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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1350 on: 24 Oct 2008, 15:45 »

The jacket's fine, Sam - just lose those big turnups on the jeans...
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1351 on: 27 Oct 2008, 11:24 »


new top! now i just gotta fgure out what shoes i can wear hmmmm
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1352 on: 27 Oct 2008, 13:29 »

Eeee it makes your stomach look like a rainbow-patterned face :D
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1353 on: 27 Oct 2008, 17:35 »

that is an excellent top. I completely approve
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1354 on: 28 Oct 2008, 09:15 »

God damn Sam I love what you are doing. Like, everyone knows those people who wear ridiculously bad things and are all like 'look at me this is so bad it's good hahaha I'm so hip' but what you are wearing is just really honestly bad. Put them to shame.
Like I hope that's what you're going for because otherwise I just called you awful I guess.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1355 on: 28 Oct 2008, 09:21 »

Sam, I think you forgot your fanny pack
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1356 on: 28 Oct 2008, 09:22 »

Dont dis the fanny pack, they are slated next on the list of hipster revivals.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1357 on: 28 Oct 2008, 09:24 »

Sam, up close I do not like the jacket.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1358 on: 28 Oct 2008, 10:24 »

I tend to dress as weirdly as I can when I'm feeling nervous. Last year, I went to college wearing the oddest combination of clothes fairly regularly because my friends were horrible and sapped my personality out of me. This year my friends (new friends) are rad so I just wear jeans and a t shirt and some trainers.

I would love to dress elegantly but I still look about twelve most of the time so I look stupid. Any advice? (I know I really didn't give enough information here but let's see what happens). Tell me what is elegant, guys.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1359 on: 28 Oct 2008, 10:46 »

Elegant
  - pencil skirts
  - soft, v necked tops
  - anything anthropologie sells
  - thin/delicate necklaces
  - low heels (no flats)
  - t-strap heels
  - no ponytails
  - no sneakers
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« Reply #1360 on: 28 Oct 2008, 12:12 »

I approve of Sam's fashuns. Continue with them!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1361 on: 28 Oct 2008, 15:16 »

I guess it's hip to dress like my uncles now?  Ok!

(this is not just a thing on what Sam's wearing, I see other hip kids wearing the same stuff here)
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1362 on: 28 Oct 2008, 15:26 »

dear sam,

please keep on dressing like the skeeviest motherfucker. it makes me happy.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1363 on: 28 Oct 2008, 15:31 »

I don't get why everyone is making such a big deal out of this coat. It looks like pretty standard fare when it comes to fall coats.

It looks corduroy. Is it corduroy?
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1364 on: 28 Oct 2008, 16:00 »

Elegant
  - pencil skirts
  - soft, v necked tops
  - anything anthropologie sells
  - thin/delicate necklaces
  - low heels (no flats)
  - t-strap heels
  - no ponytails
  - no sneakers


Actually I am going to say that some of the things anthropologie sells are a little on the frumpy-but-cute side. If you have the right body type for their dresses and stuff they are really cute and look good, but I get the feeling that their designer uses the same model for inspiration and fitting all of their clothes (like maybe it is her daughter or something).

Otherwise I agree.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1365 on: 28 Oct 2008, 16:02 »

Elegant
  - pencil skirts
  - soft, v necked tops
  - anything anthropologie sells
  - thin/delicate necklaces
  - low heels (no flats)
  - t-strap heels
  - no ponytails
  - no sneakers

disagree on the no flats thing, but you seem to have the right idea.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1366 on: 28 Oct 2008, 16:15 »

Sam I really like the bag, and the overall profile you are presenting is basically tight as all hell,  but you should probably get a coat in a different color. The green doesn't really work for me. Otherwise, change skeevy to steezy and I totally agree with whatever that other fucker said.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1367 on: 28 Oct 2008, 17:49 »

Flats are awful. I have never seen a pair where I didn't think a heel or a more practical shoe would look 400 times better. I just really hate flats.

Have to agree with Katie about the Anthropologie thing, though their cardigan-type sweaters are pretty much always gorgeous.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1368 on: 28 Oct 2008, 18:45 »

Flats are awful. I have never seen a pair where I didn't think a heel or a more practical shoe would look 400 times better. I just really hate flats.


awww  :-(
i love flats and think they can look just as good as if not better than heels. also they're much more comfortable.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1369 on: 28 Oct 2008, 20:39 »

Flats are cute. They can look good! However, they are not elegant. When you think of elegance, think of, like, Audrey Hepburn or Queen Elizabeth from the 1950s and 60s or Jackey Kennedy or Grace Kelly. When you think of the fairy-tale characters you imagined when you were little, you probably think of some pretty elegant people that you created in your head.


Also if your heels are uncomfortable, you are wearing the wrong kind, or you don't have the leg strength and shouldn't be wearing them in the first place. (Not like I've said this before or anything.)
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1370 on: 28 Oct 2008, 20:46 »

i have seen some elegant looking flats.
maybe i should find some examples and post them here.

also, i do own heels that i can walk in. i dunno if they're "right" for me per se, but i think they're decent.
i just prefer not to wear them most of the time.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1371 on: 28 Oct 2008, 23:18 »

I didn't say anything about being able to walk in them. Of course, if you can't walk in them they are kind of superfluous as footwear anyway, but that is really beside the point. I mean uncomfortable. If your toes get tingly after about an hour, or if you were to go dancing in them and find that your feet hurt and you have to take them off part way through the night and dance barefoot, or you get home after wearing them all day and when you take them off your degree of relief is more than usual, then you are doing it wrong.

If anything else hurts (knees, hips, whatever) you shouldn't be wearing them at all ever, like my sister who has a wonky hip socket and really can't wear heels at all. Being comfortable in heels is a two-part dealy, because even if the shoe isn't too tight across your toes or too short in the vamp for your longest toe (which might be your second toe, which can create problems if you get the wrong style) and it isn't to tight down the shank and the back of the heel doesn't rub blisters onto your ankles, there is more to it. Sure, that stuff is nice because it means it won't give you corns and bunions and make your toes numb, but you have to have leg strength for it, too, and I don't just mean in your ankles. It affects your knees and your ankles directly, so your calf and ankle muscles need to be able to take the brunt of it, but your quads and hamstrings are also key players and if you don't have the muscular capacity for this, it is not a fashion thing anymore and it is nothing personal but when I say you shouldn't wear them I mean because at that point it can be dangerous.

Something else people don't think of is how it changes your posture. Have you ever gotten back pain a day or two after wearing your heels for a while? That is because wearing them changes the angle of your pelvis and basically pushes out your butt, unnaturally curving your lower spine. It is like you suddenly acquired scoliosis, except front-to-back instead of side-to-side. If you don't know how to compensate for that by tucking your butt muscles or at least properly stretching out your back or whatever, or you can't because you lack the strength in your glutes and your lower back, then you can suffer long-term effects like pelvic inflammation or chronic back pain, especially if it leads to a pinched nerve.

Heels are hot. They are sex on a stick. I really dislike flats and would pick heels over them any day. But you have to be physically able to wear them before you can even consider the implications on fashion and your style. This stuff probably never even occurs to most women, and since even though some of them shouldn't be wearing heels and they do it anyway, they are the ones who end up with shin splints that never heal and broken metatarsals with no idea how they did it. They are the ones who buy Tempurpedic mattresses at 40 to try and fix chronic back pain that they would never believe was caused by some thingies they put on their feet.



If you can wear heels, and if you can find a good style consistent with the shape of your foot, I think heels become a great alternative for anytime. Hell, I wear mine to class sometimes*. The only reason I don't wear them more is because they have buckles and things, which means I can't wake up 20 minutes before class and just slide my feet in and go.

*Campus is a little over a mile away from my house. This means that, why yes! I do walk a mile or three in heels on those days.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1372 on: 29 Oct 2008, 04:32 »

I wish I could wear heels on days I have class:( But my campus is all hills, and I work/gym every day, so I'd have to bring 2 pairs of shoes with me.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1373 on: 29 Oct 2008, 07:04 »

Katie,

Could you please cut down on being a pretentious asshole about your opinions?
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1374 on: 29 Oct 2008, 07:25 »

I wish I could wear heels on days I have class:( But my campus is all hills, and I work/gym every day, so I'd have to bring 2 pairs of shoes with me.

How is wearing two pairs of shoes a day a bad thing? I figure I change footwear between 2-5 times daily, depending on what I'm up to.

Oh yeah also I bought some new sneakers, pics soon.
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« Reply #1375 on: 29 Oct 2008, 08:43 »

Mostly because I don't live on campus, and I hate carrying around more weight in my bag than I need to.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1376 on: 29 Oct 2008, 09:46 »

Katie,
Could you please cut down on being a pretentious asshole about your opinions?

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« Reply #1377 on: 29 Oct 2008, 11:18 »

I never would have thought shoes could cause such hostility.

Apparently they are SERIOUS BIZNES.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1378 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:08 »

What exactly did Katie say that was so pretentious or inappropriate? All I've seen on this page from her is some damn good information about heels and your safety in them.
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« Reply #1379 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:16 »

I gots to agree with Eugene, what the hell was wrong with that post. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
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« Reply #1380 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:21 »

I dunno, it was kinda over-information and worded pretty condescendingly.
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« Reply #1381 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:29 »

i thought she was just trying to be helpful, actually.
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« Reply #1382 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:33 »

What is over-information?
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« Reply #1383 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:34 »

Going beyond what was asked in a show-offy manner.
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« Reply #1384 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:46 »

So? Katie knows heels. She is rather informative on heels, corsets, stage makeup/costuming, and other things.

I have heels and I can walk in heels, I just don't like wearing them often as I find them uncomfortable after a while. I like flats and prefer them, so I usually wear those if I want to look nicer.
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« Reply #1385 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:53 »

Guh, how did this become my nitpick not Alli's?
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« Reply #1386 on: 29 Oct 2008, 12:57 »

You took the bait. I try not to react to other people's posts if I do not agree with them as it usually devolves into an internet shouting match and I do not like those.
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« Reply #1387 on: 29 Oct 2008, 13:09 »

I personally wasn't saying it to you, but in general.
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« Reply #1388 on: 29 Oct 2008, 13:22 »

I misunderstood, I thought Katie was Calenlass, who many pages ago, then again several pages ago, and most recently this page, went a little over the top militant on her opinion.  I didnt want to be the dick who said anything.  Redglasscurls on the other hand has been very informative without being ostentatious about it.  My 0.02.
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« Reply #1389 on: 29 Oct 2008, 13:28 »

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« Reply #1390 on: 29 Oct 2008, 14:03 »

Whatever guys. This is going nowhere. She stated her opinion and then we stated opinions on the manner of how she said hers. Back to fashion.
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« Reply #1391 on: 29 Oct 2008, 14:14 »

Yes, less arguing and more, uh, fashioning?

This is what I wore today!


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« Reply #1392 on: 29 Oct 2008, 14:54 »

Looking good!

Man I still want flared jeans. I think I'm going to have to resort to buying girl's clothes again.
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« Reply #1393 on: 29 Oct 2008, 15:15 »

Vest! You wear it much better than I do:)
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« Reply #1394 on: 29 Oct 2008, 15:26 »

Ok I have this Sand coloured, its a course knit in the front, silk in the back.  How can I rock this, I want very much to wear it.
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« Reply #1395 on: 29 Oct 2008, 15:28 »

You call that a vest? Wow. No wonder I was having trouble understanding stuff people were saying about vests. As far as I am concerned that's a waistcoat. Now it all makes sense!
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« Reply #1396 on: 29 Oct 2008, 15:56 »

Katie,

Could you please cut down on being a pretentious asshole about your opinions?

The only part of my post that was an opinion was the last part about walking to campus. Forgive me for trying to save some ladies for suffering broken ankles and knee replacement surgery. If you are talking about my occasional posts regarding the safety of certain items of "fashion", I make those posts to help inform people. We all pretend to keep ourselves informed anyway, right? Why does it matter if it's me posting the information as opposed to snopes or the BBC?



Going beyond what was asked in a show-offy manner.

Actually, no one asked for that post at all. I also wasn't being "show-offy", I was browsing through medical encyclopedias and stating facts. If I was being "show-offy", I would've said something about how I can do backflips on a unicycle while juggling cannonballs in heels or whatever.



I misunderstood, I thought Katie was Calenlass, who many pages ago, then again several pages ago, and most recently this page, went a little over the top militant on her opinion.  I didnt want to be the dick who said anything.  Redglasscurls on the other hand has been very informative without being ostentatious about it.  My 0.02.

Out of curiosity, could you possibly PM me regarding what you are talking about? I don't want to start an internet argument or anything, but I am curious as to the discrepancy between what I am saying and what people are reading.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1397 on: 29 Oct 2008, 17:19 »

I love these little buzzwords people are fond of using whenever anyone dares to poke their opinion up over the parapet of perceived social etiquette. They are practically always misused and nobody seems to think they need to back it up with actual evidence. They are like these little magic incantations which people believe automatically bolsters their personal concerns of prejudices. I genuinely believe they are a form of anti-intellectualism.

My personal favourites are -

i - Condescending.

You have some opinions I do not want to think about.

ii - Pretentious.

You have some opinions I have not thought about.

iii - Opinionated.

You have some opinions.

In this instance, magic incantation word ii was invoked. However, closer study of Katie's post shows none of these actual hallmarks of alleged pretension, at least as the dictionary defines the word -

1. Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
2. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.

Now, I'm genuinely not being biased towards either party here because I dearly love both Katie and Ali and I will continue to do so regardless of what they post on a goshdarn internet forum but I think this is an interesting example of the above, which is one of the common cop-out arguments I encounter on a regular basis. However, in this instance Ali is incorrect in her accusation. Katie was not being pretentious with her post. She was on topic and informative. Also, I have the slight advantage of having met Katie on a number of occasions and I can tell you that pretentious is one of terms I would least associate with her as a person right behind "ostentatious", "extravagant" and "well hung".
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1398 on: 29 Oct 2008, 18:34 »

I think it's a perception issue.  Whenever I read one of Katie's posts I feel like I am getting a lecture, and if I disagree then I am WRONG and also an IDIOT.  You have the benefit of having met her, others only have her online persona with which to frame the tone of her posts.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #1399 on: 29 Oct 2008, 18:52 »

On occasion Katie can come across as quite aggressive and abrasive. Especially if you don't know her.

My point is that you can just say that. You can say "you have sort of a shitty tone here" or "you are being insulting". You don't have to use the buzzwords. They weaken the premise of an argument.
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