or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › How much of SF groupthink do you actually follow?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How much of SF groupthink do you actually follow? - Page 4

post #46 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bird's One View View Post
I knew a guy into taxidermy who had a cat. Big hit at parties. Perhaps a small taxidermied kitten could sit in the pocket, else I might go with a rodent of some sort.

I meant "stuffed animal" as understood by children. Not a corpse.
post #47 of 170
I think someone needs to post the definition of group think; then we can have some proper responses.
post #48 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by Composer_1777 View Post
I think someone needs to post the definition of group think; then we can have some proper responses.

It's when everyone wants to agree on something because it's easier. So the group becomes less creative and accepts their discovered truths as undeniable fact. Like if you liked wingtips and SF didn't overtime you may not like them either.
post #49 of 170
Shared beliefs, indoctrinated. You see it mostly in collectivist cultures, or in religious fundamentalists.
post #50 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by binge View Post
I meant "stuffed animal" as understood by children. Not a corpse.

post #51 of 170
2" cuffs, which actually flow quite well with the trimmer pants that are popular on this board, which i also like.

I feel AE are well overrated, I like my ferragamos, RL Italian made shoes, and Aldens much much more.

I was obsessed with pocket squares before i was on this board, and actually liked AE's much more then i do now. I wear them, but they arent my favorites,

Overall i feel this has helped to improve my looks alot, it was rough at first, but overall helpful with the brutal often advice lacking generalized criticism, but in the end it was helpful.
post #52 of 170
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Composer_1777 View Post
I think someone needs to post the definition of group think; then we can have some proper responses.
We've already got the definition. As far as examples, there's plenty of groupthink abound on SF. 1) Black suits are wrong 2) Allen Edmond shoes are attractive 3) Windsor knots are bad 4) Any jacket that isn't canvassed is unacceptable 5) Unbuttoning jacket sleeve buttons is wrong 6) Paying retail for anything means you got ripped off 7) Recognizable logo's are never acceptable
post #53 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
We've already got the definition. As far as examples, there's plenty of groupthink abound on SF.

1) Black suits are wrong
2) Allen Edmond shoes are attractive
3) Windsor knots are bad
4) Any jacket that isn't canvassed is unacceptable
5) Unbuttoning jacket sleeve buttons is wrong
6) Paying retail for anything means you got ripped off
7) Recognizable logo's are never acceptable
+1

Cue the lineup of objectors making sure that they register their individuality by finding exceptions in their wardrobe to every one of these items.
post #54 of 170
7) I avoided or removed labels and logos before SF ... and also before PATTERN RECOGNITION.
post #55 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by Composer_1777 View Post
I think someone needs to post the definition of group think; then we can have some proper responses.

Nobody challenges the majority opinion--they want to go along and get along. Look it up in the context of International Relations--very detailed. Most people attributed the Bush Administration with group think, especially on the NIE.
post #56 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
We've already got the definition. As far as examples, there's plenty of groupthink abound on SF.

1) Black suits are wrong
2) Allen Edmond shoes are attractive
3) Windsor knots are bad
4) Any jacket that isn't canvassed is unacceptable
5) Unbuttoning jacket sleeve buttons is wrong
6) Paying retail for anything means you got ripped off
7) Recognizable logo's are never acceptable

I have come to agree with the group think here in regards to black suits. It is frustrating because if you go to various websites for Business Schools--they have a dress code for class or for presentations. In black and white it says that grey, navy and BLACK suits are appropriate for business wear. IMO, this only contributes to the problem.

+1 on the AE.

Disagree on the Windson Knot. IMO, the knot should match the collar.

Canvassed--Oxxford doesn't use a full canvas.

+1 on sleeve buttons.

Retail--I pay retail. I don't want to compromise fit or selection. I like to save $ where I can, but people that buy custom clothes and bespoke shoes aren't looking for a bargain!!

+1 on logos.
post #57 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
We've already got the definition. As far as examples, there's plenty of groupthink abound on SF.

1) Black suits are wrong
2) Allen Edmond shoes are attractive
3) Windsor knots are bad
4) Any jacket that isn't canvassed is unacceptable
5) Unbuttoning jacket sleeve buttons is wrong
6) Paying retail for anything means you got ripped off
7) Recognizable logo's are never acceptable

I would think the consensus on AEs is that most are ugly but they're good quality, or traditionally have been. (Was reading some complaints earlier tonight, and haven't looked at AE in a long time to know.)

Other than that, I'd fully endorse 1 and 3.
post #58 of 170
I fully agree with what Dopey has said.
post #59 of 170
For me it's a natural shoulder line in my suits and odd jackets (I used to sport natural and structured, but now I order natural only). And no more deep v-necks And speaking of the majority of SFers, if I may, I guess the groupthink is to have sprezzatura, yet hardly anyone does it. And the most praise usually goes to outfits with NO sprezzatura at all and UTTER 'studiedness'. Correct me if I'm wrong. But overall it's a nice experience.
post #60 of 170
I'm in a quantum-state of both following all and following none.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › How much of SF groupthink do you actually follow?