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December 8, 2009 5:40 AM   Subscribe

The Considered Ensemble is a platform showcasing meticulous outfit choices from individuals around the world. Describe what you're wearing today, and they may post it on the blog. Detailed descriptions give insight into the creativity, coordination, thought and taste (or lack thereof) behind each unique ensemble.
posted by netbros (33 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I'm not 100% certain that "garmentologist" is a thing.

neat, though
posted by Navelgazer at 5:43 AM on December 8, 2009


Without pictures, I have difficulty visualizing these people as anything but circus clowns.
posted by MrVisible at 5:46 AM on December 8, 2009


Writing about ensembles is like dancing about architecture.
posted by DU at 5:50 AM on December 8, 2009 [5 favorites]


These poseurs got nothin' on MeFi's own Juliet Banana.
posted by Meatbomb at 5:53 AM on December 8, 2009


Reading these makes me not want to ever meet any of these people. Is that the intent?
posted by dellsolace at 6:11 AM on December 8, 2009


Without pictures, I have difficulty visualizing these people as anything but circus clowns.
I thought it was a problem with my script-blocker. Agree it's hard to engage without visuals.
posted by Abiezer at 6:24 AM on December 8, 2009


but... why?????

OK.. I know why they write it, because they are self involved twits... but WHY would we read it?
posted by HuronBob at 6:31 AM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


The ghost of Edward Bernays and Victor LeBeau loves you.
posted by gcbv at 6:50 AM on December 8, 2009


Quite a few of these read like excerpts from a Bret Easton Ellis novel.
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:58 AM on December 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


*looks down at clothes*:

I'm wearing jeans from J.C.Penny that I probably bought in the nineties, a pair of shoes that are black and shiny and a blue shirt that has, like, buttons down the front and a collar and a pocket on the left and right. I have no idea where the shirt came from, maybe I bought it or maybe it was a present. Oh and I'm definitely wearing socks; I think that they're black but might be blue since I have trouble seeing the difference.
posted by octothorpe at 6:59 AM on December 8, 2009


Is this something I'd have to wear clothing to understand?
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:24 AM on December 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


tl;dr, I prefer The Sartorialist.
posted by knile at 7:24 AM on December 8, 2009


It's kind of useless Ralph Lauren without pictures. How can I make fun of Versace these people without photographic evidence? Two singlets? It boggles the mind.
posted by fixedgear at 7:27 AM on December 8, 2009


My shoes have holes in them.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:43 AM on December 8, 2009


The fleece pajama pants I'm wearing have snowflakes printed on them, and it's snowing outside. I have created a perfect storm of fashion!
posted by amyms at 8:56 AM on December 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is a singlet anything like half a doublet? How do they relate to the triplets I am wearing?
posted by Darth Fedor at 9:08 AM on December 8, 2009


Is it just me or is this just basically a blog trolling for sponsorship by brand names? No pictures, not even a "What Not to Wear" type critique, no way to comment on the outfits, teeny print... could be a great blog for the self-absorbed fashion obsessed, but execution is meh at best.
posted by Zinger at 9:14 AM on December 8, 2009


I would be terrified of the person who knew brand names well enough for this to mean anything at all to them.
posted by cmoj at 9:29 AM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


TedW

Hospital, Augusta, GA

I am currently wearing a matching royal blue, 100% cotton scrub ensemble emblazoned with the Children's Medical Center "Bannaman" logo on the breast pocket. It is coordinated with a pair of a pair of blue plastic Birkenstock clogs worn over black socks with a strategically placed hole in the left heel. The outfit is topped off with a pale blue bouffant style surgical cap with elastic border and accessorized with a laminated photographic identification badge, courtesy of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Public Safety.
posted by TedW at 10:17 AM on December 8, 2009


Yeah, why are all the BRAND NAMES capitalized?

Somehow, it feels like adsense parking lot/SEO fodder in the making.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:27 AM on December 8, 2009


I am wearing silver tassels on my nipples, a fez, and THAT IS ALL.
posted by unSane at 10:30 AM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Red wide wale corduroy trousers from RALPH LAUREN purchased in Fall ‘09 but washed a hundred times to give it a burnt out effect.

I am just enjoying the concept of someone spending several days methodically sending their RALPH LAUREN corduroy trousers through the wash precisely one hundred times. I hope he kept a countdown.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 10:31 AM on December 8, 2009


I am just enjoying the concept of someone spending several days methodically sending their RALPH LAUREN corduroy trousers through the wash precisely one hundred times.

I just assumed that he hired someone to do it for him.
posted by octothorpe at 10:54 AM on December 8, 2009


I find it suspicious that they don't seem to talk about their underpants very often.
posted by Mizu at 11:40 AM on December 8, 2009


This site is annoying and useless (to me) without photos. Everyone on it sounds like a real self-involved asshole. That said, I believe Mordechai Rubenstein (the "garmentologist" mentioned above) runs Mister Mort, a site mostly with photos of well-dressed old people that I enjoy. So he's OK in my book, as long as he stops talking about the socks he had mailed to him from his tailor in Paris. Ugh.
posted by mike_bling at 2:05 PM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am currently wearing a matching royal blue, 100% cotton scrub ensemble emblazoned with the Children's Medical Center "Bannaman" logo on the breast pocket. It is coordinated with a pair of a pair of blue plastic Birkenstock clogs worn over black socks with a strategically placed hole in the left heel. The outfit is topped off with a pale blue bouffant style surgical cap with elastic border and accessorized with a laminated photographic identification badge, courtesy of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Public Safety.
I had to read this twice and really think about it to get how you were dressed, and that's just because I know what scrubs are, unlike a "singlet". I imagine that most of these people are no better dressed than you. (one person even acknowledged wearing M.C. Hammer pants!)

Also, everybody seemed to be wearing clothes from "UNIQLO". I had no idea who they were but from what I gather they are American Apparel for people who think American Apparel is pedestrian and trashy.
posted by vogon_poet at 2:11 PM on December 8, 2009


Naw, it's the Japanese H&M. Cheap.
posted by kathrineg at 3:31 PM on December 8, 2009


If mefi let me post images, I'd post a picture of me putting up a comment on mefi.
posted by chairface at 5:43 PM on December 8, 2009


LITTLE E
Pharmacist, based in Arlington, VA

On my head: panda bear hat from CLAIRE'S. On my feet: sparkly red knee-high socks from TARGET. On the rest of my body: did I mention my hat has pompom ears!?
posted by little e at 5:56 PM on December 8, 2009


Thanks for that Mister Mort link, mike_bling. It's fascinating and strangely endearing.
posted by amyms at 6:55 PM on December 8, 2009


Target is putting out a line with Rodarte. I'm pretty sure it's gonna be awesome. But I do not think it will be as awesome as sparkly red knee-high socks from target.

Psst...if you don't like the rest of what you're wearing, just claim it's "vintage"
posted by kathrineg at 2:14 PM on December 9, 2009


nah, I was actually just otherwise naked
posted by little e at 3:19 PM on December 9, 2009


vintage bodysuit, early 1980s
posted by kathrineg at 3:44 PM on December 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


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