Clothes

mms

sometimes
Does anyone here care about clothes?
Now i'm 31 i'm trying to set out some clothes rules as i don't want to become a slob.
You can't dress like you're in your 20's when you're in your 30s.
Most of these rules are based on things i've always felt, really.

A good jacket is essential, must be smart and practical, and look expensive.
The last few jackets i've had i haven't paid for oddly, including the best one i've ever had a blue adidas bomber type jacket, which got nicked when i was djing once.

I think t shirts are almost always unacceptable as outer wear, they are ugly, scruffy and almost always advertising lifestyle or products, if you need to wear this stuff in your 30's you don't carry enough weight.

Wear a good shirt instead. It's ok to wear a shirt with flowers on it i think, i have a special love of those quite hippyish kaftan style shirts buttoned to the solar plexus, with some subtle flowers or suchlike.

Jeans, with the exception of a few types, jeans are awful, the coca cola of the trouser world. Good trousers are the most difficult thing to find, but you can get away with 3 pairs at one time minimum, so it's worth spending a bit of cash on a nice pair.

Trainers , a good pair of cleanish trainers is very acceptable footwear, never trust anyone that doesn't own a pair, they will turn out to be evil. Make sure you choose well, don't choose a pair 18 year olds wear or you will feel like a prick. If you meet someone who claims they like hip hop and isn't wearing trainers, be wary, it was always obvious from krs one's selection of footwear, including some pastylike shoes on 'ghetto music' that he would fall of badly very quickly. I've never liked shoes and i feel the worst ever shoe is the dm boot, just the ugliest footwear possible.

Try wearing good knitwear instead of a sweatshirt, get a good haircut, aftershave is acceptable but only classic smells.
Expensive clothes are expensive because they are good, especially for men, very cheap clothes make you look cheap, tk max is good for clothes as men don't care about fashion so no one will think you are silly if you wear stuff from last year or whatever, as long as the quality is good.

:rolleyes: ;) :D
 
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mms

sometimes
Thanks for that, Jeff Banks.

haha

god he did dash clothing didn't he and the clothes show.
yes i'm larking about really, just trying to install some self confidence and a bit of a guide before i miss the boat in terms of dressing well.

but i'm still kind of interested if people really like or hate any types of clothing, or care at all, is anyone here a real clothes fan?

i know 2stepfan likes his suits.
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
I've been secretly meaning to start a thread like this for ages.

Agree with most of this apart from jeans. You can get some pretty boss jeans these days.
 

mms

sometimes
I've been secretly meaning to start a thread like this for ages.

Agree with most of this apart from jeans. You can get some pretty boss jeans these days.
jeans confuse and infuriate me, i think the best ones are the lee type jeans really, ones that fade well, this is where the individuality comes in i think.
what jeans are you into?
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I quite enjoyed this! although this statement

Trainers , a good pair of cleanish trainers is very acceptable footwear, never trust anyone that doesn't own a pair, they will turn out to be evil.

is outrageous and absurd.

Also, good denim is a beautiful thing, but jeans tend to be let down by being so badly cut. I mean really, I've been seraching for the perfect bootcut for years. It's like chasing the perfect wave.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Cashmere. Guernsey wool. Pigskin (gloves, in particular). Mackintosh. Some essentials.

Mackintosh on girls: that's my current favorite.
 

jenks

thread death
Surely it's not just about clothes but poise.

After all some can carry off the duffel coat and green wellies look perfectly well.
 

mms

sometimes
Surely it's not just about clothes but poise.

After all some can carry off the duffel coat and green wellies look perfectly well.
a friend of mine told me about a barely able to speak bloke at his university who would just sneer at girls a bit from under his farmers type outfit and workboots, and was guaranteed to pull, for some reason ladies found him irresistable.

i'm quite into the idea of a very good warm tweed coat at the moment.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
After all some can carry off the duffel coat and green wellies look perfectly well.

You dear, dear man.

Make sure the duffel coat's a Gloverall, though.
 

martin

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but i'm still kind of interested if people really like or hate any types of clothing, or care at all, is anyone here a real clothes fan?
I hate buying clothes, it actually makes me vomit, I'd love some totalitarian regime to force us all into uniforms and then I'd never have to put up with the living nightmare of clothes shopping.

If it's mostly about pulling women, I wouldn't bother, but then I've pulled wearing a Russian hat and a grimey T-shirt while shouting abuse at girls in a pub in a stupid accent, mind you maybe the appeal of that dies out with age.

I'm starting to think about scrapping trainers, to me they're the most obvious youth hangover, and have to go. Are Converse alright?

DMs are a dilemma. I just got used to wearing them cos they lasted long and go with most things, but I admit it's a complete punk throwback and I dunno whether to keep it up. I hate pointy shoes.

Bootcut jeans are fucking awful, I bought some on my ex's advice and the best thing about splitting with the silly cow was throwing the cunting things in the bin.

Actually, you seem to have a very feminine take on this, has your girlfriend been nagging?

One thing - whenever I buy Levis they have to be red tab. Also, you have to rip the back label completely off the bum pocket, leaving a dark rectangle - if you don't, you're a wanker. Anyone else agree?

My hair's shit too, I just go through skinhead-suedehead-outgrown mess-Barry Kitchener circa 1977 cycles. I'm too proud to go into a barbers, point at a picture of some model ponce and go "I want to look like him, please"
 

mms

sometimes
haha no my girlfriend hasn't been nagging it's just me.
if she had her way i'd be wearing some ridiculous clothes with long hair. i'd look like a first world war romantic poet who's deserted or something.

i agree about the suede head thing i always go for that in the summer.

i think if you do wear trainers you have to get it right, but dm's... they're the sort of thing the tomb faced cunt steve lamaq is proud of wearing, tapping them together whilst he listens to shed seven.


i hate clothes shopping i like to go in and out or do a recce mission and then come back and buy something when i got the money.
 

martin

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i think if you do wear trainers you have to get it right, but dm's... they're the sort of thing the tomb faced cunt steve lamaq is proud of wearing, tapping them together whilst he listens to shed seven.
Yeah, that's the tragic thing. I think I'll have to ditch them after all. Some warped bit of my subconscious is trying to make me project I MIGHT BE 30 AND A WAGE SLAVE BUT DEEP DOWN I'M STILL THE SAME NARKY KID WHO USED TO LISTEN TO THE EXPLOITED when it's just coming across as I YEARN FOR THE DAYS WHEN YOU COULD CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE BLOKE FROM 'GENE' DOWN 'THE GOOD MIXER'

This thread is the best on here in yonks, I hope loads of people join in. I've got a bit of a neurosis about clothes, this could be the cure
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Bootcut jeans are fucking awful, I bought some on my ex's advice and the best thing about splitting with the silly cow was throwing the cunting things in the bin.

No better shape to set off the male leg, sir.
 

martin

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Bootcut jeans are fucking awful, I bought some on my ex's advice and the best thing about splitting with the silly cow was throwing the cunting things in the bin.

No better shape to set off the male leg, sir.
Problem is I've got short legs, so I just end up looking like a cowboy from a Benny Hill sketch. Actually, mixing them with DMs probably didn't help....
 

Bettysnake

twisted pony ******
interestingly i thought skinny jeans were really wrong but I bought some recently and they are truly excellent and stylish and not in the way they were when was 16 and you had to take your black trousis in.

Did anyone see the specials gig on BBC4 the other night? those boys looked v hot - really great, clean, sexy look.

http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ is a great fashion blog.
 

jenks

thread death
I didn't wear jeans for over a decade but recently i lost a whole load of weight and was cajoled by my wife into buying some jeans - i found a pair of diesel jeans in a local charity shop and pretty much live in them now.

As far as trainers are concerned, i am very dubious about nearly all of them - converse included. Instaed i tend to wear my blundstones, which go with everything.

A couple of good cashmere/ merino jumpers (again from charity shops) are also a must

I'm also a fan of a good cord jacket.
 

matt b

Indexing all opinion
tips:

do the opposite of what any 16-19 year old is wearing.

1970s geography teachers knew the score.

the military roots-reggae look, whilst a personal favourite, looks shit on white people.

avoid hairdressers

new cheap clothes shrink strangely. stand up muji, h&m etc.

gap do really nice bootcut jeans, unfortunately.

clarks desert trek and dm shoes (worn on different days) rule for work.

nike have sucked for about 8 years.

black jeans, dark shirt/jumper and adidas works real nice
 
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STN

sou'wester
I'm a nice sweater (Pringle, Ljinnberg, Lyle and Scott or John Smedley at risk of sounding a bit like Paul Weller), plain t-shirt, blue jeans and white trainers (fairly plain ones like adidas or whatever) fellow myself, though I do have a pair of Clarkes loafers which I wear to make myself look like I've just stepped out of a Ford Cortina in 1972. I'm sure they don't make me look like that at all and in fact make me look like a braying tit outside Inferno in Clapham but what can you do? It's all pointless anyway, I have a scraggy beard and shit teeth (most of which are yellow, one of which is gold) so I look like a disgusting tramp whatever I do.

My girlfriend is always trying to make me grow long hair as well but coupled with the beard I think it makes me look like a thin Bill Bryson. Also, I had long hair in 1994 aged 14 and I was such a ghastly pillock back then that I can't bring myself to do it now.

I will stand up for buying one garment that will last for the price of 5 that won't (but I don't always conflate cost and quality, like a lot of people who are dickheads about clothes do).

I have this weird brown bomber jacket thing that my mate Jon gave me 8 or so years ago and it's my most treasured sartorial possession.

Dare anyone start a thread on boxers vs. pants?
 
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