Originally Posted by voxsartoria
But...what would your reaction be if you saw these things for the first time in reality without reference to the steady diet of WAYWRN shots? Too much? Just right? Not enough?
I recently saw these for the first time because I am pretty new. Granted, none of this is going to change anyone's mind and people can do what they want...so just accept this as opinion and move on.
I think its too much...way too much.
First, I want to preface that I think PG has great style and knows how to create the most functional wardobe on a relatively minimal closet. He has honed and refined it to a damn science, and that's awesome. So to start, I'm not knocking his style in the least -- his style is quite admirable.
What I'm knocking are the posts. EDIT: And after reading this again, I've realized this does not simply apply to PG. Others are culprits of the following problems as well, so this is more like an open-ended suggestion from a lowely newcomer:
First, they're copied and pasted into every single WAYWT (which I think there are 3 of stickied)...I get it, I think you only need to post in one. Or at least 1 in MC and 1 in S&D...others are culprits of this as well, but my feeling is...if you're wearing a suit or businesswear, post in MC. If you're wearing sweaters/shirts/tees w/ jeans/khakis and casual shoes...post in S&D. Don't post your daily business outfits in triplicate, especially on to forums that aren't formal. The repetition is not a service or courtesy IMHO.
The other is that the posts are just too in-depth. I don't need paragraph-long captions for every picture, and I don't need 8 pictures to get the gist of what people are wearing...others too are culprits of this. It's like you guys are taking modeling pictures and putting together these impressive photo portfolios, complete with detailed descriptions...for a forum.
Seems incredibly overkill to me.
I feel like 1-3 pictures with a description of the clothing (maker-model) in the appropriate forum is ideal. Take from this what you will...like I said, great style, seems like a really nice guy and very helpful/informative...but I use the WAYWT to get ideas on how to improve my style...not read memoirs and every possible pose so that I could construct a 3D image of the outfit in question.