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A Small Note on Styles

If you haven't read the introduction, do it now. This page is for different styles, not only in fashion, but in life itself. Many people disreguard their day-to-day life when attempting a new style, and this is where they fail. Be concise when looking for your ideal style. Don't be a try-hard, don't be an actor.


Examples of Brands: Thom Browne, Florsheim, Giorgio Armani, Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Barbour


Menswear is a modernized style that draws from conservative or classical male working aesthetic. Masculine silhouettes, formal incorporated into casual attire, and somewhat preppy styles fall here. Fit and fabric in the outfit serves great importance in Menswear outfits, as well as controlling the quality of the clothing you purchase. Cheaply made, ill fitting Menswear is a recipe for disaster, as it's very easy to come off as sloppy or trashy. Keeping this in mind, a crisp tailored button-down, slim-fitting trousers, a pair of casual oxfords, and a relatively casual tie, for example, can be worn to either a job interview or a night on the town.

In the debates that take place on /fa/ and elsewhere, styles are often given names by their opponents to mock and ridicule its followers. The derogatory term used to describe menswear is "Dadcore". As the style's classical aesthetic is associated with the older generations (as in being "clothes for dads") menswear has been mocked as such. However the nickname has since turned into the term used for failed attempts at menswear, which includes the wearing of fedoras, ill fitted suits and general bad taste. Menswear is difficult to pull off if under the age of 25.





Examples of Brands: Supreme, White Mountaineering, A Bathing Ape, Undercover, WTAPS, Visvim


Streetwear is usually regarded as the most flexible style on /fa/, with multiple possibilities and damn near anything can be called streetwear. Streetwear is mostly personal preference and has many forms, ranging from your typical snapback-wearing adorned "swaggot" (one obsessed with the concept of swag) to Japanese workwear. A good place to begin learning about streetwear is hypebeast and superfuture.

Streetwear can be described as practical, fit for everyday wear and even light physical activities. The general rule of thumb is that it cannot contain easily spoiled pieces, and is not unusual for typical big city setting.

Avant - Garde

Examples of Brands: Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Julius, Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann


Avant-Garde (pronounced gɑθ nɪnǰə) is a much less accessible, niche aesthetic. The style is humerously referred to as "Goth-ninja" by those who oppose it, though this should not be mistaken for the appropriate term. The usual defining features of this style are a monochrome / grayscale color palette, unconventional proportions, textures, construction, unique materials - but really, anything goes.

It is a subjective term and therefore there are no real boundaries or rules that dictate whether an unconventional "Dark" look is "Avant - Garde" or not. Ideologies and Philosophy are an important part of the aesthetic, and many of the designers make conscious efforts to differentiate themselves from mass produced garments with no meaning, depth, or "Soul".

Many pieces are made with unique techniques, treatment (dying, tanning, distressing), and materials. Often, brands place a strong focus on distinctive or unorthodox construction of pieces, for example rather than using a conventional nylon lining in a blazer, it will be unlined with raw edges on the inside, or the lining will be made of a linen/nylon blended fiber.

A vast majority of "avant garde" brands place a strong priority on being anti-branding, using minimalist logos on the interior of pieces, generally placing priority on the construction, form, and quality of the garment, above the brand that created it.

Many of the people who appreciate this aesthetic share the same appreciation for craftsmanship, modern design, and anti - consumerism.


Examples of Brands: Most Big Cartel brands, most clothes from Urban Outfitters

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Tumblrcore is a strange thing to describe. For the most part, females are generally more tumblrcore. This style incorporates a sort of twee/teen style while attempting as well to give it some sort of unique edge to it. Whether that edge be heavy makeup, overdone/dyed hair, Dr. Martens, studded pieces, loud patterns, and many different accessories usually associated with a separate style. A staple is usually the "Galaxy Leggings" which have seemingly overnight become a trend, thick framed or "hipster" glasses, hair dyed in an unnatural color, semi-gaudy shoes, and even excessive jewelry. When attempting this style it should be known that it is very flexible just like the streetwear style is, so it can be a very easy "beginner style" for those who aren't sure about some of the more radical and money consuming styles such as gothninja.

Men's tumblrcore consists widely of bigcartel stores. Usually on tee shirts or snapbacks, screenprinting is done with loud prints or pieces of artwork, or it may be fully blown edgy phrases in white on black.

Two examples of popular bigcartel stores, showcasing different styles and loud prints typically seen.

Urban Techwear


Examples of Brands: Acronym, Arc'teryx Veilance, Y-3, Gyakusou, Isaora, Outlier

Combines clothing with a sort of technical look: Many straps, pockets, zippers etc. Derives from common streetwear, but with the twist that it focuses on human interaction with the elements through technology. Smart fabrics, digital gadgets and the like are coupled with the clothes themselves. Many are also fit for out-of-city wear, such as in exploring natural settings and leaving city limits.
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Heroin Chic


Examples of Brands: Dior Homme (Hedi Era) mainly, but anything skinny and black applies

Heroin chic became popular in the 90's, and it's where ex-Club Kids went to die. Starting with Calvin Klein's campaign featuring Kate Moss, and Vincent Gallo shooting emaciated, drug-addicted looking models, it was quickly devoured as the hottest style. Heroin prices were dropping and the purity was much better at the time, which helped increase it's popularity. The style was dead in the magazines when in 1999, Gisele Bundchen was dubbed the new supermodel. Nowadays, it carries on in fashion, though with a much lighter tone thanks to our teenagers who insist on dying due to anorexia and make Heroin Chic look evil.

It is more about the body than other styles; you can't be Heroin Chic while looking perfectly healthy and/or plump. First stages of anorexia are preferred, since it's a matter of looking glamourous while feather thin, not dirty and sick. Dark circles under the eyes are a bonus, and you need to appear like an elegant trainwreck.


a style created by poet and pushed by timber. Lunarcore incorporates the stylings of retrofuturism into everyday fits, with refrences to vintage cosmonaut suits and the implied utility of pockets flaps and zippers. Helmut Lang was the first lunarcore retrofuture avant garde designer by creating chinese flight underwear and playing with the implied utility of zippers and nylon cords to make a refrence to the chinese pilots of WWII. Helmut lang was influenced by rick owens and yohji yamammoto. The primary colors used in the newy developed lunarcore style are safety orange, metallic silver and off white to give a vintage retrofuture vibe. The typical lunarcore silhouette is baggy (influenced by yohji yamamoto)to imply utility needed by the retrofuture cosmonaut. Please note that this style is only known to /fa/.

Transition to a Style

At some point in time, you may decide to make a switch from basic wear to a new style, or perhaps from one style to another. It is important to thoroughly consider the choice to switch; one should avoid making a switch without wholeheartedly deciding that the new style is a reflection of his/herself. Oftentimes, the aforementioned styles include pieces that "overlap," so to say, with basic wear. An example of this principle is some of Rick Owens' simpler garments, such as his t-shirts. The tees implement the draped elements of the avant-garde style while adhering to the simplicity of basic wear; these pieces can also be easily layered in a manner similar to those featured in Owens' outfits. (Add more.)

Obviously there are more styles. Add them. Someone write sandninja guide pls add minimalist as well because its a real style ok