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I confess , when it  comes to me and Diesel Punk I look for stylish, and practical applications. I take in example my knit caps (Which are sort of my trademark.). I wanted something that for all intents and purposes looks like any other knit cap, yet if I rotate it on my head I have goggles that protect my eyes from the harsh winter winds. This in combination with my scarf, tip cut gloves with lighting on the top allow me  to move in snowstorms on foot with better insulation and visibility. This is how all my modifications are, they  work to improve my day to day lifestyle  while allowing me to have that certain imagery that I love. My current style is a great depression small town squalor kind of look. Flannel shirts with thermals, layers of  random fabrics that all tend to follow a matte brown,green, and black color pattern. With only the technical additions standing out to display their practical uses when in use.

But  that is  a simple example. I mostly  make this post to ask you cog workers if you have any practical applications to your attire.

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Practicality depends on your environment.  For example, I work in an office building where the employees must wear a suit and tie if they're travelling above the 44th floor.  Despite only being with the company for less than a year, I've already been picked up by senior management as someone to watch.  Why?  Because I follow the rules, but I do so with my own style attached to it.  

Whether I'm rocking pin-stripes and fedoras, or patterns inspired by late '70s punk rock, the higher ups know that I can work within the hive without becoming a drone, which is a very special quality for a designer.

I'd love to see some picture of your cold weather gear.  Just because I suit up during the week doesn't mean I sludge through the snow on the weekend in spats.

Living further south snow's rarely a major issue, but heat and sun certainly are 6-9 months out of the year.  Hats, particularly my summer weight straws, are of perfect practicality in that regard.  The retro linen Cuban shirts I wear in the summer with them (I jokingly call this my "Parrotpunk" look)  breath and are loose enough to let out that humid summer air.  Utmost practicality down in the southeast yet far classier than a t-shirt and not as corporate as a Polo.  Also far cooler than both those more typical summer options.  I'm probably the only guy who dresses the same in and out of work in the VA summers.

And Rusty, we'd love to see your style.  Willing to post a pic on the Show Off Your Duds discussion?



Tome Wilson said:

Practicality depends on your environment.  For example, I work in an office building where the employees must wear a suit and tie if they're travelling above the 44th floor.  Despite only being with the company for less than a year, I've already been picked up by senior management as someone to watch.  Why?  Because I follow the rules, but I do so with my own style attached to it.  

Whether I'm rocking pin-stripes and fedoras, or patterns inspired by late '70s punk rock, the higher ups know that I can work within the hive without becoming a drone, which is a very special quality for a designer.

I'd love to see some picture of your cold weather gear.  Just because I suit up during the week doesn't mean I sludge through the snow on the weekend in spats.

My profile pic is one of my slightly more shore/life  styles (From my days along lake erie), as I'm sure you  can tell by the london fog jacket hehe. The light coming from my hand in the photo is actually from the glove, there are four LED's along the outerside of my hand and pinky, they're powered by a watch battery that is  embedded into the palm, and when I close my  hand as if I am holding something it completes the circuit and activates the LED (I call it phantom flashlight lol). Below is a simple cap I have with goggles embedded in, for when they come in handy, but I would like them to be more discreet, and a larger version of my profile pic. I'll get the misses to stop giggling long enough to get some snapshots of me for the duds discussion tonight as well. And even though some of you may not consider them diesel here are a few shots of my retro Asian  inspired vaporizer ( I really do consider them very diesel electric sci fi.)

That's pretty hardcore.  I would get shot if I wore a mask like that around Philadelphia.

I'm sorry but that outfit looks like you should be in some slasher movie.

It  does . Someone once told me they think that the picture doesn't serve it justice cause the picture was taken inside my home, which makes it look like I broke into the home  lol. Odd looking yes, but I can tell ya I am nice and toasty while walking through a windy ice storm in winter ;-). And it's a lot easier to put on  than hat, goggles, aviator hat, scarf, ect. 

Almost forgot to add, it's not as bad as you'd think Tome, I'm not walking straight into the store like that, and I'm not creeping behind busy alleys or anything. Really it's a lot about how you  act as well as what you look like.

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