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Post by: Ballard on 22 Apr 2009, 19:47
I'm in love.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Apr 2009, 19:51
<333333333333
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Post by: Avec on 22 Apr 2009, 20:17
Adorable
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Apr 2009, 20:19
Because that outfit is basically what happens when a 6 year old is allowed to dress themselves. I'm hoping that the reason you're wearing gumboots is because it was raining.
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Post by: Ballard on 22 Apr 2009, 20:24
Jimmy, not everyone has to look metal.
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Post by: Drill King on 22 Apr 2009, 21:07
It was actually raining but I wear them when it's not raining too!

Also, 6 year olds are the best dressers.
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Post by: mbb on 22 Apr 2009, 21:12
And the worst make-up artists, oh my god!
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 22 Apr 2009, 21:29
That outfit is The Cutest Thing.
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Post by: Victorinia on 22 Apr 2009, 22:47
Did you have a cute umbrella to go with the outfit? That would perfect it.

Even though it's already pretty perfect, it would be EXTRA perfect.
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Post by: zerobar on 22 Apr 2009, 23:04
So, I've been looking on ebay and considered buying a civil war shell jacket, just cause I thought they looked cool, fit nice (not long like a modern military jacket), and would look original. Good Idea/ Bad Idea?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 22 Apr 2009, 23:21
Could be good, it depends on the kind. For what it's worth, there are many different cuts for modern military jackets as well. You've got the ones like I have that go halfway down the thigh, the ones that just go a bit long, or the ones that are made to go perfectly to the waist and no farther.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 22 Apr 2009, 23:27
Ahaha guys fashion is about being ridiculous
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/ahaharidiculous.jpg
and having fun
The gumboots make this.
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Post by: zerobar on 22 Apr 2009, 23:36
Could be good, it depends on the kind. For what it's worth, there are many different cuts for modern military jackets as well. You've got the ones like I have that go halfway down the thigh, the ones that just go a bit long, or the ones that are made to go perfectly to the waist and no farther.

I was figuring one of the ones that wasn't particularly fancy. Probably the artillery officer jacket with the red piping. I kinda figured people would probably think it was cool and different, but not obviously recognize it as a civil war jacket. I've looked at other military uniform jackets before, too, particularly Russian. Most of the modern American (and most other country's) uniforms just don't look different enough, though. Do you know of any other Nation's military jackets (that are freely available) that are particularly interesting (and not too crazy)?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Apr 2009, 00:22
Camo, or solid color? Solid color would be harder to find, but there are lots of original camo patterns out there. For example, swiss alpenflage (http://www.surplusbunker.com/images/SWISS_ALPENFLAGE_JACKET.JPG), Belgian "jigsaw" (http://www.militaryandoutdoor.co.uk/images/belgian%20camo%20jkt.jpg), British DPM (http://www.freewebs.com/militiaohio/tropical-DPM.jpg) (also comes in a desert pattern, which is just two color), and German flecktarn (http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/images/product/main/FLECKTARN-COMBAT-JACKET.jpg). The cut of the jacket might also depend on whether you get a jacket designed as a field shirt or a field jacket. Mine is a jacket, which is probably why it is longer, I am pretty sure the ones meant to be just button up shirts are shorter.

There are a lot of patterns, and if you have a decently stocked surplus store near you, you should be able to find one you like.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 23 Apr 2009, 01:33
You mean socks that do not match the outfit, or socks that do not match each other?

If the latter, then buy new socks.
If the former, then also buy new socks. Although unless your sock drawer consists of nothing buy rainbow patterned knee-highs, then you are both awesome and under-socked. All I wear are white/grey anklets, and they go with everything except my leather work shoes, which I wear black socks with. These match pretty much everything, or, more accurately, they don't clash with anything. They just exist.
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Post by: Kylos on 23 Apr 2009, 01:34
I have not worn socks that match for about 10 years. They work fine.
However, you could always go out and buy more socks?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Apr 2009, 01:42
white/grey anklets

+ Dickies shorts= good choice
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Apr 2009, 02:17
Ahaha guys fashion is about being ridiculous
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/ahaharidiculous.jpg

and having fun

Do you also love dinosaurs, brightly colored hair, and lots of make up? Also, do you hate when people label you?

Unrelated to terrible choices.
It is hot enough that I have to wear shorts. I now am wearing shorts and a tshirt and I have trouble finding socks that match. What is the opinion on socks that do not match?


I like socks that don't match. I ALSO LIKE BRIGHT HAIR AND DINOSAURS AND LOTS OF MAKE UP

but you can label me anytime, oohhh baby
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Post by: Gemmwah on 23 Apr 2009, 03:15

Do you also love dinosaurs, brightly colored hair, and lots of make up? Also, do you hate when people label you?


Wait. Does this mean I am scene too?
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Post by: Gemmwah on 23 Apr 2009, 04:15
Hmph. I was in meebo, I know the score.

Also, I think Andy's taste is fab. It's a bit more co-ordinated than the way I dress, but I still like it.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Apr 2009, 05:39
Jace dinosaurs are fucking wicked sweet and I will kill you if you ever dare suggest otherwise.
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Post by: Spluff on 23 Apr 2009, 05:44
I'll bet you haven't even met a dinosaur. Poser.
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Post by: Gilead on 23 Apr 2009, 05:45
Who said anything about scene. I just mentioned dinosaurs and bright colors in hair and labels.
Andy, I am labelling you as someone with poor taste. There, it happened.  :wink:

Anyways, my problem is that I have two different kinds of ankle socks apparently, one has about 1/2" more fabric on the ankle than the others. I do just need to buy new socks though, most of them have holes in the bottoms.

You should probably never attempt to judge people on their taste in clothing ever.
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Post by: Jace on 23 Apr 2009, 05:51
I just went ahead and deleted my posts because it made me look like a douche. But I'm really not, I just don't like andy.
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Post by: Lines on 23 Apr 2009, 05:51
Uh, yes she does. She can pull of basically anything and that falls under the "anything that is cute on Andy" category. She has her own style and it works for her.
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Post by: Lila on 23 Apr 2009, 08:14
How do people who know clothes feel about girls wearing boxers as shorts?
Not ugly novelty boxers, just plain or striped.
They are, in my opinion, perfect shorts, long enough to cover the worst part of my thighs and comfy and breathable. And since my only other choices are soffees which I can't wear because I don't have the legs and basketball shorts which I wear on occasion but they just don't look good, they seem like the best choice.
also, boxers are incredibly cheap (at least, compared to normal shorts).
But I really have no bearing of how people view them... is it okay to wear them? or am I wearing underwear as clothes and should be burned?
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Post by: McTaggart on 23 Apr 2009, 08:22
They're fine if you're at home watching tv. I really don't think they can work outside of that.
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Post by: Beren on 23 Apr 2009, 08:35
Yeah, my dear lady wears them more or less constantly at home, but I wouldn't consider them terrible good going out wear.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Apr 2009, 13:56
Lila, I really don't think you should wear them out in public... Boxers are hella comfy but really, they are underwear and deserve to stay that way. The crotches are NOT made for ladies and will probably just end up looking really dumpy.
There are other shorts options out there if you look hard enough that will fit your requirements!
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Apr 2009, 14:03
Yeah the thing about boxers is that they will very easily hike up as well and show off your hoohah
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Post by: JD on 23 Apr 2009, 14:10
Curious mental images abound
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Post by: Yayniall on 23 Apr 2009, 16:36
(http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/14/1405/NXUP000Z/henry-horenstein-close-up-of-camels-foot.jpg)
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Post by: öde on 23 Apr 2009, 16:56
I just went ahead and deleted my posts because it made me look like a douche.

If you don't do douchey things, you probably won't look like a douche. I know this from personal experience!
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Post by: Dimmukane on 23 Apr 2009, 16:56
Oh, I get it, it's a Deerhoof!
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Post by: Avec on 23 Apr 2009, 16:58
It's funny and cute when your girlfriend wears your boxers, but it probably won't work if you're going out.

While we're on subject of comfortable clothes looking trashy; beaters and sweat pants in public, in combination or alone. I think never, your thoughts?

*I realize it was probably brought up before.
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Post by: Ladybug on 23 Apr 2009, 17:03
I can tolerate beaters (though I hate the nickname) if it's really hot or something and you're mostly just dressing for comfort than for looking good. And I can tolerate sweatpants, but it's obviously not something that makes you look really styllsh or whatever. I just don't think it's as horrible-looking as some people seem to think, but I may just be desensitized, though, because everyone wears them all the frickin' time here when just running quick errands or whatever.

The combination I'm not so sure about, though. Sounds very KFed or something.

ETA: Yeah, my opinion on beaters were for men. They can look really really great on women if you have the body for them, but they can also look really bad if you don't, as with most clothes.
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Post by: Victorinia on 23 Apr 2009, 17:26
Beaters are acceptable, but not great, on men, and adorable on most women.
I don't think that sweatpants should ever be seen outside of a) the gym b) one's home. There are lots of pants that are equally comfy and less hideous.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Apr 2009, 18:55
Beaters on women if you got no boobs is A-OK, if you ask me.

There is a right way for a guy to look good in a beater but I can't quite put my finger on how right now. I'm sure I've seen it though.

Sweatpants outside the house mean you have given up on life.
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Post by: axerton on 23 Apr 2009, 19:42
The correct way for a guy to do beaters is: Jeans, blunstone boots (or equivilant), relatively short hair, facial hair optional, lean but muscley build.

otherwise known as looking like a tradey (the good type of tradey,  not the fat guy who's overalls aren't quite over all)

Also the wearing of a button up shirt over the beater means easy transformation from highly casual tradey to quite acceptably dressed guy.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 23 Apr 2009, 20:08
A female friend of mine once wore a massive beater with a belt as a dress. It was pretty hot.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Apr 2009, 04:10
Fashion Thrack,

Your opinions would be highly valued on

This jacket (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180350036376&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching)

and these boots (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220401021659&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching)
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Post by: pen on 24 Apr 2009, 04:21
Love the boots.  =)
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 24 Apr 2009, 05:54
Jacket is great, boots are meh but I'm not big on cowboy styles. My dad would probably love the boots.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 24 Apr 2009, 06:13
Both jacket and boots are pretty good. They're also reminding me that I need a casual jacket and want a pair of cowboy boots.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 24 Apr 2009, 06:16
Ok so I saw a jacket in an op-shop today. It was basically this (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Mens-leather-jacket-Industrie_W0QQitemZ160329683458QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMen_s_Clothing?hash=item160329683458&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318) but in a really nice grey. I'm thinking maybe I should get it. Thoughts?

The odd thing is that at one point I owned a jacket exactly like the one I saw but it was both way too small for me, had too much of the distressed look for me to like it too much (huge white scratches all over the chest and back) and didn't really fit in with the rest of my wardrobe. I ended up selling it to a friend of mine who is much smaller than I.
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Post by: axerton on 24 Apr 2009, 08:23
purely from my own personal standpoint, while the jacket doesn't have me clammouring to trade my soul for it, you could certainly do worse and the boots are a no for me but that's only because as someone who actually rides horses the [ironics/wannabe/whatever you want to call it] cowboy thing that some people like. If however you have you're heart set on a set of cowboy boots I think you'd be better off with something in a darker leather.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Apr 2009, 08:53
Fashion Thrack,

Your opinions would be highly valued on

This jacket (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180350036376&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching)

and these boots (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220401021659&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching)

That is a pretty good jacket if you like that sort of thing, but those are just cowboy boots, and I feel like unless you are a really cute girl wearing a dress there is no real place for cowboy boots in this world anymore.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Apr 2009, 08:54
What I am saying is you are not a cowboy.
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Post by: Drill King on 24 Apr 2009, 11:52
I have green suede cowboy boots that have a warped heel so they wont go on one foot but I love them and want to get them mended, also I want proper cowboy boots.

But I dress like a six year old so the closer to convincing people that my want to play dress up 24/7 is fashion, the better.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 24 Apr 2009, 15:54
It is okay if you are actually a cowboy(girl) right? I keep wanting to talk my mom out of buying them but her husband does own cows and she has to help deliver them sometimes.

And Andy, I think you'd count as the pretty girl in a dress and you do ride horses a lot, right?
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Post by: öde on 24 Apr 2009, 17:16
dress up 24/7 is fashion

Doing it right.
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Post by: Drill King on 24 Apr 2009, 18:00
Brittany! I am terrified of horses! I also have only worn a dress twice in the past three years in public. I actually wear dresses more often to show the internet in real life.

(No really, unless I'm in the city I wear beaters and skinnies every day)
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 24 Apr 2009, 18:07
Maybe then I had thought of you as Andy! The One Hope! and projected all of everything I think is awesome on to you? (Actually I think I musta been thinking of RunsWithScissors about the horses thing and WHATEVER you are wearing a skirt in that picture and it is HELL OF CUTE [so there])

(also I am scared of horses too because they are big and I have known too many people who have been stomped by them)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Apr 2009, 18:14
I have cowboy boots but never with skirts, always with skinnies and a matching plaited leather belt.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 24 Apr 2009, 18:57
Ok so I saw a jacket in an op-shop today. It was basically this (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Mens-leather-jacket-Industrie_W0QQitemZ160329683458QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMen_s_Clothing?hash=item160329683458&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318) but in a really nice grey. I'm thinking maybe I should get it. Thoughts?

The odd thing is that at one point I owned a jacket exactly like the one I saw but it was both way too small for me, had too much of the distressed look for me to like it too much (huge white scratches all over the chest and back) and didn't really fit in with the rest of my wardrobe. I ended up selling it to a friend of mine who is much smaller than I.

Get the jacket!
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Post by: Harun on 24 Apr 2009, 19:38
I have cowboy boots but never with skirts

I have a feeling ladies in Texas will disagree with this statement. Although it's probably ok for them since they live in Texas.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Apr 2009, 21:08
Oh that is because my legs and I disagree. I do not like wearing things that draw attention to their naked skins. On other ladies it looks adorable!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Apr 2009, 23:28
What I am saying is you are not a cowboy.

You don't know me
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Post by: Lunchbox on 25 Apr 2009, 00:51
Hooray I finally got my perfect coat, I am so happy!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3348/3472996732_a2993a0a33.jpg)
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Post by: Verergoca on 25 Apr 2009, 01:29
Then look happy you!

(also, that is a rather dashing coat!)
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Post by: Beren on 25 Apr 2009, 10:43
One does not look happy in a coat such as that. One looks satisfied with their surroundings.
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Post by: Yunior on 25 Apr 2009, 13:14
Oh Lunchy that is the cutest coat. I have been looking for new coats for next year -- where did you get that? Or if anyone else is pretty well-versed about coats/terrible-weather outfits, where should I start looking for stuff that will get me through next year's Chicago winter?

Speaking of coats I adore, here (http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/2209RLromWeb.jpg) is a coat and a style that I totally adore on The Satorialist. Thoughts?
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 26 Apr 2009, 18:46
My boyfriend bought me this skirt.  Is it way too short to wear anywhere outside of the bedroom?  If not, what can I wear with it to be more on the cute / classy side of things, rather than the gross / trashy side?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/Photo286.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/Photo281.jpg)
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 26 Apr 2009, 18:49
tightssss. for serious. I don't know anything more specific than that (As a guy, I don't have much experience with wearing skirts), but if you want more cute/classy go with tights of some sort, that is what all the girls I know seem to do (black, maybe?) and maybe the ones that go like halfway down your shin?

that is not a very high quality picture though so I could be completely wrong.
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Post by: Lines on 26 Apr 2009, 18:51
Personally, I think it's too short, but if you're going to wear it out, wear opaque black tights with it.
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Post by: Gilead on 26 Apr 2009, 19:00
and maybe the ones that go like halfway down your shin?
Seriously people noone wear these damn tights.

Also make the skirt even shorter.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 26 Apr 2009, 19:53
Also make the skirt even shorter.
What he's trying to say is: wear a belt and nothing else below it except shoes.
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Post by: nobo on 26 Apr 2009, 20:21
what can I wear with it to be more on the cute / classy side of things, rather than the gross / trashy side?


I would start with underwear.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 26 Apr 2009, 20:43
I'm pretty sure no addition to that skirt would render it more than a purely sexual article. I wouldn't wear it out and about unless it's Halloween or something.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 26 Apr 2009, 22:12
Yeah, that's pretty much what I told my boyfriend, but he seemed hurt that I didn't want to wear it out.  Now I guess I've got the internet on my side.  Thanks, guys.
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Post by: Slick on 26 Apr 2009, 22:19
I mean I do not want to be harsh on your boyfriend but that is a little bit stupid unless he is just charmingly disarmingly naive/innocent maybe? I mean, yes, I think it is possible someone could wear that and just look totally sincere and comfortable with it, but it is a really short school-girl skirt in case we all hadn't noticed yet. If you really want to wear it out, you could do the full-length tights/stockings thing, but I think that's a little lame personally. Maybe you could just try wearing your favorite, most comfortable, personal top and see how you look/think of yourself with it?
You need a top that projects 'yes this skirt is me I think it looks nice and I like it and I do not think it makes me look skanky'.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 26 Apr 2009, 22:47
It's also possible he simply "likes" the idea of you wearing out in public.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Apr 2009, 00:20
I know my boyfriend really likes it when I dress up in short tight things in public. I would not choose to wear those sort of things, but when I do it's kind of awesome for his reaction when he sees me in it, and the smug looks he makes when he notices someone else checkin' me out.
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Post by: pen on 27 Apr 2009, 06:15
I dunno.  There are short sexy skirts and there are short slutty skirts.  I think that one would fall under slutty if worn without tights in public. 
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Post by: Kylos on 27 Apr 2009, 08:40
Are we talking in public as in, out and about daily life? Because I would wear that to a club (with dark tights), but not to go running errands.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 27 Apr 2009, 08:44
It really is too short for normal wear... I would even feel awkward in it at a club because then you're trying to dance and worrying that your frilly belt of a skirt is about to flip up and give a show.
I'm voting for keep it in the bedroom.
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Post by: Tyler on 27 Apr 2009, 09:49
Eugene.

I want Eugene to come to this thread.
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Post by: Tyler on 27 Apr 2009, 09:50
Eugene, I want you to dress exactly like Gram Parsons in this video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV41SF8esXk&eurl)

Please.
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Post by: Tyler on 27 Apr 2009, 09:51
Fuck, Gram Parsons is my idol.
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Post by: Lines on 27 Apr 2009, 09:58
I was about to say, "Man, why?" but then I remembered this is Gene you're talking about and yes, yes he should.
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Post by: Ballard on 27 Apr 2009, 10:38
I would rock the shit out of the jacket and hat.
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Post by: Ballard on 27 Apr 2009, 10:44
Nudie suits fuck yeah
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 27 Apr 2009, 11:33
Yeah I really need to get a Nudie suit, as soon as possible. Also I need to be Gram Parsons.

Also, this is the best music video I've ever seen.

What is going on with that scarf though, is that a tie, is that just silk, man fuck he is awesome.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Apr 2009, 05:43
So I won those cowboy boots (for the starting price!) and there is nothing you can do about that.
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Post by: valley_parade on 29 Apr 2009, 07:06
Yeah I really need to get a Nudie suit, as soon as possible. Also I need to be Jeff Tweedy.
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Post by: Alex C on 29 Apr 2009, 12:54
The only thing that's nice about cowboy boots is that the the toes aren't bulky like on many other types of boots so you can at least scale a chain link fence at a decent pace if it becomes necessary; a cowboy boot wearing friend of mine had no problem with it while I had to kick off one of my old steel toed work shoes entirely. Granted, it's probably a better idea just to avoid pissing off the locals in the first place.


New Orleans!


Also, I visited my mother the other day and she wears crocs now.  :cry:
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Post by: Drill King on 29 Apr 2009, 13:03
I really want a nice pair of cowboy boots now, thanks guys.
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Post by: calenlass on 29 Apr 2009, 13:12
Elizzybeth: I have a skirt that short. I only wear it for costumes, like New Year's 2008 or Mardi Gras this year. I seriously need someone to take pictures of me in it because I have worn it a lot.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Apr 2009, 13:15
I am doing this all wrong, right guys?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3487088778_965e12cfca.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/3487089298_28617a4a9b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3486275647_4cda3124c4.jpg)
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 29 Apr 2009, 13:19
Pretty much.
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Post by: Tyler on 29 Apr 2009, 13:22
It looks like your shirt is growing a second shirt out of your back in the first picture.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Apr 2009, 13:24
Yeah, I just noticed some weird things in the picture because I was getting undressed after class and then realized I meant to take a picture of me and sloppily got redressed.
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Post by: Liz on 29 Apr 2009, 13:25
I think maybe you should just buy a shirt that is not ORANGE HOLY GOD ORANGE and actually fits.

Just sayin'.
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Post by: calenlass on 29 Apr 2009, 13:29
I happen to like the orange shirt. Why does no one like orange? What the hell is wrong with orange?
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Post by: Alex C on 29 Apr 2009, 14:12
I don't mind the color nearly as much as I mind the fit and the fact that you're matching it with those shoes.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Apr 2009, 14:29
i like the orangeness.

p.s. i wish you guys could see the sweet thriftstore-frankenstein-suit that i am wearing today. it has a classy hat and a vest and everything.
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Post by: Alex C on 29 Apr 2009, 14:32
I actually sorta almost like the color, the problem I'm having is that I've seen Dave Grohl dress exactly like that on several occasions. On the upside, at least his shirt fit.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Apr 2009, 14:48
hey, i found a digital camera in the lost & found! SO what do you guys think about my (blurry) suit? i need some sweet shoes to go with it; right now i'm just wearing a nice pair of brown and white Nike SBs (not pictured) that match the color scheme but aren't really "suit" shoes, if you know what i mean.

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/suit1.jpg)


bonus silly face! (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/suit2.jpg)
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 29 Apr 2009, 14:59
I happen to like the orange shirt. Why does no one like orange? What the hell is wrong with orange?

I heard somewhere that the color the average man chooses to wear least often is orange. You are not the average man. Take that for what you will.
I actually have a shirt like that but it looks godawful on me so I never wear it.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Apr 2009, 15:02
The suit is fine dude, but like.

I don't know about that vest.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Apr 2009, 15:16
yeah, i've been trying to find a legit vest but it's hard. (i mostly just use it to hide the fact that that shirt is old and filthy, anyway)


haha and also, this (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/DSCN0888.jpg) is what the back of the vest looks like and the reason why i always keep the jacket on at work.
i got the vest from my dad and he is a massive hippie so that sort of explains it.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Apr 2009, 15:58
Just like, do not wear that vest with that suit, dogg.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Apr 2009, 15:58
Please?
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 29 Apr 2009, 17:57
I am doing this all wrong, right guys?

I dunno, I would suggest that if you wear an obnoxiously orange shirt, then at least don't wear black with it, because it makes it look a halloween-y. I'd go for a chocolate brown dress pant or grey perhaps. And lose the tie if you can. Also, I'm sorry, I just don't know how I feel about matching you shoes in colour to your terrifically bright shirt. How I would do this outfit, if you're super attached to that shirt and the chucks lok is:
1) your orange shirt
2) (http://imgs.yoox.biz/36/361325702D_12_f.jpg) or something grey, but flatfront and slim.
3)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31515FHQR4L._AA280_.jpg) or (http://s.onlineshoes.com/images/br191/115976_200_45.jpg)

Perhaps even worn with such as a cardigan: (http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/or/original-penguin-blanco-cream-cardigan-knit.jpg)
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Post by: mbb on 29 Apr 2009, 18:13
I love the bright orange on you, Jordan. And I like it with the shoes, I think it's cute. The black pants do make it slightly halloweeny, brown might be better...I think some sort of pin-striped would be best. With a lot of solid colors, you need some sort of pattern. Omg, tweed pants would rock, too.
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Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 29 Apr 2009, 18:51
The pants look gray to me, but maybe I'm wrong... :? Anyway, I actually think the whole outfit works reasonably well. I might go with a different color shoe, but you look pretty confident and happy in it and you can actually pull off orange.

I can't chime in on the suit on this page because it's really, really blurry and I can't really see what all it's made up of except for the jacket, which is pretty cool.
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Post by: Drill King on 29 Apr 2009, 19:29
So summer is coming up and I never wear dresses, I sort of want to try this year? I really need opinions on these dresses because I think I look really god awful in dresses.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/bluedress.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/stripeddress.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/purplee.jpg)

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Post by: mbb on 29 Apr 2009, 19:43
A) Dresses do look good on you, you're insane.

B) The last two are much better than the first. I'm not a big fan of the waistline on the first one, but the stripes are cute and the sash cinched at waist look on the last one is really nice!
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Apr 2009, 19:45
Do me!
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Post by: SirJuggles on 29 Apr 2009, 19:52

[bottom row of pics]


I was not aware you were an American Apparel model?
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Post by: sean on 29 Apr 2009, 19:57
tommy must of dragged her into it
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Post by: Drill King on 29 Apr 2009, 20:01
Huh? It looks like AA stuff?
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Post by: SirJuggles on 29 Apr 2009, 20:04
Maybe it's just me. Reminds me of some of their banner ads I used to see, the model of your body type in interesting color combinations up against a stark white background.
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Post by: Slick on 29 Apr 2009, 20:07
Also it is the casual glamour of your stances.
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Post by: sean on 29 Apr 2009, 20:09
andy you are posing exactly like an AA model. i swear AA models have posed just like that.
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Post by: Lines on 29 Apr 2009, 20:28
Yeah, that's what I thought of the last dress too. Seriously, those are catalog-esque pictures. Also I am in love with dress #2.

Bit late, but re: Ozy's hella orange - yes, you are doing it right. Very right indeed.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Apr 2009, 21:58
you look terrible in dresses.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Apr 2009, 21:59
Also I have a bright orange shirt and it is one of my favorites, but I wouldn't wear it with orange shoes.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Apr 2009, 22:11
The second dress is a bit rubbish (the top half is just all wrong) but other than Andy you are pretty OK.
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Post by: calenlass on 29 Apr 2009, 23:07
She is close but as far as I have seen all AA chick models are like A and B cups at the most. +1 to you for curves, Andy.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 Apr 2009, 00:01
Yeah, my first reaction to the last set of pictures was 'do you model for AA?' It's not just the stance though, it's also the color combo of the clothes.

The dresses look good! Especially the last two, the first one is a bit weird, a bit shabby maybe? Dunno.
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Post by: Jace on 30 Apr 2009, 00:17
Shorts with long sleeved shirts:
Fashion Faux Pas or A terrible idea?
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 30 Apr 2009, 00:20
The third one looks very nice.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 30 Apr 2009, 00:23
Shorts with long sleeved shirts:
Fashion Faux Pas or A terrible idea?

Button up or pull over?

I rock button ups, but I often roll up the sleeves. Sometimes with the sleeves down, but it doesn't matter much.
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Post by: Jace on 30 Apr 2009, 01:23
I'll say button up, I have a lot of nice button up shirts, but I don't feel like sweating when it is 120 degrees outside to wear pants with them. I was wondering if it is something that can be done in this weather transition phase. It will be hot during the day, but cool at night, so I'm looking for something that I can wear while it is hot, but then also while it is cool without having to go home and change.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 30 Apr 2009, 03:33
Andy, the first dress is not working because the empire waist is basically erasing your natural waist and turning your torso into one width.
The second dress is cute I think, but you need hella fashion balls to pull it off well and not look like you are going yachting. Correct shoes will be of utmost importance.
The last dress is a really nice color for you and is my favorite of the bunch, but it really needs that waist sash to prevent the same problem dress #1 has.

And stop saying you look bad in dresses, you have the body type that makes the worst shit look great.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 May 2009, 22:01
Lunchy bought me a leather jacket. I am in love with this jacket.

This is the jacket.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSC00863.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSC00864.jpg)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 01 May 2009, 22:53
I also bought a shirt and hat.

This is the outfit I created, I am pretty happy with it:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3235/3492664301_b36e800e4d.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/3492664299_939b809c3f.jpg)

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Post by: Lunchbox on 01 May 2009, 22:57
Also later on I will make a mega post of all the things I have thrifted lately, it is all brilliant.
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Post by: calenlass on 02 May 2009, 00:24
So guys, remember way back when I bought these shoes (http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/23000111/Images/16/morton06yellow1.JPG)? Well, I have been looking for a decent dress to go with them ever since (because I can't justify a tshirt a jeans with them?). By decent I mean something I actually really like but will also not show up the shoes. Incidentally, these all came up on ebay all at once this week! I was totally surprised because it has actually been really difficult in the past to find any that I like.

Which one is best?


(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/3/9/7/9/4/2/webimg/239090098_o.jpg)

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/4/9/9/2/0/0/webimg/259206413_o.jpg)

(http://i4.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/44/c6/fcff_1.JPG)

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/7/0/1/9/7/5/webimg/253875054_o.jpg)




Also it is very perplexing to me that no one ever made a vintage black dress with yellow trim bits or anything. That would be a pretty mod 60s combo, wouldn't it? I would think so. Maybe not.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 02 May 2009, 00:34
1 or 3

probably 3
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Post by: pwhodges on 02 May 2009, 00:47
And there I was, thinking 2 or 4...  (2 for the shoes, in particular)
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Post by: ruyi on 02 May 2009, 00:56
Hmmm not too keen on any of them, tbh. I'd pick number two though.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 02 May 2009, 04:41
2 for the shoes, but isnt the likelyhood of finding a matching/complementary yellow pretty low? I think they would look rad as hell with just a straightup black dress and then work on finding a bracelet or earrings or something in a yellow where you can actually look at the shoes next to the item before buying it.
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Post by: Lines on 02 May 2009, 05:58
2! It has buttons on the skirt and that is always awesome. 4 is my second pick.
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Post by: valley_parade on 02 May 2009, 06:31
First or fourth, Katie.


(Psst, Andy..that dress with that green cardigan..marry me, please?)
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Post by: McTaggart on 02 May 2009, 06:56
Ozy I hate to be the guy who does this but
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/The_Jonas_Brothers_perform_at_the_Kids%27_Inaugural_cropped.jpg/800px-The_Jonas_Brothers_perform_at_the_Kids%27_Inaugural_cropped.jpg)

(also Katie wear a really long, very opaque dress so no-one has to see those shoes)
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Post by: Sox on 02 May 2009, 08:10
orange shirt

Do you know what else is orange and would look much better on you than that shirt?
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Post by: Hat on 02 May 2009, 08:24
Eugene, I want you to dress exactly like Gram Parsons in this video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV41SF8esXk&eurl)

Please.

Pretty sure that tambourine is a Rickenbacker
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Post by: Drill King on 02 May 2009, 12:08
I like ozy's orange shirt but I think that the pants/belt look stupid because he is too young.

Also I am not too keen on any of those dresses either :c

LUNCHY I WANT YOUR BOOTS
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 May 2009, 03:36
I am sorry Katie love I cannot help you with advice for your shoe dilemma, I do not particularly like those shoes or any of the dresses but I am sure you will look lovely somehow because you usually do. Also Jordan you completely disregarded my con colour advice! It was pretty similar to Kieffer's though, remember?

Anywhere here is a thing I am trying to do, it is to look more interesting. I bought most of this stuff in the past few days and I am trying to work out ways to wear them.

First I bought my neat big black jacket and these shoes (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/blackshoes.jpg)!
Then I went thrifting crazy and found this jacket (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/jacket.jpg) which will be good to wear to work on the chilly mornings, it is all lined and super cosy and fits great. Also at the same time I found these neat tan leather heels (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/tanshoes.jpg) made in Brazil, they will be awesome for summer but maybe not now (remember it is coming into winter in Australia.) I also picked up a white formal shirt (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/whiteshirt.jpg) that fits a bit better than my last because they are always handy.
Yesterday also on my way home I found a great turquoise pleated skirt (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/greenskirt.jpg) and two pairs of tights which a couple of weeks ago I would never have dreamed of putting on my legs. (Maybe not the purple tights with the green skirt or those shoes, but I was just experimenting. Maybe when it gets warmer I can rock the green skirt with a white tee and a denim waistcoat and a plaited leather belt and my cowboy boots, that could be nice.)
I figure I will use the fuschia tights for something like this (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/funky.jpg) (this (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/sixties.jpg) with the jacket on top) oh and hey, there is that white skirt, and the black skirt which was causing me such trouble back in March, and the awesome scarf that I bought a little while ago and couldn't figure out what to do with.

Yay?

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Post by: redglasscurls on 04 May 2009, 03:55
Yay!
Every time you post clothes I wonder why I can't be all classy and ladylike like that
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Post by: Drill King on 04 May 2009, 08:36
Lunchy, I love your clothes, you always look so classy. Most of the stuff you own I wouldn't wear because looking classy on non-special occasions makes me feel weird, but I like it all the same.
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Post by: Caleb on 04 May 2009, 10:40
I am hoping that someone who frequents the fashion thread might know something about glasses.

Does anyone have any suggestions for high quality nice looking brands of glasses for a 27 year old guy like me?

Thanks
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 May 2009, 10:57
I wish I could tell you the brand of glasses that I'm wearing, but the font is too small and faded for me too read without me wearing my glasses, and putting in my contacts just to read this I thought was a bit of overkill. It's a japanese brand, and I really like the frame. It's pretty thick, brown, and has nice patterned lines on the inside. I like them.

With glasses, brand doesn't matter as much I always thought. Some of my favorite frames were the cheaper ones.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 04 May 2009, 11:11
Katie, 2 and 3 are the best dresses, 4 isn't bad but the model is kinda ruining it for me, I think, it looks really shapeless.

Ally you are stylish in all the best ways.

Caleb, I wear Persol's (http://www.persol.com/USA/home.asp) as my main glasses these days. I also have a pair by a german company called joop! (http://www.joop.com/main.html) that are a little less formal/nerdy, and an old pair of black plastic frame Versace glasses that are useful, even if the prescription is too weak.

It's also worth looking at boutique eyewear places, you can often find really awesome vintage frames for a comparable price, or even cheaper, that will look really rad and be more unique. Some of the older Ray Bans, for example, are just epically awesome. You're gonna have to shop around, but I suggest making sure you get something you like, not just grabbing whatever first catches your fancy. It doesn't hurt to have a bunch of choices, even if it takes longer!
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Post by: iamiam on 04 May 2009, 12:18
this (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/funky.jpg)

Yay?

YES.
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Post by: Caleb on 04 May 2009, 13:06
Thanks for the advice!
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Post by: Candle on 04 May 2009, 20:21
(http://images.urbanoutfitters.com/is/image/UrbanOutfitters/15782444_01_e?$magnify$)

so i'm really thinking about picking up this canvas-jacket for cold-spring and windy summer days.
i think the dude in that picture is maybe wearing it a size bigger than he should be

what do you think? i could go for a different colour, but that's all they have in my size.

 if nay, then where can a hombre get a decent springl jacket that doesn't cost a king's ransom? that one's only priced at 70$
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Post by: redglasscurls on 05 May 2009, 03:41
There are some pretty nice looking/VERY affordable ones on the mens section of the forever21 site, if you don't mind the jacket only lasting a season or two.
(http://www.forever21.com/images/large/59552989-01.jpg) $34.90

(http://www.forever21.com/images/large/51987526-02.jpg) $34.90


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Post by: est on 05 May 2009, 05:09
I'm also still looking for a decent jacket.  Basically I wish Ben Sherman still made the exact jacket I currently have so that I could get another one a size larger.  I also wish leather jackets could be tailored, but it seems that they probably can't.  I'll probably wind up scouring the local stores tomorrow and thursday night, because it's getting cold here and I am sick to death of wearing either one of my hoodies or a nice jacket that is slightly too small for me.
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Post by: Drill King on 05 May 2009, 05:35
I have a canvas coat and I love it, they really are great for the spring, also the model is not wearing it a size too large. It's just not tailored at the waist, if he went a size smaller it'd be virtually skin tight on his arms
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Post by: redglasscurls on 05 May 2009, 14:49
Hey fashion thread- good, bad, or boring?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN5515.jpg)

I swear I'm not clinically incapable of wearing anything beyond neutrals like my posts here might imply.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 05 May 2009, 15:10
Nice pants, upper body is quite blah
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Post by: pwhodges on 05 May 2009, 15:13
Good in a somewhat boring way.
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Post by: sean on 05 May 2009, 15:35
i dont see anything offensive.

its minimal so thats cool.
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Post by: Jace on 05 May 2009, 16:18
Are the pants dark blue? it looks that way.
It is a very "blend into the crowd" sort of outfit. Which, I don't think suits you in a personality sense, but would still look good on you in a fashion sense.
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Post by: jmrz on 05 May 2009, 17:07
I'm also still looking for a decent jacket.  Basically I wish Ben Sherman still made the exact jacket I currently have so that I could get another one a size larger.  I also wish leather jackets could be tailored, but it seems that they probably can't.  I'll probably wind up scouring the local stores tomorrow and thursday night, because it's getting cold here and I am sick to death of wearing either one of my hoodies or a nice jacket that is slightly too small for me.

Coats are hard to find, it drives me mad. I like them long enough so I can hide my hands in them, but to do that, they end up being far too big. My Ben Sherman trench is the only coat I can basically wear with everything and it's just... perfect. I think this will be the third winter I've had it now and I am dreading the day when it just falls to pieces.
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Post by: iamiam on 05 May 2009, 19:43
Hey fashion thread- good, bad, or boring?

Okay, but boring.  Try accessorizing with a scarf or a necklace that is longer and more colorful.  Also, what shoes are you wearing?  Cute shoes with a pop of color might change things.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 06 May 2009, 09:49
Actually the only thing you need to change about that picture is the top being the same color as your jeans. Accessories would be fine, a bag, whatever, but the fact that you are basically Blue in Green is going to bring the outfit down. If changing the top makes the cardigan work less, change that too.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 06 May 2009, 15:51
you were the only one who was going to!
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Post by: redglasscurls on 06 May 2009, 16:03
Ok, I thought it was probably boring but the colors just looked so nice in real life.

On a semi-related note, QC I HAVE FOUND AN OLD MAN HAT.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN5531.jpg)
It is straw and fits on my big goddamn head and there is no way ever that I am not wearing this Saturday to celebrate my legal-to-drink-in-public day.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 06 May 2009, 16:58
Jaw hits floor
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 06 May 2009, 18:05
dear fashion thread,

Am I good at clothes? More specifically, how do you feel about going around dressed sort of like Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn?
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4076/rolledupjeans.jpg)

also, I am not so sure about this red shirt, but i think i like it. and here's a fun jacket I got recently.
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/970/redpinstripe.jpg) (http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5961/jacketz.jpg)
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Post by: Liz on 06 May 2009, 18:38
Yes, yes, and yes. Do not stop what your are doing (also I love that shirt and want it).
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Post by: JD on 06 May 2009, 19:00
Seconded(though you should lose the flip flops in the second one)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 06 May 2009, 19:02
First and second look are good, but you could definitely use some different shoes. Those sandals aren't doing you any favors, especially with the second 'fit.

The third look reminds me of some serious jewish fratboy steez, and I vote strongly against it. Maybe with a different tie.
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Post by: Ballard on 06 May 2009, 19:32
The tie is alright, it's everything else about that third outfit that is atrocious. The jacket and jeans don't work together at all.

I agree, the rest looks pretty good excepting the flip flops + jeans combo.
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Post by: mbb on 06 May 2009, 19:57
The rolled up jeans look really awkward. The rest of the looks are solid though, and I like the red shirt.
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Post by: Drill King on 06 May 2009, 20:00
Flips and jeans are so sexy, keep doing it.
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Post by: sean on 06 May 2009, 20:04
man andy i thought you could be trusted with fashion decisions...
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Post by: Lines on 06 May 2009, 20:06
I don't get all the flip flop hate, but then again, I never have. They don't bother me!

The rolled up jeans look really awkward.

This. Maybe it's because the roll itself is really wide? I dunno. Maybe cutting them would look better, maybe not, but try rolling it differently first. I like the other looks though!
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Post by: Ballard on 06 May 2009, 20:10
Flip flops are fine footwear! With shorts, or at the beach.

Andy, we've established that breaking every known law of fashion works fantastically well for you, but I think that is limited to your style and your body.
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 06 May 2009, 20:17
yea, I kept on playing with the jeans to try and figure it out. I dunno, they always seemed too long, too short, or the roll would be too fat or too big or something. I will get it right eventually. Maybe I can use CALCULUS to solve my jeans dilemma. Related rates, maybe? (guys I am so much more confident at maths now that I don't have to think about my grades.)

but I am totally not cutting them ever, then I wouldn't be able to wear them as pants!

also I have a noticeable lack of shoes other than those black bowling-shoe-esque ones and those brown flip flops.I need to fix this at some point.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 06 May 2009, 20:23
I don't get the flip flop hate either.  But I can tell you that you have rather skinny calves and it does wierd things with the jeans rolled up.
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Post by: calenlass on 06 May 2009, 21:53
Ok well I realise that no one likes my taste in clothes, really, but I have to share.

This (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/3/5/9/5/1/9/webimg/254110485_o.jpg) dress (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/3/5/9/5/1/9/webimg/254109667_o.jpg) came in the mail today. I bought it on ebay (I skipped out on the yellow ones because they were all blah and I decided they weren't worth it). It is super cute and bright red with teeny tiny white polka dots. The fabric is actually a lot better than I bargained for: a ribbon-weave satin crepe, and even though it picks really easily on rough calluses and jagged fingernails, that is easy enough to prevent, and I am super impressed with it. The collar is supposed to fold down, too, by the way, in a peter-pan style, but I kind of like it up too. Pretty much almost new, and I got it for like $11. The only bad thing about it is that it smells like someone's grandmother, you know, like hand cream and mothballs or whatever.

My boyfriend got a new camera recently, and since he wants to play around with it I might talk him into photographing me in it.


(it looks better on me than their model, I promise)
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Post by: Nodaisho on 06 May 2009, 23:15
Tell us when you get sued for scarring people's retinas with that dress.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 May 2009, 00:00
I like that dress! It's very summery and bright.

I would have no issues with someone wearing that.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 07 May 2009, 00:29
Agreed, there is nothing wrong with that dress. Then again, I like the yellow ones as well. so what the hell do I know?
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Post by: jmrz on 07 May 2009, 02:08
Katie, I would wear that dress. Also, it probably smells like someone's grandma, because it belonged to someone's grandma. Mine had all these wonderful dresses from when she was younger, one of which I have now. It's awesome. A run through the wash and it shouldn't smell anymore.


EDIT: noticed you said it was pretty much new. In which case - I have no idea.
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Post by: Eris on 07 May 2009, 03:06
Ok guys, I got two new dresses recently. Here is one:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/me/090507dress.jpg)

I am going to buy some tights to wear under it, seeing as my legs are pasty white and I will be wearing this at night and it will be cold out.

Good? Bad? Put it in the cupboard and never wear it again?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 07 May 2009, 03:47
Hannah couldn't you have got someone else to actually take that photo for you?
Anyway you look lovely! I think with some dark tights and a cute jacket it would be perfect.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 07 May 2009, 03:48
Hannah, that dress is completely awesome! I want to see it with REALLY bright shoes/bangles or something when you get the tights!

Katie, that is a pretty good dress! I would be really awkward trying to wear it to normal everyday things, but I get the feeling you are vibrant enough to compete with the dress;)
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Post by: Drill King on 07 May 2009, 04:41
Good dresses here on all counts!

Also, eugene. I like sandals with nearly everything, this isn't about what looks good on me, this is the fact that I think it's attractive. it makes outfits seem more laid back. Sandals are the superior foot wear 90% of the time.

Also, I really like feet so my opinion on this is going to be different than a lot of people's because it seems most people have a vendetta against feet :c

EDIT

ALSO we have established that I, in fact, look terrible in lots of clothes.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 07 May 2009, 05:47
That looks really good.
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Post by: pen on 07 May 2009, 05:59
Hannah, that dress is great.  It looks like the type that if it's super cold out, you could get away with wearing jeans underneath.  Pretty sweet.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 07 May 2009, 21:33
ALSO we have established that I, in fact, look terrible in lots of clothes.

No no no no you look great in lots of terrible clothes.
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Post by: Alex C on 07 May 2009, 21:37
Andy is basically the exception that proves the rule.
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Post by: Drill King on 07 May 2009, 22:16



So guys, sorry, y'all got to step it up a notch because I look better in your clothes than you do.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3669.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3724.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3666.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3691.jpg)

(I am so pretentious yeah yeah yeah)
Title: Re: Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread. - A
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 May 2009, 23:38
Andy Hall
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 07 May 2009, 23:43
Only the second picture looks good.
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Post by: Johnny C on 08 May 2009, 01:11
I dunno, Kiff, the third picture is pretty Agy.
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Post by: pwhodges on 08 May 2009, 01:20
I think he's only looking at the hair.
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Post by: pen on 08 May 2009, 06:12
I think it's snazzy.
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Post by: Lines on 08 May 2009, 06:27
I like it! And when I get pictures from tonight, I will post some pictures of me dressed in men's clothes, too.

Come on guys. Cross dressing is the new thing. Do eet.
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Post by: michaelicious on 08 May 2009, 06:52
Shoulda put a dfferent knot in the tie, probably.
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Post by: pwhodges on 08 May 2009, 07:15
There's lots (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_85_Ways_to_Tie_a_Tie) of ways (http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~tmf20/85ways.shtml)!

The book's worth getting.
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Post by: Sox on 08 May 2009, 07:21
pictures

You're hotter with the beard.
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Post by: michaelicious on 08 May 2009, 07:39
There's lots (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_85_Ways_to_Tie_a_Tie) of ways (http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~tmf20/85ways.shtml)!

The book's worth getting.

That seems like a pretty interesting read. Plus I will learn upwards of 80 new ways to tie a tie.
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Post by: Jace on 08 May 2009, 10:03
Tie knot is definitely too thin. Should go with a half of double winsor. Since you're wearing a vest, tie length doesn't matter as much, so you have some free reign to try different knots without worrying that your tie will be too short.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 May 2009, 10:30
I dunno, Kiff, the third picture is pretty Agy.

Pants are too flared, combined with the tightness in the hips accentuates the femininity of her figure too much for it to really count. She still looks blatantly like a woman in man's clothes no matter what, so the only one that's worth anything is the second one, where she and the clothes all look good. The rest are just pictures.

Plus, she's not wearing shoes in the third picture, kills the fit.

Specially with socks that thin.
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Post by: Beren on 08 May 2009, 11:10
Ignore everyone else, it looks fantastic. The tie knot is perfectly thin (tied in a feminine fashion, if you will), and the very idea that them are man's clothes make me laugh.
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Post by: Drill King on 08 May 2009, 11:20
I dunno, Kiff, the third picture is pretty Agy.

Pants are too flared, combined with the tightness in the hips accentuates the femininity of her figure too much for it to really count. She still looks blatantly like a woman in man's clothes no matter what, so the only one that's worth anything is the second one, where she and the clothes all look good. The rest are just pictures.

Plus, she's not wearing shoes in the third picture, kills the fit.

Specially with socks that thin.

They are actually all women's clothing because they are all mine. I didn't bind or do my drag make-up due to the HEAVY advising from people(and I woke up way too late).
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 May 2009, 11:31
what is "bind?" also, how do you do drag makeup? wouldn't you just not wear any makeup at all?

i come from hillbilly town so this kind of thing is completely foreign to me.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 08 May 2009, 11:34
Binding is wearing bandages tightly bound around your chest to flatten it. Drag makeup is basically makeup that makes you look more masculine. Because female bone structure tends to be different, adding shading can make a huge difference. Also I think Andy was meaning drawing on facial hair etc.
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Post by: Lines on 08 May 2009, 12:15
Yeah, she showed us in meebo where she'd made her eyebrows thicker and made herself a beard with mascara. Tonight I'll also be doing the eyebrow thing and giving myself chops to make my jaw line look more masculine. As for curiosity about binding, I'll have pictures later that show how it works.

Also, guys! I bought shoes and a cardigan and various other things today! Maybe pictures of those later, too.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 08 May 2009, 13:01
Oh man, binding seems like the most uncomfortable thing ever:( There's a girl in one of my classes this semester who does it regularly, I actually thought she was a dude until she decided not to bind one day and it was just like BOOM BOOBS WTF
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Post by: Lines on 08 May 2009, 13:11
I think it depends on how big your chest is and also how regularly you do it. The few trans people I know say it doesn't bother them too much anymore and neither of them has very large breasts, but they both also use binders instead of bandages. My friends who have only done it for shows and are D cups and above find it rather uncomfortable after a while and they use bandages. I think it's like how it is with some people and underwire - some like it, some really don't.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 08 May 2009, 13:15
<3 some underwire! I feel like with a large chest, it would end up looking so bulky no matter how tightly you bound them.
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Post by: Lines on 08 May 2009, 13:48
Yeah, there's still bulk, but if it's done well it's easily hidden in layers and/or it just looks like you've got impressive pecs.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 May 2009, 15:28
Just for the record, I am all for the tits
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Post by: redglasscurls on 08 May 2009, 15:31
What about tits on dudes?

Tits on ladies pretending to be dudes?

Tits on ladies who used to be dudes?

THERE ARE SO MANY VARIABLES
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 08 May 2009, 15:35
Moobs are gross

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Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 May 2009, 15:43
Yeah common Amanda, girl tits, duh!
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Post by: Alex C on 08 May 2009, 15:55
Preferably rude ones.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 08 May 2009, 15:59
Rude tits?
(http://www.indietits.com/comics/alttext.png)
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 08 May 2009, 16:02
I confess, it took me a second... but that shit is funny.
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Post by: Lines on 08 May 2009, 17:18
So yeah, this is uncomfortable and it's kind of hard to breathe!
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Post by: Lines on 08 May 2009, 20:51
So it was tight and not comfortable and I kept touching my chest going, "Where the crap are my boobs?! Oh yeah," but you know what, it was worth it. Here is photographic proof of me with the girl who danced in my number:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0765.jpg)

My makeup isn't that noticeable (which isn't a bad thing), but I darkened my eyebrows and colored some sideburns in under my hair.
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Post by: Beren on 08 May 2009, 21:26
Transeriffic.
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 08 May 2009, 21:55
I must say, you've done a pretty good job there.   Truly.

Your hips and your hands give it away though.   I guess to girls trying to pass as guys hips are as adam's apples for guys trying to pass as girls.
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Post by: Coward on 09 May 2009, 09:52
Like it.

The thread moves from gender-swapping/pretending to species-swapping.
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Post by: Cernunnos on 09 May 2009, 09:53
Marcel Duchamp would be so proud
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 11 May 2009, 00:54
Guys, Girls, semi serious fashion question that has been bothering me for a little while.

When your hands are in your pockets, thumbs in or out?

Cause I feel like out looks kinda douchey, but in feels like my hands are disappearing in my pants and is weird.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 11 May 2009, 01:00
I've actually found that thumbs in the pocket, hands out can be really comfortable. Not so sure on how it looks.
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Post by: Johnny C on 11 May 2009, 01:22
yesterday i got a harley-davidson T-shirt that came from some store of theirs in El Paso. It has a wolf on the front, that is also an eagle.

i ran into a girl i know at the bar and she told me she had got a sweater that was too big for her that day so she turned it into a skirt and then screamed LOOK AT WHAT I'M WEARING and i looked down and she was wearing a fucking wolfskirt
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Post by: jmrz on 11 May 2009, 02:55
I got new cardigans! A white one and a grey one, both the same. This is what I wore today, white cardigan + grey skinny jeans + green singlet top with lace + green cons. Am I doing it right? I think so.

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6091/photo290.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6609/photo292.jpg)


I couldn't get a picture of the whole outfit on me, so I had to take the shoes off for photo-ing.
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Post by: Beren on 11 May 2009, 03:43
When your hands are in your pockets, thumbs in or out?

Cause I feel like out looks kinda douchey, but in feels like my hands are disappearing in my pants and is weird.

If you leave your thumbs out you have to drum on your pants with them and make "doot doot doot" sounds with your mouth.

Or at least I want you to so I know other people do it.
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Post by: Lines on 11 May 2009, 06:52
I either put my entire hand in my pocket or just the thumb. Unless I'm putting them in my back pockets, then the thumb stays out. I guess do whatever is comfortable.
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Post by: valley_parade on 11 May 2009, 08:06
See, I'm the opposite! If I have my hand in my back pocket, it's ONLY the thumb.
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Post by: Ballard on 11 May 2009, 08:07
What's the call on hands in the back pocket anyway? It's comfortable but I feel like an idiot who's groping himself in public.
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Post by: pen on 11 May 2009, 08:09
I do it all the time, and the only time I try and catch myself is if i'm at work.  It just feels inappropriate.
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Post by: valley_parade on 11 May 2009, 08:09
Don't make blatant ass-grabbing motions with your hands in your back pockets, Gene.
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Post by: Ballard on 11 May 2009, 08:11
Dude seeing as I have a decently sized butt, just my palms pressed up against my cheeks already feels inappropriate. I don't have to be going to town or anything.
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Post by: Lines on 11 May 2009, 08:28
Who cares if you're grabbing your butt. Are your hands warm? Yes. Are your arms relaxed? Yes. I don't give a crap if people think I'm weird for grabbing my butt. It just means they aren't and that's something they should be sad about.
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Post by: St.Germain on 11 May 2009, 15:00
Ok, so here's some fashion from the world of St. Germain.

I decided to buy the green dress from Goodwill, which may or may not be a good thing.
(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7482/greendressj.jpg)

I wore a skirt to work and class recently, for no reason. I have never done that before. Blame the crazy angle on my bf. I have no idea what he was up to. Also, I'm laughing and don't know why.
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8567/mellaughsinaskirt.jpg)

And, I made a shirt! The red one, not the black one. I'll put close-up pics in the sewing thread when I get around to taking them off of my camera.
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9985/imgp2226smaller.jpg)

Sorry about the photo-dump. I was excited. I won't do it again.
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Post by: Johnny C on 11 May 2009, 15:17
johnny you should introduce me

look dude if she ever stops seeing the garage punk bassist she's extremely happy with then I GOT DIBS
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Post by: Johnny C on 11 May 2009, 15:25
you've seen my Destroyed Eagle Shirt right
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Post by: Tyler on 11 May 2009, 15:28
CLOTHES AND SUCH!

That green dress wears well on you, but would look astounding if you wore it with different shoes and none of your hand/arm accouterments. It has a simple elegance to it that gets hampered by those other personal elements. You should also totally wear your hair down with it.

As for the jean skirt thing: totally not my style but seems to fit the image you like, and that's what matters.

Honestly, don't know how I feel about the red shirty thing at least presented with jeans and the black shirt. As it is now, way too many clashing colors and concepts, which results in something that resembles a frumpy mariachi. Play with options with that a bit more.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 11 May 2009, 16:00
Ok so for a theatre midterm today I borrowed a cane from my girlfriend's father. It is super nice, and I am going to have it for two weeks until I visit home to see her again. In the meantime, I am tempted to take this thing with me everywhere I go.

(http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/th_Snapshot_20090511_8.jpg) (http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/?action=view&current=Snapshot_20090511_8.jpg)  (http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/th_Snapshot_20090511_6.jpg) (http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/?action=view&current=Snapshot_20090511_6.jpg)  (http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/th_Snapshot_20090511_12.jpg) (http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/?action=view&current=Snapshot_20090511_12.jpg)  (http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/th_Snapshot_20090511_10.jpg) (http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/?action=view&current=Snapshot_20090511_10.jpg)
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Post by: JD on 11 May 2009, 16:12
you look like a pimp. or a pimp in training
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Post by: pwhodges on 11 May 2009, 16:21
Oh, is that what they expected me to be?  A silver-topped cane was part of my school uniform (not with a fancy top like that, though).
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Post by: Ballard on 11 May 2009, 16:42
Man, people actually put up posters of FHM models and the like on their dorm walls? I thought that only happened in National Lampoon movies.
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Post by: Drill King on 11 May 2009, 16:54
I had a maxim girl up for ages.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 11 May 2009, 18:06
My roomate has a subscription to Sport's Illustrated, and he figured the Swimsuit Edition would make appropriate wallpaper for a couple of guys' dorm room.

Cane update: took it with me to my anthro discussion. Was admired by TA. Just strolling around with it is such great fun  :-D
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Post by: est on 11 May 2009, 18:49
A cool cane does not make one a pimp.  I don't know if you're doing so in that post or what, but I am not sure why some people use "pimp" as a compliment.  It's a dude who makes money selling sex with women, sometimes via physical intimidation.  They have more akin with something you'd wrinkle your nose at while wiping it off your shoe than anything that is to be admired.

Also, I agree with Tyler!  St Germain (Mel?) the green dress looks good on you, but clashes with your normal style, so the gloves or wrist wraps you're wearing with it don't really match.  Also I am not a fan of the gladiator strappy shoes, which those seem to be a cut-down version of.  Other than that, the dress is lovely and the second outfit you are wearing suits you really well.

One more thing, if I had ever attempted to put up any bikini-clad girls on my walls in my parent's place I am 100% sure that the first time my mum saw them she would point at them as if they were a snake then without turning her head at all tell me to take them down immediately and storm out of the room.  Later my dad would come in to check if it had been done yet, and then explain to me quietly that that is not the sort of thing that gets put on to walls in this household and that I need to show women more respect.  Funnily enough though, I am also pretty sure that if I had put up a nude portrait of a lady, abstract or otherwise it would have been totally kosher.  It wouldn't have been the female form being objected to, it would have been that it came from one of those shitty magazines.
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Post by: Ballard on 11 May 2009, 20:39
the word pimp has come to mean many things other than the intended "man who engages in sex trafficking" such as "dude who sleeps with a lot of ladies (without paying them, because he is a suave dude)" and "dude who dresses in leisure suits and looks like a flamboyantly gay cockatiel" such as in this case.

I think he means pimp

(http://marqueemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/bootsy-collins.jpg)

and not pimp

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/051215/143313__howard_l.jpg)
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Post by: Tyler on 11 May 2009, 20:42
I would love Terrence Howard regardless of profession. He is a beautiful man
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Post by: JD on 11 May 2009, 20:44
Seconded
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Post by: Yayniall on 11 May 2009, 23:25
I had a maxim girl up for ages.

A maxim girl had me up for ages.
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Post by: est on 12 May 2009, 01:15
the word pimp has come to mean many things other than the intended blah blah etc

I know, and I don't like that it has because it's just fucking atrocious.  Like, I know that in any language there is change and all that jazz, but seriously people.

"Dude, I am such a pimp.  I totally raped this girl last night, then beat her up and took all her dough"
"What the hell man, you fucking nuts?"
"What?  I'm just saying, I am a cool guy because I had sex with a hot girl and took her to dinner and the movies and for some reason she insisted on paying.  What the shit man, get with the lingo"

No, fuck you, speak properly.  I am getting sick to fucking death of this shit.
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Post by: est on 12 May 2009, 01:18
I mean, it's not an example of a healthy language evolving to meet new challenges, it's just an example of a bunch of fucking morons using horrible words in a positive fashion.
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Post by: Johnny C on 12 May 2009, 01:43
I don't remember "rape" becoming synonymous with "have sex with" though
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Post by: Johnny C on 12 May 2009, 01:44
ITT Est inadvertently leaks even more terrifying information about the state of Australian culture
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Post by: est on 12 May 2009, 02:01
It is an issue dividing our nation on a roughly 98.9:100 ratio.
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Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 12 May 2009, 07:06
I got new cardigans! A white one and a grey one, both the same. This is what I wore today, white cardigan + grey skinny jeans + green singlet top with lace + green cons. Am I doing it right? I think so.
.

I like the cardigan! You can pull of white very well and I'm happy to see that people still wear cardigans that actually fit.
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Post by: St.Germain on 12 May 2009, 20:14
Regarding my questionable red shirt, I now realize I forgot to mention I made it for the Renaissance Fair, at which I wore it, and the black top, with a long black shirt. The jeans are just what I was wearing at the time. I have a pic of the whole Ren Fair outfit on my camera, but my home computer hates me right now, so I can't get it off the camera.
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Post by: jmrz on 13 May 2009, 14:28
I got new cardigans! A white one and a grey one, both the same. This is what I wore today, white cardigan + grey skinny jeans + green singlet top with lace + green cons. Am I doing it right? I think so.

I like the cardigan! You can pull of white very well and I'm happy to see that people still wear cardigans that actually fit.

Yay! Thank you! I never used to be able to pull of white, what with the blonde hair and all, but ever since I've been a brunette it is totally doable. Also, I like my cardigans to fit properly and be long enough to hide my hands in if it's cold. These fit that category!
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Post by: calenlass on 13 May 2009, 16:03
It's your colouring, Jamie. You can do more bright colours and gem tones now that you have dark hair, and I have to say personally that it suits you much better than blonde (no offense to your genes). With light hair I think you were more of a spring? and that is mostly pastels and light neutrals, which can sometimes get a little boring. (White is not a pastel or a neutral, by the way.)

Good sweater!
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Post by: jmrz on 13 May 2009, 22:32
Yeah, I hated the blonde too, don't worry. I am much more comfortable as a brunette and didn't feel like waiting until it went that colour naturally. I enjoy being able to wear so many more colours now! I can actually wear lighter colours that I couldn't wear before because they just made me look washed out. Dark green and dark blue are colours I could never wear before and I seem to suit them now too.

I agree with you, pastels and light neutrals do get boring. I like have more choice now.
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Post by: Ladybug on 15 May 2009, 08:00
Hm. Fashion thread, what kind of jackets are appropriate to wear with khaki pants when it's warm out, but not warm enough for t-shirts? I kinda need something long-sleeved to wear with them, as, well, I'm in Norway, but my spring/summer jacket is a black thing that I find looks rather silly (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/RIMG0407-20090515-165851.jpg) with khakis?

I do not have orange and dark blue doors by choice.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 15 May 2009, 10:11
My bf just got some SUPER PRETTY Oxfords from Value Village, I will try to take a picture and post them. He also has some killer leather ankle boots with skull buckles (it sounds cheesey but it isn't!) which I have been infatuated with for like years now.
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Post by: Ballard on 15 May 2009, 11:20
(http://www.youthink.com/quiz_images/quiz678outcome8.jpg)
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Post by: calenlass on 15 May 2009, 11:58
black shoes.


Also what the hell is "british cut"?
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Post by: redglasscurls on 15 May 2009, 12:10
Any black shoes?
(http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://seakayaking.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/splittoeshoes1.jpg&usg=AFQjCNEBn_3zYq4zfQmCf2-URPW7Gxs4ng)

Actually that would be totally awsome
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Post by: Reed on 15 May 2009, 12:26
any black shoes [/i]

(http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp309/direbacterium/Random/L70080-Black-Patent.jpg)

(by the way, I just spend a few minutes yelling at image shack because it wouldn't accept my user name....and then I realized I have a photobucket account)
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Post by: Josefbugman on 15 May 2009, 13:14
I would like that top suit... where did you get the image from?

Also guys, what is everyone's views on leather jackets? Good, bad or indifferent?
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Post by: Josefbugman on 15 May 2009, 13:18
Well not this weekend but the weekend after I am going shopping with some of my housemates and they sort of want to get me a leather jacket, I am sort of against the whole enterprise but I wondered what you guys think.

Erm the person is me basically, middlish height, short brown hair, growing a beard/clean shaven and somewhat thin face. Thats about all... I am sure there are pictures of me on the site somewhere. Just imagine that with a leather jacket, probably a black one.

I just wanted to get thoughts in general on jackets too just for the future.
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Post by: Avec on 15 May 2009, 13:24
Depends on the jacket itself, I'd just make sure that the jackets fits snug, wearing it loose just looks trashy in my opinion. Also, posting your picture might help.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 15 May 2009, 17:54
Yeah Leather Jackets are tricksy. I have a lovely fitted, slightly cropped faux leather jacket with a diagonal zip that is falling apart and I wanted to buy something similar in actual leather. I've been looking for months and nothing. There's leather blazers, big rough Harley biker leathers, small colourful sportsbike leathers, leather bomber jackets, leather Matrix coats, leather trenches...
I figure the best way to find one that suits you is try on lots in front of a mirror, take pictures, get opinions, then go back and buy the best one. (It is how I bought my winter coat a couple of years ago on this forum, but not how I bought this year's winter coat because I simply fell in love with it and bought it that second. If this happens to you with a Leather Jacket go for it.)
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Post by: negative creep on 15 May 2009, 19:20
Dang, I love my leather jacket. It is green! I bought it in Berlin in 2004, I think, in a second hand store for about 15 euros. It is the best jacket. It is also at least 30 years old.

here it is:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/todesfuesch/sutterdommi.jpg)
It is an old picture and you can see Franz Beckenbauer oin the background!
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Post by: calenlass on 15 May 2009, 20:13
I would say that everyone should have a leather jacket. The cut and colour and style, of course, would depend on the person, but wearing leather has been a thing for like thousands of years for a reason. Actually lots of reasons.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 15 May 2009, 20:51
I have a leather jacket that I wear as my winter coat. As long as I zip it up and snap it all the way, it keeps me warm in weather well below freezing. I just need to remember a hat when I am wearing it in the cold, because it doesn't have a hood. The downside is that I can't wear it in the warm weather. Need to find another one, I guess. One without insulation.

In other words, leather jackets are pretty much awesome, as long as you aren't a member of PETA.
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Post by: nobo on 15 May 2009, 21:14
I got a button up leather jacket, but its so warm in north carolina that I never wear it anymore.

btw. this photo is 6 years old.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/nirvana98r/me.jpg)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 15 May 2009, 21:16
HANG ON

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/7/72/Chuggo.jpg/250px-Chuggo.jpg)

?
?
???
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Post by: calenlass on 15 May 2009, 21:18
PETA can suck it. I used to know someone through a historical society I worked with who practiced leather tanning, and he seemed to believe that most tanners get the skins either as castoffs from meat plants (or are, y'know, allotted for when the cows are raised for slaughter) or are acquired when a cow is put down, the way you'd put down an older dog or cat who is no longer living a good quality life, because with something as useful as leather it would be a shame to let a perfectly good hide go to waste.

It is kind of the same thing where a friend of mine in Japan had a friend whose parents knew someone (or whatever) who made shamisens (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Felice_Beato_Shamisen.jpg). They were first covered in rice paper, but sometime in their history someone discovered that catskin sounds better. This of course sounds horrible, and I'm sure there are still questionable places in Japan that don't go about this very nicely, but my Japanese friend said that as far as she knew, shamisen-makers get the skins from the pound after the animals are put down.

So anyway! I guess my point is that not everyone tortures animals even though they use their skins for things, although I guess if you are a member of PETA you probably also think that eating meat is cruel, too, so this is probably a pointless post.
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Post by: öde on 16 May 2009, 02:55
I don't think people that are against leather are against it for the cruelty aspects, but mainly as it's a by-product of the meat industry. A lot of the vegetarian/vegans I know are more practical regarding things that would otherwise go to waste. Furs are more the target of meat eaters (well, not necessarily but your post seemed directed at people that ate meat but don't want animals to suffer) who don't want the cute little animals to be raised and slaughtered. I'm also pretty certain most people on this forum either actively dislike or don't care about PETA, probably because they're hypocritical wastes of time. But anyway, how 'bout that fashion!
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Post by: pwhodges on 16 May 2009, 03:15
I wear a baggy leather jacket; and I like it even if you do not.  I bought it in Florence, at the leather market.

(http://cassland.org/images/LeatherJacket.jpg)

(sorry for poor quality)
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 May 2009, 04:23
I have three leather jackets (four if suede counts as leather) and they are some of my favourite things ever. I posted the newest (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSC00863.jpg) acquisition (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSC00864.jpg) earlier but my others are equally good if different in style.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSCF0494.jpg)

and

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSC00064.gif)

I don't much like the harley davidson type biker jackets unless you're actually riding one, you'll just end up looking like the Fonz.
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Post by: Eris on 16 May 2009, 06:35
Lunchy, I saw a heap of jackets similar to you one (kind of a cross between yours and mine) in places like Dotti and Jay Jays today. Just Jeans too, I think. I don't know how real the leather was on some of them, but they all seemed to cost around $120, so I am guessing kinda real?
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Post by: nobo on 16 May 2009, 06:44
Jimmy,

i'm a huge fan of the winnie the pooh pillow cover.
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Post by: Lines on 16 May 2009, 07:50
Jimmy, you're the best.

Re fur and leather: If it comes from an animal that I'm gonna eat or died because it was old, etc, ok. If it's coming from an animal that is solely raised to be killed and then skinned, hell no. Also most fur coats are ugly. Leather coats are pretty awesome if the cut looks good on you.
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Post by: Sox on 16 May 2009, 08:37
Rob, I looked through your old posts to get an idea of what you look like, and I think you could pull off a variety of leather jackets. I think brown is more your colour than black though, I don't see black complimenting your skin much. You got good shoulders for it. On that note, introduce more colours to your wardrobe, dude! I'd say you're a spring, but you're dressing like seasons ain't existing and all that's left is black, like our cold dead hearts.

On the topic of leather, I bought this jacket today for 8.

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z1/Darryl_LP/Photo5.jpg)

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z1/Darryl_LP/Photo6.jpg)
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Post by: redglasscurls on 16 May 2009, 09:15
THAT is a good jacket
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Post by: allison on 16 May 2009, 12:31
I like that jacket so much I would ask it to prom.
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Post by: michaelicious on 16 May 2009, 15:40
I have a leather jacket that is pretty similar to that but the collar is not as cool.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 May 2009, 18:48
Jimmy,

i'm a huge fan of the winnie the pooh pillow cover.

Winnie der Pooh ist Krieg
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 May 2009, 23:43
Re fur and leather: If it comes from an animal that I'm gonna eat or died because it was old, etc, ok. If it's coming from an animal that is solely raised to be killed and then skinned, hell no.

How do you know?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 17 May 2009, 02:10
Typically, it depends on what animal it was made from. Leather is very likely to be cattle, which I can guarantee you will always be made from cattle raised for meat or at the very least dairy.

If it's mink, well... shit.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 17 May 2009, 02:39
Mmmmm delicious mink
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Post by: ViolentDove on 17 May 2009, 06:50
Jimmy,

i'm a huge fan of the winnie the pooh pillow cover.

Winnie der Pooh ist Krieg

Also, nice Morris Iemma poster. Your smiles are eerily similar in that photo.
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Post by: iamiam on 19 May 2009, 18:57
hey bitches, here is some fashion advice for you

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt001_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt001.jpg)(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt002_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt002.jpg)(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt003_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt003.jpg)
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt004_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt004.jpg)(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt005_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt005.jpg)(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt006_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt006.jpg)
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt007_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt007.jpg)(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt008_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt008.jpg)(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt009_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt009.jpg)
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt010_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt010.jpg)(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt011_thumb.jpg) (http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/muccapirata/wiwt011.jpg)

you're welcome
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Post by: Drill King on 19 May 2009, 19:07
Zebra shoes
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Post by: Ballard on 19 May 2009, 20:02
jesus christ Mai.
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Post by: calenlass on 19 May 2009, 22:02
Mai I was pretty sure before that you were hotter than I am, but your haircut and the peeking-out tattoo just like seals the deal.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 20 May 2009, 00:20
Requesting better shots of the hair plz
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Post by: Tyler on 20 May 2009, 19:21
Am I doing it right?

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/teresias216/Picture086.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a373/teresias216/Picture072.jpg)
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Post by: allison on 20 May 2009, 19:53
where did you even get a my chemical romance shirt
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Post by: Ballard on 20 May 2009, 20:02
More importantly, who's room are you in in that second pic?
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Post by: Tyler on 20 May 2009, 20:03
For $1 at goodwill, how do you NOT buy it? Also, I like pink and pretty things. Fuck you, Gene.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 May 2009, 20:19
dude is that a four in hand? a half windsor would look better
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Post by: Ballard on 20 May 2009, 20:27
No it's not the colors, it's the mirror and vanity that threw me off!
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 20 May 2009, 20:30
Aren't we, at this point, past the point of being concerned with tyler's vanity?
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 20 May 2009, 20:31
He's the kind of cat who buys his girlfriends mirrored sunglasses so he can gaze dreamily into his own eyes.
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Post by: nobo on 20 May 2009, 20:31
can anyone figure out what that pageant sash says? Miss...?
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Post by: Tyler on 20 May 2009, 20:34
Kansas.
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Post by: tommydski on 20 May 2009, 20:37
More importantly, who's room are you in in that second pic?

Why didn't this question get answered? Seriously whose room is it?

Also, are you making fun of the thread? You look like a complete penis. You were not dressed like this any of the times I have met you. This is a good thing.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 20 May 2009, 20:45
Hm. Yeah, I see Kansas in the sash. I kinda see Jamaica too though, so...
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Post by: Ballard on 20 May 2009, 21:35
I think Tyler implied that it was his room, Tommy.
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Post by: tommydski on 20 May 2009, 21:40
Oh.
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Post by: Tyler on 20 May 2009, 21:57
It is not my room.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 20 May 2009, 22:39
 :-(
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 20 May 2009, 23:49
Actually, tommy, he might be making fun of the thread, but it could be justified? There is some pretty terrible clothing going on in these pages, and he actually looks like I could see some QC boarders dressing, in the first photo at least.

The second outfit I kind of like, but he needs better sneakers, different color on the shorts so the juxtaposition with the T-shirt isn't so stark, and he should have his hair fauxhawked to really complete the look. Also a track jacket, possibly beige with red detailing, or vice versa, and a light summer scarf.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 21 May 2009, 00:15
I just spent all afternoon thrifting. I am so happy with my many purchases except for a cute black knit sweater that I didn't realise was basically midriff, and the fact that I didn't buy that shin-length grey wool pleated skirt and I really should have. I found the most AMAZING cream leather vintage heels and a little eggplant coloured shrug from Seduce that matches my eggplant tights nicely, and a pair of beautifully worn but only very very slightly too big Lucky brand jeans, and a pale peach chiffony top to wear with my good jeans.
Also I found a pair of extra thick ribbed black tights in my washing that aren't actually mine, I wore them yesterday, they are sooo warm, and a black felt beret that was left neglected at our table at trivia. FREE SHIT YEEEAAAHHH.
And I just got my Topatoco order so I now own a couple new t-shirts and that Pictures for Sad Children tote.
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Post by: calenlass on 21 May 2009, 01:01
I think the point that I took away from everything before Lunchy's post is Tyler has really nice legs.
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Post by: michaelicious on 21 May 2009, 07:28
Yeah, those are some pretty creamy thighs.
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Post by: iamiam on 21 May 2009, 09:15
i think tyler's point was just to be a sexy motherfucker.

and it worked.  kind of.  more leg next time, please.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 21 May 2009, 14:40
Put some pants on, white boy.
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Post by: Drill King on 30 May 2009, 18:18
Got a bit bored

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3987.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3991.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3973.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3994.jpg)

This is the new prom dress! It needs a good steaming I found it all wrinkled in a ball for 30 dollars
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3962.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_3958.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 30 May 2009, 18:38
I likes the prom dress. Also, I want the owl shirt, plz.
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Post by: Ballard on 30 May 2009, 19:51
first outfit, that shirt is a little shapeless and would look super awkward in profile.

red shoes are great.
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Post by: michaelicious on 30 May 2009, 20:05
Your house is crooked you should probably have that looked at.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 30 May 2009, 20:17
Jeezus christ, Andy, how do walk in those heels at such steep angles?  You look like you're about to fall over all the time.
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Post by: Drill King on 30 May 2009, 20:22
Oh hahaha I get it! My camera was at an angle so it looks like my house is on an angle. You guys are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO clever!

 :x
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Post by: JD on 30 May 2009, 20:24
The cabinets in your kitchen look kinda ugly too. What is up with that house?
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Post by: Tyler on 30 May 2009, 20:38
Nova Scotia seems to be an ideal place to travel this time of year. Perhaps I shall.
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Post by: michaelicious on 30 May 2009, 20:45
Oh hahaha I get it! My camera was at an angle so it looks like my house is on an angle. You guys are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO clever!

 :x

 :-) :lol: :laugh: :wink:
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Post by: nobo on 30 May 2009, 20:49
are your walls different shades of green? or is that just the lighting?
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Post by: jmrz on 30 May 2009, 21:16
That prom dress is so damn classy.

Also, I love the dress you have on with the red shoes and I love those stockings, I need more stockings, I should get onto this.
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 30 May 2009, 21:17
The cabinets in your kitchen look kinda ugly too. What is up with that house?

I actually I find those cabinets to be quite tasteful, though the position of the handles on the doors seems a bit awkward.
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Post by: phooey on 30 May 2009, 21:27
If pussyfooting were an Olympic event, amirite
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 30 May 2009, 21:43
What?
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Post by: Dollface on 30 May 2009, 21:55
pussyfooting

"Not coming to an actual decision on something. Easier known as "fuckin' around". "
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Post by: Lines on 30 May 2009, 21:57
Is this the home and gardens thread? Nope. This be a fashion thread. Cabinets ain't fashion.
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Post by: phooey on 30 May 2009, 21:57
"Beating around the bush"

"Circumventing the issue at hand"
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Post by: Slick on 30 May 2009, 21:59
Man those cabinets are so east-coast-canada.
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Post by: Drill King on 30 May 2009, 22:21
Everyone but James sucks at commenting on my cabinets
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Post by: valley_parade on 31 May 2009, 11:14
So peoples, we have this thing called NAMA Prom every year. I am going to ask the girl I am interested in to be mah date, but I have a fashion question!

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/captain_applesauce/5503955.jpg)

I heart the fuck out of this coat (mostly because I got it for $1.50). But what color shirt/tie/pants should I pair with it?
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 31 May 2009, 13:53
Colors are funky in that picture, but you want a similarly colored pair of pants, warm colored shirt, plain tie, darker than shirt, possibly slightly cooler for a contrast.
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Post by: est on 31 May 2009, 19:54
ITT: everyone skirts around the issue of wanting to put their junk into Andy's cabinets.
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Post by: Lines on 31 May 2009, 19:58
If I'm reading the colors right, Shane, go with a cream/off white shirt, brown pants + shoes, and pick a tie that is a contrast color in the coat. I can't tell what they are exactly, but from the coats I've seen like that, they tend to have hints of red, orange, blue etc. hidden in it and it would be cool to have a solid color tie that picked up one of those colors.
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 31 May 2009, 20:29
ITT: everyone skirts around the issue of wanting to put their junk into Andy's cabinets.

Please, I don't think I would ever seriously consider storing my goods in cabinets with handles in the center, it's just awkward. Everyone knows second class levers are way more efficient than third class levers.
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Post by: Tyler on 31 May 2009, 20:40
Seriously though. That Parisian looking outfit is spectacular beyond words.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Jun 2009, 09:30
Hats: Y/N what kind?

Mostly I am talking hats for women here. I think we should start a revival of pretty hats; the men have theirs (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8074663.stm#top), with their celebrity champions such as Pete Doherty. Where are the women in hats?

My favourite type of headgear at the moment is the fascinator.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/fascinators.jpg)

But I also like casual summery hats
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/summer_hat.jpg)

and posh hats for parties and weddings
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/posh_hat.jpg)

Please show me your hats! And I would like to know how to find a pretty hat that doesn't look too OTT or make me look like I'm dressing up in my mother's millinery. Any hat experts in the thread?
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Post by: McTaggart on 01 Jun 2009, 09:54
I really like spring racing season style hats.
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Post by: calenlass on 01 Jun 2009, 10:02
(http://www.mycelebrityfashion.co.uk/outfits/dita-von-teese-on-her-way-to-country-show-632/ditavonteese-celebrity-style1.jpg)

(http://images.askmen.com/galleries/model/dita-von-teese/pictures/dita-von-teese-picture-5.jpg)

?
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Post by: Drill King on 01 Jun 2009, 11:47
I used to wear a lot of big vintage hats in the summer. They're brilliant but a lot of people look silly in them
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Jun 2009, 13:38
That's my problem, I look daft in big hats. That's one of the reasons I love fascinators so much, they're small enough that they don't look daft and dressy and pretty and all the things that appeal to me about hats. I've never had any reason to own one though, and they're too expensive to buy for dressup. Perhaps when my mum finally gets round to getting married I shall get one and wear it with pride.
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Post by: Lines on 01 Jun 2009, 15:42
The only hats that l really like wearing are cloche/flapper style hats, mod/60s style hats, hats like this hat I'm wearing (http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v39/7/2/21400308/n21400308_31104574_6118.jpg), and my myriad of funky knitted hats. I would wear hats that looked appropriate for Ascot if I had an excuse, but I try them on in stores just for the hell of it.
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Post by: nobo on 01 Jun 2009, 17:00
So, i'm getting married a year from now and I am considering a black tux with white shirt/vest/tie combo, something like:

(http://static.newsok.biz/oldimages/permimages/wedding_tux_white.jpg)

this is how it would look on a guy skinnier than me (http://www.brides.com/upload/images/vendor/e/m/[email protected]/00_main/501039793_primary.jpg)

and this is how it would like like on a guy suaver than me (http://www.minskytux.com/images/new/892_lg.jpg)

Maybe not that exact style, but that color combination. any thoughts?
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Post by: Ballard on 01 Jun 2009, 19:09
I like it!

One of the things that makes it look great in the first model picture is that the vest is fully visible with the jacket parted.

In your picture, it's almost hidden and that's kind of throwing me off.
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Post by: wafflecone on 02 Jun 2009, 00:44
ok drill king you have all the Best Clothes. not cool.

and nobo i dig the tux!
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Post by: nobo on 02 Jun 2009, 04:05
sweet, internet and future wife agree. I'll update in 10 months when i try it on :)
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Post by: Orbert on 02 Jun 2009, 13:09
nobo, it's hard to go wrong with the plain black and white.  Skinny or not-so-skinny, suave or not-so-suave, you'll look damned good.
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Post by: Liz on 02 Jun 2009, 13:10
Fashion thread, I made a purchase today!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3590288150_6fa107c5cc.jpg?v=0)

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL. I am in love. Might go back for a pair of black and white heels, but I don't know. Hooray vintage stores!
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Post by: axerton on 03 Jun 2009, 02:00
Nobo my only thing with that suit combo is that the tie gets abit lost between a white shirt and white waistcoat, however I'm really not sure how you could remedy it without having to change the waistcoat as well - so I guess I'll vote yes
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Post by: nobo on 03 Jun 2009, 04:15
I have a few different tie options to choose from, so I can make sure that the tie is a different texture or pattern of white so that it can stand out a bit.
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Post by: Kylos on 04 Jun 2009, 09:42
Interview clothes. Opinions?

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f364/sheslikefire/GEDC0220.jpg?t=1244133685)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f364/sheslikefire/GEDC0221.jpg?t=1244133654)

Excuse the mess.
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Post by: pen on 04 Jun 2009, 10:11
I think the sweatervest thing is a little too snug to be considered appropriate interview attire, but the skirt is great!  do you have any form fitted, but not tight button down shirts to go with it? 
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Post by: Kylos on 04 Jun 2009, 11:15
I think I have a white one somewhere. However, all my clothes are a little tight around the chest, because I was graced with enough boob for about 3 people. Any tops I get are either too tight in the bust, or hugely baggy everywhere else.

Boobs. A blessing and a curse.
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Post by: pen on 04 Jun 2009, 11:22
Hmmm....  Then maybe a suit jacket might work if you have one?  Even if your shirt is snug, the jacket will draw attention from your chest.
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Post by: Yayniall on 04 Jun 2009, 11:29
Less Clothes + More Breasts = Better Job Prospects.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 04 Jun 2009, 11:32
Less Clothes + More Breasts = Better Job Prospects at worse workplaces.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 04 Jun 2009, 11:43
One of my best friends has a pretty great fashion blog, she's has a cool sense of style but she also has a pretty normal body shape/size so you don't necessarily look at it and go "Oh no! she's stick thin! I can't pull that off!" If anyone's interested I could link them to it. We talk about fashion a lot when her and I hang out, hehe.

PS: I scored some pretty wicked boots from a friend of mine. Free stuff, yeah! Pictures to come.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 04 Jun 2009, 13:44
i bought a pair of shorts the other day. they are the only pair i own. i bought them because they were the only example of what i wanted that i could find anywhere around town and also they were super cheap. there is only one problem: they are too small in the waist (just barely) so i cannot button them. i have taken to zipping the fly all the way up and using a shoelace for a belt to keep the button down because the belt loops are ludicrously small and nothing bigger will fit.

die, fashion, die
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Post by: jmrz on 06 Jun 2009, 06:16
Tyler is responsible for this outfit, which turned out to be a wonderful choice, because all the people I knew at the party (engagement party, mostly older people), told me how lovely/elegant/well-dressed I was. I need more things to wear these shoes with though. (Also, the cardigan thing came out a weird colour in those pictures. It does match the stockings though.)

Shoes:
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9832/p6060004.jpg)

Top/Necklace:
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5110/p6060006.jpg)

Best I can get of a full outfit shot:
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3631/p6060016.jpg)
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Post by: Yayniall on 06 Jun 2009, 07:20
i bought a pair of shorts the other day. they are the only pair i own. i bought them because they were the only example of what i wanted that i could find anywhere around town and also they were super cheap. there is only one problem: they are too small in the waist (just barely) so i cannot button them. i have taken to zipping the fly all the way up and using a shoelace for a belt to keep the button down because the belt loops are ludicrously small and nothing bigger will fit.

die, fashion, die

hah hah, fatty
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Post by: Tyler on 06 Jun 2009, 12:30
fashion stuff

I am really glad to hear it turned out well!
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Post by: McTaggart on 06 Jun 2009, 16:53
The shoe/stocking combo is really great.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Jun 2009, 20:49
So I went shopping with my friend tonight and we passed the fancy dresses in the store we were in and we decided to play the Lets Find the Ugliest Dress and Try It On game. Let's just say I never thought I would actually find anything as horrible as I found tonight. Photographic evidence:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0831.jpg)

Yes, that's right. It's a strapless (those straps are my bra) animal print gauzy thing over pantlegs. It is all one piece. I thought it was a dress, but boy, was I wrong. My friend and I were dying. The other women in the dressing room poked their heads out to see what was so funny and they too laughed their asses off. Let's just say if I ever go to a roller disco, I have found my outfit. But I still probably wouldn't wear it due to the fact that it's one of the ugliest things I have ever seen. But I got major laughs out of this.
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Post by: Ballard on 06 Jun 2009, 21:39
That's not appropriate roller disco attire at all.
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Post by: Alex C on 06 Jun 2009, 22:03
The funniest part is that I saw the picture and went "Wow, that's so awful it must be on purpose" before I even read the commentary; good work Linds! Mission accomplished.
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Post by: Harun on 07 Jun 2009, 15:48
The only outfit that is acceptable for roller discos is a polyester jumpsuit.
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Post by: Lines on 07 Jun 2009, 16:05
That is a jumpsuit. I think it's probably rayon and spandex or something like that, but it's still a jumpsuit. I guess you could add glitter or something to make it more 70s, but that'd just make it more ugly. But then again, that'd be the point of the game.
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Post by: Victorinia on 07 Jun 2009, 21:43
Hats: Y/N what kind?

I just came into the thread to ask about a hat!

I have recently adopted my mother's sun hat, to very mixed reviews. I think that it is the perfect picnic accessory, but not everyone agrees.

Fashionistas/-os, what is your verdict? Can I pull it off?

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs093.snc1/4680_102185982848_510172848_1971987_7453496_n.jpg)

Also Linds that dress/thing is amazing.
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Post by: tommydski on 07 Jun 2009, 21:46
I am literally the least qualified to even be reading this thread but that looks neat.
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Post by: Eris on 07 Jun 2009, 21:54
It looks nice, and seems to go well with that dress, but it also looks too small for your head? In that photo it looks like it is kinda perched on the top of your head, when it should sit further down onto your forehead, kinda like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/320669_f260.jpg)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 07 Jun 2009, 23:41
Hat is too small but actually I kind of like it perched, you should only ever wear it if you are wearing those sunglasses too, definitely good for picnics, boat rides, strolls along boardwalks, being my girlfriend.
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Post by: öde on 08 Jun 2009, 07:09
Rad hat!
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Post by: SirJuggles on 08 Jun 2009, 11:13
Ooh did somebody mention hats? Guess what I got for my birthday!!!

(http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/PromHat.jpg)

This is not the best picture of it, but the others from that night did not get uploaded. And I also want to show off my very very pretty girl. She is the bestest.


edit: wow an actual worthwile pagebreak. I never thought it would happen to me.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Jun 2009, 11:56
The girl is pretty.

The hat is kind of awkward on your head. I can't tell if it is just too big or what, but it ain't workin.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Jun 2009, 12:28
Personally, I think it is awesome.

Then again, sometimes I dress like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/a_hat.jpg)
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Post by: Victorinia on 08 Jun 2009, 18:45
Yeah, the hat is too small, but upon consideration I think it does sit a bit further forward on my head than shown in that picture. I decided that I'd rock it anyway.
 I also love those sunglasses but I'm kind of useless in them because I don't have contacts, so I'm walking around with uncorrected -4.00 eyesight. Oh well!

SirJuggles (sorry, I don't know your name), I will lend you some of my head girth so both of our hats fit perfectly. I'm tired of 90% of women's hats not fitting properly. Deal?
Alternatively, I don't know a whole lot about men's hats, but for those who do, would tilting it back a touch help?
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Post by: SirJuggles on 08 Jun 2009, 22:14
Haha actually my head is gigantic, that hat is an extra-large because we found out a medium came nowhere near close to fitting me. I'm not sure about tilting it back, though I tend to have a big forehead when I leave it uncovered  :|
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Jun 2009, 22:17
Personally, I think it is awesome.

Then again, sometimes I dress like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/a_hat.jpg)

Right but see your hat fits you.
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Post by: chowburger on 10 Jun 2009, 08:34
Personally, I think it is awesome.

Then again, sometimes I dress like this:


I also think it's pretty great, but I'm maybe seeing a similar reason for this opinion:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/n263300069_34576_1604.jpg)
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Post by: Tyler on 10 Jun 2009, 08:37
Too hard to tell anything from a photo of that size
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Post by: pwhodges on 10 Jun 2009, 08:41
(http://cassland.org/images/chowburger.jpg)
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Post by: chowburger on 10 Jun 2009, 08:53
Too hard to tell anything from a photo of that size

But surely you could tell I was wearing a hat?
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 10 Jun 2009, 09:20
Not actually! it looked like part of your hair for me
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Post by: Ballard on 10 Jun 2009, 10:01
Damn that is a pretty cute outfit though, tiny picture or not.
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Post by: chowburger on 10 Jun 2009, 10:06
Okay, sorry, I stand corrected. I guess I've never looked at that picture not knowing that I was wearing a hat when it was taken.

One more attempt at a clearer photo of it (argh, I know it's still kind of small), and then I'll stop spamming this page with pictures of my face!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/dorkyhat.jpg)

And thanks, Ballard!
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 10 Jun 2009, 10:38
That's a nice hat!
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Post by: Tyler on 10 Jun 2009, 11:01
Upon being able to see hat/outfit/lady, I heartily approve of all three.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Jun 2009, 11:26
I'll stop spamming this page with pictures of my face!

Miss, I must request that you do not.
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Post by: Sox on 10 Jun 2009, 11:36
Here is your complimentary paddle:
(http://bayouclassicdepot.com/images/bc1001_cajun_stir_paddle.jpg)

You use it when Tyler or Jordan get too close.
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Post by: chowburger on 10 Jun 2009, 11:51
Thanks, I'll keep it in my hat.

It's a big hat.
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Post by: Lines on 10 Jun 2009, 16:00
It's a magic hat!

I like the hat! Bowlers are pretty awesome. I just can't wear them without the feeling that I must wear a monocle.
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Post by: Ballard on 11 Jun 2009, 08:26
Guys this thread is now about sunglasses.

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs035.snc1/4325_1162762793206_1351920010_30787917_1651539_n.jpg)
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Post by: Tyler on 11 Jun 2009, 08:30
No its not.
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Post by: öde on 11 Jun 2009, 08:37
Gene don't wear tights.
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Post by: Alex C on 11 Jun 2009, 08:48
Yeah, I think you need to accept that your posts are likely to be about your pants whether you want them to be or not.
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Post by: tommydski on 11 Jun 2009, 18:16
Gene don't wear tights.

Flashed back to this (http://achewood.com/index.php?date=09262003).
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Post by: sean on 11 Jun 2009, 19:35
its official!

tights as pants can now be a bad fashion choice for everyone!
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Post by: est on 11 Jun 2009, 19:55
Gene, those glasses are about as boring and terrible as your pants are tight.
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Post by: Drill King on 11 Jun 2009, 20:54
its official!

tights as pants can now be a bad fashion choice for everyone except andy because she rocks it, end of story.
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Post by: Reed on 11 Jun 2009, 20:56
I think that addendum was just understood to follow without having to write it explicitly.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jun 2009, 05:49
Flashin' thread,

Hello there, men of the fashion thread! Do you sometimes take a piece of fabric and knot it around your neck in a complicated matter so that it forms a succession of triangle shapes that suitably hide the middle of your torso? Are you enthusaistic about the appearance of those pieces of fabric?

Allow me to recommend to you the website of Messrs. Mountain & Sackett (http://www.mountainandsackett.com/index.htm) of New York, the makers of the world's only 100% handmade tie, who offer their wares on the Inter Net for quite a reasonable price. Particularly of note is their selection of Regimental Ties (http://www.mountainandsackett.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=19&idcategory=26), of which I am wearing the Somerset Light Infantry model right now.

Did you find this post helpful? y/n
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Post by: negative creep on 12 Jun 2009, 06:12
What the hell kind of regiment is called "the Penguins"?

I would wear some of those ties, though, if I could afford them.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jun 2009, 06:13
I like the regiments called "Hussars" because it reminds me of "Hussies". I am a hussy.
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Post by: michaelicious on 12 Jun 2009, 10:18
Holy jumpin' that cashmere herringbone tie in maroon. I want it on my body.

Their wooll ties look really nice too.
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Post by: allison on 12 Jun 2009, 11:04
The Queen's Own Hussar tie is very smart. If a handsome young gentleman were to wear it with a nice crisp white shirt and a well-tailored navy suit I do believe I would become all afluster and perhaps bat my eyelashes at him in a manner that suggests that I find him handsome and charming.
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Post by: öde on 12 Jun 2009, 11:20
Paisley is where it's at.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Jun 2009, 11:28
I like that the site shows you not only pictures of what various knots look like, but also how to do it, too. Not that I wear ties very often, but I do have some and I kind of forgot how to tie them and the one that is tied has been in its current knot for a good 5-6 years. (It will probably stay in that knot, but the others can be tied in other ways now!)
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Post by: Yayniall on 12 Jun 2009, 12:00
I have a purple woolen tie.
No pictures that do it justice though.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 12 Jun 2009, 20:53
I have a purple woolen tie.
No pictures that do it justice though.
I have a purple paisley tie.
No pictures that do it justice though.
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Post by: Ladybug on 13 Jun 2009, 13:22
With a knee-length black skirt and a black and white striped top (pretty basic, short-sleeved, with some "extra" fabric around the neckline), which shoes? I'm leaning heavily towards the first pair, but my mom and brother said the second.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/mariasha/2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/mariasha/1.jpg)

(Feel free to ignore the sweatpants and paleness. It might be summer, but I'm in Northern Norway.)
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Post by: Heranje on 13 Jun 2009, 13:52
First.

Also, high five from another Norwegian!
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Post by: Yunior on 13 Jun 2009, 22:58
Fashion thread, hi! I have a make-up question for you. I've really been wanting to do this heavy lip color thing with casual clothes and not just for late-night fun things, but everyone I have asked (my mom) says it will look dumb. Is this ridiculous? Please tell me if I look ridiculous and inappropriate for daytime things (such as walking outside): 1 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo244.jpg) and 2 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo249.jpg).

2 is actually so you can tell me how to cut my hair, 'cause I have job interviews coming up and do not want to look 14-year-old-boy sloppy.


(I realize these things are not clothing-related, but please? Pretty please?)
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 13 Jun 2009, 23:04
You look like a 1940's starlet with the lip color. I like it a lot! It maybe wouldn't work if you were totally scrub fest like baggy tshirt or something, but it looks nice with what I can see of the top you have on.

I don't have any hair advice though, it's kind of hard to tell what your hair is doing there
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Post by: ViolentDove on 13 Jun 2009, 23:06
It makes you look kind of 1950's, especially with the short hair. I think it looks pretty good, anyway.

Edit: Brittany beat me to it... 40's, 50's, I've got no idea!
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Post by: est on 13 Jun 2009, 23:51
Maybe you could just go to a decent hairdresser and ask them to tidy the hair up a little.  The style of it suits you, it is just a little unruly at the moment is all.

As for these people telling you the heavy lip colour is a bad idea, I have no idea what these miscreants' problem(s) is/are.  It is a pretty good idea, and looks nice as is, but for my mind the colour needs slight tweaking for it to be perfect.  I am not sure if the lighting in your room is throwing off the tones, and I'm not 100% on this, but I think perhaps it should be a little darker to match your hair more?  Darker red, I mean, like more toward a maroon colour.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 14 Jun 2009, 00:11
I was reading this totally dumb magazine one time at a doctors office, like Cosmo or something, and in it one woman agreed to wear bright red lipstick every day for a month. She said felt more "together" and powerful after she stopped feeling silly in it. I promise I don't really put much stock into anything Cosmo says, but it seems like a fun dare to see if it actually does change how you're perceived.
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Post by: allison on 14 Jun 2009, 05:16
I have things about lip colour: people do not wear it right. You seem to have a good shade there, so stick with that. Ways to keep it from looking ridiculous include wearing lip liner which will make sure that it doesn't feather around the edges. As well, find a good base - something that keeps the colour from drying out your lips and becoming faded (this can make it look splotchy).

The idea of a bold lip colour is great, but it's all about the execution!
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Post by: öde on 14 Jun 2009, 06:42
I kinda feels like it needs to be balanced out by something on/around your eyes, like longer lashes, more eyebrow (thin, but bold), and maybe some eyeshadow (maybe not all at once). Judging from the shade of lipstick you used, I think you can do this without looking like a clown (I have seen many aspiring clowns).
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Post by: Drill King on 14 Jun 2009, 08:17
I have really dark lips naturally, also with my face shape bold colours look silly. However, the biggest rule of thumb to lipcolour is if you're wearing lipstick, don't play up your other features as much. Either play up your eyes or your lips but not both because otherwise you tend to look like a lady of the night(which is alright sometimes!).

Honestly, imho the only people that really pull off bright noticable lip colour are more round faces, but eh.
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Post by: Lines on 14 Jun 2009, 09:59
Yeah, I think the rule is if you're wearing bright lipstick, you should wear a tiny amount of blush and neutral/no eyeshadow. (Eyeliner and mascara are ok if they are black/brown.) If you're wearing bright eyeshadow, you don't wear blush and a lipstick or a translucent gloss (if you want) that is very close to your actual lip color. And then bright blush is best with neural eyes and lips.

I like the lipstick, Yunior!
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Post by: michaelicious on 14 Jun 2009, 16:17
Fashion thread, hi! I have a make-up question for you. I've really been wanting to do this heavy lip color thing with casual clothes and not just for late-night fun things, but everyone I have asked (my mom) says it will look dumb. Is this ridiculous? Please tell me if I look ridiculous and inappropriate for daytime things (such as walking outside): 1 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo244.jpg) and 2 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo249.jpg).

2 is actually so you can tell me how to cut my hair, 'cause I have job interviews coming up and do not want to look 14-year-old-boy sloppy.


(I realize these things are not clothing-related, but please? Pretty please?)

yo you single?
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 14 Jun 2009, 18:07
1 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo244.jpg) and 2 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo249.jpg)
(http://www.stagepresence.co.uk/Movie%20Stills/KC326.jpg)
This is who I thought of. (the female) This is a good thing.
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Post by: Yunior on 14 Jun 2009, 21:26
Thanks, dudes. BrittanyMarie, I definitely think feeling put-together is part of why I like it so much. There is also a part of me that is kind of the most shy girl, and heavy lip color sort of runs a little contrary to that and empowering in that way, too. It's just very much like a, "Hey look at my FACE, guys" and that's a pretty courageous invitation to make. We'll see how it works out IRL, though.
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Post by: chowburger on 15 Jun 2009, 04:19
There is also a part of me that is kind of the most shy girl, and heavy lip color sort of runs a little contrary to that and empowering in that way, too. It's just very much like a, "Hey look at my FACE, guys" and that's a pretty courageous invitation to make.

Yesss, exact same feelings here. There's something really daunting about bright lip colour - and not just the fact that you can look like a tit wearing it. I can wear all the eye makeup in the world and not feel self-conscious, but I rarely even think about putting lipstick on.

Anyway, good luck with it, Yunior. Let us know how it goes!

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Post by: Jace on 15 Jun 2009, 04:33
I am probably alone in this, but I am not a huge fan of dark lipstick and bright red lipstick. It looks like you could easily pull it off and look good, and other people would say you look good, but I would say that you look good in spite of that.
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Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 15 Jun 2009, 06:12
I think that there is something very black-and-white-movie beautiful about you in those pictures. The color is flattering to you and your features are so petite and dainty that it isn't all "Whoa! Giant red lips!" Wear the lipstick. You look great.
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Post by: St.Germain on 15 Jun 2009, 15:55
Ok, fashion thread, what do we think of this dress? The style of it mainly. Does it seem to suit me?

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4215/1000198l.jpg)

I would have bought it, but it was a bit too... spacious in the chest area. And they didn't have the next size down. But I've decided I need a 'liittle black dress', and if this is a good style for me, I'll continue the search for a size that fits.

Thanks guys. Won't be back on 'til tomorrow, so any reply I make will be delayed.
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Post by: est on 15 Jun 2009, 17:42
The little black dress is a good style for pretty much every lady, you just got to get one that flatters your body type.  Obviously getting one that is too spacious in the chest area causes probs, but at least the length of that one looks good.  Not too short, but not super long either.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 15 Jun 2009, 20:26
I dunno, the point of a lbd is to work for every occasion. That one is a little too much like a slip or a nightgown. If it was either in a different fabric or had wider straps and more structure to it I'd like it a lot more.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 16 Jun 2009, 02:51
Yeah, I'm not sure that the loose cotton is really what you need to be looking for there. Maybe a different neckline? I feel like very pointy V necklines can make boobs look weird and pointy sometimes. The length is really good though, it hits your leg at a flattering spot:)


I have the worst pictures of my awesome new summer dress! It somehow manages to be loose and relaxed up top and tight and huggy on the bottom at the same time without any seaming at all :)
The only slight downside is that it is a halter top.
[img width= height=]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN5746.jpg[/img]
[img width= height=]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN5748.jpg[/img]
(Please ignore panty lines. I am not taking off my underwear in a dressing room.)
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Post by: St.Germain on 16 Jun 2009, 14:58
The straps on the dress I was wearing there are fairly wide. Wider than the straps on most things I wear.

I really do want a LBD, but I'm not really up on the whole dress fashion thing. What kind of neckline would be better? Bear in mind I have relatively little in the way of a chest, and I'd like to keep it that way, so I need something that looks good on what I've got without making them look bigger.

BrittanyMarie, what do you mean by structure? I really have no idea what I'm doing here, so any input you guys can offer is awesome.

If anyone has pictures of things that would be helpful, I'd give distant internet hugs in return.
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Post by: pwhodges on 16 Jun 2009, 16:30
That one is a little too much like a slip or a nightgown.

My first thought too.  For me it was the frilly edges that gave that impression; I would try for something with a simpler look to it - there should be nothing about the lbd that distracts, however slightly, from you.
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Post by: chowburger on 16 Jun 2009, 16:39
 I like the neckline in the photo you posted above, though. People without much boobage can easily wear low-cut dresses without looking trashy (I'm jealous), so I'd try and rock something plunging if I were you!

Some quick ideas:
(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set/BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFklIWnE0YzVhM2hHRkw1R3RxQnZpeVEAAAACaWQKAWUAAAAEc2l6ZQ.jpg) (http://www.polyvore.com/lbd/set?.mid=embed&id=9559797)
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Post by: redglasscurls on 17 Jun 2009, 04:43
I think any of the cuts other than the second in that picture from chowburger would be good! The second is just a little too informal to be all-occasion and I think the lack of waistline looks unflattering on just about anyone.
The other three are super cute! They have the structure Brittany mentioned too, with the more solid fabric and more complicated seaming.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 17 Jun 2009, 11:45
Guys, I'm thinking of getting new shoes?

(http://www.clae.com/cImages/Website_0/type_500/CLA01244_517.jpg)

or the red one here (http://www.clae.com/Product.aspx?l=00010000000000000000&p=CLA01244)
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Post by: redglasscurls on 17 Jun 2009, 13:04
NO to the big white toddler shoes. All they need is fucking velcro:/
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Post by: Victorinia on 17 Jun 2009, 13:20
That fourth LBD is basically the dress of my dreams. I just need to find it in meat life (or sew it I suppose).

What are people's thoughts on pearls with a LBD for formal events? Is it still chic, or too old lady?

Also, no to the white, maybe to the red. Just think of the time you would have to spend cleaning the white ones to keep them, well, white.
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Post by: St.Germain on 17 Jun 2009, 14:44
I agree that the fourth dress is friggin' awesome. I need to find something similar to that to see if I can pull off the style. And mind you, I'm not the kind of girl who normally gets excited about dresses.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 17 Jun 2009, 14:48
Guys, I'm thinking of getting new shoes?

(http://www.clae.com/cImages/Website_0/type_500/CLA01244_517.jpg)

or the red one here (http://www.clae.com/Product.aspx?l=00010000000000000000&p=CLA01244)

Yeah dude, Clae makes some of the sickest sneakers I know of, but none of those are them. I'd get a pair of Mcqueens or Romare Hi-tops if you want something off that site.
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Post by: pen on 17 Jun 2009, 16:28
What are people's thoughts on pearls with a LBD for formal events? Is it still chic, or too old lady?

Pearls are ultra classy.  I wear mine as often as I can get away with it.  They can turn a drab outfit/dress into ultimate femininity.  Love them!
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Jun 2009, 04:56
Yeah dude, Clae makes some of the sickest sneakers I know of, but none of those are them. I'd get a pair of Mcqueens or Romare Hi-tops if you want something off that site.

Those Mcqueens are nice.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 18 Jun 2009, 08:15
I looked at the McQueens expecting to see shoes modeled after a '68 GT390 Mustang. I am disappointed.
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Post by: chowburger on 18 Jun 2009, 14:23
What are people's thoughts on pearls with a LBD for formal events? Is it still chic, or too old lady?

I'm definitely a fan of old-lady chic, but I think pearls go beyond that. They're pretty much the ultimate in classy.

StaedlerMars, I kind of hate those white shoes, but I think the red ones are neat!
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 18 Jun 2009, 17:28
Guys, I'm thinking of getting new shoes?

(http://www.clae.com/cImages/Website_0/type_500/CLA01244_517.jpg)

or the red one here (http://www.clae.com/Product.aspx?l=00010000000000000000&p=CLA01244)

Those red ones are nice, but I think if I would go with either the eggplant McQueens, bark/lichen Romare His or lichen Rollins.
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Post by: JD on 18 Jun 2009, 18:22
Hey fashion thread, what do you commonly do with belts, do you put em through all the belt loops or do you let it hang?
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Post by: Lines on 18 Jun 2009, 18:30
I use belt loops.
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Post by: Jace on 18 Jun 2009, 18:34
I put my belt through as many belt loops as it will go through and let it hang after that.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Jun 2009, 18:04
Assuming this is talking about what you do after you have it around and fastened, and isn't talking about wearing belts without putting them through your belt loops at all, I put it through the loops, and if it just barely misses the next one, I'll usually cinch it down another spot. It doesn't really hang, though, since it is a woven leather belt. Also makes it easy to adjust, so many holes.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Jun 2009, 18:14
I am wearing white jeans, bright red chuck high tops, and I haven't decided on my shirt yet but it's finna be sicc.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Jun 2009, 19:49
I wish't I had white jeans  :-(
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Post by: Drill King on 20 Jun 2009, 07:32
I want skinnies in all the neutrals grey, black, white, and brown. I can't find any basic black skinnies around here that aren't like hm.. Certain skinnies are just 'TOO' tight around the ankle, now I'm not looking for bootcut but I want a happy medium.
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Post by: chowburger on 20 Jun 2009, 13:24
Maybe try Topshop (http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=32051&storeId=13052&categoryId=133484&parent_category_rn=133482&langId=-1&top=Y)? I've never bought jeans from there myself (I own a grand total of one pair of jeans), but it looks as though they might have what you want.
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Post by: valley_parade on 21 Jun 2009, 11:18
This isn't a "guys should I get these?", it's a "guys fuck you I'm getting these Vans".

(http://www.zappos.com/images/754/7547851/8521-926156-p.jpg?20090608150836)
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Post by: sean on 21 Jun 2009, 18:59
shane i triple dog dare you not to.
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Post by: tommydski on 21 Jun 2009, 20:12
Hey fashion thread, what do you commonly do with belts, do you put em through all the belt loops or do you let it hang?

Quote from: Mitch Hedberg
My belt holds my pants up, but my belt-loops hold up my belt. Whos the real hero here?
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Jun 2009, 12:20
Hey fashion Thread.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/sillyhairorrr.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/Dresssss.jpg)

Does this look really silly or good? Prom is tommorrow and this was a practice up do, it's not hairsprayed or held down proper or anything, but is this a good general look yes?
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Jun 2009, 12:23
It's okay.
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Post by: pen on 23 Jun 2009, 12:23
Hmm what ever happened to the hair advice thread?  

Anyway, Andy, I think that looks really really nice.  Classy, chic, probably everything you wanna go for.  I love that pin!
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Jun 2009, 12:24
I figured it was more "Does this hair look good with this dress?" but sorry :c
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Post by: pen on 23 Jun 2009, 12:27
Aah, well in that case, my opinion doesn't count because I'm not a real fan of the dress.  =(
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Post by: allison on 23 Jun 2009, 12:54
Andy I think you look stunning! My only thing is that if I were you I wouldn't pull the wing out on your eyeliner so far. Other than that, work it guuuuuuuuurl.
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Post by: öde on 23 Jun 2009, 13:12
My only thing is that if I were you I wouldn't pull the wing out on your eyeliner so far.

This is wrong. I'm not sure what it means but it is wrong.
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Post by: allison on 23 Jun 2009, 13:54
It's true. I think if it extends that far from the corner of the eye it looks looks costumey and overdone.
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Post by: Jace on 23 Jun 2009, 15:05
Well, she is going to prom.

I think it looks good. But what do I know about hair and dressing myself, all of my pants match all of my shirts, no matter what combo I grab.
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Post by: phooey on 23 Jun 2009, 15:23
Is it too much to ask to get a picture of the barrette?

Addendum:  I love it!  It's so much better than the typical bleach blonde/tiara/orange tan/gaudy makeup look, and in so doing, very refreshing.  I say the makeup looks good too, poo on what Allison* says about the eye makeup, because I think you have the facial features to really pull it off. 

Are you wearing any earrings?

*If that is your name
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Post by: calenlass on 23 Jun 2009, 15:25
Actually what she wants to do with that wing is angle it up higher. That wing plays some trick on your eyes and makes hers look bigger, if she gets it right.
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 23 Jun 2009, 15:43

Does this look really silly or good?

I think you pull off Audrey Hepburn better than 99% of women possibly could.  This is good rather than silly.  Though I do tend to agree with the general consensus that the eye makeup isn't exactly right.
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Post by: est on 23 Jun 2009, 17:18
My only thing is that if I were you I wouldn't pull the wing out on your eyeliner so far.

I agree with this.  Eyeliner wings make me think of Amy Winehouse.  While she was not a crackhead would have been a good thing, but now she is one she's ruined it for everyone for a while, I'm afraid.

On a tangent, does anyone else think Winehouse is veering into looking like a female Perry Farrell these days?  It is horrible.  Not even Perry Farrell should look like Perry Farrell.
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Post by: Lines on 23 Jun 2009, 19:28
Andy is not gross and therefore should not compared to Amy Winehouse, even if it's just because of makeup. Winehouse is narsty.

I like the hair! I like the wing, too, but yes, it needs to be placed differently. You've got the whole classy 60s look going on really well, so yeah, definitely do the Audrey Hepburn eyes.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Jun 2009, 07:37
I like the eyeliner, shit they haters they are stodgy as fucc.
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Jun 2009, 08:36
Eyeliner wings make me think of the 60s. :(
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Jun 2009, 09:37
God what a terrible decade the 60's were for fash(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/02_02/twiggyDM200207_468x515.jpg)
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Jun 2009, 09:59
Well, they did it in the 50s too,

(http://www.palzoo.net/file/pic/user/MarilynMonroe.jpg)


but mostly it was a 60s thing.

(http://www.geocities.com/audreyhepburn6/audrey_hepburn.jpg)


(Twiggy was not that pretty)
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Post by: St.Germain on 24 Jun 2009, 15:09
I have a skirt. A short one. I made it last week. It was a prototype of sorts.

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1120/skirt3.jpg)

I'm moving very slowly into girliness. I don't know if that's good or bad. Also, I do realize that it's a little on the short side for my figure, but not to worry, I wore black tights under it and it looked much better.
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Post by: Yayniall on 24 Jun 2009, 16:32
a little on the short side for your figure?
buh?
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Post by: Jace on 24 Jun 2009, 16:38
Didn't we tell you to introduce some color into your fashion diet a while ago?
I think the outfit looks good overall but needs some color other than black and shades of black. What about... a dark red, or a dark green for the top. I think that'd brighten things up just a tad and still look alright.
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Jun 2009, 21:57
Basically he is saying do this.


(http://www.dirtyplanet.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/goth_candy_girl_by_cowboyfan.jpg)
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Post by: est on 24 Jun 2009, 22:01
What the hell
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Jun 2009, 22:06
Candy Goth!

Also I don't think I have ever seen metallic silver nail polish before. I am intrigued.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Jun 2009, 23:05
Just looking at that picture makes me taste cotton candy. I'm really hoping that it is the hair color, otherwise I have a very strange fetish.

I would be more interested in how much damage that white hair dye does than the nail polish, but it might have to do with me not planning on ever putting on nail polish.

Germain, I think that the dark red top Pants suggested would look very good, very dignified as well. But I'm biased, I have a love affair with the color burgundy.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 24 Jun 2009, 23:47
I own and have worn the equivalent of 3 of the bracelets that girl is wearing. I am male. I... am pretty sure this is not a good thing.

Actually can I make that into a question? What is the public opinion on "candy"-style beaded bracelets? I have a whole tin full of different colors from when a crafts-y stalker showered me with them.
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Post by: Dollface on 25 Jun 2009, 09:52
My new wallet kicks ass (http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh191/Wondersaunahotpants/DSCF0718.jpg)
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Post by: McTaggart on 25 Jun 2009, 10:45
That is fantastic.
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Post by: calenlass on 25 Jun 2009, 12:33
So that is pretty good! I was only slightly disappointed that it wasn't this (http://www.modcloth.com/store/Womens/Accessories/Bags/Nacho+Wallet).
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Post by: Ozymandias on 25 Jun 2009, 12:40
Man.

A lot of people are calling bullshit on that "nacho" wallet.
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Post by: St.Germain on 25 Jun 2009, 14:57
Well, when I wore the skirt out about town with black tights, I was wearing a red halter top with it. And my hair down. Dear god, the world is ending. My boyfriend has a picture, and I'll try to get him to send it to me so I can post it.

And by "a little on the short side for my figure," I of course meant because I have... thick legs. Usually I try to cover those.
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Post by: Caleb on 25 Jun 2009, 15:12
Is the Fashion advice thread a good place to ask about haircut advice?  My hair has gotten too long in the back and I need to get one.
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Post by: plumbob78 on 25 Jun 2009, 15:17
Try the Hair advice thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18333.0.html).
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Post by: Caleb on 25 Jun 2009, 15:29
That seems reasonable.  (Why the hell didn't I see that...)
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Post by: jmrz on 25 Jun 2009, 20:21
Guys, what do we think of this?

I am wearing it at work today and am going out straight after work, I figured it was both cute and work-like. The stockings are fishnets underneath a normal pair.

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1403/photo60p.jpg)
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3131/photo61n.jpg)
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Post by: tommydski on 25 Jun 2009, 20:33
Cripes.
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Post by: est on 25 Jun 2009, 20:54
The outfit itself is very nice, but as for the stockings I dunno.  Fishnets get a bad rap due to stereotype.  There are plenty of really classy-looking stockings to choose from that would avoid criticism from people who think "fishnets = whore"
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Post by: Jace on 25 Jun 2009, 21:20
I'm torn on the fishnets, it seems that it isn't as whorish (I cannot think of a better word, but I know this isn't the word I want) because it almost looks like it is just a texture of the other stockings, but I'm not completely sold on it, I guess it depends where you are going out to.
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Post by: De_El on 25 Jun 2009, 22:03
I would think that if it is a question of whether it looks "whorish" (which it totally does not) one would be more concerned with how it might play at her workplace than where she goes afterward.
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Post by: jmrz on 25 Jun 2009, 22:17
Well, I work in an office and my boss is my Mum. The only thing mum has said all day in regards to my outfit was that it made my legs look incredibly long. She had more of a problem when I wore black skinny jeans to work and hasn't said anything about the stockings. So, stockings = totally okay at the workplace.

And yeah, Jace - I have the fishnets on UNDERNEATH the other pair. So it kind of just looks like a pattern on the stockings. There is no way I'd wear these on their own out in public.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Jun 2009, 04:15
I'm not really a fan of this poofy thing going on at the side of the skirt, but the overall look is pretty good. I keep forgetting that it is getting cold in aussie land and wondering why people are wearing all this dark somber stuff.
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Post by: St.Germain on 26 Jun 2009, 14:38
I have no excuse for wearing dark somber stuff. It's at least 70F degrees out there.
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Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 27 Jun 2009, 06:49
Jamie, you have a very cute figure and a great sense of style and I love everything about that outfit except for the ruffles on the sides (which remind me a bit of Saved by the Bell). Wearing regular stockings over fishnets is a really good idea for toning them down! I'll have to try that.
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Post by: Lines on 27 Jun 2009, 07:18
I like the outfit. Fishnets are always better when paired with another set of stockings and I kind of like the poofy skirt.
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Post by: pen on 27 Jun 2009, 08:55
I think the poofy skirt is great, mainly because the rest of it is so chic.  I mean, if it were not poofy, it would still look good, but it wouldn't be as fun.  Also, if you had ruffly things going on in other places, it would be too busy.  I think it's nicely balanced. 

The fishnets/stockings thing is awesome and I really should try that sometime.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 28 Jun 2009, 11:45
Hey guys, I need new clothes because my current style is awful and consists of jeans and t-shirts and nothing else. SO. I want you guys to recommend me clothing stores that have clothes of a similar style to Urban Outfitters. By Urban Outfitters, I mean, the nice, non-ironic-hipster stuff.
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Post by: nobo on 28 Jun 2009, 12:06
I get most of my clothes from Target and stores that are directed toward the more urban segment of the population. but then again, I wear whatever I find comfortable rather than worrying about fashion.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 28 Jun 2009, 13:29
Shorts and button ups with summer cardigans and ties and nice belts and boat shoes?
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Post by: nobo on 28 Jun 2009, 13:30
there is nothing wrong with only wearing jeans and t-shirts. it's the summer, what else would you wear?

shorts, no shirt. thats the way to go.
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Jun 2009, 14:30
Yeah, I live in canada and I can't handle more than one layer of clothing, fuck cardigans during the day.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 28 Jun 2009, 14:48
kieffer that might work where it's not over 100 degrees for most of the day

I mean, that's not what I wear. But one could?

I mostly just wear jeans and no shoes or shirts and sunglasses and bandannas, sometimes.

But I have the body to pull that off.
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Post by: wafflecone on 28 Jun 2009, 15:23
jmrz, i really love that skirt! and the outfit as a whole. it's the classiest i've seen fishnets look.

so i made one of those hipster headbands. i do not think i can quite rock it.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/kick_axe00/Photo370.jpg)
thoughts?
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Jun 2009, 15:32
Honestly, I think you do it pretty well, it's nice because it's not so tight to your skull. Also I love your eyebrows.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Jun 2009, 15:43
Fucking Canada.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Jun 2009, 16:47
Princy you're a total babe, my fashion advice is keep up the good work.

And Wafflecone, do not listen to haters who will say mean things about your headband. It is nice and suits you, roll with it.
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Post by: jmrz on 28 Jun 2009, 17:10
Thanks everyone!

The ruffles on the dress are a bit hit and miss with people, it's definitely a personal taste thing. They've grown on me actually.

Wafflecone, I agree with these guys, it's super cute and I like that it isn't too tight. I've seen so many girls pulling this look off but it looks like they are trying to cut off circulation to their brains.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 28 Jun 2009, 20:05
Yeah, there's nothing wrong with jeans and t-shirts during the summer but during the school year, I would like to perhaps dress things up a bit. Not too much but just enough to look nice.
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Post by: Lines on 28 Jun 2009, 20:45
Button up shirts, sweaters (includes vests and cardigans), pants that are not jeans, and shoes that aren't sneakers.
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Post by: tinysmidgen on 29 Jun 2009, 09:34
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/kick_axe00/Photo370.jpg)
thoughts?

^hella cute o.O
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Post by: tinysmidgen on 29 Jun 2009, 09:42
show me yours!

 something like this is mine, Sam
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/tinysmidgen/0629091232.jpg)
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Post by: allison on 29 Jun 2009, 09:50
Fucking Canada.

What's your problem nowww?
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Post by: sean on 29 Jun 2009, 09:50
For my summer outfits please refer to this (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20435.msg832198.html#msg832198) post.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Jun 2009, 09:54
What's your problem nowww?

You.
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Post by: allison on 29 Jun 2009, 09:55
You're jealous cuz all the cute ladies are from Canadaland.
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Post by: Jace on 29 Jun 2009, 10:01
Also Austrailaland
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Jun 2009, 10:05
Nah, screw Australia.
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Post by: nobo on 29 Jun 2009, 15:08
You're jealous cuz I'm a cute lady from Canadaland.

she speaks the truth
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Jun 2009, 16:49
So what if I started rocking this look for the rest of the summer?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Photo14-1.jpg)
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Post by: nobo on 29 Jun 2009, 17:23
minus the pillow, you and I could be twins.
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Post by: Drill King on 29 Jun 2009, 17:34
Kieffer even when you look like a huge douche you still are kind of cute. Jerk.
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Post by: tommydski on 29 Jun 2009, 18:26
How will you roll on Shabbas?
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Post by: Yunior on 29 Jun 2009, 23:27
Here's my go-to summer work outfit -- button-up blouse, a pair of shorts, and flats -- in two parts: 1 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo255.jpg) and 2 (http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/podomonster/Photo253.jpg).

I have kind of been spending all my time at work, so all my summer outfits are work-orientated. :(
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Post by: est on 30 Jun 2009, 00:03
That outfit looks cuter than it sounds, Clara.  I didn't think I'd like a button up + shorts outfit, but it works.
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Post by: KvP on 30 Jun 2009, 00:09
How will you roll on Shabbas?
+<3
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Post by: Johnny C on 30 Jun 2009, 00:58
sunglasses

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs086.snc1/5052_507326657372_122100375_30293711_4534472_n.jpg)
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Post by: Johnny C on 30 Jun 2009, 00:59
come on gene i know it's tough walking in the shadows of giants but try and find yr own patch of sunlight now and again
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Post by: Dollface on 30 Jun 2009, 01:58
challenger appears! (http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh191/Wondersaunahotpants/DSCF0717.jpg)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 30 Jun 2009, 02:17
No mine are best.
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Post by: allison on 30 Jun 2009, 05:21
Just got these (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/dream_loud/Snapshot_20090530_2.jpg) and these (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/dream_loud/Snapshot_20090530_3.jpg)! I am in love with sunglasses.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Jun 2009, 05:33
We had a sunglasses competition in the photo thread not long ago didn't we?

I very very nearly bought a pair of blue Wayfarers (genuine) on Sunday except I gots no money and I probably own too many pairs of Wayfarers as it is, even though they are The Best Sunglasses.

Fashion Thread, the only clothing I have bought in ages was a black+white American Apparel ringer tee. This makes me sad.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 30 Jun 2009, 07:34
sunglasses

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v330/163/94/599400710/n599400710_4078328_5255.jpg)
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Post by: tommydski on 30 Jun 2009, 09:20
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/tommydski/jromance.jpg)
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Post by: Johnny C on 30 Jun 2009, 13:43
holy shit
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Post by: tinysmidgen on 30 Jun 2009, 14:10
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/tinysmidgen/0624080724.jpg)

aaand

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/tinysmidgen/1021081422.jpg

aaand

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj60/tinysmidgen/0924082137.jpg
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Post by: Jace on 30 Jun 2009, 15:34
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/kick_axe00/Photo370.jpg)
thoughts?
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/popcoredouchebag.jpg)

I think you do it better than I do.
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Post by: jmrz on 30 Jun 2009, 20:02
I only have one pair of sunglasses because I need to have prescription lenses in them and they are expensive.

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7899/photo73l.jpg)
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Post by: JD on 30 Jun 2009, 20:06
Prescription sunglasses? Weird.
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Post by: nobo on 30 Jun 2009, 20:07
can you do contacts + sunglasses?
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Post by: jmrz on 30 Jun 2009, 20:10
No contacts, I just cannot get them in my eyes and I love wearing glasses. I just get prescription lenses put in. I'm glad I grabbed those frames when they were on sale too, otherwise it would have been even more expensive.

Zombiedude: it's quite common for people who cannot see without their glasses on and need to wear them all the time. I just carry them around in my handbag and swap my glasses over when it gets too bright or when I'm driving.
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Post by: nobo on 30 Jun 2009, 20:12
That sounds rough. What about Lasik surgery? It'll probably be cheaper in the long run.
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Post by: JD on 30 Jun 2009, 20:19
I have to wear my glasses all the time as well, but they're transitional.
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Post by: jmrz on 30 Jun 2009, 22:09
I love wearing glasses though! I hate not having them. I basically just find pairs I love because it is something I wear every single day. I don't really have any problems wearing glasses and don't particularly want surgery or whatever. I love my glasses.
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Post by: wafflecone on 30 Jun 2009, 22:12
Thanks for the input everyone! (And ps. Jace, I think you rock it harder than me).
I have perfect vision, but I kinda secretly wish I didn't 'cos I love glasses. Maybe I will buy a fake pair so that when I go to the library I look more studious...
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Post by: Eris on 01 Jul 2009, 02:33
I had prescription sunnies, but my eyes are still getting worse, so I am doing the contacts + normal sunglasses deal. Otherwise my prescription will change and my sunnies won't work as well as they shoud (and that is a problem if I was wearing them while driving).

I love my glasses, and like how I look wearing glasses a little more than when I am not wearing them. I have had my red frames for a few years now, so I am thinking of getting different frames when I need new lenses, which will probably be the end of this year/early next year. I am thinking of dark brown frames, maybe a little more rounder than the ones I have now.
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Post by: iamiam on 01 Jul 2009, 05:47
i love wearing glasses but i love wearing cheap ridiculous sunglasses as well.  also, as much as i like how i look in glasses i hate how uncomfortable they get when getting rained on, or how it is impossible to cuddle or watch a movie while wearing them.  once i have contacts again my plan is to wear fake eyeglasses that i can take off whenever.  this is probably a super dorky thing to do but i think i am okay with that.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Jul 2009, 06:19
Yeah you could (although it may be dependent on shape)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Jul 2009, 06:21
Oh also how transparent are they? If they're pretty solid it's a definite yes, clearer=dicey
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Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Jul 2009, 04:28
So this isn't quite fashion but hey whatever: Dear fashion thread, what do you think of [http://flight001.com.au/shop/Toiletry+Bags]these[/url] Dopp kits? Particularly the red one. Stylish, or garish? I'm kinda flippin' between the two.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 03 Jul 2009, 08:56
...
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Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Jul 2009, 20:06
FIXED (http://flight001.com.au/shop/Toiletry+Bags)
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Post by: Liz on 03 Jul 2009, 20:46
Dovey, http://www.magnificentbastard.com/posts/ask-the-mb-toiletry-bags

(Best Blog. You should totally read it daily.)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Jul 2009, 21:04
Liz those guys seem like utter dicks who think they know a lot more about being manly than they actually do. I'll stick with AoM (http://artofmanliness.com/)
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Post by: Slick on 03 Jul 2009, 23:12
I will make a shirt saying 'this shtick is old and wasn't very funny to begin with so here it is at the bottom of the page where no one will see it'.
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Post by: Ballard on 03 Jul 2009, 23:26
Dovey's right but I can't not appreciate this (http://www.magnificentbastard.com/posts/ask-the-mb-lunch-pail).
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Post by: Nodaisho on 04 Jul 2009, 06:04
Is AoM's website usually completely unwilling to load pages until you try three or four times? I like it, but not enough to work at it for 20 minutes to get a single page to load.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 04 Jul 2009, 10:46
I haven't run into the problem.
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Post by: valley_parade on 04 Jul 2009, 15:23
Just got these (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/dream_loud/Snapshot_20090530_2.jpg) and these (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/dream_loud/Snapshot_20090530_3.jpg)! I am in love with sunglasses.

Um...yeah, sunglasses.

(Allison, you are a very pretty lady)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Jul 2009, 22:11
Is AoM's website usually completely unwilling to load pages until you try three or four times? I like it, but not enough to work at it for 20 minutes to get a single page to load.

Nope!
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Post by: Nodaisho on 05 Jul 2009, 02:59
It was better for a few minutes. Then it went into maintenance mode, and apparently hasn't come out.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Jul 2009, 19:53
It is back up now, with a sexy new layout. Trust it to go down pretty much as soon as I link to it.
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Post by: calenlass on 09 Jul 2009, 11:10
I am more intrigued by your socks.
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Post by: sean on 09 Jul 2009, 12:11
shit actually i like those shoes where'd you pick em' up?
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Post by: squawk on 09 Jul 2009, 21:54
new shoes also!
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n217/rageaholicdove/puma002-1.jpg)

old shoes say hello
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n217/rageaholicdove/puma001-1.jpg)
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Post by: Allybee on 09 Jul 2009, 22:04
anna, so dope.

updating my wardrobe for college via thriftstore. concentrating on dark greys and reds. four dollars each, I'm going to change button placement on the vest so it is form-fitting and probably shorten/hem the skirt:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/stifled_dreams/dailyclothing/shirt.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/stifled_dreams/dailyclothing/skirt.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/stifled_dreams/dailyclothing/vest.jpg)
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Post by: Nodaisho on 09 Jul 2009, 22:10
So, how are you supposed to clean leather? Aside from dry cleaning, because I think that it would cost as much to take this jacket to the dry-cleaners as it did for me to buy it. Doesn't really matter any time soon, since it is too hot to wear something that warm for another few months, but I'm on a roll cleaning everything else, so why not the jacket too?
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 09 Jul 2009, 22:12
I want those shoes. Where did you get them?
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Post by: squawk on 09 Jul 2009, 22:18
my shoes or sam's?
well i got them in a puma store in santa monica, but that was by chance; originally i had been lusting over them after seeing them on karmaloop (http://www.karmaloop.com).
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Post by: ruyi on 10 Jul 2009, 00:04
Oh huh, I recently got those shoes too, except just in the black and white.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 10 Jul 2009, 04:54
So, how are you supposed to clean leather?

Get this stuff called "neatsfoot oil" It cleans and restores leather. My dad gave me a terrible old leather jacket to clean up and now it looks pretty good after a coat of that stuff.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 10 Jul 2009, 05:44
So that will get out smells, as well as dirt? It doesn't look dirty, it just smells like someone had worn it almost every day for months, for good reason.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jul 2009, 07:32
Shoooes.

Sam the colourful socks thing is rad.
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Post by: calenlass on 10 Jul 2009, 12:14
So that will get out smells, as well as dirt? It doesn't look dirty, it just smells like someone had worn it almost every day for months, for good reason.

Soaping and oiling is what makes leather smell, well, like leather. It will probably do a good job with some saddlesoaping first.

If you get saddlesoap, make sure to read the instructions. If it says anything about rinsing or water or anything, they are doing it wrong. Some brands give you "lather rinse repeat" guides and that is not the way leather works. If you want I can tell you how you are supposed to use it, but if the brand is worth anything they will also be able to tell you on the bottle or the package.

I use saddlesoap and leather oil on my boots, belts, wallets, and jacket. You could probably also fix up leather bags or purses with it too.
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Post by: tinysmidgen on 10 Jul 2009, 17:39
anna, so dope.

updating my wardrobe for college via thriftstore. concentrating on dark greys and reds. four dollars each, I'm going to change button placement on the vest so it is form-fitting and probably shorten/hem the skirt:

*insert pictures from post here*

I like it :)
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Post by: Liz on 10 Jul 2009, 17:45
I bought a purse today! Not that I really need any more of them, but I saw this one in Savers for $8 and I knew right that that it must be mine.

GLAMOUR SHOT
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3707922335_9e64801006.jpg?v=0)

(Plus a bonus photo (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2470/3707922331_c4f1bd74b5.jpg?v=0) with fashion model!)
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Post by: chowburger on 10 Jul 2009, 18:23
Cool bag! Brown leather satchels = love. I also suffer from a bag-buying addiction... eh, I buy most of them in second-hand shops anyway, so it's not going to bankrupt me.

My favourite bag (this is the only stupid photo I have of it):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/navydress.png)
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Post by: Slick on 10 Jul 2009, 18:28
<3
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Post by: Liz on 10 Jul 2009, 18:46
I want that dress. And that bag. Can we be friends and borrow each other's things?
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Post by: chowburger on 10 Jul 2009, 19:12
Yesss, we can. Though it'll be some pretty impressive intercontinental borrowing.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jul 2009, 20:18
White stockings + Mary-janes = <3
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Post by: Liz on 10 Jul 2009, 20:39
Luckily I am quite good at intercontinental borrowing. It is a hobby of mine.
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Post by: sean on 10 Jul 2009, 22:18
holy shit anna yr shoes are terrifying.
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Post by: iamiam on 10 Jul 2009, 22:55
my 8 yr old self had such great fashion taste

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2621/3708497007_f3944017e3_o.jpg)

actually no, not really.  not at all.  but i am going to rock this dress with leggings tomorrow anyways.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 11 Jul 2009, 07:18
DO EET
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Post by: Tyler on 11 Jul 2009, 12:52
Oh my me.
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Post by: Drill King on 11 Jul 2009, 14:42
If you put a brown vest over it and wore it with some long beads and slouchy brown boots it would be really awesome.

Since I moved to the city I've become fabulous but I am too lazy to take pictures :c
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Post by: chowburger on 12 Jul 2009, 18:24
Dude, I wish I could still fit into my eight-year-old clothes. Though, now that I think about it, floral leggings really ain't my thing any more.

Today I went H&M-whoring, and bought what is now known as my Patronus t-shirt:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/Photo62.jpg)
(Suddenly I don't think I have any right to laugh at what I wore when I was eight.)

And a birthday dress that makes me look like an orphan. Albeit a stylish one. What would you guys wear with this? What even goes with brown? I really have no ideas, I just thought it was pretty.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/Photo63.jpg)
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Post by: wafflecone on 12 Jul 2009, 19:37
Love that dress! I'd say that a brown that dark counts as a neutral, so you could wear just about anything with it without looking silly.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Jul 2009, 23:10
I probably could still fit in my eight-year-old shirts, since back then the fashion was shirts going to your knees, and you would usually stretch them out pretty well doing the human egg thing. They would end up being tank tops, though. And I wouldn't even try to fit in my eight-year-old pants. That would just be masochistic.
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Post by: Jace on 12 Jul 2009, 23:33
[That shirt]

Oh goddamn I love that shirt. I mean Goddamn
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Jul 2009, 04:37
Brown goes with cream, green, orange (without looking like halloween!), bronze/gold, yellow, rusty reds, and basically anything but black
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 13 Jul 2009, 17:33
I REALLY wish I had a camera with batteries right now. My boyfriend bought me the TRASHIEST/SWEETEST sundress ever. I was wearing it with his cowboy boots last night while smoking on his porch. The dress is leopard print. It's pretty fucking great.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 13 Jul 2009, 17:44
wait. I thought I was your boyfriend.
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Post by: Ballard on 16 Jul 2009, 21:18
White stockings + Mary-janes = <3

This.

Ugh leopard print I do not get it. I dress like a douchebag and there is a lot of trashy, glamorous clothing that I appreciate but I have never once liked leopard print. Someone prove me wrong with pictures I guess?
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Post by: Drill King on 16 Jul 2009, 22:39
I am so looking for my leopard print tights when I am not tired.
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Post by: Ballard on 16 Jul 2009, 22:59
See that picture will just illustrate "Andy has great legs in spite of the hideous tights" like every picture of yourself modeling clothing that you post.
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Post by: nobo on 17 Jul 2009, 04:15
aren't you always posting pictures of you wearing tights?
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Post by: Ballard on 17 Jul 2009, 06:21
I'm not sure whether that's sarcastic or genuine?

I wear (very, very) skinny jeans, not tights. I don't own a single pair of tights. I borrowed my ex-girlfriend's zebra-print ones to attend a Duran Duran reunion concert once but that's beside the point.

Also I think tights on ladies are fucking rad! Unless they happen to be leopard print, in which case the ladies wearing them still may be rad, but wearing shitty tights.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 17 Jul 2009, 10:13
i have never liked any sort of animal print ever. on anything. i am not sure why other ladies love it.
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Post by: Liz on 17 Jul 2009, 10:39
I have leopard print flats, and a leopard print scarf. Cost me $2 each. And I loooooooooove them to bits.

So I guess what I'm saying here is F U LEOPARD PRINT FTW.
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Post by: Drill King on 17 Jul 2009, 10:49
I AM SOOOOOOO THRILLEEEED

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_0631.jpg)

20 bux, fuck yes. Fuck you Gene I love my tights I am too lazy to get them.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 17 Jul 2009, 11:03
:O they're beautiful do want
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Post by: Drill King on 17 Jul 2009, 13:42
Sam when I bought these shoes you were the third thing I thought, the list was. OH MY GOD FUCK YES then WHY AM I DOING THIS I HAVE NO JOOOOB then SAM WOULD LOVE THESE YEAH
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Post by: redglasscurls on 17 Jul 2009, 14:26
Leopard is good when you are a sexy/terrifying pin-up model chick. I don't have quite enough rockabilly badassery to not look like a shit-tard in it.
(http://images.pinupgirlclothing.com/insets/leopard-print-wiggle-dress.jpg)
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Post by: est on 17 Jul 2009, 19:51
If leopard print as a concept were to catch some sort of disease and die I would count the world a better place for it.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Jul 2009, 22:32
Only if rockabilly ladies somehow have an immunity to it.
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Post by: Ballard on 17 Jul 2009, 22:38
I have leopard print flats, and a leopard print scarf. Cost me $2 each. And I loooooooooove them to bits.

So I guess what I'm saying here is F U LEOPARD PRINT FTW.

Pics beeyatch.

Rockabilly is exempt from most if not all fashion faux pas.

See:

(http://strangeink.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/japanese-rockabilly.jpg)
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Post by: Nodaisho on 17 Jul 2009, 22:41
Actually, that is just Japan. That's normal over there.
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Post by: est on 17 Jul 2009, 23:06
also: that dude is just as horrible as when white people dress/do their hair like that.
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Post by: chowburger on 18 Jul 2009, 14:50
Actually, that is just Japan. That's normal over there.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/kamikaze-girls-unicorn.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 18 Jul 2009, 16:48
AAAAAAAAAAH!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Jul 2009, 10:23
also: that dude is just as horrible as when white people dress/do their hair like that.

wrong wrong wrong you're wrooooonnngggggggg-ah
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Jul 2009, 10:25
Take 2:

also: that dude is just as horrible as when white people dress/do their hair like that.

Horribly stylish, am i correct?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Jul 2009, 10:33
Take 3:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/1159521339421.jpg)
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Post by: ViolentDove on 19 Jul 2009, 15:34
(http://www.montag.it/comida/img/leningrad_cowboys.jpg)

Imagine being stabbed to death by the Leningrad Cowboys. They'd circle you, and attack using their quiffs, like some kind of large flightless birds.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 19 Jul 2009, 15:58
Guys I am thinking about getting a commisioned jacket (coat whatever you want to call it) done by one of my friends, its going to be sort of steampunky and I was wondering if anyone had anything similar to that general theme that I could see. Just so that if there are any cool bits on them I can go "oooh" and have them put on my coat.
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Post by: Allybee on 19 Jul 2009, 16:14
can't help you josef but I have my own problem

I saw a girl wearing my ideal hoodie. it was NOT A ZIP UP but it had a KANGAROO POCKET and most importantly it was the perfect shade of MUSTARD YELLOW.

I've spent so much time looking for one like this online (it was plain and solid mustard, not like the AA mustard zip-ups) but I can't find it :[

heeelpppp
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Post by: calenlass on 19 Jul 2009, 16:38
mug her
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Post by: chowburger on 19 Jul 2009, 16:46
I just looked at the AA website, and remembered why it makes me really angry.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/RSA0504L_07.jpg)

It is A FREAKING SCRUNCHIE, dudes. Also, what is going on with her buttcrack and the fact that she seemingly doesn't have one?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Jul 2009, 16:51
What's going on with her wearing a swimsuit designed for a 6 year old?
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Post by: tania on 19 Jul 2009, 16:56
i took my friend james to an american apparel for the first time a couple of days ago because he really liked a bunch of my clothes and i warned him that the store was basically a softcore porn factory. the nicest guy in the world spent the entire time gritting his teeth and balling his hands into fists on account at least half of the men's shirts he tried on were modelled not by men but by pantless ladies pulling the shirt down to barely cover their vagina and/or pulling it down so much their boobs practically popped out of the collar. fuck you, american apparel, that is not how you wear a goddamn shirt.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 19 Jul 2009, 17:19
Really?

...huh...

I've been doing it so wrong.
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Post by: tania on 19 Jul 2009, 17:41
oh, for anyone who hates american apparel's ads but shops there anyway because they love their clothing (i can relate): there is a clothing company called alternative apparel (http://www.alternativeapparel.com/Consumer.aspx) which makes pretty much the exact same basic plain clothing as american apparel only without the naked and terrified-looking models and sleazy ceo.

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9319/84688291.png)

smiles! laughter! how nice it is to see clothing modeled by ladies who don't look like sexual assault victims! definitely worth checking out imo.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 19 Jul 2009, 17:42
Yeah but if I don't see emaciated women wearing the clothes first how will I know which clothes give me an erection and I should therefore buy.

Feminists are just trying to make shopping harder for men, while AA is just doing its proper job and making men harder for shopping.

EDIT: Oh man that girl looks like the lovechild of MaiAda and Gene. What the hell.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 19 Jul 2009, 23:53
Ha, I was just thinking she looked like the girl version of Ballard too. Though I guess I do see her in there too now. That is really awesome.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Jul 2009, 20:51
Feminists are just trying to make shopping harder for men, while AA is just doing its proper job and making men harder for shopping.

Amazing
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Jul 2009, 15:18
Guys I am thinking about getting a commisioned jacket (coat whatever you want to call it) done by one of my friends, its going to be sort of steampunky and I was wondering if anyone had anything similar to that general theme that I could see. Just so that if there are any cool bits on them I can go "oooh" and have them put on my coat.

the fact that "a little bit steampunky" is in your descriptors means you should not buy this jacket.
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Post by: tania on 23 Jul 2009, 16:57
actually while still kind of on the subject of AA: fashion advice thread ladies (and maybe men), where is a good place to buy plain ladies' boy briefs (http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1876/briefs.jpg) or boy shorts (http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1062/boyshorts.jpg)? this is pretty much the only kind of underwear i wear and right now i just buy my underwear from american apparel because they have what i'm looking for, but based on all the reasons i already posted about before i think i'd like to try giving my money to someone who isn't american apparel for once.
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Post by: Jace on 23 Jul 2009, 18:25
Guys I am thinking about getting a commisioned jacket (coat whatever you want to call it) done by one of my friends, its going to be sort of steampunky and I was wondering if anyone had anything similar to that general theme that I could see. Just so that if there are any cool bits on them I can go "oooh" and have them put on my coat.

the fact that "a little bit steampunky" is in your descriptors means you should not buy this jacket.

Normally I wouldn't agree with Kieffer, but this time I feel that I have to. This is not okay to spend money on. Sorry dude.
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Post by: MrBlu on 23 Jul 2009, 18:28
Ha, I was just thinking she looked like the girl version of Ballard too. Though I guess I do see her in there too now. That is really awesome.
THAT'S TOTALLY WHAT I THOUGHT.

Haaa, now I won't get lambasted for saying it first. >.>


EDIT::

And yeah dude.



...


Everyone knows the fun in Steampunk is DIY clothes.
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Post by: Spluff on 23 Jul 2009, 23:49
Steampunk is a clothing style? Don't people in steampunk settings just wear Victorian-style clothing?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Jul 2009, 00:36
More clockwork.
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Post by: CardinalFang on 24 Jul 2009, 04:44
And goggles.
Mustn't forget the goggles.
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Post by: calenlass on 25 Jul 2009, 16:27
actually while still kind of on the subject of AA: fashion advice thread ladies (and maybe men), where is a good place to buy plain ladies' boy briefs (http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1876/briefs.jpg) or boy shorts (http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1062/boyshorts.jpg)? this is pretty much the only kind of underwear i wear and right now i just buy my underwear from american apparel because they have what i'm looking for, but based on all the reasons i already posted about before i think i'd like to try giving my money to someone who isn't american apparel for once.


Figleaves (http://www.figleaves.com) always has some decent sales on underwear. I get mine in multi-packs from just regular clothing stores usually, but sometimes I buy them from figleaves. Just recently they had a 2-for-$5 sale on underoos.
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Post by: Jace on 26 Jul 2009, 18:45
Re: American Apparel.
(http://img-cdn.mediaplex.com/0/8975/160x600_flexfleece_050809.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 26 Jul 2009, 18:48
Because every girl wears a zip up hoodie unzipped with nothing under it.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Jul 2009, 18:56
A non-zip hoody with nothing underneath is pretty much the height of comfort. I would probably wear this daily if I had no concern for the opinion of others.
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Post by: Lines on 26 Jul 2009, 19:11
Yeah, but I'd still wear a bra of some sort. Search and Destroy are much happier when contained. So am I, because things don't asplode.
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Post by: Drill King on 26 Jul 2009, 19:29
I'll be honest, sometimes I have worn sweaters like that on multiple occasions
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Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Jul 2009, 19:40
Also thread on Saturday night I dressed up as myself circa 2001. I have a feeling some pictures are going to surface sometime soon. These will be a cautionary tale against psychadelic drugs and clothing choice.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Jul 2009, 19:43
I'll be honest, sometimes I have worn sweaters like that on multiple occasions

um.

With the zip open like that?

in public?
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Jul 2009, 21:03
A girl wearing just a zip hoodie, half zipped, shortly post-coital, is one of the best things.
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Post by: JD on 26 Jul 2009, 21:14
I'll be honest, sometimes I have worn sweaters like that on multiple occasions

um.

With the zip open like that?

in public?

Sweaters dont have zippers
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Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Jul 2009, 21:18
Let's not start that fucking argument, shall we?
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 26 Jul 2009, 21:21
And that doesn't make it okay to wear one open with nothing underneath. If it opens, it should have buttons so you can close it again. (My mother gave me a sweater that defies this rule and I have not worn it once.)
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Post by: JD on 26 Jul 2009, 21:51
I could totally wear one with nothing underneath.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 26 Jul 2009, 22:13
dude, you are a dude. that is a whole 'nother set of rules. although "dude, put on a t-shirt!" is probably in them somewhere.
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Post by: Lines on 27 Jul 2009, 05:25
I have a sweater with a zipper, so that is an invalid argument.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 27 Jul 2009, 14:57
I wish you could see my outfit more in this picture, but I really like the shirt I am wearing, it's pretty bizarre. The best part, however, is the fact that I bought it for $2.50!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Skibas_clavicle/hotel.jpg)
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Post by: Josefbugman on 27 Jul 2009, 15:34
Oh, are you sure? I mean I was just going for quite a thick jacket with nice buttons on it. I was only using "steampunky" as a sort of shorthand.

hmmm, okay but in which case can I ask a random question, having seen any of the pics I put in the photo thread what sort of clothing do you think would suit me? I am sorry to ask but I am just curious.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 27 Jul 2009, 20:10
Oh, are you sure? I mean I was just going for quite a thick jacket with nice buttons on it. I was only using "steampunky" as a sort of shorthand.

hmmm, okay but in which case can I ask a random question, having seen any of the pics I put in the photo thread what sort of clothing do you think would suit me? I am sorry to ask but I am just curious.

Try again, but post pictures in here.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 28 Jul 2009, 06:15
Can do:

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1390/chau.jpg)

This is normal clothing, its the only one I could find that isn't a lot bigger

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7438/sitg.jpg)

And this is me with going out outfit on.

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7882/beardhat.jpg)

And this final one is my face as it is at the moment.

Any help or advice that can be put forward on how to make me look less of an artard will be greatfully recieved. (and sorry for the image sizes)
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Post by: negative creep on 28 Jul 2009, 06:43
Keep the beard.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 28 Jul 2009, 08:00
I dunno man, you are a pretty attractive dude and the stuff you are wearing doesn't look bad on you at all. I think the excessive formality of your "going out" outfit doesn't really serve you, possibly because without the beard you look much younger, which results in a sort of "kid in daddies clothes/high school dance" feel that isn't doing you any favors. The hat is rad with the beard and a more casual look(it is a good hat![and a good beard!]) but I think with the suit you look like a back up singer for the specials a little bit. Or a high school kid who still thinks that he's gonna be the next Reel Big Fish.

The normal clothing is fine, if plain. If you wanted to spice it up a bit, consider wearing light pull over sweaters instead of T-shirts, or more casual button ups, or even some cool looking Polo shirts. V-neck Ts are a great way to stay casual and still look a little more exciting too.

That is really it, I guess? It is hard to tell someone how to dress when you don't know the climate they're working with and what their life entails, but those are my tips. It also would not be a bad idea, at all for you to try out some brighter colors? I dunno if those pictures are representative, but they make it seem like your wardrobe is a little dark/drab. Wear some blues and greens and reds, it'll serve you!
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Post by: Josefbugman on 28 Jul 2009, 08:29
I have blues and greens, and they are all a nicer shade than what I had on there, its just that I rarely get photographed in my normal clothes.

I have been told to do something similar in regard to clothing by others, well apart from the sweaters could you perhaps provide examples? Polo shirts I don't really have too many of, so I will bear that in mind, but I always sort of saw polo shirt as screaming "ass-hat!" I tend to overdress but I am trying to combat that as much as possible.

(btw apologies for the first photo, its for some promotional theatre stuff, not a day job)
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Post by: allison on 29 Jul 2009, 10:40
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/dream_loud/BBVA262XDBKP_M.jpg)

Should I have these?
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Post by: pen on 29 Jul 2009, 11:32
I can't really tell what color they are.  Are they blue or black?  Either way, they're cute! 
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Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Jul 2009, 11:36
The platform bit is a little on the vampy side, but they could be great with the right outfit.
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Post by: allison on 29 Jul 2009, 11:38
They are purple/black and I don't know what I would wear them with but they are so hot!
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 29 Jul 2009, 12:03
love that shade of purple, but i'm not keen on that plain silver button thing on the strap.
other than that, these shoes are pretty decent. go for it.
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Post by: jmrz on 29 Jul 2009, 16:54
I really like them! You could pretty much wear them with anything. A black dress would look great or a pair of skinny jeans and a nice top. Basically, I tend to buy shoes and plan the outfit around the shoes, rather than the other way round.
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Post by: MrSteevo on 30 Jul 2009, 00:14
Hello fashion thread,
Just popping in for quick question I thought you may be able to answer.
I've been looking for an overcoat recently and when I saw "Public Enemies" Johnny Depp's overcoat seemed the perfect one.
I've looking everywhere for it but it seems I'm looking for too general a thing.
So what would I look for to find his exactly?
(Ex. Double breasted, three buttons, etc.)
http://cinematographique.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/public_enemies.jpg
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Post by: calenlass on 30 Jul 2009, 01:26
It looks like a double breasted tweed trench coat to me. Basically, you can probably find double-breasted trench coats anywhere there are trench coats, because that is the standard style, I think. For tweed you will have to look a lot harder. Try some menswear stores, and Burlington Coat Factory if you live in the US (although I don't know how much coats they still do), and definitely check out goodwill.


Actually now I would really like someone to post about where to find good coats because I have no idea.
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Post by: Commodore on 30 Jul 2009, 20:19
Hey, I've never posted to this thread before, but I think I need some help.  I have a pair of jeans that I have had for five years now that are my favorite pair of jeans ever.  I do theatre, and I do all set work in them- they are ripped, patched, frayed, torn, covered in paint and loved thoroughly through and through.   I love them so much that I have worn them to every concert my band has every played.  Herein lies the problem.  I have quite a few friends who hate these jeans for what they are, and constantly criticize how I look on stage with them on.  I don't get it.  I think they're lovely, but I'm biased.  So, here are some pictures of said jeans, for you to judge.  Are they worth wearing to future shows?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2402645&id=59837055431&ref=mf#/photo.php?pid=2402648&id=59837055431&ref=mf

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2402645&id=59837055431&ref=mf#/photo.php?pid=2402651&id=59837055431&ref=mf

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2402645&id=59837055431&ref=mf#/photo.php?pid=2402653&id=59837055431&ref=mf

I am the lanky one with the plaid shirt/suspenders.  No back view, but it's pretty much uniform destruction.  So, verdicts.  Should I continue wearing these?
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Post by: JD on 30 Jul 2009, 21:30
Your images aren't working.
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Post by: Commodore on 30 Jul 2009, 21:35
Raaaaaage.  They were a half an hour ago.  Let me mess with them.

EDIT: fix'd, hopefully
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Post by: JD on 30 Jul 2009, 22:35
Your friends are idiots, those pants are fantastic.
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Post by: Slick on 31 Jul 2009, 00:18
Your friends are idiots, those pants are fantastic.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Jul 2009, 04:30
Your pants are idiots, those friends are fantastic.

Just kidding. They are pretty cool for wearing on stage. You don't wear them as regular-times pants, do you?
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Post by: allison on 31 Jul 2009, 05:36
They are good pants but not for daily wear.
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Post by: Commodore on 31 Jul 2009, 05:53
I do sometimes, but I haven't lately due to o9ur density of shows being such that they haven't had a chance to get back in my normal cycle before I have to get 'em for a show again.  Thank you for the opinions.
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Post by: Mr. Doctor on 31 Jul 2009, 06:58
Imo... It's brilliant for concerts. But I don't know about normal days.
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Post by: Yunior on 10 Aug 2009, 16:38
 8-)

So Fashion Thread, I'm hoping to get a pair of sunglasses. I've generally avoided buying a pair because I feel my face is a funny-shaped face and have never found a pair to suit it (admittedly, have also never searched that hard). I'm mostly looking for recommendations on places to start brands that are reliable and will last a while, and overall genuinely worth their price tag. But I guess if you want to make recommendations for my face-shape as to what type of sunglasses I should look into/avoid, I can upload a picture, too.
 
8-)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 11 Aug 2009, 00:34
Upload a picture!

I am only really into classic sunglasses styles, so I pretty strictly shop the more traditional Ray-Bans styles (aviators, wayfarers) but I also really like the sunglasses Steve Mcqueen wears in the thomas crown affair. Persol makes them, and they also do the classic, nonobtrusive, frame very well.


(http://freshfrommars.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/persol1.jpg)
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Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Aug 2009, 12:29
Ohh Clara, I think those would be awesome, particularly if you're keeping up with the intense lipstick thing.

DC has reached that point of vomit-inducing humidity that requires every sundress in town to get pulled into service to help us survive.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/423661242_1470555148_0.jpg)
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Post by: Liz on 11 Aug 2009, 12:37
Oh hey I have those shoes. Good choice. :)

(http://photos-c-5.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs188.snc1/6292_581150732449_33809235_34032290_5975485_n.jpg)
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Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Aug 2009, 12:45
They are so comfy! I resisted the gladiator thing for so long...
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Post by: Liz on 11 Aug 2009, 12:48
They are only sort-of gladiator sandals since they don't have the weird bit that goes up the back of your heel. But yeah they are wicked comfortable. I wore them almost every day during Camp Edith/Chicagocon (and my feet have the splotchy tan to prove it).
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Aug 2009, 23:35
DC has reached that point of vomit-inducing humidity that requires every sundress in town to get pulled into service to help us survive.

Well that is just a dang ol shame
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Post by: est on 12 Aug 2009, 00:20
Sundresses are The Business.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Aug 2009, 08:13
Sundress week. It's like shark week but with more sweating and fewer teeth.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN6098.jpg)
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Aug 2009, 15:54
i never thought i would like a week more than shark week.

i was wrong.
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Post by: est on 12 Aug 2009, 16:44
I would be interested in subscribing to Sundress Weekly.
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Post by: Yayniall on 12 Aug 2009, 17:20
I've got to get a girlfriend, just for the summer, until this wears off. She'll be a summery girl. She'll have hair. She'll have summery friends who know how to be outside. She'll play tennis and wear dresses and have bare feet, and in the autumn, I'll ditch her, because she's my summer girl!

I need to get me a summerdress week girl.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 12 Aug 2009, 18:12
Today I had a lovely sundress delivered from eBay but I'm not going to model it because dang it is cold.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Aug 2009, 09:03
Ally, laaame.

Sundress week continues! This one may be stretching the rules since it isn't A-line, but it's definitely a summer dress and comfy as hell. It doesn't seem to go with any shoe ever invented, so I think that means it's pretty solidly summery.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN6112.jpg?t=1250180304)
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Post by: Drill King on 13 Aug 2009, 11:19
I think it'd look cute with a cream or white coloured flat.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Aug 2009, 11:21
Flats look cute on you. They make me look like an oompa loompa.
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Post by: Drill King on 13 Aug 2009, 11:25
I think they make me look like that too! But they're too convenient for colour matching. It's probably all in your head, I am pretty sure we have similar body types.
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Post by: allison on 13 Aug 2009, 11:27
Maybe flip flops? Nice ones that are brown?
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Post by: Sox on 13 Aug 2009, 14:43
hey Amanda, that chair on your right? what's that like to sit on? It looks like it might be super comfortable and springy but it also looks kinda scary. I don't know whether or not I could sit in that chair. If I saw a chair like that, I'd need somebody else to test it first. It's like stepping out onto a glass floor or something. Looks like a computer desk chair.
How do you feel about computer desk chairs that spin around and can be adjusted in height?
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Aug 2009, 16:20
It is comfortable but too low for the desk:/ I actually tipped over the wooden chair today, though you'd think it would be the springy one
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Post by: Sox on 13 Aug 2009, 16:49
Oh, that doesn't sound anywhere near as appealing as it looks. I've been looking into a new desk chair, but I've been worried about the spinny round adjustable chairs ever since that one guy had one explode and kill him when he sat on it.
I do like the look of your chair.

You could try some light heels or just 'fuck it' and wear some comfortable sneakers. Depends on whether or not you want to look co-ordinated or have comfortable feet and the option of chasing people down on foot should the requirement arise.
Alternatively, the suggestion of flipflops was a pretty good one, I think.
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Post by: Liz on 13 Aug 2009, 17:08
Flip flops would be good for a really casual look, but if you want to take it a step up, something like this would work well:

(http://www.payless.com/images/490x490/069483_4_490x490.jpg)

From Payless, naturally, but they come in black as well, which would look good with the dress.
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Post by: Eris on 13 Aug 2009, 17:41
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/me/dresstest1.jpg)

I'm wearing a dress!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/me/dresstest3.jpg)

It's still a little cold, though, so tights and a cardigan are needed.
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Post by: est on 13 Aug 2009, 21:51
Woooo dress :)

It is a great dress and I wholeheartedly support this new development, but it flares right out from under the bra-line, hiding your slim waist.  The cardigan seems to keep it in check, so I figure a nice unobtrusive belt will work as well.
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Post by: Eris on 13 Aug 2009, 21:58
yeah, without the cardigan it kinda puffs out at the front and is a bit frumpy, so I need something to pull it in at the waist. It is all floaty, though, I like it!
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Post by: SirJuggles on 15 Aug 2009, 02:43
I know this probably doesn't fit in the fashion thread, but you mentioned new office chairs, and I have to share this thing:

(http://www.uberreview.com/wp-content/uploads/swopper.jpg) (http://www.workchairs.com/)

My dad used to work at a place that had one of these that I'd monopolize whenever I went in to work with him. It may look funny, but it's like sitting on a super-comfy pogo stick. I.e.: AWESOME
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Post by: Lines on 15 Aug 2009, 13:59
Flip flops would be good for a really casual look, but if you want to take it a step up, something like this would work well:

[picture]

From Payless, naturally, but they come in black as well, which would look good with the dress.

I had those and they are really really comfy. Bad thing was one of the heel straps popped out and I tried to fix it, but now the back of one of the shoes is loose and I can't wear them anymore, wah.

Amanda, I think you can get away with wearing that dress with the sandals you wore in another photo.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 16 Aug 2009, 20:37
Not that this is pressing, but I'vr decided that when my hair grows out a little bit, I wanna go all 80's. The first things that come to my mind when I think 1980-89 are spandex, parachute pants, and westcoast hardcore, none of which I really wanna rock. So how did like, normal people rock the 80's? What can I wear that will be nticavly of the decade without screaming "Trying Too Fuccin Hard?" I am thinking tight white and black 501's, but other than that I got nothing.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Aug 2009, 20:50
I recently got a laptop and I'll be taking it to university with me, with the intention of using it quite a lot. The problem is I don't have a proper case for it, just a thin black canvas shoulder bag which will be less than useless in terms of protecting it.

I would like to find a nice, preferably solid case for it but I want it to be pretty and elegant. I had a very quick look on google but I couldn't find anything I wanted. Any ideas?
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Post by: Alex C on 16 Aug 2009, 21:14
Not that this is pressing, but I'vr decided that when my hair grows out a little bit, I wanna go all 80's. The first things that come to my mind when I think 1980-89 are spandex, parachute pants, and westcoast hardcore, none of which I really wanna rock. So how did like, normal people rock the 80's? What can I wear that will be nticavly of the decade without screaming "Trying Too Fuccin Hard?" I am thinking tight white and black 501's, but other than that I got nothing.

The most common '80s fashion trend for men was basically to combine casual items with things that were previously considered conservative. Miami Vice style crap is an obvious example, but the exaggerated preppy look was also fairly popular in the '80s and if modified can be a lot less stupidly obvious than trying to pull a Don Johnson (skinny tie would also be too obvious). A pair of (by current standards, at any rate) tight jeans, the right haircut and a polo may be enough to get you where you want to go without being too garish. Preppy stuff in general seems to be fairly common right now anyway, so when I see old pictures of family from the '80s it's the fit and haircuts that I notice more than anything, since '80s silhouettes seem kinda top heavy in general. There's a lot of slightly too big shirts with rolled sleeves and tight pants in those old pictures.
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Post by: est on 17 Aug 2009, 04:10
Kieffer, I thought that the 80s was already played out as a fashion concept.  Although, if you want to take a fairly mainstream (over here, at least) concept and try to make it good then I wish you godspeed and all that jazz.

My suggestion is to look at Kurt Russell from that timeframe.  You already look kind of like a more slim-faced version of him, so if there's anything he wore from back then that catches your eye I'm sure it'd work on you too.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 17 Aug 2009, 10:30
Yeah, the things I was thinkin' in my head would all be classified as "top heavy" as well. Like a too big blazer with shoulder pads with the sleeves rolled up, acid washed jeans or those ones that just had a bleach pattern on them and teased to shit hair.

I did find some pictures here of some model, it is supposed to look like an 80s yearbook photo but the style of the clothes you can tell is definitely 80s but kinda toned down.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/Various078.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/bartosz1.jpg)
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Post by: chowburger on 17 Aug 2009, 11:57
As much as I hate the 80s sometimes, you guys have no idea what I would give for a boyfriend who dresses like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/chowburger/nKU8F56Voq6psyzhOJ5JjhdEo1_500.jpg)

Sigh.
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Post by: Cire27 on 17 Aug 2009, 17:27
So what do you guys think about leather jackets, and where can I find a good one?
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Post by: tania on 17 Aug 2009, 18:04
a good leather jacket is pretty much a wardrobe staple and it is a good idea for anybody who likes to dress well to try to own one at some point
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 17 Aug 2009, 19:39
So what do you guys think about leather jackets, and where can I find a good one?

Thrift Stores/vintage stores.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Aug 2009, 06:48
Not that this is pressing, but I'vr decided that when my hair grows out a little bit, I wanna go all 80's. The first things that come to my mind when I think 1980-89 are spandex, parachute pants, and westcoast hardcore, none of which I really wanna rock. So how did like, normal people rock the 80's? What can I wear that will be nticavly of the decade without screaming "Trying Too Fuccin Hard?" I am thinking tight white and black 501's, but other than that I got nothing.

I was (and still am) a fan of the understated punk kinda thing from the 80's which is pretty similar to where you're going with the 501s and tight t-shirts. Just add Doc Martens, a leather jacket, and you're there.
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Post by: Cire27 on 18 Aug 2009, 10:56
Sounds like what I'm wearing, but with Chuck's instead of Doc Marten's and no leather jacket.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 18 Aug 2009, 14:55
http://www.yesindeedsir.com/other/pants.jpg
http://www.yesindeedsir.com/other/pants2.jpg

I like them.

Ignore my awkward legs. I don't know how to stand while taking pictures of them.
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Post by: Liz on 18 Aug 2009, 15:02
Holy fucking shit that is a huge picture.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 18 Aug 2009, 15:19
holy shit. it is.

EDIT: fixed.

EDIT: what the fuck.
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Post by: JD on 18 Aug 2009, 15:36
I see nothing
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 18 Aug 2009, 15:46
Changed hosts.
Here:
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs148.snc1/5488_116642849410_720294410_2148611_940279_n.jpg)
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Post by: Scarychips on 18 Aug 2009, 17:09
Hey! I have that shirt too! (Although it's one size too large so its makes me looks quite weird). Also, I have almost the same jeans.
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Post by: Aimless on 18 Aug 2009, 19:08
Hello fashion thread! This was me today:

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/protiki/myface.jpg) (http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/protiki/mybod.jpg)
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/protiki/myleg1.jpg) (http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/protiki/myleg2.jpg) (http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/protiki/myleg3.jpg)

The lighting and the phone-cam have messed up the colours summat... the shirt is probably my favourite shirt, because it works well in a lot of outfits, and even (or particularly) when it's unironed. I also like to think it looks sweet with my summer tan, and also shows off my hairy manly chest and bling nicely [when I'm not holding my arms straight out in front of my like Frankencamp's Monster] but I won't ask you to judge the truth of this =P

Shirt + cardigan + jeans = under 42 USD, three different sales in three different years. Went with a pair of black flipflops I bought in Toronto... bloody cheap, but ridiculously comfortable. Bag and hat similarly cheap, very serviceable, and probably also bought in different sales in other years. Accessories include my battered silver[y] pinky-ring (present from a good friend), my gold chain (present from my great mum :)) and my summer saunter.

Lesson: it pays to build up a versatile wardrobe over time. Bloody satisfying anyway!

How does North America and the UK feel about rolled-up jeans? :) pretty common here, and it's so comfortable in the summer... but I've met guys who think any leg-length between knees and and ankles = the girliest of capris.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Aug 2009, 19:25
Yeah I'm not feeling the rolled-up jeans. Everything else is a-ok but as soon as I saw those my face fell a little. On the other hand I don't really like any pants that are not full length trousers and I only wear shorts when I have no other options (aside from death by overheating).
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 18 Aug 2009, 19:44
I actually like rolled up jeans, but I think it looks better when the cuff is wider. I like your outfit in general though, the orange looks nice!

*edit since part of what I wrote didn't make any sense
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Post by: Aimless on 18 Aug 2009, 19:50
Thanks =) I still remember the day I realised colours that weren't navy or black belonged in my wardrobe, and orange has become my favourite of colours :D

I think a wider cuff would look better as well, but they end up hampering my movement or making the legs too long (= less comfy, and I get less sun on them too) :(

Jimmy, man, I really don't like wearing shorts in public most of the time... I think it's a common guy thing, where you just hate your legs and esp. your knees. Stupid knees, there's just nothing you can do about them besides hiding them.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 18 Aug 2009, 19:53
Rolled up jeans are always awesome unless you're wearing those giant poofy white trainers.
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Post by: Liz on 18 Aug 2009, 20:33
I approve of every bit of that outfit. A+ would look again!
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 19 Aug 2009, 14:45
AHEM.

also, i approve muchly of that outfit.
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Post by: Jace on 19 Aug 2009, 17:03
Holy shit why did no one tell me about rolled up jeans? This is fucking fantastic.
(I am wearing rolled up jeans right now and this is so comfy)
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Post by: Alex C on 19 Aug 2009, 17:05
Rolled up jeans are terrible.
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Post by: JD on 19 Aug 2009, 17:07
You're terrible.
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Post by: Alex C on 19 Aug 2009, 17:09
Not as terrible as rolled up jeans.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Aug 2009, 17:12
Looking for a hat suggestion!

I ride a motorcycle as frequently as I can (weather permitting, of course) and I need a portable hat to cover up my helmet hair.  I have a fedora which I like very much, but it's not portable.  I have a standard baseball cap, which is okay, but especially getting off a motorcycle and pulling off my helmet, I feel like I've just finished a race and now have to wear a sponsored hat.  Here is a picture of my face, though it's kind of old and I can't get a new one.  The changes are my soul patch is longer (down to chin) and I now have thicker, square-framed glasses (dark coloured).
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8/BastardousBassist/Other%20stuff/Ricardosface.jpg)
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Post by: Alex C on 19 Aug 2009, 17:19
Knit skullcap. It's not really fashionable but it's convenient as hell and it's hard to pull off anything more formal after a good ride anyway.
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Post by: JD on 19 Aug 2009, 17:21
Or a beanie. They are essentially the same thing anyway.
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Post by: Liz on 19 Aug 2009, 19:15
Step one, lose the soul patch. It is not helping.

Two, choose something like hat #1 (http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/a2/6/AAAAArDaw4EAAAAAAKJhKw.jpg) or hat #2 (http://www.lawrenceandfoster.co.uk/acatalog/countrymanclipped.jpg). Fedoras are much too overplayed, if that makes sense. Everyone seems to be wearing one. Though I suppose a lot of people are wearing the hats I posted but I just like them better than a fedora.

This is my opinion.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Aug 2009, 19:22
The soul patch stays.  It's far too amusing to get rid of it.  I've tried hat #2 and it just doesn't really fit my face.  Would hat #1 bounce back after getting scrunched up in my jacket?  Also, do I have to be emaciated with a beard to truly pull it off?
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Post by: JD on 19 Aug 2009, 19:24
You can have a beard, just not a soul patch.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Aug 2009, 19:29
Beards just aren't as funny, to me.  And they're itchier.  I started to grow one while studying for my massive crazy test, but I just couldn't carry through.
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Post by: Jace on 19 Aug 2009, 19:35
but I just couldn't carry through.

All or nothing. If you can't handle a full beard, you shouldn't have any facial hair.
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 19 Aug 2009, 19:39
Would hat #1 bounce back after getting scrunched up in my jacket?  Also, do I have to be emaciated with a beard to truly pull it off?

I have a hat that's pretty similar, just a bit more shallow, and it hasn't been damaged by spending most of its time shoved into bags so it'll probably be fine.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Aug 2009, 19:41
Man, if I knew I was going to get fashion advice, I wouldn't have come here!

Oh...

I'm not looking for a complete makeover, I just want an idea for a hat, and to that end, I'll give hat #1 a try.  As for the beanie/knit cap, I think it's a bit too hot for good summer days.
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Post by: Liz on 19 Aug 2009, 19:48
Well, I suppose I can't ask too much from you right away. But good choice.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Aug 2009, 19:51
Of note, I have been considering getting rid of it for a while now.  I think I'm going to do so when I'm done with the prelim (a huge test that optics PhD's have to take at the end of our first year).
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Post by: Yayniall on 19 Aug 2009, 19:58
(http://im.edirectory.co.uk/p/1196/i/kissmequick.jpg)

This is pretty much the perfect hat.
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Post by: Lines on 19 Aug 2009, 20:31
I would suggest a fedora!

(Yayniall, your image isn't showing up for me.)
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Post by: JD on 19 Aug 2009, 20:33
It's a dumb hat anyway.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Aug 2009, 20:36
I would suggest a fedora!

But I can't take the fedora with me on my bike!  I have a fedora, but it can't be worn with everything, nor can it survive compression.
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Post by: Lines on 19 Aug 2009, 20:51
Then the first hat Liz posted would be best, then, if you're going to be wearing under a helmet. (If the brim fits under it.) Also, if you don't mind a knit hat, if you get one that is knit in cotton, it shouldn't be too hot. (Definitely stay away from wool ones for summer.)
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Aug 2009, 20:57
I'll not be wearing it under a helmet, because it won't fit.  I'm wearing one of these:
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8/BastardousBassist/helm_st_22l.png)
I'll be compressing it by stuffing it into my jacket, or strapping it on my luggage rack.
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Post by: JD on 19 Aug 2009, 21:55
I have a fedora-ish hat that would be perfect for that sort of thing. Shame I'm not willing part with it.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Aug 2009, 22:10
I was going to suggest the second hat liz linked, since I have one that I wear almost all the time, and it fits in my pocket. Otherwise, maybe just a skullcap.

Alternately: sombrero.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 20 Aug 2009, 03:07
Collapsible top hat (http://www.dube.com/hat/images/HatCollapsible.jpg) perhaps?

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Post by: Drill King on 20 Aug 2009, 05:37
Of note, I have been considering getting rid of it for a while now.  I think I'm going to do so when I'm done with the prelim (a huge test that optics PhD's have to take at the end of our first year).

Hey! My Neighbor Does This, I think its a cool study. Go go go you.

Also yeah, ditch the soul patch. And if you're riding a motorcycle you should really be thinking function over form, you can get a much much lighter weight cap that are designed to go under helmets and they're not very expensive, just get a plain black one. They're really your best option I think.

So as far as helmets go, I've got to get one because the fine is like 150 dollars if I don't wear one. I am looking into my options of the non-sporty models, any advice on this? I want it to work and protect my head because motorists are scary but I really don't want to look like a big doofus.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 08:01
w00t on optics!  We're the coolest people on the planet*.

Honestly, go for the full-face one.  It's totally worth it for the protection.  The half shell hardly protects anything and the 3/4 leaves your jaw unprotected.  At the place where I took a class to get my license, someone had been wearing a 3/4 and went into a curb, chin-first.

As far as sombreros go, I'd love to attach it to my helmet somehow, but it'd probably just catch the wind and get shredded like those flags people put on their car antennae.

Collapsible top hats are boss, but I really don't think I'm ever dapper enough to pull them off, and one must be dapper to rock a top hat.

When I have time, I'll give hat #2 a go at a store somewhere.  We'll see how it works.

*May not actually be true.
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Post by: Drill King on 20 Aug 2009, 08:04
Noo I meant bicycle helmets!

(also full-face models look BEYOND silly if you're riding, y'know, a real motorcycle. Not the play-toy crotch rockets >:C  f'in speed bikes.)
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Post by: est on 20 Aug 2009, 08:20
But deciding not to wear a full-face helmet is basically giving the road an open invitation to turn your chin into gravel-filled hamburger if you are in an accident.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 08:21
*boh*  My bad.  I'm not really sure there is a way to avoid looking like a doofus with a bicycle helmet.  I'll be paying attention to other responses so that I can find out myself.

Full-faced helmets are quite silly, but I'm willing to look silly to avoid getting my face crushed if I have an off, but I also think my next bike is going to be a crotch rocket, so I clearly don't care about image on my motorcycle.  I just like that they have a riding position that offers far more control than the cruisers that just feel awkward to me, but I like fast machines and I like to be in control of them.
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Post by: öde on 20 Aug 2009, 08:27
http://www.z1rhelmets.com/products.jsp

Sexiest motorbike helmets.

There are no sexy bicycle helmets.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 20 Aug 2009, 08:43
Quote from: Disagreement Box
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TwH8j54T5xQ/Sc8CpfX4W4I/AAAAAAAAAxk/SWQ5LV7XPR8/s400/spaceball.JPG)
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 08:47
But how ridiculous would I look wearing that helmet while riding a bicycle and not being a complete bad-ass?
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Post by: Drill King on 20 Aug 2009, 08:50
Oh hey there are nice bike helmets but they're all expensive http://www.evogear.com/imgp/320/8991.Image.1.jpg this is a nice helmet and seems functional too.
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Post by: Tyler on 20 Aug 2009, 09:50
Are you playing motorcycle polo?
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Post by: SirJuggles on 20 Aug 2009, 10:05
And if not, why aren't you?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 10:22
I'm not, though I cannot attest to anyone else.  The reason is that I've never thought of it before.  Clearly, you are a visionary.
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Post by: Jace on 20 Aug 2009, 11:40
So as far as helmets go, I've got to get one because the fine is like 150 dollars if I don't wear one.

Man what? Now I know that America has some pretty ridiculous laws, but, really Canada? $150 just because someone isn't wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle. That is messed up.
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Post by: Drill King on 20 Aug 2009, 11:50
It's higher than that for seatbelts so I guess I can understand that law. Also there's been a lot of accidents in the past few years so yeah.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 11:55
Seatbelts!?  Wearing a seatbelt is extremely dangerous!

Oh, yeah.  Cars, not bikes.

I ride a bicycle if I don't want excess items (like a jacket, helmet and gloves), so that law would just stop me from riding a bicycle altogether, probably.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 20 Aug 2009, 15:10
In South Carolina, there isn't a fine for not wearing a helmet. Your punishment is when you get in a wreck and your heads insides go all over the pavement. This is how it should be.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 20 Aug 2009, 15:14
As much as I would like to agree with that sentiment, as I understand it the point of such rules/fines is so that, just maybe, we don't have so many people with their brains all over the sidewalk. Saves on streetcleaning fees and the like.
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Post by: calenlass on 20 Aug 2009, 15:34
Actually I really like the full-face motorcycle helmets, especially for chicks. It is best when you tuck all your hair up or pile it on your head under the helmet, because then when you get to wherever and park you can take it off and your hair spills down and you can toss it around slo-mo all advertisement-like.

(Also chicks on motorcycles are sometimes really hot.)
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 15:38
In South Carolina, there isn't a fine for not wearing a helmet. Your punishment is when you get in a wreck and your heads insides go all over the pavement. This is how it should be.

Myrtle Beach actually has helmet laws.

p.s.  I lived in SC for five years.  Charleston!

Actually I really like the full-face motorcycle helmets, especially for chicks. It is best when you tuck all your hair up or pile it on your head under the helmet, because then when you get to wherever and park you can take it off and your hair spills down and you can toss it around slo-mo all advertisement-like.

(Also chicks on motorcycles are sometimes really hot.)

I'll have to remember to tell any passengers that, as my second helmet is also full-face.  And chicks on motorcycles are hotter than they would be not on motorcycles, pretty much always.
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Post by: calenlass on 20 Aug 2009, 15:48
It must be a few months ago now, but I saw a girl get off of a this (http://artbikerworld.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/sc_sport-1000-bip_rwb_lato-dx.jpg) and do that. And she was hot. Like, legitimately hot. It was so unfair.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 15:52
Oh man.  Ducati is definitely my favourite motorcycle.  I want to be crazy hip and buy this:
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e8/BastardousBassist/thumb_3281_0.jpg)



Just kidding, I want this (http://www.ducati.com/od/ducatinorthamerica/en/bikes/model.jhtml?model=3062).  Like I said, fast machines.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 20 Aug 2009, 15:59
An old friend of my dad bought each of his daughters a Ducati for Christmas a while back. Jealousy ran high that winter.
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Post by: calenlass on 20 Aug 2009, 16:18
is he looking to adopt
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Post by: Aimless on 20 Aug 2009, 17:17
Re. bicycle-helmets... are those round ones better or prettier than the ones that are all swoopy, you know, with a pointy back?

Re. soul-patch... you know, this is the first time I've come across that expression. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Think you could really work some nice sideburns, but this opinion might get me a kickin' =P






Re. me:

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/protiki/purplepower.jpg) (http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/protiki/bluewhite.jpg)

As you can see, my MO is "put things over things". Hey, it's comfy, and it allows for a lot of diversity...

... but I mostly do it 'cause I hate my skinny arms, and 'cause it's a way to make clothes sit right on my body.

Would appreciate some suggestions for ways to branch out :)



But most of all I would really appreciate some advice in the same dept. BB's looking: hats.

I really really really want a hat or two, like proper hats with brims and everything. But I have nfi what I'm looking for, what could work on a bobblehead. They all seem to sit too high up or bend my ears down :x and the fit is tricky since I have no hair. I've had hats fly right offa my head on more than one occasion :( is there any viable alternative that does't involve a chin-strap?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 17:22
The problem with sideburns for me is that my face hair is black, whereas my regular hair is much lighter (dark blond, really, though I've got shit in my hair in that picture, so it looks darker), and the sideburns would just be an obviously different colour.  I'd look kind of like Simon Pegg in "Spaced."

As for hats, it sounds like you're just trying the wrong size of hat.  Even after you know your size, some run big and some run small, just like with the rest of clothes.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 20 Aug 2009, 20:06
p.s.  I lived in SC for five years.  Charleston!
<3 Charleston so much.
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 21 Aug 2009, 04:58
speaking of facial hair how long does it take you manly men out there to grow a decent beard? I've never had the patience to go more than a few days without shaving (except sideburns but I've really never ever touched my hair there and I only just noticed I had sideburns a few weeks ago), but i'm sort of tempted to try, and if I do, I don't want to give up too early.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 21 Aug 2009, 05:13
it took me five minutes to grow my beard.

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs146.snc1/5410_515546057259_284800234_839130_8294297_n.jpg)

it's fabulous.

who's afraid of a ginger beard?
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Post by: öde on 21 Aug 2009, 05:43
Bearded ladies,

Mustachioed ladies,
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 21 Aug 2009, 07:10
To actually answer the question, it seriously depends on who you are. I can grow a reasonable beard in a week or two, but some people can't grow a proper one at all. I'd say give it three weeks, and if it's still looking scruffy and nasty shave it off.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 21 Aug 2009, 07:53
it took me five minutes to grow my beard.

Truly, you are all that is man...  No, wait.  That's not right.  That is better than any beard I've thought about growing.

As for the beard topic, I agree to give it about three weeks.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Aug 2009, 13:43
To be fair, Gemm really is most that is man.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 21 Aug 2009, 13:49
I am the manliest of men.
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 21 Aug 2009, 14:07
oh damn. I'm not even sure I should bother trying anymore now
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Post by: JD on 21 Aug 2009, 15:39
Is it itchy Gemm?
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Post by: calenlass on 22 Aug 2009, 01:47
Nah, Gemm knows the value of conditioning.
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Post by: nichidani on 22 Aug 2009, 08:29
re: beards
it is pretty much impossible for my boyfriend to grow a decent beard. he has the classic metalhead's goatee, which is funny because it is really just the only place that hair will grow on his face. almost like being a metalhead is in his DNA

the point i am trying to make is, some people are not destined for beard-dom. ):
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 22 Aug 2009, 08:32
These people are not real men, like me (I can't grow a full beard, at least as far as my short experiments have revealed).
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 22 Aug 2009, 08:37
Methinks we need a beard thread.  :-D
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Post by: nichidani on 22 Aug 2009, 08:39
a friend of mine was able to grow a full beard, except for a section in the very middle of his chin/neck area. think: reverse landing strip. it was a fine beard, except for that fatal flaw.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 22 Aug 2009, 15:11
Wait... like the Lemmy?
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Post by: sean on 22 Aug 2009, 17:29
Methinks we need a beard thread.  :-D

relax kiddo november is soon.
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Post by: Yayniall on 22 Aug 2009, 17:35
I have a beard currently.
I was shaving my neckline earlier and it looks much better.
The sun is bleaching bits of it blonde though, the bastard.
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Post by: nichidani on 22 Aug 2009, 18:29
Wait... like the Lemmy?

sort of, but much less cool.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 24 Aug 2009, 04:55
Man I will be so glad when fedoras go back out. They make 95% of wearers look like twits who just had a hot topic shopping spree.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Aug 2009, 05:21
Though I do like fedoras, yes, I'd have to agree.

I want a bowler hat. And a cloche, if I can find one that doesn't look silly.
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Aug 2009, 06:12
I will keep on wearing mine anyway!

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/fedora17.jpg)
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Post by: Jace on 24 Aug 2009, 08:30
I dunno about a fedora I don't seem to be very pleased with it when it is applied to me. (enjoy the webcam quality because I can't be bothered to get a camera)
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/fedurra.jpg)
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Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Aug 2009, 09:25
Man I will be so glad when fedoras go back out. They make 95% of wearers look like twits who just had a hot topic shopping spree.
I save mine for special occasions, where I have to dress up. Apparently it makes me look like Stevie Ray Vaughn. I don't wear purple, though, it's plain black.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 24 Aug 2009, 10:44
Man I will be so glad when fedoras go back out. They make 95% of wearers look like twits who just had a hot topic shopping spree.

I think they make people look more like hipsters than hot topic kids, but is there much of a difference these days?  I haven't seen a Hot Topic in years so I don't know what stupid trend they're on.
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Post by: Yayniall on 24 Aug 2009, 11:09
Triblies are far worse than Fedoras.
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Post by: Alex C on 24 Aug 2009, 11:18
I haven't seen a Hot Topic in years so I don't know what stupid trend they're on.


Twilight.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 24 Aug 2009, 13:20
*facepalm*

Eh, I guess that's about right, though.  When I shopped there (*gasp*), they were on things that I legitimately liked, such as popular metal bands (Metallica, Black Sabbath, etc).
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Aug 2009, 04:56
That is why I am all about the homburg
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Post by: Nodaisho on 25 Aug 2009, 09:22
That is why I am all about the hamburger
It will come into fashion soon, you'll see. You'll all see!

Keeps my head warm, too.

Bassist, they still do have that stuff, they just also have a bunch of twilight stuff that makes me tempted to commit arson. I usually end up going in there when I'm hanging out with friends at the mall, they never seem to have anything that I really want, though. I would prefer to buy shirts off the internet that I really want rather than ones from a store that I kind of like. And for some reason, they don't seem to have any Clutch, CoC, Crowbar, Agalloch, Acid Bath, Sculptured, or Metal Church shirts.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 25 Aug 2009, 14:58
And for some reason, they don't seem to have any Clutch, CoC, Crowbar, Agalloch, Acid Bath, Sculptured, or Metal Church shirts.

All these bands make actual music....

Speaking which fashion thread, I'm kind of in love with these shoes:

(http://www.mr-shoes.co.uk/images/products/main/7351.jpg)

http://www.mr-shoes.co.uk/womens/productdetail.aspx?id=5883&cid=94&catid=79 (http://www.mr-shoes.co.uk/womens/productdetail.aspx?id=5883&cid=94&catid=79)

(Note they are now on sale) I have always loved both zombies and 80's-ish thrash graphics as well as high heels, but I just can't decide if they are a wee bit too "Hot Topic".

 I would probably wear them with jeans/plain black pencil skirt & either a black fred perry I have with the same couloured green piping or a band t shirt. Maybe slightly clashing ankle socks.

Help!
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 25 Aug 2009, 15:05
After a quick survey of the Hot Topic website, they have shirts of bands that make good music.  Only classic bands, though, so that they can be sure everyone has heard of them, but Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, GnR and others (haven't made it through) have all made pretty damned good music.  Sure, they're not taking much risk by choosing bands that popular people might not accept are awesome, but it's not shit.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 25 Aug 2009, 15:08
I did say make music as in are still making it as well as put thought into it...I was also just being mean & silly. I have never been on their website so that survey was both useful & news to me x
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Post by: nobo on 25 Aug 2009, 15:09
They also have good video game and cartoon tshirts. I, for one, just picked up an angry beavers tshirt there.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 25 Aug 2009, 15:20
I'm kind of in love with these shoes:

SNIP


Oh my god it's the shoes with teeth! I want these so much, they're amazing. They look even better in person.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 25 Aug 2009, 15:22
http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Shoes/WedgesHeels/Black-Patent-Bottle-Opener-Heels-378967.jsp (http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Shoes/WedgesHeels/Black-Patent-Bottle-Opener-Heels-378967.jsp)

I take back any previous bad things I've said about Hot Topic (maybe not all of it) for these shoes. Useful & pretty. William Morris would approve.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 25 Aug 2009, 15:24
Bad ass.  Hot Topic can make mistakes just like everyone else.  The difference is, when Hot Topic makes mistakes, good things happen.
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Post by: chowburger on 25 Aug 2009, 15:48
Who needs a chat up line when you can open their beer with your shoes?!
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Post by: nichidani on 25 Aug 2009, 18:39
I really like the shoes, but I saw a VERY similar pair in Hot Topic not too long ago.

Hot Topic is a good store, it's just the people who go in holding a 'how to be a scene kid z0mg' handbook and dress how they are told to don't have a brain. Hot Topic sort of gives them the resources to do so.

I can't trash a store from which I bought a $12 Flogging Molly v-neck and a Bob Marley hoodie for $21, though.
Being a smart shopper is shopping AROUND.
Just because Hot Topic has neon pink stripey horse-hair clip in extensions and press-on zebra print eyeshadow does not mean you have to buy it.
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Post by: JD on 25 Aug 2009, 18:47
Man, if there were chucks in that style I would totally want to get it.
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Post by: nichidani on 25 Aug 2009, 18:54
me too. i was not a woman made for heels.
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Post by: Lines on 25 Aug 2009, 19:16
Don't hate Hot Topic, just hate the people who shop there and only buy Twilight and Burton shrines.

Those heels are fabulous. I would risk being 6'1"-6'2", especially if it was for a zombie crawl because then my feet could eat unsuspecting people.
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Post by: öde on 25 Aug 2009, 19:28
Oh my god it's the shoes with teeth! I want these so much, they're amazing. They look even better in person.

Didn't we see better ones? Or were those the bestest? (Not better than the eagle boots).
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Aug 2009, 20:28
THAT IS IT AMERICAN APPAREL YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME (http://store.americanapparel.net/bagscraps.html)
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Post by: JD on 25 Aug 2009, 20:30
What is this
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 25 Aug 2009, 20:30
...........

Really?
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 25 Aug 2009, 20:38
Just because Hot Topic has neon pink stripey horse-hair clip in extensions and press-on zebra print eyeshadow does not mean you have to buy it.


man if they have those why would you buy anything else?
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Post by: Dimmukane on 25 Aug 2009, 20:43
Yeah...what the fuck, American Apparel?
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Post by: allison on 25 Aug 2009, 21:02
Who needs a chat up line when you can open their beer with your shoes?!

If you look at the enlargement of the photo, that girl is just holding a bottle up to the heel of her shoe. The "bottle opener" is like, an inch away.
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Aug 2009, 21:24
THAT IS IT AMERICAN APPAREL YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME (http://store.americanapparel.net/bagscraps.html)


Actually this is kind of neat/useful for a lot of people who are looking to make accessories specifically towards people that like AA a lot. Scrap fabric bags are pretty common.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Aug 2009, 21:36
Do they all cost $8?
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Aug 2009, 21:38
That's actually really reasonable for scrap fabric, not cheap but not expensive, especially brand name or unique fabrics. I mean, even look at etsy http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=supplies&search_query=scrap+fabric&order=date_desc&ship_to=
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Post by: phooey on 25 Aug 2009, 21:56
Gotta love the attitude of the reviews

Quote from: Scraps
I just love my scraps! Scraps scraps scraps! And at $8... WHAT A BARGAIN! Where else can you get scraps for just $8? I love scrappin' around (as me and my friends call it. SHHH don't spread it around (I'M JUST JOSHING SPREAD IT AROUND) and making cards for grandmas or colorful hanging sculptures for my apartment. AA, you've done it again! SCRAPS SCRAPS SCRAPS.
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Post by: sean on 25 Aug 2009, 22:13
hey if you get like 75 scraps i guess that isn't too bad?

i dunno i feel like that is kind of a useful thing but i dont know for what. comfy sorta diy blanket, maybe?

edit: wait
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Each bag comes with a zine (printed on scrap paper, of course) with five fun and easy scrap projects, complete with how-to instructions.

*gulp* oh dear
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Post by: Slick on 25 Aug 2009, 22:46
Yeah that is a little pricey for scraps but not massively so, plus you get their little 'zine'. I'd argue the term zine doesn't really apply and that it is a term used for it's marketing value but whatever.
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Post by: calenlass on 25 Aug 2009, 23:57
At the JoAnn Craft and Fabric near my parents' house I can get a yard of "scrap" quilting fabric like this (http://www.joann.com/images/38/67/1/386715_p.jpg) or this (http://www.joann.com/images/37/35/8/373580_p.jpg) or this (http://www.joann.com/images/35/98/4/359842_p.jpg) for 50 plus tax.

GO OUT AND EXPLORE
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Post by: Gemmwah on 26 Aug 2009, 02:55
Oh my god it's the shoes with teeth! I want these so much, they're amazing. They look even better in person.

Didn't we see better ones? Or were those the bestest? (Not better than the eagle boots).

I'm not sure! They did have friends which were also beautiful, but I think the shoes with teeth were the bestest.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 26 Aug 2009, 05:33
Who needs a chat up line when you can open their beer with your shoes?!

I know my boyfriend would like me opening beers with my shoes,

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If you look at the enlargement of the photo, that girl is just holding a bottle up to the heel of her shoe. The "bottle opener" is like, an inch away.

That fact annoyed me so much I didn't post the picture

Those heels are fabulous. I would risk being 6'1"-6'2", especially if it was for a zombie crawl because then my feet could eat unsuspecting people.

I live in Nottingham, every weekend is a Zombie crawl for the binge drinking, kebab eating, hen party masses...

I really like the shoes, but I saw a VERY similar pair in Hot Topic not too long ago.

I think the brand are called Iron fist, they do sell other shoes by them.


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Hot Topic is a good store, it's just the people who go in holding a 'how to be a scene kid z0mg' handbook and dress how they are told to don't have a brain. Hot Topic sort of gives them the resources to do so.

We have a couple of stores like that in England, the worst is blue bannana, which you probably have in the states as well, I'm guessing. It's SO neon.

Also THANKYOU! I now feel better about these shoes, at my age I should just wear what hell I like, but so aften I see something & get all squeeeee! Then see some horrible little Bring Me the Horizon clone wearing the same thing & feel quite frankly deflated. I've taken to wearing Liberty print librarian dresses & brown shoes to counter it...
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Post by: McTaggart on 26 Aug 2009, 11:00
I think they've got the bottle openers on upside down though. The way they are it'd be nearly impossible to open a bottle without taking them off instead of just difficult the other way.
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Post by: pen on 26 Aug 2009, 11:43
If you lift your leg while you're sitting and cross it over your knee comfortably, it'd be just fine, I think.
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Post by: tania on 26 Aug 2009, 15:46
hey fashionistas, i need your help again!

i have been trying out this thing recently where i wear things that aren't jeans or t-shirts. a couple of weeks ago i inherited a few summer dresses from my older sister, she bought them while she was in ghana doing an internship but now that she has a baby and also doesn't have malaria all the time they don't fit her anymore so she's decided to give them to me. it is very terrifying because although i think they are super pretty and awesome i have never in my adult life actually owned or worn a dress for anything unrelated to going to a wedding or graduating from some kind of educational facility and i don't really know what you do when you wear a dress. so here they are, and please excuse awkward faces/stupid poses as per usual.

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv99/effamere/dress.png)

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9098/dress2.png)

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2753/dress3.png)

they are a little big on me but i will alter them so that they fit, that is not the problem, the main problem is whether or not these are good dresses i look nice in and can actually wear around casually and stuff. and if they are okay, what can i wear with them? what kind of stuff do you wear with a dress to accessorize it or make it more interesting? i am so new to dresses it is not even funny, in the sense that it is a little bit funny but mostly kind of depressing and awkward. help me, fashion thread, help me pass for a reasonably goodlooking member of society.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 26 Aug 2009, 16:07
I love the blue one!  It's also probably the most versatile in terms of what shoes could be worn with it / whether you dress it up more formally (heels, longer earrings, maybe a necklace that falls a few inches above the neckline) or more casually (flats or strappy sandals, some kind of dark blue sweater).

I like the cut of the first one a lot, but I'm never sure what to do with a print that's as visually arresting as that one.  I'd probably end up going with a pair of very low heels in the color of the geometric design (navy blue, I think?) and not accessorize any further.

For all of them, though, you might want to consider investing in a bracelet watch--something that's just a little less chunky than what you're wearing in those pictures, ideally in a silver or gold color so that it doesn't clash with things.  They make really simple ones like this (http://s2.thisnext.com/media/230x230/Burberry-Silver-Bracelet-Watch_D0EA0CBD-Georgeous!-orange.jpg) and girlier ones like this (http://www.shoparand.com/shop/catalog/images/36576.jpg) and classy-looking ones like this (http://shopping.bhaskar.com/images/prodimg/large/JD0851_1lg.jpg).
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Post by: JD on 26 Aug 2009, 16:12
I have no complaints, you look fine.
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Post by: est on 26 Aug 2009, 17:36
I kinda agree with Elizzybeth.  I like the cut of the first one, but am not overly fond of the pattern.  The blue one is super great, but the purple one I am not overly fond of for some reason.  The cut of it up top doesn't flatter you very well, and I don't really like the pattern on it all that much either.
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Post by: chowburger on 26 Aug 2009, 17:54
I also love the blue one! It'd look amazing with a red cardigan and maybe some gold bangles.
If you want to wear it around casually, you might consider shortening it a bit? I don't know if it's just me, but I'm always put off wearing long dresses in day-to-day situations  they feel weird and formal and uncomfortable.

Also, I'd get belts to wear with the first and last ones, because the shapes aren't really all that flattering.
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Post by: Sox on 26 Aug 2009, 18:08
get a haircut, hippy.
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Post by: tania on 26 Aug 2009, 18:41
yeah belts are sort of what i was thinking too. part of the reason they all look a little long and shapeless is cos they are too big on me and also my sister is about 7 inches taller than me, but it's also that they are pretty loose and flowy whereas i am sort of curvy and funny looking and don't really have the right body type for that kind of loose flowy thing. i guess in terms of accessories i am also looking for ways to make them cute and flattering on someone who is short and has a small waist and a big butt. i adore the patterns on all of them, and they're all handmade and one of a kind so despite all the altering i will probably have to do i really want to give them all a chance.
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Post by: Slick on 26 Aug 2009, 18:57
I like the yellow one. Make it fit you better and I think it could look really good?
Also you are freaking me out.
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Post by: Drill King on 26 Aug 2009, 18:59
Tania, the last one makes you look like skinny version of ever overweight hen that goes to my mother's church, stop.

If you want to make them cute but a bit less feminine either half vests or a long vest would look bomb as hell. The first one is the best and could look rad with a belt too.
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Post by: calenlass on 26 Aug 2009, 21:42
Tania I have the same problem with a skinny waist and fat arse. I generally stick to things that are less of a sheath and more of an a-line or pencil-skirt cut. The second dress will conform to those better, but with some serious tucks and a belt the yellow could be a cute hourglass shape. The purple just looks frumpy, so I wish you luck with it.
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Post by: Jace on 26 Aug 2009, 23:10
Goddamn Tania. Goddamn. I too have been trying to wear something that wasn't jeans and a tshirt. I have recently been branching out into button-ups with the sleeves rolled up. Now, I am a sort of pale guy so I look best in dark colors. As we are going into the less hot season where I live, more places are selling long sleeved patterned button-ups. Should I go with various patterns (perhaps even adding a sweater-vest or some such) or just stick to solid colors if I want to wear something over it?
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Post by: iamiam on 27 Aug 2009, 09:07
the first thing you need to do with the last 2 dresses is hem them in because the biggest problem with them is that they are a weird length and chop your legs off at an awkward place, which makes your legs look short and stumpy.  they would look great cut right above the knee imo.


the first dress could do with some dark dramatic accessories since it is such a pale neutral color (black, navy, dark purple).
i could see the second dress looking really cute with solid colored, chunky jewelery.
the last one is a bit shapeless but it's not a big deal.  if it's cut shorter and belted it will look really cute.

general advice:  belts are always awesome to accentuate a small waist and flatter curves when you're wearing something otherwise shapeless.  i like andy's vest idea, cardigans are also a great way to add layers to a simple dress (and like erin's dress that one time, they can take away some shapelessness as well).  since all those dresses are patterned, bold but solid colored accessories work best.
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Post by: LeeC on 27 Aug 2009, 11:16
you know how old things come back into fashion sometime?

things that need to come back into fashion:
Tri Corner hats
(http://www.beyondthemap.ca/images/hat.jpg)

petticoats

(http://www.freewebs.com/janes-wardrobe/corset%20and%20petticoat.jpg)

Bowlers
(http://www.rainbowgrp.co.uk/assets/images/bowler%20hat.jpg)

kilts (I am a firm believer that pants are over rated and need to be burned)
(http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/tallow/51/boots.gif)

top hats
(http://ewspider.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/top-hat.jpg)

and what ever the hell these are called (petticoats again?)
(http://www.st-marys.hull.sch.uk/sites/history/images/Victorian_fashions.jpg)
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Post by: McTaggart on 27 Aug 2009, 11:25
If you lift your leg while you're sitting and cross it over your knee comfortably, it'd be just fine, I think.

I was thinking more along the lines chowburger was; opening someone else's beer.

Either way, eww platforms.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 27 Aug 2009, 12:56
and what ever the hell these are called (petticoats again?)

I'm pretty sure petticoats are just the undergarment.  I'm not hugely up on Victorian fashion, but I think those are just gathered overskirts (possibly with a false rump (http://www.jennylafleur.com/diary/georgian04/2004_0909_05.jpg) or cage bustle (http://www.fashionsoftheages.com/Images/underpinnings/bustlecage.gif) or something?).

Speaking of outdated fashion and underwear, out of curiosity, do any of you girls wear slips under dresses (functional slips, not naughty lingerie)?  My mom always put slips on me when I was a little girl, and she wore them through the mid-90s, but I don't think I've seen anyone but my grandmother with a slip in ten or fifteen years. 
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Aug 2009, 12:58
I wore slips all through my childhood, only underneath nice dresses though, I haven't worn one since like 99 though
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Post by: pen on 27 Aug 2009, 13:04
I wore slips when I was little, but I think they're not as necessary as they used to be since most dresses and skirts come lined already nowadays. 
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 27 Aug 2009, 14:47
I wear petticoats, shorter though, they make skirts all spinney like! and have outfits with bustles that I've made myself.

My male house mate wears bowler & top hats out. He had the both handmade for him.

All those things are awesome.
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Post by: Liz on 27 Aug 2009, 14:51
I have a slip, but I only wear it with one thing, and that's my cream colored sweater dress. It's not really see through enough to show my underwear, but if it's even barely light out, you can see through the part that is between my legs, which is not cool.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Aug 2009, 19:42
I should get a slip because I keep seeing all these pretty old dresses and not buying them because they are see-through.
Also I have noticed a lot of bowler hats on cute girls recently.
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Post by: iamiam on 27 Aug 2009, 19:45
where the fuck can i get a bowler hat for cheap that is not super costume-y??  i have wanted one for ages and ages and all i can find is fedoras!
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Aug 2009, 20:18
Mai, I got mine at Le Chateau for 15 buxish. It is the most perfect thing but I am too shy to wear it on a day-to-day basis, I am going to try and wear it in the winter though.
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Post by: Lines on 27 Aug 2009, 20:18
I saw one at Target a few months ago, but was stupid and didn't buy it.

I only wear slips nowadays under jersey dresses because I don't know what it is about me and jersey dresses, but they just want to cling to my legs like crazy.

PS. I think the poofy dress illustration thing you're talking about is a bustle. Or a bedonkadress. Take your pick.
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Post by: Johnny C on 28 Aug 2009, 02:22
fedoras are for, in this modern age, people made out of frowns

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v375/155/83/543772436/n543772436_1595867_4380.jpg)

this has been your daily reminder that i rule, always and forever
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Post by: Yayniall on 28 Aug 2009, 04:56
Why are all those people wearing their hats and coats indoors?
What kind of sick party is this?
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Post by: Jace on 28 Aug 2009, 05:35
Canadian parties.
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Post by: Johnny C on 28 Aug 2009, 11:27
coats

i had literally just walked in

hats

what kind of square are you, man
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 28 Aug 2009, 11:32
If the guy in the middle is you, damn, you look a lot like Jack Black...
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 28 Aug 2009, 13:56
Since I bought skinny jeans and started wearing shorter shirts, I have been receiving lots of skinny comments. They please me greatly because I am not satisfied with my body.

Also, why are nice clothes so damn expensive?
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Aug 2009, 14:02
Easy, they're not.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 28 Aug 2009, 14:06
Most of them are, but every once in a while somebody messes up and either puts something nice on sale or makes something that's cheap good.  You have to be willing to wait and find the mess-ups.  As a result, it takes a while to build up a wardrobe of nice things.  It's so worth it, though.

Oh shit.  What I meant to say is, "I don't know anything about shopping, because I'm a guy."
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 28 Aug 2009, 14:10
Andy, this is from a person who has all of $1.25 to his name. I am happy I have no bills to pay or children to support.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 28 Aug 2009, 14:23
Depending on where in the world you live thrift stores are full of goodies for prices like 1.25$ Usually it does mean sifting through truckloads of shit though.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 28 Aug 2009, 14:25
With thrift stores, you really have to be prepared to go home empty-handed most of the time.  I've only ever had one find in a thrift store that wasn't for a costume, but lord was it a big one; a tuxedo.
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Aug 2009, 14:33
To be fair I got this scarf today

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_1487.jpg)

For .99cents, with tax that's 1.15, that's 1.05 american. It is a very nice scarf. If you were buying this scarf you would have .15cents left over!

(1.25 is not a lot, I understand, but seriously you don't need to spend lots of money on clothes unless you want to, some items are worth the extra but if you don't have the extra you make due. Just don't assume all nice clothes are expensive! that's defeatist talk! Oh also that belt was 3 dollars and the shirt was 2.50, but the skirt was 28, see how it works sometimes?)

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Post by: Jace on 28 Aug 2009, 14:44
You are about one turquoise necklace away from fitting in as a southwest tourist there, andy. That being said, it is a very nice scarf.
Also, the only times I've found slacks in my waist size (28-30") have been at thrift stores. And I mean slacks that aren't just black.
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Aug 2009, 14:46
Man I wish our tourists wore stuff like that, also, ew a scarf and a necklace at the same time? What the hella.
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Post by: Sox on 28 Aug 2009, 14:49
It's different for girls. It's much harder to shop for men cheaply while achieving the same degree of variety, style and quality of clothing.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 28 Aug 2009, 14:52
I agree with Darryl on this one.  I remember going to a pretty nice store with one of my female friends and being amazed at how cheap everything was.
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Aug 2009, 15:00
I have dressed boys head to toe for under 25 bucks. I seriously say it's just about effort.

By the way, my services are free if you come to Canada and buy me dinner I will be your own personal shopper!
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Post by: Sox on 28 Aug 2009, 15:07
I've done that a dozen times. They always end with the same sentence.
"Wow, guys are really hard to shop for..."
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Post by: KharBevNor on 28 Aug 2009, 15:08
My fashionb advice is that everyone should wear whatever they want and be happy
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Post by: Sox on 28 Aug 2009, 15:15
Eventually I'm going to invest in patterns and a sewing machine, make my own clothes, but until then I have to get by on being thrifty.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 28 Aug 2009, 15:16
but are you happy
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Aug 2009, 16:46
Haha Khar shouldnt be giving advice, let alone fashion advice!

Anyway, its usually not worth the effort to find rad stuff at thrift stores. You might say Im wrong but most of the time the items are just not to be found, are ill-fitted or just plain the wrong size.

Whereas you buy new, you can get nice things EASILY.

And keep in mind, well dressed men and well dressed women tend to have different requirements. Women can add and subtract pieces of clothing to put together an outfit, whereas men typically have to start with a nice staple and accessorise over top of it.
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Post by: Sox on 28 Aug 2009, 16:49
but are you happy

No. People are incredibly cruel and judge so harshly based on your appearance that if I don't at least make some sort of attempt to dress according to social norms then I am treated like some sort of sub-human
I'll never judge another human being on something so trivial as their appearance.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 28 Aug 2009, 16:52
My fashionb advice is that everyone should wear whatever they want and be happy

What if I like wearing nice clothes?
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 28 Aug 2009, 17:09
About to do a presoak on a pair of Levi 501 shrink to fits.

Meaning I am gonna take a bath in them.

They are so totally the best fuccin jeans.
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Post by: Coward on 28 Aug 2009, 17:29
Quote from: Sox
I'll never judge another human being on something so trivial as their appearance.

Give triage a miss.

(Assuming you are not of course a member of the medical profession.)
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Post by: Cire27 on 28 Aug 2009, 17:31
but are you happy

No. People are incredibly cruel and judge so harshly based on your appearance that if I don't at least make some sort of attempt to dress according to social norms then I am treated like some sort of sub-human
I'll never judge another human being on something so trivial as their appearance.

Surely you can't say you haven't judged a group of people like scene kids or Juggalo's based on their appearance?
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Post by: Sox on 28 Aug 2009, 17:40
No, I judge them for their horrible tastes in music. Do you honestly think I'm THAT shallow?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Aug 2009, 17:51
Surely you can't say you haven't judged a group of people like scene kids or Juggalo's based on their appearance?

What is a Juggalo?
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Post by: Cire27 on 28 Aug 2009, 17:56
You are funny.
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Post by: Sox on 28 Aug 2009, 17:56
Insane Clown Pussies.
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Post by: Cire27 on 28 Aug 2009, 18:00
Why are you so hostile?
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Post by: Sox on 28 Aug 2009, 18:05
Because juggalos are having way more sex than I am and that sickens me.
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Post by: tommydski on 28 Aug 2009, 18:44
People in prison are having way more sex than you.

You probably see where I am heading with this.
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Post by: Yayniall on 28 Aug 2009, 19:32
To the showers?
To Detroit?
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Post by: tommydski on 28 Aug 2009, 19:37
From now on I am dressing up as Klaus Nomi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuSrsGzhD9U) literally every day.

In a weird way, this would make me happy.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Aug 2009, 19:39
Pics or it didnt happen
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Post by: calenlass on 28 Aug 2009, 22:58
I agree with Darryl on this one.  I remember going to a pretty nice store with one of my female friends and being amazed at how cheap everything was.

On the other hand, women's clothing is also not made to last as long as men's. Women are inclined to be the shoppers, and to keep them coming back most cheap women's clothing is designed to wear out to get them to buy more.




Eventually I'm going to invest in patterns and a sewing machine, make my own clothes, but until then I have to get by on being thrifty.

Come visit me, Daz. Singers are hard to fit in a suitcase. We can stab ourselves with pins and rip out poor seams until our eyes go crossed. Woo party!
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Post by: KharBevNor on 29 Aug 2009, 10:21
Haha Khar shouldnt be giving advice, let alone fashion advice!

What, exactly, is this supposed to mean, pray tell?

What if I like wearing nice clothes?

Then wear 'nice clothes'. If you like 'nice clothes' then wearing 'nice clothes' and wearing whatever makes you happy are, in fact, one and the same thing.

Okay wait, fuck this, everyone has to dress like Milan Fras.

(http://www.gla.ac.uk/~dc4w/laibach/graphics/laibachanthemsphoto200404.jpg)

The only person exempt is Karl Lagerfeld because I find his dress sense amusing.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Aug 2009, 10:23
Everyone has to dress like Etro

(http://i.somethingawful.com/fashion/etro/11.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 29 Aug 2009, 10:43
That beard is epic.

But really, Khar gave good fashion advice. Wear what makes you happy.
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Post by: chowburger on 29 Aug 2009, 12:40
But what if you like to wear nice things but can't afford to buy nice things? That advice only works up to a point.

Thankfully, owning lots of cheap shit makes me happy. I bought a brand-new dress today for five bucks makes me feel a bit like an Avril Lavigne wannabe (plaid! corset back! sleeveless! ratty hems!) but eh.
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Post by: Lines on 29 Aug 2009, 12:42
That's when you shop at outlets. You get nice things for way less.
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Post by: tommydski on 29 Aug 2009, 12:46
But really, Khar gave good fashion advice. Wear what makes you happy.

It's an eminently agreeable statement namely because absolutely nobody on this forum wears clothes deliberately to make themselves unhappy.

I've met a lot of people who are completely oblivious to what they wear or simply do not give a shit but literally nobody has ever mentioned that they are wearing something to make themselves miserable.
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Post by: De_El on 29 Aug 2009, 15:21
Fuck you I got my hairshirt right here
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Post by: nichidani on 29 Aug 2009, 16:05
buying nice things for cheap makes me happy in general

i thought looking nice made everyone happy?

i don't consider myself shallow, but i do like to look nice.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 29 Aug 2009, 16:09
I've met a lot of people who are completely oblivious to what they wear or simply do not give a shit but literally nobody has ever mentioned that they are wearing something to make themselves miserable.

However, many people wear clothes, when you reduce it down, to make other people happy.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 29 Aug 2009, 16:17
To some degree, I wear clothes to improve other people's opinion of me.  This effect reciprocates with them treating me better, and as a result, I am happier.  Do I want them to like me?  I don't know, but it certainly improves my quality of life.

I also do enjoy looking good.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Aug 2009, 22:40
kieffer what happaned to your PBJs

Back Pocket blew out completely a month before the first wash, haven't worn them much cuz I want to wait for them to get fixed before I do.

Sam how do I keep my raw denim from wearing through in the crotch? My LVCs are fucked, and my APCs are in trouble.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 30 Aug 2009, 00:23
You are experiencing far too much friction in the crotch area. You require specially-reinforced jeans for awesome people.
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Post by: Johnny C on 30 Aug 2009, 00:25
However, many people wear clothes, when you reduce it down, to make other people happy.

all clothes reflect identity constructs, destroy these constructs by shedding your clothes and sending pictures of the process to the e-mail address linked under my avatar
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Post by: Dimmukane on 30 Aug 2009, 08:47
hello sigquote
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 30 Aug 2009, 10:10
Haha Khar shouldnt be giving advice, let alone fashion advice!

Anyway, its usually not worth the effort to find rad stuff at thrift stores. You might say Im wrong but most of the time the items are just not to be found, are ill-fitted or just plain the wrong size.

Whereas you buy new, you can get nice things EASILY.

And keep in mind, well dressed men and well dressed women tend to have different requirements. Women can add and subtract pieces of clothing to put together an outfit, whereas men typically have to start with a nice staple and accessorise over top of it.

Neither should you! I disagree with pretty much everything in this statement.

This weekend I got an amazing pair of heels, a pair of Fred Perry short-shorts & an amazing huge pait of sunglasses for 10. They all fit great.

Right now I'm wearing a cardigan that cost me 2.50 & is one of my favourite items of clothing. I can never find clothes I like in normal shops.

As for the nice staple part, ever heard of the Little Black Dress? I'd say that was a girls staple that is accessorised. Men & women have the same problems. Finding a really good pair of jeans, looking good when it's cold...
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Post by: Ozymandias on 30 Aug 2009, 10:28
However, many people wear clothes, when you reduce it down, to make other people happy.

Which in turn makes them happy.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 30 Aug 2009, 10:49
Men & women have the same problems. Finding a really good pair of jeans, looking good when it's cold...

I agree with the jeans completely, but about cold, I'd argue the opposite.  I've never seen a guy look good in shorts, whereas I've seen many women look great in skirts.  But when it's cold, guys have tons of great options (at least for my particular style).  I constantly look forward to when it gets cold, because then I can start looking good without being miserable again.  Granted, a great pair of warm boots might not look the best (or at least I've not found any that don't look like I'm going hiking), but those can be removed when not having to trudge through snow.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 30 Aug 2009, 11:17
Yes I do find Autumn (doesnt that leave a better feeling coming off your tongue than 'Fall'? Its like saying Film instead of Movie) is the ultimate fashion season. In winter you are to primarily concerned about keeping warm and are kind of locked down to one or two jacket/coats. And Spring is focused on the impending summer, everyone is racing to wear less. Then summer, well Im in Montreal, so it brings out the hottest kinds of girls in the shortest kinds of summer dresses, but really its all about wearing less, and less is not more when it comes to fashion.

Neither should you! I disagree with pretty much everything in this statement.

I feel as though you never quite read what I typed or those who came before typed. All little black dresses aside, women tend to wear a few more layers and own quite a few more shoes, as such their clothes while individually weaker, are more likely to hit a thrift shop intact. Mens shoes typically get worn until they expire for example, pants as well.

And if you can reliably walk in to a thrift shop and get nice stuff every time, all the power to you, but most people cannot, not would not, or dont, but CANNOT. Quite simply, if something is nice, why would it be in a thrift shop? You are looking for the accidents and the exceptions, of which depending where you are and how many other thrift shoppers there  might not be many of.

As well, its generally old fashion, and while new fashions are typically inspired by the fashions of about 20 years prior (bell bottoms in the 90's, florescent colours in the 00's, grunge in the 10's) they are also modernised. They will fit differently or are constructed differently. For instance, the bell bottoms of the 90's had low waists, yet the ones from the 70's had high waists.

Whereas you walk into a store selling new clothes, they will be fashionably current be it something new altogether, or an updated take on an old idea, but most importantly all the little details will be modernised as well.

And perhaps when I said accessories we just misunderstood, women tend to accessories with layers and additional clothing, men tend to wear fewer pieces then let headbands, or hats, or bandanas or chains or 'sneaks' or tattoos or piercings do the accessorizing. Women tend to accessories to make it part of a whole, an outfit the sum of its parts. Men tend to just add things on top of staples. Before you jump up and down calling me out, notice my liberal use of 'tend' or 'may' or 'typically', because there are always exceptions, but the greatest percentiles of each should be pretty accurate to what Ive stated.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 30 Aug 2009, 11:33
As soon as I posted that I realised it was wrong....I love hats & coats & I tend to buy winter boots a size bigger and wear thick socks so they are hidden by foxy boots.

I really love hats. The only thing I can say with any arogance at all is I have never found a hat that didn't suit me/I couldn't pull off.

As someone who agreaa with the less is not more, I actually have a harder time in the summer, I not really a floaty summer dress person, I hate sandels/flip-flops. I just end up being warm in jeans, t shirt & ballet shoes. Work is even worse as I have to keep my legs covered due to them being tattooed & it's strict office dress. I boiled for the whole week of summer we had here.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 30 Aug 2009, 13:30
In my workplace, we can't wear open-toed shoes or shorts, or hats (that last one is kind of flexible, I think), because of safety (it's a government lab, and the hats are actually for security).  Luckily, pretty much anything else goes as long as you keep it decent.

p.s.  I can never find anything in thrift stores that suits me, except that one time I lucked out with a tux.  I think that makes up for never finding anything the rest of my life, though.
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Post by: Eris on 30 Aug 2009, 17:42
Cheshire Cat, it also depends on the area where the thrift shop is located. If you are living somewhere where there are a lot of politicians or ambassador-y type people, or more wealthy people (an example is Canberra, Aus' capital, where all the embassies are), then there will be a whole heap of nice things in thrift stores. The foreign emissaries (or whatever they would be called) can't take all the clothes they have had to buy to be presentable in official situations back home with them, so normally a lot of those things go to the local charity stores. Wealthier people will send their old clothes to them as well when a new season rolls in.

Also, it also depends on people's tastes. I have given some perfectly good clothes to charities because I grew out of them, and in turn have picked up some really good clothes from various places that were there because I like certain clothes while a lot of people where I live don't. Saying "if something is nice, why would it be in a thrift shop?" makes it sound like you're saying that people only give shit clothes that they have worn until they are falling apart to charities, which they wouldn't accept, and sure as hell wouldn't be putting out to try and sell.
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Post by: Eris on 30 Aug 2009, 17:45
That being said, going op shopping is very hit and miss, and people have to remember that, like people have said, you have to be prepared to walk out of there with nothing a lot of the time. Plus, I think it is something you should do while a friend is there, because half the fun is rummaging through racks of clothes and laughing at the awful things until you find something nice or move on.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 30 Aug 2009, 18:23
I say this as someone who has played for many hours on both sides of the fence. I *know* thrift shops, just as I *know* retail. And I can assuredly say, one of them is FAAAAAAAAR easier to consistently get nice things, and the other is FAAAAAAAAR cheaper.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 30 Aug 2009, 18:31
Unless you know of a totally rad vintage shop! Not every vintage store is charity, and I have found my Best Dresses there. I love 60's dresses, and they are like $20 MAYBE. Also I do find awesome finds at thrift stores still possibly because I like old gramma dresses and blouses and shoes and handbags and jackets
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 Aug 2009, 19:02
beacon's closet bitches.
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Post by: jmrz on 30 Aug 2009, 20:41
Okay, so I bought some dresses. I need shoe advice!

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6042/photo410.jpg)

The dress ends just above my ankles and is made out of a super light cotton type flowy material. I have no idea what shoes to wear with it, but it needs to be dressy enough to wear to formal occasions.

This is the second dress:

(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/8001/photo420.jpg)

This one I was thinking just plain black heels of some description, I probably have some. Not particularly sure what to do with my hair if I wear this one though.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 30 Aug 2009, 20:45
The second dress is beautiful, you could maybe wear tan or chocolate or even dark red heels or flats, dainty ones with peeptoe. I like bringing out little colours in patterns rather than repeating the same block colours if I can! And wear a high ponytail.
I am not really sure about the first one, sorry.
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Post by: calenlass on 31 Aug 2009, 00:12
The first one is pretty good! It looks very egyptian to me, so I would go with some thong sandals, like these (http://www.zappos.com/product/7511370/color/385) or these (http://www.zappos.com/product/7403167/color/102170). For heels I would go with something strappy, or gladiators, I guess, except I don't like gladiators so I won't recommend them. Maybe something like this (http://www.zappos.com/daniblack-maya-bronze-metallic-vachetta)? Or maybe just something lovely and simple like these (http://www.zappos.com/product/7284951/color/935).

The second one is gorgeous. What colours are in it, exactly?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 31 Aug 2009, 00:19
Not actual advice, but Princey you are officially a babe.
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Post by: pwhodges on 31 Aug 2009, 01:52
the bell bottoms of the 90's had low waists, yet the ones from the 70's had high waists.

Eh?  In the 70s I wore bell-bottomed hipsters.  (They were maroon needlecord Levis.)
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Post by: Jace on 31 Aug 2009, 02:45
I am now imagining that Paul is a time traveler who went forward in time to capture and skin hipsters who wore bell-bottoms in order to make his clothes.
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Post by: nichidani on 31 Aug 2009, 05:22
i can see that.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 31 Aug 2009, 05:29
Unless you know of a totally rad vintage shop! Not every vintage store is charity, and I have found my Best Dresses there. I love 60's dresses, and they are like $20 MAYBE. Also I do find awesome finds at thrift stores still possibly because I like old gramma dresses and blouses and shoes and handbags and jackets

This is the case for me! I'm such a 40's body shape, the dresses just fit me better. I find a lot of the clothes are better made, esp. the shoes, I also have tiny feet so find it super easy to find shoes I like. A lot of modern clothes, however stylish doesn't fit me as I have very large boobs but a tiny waist & small shoulders, whereas clothes as late as the early 70's just seem to fit. I think this is why I have more success, I'm also quite good at altering things, which helps!

Also sorry if my reply seemed harsh Cheshire Cat, it was ment to be jokey, but reading it back it doesn't seem that way, I guess I didn't really understand what you ment, but whilst I still disagree with a lot of what you wrote I get what you mean a little better, I'm sorry for not reading your post properly.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Sep 2009, 08:51
Fuck,
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Post by: michaelicious on 01 Sep 2009, 08:56
What size shoes do you wear?
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Post by: Liz on 01 Sep 2009, 09:14
Those are beautiful Sam. If I were a man I might steal them from you.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 01 Sep 2009, 13:06
Those are beautiful Sam. If I were a man I might steal them from you.

This. ^ I need to start taking photos of my finds & sharing them.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 04 Sep 2009, 18:25
This jacket (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&navAction=jump&id=16796039&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS&color=001).
y/n?
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Post by: tania on 04 Sep 2009, 18:29
looks good to me
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Post by: JD on 04 Sep 2009, 18:29
$50 dollars for that seems like a ripoff
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Post by: Drill King on 04 Sep 2009, 18:31
Not a rip off but you can find the same sorta jacket for under 20 bucks
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 04 Sep 2009, 20:28
Well, I just have to have name brand clothes.
/sarcasm.

My mother loves me and is going to pay for half of it because.. Well, I'm not sure why. But $25 isn't bad at all.
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Post by: est on 04 Sep 2009, 21:46
I have a jacket very similar to that one & I like it a lot.
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Post by: Unosuke on 06 Sep 2009, 10:49
I have a 100% acrylic sweatervest that's a little too big, how would I shrink it up in the washing machine?
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Post by: valley_parade on 06 Sep 2009, 11:06
OH OH ASK LIZ. She's good at shrinking stuff. =/
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Post by: Lines on 06 Sep 2009, 12:27
I don't think acrylic shrinks, though. But I guess you could try soaking it in hot water to see if that helps. Make sure to put it block (stretch) it out properly though, or it will shrink disproportionately.
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Post by: Liz on 06 Sep 2009, 16:24
Shut up, Shane. I did my best! I cannot help the rate in which wool sweaters shrink!
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Post by: redglasscurls on 07 Sep 2009, 06:57
I know you can't felt acrylic, but you may be able to shrink it- just get the hottest water you can. This sounds a little odd, but you can pop it in the dishwasher with no soap and run it on the "sanitize" or "pots and pans" setting, since dishwashers get stupid hot.
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Post by: loco_banana on 07 Sep 2009, 07:36
I know you can't felt acrylic, but you may be able to shrink it- just get the hottest water you can. This sounds a little odd, but you can pop it in the dishwasher with no soap and run it on the "sanitize" or "pots and pans" setting, since dishwashers get stupid hot.
(http://www.zeigen.com/blog/wp-content/dramatic-chipmunk.gif)
I don't know why that concept never crossed my mind. I salute your genius.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 07 Sep 2009, 07:44
I don't think it's generally considered a great idea, but I've done it successfully before
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Post by: Sox on 07 Sep 2009, 07:53
Pop it in the oven for 15 minutes.
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Post by: Yayniall on 07 Sep 2009, 08:09
Cover it in water and put it in the microwave.
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Post by: nashvillewho on 07 Sep 2009, 08:16
put it in between your butt-cheeks as you go out for a nice jog
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Post by: loco_banana on 07 Sep 2009, 09:32
Funny, that idea didn't cross my mind either. -_-
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Post by: nashvillewho on 07 Sep 2009, 09:49
it's your best option if you want to preserve the environment
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Post by: Cire27 on 08 Sep 2009, 19:12
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q107/Cire27/P090809202317-1-1.jpg)

So guys, what do you think?  Oh, it's kind of musty.  Any way you can get rid of that?
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Post by: Ballard on 08 Sep 2009, 20:54
It's kind of ill-fitting and makes you look like you're posing for a Vanilla Sky promotional advertisement.

Sorry.
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Post by: JD on 08 Sep 2009, 20:58
You look like a teenage Leon S. Kennedy.
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Post by: Cire27 on 08 Sep 2009, 21:22
It's kind of ill-fitting and makes you look like you're posing for a Vanilla Sky promotional advertisement.

Sorry.

Can you be more specific?  About the fitting, not the Tom Cruise movie.

Young Leon:  Not enough RPD outfit/middle part.
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Post by: Ballard on 08 Sep 2009, 21:27
Sleeves a little too long, jacket a little too short.

Can't tell how it fits around the shoulders. Could you take a picture with it buttoned/zipped?
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Post by: Cire27 on 08 Sep 2009, 21:49
Yay! more extremely bad, blurry mirror pictures.

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q107/Cire27/P090809233746.jpg)

These pictures make me realise I really need a a haircut.

Note:  I would never actually zip/button it up all the way.
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Post by: Johnny C on 08 Sep 2009, 22:10
you basically look like the dude who hosted the vice guide to donk
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Post by: Cire27 on 08 Sep 2009, 22:21
Because of my hair or the jacket?  I don't remember him wearing a jacket in it.
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Post by: Cire27 on 08 Sep 2009, 23:12
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18333.msg851567.html#new
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Post by: Ballard on 09 Sep 2009, 09:15
It's not bad actually except for the sleeves. If you wear shirts of a proportionate length, you can't tell that the jacket is a bit short.

I'd say go for it.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 09 Sep 2009, 09:36
I like that jacket, shit the haters. Good color, fit is fine, maybe a little young, but doable.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 09 Sep 2009, 10:08
It looks to me like the sleeves are just fine.  The cuff should come down to just above your knuckles and it seems to do so.  I think it's a pretty cool jacket.
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Post by: Ballard on 09 Sep 2009, 10:14
Fashion thread, what do we think of these?

(http://www.zappos.com/images/z/9/4/1/941324-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg?20090810224859)

The vertical ridges/fact that they lack zippers kind of bothers me.
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Post by: loco_banana on 09 Sep 2009, 10:20
The tops are at an awkward height, unless you are fairly short.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 09 Sep 2009, 10:22
I like that style of motorcycle boot, and wanted to get it for myself, but my ankles ended up being too skinny, and I had to get a pair with velcro (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/2009_Diadora_Boulevard_Boots_Black.jpg).  I'd say go for it if they're not too expensive.  The top should be okay if you wear jeans that are kind of long.
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Post by: Ballard on 09 Sep 2009, 11:04
I wear skin-tight jeans which don't move around a lot or get shorter when I sit down so the top will be completely covered.

loco_banana, they're ankle boots, not cowboy boots. They're meant to end where they do.

These are the alternative. I guess the question is whether the first pair is too tacky or not.

(http://www.zappos.com/images/713/7138274/9755-82635-p.jpg?20090810224859)
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Post by: SirJuggles on 09 Sep 2009, 11:19
I'm really digging the accents and stuff on the first pair actually.
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Post by: Ballard on 09 Sep 2009, 14:16
I would consider Red Wings in place of Docs but not really in place of these. I'm looking for light and elegant, not industrial and fit for hiking.

That said I love my Docs, I'm just in the market for something else.
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Post by: sean on 09 Sep 2009, 15:05
yeah gene if you gotta have some boots get the 2nd boots. the frills n shit on the first one are just too much.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Sep 2009, 17:02
Fuck that, Gene go with the first pair they were rad as hell!
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Post by: Drill King on 09 Sep 2009, 17:52
I like the jacket, the fit is good. Reminds me of final fantasy: AA though, but that's because it's very similar to motorcycle jackets.

Also, gene, I like the second boots more, I Don't like all the strap things on the first ones
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Post by: Cire27 on 09 Sep 2009, 19:43
People in meatlife liked the jacket!  So I'm happy.  The only problem is that I am not used to wearing brown.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Sep 2009, 21:20
I love engineer boots like mad but yeah those vertical ridges pretty much ruin the deal. Second boots unless you can find any more ankle boots like the first ones without that stuff.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 10 Sep 2009, 06:36
The first pair is closer to a pair of motorcycle boots.
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Post by: Lines on 10 Sep 2009, 13:25
Do not wear any of those with skinny jeans, please. I like the first pair a whole lot more than the second, but dude, boot cut jeans exist for a reason. So do normal pants.
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Post by: Jace on 10 Sep 2009, 13:53
Do not wear any of those with skinny jeans, please. I like the first pair a whole lot more than the second, but dude, boot cut jeans exist for a reason. So do normal pants.
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Post by: Sox on 10 Sep 2009, 14:12
You might as well tell a leopard not to have spots, you two. Sure, it looks a little fruity, but it ain't gonna change.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Sep 2009, 10:21
those aren't really engineer boots, are they? i mean

oh shit I got schooled
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Sep 2009, 16:32
By the time I got to the bottom of the page, all the boot stuff and skinny jeans bitching distracted me, so I don't remember who was asking, but.

Acrylic does not shrink! It is man-made! It is plastic! Sorry, you lose. The only way to make a polyester or acrylic or rayon or nylon garment smaller is to tailor it.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Sep 2009, 23:24
Guys a friend of mine is having a birthday party themed "autumnal equinox" on the 26. Dressing up is encouraged. What the hell should I go as?
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Post by: JD on 13 Sep 2009, 23:31
A maple leaf
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Sep 2009, 02:29
A druid
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Post by: scarred on 14 Sep 2009, 02:32
A gay centaur.
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Post by: Beren on 14 Sep 2009, 02:57
A gay maple leaf.
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Post by: Dliessmgg on 14 Sep 2009, 03:21
A gay Ragtime?
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 14 Sep 2009, 03:22
A gay maple leaf-worshipping druid centaur.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 14 Sep 2009, 08:09
Joseph Kosma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_Leaves_%28song%29).




What?
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Sep 2009, 08:17
Actually Eartha Kitt did a really nice version of that song, and I was thinking of picking a 40s dress and making it in like a gold or a red maybe (fall colours lol) (Johnny Mercer translated it from french in 1947) and going around humming it until I get sick of it. So like I'm my own acapella jazz club, sort of. Maybe.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 14 Sep 2009, 08:29
What you should do is get a copy of the version I performed at my senior recital, because who doesn't like listening to poorly played solo electric bass repeatedly?
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Sep 2009, 14:00
Ok so I have another question, because SockDreams was entirely unhelpful.

Where on earth do I get these stockings?

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Picture15-1.png)
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Post by: Ozymandias on 14 Sep 2009, 14:05
Those stockings are absolutely the first thing I noticed in that picture.
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Post by: Slick on 14 Sep 2009, 14:12
Really? The sweater was the eye-catcher for me.


P.S. Also can we re-name this thread "Sometimes there are pretty ladies in nice clothes here also some pictures of boots/shoes and every once in a while Animal Ghostkieffer shows up and looks sharp too"?
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Sep 2009, 14:18
Hey, man, unless I dress up for something specific, like a convention or a party, I do not really need fashion advice because I wear the same goddamn thing every day: one of my 83 tshirts and jeans or black climbing pants. If it is hot I might wear shorts. If it is cold I do not wear my chacos and instead wear tennis shoes and a hoodie.


Maybe when I graduate in another 10 years I will need some fashion advice. Until then I am just looking for hell of cute things for special occasions. Like those motherfucking stockings.
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Sep 2009, 14:26
I have a friend who pairs stockings like that with a fairly short skirt and it's distracting as hell.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 14 Sep 2009, 15:19
Sounds like my kind of distraction.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Sep 2009, 01:24
Really? The sweater was the eye-catcher for me.


P.S. Also can we re-name this thread "Sometimes there are pretty ladies in nice clothes here also some pictures of boots/shoes and every once in a while Animal Ghostkieffer shows up and looks sharp too"?

I like it but it needs to be made catchier. I propose: PHOTOTHREAD PLATINUM: NO UGGOS ALLOWED
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Post by: Drill King on 15 Sep 2009, 10:48
So apparently I am dressing really 'dykey/boy' lately. I have had three guys comment how I am dressed more masculinely than them in a few days.

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but I think I will continue. When I have the chance I've been picking up clothes items here and there, trying to rebuild my wardrobe. Oh, also, how does QC feel about:

Women in small men's blazers
Women in very very loose mens jeans with a belt

Even though it's pretty boyish the way I have been dressing lately I feel looks pretty alright, however, am I dooming myself to a lifetime of singlitude with it?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 15 Sep 2009, 10:52
I'm pretty okay with the men's blazers.  I don't think that very loose jeans look good on anyone.  They just tend to make people look shapeless.  Admittedly, this could be a good thing for people who don't want their shape seen, but I don't think I've seen anyone here who would look better in loose trousers.
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Post by: calenlass on 15 Sep 2009, 11:18
If dudes cannot get past baggy jeans, they are not worth paying any attention to.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Sep 2009, 11:22
I would love to wear baggy jeans but I'm not skinny enough. It would be terribly unflattering, given my body type.

Men's blazers can be good if they fit you well enough- make sure they still define your waist at least a little, and wear them with more feminine pieces so you don't just look like a dude with long hair. I love blazers with skinny jeans and heels, and some great jewelry.
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Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 15 Sep 2009, 12:06
Katie, I don't know where you'd find those exact stockings, but Target has some textured gray thigh-highs that you could probably attach some little pearl buttons to.
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Post by: calenlass on 15 Sep 2009, 12:14
Yes but those unbutton.



WHINE
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Post by: Lines on 15 Sep 2009, 12:21
Andy, I like the blazer thing and I agree with Liz about wearing them with skinnys and heels. I dunno about baggy men's jeans, though. Maybe you could try "boyfriend" style jeans? Those are more relaxed if you want looser jeans. But if you really want a pair of men's jeans, as long as there isn't too much bagginess in the crotch, I think you'll look ok.
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Post by: Jace on 15 Sep 2009, 12:32
Whenever I see girls wearing guy pants, or like, pajama pants/sweat pants in public not to like the store or something (I mean wearing them to school, going out to a movie) I figure that they are either a juggalette or a gangsta and instantly judge. I know I shouldn't but so far most of the girls I have seen in baggy dude pants have not disappointed my expectations.
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Post by: Drill King on 15 Sep 2009, 13:35
They actually dress pretty swank generally.

Also, I was going to show you guys what these pants look like on me and I discovered that the boy that I was taking them from took them back >:C
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Post by: nichidani on 15 Sep 2009, 13:53
I know I can't pull off the look of baggy mens' jeans, but power to you if you can. I go by the rule of top or bottom should be at least moderately form fitting, never both (unless you are super skinny and can rock that, again, I just look like trailer trash) and never neither.

I like 'baggy' pants, in that I usually go for pants (and even sometimes jeans) cut in this way:
(http://www.nibh.com/html/products/pants/26.jpg)
It is more flattering for me, and more comfortable for me than the bizarre trend of jeans being so low you can see my ass crack or so high up they get hung on my bra.

I am a big fan of little blazers, but man it is so hard to find one that fits you right. As long as it's shape-defining, you are going to probably look sharp rather than like a business-dyke, but to be safe you could wear skinny pants. I guess you could wear heels, too, but that outfit sounds uncomfortable to me.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 15 Sep 2009, 14:28
I am a big fan of little blazers, but man it is so hard to find one that fits you right.

If you can find one that fits in the shoulders, all you need is a tailor.  I get all of my jackets tailored, because they're the most expensive part of my outfit (I have never found a decent blazer at a thrift store, unfortunately), and one size fits all people with my size shoulders is not sufficient.  Everybody should get their blazers tailored.
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Post by: nobo on 15 Sep 2009, 16:14
I'm not a fan of white gloves
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Post by: Lines on 15 Sep 2009, 20:21
If you're going to wear a blazer, it should fit.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Sep 2009, 22:11
Um yeah Sam I'm not quite sure I get what you're trying to say with that adorable dog picture there. Don't get your jackets tailored?
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Post by: redglasscurls on 16 Sep 2009, 05:29
My younger sister wore guys gigantic cargo pants for about 4 years solid, but she is a tiny little thing. They still looked bad though.
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v287/77/17/5739266/n5739266_38988394_9704.jpg)
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Post by: Ozymandias on 16 Sep 2009, 07:26
If dudes cannot get past baggy jeans, they are not worth paying any attention to.

They are pretty easy to get past I mean you just pull them off.
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Post by: tania on 16 Sep 2009, 08:34
boyfriend-style jeans are probably a better choice than guy jeans for women who like baggy pants because they are actually styled to sit on lady hips and give a little shape in that area while remaining relaxed throughout the leg, whereas men's jeans are for the most part designed to sit on skinny man hips and for the most part have ended up pretty shapeless and unflattering on most girls i've seen.

in the end you wear whatever you like though and if you like how you look in men's clothes, wear men's clothes! lately i go back and forth between dressing really feminine and dressing really masculine depending on how i feel that day and i think i look pretty dang sharp either way. i don't think looking good necessarily means having to dress conventionally like your gender. you can just look good, period.
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Post by: Dollface on 16 Sep 2009, 16:03
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh191/Wondersaunahotpants/lakk1.jpg)
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Post by: nichidani on 17 Sep 2009, 13:03
i believe the word i am looking for here is... YES.
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Post by: Ballard on 17 Sep 2009, 19:17
Yeah those pants look like something Kieffer would wear in his 70s phase if Kieffer was the kind of gal to sit at home moping over a pint of Ben & Jerry's because he didn't get a date on prom night.
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Post by: Ballard on 17 Sep 2009, 19:18
(talking about the pattern, not the cut)
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Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Sep 2009, 11:52
I totally have those trousers and they looked awesome on when they fit. Now they're too big.

Fashion Thread! Should I buy this coat?

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/4917_D.jpg)
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Post by: chowburger on 18 Sep 2009, 12:39
I am ambivalent about houndstooth, mostly, but that is one sweet coat. Please wear it with red lipstick, if you buy it!

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Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Sep 2009, 12:41
But of course!
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Post by: calenlass on 18 Sep 2009, 16:57
yes
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Post by: Lines on 18 Sep 2009, 22:13
Yes, that is a fantastic coat!
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Post by: Drill King on 18 Sep 2009, 22:14
I am sort of iffy on the coat, I like the cut but it'd be better in a less busy pattern


 I was gonna take pictures of outfits I have been wearing regularily lately but got lazy and gave up so here is two

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_1653.jpg)(this is basically my standard now)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_1665.jpg)(alternatively: http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_1662.jpg I wear this more often.)


However this post is really just about my new doc martins
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/IMG_1669.jpg)
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Post by: Spluff on 18 Sep 2009, 22:36
There is no excuse for not buying that coat
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Post by: Jaclyn on 18 Sep 2009, 23:29
I got new glasses. I'd show you my old ones, but I don't own a picture of me with them where I don't look like a total 15 year old. (It's because I got them when I was fifteen)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a59/JaclynFat/CapturedFile001.jpg)

It's library time.
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Post by: Dollface on 19 Sep 2009, 00:55
One of the many times that i want to be an lady *sigh* maybe i should get sex changed but i would still hang on to my dong.

(http://fanchaos.com/fanplusfriend/c4/CT00102_02.jpg)
(http://fanchaos.com/fanplusfriend/c4/C00264H_08.jpg)
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Post by: scarred on 19 Sep 2009, 01:07
Dollface you would make a stylin' lady.
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Post by: Ballard on 19 Sep 2009, 03:59
Dollface you could totally pull those outfits off if you were willing to ignore a few Edward Cullen accusations from dickbags.

Andy you look great (only how on earth do people think you've been dressing boyish lately?)
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Post by: Dimmukane on 19 Sep 2009, 08:50
Nice glasses, Jaclyn.
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Post by: Drill King on 19 Sep 2009, 08:56
Dollface you could totally pull those outfits off if you were willing to ignore a few Edward Cullen accusations from dickbags.

Andy you look great (only how on earth do people think you've been dressing boyish lately?)

(These are girly outfits because currently all my boy-clothes are on loan to actual boys)
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Post by: Ballard on 19 Sep 2009, 11:25
Nice haircut, Jaclyn.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 19 Sep 2009, 18:38
If life were an anime I'd wear dollface's second outfit and be an evil aristocrat and love every second of it.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Sep 2009, 22:08
Nice Jaclyn, Jaclyn.
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Post by: Jace on 20 Sep 2009, 03:46
I'm glad Dovey said it before I had to.

So, I've owned this shirt (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=RB-HIGHFIVE&Category_Code=RB) for quite a few months now, and while wearing it at the store today I got quite a few good comments on it. One of the regulars even took a picture and used it to replace a picture of his wife as his background.
I have never been happier with my decision to buy a shirt.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Sep 2009, 09:44
Oh man I have that shirt as well and it basically makes everyone who sees it smile big dumb smiles. This shirt is a wonderful gift to mankind.
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Post by: calenlass on 20 Sep 2009, 22:42
So I should probably not be looking at this site, but whee!

(http://www.lillysvintagejewelry.com/earrings%20pix/pearl%20rs%20black%20earrings.JPG)

(http://www.lillysvintagejewelry.com/earrings%20pix/Avon%20Strawberry%20earrings.JPG)

(http://www.lillysvintagejewelry.com/earrings%20pix/Kramer_blue_flowers_rhinestones_earrings.JPG)

(http://www.lillysvintagejewelry.com/earrings%20pix/dot%20bead%20earrings%201.JPG)

(http://www.lillysvintagejewelry.com/earrings%20pix/pink_enamel_pearls_flowers_earrings.JPG)

So cool.
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Post by: tania on 21 Sep 2009, 08:07
a question for everyone - how many pairs of pants do you own that you wear somewhat regularily? specifically, how many pairs of jeans?

i have absolutely no idea what the standard is for this, for some reason i have always been super weird with pants and in the last few years i have only ever owned maybe two pairs of jeans at any given time that i alternate between. now that i am not in school i have gotten into the habit of buying more pants and i guess i have about four pairs now that i wear semi-often, three of which are jeans. yesterday i was eyeing a pair of black jeans that i really wanted to buy but i walked away from them instead because i said to myself "no, i can't buy those, i have... three pairs of jeans already" and it suddenly occured to me that maybe that's actually a really low number and i wouldn't have any idea because i just don't seem to ever buy pants or discuss things like pant quantities with anyone for some reason.

so guys what is an acceptable amount of jeans for someone who wants to be sort of well dressed to own? should i buy those jeans anyway? i would have to hem them but they made my butt look really stellar.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 21 Sep 2009, 08:10
If life were an anime I'd wear dollface's second outfit and be an evil aristocrat and love every second of it.

Completly agreed.

I have about 6 pairs tops? I just got quite a few because they were on sale (two for one). Also if you want to get a few more pairs of jeans where is the harm in it, as long as you don't bankrupt yourself.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 21 Sep 2009, 08:12
Pretty regularly?  I probably wear four pairs of jeans and four pairs of slacks.  Sometimes I wear a pair of less fashionable but thick jeans if I'm going to be riding my motorcycle a lot.  I have a lot more pairs of trousers, but I don't wear most of them very often.  I just haven't gotten rid of the ones that aren't very good.
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Post by: Lines on 21 Sep 2009, 08:14
I have two pairs of jeans that I wear a lot, one I wear sometimes, and several different pants in various colors and styles. If you want a pair of black jeans, go for it.
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Post by: calenlass on 21 Sep 2009, 11:43
I have like four pair that I wear regularly. I was wearing each pair for a few weeks at a time, but recently I keep spilling stuff on myself, so I switch to the clean pairs more often. I have three pair (one white, one blue, one black) that I only wear with heels or whatever because I never got them hemmed and they were more expensive anyway.

I actually probably own upwards of ten pairs of jeans, but I have been cycling most of them out because I recently got sick of gappy waistbands. Also I think I have just always had more jeans than the average person because two-thirds of them were work-jeans because I would destroy them working with ponies.
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Post by: Candle on 21 Sep 2009, 11:48
i've got like 3 pairs of jeans, i rarely ever wear 2 of them because 1 pair is dry and i am currently trying to beat the shit out of them.
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Post by: chowburger on 21 Sep 2009, 12:40
I developed a skirt addiction a couple of years ago, and currently own one whole pair of jeans that I wear maybe once every two weeks.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 21 Sep 2009, 12:44
I guess I have four pairs that I alternate between, plus three that sit in my drawer and are only worn on laundry day because they suck. I'd say you're pretty average on jeans numbers, but nothing says you can't have black jeans too.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 21 Sep 2009, 12:45
I have three pairs of jeans, one of which is bright blue and I don't wear that often (because most of my t-shirts are pretty bright or blue). On top of that I have two Uniqlo jeans (which are amazing, great fit, have lasted me a really long time, and relatively cheap). I wear these two pretty much all the time, because they're supper comfy and look great. I've had more compliments on these jeans than any other item of clothing I've had that wasn't shoes. Which is kinda weird, because I feel like people don't usually pay attention to pants.

So I really just have two jeans I guess?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Sep 2009, 13:06
I have about a dozen pairs of trousers and skirts all together, but I only really wear two pairs of jeans on a regular basis. I think that's fairly common, but I read about someone who has several hundred pairs (I think it was like, someone who makes them though).
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Post by: michaelicious on 21 Sep 2009, 13:52
I only have one pair of jeans, and they are too big on me :(
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Post by: nobo on 21 Sep 2009, 14:07
Due to various stages of weight gain I at one point had maybe 8 or 9 pairs of jeans, on 2 of which fit. Now I got rid of all of them except 3 pairs, of which I wear 1 maybe 2. But its been 6 months since its been cool enough to wear jeans. Ghetto plaid shorts ftw. Got about 5 pairs of those.
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Post by: Reed on 21 Sep 2009, 15:16
I've got 2 pairs that I wear regularly, both in some sort of disrepair. Both are also too big on me by about 4" around the waist. I have one more pair that are in pretty good shape for when I need to look presentable (like a guy with my hair/beard length could ever look presentable).
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Post by: sean on 21 Sep 2009, 16:11
i have 3 jeans right now, one with holes in the ass that im planning on fixing eventually. i also have two cutoffs.
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Post by: allison on 21 Sep 2009, 16:18
Jeans are my staple clothing item, and I've got about 6 pairs that I wear regularly, but the ones I wear most often are the AE 77 Straight, aka best fitting jean I've ever had.
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Post by: JD on 21 Sep 2009, 16:42
Jeans are basically the only pants I wear.
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Post by: Drill King on 21 Sep 2009, 16:46
I have two pairs of jeans that I wear, three if you count corderoys. I have 5 pairs of pants in total. but the other two don't fit.

One of these pants are my friend Noah's. I should really go clothes shopping jeez.
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Post by: Jace on 21 Sep 2009, 18:54
I have one pair of jeans and I wear them every single day. When they need to be washed I keep wearing them fer about another week then I put on my pajama pants and wash them.
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Post by: Yayniall on 21 Sep 2009, 19:44
I like shorts, they're comfy and easy to wear
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 21 Sep 2009, 20:01
I like shorts, they're comfy and easy to wear
I love you. <3 <3 <3

Also, I have 2 pairs of jeans and a pair of khaki jeans that are too short but I wear them with flip flops anyway.
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Post by: Sox on 21 Sep 2009, 20:08
I like shorts, they're comfy and easy to wear

holy shit
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Post by: tania on 21 Sep 2009, 20:09
yeah i recognized that instantly and i really don't know what that says about me as a person
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 21 Sep 2009, 20:34
I think the fact that we all recognized that instantly makes us incredibly lame in the eyes of society. Fuck society.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 21 Sep 2009, 22:59
I have two pairs of trousers. They are exactly the same. I have been wearing the pair I'm currently wearing every day since the beginning of September. I think when October swings around I'll change to the other pair.

The idea that I have the option of buying another pair of trousers has just blown my mind.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 21 Sep 2009, 23:41
I have two pairs of jeans that are exactly the same size and cut, except one pair is a fairly light blue and the other is darker. This is all I wear out, unless I am working in which case I wear black trousers.
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Post by: scarred on 21 Sep 2009, 23:43
I have a pair of blue jeans, two black jeans, one grey and one purple.

They are the only pants I wear. I have slacks but fuuuuck that shit
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Post by: Metope on 22 Sep 2009, 00:08
Shit I actually had to go count to be able to answer this. The answer is ten, and I use them all on a regular basis.


(To be fair, I only have three pairs of good quality jeans, the other are mostly a line of pants/jeans that I really love and fit me very well, but are cheap as hell and not of the best quality)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Sep 2009, 02:07
I think I have 7 or 8 pairs of jeans in different cuts and washes (not including my array of cords) but I have one skinny raw indigo pair I wear pretty much every single day. Today the zipper broke and I am distraught, but they were only kinda cheap jeans so it'd probably be better going and buying a new pair.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 22 Sep 2009, 04:02
Aw heck yeah fall dress. Shopping consignment is the best, this dress is by kimichi and blue and I got it for freaking ten bucks! It is a little on the short side, so I'm on the lookout for cute patterned tights and some nice tall boots for when it gets a bit chillier out.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN6526.jpg?t=1253617181)
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Post by: Lines on 22 Sep 2009, 05:51
That is a super cute dress!
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Post by: chowburger on 22 Sep 2009, 15:36
BOOBIES. Also, nice dress.
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Post by: Lines on 22 Sep 2009, 19:57
Yet another reason for me to hate American Apparel (http://store.americanapparel.net/rsaphhct.html). Also the fact they have failed me in a rather simple request - a red and white striped shirt.
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Post by: Sox on 23 Sep 2009, 04:10
Wow. They're not even trying to deny that it's just porn anymore. Ads like this used to be the work of satire.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Sep 2009, 06:08
The woman in the photos for that very item is Sasha Grey, a pretty big-time porn star who was also in Steven Soderbergh's film The Girlfriend Experience.

I have four pairs of jeans that I wear on a regular basis, plus Dickies, plus dress pants that I really only wear to work or if I am wearing a suit.

edit: dang you and your stealth edits Sam
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Post by: Spluff on 23 Sep 2009, 06:31
yeah actually they have women from the porn industry (http://www.nbcnewyork.com/around-town/fashion/American-Apparel-Goes-the-Full-Monty.html) in some of their ad campaigns now

Ain't nothing that says socks like a big ol vagina
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Sep 2009, 06:39
Oh man this will be my second Am Appy-related sigquote in a row
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Post by: chowburger on 23 Sep 2009, 07:48
Photobucket removed the AA ad I posted a few pages back because it violated their terms of service.

On the one hand, it pisses me off. On the other, they're pretty much advertising geniuses.
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Post by: calenlass on 23 Sep 2009, 15:50
Hey guys (Sam), what is the best way to shrink jeans, will it work if they are second-hand, and what (besides length) shrinks most?


I found a pair of Seven Jeans that fit mostly great except in the waist, and I wouldn't care if the thigh shrank a little, too. They were $4. I am going to take them up but I was just wondering if I can sit in the bathtub because sewing on jeans is annoying and hard.
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Post by: JD on 23 Sep 2009, 19:03
wear a belt?
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Post by: Jace on 23 Sep 2009, 20:54
porn stars

Charlotte Stokely has a STD so she can't perform anymore.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Sep 2009, 21:47
GOOD TO KNOW
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Sep 2009, 07:41
wear a belt?


I always wear belts. The thing that gets annoying is when the jeans fit everywhere, including through the waist, but still gap a lot in the back. Even with a belt I can still bend over and get a nice ass crack flash if I am not careful. It is the curse of being a woman.
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Post by: Verergoca on 24 Sep 2009, 10:08
Not only of beeing a woman...
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Post by: redglasscurls on 24 Sep 2009, 11:58
Katie, I used to have super bad gapping problems but I found i was just wearing a size too large. I switched down a size and bought long leg-length pants and it was suddenly solved.
Not sure what to do about the jeans you have already, but HOLY WHOA props on the good deal
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Post by: JD on 24 Sep 2009, 14:43
What about suspenders?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 24 Sep 2009, 16:56
What about suspenders whether or not you have a crack problem?  Suspenders are hot.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Sep 2009, 20:18
Suspenders are good fun and all, but they do not help to decrease the size of pants that are too large. Also I don't think they'd solve the problem of having too much space in the back.

Sincerely,
Captain Obvious
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Post by: Yayniall on 24 Sep 2009, 20:20
hah, i'm from a country where suspenders means something different from what you mean it to mean.
funtimes.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Sep 2009, 20:58
We call them garter belts here, haha.
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Post by: Yayniall on 25 Sep 2009, 12:36
Now replace suspenders in Bassist's post with garter belt and join in with the funtimes.
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Post by: calenlass on 25 Sep 2009, 13:13
THOSE DO NOT HELP MY JEANS STAY UP


STOCKINGS YES

NOT JEANS
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 25 Sep 2009, 13:46
Plus suspenders (braces, not garters) look kind of dumb on ladies' bodies unless the lady is Patti Smith. Like with me they have to curve around my boobs or they squish em, but on the cover of Horses, they look amazing and she doesn't exactly have little boobs. Hmm.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 25 Sep 2009, 15:20
I realized the translation issue (two [more!] countries separated by a common language) at some point today, but I did nothing to rectify the situation because I preferred it that way.
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Post by: Lines on 25 Sep 2009, 17:32
At that point, I don't think she wore a bra. Also, they are pulled close to her belly button, so they may go between her boobs instead of over them. I guess if you wore suspenders closer to your shoulders, too, they wouldn't look weird?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 25 Sep 2009, 18:59
I haven't really noticed any problem with how suspenders (the American meaning) look on women, for what it's worth.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 25 Sep 2009, 19:55
A little late, but I really like your Docs, Andy. I would wear those in a heart beat, they are a lot of fun.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Sep 2009, 06:03
If I'm going to a ball, would this dress be suitable? I feel that black isn't really a great colour for fancy balls and maybe it isn't fancy enough? Also I've worn it a lot lately.

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs128.snc1/5520_140044526022_546801022_3849517_5621983_n.jpg)

I'll probably wear it with straps.
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Post by: Allybee on 26 Sep 2009, 11:15
honestly, no, I don't think that's nice enough. it's cute but prints for the most part are not fancy. black is definitely fine though (do you have a "little black dress"? if not you totally should start looking, they are actually really useful to have).
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Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Sep 2009, 14:29
I didn't think it was really fancy enough, but the ball is in like two weeks and I don't have time to shop for a gown. I think I'll maybe just not go, there will be other ones and to get in I have to join the society and that's like 115.
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Post by: Allybee on 27 Sep 2009, 13:11
spend that money on a gown for future events! win-win!
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 27 Sep 2009, 13:39
Ladies, are gowns useful in general?  I know I received a suit as a graduation gift from high school, because suits are useful (especially if you're making a living playing jazz).  I keep hearing people say that they buy gowns for one-off events, but the only people I know who buy gowns are rich, so that's a poor correlation.  Basically, how useful are gowns is my question.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 27 Sep 2009, 19:13
I think it's not that gowns aren't useful (so far as fancy clothing is "useful") but that the same suit is good for different events than the same dress is good for. If that didn't make sense, I mean that there are more levels of formality for girls than for guys, so a dude can get away with only having one suit. But for all the occasions he wears that suit, his lady friend might find that she needs a sun dress, a little black dress, an informal but winter-appropriate dress, a true gown, and business wear.
Personally, I have a sun dress, two formal and one informal black dresses, but I only wear one of them, and in some closet at my parents' are an old prom gown and my wedding dress.
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Post by: Emaline on 27 Sep 2009, 21:15
So, Fashion Advice thread, I rarely read you, but a few pages back, someone made the comment about how top hats, and bowler caps, and petticoats should come back into fashion. I am not really sure where you live, but those things are somewhat fashionable around here. My boyfriend and I both have a number of bowler caps, and I am fairly certain that a good deal of friends and acquaintances wear them at least occasionally.

Though maybe that has to do with the group you hang out with. I doubt anyone at work would wear anything of those things.




Anyway, onward to actual needing of advice. So, I work in a warehouse. And I like wearing dresses. And have recently given in to my urge of wanting to buy more dresses, so instead of having zero, I currently have 5 plus one skirt. I want to wear my dresses all the time! I figure that for the most part, I can wear these dresses with leggings and flats, and this makes them totally ok to wear while doing warehouse work. Right?? I am fairly certain that some I cannot wear to work because I'd have to wear heels, and they'd look silly, like this dress. (http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/pinup-couture-sailor-swing-dress.html)

These are the dresses I have that I think I could wear. Do you think they'd be ok with leggings and flats?
I bought this one in grey and black (http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=50186&vid=1&pid=709704&scid=709704052)
I think this one looks waaay better on me than it does on this model. I tried this one on with another dress, and actually wanted the other dress moreso before trying this one on, but after seeing it on me, I thought it was really cute. My boyfriend agreed. So the dress is not as ugly as the model makes it look. (http://www.target.com/Juniors-Mossimo-Supply-Spacedye-Sweater/dp/B0028ORZV8/ref=br_1_12?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&searchNodeID=2207172011&searchRank=salesrank&searchPage=1&searchSize=30)




Also, what are your feelings on adult women wearing plaid skirts? I bought one, and I think it looks cute, but I also feel like a teenager in it.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 27 Sep 2009, 21:20
Definitely yes on the first one.  I think so with the second one, but I can't really picture it in my mind's eye.
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Post by: pen on 28 Sep 2009, 08:44
i don't know the general consensus on plaid skirts, but i have a few.  most are for bedroom usage only since i'm not so much of a tramp to walk around with a miniskirt, but i have one that looks really great with one of my sweaters and isn't slutty short.  i like how i feel in it.  yes, i feel young, but i'm starting to appreciate that youthful feel. 
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Post by: Emaline on 28 Sep 2009, 14:19
...most are for bedroom usage only...


This is kind of how I feel about it. I feel like when I am not perpetuating the image of a young school girl, I feel like I am dressing up for role playing as a school girl. That its some overly sexual thing, I really shouldn't wear it out of the house. This isn't helped by the fact that whenever I wear it my boyfriend basically mauls me.


Also, since I am bored and sick and at home, and wanting more dresses, anybody care to hook me up with some links to some good sites?
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Post by: Lines on 28 Sep 2009, 15:16
I think it depends on the length of it. I think ones that are mid thigh and longer are fine and are quite cute, but once they become mini skirts, it's pushing it.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Sep 2009, 15:19
Men are culturally programmed to find it hot.

Anyway I like it, cultural programming or not, though slutting it up with one doesnt really work. Its really the bottom half of a really clean look else super slutty
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Post by: Reed on 29 Sep 2009, 16:30
So, I'm thinking of switching to a money cliip. I've had my eye on this (http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product____22120684_30015?departmentCategoryId=30001&N=0&Va=95&Ns=p_subcategory_sequence%257c0%257c%257cp_weight%257c0%257c%257cp_order_history%257c1&rec=50&pn=c&imagePath=ML9188001) one, does anybody have other suggestions?
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Post by: nobo on 29 Sep 2009, 18:18
(http://cultureshoq.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/ak47-money-clip1-500x420.jpg)

there.

you're welcome
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Post by: Liz on 29 Sep 2009, 18:22
Reed, yes. It is very nice looking, clean and simple. The tan is a gorgeous color as well, though black is always a classic. Basically what I am saying is eenie meenie minie mo the color and buy one.

Norbert. *sigh*

AMERICA (FUCK YEAH).
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 29 Sep 2009, 18:53
I love Nobo's way better actually. It would match my hot pink pistol earrings! gunz yo, they make stylish accessories
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Post by: Nodaisho on 29 Sep 2009, 20:13
Ugh, is that supposed to be an AK-74SU? That is so badly out of proportion that it looks more like Sarah Brady's kindergarten drawings. I wouldn't be caught dead with that.

For best effect, imagine me as a snooty English fashion designer.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 29 Sep 2009, 20:16
In that case, shouldn't you be pointing out that it is not supposed to imitate the AK-74SU, but rather represent the idea of it and as such the proportions are modified to better express an idea rather than an object?

Oh my god.  That all just came off of the top of my head.  Who am I?
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Post by: scarred on 29 Sep 2009, 20:16
Someone who deserves that clip, evidently
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Post by: Lines on 29 Sep 2009, 21:02
Hugs Not Guns. Sadly, no matter how awesome hugs are, they are useless as money clips and don't really fit in your pocket.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 29 Sep 2009, 21:06
Somebody find a money clip of two arms, one on either side of the money.  The clip would then be hugging your money.  This is clearly the best idea ever.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Sep 2009, 21:56
So, I'm thinking of switching to a money cliip. I've had my eye on this (http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product____22120684_30015?departmentCategoryId=30001&N=0&Va=95&Ns=p_subcategory_sequence%257c0%257c%257cp_weight%257c0%257c%257cp_order_history%257c1&rec=50&pn=c&imagePath=ML9188001) one, does anybody have other suggestions?

I have that exact clip! We should be buds
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Post by: Reed on 29 Sep 2009, 22:07
Absolutely! I just ordered it, so it will be here within the week.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Sep 2009, 22:19
Buds.
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Post by: Reed on 29 Sep 2009, 22:25
4 Lyfe.
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Post by: Liz on 30 Sep 2009, 01:45
yayyy what color did you get? Did you eenie meenie minie mo for one or did you make a decision like one of those adults I've heard about?
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Post by: nobo on 30 Sep 2009, 04:24
Somebody find a money clip of two arms, one on either side of the money.  The clip would then be hugging your money.  This is clearly the best idea ever.

We had an industrial designer speak at our product design class, he said the "hug" was one of the best selling salt and pepper shakers ever invented.

http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/hug_salt_and_pepper_shakers-400-400.jpg (http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/hug_salt_and_pepper_shakers-400-400.jpg)



Norbert. *sigh*

:)

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Post by: Liz on 30 Sep 2009, 05:32
Oh you. I cannot be mad at you and your awkward family photos. It is just not possible.
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Post by: Lines on 30 Sep 2009, 05:48
Especially not with that icon. It is magnificent.

I love those salt and pepper shakers! I see them everywhere and they are way cute. I did not buy them, because I do not need an excuse to play with my food.
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Post by: Reed on 30 Sep 2009, 07:05
I got the dark brown! It was one of the most difficult choices I have made in ages.
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Post by: Eris on 30 Sep 2009, 16:09
I have those salt and pepper shakers! They don't have any salt or pepper in them, but I still have them. They are great.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 30 Sep 2009, 16:10
Hugs Not Guns.
Why settle for one when you can have both?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Oct 2009, 05:51
I got the dark brown!

Correct.
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Post by: allison on 01 Oct 2009, 21:55
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/dream_loud/DSCF0946.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/dream_loud/DSCF0943.jpg)

Thoughts?
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Post by: JD on 01 Oct 2009, 23:23
I like the second one best.

In fancier words it compliments your figure more.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 01 Oct 2009, 23:26
I agree, the looseness around the stomach of the first outfit doesn't look good. That tends to be a problem with just about any woman wearing hoodies, and that top seems to be quite similar to a hoodie, just possibly without a hood.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Oct 2009, 00:20
Guys how do I stop my friend from wearing tight cut-off denim shorts and slip on shoes?

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Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Oct 2009, 00:23
girl or boy
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 02 Oct 2009, 00:35
Don't worry, he/she will get over it after turning 16 (17 for late bloomers).
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Post by: Lunchbox on 02 Oct 2009, 01:59
I'm not sure Nick has any 16 year old friends. :/

What's wrong with cutoffs and slip-on shoes though?
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Post by: Drill King on 02 Oct 2009, 07:36
I like that look actually.
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Post by: sean on 02 Oct 2009, 08:01
yeah i do that and i am 18.

am i mentally repressed?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 02 Oct 2009, 08:27
Guys how do I stop my friend from wearing tight cut-off denim shorts and slip on shoes?

Rolled-up newspaper and a job interview (for a real job).
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Post by: Drill King on 02 Oct 2009, 08:38
I know people who have real jobs(important ones! Like scientists and neurosciences and lawyers and greenhouse gase systems people things), that dress however they like(in several cases, denim shorts,etc) outside of work. so I don't think that's the solution.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 02 Oct 2009, 08:42
Hmmmm...  Maybe then a trip to the most rural fair/carnival you can find so that the person sees how well his/her fashion fits-in with all of the hicks present.
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Post by: Drill King on 02 Oct 2009, 08:46
Denim cut offs and slip ons are not really a hick thing.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 02 Oct 2009, 08:50
You have clearly never lived in the Southern US.

edit:  Not necessarily a bad thing, now that I think about it.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Oct 2009, 10:27
I never have understood the hatred of Denim Shorts.
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Post by: pen on 02 Oct 2009, 10:54
I don't think it's so much that the shorts are denim, but also cutoffs which don't usually look good and that they're supposedly tight.  I can imagine few cases where that might look alright and a lot where it would be kind of gross.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 02 Oct 2009, 10:57
In my mind it is a knee length pair of tight denim cutoffs with like slip on vans style shoes or something and that is where I am going "no wait, I actually like that" though it would change dramatically if they are short shorts.
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Post by: sean on 02 Oct 2009, 11:31
You have clearly never lived in the Southern US.

you clearly have never been to a haus show.

(http://qwantz.com/forum/images/smiles/trex-omg.gif)
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Post by: ViolentDove on 03 Oct 2009, 10:09
I should say that the shorts are cut above the knee, and tight. Dude does not have the thighs to be showing off, to be honest? Apparently this is some kind of trend at the moment. Combined with the slip ons it just turns the whole outfit into a whole bunch of unattractive leg.
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Post by: Johnny C on 03 Oct 2009, 10:29
jorts chat
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Post by: Johnny C on 03 Oct 2009, 10:31
honestly if you're a dude wearing tight jean shorts that cut off more than two or three inches above the knee you have to develop some measure of self-respect cause you're just making the rest of us feel bad
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Post by: Lines on 04 Oct 2009, 21:43
Originally, like Bassist, I was thinking of the rural fashion (like chicks [or dudes] wearing cutoffs so short the pocket linings poke out and loafers or something similar), which is definitely worse. But for this, if they are too tight and/or too short, please think twice before walking out the door. Really I think that should apply to any shorts, not just denim. But luckily it's gotten colder here, so I don't see girls walking down the street in hot pants and stilettos anymore, so I don't have much to complain about with shorts anymore.
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Post by: michaelicious on 05 Oct 2009, 06:12
What if I make cutoffs out of a pair of corduroys? Is that allowed?
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Post by: redglasscurls on 05 Oct 2009, 06:43
Depends on your calves
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Post by: sean on 05 Oct 2009, 07:19
Mike I dare you.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 05 Oct 2009, 08:24
Double dog style
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 05 Oct 2009, 08:26
But luckily it's gotten colder here, so I don't see girls walking down the street in hot pants and stilettos anymore

I know I shouldn't dislike this look because it's revealing and I am a guy, but it's one of the trashiest things I can currently think of.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 05 Oct 2009, 08:28
Put a short skirt over it
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 05 Oct 2009, 08:46
Are you talking about a pair of hot pants with a short skirt over them?  That crosses the line from trashy to ridiculous, though.
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Post by: calenlass on 05 Oct 2009, 09:49
miniskirt with Uggs
strapless bra with miniskirt
ill-fitting knee boots with pointy toes, worn with a dress so short it is basically a shirt
anything with sequins machine-sewn on
the popular girls at prom
pregnant and barefoot in Daisy Dukes and a ratty wifebeater
ridge-runnin'



I can think of some more, if you want.
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Post by: tania on 05 Oct 2009, 10:30
hot pants and stilettos

i don't want to discourage anyone from wearing what they want but in all honesty whenever i see girls wearing this in toronto i get sort of uncomfortable because depending on the context i often legitimately cannot tell if they are a prostitute or not. this isn't meant to be insulting, i really don't know. sometimes it seems like they might really be one and sometimes i'm not sure at all.

it's not inherently wrong to dress in a revealing way and nobody should care what i think anyway because most of my opinions are pretty stupid but any ladies considering this look, please be wary that strangers might look at you and make the honest mistake of thinking you are a sex worker. whether or not you're cool with that is up to you.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 05 Oct 2009, 10:52
Clearly, my imagination is slightly lacking, but one of the things you said is not universally true:
the popular girls at prom

The popular girls at my prom were not people with whom I would ever want to be friends, but they weren't really trashy.
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Post by: Eris on 05 Oct 2009, 15:51
photos! There was a 50% off sale at the local Vinnes (thrift store), so I went and had a look and got some clothes. What do you guys think of them? I quite like them.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/me/vinnies1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/me/vinnies2.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/me/vinnies3.jpg)

I got all of outfit 1 (including the shoes), all of 2 and the green-y top from thee, plus a bag for work for $32
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Post by: Liz on 05 Oct 2009, 15:58
Yes, yes, and yes. I looooove the dress in photo one, it's totally adorable. Well done Hannah!
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Post by: tommydski on 05 Oct 2009, 16:10
Spiffing!
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 05 Oct 2009, 16:43
They all look really good.  I like the dress in the first picture, but the outfit in the second picture is awesome.  The third is good, but it's not an aesthetic that I really go for (for some reason, I don't like blue shirts with blue jeans).

Also, is there something incredibly interesting off to your right?  Are there pictures of this incredibly interesting thing?
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Post by: Eris on 05 Oct 2009, 17:02
well technically I am looking at the camera in the first photo, but maybe the really interesting thing is the fact that I don't like looking at cameras? Ask anyone who has been at a meetup and wielded a camera, I avoid them like the plague. I prefer candid shots to obviously posed ones with fake forced smiles.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 05 Oct 2009, 18:18
Fair enough.  I always make the goofiest face I can, or hide.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Oct 2009, 18:32
Nice work Han! I haven't been thrifting in aaaaaages :(
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Post by: Reed on 05 Oct 2009, 21:12
Bought a couple of shirts as a birthday present for myself!

(http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp309/direbacterium/Me%20and%20others/Snapshot_20091005_4.jpg)

(http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp309/direbacterium/Me%20and%20others/Snapshot_20091005_2.jpg)

And before anyone asks, yes my bedroom is mind numbingly boring. I have been living there for months. fuck you.
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Post by: Reed on 05 Oct 2009, 21:16
Oh, and I got my money clip in the mail. It's fan-fucking-tastic!
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Post by: JD on 05 Oct 2009, 22:04
FLANNEL
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 05 Oct 2009, 22:42
the shirts are nice and all, but your beard is totally rockin
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Post by: Reed on 05 Oct 2009, 22:56
Aww, shucks. I'm considering going the full Sam Beam, but I'm not sure I have the patience for it.

My friend took some pictures of me over the weekend the show it even better. When she finally gets around to sending them to me I'll be sure to post them in the photo thread.
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Post by: calenlass on 06 Oct 2009, 00:59
I like that it has an official title now.


Hannah! You should also get some cute heels to go with that first dress. It is begging for them. So adorable!

Lunchy we will go thrifting I promise. It is one of my new favourite things. (Also Gallery Serpentine holy shit.)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Oct 2009, 01:08
Why hello Reed.

That sounds fun Katie!
I am so over Gallery Serpentine though I guess it is fun to see all the ridiculous things. I am very much a jeans and flannel and sneakers girl these days!
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Post by: calenlass on 06 Oct 2009, 01:10
(All I want is one corset in one model in one specific fabric. I am not going to gawk, I am going to get that without the shipping cost.)
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Post by: wafflecone on 07 Oct 2009, 12:36
Canadians, where are good places to look for winter coats? Mine were stolen from my apartment (no joke) and I really desparately need one and I can't find any stores that are selling nice, superwarm, thick wool ones. Seriously, I live in Montreal, this should not be this hard. Helllllpp!
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Post by: allison on 07 Oct 2009, 13:06
I just got a nice one for around $90 at Old Navy.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 07 Oct 2009, 13:28
What style are you looking for? Like peacoat wooly, or bomber wooly or what?
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Post by: wafflecone on 07 Oct 2009, 14:11
yeah, pea coat. a long one, perhaps with a high collar. it gets cold here.....
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Post by: Social Bacon on 07 Oct 2009, 17:21
Try department stores like The Bay, or Sears. They won't come cheap though.
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Post by: Liz on 07 Oct 2009, 17:49
I got my short wool coat at a thrift store for $12, and my long one for free from my cousin. It's perhaps too long, but I think this winter I am going to take it to a tailor and get it shortened a bit. Right now it hits at about mid calf and I think I want it just to my knees. It is such a gorgeous coat though, oh my goodness.
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Post by: Jace on 07 Oct 2009, 19:18
[beard]

Reed I will trade you a not boring room for a beard.

Also here is a shirt I bought at Banana Republic a few months ago when I was in Vegas:
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/DSCI0052.jpg)
I apologize for the picture but apparently that camera doesn't have a timer, also my hair is crazy dirty in that picture. So is my bathroom mirror.
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Post by: tania on 07 Oct 2009, 20:25
i know that whenever people comment on photos to say "you look just like someone i know" it's irritating and kind of discouraged and i understand why, but it's been months now and it's driving me nuts.

jace, you look exactly like my little cousin, to the point where every time you post a picture i freak out about the fact that he posts on the same message board as me and then get all paranoid and hope he isn't going through my posts reading something really dumb that i wrote about my job or my butt or any of the 500 times i ate food off the floor or something. then i remember it's not him, it's just some other guy who looks exactly like him, complete with same haircut and glasses. it's really weird as hell man. i think it's only fair that now it should be kind of weird for you too.

also that's a nice sweater.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 Oct 2009, 20:31
I got my old peacoat at the Boys' Ranch (a thrift shop) and had it for a couple years before it finally fell apart. I got my most recent one, a nice charcoal colored one, last fall in JC Penney's.
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Post by: Jace on 07 Oct 2009, 20:37
Tania now I have tons more reasons to post things with my picture telling you that I think you are attractive because it will be weird for both of us. Also its not really a sweater, which is odd. It is sort of a thin material and I don't know what to wear with it, should I put a shirt under it maybe? It will not be warm enough for the coming months, but I really like it.
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Post by: tania on 07 Oct 2009, 21:21
JACE you will be the death of me, also you can probably wear it with some sort of cardigan or even a scarf if you want to go for the super fashionable and maybe kind of man pretty look.

hey fashion advice thread i just realized i do have a question after all, should i buy this coat? (sorry that the pictures suck i had to take screenshots from the website cos there was no way to get actual pictures).

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/9513/coat3.jpg)

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3301/greycoat.jpg)

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5804/blackcoat.jpg)

i already tried it on and it looks pretty much the exact same on me as it does on the model, just a little longer because i am a shortie. i am not particularly fond of it, just interested because i kind of want a long wool coat to add to my slowly-growing collection of stupid expensive coats and i get a 50% discount on this one. it's still pricey though, i would be paying $100 instead of $200. is that worth it or should i look around for a nicer and/or cheaper wool coat than this one that i also like a lot more? also which is the better colour, grey or black?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 07 Oct 2009, 21:29
Question: does it really change your hair color depending on viewing angle?

Also, I have nothing serious to say about the coat.  It's pretty cool, but I tend to like mildly militaristic coats.
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Post by: Drill King on 07 Oct 2009, 21:43
Oh my fuck, Tania, get it for me as a present oh holy shit look at that collar.
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Post by: Alex C on 07 Oct 2009, 22:19
grey or black?

Grey. Long black coats are rather dull and kind of a downer while grey ones still look classy but show off the fabric's texture better if you get a nice one.
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Post by: Drill King on 07 Oct 2009, 22:21
I say black, it's more versatile and makes you look more fashionable, grey coats always remind me of ski bunnies unless they're very specific outfits.
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Post by: Alex C on 07 Oct 2009, 22:24
I can't imagine it making you look like a ski bunny if it's actually a nice enough coat to be worth owning in the first place.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Oct 2009, 22:27
I want it I want it I want it I want it, also get it for me in grey please because everyone in the city has a black winter coat including me.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 08 Oct 2009, 03:12
Oh geeze I want that jacket too. Tania absolutely get it so we can jacket vicariously through you. The grey is a little on the light side, but at least it won't show every pet hair like the black might
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Post by: wafflecone on 08 Oct 2009, 04:56
geez tania, that is exactly what i want... where is it from?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 Oct 2009, 05:12
Wafflecone, I know for a fact H&M in MTL is full of jackets like that. Strike while the iron is hot, because the men's equivalents were pretty much sold out when I looked.
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Post by: Liz on 08 Oct 2009, 06:12
Goddamn I want that coat too. Tania buy one for all of us.
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Post by: pen on 08 Oct 2009, 06:14
Or just share the link.  Damn that is a perfect coat.
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Post by: valley_parade on 08 Oct 2009, 07:54
Tania, get that freaking coat. It's lovely.
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Post by: tommydski on 08 Oct 2009, 08:03
The black one is better.
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Post by: michaelicious on 08 Oct 2009, 10:21
Don't buy a coat if you don't even like it, Tania. That is just a silly thing to do.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Oct 2009, 11:16
okay, guys. apparently i am losing weight or my pants are growing or something but none of my pants will stay on me anymore, even with a belt. i am thinking about getting some sweet suspenders because i am not about to get all new pants, fuck that.

so what do you think about that
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Post by: michaelicious on 08 Oct 2009, 11:28
Just get fat again.
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Post by: tommydski on 08 Oct 2009, 11:50
Fat is so fashionable right now dude. Bad time to start thinking about your health.

Ugh, so unhip!
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 08 Oct 2009, 12:04
okay, guys. apparently i am losing weight or my pants are growing or something but none of my pants will stay on me anymore, even with a belt. i am thinking about getting some sweet suspenders because i am not about to get all new pants, fuck that.

so what do you think about that

Assuming you're you in your avatar - aren't those suspenders?

Either way, yes. Be prepared for people pulling them though.
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Post by: Lines on 08 Oct 2009, 12:14
Tania, I dunno why you don't like that coat, it's lovely. I want it, but I already have a coat I really like.

Guys, where is a good place to buy boots? Online, stores, whatever. It's getting cold and I need new boots, because my current pair can't cut it anymore.
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Post by: pen on 08 Oct 2009, 12:54
Snow boots or regular boots?  I'd say LL Bean and DSW respectively.
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Post by: Lines on 08 Oct 2009, 13:10
Fasionable boots that will/could stand up to wetness. I may get rain boots and a pair of leather boots, dunno yet, but the ones I wore to Bostocon are in bad shape, so I will probably stay away from suede.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Oct 2009, 14:15
Assuming you're you in your avatar - aren't those suspenders?

Either way, yes. Be prepared for people pulling them though.

actually it's the strap to my camera bag. But now that you mention it, it does look like suspenders.
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Post by: wafflecone on 08 Oct 2009, 15:22
Wafflecone, I know for a fact H&M in MTL is full of jackets like that. Strike while the iron is hot, because the men's equivalents were pretty much sold out when I looked.

Yuuuup, just bought two! Haha thanks guys. I was kinda holding out for something thicker/warmer, but I will make do with layering.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 08 Oct 2009, 15:35
Layering is where fashion is AT
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Post by: sean on 08 Oct 2009, 15:42
actually it's the strap to my camera bag. But now that you mention it, it does look like suspenders.

i know you have had that avatar before and i have always thought those were suspenders. what the hell man.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Oct 2009, 15:44
i like to delibrately mislead people by not dispelling false notions i know nothing about duh
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Post by: tania on 08 Oct 2009, 16:10
Tania, I dunno why you don't like that coat, it's lovely.

to be honest i'm sort of predispositioned to hate everything at the store i work at because they fuck me over on a regular basis and there isn't a single person who shops there who is anywhere near my age and everybody i work with is waaaay too into the clothing and they all talk incessantly about how excited they are for the new catalogue. it's that whole reverse psychology thing, you know. i know i am biased so i figured i'd just post the coat on its own and get some opinions and i guess the popular consensus is that it is a real nice coat so i will think about it a little longer and see how i feel in a week or so because 50% off is a pretty dang good deal and all of the sizes will definitely be gone in the next couple of weeks now that the weather is fucking freezing all of the time.

thanks for the opinions gang! also here is the link (http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Women/Outerwear-Jackets--Blazers/Womens-Trenches--Coats/index.cat).
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Post by: Cernunnos on 08 Oct 2009, 17:58
i like to delibrately mislead people by not dispelling false notions i know nothing about duh
this is so disappointing i thought you were a lumberjack
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Oct 2009, 18:02
not all lumberjacks wear suspenders and flannel. my friend Kyle, for example.

that said, however, Yes i definitely am a badass lumberjack and don't you forget it.
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Post by: Lines on 08 Oct 2009, 19:14
Do you sleep all night and work all day?

to be honest i'm sort of predispositioned to hate everything at the store i work at ...

That is very understandable.
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Post by: JD on 08 Oct 2009, 20:59
Man I am so prepared for winter. I have a superb winter coat and some work books with wool comforts.

Bring it the fuck on nature.
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Post by: calenlass on 08 Oct 2009, 22:10
I wish I would need my lovely wool winter things. This is why I keep going back to Glasgow in January.


Sigh.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Oct 2009, 23:26
I like that it has an official title now.


Hannah! You should also get some cute heels to go with that first dress. It is begging for them. So adorable!

Lunchy we will go thrifting I promise. It is one of my new favourite things. (Also Gallery Serpentine holy shit.)

Don't worry Katie, I will go to Gallery with you. I want some of their coats. Though last time I went I discovered that due to my huge torso and not huge arms I need to get them to tailor the coats to fit me. Fuck.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 09 Oct 2009, 09:19
Right, so I'm going to a Penn State football game this weekend with one of my friends.  I just found out I'll be in the president's box.  I have no idea what is acceptable to wear here; she's going to be wearing black dress pants and a sweater.  What kind of outfit would work in this situation? 
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Post by: allison on 09 Oct 2009, 10:33
Slacks and button-down! Or a nice polo?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 09 Oct 2009, 10:35
Shirtless with team colors painted on.  The key is to figure out which letter she's going to be going as, so that you can fit into the word properly.
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Post by: valley_parade on 09 Oct 2009, 10:37
Dress like JoePa.

(http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/joe-pa-with-team.jpg)
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Post by: Slick on 09 Oct 2009, 13:16
I do not wear a winter coat in Ontario because fuck you guyz.
Tania it is a nice coat. I think it would be odd on you but I expect you to be some sort of indie-punk kid. I'm sure you could work it.

p.s. have we already made a joke about this being a fascist advice thread?
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Post by: Dimmukane on 09 Oct 2009, 15:50
Ok, so on a whim my mother decided to take me out and get some nicer clothes, so I picked up a brown ultra suede sports coat (this is what she called it, I have no idea if that's right or not), some dark khaki jeans, and some khaki-colored slacks.  I was thinking of doing the slacks with either a long sleeved pullover and the jacket or a button down shirt with the jacket.  If I don't get another chance to check this, I'll try to take some pictures to show how it turned out.
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Post by: Cernunnos on 09 Oct 2009, 16:09
p.s. have we already made a joke about this being a fascist advice thread?

Yes, I think the title even got changed for a while or something.
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Post by: JD on 09 Oct 2009, 16:11
We should change it back
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 11 Oct 2009, 09:27
Those suck, both of them. Im not opposed to the idea, the whole army vet homeless dude dressed in layer with the fingerless gloves thing.

But those are just not nice jackets
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Post by: tommydski on 11 Oct 2009, 09:30
Those are really bad.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 11 Oct 2009, 09:33
It's because I care that I warn you.

Also, since you are going surplus I fear maybe you believe that authenticity is more important than looking good when it comes to fashion.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Oct 2009, 12:58
The j.crew one is the best looking. He may be popping the collar simply to show you can? Luckily he isn't wearing a polo with a popped collar under it or he would just look like a douche.
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Post by: sean on 11 Oct 2009, 13:02
man that filson jacket is actually fucking bomb. how much is that thing?
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Post by: sean on 11 Oct 2009, 13:14
get the cruiser dude its the best one.
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Post by: chowburger on 11 Oct 2009, 13:14
(so many pockets - the back of the jacket is a gigantic pocket you can access through side snaps)

 :-o :-o :-o

You blow my mind with this fact.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 11 Oct 2009, 13:15
The cruiser is a much better idea. The Filson bomber jacket looks like something a divorced dad would wear on the day he gets to see his kids.
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Post by: sean on 11 Oct 2009, 13:20
i wonder if there are hardcore hunting shops i can cruise though around school where i could find a bomb jacket like that.

i gotta try this.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 11 Oct 2009, 15:13
Which one is the cruiser? Is it one of the ones in your first post?

If you have surplus shops, you should easily be able to find a good heavy jacket for less than $100, and I imagine Austin has plenty of surplus shops (it's Texas).

How cold are we talking, anyway? I've never been to Austin, so I don't know what kind of temperatures you are talking about, and what you normally wear at those temperatures. I've got a leather jacket with a nylon lining and polyester insulation that I wear in well below freezing weather that keeps me perfectly warm, I got that for 8 or 9 bucks (I'm pretty sure I mentioned getting it in a post last January). I'm pretty sure it also fits the description of bomber jacket, what with the elastic at the bottom to seal better.

If you are looking at surplus, from my experience, boots are bigger than they say, but everything else is a good bit smaller. My friend and I have to look for XL clothes at the surplus shop, and I'm 6'2", 165lb, not exactly what you would consider extra-large.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 11 Oct 2009, 18:29
Ah, okay. I see which on you mean now.

30-50, sometimes rain? Oh, you mean fall/spring. I thought you were talking about winter.

Seriously, though, what do you normally wear in that kind of weather? I'm assuming that you probably wear more in that weather than I do.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Oct 2009, 18:46
Fashion thread, where would I go to sell clothes? I have a bunch of older jackets I no longer wear. I could give them to charity I guess but these are really nice jackets like a really cool black suede number and an Italian wool jacket that I got from my grandfather that is in perfect condition. I've been to all the vintage stores in the area and they all buy from private sellers or something or otherwise just don't buy stuff from people off the street (which I guess is fair enough). I didn't really want to have to bother with eBay but it's looking like that is my only option, any ideas?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 11 Oct 2009, 19:02
Sam, I was just joking with the fall/spring thing. It just always makes me laugh when people refer to that weather as cold.

What do you normally wear in that weather? The trucker's jacket? I don't know what that is, so I can't really recommend something of similar warmth.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Oct 2009, 20:09
Jimmy, are there any consignment shops in your area?
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Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Oct 2009, 20:51
Fashion thread, where would I go to sell clothes? I have a bunch of older jackets I no longer wear. I could give them to charity I guess but these are really nice jackets like a really cool black suede number and an Italian wool jacket that I got from my grandfather that is in perfect condition. I've been to all the vintage stores in the area and they all buy from private sellers or something or otherwise just don't buy stuff from people off the street (which I guess is fair enough). I didn't really want to have to bother with eBay but it's looking like that is my only option, any ideas?

How much stuff do you have? If you get down to the DIY markets in Newtown you can set yourself up with a clothes stand and sell whatever you've got. Maybe even team up with a few other people, if you want to make a thing out of it. It's on the last Saturday of every month outside the Hub, stall space works on a first in best dressed basis, so you just have to get there early. There is no cost for stalls 'cause it was started as a DIY-no-approval-from-council thing by anarcho-hippy-punk types.

Newtown would also be ideal considering your fashion style as well.
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Post by: sean on 11 Oct 2009, 20:57
that is the best thing i have ever heard of.

d
dear go

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Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Oct 2009, 22:26
Jimmy if you do that I will join you, I have a bunch of stuff I want to sell but I tried ebay and damn it is annoying.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Oct 2009, 00:16
Yay! Ok well I'll organise a saturday morning off work one week and we'll totally sell some stuff!
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Post by: Ballard on 13 Oct 2009, 14:10
everybody i work with is waaaay too into the clothing and they all talk incessantly about how excited they are for the new catalogue.

also here is the link (http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Women/Outerwear-Jackets--Blazers/Womens-Trenches--Coats/index.cat).

Wait when did Eddie Bauer become a fashion thing? Last I checked, it was a west coast hip hop thing and a lumberjack/SUPER EXCITED CAMPER thing.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 13 Oct 2009, 15:57
There has been a serious upsurge in the appeal of "Classic American" style and the outdoorsy look recently. The amount of people wearing flannels and plaids is huge these days. It's a great look, I'm in favor of it
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Post by: JD on 13 Oct 2009, 16:11
I saw a guy who made it look terrible today though
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Post by: Ballard on 13 Oct 2009, 16:18
Hey Kieffer, your doppelganger was on Look At This Fucking Hipster today.

(http://i38.tinypic.com/168bcqe.jpg)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Oct 2009, 20:05
are we sure that's a doppleganger
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Oct 2009, 20:05
(yes, we are. nobody would willingly let kieffer near their child)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Oct 2009, 20:06
(unless he's actually stealing the child in that pic)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Oct 2009, 20:06
KIEFFER IS A BABY-STEALER  :-o :-o :-o
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Post by: Nodaisho on 13 Oct 2009, 20:10
That kid actually looks just like my cousin. Kieffer, steal someone else's cousin, dammit! You wouldn't be able to stand him anyway, he is whiny and violent.
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Post by: tania on 13 Oct 2009, 20:11
everybody i work with is waaaay too into the clothing and they all talk incessantly about how excited they are for the new catalogue.

also here is the link (http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Women/Outerwear-Jackets--Blazers/Womens-Trenches--Coats/index.cat).

Wait when did Eddie Bauer become a fashion thing? Last I checked, it was a west coast hip hop thing and a lumberjack/SUPER EXCITED CAMPER thing.

eddie bauer isn't fashionable. i just work(ed) there and wanted to know if the discount was worth taking advantage of. i don't really like any of their clothes.

the point is moot anyway because a couple of days after posting that i suddenly had an epiphany where i realized how much i fucking hated working there and put in my two weeks notice. maybe they will still give me a discount if i decide to buy that coat. probably not but who knows? oh well! woooooo
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Post by: Ballard on 13 Oct 2009, 20:23
I was just curious who would get excited about a new catalog of Eddie Bauer clothing.

HOLY SHIT THIS NEW GRANDPA PLAID IS ALL THE RAGE IN PARIS
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 13 Oct 2009, 23:16
That dude doesn't even look like me.
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Post by: Sox on 14 Oct 2009, 03:42
I was hoping that was the joke, but I couldn't be certain because everybody on QC needs a very powerful glasses prescription, and we're all incredibly self conscious and feel like dorks when we have them on, so we try to avoid wearing them, even if we're using the internet. It used to be the forum subtitle, even.

"QC: Where kids hate that they need their stupid glasses."
Before that is was
"QC: Where kids think glasses are cool and fashionable."

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Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Oct 2009, 03:54
I'm not sure what I should think that I did not need to make any wardrobe adjustments before I took this.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/Photoon2009-10-14at21473.jpg)
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Post by: est on 14 Oct 2009, 03:57
BEARDS
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Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Oct 2009, 03:59
http://www.myspace.com/thebeardsclub
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Post by: Sox on 14 Oct 2009, 13:26
I'm not sure what I should think that I did not need to make any wardrobe adjustments before I took this.

Pride is one's appearance is a good thing! Especially when you look like that.
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Post by: Liz on 14 Oct 2009, 16:14
Guys I bought a sweater! It is totally a little old lady sweater that my grandma would wear but I think I can rock the hell out of it and make it look goooood.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/4012871124_90d6c12056.jpg)

Fantastic yarn-flower appliques!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/4012871128_067932556c.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 14 Oct 2009, 18:22
Andie Walsh would wear that.
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Post by: Ballard on 14 Oct 2009, 19:31
Man I dunno Liz. I don't think even you can make that sweater not frumpy.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Oct 2009, 06:02
Eh fuck you I'm wearing it to class today. pffffffffffffft
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Post by: sean on 15 Oct 2009, 07:01
liz its okay you are my favorite old lady.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 15 Oct 2009, 11:18
I actually think you are kind of rocking that sweater, but don't listen to me, I don't have bird hair.
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Post by: valley_parade on 15 Oct 2009, 11:27
There has been a serious upsurge in the appeal of "Classic American" style and the outdoorsy look recently. The amount of people wearing flannels and plaids is huge these days. It's a great look, I'm in favor of it

Who knew my late French-Canadian grandfather was like 15 years ahead of the trend?

(I'm for it as well. I love a good plaid)
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Post by: calenlass on 15 Oct 2009, 12:59
MY HAIR IS A BIRD


(http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/982/982678/RobHalfordasGeneralLionWhytecopy_1242324808.jpg)


YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Oct 2009, 09:34
Hey Sam, what were those awesome shoes you posted a while back that were like 50 or 60 bucks and super casual but still mad classy? I need a casual/classy shoe, probably gonna get some beeswax leather desert boots, but I wanna scope those before I buy.
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Post by: Johnny C on 18 Oct 2009, 10:48
MY HAIR IS A BIRD


(http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/982/982678/RobHalfordasGeneralLionWhytecopy_1242324808.jpg)


YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID

quote forever
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Oct 2009, 13:42
uh what did they look like.

Nm, think they were Zurick.
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Post by: michaelicious on 18 Oct 2009, 18:04
(http://21.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kritkkU7de1qzpwi0o1_500.jpg)

You guys think these come in adult sizes?
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Post by: Ballard on 18 Oct 2009, 18:15
Your link was broken.

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)

If they do I want one bad.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Oct 2009, 18:19
i don't jam on zurick; they could've been the zig-zags (http://statusfoe.com/node/67) (but without that stupid speed-lacing) that are $20?

Naw these are them. Someone on hpn showed me Zurick.

Those Zig Zags are ill as fucc though.

Also, Filson is legit, sam still gets it better than everyone else.

Sam should I go ultra classic america, even though that is sort of what is happening right now, or do I go 80's.
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Post by: valley_parade on 19 Oct 2009, 10:17
Sam should I go ultra classic america, even though that is sort of what is happening right now, or do I go 80's.

Kieffer, do whatever the fuck you want, man.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Oct 2009, 10:35
Dude this thread is for ADVICE what the ass!

Sam I am thinking like a David Byrne style classic 80's cokehead look? I basically want to look like a character from a Brett Easton Ellis novel.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Oct 2009, 10:45
Kind of like this dude? Specifically the hair, but the look in general is pretty close to what I want. Except I want it to be a little dressier/classier.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/R7WfYlmJ0wI/AAAAAAAAC-g/gvNswIaZpnU/s400/H%26MRweb.jpg)
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Post by: valley_parade on 19 Oct 2009, 10:48
All I am getting from that picture is HOLY BRIGHT BLUE SOCKS, BATMAN. I want a pair.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Oct 2009, 10:50
That picture made me realize I need a new jacket.
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Post by: Drill King on 19 Oct 2009, 11:14
I have been looking for a jacket for the past month. Guys, does anyone have any recommendations of jackets for busty ladies that might not want a simple peacoat?
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Post by: Ozymandias on 19 Oct 2009, 11:18
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
 (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7547/tumblrkritkku7de1qzpwi0.jpg)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Oct 2009, 11:29
I have been looking for a jacket for the past month. Guys, does anyone have any recommendations of jackets for busty ladies that might not want a simple peacoat?

Would need to see your boobs to have an opinion.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Oct 2009, 11:30
Alternately, leather.
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Post by: Drill King on 19 Oct 2009, 11:56
I don't know how practical a leather jacket is in a country that is so cold, I associate leather jackets with cool summer evenings, do they make leather jackets warm enough for winter?
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Oct 2009, 11:58
You can get a leather jacket with a fur lining. But don't your boobs insulate you? You should post pictures of them, probably.
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Post by: Slick on 19 Oct 2009, 15:28
Drilly drill, back home I would wear a leather jacked with a thin-ish hooded sweatshirt underneath until usually November, hear in Ontario I find that is all I need winter-round. If it's a decent-thick jacket it'll stop the wind solid and then a good fuzzy layer will be fine for warmth. Of course, based on proximity to ocean the damp cold might be too much for that set-up.


p.s. I think I am going to give up on this long-standing trend of calling people by their names and start making up silly nicknames for people based on their usernames.
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Post by: Liz on 19 Oct 2009, 15:33
Do your worst.
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Post by: Sox on 19 Oct 2009, 15:39
Pizzly Wizzle.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 19 Oct 2009, 15:42
Lizzerbee.
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Post by: Slick on 19 Oct 2009, 15:43
see I was just going to go with 'missy' because she used to be called misconception
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Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Oct 2009, 15:45
If you get an insulated leather jacket, it will work just fine. I've got one that I can't wear when it is hotter than 40 or so degrees, because it is so warm.
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Post by: Sox on 19 Oct 2009, 15:58
see I was just going to go with 'missy' because she used to be called misconception

If you're going to do it, you have to pick names we'll all hate, man.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Oct 2009, 16:06
If you get an insulated leather jacket, it will work just fine. I've got one that I can't wear when it is hotter than 40 or so degrees, because it is so warm.

I have a leather jacket that's not even very insulated.  It lasts me through temps in single digits and teens with a lot of wind.  It's really the wind resistance that's key.  Also, a sweater or something underneath would probably make it even warmer.  I never wore sweaters last winter, but I've started wearing them all the time now.  I NEED MOAR SWEATERS!  Why are they so comfortable and good-looking?  Oh, right, the cashmere is probably helping out in that regard (the awesomest "didn't fit me, here you go" present from my family).
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Post by: Lunchbox on 19 Oct 2009, 16:18
Re: Leather Jackets (I want one and seeing as it is summer they are cheap now)
My problem is I don't even have big boobs but it is pretty much impossible to find a fitted leather jacket that I can zip up and not have them uncomfortably squished. I guess I should just get a bomber.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Oct 2009, 16:31
If you get an insulated leather jacket, it will work just fine. I've got one that I can't wear when it is hotter than 40 or so degrees, because it is so warm.

I have a leather jacket that's not even very insulated.  It lasts me through temps in single digits and teens with a lot of wind.  It's really the wind resistance that's key.
That's for sure. There is a world of difference between the jacket zipped and the jacket zipped and with the leather flap over the zip sealed (I think it was meant so that if you got in a motorcycle accident, you had leather between the zipper and the pavement, so you didn't have the pavement shoving zipper into your skin immediately). The insulation I was talking about is some polyester stuffing between a nylon lining and the leather outside.

I need to take it to get dry cleaned still, I never remember to get around to calling to see how much it will cost.

Since Bassist mentioned sweaters, what does everyone think of wooly pullys / commando sweaters? They look very warm and my local surplus shop (my main source of clothing other than thrift stores for band t-shirts) has them for cheap.
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Post by: Slick on 19 Oct 2009, 16:33
If you're going to do it, you have to pick names we'll all hate, man.

OK then, sockydickdicks.
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Post by: michaelicious on 19 Oct 2009, 16:37
I don't know how practical a leather jacket is in a country that is so cold, I associate leather jackets with cool summer evenings, do they make leather jackets warm enough for winter?

I thought you were Canadian. What happened to your government issued parka that you were given the day you were born?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Oct 2009, 16:40
She sold it for tickets to a hockey game.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Oct 2009, 17:04
(I think it was meant so that if you got in a motorcycle accident, you had leather between the zipper and the pavement, so you didn't have the pavement shoving zipper into your skin immediately)

More likely it's to prevent wind getting through the zipper.  Even racing suits don't have flaps over the zipper, so it's definitely not a safety issue.

As for military surplus stuff, I'm pretty much negative on all of it.  I went through a phase in high school, but right now I have a tough time finding a style for which actual military gear ends up looking good.  Usually, the military stuff is too "one size fits all" to actually look good without a lot of work.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 19 Oct 2009, 17:22
Well, I already tend to have a pretty surplus-heavy wardrobe, so that isn't an issue. Those sweaters in particular actually don't look very military, though, aside from the flags on them. I think they look pretty nice, but I was wondering if other people thought so too.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 19 Oct 2009, 17:25
That last post might be misleading.  I love military-style clothing.  If it fits you well, then I'd say go for it.
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Post by: Lines on 19 Oct 2009, 18:32
It's pretty hard to look bad in uniform. What.
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Post by: ruyi on 20 Oct 2009, 00:32
i don't jam on zurick; they could've been the zig-zags (http://statusfoe.com/node/67) (but without that stupid speed-lacing) that are $20?

I am really irritated that they only have those in men's sizes! Same with the people's shoe.
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Post by: calenlass on 20 Oct 2009, 05:51
Andy I would go with a leather jacket. You have to deal with some dampness due to proximity to the ocean, and leather jackets are pretty good at tackling that. If you are looking for something that doesn't require layering, you're going to need an actual coat. Why would you not layer, though? It is Canada and winter. To keep out the damp I layer here, and it only ever gets down to like 20F or so.
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Post by: plumbob78 on 22 Oct 2009, 19:06
I don't know how practical a leather jacket is in a country that is so cold, I associate leather jackets with cool summer evenings, do they make leather jackets warm enough for winter?

I know they make insulated ones for men. I'm sure they must for women.
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Post by: sean on 22 Oct 2009, 21:39
aw man went thrifting and bought a badass flannel and a fuckin' pilot type jacket.

so good.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 23 Oct 2009, 06:16
I have really big boobs (I'm a Gee cup) & the only leather jackets I can find that fit me are vintage, although I tried on an H&M one the other week in a 12 & it actually fitted pretty well.

As a good leather jacket is an investment I think it is worth going to a proper leather shop and asking if they do adjustments. But also remember that good leather will stretch and warm to your body shape.

Before it went missing (*sob*) mine (A cropped 70's biker style one) has become like a second skin. (It was also lined and REALLY warm.)
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Post by: Yayniall on 24 Oct 2009, 18:12
Too much tit-talk, not enough fashion.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Oct 2009, 18:39
I has boots! (Color is best in 1st one.)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0914.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0915.jpg)

I is happy!
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Post by: Emaline on 24 Oct 2009, 19:02
want
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Post by: tommydski on 24 Oct 2009, 20:55
Too much tit-talk, not enough pictures.

Your post, she is fixed.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Oct 2009, 21:32
(http://fatfinch.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/tomlin_blue_tit_450x338.jpg)

??
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 24 Oct 2009, 22:28
Don't we have a thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,23988.0.html) in which to make that joke?



No, wait.  It never gets old.
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Post by: ruyi on 24 Oct 2009, 23:29
i don't jam on zurick; they could've been the zig-zags (http://statusfoe.com/node/67) (but without that stupid speed-lacing) that are $20?

I am really irritated that they only have those in men's sizes! Same with the people's shoe.

...I guess I should have added, I would appreciate if you could recommend brands that have women's sizes. I was going to get some keep (http://www.keepcompany.com/) shoes but I decided I don't want sneakers with white soles.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 26 Oct 2009, 09:42
I have been looking for boots like that since my last pair died. Cannot find ones that have the nice line in between being clunky & feminine.

There are all too manly to flatter my calves or too slutty to look right with what I want to wear them with. (Short skirts & vests/t-shirts).

Awesome find.
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Post by: Johnny C on 26 Oct 2009, 10:50
Andy, how mild are Halifax winters? If they're not punishing, Katie's right. Layer. Wear a leather jacket with a hoodie underneath. It's stylish, warm and, if you can get decent mitts, cool as fuck.
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Post by: sean on 26 Oct 2009, 11:01
i dont usually do pix of my clothes but this jacket i thrifted is so goddamn good.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee175/antithesis9/PA260052.jpg?t=1256580011)

its a bit big but thats not even a thing cause this jacket is so fucking official.
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Post by: ruyi on 26 Oct 2009, 12:50
Link for coming soon? Also repetto seems more feminine/dressy, I just want sneakers.
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Oct 2009, 10:36
I got a new jacket as well, it wasn't exactly what I was looking for but I ran out of time(it is too cold), and it was cheap(50 bucks new? Yeah!) It's a bit less orange than this picture shows, more muted.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/coat2.jpg) the collar can be worn up or down, it's also better fitting that this shows but it's still a bit big because I wear a sweater underneath
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Post by: De_El on 27 Oct 2009, 13:14
Oh that's weird. My roommate's girlfriend has that coat. I see it basically every day now that it's cold.
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Post by: tommydski on 27 Oct 2009, 13:15
I think it's American Apparel.
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Post by: michaelicious on 27 Oct 2009, 13:36
I think the coat goes rather well with that hat. It's like an orange creamsicle.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 27 Oct 2009, 16:45
I think it's American Apparel.

Andy is seriously going to kill you in your sleep.
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Oct 2009, 17:22
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF IT IS BLACK RIVET BUT FFFFFFFFFF

TOMMY I WILL KILL YOU

NOT IN YOUR SLEEP

I want you to suffer every instant.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 27 Oct 2009, 17:30
Looks like a russet
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 27 Oct 2009, 17:31
Potato
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Oct 2009, 17:36
I'mma kill you.

Is this pick on every post andy makes day?
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Post by: JD on 27 Oct 2009, 17:54
Andy that is a nice coat
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Post by: Reed on 27 Oct 2009, 17:58
I'm pretty sure he's hitting on you, Andy.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Oct 2009, 18:06
Andy that is a nice coat
For a pumpkin

It isn't a bad coat, since it is duller than it looks in that photo. Otherwise, it would be pretty bad, at least in my opinion (this from the guy that has one bright colored shirt in his normal wardrobe). Aside from that, I suppose it is a nice coat, just not my style. It also looks like you should wear looser pants with it, it looks top-heavy otherwise.

edited for clarity.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 27 Oct 2009, 18:12
Andy that is a nice coat
For a pumpkin

I'm fairly certain pumpkins don't actually wear coats, on average.
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Post by: Scarychips on 27 Oct 2009, 18:27
Canadian Pumpkins do.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 27 Oct 2009, 18:28
Oh, right.  I forgot about the exchange rate.
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Post by: sean on 27 Oct 2009, 19:32
for whatever reason, ive always liked the top heavy look. maybe thats just cause i wear skinny jeans myself, but oh well.

however i dont think i could be convinced orange is a good color for really anything.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Oct 2009, 19:37
Top heavy can be good, but I think with that coat it just looks odd, maybe if it was a loose coat like a bomber jacket or something, where it isn't at its loosest at the bottom, right by the tight pants.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Oct 2009, 19:38
I'm a firm believer in balancing that shit out. As in, if it's loose on top, go tight on bottom, if loose on bottom, go tighter on top. There are exceptions to this rule, like sometimes a kind of tightish dress works and sometimes it is maybe good to rock the spy "form-fitting-everywhere" look.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 27 Oct 2009, 19:39
What do you mean that orange (http://www.catbitches.com/workspace/uploads/2256205822_e30aa80244_o.jpg) is not a good color?

Actually, I've recently discovered that a darker orange can, in fact, work and I don't think it looks bad in the above picture.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Oct 2009, 19:44
I'm a firm believer in balancing that shit out. As in, if it's loose on top, go tight on bottom, if loose on bottom, go tighter on top.
I tend to just got with the "Loose everywhere but the boots" look, but men's fashion is slightly different than women's fashion, from what I have observed.

It seems very easy to do top-heavy wrong, it seems like a lot of top-heavy looks end up making the woman look like a bird.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 27 Oct 2009, 19:51
Even so, the "loose everywhere but the boots" look ends up making one look fat.  Loose ends up eliminating the person's shape and substituting the garment's shape.  Unless the garment has a very purposeful shape, then it just results in making the person look large and shapeless.  In this case, it's apparently not so much of a concern due to the necessity of the situation (layering with a sweater).  One should always envision a shape one is trying to achieve and choose wardrobe according to the achievement of that shape.  This is, of course, a slightly idealized vision of fashion, since not all of us can achieve the shape that we'd like to achieve, and as such the goal should be achieving the best shape possible at all points in time.  Now, this shape can change depending on occasion, but there are certainly shapes that make us look better, and shapes that make us look worse (if I wear tapered trousers, I end up looking slightly ridiculous, because my natural body shape does not support this sort of thing).
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Post by: Nodaisho on 27 Oct 2009, 19:58
Even so, the "loose everywhere but the boots" look ends up making one look fat.
Not a problem for me. I'm 6'2" and 160lbs, I like the extra width that the baggy jackets and cargo pants give to my silhouette.
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Post by: Lines on 27 Oct 2009, 20:14
Andy, I like your coat! Bright coats are fun and make winter less drab.
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Post by: calenlass on 28 Oct 2009, 00:48
(http://www.eightiesonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/600px-the_first_album.jpg)

(http://www.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/hasselhoff.jpg)

(http://www.ermoumag.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/ermoumag_80s_fluo.jpg)


Top Heavy (http://www.topheavyclothing.com/)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Oct 2009, 03:07
I bought a new polo today! It is basically like the Fred Perry ones, black with the white trim on collar & sleeve. For some reason I can't find actual Fred Perry stuff in Perth for the life of me, but I guess I haven't looked super-hard either. I am going to rock good-fitting polo shirts hardcore this summer, I think. Gonna get some Ben Sherman ones as well.

I also bought some white jeans for my Andrew W.K. outfit for Hallowe'en. They're women's, and they cost $70 though, which is kind of lame. I feel like I need to get some wear out of them now because I paid so much. Fashion thread, is it ever O.K. to wear white jeans, and if so, with what?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Oct 2009, 04:52
A Halloween costume
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Post by: Lines on 28 Oct 2009, 05:39
In the summer, yes. Just don't wear them with a Hawaiian shirt. I think button downs would look fine with it.
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Post by: valley_parade on 28 Oct 2009, 07:26
I bought a new polo today! It is basically like the Fred Perry ones, black with the white trim on collar & sleeve. For some reason I can't find actual Fred Perry stuff in Perth for the life of me, but I guess I haven't looked super-hard either. I am going to rock good-fitting polo shirts hardcore this summer, I think. Gonna get some Ben Sherman ones as well.

Dovey, come to Boston! Hootenanny sells Fred Perry and Ben Sherman. Just stow away in Jimmy's suitcase the next time he comes to visit.
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Post by: tania on 28 Oct 2009, 07:35
right now i have two winter coats, my main one is a wool bomber and although it's not the warmest thing ever it keeps me pretty toasty up to about -10C or so. the other is a giant down-filled parka down to my knees i only pull out when the weather gets cold to the point where i want to die, but usually i end up wearing the bomber like 20x more than the parka anyway during winter. it is a pretty nice jacket.

ladies if you are still looking for winter coats that don't look terrible and it doesn't get horrifically cold where you live just get a wool bomber, i think one of these looks good on basically everyone -

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1272/bomber2.jpg)

(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8527/bomber1.jpg)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Oct 2009, 17:21

Dovey, come to Boston! Hootenanny sells Fred Perry and Ben Sherman. Just stow away in Jimmy's suitcase the next time he comes to visit.

I am coming to Boston anyway! If Jimmy wants to stow away in my suitcase then I'm sure we can work something out.
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Post by: Lines on 28 Oct 2009, 21:01
One of you just needs to bring a big enough suitcase so I can stow away to Australia.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Oct 2009, 02:43
I was gonna post this in the Walmart thread but it was a bit too much of a diversion so anyway

Fuck

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/Picture4-1.png)

Ralph

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/Picture3-2.png)

Lauren

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/Picture1-14.png)

Forever

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/Picture2-3.png)

The pattern for that last jacket also comes in shorts. I shudder to think about some dumbfuck with more money than brain cells wearing both at the same time and smiling inwardly at his perceived steez. Y'know, cos it's Polo, darling.
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Post by: michaelicious on 30 Oct 2009, 05:41
I would probably wear the sweater vest the dude in the second picture has on.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Oct 2009, 05:45
I don't know, I've seen a fair number of people here who might dress like that given the chance. A few weeks ago I walked past a group of guys in hunting breeches and those stupid little ties.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Oct 2009, 05:46
Yes well I think it's been pretty conclusively proven that the English gentry are crazy inbred so it just goes to show doesn't it
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Post by: valley_parade on 30 Oct 2009, 06:14
The jacket in the second picture is a lot like the RL jacket I have. Except I only paid $1.50 for mine. =D
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Post by: allison on 30 Oct 2009, 07:05
I like the second picture. It makes me think of The Great Gatsby.
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Post by: jhocking on 30 Oct 2009, 07:23
i dont think i could be convinced orange is a good color for really anything.

Man I love orange shirts:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/grant.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/lollapalooza.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/ski-silly.jpg)

There are several more too, these are not all of my orange shirts, just the ones I happened to find in my photobucket. This post inspired me to put on an orange shirt from Acadia National Park in Maine, and my favorite orange shirt is one with a rowing centipede I got in San Sebastian, a town on the northern edge of Spain.
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Post by: Jace on 31 Oct 2009, 05:21
There are pieces of those outfits that are not terrible alone, and could be used to make some good outfits, but the way they have them together is terrible. Just fucking terrible.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Oct 2009, 22:41
The only things there that I'd consider wearing (under great duress) would be the houndstooth jacket and the two oxford strip shirts.

Hey guys, pocket squares (http://www.kentwang.com/catalog.php)!
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Post by: Emaline on 02 Nov 2009, 10:33
I think the second and third pictures are ok.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Nov 2009, 20:13
So these TOMS shoes, I cannot figure out if they are okay or not. Help me someone.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Nov 2009, 05:12
You mean these (http://www.tomsshoes.com/productslist.aspx?CategoryID=8)? They look like they'd team well with a robe and a pipe.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Nov 2009, 01:49
Oh man I just realised that post could read like I was saying that was a bad thing. If you know me well you'd know I'd never mean that.

Anyway Fashion Thread here is the Unbelievably Expensive Bag I just bought (http://www.saddlebackleather.com/categories/79-Briefcases/products/1655-Leather-Briefcase-Chestnut). Feel free to complement me on my good taste and rugged manliness:

(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/8148/bcmdchsaddlebackleather.jpg)

The thing has an honest-to-dog 100 year warranty. If a rivet pops out of this sucker while my grandson is carting it around, he can send it back and get a new one. No kidding.
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Post by: Spluff on 05 Nov 2009, 03:02
Is the dirt extra, or is it included in the cost?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Nov 2009, 04:44
It's there to up the "rugged" quotient, duh.

So anyway I just cam across a clothing label called "Hood Prep" and the logo looks like this

(http://www.hoodprepclothing.com/images/hpbanmyspace2.jpg)

Imagine my dismay when it turns out name+logo are wildly unrepresentative (http://www.hoodprepclothing.com/storeee1.htm) of the clothing. Such opportunity, wasted.
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Post by: Ballard on 05 Nov 2009, 11:15
Fuck Ralph Lauren Forever

For what? For making clothing for people who look like they own yachts for the last four and a half decades?

Yeah those are stupid but if you haven't noticed, the majority of haute couture fashion looks fucking ridiculous. Have you ever seen a runway show? Not even half of that stuff will ever make it to a department store and I guarantee you the paisley tie won't be part of that stuff.

Also jesus why the massively overkill bag? I mean, it's a nice bag but is there a legitimate reason anyone would spend $500 on it?
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Post by: Emaline on 05 Nov 2009, 11:23
Dovery, I love your bag! If I had the money I'd buy it in a heart beat.\



Also, Toms are dumb for the price.
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Post by: tania on 05 Nov 2009, 11:59
it's a nice bag but is there a legitimate reason anyone would spend $500 on it?

The thing has an honest-to-dog 100 year warranty.

i think this is a pretty legitimate reason dude

oh yay my turn!

(http://img5.travelblog.org/Photos/31230/315384/f/2749920-Capybara-0.jpg)

hee hee hee
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Post by: Beren on 05 Nov 2009, 12:29
Also, Toms are dumb for the price.

I think this and then I want some and then blah.

I'll probably end up getting one pair and wearing them guiltily constantly.

edit: I do rather like these. (http://www.tomsshoes.com/ProductDetails.aspx?CategoryID=8&productID=379#pageTop)
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Post by: Ballard on 05 Nov 2009, 13:47
I dunno, I like change! I understand buying a quality bag but if I spent over $500 on one, particularly one with a 100 year warranty, I would never again feel justified in buying a new bag. I enjoy the process of switching things like bags and coats and breaking new ones in every year or two.

It is a snazzy bag, I'll admit.

The look of straight down to business on that capybara's face strikes terror into my heart.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Nov 2009, 16:23
Aw shit I want that bag but I can never justify spending more than $100 on anything.
(Why am I still so poor?)
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Post by: Eris on 05 Nov 2009, 16:36
It is a gorgeous bag but yeah, seems too expensive for what it is. I am thinking of maybe trying to start making things like bags, or mucking about with cutting up t-shirts to looks different, but the thing is they will all take forever because I will be sewing by hand. Still would be kinda fun, though.
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Post by: Lines on 05 Nov 2009, 17:23
I am happy with my Timbuk2 bag. It has a pretty good warranty (granted, not a 100 year one) and was less than $100. But while I wouldn't be able to get one, that bag is pretty dang sweet, Dovey.

Also, that is definitely the best capybara picture yet.
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Post by: Emaline on 05 Nov 2009, 20:12
Hey....

I need boots. Its a difficult task finding boots for a lady with calf muscles as large as mine. 90% of the time everything fits except for the parts that cover my calf muscles. I blame a childhood spent on the tips of my toes, which whenever I am lacking shoes I am still on the tips of my toes.

Any idea where I could get some good boots that would fit, and that will not kill my bank account?
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Post by: Lines on 05 Nov 2009, 20:25
I have the same problem, which is why I only ever get mid-calf boots. I got my boots at Macy's and they've got a toooon of boots that are priced well and DSW has a good selection, too.
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Post by: tania on 05 Nov 2009, 20:32
i have the same problem too! it stinks!

naturalizer (http://www.naturalizer.com) has a lot of wide shaft leather boots available and they also have a big sale right now, you should be able to find a good pair for under $100 no problem.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Nov 2009, 21:41
Yeah those are stupid but if you haven't noticed, the majority of haute couture fashion looks fucking ridiculous. Have you ever seen a runway show? Not even half of that stuff will ever make it to a department store and I guarantee you the paisley tie won't be part of that stuff.

I have seen almost all of this stuff in stores. I copied the pictures from Ralph Lauren's website, from the Purple Label and Polo collections, both ready-to-wear. Do Ralph even do couture?

I am willing to give haute couture the benefit of the doubt but this is not.

Quote
Also jesus why the massively overkill bag? I mean, it's a nice bag but is there a legitimate reason anyone would spend $500 on it?

I figure I could do that or spend $200 on a similar-ish leather bag that'll probably die on me in a year or two. And then again, and then again. I'm planning on doing the same thing with shoes next time I have to buy some everyday hard-wear shoes because I'm getting sick of shoes falling apart on me. I agree with you on how it is nice th have change in some things but on the other hand there are some things that will never go out of style, and that will never not make sense to own. Black close-laced shoes, a rugged briefcase, your watch, a dark grey two-button suit. You will be wearing these things for the rest of your life, so you might as well get it right the first time. Hell, I may be 23 but I'm still kind of intrigued by the heirloom qualities of some of these things as well.

Also, I am going travelling soon, and I basically need something that I can use as a carry-on and also just carry around on me when I am walking around in strange places. I will be travelling in N. & S. America for a year at least, and then after that it seems likely that I will be going to Europe, then Asia and so on and on and on. This bag is going to take a beating, and I do not want it falling apart on me.

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Post by: Ballard on 05 Nov 2009, 22:10
Okay that makes perfect sense; carry on.
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Post by: calenlass on 05 Nov 2009, 22:15
So I am going to a Swing Dance Extravaganza on saturday. What should I wear?

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/swingdance8.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/swingdance12.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/swingdance4.jpg)



This is the cardigan I have to go with... whichever. What you can't see is that there are pearls at all the crosses in the knitting.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/swingdance5.jpg)



I have pearls to go with it, of course.
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Post by: Ballard on 05 Nov 2009, 22:25
Blues or Lindy Hop?
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Post by: JD on 05 Nov 2009, 22:27
I'm planning on doing the same thing with shoes next time I have to buy some everyday hard-wear shoes because I'm getting sick of shoes falling apart on me.

I've had a pair of pumas for about 2 years now. They are still in great shape.

Calenlass do the second one
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Post by: Fenriswolf on 06 Nov 2009, 00:07
calenlass, you have amazing clothes (and shoes!). I think the second one is the best - but I would possibly go for the first myself as green is awesome.

Oh, and I got my money clip in the mail. It's fan-fucking-tastic!
I just want to say I am now horribly horribly jealous (yup, I'm referencing an old post, sorry!) as I desperately want one of those and I cannot find anyone who ships to NZ!!! They are so nice. *drools*

(If anyone is actually interested this is the one I desire: pretty, pretty wallet (http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?departmentCategoryId=&orderId=302610417&catalogId=10052&productId=22120707&imagePath=ML9199200&orderItemId=48741142&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=&storeId=12052))
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Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Nov 2009, 00:33
Yeah Fossil is kind of a bitch for not shipping internationally. I had to wait four months for the billfold I wanted to come in stock in Australian stores.

Katie: #1
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Post by: Verergoca on 06 Nov 2009, 02:22
I always wondered what the arguments are for not shipping internationally, it is way annoying to see all the goodies you cant get!

Also, katie, go for the greem!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Nov 2009, 04:25
Katie I like the first one, particularly since if you're dancing you might want to go for slighlty lower heels than #2 (if this isn't a consideration then #2 is awesome as well). I don't think that shade of orange is really your colour, although it could be the light.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Nov 2009, 05:03
I like #1 and #3! And I am kind of jealous of you right now. I want to learn how to swing soooo bad.
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Post by: calenlass on 06 Nov 2009, 08:29
It is actually red. Light, exposure lol.

Also those green spectators are not really any lower than the others, they just have slightly chunkier heels (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/DSCF0016-1-1.jpg).
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Post by: McTaggart on 06 Nov 2009, 08:37
They look lower than the black and white ones because of their thinner soles I think.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Nov 2009, 08:51
I was looking at the angle your feet made in them; there isn't much in it.

Red is better, but I still prefer the first two because that skirt is awesome! And going for colours instead of black is almost always a good choice.
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Post by: calenlass on 06 Nov 2009, 11:36
Yeah, I color-fixed the first set to be as close as possible to the colour I know the shoes to be, and obviously the black didn't matter, but it was a lot harder with the red dress.


Ok thanks guys! I will go with the green I guess, on account of those are my favourite shoes.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Nov 2009, 16:59
The green will look the best with pearls as well in my opinion
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 06 Nov 2009, 19:18
I like 1 and 2, dont like 3. Well to be honest, 2 is dependent on whether you are popping the collar or if its supposed to be like that.
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Post by: calenlass on 06 Nov 2009, 23:12
I like it like that, but it can do that or be a peter pan style collar.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Nov 2009, 02:32
Dear Fashion Thread;

I figure I could do that or spend $200 on a similar-ish leather bag that'll probably die on me in a year or two. And then again, and then again. I'm planning on doing the same thing with shoes next time I have to buy some everyday hard-wear shoes because I'm getting sick of shoes falling apart on me.

So yeah, about these shoes. At the moment I am rocking some Vans lo-tops as my everyday shoe but there is a hole where my big toe is and it is getting bigger all of the time. I've only had these for 3 months. I seem to go through sneakers at a frankly ridiculous rate and if I was less prepared to wear them right up to when they are literally falling apart they would b going even faster.

So because of the seeming unreliabilty issues and the fact that my personal brand is gravitating away from it anyway I have decided to give up on sneakers as my everyday shoe. So I am basically looking for a leather or suede shoe or boot that I can wear to work and is reasonably nice but that will also withstand a fair bit of a beating, as I walk a lot of places and tend to go offroad some amount. I am highly amenable to chukka boots or desert boots but lo-tops can do fine as well.

I'm cool with spending some decent amount of money but don't be ridiculous, and keep in mind that I live in Australia so I need to actually be able to get the shoes to me somehow.

Have at it, Internet servants.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 10 Nov 2009, 03:07
Re suede shoes, I bought these:

(http://fluxuryb.com/uploads/2009/06/clae-mcqueen-summ09-colorways-1.jpg)

And they were a bit uncomfortable at first, but now they are ridiculously comfortable, moccasin style.

Also, the red is a good red, and they look really good with my jeans (oh, also, Uniqlo makes crazy nice fitting jeans).

So yeah, I'm happy.
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Post by: tommydski on 10 Nov 2009, 03:21
Quote from: StaedlerMars
So yeah, I'm happy.

That you could die?
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 10 Nov 2009, 05:13
Dear Fashion Thread;

I figure I could do that or spend $200 on a similar-ish leather bag that'll probably die on me in a year or two. And then again, and then again. I'm planning on doing the same thing with shoes next time I have to buy some everyday hard-wear shoes because I'm getting sick of shoes falling apart on me.

So yeah, about these shoes. At the moment I am rocking some Vans lo-tops as my everyday shoe but there is a hole where my big toe is and it is getting bigger all of the time. I've only had these for 3 months. I seem to go through sneakers at a frankly ridiculous rate and if I was less prepared to wear them right up to when they are literally falling apart they would b going even faster.

So because of the seeming unreliabilty issues and the fact that my personal brand is gravitating away from it anyway I have decided to give up on sneakers as my everyday shoe. So I am basically looking for a leather or suede shoe or boot that I can wear to work and is reasonably nice but that will also withstand a fair bit of a beating, as I walk a lot of places and tend to go offroad some amount. I am highly amenable to chukka boots or desert boots but lo-tops can do fine as well.

I'm cool with spending some decent amount of money but don't be ridiculous, and keep in mind that I live in Australia so I need to actually be able to get the shoes to me somehow.

Have at it, Internet servants.

(http://www.stylenerds.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/mens_clarks_desert_boot_reviews_367469_300.jpg)
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 10 Nov 2009, 05:18
Both are ugly
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Post by: Lines on 10 Nov 2009, 05:44
I like the first pair, actually. They look like Vans gone moccasin.

And I had the same problem with my authentics and sort of the slip ons, but not nearly as fast. I had my slip ons for over a year before they got holes and the authentics only lasted about 6 months. Is there any way to reinforce the toes on those? I really liked the authentics and want another pair, but not if they're going to keep getting holes really fast.
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Post by: valley_parade on 10 Nov 2009, 07:27
Those have to be the most boring shoes I've seen in my life, Kieffer.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 10 Nov 2009, 09:43
That you could die?

Not quite.
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Post by: tommydski on 10 Nov 2009, 10:11
But you won't get any older now the angels wanna wear your red shoes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJKt-DhII_4).
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Post by: michaelicious on 10 Nov 2009, 11:24
But you won't get any older now the angels wanna wear your red shoes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJKt-DhII_4).

Another thread successfully Costello'd.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 10 Nov 2009, 11:33
Those have to be the most boring shoes I've seen in my life, Kieffer.

You're an idiot. They're classic, a little dressy, suede, super fucking comfortable, durable, and they fill every roll he asked for.

I'm finna get a pair in the beeswax leather as soon as I can afford them.
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Post by: valley_parade on 10 Nov 2009, 11:53
We're not questioning my idiocy here. That's what the guitar thread's for.
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Post by: JD on 10 Nov 2009, 11:56
I've had a pair of pumas for about 2 years now. They are still in great shape.

Puma makes good shoes dood
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Post by: michaelicious on 10 Nov 2009, 12:17
Desert boots look really nice in dark brown suede as well as the beeswax leather. Sucks that they are kind of narrow fitting or I would probably own a pair.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 10 Nov 2009, 15:13
Uggg Puma's just reek of lame mid-late twenty somethings who wish they were younger
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 10 Nov 2009, 16:26
I have owned Pumas since I was 20.  I guess I am becoming a mid-twenty something now, though.  Still, they're super comfortable and look good with casual stuff.  However, they are not good for looking a bit less casual.  I will need to do that some day when I am no longer a graduate student.  Fortunately, that will also be when I start making real person money.
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Post by: LeeC on 10 Nov 2009, 17:12
So I am going to a Swing Dance Extravaganza on saturday. What should I wear?


(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/swingdance12.jpg)

this one! this one! this one! (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x242/officially_in_love/thsmiley_bouncegreen.gif)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Nov 2009, 18:21
hughlhl I want all of the stuff on the Uniqlo site. I wonder if there's anyone in Australia what stocks them

http://www.stylenerds.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/mens_clarks_desert_boot_reviews_367469_300.jpg

It is weird doing research and coming across a lot of hype for Clarks boots because Clarks to me has always been the company that makes the shitty clunky round-toed shoes that little kids wore to private school
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Post by: Drill King on 10 Nov 2009, 21:25
I have decided to give up on sneakers as my everyday shoe.
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Post by: JD on 10 Nov 2009, 22:08
Cool people go barefoot
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Post by: Spluff on 10 Nov 2009, 22:11
It is weird doing research and coming across a lot of hype for Clarks boots because Clarks to me has always been the company that makes the shitty clunky round-toed shoes that little kids wore to private school

hey, I wore those to a public school. Way to stereotype.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 11 Nov 2009, 02:44
But you won't get any older now the angels wanna wear your red shoes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJKt-DhII_4).

Nice.

Yeah, Uniqlo is fantastic and pretty alright priced. I have a pair of their selvedge skinny jeans for over year now, and they just get better and better. They're incredibly soft now to. I haven't ever bought any of their shirts or sweaters or other things (but that's because I usually buy shirts and such in charity shops), so I don't know how they are for quality.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Nov 2009, 03:50
Tommy I've totally been on an Elvis Costello Youtube binge all day thanks to that. Thanks man.

Andy, I don't get it? Why did you quote me again?

Thanks for the recs, people. I've narrowed it down to the Clarks, The Doc Marten chukkas or the Red Tape chukkas. Brown Suede no doubt.  Just waiting to get some money and to see what eBay shakes out at me.
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Post by: pwhodges on 11 Nov 2009, 05:34
(http://cassland.org/images/capybara-pool.jpg)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Nov 2009, 05:36
Good save Paul, sorry for dropping the furry grass-eating South American ball folks
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 11 Nov 2009, 11:39
I assume andy and sam both mean to say they too, have abandoned sneakers as their everyday shoe.
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Post by: JD on 11 Nov 2009, 12:04
Pumas aren't sneakers man. They are shoes made for the gods.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 11 Nov 2009, 12:22
Pumas aren't sneakers man. They are shoes made for the gods.
The burberry-wearing, flunked second grade gods.
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Post by: sean on 11 Nov 2009, 12:33
zombiedude wrong again.
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Post by: JD on 11 Nov 2009, 13:09
The shoe gods frown upon you all.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Nov 2009, 13:15
If someone who flunked second grade is wearing Burberry, we have a problem.
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Post by: BlahBlah on 11 Nov 2009, 13:42
I think you should take a visit to the UK. Glasgow would be a good place.
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Post by: Liz on 11 Nov 2009, 15:40
Man if I had enough money I would be wearing Burberry. Seriously. Minus the hat, I would rock this outfit like woah.

(http://BUR.imageg.net/cms_widgets/20/31/203111_assets/AW09_LON_AUT_LIF_LOOK20.jpg)
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Post by: tommydski on 11 Nov 2009, 15:50
Wow, it actually sort of hurts to look at that woman.

She looks emaciated, bless her.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 11 Nov 2009, 16:28
The burberry-wearing, flunked second grade gods.

Or maybe the whatever-wearing, going after my third degree normal people?  Seriously, what is with all of the Puma hate?  Yes, there are tons of terrible Pumas (the ones with the Ferrari logos come to mind immediately), but there are also Pumas that are crazy comfortable and look good.

They are also sneakers.  Really.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Nov 2009, 17:31
It is weird doing research and coming across a lot of hype for Clarks boots because Clarks to me has always been the company that makes the shitty clunky round-toed shoes that little kids wore to private school

hey, I wore those to a public school. Way to stereotype.

Yeah man I wore these to public school too. Clarks had the school shoe market pretty much cornered, and proper shoes were compulsory uniform evern at public school.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Nov 2009, 17:35
ps. going to print a dinosaur on a t-shirt. Thinking either a) tricerotops b) ankylosaurus or c) stegosaurus.

Thoughts?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 11 Nov 2009, 18:49
Stego
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Post by: Liz on 11 Nov 2009, 19:07
All three, looking up at a full moon.

Work with me here.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Nov 2009, 19:23
Hah. A friend of mine actually gave me this threadless shirt (http://www.threadless.com/submission/222011/Three_Keyboard_Cat_Moon) for my last birthday, but I never wear it. It's a size too big, and it also takes parody-shirt-internet nerdery to a level I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Nov 2009, 19:58
Those are 3 very awesome dinos, but I would pick tricerotops.
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Post by: tania on 11 Nov 2009, 20:09
stegosaurus, because it is the perfect segway to then tell people about how the spiky bit on the end of their tails is honest to god called the thagomizer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer).
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Nov 2009, 21:41
Ankylosaurus all the way man. They are rad.
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Post by: calenlass on 11 Nov 2009, 21:56
The shoe gods frown upon you all.


Except me!
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Post by: Jace on 12 Nov 2009, 03:05
stegosaurus,

Would wear a shirt that says "Stegosaurus all up in this shit"
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Post by: phooey on 12 Nov 2009, 03:40
Stegosaurus is not my favorite, but by far the most interesting when it comes to silhouettes on a tshirt.  An ankylosaurus will look like a poundcake gone wrong, and a triceratops is just ... hm.  I don't know, not a fan.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 12 Nov 2009, 04:59
Stego is soooo indie rock
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Post by: Spluff on 12 Nov 2009, 06:06
Why am I not surprised that Jimmy is the only person who picked the right dinosaur?

The rest of you, go to your rooms and think about what you've done.
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Post by: michaelicious on 12 Nov 2009, 06:24
You should probably put some sort of sauropod on that shirt instead of all these other sucker dinosaurs.
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Post by: tommydski on 12 Nov 2009, 12:36
Okay I'm officially old. I suspected it for a while but now it's finally happened.

Honestly that exact bag was the kind of receptacle some poor kid would be bullied for owning in first school. Sure enough, enough time has passed that it's considered fashionable now.
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Post by: BlahBlah on 12 Nov 2009, 12:52
Okay I'm officially old. I suspected it for a while but now it's finally happened.

Honestly that exact bag was the kind of receptacle some poor kid would be bullied for owning in first school. Sure enough, enough time has passed that it's considered fashionable now.

The cool kids wear those messenger bags now. I have a big rucksack similar to Sam's desired one, it's much better.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Nov 2009, 13:03
I don't like that bag, tbh. It's boring and it's Northface, which means you're paying far too much for a boring bag. (I'm sure it's not bad in quality, but still.)
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Nov 2009, 13:25
I still have a red jansport bag. I've had it for ages.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PC7%2BoYVHL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Apparently I like red.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Nov 2009, 13:52
$32 isn't that bad.

Oh that really isn't a bad price.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Nov 2009, 14:12
$32 isn't that bad. and tommy old jansports/bags that look like old jansports have been popular for a while.

Holy dang. How old? I might be fashionable.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 12 Nov 2009, 20:02
Ooh are we talking about bags? I wanted to fulfill my childhood obsession over messenger bags when I went away to college, and in my search stumbled upon the last one of these within 50 miles:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/2272879171_4a071790e0.jpg)


MSRP: $65+tax

I paid: $7.00

The thing is basically a gigantic sack, happy to swallow up anything I might need to carry for a while. After about a year and a half of daily use I haven't seen any noticeable wear.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Nov 2009, 21:05
Sorry to throwback to an old conversation but Burberry,

(http://urbantakeout.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/burberry-wool-overcoat1.jpg)

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Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Nov 2009, 22:04
brand of choice for chavs and other miscreants?
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Post by: calenlass on 12 Nov 2009, 23:42
This (http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Accessories/Wallets/I+Let+My+Tape+Rock+Wallet) made me think of Emilio and Jens.


Or maybe a girlfriend of theirs, rather.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Nov 2009, 23:46
The first present I ever bought my g/f was a cassette-print tote
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Post by: öde on 13 Nov 2009, 02:03
brand of choice for chavs and other miscreants?

All the kids from the estate are wearing the 650+ trenchcoats.
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 13 Nov 2009, 04:34
Confusing a print & a designer there...

(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00470/burberryBig_280_470734a.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QT8O9pgwakM/Rhi9zNA89UI/AAAAAAAABQE/9-uCNSZELAk/s400/chavs.jpg)

(http://www.nsma.org.au/pics2007/chavburb.jpg)

Examples of the inside of a beautiful raincoat being turned into something just awful. See also: Louis Vitton print on knock off purses of terrible girls luggage.
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Post by: Drill King on 13 Nov 2009, 05:22
That first chick is wearing way too much of what I still feel like is plaid.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 13 Nov 2009, 05:42
fuck daniella westbrook
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Post by: Dollface on 13 Nov 2009, 06:09
(http://www.fanplusfriend.com/catalog/P00138_01.jpg)


Want!

(and yes my super villain look is going to be stylish)
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Post by: Lines on 13 Nov 2009, 06:47
This (http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Accessories/Wallets/I+Let+My+Tape+Rock+Wallet) made me think of Emilio and Jens.


Or maybe a girlfriend of theirs, rather.

Why are they always sold out of the things I want. :c Ha! They have a vinyl (http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Accessories/Wallets/This+Is+Vinyl+Tap+Wallet) one, too.
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Post by: tania on 13 Nov 2009, 07:25
because other people want them too.
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Post by: öde on 13 Nov 2009, 09:51
Confusing a print & a designer there...

Knock off Burberry tartan hasn't been popular for years. You're far more likely to see actual chavs wearing tracksuits, or if the slightly nicer chavs go out they wear thin, plain Fred Perry sweaters or something similar.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 13 Nov 2009, 12:37
Holy shit dudes, Holland&Holland.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_if_XeEEAXGM/Sv16OsxvoMI/AAAAAAAAGuY/DYMVQMrKIeo/s1600/hh2.png)

The rest of the images are flash on their website and I suck at the internet, but fuck I could wear the shit out of some of these clothes.

The first, third, fourth, six, and seventh images in their fall collection are all awesome. I would date the hell out of a girl who dressed like the third picture, and the bag in the fourth is awesome. Plus, that vest

http://www.hollandandholland.com/clothing/index.html
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Post by: BlahBlah on 13 Nov 2009, 12:52
If any of you ever see me dressing like that then you have permission to shoot me.
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Post by: BlahBlah on 13 Nov 2009, 12:53
Seriously, it's like the Tories created their own clothing company.
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 13 Nov 2009, 12:53
Mmmmm... Phesant.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 13 Nov 2009, 15:29
Holy crap.  Thanks for the reminder never to join a rich person's shooting club.  I will just use the gun on everybody dressed like that.  Which will be everybody but me.  I'll continue shooting alongside poor people, thank you very much.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Nov 2009, 15:30
The only reason guys like that go shooting is to let out their aggression about Daddy never buying them that eighth pony.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 13 Nov 2009, 15:42
Shooting for those people has nothing to do with aggression.  It is just another social activity.  They go out, shoot a few birds (just so long as it doesn't take much work) and then retire to the club lounge to have a drink and talk about the morning hunt.  I have played gigs for those people so many times (they're the only people who can afford a band for regular old parties), and I hate the whole lot of them.
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Post by: Spluff on 13 Nov 2009, 22:57
Fashion is a sculpture of a dog wearing a tie.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 14 Nov 2009, 00:03
Yeah, guys, but they look fucking awesome.
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Nov 2009, 00:23
I just can't handle the shit hanging out of his boots. The rest I'm cool with.
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Nov 2009, 00:23
And who the fuck shoots pheasant with a double barrel?

My grandfather doesn't even own a fucking double barrel and the dude is 84.
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Post by: McTaggart on 14 Nov 2009, 00:32
Did I ever link this here? It's a Holland and Holland modified Range Rover (http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2009/09/limited-edition-range-rover-holland-by.html) and it is very stately.
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Post by: Ballard on 14 Nov 2009, 00:54
Kieffer dude I like yr fashion generally but that shit is wack.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 14 Nov 2009, 02:18
So is that the same H&H that makes fancy guns and rounds designed for rhinos and elephants and the like? fake edit: Yep, looks like it. That is just bizarre.

Alex: People that live where it is extremely difficult to get a shotgun with a capacity higher than 3 rounds, so they figure why not use a double-barrel? Seems odd that it isn't an over/under, though. For some reason that is what is stuck in my head when I think fancy overpriced over-engraved European shotguns.
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Nov 2009, 03:00
For the record, "custom Range Rover" and "stately" are mutually exclusive concepts in my mind.
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Post by: Dollface on 14 Nov 2009, 03:12
(http://www.utilikilts.com/img/products/kilts/workmans_lg.jpg)


KILTS! (http://www.utilikilts.com/company/products/kilts/workmans/)
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Post by: Lines on 14 Nov 2009, 05:32
I'm pretty sure one of the last things I would be doing in a kilt is carpentry or whatever.
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Nov 2009, 08:07
It should be illegal to wear any kind of kilt unless you are Scottish and in authentic Highland regalia.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 14 Nov 2009, 09:24
Agree. Kilts are fucking stupid.
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Post by: Lines on 14 Nov 2009, 09:29
If you're actually Scottish and wearing your family tartan for a formal event, cool. If you work at a place where your uniform requires a kilt, ok fine. (There's a restaurant here that does.) Any other reason is a bit silly.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 14 Nov 2009, 09:56
What about after studying in Scotland for four years and the graduation ceremony?

Or ceilidhs?
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Nov 2009, 14:12
I like kilts, actually. Utilikilts are kind of annoying because every geek wears one and thinks he is super unique, but what's wrong with kilts?
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Nov 2009, 14:13
They're kind of stupid looking in most contexts.

I mean, hey, maybe that's just years of social conditioning talking, but virtually nothing really goes with them and odds are you'll look stupid.
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Nov 2009, 14:19
Scottish men in kilts with appropriate attire look fine.

Americans who have a great great grandparent who may have been distantly Scottish and wear them with regular clothes look really ridiculous.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 14 Nov 2009, 14:21
Americans who have a great great grandparent who may have been distantly Scottish and wear them with appropriate attire?
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Nov 2009, 14:28
Oh, I dunno.

(http://www.sattlers.org/mickey/culture/clothing/kilts/images/connery-1-th.jpg)

(http://www.lindaclifford.com/Images/KiltGuys.jpg)

(http://www.scottishclansman.com/graphics/homerental2.jpg)

(http://dolshouse.com/holiday03/images/neeson_kilt.jpg)

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l48/dthdancer/eluvietie_bassist_kilt.jpg)



I guess it is a matter of opinion, though.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Nov 2009, 14:30
eeeheeeheehee
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 14 Nov 2009, 14:32
I would like to point out that most of those pictures fall under the category of what has been roundly agreed is completely fine or a period costume (which hasn't been discussed because it's not really a current fashion thing).
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Nov 2009, 14:35
Exactly. Liam Neeson wasn't exactly wearing his kilt with a pair of Vans when he appeared in Rob Roy.
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Post by: Lines on 14 Nov 2009, 15:04
Well, Sean Connery is (dashingly) Scottish. Liam Neeson is Irish, but playing a Scottsman (dashingly so). The hikers are probably Scottish, or at least in the UK from looking at the landscape, the couple is in formal attire (though her dress is a bit silly, the dude looks good), and that last dude is Swiss, but metal as fuck. (I would not mess with a metal dude in a kilt, would you?)

But yeah, none of them, minus the last one sort of, are mixing those with "contemporary" clothes, like t-shirts and sneakers. The hikers are wearing sweaters and both the hikers are the metal dude are wearing boots. You picked really good examples. It's the ones that wear kilts with casual, everyday things that don't look good. I mean, the dudes at the restaurant down the street from my store wear kilts with t-shirts, but they have on the socks and appropriate shoes, so they don't look as silly.
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Nov 2009, 15:06
The metal dude looks really silly.

I mean fair enough, maybe he's in costume because he's a performer. However, If he wore that thing out in public socially, he would look ridiculous.
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Post by: Lines on 14 Nov 2009, 15:08
Also he'd probably get really cold really fast. Unless he was in the desert or tropics, but then he'd just get a sunburn and bug bites.
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Nov 2009, 15:38
I'd hit it.


Anyway, I bought these the other day.

(http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp271/zapatopia/platform-open%20toe/Rush--Yellow-whitedots-1-400.jpg)

(http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp271/zapatopia/platform-open%20toe/Rush--Yellow-whitedots-2-400.jpg)

The heel is mirrored! Is this a new Thing? Because wtf! But I love them. Eeee.
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Nov 2009, 15:59
I actually think that was a thing in the 60s/70s?
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Post by: Emaline on 14 Nov 2009, 16:22
There are quite a few men out here who regularly wear kilts. But not with vans. Usually with boots. And that looks fine.
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Post by: JD on 14 Nov 2009, 16:31
I'm half scottish and my grandpa busts out the kilt for formal occasions. That being said, I've never seen him in a suit.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Nov 2009, 20:38
The World Needs More Dudes in Skirts, Seriously.

Kieffer, hell yes Holland & Holland. That is how you do gentrification correctly. (i am still mad at Ralph Lauren)
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Post by: SirJuggles on 15 Nov 2009, 00:40
Perhaps it's just cultural brainwashing at work, but... I was about to say that all those pictures of kilts looked a bit silly. I mean, Liam Neeson looks ready to kick ass but the rest... I can't help but think that though they all look fine, they would look even better in a nice suit or some slacks. The metal guy just looks like he bought a pleated skirt and stuck some rivets in it, though I wouldn't say that to his face.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 15 Nov 2009, 01:09
Don't worry, he's a bassist, by the time he processed what you said, you would be miles away.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 15 Nov 2009, 11:25
I want a peacoat. Preferably black or a darker gray. Recommend me somewhere to get one. American Eagle has a nice one for $99.50 but that is much to expensive.
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Post by: valley_parade on 15 Nov 2009, 11:29
I picked up a wool-blend peacoat at Wal-Mart for $40? Or try Old Navy.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 15 Nov 2009, 13:07
If American Eagle is out of your price range for a peacoat, you don't actually want a peacoat.
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Post by: Allybee on 15 Nov 2009, 13:11
or just go to goodwill.
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Post by: chowburger on 15 Nov 2009, 13:24
I second the second-hand shop suggestion I got a black one for about 6 last year. Although women's clothes are admittedly more plentiful in shops like that... or at least better quality. All the men's clothes just look like someone died in them.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 15 Nov 2009, 13:28
Don't worry, he's a bassist, by the time he processed what you said, you would be miles away.

Hey!  I feel certain that is an insult, and I will have more to say once I figure out why.

All the men's clothes just look like someone died in them.

Because they probably did.  99% of all men's clothing at second-hand shops are absolutely terrible and nobody would ever wear them except as a last resort.  However, sometimes you'll find something that doesn't blow.  Consignment shops are slightly better, but be prepared to find nothing that you want most of the time you go.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 15 Nov 2009, 16:54
I have decent success with men's clothes at thrift stores, but I'm patient. I found a leather jacket for $9, several band shirts for less than $3, camo pants and jacket that would cost $80 elsewhere for $18, and lots and lots of cargo pants for <$5. Ties are hell to find, though. I needed a tie for a funeral (all I had were clip-ons, since I hadn't been to anything fancy in years) and I had to go to four different places just to find a simple subdued tie. Mostly you find the ones that people get as gifts for Christmas and then claim to lose.
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Post by: Scarychips on 15 Nov 2009, 17:02
Guys. Ways to wear a scarf. Go!
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Post by: Alex C on 15 Nov 2009, 17:10
Yeah, I have a few items from consignment stores. Emphasis on "a few." I only have them because I used to live next to one, so I would stop in for 5 minutes a couple times a week once I finished work, and even then I probably only bought a half dozen things over the span of a year. I can't imagine using such places for anything more than supplementing my wardrobe, but then, I live in a pretty small town.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 15 Nov 2009, 17:18
I have decent success with men's clothes at thrift stores, but I'm patient.

Exactly my point.  There is a small amount of stuff at thrift/consignment stores, but most of the time there's not.  I once found a tux there that paid for itself within the year, even with the repairs and alterations that I had to get done (whoever owned it before me had not taken good care of it).  However, most of the time I go to thrift/consignment stores, I leave empty-handed.
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Post by: Yayniall on 15 Nov 2009, 17:35
Guys. Ways to wear a scarf. Go!

Fold scarf in half, place around back of neck, loop the side with the ends through the hole on the other side.
That's clear right?
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Post by: Scarychips on 15 Nov 2009, 17:38
It is clear, and I'm already doing that. Isn't there another way? Cause I've only heard this one.
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Post by: Yayniall on 15 Nov 2009, 17:47
Slo mo scarf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq5dlc7t8k8&feature=related)
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Post by: Scarychips on 15 Nov 2009, 17:58
Great. Thank You Yayniall. I bought new scarvess yesterday and I was getting bored of tying it the same way everytime. Thanks.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 15 Nov 2009, 18:21
Slo mo scarf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq5dlc7t8k8&feature=related)

Now I need a scarf that's all long, because the one I have now can't do this, just the other one (mentioned before the capybara-less pagebreak).
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 15 Nov 2009, 18:22
you can tie a scarf any which way. i tend to do the fold it over and pull it through thing because that's the warmest, but I'll often tie it like an ascot. i have a peacoat and i tuck in the ends, which i think looks pretty good. there's nothing stopping you from using any old knot (or not knot it at all), or from tying it like a tie or a cravat either. which one you choose would depend on how cold you are, the type and length of scarf, what your coat is like...
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Post by: Allybee on 15 Nov 2009, 18:23
on thrift stores: they are not like regular stores. you need to spend at least an hour to really find anything worth wearing. things also may not be your size. you can stop in to an H&M, find a cute skirt and two shirts, try them on in different sizes and then buy a shirt and some stockings... but with a thrift store, you have to grab everything that looks remotely interesting and then try it on to see what suits you. sometimes I actually get a little weirded out thinking about what other people might have done in my clothing but then I get over it because hey, 2 dollars for a shirt that originally cost 40? soooounds good. bonus is that you don't have to worry about seeing your clothing on other people (and when you go to a school where half the girls look like they shop exclusively at urban outfitters, this is a concern). double bonus is sometimes you end up with sweet shoulder pads.

although I think it's true of fashion in general, not just with thrift stores - it takes a lot of time to look good. no shortcuts. bummer cause I'm lazy.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 15 Nov 2009, 18:30
An hour and you've work your way through all sizes and all items of clothing in the men's department at most thrift stores.  The smaller ones only take a half hour.  An examination of my size at thrift stores tends to take about 10 minutes, and that's looking at shirts, slacks, suits, jackets, everything.  Most of the time there really is nothing.  Though, most of the time I go into a normal store, I walk out with nothing, which is why I go into them whenever I'm near a store whose clothes I tend to like.
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Post by: Lines on 15 Nov 2009, 19:32
My favorite thrift store closed a while back but recently reopened, so I'm going to have to check it out sometime soon. Sad thing is, it doesn't have dressing rooms, but hey, that's why you just try on shirts, dresses, and skirts on in the isle. Pants I never seem to find anyways, so I don't really have to worry about that.

And hot damn that knot is awesome and I am TOTALLY trying that out on my longer scarves. I am really tired with the loop thing (and I don't really like how it sits when I'm wearing it tucked into my coat) and wrapping them around my neck a few times doesn't always look that good. I think that may be why I prefer square scarves...
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Post by: Candle on 15 Nov 2009, 19:55
so, im having a dilemma here. idk what to wear for a cold winter. it gets to be about -20 F regularly in the winter here... idk wtf to wear in that. i have a decent parka, but i don't like how it looks so much.

first, how warm are winter pea-coats? i wouldn't think they'd be warm enough for that kind of weather considering they seem to give little wind-protection.

i kind of feel like layering. so if pea-coats are a no i'll probably invest in a leatherjacket and go: thermal>flannel>hoodie>leather-jacket
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Post by: Slick on 15 Nov 2009, 20:05
This is how I wear a scarf (http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1223/3808490931ab4a08c10co.jpg). I knit myself a scarf, it is a broad simple long thing, I wrap it around my neck and face several times with each layer overlapping the previous layer by about half the scarf's width. It keeps me secure when it is forty below.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 15 Nov 2009, 20:10
I live in ND. What I wear is a peacoat most of the time with lots of layers. I don't go crazy, just a regular tee with a hoodie over it with my coat and scarf, mittens, and hat. If it's really cold, or if I'm planning on doing outdoor activities (snowmobiling, extended snowman making activities, walking from the door to the car to work when the news says you will die if you're outside unprotected for six minutes) I have a columbia coat pretty much like this one (http://www.columbia.com/Whirlibird+-Parka/WL7076,default,pd.html#). I also have a winter survival kit in my car with snowboots and snowpants, a blanket, flashers, flags, jumper cables, a tow rope and a flaregun. And matches and candles and food (m&ms and trail mix). I recommend them all.

oh oh oh question for you then, mr slick. how do you keep the icicles away when you have it like that? I've never figured that out. Is there a way?
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Post by: Slick on 15 Nov 2009, 20:22
All I can say is that I've never had a problem with icicles? Perhaps it is a function of the differences in humidity between southwestern Ontario and North Dakota. Sometimes it gets a bit frosty where I'm breathing through it, but I've never had serious problems.
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Post by: Lines on 15 Nov 2009, 20:53
You people and your ridiculously cold winters. I'll stick with my low lows being in the teens, thank you very much.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 15 Nov 2009, 22:30
I'll stick with my low lows being above freezing, thanks.
Thank heavens I live in Australia.
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Post by: Bibliophile on 15 Nov 2009, 22:32
I can't believe no-one commented on how awesome the yellow shoes on the last page are. Calenlass, you have awesome taste in shoes.

Speaking of shoes, I am getting these boots (http://www.naturalizer.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC0219763&pg=3005913) for my birthday. I will wear them with trousers and jeans easily enough but my question is what kind of skirt should I wear with them? I am going on a shopping trip on Tuesday and would like to find something that goes.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 15 Nov 2009, 23:23
I would wear them with any sort of skirt, especially a knee/calf length gypsy skirt with browny or greeny or dusty pink or deep blue tones. And longer and it'll cut you off at the ankles and make them look thick, which is what the boots are trying hard to not do!
Some charcoal tights would work awesomely to make that length skirt a little more autumn-ish.

Have i mentioned how jealous I am of those boots?
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Post by: Nodaisho on 16 Nov 2009, 01:03
I'll stick with my low lows being above freezing, thanks.
Thank heavens I live in Australia.
I'll stick with living somewhere that I don't have to worry about everything trying to kill me. And somewhere that everything isn't hugely expensive.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 16 Nov 2009, 01:11
I'll stick with living somewhere that I don't have to worry about everything trying to kill me. And somewhere that everything isn't hugely expensive.

Thank heavens I live in Califor... oh.
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Post by: Jace on 16 Nov 2009, 03:37
Dad decided to take me out and buy me some boots since I am going to snow places and all I own are converse. These are the ones I picked out:
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2269/img00389s.jpg)

Also I am going to be doing construction type work around homes and learning how to build/repair roofs, so I needed boots.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Nov 2009, 03:41
Lunchbox likes this.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Nov 2009, 03:49
Oh hey that reminds me, I decided on some boots: Brown Suede Clarks Crepe-Sole Desert Boots, like a hundred bux off eBay. Yes indeedy.

EDIT: Oh shit there's a pair of horn-rim Old Wayfarers in the lost&found at work. Snagged.
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Post by: Ballard on 16 Nov 2009, 08:32
Dovey, pics immediately.
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Post by: valley_parade on 16 Nov 2009, 08:47
Dad decided to take me out and buy me some boots since I am going to snow places and all I own are converse.

I destroyyyyyyed a pair of converse in the snow last winter. And don't even get me started on what happened to those blue suede Adidas I had in high school

Yes. Blue suede shoes. Hurr.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 16 Nov 2009, 08:55
The first time I came to visit Rochester (to see if I wanted to come to U of R, and also because it was a free trip), I forgot that there was snow.  As such, I was wearing my suede Pumas (I wanted to find a picture, but apparently Puma does not sell okay shoes any more), and I got soaked through.  It was pretty bad.  When other schools flew me out to visit, I rather more intelligently brought my boots.
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Post by: Candle on 16 Nov 2009, 12:48
(http://www.apparelsearch.com/Definitions/DEFINITION%20IMAGES/Dr_Martens_Doc_Martens.jpg)

i want some dark brown docs.

sucks living in shitty places for shopping, because i doubt i'll be able to find any without using this series of tubes we call the interwebz.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Nov 2009, 14:35
Those just look like dirty black Docs.

I have some crimson docs but all the red has scratched off the toe and it looks ugly. :(
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Post by: Alex C on 16 Nov 2009, 14:38
I still think Doc Martens are for people too lame to get Red Wings.

Well, that and people who aren't from North America, but if my uncle is to be believed, that amounts to the same thing.
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Post by: Alex C on 16 Nov 2009, 15:02
I'm kind of bummed out now. I used to have a pair of ancient suede red wings that I got from a thrift store, but they were a fire casualty. Those boots were built like a tank, which was sort of surprising since suede is generally pretty thin.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Nov 2009, 20:17
Dovey, pics immediately.

KA-BLAM

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9765/img1020c.jpg)

(if you look closely you can see my eyes are closed in the above shot)

Extra content featuring a better shot of the polo I bought a while ago and mentioned in this thread, me looking rude as hell.

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8647/img1008e.jpg)
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Post by: Ballard on 16 Nov 2009, 20:39
Why don't I ever find $150 sunglasses in the trash bin?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 16 Nov 2009, 20:47
THOSE ARE $150!?  I might wear those if somebody paid me $150, but I'd definitely have to think about it.  I mean, they look okay and all, but that's a lot of money for some okay-looking sunglasses.
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Post by: Ballard on 16 Nov 2009, 21:01
http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Ban-Wayfarer-Sunglasses-RB2113/dp/B0011THJA8

P.S. Guys the time has come for me to retire my Docs. They have served me well but after three years of year-round wear they're fucking beat and no longer waterproof. And I hate wet socks. Should I get another pair of the same or Red Wings? Black or brown? Or those dark cherry Docs?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Nov 2009, 21:04
I figure they're worth it. I think most other sunglasses look dumb, and besides, they have good clear vision and I think they're polarised or sun protecty or something. And they're well made. And completely classic in style.
<3 my Ray Bans.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Nov 2009, 21:05
This is the only pair of boots you'll ever need (https://howcool.com/catalog/product_info.php?keywords=Demonia%20Riot&navgr=1&sort=2a&max_display=50&sort=&page=&products_id=22248&keywords=Demonia%20Riot)
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 16 Nov 2009, 21:18
All conversations about boots will now end with that link, because they are the right pair of boots for all occasions.  There is no need to discuss them further.

I figure they're worth it. I think most other sunglasses look dumb, and besides, they have good clear vision and I think they're polarised or sun protecty or something. And they're well made. And completely classic in style.
<3 my Ray Bans.

I guess I don't have any conception of how much fashionable sunglasses are supposed to cost, since I don't really have that luxury (I wear glasses for my horrifically bad vision).  I would not wear those sunglasses whether or not I had to go with the cheapest frames that look halfway decent or not.  Then, I wouldn't wear most of the things that people on this board wear, and they do kind of fit in with lots of the boarders' style.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 16 Nov 2009, 21:48
Dovey everyone keeps telling you on here that you are like elvis or a jonas brother, but really you are more of a roy orbison. congratulations! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9SgtpkpPS8) It is due to the sunglasses and badass aura.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 16 Nov 2009, 21:54
As much as I like those boots, Jimmy (although I would like ones a bit lower), they are too bulky for some occasions. I'm currently loving my pair of these (http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en-us/Product.mvc.aspx/10142M/15914/Mens/8-inch-DuraShocks-Lace-to-toe-Side-Zip-Boot/Black/E03140?galleryId=G-F). Just slip the laces off the ankle-level hooks and you have as much flexibility as you need. I would probably prefer some leather ones like these (http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en-us/Product.mvc.aspx/8455M/0/G/Footwear/Mens/11-inch-Paratrooper-Side-Zip-Boot?galleryId=G-F) for when I want to look presentable, but these are lighter than my sneakers, have a smaller toe than my sneakers (for driving and climbing), and have way better ankle support than my sneakers.
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 17 Nov 2009, 00:02
Does anybody know a good variety of vegan shoe that's appropriate for office wear and has a good grip? My normal practice of buying second hand leather shoes appears to have been ill-advised, as I overestimated the grip on the soles.
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Post by: est on 17 Nov 2009, 00:34
Fashion thread, today I saw a dude dressed in Bavarian attire (he was a marketing dude for the Bavarian Bier cafe) and my immediate thought was that Kieffer or someone like him would probably wear the shit out of what the dude was wearing.  Lemme try to find a pic.
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Post by: est on 17 Nov 2009, 00:42
Ok yeah, it was this dude:

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs246.snc1/9323_144924612123_8747142123_2674711_8241738_n.jpg)

Seems like he is some dude they've hired to be a marketing spokesmodel or someshit for the cafe.

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs246.snc1/9323_141021507123_8747142123_2649066_5967025_n.jpg)

and

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs246.snc1/9323_127083592123_8747142123_2504571_6183398_n.jpg)

and lastly,

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs191.snc1/6415_107610120355_530870355_2594907_3047144_n.jpg)


On a side-note, I want his belt and shoes.
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Post by: Johnny C on 17 Nov 2009, 00:51
wow, you can see his dick in every one of those pictures
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Post by: Johnny C on 17 Nov 2009, 00:52
also katie, i gotta say - this

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l48/dthdancer/eluvietie_bassist_kilt.jpg)

is not selling me on anything about itself.
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Post by: est on 17 Nov 2009, 00:56
That dude looks like immediately after that shot he said "ok dude dude wait, now take it again with me holding this" and grabbed a big Conan the Barbarian-lookin' claymore out of a bag behind the rock.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 17 Nov 2009, 03:48
Does anybody know a good variety of vegan shoe that's appropriate for office wear and has a good grip? My normal practice of buying second hand leather shoes appears to have been ill-advised, as I overestimated the grip on the soles.

This site (http://www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk/) looks pretty ok? It's UK based as well, and they have vegan office shoes, work boots, and doc clones.

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Post by: E. Spaceman on 17 Nov 2009, 04:04
for a second there i did actually think that was kieffer
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Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Nov 2009, 04:52
See Ben I think the fact that it is a very attractive man is clouding the fact that he is wearing some very silly clothing
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 17 Nov 2009, 08:02
I would wear those shorts.
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 17 Nov 2009, 10:49
This site (http://www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk/) looks pretty ok? It's UK based as well, and they have vegan office shoes, work boots, and doc clones.

I had a pair of their trainers before and they were pretty decent and long lasting, I'm just a bit wary of the grip on the office shoes they sell. I've previously avoided doc-style things since I always thought they might look a bit excessive and clunky on me, but perhaps I should just get some anyway.
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Post by: Ballard on 17 Nov 2009, 16:04
I would wear the shirt and maybe the suspenders but those shorts are fucking ridiculous.
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Post by: Ballard on 17 Nov 2009, 17:53
It is a properly ruffled white button down ye cunt.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 17 Nov 2009, 18:21
also, dressy shorts have been a Certified Thing for a while now.

That does not make it an intelligent decision.
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Post by: Lines on 17 Nov 2009, 19:27
I like the shorts. I do not like the outfit. Maybe it's just the socks, shoes, and suspenders. Skip the first and third and wear sneakers or boat shoes and I'd like it.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 17 Nov 2009, 22:18
Like me!
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Post by: Ballard on 17 Nov 2009, 22:18
ITT: Sam gets defensive about fugly breeches.
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Post by: Spluff on 17 Nov 2009, 23:30
The shorts are fine, it's the high socks and the suspenders that make them not look so good.
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Post by: est on 18 Nov 2009, 00:07
Yeah, I agree.  The high socks and suspenders are for comedy, I prob wouldn't wear the shorts, but I figured someone would like 'em and the shirts, shoes & belt are all things I'd wear.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Nov 2009, 01:55
I had a pair of shorts like that but black. They looked awful but they were super comfy, and after some incidents of clumsiness they got relegated to being skate shorts, and they were actually pretty great at that. They were nice a light and really cool.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Nov 2009, 04:54
OK yeah there is nothing individually wrong with any of those things (except maybe the socks) but they are all combining in an entirely unpleasant way and also the guy just looks like a fucking tool
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Post by: Spluff on 18 Nov 2009, 05:19
also the guy just looks like a fucking tool

for a second there i did actually think that was kieffer

Harsh.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Nov 2009, 05:59
The guy is also wearing a belt and suspenders. It's a bit redundant.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Nov 2009, 06:38
also the guy just looks like a fucking tool

for a second there i did actually think that was kieffer

Harsh.

Meh.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 18 Nov 2009, 06:59
B_B those shorts are fine by themselves; you don't like them, but a fair amount of people who know how to dress do.

Sorry if I think that dressy shorts becomes an oxymoron once you graduate from grade school (http://schooldaysplus.co.uk/images/uploads/b-trousers---450x450/boy_short_school.jpg).  I guess Angus Young might be considered a rare exception.

ETA:  I am not against shorts, just people considering them dressy.
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Post by: Drill King on 18 Nov 2009, 11:17
Dress shorts are one of the most attractive thing a dude can wear.
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Post by: Beren on 18 Nov 2009, 11:18
Unless you're too short. Like I am. I think I look weird in them. Maybe if you're short and tiny, which I am not, they can be successful.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 18 Nov 2009, 11:34
Dress shorts are one of the most attractive thing a dude can wear.

I guess we're all entitled to our opinions.  I think that shorts look okay on some people (the dress shorts do seem to be pretty much the only option here), terrible on most, and not actually good on anybody over the age of 12.
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Post by: McTaggart on 18 Nov 2009, 11:46
Shorts are fine. If it's summer and it's casual there is absolutely nothing wrong with shorts. Unless they're cargoes or denim or those australian flag boardies.

They can look very good on a person with a good build for them.
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Post by: calenlass on 18 Nov 2009, 11:51
translation: McTaggart likes to stare at butts
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Post by: McTaggart on 18 Nov 2009, 11:54
Legs.

(also butts I guess)
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Post by: michaelicious on 18 Nov 2009, 12:14
The guy is also wearing a belt and suspenders. It's a bit redundant.

How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can't even trust his own pants.
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Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2009, 13:07
So, you found out you're not a businessman after all.
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Post by: michaelicious on 18 Nov 2009, 13:36
Just a man.
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Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2009, 14:01
An ancient race.
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Post by: Eris on 18 Nov 2009, 14:37
Shorts are fine. [...] Unless they're [...] denim.


Are we going to have the denim shorts debate again? Because I am wearing denim shorts right now and they look fine. I never understood the denim short hate. Cargos and the Aussie Flag boardies are pretty bad, I agree, but not the denim shorts!
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 18 Nov 2009, 15:14
Shorts are fine. If it's summer and it's casual there is absolutely nothing wrong with shorts. Unless they're cargoes or denim or those australian flag boardies.

They can look very good on a person with a good build for them.

Shorts are fine (for some), but not good.  I never said they weren't fine for some people.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Nov 2009, 16:05
I think that shorts look [...] not actually good on anybody over the age of 12.
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Post by: nobo on 18 Nov 2009, 16:55
I need to take some pictures in my sweat shorts. All you shorts snobs would probably have aneurysms.
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Post by: Candle on 18 Nov 2009, 18:19
so apparently urban outfitters has some raw 14.5oz japanese selvedge jeans.
selling under the name 'unbranded'. likely coined because they don't have any kind of logo or branding(no shit, huh?).

selling for 78$ a pop

/skeptic
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 18 Nov 2009, 18:20
I think that shorts look [...] not actually good on anybody over the age of 12.

Exactly my point.  I never said they looked bad on everyone.  Not looking good is not the same as looking bad.  They can look acceptable.

Sweat shorts are perfectly acceptable in the gym, or when you're in college and aren't trying.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 18 Nov 2009, 20:45
Shorts are comfy and easy to wear!
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Post by: Drill King on 18 Nov 2009, 21:02
Shorts turn me on.
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Post by: Alex C on 18 Nov 2009, 21:08
Shorts are acceptable in the same way that hip waders are acceptable. There's contexts out there where you're OK, but that doesn't mean that you can wear them in other contexts and expect people to take you seriously.
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Post by: Spluff on 18 Nov 2009, 21:12
When Andy says she loves clothes, she's not joking around.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Nov 2009, 02:13

I think that shorts look [...] not actually good on anybody over the age of 12.

Oh you're wrong, you're wrong, you're so, so very wrong

(http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/50334122.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=4996399091E83186106D976D3F51A2A080D5697B907F1B93)


Are we going to have the denim shorts debate again? Because I am wearing denim shorts right now and they look fine. I never understood the denim short hate. Cargos and the Aussie Flag boardies are pretty bad, I agree, but not the denim shorts!

Denim shorts are certainly acceptable on ladies but there are few instances I can think of where they look anything but awful on males.
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Post by: Yayniall on 19 Nov 2009, 10:53
georgemichael.jpg
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Post by: pilsner on 19 Nov 2009, 10:55
Goddamn you

(http://i44.tinypic.com/11v5lyq.jpg)
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Post by: Johnny C on 20 Nov 2009, 00:01
dressy shorts: what you wear if you think old spice commercials are real life
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Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Nov 2009, 05:40
Actually I pretty much was living an Old Spice commercial last weekend and guess what I was wearing.

Just because you live in a frozen tundra and yr fun-gland is frozen solid doesn't mean two shits to me, son. Stop being so close-minded.
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Post by: michaelicious on 20 Nov 2009, 05:45
Don't Old Spice commercials just say that if you don't believe how good it is they will mail you a free deodorent stick or whatever? What else happens?
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 20 Nov 2009, 06:14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg6bZSM48vU


That
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Post by: michaelicious on 20 Nov 2009, 06:41
Looks like a typical Thursday night to me.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 20 Nov 2009, 06:54
oh you use Old Spice too?
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Post by: McTaggart on 20 Nov 2009, 08:46
Rather that than Lynx ads.
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Post by: Ballard on 20 Nov 2009, 09:37
Axe/Lynx advertisements are indirectly responsible for the advent of the bro.

Once people are convinced that it is acceptable to behave in the way portrayed in Axe commercials, being okay with saying "bro" is but a small step away.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Nov 2009, 10:04
Dude, people saying "bro" happened long before the Axe/Lynx ads.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 20 Nov 2009, 10:10
While we're on the subject of Old Spice ads, I would feel remiss for not mentioning my favorite commercial ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af1OxkFOK18&feature=related
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Post by: nobo on 20 Nov 2009, 10:12
The Old Spice whistle is my ringtone for incoming texts/voicemails :) and it totally gets me a lot of attention... from other dudes.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 20 Nov 2009, 10:14
I... I'm actually a little bit jealous of that.
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Post by: Drill King on 20 Nov 2009, 10:41
I uh

I actually use old spice deodorant.
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Post by: calenlass on 20 Nov 2009, 12:19
omigod shoes

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Zapatitos/Delicious%20Paula/purpleshoes3.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Zapatitos/Delicious%20Paula/purpleshoes2.jpg)
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Post by: pen on 20 Nov 2009, 12:20
Katie, where did you get those?? My friend Jen would die of jealousy if she ever saw them...
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Post by: Liz on 20 Nov 2009, 12:22
We had shoes like that at Payless when I worked there, don't know if they're the same ones though...
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Post by: calenlass on 20 Nov 2009, 12:26
Probably not, because they do not exist anywhere. It took me two weeks of digging, but I discovered they are by Delicious, although I can only find them in black now. These I found on Ebay.
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Post by: sean on 21 Nov 2009, 23:35
guys i need a simple pair of sneakers that will stay the fuck together. what do you guys think? also that will keep heat in (not canvas)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 22 Nov 2009, 00:17
Monochrome black leather chucks.
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Post by: JD on 22 Nov 2009, 00:21
With wool socks
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Nov 2009, 09:54
Monochrome black leather chucks.

Insides of mine dont exist anymore
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Post by: Heranje on 22 Nov 2009, 10:59
Guys I am currently wearing this (http://www.polyvore.com/stripes/set?id=13707222) (except the pendant is prettier and there is also a mustard yellow cardigan). Thoughts?

Also, ideas for ways to wear this dress (http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Printed/Garden+Club+Dress#), which I recently acquired?

(if Modcloth were a person I would marry it.)

PS: good places to shop online? I like to pretend I have money while looking at pretty clothes, and the net is a comfortable place to do this. (no salespeople with judging stares asking you if you need help all the time)
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Nov 2009, 12:29
http://www.whiskeymilitia.com/

It has one deal on at a time at 60-70% off. Its generally surf/skate brands, but sometimes there are things like Vestal watches or various headpohnesand stuff.
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Post by: öde on 22 Nov 2009, 12:33
WARNING: WEBSITE CONTAINS "MANIFESTO"
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Post by: De_El on 22 Nov 2009, 13:45
Monochrome black leather chucks.

Insides of mine dont exist anymore

My black leather PF Flyers have lasted me about a year but now there are holes in basically every component of the shoe that is not the leather.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Nov 2009, 13:55
Well yes, Ill be honest. The leather is in good shape, its every other component, the insole, outsole and linings that are shot to shit.
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Post by: De_El on 22 Nov 2009, 14:05
Yup. I think in terms of shoes though I'm still wearing one pair all the goddamned time which really is just an extension of not really thinking about my shoes at all.
It used to be:

"Mom bought you new shoes! Wear these shoes."
Many moons pass...
"Those shoes have holes in them! Mom bought you new shoes! Wear these shoes."
etcet, etcet.

And now it is the same except for buying the shoes myself. And occasionally wondering whether or not my shoes are falling apart as they slowly become dust. Maybe in the future I will have a few pairs of shoes that I rotate.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Nov 2009, 14:09
Well since shoes arent really a universal all weather all style kind of thing, a man who only owns one at a time shouldnt really be commenting on shoe advice in a fashion thread.
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Post by: De_El on 22 Nov 2009, 14:47
Ouch, umm, all right. I wasn't really commenting on fashion, I suppose, so much as the durability of shoes, and further speculating that my shoes are probably more worn out than they might be if they weren't my only shoes. And yet your shoes are apparently in the same state, though perhaps they took longer than mine to reach this point.
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Post by: Jace on 22 Nov 2009, 15:43
Here is a new jacket I got. It is leather and very nice:
(http://cameroid.com/i/1LU7N-A1)
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 22 Nov 2009, 15:46
Sweet.  When/if I get a leather jacket for riding my motorcycle, I want it to look like that.
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Post by: Lines on 22 Nov 2009, 19:18
There's no reason to get huffy over someone making a comment about shoe durability if they only have one pair of shoes. It wasn't a statement about fashion, per se, but about how long his shoes held up.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Nov 2009, 21:07
Being a smartass doesnt really convey well on the net. Anyway, De_El, get some more shoes buddy, I strongly recommend it.
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Post by: De_El on 22 Nov 2009, 21:54
Yeah, I didn't really figure you were being as mean as that could have come off. I figure I'll extort new shoes out of my parents when they see what bad condition the ones I've got are in. Plus I need boots for the winter. Hmm.

I do actually have another pair of shoes  (http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7466776/c/20939.html?mr:referralID=46cb02d1-d7f4-11de-bb10-000423bb4e95)
but they are definitely not all-weather all-occasion. I'd been wearing them somewhat omnivorously, until they got so scuffed that I kind of feel ashamed to wear them. I'm got to clean them up and make the suede look nice before I can wear them out again.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 22 Nov 2009, 21:57
I bought a dress (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/001-1.jpg) for a wedding.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/002-1.jpg)
I love it, and I'm pretty sure I'm going with that makeup (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/005-1.jpg) (but less eyebrows) but what the hell accessories do I wear? I tried on a bunch of different styles of necklaces and I'm not sure on any. I have giant bright colored pendant style necklaces, subdued bronze and gold beads on dainty little gold chain style necklaces, pearl necklaces (I don't like that one, the top part is the same color as my pearls, an ivory color), chunky metal chain style necklaces... bracelets, rings... I can't decide what I like. I'm sure any will go okay and all but still. I think I'm going purples with it as I have a pretty purple pair of wedges (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/009.jpg) and also I will have a fresh purple tattoo.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Nov 2009, 22:15
Awesome wedges!
I'd maybe go with chunky wrist accessories, since the neckline and those awesome boobs are keeping the top area pretty busy.
Yay for black tights!
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 10:33
Hey guys, I got a bunch of new clothes but since I am in the middle of a paper I will only show you lousy macbook photos of only three things, which as an outfit cost me 12 bucks? cool?

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/yeaaaaaaahboots.jpg)

Sweaterrrrrr + tights (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/tiiights.jpg)

ps I pull the sweater down like two inches lower usually, oops

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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 10:36
Hey Andy do you like my new Jacket?

(http://www.patagonia.com/tsimages/27565_DT8.fpx?wid=360&hei=360&ftr=8&cvt=jpeg)
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 11:39
I would if it were 3 inches longer.
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Post by: Yayniall on 23 Nov 2009, 11:42
hurr hurr
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 11:58
ahhahaha
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Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Nov 2009, 12:33
Sweaterrrrrr + tights
Sorry, Andy, but not even you can make tights as pants a good idea.
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 12:42
I swear to god if we have this conversation again I'll lose it.
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 13:01
I have to second Nodaisho. That outfit would be INFINITELY IMPROVED by some cute black shorts.

Sorry. :P
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Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Nov 2009, 13:04
But then it wouldn't cost only $12 anymore! Seriously, putting something together that you love and realizing you could probably spend more on lunch than on your whole outfit is pretty great:)
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 13:07
Amanda pretty much hits it on the button, also, I don't see what black shorts would do to improve it at all except make my legs look shorter.
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 13:11
Well, it would avoid the whole forgot-to-put-on-pants look. :P
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 23 Nov 2009, 13:29
Seriously, putting something together that you love and realizing you could probably spend more on lunch than on your whole outfit is pretty great:)

I'm fairly certain most of the outfits I could wear are less than I could probably spend on lunch, even in this city.

That said, I don't like the outfit, but we clearly have quite differing styles.  I don't feel qualified to judge the merits of something that is something I don't like based on the style of it.  Maybe it also should be noted that the sweater does kind of look like something my grandmother used to wear.
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Post by: Tyler on 23 Nov 2009, 13:34
I think Andy's outfit looks lovely.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 23 Nov 2009, 13:37
Yeah that sweater is pretty good
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 13:43
I think the outfit is cute, I just think it looks like you forgot to wear pants, which totally distracts me from the cuteness of the sweater.
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 13:46
I think if a girl is strutting down the street in a cold city in (very warm!) tights, then logic dictates that no, she did not forget pants.

(seriously, tights are just tight pants without seams. Come on guys.)
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Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Nov 2009, 13:47
It's taken a long time for me to come around, but I've decided that canadian art students are allowed to not wear pants, so long as they aren't fat, because no matter what they wont look like the godawful sorority girls on my campus who try to get away with it. I will continue to wear pants, but I'll defend Andy's right to wear what she likes:)
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Nov 2009, 14:05
Yeah, I'm usually not one for pants as tights, but Andy is doing it right for the reasons Sam stated.

Andy that is a nice outfit, especially for $12 dollars.

The shoes are also props.
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Post by: phooey on 23 Nov 2009, 14:21
so long as they aren't fat

 :|
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 14:25
I suppose I may have developed a knee-jerk reaction from the many horrible combinations of tight tights and super-big and baggy tops I've seen - so many people just can't pull it off that I think it's best avoided by everyone. :P By all means, wear what you want, but my personal opinion is that tights should not be worn as pants with regular-length shirts, though they're okay with longer tunics.

so long as they aren't fat

 :|
I'm a curvy girl myself, but I have to say: ESPECIALLY this. On thin girls they're barely tolerable, on big girls - not so. Some styles just aren't meant for bigger ladies. (or, er, for anyone - but some especially don't work on larger frames.)
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Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Nov 2009, 14:28
For reals. I am all about loving your body type, but that includes recognizing what looks good on you and rocking that, not blindly following trends and looking like a sausage.
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 14:30
Took the words right out of my mouth. :P It's the same logic as not wearing clothes several sizes smaller or larger than yourself. Some things, curvy girls can pull off better than 'straight' girls, other things are the other way around, and it's nothing anyone should be ashamed of. (though it can be frustrating when you love a style but know it wouldn't work on you. x3)
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Post by: phooey on 23 Nov 2009, 14:35
And if you happen to actually look like a sausage in a variety of outfits?  How now?  

ETA: I don't actually know what point I'm arguing.  I just sort of on some level reject the fact that a fat ass should be classified as a fashion faux-pas in the same (mental) breath as UGG boots and the like.  I don't particularly like looking at big butts sagging in tights, but I figure different strokes. 
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 14:40
Unless you ARE a sausage (in which case, how are you typing?), most shapes can be complimented. You just have to find the right style. (style blogs help! they seem shallow sometimes but they can be very good in creating a style and finding ways to flatter your body. already pretty is a good one)
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Post by: phooey on 23 Nov 2009, 14:44
Protip:  My body doesn't look like a sausage.  I don't even know anybody's body who looks like a sausage (bifurcated lower body etc).  I know people who look like Venus figurines, though.  I just figure that someone else's degree of steatopygia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatopygia) isn't exactly my problem.  It's also not my problem when people start using "that pear-shaped girl" as shorthand. 
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Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Nov 2009, 14:44
(seriously, tights are just tight pants without seams. Come on guys.)
And that makes them look like underwear. Do you want to look like you are walking around in your underwear?

If you like it, wear it, but I still think it looks bad. I do think it would be a lot better with close-fitting jeans. Maybe it's the extra thickness, but the tight jeans removes the element of "If she bends over or the wind picks up, I'm going to see something I really don't want to".

I have a question for the fashion thread. I found sweaters that I like, but they are wool. Wool itches. I don't tend to wear long sleeved shirts, so if I got one of those sweaters, I would be itching constantly. Does anyone know of a way to either soften the wool to the point where it won't itch or to line the inside of the sweater so my skin isn't touching the wool? It seems like it should be an easy sewing project, but my mother isn't sure, and she is far more experienced with sewing than I am.
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Post by: öde on 23 Nov 2009, 14:50
COVER YOUR FILTHY BODIES, YOU ARE SHAMEFUL AND DISGUSTING.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 23 Nov 2009, 14:52
I have a question for the fashion thread. I found sweaters that I like, but they are wool. Wool itches. I don't tend to wear long sleeved shirts, so if I got one of those sweaters, I would be itching constantly. Does anyone know of a way to either soften the wool to the point where it won't itch or to line the inside of the sweater so my skin isn't touching the wool? It seems like it should be an easy sewing project, but my mother isn't sure, and she is far more experienced with sewing than I am.

Uhhh, you could buy long sleeved shirts.  [/problem]
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 14:54
phooey: I don't think either of us were saying fat bottoms are a faux pas (my bottom is fat, I happen to like it). We're just saying you should adapt your style to your body! :P

@Drill King: I think a better idea would be to buy a thin, long-sleeved t-shirt that you can wear underneath your sweaters. Easier than adding lining to every single sweater, and you can use the same shirt for all the different sweaters so none of them itch. Of course, it'd have to be pretty thin and as form-fitting as possible so it doesn't add loads of bulk and make you die of overheating.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Nov 2009, 15:02
@Drill King: I think a better idea would be to buy a thin, long-sleeved t-shirt that you can wear underneath your sweaters. Easier than adding lining to every single sweater, and you can use the same shirt for all the different sweaters so none of them itch. Of course, it'd have to be pretty thin and as form-fitting as possible so it doesn't add loads of bulk and make you die of overheating.
Goddammit. I thought I was done being mistaken for a girl on this board.

Seriously, though, I think I mis-typed. There is a type of sweater that I like, and I am going to find the one that fits me best. So I will just be having the one sweater. I suppose I could get some light long-sleeved tees, if I can find any (I don't imagine they come in packs like light short-sleeve tees like I use for undershirts do), but I don't like having a part of my wardrobe require another part being clean. Especially when the sweater could be worn for longer without washing than the T-shirts could without driving away the people that sit next to me in class.

edit: wait, if I sewed a liner in, and wore the sweater+liner over another shirt, would that require me to wash the sweater more often?
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 23 Nov 2009, 15:04
Unless you're a very messy person and tend to spill lots of things on yourself; yes.
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 15:09
I imagine you'd basically have to wash it more anyway because the lining/tee would be closer to your body. Not sure, though - how often I have to wash things isn't exactly a main concern in my wardrobe, I just wash them when they're dirty.

And I actually thought you were a guy all along - perhaps it was the word 'form-fitting?' that made you think otherwise? Iunno, I just think avoiding bulk is nice all around, especially with undergarments.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 23 Nov 2009, 15:10
Andy looks great, seriously, lose the preconceived notion that 'tights as pants' is horrible. Really if you are magnetically drawn to stare at the outline of a butt or vagina then convince yourself that it repulses you, that is your problem. Dont project it onto other people.
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Post by: Metope on 23 Nov 2009, 15:12
Oh my god, this again
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Post by: sean on 23 Nov 2009, 15:17
andy you look fine.
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Post by: Lines on 23 Nov 2009, 15:22
Oh my god, this again

Andy is the magical type of person who can wear just about anything and everything and look good. Leave it be.
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Post by: scarred on 23 Nov 2009, 15:24
COVER YOUR FILTHY BODIES, YOU ARE SHAMEFUL AND DISGUSTING.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 23 Nov 2009, 15:25
Andy looks great, seriously, lose the preconceived notion that 'tights as pants' is horrible. Really if you are magnetically drawn to stare at the outline of a butt or vagina then convince yourself that it repulses you, that is your problem. Dont project it onto other people.
No, she doesn't. Almost anything she posts here, she does. In that, she doesn't. She looks like she is partway dressed for going out in the snow (the tights look like long underwear with the sweater that length). I would even go so far as to say that outfit looks like it belongs in an older American Apparel ad (from before they started hiring porn stars to model their clothes).

Heranje, I was making a joke about you typing @DrillKing rather than @Nodaisho.

I had assumed that the lining wouldn't be any closer to my body than a normal jacket is, but then again, these sweaters fit closer than most of my jackets.
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 15:29
Oh! haha, sorry, it makes so much more sense now xD

Re: andy, I'm basically dittoing what Nodaisho said. But I realize this may be one of those cases where opinions differ so much we could argue till eternity without agreeing.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 15:32
This thread would be much better if it was just me and sam and katie and andy and maybe amanda and a couple other folks and everyone else had a separate thread to talk about how good we look.
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Post by: Liz on 23 Nov 2009, 15:36
Hey now.

Also I stand by what I have said before, tights are not pants. End of story.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 23 Nov 2009, 15:43
Yeah some of us def need more advice than others. And definitely upping the subjective before giving advice is a must.
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Post by: calenlass on 23 Nov 2009, 15:54
Tights are not pants. That does not mean that people do not wear them in place of pants, nor that it necessarily looks bad. (I think it looks 80s, and kind of sloppy.) If Andy was asking for advice, there probably would have been a question mark in there somewhere, or a statement like "tell me what you think!", ok?


Also, today I am wearing a pair of Seven jeans that cost me $4 and a bangin sweater that was $2. I am pretty sure my trainers no longer count as costing anything because they are 6 or 7 years old. I am eating my sister's birthday cake and about to go get free food from the grocery, as paid for by my mother. wooooo
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 16:18
In that case, posting the picture in a fashion advice thread was probably what mislead us silly people into thinking input was wanted. :P Maybe this thread has turned into a "what I'm wearing" thread or something (I don't know, I lurk), but it's still labeled as a fashion advice thread.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 23 Nov 2009, 16:28
(I think it looks 80s, and kind of sloppy.)

This is basically the opposite of things I like.  I am not enough into fashion to be able to comment intelligently on things that I dislike on stylistic grounds.  I think most people here are in that same boat, so maybe we should take a step back and think about whether or not we're judging based on style or based on fashion.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 16:28
Hey now.

Also I stand by what I have said before, tights are not pants. End of story.

Your absence, while conspicuous, was not unintentional.

Also, Heranje, this is just a fashion thread. It always has been, or at least past page 5. Don't act like you know shit.
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Post by: Heranje on 23 Nov 2009, 16:39
I'm fairly certain I established that I don't know shit by saying "I don't know, I lurk", and I was just trying to explain why I was discussing the tights.

But I'm really not looking for an argument, so hey. *backs down*
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Post by: öde on 23 Nov 2009, 16:42
No, she doesn't. Almost anything she posts here, she does. In that, she doesn't. She looks like she is partway dressed for going out in the snow (the tights look like long underwear with the sweater that length)

Andy looks like she should be curled up on a sofa or rug in front of a big fireplace in a living room where one wall is windows that look out onto snow-capped mountains and pine forests.

I really don't get why people keep complaining about tights. They don't look like underwear, they look like tights!
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 23 Nov 2009, 16:51
Probably because there are also tights that are intended for use as underwear that are similar in that they are also...um...tight.  I fully acknowledge that tights by themselves are a thing that some people like and that is okay.
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 17:22
Dan, I just want you to realize that, right now, as I am wearing that outfit. I am curled up with  this dog (http://"http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v252/113/80/695925388/n695925388_3307342_1977.jpg"), on a cozy loveseat with a big knit blanket, in front of a big woodfireplace.

Stop stalking me



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Post by: öde on 23 Nov 2009, 17:50
No, I got an evening to kill.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 18:07
Andy looks like she should be totally making out with me.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 18:08
what
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Post by: Drill King on 23 Nov 2009, 18:21
You cad!

I am not actually offended.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 23 Nov 2009, 19:03
This thread would be much better if it was just me and sam and katie and andy and maybe amanda and a couple other folks and everyone else had a separate thread to talk about how good we look.

I don't post queries in this thread anymore because I do not need fashion advice.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 22:40
That is what I am saying.

Maybe we should have one thread that is like "look at how good looking these people are" and another one that is like, "hey, these good looking people will help you look as good (almost as good) as them?

I mostly just like it when pretty people wear pretty clothes and post pictures of themselves in those clothes.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 22:40
Oh fuck, Fashion Subforum!
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 23 Nov 2009, 22:42
With like a denim thread and a "nasty thriftstore clothes people pretend look good" thread and a "thrift store clothes that actually look good thread, and a shoe thread and a jacket thread and I mean if only 10 people posted in it occasionally it would still be way more active than the comics or books forums.

Plus all the regular posters in that shit would be awesome
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Post by: JD on 23 Nov 2009, 23:17
Dan, I just want you to realize that, right now, as I am wearing that outfit. I am curled up with  this dog (http://"http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v252/113/80/695925388/n695925388_3307342_1977.jpg"), on a cozy loveseat with a big knit blanket, in front of a big woodfireplace.

Stop stalking me

fix yo link
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Post by: scarred on 23 Nov 2009, 23:19
it has two  http's and quotes in the link. otherwise it is good.

also cute puppy.
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Post by: JD on 23 Nov 2009, 23:21
get it right next time.

otherwise I'll track you down and murder your dog.
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Post by: scarred on 23 Nov 2009, 23:22
Quote from: Thomas Edison
Oh man Zombiedude is one hardcore stoic muthafucker.
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Post by: sean on 23 Nov 2009, 23:25
oh and to address my question i am not all about leather chucks. i think they are a bit silly.

i've been thinking about simples and these (http://www.simpleshoes.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=2231&categoryID=106&g=m&model=CARport%20-%20Eco-certified%20Suede) look pretty neat. anyone know how well simples hold up?
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Post by: JD on 23 Nov 2009, 23:28
They hold up pretty well.
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Post by: pwhodges on 24 Nov 2009, 00:11
this dog (http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v252/113/80/695925388/n695925388_3307342_1977.jpg)

That is the right sort of dog.
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Post by: Alex C on 24 Nov 2009, 00:13
My dog is going blind and she's only 4. : (
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 00:27
How does she smell?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Nov 2009, 01:35
Just for the record I could probably put together an outfit for less than $12 if I omitted pants from the equation as well

don't nobody reply to this k it's just a joke
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Nov 2009, 01:47
Maybe we should have one thread that is like "look at how good looking these people are" and another one that is like, "hey, these good looking people will help you look as good (almost as good) as them?

I endorse the fuck out of this message
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 24 Nov 2009, 05:03
That is the right sort of dog.

Thats one fashionable dog
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Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Nov 2009, 08:02
I'm going out to formal hall tonight (a posh dinner at another college) and I'll be wearing this dress.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/dress-1.jpg)

I might change the belt, I have a variety of different ones, one of which is bright pink.

My question is, would it be better to wear black tights, black fishnet tights or no tights? My skin-tone tights are full of holes.

Also, black heels or silver heels? I'm thinking silver would go well with that belt but look stupid with the pink one.
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Post by: McTaggart on 24 Nov 2009, 08:08
Black heels with silver details (with that belt)?

I'm really not sure about fishnets but plain black might be too plain maybe.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Nov 2009, 08:15
Sadly I don't have any black heels with silver details. The fishnets are quite elegant, they aren't stripper fishnets but I'm not sure they're appropriate anyway. Gah.
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 08:57
Black patent leather shoes should be fine, or even better black or silver strappy sandals if you can wear them without freezing to death.  The monochromatic look can be so elegant!  Consider a very simple necklace but nothing too chunky or it will overemphasize the neck and bust.  And I think the silver leaf belt is lovely.

As for legs, I'd definitely consider no tights since depending on the tights they might make you look a little bottom heavy.  This is the sort of thing you want to be going for:

(http://blog.ellegirl.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/22/leightonm_jason_15536294_max.jpg)

If the weather is really making you consider tights, or if you have very pale legs, go for a sheer black on the lighter side, sort of like this:

(http://www.iheartluxe.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/silence-noise-strapless-dress.jpg)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 09:22
For all my bluster about this shit on the last couple pages, I barely give a care about fashion anymore. All I am really wearing is a pair of shrink to fit 501's, T-shirts, uggs, and my patagucci jacket. Sometimes I wear a hat.

It just seems to matter less and less.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 09:22
If fashion is a form of self expression mine currently expresses I don't give a fuck anymore, nothing matters, but denim is still awesome.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 09:23
I try not to wear shirts at all because my abs look so awesome these days, especially on days when I don't eat.
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Post by: Liz on 24 Nov 2009, 09:25
Black patent leather shoes should be fine, or even better black or silver strappy sandals if you can wear them without freezing to death.  The monochromatic look can be so elegant!  Consider a very simple necklace but nothing too chunky or it will overemphasize the neck and bust.  And I think the silver leaf belt is lovely.
etc

This. All of this. May you should listen to this post.
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Post by: valley_parade on 24 Nov 2009, 09:33
uggs

It just seems to matter less and less

Apparently.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 09:38
Not interested in having this argument again, but since the only time I really leave my house anymore is to take a drug test, go to group, go to the climbing gym, or go to the grocery store, I figure slippers are pretty viable.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 24 Nov 2009, 09:52
uggs = slippers

 :?
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Post by: valley_parade on 24 Nov 2009, 10:05
Kieffer's really an anti-social teenage girl.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 10:12
I had that gimmick for a while.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 24 Nov 2009, 10:17
So when I get home, I fully intend to post some tights as pants solidarity because I think what I've got looks pretty cute. My butt will be totally covered.
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Post by: Drill King on 24 Nov 2009, 11:25
I try not to wear shirts at all because my abs look so awesome these days, especially on days when I don't eat.

This. Art school is doing wonders for my waistline, also it means I get to take my clothes off a lot.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 24 Nov 2009, 11:48
maybe this one (http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/) will
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Post by: Lines on 24 Nov 2009, 12:22
I try not to wear shirts at all because my abs look so awesome these days, especially on days when I don't eat.

This. Art school is doing wonders for my waistline, also it means I get to take my clothes off a lot.

Andy, be a life model already. Then you get paid to be naked.
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Post by: Emaline on 24 Nov 2009, 12:31
I refuse to shop at walmart and I'm pretty fat.
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Nov 2009, 13:14
(http://media.peopleofwalmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/588.jpg)

(http://media.peopleofwalmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/571.jpg)

(http://msdecaf.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/tightsnotpants.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VRtwmFgJB6c/SYAQEjX80KI/AAAAAAAAAgw/QBLeemPh5h8/s400/91844173.jpg)

(http://cdn.thefrisky.com/images/uploads/lady_gaga_no_pants_slideshow_c.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bvVAT62O99Q/SZ71EAdtmeI/AAAAAAAAAMU/kZN_JSCcpGI/s400/tightsarentpants.jpg)

(http://fashionindie.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/shenae-grimes-pier-1-no-pants-05.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mWQ72omLwKw/SBiHVkTEPSI/AAAAAAAAIa8/9j0kPLxnT90/s400/tyra.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Pk7goqAUfz0/Sbm1EBaHCCI/AAAAAAAAB0A/G0k6kE-3YDc/s400/lindsay_lohan2.jpg)

(http://righttofashion.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/pretty.jpg)

(http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/katy-perrys-at-brit-awards-2.jpg)

Ok now I'm done.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 24 Nov 2009, 13:26
Katie, I 100% agree on the photos you posted. But what about this?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN6789.jpg?t=1259097933)
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 13:30
And that was the sound of redglasscurls ending the discussion.  Not with a bang, but with a dawwwwwwww.  Also, the pic of Lohan is cute without being over the line slutty in my humble opinion.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Pk7goqAUfz0/Sbm1EBaHCCI/AAAAAAAAB0A/G0k6kE-3YDc/s400/lindsay_lohan2.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 24 Nov 2009, 13:31
I don't have a problem with yours because 1) they are opaque and 2) your sweater is long enough.

The ones where you can see underwear (or whatever) are pretty stupid.
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Nov 2009, 13:32
Edit: Are those tights or stirrup pants? Because I remember having like stretchy pants when I was younger that basically looked something like jodhpurs. Those are ok, I think. Well, if you wear them with boots, maybe? DO A MORE DIFFERENT LESS DANCE-Y POSE YOU ARE CORRUPTING MY JUDGEMENT (yeah, they are pretty alright)


So a serious question.

(http://static3.modcloth.com/productshots/0027/3255/9799-1.jpg?81ace96a99a8daaf2827ec5047c707c2a5d2e8cb)

(http://static1.modcloth.com/productshots/0027/3271/9799-2.jpg?81ace96a99a8daaf2827ec5047c707c2a5d2e8cb)

(http://static3.modcloth.com/productshots/0027/3290/9799-3.jpg?81ace96a99a8daaf2827ec5047c707c2a5d2e8cb)

I think I really like this dress. It is not my normal style, though. What style is it?

I would probably just copy it and make something like it myself, though, because it is so unfortunate that the colour splash and the horizontal architectural seams all end abruptly at the sides. Skimping on the back like that is always such a shame. It makes things much less cool.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 24 Nov 2009, 13:37
Mix one part bangage dress and one part modern art quilt and tada!

They are tights as far as I can tell, super stretchy but pretty warm. I was weirded out by the feet at first but really that's the best part and needed to be in the picture (thus tiptoes) because my toes are free to breathe but the legs don't scrunch up like footless tights.


EDIT:
ps, less dance-y more kitty-y
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/DSCN6788.jpg?t=1259099111)
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 13:39
That dress wouldn't look nearly as good if the color wrapped all the way around. I'm not even sure you want the bandage stuff going all the way around. But that's a pretty cool dress!
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Nov 2009, 13:41
No, not all the way around, just like... the same amount on the back left as there is on the front left, or less.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 13:44
I feel like it would be awkward if there was color on the back. Like, as is it's catchy but not quite gaudy, whereas if the back was all done up it'd be a little too "oh shit look at this dress." I mean I ain't know shit about women's dresses but I like it the way it is. Subtle is good! Especially when the dress isn't subtle.
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 14:04
I would probably just copy it and make something like it myself, though, because it is so unfortunate that the colour splash and the horizontal architectural seams all end abruptly at the sides. Skimping on the back like that is always such a shame. It makes things much less cool.

It's an off the shoulder A line dress that I think is a Zac Posen knock off (see the similar colors in an evening dress http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/2008RST-ZPOSEN/?loop=0&&iphoto=16&play=false&cnt=23) although I can't recall reference offhand so don't quote me.  I wanted to say Missoni initially but they've gone radically different directions in the last several years so if that's who the inspiration is it's going back a while.  It looks like something Zara would sell actually, but a few seasons ago. 

And yeah I completely agree with Kieffer that if the color and stripes went to the back it would be too busy.  Those colors are cute on a black relatively boringly designed dress but could easily be overwhelming.

One thing I would note is that I hope to hell the material is jersey because if it's cotton it's going to look like wrinkled crap about .0002 seconds after you put it on, and if it's a synthetic it's not going to be super comfy.
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Nov 2009, 14:09
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/katiedress.jpg)

Like this! (Thanks, Jace!)

Also it is grey. And it is a stretchy polyester. It would look better in a jersey, or actually also an acetate dull satin (http://image.iance.net/Offer/2008/1209806932.jpg) or even a crepe.


Manda that is totally cute and acceptable. A, A+ for kittens.
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Post by: Jace on 24 Nov 2009, 14:26
re: tights as pants, and both pictures of manda.

That doesn't look entirely terrible because the top looks like it is a very short dress. It doesn't really look like you are wearing tights and then a sweater over the top, it looks like a dress. This is how I perceive it.
I also think tights as pants is stupid.
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 14:43
The best thing about this conversation is it made me return to gofugyourself (http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/index4.html).  It's been too long.

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/11/93014294-thumb-420x709.jpg)

More panty windows in 2010.  Together we can make this happen.

ooooh shiiiiiiiiit

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/10/spl135603_003-thumb-420x741.jpg)
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Nov 2009, 15:59
Why do they keep putting Kristen Stewart in heels when her scrawny chicken legs aren't strong enough to straighten her knees in them, anyway? Also, the panty windows are the only redeeming features of the dress. The rest is just ugly.



That coat is amazing! My three year old self would have died to own it.
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Post by: calenlass on 24 Nov 2009, 16:46
Oh my word.

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/11/92782598-thumb-420x723.jpg)
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 16:51
gasp

A UTERUS
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Post by: ViolentDove on 24 Nov 2009, 16:58
Hello Kitty coat

For some reason I think this would be better if they'd skinned the hello kittys and then stitched them together like a coat made from animals. Kinda like an urban fur coat thing.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Nov 2009, 17:29
Why do they keep putting Kristen Stewart in heels when her scrawny chicken legs aren't strong enough to straighten her knees in them, anyway?
Because the people that make outfits are too stupid to realize that they need to tailor (huh, wonder where that word came from) their clothing to the person when they aren't working with cookie-cutter models. You see the same problem when they have to dress someone that isn't borderline underweight.

I agree about the hello kitty coat, it would be so much better if they were sewn together.
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Post by: Alex C on 24 Nov 2009, 17:38
See, I still don't agree that the people who make it look good are making it look good.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Nov 2009, 17:44
Yeah, I still haven't seen an example of tights in place of pants that looks good.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Nov 2009, 17:44
Kieffer, Dovey: Let's do it.

Also all I wear every day to work are well-cut (not skinny) jeans and chucks or maybe these cute flats (http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.97131645.jpg) and a printed t-shirt with a slightly too-big cardigan with the sleeves rolled up. Oh and my big nerdy glasses.

But when I go out I like to do it nice.
What I wore last night was pretty much similar to Manda's tights outfit but I wore a black miniskirt underneath just in case and my sweater was more a winey colour with a subtle silver thread, and my burgundy chucks. Oh, and my big nerdy glasses (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3571/3677413165_5f2e173ce9.jpg). (Actually it was that sweater too.)



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Post by: Alex C on 24 Nov 2009, 17:52
Yeah, I still haven't seen an example of tights in place of pants that looks good.


They just don't bring anything to the table, in my mind. Done wrong, they are horrible. Done "right," they are less than horrible but still aren't as good as a truly sweet outfit. I just can't get behind a style that requires people as cute as Manda or Andy to bring the look up to "mediocre."
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Post by: Drill King on 24 Nov 2009, 20:15
I was thinking about advice in here seriously the other day then I realized that most people in here giving advice standard-dress is t-shirtjeans faire, not even like, nice jeans.
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 20:26
(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/10/92293921-thumb-420x649.jpg)

ANGIE HARMON'S DRESS LOOKS LIKE A PONCHO.  YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Nov 2009, 20:31
Different people demand different things of their everyday wear. I know you live on a farm (at least I think you do, and I remember you posting some pictures with farm backgrounds), so you can appreciate that the outfits you post here aren't suited to every purpose.

edit: Angie Harmon's boots(?) look like mummy wrap made out of an NBC suit.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Nov 2009, 20:32
Yes, but it doesn't look like a bird, so yours is invalid, too.

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/11/93014294-thumb-420x709.jpg)

More panty windows in 2010.  Together we can make this happen.

What. The. FUCK. Is. THAT. She looks terrible.
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 20:37
LIES.  NODAISHO IS SPREADING LIES ABOUT ME.  I DO NOT LIVE ON A FARM.  I LIVE BETWEEN DITA'S BREASTS IN HER PALACE IN THE MAGELLAN CLUSTER.  PLEASE SEND SUNGLASSES, THERE IS TOO MUCH WHITE HERE.

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/10/spl134624_031-thumb-420x746.jpg)

oh god I can't stop

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/10/91973958-thumb-420x624.jpg)
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Post by: Alex C on 24 Nov 2009, 21:02
I was thinking about advice in here seriously the other day then I realized that most people in here giving advice standard-dress is t-shirtjeans faire, not even like, nice jeans.

Actually, I dress like an adult.
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 21:05
I dunno man, Leigh Lezark is an adult and she wears two bras, one small one and one giant one.

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/10/spl131365_001-thumb-420x630.jpg)

Do you wear two bras?
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Post by: Johnny C on 24 Nov 2009, 21:17
tights as pants are the girl equivalent of formal shorts
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Post by: pilsner on 24 Nov 2009, 21:25
Agreed.  For formal occasions ladies should wear a tablecloth made out of Obama.

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/09/90991335-thumb-420x602.jpg)

(that's Victorial Rowell from Diagnosis: Murder, she's looking pretty good for 50 all things considered)
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Post by: Drill King on 24 Nov 2009, 21:37
I was thinking about advice in here seriously the other day then I realized that most people in here giving advice standard-dress is t-shirtjeans faire, not even like, nice jeans.

Actually, I dress like an adult.

I am not interested in your button-up conformity.
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Post by: JD on 24 Nov 2009, 22:09
I was thinking about advice in here seriously the other day then I realized that most people in here giving advice standard-dress is t-shirtjeans faire, not even like, nice jeans.

Hey my jeans are very nice.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Nov 2009, 22:37
My jeans aren't expensive but they look good on my body.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 24 Nov 2009, 22:38
I bet they look even better off your body
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Post by: JD on 24 Nov 2009, 22:57
They look great on your head.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 24 Nov 2009, 23:08
I was thinking about advice in here seriously the other day then I realized that most people in here giving advice standard-dress is t-shirtjeans faire, not even like, nice jeans.

Yeah, forget the haters girl, you look good.

Course I am wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

And they aren't even nice jeans.
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Post by: sean on 24 Nov 2009, 23:10
i was told by my friends that i looked like a homeless dude today.

im not sure how i feel about this
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Post by: scarred on 24 Nov 2009, 23:24
Welcome to the wonderful world of no-shave november.
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Post by: sean on 24 Nov 2009, 23:27
if anything the beard is the nail in the coffin.
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Post by: sean on 24 Nov 2009, 23:28
speaking of homeless guys hung out with one for a few minutes today. started talking to him cause he asked me if i was from england. he was tite, didn't catch his name though.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 24 Nov 2009, 23:40
LIES.  NODAISHO IS SPREADING LIES ABOUT ME.  I DO NOT LIVE ON A FARM.  I LIVE BETWEEN DITA'S BREASTS IN HER PALACE IN THE MAGELLAN CLUSTER.  PLEASE SEND SUNGLASSES, THERE IS TOO MUCH WHITE HERE.
I was talking to Drill King, you just posted before I finished my post.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 25 Nov 2009, 00:02
Homeless dudes generally have the best stories. My friend's family runs a shelter here, he lived there too as a shelter supervisor so I went there basically a few times a week.
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Post by: calenlass on 25 Nov 2009, 00:24
Also, Dita Von Teese has yet to make a true fashion faux pas in all the publicity shots I've seen of her over the years. That particular look is very posh early 50s. Because vintage is what she does! I never understood why people said she looked "goth" simply because she hung around Marilyn Manson and like married him or some shit.
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Post by: McTaggart on 25 Nov 2009, 01:10
That website reminded my that child actresses are not children forever. Holy shit, Dakota Fanning is not 10 anymore.
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Nov 2009, 04:07
LIES.  NODAISHO IS SPREADING LIES ABOUT ME.  I DO NOT LIVE ON A FARM.  I LIVE BETWEEN DITA'S BREASTS IN HER PALACE IN THE MAGELLAN CLUSTER.  PLEASE SEND SUNGLASSES, THERE IS TOO MUCH WHITE HERE.
I was talking to Drill King, you just posted before I finished my post.

I uh, I have never lived on a farm, I live in my provinces' capital city now. I used to live in a smallish town though.

Hey guys, I was not saying there is anything wrong with teesnjeans, actually my favorite sexy man look is well-worn jeans, white/black shirt and scruff. But like, oh never mind.
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Post by: pilsner on 25 Nov 2009, 04:11
I was talking to Drill King, you just posted before I finished my post.

Allow me to express my sense of disappointment and betrayal with this screenshot from Left for Dead 2:

(http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/assets_c/2009/09/spl125095_003-thumb-420x631.jpg)

I think the programmers put a lot of effort into this game, it looks almost real with the pixels and such.
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Post by: valley_parade on 25 Nov 2009, 07:27
I was thinking about advice in here seriously the other day then I realized that most people in here giving advice standard-dress is t-shirtjeans faire, not even like, nice jeans.

Just cos Levis are all I can afford, Andy, what-freaking-ever.
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Nov 2009, 09:36
liek oh my gawd, I am always sooo srs gais.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 25 Nov 2009, 09:38
Levi's are the best jeans, levi's are the best jeans, levi's are the best jeans.
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Post by: Lines on 25 Nov 2009, 11:30
Levi's would cut a bitch.
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Nov 2009, 14:36
For something less controversial

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/newskirt.jpg)
I just got this skirt and I have been wearing black tights with it, but I am wondering if it'd be tacky with bright ones*

Also, I just got this hat as a gift like a week ago and now I think it's gone :c so it is commemorated in this thread.
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/Hairhat.jpg)

*only respond if you like bright tights
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Post by: chowburger on 25 Nov 2009, 15:30
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes to the bright tights. Though I always feel a bit like an American Apparel ad when I wear them with tight skirts :/

Also, goddamn your figure.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 25 Nov 2009, 16:16
Holy crap we used to have a couch like that
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Post by: JD on 25 Nov 2009, 17:06
I used to have a hat like that. Then I lost it.
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Post by: JD on 25 Nov 2009, 17:08
That hat just uses you and dumps you.
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Post by: jmrz on 25 Nov 2009, 17:19
Yes on the bright tights!
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 25 Nov 2009, 17:54
I say no on the bright tights because with gams like those you should celebrate them as much as possible.
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Nov 2009, 18:04
Dang son it is cold out.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 25 Nov 2009, 18:06
Well if you go tight, go bright.
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Post by: Lines on 25 Nov 2009, 18:31
Bright tights bright tights!
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 25 Nov 2009, 19:16
For something less controversial
Sorry Andy, but there's something a little off about the skirt-tank top combination. The shirt's a little too casual, but I do really like the skirt.

Also, I've been absent for so long. I'm going dancing on Friday so I'll try to put together a killer outfit and take a picture or two to show you cats what this game's really about. I've gotten pretty fat though, so don't judge. Fat or no fat, I'm still pretty decent at fashion.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Nov 2009, 19:37
I am not interested in your button-up conformity.

Hey there Button-up Conformity is Awesome.

(http://mylias.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/gregory-peck03.jpg)

(http://www.tilff.com/archive/2006site/images/marcello.jpg)

(http://dutchimport.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/jon_hamm.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_32wnsJ5XF0o/Si8WfDrY0LI/AAAAAAAAA_o/Ip-0fgnucTA/s1600/0,,6661311,00.jpg)

and of course

(http://dinmerican.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/the-kennedy-brothers.jpg)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Nov 2009, 19:43
oh yeah and

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2632/60/20/615321919/n615321919_1925523_5892481.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 25 Nov 2009, 19:52
The Aussies are Doing It Right.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 25 Nov 2009, 19:53
Man the person who took that last photo must be pretty neat huh
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 25 Nov 2009, 19:58
Like you wouldn't believe.
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Nov 2009, 20:15
I just wanna say as much as I love mcdonald's, dang guys, way to give your true nature away.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 25 Nov 2009, 20:25
Sorry Andy, but there's something a little off about the skirt-tank top combination. The shirt's a little too casual, but I do really like the skirt.

Im taking the opposite stance. I really like the combo. Usually the clean white top with high wasted back bottom looks great. But something about that greyish off whiteish sloppy top sings to me. Some sort of dirtbag chic. Like someone who doesnt care but casually has impeccable fashion sense. Its like having bed hair instead of making bead hair with mounds of product.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 25 Nov 2009, 20:29
I just assumed that Andy was taking the photo specifically for this thread and specifically for the skirt only. I might be wrong but I assumed she would not be wearing the skirt with that top usually.
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Nov 2009, 20:36
Actually I do, I prefer looser tank tops with pencils skirts, I don't like button-ups with them because uh, I want to avoid looking like a teacher/librarian/etc.

Also because it's more comfortable. I figure that loose tanks and waisted skirts are a matter of taste though.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Nov 2009, 22:30
I just wanna say as much as I love mcdonald's, dang guys, way to give your true nature away.

You mean hungover?
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Post by: Drill King on 25 Nov 2009, 22:32
I mean not classy international spies with quirky teammates and hearts of COLD
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Nov 2009, 22:33
Nah we were just hungover, and in a rush.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 25 Nov 2009, 22:43
Oh man, you have just identified one of my least favorite situations in which to wear a suit.
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Post by: sean on 25 Nov 2009, 23:11
guys look at this thing (gross cell phone pic)


(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee175/antithesis9/1126090208a.jpg?t=1259219887)

it is a fuckin wool trench coat thing. do i add this to the wardrobe?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Nov 2009, 23:18
do you really even need to ask
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 25 Nov 2009, 23:19
If you don't I will.
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Post by: Yayniall on 26 Nov 2009, 08:20
Some sort of dirtbag chic.

Isn't that a song?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 26 Nov 2009, 16:29
Not that I know of
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Post by: Ozymandias on 26 Nov 2009, 18:23
Actually I do, I prefer looser tank tops with pencils skirts, I don't like button-ups with them because uh, I want to avoid looking like a teacher/librarian/etc.

FUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU
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Post by: jmrz on 26 Nov 2009, 20:08
I purposely go for the teacher/librarian/secretary look with pencil skirts. In fact, I am going to buy more for next winter and it's going to be my thing.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 26 Nov 2009, 22:41
So guys I am learning to sew as soon as I get my sewing machine working. I will then be able to tailor things to better fit me. yay.

Also: I ordered this coat. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250532534528&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Extra shipping was soo worth it.
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Post by: pilsner on 27 Nov 2009, 04:41
I purposely go for the teacher/librarian/secretary look with pencil skirts. In fact, I am going to buy more for next winter and it's going to be my thing.

You mean it wasn't already??  I just assumed with the glasses and all....
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Post by: pwhodges on 27 Nov 2009, 05:05
Today I am wearing socks (stripey) with open-toed sandals, and I don't care what you think!
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Post by: plumbob78 on 27 Nov 2009, 08:17
I purposely go for the teacher/librarian/secretary look with pencil skirts. In fact, I am going to buy more for next winter and it's going to be my thing.

I approve of this plan.
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Nov 2009, 11:11
I purposely go for the teacher/librarian/secretary look with pencil skirts. In fact, I am going to buy more for next winter and it's going to be my thing.

I don't really like to look 'nice', it's too much of a clean cut for me.
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Post by: Emaline on 27 Nov 2009, 11:22
I didn't know where else to post this, and since it had to do with cheap clothes, I figured I'd say something here.

I don't know if any of you shop at Old Navy, but right now their jeans and sweaters are on sale for $15, and if you spend over $20 at the store(not online), you get a free copy of Lego Rock Band. Which is think is a pretty sweet deal.
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Post by: Lines on 27 Nov 2009, 12:11
Yeah, I really want to go there, but the Old Navys around here are in high traffic zones and I'm not going anywhere near that mess.
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Nov 2009, 16:02
I want to avoid looking like a teacher/librarian/etc.

You could be a sexy librarian.

oh wait it's not halloween anymore

Lego Rock Band

 :-o
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Post by: valley_parade on 27 Nov 2009, 16:10
I don't know if any of you shop at Old Navy, but right now their jeans and sweaters are on sale for $15, and if you spend over $20 at the store(not online), you get a free copy of Lego Rock Band. Which is think is a pretty sweet deal.

They were all out by the time I got there. I did get two really nice sweaters, though!
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Post by: Candle on 27 Nov 2009, 16:17
so, i've decided on this parka.

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2903/parka.png)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 27 Nov 2009, 16:19
Oh no, they killed Kenny! And sucked all the orange out of him!
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Post by: Candle on 27 Nov 2009, 16:25
parka hate? serious?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 27 Nov 2009, 16:29
I'm not hating it! I am observing its similarity to a garment commonly seen in a piece of popular culture much beloved by eight-year-old boys in the nineties. It looks practical and warm, but also kind of like this (http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/kenny_1_12199_4450_thumb.png)
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Nov 2009, 16:33
a piece of popular culture much beloved by eight-year-old boys in the nineties.

Actually it's still a much beloved piece of popular culture, students in my classes routinely refer to it. My favorite "they didn't realize I was so much older than them" moment was the class where I was surprised that show was still on the air because I remember watching the first episode with my college roommate, and one girl was like "wait I was 8 when that came out."
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Post by: Candle on 27 Nov 2009, 16:34
(http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/wolve/wolve257720_52248_jb.jpg)

it was either this or look all ghetto fab in a parka with ridiculous amounts of fur.
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Post by: valley_parade on 27 Nov 2009, 16:36
college roommate

I'm calling bs, Joe. There wasn't TV back then.
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Nov 2009, 16:40
little known fact: South Park used to be a hand-drawn comic delivered by carrier pigeon.
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Post by: valley_parade on 27 Nov 2009, 16:42
I'm calling bs, Joe. There weren't pigeons back then.

(I am sorry, Joe. I'm just really bored and REALLY tired)
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Post by: Scarychips on 27 Nov 2009, 16:59
a piece of popular culture much beloved by eight-year-old boys in the nineties.

Actually it's still a much beloved piece of popular culture, students in my classes routinely refer to it. My favorite "they didn't realize I was so much older than them" moment was the class where I was surprised that show was still on the air because I remember watching the first episode with my college roommate, and one girl was like "wait I was 8 when that came out."

The funniest thing about it is that you are repeating yourself. I am pretty sure I could find the last time you mentionned that anecdote.
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Post by: Scarychips on 27 Nov 2009, 17:09
That's cool to hear. I'm guessing they won't ask you cos that'd be pretty weird, but then again people do weird things.

I've never been asked directly, but it usually comes up obliquely, especially via pop culture references. I still chuckle about the one class where the students were talking about South Park, and I commented "That show is still on the air? man I remember watching the first episode back in college" and one of my students was like "what I was like 8 when that came out"

Also, fuck you tommy. pre-emptively

the age of your attractive teacher

Was this directed at me?  8-)

Actually, your mentioning South Park reminds me of a related anecdote; In one class I taught, my students flipped out when they realized just how old I am because I made reference to watching the first episode of South Park (the Christmas one from before the series was on TV) with my college roommate.

er, that is not something I learned today. my bad

You are repeating yourself Joe.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 27 Nov 2009, 17:12
Southpark is the only thing he remembers from way back in the day.

way back.
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Nov 2009, 17:13
I do that a lot. I actually recently discovered that my very first post on this forum is something I've said multiple times. My fiancee routinely finishes my stories for me and gets annoyed that I keep telling the same stories over and over. Apparently I act even older than I am.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Nov 2009, 18:13
Don't worry Joe, I do the same thing. I don't have very many stories and I always forget who I have told them to.
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Nov 2009, 18:19
I don't know if it's good or bad for me that I work in a job where I'm actively encouraged to repeat old stories over and over.
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Nov 2009, 06:42
I am in the "repeats stories" all the time club. Sorry to everyone that I've told the,"I ran through a glass door" story, like. 90 times.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Nov 2009, 16:53
I don't so much repeat stories as I do repeatedly feel the need to explain aspects of my life -i.e; where I work and what I do there- because I figure nobody would care about me enough to remember. (This is not looking for sympathy, I am just a dude on the Internet, after all)
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Post by: calenlass on 28 Nov 2009, 17:30
So I have decided that tights-as-pants is ok when you are 6 months pregnant with twins. My cousin looked pretty damn cute today.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Nov 2009, 18:07
All pants are tight-ass-pants when you are 6 months pregnant, amiright *high five* (dont leave me hanging)
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Post by: Yayniall on 28 Nov 2009, 18:09
o/
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Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Nov 2009, 18:35
(http://pretentiousgamer.com/etc/hatshirt.JPG)

NEW HAT NEW SHIRT CRITIQUE AND EVALUATE INDIVIDUALLY
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 28 Nov 2009, 18:38
I like the hat.  It is a hat that is cool for the people who can pull it off (I am not one of those people).  Also, I am sort of a sucker for military-style clothing that actually looks good, so I'm down with the shirt, too.
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Post by: Eris on 28 Nov 2009, 18:40
NEEDS MORE SWEATERVEST
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Nov 2009, 18:42
I've got a shirt like that (but in black obviously). It's a cool shirt so good work there. I'm not big on the hat but I don't like hats particularly.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 28 Nov 2009, 18:44
NEEDS MORE SWEATERVEST

No way.  Then you'd loose the cool epaulet detail.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Nov 2009, 18:48
Well done Jordan
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 28 Nov 2009, 19:15
Honestly, I think those hats almost never look good. To actually rock it you need a little more of the worn down wool jack/suit hobo look. It just doesnt make for a nice clean look. I would recommend a dark military type cap. Something like this:


(http://www.soleredemption.com/pics/2008/04/nomadic-clot-military-cap-2.jpg)


It would also complement the epaulettes
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Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Nov 2009, 20:00
Actually I was more going to wear it with my vest vestments (http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/etc/cocks.png) and in general with my black peacoat. Which is why I said judge it individually because I don't like wearing hats casually.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Nov 2009, 00:24
That's toeing the line. Why dont you post a pic in a final ensemble.
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Post by: tommydski on 29 Nov 2009, 01:40
The Flat Cap is a brave and always terrible fashion statement.

Since you already snagged yourself a wife-candidate - who even cares, right? Go even further with it. Get a pipe and a tweed vest too.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Nov 2009, 03:21
I love flat caps, but mostly on girls. Where I spent my formative years, the people who wore flat caps were the ones who tended to put their hands up sheep's bottoms. Not a good look.
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Post by: michaelicious on 29 Nov 2009, 06:08
I kind of want to get a deerstalker cap.
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Post by: tommydski on 29 Nov 2009, 06:32
You live in Guelph, go for it.
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Post by: valley_parade on 29 Nov 2009, 10:48
Jordan, fuck the haters. Flat cap looks good on you.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Nov 2009, 11:03
Since you already snagged yourself a wife-candidate - who even cares, right? Go even further with it. Get a pipe and a tweed vest too.

Man.

I do want a pipe and tweed vest.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Nov 2009, 11:05
Jordan don't wear the flat cap with shirt+tie+etc. flat caps are not for dressy. Whether you like wearing hats casually doesn't really come into it when we're dealing with a casual hat
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Nov 2009, 11:26
Well that outfit is dressier than what I had in mind, but that's the only picture I had of the general theme.
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Post by: Slick on 29 Nov 2009, 11:37
Man I amused that the flat cap is being knocked and the cadet cap is being suggested. Cadet caps have been over-done by every hip kid there is. They look cool but they have been used far too much and I think the flat cap is OK.
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Post by: jhocking on 29 Nov 2009, 11:52
muahahahaha

For something less controversial

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/Hairhat.jpg)
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 29 Nov 2009, 12:18
Man I amused that the flat cap is being knocked and the cadet cap is being suggested. Cadet caps have been over-done by every hip kid there is. They look cool but they have been used far too much and I think the flat cap is OK.

And because of that we *know* when it works and when it doesnt. Also, baseball caps have been 'over-done' yet look at their prevalence. And if we go by the notion that over-done is explicitly bad, lets look at the bonnet. Try and work that into a functional outfit and not a costume.

(http://www.cornucopiacostume.com/images/girls%20bonnet.jpg)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 29 Nov 2009, 14:01
I could do that.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Nov 2009, 14:39
It's true.

She could.
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Post by: est on 29 Nov 2009, 18:27
Fashion is basically about impressing people with what you can get away with.
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Post by: Eris on 29 Nov 2009, 18:42
Also, sweatervests.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 29 Nov 2009, 18:51
See above.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 29 Nov 2009, 20:12
So guys I am learning to sew. Today, I fixed the sewing machine and got it working again. I have another friend who already sews and he always has really nice clothes that he either made himself or modified. This will not be forgotten like every other project I start.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 29 Nov 2009, 20:13
This is in Fashion Advice and not Blog Thread because in order to have Fashion, you must sew. Or someone, somewhere must.
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Post by: michaelicious on 29 Nov 2009, 20:16
I know how to sew a little bit. My mother is incredibly talented at sewing. It is a very good skill to have.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Nov 2009, 20:34
Me too! I own my own sewing machine also. Pretty much everyone in my house uses it.
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Post by: Eris on 29 Nov 2009, 20:38
I go on crafster a lot and wish I could sew pretty things like those guys do. I have my mum's old sewing machine, but it is at her place because it is too loud and there is no place to put it here for me to use it. I would probably use it more to make toys, though.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 29 Nov 2009, 22:23
I would love to have a sewing machine at my disposal because I have a lot of thrift store clothing items that do not fit right.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Nov 2009, 01:20
This is in Fashion Advice and not Blog Thread because in order to have Fashion, you must sew. Or someone, somewhere must.

What if I wear only scarves
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Post by: Jace on 30 Nov 2009, 01:29
I will want pics. For uh... research.
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 30 Nov 2009, 05:14
I bought a fantastic sewing machine earlier this year at a pawn shop for $35.

Of course... I promptly ripped it completely apart and made a pickup winder out of the motor, however, my advice to anyone looking for a sewing machine is to check pawn shops.   Craigslist too.
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Post by: valley_parade on 30 Nov 2009, 07:42
...have you made any pickups yet?
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 30 Nov 2009, 08:03
Yeah, all the time.   Been making my own pickups for quite awhile.   To be honest, I prefer a winder I made out of a $12 ebay universal motor, but the sewing machine one was an attempt to ape the Lollar winder.  The traverse mechanism gave me problems, so I went back to my old standby.

Sorry about the threadjack.  Please return to fashion talk.
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Post by: sean on 30 Nov 2009, 09:02
will your pickups make my guitar look fashionable?
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Post by: valley_parade on 30 Nov 2009, 09:08
Slash are they expensive? I could use some new 'buckers in my Tele.

Yknow. Make it look better.
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Post by: calenlass on 30 Nov 2009, 09:31
Jacob I would actually recommend that you start small, and you start with hand-sewing. Buttons are the best for this, because they always fall off. When you can sew a neat button (shouldn't take you more than, oh, half an hour to figure it out, since there are a few ways to do it), then move on to bigger things.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 30 Nov 2009, 16:45
I can hand sew pretty well already.
Also: WHAT THE FUCCCCCCCK WHY DO YOU NOT STITCH RIGHT SINGER 935? I will be getting mother to look at you, sir.

ALSO: Mom bought me this jacket for Christmas.
(http://s467.photobucket.com/albums/rr39/why_rare/images/shopping/outer/shortcoat02_01_big.jpg)
It was on eBay for $69 instead of $100 and I am in love with it. It came today but she's not letting me wear it until Christmas.
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Post by: plumbob78 on 30 Nov 2009, 16:55
That's a damn nice jacket.
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Post by: öde on 30 Nov 2009, 17:30
I found a jacket, it's pretty nice. I'm not sure if it's a girls jacket or not because it has a really big collar. It doesn't smell like a girl though.
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Post by: Slick on 30 Nov 2009, 18:32
Check which side the buttons are on!
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Post by: öde on 30 Nov 2009, 18:38
The zip is on the guy's side but I'm not sure if that's a 100% indication.
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Post by: Yayniall on 30 Nov 2009, 18:51
Is it specially insulated around the area the ovaries would be?
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Post by: Lines on 30 Nov 2009, 18:58
I can't say I've ever had a jacket that has insulated my ovaries.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 30 Nov 2009, 19:18
I have. :]
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Post by: Lines on 30 Nov 2009, 19:23
You have ovaries why? Also where, in your pockets? Dude that's gross.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 30 Nov 2009, 19:25
I lost a bet.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 30 Nov 2009, 21:19
Wait wait. Zips have a boy side and a girl side?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 30 Nov 2009, 21:26
The zipper 'handle' and outside flaps of the buttons are on the left on boys shirts and right on girls clothes. (not 100% on the zipper part, but sure about the button part).

I found this out by accident while buying a girls shirt at Value Village.
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Post by: Slick on 01 Dec 2009, 01:51
Guys & girls jackets button up on opposite sides! Try the other gender's blazers on and it will feel weird! Some people will tell you that this has something to do with the egyptians and how women had to button up mens jackets for them but really it is just another tool of the patriarchy trying to keep you from feeling comfortable expressing altered-sexuality.
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Post by: Spluff on 01 Dec 2009, 03:26
Guys & girls jackets button up on opposite sides! Try the other gender's blazers on and it will feel weird! Some people will tell you that this has something to do with the egyptians and how women had to button up mens jackets for them but really it is just another tool of the patriarchy trying to keep you from feeling comfortable expressing altered-sexuality.

That doesn't make any sense, as mens' buttons are on the right, making it easier for them to button up their own jackets, not for other people to button it up. Not to mention that modern clothing has no real ancestry in Egypt.

The commonly accepted explanation is that back in ye olde England, men buttoned up their own clothes (hence why the button is on the right, making it easier to access), and women's clothing was typically buttoned up by a maid (which placed the buttons on the maid's right hand side for easier access, meaning the left to the person wearing the garment).
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Post by: Ladybug on 01 Dec 2009, 06:33
That's what I've heard as well.

I like that more women's pants/jeans have the right-side-opening now, though, because having pants/jeans have a button on the left side is annoying. I think more than half of my pants at the moment have the buttons on the right, and they're definitely not men's pants. All of my button-down shirts and my blazer have buttons on the left side, though. Can't say I'm a fan.
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Post by: calenlass on 01 Dec 2009, 08:56
Uh, I am pretty sure that to have "boy" and "girl" zippers you would have to order them custom from a manufacturer. When you buy zippers in the store to put on clothes yourself, there is only one kind.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Dec 2009, 09:00
But it depends which way the fabric goes. There is only one side from which you can access the zip, and it depends on your gender.
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Post by: calenlass on 01 Dec 2009, 09:05
No, I mean, you can just buy a zipper. Then you sew it on the fabric however. If you put it so that it is closed with the tab at the bottom, the side with the tab will be on the left. If you put it so that it is closed with the tab at the top, the side with the tab will be on the right. There isn't really any other variation.

Observe:
a regular zipper (http://joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=prd48325)
heavy duty zipper (http://joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=prd13184)
make your own zipper! (http://joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=prd28336) (I have used this, still only one option)
a hidden zipper! (http://www.stampinkub.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/colored_zipper.jpg)

construction of a zipper (http://www.seattlefabrics.com/Structure%20of%20a%20Zipper.jpg). This is a zipper that can completely come apart, like one on a jacket, and not like one in a pair of jeans. Note the part that shows the bottom, the bits where you insert the one side into the other side before you can use the tab to close the zipper. There is only one way this ever goes!
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Post by: Ladybug on 01 Dec 2009, 09:09
But that's not what people were talking about? They were talking about that there is a difference in men's and women's clothing on which side the buttons are and on which side the thing that usually overlaps a zipper is.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Dec 2009, 09:10
I still don't quite understand what you mean. When you have a pair of jeans, the zip goes vertically with the closed part at the bottom. You can have the flap of material over from the left, or over from the right. It doesn't really make much difference but there's a convention dependent on the gender the jeans are aimed at. I think we might be talking about different things.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 01 Dec 2009, 09:13
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/productimg1258272417255.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/3443705032008145053.jpg)
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Post by: calenlass on 01 Dec 2009, 09:33
I thought we were talking about zippers. Ok, I see now. If we are talking about the little pocket thing it sometimes goes in, that is different.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 01 Dec 2009, 11:17
It took me way too long to figure out that the second picture was of women, rather than skinny men in nancy clothing. Probably because the first picture also makes me think it is meant for women, for some reason.
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Post by: JD on 01 Dec 2009, 15:44
I didn't know they were women until I saw the shoes.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 01 Dec 2009, 17:29
Yeah. After looking at it for a minute or two, I noticed that the sweater looks like it is coming down from a bulge above the scope of the picture, which suggests breasts, and then I finished scrolling down and noticed the shoes on the one on the right. Then I was thinking that there was one guy and one girl, and thinking that it was a really bad demonstration of zipper sides, until I noticed that the shoes on the left were heels. I am slow on the uptake.
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Post by: Juxtaposition on 01 Dec 2009, 19:57
weird... my bright purple very girly jeans are apparently men's jeans. Which is odd since most girl jeans don't fit over my curves.
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Post by: jhocking on 02 Dec 2009, 10:47
my bright purple very girly jeans are apparently "men's" jeans.
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Post by: Ballard on 02 Dec 2009, 11:13
So guys I'm looking for a new messenger/laptop bag. Preferably leather. I'm tired of the typical nylon and polyester shit.

I really liked that bag Dovey got recently but I don't have $800. Suggestions?
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Post by: Liz on 02 Dec 2009, 11:25
How much do you have to spend? If I get a range I'll start looking for some options.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 02 Dec 2009, 11:47
http://www.colette.fr/#/eshop/article/260090/jack-spade/335/
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Post by: Ballard on 02 Dec 2009, 11:55
While that is simple and elegant, it is once again polyester.

I'm looking in theory so I don't have a range, but I couldn't justify spending more than $150 on a bag.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 02 Dec 2009, 11:57
Canvas
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 02 Dec 2009, 12:36
but I couldn't justify spending more than $150 on a bag.
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Post by: Alex C on 02 Dec 2009, 12:42
There's some inexpensive canvas bags out there aimed at military enthusiasts that can be surprisingly handsome provided that you're comfortable removing and replacing some of the sillier shit that might be on there; for example, one of my friends has a bag that looks pretty nice now that he's removed all the buttons that had "tac ops" stamped onto them.  :roll:
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Post by: Alex C on 02 Dec 2009, 13:00
Also, that kind of thing makes me wonder how frustrating life must be for the designer that gets signed on to do jobs like that. Can you imagine coming in under budget with a great looking bag only to have someone ask "Hey, can you put a crying eagle on that? It'll be awesome."
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Post by: Drill King on 02 Dec 2009, 13:40
http://www.leather-briefcases.com/Full-Flap-Turnlock-Leather-Briefcase-p/288dk.htm
http://www.leather-briefcases.com/Full-Flap-Leather-Messenger-Bag-p/223dk.htm
http://www.ebags.com/kenneth_cole_reaction_business_and_luggage/leather_flapover_computer_portfolio/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=115235&productid=6668247&sourceID=NXTAG00001 (this one is one special sale)
http://www.ebags.com/bellino/the_commander_leather_messenger/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=96096&productid=1243188&sourceID=NXTAG00001
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BNDNKY/ref=asc_df_B001BNDNKY972150/?tag=nextag-apparel0c-mp01-delta-20&creative=380333&creativeASIN=B001BNDNKY&linkCode=asn

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Post by: Beren on 02 Dec 2009, 13:47
The second one especially is very nice. Distressed leather done well.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Dec 2009, 14:15
Hahaha my friend made an ascii dong shirt (http://www.redbubble.com/people/highlydubious/t-shirts/4236027-1-ascii-dong).
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Post by: Ballard on 02 Dec 2009, 14:43
Haha that is the most obscure internet meme T-shirt I've ever seen.

o/ your friend.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Dec 2009, 16:43
\o

I'll accept that high-five on behalf of my friend and pass it on to him in person.
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Post by: Lines on 02 Dec 2009, 19:17
Dongs lol.
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Post by: calenlass on 02 Dec 2009, 19:34
Andy I want that second one.


We are hereby starting the Donate Money To Katie's New Bag Fund.
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Post by: allison on 02 Dec 2009, 19:43
I am buying that shirt for my best friend. He'll be so happy.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Dec 2009, 19:49
Funnily enough Gene the guy who runs Saddleback Leather (the place where I got my briefcase) is so confident in his stuff that he's actually set up a links page for his competitors. Maybe you can find something you like from there?

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/10-our-rivals

How do you feel about Ben Sherman? they make some rather nice leather messenger bags that go for about AU$110. I'm not sure how they'd go for durability but from what I can tell they're pretty good in terms of functionality/pockets etc.

http://www.bensherman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?pageSize=8&storeId=10551&parent_category_rn=19126&categoryId=20564&top=&top_category=19126&langId=-1&catalogId=11551
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Post by: Ballard on 02 Dec 2009, 20:14
$348

(http://dynamic.forzieri.com/is/servlet/izoom/Forzieri/BIGBCG?layer=comp&wid=354&hei=454&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95,0&op_sharpen=0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=1.0,0.18,7,0&iccEmbed=0&$fz_prd=is{Forzieri/pq14559-009-01-1x?scl=1})

$585

(http://dynamic.forzieri.com/is/servlet/izoom/Forzieri/BIGBCG?layer=comp&wid=354&hei=454&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95,0&op_sharpen=0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=1.0,0.18,7,0&iccEmbed=0&$fz_prd=is{Forzieri/fn14119-011-1x?scl=1})

$411

(http://www.saddlebackleather.com/system/uploads/assets/New%20Product%20Images%20Batch%202/BC-MT-DCB%20front,%20thin%20leather%20briefcase,%20thin%20leather%20satchel,%20thin%20leather%20backpack,%20thin%20leather%20laptop%20bag,%20case,%20leather%20portfolio,%20large%20file.jpg?1259795610)

$519

(http://www.saddlebackleather.com/system/uploads/assets/New%20Product%20Images%20Batch%201/BC-MD-CH_SaddlebackLeather_Briefcase_Chestnut-01.jpg)

fap fap fap
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Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Dec 2009, 23:15
You know my feelings Gene. Get a Saddleback bag and never have to buy another bag again. (although I guess you like buying new bags so uh whatever)
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Post by: Nodaisho on 03 Dec 2009, 01:04
although I guess you like buying new bags so uh whatever
It probably also has to do with knowing that your fashion sense 20 years from now will likely be nowhere near the same as it currently is (considering his fondness for jean shorts, we can only pray), and not wanting to spend a huge amount on something that you will never have an excuse to replace with something you like better. The bag shouldn't be bad about that (unless you go vegan), since it is rather simple leather in its stylings, no band names, no political statements, not trendy at all, but I can see why he is iffy on buying it. Especially considering that the saddleback bags are at least three times as expensive as his limit. I imagine that a dollar isn't worth quite as much where Gene lives as it is in my part of the country, but $450 is still a hell of a lot of money, especially for a teenager.
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Post by: est on 03 Dec 2009, 03:08
Yeah this is the thing, I think I paid about $80 for my current bag, and when I am sick of it/need a new one I'll prob pay about that again for another.  Maybe it'll look similar, maybe not.  I use my bag to carry shit to work in, then I put it down and forget about it until I have to go home.  Each of those trips takes me maybe 30 mins, so like, an hour a day tops I am using it.

All that said though, the first bag in the bunch Gene posted looks really good, and the second would look good to me if the white was maybe brown or a shade of dark grey/charcoal just light enough to differentiate it from the black parts.
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Post by: Yayniall on 03 Dec 2009, 04:54
What's with all the expensive leather purses?

Men wear bum bags.
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Post by: jhocking on 03 Dec 2009, 06:06
I really really wanted this (http://www.brenthaven.com/catalog-metrolite_ii_burnt_orange_apple.html) bag for my new laptop and asked for it last Christmas before I'd even bought the computer. Not only is it as small as possible (I hate big bulky bags, I want one the laptop can barely fit in) and super protective (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXFYA07G5kw), it is bright orange and I love bright orange.
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Post by: pilsner on 03 Dec 2009, 06:35
Not that I'm denying the effectiveness of that murse/laptop bag, but I think it bears saying that the most likely damage caused by the kind of abuse they were exposing that laptop to is not inability to boot. 
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Post by: Ballard on 03 Dec 2009, 08:25
Also PowerBooks are built like fucking tanks compared to the latest generation of Macs.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Dec 2009, 15:41
Oh, my god. My friend recently bought a brand new Macbook Pro with the same size screen as my Powerbook G4. I compared the thickness and it was soooo depressing.
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Post by: Yayniall on 03 Dec 2009, 15:48
You can't ignore his girth.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Dec 2009, 16:13
Also: I am looking for a new bookbag. One of the back straps popped on my old one. I want a nicer one that will last me a few years but still not too expensive. Any ideas?
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Dec 2009, 16:13
Not a messenger bag.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Dec 2009, 16:14
I hate messenger bags.
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Post by: Candle on 03 Dec 2009, 17:30
don't see any real reason to hate messenger bags other than bizarre idiosyncratic preferences.

as far as i'm concerned they're pretty legit
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Dec 2009, 17:48
I like them on other people but I hate the way they look on me. But I just bought this one because I am too impatient to wait for replies: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200403567150&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Dec 2009, 17:50
I don't really do messenger bags because I have really small shoulders and the strap always slides off. Also if they get heavy I end up buckling to the side when I walk and hurting my back.

Mind you I do carry a shoulder bag day to day but it is pretty small and has a thinnish strap. Also I can only carry it on my right shoulder.

EDIT: Jacob I really like that backpack, I tend to shy away from backpacks because I can never find one that isn't black/sporty/way too girly.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Dec 2009, 18:07
Oh hey as far as backpacks go that is actually a pretty good one.
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Post by: Johnny C on 03 Dec 2009, 18:47
i paid $20 for my messenger bag and it's a canvas military-lookin thingamajig and it also looks nice as heck
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Dec 2009, 19:03
I like it a lot. I've discovered how much I love searching eBay for what I want plus the word 'vintage' and finding really awesome stuff.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 03 Dec 2009, 19:15
Since when does 1990s count as vintage? Damn kids gerroffamalawn!

I actually want to get a vintage suit, from back in the day when a suit and coat were everyday wear for normal people that weren't working on a farm. I can't find much on the various styles, though. Anyone know where to find information on inter-war-era suit fashion? It will probably be a while before I can afford one, but I really want one, especially if I can figure a way to hide the fact that I have long hair.
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Post by: Darke on 03 Dec 2009, 19:43
I am a guy in desperate need of shoes. I have one pair of very nice shoes that I dare not wear regularly for fear of ruining them, but otherwise all my shoes are too casual to be worn for anything even remotely formal. This is a problem. I need some nice, reasonably smart shoes to wear when I feel like dressing up a bit, and I'd really like any suggestions you folks might have.

Sorry if this is a bit vague, but I am crap at shoes. (Also: Hello!)
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 03 Dec 2009, 21:09
I actually want to get a vintage suit, from back in the day when a suit and coat were everyday wear for normal people that weren't working on a farm. I can't find much on the various styles, though. Anyone know where to find information on inter-war-era suit fashion? It will probably be a while before I can afford one, but I really want one, especially if I can figure a way to hide the fact that I have long hair.

You're probably looking for something double-breasted.  Man, I hate double-breasted suits.  Apparently they're coming back in style?  I heard this statement maybe two years ago and am yet to see it in popular culture.  Thank god.

As an unfortunate aside, two of my suits were purchased during the time in the early 2000's when three button suits were awesome.  Luckily all my sport coats are two button.
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Post by: Lines on 03 Dec 2009, 21:12
I lovelovelove double breasted suits.
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Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 03 Dec 2009, 21:22
How?  Sure, they're more militaristic, but not all military fashion is something I can get behind.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Dec 2009, 21:22
I think double-breasted suits coming back has the potential to be a wonderful thing if it was only taken up by people for whom it actually makes sense i.e; dudes with broad shoulders/tummies who got kind of left out in the cold by the slim-cut two button craze. Double-breasted is a very particular look.

Doing it right:

(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/051216/051216_johnspencer_vmed_6p.widec.jpg)

Doing it wrong:

(http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/9249DGtwo0945Web.jpg)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Dec 2009, 21:23
Sin