ITT: post useful things you learnt from /fa/
hardmode: post things that are true and not an ironic snarky shitpost
>achieving self-confidence is as simple as buying a pair of glasses that fit your face shape
>most girls and homos don't actually know shit about fashion
>neither does most of /fa/
All of this.
>Street wear is for chavs who think they aren't chavs and have a bit of money.
>Wealthcore threads are filled with people that don't understand your principles/attitude are as much a vital accessory in your wealthcore attire as your watch or bag.
Ethically produced clothing should trump other considerations.
The aesthetic should not overshadow the practical, and practicality does not mean you lose some aesthetic.
The term "designer" is a gyp if a designer's clothes are produced in the same awful conditions as anywhere else.
Not that anon, but, speaking as a Britbong (the fact that chav was used indicates they might be one as well), in the UK the notion of 'wealth' or 'income' is not entirely analogous to 'class' (by that I mean social hierarchy).
The notion of class and class divide is far more prevalent as a feature of the UK than it is in the US. It isn't simply one's income level or the attire they have on display that indicates their social standing (although it's a constituent part). It is, however, also your mannerisms, your philosophies, your speech patterns, your taste in décor, your diet, your gait, employment right down to the title of your role, education and a hundred other things.
Any pleb with cash in hand can buy expensive items, including clothing. However, if, assuming, they had nothing else, they were thrust into a specific social environment alien to their comfort zone they would be quickly sniffed out.
It isn't just about money.
I think they meant
>Wealthcore threads THAT* are filled with people that don't understand your principles/attitude are as much a vital accessory in your wealthcore attire as your watch or bag.
Basically "You should have haters who don't get it and are out of it that you can feel superior over"
It introduced me to Martin Margiela, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Carol Christian Poell and the rest of them.
I dressed in Armani, Ralph Lauren and stuff with logos on it, kind of slav-wealthcore if someone understands. It started to bore me to be this fake person with no personality at all, I just did it to show that I have money (3rd world country standards).
I like /fa/, despite all the shitposting and tripfags, you shouldn't take /fa/ too seriously tho...
>confidence is what makes an outfit work
>silhouettes, colour and fitting is more important than the brand
>people who doesn't know how clothes are made don't have the right to talk about advanced fashion like haute couture, quality and prices
>having taste and style is more important and valuable than following a trend
>clothes aren't the only thing to be fashionable
>post useful things you learnt from /fa/
over price and quantity
difference between tech fabrics isn't that big
even low end tech fabrics from places with the warranty > fashion oriented trad fabrics
polyester clothing should only be in low end athletic wear since it tends to stink in the summer, and prevents circulation
but wicks moisture excellently
drawbacks don't matter in the gym/on a road bike
but is hefty when sitting in an office
/fa/ has taught me more about clothes than I care to admit, can no longer "just go to the store and buy shit I like"
/fa/ has been useless these last 3 years or so
Chavs with money spend it better though. Exuberance is too funny not to yolo over if you're new money. Mike Jones knows how dumb the shit is that he buys, it's the fact that he can waste money on dumb shit that makes it awesome.
/fa/ is good for certain things, but don't ever let /fa/ decide what you wear. Learn a thing or two about fashion, designers, styles, trends, etc. and then use that knowledge while you're shopping to buy things you like regardless of whether or not someone has posted a picture of it on /fa/.
I don't wear any synthetics but nylon and spandex. Poly feels nasty. I don't understand people who say they hate how linen and wool feel but wear polyester. Linen and wool feel just fine. Polyester feels like incredibly high grain sand paper pulling all your hairs out and sticking to your elbows.
Becoming fashionable won't make up for the fact you're an insecure asspie who can't approach, let alone talk to, the ladies.
This chart says I'm healthy but the other one didn't
Being a trendsetter is easy that most people will never become one, it's like philosophical alchemy, turning shit into gold with your own subjective taste. If you can confidently and loudly do something that's out of the norm, everyone will copy you and think that thing that you just put together is cool and it will spread like cancer and create a tree of novelty in the universe. Either that or you'll get beat up.
I made the post regarding wealthcore threads, but >>9742990 basically has it. I was explaining to a European friend (also, Britain doesn't class itself as European - I can explain this if you like) the other day the differences between the three classes and middle class sub-classes, it can get rather complicated.
To truly be wealthcore, you must to aspire to be a gentleman or a lady, not some brute with a pile of money. You must be humble, well educated/read, well spoken, well nourished, confident. The list goes on. They say prince Philip is only ever seen with his hands behind his back, not a common position to stand in, right? Well that's because he's not common, he never has to open a door for himself or butter his own toast! It's tiny details like this that make you stand out. Truly wealthy people, people who've had money in the family for generations, who go to Eton and Oxford, know that they are of the ruling population. They are bred/educated to be and are told so from day one; being that way comes with the confidence of not even having to think about it.
If you merely want to dress wealthcore, without the attitude, then apply those qualities I mentioned before to your clothes. Depending on your budget, in the UK Charles Tyrwhitt is a good place to start because when you see their clothes you see good quality. Those clothes aren't loud and pompous or thin and lacking substance: they're refined, as the person wearing them should be.
When I look in wealthcore threads I groan a lot and want to have this conversation with the Anons: /watch?v=FBnka9mnv28
Most wealthy girl I've ever known was doing A levels at Marlborough college, wore hard wearing wellies every day, very subtle gold jewellery that probably cost more than my entire wardrobe and once told me in complete earnestness "I'm so happy daddy is away this Christmas because it means I get to spend it in the stables".
She's not what I usually see in the threads. But now I've grown to associate wealthcore threads with the kind of loud new money people that would brand themselves as wealthcore.
Quite, I'm not surprised. Of course there will always be exceptions to the rules. Truly spoilt toffs doing whatever they want and being cunts etc, but they're still different than new money. They know the full extent of their actions and what they can get away with, they're often children. When you get new money abusing servants or what have you, it's because they think "they're only the help, I pay them, I can do what the fuck I like". They soon forget that these people are the team you need to tend to your estate, children and so on in order for you to keep making/enjoying your money! Shameful.
I went to a school in switzerland through a scholarship, i'm not poor but next to the students there I would have been lower class... My mum is a geologist and my dad owns a construction company. comfortable but i'll still need to work :)
What struck me was that showing off any brands was looked down upon heavily. Taking photos of your wealth was the biggest turn off. It's like us regular joes taking photos of our new ralph lauren polos or iphones, like every fucker you know has it so it's not special and embarrassing. There were a lot of snobby assholes but i did make friends with great, humble people.
A lot of my friends ended up working in charities and taking art degrees and creating art. One guy dresses like a hobo, and lives in SEA, he could probably buy a few towers in SEA. But he helps kids and donates a ton from the interest on his trust fund. Happiest guy i know. I went over there and he bought a boat and we sailed the coast, picked up tourists we liked along the way and ended up with a group of 25 people from every continent.
In contrast, i was in tokyo and i ran into this asshole using his fathers mining money. High class prostitutes on each arm. reluctantly followed him to a club. shouts the whole club, pasty as fuck white slutty tourists are all over us. take them back to the penthouse, drugs, he managed to convince one girl to put a bottle of water up her vagina for 10k.
>mfw she does it
>mfw friend gives her money and feels disgusted by her
>kicks her out after
Money is fucking poison if you let it get to your head even for a bit.