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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #800 on: 16 Sep 2008, 11:30 »

Okay, so this is what I learned from reading the alst two pages of the 'fashion' thread. Drill King kinda can't dress and neither can several other peeps. No offense, you just don't understand proportion. And whoever the dick was who said a big chunky sweater "balances out" leggings is kind of a doofus. Like if anything, it would create even more disproportion! Real Talk. Please ladies, put pants on before you leave the house. I have never met an individual who didn't wear jeans that I couldn't convert back to the light. Leggings can be cute with a dress but they always make me cringe when being subbed for pants.

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

Also, Calenlass, you are so knowledgable about bras, I'm kinda jealous, also. Victoria Secret makes jeans? I've never seen this, are they nice? I think I would like them. Also, I still like teased hair.. (Poofy pants can stay though, I'm with you on that)
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #801 on: 16 Sep 2008, 12:21 »

Dibs as leader of the pro-cardigan brigade.

Can I be your second in command?
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #802 on: 16 Sep 2008, 12:31 »

I do believe that there's too much ass-hattery going on in this thread. Can we stop insulting each others fashion and attitudes and return to the topic please? Thank you.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #803 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:22 »

Hey, I told fatty she is, and I quote, "insanely attractive".  I was being nice.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #804 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:35 »

Man, what in the hell? The internet is telling me I am a size 30DD in bra sizes. I currently wear a 34C and it fits alright. DOES NOT COMPUTE.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #805 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:38 »

(Sounds like you forgot to add the 4/5 inches to your ribcage measure.)
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #806 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:39 »

The Internet just wants you to send pictures of your boobs. Really though, knowing The Internet as we do, is that so surprising?

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #807 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:40 »

God Joe, you are such a creeper.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #808 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:43 »

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #809 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:44 »

God Joe, you are such a creeper.

Not me, The Internet.

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #810 on: 16 Sep 2008, 14:45 »

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #811 on: 16 Sep 2008, 15:03 »

Apparently, the add-4 inches thing is bullshit, according to the website I was going off. I can't see any logical reason why I should wear a band that is 4 inches larger than my actual measurement, but most other sites do tell you to do that.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #812 on: 16 Sep 2008, 15:08 »

Dibs as leader of the pro-cardigan brigade.

Can I be your second in command?

I get to be part of it, too!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #813 on: 16 Sep 2008, 19:02 »

Manda, as I understand it when you go up/down a band size the cup changes so 34C/30DD are functionally equivalent, right?  Is your upper torso 30 or 34 inches around without boobage?  I am guessing that it is 34 because you say that is your actual measurement, if so then wtf is that webpage doing giving out shitty advice?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


As I say though, that's all just my opinion.  I'm sure that some of you may disagree with any/all of it.  I am hopeful that some of the fashion from Tokyo will come over here soon, because they are getting back into distressed/dirty denim instead of this "solid block of colour that makes your legs look like they are made out of play-do" bullshit that's been around here for the last few years.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #814 on: 16 Sep 2008, 21:18 »

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

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #815 on: 17 Sep 2008, 00:03 »

Is that a picture of your father on your shirt David? because it looks like you, except older, and with a mustache.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #816 on: 17 Sep 2008, 00:08 »

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #817 on: 17 Sep 2008, 03:53 »

Dibs as leader of the pro-cardigan brigade.

Can I be your second in command?

I get to be part of it, too!

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #818 on: 17 Sep 2008, 04:21 »

Dude Dovey JC's shirt is awesome.  I am talkin' about those fucked-up shirts girls wear to clubs that say something like "THIS AIN'T NO DISCO" or "DIRTY DIRTY HOUSE MUSIC"

Fuck those shirts.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #819 on: 17 Sep 2008, 04:34 »

Hey so, I thought I would throw in my two cents about mens fashion.

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

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


I really admire this guy's style. It is clean and understated, a perfect fit. He has broad shoulders but he balances his shape really well. He wears shirts that fit him snugly and provide a good proportion.


It may be kind of mono-chrome, but I'm a big fan of more structured clothes. It gives this guy's body the right proportion and look smart. Again those jeans are a great fit. A good dark jean does wonders.


This dude has character. I mean, it is the simplest thing ever, but carefully put together. I am not a big fan of cuff jeans but this looks pretty good.


This dude has the rumpled look to a T. The shirt which looks light and loose and the rumpledness matches the jeans and jacket. The jacket hangs just so and again, is slightly more structured than the shirt.(So hot)


Sure he looks like an angry guy, but his fashion sense is sharp. I don't like the sunglasses, but this guy really knows his fit.


So this guy is a clothing designer, so he knows his stuff. That jacket is his design and I think it is great.


Another great, simple look.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #820 on: 17 Sep 2008, 05:04 »

You will note there are no cardigans. I'm not a big fan of them

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I have to agree with Ali on the fit issue. Being a rather large motherfucker, it's quite hard to find clothes that fit great. But I try!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #821 on: 17 Sep 2008, 05:16 »

Yes sir!



Thinking about wearing this to a job interview, maybe with black jeans instead.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #822 on: 17 Sep 2008, 06:43 »

Manda, as I understand it when you go up/down a band size the cup changes so 34C/30DD are functionally equivalent, right?  Is your upper torso 30 or 34 inches around without boobage?  I am guessing that it is 34 because you say that is your actual measurement, if so then wtf is that webpage doing giving out shitty advice?

Nah, you would go down one band size and up a cup size, or vice versa, which by the way actually doesn't really work. You should change the sizes of each thing independently of each other. So if going up a band size and down a cup size actually made any sense, she would be able to wear a 36B, a 34C, and a 32D. Those are definitely not interchangeable. Good try for a dude, though! I am impressed!

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

I hope you are not referring necessarily to my yellow patent leather atrocities that I adore and bought a couple of weeks ago. They are so fucking good.


Fatty those boys are pretty good, I would say. The first one's jeans are too tight for my taste, but the rest are excellent.


Dan, you are so dashing. Stop that.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #823 on: 17 Sep 2008, 07:38 »



Good? Not good? Tell me!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #824 on: 17 Sep 2008, 07:48 »


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


I bought suspenders last week, I think they are a good alternative to belts maybe. Does that make me a bad person?
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #825 on: 17 Sep 2008, 07:50 »

Dan, you are so dashing. Stop that.

I'm nowhere near finished yet!

Good? Not good? Tell me!

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #826 on: 17 Sep 2008, 08:00 »

Dan,

Erik,

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #827 on: 17 Sep 2008, 08:04 »


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


I bought suspenders last week, I think they are a good alternative to belts maybe. Does that make me a bad person?

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #828 on: 17 Sep 2008, 08:12 »

great jacket on designer.

That is a pretty great jacket. Who's the guy?

Verergoca I like your jacket too.

I really need a jacket. Where does one buy good cheap jackets (if such a thing exists?)

öde I would wear it buttoned up for a job interview, looks really good.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #829 on: 17 Sep 2008, 09:49 »

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

I hope you are not referring necessarily to my yellow patent leather atrocities that I adore and bought a couple of weeks ago. They are so fucking good.

I think he's referring to Crocs.

I think that largely because I hate Crocs.

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #830 on: 17 Sep 2008, 10:23 »

Mens fashion [...] is a lot simpler than ladies

I do everything in my power to try and blow that conception out of the water. It's goddamn difficult though.
I'm not 100% on anything you posted though, they're very close to my style, but not quite there. That's just me though.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #831 on: 17 Sep 2008, 11:42 »

So last term, I wore one of my favourite outfits to college quite a lot and some guy, who I don't know and whose opinions I'm not particularly bothered by, reportedly said that I was a slut because I "dressed like an old woman and must be hiding something".

Now, I know there is a fatal flaw in that logic and I also know that I'm not a slut, so that part didn't bother me, but I thought I'd consult you guys on the outfit to see if it looks as bad as he's implying.

Blue jeans, usually mid-dark although sometimes paler, never black, with flowery red Doc Martens, a coral hooded jumper and a purple tweedish jacket shot through with pink and yellow threads. I'll post a picture if my camera can stop dicking around.

Yes? No? Advice? Is tweed a bad idea? It's not real tweed.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #832 on: 17 Sep 2008, 11:47 »

I think that sounds fine. He's just an asshole.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #833 on: 17 Sep 2008, 11:49 »

Tweed is awesome. And that is a really strange thing to say about someone.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #834 on: 17 Sep 2008, 12:28 »

Also, Est, I disagree on the high waisted thing. It really depends on your body type, if you have more of a 'classic 50s' body(Really hour classy with higher hips) it really works. But on people who are heavy or really twiggy, it does not.


Also, the bra thing. Anyone from anywhere knows I have had bra issues since I was pretty young. I've gone from being told I'm a 34C to a 32E in one week(I didn't grow, just incompetence from fitters), upon self measurement I seem to fit best into a 30E, which I cannot buy around here and do not have the option of ordering online right now. However, I lately have been having more and more back problems, and may have screwed up my upper back. Seriously ladies, if you have the option to wear a properly fitting bra, get fitted at a good shop and seriously wear a fitting bra. Pleaaase
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #835 on: 17 Sep 2008, 12:54 »

Mens fashion [...] is a lot simpler than ladies

I do everything in my power to try and blow that conception out of the water. It's goddamn difficult though.
I'm not 100% on anything you posted though, they're very close to my style, but not quite there. That's just me though.

Mens fashion seems so much easier because a lot of people looking at the guy (and even the guy himself on occasion) can just say they were going for the "scruffy/don't care look" as an excuse. I used to do that for most of high school, where I didn't care. Now I care what people think of me.

Question: Hoodies with the sleeves pushed up? yay or nay? I did it because I was washing my hands, but I found that I didn't look half bad, in my incompetent fashion opinion.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #836 on: 17 Sep 2008, 14:47 »

Question: Hoodies with the sleeves pushed up? yay or nay? I did it because I was washing my hands, but I found that I didn't look half bad, in my incompetent fashion opinion.
That's what I've been wearing all day. It's a black hoodie with a zippered front that I have half unzipped with a red t-shirt underneath. I usually wear my red and black toque with it but it wasn't cold enough today.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #837 on: 17 Sep 2008, 15:03 »

Manda, as I understand it when you go up/down a band size the cup changes so 34C/30DD are functionally equivalent, right?  Is your upper torso 30 or 34 inches around without boobage?  I am guessing that it is 34 because you say that is your actual measurement, if so then wtf is that webpage doing giving out shitty advice?

My actual upper torso is 30 inches, not 34. After perusing loads of sites and discovering that I can't actually try on a 30DD without ordering it online, I say fuck it.

Also! Hoodies with sleeves pushed up are pretty good, so long as they aren't ugly hoodies to start with.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #838 on: 17 Sep 2008, 15:13 »

Also, Est, I disagree on the high waisted thing. It really depends on your body type, if you have more of a 'classic 50s' body(Really hour classy with higher hips) it really works. But on people who are heavy or really twiggy, it does not.


Yeah I am not sure how I missed this the first time around, but "high waist" trousers are actually not that bad.
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« Reply #839 on: 17 Sep 2008, 15:14 »

Also, Manda, FigLeaves.com offers free returns and exchanges.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #840 on: 17 Sep 2008, 15:40 »

I've found that the women in my life consider sleeves on shirts, jumpers or hoodies pushed up to the elbow to be "hunky".  It helps if it's a prelude to washing up, of course.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #841 on: 17 Sep 2008, 15:47 »

I was once told, while I was wearing a button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up, that I looked like I was ready to go toss some clay. It was kind of an odd observation.

EDIT: This was a reference to pottery, not some bizarre sexual kink.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #842 on: 17 Sep 2008, 15:50 »

Yeah right Joe Hocking. We all know that you have a large vocabulary. of sexual terms.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #843 on: 17 Sep 2008, 15:58 »

I bought suspenders last week, I think they are a good alternative to belts maybe. Does that make me a bad person?

Do you listen to a lot of Oi?

Not really. Maybe I should?

Honestly, I think grey-ish trousers, a white shirt and suspenders would look really good with an appropriate hat. I haven't tried it yet, because all my white shirts are not available at the moment.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #844 on: 17 Sep 2008, 17:03 »

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

Ok I disagree. The more I see the loud hoodies the more stupid they get.

great jacket on designer.

That is a pretty great jacket. Who's the guy?

Michael J Krell - But I don't that jacket is in stock anymore. His clothes are quite pricy.

Mens fashion [...] is a lot simpler than ladies

I do everything in my power to try and blow that conception out of the water. It's goddamn difficult though.
I'm not 100% on anything you posted though, they're very close to my style, but not quite there. That's just me though.

I don't know why it matters to you, but really; I was just referring to the huge range of items and style in womens fashion. Mens fashion has strong basic principles; from length of tie and cuff, to appropriateness of a black suit, and the right shoes. Womens fashion is basically all over the place.
Anyway, why don't you post pictures of your style?
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #845 on: 17 Sep 2008, 17:38 »

I've found that the women in my life consider sleeves on shirts, jumpers or hoodies pushed up to the elbow to be "hunky".  It helps if it's a prelude to washing up, of course.

Ok, so now I am envisioning:
Lady: "Honey, why are your sleeves pushed up?"
Man:  "Because I have been industrious!"
Lady: "You don't say!  How so?"
Man:  "I've washed the dishes, put out the trash & put the kids to bed"
Lady: *swooooon*

Er, actually I guess I say this mostly from experience (minus the kids bit).

Ali, some of those outfits I either already do or would be likely to wear.  The top photo could be me on the weekend, I like the jacket in the second photo but I am not sure I could pull it off right due to scruffiness and the bottom photo is basically how I am currently dressed at work.

Dan & Erik, you both look pretty good!  Dan's look is definitely more "I am trying to impress for a jorb interview" which is exactly what he's doing, so good good.  Erik's is more casual but pretty stylish.

Manda, I believe that Heather has some good things to say about FigLeaves too.  She's bought stuff there and sent it back a few times trying to get things right.  She told me that it really does make a difference in both boobage appearance and apparent weight (I say apparent because obviously breasts will always weigh the same amount, but I guess a better-fitted bra will help distribute the weight more evenly and thus make it seem like they are lighter)

Katie, I have been bra shoppin' with Heather a few times, so I guess I have absorbed something at least.  And when I talk about those plasticky shoes I mean more like joggers and casual shoes that look like they are constructed out of melted-down kids toys held together with mesh and/or superglue.  Also, re: the high-waisted pants issue, I respectfully disagree.  Perhaps there are some that are not awful but I hate the three pics linked that you said were supposed to look good.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #846 on: 17 Sep 2008, 17:41 »

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Now I apologize for the bluntness, but you really need to stop responding in such a bitchy fashion. It's not very enjoyable to read and you've done it to several people in this thread already. Thank you.

As for my style, I have posted a fair number of examples and discussed it quite a bit. The reason that I lack pictures of myself is because I find myself without a proper camera. Perhaps I will attempt some pictures tomorrow with my cell phone; I would try now but the lighting is quite awful in my dorm without the sun.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #847 on: 17 Sep 2008, 17:48 »

Oh what the FUCK, PEOPLE. I could show you bitchy and it will hurt a lot more.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #848 on: 17 Sep 2008, 17:50 »

Ali has not been bitchy, I do not now whose posts you have been reading.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #849 on: 17 Sep 2008, 17:56 »

It is wholly possible that I am grossly misreading things, but starting a response of with "I don't know why it matters to you..." in a discussion thread gives me a vibe of bitchiness. If I am incorrect then I apologize.
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