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Old 01-20-2012, 04:11 PM
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Oh Alex, you having a bad day? Born and raised in Manhattan and I think you sound absolutely absurd. Your keen ability to generalize and stereotype leads me to think you're originally from Topeka or something. Perhaps you should just get off your high horse, get off the Internet and check out how truly unique San Francisco is..you'll be amazed. You're just not making much of an effort.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:24 PM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Originally Posted by alexxiz View Post
LOOOOL....SF, plze don't dream you're NYC or LA... cause you're not and people dress mousy
Thats funny considering that NYC is famous for taking the mousy and ragamuffin street kids, making this trend of grunge into fashion popularized by Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis in the early 90s and its been in cycle eversince.

Originally Posted by gnomatic
What is stylish is subjective. But there are those who believe what is featured in fashion magazines defines "style".

Creativity comes in many form. Some use clothes to express themselves, other do it by other means..i.e. doing cutting edge work at the "boring tech jobs".

Something might be boring or mousy to you, but it could mean something else for the person who is wearing it/doing the job..they are probably thinking your job is boring, or what you are wearing is conventional.

Look around closely, and you will see SF residents are toting plenty of "brand" name products, like Chrome, Timbuk2.

You miss out on some really good, smart, creative and cool people, if you judge them just by the clothes they wear.
I completely agree. I know I posted a lot of hipster and high end luxury, but I am in no means rich. And I'm really interested in the characters, the personalities behind the clothes. I really really love the way old chinese people dress in chinatown, who are also my relatives; the idea of dressing as a mean of function yet something that catches their eye and is cheap. It's really about the stories, the people. I'm not all about clothes.

Originally Posted by 18montclair
I went to the Goyard grand opening party several years ago. That was quite a coup for SF.
Wow. What was that like? Did you need an invitation? This prompts me to ask what you do for a living, but I don't want to be prying. But it begs the question haha.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 18Montclair View Post
Ive definitely noticed that San Franciscans are generally not brand name wh*res like people in other cities. I guess that's because of high self esteem.
very good point....insecurity and the need to validate themselves are the main reasons people need to impress others (wear labels)....no need for SF residents to impress since they already have it all!
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:22 PM
Location: San Francisco
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When I lived in NYC a lot of people WERE label conscious, and that's NOT the same as being stylish at all. I was in the Fashion 2.0 scene my first year there and, for sure, I met some really fashion forward women and designers. However, I also met people who thought expensive designer stuff was all they needed to be fashionable. If something has a label on it, I'm less likely to buy it. However, it seems for a lot of people it's the other way around.

YSL got it right: La mode passe, le style demeure.

Just as there are hordes of label chasers everywhere there are stylish people in San Francisco, for sure. Maybe not in the same numbers as NYC, but it's a different place. Sweeping statements about a whole region and everyone in it just come off as silly.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:13 PM
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Originally Posted by alexxiz View Post
What? Brand names? I guess you're an expert on those but myself I dunno any of them really... sorry, in SF DO NOT dress creatively, but disgustingly mousy and conformist. You can't even tell the difference between all those yuppie drones that walk around there... they all look the same, standard. Yikes. This little wannabe provincial town got nothing on NYC, LA or European cities. Ahaha, and those ridiculous links posted.... little, little village who thinks they're something.... mousy nothingness. There're NO creative people living in this yuppie pit.
Yes, because people in the financial districts of NYC and LA dress in an entirely individualistic way that pushes the envelope of fashion *yawn*
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