then I will give you the crook-eye so hard

I've always wanted to visit a historic Hindu temple with a swastika on it, just to chuckle at the confusion of everyone else in the tour group.

Palestinian designer Nami Jamal has said that "The Palestinian people consider [the keffiyeh] their flag."

Some dude actually said that? Man, talk about pretentiousness. Unless, was he specifically talking about the style of Arafat's keffiyeh?

In fact, it's dawning on me that part of the issue may be people using the generic term "keffiyeh" to refer to Arafat's keffiyeh specifically. I've never actually seen the fashion people are talking about, so I suppose it's possible that the term "keffiyeh" has come to mean "Arafat's keffiyeh" among trendoids. That would be a logical enough development among people who don't realize that, say, the white head cloths Saudis wear are also keffiyehs.

As for me, I return to the Boy Scout uniform thing. I cannot possibly take seriously anything that was part of my Boy Scout uniform.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Katherine on 23 Sep 2008, 09:04
rainbow suspenders picture

My dad wears those same suspenders.  With his cut off jean shorts that are so short the pockets hang out below the hem.  He's stylin'.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 23 Sep 2008, 09:06
(http://estore.websitepros.com/stores/771419/catalog/sus-rainbow.jpg)

Think more along the lines of this:

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k157/jcsunshine/GCM1007_main.jpg)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k157/jcsunshine/26572Che-Guevara-Posters.jpg)

But I see what you mean, fuck fancy college words like "semiotics."

Joe, here's the fashion:

(http://streetknowledge.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/5747857_143d7ec903_o.jpg)

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_wmaYDsHuOQI/Ri_0NoXNq7I/AAAAAAAAAe8/V5vdqMzl5_o/s400/uo+Colored+Shemagh+Scarf.jpg)

Some dude actually said that? Man, talk about pretentiousness.

Wow, dude. Just... wow.

Sorry if I come off as a little irritable over this but it annoys me that people refuse to understand what's significant about this and why it's a dick move to just wear it as a scarf for fun if you're a Westerner who has no association with or understanding of Middle Eastern politics, or worse if you do understand and you just don't care because it's a funky looking fashion item that comes in red or neon yellow or with Pac-Man on it and that's why you want it. That shows off nothing except tremendous ignorance.

Nobody in Western culture has the right to take a symbol of a genuinely oppressed group and strip it of its power. Absolutely nobody.

By the by, I'm not suggesting that Che Guevara or Chairman Mao are necessarily symbols of oppressed peoples; rather, I was illustrating the difference between an item of fashion that strongly incorporates political symbolism while removing the image's power and a pair or rainbow suspenders.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: october1983 on 23 Sep 2008, 09:50
Chairman Mao bag

Everyone knows that the ironic veneration of tyrants is the coolest thing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 23 Sep 2008, 10:00
And there's always the Gary Neville Che t-shirt.

(http://tshirtsunited.com/images/designs/cheneville_design.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: supersheep on 23 Sep 2008, 10:33
SYMBOLS AND STUFF
Well, only two of those pictures are of the Palestinian keffiyeh, if that makes a difference. Also, the symbol only has meaning when it is used with that meaning. I mean, what does the red and black flag mean? Does it mean anarchism? Or does it mean that Down are playing in the All-Ireland again? Symbols depend on their context, and keffiyeh wearing in Western societies - especially the wearing of keffiyehs that aren't the Palestinian one - are so devoid of any political meaning, for the most part, as to not be political.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 23 Sep 2008, 10:46
Well in all fairness, my Keffiyeh got me laid.  And isnt that what its all about AMIRIGHT!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Johnny C on 23 Sep 2008, 10:48
Symbols depend on their context, and keffiyeh wearing in Western societies - especially the wearing of keffiyehs that aren't the Palestinian one - are so devoid of any political meaning, for the most part, as to not be political.

It's devoid of political meaning only because it was co-opted by people who had no idea what it stood for, which is entirely my point.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 23 Sep 2008, 10:59
Except that, as has been repeatedly explained over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over, only one specific pattern has any even had any political relevance at all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Sep 2008, 11:25
I had never heard of keffiyeh before, although I recognise it in the pictures.

I have a scarf which I wear similiarly, but it's not really anything like the Palestinian pattern. Where would you arguing people say the line is? (I'm asking both sides of the argument here really.)

I can't comment on political symbols but I have to say that I cannot understand the girls who wear scarves with shorts and a tank top. Either you're cold or you aren't.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 23 Sep 2008, 11:41
I like those scarves. And yes, I know where they come from. I do not wear one because I do not own one, but do I wear scarves? Yes, quite a bit. I don't really see them as on par with Che shirts, which annoy the shit out of me, but I can see why some people would be annoyed by them. But seeing as how they were and still are practical garments in the middle east, I don't see why westerners can wear them, too, even if they are being worn as fashion accessories. They are nice looking scarves.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 23 Sep 2008, 11:53
Joe, here's the fashion:

The red scarf is the one we used to wear. Now that I'm seeing it again, it pretty much just looks like a bandana. No wonder we used that; in Egypt, that would have been orders of magnitude easier to obtain than an actual bandana.


In retrospect, I suppose the term "pretentious" was rather jaw dropping in that context. What I meant was, it is rather presumptuous for one guy (incidentally, you refer to him as a "designer"; who is this guy anyway? when was that statement made?) to lay claim to a common item of clothing as a symbol of his specific community when that item of clothing is already routinely worn in a staggering variety of communities in a huge geographic area, and has been common to every community in that region for hundreds if not thousands of years.

In my mind, to treat the keffiyeh as a special Palestinian thing is what shows tremendous ignorance. Yes, they are an oppressed group and thus deserve special attention, but guess what? So are a lot of the other people who wear keffiyehs! Conversely, a lot of people who wear keffiyehs are not oppressed in the slightest, and are themselves oppressors. When an item of clothing is common in many diverse groups, from the downtrodden Kurds to the exalted Saudis, thinking it is only a Palestinian thing suggests to me someone who knows little about the Middle East. Moreover, this is the subtlest form of ignorance, as it is ignorance manifesting in people who really do care and are earnestly trying to do the right thing.



Incidentally, for what it's worth now that I know about this fashion I find it pretty silly. Sort of like when there was a fashion for wearing camouflage; I'll mock the trendoids dressing that way for looking stupid, but directing moral outrage at them is pretty silly too.



ADDITION: Y'know, now that I'm googling up some articles to learn about this fashion, I'm seeing that the whole issue seems to be one that conservative bloggers were the first to make noise about, only in the sense of Palestinians as terrorists:
http://www.mideastyouth.com/2008/05/31/the-rachel-ray-keffiyeh-fiasco/

So at the risk of being patronising, I'm guessing there's a growing liberal backlash in the opposite direction?

Maybe this discussion should move to DISCUSS. Man, who knew that discussions of fashion would turn into an argument about politics?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Sep 2008, 13:35
Overall the point is that the scarves are terribly overdone, and the fact that they have become so ubiquitous is making it very difficult for me to accesorize in an interesting way.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 23 Sep 2008, 16:49
Man I'm going to go out and buy like fifteen keffiyehs in different colours and make a dress for the next queer mardi-gras parade out of them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Sep 2008, 20:18
I believe in you.

I believe it will be a long, lonely November if he goes through with it.

That's cool, he can hang out with me since my ladyhalf has refused to see me during Novembeard.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Sep 2008, 20:53
Actually, I see the Charile Chaplin/Hitler statche quite a bit.
Where is that? The only place I have seen that other than on the faces of the aforementioned two are in manga, I guess there isn't a stigma against it there? The Manji (described in a tour book I was reading for japanese class as a swastika) is still used there to symbolize buddhist shrines that have rooms for rent on maps, might be a case of different in Japan.

The less brightly colored scarves in Johnny's pictures? You know what I would have thought if I had seen one of those? "Oh, hey, a Shemagh, wonder if that guy has it for airsoft." I think that claiming all kinds of those, which are used pretty much ubiquitously in the middle east, as belonging to some cause or another, makes about as much sense as the gay guy that yelled at my friend for wearing tie-dye as a straight person.

Course, tie-dye isn't fashionable, but it is fun to wear with combat boots and camouflage. You get the funniest stares.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 23 Sep 2008, 22:15
For my mind there is a difference between wearing a Palestinian style keffiyeh and a smallish ragged-edge scarf with a pattern on it.  The latter is worn about in Japan and seems to still be a fairly stylish thing over there.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 23 Sep 2008, 22:28
Quote
In my mind, to treat the keffiyeh as a special Palestinian thing is what shows tremendous ignorance. Yes, they are an oppressed group and thus deserve special attention, but guess what? So are a lot of the other people who wear keffiyehs! Conversely, a lot of people who wear keffiyehs are not oppressed in the slightest, and are themselves oppressors. When an item of clothing is common in many diverse groups, from the downtrodden Kurds to the exalted Saudis, thinking it is only a Palestinian thing suggests to me someone who knows little about the Middle East. Moreover, this is the subtlest form of ignorance, as it is ignorance manifesting in people who really do care and are earnestly trying to do the right thing.

Do you really think that people don't realize they're also worn by Arabs, Kurds, Berbers...most people of the Middle East and the Maghreb? I am saying that people in the west, who never wore keffiyehs and had no cultural or environmental reason to, began to wear them solely for the purpose of a sort of every-day protest against Israelis and in support of Palestinians. It started in Paris and London and spread to the rest of Western Europe and America. No one started wearing them because Saudis or Kurds were. Then it just became a cool/fashionable thing to wear. I really don't know where you get off saying any of that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 23 Sep 2008, 22:43
Man, can we start talking about fashion some time soon or what.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 23 Sep 2008, 22:45
I can't wait till it gets a bit colder here so I can wear some of my bitchin' new sweaters.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 23 Sep 2008, 22:49
Seriously, what the hell do you guys think fashion is.  Because the Kiffiyeh in the west was grounded in Social Protest/Solidarity, doesnt mean that it must remain so for all of time.  On the contrary, it just happened to be the source of the current fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 23 Sep 2008, 23:04
Actually, I see the Charile Chaplin/Hitler statche quite a bit.
Where is that?

St Louis, Missouri. But I know I've seen them in other places as well, and in recent pictures from all over too. It's just a fucking mustache guys, not a death threat. Its not like someone woke up one morning and thought "Gee, I bet if I shave my facial hair this way, all those damn Jews will know how I feel about them." I bet they shaved and were like "hey, this looks alright!"

It's silly to be so offended by a style of hair, or an article of clothing.


I often shave my head into a style known as a Chelsea, I guess. I mean, we had this big discussion on here once, and that was what someone said. Apparently, this style is well liked and worn by female skinheads. I just like it because it means I can keep all the parts U want long, and all the other parts short. I don't dislike any race. I'm not a racist. I'm not a skinhead. But I like that style of hair. The first time I shaved my head this way, I was dating a Jewish guy, and my best friend was black. Neither said anything or cared. They both said it looked good. It's a hairstyle, not a political view. There is nothing to be offended by. Can we please stop getting up in arms about these things? Let the god damn privileged white kids wear their god damn kiffiyehs.




(On a side note, I am a little bit hopped up on anti hive medicine,  so feel free to completely ignore much of what I say.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 24 Sep 2008, 06:56
I am saying that people in the west... began to wear them solely for the purpose of a sort of every-day protest against Israelis and in support of Palestinians. It started in Paris and London and spread to the rest of Western Europe and America.

oh, by "historical significance" I assumed you meant the garment's history in the Middle East.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 24 Sep 2008, 08:09
I need a new goddamned wallet.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 24 Sep 2008, 10:09
(http://www.coolstuff.se/images/produkter/470.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 24 Sep 2008, 11:36
jhocking > This thread
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 25 Sep 2008, 08:01
Fashion thread help me!

I don't know what shoes and accessories to wear with this dress I bought. Also, suitability for a wedding or any other occasions.

I think this wedding will be western/chinese - day time ceremony, large dinner party at night. I was thinking this would be okay for evening.

Edit:Durr. Forgot to post the picture:
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/me/C.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 25 Sep 2008, 08:05
Whats the dress look like? and what shoe options do you have?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 25 Sep 2008, 08:29
Trainers.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 25 Sep 2008, 08:55
Something generally thin and with very little body with thin sandal-y straps (pick one of the blues or purples or pinks on the dress) and a heel of completely unremarkable height.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 25 Sep 2008, 08:57
Well. Hmm, that's sort of a colorful dress.. I guess you'd either want to wear something that doesn't show off that you're wearing shoes, or something that is colorful like the dress? Maybe white or cream colored flats or heels would go well with it. Just something you'd want to wear all day, I guess.
It might be one of my pet peeves, but I really dislike when girls wear heels, then take them off 1/4 through the night because they aren't used to wearing them and their feet hurt. If you are going to wear shoes, suck it up or I'll start dropping thumbtacks.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 25 Sep 2008, 09:05
Shorts should never be worn by anyone ever.

I don't have a keffiyeh but I've seen them around and they seem awfully damn practical for that little space of autumn when you need a scarf to leave the house, but after ten minutes you don't need that scarf anymore and damn it's heavy and thick and oh shit, now I'm stuck carrying it around. Of course any lightweight scarf would fit the bill. But hey, keffiyehs, why not? Of course I'm anti-apartheid so I'm not exactly averse to the "political" message either. But no, I don't think that a bunch of hipsters sporting keffiyeh "waters down" the concept of Palestinian liberation. I think Palestinians have more to worry about than what hipsters in America and Europe do.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 25 Sep 2008, 09:14
What pisses me off the most about all that keffiyeh business are those fucking Anti-German idiots who get all angry at anyone who wears a keffiyeh to support the palestinian liberation. Because, you know, "The Jews are allowed to do everything they like because the Bad Bad Germans are so evil. Bomb Dresden! Again! huaglabablalal Morgenthau hur hur hur Stalingrad yadda yadda"

Fucking idiots.



Anyway, that dress is really pretty!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 25 Sep 2008, 10:13
I own like 5 pairs of shorts. I don't know what I'll ever do with them now.
I've been asking girls if they wanted to go shopping with me. I figure they have better fashion sense than I do.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 25 Sep 2008, 11:28
Well. Hmm, that's sort of a colorful dress.. I guess you'd either want to wear something that doesn't show off that you're wearing shoes, or something that is colorful like the dress? Maybe white or cream colored flats or heels would go well with it. Just something you'd want to wear all day, I guess.
It might be one of my pet peeves, but I really dislike when girls wear heels, then take them off 1/4 through the night because they aren't used to wearing them and their feet hurt. If you are going to wear shoes, suck it up or I'll start dropping thumbtacks.

I don't like flats because they usually look silly, but I also dislike when girls wear shoes they aren't in good enough shape to wear. Heels require ankle strength and some calf muscle! But my point is that I agree about the girls being stupid about their shoes, except that in my case they only have one option which they never take (which is to learn how to wear heels for a long time) and this just drives me crazier.


Fattay: I would go with heels that are ivory or the yellow colour on the dress. You could try the red if you can find the right colour, but I would not wear shoes that colour blue or pink with that dress because then it looks like you are matching your shoes to your outfit like they did in the 60s. You do pretty well anyway with picking one aspect to play up with an outfit, so I think you'll be alright regardless. If your arms feel kind of bare, I would wear one kind of chunky bracelet in a brighter colour or a silver chain bracelet and only for one arm, but actually it looks really good with the minimal accessories you have in the picture. I dunno about earrings, though, since I can't see them, but I would go with something subtle and maybe dangly but not very long, and also silver. (I don't think gold would do much for that dress any time.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 25 Sep 2008, 12:32
Ali, I think you should avoid heels- with a dress that long they can just look odd. If I were to wear that dress I would pair it with some sandals, probably a metallic color of some sort. Bronze would look really nice with the colors, but silver or gold might be more practical so you could do jewelery to coordinate with the shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 25 Sep 2008, 12:42
Sandals would look good with it. Silver ones.

But please no flats. I cannot see flats looking good with that dress.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 25 Sep 2008, 13:40
I own like 5 pairs of shorts. I don't know what I'll ever do with them now.
I've been asking girls if they wanted to go shopping with me. I figure they have better fashion sense than I do.

Wear them, some people(me) think shorts are nice on men, and ladies.


Also, Fatty, I say no to flats, I don't think flats ever look good with dresses unless it's a cutsey/hippie-boho-flowy dress. I'm definately thinking strappy heels, but I'm not sure, I don't really care for long dresses that aren't cocktail in nature, I do like the pattern though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: octodexy on 25 Sep 2008, 13:51
I also would suggest not wearing flats. With a long dress like that, you can't really wear flats, it makes you look stunted.

I would maybe recommend a nice kitten heel, in a black, maybe a patent. I only say this, because the dress is the main part of the outfit, in this situation. If you were wearing a black skirt and a white shirt, it would be cool to wear a colored heel. You can't really take away from that dress, unless you wear the wrong color shoe.

I also think silver accessories would look really pretty with that. For sure.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 25 Sep 2008, 16:00
Quote
everyone saying don't wear flats

This is why I came into the fashion thread in the first place. I know color theory, but I'll be damned if I can put together anything more complex than shoes, pants a shirt and a hat.

I have sorta creepy legs I think. I dunno. calves are weird.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: octodexy on 25 Sep 2008, 16:05
Flats in general are a great option, I would wear them with a shorter dress, knee length. If it's any longer than that, it kind of dwarfs your body, in my opinion. I think this is merely the case with dresses. I think flats are super fun.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 25 Sep 2008, 16:08
I think flats are awesome but not with long dresses.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 25 Sep 2008, 16:18
I don't think flats would look good to that dress either, but too high heels would make you look out of proportion because of the length of the dress. A nice pair of sandals with a small-medium heel would look great, something like this:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e263/blooper663/6378-45.gif)

Although not in red. Since the dress has so many colors, I guess the shoes should either match one of the main colors of the dress, or be something completely neutral, like cream of beige... Not white or black though, that would stand out too much, and the dress looks so great it has to be the main focus. I don't think you should wear a necklace either, it would be a bit over the top because of the bold pattern. A nice, big bracelet would do just fine!

Jeez, I have way too much time on my hands.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 25 Sep 2008, 17:53
Shorts should never be worn by anyone ever.

Them's fightin' words.  The right shorts look good to great.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 25 Sep 2008, 18:10
Yeah. It's been pretty warm of late, and I've been busting out the shorts.

As far as I'm concerned, so long as shorts reach below the knee on guys, it's all fine and dandy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 25 Sep 2008, 18:55
I need to buy some new shorts, actually.  I have a few pair, but they are getting old.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 25 Sep 2008, 19:04
Haven't we already done the whole shorts thing already?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 25 Sep 2008, 20:37
Est you can always do what I do, and turn a pair of old pants into shorts by hacking them off below the knees.

I mean, if you're into the whole ragged shorts look and all. It's not everyone's cup of tea.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 25 Sep 2008, 21:20
Shorts are fantastic!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 25 Sep 2008, 21:25
I'm not sure I have a suitable pair of pants :(
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 25 Sep 2008, 21:32
I like shorts if they are done well. Here is an outfit I wore last week- with shorts!

(I was trying to work it. Forgive me.)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2889416038_d9bc46269a.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 25 Sep 2008, 21:40
I would really like a red necklace like that! I've been looking for a suitable one.

Oh yeah, advice.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I'll tell you what options I have and what I am likely to take.

Matching anything with the primary colours pink and blue on the dress seems ridiculous, as katie has suggested.

I agree with medium strappy heels. I'm completely out of my depth with this because I've never had a full length dress and this throws me off because it stops just above my ankles, so shoes are super important. Unfortuantely most of my strappy heels are black, there might be some brown/gold sandals I can look for.

I can't decide on the colour and accessory type - Most of my jewellery is silver, so this is an option. I like the idea of chunky plastic bracelet in a neutral tone.

So basically I'm stuck on colour, tan/brown seems too inbetween, white could work, and so could black. I might try it with a few things.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 25 Sep 2008, 21:53
I got it at a secondhand store for $3, I think. I wear it all the time!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 26 Sep 2008, 00:07
Silver would be a good complement to both the dress and your skin tones for jewelry, even shoes. Gold would be a good contrast because it's much warmer and will stand out against the dress, but I'd fear that it'd be washed out because your skin is a mid tone, rather than a dark or light.

I also think that chunky plastic bracelets don't look good for formal occasions, they seem less classy and more I'm going on a date and so this is what I'll wear.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 26 Sep 2008, 02:36
Miss Conception is doing it right.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 26 Sep 2008, 03:10
So, winter is approaching, finally. This jacket, does it look alright? I finally fit into it again after losing a liiittle bit of weight, but it still feels tight, and I can't seem to decide if it looks as tight as it feels (like the somewhat protruding side pockets), or if I can get away with wearing it.. I'd prefer not to have to buy a new jacket this winter, because I wanna save money for buying clothes after I've lost more weight than I have atm, but I'd also prefer not looking too bad during the somewhat long winter.

(http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/IMG_0001-20080926-120521.png)
Side (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/IMG_0003-20080926-120757.png) - Back (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/IMG_0004-20080926-120854.png)
(The pictures aren't great, the lighting in my dorm room sucks.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Sep 2008, 03:54
I've got a peacoat that fits me brilliantly, but the pockets also seem to poof out. It's a cute coat, Mari! Wear the fuck out of it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 26 Sep 2008, 04:48
Ladybug,

The peacoat is nice, but I feel it is a bit chunky. It appears to be a good length for you though. I would suggest not buttoning it right up unless absolutely necessary. Leave the top open with scarf or accesories, to break up the black.
If it is looking poofy, leaving it open, or with just one button usually helps it hang straighted and not bunch around the bottom hem.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Sep 2008, 06:48
Peacoats are hell of classy, and yours looks really nice. Wear it lots! And don't hate on yourself about weight so much love, you're not a hippo:P
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 26 Sep 2008, 07:28
On heels any higher than kitten heels: All I think is, man, I'll still be running at sixty while the chick who wore the torture devices is gonna be so laid up and have all kinds of leg/foot problems. Heels worn in anything but the strictest moderation are bad for you, girls!

I used to work with a woman who took it as a point of pride that she could not wear flat shoes as she wore stilettos near constantly, even at home. If she is still walking at sixty I'll eat my conservative loafers.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 26 Sep 2008, 07:38
Thanks for the input! Yeah, it is a bit chunky, which is also a reason I'm not a huuge fan, but ah well, I guess it'll do. I do have a nice-looking purple/blue/green/lots of colors stripy scarf that I guess I could use, so that I wouldn't have to button it all the way up constantly. Just tried it on, and it looks better, thanks!

And nah, maybe not a hippo, but definitely heavier than what is healthy and what I am comfortable with :p Plus, weight loss means I have to get more active and eat healthier, and that can only lead to good things anyways (minus, you know, injuries and stuff that I plan on avoiding)!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 26 Sep 2008, 07:42
Miss Conception is doing it right.

Thanks Dom! I do try to be stylish most of the time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 01 Oct 2008, 05:42
On heels any higher than kitten heels: All I think is, man, I'll still be running at sixty while the chick who wore the torture devices is gonna be so laid up and have all kinds of leg/foot problems. Heels worn in anything but the strictest moderation are bad for you, girls!


All I am going to say about this is, "do not get me started". And that you can find heels that are not bad for your feet, and that if you have the leg and ankle strength to wear them, they are not necessarily bad for your knees or lower back. The end.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 01 Oct 2008, 06:14
I think heels look silly anyways. Especially large ones.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 01 Oct 2008, 08:33
I think heels look silly anyways. Especially large ones.
"do not get me started".


(dude, how can you even make a blanket statement like that)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 01 Oct 2008, 09:15
I think heels look silly anyways. Especially large ones.

Nay!  Heels are sex objectified.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 01 Oct 2008, 09:30
do i need to start posting pictures of all my shoes again?

because if these shenanigans continue i swear i will and it will be annoying for everyone
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 01 Oct 2008, 09:46
Everyone who doesn't like maiAda's shoe modeling, raise your hand.

...

Anyone?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 01 Oct 2008, 10:09
(dude, how can you even make a blanket statement like that)

I'm not saying they are silly, I know a lot of people like them. I just happen not to.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 01 Oct 2008, 10:55
I guess this is a "They are" vs "I think they are" issue.  Case closed.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Oct 2008, 04:12
NU SHERTZ, NU GENEZ

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NU KIX

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COMPLIMENTS PLZ
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 02 Oct 2008, 04:22
Oh Dovey. Oh man.
HI.

DOVEY,
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 02 Oct 2008, 04:52
Dovey, that last shirt is unreal.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 02 Oct 2008, 05:53
Man Dovey stop makin us all look bad.  And those Pumas look sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

(I seriously need to stop getting a hard on for Pumas)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Oct 2008, 05:55
It is totally understandable. I really had to try hard to restrict myself to only buying one pair.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Oct 2008, 06:13
Yeah but I think it'd be fine if I wore it without a t-shirt underneath, like I am there. I tried it on in the store and it was fine then. So it's either the t-shirt or I gained hell of weight in the last two weeks.

(I hope I did not gain hell of weight without noticing)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 02 Oct 2008, 07:24
God damn Dovey,

I really need me some Pumas. The last time I was at the Puma store I did it horribly wrong and bought bright orange slip-ons. (My excuse is that I had just spent four hours looking for a pair of decent Vans slip-ons and they were sold out EVERYWHERE. Also the orange looked good in the light of the store. Damn lighting)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 02 Oct 2008, 07:34
Dovey,

Jesus christ man.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 02 Oct 2008, 09:59
That's great fashion advice, dovey.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 02 Oct 2008, 10:22
Shirts and shoes

The first shirt is bang-whiz, the the second is good too.  The third looks like rainbow flannel?  I guess if you are going to where it roll the sleeves up to your elbow.  If you actually fold them over at the cuff, it should take about 3 folds and hold itself up.  Now as far as Pumas go, I typically see them as the runners for people too old to wear runners and should be wearing actual shoes.  I personally really dont like them, my fashion advice is to get a pair of leather shoes that have a pointy toe instead of a square toe, in a medium brown or darkish red colour instead.  They feel fancy and kind of a pain in the ass, but they are much nicer, and people will notice that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 02 Oct 2008, 10:42
I agree with Chesire's shoe advice, except about the pointy toe bit. Pointy toes are awful. Square toes are where it's at.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 02 Oct 2008, 11:30
Or you could get a CRAZY round shape toe.

You know, like the shape your foot is in.



CRAZY
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Oct 2008, 11:48
My foot is in the shape of a triangle.

What now?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 02 Oct 2008, 12:03
Expensive surgery?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 02 Oct 2008, 12:41
What kind of person would it take to pull of something like this:

(http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/fettforrealhoodie.jpg)

Because I really like it, but I'm not so sure...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Oct 2008, 12:53
No one could pull that off.

Is the staining deliberate?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Oct 2008, 12:59
Yeah, there is no one on Earth awesome enough to wear that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 02 Oct 2008, 13:10
And it's not staining. It's carbon scoring.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/JiggityJohn/favorites/star%20wars%20images/BobaFettMain2.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 02 Oct 2008, 13:27
I think it's awesome, the kind of person that can pull it off is the confident kind. Do itt
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 02 Oct 2008, 13:28
Dude guys, I would totally wear that hoodie.

And I would make it look SO GODDAMN HOT.

(one of these statements might be false)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: abadname on 02 Oct 2008, 15:43
I want a military style jacket and I found two i kind of like, but I am favoring one more than the other

http://www.express.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=5403&parentCategoryId=1&categoryId=80&subCategoryId=148
I like that one better I think

http://www.express.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=5396&parentCategoryId=1&categoryId=80&subCategoryId=148
That is the other option.

I would post pictures of me trying on both, but I don't have them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 02 Oct 2008, 15:59
I like the second one of those more. I'm partial to the lapel and it has a slightly more formal feel.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 02 Oct 2008, 17:07
What kind of person would it take to pull of something like this:

omg where can I order that


EDIT: fuuuuuuuuck

http://www.shopecko.com/searchHandler/index.jsp?oos=true&nullProductId=3130932
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 02 Oct 2008, 20:25
I want a military style jacket and I found two i kind of like, but I am favoring one more than the other

That website appears to hate me so I cannot see the full-size pictures. But, from what I can tell by the tiny little thumbnails, both are good jackets, though the second does appear to have a more formal feel.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 02 Oct 2008, 21:09
First Army Jacket is a major Don't, the second one is much subtler and generally stylish.

*edit*

Also that Boba Fett Hoody is for extreme Motocross types with poor fashion sense.  I would not recommend it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Oct 2008, 21:55
my fashion advice is to get a pair of leather shoes that have a pointy toe instead of a square toe, in a medium brown or darkish red colour instead.  They feel fancy and kind of a pain in the ass

I have shoes just like that (http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/Image123.jpg), and I thought I'd posted them in this thread before, or maybe the pic thread. Anyway, I just really like sneakers, and my job a) is pretty cool with allowing me to wear sneakers and b) requires a fair amount of walking, which means it is good to have comfy shoes. Dress shoes are for dressy occasions.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 02 Oct 2008, 22:25
Dovey, I support your fashion decisions. Except for that first shirt that you must have stolen from your younger brother or something. It does you no good at all.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 02 Oct 2008, 22:34
Dont under estimate the potential comfort of a nice pair of shoes.  Guys shoes arent designed to punish our feet in the name of fashion.

Also, ignore Emaline, she is w-r-o-n-g.  That first shirt is great, it fits on the small side of well, but it does flash a comfortable level of tat, which makes up for it, and the pattern is nice.  So if you can, dont be afraid of trading it in for the same thing one size up.

*edit*

To Emailine, ok fine, we are on the same page then.  Truces all 'round
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 02 Oct 2008, 22:45
I am saying it is wrong because it is too damn small. If it fit him properly, it'd be fine. I think shorter sleeves are nifty on people with tattoos to show off, but that doesn't mean that grown men should shop in the little boys section. You could be wearing the Greatest Shirt In The World, and it'd still look terrible if it didn't fit.


Dear People Of The World,

Dislike looking over weight? Buy clothes that fit!

I used to have a friend to hated how fat she was. All the time she'd complain and complain about it. But she wasn't really that fat! A bit healthy sure, but not fat. Nothing she really needed to get rid of. But she wore a size 10 when she should have been wearing a size 14. The size 10s would squeeze her fat out and over her pants, making her look a lot bigger than she was. If she would have worn a proper size, she would have looked lighter.

When your shirt is so tight, you can use your buttons as weapons, you need to get a bigger size, or be sure to provide everyone around you with goggles for when those buttons pop off.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 02 Oct 2008, 23:11
so tight, you can use your buttons as weapons, you need to get a bigger size, or be sure to provide everyone around you with goggles for when those buttons pop off. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LASc8ewLaw)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 03 Oct 2008, 01:13
Oh man, I thought the first shirt was the one that looked the best, including fit.

but don't listen to me, I'm a crazy person.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 03 Oct 2008, 01:47
This is a little off topic, but every single time I see a girl sporting a mohawk and I don't stop to say "that's awesome, we should be friends" I  know that I'll regret it forever.

I think my first girlfriend spoiled me (she had that crazy liberty spikes style of mohawk that was really damn long and my god was she attractive) as to what hairstyles I think are attractive.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Oct 2008, 02:00
Quote
hurgle blurge your shirt doesn't fit

Yeah but I think it'd be fine if I wore it without a t-shirt underneath, like I am there. I tried it on in the store and it was fine then. So it's either the t-shirt or I gained hell of weight in the last two weeks.

Hey guys, this!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 03 Oct 2008, 05:04
Or you could get a CRAZY round shape toe.

You know, like the shape your foot is in.



CRAZY
Man, you want foot shaped shoes? Go for it dudes.
(http://www.geekologie.com/2007/08/29/glove-shoes.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 03 Oct 2008, 05:10
That is so terrible. And yet so appealing.

I want them more than anything I've ever wanted before.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 03 Oct 2008, 05:20
I feel like they would be pretty uncomfortable, like toe socks. But you could run awesomely fast I bet:)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 03 Oct 2008, 06:05
Until you get a stone in the top of them.

Are they for climbing?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 03 Oct 2008, 06:19
Quote from geekologie-
"Vibram's line of FiveFingers shoes (shouldn't that be FiveToes shoes?) are, um, unique. As an owner of Nike Air Rifts (that just have the big toe separated), I find these oddly appealing, yet disgustingly disgusting looking. I just hope none of my winter gloves catch sight of these things, because they'll fight them for being copycats. They sell for between $70-$100 and are allegedly great for all sorts of make believe sports like ChiRunning, Pose Method Running, and Bouldering. And, if they're anything like my barefoot style running shoes, they're even greater at smelling like ass."
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Oct 2008, 07:28
Hey guys, this!

Hey I think it looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 03 Oct 2008, 07:33
Those would be such fun climbing shoes.

Also I am spending a week grimy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Oct 2008, 08:08
Are you in the woods hunting with Jens and his dad by any chance?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 03 Oct 2008, 09:37
Are you in the woods hunting Jens and his dad by any chance?

FYP
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Oct 2008, 11:58
Guys. I bought some of these skirts. (http://www.enwrapturevintage.citymax.com/36inchsilkwrapskirt.html) They are awesome. I look like a pirate, or a gypsy, or something. They are so much fun. Do you guys think they look completely silly?



(ps. I only paid $9 for each of them)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Oct 2008, 12:23
They are alright for Halloween costumes but I would never wear one at any other time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Oct 2008, 12:26
 :-(



I am wearing one now. And to work.  :-( I have jeans and a short black cardigan on with it. I thought I looked really cute.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Oct 2008, 12:47
To me there is just too much fabric and not enough shape to it. I cannot see how it could be flattering on anyone bigger than a size 2.

Also- dress/skirt over jeans is a huge pet peeve of mine. Ugh.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Oct 2008, 12:55
You don't have to style it how it is shown. They are essentially wraps. You can style them anyway you want. They letter I got with them says there are over 100 different ways to style it. They all have different shapes. I came up with my own way to tie it today, and I think it looks really nice. I will try to take pictures and post them later, if I can find a working camera. It looks cute.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 03 Oct 2008, 15:55
The way they are styled in the pictures looks like south asian sarongs. I think they are cute.



Also the toe shoes are terrible. I actually have two reasons I cannot wear them: 1) they are terrible, and 2) my second toe is longer than my big toe, so they wouldn't fit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 03 Oct 2008, 16:06
That toe thing is a hereditary thing on my mom's side of the family. I am actually the only one to not have it, at least, not as bad. I couldn't wear those shoes either, even if I wanted to.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 03 Oct 2008, 16:25
man, those toe shoes are awesome!

as a professional ninja, i think they would be great for climbing into peoples bedrooms at night and dripping poison into their ears. i often find that in traditional shoes my toes aren't agile enough to quickly and quietly climb things.
those things could shave minutes off my murder time.

do they come in black?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 03 Oct 2008, 17:29
Emaline those skirts are bablicious
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Candle on 03 Oct 2008, 22:22
so i was thinking about some Levis 511s- only i'd have to order online.

how do the regular(100%cotton) 511s fit? my waist is 31", should i get a 32" and count on shrinkage?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 04 Oct 2008, 01:24
I want that hoodie so fucking bad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 04 Oct 2008, 02:53
Ema, those are awesome!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Oct 2008, 03:00
Also- dress/skirt over jeans is a huge pet peeve of mine. Ugh.

high fives Liz
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 04 Oct 2008, 06:56
Dovey. You and I. We are meant to be.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 04 Oct 2008, 09:17
Emaline, get a working camera!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 04 Oct 2008, 09:23
I think the skirts are cute when not worn all bunched up.

I think the shoes are ridiculous. They make me laugh.

I have no idea how 511s fit, and would never buy jeans that I hadn't been able to try on first. Maybe you could look for some at a thrift store and try them on there before ordering? I dunno.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 04 Oct 2008, 16:04
Dudes.

I find this man very, very attractive based solely on his clothing.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/SOc1TspArAI/AAAAAAAAEHI/SZ_c0thLZ08/s400/1028GVHommesWeb.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Oct 2008, 18:08
I can't see because his hands are in the way, but is he wearing a cravat?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 04 Oct 2008, 18:32
I think so? Either way the whole look is hella classy but still casual.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Candle on 04 Oct 2008, 22:02
is your measured waist a 31 or do you just buy 31s? i can't think of any levis (except for some of the LVCs) that are true-to-size.
if your measured waist is a 31 and you want true to size buy a 29.
511s fit about 2" large around the waist?

generally i just get 32x32/30s(since usually 31s are a true-to-size fit but are rare as shit to come by) and they usually fit alright. now i'm thinking maybe i'll go for a 30


as for the whole buying online thing, it's pretty much my only option until summer because of where i'm located. it's online or like wal-mart or some useless shit like that
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Oct 2008, 10:32
Quote
The original ACRONYM 3RD ARM INTEROPS bag. Assymetrical dynamical hybrid system. German special forces hardware. Ergonomic patterns. Kinaesthetic intent. Cadence, speed, and practicality in a use-driven adaptive load bearing system.

Ok so the bag is pretty cool but I don't think I could buy anything with a marketing spiel that ridiculous.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Oct 2008, 14:07
The first three photos of the guy wearing the jacket are golden. You have a seemingly innocent jacket, then he shows you the hidden compartments, and gives you a look like "don't you dare tell anyone."
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 05 Oct 2008, 15:27
The thing is that sam has awesome taste in material things. I want that bag.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Candle on 05 Oct 2008, 16:43
ordered some soft rigid(essentially a raw?) 30x30s today under the influence of this pic i saw on some forum.

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/Jackb00t/Levis/IMG_0368.jpg)
levis 511 soft rigids after like 6months of wearing every other day and 2 washes.

 i don't expect them to wear this well, fyi
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 05 Oct 2008, 16:49
Wear them in and they could look that good!

I think Levi's sanforizes their raw denim that isn't the 501s, but check into it. If they're not sanforized, expect shrinkage of 1 size in the waist and 2 in the legs. It's not a bad idea to do a hot soak on them for about an hour so they shrink down a bit. Then, don't wash them at all at all unless you can't avoid it, keep things in the same pockets so the friction creates awesome fades, and enjoy your beautiful new jeans!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Candle on 05 Oct 2008, 17:01
i'm assuming by a warm soak you mean to just leave them submerged in a tub of hot water for an hour or so then air-dry?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: october1983 on 05 Oct 2008, 17:20
Man, I wish Levis were not so expensive over here. Perhaps I will have to pick some up in Chicago next summer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Oct 2008, 17:22
Chicagocon '09: The English Folk Will Buy Cheap Jeans!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: october1983 on 05 Oct 2008, 17:25
I have a feeling it will ruin me. My only other visit to America has involved eight hours in Atlanta airport waiting for a connecting flight, and even then I kept buying it because oh my god it's all so cheap.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Oct 2008, 17:27
Well if you want I will watch you and make sure you keep your spending in check. I am good at being frugal.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 05 Oct 2008, 17:44
i'm assuming by a warm soak you mean to just leave them submerged in a tub of hot water for an hour or so then air-dry?

Yes.

Never put your jeans in the dryer, and always wash inside out.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 05 Oct 2008, 20:09
I love washing my jeans in the dryer >:| I have never had problems

HOWEVER

MY ZIPPERS KEEP BREAKING D: If I buy a size 2/3 they fit, but the zipper breaks, but if I buy sizes 4/5, then they're falling down all day. What do I do guys?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Oct 2008, 20:16
Buy a belt?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 05 Oct 2008, 20:30
Don't wear pants?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 05 Oct 2008, 21:03
Oh don't encourage her.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 06 Oct 2008, 00:56
(https://ssl.static-cache.de/pimgs/323/c3/323_c360099b.jpg)

Duh
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Oct 2008, 03:50
Oh don't encourage her.

It'll keep her from wearing tights as pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 06 Oct 2008, 04:00
I'm pretty sure that not wearing actual pants will only encourage her to wear tights as pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 06 Oct 2008, 06:27
I love washing my jeans in the dryer >:| I have never had problems

HOWEVER

MY ZIPPERS KEEP BREAKING D: If I buy a size 2/3 they fit, but the zipper breaks, but if I buy sizes 4/5, then they're falling down all day. What do I do guys?

Wash your jeans less often and inside out. The decrease in friction on the denim will allow for the zipper to maintain strength longer. Or just buy jeans at places that are not old navy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 06 Oct 2008, 06:45
Man I wash my jeans whenever they get more stretched out a bit, i.e. whenever they stop framing my ass optimally, which is like every 2 or 3 weeks or so. When I was working in a barn I was wearing two pairs every week and washing on the weekend because they got so gross, but otherwise they don't need to be washed that much.

You can put jeans in the dryer! It is ok! Animal Ghosts is precisely right about washing them inside out, and you should leave them inside out when you put them in the dryer. The key is to not dry them completely. When you take them out, seams and hems and pockets and wherever else there are several layers of fabric should still be at least a little damp. Hang them up or lay them over a vent or a heater or something to finish drying. Feel free to wear them still damp, too, I guess, but the fibers are more likely to be permanently stretched if you do (as in, they won't shrink back up next time you wash them).

The problem with putting jeans in the dryer is that getting them completely dry usually means you have over-dried them. Denim is 100% cotton, or at least it usually is, and extreme heat makes cotton shrink up. The mistake people make is noticing that the waistband is still damp and throwing their jeans back in the dryer, even though the legs of the jeans are almost definitely all dry, which means that the only other physical change that the heat and the motion of the dryer can make on the denim is to start contracting the fibers of the dry parts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Oct 2008, 08:27
I love washing my jeans in the dryer >:| I have never had problems

HOWEVER

MY ZIPPERS KEEP BREAKING D: If I buy a size 2/3 they fit, but the zipper breaks, but if I buy sizes 4/5, then they're falling down all day. What do I do guys?

Wash your jeans less often and inside out. The decrease in friction on the denim will allow for the zipper to maintain strength longer. Or just buy jeans at places that are not old navy.

I've never had a problem with jeans from Old Navy. Ever.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 06 Oct 2008, 08:32
>:[
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 06 Oct 2008, 08:50
My Old Navy jeans are 100% indestructible.

I also never put my jeans in the dryer, nor my other clothes for that matter. I hang everything to dry.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Oct 2008, 10:45
But sometimes it is rainy? >:[
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 Oct 2008, 11:40
(https://ssl.static-cache.de/pimgs/323/c3/323_c360099b.jpg)

chicks in suspenders are super hot.

that concludes my contribution to the thread.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Oct 2008, 11:59
I love washing my jeans in the dryer >:| I have never had problems

HOWEVER

MY ZIPPERS KEEP BREAKING D: If I buy a size 2/3 they fit, but the zipper breaks, but if I buy sizes 4/5, then they're falling down all day. What do I do guys?

Wash your jeans less often and inside out. The decrease in friction on the denim will allow for the zipper to maintain strength longer. Or just buy jeans at places that are not old navy.

I actually live in a section of the world that does not have an old navy. but  I don't see how the zipper breaking is affected by the denim?

Also, guys. Jeans take forever to dry out of the drier, and I simply do not have anywhere that I can let them hang dry. It's too cold outside like 80% of the year to do it outside and I do not have a very large house and my family would not appreciate running into my jeans hanging in the bathroom. Besides, then they don't shrink back up to optimal ass-itude, they stay stretched out which I don't like.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 06 Oct 2008, 12:00
Ladies in suspenders,
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Oct 2008, 12:08
Definitely.

(http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/pi/piege-nicole-suspender-belt.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 12:10
Suspenders don't work so well on me. I have too much boob to contend with.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 12:12
Not bad for you. But sometimes bad for me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 06 Oct 2008, 12:43
Boobs pushing suspenders aside >< Side boob
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Oct 2008, 12:59
Suspenders + big titties = rad

As long as you don't expect them to function, it hurts when you move and they cut in, however, standing still you look rad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 06 Oct 2008, 13:10
I disagree!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Oct 2008, 13:23
Hey guys it is cool that you are posting in this thread a lot because every time I go to read the new post I get to scroll past that pic I posted

(I kind of have a Thing for suspender belts)

(http://www.pandoraschoice.com/ekmps/shops/pandoraschoice/resources/Image/black_seamed_stockings.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Oct 2008, 13:25
I kinda have a thing for those SHOES

holy cow.


Also, am I the only person that thinks underwear that are see through on the butt are very unattractive?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 13:28
Damn it Dovey that popped up in class.

Awkward.

Also I really like this sweater and I kind of want it even though it is for dudes:
(http://www.oaknyc.com/assets/images/hydenblkchelsea_regular.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 13:31
Jens stop being silly and pay attention to the fashion. You would look very dashing in the sweater I just posted.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Oct 2008, 13:33
I would like it more if it didn't have the buttons JUST in the middle of the chest.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 06 Oct 2008, 13:33
Damn it Dovey that popped up in class.

Awkward.

Also I really like this sweater and I kind of want it even though it is for dudes:
(http://www.oaknyc.com/assets/images/hydenblkchelsea_regular.jpg)

The cowl neck is so big right now. I have a cardigan very similar to this in dark grey, but I bought it super large for the sake of silhouette contrast.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 13:35
I think you should come to Chicago with your friend. You and I will take Jens shopping and make him like clothing as much as he should.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 06 Oct 2008, 13:39
Now, how is that possible? Just buy what she tells you to buy, and you'll look great.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 13:41
Jens you could never disappoint me.

My expectations are low.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 14:00
Give up gaming and comics. Buy good clothes.

I have found more awesome clothes for dudes. However I will not put all of them into one post. There are a lot of images.

(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/ort_m_1003-3t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/nix_m_1023-2t.jpg)
(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/fop_m_1004-2t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/fop_m_1009-2t.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 06 Oct 2008, 14:01
But I guess I could trudge after Animal Ghost's friend and Liz for a day and just buy the things they tell me look good, they both seem to know what is going on in the world of fashion.

Exactly, that's what I meant. As long as you just follow their advices and remember that your opinion doesn't count, it will be rad! You will be like their lump of clay, and they will sculpt you into whatever they want. God, I'm sorry I never went shopping with you, I've failed at being a good sister (then again, I don't know if I'm that good finding guys clothes).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 06 Oct 2008, 14:28
Only those jeans are good, the sweater is okay, the other 2 are abysmal articles of clothing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 06 Oct 2008, 14:31
Whoa, yeah. The first, er..sweater (if you can call it that) is pretty bad.  :|
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 06 Oct 2008, 14:55
The first sweater is the only thing I would call reasonable out of those. And even then I'd never actually buy it...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 06 Oct 2008, 15:07
Yeah liz of all the pictures of clothing you post that was probably your worst post.

Man I need to order the peahoodie already so I can destroy this thread. Maybe tonight. I need to measure myself first, and I'm not quite sure on how to do that. 
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 15:14
The jeans and sweater are my favorites in that post. The other two are things I am sort of trying to like because I think they could look really good.

I will try some more. The jacket and last sweater I am not entirely sure of, but once again they are things that could look good if done well, or just on the right person.

(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/dsl_m_1008-2t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/diesel_00c4p000lez493_red-2t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/dsl_m_1006-2t.jpg)
(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/bs_x185432-2t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/brn_m_1001-2t.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 06 Oct 2008, 15:21

The cowl neck is so big right now. I have a cardigan very similar to this in dark grey, but I bought it super large for the sake of silhouette contrast.

The posted picture had a shawl collar. A cowl neck looks like this.  (Shudder)
(http://www.luvcharlie.com/ProductImages/2578l.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 15:38
I love this sweater so much but I could not pull it off.
(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/gtf_w_1007-2t.jpg)

Also, more things for the ladies:
(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/lamixx_708t_sky-2t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/jhn_w_1005-2t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/hyp_w_1001-3t.jpg)
(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/dsl_w_1007-3t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/cbjv_5w105476-406_dar-2t.jpg) (http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/cjv_5w801746_pet-2t.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 06 Oct 2008, 15:40
Also, am I the only person that thinks underwear that are see through on the butt are very unattractive?

Yes.

Also, I do not know if I am warming to stuff or if I've just been smokin' tweeds or what but Liz, those things are all pretty good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 15:47
The mens' stuff or the ladies' stuff?

(Also smokin' tweeds, lol.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 06 Oct 2008, 15:49
Also, more things for the ladies:

Top right and bottom right dresses have me picking my jaw up off the floor
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 06 Oct 2008, 16:03
Indeed, much better post. The top right dress is: wow
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 06 Oct 2008, 19:22
the wide-leg pants are kind of goofy.


QFT
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 19:30
Wide leg pants are so fabulous. They are wicked comfortable and can really help with your figure.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 06 Oct 2008, 19:32
I really want some extreme flare in my jeans these days, but it's really hard to get a cut like that for a dude.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Oct 2008, 19:41
Yeah, I know what you mean. I've tried to find flared black jeans a few times, and have had no luck whatsoever.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Oct 2008, 19:47
These (http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2967731?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_pla=bottoms:men:pant&cm_ite=diesel(r)_%27zaf_72j%27_regular_slim_fit_flared_leg_jeans:216293&cm_ven=nextag&mr:referralID=171730e5-9419-11dd-8132-000423c27407) are really the only ones I can find with a noticeable flare to them. I don't really like the faded wash but the style and fit seem pretty good anyways. Then there are these (http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=123607&CategoryID=11246&PartnerID=SHP&cm_mmc=PMD_PI-_-Yahoo!-_-Product_Terms-_-William_Rast_Men%27s_Billy_%22%22Prince%22%22_Flare_Jeans#mainProductImage) which claim to be flared but I can't really see it at all. Sorry dudes, I guess it is just not meant to be.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 06 Oct 2008, 19:53
What is up with the high back on those jeans?  When I was looking for jeans in Sydney I was having the same problem.  Every fucking pair looked like some kind of fucking farmer's jeans from the back.  So goddamned awful.

edit: I wound up getting a pair of Lee Riders "Heritage Edition" when I was in Japan because they looked about 250% better than anything I'd found in Australia.  Can't remember if they were straight or boot cut.  I think straight, but not sure.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mooface on 07 Oct 2008, 11:07
LIZ please stop posting things i want and cannot have.  it makes my heart ache :(
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 07 Oct 2008, 12:17
If it's any consolation I also want them but can't have them. The first sweater is actually relatively cheap when compared to the rest of the stuff, $68 or something. Oh and the silver tank is only $32. The rest are pretty pricey, though. Sorry!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Oct 2008, 14:18
(http://www.80spurple.com/shop/app/img/products/cjv_5w801746_pet-2t.jpg)

How much is this one?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 07 Oct 2008, 15:34
Man there is just something about bodices and tops with those seams under the boobs that start at the cleavage and angle down towards the waist as they approach the armpit. It makes your boobs look saggy and not as nice. Otherwise it is (in my opinion) cute, but otherwise unremarkable.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 07 Oct 2008, 15:41
But its hot on girls with small tittays
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 07 Oct 2008, 15:58
The lady's tits look saggy in the top-left pic Liz posted because the lady has saggy tits, not because of any kind of fashion faux pas. (she is a common model on that site)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 07 Oct 2008, 16:15
Well, yes, but I figured that was obvious. There's nothing disguising it, though, on that shirt. The thing about the dress is that it is cute, but I think the seams thing is kind of a visual minimizer technique, too, so on girls with tiny boobs it makes them look a little droopy AND smaller.


I would still probably check out that chick if I passed her in that dress on the street. Maybe I would even whistle. (It is really funny to watch people get confused when a girl does that.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 07 Oct 2008, 18:28
How much is this one?

$245.

That is like, a paycheck. Makes me so sad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 10:33
i bought this top today, my webcam does not do it justice... also im too tired to get up and take a proper fully length picture... sozzlezzz lyYyYk...
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m146/giveitashave/Photo190.jpg?t=1223486925)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 08 Oct 2008, 14:00

$245.

That is like, a paycheck. Makes me so sad.

Yeah I totally might buy that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Oct 2008, 14:25
That sweater I love also comes in a cream color.

(http://www.chosenstock.com/template/_img/products/lrg/2193-b.jpg)

WANT
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 08 Oct 2008, 14:37
More colours. I like your jacket.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 14:40
i agree with more colours, stark bright colours are always an easy way to look a little more edgy.
i'd say get a few cool belts and stuff too, theyre a great accessory!

i also like your jacket :)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Oct 2008, 14:40
Yeah, more color and better fit.

Jens you have the potential to look so good if you just wanted to.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Oct 2008, 14:41
More colours, but subtly. I'd take the aforementioned accessories and make them red, so maybe a red belt or... no, a red belt. Perhaps one of those irritating hats that might be called beanies, if you can pull it off sufficiently suavely to not look like a bad boy band singer. And you look too nervous! Confidence is sexy. (I like your hair.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Oct 2008, 14:49
Maybe try some darker jeans, that are maybe a little bit less flare-y near the bottom? Also; sweaters! Like has been mentioned lots of times in this thread.. Something as simple as a nice black or grey v-neck sweater can look really good, if you don't want a lot of colors. This guy in my class whose style I totally admire almost only wears black, grey, white and sometimes brown (plus dark jeans, so I guess dark blue as well), but he does it so well and looks all kinds of awesome.


(Also, flag on the floor? :o I think the girl scouts/my mom has succeeded in teaching me to treat it with respect, because it was the first thing I noticed :p)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Oct 2008, 14:55
i think you're doing just fine, Jens.

personality and confidence are far more important than any accesory so do what you wanna do. fuck fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 08 Oct 2008, 15:08
The jeans are good, the jacket is good, the t-shirt is standard. Assuming that you have good shoes that outfit is ace the way it is.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 15:19
pahahaha, class!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 08 Oct 2008, 15:24
Jens, I know you are tired of me saying this, but: SKINNY JEANS!


(And your t-shirt is hilarious, post the pic now so everyone can laugh and giggle.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Oct 2008, 15:26
Hmm. Jens in skinny jeans could work...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 08 Oct 2008, 15:30
CLEARLY YOU HAVE NOT. YOU HAVE NOT HEARD IT ENOUGH UNTIL YOU OWN AT LEAST TWO OF THEM.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 15:30
NO. YOU SHUT UP!

i used hate skinny jeans, then they changed my life... seriously BUY A PAIR  you will never be able to thank yourself enough!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 15:34
 i like your shoes :)



skinnys ;)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Oct 2008, 15:35
Skinny jeans will not change your life, and are totally over as a trend any way. I would consider something slightly more slim fit though, you aren't fat, so don't wear baggy clothes. If you have a body that is at all nice, flaunt it.

I like the jacket, the T-shirt isn't bad but you could be layering better, and the jacket is nice but you should probably get it a little smaller. The loose fitting jacket isn't doing anything for your profile, especially with the loose jeans and shirt. Shoes are nice, but get a better haircut.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 15:38
that's why you wear skinny jeans, because they are no longer a trend.. why do you think i waited so long pfff!

i fuckin' hate ugg boots, they are a trend that has died but just wont fuck off!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 15:44
i see more flats than uggs on CWGs these days.
everyone in Cork has  pair of uggs andf they wear them over jeans or trackies, what the fuck?
even the poshest of the posh d4 people wear them... loyke
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Oct 2008, 15:46
that's why you wear skinny jeans, because they are no longer a trend.. why do you think i waited so long pfff!

i fuckin' hate ugg boots, they are a trend that has died but just wont fuck off!

This makes no sense. People still wear skinny jeans constantly and they are more popular than ever, that's why they aren't cool. You waited so long you missed the chance to do it while it was interesting and are just wearing tight pants.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Oct 2008, 15:49
This kind of fit on jeans (http://se.zoovillage.com/images/product/pi/10038584/10038584_d1.jpg) looks nice without being too skinny.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 15:51
i dotn wear then the wear everyone else in cork does, i dont put ugg boots over them and constantly reapply my lipgloss!
yera who cares if theyre uncool or cool, they flatter my figure so fuck it like!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 08 Oct 2008, 15:52
Yeah skinny jeans are definitely not my type.

What? You haven't even tried them! I'm not talking about the super skinny jeans, but the more fitted-without-being-clingy ones. I know it would suit you. Don't be ashamed of your body, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. If you feel insecure about being too skinny, remember that big unfitted clothes will make you look skinnier than you are.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 08 Oct 2008, 15:53
Man I like skinnies because I think I look better in them and I hate really baggy things. 

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 15:56
i either wear skinnies or figure hugging flares, depends on whether im having a fat day or not!
i really want some cute new dresses, but i'm poor and cant afford any :(
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 08 Oct 2008, 15:58
This makes no sense. People still wear skinny jeans constantly and they are more popular than ever, that's why they aren't cool.

So you're saying skinny jeans are uncool because they are popular? That is just as bad as wearing something because everybody else does it. Why can't people just wear what suits them without having to be so trend fixated?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Oct 2008, 16:01
if it makes you feel any better, i have no idea what's cool or not and i like to think i dress pretty well for who/what i am.

for example: i can't even wear baggy jeans, since there's usually more air than fabric touching my skin, i always have to look down and make sure i'm still wearing pants because i feel almost naked. so i usually go for something that's a little more snug so i can always be sure that i have pants on without having to check.

god that sounds alot less stupid in my head.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 08 Oct 2008, 16:02
No, thats pretty much how I feel too. I get your point.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 08 Oct 2008, 16:05
i need to buy a belt or small size school trousers, they slip down waaaaay too far when im in school, its a pure balls, but i dotn wanna change them because theyre pinstripe and theyre my "stick it to the man" pants because our uniform doesnt allow pinstripe!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 08 Oct 2008, 16:22
Your jeans are great the way they are! Especially that first pair. Whatever you do don't buy skinny jeans. Ugh.
And that shirt would be great if you ironed it  :wink:
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Oct 2008, 16:24
This makes no sense. People still wear skinny jeans constantly and they are more popular than ever, that's why they aren't cool.

So you're saying skinny jeans are uncool because they are popular? That is just as bad as wearing something because everybody else does it. Why can't people just wear what suits them without having to be so trend fixated?

Fashion is an art form. A friend of mine once said "I don't paint, I just get dressed every morning." If you are wearing the things that everyone else is wearing, you aren't much of an artist. When things that were at one point your form of self expression become co-opted by the masses, it takes away the individual expression of your style, defeating the purpose of fashion entirely. While yeah, you can say that you were doing it before it was cool, it doesn't change the fact that your trendsetting has become irrelevant. Fashion works because people move on from the things that have become common and do something new that doesn't yet have a box around it. You need people like me to figure out what you're going to be wearing in six months.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Oct 2008, 16:26
I guess this is my standard outfit type 2.

clothes (http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Auravis/Shirt.jpg)

As you can see, when the pockets are not big enough I do not know where to put my hands.

I like this a lot more. The jeans are a better wash and a much better fit for your figure. However, that shirt... I dunno man the whole "plaid-cowboy-shirted-hipster-scenester-lumberjack" look is so completely overdone at this point that I would branch out if I were you. Like, it is a good shirt, but maybe it is time for something new.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 08 Oct 2008, 16:31
This makes no sense. People still wear skinny jeans constantly and they are more popular than ever, that's why they aren't cool.

So you're saying skinny jeans are uncool because they are popular? That is just as bad as wearing something because everybody else does it. Why can't people just wear what suits them without having to be so trend fixated?

Fashion is an art form. A friend of mine once said "I don't paint, I just get dressed every morning." If you are wearing the things that everyone else is wearing, you aren't much of an artist. When things that were at one point your form of self expression become co-opted by the masses, it takes away the individual expression of your style, defeating the purpose of fashion entirely. While yeah, you can say that you were doing it before it was cool, it doesn't change the fact that your trendsetting has become irrelevant. Fashion works because people move on from the things that have become common and do something new that doesn't yet have a box around it. You need people like me to figure out what you're going to be wearing in six months.

Well, I'm not really interested in what I will be wearing in six months... Sorry, but what you are saying sounds kinda clothing-hipsterish.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 08 Oct 2008, 16:37
The idea that you can always be "correct" about almost anything, let alone something which is absolutely subjective is pretty absurd.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Oct 2008, 16:54
So guys I do not usually approve of the idea of sweaters as dresses but.


(http://www2.victoriassecret.com/images/prodpri2/V278265_47R.jpg)




Also I don't wear strapless things generally, but.


(http://www2.victoriassecret.com/images/prodpri2/V236800_CROP2.jpg)


I don't usually like strapless things on anyone because I notice girls tend to droop their shoulders inward and look a little bit uncomfortable because maybe it feels like the dress might fall down and somehow slightly worse posture will help it stay up or something. However, even though the model is doing the shoulder thing too, that is still so cute.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 08 Oct 2008, 17:25
Those dresses are awesome. Wow.

I like this a lot more. The jeans are a better wash and a much better fit for your figure.
I disagree, I liked the first jeans a lot more.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 08 Oct 2008, 17:29
I think it's the fact that the strapless dress is so fitted that keeps it from being a trainwreck.

For example, check out this thing I found on a quick GIS.

(http://x16.xanga.com/7b0d34ebd3430105401697/s74523914.jpg)

It's formless enough as it is even with the lady trying to pose for the picture but it's passable. However, add in drooping shoulders and you may as well start wearing garbage bags.

Also, I hate babydolls and ill-advised empire waists badly enough as it is, but by going strapless you can take one even further out into eyesore territory.

(http://dealsdressesdiscounts.com/images/flip-6208_front_thumb.jpg)

Again, just imagine how extra bad this will look once the model stops posing her heart out.

The next abomination is so terrible that I'm not even going to try using it as an example for anything, I just stumbled upon it while searching for the previous entries and was dumbfounded by the possibilities this thing has when slouching.

(http://www.nexternal.com/lf/images/GTRE-ANDREAmain.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Oct 2008, 17:55
a) You forgot to mention that the second dress you posted is atrocious because it also has one of those stupid bubble hems.

b) Remember that it is not necessarily empire waists you are talking about. You are right with the babydoll hating, though.

c) I actually was reading a celebrity gossip magazine sometime last year at my retail job (it was the only thing in the break room with words in it) and I think I saw Hillary Duff in one of those dresses like the third picture. It took me a while, but I finally realised the [only] appeal of that style, which is that it pretty much looks like a bath towel, and is thus really leading and makes it easy to imagine the chick naked. That doesn't mean it doesn't look horrible, but I think that is why people wear them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 08 Oct 2008, 17:58
My response to C is similar. Someone wearing that is bound to have a nice body (otherwise how could they stand to be seen in public in that?) and there's the appeal.

What I'm getting at is that dresses in that style are pleasing to the eye because that dress is sort of the fashion equivalent of a shibboleth where if you see that dress you are looking at an attractive person.


ADDITION: The biologist in me can't help pointing out that this is the same explanation as why ridiculously large antlers evolved. If you see an animal with huge elaborate antlers, you must be looking at a really strong buck because they're the only ones who can get away with huge elaborate antlers.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 18:08
*picture of Jeans's house/room*



This was a page ago, but I am just now seeing it. Jeans, do you have cow and chicken hooks on your wall? And what is the big black blob?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Oct 2008, 18:16
What I'm getting at is that dresses in that style are pleasing to the eye because that dress is sort of the fashion equivalent of a shibboleth where if you see that dress you are looking at an attractive person.

My friend Nads saw the picture of that dress and made a good point. He said, "you know, it might make me imagine them naked, but I like to choose who I am going to imagine naked. What if she is Paris Hilton? I don't want to have to stab my brain."

Also it is unfortunate that only attractive people wear them because it means they don't really know how to dress themselves or have any sense of what "attractive" is.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: CamusCanDo on 08 Oct 2008, 18:17
When things that were at one point your form of self expression become co-opted by the masses, it takes away the individual expression of your style, defeating the purpose of fashion entirely. You need people like me to figure out what you're going to be wearing in six months.

 :|

Oh shit clothes

Man I do not know what everyone's talking about, you look pretty great in both outfit types. Type 2 showed that you really have no reason to not wear more fitting clothes.

If you're not keen on skinnies you should at least try boot cut jeans. They will not make you look/feel like a complete woman, unlike skinnies. Plus, boots! Boots are a great shoe type that look fucking class with casual shirts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 19:00
Jeans, I think you are a rather dashing dresser as well. I never thought there was anything wrong with the way you dressed. Also, I love your hooks. Haha very awesome.



Also, everyone should at least try bootcuts. I love them quite a bit, and I think most of my jeans are bootcut.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 08 Oct 2008, 19:04
Jens, the pagebreak shoes man, where did you get them?

I must have them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 19:08
blah blah blah I won't wear things that are cool blah blah blah



Man, whatever happened to wearing what you like because you like it, and not caring what other people wear? Or is that not fashionable?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 08 Oct 2008, 19:54
I'm in such a dilemma. I'm starting to see this dude but like one of my main concerns is him dressing like a Value Village artist. I want to make this boy buy some skinny jeans (without paint all over them), cardigans and fly ass kicks because he's all skinny and pretty, but I can't! I AM REALLY SHALLOW.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 20:11
Take him shopping and buy him these things. Or better yet, get him to try them on and see how good he looks and he'll buy it himself.



Guys, today I wore this shirt (http://www.interpunk.com/itemzoom.cfm?Item=86006&), well kinda. My shirt doesn't say Dead Kennedys on the back. It is fitted, and super soft, and kinda faded, and I love this shirt. I wore it with  these pants (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/newpants.jpg), and . Was this a bad decision? I do actually like dead kennedys.  (https://www.instepdrmartens.com/browser/S005__5/S005__6/product/R005__HRcIH7caIb66a7595e6d29a7/items.html[/url)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Oct 2008, 20:14
blah blah blah I won't wear things that are cool blah blah blah



Man, whatever happened to wearing what you like because you like it, and not caring what other people wear? Or is that not fashionable?


You don't get it huh.

Also, boot cut jeans are the worst cut there is. Jeans you should look into the levi's 511 and 501, especially the unwashed 501 shrink to fit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 20:19
What I don't get is why you are an asshole. Maybe you want to fill us in?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Oct 2008, 20:36
Oh man so guys.

(http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/1/_5644561.jpg)


I like the dress, but I am pretty sure I really like the chick better.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 20:41
The dress is cute, as are the shoes. The girl is alright, as well. I don't know if I like the tights though. But, I don't generally like tights.



Also, I'd like to take some time to point out, and I am vaguely certain that this has been pointed out before, but I'd like to say that corduroy is like the fabric of champions. Seriously. I fall head over heels for anyone who wears a lot of corduroy. Phil's hatin the picture thread made me think of this.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Oct 2008, 20:42
Jens you look so much better in more fitted clothes. Seriously. The second outfit you posted flatters you so much.

Also, re: Fashion Debate-

Wear whatever the hell you want to wear. Do it in an unusual way. That is how you achieve fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 08 Oct 2008, 20:48
She is very awkward looking and cute!

And, I think I agree with Ms. Emaline. I mean, I get the whole "dressing is an art" but wouldn't it work best to use pieces and make them your own? Skinny jeans are just like any other kind of jeans; you can certainly make them work for you. You basically said you weren't interested in wearing anything the masses are into, right? It just sounds as stupid as an artist who creates art specifically so the masses won't like it... not just pushing boundaries, just signifying "in" groups by who "gets it" and who doesn't. Feel free to correct me if I'm misinterpreting you!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 08 Oct 2008, 20:53
That dress/stockings/shoes combo is so goddamned cute.

Also, people have different definitions of what "fashion" means.  People like me, for example, take looking fashionable to mean that you can colour-co-ordinate and pick clothes that suit your body type and make you look good.  There are others though that take fashion more seriously and view it as an artform.  Which is more correct?  I don't know!  I've always seen this thread to be something in the middle, where people can offer suggestions as to what would look good on other people, show off outfits they are particularly pleased or enamoured with and so forth.

I think also that when it comes to hipster fashion or whatever you want to call it there are a number of types of people, but the important ones to note are the ones who are dressing that way because it's how they want to look andthe ones who are dressing that way because it's how they think others want them to look.  If you're in the first category and you're dressing in an independent way based on taking things you've seen and liked and adding your own personal touch to them then that's great.  Whether you look good or not, whatever, you're doing your own thing and that's commendable.  If you're the type that sees what's popular and wears it because you think it'll score points with other people then that's kind of lame.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Oct 2008, 20:57
I really really like boyish haircuts on girls with feminine bone structure. HUBLAGHUBLAGHUBLAGHUBLAG
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 21:08
That dress/stockings/shoes combo is so goddamned cute.
take looking fashionable to mean that you can colour-co-ordinate and pick clothes that suit your body type and make you look good.
There are others though that take fashion more seriously and view it as an artform.  


But this is also an art form.


Refusing to wear something just because everyone else wears it, even it make you look good, is rather silly. It's like saying bands like Minor Threat have sold out because they have sold a large amount of records. Maybe it's because they are good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Oct 2008, 21:09
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah totally sold out.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 08 Oct 2008, 21:14
Guys, no more pants! Everyone wears them.

Emergency! I can't find my sweaters! It is getting cool here finally, and I have no fall clothing, minus a corduroy blazer, but I will probably cry if I can't find my sweaters.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 08 Oct 2008, 21:22
Man, I would say fashion is an art form. However, not everyone is skilled and awesome in that art form and just have a reasonable idea for what works in them. I mean, not everyone can perfectly critique and outfit like animal ghosts and know what exactly would look good on certain people. I certainly can't do that. However, I can dress myself reasonably well. (well i could if had better clothes to work with.)

Did that make any sense?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 21:23
Goodwill has good sweaters. Seriously. Thats where I get a lot of mine. Plus I am cheap.

I also like Old Navy's girl's sweaters. And Gap has had some good ones in the past.

Or you could be ultra cool, and learn to knit your own.*





*This is not completely advisable. Knitting sweaters is had, and not recommended for beginners.**
** But you could still totally learn and make your own sweaters and be cool as hell!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 08 Oct 2008, 21:24
Guys, no more pants!

I thought you were cool Robbie.

So, I only have 3 pairs of pants that aren't ridiculous Kung Fu pants. One pair are khakis and these things hug my legs pretty close, but not super close, it's weird. And I've got the shittiest pair of pants ever. I resewed them to be straight legged, but I wore them so much so they've got paint, dried blood, a hole near the inner thigh, superglue, and all kinds of wear to them. I want to fix them up so I can wear them again, but the hole is a little ridiculous, so is the rest of the stuff like paint and glue and stuff. How do I fix these pants?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 08 Oct 2008, 21:27
I'm cool. You were right.

I have sweaters. I just don't know where they are... I have some really good ones, too. Somewhere.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Slick on 08 Oct 2008, 22:15
i dotn wear then the wear everyone else in cork does, i dont put ugg boots over them and constantly reapply my lipgloss!
yera who cares if theyre uncool or cool, they flatter my figure so fuck it like!
Man so everyone was like 'cuteunderagedirishgirlwithchocolatenomnomnom' in the photo thread and I was all like 'whatever' but something about the syntax in this quote makes me crush on you massive.
I mean.

Uh.

clothes (http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Auravis/Shirt.jpg)
Hot!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 22:21
James, how dare you. We have to break up now. Sorrys.


And I was all going backpacking for a short period in Canada this summer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Slick on 08 Oct 2008, 22:36
Wait we were still dating? OK then, break it off if you want. Whatever.
You can probably crash here if you're backpacking Ontario.


Still I am not kidding something about the way those words and not words are arranged just makes me go whoa.
Maybe there is something wrong with me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 22:46
I like your casual apathy towards our relationship. Maybe I've broken up with you before. I don't remember.

Also, I think we are mostly just sleeping outside.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Slick on 08 Oct 2008, 22:54
Well, does us being broken up or not change any of the practical applications of our relationship?
If you're actually planning this, backpack through Guelph, ON in the last weekend of July and go to Hillside.

Fashion thread I started rolling up my pants this summer both for biking considerations and heat control, and I am kind of in love with it now. Basically, I fold the bottom cuff up so the top of the fold is just below the lowest part of my knee, fold that fold once on itself, then fold it up again so that the pants stop just at the lowest point of my knees. I think it looks great.
Fashion thread is this OK?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 09 Oct 2008, 00:07
ITT: Fatty demonstrates Things Not To Do

Strapless Dresses:
(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v141/68/3/667516527/n667516527_339409_9124.jpg)

Bubble Skirts: (old awkward photo)
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/aka-fatty/sf7.jpg)

Bootcut Jeans: (this is before I hemmed them
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/aka-fatty/newjeans2.jpg)

Dresses over jeans: (I mostly agree with this as a general principle)
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/aka-fatty/IMG_6886.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 09 Oct 2008, 04:18
"I don't paint, I just get dressed every morning."

This.

You guys are so funny when you argue over clothes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Oct 2008, 05:40
You don't get it huh.

Never post this phrase again, thanks!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Oct 2008, 05:51
I know, Dan. The missing comma was driving me crazy, too.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Oct 2008, 07:57
Man I don't know what it is but I have been on a dress kick lately.


(http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/16/_5677936.jpg)

(http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/7/_5710807.jpg)
(the one on the right)

(http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/18/_5391778.jpg)




Also I think this is absolutely the best dress ever. Well, maybe not ever, but it is the best combination of multiple design elements that are supposed to be flattering that I have ever seen. Also, I look really good in blue. Anyone want to lend me $400?

(http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/14/_5681754.jpg)(http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/12/_5681772.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 09 Oct 2008, 10:57
I really wish mens formal wear had as many options as dresses do, all of those are cute but the last two are just devastatingly elegant.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 09 Oct 2008, 11:25
Men's formal wear is more about colors and accessories (read: rad vests and hats). We've got less to work with I suppose, but it's totally possible to look super rad in a suit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 09 Oct 2008, 12:14
The white one would look better strapless, in my opinion. Also the last one has odd sleeves. Love the color though, and if you had the event to wear it to it would be pretty great.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 09 Oct 2008, 13:20
I pretty much hate all strapless dresses. I think it's from looking at too many wedding dresses and realizing all the strapless ones make me want to shoot myself because they're so deadly boring. That said, there are a few ok ones, but I think skinny girls look bony and skeletor-like, and chunky ones look broad and jiggly from lack of support. So there is a very very narrow window of people who can get away with them, and I'm pretty sure I'm not in that window.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 09 Oct 2008, 13:29
I just think the tiny little straps look odd and maybe a little cheap or something.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 09 Oct 2008, 13:39
Oddly enough that's exactly what I think when I see no straps.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 09 Oct 2008, 13:51
Yeah... strapless=tube tops=cheap hookers :/
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 09 Oct 2008, 18:32
The blue one is all kinds of awesomes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 09 Oct 2008, 18:34
I would also be classified as a "fan"
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Oct 2008, 21:32
Also the last one has odd sleeves.

The shoulder seams mimic kimono-style sleeves (the way they are inset. just trust me, because I'd post a picture of a sleeve set in the same way but you still wouldn't be able to tell what I was talking about). It is also ruched (gathered) on top of the shoulder, which creates even wrinkles in the fabric that smooth out across the boob, making it look sleek and also maybe a little bigger? They are open on the side closest to the wrist (as opposed to the neck) like kimono sleeves too (and only tacked where the waist fabric starts; possibly sexy, because you might get side boob, but there is no risk of falling out sideways or flashing), but whoever made it left the outermost edge to create a fluttery cap sleeve. Cap (http://www.cinematicbride.com/blog/wp-content/images/2007/08/navy-cap-sleeve-tee.jpg) sleeves (http://www.coutureinthecity.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/dg-hourglass-cap-sleeve.jpg) are flattering on just about any arm shape, whether they are scrawny and bony or even if they are fat, and the extra volume of fabric used to create the flutter effect makes the sleeve stand out away from the arm below the shoulder which helps make the top of the arm look skinnier.

So basically, it is a flawlessly executed version of throwing lots of things that should make you look nice together all in one piece. It almost never works, either. Whoever did it gets a prize.


Also I like the white one exactly how it is. I was thinking I wished it was in a different colour, but now I'm not so sure. I would probably skip the drape, though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 09 Oct 2008, 22:40
ZOMG WANT:

(http://www.unique-vintage.com/images/7898purpleembroidered.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Oct 2008, 04:45
Ladies and their dresses,

I really wish mens formal wear had as many options as dresses do, all of those are cute but the last two are just devastatingly elegant.

I think there are a lot of interesting variances that you can make in men's formal wear, but it is a lot more subtle than women's formal wear. Actually, come to think about it, this can apply more or less to menswear in general.

It's about the cut, colour, pattern. About the way you accessorise and match (or mismatch for that matter) tie to shirt to socks to shoes to belt and so on. About cufflinks, belt buckles, tie pins, jacket buttons, pocket squares. Did I mention it's about cut?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 10 Oct 2008, 05:03
I really really like boyish haircuts on girls with feminine bone structure. HUBLAGHUBLAGHUBLAGHUBLAG
Me too, I am a big fan of that.

Is it just me, or does the person in the purple dress on the last page look extremely tall? Maybe she is just skinny, but I'd put her at more than 6'.

The blue dress is amazing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 10 Oct 2008, 09:10
Dovey, preach it!

But seriously, men's fashion can be easy if you want it to be. Most times, a simple suit can look just as good (if not better) than when you put a lot of effort into it, but if you're willing, there is definitely a lot of options and things you can do to make a suit (or tux, I suppose, though I kind of hate them) look real good, and unique!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 10 Oct 2008, 10:15
Okay so that purple dress I posted. The whole website is amazing. Soooo many good dresses, like this one. I need this dress.

(http://www.unique-vintage.com/images/7482BlackDressNow.jpg)

(larger view) (http://www.unique-vintage.com/images/unique-vintage/7482larger.jpg)
(close up) (http://www.unique-vintage.com/images/unique-vintage/7482bodice.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 10 Oct 2008, 14:17
Man, I must be a terrible fashionable person, I love strapless everything.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Social Bacon on 10 Oct 2008, 15:53
I'm really not a big fan of most of formal(-ish) dresses. Most of the time I think they just look silly and don't flatter womens' figures at all.

However, men's formal wear makes me want to kill myself because it's too expensive for me to wear all the time... There's so much subtly to it, finding the proper suit to fit your body and personality is quite difficult.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 10 Oct 2008, 18:14
Okay so that purple dress I posted. The whole website is amazing. Soooo many good dresses


Unique Vintage is one of the cool sites on my "Check Regularly" list.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 11 Oct 2008, 06:49
Man, I must be a terrible fashionable person, I love strapless everything.

I think we've actually told you that 20 times, Andy. =/
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 11 Oct 2008, 07:08
Excuse me if I can't take a forum's advice quite serious when most of them think short are the epitome of awful.

Besides, if I took half the advice on here, it'd look awful with my body type
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 11 Oct 2008, 13:42
man guys, it's pretty ironic that you're constantly telling everyone to find what works for them and their body type but you expect the same tips to work for every single person

fashion is an individual, completely subjective thing.

clearly Drill King gets enough compliments (on this forum, and I'm sure otherwise) to keep doing exactly what she's doing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 11 Oct 2008, 14:34
Because generalizations are useful and appropriate when talking about the human form since some things are likely to be true for the majority of people. Most people don't have the relatively long, lean and youthful frames fashion designers often have in mind when designing clothes. Likewise, some things are just terrible ideas. Like crocs.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 11 Oct 2008, 17:56
fashion is an individual, completely subjective thing.

It's funny you say that, because earlier today I happened to be flipping through Republic, and Plato titled one chapter "Capris: They Never Look Good" and then proceeds to launch into what scholars generally regard as history's first empirically true logical argument.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 11 Oct 2008, 18:01
Truly Plato was a wise man
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 11 Oct 2008, 18:31
Besides, if I took half the advice on here, it'd look awful with my body type

then ignore said advice

If you saw me on a day to day basis, you would totally know that I am.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Oct 2008, 20:23
Guys, red lipstick? Yes no? Terrible idea?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: CarrionMan on 11 Oct 2008, 20:31
Depends on the shade. Too bright, makes you look like a whore, too dark, makes you look too gothic. Right tone, with the right match with the clothes, and you'll look great.

Guy's advice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 11 Oct 2008, 20:49
Also red lipstick makes your face look like a vagina, and we are all in agreement that vaginas are rad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 11 Oct 2008, 21:09
Man, that is way too general of a question. It's makeup and makeup is crazy subjective by nature. My maternal grandmother can still pull off red lipstick largely due to her skintone and her overall look. On the other hand, some of my paternal cousins looked trashy in their ill-advised attempts to incorporate red lipstick.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Oct 2008, 01:16
Its a darkish red. I have moderately pale skin, and blackish reddish hair. I tend to wear darker colors, inculding darker make up.

Basically my question is, am I gonna look silly as hell?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Oct 2008, 01:34
Well, I mean, it depends.

Are you serious?

If yes, why so?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Oct 2008, 03:00
that was horrible.

I think that if the lipstick goes well with the hair, it should look okay, though I really don't know much about makeup (I'm a male, and I don't play in a goth or black metal band).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 12 Oct 2008, 06:03
Agreed, with pics.

(personally I love red red red lipstick, but I know a lot of people that can't pull it off. But I really dig that white blonde + red red lipstick look. Gwen Steffani, Scarlett Johanson, marilyn monroe, etc. IE if you can't you REALLY can't, if you can, it's awesome.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eli on 12 Oct 2008, 08:08
I want to try wearing red lipstick, too, but I haven't had a chance to wander the makeup aisle to see what shade might look nice, if any, because I've seen friends try to pull off the red red shade and it just looks like they smeared melted red crayon on. They were all tan and blond and I'm the complete opposite, pale and dark brown hair.

I've also have been trying to think up outfits with fishnet stockings where they don't look out of place or trashy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 12 Oct 2008, 10:29
Man I think a classic red lip is classy as all hell. Just don't wear a whole lot of other makeup. When I do it, I just put on mascara and maybe a little eyeliner, but nothing too dramatic. Get a lip brush and put a little on at a time, even a sheer red is still gonna look classy. (PS I am a dark haired paleface too)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 12 Oct 2008, 10:48
I love wearing bright red lipstick. I am super pale so it looks really striking, and I don't wear any other makeup with it either. That is how you do it. Keep the rest of your face simple and pick the right shade!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 12 Oct 2008, 12:33
Alyssa wears fairly red lipstick a lot, and it looks quite nice! I guess it can be over-done on some women, but most can pull it off.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Oct 2008, 12:41
This would be easier to decide with pics.


I will post pictures of me in red lipstick, wearing one of those dresses I bought, with my septum tusk, when my camera arrives in the mail. Hopefully, I will get it before Wednesday, or on Wednesday, so I can take pictures of my bird tattoos.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 12 Oct 2008, 13:58
Its a darkish red. I have moderately pale skin, and blackish reddish hair. I tend to wear darker colors, inculding darker make up.

Basically my question is, am I gonna look silly as hell?


No. (http://www.topnews.in/files/images/Dita-Von-Teese3_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 12 Oct 2008, 15:33
Dita only gets away with most of the shit she wears because half the time she is taking it off.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 12 Oct 2008, 15:55
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/Photo262.jpg)
Is this okay?  My boyfriend wants me to try something in a more fire-engine shade, but I'm afraid that going any redder will make me look whorish (please excuse the PhotoBooth; my real camera has broken).

Also, I've been trying to find a pair of cute rain boots, because my only closed-toed shoes are canvas, and we're starting to get some rain.  I've almost bought this pair (http://www.amazon.com/Red-Simple-Dot-Rainboot/dp/B000MFFMB0/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1223851223&sr=1-7) a couple of times, but I can't help coming back to the thought that rain boots make everyone's legs look fat.  Do they?  Am I better off with the mid-calf kind (http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Height-Waterproof-Rubber-Garden/dp/B000R4M8JK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1223851496&sr=1-4)?  Or should I forget rain boots altogether and invest in a pair of waterproof tennis shoes (or something funky like this (http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Ballet-Style-Rubber-Garden/dp/B000FEG0DM/ref=pd_sbs_a_3))?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 12 Oct 2008, 16:03
I think that looks really nice. Very striking. Wear it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eris on 12 Oct 2008, 16:09
I really do like that lipstick on you, Elizzybeth, but I think if you're going to wear it then keep the eye makeup minimal, like in that photo.

I was told by a makeup-lady (doing my formal makeup) that if you want to wear something like bright lipstick, then the rest of your makeup (eyeshadow and whatnot) should be more subtle, so that people will focus more on your lips, rather than having the two aspects of your face fighting for attention. The same goes for having dark eye makeup, if you're going to do that then just wear gloss or light lipstick, so that the attention is more on your eyes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 12 Oct 2008, 16:10
I was always under the impression rain boots made your legs look thinner, because there's usually so much extra space around the calf
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 12 Oct 2008, 16:33
Guys I am going for the second of my twice-a-year shopping outings this week (I go once during spring and once during fall, to get clothes for the present and following seasons.) Totally looking forward to getting some nice sweaters, vests, etc. I shall post pictures eventually.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 12 Oct 2008, 17:23
Rain boots are so damn adorable it doesn't matter if they make your legs looks thinner or thicker.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Oct 2008, 19:03
Dan speaks truth.

A cursory google reveals that this (http://www.awesomerainboots.com/) website exists.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 13 Oct 2008, 02:39
Okay guys, it got cold here finally and I need a cardigan I think. Are there stores where you can buy them, I don't know how this works.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 13 Oct 2008, 08:26
Order them from L.L.Bean. Or try goodwill. Or go to the mall and try an anchor store. Or look online and find something you like.

Basically, what I am saying is that it pretty much works like buying ANY clothing item.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 13 Oct 2008, 12:26
(http://www.lillevinkelsko.no/images/produkter/dame/skoletter-dame/a-bohan-k17l-16-1-00-sort.jpg)

Opinions on these shoes? I basically only ever wear sneakers, but I've been thinking I should have a pair of decent looking shoes that look, well, more "grown up" and/or "dressed up", and a pair of "boots" or whatever this is might be a good idea? The shaft has to be pretty low, because my calves are massive.. Anyways, I think I kinda like these, but I'm not sure why, and I don't know about the bowtie-thing in the back..

Also, finding nice looking winter shoes that don't cost a fortune is proving difficult as hell! I'm pretty sure I'll end up going for the wool socks + Chucks plan again, because 1) it doesn't really matter if the Chucks get ruined because they're already pretty beat and 2) I can fit two pairs of wool socks inside one of the pairs I have, but sigh, I really want a pair of niiice winter shoes that also do not make me feel like Bambi on the ice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Oct 2008, 12:33
Winter shoes, or winter boots? Boots are more likely to have the tread you are looking for, you still can't run across ice, but you aren't likely to slip.

Those boots look good, not boring, but not overdone.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 13 Oct 2008, 12:49
For not feeling like Bambi I HIGHLY recommend these (http://www.yaktrax.com/).

They are small and lightweight so when you get inside you can slip them off your shoes and into a backpack, so you can wear your fashion-forward shoes inside.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 13 Oct 2008, 12:56
I was going to buy a pair of those last year, actually! But then all of a sudden, the ice melted before I got my ass downtown to find some, and they apparently cost like $50, which is almost a new pair of shoes - but I'm hoping there are cheaper alternatives.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 13 Oct 2008, 12:57
No way. I think I got mine for much more like $20. I bought a second pair when I lost the ones my parents had given me and I don't think I'd have spent $50 on them.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/campmor/search/main.jsp?command=text&ip_text=yaktrax&image.x=0&image.y=0 (http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/campmor/search/main.jsp?command=text&ip_text=yaktrax&image.x=0&image.y=0)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 13 Oct 2008, 13:01
Well, yeah, but you're not in the Land of Expensive. And it is difficult to find non-Norwegian online stores that will sell stuff like that to countries that aren't the US or Canada, especially without adding a fortune in shipping. I once wanted to get a bottle of shampoo from an online store, and while the shampoo cost like $20, they wanted $90 in shipping. Maybe eBay can be my friend.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 14 Oct 2008, 03:05
Eed, clearly you don't know that the last time I bought clothes in a store, I was a sophomore in high school. I don't know how clothes shopping works. But I'll look around on the internets.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 14 Oct 2008, 06:33
You go into a shop, you try on things you like, you buy the things you like that fit. Alternatively you purchase things according to your measurements on websites. There is no guarantee of quality.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 14 Oct 2008, 06:56
There is no guarantee of quality.

This is actually what has stopped me from buying one already from online. I have no idea the sort of fit they have. Which is why I'd need to go try some on.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Katherine on 14 Oct 2008, 10:54
You could ask a trusted friend to go shopping with you.  Someone who has a general idea of the quality of the clothes in the stores that you go into, someone who can honestly tell you whether or not something looks ridiculous.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Oct 2008, 14:01
Guys. I spent ten minutes trying to work out what rain boots are. Then I clicked that link and I realised you're talking about WELLINGTONS.

Jeez. Use the right words! Clearly these foot garments are a British invention; we need them the most.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 14 Oct 2008, 14:10
Rubber boots! Also, I think "rain boots" is fairly self explanatory.


Tonight/tomorrow, this month's student loan trickles into my account. I think I might just go ahead and order the boots mentioned earlier (http://www.lillevinkelsko.no/images/produkter/dame/skoletter-dame/a-bohan-k17l-16-1-00-sort.jpg), because even though buying shoes online is scary (sizing and comfort), I can always return them. In other news, I found the most comfortable and pretty grey peacoat today, at only $115. It makes me sad that I cannot justify buying it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 14 Oct 2008, 15:07
If you don't call them "galoshes," I refuse to acknowledge their existence in any way.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Eris on 14 Oct 2008, 15:17
They are "gumboots" here, so I guess you're all wrong.

Wrong.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Oct 2008, 15:27
Galoshes are different - they are simply rubber overshoes, not full-scale Wellington boots.  Wikipedia tells me that they are sometimes called "rubbers" in the US, though I rather thought that was something a little different...

Oh, and if they are green, you lose, stylewise.  (Um, mine are green...)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Oct 2008, 15:30
I think rain boots are the best name for them to be honest. Or rubber boots. They actually help the listener understand what they are.


Also

ATTN

Need actual fashion advice

So prom dress shopping is starting up soon. I need some help, since most of you know what I look like I don't think it's a real issue. I'm thinking either black, red, or some shade of green.

I'd like something less um.. poofy, and a little more um.. not poofy. I'm trying to think about neck lines, with my bust really 50s cuts work alright, strapless and halter are also alright as well. I need styles that are more form hugging to the waist because otherwise I look like a bit of a box. I'm really really 'hourglass' shaped, and a bit taller than most, really my issue with cuts is how to flaunt it without looking like a trollop. I'm really lost on all of this. Don't worry about prices/colours, I'm trying to get ideas on cuts and style.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 14 Oct 2008, 15:31
Isn't the point of Prom to look like a trollop?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Oct 2008, 15:51
I'm okay with looking a little bit like a trollop, but if I must I want to look like a classy trollop.

(As long as it's not like a cupcake)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 14 Oct 2008, 22:15
DrillKing: You can look good and sexy without looking like a trollop. The trick is to know exactly what everyone else will do and Don't Do It.

You should post some things you like for us to comment, otherwise there is like a billion suggestions that could be made.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 14 Oct 2008, 22:43
Who wouldn't want to look like a Trollope (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sarony,_Napoleon_(1821-1896)_-_Trollope,_Anthony_(1815-1882).jpg)? :-D
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 14 Oct 2008, 22:46
Wow.  That is a man, everyone.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 15 Oct 2008, 01:39
Gummistvler.

Norwegian.

lol
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 15 Oct 2008, 22:04
I want to buy some boots, but I have a small problem. Due to a childhood spent on pointed toes(I walked on the tips of my toes always when I was a child), and a love of biking, I have pretty large calf muscle. Where might I be able to buy some boots that fit around my large calves?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 15 Oct 2008, 23:18
Man childhood tip-toers are coming out of the woodwork recently... I've heard of a lot of girls who did it when they were young recently, including myself.

But a lot of footwear stores should have extended calf sizing... Famous Footwear I know for sure does. When I did a search for extended calf boots, I found you can search for that through Macy's. Another option depending on your style and how affected you are by a fatty stigma is Torrid's boot selection. It's not "extended calf" really, but the calves are cut way bigger... since it's a plus size store. You could look into stretching the leather in a regular size boot as well so long as you have a good shoe repair place.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 15 Oct 2008, 23:18
Boot fits are such a varied and personal thing, I don't think you're going to find a shop for people with larger calves. I think you need to pay attention to the type of boots that are likely to fit you. For example, boots that go to the knee or half way up the calf may not fit you, espcially ones with zips or buckles. I'd say you'd definitely want to try the scrunched top pull-on boots and ones with flexible lace-up tops.
It also depends on the size of your ankle comparatively. If your ankle is much skinnier than your calf, you will find yourself in shoes which are too loose at the ankle.
I'd say boots slightly higher than the ankle might be better than say, knee high. It also depends if you're going for girly girly or chunky punk boots. Chunky punk boots are likely to come with a more uniformly large ankle/calf width, wheras girly stilleto heels are likely to be very narrow at the ankle. I think you might be able to find something in between, but range of styles is a limiting factor.
Stay away from anything that will look really tight, shiny leather or vinyl, go for casual loose boots.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 16 Oct 2008, 01:12
Boot fits are such a varied and personal thing

For some reason, I guffaw'd at this.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 16 Oct 2008, 02:35
It is something i couldn't figure out how to say not-stupid.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Oct 2008, 05:37
They may work for people with big calves, but I have to say that I hate saggy scrunch-top boots. Hate them. I have never seen anyone make them look good, or like anything other than the fact that they look like they're too big and fell down.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Oct 2008, 05:49
Second'd.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: axerton on 16 Oct 2008, 05:55
A question for girls, or gay guys I suppose.

I was recently in a play and therefore had to put on stage makeup and I was surprised by the number of girls in the cast who commented something along the lines of "Guys in eyeliner are hot" "guys should wear eyeliner more often" ect ect.

This wasn't actually something I was planning on doing but I'm curious if my cast-mates were just odd or if this is a commonly held thought that is simply kept in for fear of seeming to have a thing for emoboys.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 16 Oct 2008, 07:25
I had the same thing when I was in a play. All the girls were saying something along the lines of how I looked so good with eyeliner on.
I think its just a drama girl thing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 16 Oct 2008, 08:15
Honestly, I think men or women in make-up is pretty stupid.

There's people who do it well but they would always look good without so it's basically obsolete.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 16 Oct 2008, 08:20
Tommy you have not seen me without make-up.

It is not pretty.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 16 Oct 2008, 08:26
I have never seen eyeliner look good on any guy unless they look convincingly androgynous or female.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 16 Oct 2008, 08:51
Eyeliner on guys is a really difficult thing to pull off. Most of the time it looks completely silly, and I tend not to take the guy seriously then. However, when a guy can pull it off I am smitten. But only a few guys can pull it off.


But then again, the last few guys I have dated have been vaguely goth. And if you are vaguely goth, you can probably pull it off well, but even then it is hit or miss.

Example of eyeliner on a guy looking good. (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/17705972168634502608jpeg___150_500_.jpg)

I will steal a better picture from this guy later. But he is one of the very few people I have ever met who can pull eyeliner off well. Of course, he looks good while dressed as a mine, so he can probably pull off anything.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 16 Oct 2008, 09:04
I dunno, I don't really think that he can pull it off, at least from that picture. I have never worn anything but stage makeup though, so I can't say I have the experience necessary to make a real recommendation one way or the other on the subject. Plus, I'm not really down with the androgenous or boyish look; I've always been kind of annoyed that I'm so boyish looking myself, really, despite having been told I'm fairly cute as often as anyone else.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 16 Oct 2008, 15:50
I used to think I didn't like makeup, until I realized that the girls I found attractive were wearing makeup and I just couldn't tell. So it's not that I don't like makeup, I just don't like to notice it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Oct 2008, 16:04
The only times anyone on this forum has ever seen me in makeup is in pictures.

Except maybe Hogmanay last year, but I can't remember.




ect ect.

You were sick that day they taught "words purloined from latin and greek" in English, huh.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 16 Oct 2008, 16:34
The only times anyone on this forum has ever seen me in makeup is in pictures.

Except maybe Hogmanay last year, but I can't remember.

You looked great but I didn't really notice make-up. I remember you had a cool dress on.

It's a pity all our photos of that whole thing were pretty crappy. What was with that fucking beard (http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/203/41/532260047/n532260047_2035452_1862.jpg), I don't know what I was thinking.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Oct 2008, 22:05
More of that beard, Dski.

Grow us a playoff beard.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Oct 2008, 22:59
Start your beard now, Dski. I want fully-fledged mountain man by February.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Oct 2008, 23:47
tommy I can't grow a good beard and I am personally offended by any man that can and chooses not to.

This also means that you and Harry are going to have to make up for the less hirsute gentlemen at OzCon by being extra beardy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 17 Oct 2008, 12:15
Guys, I met someone at the hotel who's name was Harry Furr. He was an older guy that was bald on top, but had a ridiculous beard. He told me that he was Santa Clause in the winter. His beard reflected this as fact.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Oct 2008, 09:28
I am going to start posting pictures of how good I look every day for feedback and criticism. I do not feel comfortable with people on the internet knowing my identity though, so I will be blacking out my face. I hope that is okay with people.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 19 Oct 2008, 12:28
new coat, crap picture...
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m146/giveitashave/Photo193.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 19 Oct 2008, 12:51
I approve of that coat. Apparently most people can't pull off double-breasted things (??) but I think you do it pretty well.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 19 Oct 2008, 13:00
why thank you :D
i've had a shit few days so i needed some retail therapy!
i shoudl relaly be saving for a new ipod though after mien got STOLEN uuuuggh :(
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 19 Oct 2008, 13:55
You just need to wink at plenty of boys on the internet until one pathetic-outs and buys you one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 19 Oct 2008, 14:13
hahaha naaah, i'm independent * cue destiny's child *

tomorrow i shall walk to school in style, but in silence :(
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 19 Oct 2008, 22:50
This is what I look like now:
(http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/hair2.jpg)

I'm thinking of getting contacts for some occasions (including, but not limited to: Martial Arts, concerts, and sometimes work)

This is what I would look like:
(http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/hair.jpg)

What do you guys think?
Also, excuse the washed out look due to flourescent lights in the back.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Oct 2008, 00:13
I say keep the glasses but in the interest of disclosure that is because I think everybody looks better with glasses no matter what.

Hey fashion thread I got my Dickies in the mail from eBay today. They are rad and comfy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Oct 2008, 00:19
Hey fashion thread,

In an effort to be trendy and also showcase my backside I let my new boy talk me into buying some awesome new indigo raw denim jeans.

Oh yes.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2390/2957854128_01fbbbdcd6.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Oct 2008, 00:39
Ally, Indigo denim is "the bomb," as the young people would say. Excellent choice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 20 Oct 2008, 00:39
I'm thinking of getting contacts for some occasions (including, but not limited to: Martial Arts, concerts, and sometimes work)

What do you guys think?

Having contacts is very handy. They are definitely a good investment, even if you prefer to wear your glasses more often.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 20 Oct 2008, 07:22
Hey fashion thread,

In an effort to be trendy and also showcase my backside I let my new boy talk me into buying some awesome new indigo raw denim jeans.

Oh yes.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2390/2957854128_01fbbbdcd6.jpg)

Tell us stories of cut and brand
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Oct 2008, 07:23
Tell us stories of "please don't quote pictures, it's unnecessary."
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 20 Oct 2008, 09:41
Ick, those look very stiff
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 20 Oct 2008, 10:49
To be fair, I can never quite tell what you are going to decide is awesome, particularly in the pant department.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 20 Oct 2008, 11:42
Tell us stories of "please don't quote pictures, it's unnecessary."

Do you see that girl? Quoting a picture like that isn't a neccessity, but it sure is nice.

(P.S All Denim is dyed with Indigo)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 20 Oct 2008, 17:41
you don't get it huh.


There is no need to quote a picture that is 3 posts above yours. Yes, Lunchy is quite nice to look at, but it is unnecessary.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 20 Oct 2008, 17:42
No, it is still annoying and unnecessary, I'm afraid.

[EDIT - Beaten to it. Dang. ]
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 20 Oct 2008, 19:07
I spent a good chunk of money today, I got a new pair of white heels, and a rad skirt and shirt and sweater. All of it is so wonderfully tacky you would all hate it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 20 Oct 2008, 19:10
I would probably like it, since according to this thread, I tend to like ugly shit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 20 Oct 2008, 19:55
I tend to like a lot of what you wear. On the contrary, I don't like a lot of what others are wearing. Perhaps this makes me a bad person.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 20 Oct 2008, 20:21
Rain boots are so damn adorable it doesn't matter if they make your legs looks thinner or thicker.

On this advice alone, I bought that pair I was considering, and they arrived in the mail today:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/IMG_0031.jpg)

The boy insisted I try them on with my polka dot dress.  I think it kind of looks like someone threw up polka dots all over me.  Or maybe like I was wearing all red and walked under a building they were painting, and one of the painters accidentally dropped a bucket of white paint, and luckily it had a top, but unfortunately the top had a bunch of holes in it.  Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I'd never intentionally wear this outfit out of the house.  I do like the boots, though--too bad the forecast predicts sun the rest of the week.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/IMG_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Oct 2008, 21:55
Everything about tat photo makes me say "squee".

Squee.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Oct 2008, 23:34
Tell us stories of cut and brand

They be these (http://www.junkyard.se/mega/product.aspx?pid=36883&g=a&m=c&lbid=620&lcid=4|0).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Oct 2008, 02:37
(the joke is that they are made with indigo and are not "the bomb")

Did I really have to add the caveat of "indigo jeans are the bomb as long as they are not cut like two boxes added to the bottom of another box"
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 21 Oct 2008, 03:53
Guys, I think I'm going to wear this Wilco t-shirt every day for the rest of my life.

Maybe not. I'd have to wash it once in a while.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 21 Oct 2008, 04:05
They be these (http://www.junkyard.se/mega/product.aspx?pid=36883&g=a&m=c&lbid=620&lcid=4|0).
It is a bad sign when I can't decipher that enough to even figure out where the price is in order to translate it into US dollars.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 21 Oct 2008, 04:12
499 SEK.

about 70 dollars.

I didn't know the Swedish still used the Kronor though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jhocking on 21 Oct 2008, 07:12
The boy insisted I try them on with my polka dot dress.  I think it kind of looks like someone threw up polka dots all over me.

I would agree that the boots and dress together are too much, but boy do I love that dress.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 21 Oct 2008, 07:29
On this advice alone, I bought that pair I was considering, and they arrived in the mail today:

Yaaay! But never with that dress!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: bunny_of_doom on 21 Oct 2008, 09:26
My college is in the upper midwest and suffers from ridiculous amounts of snow and ice storms. The past two years I attempted to get by in basic chucks... that was not a bright idea. I need winter boots. They need to have good enough traction so that I don't fall and not cost too terribly much. Suggestions?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 21 Oct 2008, 09:43
Chucks in the snow are never a good idea. I got caught in a sudden burst of snow at school one day this spring..I'm pretty sure I actually had negative traction.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 21 Oct 2008, 13:00
Also, Elizzybeth, Those are some really really rad rainboots, I wish I could find some like that but in a matte red. And I think you're silly for thinking they would have made your legs look too big!


I usually wear my chucks in all weather.. But maybe that's the stubborn canadian in me, I hate to admit I'm cold.

Annnnyhow.

I went shopping hooray(I can url post these if anyone minds the images)

In reality this shirt is more brown than navy, but for one reason or another I didn't realize I had the settings on my camera weird until I had taken that shirt off to put on another one.. Anyhow, this was my find of the day, 1.50$ thrift shop
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/ukartop.jpg)

I really needed a pair of heels that I can run around in and walk around in, and not save for just special occasions, I picked these up for 25 at Zelleerrrs (it's like canadian walmart), I have to go back to the shop though, there was no barcode on the size I needed so I brought up another tagged pair, then they accidentally gave me mismatched sized shoes.. rrrr.
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/DSCF4456.jpg)

Also, aaaaaugh I finally found a sweater I like, sorry for the awkward display (2 bucks at the same thrift shop as above)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/DSCF4436.jpg)


And nooow for the advice part, I haven't worn a skirt since I was little, and I found this on the super cheap, however, I have no idea what to wear with it as a top? (Why yes, some of you will find it garishly tacky.) Also, should I go bare legged under this type of skirt? Skirts are one of the few areas that I have no idea what looks nice. It's more for the summer if anything I think
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/DSCF4432.jpg)


Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 21 Oct 2008, 14:48
I like all of those, especially that first top.

as for the skirt, I don't think it looks bad with the top you have on with it. Maybe a brown short short sleeve button up would be nice. I used to have a pair of white mid-height pumps and I loved them... then I colored on them with puff paint so now they don't really match anything. But there are flowers growing up the heel and "BRITTANY!" on the sides
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 22 Oct 2008, 10:45
Nail polish for guys, yes or no?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Katherine on 22 Oct 2008, 10:48
I like nail polish on guys, but only, ONLY, if the guy has short nails.  Really short.  I find long nails on men to be an instant turn-off regardless of whether or not they are painted. Ick ick ick.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 22 Oct 2008, 11:18
No no no no no.

Auugh no.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Oct 2008, 11:30
I also vote no. I've seen it work maybe one or two times, but those were, well, extraordinary instances..
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Oct 2008, 11:33
I have never seen nail polish look good on guys.

It is an extremely terrible idea.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Edith on 22 Oct 2008, 12:36
I've seen it look good on a few guys, if they were 1. goth enough or 2. queer enough.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 22 Oct 2008, 12:47
Only if it's black polish and you're the type that can pull it off. Otherwise, no.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 22 Oct 2008, 12:51
No polish, ever. Drill King, I actually really like that skirt, so if your fashion sense sucks then mine does too. Definitely a summer/bare legs skirt, you can't really rock the carefree batik look when it requires heavy boots and a sweater. To do it justice, save it till summer and run around barefoot in it with any simple, solid color top you like. Does it have to ride up as high as you're wearing it in order to fit? I've always thought high-waisted things were for people without curve to pretend they had hips, you don't need the help.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 22 Oct 2008, 12:55
IT doesn't have to, but it does ride a bit high. When I wear it lower it really makes my torso look way long, which is already pretty long, so I don't need that either.

However, I'm agreeing with you, it's definately summer, kinda bummed out, I haven't worn a skirt since I was a little girl.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 22 Oct 2008, 12:58
Knit pencil skirts are super super flattering and good for winter, if you want to wear one now while you're all inspired.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 22 Oct 2008, 18:12
Nail polish: I have seen it work well for some people.  I guess you have to have the right look for it and also team it with a decent enough outfit.

Andy: I actually like that first top, it's quite interesting.  The rest isn't really my taste, but the green skirt is not crap.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Oct 2008, 18:21
I used to wear fluro green nail polish. I quite liked it!

But then again, I used to dress like the bastard child of a drug-addled punk and a shrubbery.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 23 Oct 2008, 00:37
Nail polish on guys is terrible. I still remember the time I feel asleep in class and a girl managed to do a few of my nails before I woke up. It was a minor disaster.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 23 Oct 2008, 02:41
I think black nail polish on guys is actually pretty hot.
Sorry.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 23 Oct 2008, 03:03
Nail polish on guys is disturbing and weird.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Beren on 23 Oct 2008, 03:15
It requires good hands.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 23 Oct 2008, 03:43
But then again, I used to dress like the bastard child of a drug-addled punk and a shrubbery.

!!!! This I would like to see. (also, sig quote)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Oct 2008, 09:29
I think black nail polish on guys is actually pretty hot.
Sorry.

To be fair, my feelings will be hurt if you don't say something like this.

Also I am totally for dudes wearing nail polish, clearly.

Edit: I'll put in a picture when I can remember the password for my photobucket account.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: negative creep on 23 Oct 2008, 11:26
Well, I wasn't asking for advice as such, I was just curious. It's too late anyway.

(it's pinkish red)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Oct 2008, 13:30
You are a pretty thin dude, right? I feel like thin hands would just look way feminized with any nail color. I hope your nails are at least short, long nails on dudes is worse than polish on dudes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Oct 2008, 17:26
With light blue jeans maybe but it's not a great jacket in my opinion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Oct 2008, 18:15
To me it's more of a 'hey I'm a pensioner' jacket but maybe that's just me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 23 Oct 2008, 18:20
I like it. Does it have pockets?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Oct 2008, 18:56
Wait... what? Buttons on the other side? Why would that matter? If it does, why would they make it matter?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 23 Oct 2008, 19:09
Sam I think it is kinda rad in a very odd way. But it works for you! So wear it!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Oct 2008, 19:55
I remebered my password!

Nail polish on dudes: I am for it!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSCF0591.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Oct 2008, 20:44
Hey hey everybody Sam is wearing an old ladies jackets
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 23 Oct 2008, 21:50
I like it, but I am unfashionable.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 23 Oct 2008, 22:33
Drill King, I absolutely love love love that skirt.  I want it.  I think it is possible to get away with it in the summer, if you have nice heavy tights. 

Honestly, every time you post a picture, I want to raid your house and steal your clothes.  However, I don't know wear you live, and I'm not quite the breaking and entering type.   But if you're unfashionable, then I'm hopeless. 
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 24 Oct 2008, 07:35
this jacket, is it wearable?

Three people in history own this jacket:
1. George Costanza
2. My mom
3. Anthony Bourdain

I guess it's up to you, Sam.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 24 Oct 2008, 09:00
Bourdain is a stylish motherfucker, wear that jacket till the girly pockets fall off.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 24 Oct 2008, 12:02
I am in the anti-jacket brigade, sorry Sam. You can pull it off, I just don't like the jacket.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Oct 2008, 15:45
The jacket's fine, Sam - just lose those big turnups on the jeans...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: inflatable_slide on 27 Oct 2008, 11:24
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m146/giveitashave/Photo196.jpg)
new top! now i just gotta fgure out what shoes i can wear hmmmm
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 27 Oct 2008, 13:29
Eeee it makes your stomach look like a rainbow-patterned face :D
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 27 Oct 2008, 17:35
that is an excellent top. I completely approve
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Slick on 28 Oct 2008, 09:15
God damn Sam I love what you are doing. Like, everyone knows those people who wear ridiculously bad things and are all like 'look at me this is so bad it's good hahaha I'm so hip' but what you are wearing is just really honestly bad. Put them to shame.
Like I hope that's what you're going for because otherwise I just called you awful I guess.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 28 Oct 2008, 09:21
Sam, I think you forgot your fanny pack
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Oct 2008, 09:22
Dont dis the fanny pack, they are slated next on the list of hipster revivals.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Oct 2008, 09:24
Sam, up close I do not like the jacket.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Oct 2008, 10:24
I tend to dress as weirdly as I can when I'm feeling nervous. Last year, I went to college wearing the oddest combination of clothes fairly regularly because my friends were horrible and sapped my personality out of me. This year my friends (new friends) are rad so I just wear jeans and a t shirt and some trainers.

I would love to dress elegantly but I still look about twelve most of the time so I look stupid. Any advice? (I know I really didn't give enough information here but let's see what happens). Tell me what is elegant, guys.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 28 Oct 2008, 10:46
Elegant
  - pencil skirts
  - soft, v necked tops
  - anything anthropologie sells
  - thin/delicate necklaces
  - low heels (no flats)
  - t-strap heels
  - no ponytails
  - no sneakers
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 28 Oct 2008, 12:12
I approve of Sam's fashuns. Continue with them!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 28 Oct 2008, 15:16
I guess it's hip to dress like my uncles now?  Ok!

(this is not just a thing on what Sam's wearing, I see other hip kids wearing the same stuff here)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 28 Oct 2008, 15:26
dear sam,

please keep on dressing like the skeeviest motherfucker. it makes me happy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 28 Oct 2008, 15:31
I don't get why everyone is making such a big deal out of this coat. It looks like pretty standard fare when it comes to fall coats.

It looks corduroy. Is it corduroy?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 28 Oct 2008, 16:00
Elegant
  - pencil skirts
  - soft, v necked tops
  - anything anthropologie sells
  - thin/delicate necklaces
  - low heels (no flats)
  - t-strap heels
  - no ponytails
  - no sneakers


Actually I am going to say that some of the things anthropologie sells are a little on the frumpy-but-cute side. If you have the right body type for their dresses and stuff they are really cute and look good, but I get the feeling that their designer uses the same model for inspiration and fitting all of their clothes (like maybe it is her daughter or something).

Otherwise I agree.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 28 Oct 2008, 16:02
Elegant
  - pencil skirts
  - soft, v necked tops
  - anything anthropologie sells
  - thin/delicate necklaces
  - low heels (no flats)
  - t-strap heels
  - no ponytails
  - no sneakers

disagree on the no flats thing, but you seem to have the right idea.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 28 Oct 2008, 16:15
Sam I really like the bag, and the overall profile you are presenting is basically tight as all hell,  but you should probably get a coat in a different color. The green doesn't really work for me. Otherwise, change skeevy to steezy and I totally agree with whatever that other fucker said.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 28 Oct 2008, 17:49
Flats are awful. I have never seen a pair where I didn't think a heel or a more practical shoe would look 400 times better. I just really hate flats.

Have to agree with Katie about the Anthropologie thing, though their cardigan-type sweaters are pretty much always gorgeous.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 28 Oct 2008, 18:45
Flats are awful. I have never seen a pair where I didn't think a heel or a more practical shoe would look 400 times better. I just really hate flats.


awww  :-(
i love flats and think they can look just as good as if not better than heels. also they're much more comfortable.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 28 Oct 2008, 20:39
Flats are cute. They can look good! However, they are not elegant. When you think of elegance, think of, like, Audrey Hepburn or Queen Elizabeth from the 1950s and 60s or Jackey Kennedy or Grace Kelly. When you think of the fairy-tale characters you imagined when you were little, you probably think of some pretty elegant people that you created in your head.


Also if your heels are uncomfortable, you are wearing the wrong kind, or you don't have the leg strength and shouldn't be wearing them in the first place. (Not like I've said this before or anything.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 28 Oct 2008, 20:46
i have seen some elegant looking flats.
maybe i should find some examples and post them here.

also, i do own heels that i can walk in. i dunno if they're "right" for me per se, but i think they're decent.
i just prefer not to wear them most of the time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 28 Oct 2008, 23:18
I didn't say anything about being able to walk in them. Of course, if you can't walk in them they are kind of superfluous as footwear anyway, but that is really beside the point. I mean uncomfortable. If your toes get tingly after about an hour, or if you were to go dancing in them and find that your feet hurt and you have to take them off part way through the night and dance barefoot, or you get home after wearing them all day and when you take them off your degree of relief is more than usual, then you are doing it wrong.

If anything else hurts (knees, hips, whatever) you shouldn't be wearing them at all ever, like my sister who has a wonky hip socket and really can't wear heels at all. Being comfortable in heels is a two-part dealy, because even if the shoe isn't too tight across your toes or too short in the vamp for your longest toe (which might be your second toe, which can create problems if you get the wrong style) and it isn't to tight down the shank and the back of the heel doesn't rub blisters onto your ankles, there is more to it. Sure, that stuff is nice because it means it won't give you corns and bunions and make your toes numb, but you have to have leg strength for it, too, and I don't just mean in your ankles. It affects your knees and your ankles directly, so your calf and ankle muscles need to be able to take the brunt of it, but your quads and hamstrings are also key players and if you don't have the muscular capacity for this, it is not a fashion thing anymore and it is nothing personal but when I say you shouldn't wear them I mean because at that point it can be dangerous.

Something else people don't think of is how it changes your posture. Have you ever gotten back pain a day or two after wearing your heels for a while? That is because wearing them changes the angle of your pelvis and basically pushes out your butt, unnaturally curving your lower spine. It is like you suddenly acquired scoliosis, except front-to-back instead of side-to-side. If you don't know how to compensate for that by tucking your butt muscles or at least properly stretching out your back or whatever, or you can't because you lack the strength in your glutes and your lower back, then you can suffer long-term effects like pelvic inflammation or chronic back pain, especially if it leads to a pinched nerve.

Heels are hot. They are sex on a stick. I really dislike flats and would pick heels over them any day. But you have to be physically able to wear them before you can even consider the implications on fashion and your style. This stuff probably never even occurs to most women, and since even though some of them shouldn't be wearing heels and they do it anyway, they are the ones who end up with shin splints that never heal and broken metatarsals with no idea how they did it. They are the ones who buy Tempurpedic mattresses at 40 to try and fix chronic back pain that they would never believe was caused by some thingies they put on their feet.



If you can wear heels, and if you can find a good style consistent with the shape of your foot, I think heels become a great alternative for anytime. Hell, I wear mine to class sometimes*. The only reason I don't wear them more is because they have buckles and things, which means I can't wake up 20 minutes before class and just slide my feet in and go.

*Campus is a little over a mile away from my house. This means that, why yes! I do walk a mile or three in heels on those days.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Oct 2008, 04:32
I wish I could wear heels on days I have class:( But my campus is all hills, and I work/gym every day, so I'd have to bring 2 pairs of shoes with me.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 29 Oct 2008, 07:04
Katie,

Could you please cut down on being a pretentious asshole about your opinions?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Oct 2008, 07:25
I wish I could wear heels on days I have class:( But my campus is all hills, and I work/gym every day, so I'd have to bring 2 pairs of shoes with me.

How is wearing two pairs of shoes a day a bad thing? I figure I change footwear between 2-5 times daily, depending on what I'm up to.

Oh yeah also I bought some new sneakers, pics soon.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Oct 2008, 08:43
Mostly because I don't live on campus, and I hate carrying around more weight in my bag than I need to.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Oct 2008, 09:46
Katie,
Could you please cut down on being a pretentious asshole about your opinions?

Seriously
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 29 Oct 2008, 11:18
I never would have thought shoes could cause such hostility.

Apparently they are SERIOUS BIZNES.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 29 Oct 2008, 12:08
What exactly did Katie say that was so pretentious or inappropriate? All I've seen on this page from her is some damn good information about heels and your safety in them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Oct 2008, 12:16
I gots to agree with Eugene, what the hell was wrong with that post. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Oct 2008, 12:21
I dunno, it was kinda over-information and worded pretty condescendingly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 29 Oct 2008, 12:29
i thought she was just trying to be helpful, actually.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 29 Oct 2008, 12:33
What is over-information?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Oct 2008, 12:34
Going beyond what was asked in a show-offy manner.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 29 Oct 2008, 12:46
So? Katie knows heels. She is rather informative on heels, corsets, stage makeup/costuming, and other things.

I have heels and I can walk in heels, I just don't like wearing them often as I find them uncomfortable after a while. I like flats and prefer them, so I usually wear those if I want to look nicer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Oct 2008, 12:53
Guh, how did this become my nitpick not Alli's?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Oct 2008, 12:57
You took the bait. I try not to react to other people's posts if I do not agree with them as it usually devolves into an internet shouting match and I do not like those.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 29 Oct 2008, 13:09
I personally wasn't saying it to you, but in general.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Oct 2008, 13:22
I misunderstood, I thought Katie was Calenlass, who many pages ago, then again several pages ago, and most recently this page, went a little over the top militant on her opinion.  I didnt want to be the dick who said anything.  Redglasscurls on the other hand has been very informative without being ostentatious about it.  My 0.02.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 29 Oct 2008, 13:28
You were right, Katie is calenlass.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 29 Oct 2008, 14:03
Whatever guys. This is going nowhere. She stated her opinion and then we stated opinions on the manner of how she said hers. Back to fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Oct 2008, 14:14
Yes, less arguing and more, uh, fashioning?

This is what I wore today!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/2985236720_ab549eb095.jpg?v=0)

Forgive my facial expression, my gum was falling out of my mouth right before the picture was taken. Yarr.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Oct 2008, 14:54
Looking good!

Man I still want flared jeans. I think I'm going to have to resort to buying girl's clothes again.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Oct 2008, 15:15
Vest! You wear it much better than I do:)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Oct 2008, 15:26
Ok I have this Sand coloured, its a course knit in the front, silk in the back.  How can I rock this, I want very much to wear it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Oct 2008, 15:28
You call that a vest? Wow. No wonder I was having trouble understanding stuff people were saying about vests. As far as I am concerned that's a waistcoat. Now it all makes sense!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 29 Oct 2008, 15:56
Katie,

Could you please cut down on being a pretentious asshole about your opinions?

The only part of my post that was an opinion was the last part about walking to campus. Forgive me for trying to save some ladies for suffering broken ankles and knee replacement surgery. If you are talking about my occasional posts regarding the safety of certain items of "fashion", I make those posts to help inform people. We all pretend to keep ourselves informed anyway, right? Why does it matter if it's me posting the information as opposed to snopes or the BBC?



Going beyond what was asked in a show-offy manner.

Actually, no one asked for that post at all. I also wasn't being "show-offy", I was browsing through medical encyclopedias and stating facts. If I was being "show-offy", I would've said something about how I can do backflips on a unicycle while juggling cannonballs in heels or whatever.



I misunderstood, I thought Katie was Calenlass, who many pages ago, then again several pages ago, and most recently this page, went a little over the top militant on her opinion.  I didnt want to be the dick who said anything.  Redglasscurls on the other hand has been very informative without being ostentatious about it.  My 0.02.

Out of curiosity, could you possibly PM me regarding what you are talking about? I don't want to start an internet argument or anything, but I am curious as to the discrepancy between what I am saying and what people are reading.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 29 Oct 2008, 17:19
I love these little buzzwords people are fond of using whenever anyone dares to poke their opinion up over the parapet of perceived social etiquette. They are practically always misused and nobody seems to think they need to back it up with actual evidence. They are like these little magic incantations which people believe automatically bolsters their personal concerns of prejudices. I genuinely believe they are a form of anti-intellectualism.

My personal favourites are -

i - Condescending.

You have some opinions I do not want to think about.

ii - Pretentious.

You have some opinions I have not thought about.

iii - Opinionated.

You have some opinions.

In this instance, magic incantation word ii was invoked. However, closer study of Katie's post shows none of these actual hallmarks of alleged pretension, at least as the dictionary defines the word -

1. Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
2. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.

Now, I'm genuinely not being biased towards either party here because I dearly love both Katie and Ali and I will continue to do so regardless of what they post on a goshdarn internet forum but I think this is an interesting example of the above, which is one of the common cop-out arguments I encounter on a regular basis. However, in this instance Ali is incorrect in her accusation. Katie was not being pretentious with her post. She was on topic and informative. Also, I have the slight advantage of having met Katie on a number of occasions and I can tell you that pretentious is one of terms I would least associate with her as a person right behind "ostentatious", "extravagant" and "well hung".
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 29 Oct 2008, 18:34
I think it's a perception issue.  Whenever I read one of Katie's posts I feel like I am getting a lecture, and if I disagree then I am WRONG and also an IDIOT.  You have the benefit of having met her, others only have her online persona with which to frame the tone of her posts.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 29 Oct 2008, 18:52
On occasion Katie can come across as quite aggressive and abrasive. Especially if you don't know her.

My point is that you can just say that. You can say "you have sort of a shitty tone here" or "you are being insulting". You don't have to use the buzzwords. They weaken the premise of an argument.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 29 Oct 2008, 19:47
This whole thing is really interesting because at a certain point when I was posting here a couple of years back I would painfully labour all of my posts in an attempt to not offend anyone, at any time about anything. Go back and read my posts around that time and they are very wishy-washy and unspecific about everything and they were dizzying to write or read. Lots of "in my opinion", "what do I know" and other self-effacing commentary. In fact I reached the stage where I was literally prefacing most of my posts of a certain length with an actual disclaimer (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,17785.msg549659.html#msg549659) saying things like "this is entirely my opinion and you can completely discard it because I'm full of shit" because I was trying to get across how little I desire conflict, which is much easier to convey in person.

As I got older and more familiar with my surroundings, I began to drop the little reminders that everything written in my posts on this and other forums was completely non-malicious and the opinion of one person on the grounds that it should actually be reasonably apparent that the contents of my posts are my own opinion. Nobody else does it and I felt like it was reasonably safe to discontinue all the padding. I have actually met a lot of people on this forum and they are familiar with the fact that I am a small, amiable British guy who likes to discuss a lot of different things from lots of different perspectives for the sake of constant education. I feel like I'm amongst friends here for the most part and it's almost reached the stage where I feel pretty comfortable displaying actual opinions on this forum without having to justify the audacity of having an opinion. Things like that are what makes this community so enjoyable.

Sometimes you have opinions about things and they happen to be on a subject which you can write a lot of stuff efficiently, succinctly, confidently and with a certain amount of authority. Sometimes this is an okay and natural thing to want to do. The post Katie made on this forum was an example of this. It's a subject she felt she had something to say on and she said it briskly and probably quite nonchalantly. She probably didn't think anything remotely malicious about it and knowing Katie personally, I can't imagine she did it to be provocative. Secretly, in the past I have deliberately tried to make Katie angry to see if it can be done and I never managed it. She's never raised her voice at me. I don't know if she's even capable of it. She is not a hostile person, even if on occasion her lack of thought makes her posts seem as such. This is most likely because she feels a certain sense of ease on this forum that we won't judge her for every single inelegantly worded opinion she might submit.

Ultimately, what I'm saying here is that the burden of understanding is a two way street and we all have to ride it on occasion. Sure, we could definitely go through each other's posts and nitpick at all possible implications but I also like to give my buddies the benefit of the doubt on occasion in the hope that one day in the future they will do the same for me.

But HEY. That's just my opinion! I am one guy who talks a lot of shit! What do I know? Not much!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 29 Oct 2008, 19:50
tommy, stop being pretentious.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Oct 2008, 19:52
Or,

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/vest.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 29 Oct 2008, 20:11
Dear Dovey,

I heart you.


Take care,
Emaline
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Oct 2008, 20:26
Yes please, sand coloured waistcoat
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Oct 2008, 20:30
Goddamn it Dovey. Every time you post I just have to say

Dovey,

(Also I wore a vest today and I have a sweater vest that I will maybe wear tomorrow)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Oct 2008, 20:36
Man, this thread gotta make me wonder, why do people gotta be so offended by knowledge? Why does being wrong have to prick at thee so and a correction must be an affront to your pride? If your data is lacking, isn't it a good thing to have it corrected for future endeavors?

Knowledge is power, bitches, especially the knowledge you didn't know you didn't have that you now do.

Addendum: I need a bitchin' vest.

Like, a thousand sexy vests.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 29 Oct 2008, 20:42
Man, this thread gotta make me wonder, why do people gotta be so offended by knowledge? Why does being wrong have to prick at thee so and a correction must be an affront to your pride? If your data is lacking, isn't it a good thing to have it corrected for future endeavors?

Ah, the use of the word 'corrected' kills me in this context. This particular issue is completely subjective.

Absolutely people should broaden their horizons by taking on board what other people think but there is no right or wrong. Not on this issue.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 29 Oct 2008, 20:44
Oh Dovey.  Why you always gotta be so hot?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Oct 2008, 20:48
His tattoos add plus ten hotness. I never noticed them before!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 29 Oct 2008, 20:50
He has lots!  We will make him take off his clothes and show them all to us in Sydney.



Well that's what I'LL be doing, don't know about the rest of you guys.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 29 Oct 2008, 20:51
Liz that vest is really, really good with the black shirt underneath. Wearing it with a shirt underneath that provides the same kind of contrast is really nice and probably better than say a white or off-white shirt with it.

Dovey, there are no words.




Dude guys I guess I am sorry for offending people unintentionally. I don't get why people get mad at stuff on the internet, so I don't ever really expect it? If it has gotten bad enough that some regular posters have decided this is worth getting up in arms over, then I guess it is time for me to vacate this thread for a while. Pics were going to be posted, but I guess I will wait.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 29 Oct 2008, 20:54
katie, i think the best way to get people to calm down is to POST MORE OUTFITS.  that's what i'd be doing if i had access to a camera right now.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Oct 2008, 20:55
Ah, the use of the word 'corrected' kills me in this context. This particular issue is completely subjective.

Absolutely people should broaden their horizons by taking on board what other people think but there is no right or wrong. Not on this issue.

Is it? I see a lot of facts in Katie's post, not a lot of opinion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Oct 2008, 21:01
Liz that vest is really, really good with the black shirt underneath. Wearing it with a shirt underneath that provides the same kind of contrast is really nice and probably better than say a white or off-white shirt with it.

Thanks! I like that the t-shirt is simple and adds a kind of masculine touch to the outfit, but the wide-legged pants and heels keep it from looking too man-ish.

I am also going to be wearing this vest as part of my pirate costume for Halloween with a ruffly white blouse underneath. Hurrah!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 29 Oct 2008, 21:03
Is it? I see a lot of facts in Katie's post, not a lot of opinion.

Are you saying that people should write as if they don't actually believe what they think?

That is a seriously tall order.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Oct 2008, 21:06
I think people should be willing to accept that a person might have more genuine knowledge on a subject and not get all pissy when that knowledge is laid down on them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Oct 2008, 21:09
Woo internet argument woooooo.

I found a picture of me in a suit doing some hardcore reclining. I do not know what is up with the expression on my face.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/branston_pickle/reclined.jpg)

Also, here is a close-up of my fish, which I think has maybe been in here before...?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/branston_pickle/FISH.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 29 Oct 2008, 21:11
I think people should be willing to accept that a person might have more genuine knowledge on a subject and not get all pissy when that knowledge is laid down on them.

I am sorry, I thought you were making a totally different point. Forget it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Oct 2008, 21:12
Yeah, I was fairly confused as to what you thought I was saying but I know I'm right dammit so I'm going to argue with you anyway.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 29 Oct 2008, 21:16
Hey guys! SHUT UP! Can we please talk about fashion again, and drop the internet argument/disagreement? Or take it to pms? I read this thread for fashion, not dramaz.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Oct 2008, 21:20
Fashion is drama. Drama is fashion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Oct 2008, 21:28
Oh shush you. I would like to see more vests from dudes or ladies here!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Emaline on 29 Oct 2008, 21:31
I personally, do not care much for vests. Some people can pull it off rather well. Some cannot. I fall into that latter category, and I realize this, thus I do not attempt this. I see a lot of girls, and thankfully no guys, who, like me, are of the rounder body type. Vests do nothing for this body type at all whatsoever.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 29 Oct 2008, 21:51
Vests in most cases seem very dated. I can't think of more than 5 examples where I've seen a vest look good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Beren on 29 Oct 2008, 22:54
I think the older you look the better you can pull it off. Just in my experience, anyway.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 29 Oct 2008, 23:09
Hey I think both Dovey and I are doing pretty well when it comes to vests, so don't knock 'em just yet!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Oct 2008, 23:30
I want to wear mine in a classy way, not a scene way, if that helps
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 Oct 2008, 03:12
Hey fashion people, quick question: can you iron corduroy? Cause I washed my corduroy pants and they're pretty wrinkly. I don't think that it's an issue, but then I thought that maybe this is one of those things that Isn't Done. So yeah... can you?

EDIT: also, cool fish.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 30 Oct 2008, 03:44
Yeah you can but it makes the way the cord lays go all different-colouredy. I iron mine inside out.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 30 Oct 2008, 04:01
FISH

Fun fact: When I met you in Sydney I was completely enamored with you because of that fish.  Well, there were probably other factors but hot damn that fish is rad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Oct 2008, 04:28
FISH

Oh man Nick. Outstanding. Outstanding. Also the scarf. Is it yours?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: october1983 on 30 Oct 2008, 09:40
That scarf looks like christmas trees!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 30 Oct 2008, 09:55
New question, I have a jacket that says its 60% Wool, 20% Nylon and 20% Rayon.  Now those fancy materials could be the liner or whatever, but I want to iron the lapels back into prominence, they are going soft and flappy.  Do I need to know/do anything special?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 30 Oct 2008, 10:06
Just make sure the iron isn't super hot, basically. Doesn't your iron have settings for different fabrics? Or are you kickin' it like a Luddite?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 Oct 2008, 10:23
Yeah you can but it makes the way the cord lays go all different-colouredy. I iron mine inside out.

That's what I figured would be a good idea. Thanks!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 30 Oct 2008, 10:38
Just make sure the iron isn't super hot, basically. Doesn't your iron have settings for different fabrics? Or are you kickin' it like a Luddite?

Yeah I was thinking of just heating a pot over the stove.... like a neanderthal.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 30 Oct 2008, 10:46
Cast iron pans actually work pretty well
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 Oct 2008, 10:57
I'm sure the Neanderthals would have been very happy with metal pots.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 30 Oct 2008, 12:08
Neanderthals would have been happy with fire, let alone pans or stoves.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Oct 2008, 12:50
I would also be happy with fire! I am just like the Neanderthals!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 30 Oct 2008, 17:36
Also the scarf. Is it yours?

Yep. That scarf was knitted by a friend of mine who suddenly decided I needed a scarf. It's pretty much the warmest thing ever.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 30 Oct 2008, 22:32
Scarfs are probably the best outerwear.  They are so very versatile.  You can wrap them around your ears, or your nose, or whatever you wish, or you can make them look good, or you can find a sexy yet cozy compromise.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 02 Nov 2008, 23:14
Okay I am posting to resurrect this thread before it dies a horrible death. And to show everyone the sweater that I want!

(http://www.forever21.com/images/large/53527012-03.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 03 Nov 2008, 02:46
I went shopping this weekend!  I want to show off my new clothes!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/david140.jpg)
I got a stripey blazer!  It's cute!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/david149.jpg)
I also got a stripey dress!  It's so adorable!
Also I joined the shorts brigade.  I don't care what you guys say, I look hot.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/pants1.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/pants2.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 03 Nov 2008, 06:28
Lots of black and white, yes? They all look great, though!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 03 Nov 2008, 06:59
IMPORTANT FASHION QUESTION!

Ok, it's not that important, but it is a question. What color pants does one wear with a midnight blue blouse? My jeans are darker washes, but I also I have black, grey, and red to choose from, but I am not wearing red pants with a blue shirt. Is it ok to wear a dark blue shirt with dark jeans?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 03 Nov 2008, 07:31
The darker wash could work but the grey might be a better choice. Take a couple pictures and let us decide!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 03 Nov 2008, 07:32
I was also going to say that I would probably go with the grey, out of the choices you have.

Black could work, imo, but I know tons of people hate black + navy/dark blue, so ymmv.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 03 Nov 2008, 07:33
I will take pictures when I get home then!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 03 Nov 2008, 07:38
but I know tons of people hate black + navy/dark blue, so ymmv.

Man I do not get this at all. My ex HATED this color combination and plenty of people I know do. But it looks fucking great. What gives?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 03 Nov 2008, 07:46
I think it looks ok when there's mostly black and the blue is the shirt. Black with mostly navy blue is not so great. At least it's not wearing more than one shade of black, which generally looks bad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 03 Nov 2008, 07:49
I mean, I'd wear dark navy blue jeans with a black sweater or hoodie or T-shirt.

I've also worn a navy blue T-shirt with a black hoodie and it looked fine.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Nov 2008, 08:08
Blue jeans don't count as blue, they're basically neutral, even if they're not a neutral colour per s,
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 03 Nov 2008, 08:17
Jodie, I really like the dress and the first pair of shorts, but I feel like the second pair of shorts don't really do anything for you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 03 Nov 2008, 10:12
I like both pairs pretty well, but I have to agree that the first pair is a lot more interesting/flattering. Either way, you look great.

I also like dark blue with black, but I bet gray and dark blue would be lovely. Take pictures.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 03 Nov 2008, 10:55
Jodie, I like your fashions.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 03 Nov 2008, 17:09
At least it's not wearing more than one shade of black, which generally looks bad.

What do you mean? Layered shades of black and grey (perhaps offset with white or some small areas of colour) looks amazing during winter and fall.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 03 Nov 2008, 17:16
but I know tons of people hate black + navy/dark blue, so ymmv.

Man I do not get this at all. My ex HATED this color combination and plenty of people I know do. But it looks fucking great. What gives?

It's the fashion self-informed versus Mr. Navy-Blue-and-Black.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 03 Nov 2008, 17:47
Maybe some of those people have personal concerns about clashing colours and such, but in general basing your fashion choices on wives-tale platitudes is a pretty dumb thing to do.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 03 Nov 2008, 17:50
It's the fashion self-informed versus Mr. Navy-Blue-and-Black.

Meow is not the message, dude.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 03 Nov 2008, 19:54
Huh?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: TwistedRemedy on 03 Nov 2008, 22:55
Jodi that third outfit is awesome.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 04 Nov 2008, 08:31
do you mean? Layered shades of black and grey (perhaps offset with white or some small areas of colour) looks amazing during winter and fall.

Not layered shades of black and grey, but wearing a dark black with a faded black (because of washing) or an obviously warm black with a cool black. Like, you're wearing all black and none of the blacks are the same black. It happens.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 04 Nov 2008, 09:52
I dunno Linds, a beat up, faded leather jacket over a neutral black cotton hoodie over a crisp black T-shirt with some faded black skinny jeans is hot in my mind. Add some classy but casual leather boots and daaaaamn.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 04 Nov 2008, 10:00
It's the fashion self-informed versus Mr. Navy-Blue-and-Black.

Posting a question in a Fashion Advice thread implies baby steps to be taken when giving advice.  Until the target owns their cool, No Blue with Black, No Problem, seems like a solid rule.


Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 04 Nov 2008, 11:34
I honestly like blue and black as a colour combination. Seriously, I would like one good reason why they don't go well together. Colour theory makes them work really well, and both are slimming colours.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 04 Nov 2008, 11:45
I dunno Linds, a beat up, faded leather jacket over a neutral black cotton hoodie over a crisp black T-shirt with some faded black skinny jeans is hot in my mind. Add some classy but casual leather boots and daaaaamn.

I should have been specific. I'm talking about business quality clothing, not casual stuff. Wearing a blouse and pants or jacket and pants, etc. that are not the same shade of black looks bad. I need a picture to explain it better I think.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 04 Nov 2008, 15:43
What Drill King said.

Well yeah Linds. I would, as a general rule, never wear all black ever when it comes to formal clothing. Contrast is nice.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Alex C on 04 Nov 2008, 15:54
Whatever, screw you guys, I'm wearing blue and black.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 04 Nov 2008, 16:04
I will be wearing blue and black this very week. Because brightly colored tights (not leggings) are finally easily accessible and I'm now stocked up.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 04 Nov 2008, 16:30
Huh?

You need to go to Kim's and find this record right now.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_coFoAhVunLs/SLAXKhAdtPI/AAAAAAAABmA/cdB-0B5DdTQ/s400/No+Kill+Beep+Beep.jpg)

Seriously, everyone needs this album.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 04 Nov 2008, 16:34
Will that album make me more fashionable?
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Nov 2008, 16:56
You can start a thread if you want to debate this with me over on the music forum but I genuinely, genuinely believe that album to be the best debut of all time.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 04 Nov 2008, 17:13
<3 Hyperbole more than slick fashions
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Post by: jodizzle on 04 Nov 2008, 17:46
the hickory stripe jacket is kind of neat, my only qualm is that the 2nd pair of shorts look like you could have made them yourself for the price of one old pair of pants. and they don't seem to have as much shape as the 1st pair.

I would agree Sam, but finding pants that fit me well for under $30 (that was the cost of the shorts) is nearly impossible!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Nov 2008, 19:04
Jodie, your new clothes look hot!

Fashion advice thread, please venture an opinion. My friend and I are going to a formal dinner tomorrow, and he's wearing an off-white suit, black shirt, and white tie (he's got dark skin, so the combination looks pretty awesome). His question- white shoes or black?   

Here (http://concreteloop.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/diddjigga.jpg) is a comparison photo of Jay-Z and Diddy to compare shoe colour.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 05 Nov 2008, 19:16
Man I think both Jay-Z and P. Diddy are handsome, fashionable dudes but those are either some awful pictures, some awful outfits, or both.

I'd say definitely black shoes though.

EDIT: I don't know or care who this guy from Gossip Girl is (Google got me this picture) but this is an example of a white suit done right.

(http://www.gossipgirlinsider.com/images/gallery/ed-westwick-in-white_348x506.jpg)
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 05 Nov 2008, 19:19
I also was gonna say "definitely black shoes" as well. Jay's looks almost unbalanced, drawing the eyes downward with all the white on the bottom.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 05 Nov 2008, 19:26
VD, tell your friend that black shoes are the way to go
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 05 Nov 2008, 19:55
White suits are only fro 'pimps' and black guys. You say 'off-white' but the exact shade is really important. Basically it sounds like a terrible idea.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 05 Nov 2008, 20:01
Ali see above! Also Matt Bellamy from Muse rocks a white suit on occasion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 05 Nov 2008, 20:46
White suits are only for 'pimps'.

This is true. Especially with a black shirt underneath. A light grey suit looks pretty damn good in summer, though.
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Post by: CarrionMan on 05 Nov 2008, 20:50
Didn't Michael Jackson wear white suits? I wished he was still black He got weird when he was white.

Personally, I've always gone kinda Johnny Cash style in an all black suit, including tie, but I'm trying to move out of that. Makes me look like a bouncer. I've been trying to integrate leather jackets and trench coats into my formal wear, and it has worked nicely, in my opinion.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Nov 2008, 21:11
White suits are only fro 'pimps' and black guys. You say 'off-white' but the exact shade is really important. Basically it sounds like a terrible idea.

Where I said my friend has "dark skin", I meant he has dark skin. i.e. the dude is black.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Nov 2008, 21:21
P.S. I told him black shoes. I think this will be the go!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 05 Nov 2008, 21:47
Yeh but the guy eugene posted is definitely not black.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: axerton on 05 Nov 2008, 21:53
Doesn't change the fact that he is doing it right. Had I actually gone to my year 12 formal, I would have worn a white suit though with a white shirt, not black - and I would have looked good. The other slightly different suit look that looks great is black suit, black shirt, white tie.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Nov 2008, 21:54
The rest of your post seemed to be answering mine, though. Stop being confusing fatty, jeez.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Nov 2008, 21:55
Concept floating in head:

Black pinstripe pants. Black pinstripe vest. Dark blue, patterned shirt. Red tie.

y/n
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Nov 2008, 22:04
Probably not but I can maybe see it working. There are a lot of variables there. If this is an outfit you are thinking of wearing please put it on and post pictures!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 05 Nov 2008, 22:43
Honestly I'd lose the blue patterned shirt and go for something in a flat, lighter color (I don't think dark would contrast enough against the rest), and go for a louder tie instead.

Also, I don't like vests but hey, you guys seem to.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 06 Nov 2008, 10:21
That's very difficult to answer without pics... I mean, what kind of pattern does the shirt have? What shade of dark blue? What shade of red does the tie have? This thread needs more pics anyway, so put on the outfit and let us see!


So yeah, as I said this thread needs more pics, so what do you guys think of my skirt?
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e263/blooper663/PA160023-1.jpg)
I really love it, too bad it's too cold to be wearing it this time of the year. Summer, please hurry!
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Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 06 Nov 2008, 10:30
Concept floating in head:

Black pinstripe pants. Black pinstripe vest. Dark blue, patterned shirt. Red tie.

y/n

In my head, this looks very flattering, but I agree that it's hard to say without seeing pictures of the articles of clothing.

I've said it before, but I love blue and black. And pinstripes are attractive.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Aimless on 06 Nov 2008, 11:05
Question in a similar vein... there's a pre-clinical dinner coming up, and I was thinking black suit with a deepish brown/maroon patterned shirt (thin black stripes) and a really _bright_ light blue tie. Should there be a vest involved? Is a vest a worthwhile investment??

No pinstripes for me, alas. I dunno if I like them against patterned clothing! Apart from that, y to Ozy... esp. if it's a really nice red tie. I like blue and black as a combo, if the blue is really dark.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 06 Nov 2008, 11:36
Kris that skirt is super cute but maybe a bit too long. Also I think you will probably be waiting a long time to wear it if Norway is as similar to Fargo as I think.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Metope on 06 Nov 2008, 11:47
Yeah, I don't think I'll be able to wear it until June, maybe late May. Norway sucks weather-wise.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 06 Nov 2008, 12:02
pinstripe vest. Dark blue, patterned shirt

I say no; stripes and patterns don't, in in my experience, work together.

so what do you guys think of my skirt?

Gorgeous pattern, but about 6 inches too long (or possibly too short) for someone your age.  Apart from the pattern, it is very much in the style of the UK Laura Ashley chain, which these days is distinctly middle-aged - in the nicest possible way, I hasten to add, as my wife still wears some...
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 06 Nov 2008, 12:39
Question in a similar vein... there's a pre-clinical dinner coming up, and I was thinking black suit with a deepish brown/maroon patterned shirt (thin black stripes) and a really _bright_ light blue tie. Should there be a vest involved? Is a vest a worthwhile investment??

No pinstripes for me, alas. I dunno if I like them against patterned clothing! Apart from that, y to Ozy... esp. if it's a really nice red tie. I like blue and black as a combo, if the blue is really dark.

I say, if you can look at the tie and shirt together and it doesn't make you avert your eyes, wear it. Sneak in as much color where you can.

If you have a vest, just try it out and see if you like it. If you don't already have one, I personally wouldn't go out and get/make one. Some of the gents on this thread have looked really great in vests, but unless you find one that really suits you, I've always thought they looked bad.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 06 Nov 2008, 12:58
What's the pattern on the shirt? Also, is it a vivid pattern or more subtle?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Nov 2008, 12:33
I think Kris' skirt is great, and you should wear it with blue shoes and a blue sleeveless (preferably strappy or tank) top. The blue must match the flowers exactly.

I know what Paul means about it being a bit long, but I think you have the bone structure to carry it off. I have some similar length skirts but I'm a bit more rotund than you and I have a fairly round face, so I just look like I'm dressing up in my mother's clothes. Which I often am.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 07 Nov 2008, 12:58
Kris, that skirt is way cute. You should relocate to the Southern Hemisphere during winter to get some wear out of it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 07 Nov 2008, 13:28
New shit!

Crazy purple batwingy top. I haven't quite decided if I think it's totally ridiculous yet.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/DSCN4658.jpg)

Wingggs
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/DSCN4657.jpg)

I also got pants, I've discovered that the absolute best thing to get consignment is jeans- already broken in, and I got $180 jeans for $23. No complaints.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/DSCN4650.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 07 Nov 2008, 15:18
I got this really nice new bag. It's a one-off and hand made, from Leo Monk - made in their shop in newtown.

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/random/IMG_1570.jpg)
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/random/IMG_1571.jpg)
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k467/Fatty-o_o-/random/IMG_1577.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Nov 2008, 15:21
I really like that bag but I'm intrigued by the strap; how is it fastened on? I have a similar shaped bag and the straps come from the edge, which I think is fairly standard for shoulder bags. Quite often it's irritating because I have too much in it and I need to carry it across my body rather than just on one shoulder, but the strap doesn't take kindly to being stretched that way. If I'm seeing it right, your bag might have a more sensible set up.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 07 Nov 2008, 15:47
The strap is sewn into the back of the bag where you can see it in the third picture. It then goes through a hole cut in the flap allowing the flap to open and close without moving the strap.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 07 Nov 2008, 17:02
Ali, I like your bag!

Manda, those jeans look smashing on you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Nov 2008, 18:04
Manda, that top is pretty cute!

@ thrift store pants- yeah, I need go to back to Beacon's Closet and see what they have. I didn't have much luck last time because it is basically racks upon racks of clothing organized only by color or, in the case of jeans, by the fact that they are jeans. A bit intimidating, but probably completely worth it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 08 Nov 2008, 12:21
That is why I'm completely in love with my go-to consignment shop, The Mustard Seed in DC. They organize pants by size. They're also pretty picky about what they'll take, since they give you money for the clothes you bring in, so there aren't the racks and racks of awful mom-jeans like the thrift shops around here.

Jodie- thanks:D I'm picky as hell about jeans, and these just fit awesome
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Nov 2008, 12:35
fatty/Ali/whatever you wanna be called: That is an awesome bag! I've been looking for a nice-looking shoulder bag of about that size for ages now, but I can never find one I like or like and can afford/justify paying lots of money for. So I'm lugging around a 5 year old worn out canvas thing from H&M that is about to fall apart and looks like crap, so it's not like I can use it when trying to look at least semi-nice.

Today I donated two plastic bags of clothes to the Salvation Army thrift stores! It felt good, both because I got tons of closet space and because other people might actually use them. I went through all my clothes, and basically threw away or donated everything I hadn't worn in about 2 years or that didn't fit me anymore and wouldn't in the near future. Didn't expect it to feel as good as it did, honestly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Heranje on 08 Nov 2008, 13:20
I want a new dress.

(http://i8.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/e6/09/1f52_1_sbl.JPG)

or

(http://i21.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/ec/c8/397f_1_sbl.JPG)

?

Or something else altogether?
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Post by: Lines on 08 Nov 2008, 13:30
Both are nice, but I loooove the top one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Heranje on 08 Nov 2008, 13:38
It is nice, isn't it? :3 Also, the cleavage on the bottom one is a bit... weird. ._.
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Post by: tania on 08 Nov 2008, 14:45
the first one is much more fun!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Nov 2008, 18:11
Definitely the first one. I want it.

So I went into Gap during my break at work today and put together the cutest outfit. If only I could afford it! Curse being broke when Gap has the best clothes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 Nov 2008, 21:14
Ok so I was thinking as a dude, I want to get a fauxhawk or generally a trim.  Thats not really a question.  But is it ok if I dye my hair a little darker, maybe a shade of light brown?  Or is that too cheezy on a guy, I was told it was by some lady friends but want a broader opinion.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Nov 2008, 21:29
I say go for it. Your hair is your hair and you can do whatever you want with it!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 08 Nov 2008, 21:56
New close, fatshin threed.

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/fatshin/coatscars.png)

(The scarf is not new, I just like that scarf and never had a coat to go with it)

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/fatshin/coats.png)

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/fatshin/ornjs.png)

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/fatshin/rots.png)

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/fatshin/tshirts.png)

I think I am much too big of a dork to be allowed to wear clothes, honestly. (Also, forgive the flat hair, the stubble, and lack of belt. I'm lazy.)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 08 Nov 2008, 21:57
Cheshire Cat: You'd look pretty good with a darker shade of hair. If you colour it, match it to the tone of your hair and don't go too dark. don't do streaks/lowlights, tips or in parts. Consider using a dye that gradually darkens your hair - i know you can get them somewhere.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Nov 2008, 22:10
Jordan,

Shit man. You are looking good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 08 Nov 2008, 22:13
New close, fatshin threed.


Pictures 2, 4 and 5 are mega-attractive. Just throwing that out there. Less self deprecation, more confidence because you're suave.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 08 Nov 2008, 22:45
jordan is mine you guys, we got married in gabbly ages ago. 
also scarves,
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Slick on 08 Nov 2008, 22:58
I know I got married to someone in Gabbly ages ago but can not remember who it is. I suspect they are consequently upset.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 08 Nov 2008, 23:02
I think gabbly marriage is equivalent to a meat-life one-night-stand. A few hot steamy hours the details of which are fogotten by the morning after. And lets just say, some of those gabbly regulars - they are PLayas.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 08 Nov 2008, 23:53
wat.

Also, Jordan what is that shirt in the last picture it is a good shirt I need some new shirts now fuck you and your nice things.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 08 Nov 2008, 23:55
Ben, this attitude is why you cannot have nice things.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 09 Nov 2008, 00:20
Guys I went out and bought new fashions today!

Some Levi's 407s (slim boot cut) in two different shades of dark blue and an awesome black pea coat.

I tried camwhoring but I am terrible at it so you'll just have to wait 'till someone photographs me wearing these things!

For those of you who know how I typically dress this is a big deal because I finally ditched the skinny jeans and am trying to dress more classy.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 09 Nov 2008, 00:49
Oh, hot damn Jordan.  You look rad as.

Also, that is a great scarf.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 09 Nov 2008, 07:10
Jordan, I don't think you grew a vagina. I'm pretty sure you are on your way to being the next Washintunnn.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 09 Nov 2008, 16:07
Huh. I honestly didn't think that several slightly blurry, silly phtoos would be so well received, but thank you.

Est, it's actually, silly, I just got it a Kohl's, it's not even anything fancy I was just there because they have cheap decent ties.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 09 Nov 2008, 18:00
It was just really good timing.  I really want some new t-shirts that are casual yet semi-fancy and that one kind of fits the bill and is reminding me that I should go out shopping or something soonish.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 10 Nov 2008, 07:39
Jordan: The coat in the first picture looks really rad, I'd like to see photos of just that. The scarf is sort of way too huge though, I dunno if you can wear it with that coat, it takes the sort of classy look you have going and turns it into kid going through his parents closet.

I really like the orange shirt, I have one almost the exact same color that I love dearly. The maroon one is awesome too, even if I am immediately wary of shiny fabrics. Only comment is maybe look for something that fits you a little better in the future, there is a lot of extra fabric on your arm in that one picture, and I don't think you need that.

However, those ties are terrible, man. Like, god-awful. I would be willing to look at more detailed pictures and potentially change my mind, but for my taste at least, you need a little less flash in your tie when you're wearing a shirt that bright. Hell, I'd do a little less flash in my tie generally, but that's just me. Plus, they both look kind of awkwardly wide, but maybe that's just my knot.

I like the T-shirt too, but please do not wear long sleeves under T-shirts. It is a look that is not a good look, my friend.

Are the pants new too?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 10 Nov 2008, 09:14
Hey guys as I started describing above, I'm attempting to mature my style a little.

Next up is replacing almost daily T-shirt + hoodie combos with some casual button downs. What kind of shirts are good for this? Bright ones like Jordan is wearing? Flannel that isn't terribly gaudy? Or something more subtle like browns, dark blues, blacks?

Also, I kind of like the look the guy on the left has going. Fancy white dress shirt with some form fitting (or in his case skinny) jeans. Is this good or bad?

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v66/130/4/1382550028/n1382550028_8240_9744.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 10 Nov 2008, 09:21
Guh, 14 year-olds with 40s:P

His boots are terrible, bu the rest is ok
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Nov 2008, 09:21
Oh, yeah, the scarf is practically comically oversized, but I mean...the scarf was never intended to be a fashion satement, just a statement of "I have a Doctor Who scarf". It's just me being a nerd.

The second tie isn't as flashy in natural light as it looks in that picture, the gold bits just caught a lot of the flash from my camera. I don't actually particularly like the first tie, but it actually came with the shirt and I dig orange shirts, so whatever. I'll wear a black tie or something. (I am woefully understocked on ties)

All of the pants are new, but I couldn't really get a decent detail picture of them.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 10 Nov 2008, 09:25
I bet that they're all empty bottles they grabbed from a homeless guy so they could take the "look at us we party in the daytime" picture.

That said, I have no new fashion to add because I've done nothing different fashion-wise since like 8 pages ago.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ballard on 10 Nov 2008, 09:30
I don't know who the other three kids are but the one in the white shirt is a friend of mine, really cool kid. This photo is several years old, I'm sure he's had plenty of time to do stupid shit.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 10 Nov 2008, 13:30
Do not wear a bandana and have fitted but not slim/skinny jeans. You'll be ok like that.

Also, I wear long sleeved shirts under t-shirts. Sometimes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 10 Nov 2008, 13:39
Yeah, same here, sometimes. Mostly because I like my t-shirts, but it is cold here most of the year. It doesn't make me look very "adult" or really do anything for my appearance, but I kinda like it anyways, even though I know lots of people hate the look.

Also, I agree with pretty much everything Animal Ghosts said about Ozy's new clothes, I think. I'm a fan of ties that are a bit skinnier.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 10 Nov 2008, 13:46
...
Shirts go inside pants. T-shirts are the only thing that is excluded from this policy... (at least, IMO)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 10 Nov 2008, 14:16
Depends on the context. If you are wearing a shirt with jeans, then hell no, they don't. They also don't if you aren't wearing a belt.

The shirt with skinny/semi fitted jeans look can work well, provided the shirt is well fitted (not like in that picture). Also, sleeves that are well rolled up look good with that style (once again, provided they are well rolled up. Not scrunched like in that picture).
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 10 Nov 2008, 15:09
I would wear a button-up shirt outside of my pants, but then again, I would only wear it like that if it was being used like a jacket, I have this odd thing where I feel just about naked without a jacket layer, but during the summer, even a light denim-ish layer is too heavy. If I were actually wearing it to look formal-ish, I would be wearing a belt, and have it tucked in.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 10 Nov 2008, 15:10
Yeah, I just can't get onboard the "shirts always get tucked in" train either.  A few of my friends would tuck t-shirts into jeans with or without belts and I always thought it made them look pretty ridiculous.  The only shirts I tuck in are business shirts and dress shirts for formal occasions.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 10 Nov 2008, 21:35
Guh, 14 year-olds with 40s:P

His boots are terrible, but the rest is ok

NO way! I love those boots. I am a fan of men who wear pointy toed boots, much like those. I think the white dress shirt, skinny jean look can never go wrong. I think how you express yourself with a simple outfit like that is totally with your choice of footwear. 

Personally, I have recently started to like keeping my outfits really simple (ie. Plain shirt, in various colours, slim boot/skinny jeans, but then punch it up with different, perhaps colourful, shoes). I also like scarves and hats to give the combo a little more depth and personality. Unfortunately, since winter has arrived in Canada, I have started layering like a mofo again. I badly need to buy another blazer.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 10 Nov 2008, 23:08
I bought a hat because it's been cold lately. It is so warm! (http://www.target.com/Xhilaration-Scotch-Plaid-Avtr-Gry/dp/B001CMX33G/ref=sc_ri_2?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=1YDZ64VH609219Z87F47&pf_rd_p=451839801&pf_rd_i=B001CMX34A&pf_rd_s=bottom-10&pf_rd_m=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=201)

It is like the Coens can make a sequel to Fargo and call it Moorhead, only with an ice auger.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 11 Nov 2008, 01:49
Ushankas are cool, i want this

http://www.russianarmysurplus.com/military.php?gid=102
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 11 Nov 2008, 07:36
...
Shirts go inside pants. T-shirts are the only thing that is excluded from this policy... (at least, IMO)

Dear Dad,

I know once in a while on Sundays you bust out your Oakland Raiders jersey in support, but this should ALSO NOT BE TUCKED IN. You don't tuck things into jeans!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Heranje on 11 Nov 2008, 08:09
Opinion: Unless you're dressing formally, tucked-in shirts tend to look silly. It's passable as long as you're wearing a belt and not jeans, but.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 11 Nov 2008, 08:17
I used to have a professor (I know there is enough questionable professor fashion to start a new thread about it) who wore denim every single day.  Jeans, shirts, you name it, but he would never wear more than one article of clothing.  He would always tuck his shirts in, and more often than not, it was jeans pants that he was sticking them in.  I mean, usually I would oppose this, but there was a certain formality (dude is in a position of authority) and also he had a lovely bottom. 

Is this a foil?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Nov 2008, 08:49
Taylor, I think your desire to see his arse was overriding your fashion sense.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 11 Nov 2008, 08:58
Next time I'm 'in the area' (HAW), I'll be careful to take a picture.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Nov 2008, 09:03
Necessarily do that. I can't even imagine a situation where a dude does that and doesn't look like a middle aged IT professional.

Like, I'm trying to imagine a sexy dude like Anderson Cooper doing it and all I want to do is ask him why he hasn't updated Firefox to 3.0 on all of the computers and have him sigh as he explains that the company requires certain plugins for security that haven't been updated yet.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 11 Nov 2008, 09:06
He does it by having the bottom of a Greek God, but more supple, and having jeans that are slightly too tight.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Nov 2008, 09:10
Oh, Taylor.

You need a man.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 11 Nov 2008, 09:37
I bought a hat because it's been cold lately. It is so warm! (http://www.target.com/Xhilaration-Scotch-Plaid-Avtr-Gry/dp/B001CMX33G/ref=sc_ri_2?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=1YDZ64VH609219Z87F47&pf_rd_p=451839801&pf_rd_i=B001CMX34A&pf_rd_s=bottom-10&pf_rd_m=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=201)

It is like the Coens can make a sequel to Fargo and call it Moorhead, only with an ice auger.

Ooh, can I be in it too? I will totally buy a hat like that if that is the case.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 11 Nov 2008, 12:56
That guy in the white dress shirt and jeans has kind of a whack profile, he either needs a slimmer fit shirt or baggier jeans. The boots are, in fact, steezy.

I wear dress shirts tucked into jeans all the time, and look damn good doing it, but then again my jeans are really nice. They can be worn tucked or untucked, though, but if you tuck in your shirt w/o a belt you're an idiot.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Nov 2008, 15:22
Shirt, jeans, tucked in, no belt, IT professional; me backstage during an opera production in 1989.  I look worn out and pissed off as well - but you'd be as well if you were in the middle of a radio-therapy course while still working and running an opera group.

(http://cassland.org/images/Paul-RT.jpg)

Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: mberan42 on 11 Nov 2008, 15:29
Ladies, Uggs make you look cheap.

There, I said it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: öde on 11 Nov 2008, 15:59
It is so warm! (http://www.target.com/Xhilaration-Scotch-Plaid-Avtr-Gry/dp/B001CMX33G/ref=sc_ri_2?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=1YDZ64VH609219Z87F47&pf_rd_p=451839801&pf_rd_i=B001CMX34A&pf_rd_s=bottom-10&pf_rd_m=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=201)

That hat is fantastic.

Paul, that's fine, it was still the 80s.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Nov 2008, 16:12
I don't own any kind of formal trousers so I tend to wear dress/business shirts tucked into black jeans. I do of course wear a belt but the effect is often ruined slightly by my habit of wearing X-Men, Punisher, Batman and skull belt buckles.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jmrz on 11 Nov 2008, 21:19
Okay, I went out and bought myself some wrap around skirts. One of them is knee length and one is ankle length. They are pretty and flowy and they seem to warrant some kind of nice footwear. What shoes do you where with these types of skirts? They are kind of hippyish but I just cannot bring myself to wear normal rubber thongs. It just doesn't seem right.

I am confused.

Here are the links to the skirts I bought:
http://www.treeoflife.com.au/Catalogue/Pants/Indian-Wrap-Skirt_2#
http://www.treeoflife.com.au/Catalogue/Pants/handkerchief-skirt (this isn't exactly what I got, but you can get the idea, same style and shape)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 11 Nov 2008, 21:22
Ladies, Uggs make you look cheap.

There, I said it.

Matt I would like to hug you or give you a high five right now. Either one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 11 Nov 2008, 21:47
Everybody knows that uggs look trashy - it's not like this is some kind of miraculous breakthrough.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 11 Nov 2008, 21:51
No, that cannot be true because people still wear them. I am just very glad to hear that Matt hates them as I do.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 11 Nov 2008, 21:58
People also wear capris, or denim shorts. Or 'gangsta' clothes that hang down to their knees.

All widely recognized as horrible clothing choices.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Slick on 11 Nov 2008, 23:08
I have no problem with capris. Depends more on the rest of the accompanying style. Denim shorts can look good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 11 Nov 2008, 23:21
lies
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Nov 2008, 23:39
Man we have had this conversation like ten times in thise thread before and Joe Hocking already unequivocally settled it:

Quote from: jhocking
I happened to be flipping through Republic, and Plato titled one chapter "Capris: They Never Look Good"

Mothafuckin' Plato, yo.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: ruyi on 12 Nov 2008, 00:38
Okay, I went out and bought myself some wrap around skirts. One of them is knee length and one is ankle length. They are pretty and flowy and they seem to warrant some kind of nice footwear. What shoes do you where with these types of skirts? They are kind of hippyish but I just cannot bring myself to wear normal rubber thongs. It just doesn't seem right.

I am confused.

Here are the links to the skirts I bought:
http://www.treeoflife.com.au/Catalogue/Pants/Indian-Wrap-Skirt_2#
http://www.treeoflife.com.au/Catalogue/Pants/handkerchief-skirt (this isn't exactly what I got, but you can get the idea, same style and shape)

I've seen those types of things worn with flat leather sandals with thin straps. Kinda (http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/Shopbop/pcs/media/images/products/kjaqu/kjaqu2000720513/kjaqu2000720513_prod_medium_v1_m56577569831090476.jpg) like (http://rubimoon.com/img/lrg/n-shoe1.jpg) these (http://www.oldnavy.com/Asset_Archive/ONWeb/Assets/Product/555/555503/main/on555503-00p01v01.jpg) shoes (http://www.bunnyhug.co.uk/fashionshop/media/gbu0/prodlg/DRHWHT-A.jpg)? Not quite gladiator but in that direction. None of those have the details I like but they are the type at least.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Nov 2008, 06:50
The boots are, in fact, steezy.

I disagree. He is trying SO hard to make the boots work, and instead he looks like some toolbag kid from upstate New York who wants to move to LA and "make it big".
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Nov 2008, 06:56
The boots are, in fact, steezy.

I disagree. He is trying SO hard to make the boots work, and instead he looks like some toolbag kid from upstate New York who wants to move to LA and "make it big".

The boots, not the douchebag wearing them. I would wear those shoes, is what I am saying.

Also, I own and love a pair of uggs. They are probably the third pair I've had, got my first when I was about 4. They're a completely viable cold weather/post beach shoe.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 12 Nov 2008, 12:12
Argh, fashion complaint. It is even more impossible than usual to find decent looking jeans when you are short (a little over 5'3") and sort of fat right now! Practically all jeans either look like tights or they are so flared (and looong) that I look like I am drowning in a sea of denim. Neither of those alternatives look even remotely good.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 12 Nov 2008, 12:23
Mari I know how you feel. I can never find jeans that fit well in stores. I always have to settle for some that are just okay and it is just silly.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tania on 12 Nov 2008, 12:29
ladies's uggs, admittedly, are awful. however, recently my housemate bought a pair of men's uggs and i have to admit they fucking rock. for some reason i wasn't aware men's uggs even existed until now. they are by far the warmest, most comfortable boots i have ever tried on. i've actually been considering buying a pair because i don't have any winter boots and they are looking like the best candidate.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Nov 2008, 16:16
Ladies uggs and mens uggs are exactly the same, just different in sizing and colors.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: est on 12 Nov 2008, 16:26
Uggs are like slippers, but warm.  I would wear them out to buy a paper or some milk maybe, but for the most part they are comfortable inside shoes.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jmrz on 12 Nov 2008, 16:41
I've seen those types of things worn with flat leather sandals with thin straps. Kinda (http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/Shopbop/pcs/media/images/products/kjaqu/kjaqu2000720513/kjaqu2000720513_prod_medium_v1_m56577569831090476.jpg) like (http://rubimoon.com/img/lrg/n-shoe1.jpg) these (http://www.oldnavy.com/Asset_Archive/ONWeb/Assets/Product/555/555503/main/on555503-00p01v01.jpg) shoes (http://www.bunnyhug.co.uk/fashionshop/media/gbu0/prodlg/DRHWHT-A.jpg)? Not quite gladiator but in that direction. None of those have the details I like but they are the type at least.

Thanks Ruyi, that's kind of what I thought. I'll just have to find some nice ones. I've seen heaps of them around, so I am sure I'll be able to find something.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: fatty on 12 Nov 2008, 17:21
I have been looking for sandals that are hippie cross gladiator for so long because I am ridiculously picky. RIDICULOUS
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Allybee on 12 Nov 2008, 18:40
hey, does anyone else read the sartorialist (http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/)? I love the fresh photography. this guy has such a ridiculous eye for color and drape; he finds the most interesting people hidden in the crowds.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Nov 2008, 18:53
I think we've had this conversation before because I'm getting dej v typing this but anyhoo:

I find myself disagreeing with what The Sartorialist thinks is good probably half of the time but I've definitely learned a lot about putting together men's clothing from there, particularly when it comes to all those little details that really make a guy's outfit pop (oh man pocket squares).

Re: uggs: Ugg boots do not go outside. They are wonderful slippers, but that is all they are. Ugg boots do not go outside
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 12 Nov 2008, 18:56
The Sartorialist routinely turns up some pretty great stuff (for both sexes! I don't know where you'd get the idea that it's no good for ladies) but I think it's worth taking everything on there with a grain of salt. Essentially I find places like that useful for getting me thinking about cool combinations and ideas, or interesting and new ways to wear something I already have and just generally putting me in a more constructively critical mindset re: style/fashion. Also obviously everybody has a different body and sense of style and something that looks great on one person isn't necessarily universally great.

Also the Sartorialist likes those "formal" shorts (that kind of look like you've taken a pair of chinos and cut them off at the knee) too much and that shit is just dumb.

P.S; ZOMG want these shoes: http://www.gucci.com/us/us-english/us/fall-winter-08/mens-shoes/#0-464511-202729D3VA01066

 :-D
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 12 Nov 2008, 19:02
Re: uggs: Ugg boots do not go outside. They are wonderful slippers, but that is all they are. Ugg boots do not go outside

thisssss.
uggs do not look good with jeans, with sweatpants or with skirts and leggings. they may be comfortable (i wouldn't know personally) but...there is always a more attractive/practical alternative to uggs.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: tommydski on 12 Nov 2008, 19:03
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b20/pwforster/supdate_feb15_pic12.jpg)

Uggs: Just say no.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: sean on 12 Nov 2008, 19:08
Uggs are a pretty aptly named thing.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Allybee on 12 Nov 2008, 19:13
whoops, sorry. should've checked that one.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Nov 2008, 19:57
hey, does anyone else read the sartorialist (http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/)? I love the fresh photography. this guy has such a ridiculous eye for color and drape; he finds the most interesting people hidden in the crowds.

Oh man what a cool blog thank you for showing me this ally.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Allybee on 12 Nov 2008, 20:05
okay! everyone is 20 steps ahead of me! got it!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 12 Nov 2008, 20:42
I <3 the sartorialist, it is so great. My goal is to move to a big city and someday be in it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 13 Nov 2008, 03:55
I got a wiggle dress! Yaay!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/dresses005.jpg)
And you can see the pattern better in this one.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/dresses007.jpg)

Now I finally have something to wear to weddings.  All the rest of my clothes are too casual or too formal.  This is a cute mix!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: RedLion on 13 Nov 2008, 04:28
It looks great, Jodie!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Slick on 13 Nov 2008, 08:00
I can can I has jodeez?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 13 Nov 2008, 08:08
Ooh, I want that dress! I need to find one like that here so I can try it on and see if it looks good. I think I could look quite fabulous in one of those.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: calenlass on 13 Nov 2008, 09:10
Jodie the rockabilly look suits you so well, seriously.

Manda, that new top you got has kimono-style sleeves, in case you were wondering or care.

Someone asking about vests a few pages ago: I personally prefer vests for suits because it makes it look a little classier to me, and maybe a little more like a throwback or a nod to some vintage fashions that shouldn't have died out. Also with a tuxedo I prefer vests because I always look at dudes wearing cummerbunds and think "I wonder what instrument they play in the orchestra". Same goes with bow ties versus ascots and cravats.

Also it is good to know via the Satorialist that people in Rio value such quality details as the French Cuff. Also that their women have excellent taste in shoes, and that some women in Moscow get into fights with their sewing machines and lose.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 13 Nov 2008, 09:21
I tend to like most of the women's fashion in the Sartorialist, but it's hit or miss for me on the men's fashion.

Jodie, that dress is super cute!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: nobo on 13 Nov 2008, 14:47
i thought you weren't supposed to wear black red or white to weddings?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 13 Nov 2008, 15:16
It depends on the wedding actually.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jmrz on 13 Nov 2008, 15:23
I've worn black to weddings and dressed it up with some coloured jewelry. Why? Because I couldn't find anything else that looked decent that WASN'T black. My grandma nearly had a heartattack about it, but no one really cared. I mean, it's just tradition. I've seen people wear black, red and white to weddings, but if you know the bride's dress is going to be white, don't wear all white. I am sure there were people at my mum's wedding who wore white, but her wedding dress was green, so it didn't matter.

I think it is mainly tradition, but I see no reason why you shouldn't wear black. Just dress it up with some coloured jewelry or something.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Katherine on 13 Nov 2008, 16:44
Cummerbunds are all around terrible and I don't understand why they still exist.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Nov 2008, 19:15
Cummerbunds are so awful They are most awful fashion, worn by most clueless men.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Nov 2008, 19:45
So... my plan of wearing capris around my knees, held up by the sheer willpower of everyone near me, with a cummerbund around my waist and uggs on my feet isn't a good idea?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: nobo on 13 Nov 2008, 19:46
that sounds hot

a/s/l?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Nov 2008, 20:04
13/f/FBI HQ... shit, wasn't supposed to say that.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: nobo on 13 Nov 2008, 20:13
haha.

i used to play isketch with the login 13/f/sexxxypix

i ended up getting my dorm's ip address banned from that site for a while
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 13 Nov 2008, 20:19
I acquired some rad cold weather gear at work tonight.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/3028312821_6a986c63ec.jpg?v=0)

Alternately (so as not to disappoint fans of my facial expressions) there is also me hiding my face (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/3029149186_0a771cb819.jpg?v=0) and me being ridiculous (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/3029155054_bab580a108.jpg) as always.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 13 Nov 2008, 22:22
i thought you weren't supposed to wear black red or white to weddings?

To be honest, I am pretty sure my friends would expect me to wear black anyway. Because they all think I am so goth or whatever.


Also, Liz, http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/collectif-cherry-wiggle-dress.html

I can't wait for more stock to come in on this stupid website so I can buy a bunch more things.  they never have what I want on my size!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Nov 2008, 00:16
I am trying to branch out from my ratty-jeans-tshirt-and-sneakers uniform! I think I am doing okay? What do you think QC?
(Oh um I have been sick lately so excuse me if my smile is less than stellar)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/3029481680_e5230bbf49.jpg)
I found this dress at a secondhand clothing store for $25! You can't wear anything under it because it is so tight.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/3028647685_840bd4e1ff.jpg)
Apparently this dress is supposed to be a copy of one Sarah Jessica Parker wore? I don't know anything about her but I bet it looks nicer on me. I like its swishy 50's skirt.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/3029483458_53dd808714.jpg)
Found this vinyl jacket in a thrift store for twenty bucks. It has some cigarette holes in one arm but other than that it is perfect. Also please note stunningly fantabulous Swedish raw indigo denim.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/3028647123_2e52ce12fe.jpg)
I found some awesomely battered cowboy boots at a secondhand store! Also I have a new lovely dark leather plaited belt which I adore, and this cute button-down top that I got on a throw-out table for ten bucks.

I know I need to get working on that old 'wardrobe staple' thing that people talk about, I need a new pair of black pointy flats and a plain white button-down shirt. Anything else?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 14 Nov 2008, 00:21
Oh Lunchy.

<3
That first dress is so so goood.  And I love the jacket.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jmrz on 14 Nov 2008, 02:38
I agree with Jodie - that first dress is amazing. I want it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Inlander on 14 Nov 2008, 02:48
Man why'd they even bother inventing new styles after the 50s.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 14 Nov 2008, 03:52
Ally, I really really love the last outfit, you do the cowgirl thing adorably.

In other news, I found it. The bastard love child of Crocs and Uggs. Had to happen eventually, right?
(http://foreveramber.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/18/crocs_uggs.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Nodaisho on 14 Nov 2008, 04:04
Man why'd they even bother inventing new styles after the 50s.
Side-zipped boots (not style, I guess, but more convenient than tying every time), hair dye, camouflage, and I think further continuation of leather jacket development.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: valley_parade on 14 Nov 2008, 05:00
Ally, that first dress kinda screams Audrey Hepburn at me.

I am all a fluster now, damn you.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 14 Nov 2008, 07:05
Damnit Ally, your sweet fashions are overshadowing my super awesome hat.

Also I want to coat like mad:
(http://www.modcloth.com/store/images/111108_05_L.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Nov 2008, 14:39
Oh man, Liz, normally we disagree but oh god<3
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jmrz on 14 Nov 2008, 14:47
Liz, do you have a link for that coat?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Rudy Rudy on 14 Nov 2008, 14:52
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice coat, dude. I want it in COLOR, though.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Nov 2008, 16:32
LADIES,

I was going to post something constructive but you are all so attractive I forgot what it is
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Chesire Cat on 14 Nov 2008, 17:09
Seriously, how does everyone in the forum know each others first names?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 14 Nov 2008, 17:15
Everybody on this forum is a stalker.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Nov 2008, 17:31
Or we talk outside of the forum. One or the other.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Liz on 14 Nov 2008, 20:43
Liz, do you have a link for that coat?

I sure do! http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Outerwear/Femme+Fatale+Trench
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 14 Nov 2008, 21:06
Fashion thread:

Chucks.

Should I buy some?
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 14 Nov 2008, 21:09
I am trying to branch out from my ratty-jeans-tshirt-and-sneakers uniform! I think I am doing okay? What do you think QC?
(Oh um I have been sick lately so excuse me if my smile is less than stellar)

pic
I found this dress at a secondhand clothing store for $25! You can't wear anything under it because it is so tight.

pic
Apparently this dress is supposed to be a copy of one Sarah Jessica Parker wore? I don't know anything about her but I bet it looks nicer on me. I like its swishy 50's skirt.

pic
Found this vinyl jacket in a thrift store for twenty bucks. It has some cigarette holes in one arm but other than that it is perfect. Also please note stunningly fantabulous Swedish raw indigo denim.

pic
I found some awesomely battered cowboy boots at a secondhand store! Also I have a new lovely dark leather plaited belt which I adore, and this cute button-down top that I got on a throw-out table for ten bucks.

I know I need to get working on that old 'wardrobe staple' thing that people talk about, I need a new pair of black pointy flats and a plain white button-down shirt. Anything else?

wow.
this reminds me so much of Rizzo from Grease it's scary.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 14 Nov 2008, 22:03
Ok so, pinupgirlclothing.com sent me an email telling me about a secret 25% off sale. WHO CAN RESIST? not me thats for sure!  So I bought two more wiggle dresses, and saved $50 Uh-Merrrican, which means free postage basically, so I am rather pleased.

http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/micheline-dress-black-pinup-couture.html
http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/pinup-couture-jessica-houndstooth.html

I am always sad when they don't have images of a dress on a tiny model too, because that is how I know what it would look like on me!
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Nov 2008, 22:04
That is a great thing, Midnight Umbreon! She has awesome style. Thanks!

Also Jordan: Chucks are always yes. You know which colours to go for. *salutes*
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Spluff on 14 Nov 2008, 22:42
Chucks are pretty good. They don't stand out, but neither do they make you look boring.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 14 Nov 2008, 23:04
Also Jordan: Chucks are always yes. You know which colours to go for. *salutes*

Do I?

Was this discussed somewhere in this thread?

What page?

(Because I kinda wanted ormj)
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Nov 2008, 23:27
Cream, Burgundy, or if you must, black for formal occasions.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Nov 2008, 05:18
Get some fair trade chucks. They're better quality as well as that whole "not made in sweatshop" thing. Every pair of Converse Chucks I've owned have fallen apart on me.

Today in a fit of impulsiveness I bought this:

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/images/P/ADUP2YE-01.jpg)

Although technically it wasn't impulsive because
a) i've wanted a jacket like this for over 2 years and
b) I agonised over it for a good half an hour before buying it.

Dang I have bought a whole mess of rad clothing recently. I promise I will actually bother to take pictures soon.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Jace on 15 Nov 2008, 06:30
Dovey's Jacket,

I want 200% more of that jacket in my closet. So I can wear it.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: Lines on 15 Nov 2008, 06:38
Seriously, how does everyone in the forum know each others first names?

Why do you think the caption under Hurrrrr is "These people have all slept with each other"?

Liz, that coat is amazing.
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Post by: mooface on 15 Nov 2008, 06:50
Fashion thread:

Chucks.

Should I buy some?

duh, yes!  but get them from nosweatapparel.com
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 15 Nov 2008, 09:44
Holy shit do I want that jacket Dovey
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Post by: tania on 15 Nov 2008, 11:52
if you're asking for opinions, i would say no to chucks because they are owned by nike now which is probably the one company you should absolutely avoid ever supporting if you can.

no sweat (http://www.nosweatapparel.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5005&Category_Code=NSS&Product_Count=17) (oh wait i guess maiada already mentioned them) make some pretty good substitutes. so do blackspot (http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/blackspot).
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Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Nov 2008, 12:11
Now I know what Chucks are! I have always just called my (cheap knock off) ones "fake Converse" but I knew that wasn't the right term.

I have some khaki ones with the pink panther playing a saxophone on the side. I bought them in the Czech Republic two years ago and they are awesome in every way except as shoes. They are too small and not waterproof and rub my ankles.
Title: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 15 Nov 2008, 12:13
What are you guyses opinion on Vans Slip Ons? I have a pair of black/white checkered and I took Sharpies and colored all the white squares. Now they are the definition of awesome. I need to recolor them sometime though, they're kind of fading.
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Post by: Lines on 15 Nov 2008, 12:16
I like Vans slip ons. They are comfy and don't have laces, which is rather awesome.

Re Chucks: That's why I stoped wearing high tops. Actually, I can't really find chucks anymore that I can wear with socks. I can wear a size 7 (converse sizing) without socks, but size 8 is way too big. The ones I have pre-Nike are 7.5 and they don't make that size anymore. I switched to Saucony when this happened. (Besides the fact that Saucony's are more comfortable and much better at being waterproof.)
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Post by: Ladybug on 15 Nov 2008, 12:59
Vans Slip-Ons are awesome a lot of times, yeah. I am trying to love mine, but they always give me blisters on one heel :/ It drives me insane, because aside from that, I really like them. My parents even found a pair of all black ones when they were sold out almost everywhere, so I tend to wear them anyways, because I love that model.
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Post by: sean on 15 Nov 2008, 13:53
I really like Vans Slip ons. I have a pair of blue/black checkerd that is pretty rad, but they are kind of streched out so they don't fit that well. Its okay though since they were only $10, which is mad cheep for Vans. Also,

I have a pair of black/white checkered and I took Sharpies and colored all the white squares. Now they are the definition of awesome. I need to recolor them sometime though, they're kind of fading.

picz plz. This seem like they would be even better faded.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 15 Nov 2008, 14:27
I have a pair of typical Black/White Checkered, and a super awesome pair of Argyle Alligator skin ones.  Seriously that is the best description I can think of for them.  Also Chucks are pretty sweet, I got some All Stars or something, basically black leather with black rubber edges/toes, though they have been completely covered in mud and unworn since the Radionhead in MTL.  They are simply to uncomfortable and difficult to do up and dirty to really care to much about.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 15 Nov 2008, 16:43
I have a pair of black chucks that I got in 2002, I think, which still fit and are formed perfectly to my foot, but I think I have the perfect feet for that style of shoe anyway which is very skinny and long.

I also have a pair of knockoff Vans slipons that have stars on them, but not the little stupid bunch of stars crap, it almost just looks like zigzags because it is pretty much just a star inside of a star inside of a star and so on. They are soooo comfy but that's probably because they actually wore out a long time ago and I just keep sticking new Dr. Scholls in em.

BUT TODAY I bought these (http://www.journeys.com/catalog_detail.aspx?c=girls&s=shoes%2fBoots&id=84312) and a couple pairs of black opaque tights so I can still wear my skirts. I will wear both pairs at once because it is cold and also that will, I assume, make it more opaque.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Nov 2008, 17:05
Vans slip-ons are for hell yes. At one point I owned three pairs of Vans. I should really look into getting a new pair. Hm.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 16 Nov 2008, 05:49
I have a pair of black/white checkered and I took Sharpies and colored all the white squares. Now they are the definition of awesome. I need to recolor them sometime though, they're kind of fading.

picz plz. This seem like they would be even better faded.
Uh. Sure, If I can remember. Perhaps after church.
I want to get a bleach pen and undo all the coloring and start over because it could've come out much less crappy. The top of one shoe is all black, for example. I might do that today. After