To those of you who do dress well, how was your "transition"? Did people give you weird looks or give you shit when all of a sudden you started wearing designer clothes or standing out from the norm?
I don't dress that well, but I do dress a lot better than before. I get more compliments and people outside tend to try and sell me shit/ask if they can film me for their school project/etc more often.
I've got a long way to go, though.
You don't have to wear designer clothes to look good
I started thrifting, thinking about what I like and doing it. People look weird in the beginning, but everyone gets used to it. I've been experimenting with female pieces I use (not frilly dresses etc, things I can wear) and people are a little confused but they get used to it. I even get compliments on it. If you do your own thing for your own sake, people will respect you for it.
Hey man, I completely understand.
Been looking at the right skirt for some time and just bought the denim skirt on the left.
I bought some green long wide legged pants too, I fucking love them, they look great too.
So far people are confused at first "why is he challenging the gender wardrobe?" but then most people either give me compliments or simply don't care.
I've not tried wearing a skirt yet, but if I do it right, I think it'll be the same.
I just find the male wardrobe so limited and it bores me. Clothing is about expressing yourself, why should I censor that? I'm glad Jaden Smith became the face of womens wear, I think it'll help people accept a broader wardrobe for males. The same goes for high fashion streetwear, even though I don't like the look of it, it pushes the boundary for most people.
Thoughts? Also pls show me the skirt you had in mind
It isn't to anyone that isn't some try hard autist. It's not accessible at all. I don't get /fa/'s fascination with that TchWear X Ninja shit.
I want to dress like a man, not some faggot wanna-be avantgard fool
I started out as a scene kid, then i realized how shitty I looked and very slowly transitioned into dressing preppy - which became sort of a defining feature. Then I moved into workwear, and became known as "the kid who always talks about denim," and then I discovered Rick and a couple years later actually started buying real avant garde shit. Now I'm just sort of an everyman of fashion styles, since I've been through a lot of it, and people come to me with questions fairly often. Or mock me for spending the amount of money I do. Both are nice.
>Being this closed minded on a fashion forum
Why are you even here? You know what you're getting in to, don't blame us if we hurt your fragile masculine sensibilities by not wearing suits and talking about beard oil and IPAs.
No weird looks because, as you said, it's a transition... you buy one peice at a time rather than randomly have a full high fashion outfit out of nowhere (unless you're rich af, of course)
Yeah, it's like he's wearing the most crazy avant garde stuff ever!!!! :-O I don't understand why anyone would wear boots and a leather jacket either!!! I wear a polo shirt, jeans and stans, just like you!! :-)
It's not that it can't be an opinion, it's that it's equivalent to walking into a church and shouting "God isn't real and Jesus was a kiddy diddler" and then acting shocked and defensive when everyone disagrees with you. Requires about the same mental capacity too.
once people found out how much i spent on my SLP boots, everyone started asking me how much every fucking piece of clothing i own costed. But for the most part people say shit like "why couldn't everyone dress like you" or "you look like a model"
I got laughed at and called a faggot. I tried to explain who Rick Owens was and why his clothes are cool but instead some ass hole poured syrup on my geos, every my gf was laughing at me. whatever though, she was stupid, I dumped her, she's now dating the guy that did the whole syrup thing, her loss. Now I have more money to buy some sick RO clothes. Just got to stay away from wherever theres syrup! Lol!
>dress like shit
>dress like shit
>oh wait now I get it
>copy fits from pinterest
>toss some old clothes
>dress average but better
>finally figure out colour palette
>tweak some things
>wow you look so /fa/ anon
that all took 8 years bc I'm poor btw so it's not like it happens overnight
>dress like shit for entire life
>dress pretty normal, kinda prep for 3 years
>what is effay
>start slowly tossing stuff and buying stuff, making better fits with what I got
I'm far from effay but I'm getting there :(
>hunted bargains for higher end basics (Acne, Our Legacy, A.P.C., Maison Kitsune)
>Liquidated wardrobe for profit after wearing
>began reselling and flipping
>now wardrobe is comprised of high end stuff (OG LANG, Raf, Rick, Julius, and Undercover)
Took a span of 2 years, and starting capital of 1.5k.
im at the first stage of this but starting with used pieces from undercover and cdg and supplementing with cheap adidas sportswear...hopefully after a while it'll start to look like something instead of just a sperg collage
>started wearing basic clothes/thrift/streetwear
>dressed ok, not mallcore tier
>start browsing /fa/
>start buying a monochrome wardrobe
>get interested in Acronym
>eventually get less interested since it's super expensive and not that functional
>now I'm more and more interested in tricky ricky stuff and mixing it with more streetwear stuff (kinda like theo desu)
People notice when your style change or when you buy more extravagant clothes but since I live in Paris more or less everyone is interested in fashion (spotted some rafdidas and yeezys in my university).
Only my parents really comment my fits when I visit them.