“What Did You Wear Today” General Style  -  News 33 Comments

JKISSI : The words titled above brings various meaning across the majority of fashion, or sneaker forums all over the Internet spectrum.  It never occurred to me how authoritative and potent it  is to each Internet forum. I’m fairly distant to any form of being a creative journalist, or writer  I’m more in the medical field so please bare with me. I’m listening to the Message by Nas on repeat to give you guys a visual lol. Just recently I was contacted by the LA TIMES through the help of a good friend to  explain the significance of this “What Did You Wear Today” as the reporter Deborah was totally unaware  concerning the term. I was slightly perplexed as my brain tried to reach for words and terms to give Deborah a better understanding of the whole concept.  The general masses of people wouldn’t really get the whole concept of “WDYWT” probably  simplify it to just taking pictures of what you wore that day for the whole Internet to see, and sometimes critique. I get the jokes and smirks from friends and people when seeing me walking to my usual post spot ready to do a post, its hard for me to keep a straight face sometimes lol.  Each forum has grown to create their own “Internet-subculture” If I can name it that. Back in 2003/2004 when I first discovered NikeTalk I went with a addiction to sneakers such as  Jordans,  Airmax, Griffeys, Uptempos, Foamposites and many other sneakers. If someone would have showed me a picture back then of what I dress like today I would probably not believe it. Various forums possess their own aesthetic to what is the norm of the clothes one is wearing. For instance, this is an easy one someone from Superfuture wouldn’t get accepted by the majority if He/She  posted a WDYWT picture on ISS forums. I’m not really here to discuss the differences in each forum , but to say that the WDYWT really does affect the forums members who partake  in it. The aspect of WDYWT that really amazes me is the evolution of the individual as they start to educate themselves on what comfortably suits their style.

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I encourage our readers to comment below on the WDYWT please :D .

Pictured * 3/14/2009 *  Location Crosby St.

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  • Brandom

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    Well WDYWT is something i cant deny effects how individuals choose to dress on these different forums, everyone likes to go where their “style” fits in with everyone elses. my 2 cents…


  • Kingkoor

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    I agree with everything Josh has said. The WDYWT is a great reference point for people to gauge proportions, sizing and find general alleys of style to embark down. Another great thing about the WDYWT, so long as the image hosting holds up, is that there will be an incredible time line of evolution of personal style as well as seasonal and progressive changes/drops from the companies manufacturing the clothes. From the allover print from 05-06 to the minimalist sharp defined style of 09. That transition right there is huge and was made in a relatively small amount of time, possibly due to the explosion of these threads and the ability for people to see whats going on around the world and the chance to now adapt some of these things onto their own pallet. Street Etiquette BX representative. BRRRAAAAPPPPPPPPP.


  • LeftyJeenyus

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    Nice post. entertaining and insightful topics consistently posted. a daily visit from me.


  • colincarroll

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    that was nice man, i totally agree with the evolution vs. education it, that in itself is a whole nother post


  • Wishezz

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    I’ve tried and tried to explain this “WDYWT” thing to the people around me some get it others act like its nonsence. At times I find myself telling them “Its just people posting what they’re wearing” just to move the conversation along knowing that its much much more. I myself will admit that the “WDYWT” threads on all forums have helped me tailor my own style (which is still a work in progress) and put me on a whole wide range of brands/labels a brotha from the midwest wouldnt have a clue about, ha. Anyways I think that meet you did with LA TIMES is major.


  • Phil

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    Brother Josh,

    Good post man.

    The WDYWT aspect of the internet world is a difficult one for people outside of it to understand. What it comes down to I think however, is other people understand how much effort most of the kids put into looking how they do. Their presentation and so called style.

    Anyway, I read your post, and combined it with a post about WDYDT I did about a week ago and I got into a whole new rant on the AT blog. Make sure you check it out bruv.

    http://www.theawardtour.com/blog

    Stay Safe.


  • dmwalking

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    well said mr kissi. I’m loving the direction this blog is taking. I’ve actually made it part of my daily blog check. Keep up the good work. Let the haters and “opinionators” do what they do, but keep doing what YOU do. It’s a good thing.


  • dayinthelyf

        posted on March 15 , 2009 :

    i think Wishezz got it best. The WAYWT thread is a place for people like me mainly, whose style is a WIP. It can also be a place for people to find out about things they’ve never even heard of.


  • Jay

        posted on March 16 , 2009 :

    “The aspect of WDYWT that really amazes me is the evolution of the individual as they start to edcuate themselves on what comfortably suits their style.” Chuuch!


  • scott.M

        posted on March 16 , 2009 :

    well josh i must say this is one of my favorite posts yet. i think it’s a very good point you made to discuss this and waywt really does vary in brand acceptance and why people use it even. i personally use it to critique the fit of certain pieces and combinations of certain items. being a sufu user this is a daily habit to check and critique and share. i find that we’ll end up seeing it more and more with more sartorial posts in magazines like gq, maybe even with their staff, glad you wrote a piece on this and a good read at that, enjoy spring break man haha.


  • FredX

        posted on March 16 , 2009 :

    Probably one of the best post I have seen on a blog period. This discussion is so deep man,the WDYWT in itself has the most important function out of everything in the internet fashion forum.


  • Mji - 365hustle.com

        posted on March 16 , 2009 :

    Good post. Another reason why this should be one of the top fashion blogs of ’09 because you guys stay coming with the heat.


  • Milly

        posted on March 16 , 2009 :

    “The aspect of WDYWT that really amazes me is the evolution of the individual as they start to educate themselves on what comfortably suits their style.”

    That basically sums up what I wanted to say.


  • JKISSI

        posted on March 16 , 2009 :

    These responses to this topic are really something seeing everyone chime in on the subject.


  • big-G

        posted on March 17 , 2009 :

    I think the whole WDYWT concept, promotes/helps people to dress alike and often constitutes what is “cool” or acceptable which in the end does more harm than good. Phil makes a good point here (as well as in the AwardTour blog). There shouldn’t be alot of effort spent into creating ones personal style, emphasis on the word “create”. Back in the days people just had natural style, alot of which is being copied and marketed today for $$$$. Back then they didnt have the internet to choose a style and the idea of style or culture wasnt as complex. I’m not sure its a good thing but the growing number of men who are fashion conscious is definitely good for these clothing companies.


  • Kayoum F. Muhammad

        posted on March 17 , 2009 :

    I think the concept of WDYWT, i hope i’m not the only person that took about 3 seconds too long to type that. Anyways, i think the concept is something that is ages old. Everyone is always curious to know what someone they admire is wearing. People are wondering what models are wearing so they read magazines, they wonder what movie stars are wearing so they watch movies, and we read our favorite blogs or Facebook posts, or Myspace or w/e have you to keep up on the people we are curious about and how they look visually.
    I think its righteous that you dudes post some of this stuff up.
    I play music in a rock band and work for a fashion retail company & think its super legit that you “the reader” can see how different parts of the globe and different people are keeping up/making interesting tweaks to fashion trends.


  • Monty Foreal

        posted on March 17 , 2009 :

    This blog is seriously one of the best since you guys started to update it more frequently, like not alot of blogs provide this kind of insight into topics. Most blogs talk about gibberish and such. Back to WDYWT though its pretty effective for each fashion forum, then it comes to the legitimacy of each member. This topic is definitetly deep to the point where the layers of each topic has its own synopsis.


  • Lefty

        posted on March 17 , 2009 :

    The WDYWT is pretty much the nucleus of all the fashion forums on the Internet. Everything goes and comes from there I would like to think of it in a social interactionist manner where it works as an organism. Every part and section of the forum has its parts and duties to go through. I think the mainstream media has no idea how effectivwe and powerful the WDYWT thread is all over the internet. If a popular magazine was to take on the WDYWT concept it would draw so many readers and thoughts to it. No one has done this yet. thanks LA TIMES for trying to tackle it.


  • Lefty

        posted on March 17 , 2009 :

    By the way lol forogot you guys style is flawless I really love when you take WDYWT pictures.. I’m digging it keep it coming there should sure be a reward for you guys for sure.


  • Trav

        posted on March 17 , 2009 :

    Wow.. i see wonderful insights from everyone. There are two sides to this story. The side of ” WDYWT helps one evolve their personal style” and “WDYWT limits originality and turns people into followers”. Both are very true to some extend..it all depends on their person and their intentions for joining the forums in the first place. If you are seeking “coolness” and acceptance then you are going to be a follower, if you are seeking knowledge and inspiration, then you are subsequently developing your own style to some extent.


  • dmwalking

        posted on March 17 , 2009 :

    great post trav


  • Deep

        posted on March 18 , 2009 :

    Regarding the actual fit, I wonder what you’d look like in baggier/ straight fit jean jkissi. You do look pretty damn stylin’ in all of your fits, but imo it’s more of the “ahead of the fashion trend” type of look rather than separate pieces that come together to make you stylin’. None of that comment has anything to do with your shoes, they’re always ill.
    Just my not-so-fashion forward opinion…


  • JKISSI

        posted on March 18 , 2009 :

    Lol deep cool words , but the actual post was about the concept of the What Did You Wear Today.. I dressed in baggy clothes majority of my life before doin the whole transition thing. Post not about me lol


  • TOM

        posted on March 18 , 2009 :

    What shoes are those??? those are nice!


  • JKISSI

        posted on March 18 , 2009 :

    Hey T0M,

    The shoes are some Bostonian wingtips I got for a good price , if you search it up in google it should show up also comes in burgundy.


  • kyx

        posted on March 19 , 2009 :

    “I’ve completely forgotten how to WAYWT”
    -Sidney Lo


  • Kash

        posted on March 31 , 2009 :

    great post, the truth right there.


  • Joseph A

        posted on April 22 , 2009 :

    Im really feeling both fits, though i would’ve gone with clark wallabees, or some other type of desert shoe for jkissi, non the less his fit is still clean

    as for trav, what brand of coat are you wearing? this fall i’d like to buy a trenchcoat that doesn’t give me the inspector gadget look


  • Street Etiquette’s Blog | Hypebeast

        posted on August 10 , 2009 :

    [...] way. This idea originally stemmed from a previous blog post we posted up about the elements of the “WDYWT” ( What Did You Wear Today ) around individual fashion forums. The thought of myself wearing anything similar to what I wear [...]


  • ashleestyle

        posted on August 11 , 2009 :

    WDYWT? In my opinion the significance of the phrase lies with the emphasis of word “today”. Today signifies that one’s garment and/or body art varies from day to day. That’s important because each day contains moods, weather, attitudes that effect the way your going to dress for that day. WDYWT? is important because what you wore that day says so much about how you felt, who you are, and where your going. what you wore today is a reflection of you.


  • TayZonday

        posted on February 28 , 2010 :

    3rd and last epic late comment:

    Sup knucklepuckkid ha….

    I found wdywt though lurking on h.b. since 06. Everything positive I have to say about it I’m sure of has already been said in this post.

    However, it kinda has is and will continue to lose its meaning because people are starting to do it with the mindset of what others will think of their fits as opposed to simply being themselves in each post.

    Many people have started improperly embracing this idea by literally wearing 2-3 outfits a day for posts on h.b.!

    Anyway, this shit probably won’t be read anytime soon so I’m going to say something random WAKA FLOCKA.


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  • Anonymous

        posted on October 2 , 2011 :

    sorry by mistake :s