= an individual is intelligent/self aware and can make choices,but a large group?- are unable as individuals to break out and make individual choices.
groupthink is what i like to call a "Style inhibitor" akin to a school uniform when we were young. when we dress in a uniformed appearance, replicating each-other. we lose not only our unique style, but also our imagination to come up with new looks. thereby creating a circle to be inside, but none outside. in direct opposition to the exploration of style as a concept.
Remember, we Styleforum members set ourselves apart from the other men around us. we do not conform, we set a precedent for being men who have high self standards. in the real world, we look different, so why be conformist and look the same as others on here??
I have already seen noobs adopt grouthink, and fail miserably. style comes from individual choices, and custom tutiledge. with nods to frame, complexion, eye color, hair color,height, and weight. also personal taste.
what looks good on man "A", might not look good on man"B". and if man "C" is wearing the exact same thing as A and B, well none of them stand out as looking particularly good. so the man who actually looks good in said fit has lost his "Uniqueness" , and in a sea of simillar fits, can no longer be immediately recognized as "Stylish" . To an untrained eye? - they all look the same. individual style has been crushed by groupthink. And an increasing environment where the safest choice is the best? implies that style has peaked, and can no longer be advanced. and that would be a shame for all of us.
what i wear is not an example of naivity, rather a complete rejection of groupthink. and an odyssey in the development of a personal style.
this is my honest belief, take it or leave it, individuality in the advancement of personal style is why i joined this forum .