I DECIDED TO GIVE BLACK A BREAK. THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE FIRST “SUIT” JACKETS I’VE EVER MADE. IT TOOK AN EXODUS FROM THE CITY TO THE WOODS TO MAKE ME APPRECIATE SOME OF THE VALUES OF TRADITION. LEATHER BUTTONS STILL NEED TO BE ADDED TO ALL THREE PIECES. I WAS BROWSING THE INTERNET AND HAVING HARNDEN ENVY OVER A FEW BRIGHT YELLOW PIECES, THAT I KNEW I COULD NEVER PULL OFF. LINEN/COTTON
#0009. 2014 spring. I me me mine.
kargyle 5g crew neck.
C.E S/S ‘14 | “Mystery Niggas”
I would argue that the current state of men’s retail does not suggest that there is only one right answer as people are dressing down and embracing technical and avant garde
A fair point, but not what I’m getting at….
I think a reblog is the best way to respond overall because at this point I’ve got more to write than a reply will allow; (the response above and this response are in regards to this post. I would like to address my bias as an associate of a store that primarily deals in what could easily be considered expensive clothes, however I’ve tried my best to avoid referencing anyone we are directly affiliated with)
I’d like to refute the “bottomless well of human insecurity” point in hopes that people enjoy getting dressed in the morning - though I will say it proves as a solid defense to the insecure alternative of going outside in my underwear. I wont deny that cool factor is a product of security or insecurity. any complimented garment becomes a sort of social armor or conversation point and most of us who put thought into getting dressed in the morning appreciate that.
I think that the concept of “dressing like one has money” is more parody in the men’s fashion media than it is a reality (please let this be true). The majority of #wealth #opulence #luxury tags I see on this site are usually with at the very least a hint of sarcasm.
The title “Style is for you, too” suggests some individuality which I would agree is a large component of “personal style” (I’m ready to throw these statements out the window as soon as someone has an alternative). The appeal that comes with obscurity is deeply set in one’s interest in niche markets that the consumer finds individually profound, novel, or intriguing (this is becoming harder and harder with the openness of the internet). High fashion gets a bad rap for being trendy and “hot” and chic and whatever but for your modern underground consumer it’s more about a message and integrity and storytelling. it’s more about fabrics that feel comfortable and particular, not expensive. it’s about Brunello Cucinelli’s factory and standards or Jun Takahashi’s Ethos.
Many of these consumers are not buying these “high fashion” pieces at retail - the necessity of wealth ends up in balance with a good eye on superfuture, styleforum marketplace, ebay. One can enjoy this stuff on a budget, it just requires a tighter wardrobe. hell, plenty of journalists / (BUZZWORD INCOMING) editors get this stuff for free as samples to review. Wes Eisold gets his entire wardrobe from Plokhov and Ann D and Ann D sends him feather necklaces with hand written notes and blown kisses in black lipstick and that is FUCKING AWESOME.
And it’s awesome because - for some of us consumers - a big part of our interest is the relationships, the common interest, supporting someone whose philosophy resonates with you. The type of person to watch Wim Wenders shoot the shit with Yohji Yamamoto for an hour and a half and they know “I can never afford this” but they find a dress shirt on yoox and they covet that thing and they pull the trigger and they wear it every day that requires a white collar.
to me being stylish is finding something you like and supporting it. you can tell when someone is dressed in money because they want you to know. That’s where the solid gold Rolex comes into play, hectic branding, all that. But some of those signatures are meant to reference an ideology or a sense of craftsmanship and i’d be hard pressed to knock somebody for appreciating that.
We’re getting the feeling you’re all missing the food blog component of our ‘gram, so we made a stop at @eventideoyster to try their fried oyster burger. It was killer, and paired nicely with @bunkerbrewingco ‘s poblano pepper porter (that’s a mouthful)
My main hustle / food blog cloaked as a menswear blog
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