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post #1291 of 2153
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
In a nutshell: it is more interesting when there is a face than when there isn't.

- B

In a nutshell: if I had included my face in my only WAYWN pic, I would've made your digest.
post #1292 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Agreed. Let me also say that while a lot of the outfits do look great, I'm just amazed that a lot of guys take the time, on a regular basis, to take pictures of themselves to show to other dudes.


Have you been talking to my wife? LOL
post #1293 of 2153
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
This, I think, is a subset of the emergence of a StyleForum style. This would make an interesting discussion in itself, but I suspect it would just get mired down in the usual tired talk of groupthink.

I do worry that we're becoming a bit like the Borg, assimilating newcomers so they become like us. In some ways, I think the forum has become more open to new styles, and in other ways I think the forum has a way of homogenizing newcomers. Not necessarily deliberately, mind you. It just seems to happen. I look at WAWY each week and am struck at how many similarities the pictures often share.

I do find the trend toward idol worship a bit odd. PG looks great, but I have no desire to dress like him.

I both agree and disagree:

First, I agree that when people come here, in many cases they tend to conform to the societal mean. But generally, when that happens it's because they weren't very stylistically adept to begin with. So, assimilation is really more a way of teaching and learning, which must be done before one can move forward.

However, I think that there are some very notable examples of people who don't fit the cultural homogenization, yet still gain acceptance and appreciation here. On the outer limits you have guys like Fuuma, SoCal, LabelKing, etc. that all have their own style that isn't replicated elsewhere. However (and more subversively) you have guys like PG who comes in and (despite the groupthink) shows that Armani, et al can actually look really good and who helps move peoples' ideas away from the strict buttoned down style that makes the place feel so homogenized. The fact that you don't want to dress like PG means we aren't really like the Borg after all.
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Agreed. Let me also say that while a lot of the outfits do look great, I'm just amazed that a lot of guys take the time, on a regular basis, to take pictures of themselves to show to other dudes. At times I can be quite vain myself, but never to the extent displayed here. Besides, I like candid shots waaaaay more.

It's less a matter of time than it is of wanting to do it, and then methodology, organization, and perhaps having the freedom to do what you want.

Reading or responding to a typical thread takes a fair amount of time, and even lurking takes time. Obviously, most of it is lazy, asynchronous activity...but still, if you count the minutes...

- B
post #1295 of 2153
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
It's less a matter of time than it is of wanting to do it, and then methodology, organization, and perhaps having the freedom to do what you want.

- B

Is this a sign of what is known as teh ghey?
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Is this a sign of what is known as teh ghey?

Did you master forum phrases at 500 posts or 1000 posts?


- B
post #1297 of 2153
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Did you master forum phrases at 500 posts or 1000 posts?


- B

Um, to be honest, I have no clue what you guys are talking about most of the time. Remember that shit about the Greeks that started, I think, with a discussion on pocket squares? Still haven't figured it out...
post #1298 of 2153
You guys have all failed to account for the most subversive element of all: Vox himself. PG is good people with good style, but he's small fish in comparison. The real question is whether we would be pondering PG's sprezza-style but for Vox's influence. To what degree do we like something because Vox says we should? Answers, I want answers.
post #1299 of 2153
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
It's less a matter of time than it is of wanting to do it, and then methodology, organization, and perhaps having the freedom to do what you want.

Reading or responding to a typical thread takes a fair amount of time, and even lurking takes time. Obviously, most of it is lazy, asynchronous activity...but still, if you count the minutes...

- B

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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Is this a sign of what is known as teh ghey?

I'm one of the most frequent posters, and I will acknowledge that the whole drill is pretty strange. Even when I'm really busy, I still try to take 20 minutes to snap some pics and post them. Why? Because I enjoy learning about clothing and the interaction surrounding it. Clothing is currently my most significant and enjoyable hobby. Between all of my other life commitments, it's my only hobby that I can enjoy on a daily basis. I have to get dressed and go to work every day anyway, so if I can make it enjoyable and an outlet for some of my creative energy, wonderful. The problem is that outside of this forum, I do not encounter anyone on any regular basis that has any desire or ability to discuss the things that we discuss here. I really enjoy talking about clothing, getting feedback on my clothing, and giving feedback to others who want it. Without this forum and posting pics, that wouldn't happen. So while it is incredibly ridiculous to go through the trouble of taking pictures of myself, editing and posting them every day, I do it because it is entertaining and enriching to me, even on days that are totally devoid of of anything else enjoyable.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
You guys have all failed to account for the most subversive element of all: Vox himself. PG is good people with good style, but he's small fish in comparison. The real question is whether we would be pondering PG's sprezza-style but for Vox's influence. To what degree do we like something because Vox says we should? Answers, I want answers.

I remember PG from back when he was EGW and Vox was as inaudible as a dog whistle.

So, no.
post #1301 of 2153
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
I'm one of the most frequent posters, and I will acknowledge that the whole drill is pretty strange. Even when I'm really busy, I still try to take 20 minutes to snap some pics and post them. Why? Because I enjoy learning about clothing and the interaction surrounding it. Clothing is currently my most significant and enjoyable hobby. Between all of my other life commitments, it's my only hobby that I can enjoy on a daily basis. I have to get dressed and go to work every day anyway, so if I can make it enjoyable and an outlet for some of my creative energy, wonderful. The problem is that outside of this forum, I do not encounter anyone on any regular basis that has any desire or ability to discuss the things that we discuss here. I really enjoy talking about clothing, getting feedback on my clothing, and giving feedback to others who want it. Without this forum and posting pics, that wouldn't happen. So while it is incredibly ridiculous to go through the trouble of taking pictures of myself, editing and posting them every day, I do it because it is entertaining and enriching to me, even on days that are totally devoid of of anything else enjoyable.

This made panda sad.
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^ What TC said!
post #1303 of 2153
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
Not to interrupt the deep discussion here, but great collection of pics this week. Thanks!

+1, TC
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
This made panda sad.

post #1305 of 2153
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
You guys have all failed to account for the most subversive element of all: Vox himself. PG is good people with good style, but he's small fish in comparison. The real question is whether we would be pondering PG's sprezza-style but for Vox's influence. To what degree do we like something because Vox says we should? Answers, I want answers.

Caviar does not do it for me.
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