Am I getting anywhere? Have bought some pieces and havn't bought others yet
most of these aren't the exact pieces, but same style of item/colour
none of these are really what i would call "pieces" as they're all basics. that doesn't mean that they're bad. in fact, assuming everything fits decently well, you have now achieved what is variously called basic bitch core, casualcore, etc.
this is a solid foundation of basic clothes. if you make outfits with these clothes, all of your friends will think that you're dressing better. you'll be able to function more confidently in everyday life, and you'll eventually forget about clothes and stop worrying and just instinctively buy versatile, well-fitting, boring clothes. if you are attempting to improve your clothes as a means of social lubrication, you have gone as far as you can or should go.
however, if you start thinking about garments as textile art and if you start following and becoming interested in designers as artists and start 'copping pieces' and turning your wardrobe into a "highly unique selection of all black rick owens and raf semens" you will finally actually be "dressing for yourself". that being said, artisanal designer clothes are objectively superior in almost every way. however, if you move into this territory, the way you dress will no longer be social lubricant unless you surround yourself with urban artists who regularly sell abstract paintings with actual semen mixed into the paint for ten thousand dollars to yuppies.
what i'm trying to say is, if you just want to fit in and look good by most people's standards, stop where you are. if you crave something more, something that will become a vampire to not only your wallet but also your social life and self image, but you're willing to do it FOR AESTHETICS, then keep lurking.
I'm not looking to go all black and experiment with silhouettes as much as /fa/ does, however I want to go for something a little more interesting.
I was thinking relatively classic, heritage basics. Including a lot of good quality knitwear, I'd like to keep to a relatively dark/monochrome theme (maybe with some inclusion of navy, brown, light blue - I think the colour spectrum APC uses throughout the seasons is simple, but not bright, i like that.)
thanks for the advice
Yes, I've bought it. It's really good actually, perfect temperature for where I live. Its not as cool looking as say... a fishtail, but seemed like a safe choice for an outer layer and it keeps me warm
The stuff I havn't bought yet is the two knitted sweaters - the aran knit and the cable knit. I'm not sure where to get a good quality, thick cable knit from (I would prefer cotton so I can wear without a t shirt if i wish), I think I will cop the aran knit from one of those irish aran jumper knitting websites, at risk of it having grandad proportions. I also havn't copped the denim shirt yet, think i'll just get one from asos marketplace.
Should I size up one on the sweaters? I always kind of thought it looks better...but might look awkward when it comes to layering. I like my flannels oversized too... I'm not sure why but every fit I see on MFA with a well fitting flannel just looks like shit tbh.
The vans are actually quite old, they're a little beat but I've got them to reasonable condition with cleaning products.
I was thinking about copping GATs as an alternative/future replacement but I kind of expect everyone will comment that they are walmart shoes or something IRL. Might buy some white leather converse or perhaps stan smiths? Or the ones you suggested, will check them out.
Would anyone have any recommendations for changes/alterations to what I've got already?
I was thinking:
- Harrington or Bomber Jacket
- Black Corduroy shirt
- Fisherman's rib knit sweater
- some sort of footwear
I got some suggestions/alterations:
- No Harrington/Bomber - they're a bit useless in the coming months and they might get even more played
-Dark Green Corduroy shirt instead - still fits with the dark and worky/streety vibe but more useful for just wearing open over one of the tops (+ helps stop too much blue) Uniqlo and Norse Projects both do good ones at low and high price points respectively
-Maybe consider a long-sleeve white ribbed shirt - a long sleeve without a collar would widen your options (because wool and short-sleeves = itchy) + sexy textures
Thanks, will leave the bomber/harrington for the time being. I probably wouldn't use it much I guess having sweaters and a parka already.
Will check out some cord shirts - uniqlo one looks like a safe bet but i'll keep an eye out on ebay as well.
Could you give me an example of the long sleeved ribbed shirt? I'm not sure what you mean. Pure white does tend to look terrible on me though, I have a very pale complexion and it tends to make me look..unhealthy.
I do have some nudie skinny raws. I guess I was kind of trying to stay away from the MFA 'workwear' aesthetic. Since I already like flannels/denim shirts and big knitted jumpers, I figured adding in raws I'd be en route to the lumberjack look or something.
I just copped this:
in Derby. I already own one that was way too small so I'm giving it to my sister. construction is great, but size up one or two if you want it to fit like the picture.
Also 20% off with the code RMRS for the next week or so.
ad brown, cream, burgundy, moss green...
they all go with your palette.
Just an idea for next cops:
moss green jacket
What no man WIP stuff is still amazing quality. Buy it on sale if you feel its a bit overpriced, but I'm usually warm in my parka with just a tee on under. People have told me it looks thin but it's really warm.
You've been doing this for two days now, you're really starting to piss me off.
I find the WIP parka is the perfect temperature for where I live. The parkas that are packed with down would be too warm anytime except the middle of winter or with any sort of layers.
I couldn't find a picture of the denim shirt I have and I couldn't be bothered to take one - it's just a random picture off google images.
Most of the t shirts in the pic are sunspel
was just off google images as well I'm afraid, since then I have found similar sweaters from arancrafts.com and aransweatermarket.com. They do a few different patterns and colours I think - I was going to go for charcoal
are you the guy i was talking to the other day (i suggested a cord shirt)?
seems like a pretty good start tbh, although as the other guy said, i'd probably avoid bombers/harringtons for the time being, as it'll be too cold until spring really
maybe a wool overcoat instead
footwear wise i'd go for something a little smarter, dm 1461 are the obvious suggestion but a black or brown leather or suede derby or brogue would be good