I dig the kind of stuff Visvim are going for, and I have a hard-on for Red Wings, but I'm picky about workwear. I don't know that I like the typical Americana style, but I am in love with Nigel Cabourn's stuff, even though it's a bit more military leaning than workwear.
>>9194467 Shit like your pic is fucking PLAAAAAYED. Oh god when you see someone decked to the ears in shit they bought at a ridiculous markup from some online boutique it's just ridiculous. It's usually the most baby-faced weak looking guys too. And everything they bought is always fucking brand new so it's glaringly obvious that they just bought the entire fucking outfit with one swipe of mom's credit card.
Sure, incorporate some elements of that style but FFS if i see you on the street dressed like one of the fags from Mumford and Sons who just got back from an extended holiday with hobbits in the shire and takes an hour to cuff his straight-leg denim I'm going to take pictures and post it here.
also >field notes >ironic camera >random leather satchels to hold acorns and herbs or some shit >braces
Jesus Christ. WTF kind of autistic shit do you write in a notebook all day? >"Day 3. My penis itches but scratching through 30 oz denim doesn't work. This must be what it was like to live in the depression. I should buy a banjitar. Need to check google maps to find railroad tracks to take pictures for my tumblr.
>inb4 autist tries to justify notebook for "muh random thoughts and musings"
Currently Trying to make my own aestheitc rn and Workerwear/americana is Something I've found easy to take from. >tfw was told to get /fit/ before I could become /fa/ >tfw excersise was so enjoyable i never made it to skelly and straight to barabulk I've learned to ignore 95% of posts but occasionaly get some nuggets. At least for fall and winter The thick clothing that comes from this style is pretty cozy
Count and enjoy your blessings everyday. Some don't wake up when they fall asleep. They went to bed worried and let life pass them by. Take no day for granted. We are all very lucky to be alive. If we were any further or closer to the sun, all life wouldn't sustain.
>>9194789 >>9194791 Dont do it for you compadre. When I got out of high school I was scared shitless that I wouldn't get into a good school and be a rich person. Turned out that none of it matters and you shouldn't worry because life will not ever be that bad
>>9194817 >"You didnt figure that out yourself, people figured that out already!" Yes. Exactly. Since someone else already did it, you, in fact, did not do it yourself. Maybe if you did better than squeaking through high school you'd have an appreciation for intellectual authenticity and heritage.
>Lets waste our shirt lives feeling sorry for everyone else. um, maybe instead of just feeling sorry for people who are not fortunate enough to just 'take it slow and smell the flowerssss*~~~' you could, like, devote time to making the world an actually better place. Not just a world where you sit around writing about the immensity of the discovery that the sun is in the right place for complex life to exist (hint: you didn't discover that, either, and probably don't actually understand its implications).
Maybe I'm just picking on your one example. Plz enlighten me, guru.
>>9194834 .>>9194834 You could sit here and tell me the science of it all, and I could sit and nod and try to understand, but I wouldn't know till I, personally, pursued to understand this knowledge. But ultimately, I'm alive. Not to get all bent out of shape because Some anon doesnt think the same way I do; It's to be happy. For me. These emotions are mine to feel and not inflict on others. Sit here and mope, I'll ask you to cheer up, if you dont? Do not expect me to give up my happiness to feel bad for you. That's selfish of you. I would never ask you to give up your happiness for me
>>9194789 It's cliche and Facebook-status-tier, but it's meant for the writer and not for anyone else. Not sure how to describe it, but I guess you write what you want and you don't hide anything. I personally find that fascinating, but I don't expect anyone else to.
The thing is that clothing, especially americana and heritage workwear, carry idiomatic and historical meaning. They were made for function, not just to be looked at / used as adornment. When you wear this kind of clothing to walk around your university campus drinking coffee and studying calculus you're wearing the clothes ironically (intentionally or not).
Clothes are just like any other symbol, they have intensions (i.e. meanings associated with them that are beyond the control of the speaker/wearer.) For example, wearing a flag of a country on your clothes signifies some tie to that country. If you don't in fact have some satisfactory (this is the debatable part) connection with the country then you wearing the flag is meaningless, nonsensical. Stronger cases can be made with words, even to the point of being confusing or offensive.
Just like in any other art or endeavour, authenticity and coherence are important to the quality of the product. This includes your outfits, which are little works of art in their own modest way (if you want them to be, if you don't then that's cool, but I imagine you wouldn't be defending them to a substantial degree).
At the same time, it's cool to appropriate pieces or ideas from other types of clothing. Take Timberlands, Doc Martens, MA-1s, jeans, for example. But the thing (that the other user touched upon) is that this style / trend has basically appropriated the entire tradition without distinguishing itself significantly. It's the same clothes, chosen with great attention to detail for their 'authenticity', but used out of context and for no reason other than "cuz I like it!" Why are you wearing such rugged boots and jeans and jackets? Why do you have so many pockets? Leather satchels? Two notebooks? etc.
You could 'personally pursue to understand' what someone is talking about when they're fucking talking to you.
You're sure as hell not gonna discover, characterize and interpret the orbit of the earth around the sun writing in your leather notebook about how much you like being wealthy and happy.
>Do not expect me to give up my happiness to feel bad for you. I didn't say or even imply that. I was saying you should feel bad that other people feel bad, and should want to help other people because you are more fortunate and have the means to. Your life isn't so bad and you can help other people. Writing in your little notebook isn't gonna help lower carbon emissions or feed hungry families.
You don't gotta be depressed about other people's misfortune, but you should be motivated by it.
>>9194891 Like I could care about the orbit of the earth. How do you not see that it doesn't matter what you tell me, it could be the will of God holding us all together. That doesn't impact my Life, I have no interest in it, just a product from it.
I dont take the world's turmoils on my shoulders. I'll acknowledge your bad feelings, Dont expect me to feel them. How am I going to be happy when I feel sad for you? The only things I should do, is eat, breath, sleep, defecate, and be happy.
imo its corny as shit when people go for the "classic" or "heritage" americana like in op pic decked out in red wings and levis but when you acknowledge that modernworkwear exists it can work
the thing that often kills workwear is that people go for old fashioned workwear its like kids wearing pinstripe three piece suits with double breasted blazers and fedoras modern formal wear works in a modern context so does modern workwear
>>9194881 >>9194883 I think this trend is retarded and the people rocking it look dumb as shit, but that line of thinking is equally retarded and makes no sense in the context of fashion. Sure the OG lumberjacks might call you poser but that has fuck all to do with wearing that shit for fashion. Just to take example you probably can relate to: Knoch rocks milsurplus stuff and I think he looks great, however according to you he is "poseur ruining the aesthetic"
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