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post #166 of 217
Enough with the insults. At nineteen, this 'laughably pretentious tool' has shown admirable restraint and demonstrated far more maturity than some of us. Given his demonstrated ability to keep his cool while the great sartorial wizards resort to childish insults, it's not at all surprising that he might have the self-confidence to wear whatever the hell suits his own taste without feeling the need to conform to the expectations of the jackasses in his own peer group.
post #167 of 217
Much agreed.
post #168 of 217
This is similar to when I posted a site where a gentleman wore vintage suits, and since some of the comments got hideous, he shut down his own site.
post #169 of 217
Thread Starter 
Many of the tips that you guys have given me, I used. I got my cuffs fixed, took the db jacket in to be tailored, getting some none pleated pants, and even the next custom hat will not have such a tall crown and be tilted so much. My point is I did not post those pictures so you would all say "Thats Great" I would like to evolve in my clothing but still keep the basic style of what I love. I do understand that my style seems odd but thats why it is my style. I can always expand, that why I joined. Thank you for your time and posts.
post #170 of 217
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Originally Posted by jml90
I agree everyone is just insulting him not giving him an opinion

Just because an opinion isn't sycophantic or toned to keep someone's feelings from being hurt doesn't mean it's not a legitimate opinion. He posted the thread and solicited our honest opinions; I gave him my critical opinion and defended it with my observations and reasoning. So did numerous other people here. Not all opinions are going to be positive; that's reality, deal with it.

I admit that I probably went over the top in my follow up post. However, I do believe that starting a thread explicitly asking for attention and commentary and then complaining and throwing up smokescreens like "I don't care about what other people think" (I'm discounting the unbearably poor and unreadable grammar) when the thread doesn't go your way is pretty weak, not to mention threatening to up and leave the forum solely out of wanting to find another place where everyone will blindly agree, and I have no trouble calling someone on it. He obviously does care about what people think of him, why else would he go to the trouble of selecting such outrageous outfits and why would he take the effort to post so many pics here? If you want the long version of where I'm coming from, read this thread.

That said, I'm out of this thread since the moderators want it to calm down. While I agree that some of the criticism presented in this thread was unusually harsh, I don't think anyone will disagree that over-the-top expressions will naturally tend to produce over-the-top reactions. But that's his choice and his responsibility to bear.
post #171 of 217
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Originally Posted by Margaret
Enough with the insults. At nineteen, this 'laughably pretentious tool' has shown admirable restraint and demonstrated far more maturity than some of us. Given his demonstrated ability to keep his cool while the great sartorial wizards resort to childish insults, it's not at all surprising that he might have the self-confidence to wear whatever the hell suits his own taste without feeling the need to conform to the expectations of the jackasses in his own peer group.

Good grief, no kidding! I haven't been to the forum all day and am rather embarassed to return to see some of these posts.
post #172 of 217
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Originally Posted by aybojs
Just because an opinion isn't sycophantic or toned to keep someone's feelings from being hurt doesn't mean it's not a legitimate opinion. He posted the thread and solicited our honest opinions; I gave him my critical opinion and defended it with my observations and reasoning. So did numerous other people here. Not all opinions are going to be positive; that's reality, deal with it.

I admit that I probably went over the top in my follow up post. However, I do believe that starting a thread explicitly asking for attention and commentary and then complaining and throwing up smokescreens like "I don't care about what other people think" (I'm discounting the unbearably poor and unreadable grammar) when the thread doesn't go your way is pretty weak, not to mention threatening to up and leave the forum solely out of wanting to find another place where everyone will blindly agree, and I have no trouble calling someone on it. He obviously does care about what people think of him, why else would he go to the trouble of selecting such outrageous outfits and why would he take the effort to post so many pics here? If you want the long version of where I'm coming from, read this thread.

That said, I'm out of this thread since the moderators want it to calm down. While I agree that some of the criticism presented in this thread was unusually harsh, I don't think anyone will disagree that over-the-top expressions will naturally tend to produce over-the-top reactions. But that's his choice and his responsibility to bear.

Giving an opinion and being an insulting jackass are two very different things. I would think you'd have the maturity and decency to see the difference, but perhaps not. It's rather maddening when someone says something insulting -- with the obvious intent to injure -- and then hides behind the lame shield "hey, I was just being honest." Please. If your definition of sycophantic is "doesn't make someone cry," then we have quite different definitions of the word.

As to your charges of dressed2kill's "complaining:" he has behaved far, far better than you and a few others. And your ad hominem attacks on his grammar are no defense of your behavior, either. Grow up and behave.
post #173 of 217
Thread Starter 
Thank you for those who come in my defense, but I dont think by defending anyone you should attack someone else. You are right aybojs, in the sense that I should not have done what what I did. I know 2 wrongs don't make a right. I have listened to many of guys tips and hope on improving my style with the helpful advice you guys have given me.
post #174 of 217
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Originally Posted by Margaret
Enough with the insults. At nineteen, this 'laughably pretentious tool' has shown admirable restraint and demonstrated far more maturity than some of us. Given his demonstrated ability to keep his cool while the great sartorial wizards resort to childish insults, it's not at all surprising that he might have the self-confidence to wear whatever the hell suits his own taste without feeling the need to conform to the expectations of the jackasses in his own peer group.

Agree completely. D2K, I hope you stick around. You'll learn a lot and it seems we can learn a lot from you too. At 19, I would not have shown the self-confidence to post pictures, nor would I have had the maturity to weather the insults that followed some reasonable suggestions.
post #175 of 217
ok this is getting silly. if he wants to dress like an extra in a Bonnie n Clyde remake, who cares? if he is 19 and dressing like that, the sort of 18 year old girls who would be attracted to his eccentricity really arent gonna care about an extra inch of waist suppression. and if he looks back in 10 years when he is dressed like the rest of us and thinks he looked ridiculous at 19, well then he and I will have something in common. if he wanders over to fedoralounge, best wishes to him. i poke around over there periodically, they always seem like a friendly enough group, curiously obsessed, but thats what the internet is all about. No need to go insulting that board too is there? So, can we please get back to the important things in life like discussing whether black suits are appropriate for business, whether drinking urine improves longevity, and if mail ordering shoes from Germany will cause homelessness for Mr Bergdorf and Mr Goodman.
post #176 of 217
Dress2kill, I take no offense. I was merely joking with that other guy. I was also quoting a movie. Also, I don't think you look bad. In my opinion, you need to update your aesthetic, but that's your thing. If you like to look olden-timey, or classic, or whatever you want to call it, that's your look. Humphrey Bogart certainly did it well. I think your style just needs to grow and mature and all that good stuff. Edit: I'm fairly sure that drinking 2 gallons a day of urine is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. I usually get about 3 gallons a day.
post #177 of 217
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Originally Posted by wEstSidE
Dress2kill, I take no offense. I was merely joking with that other guy. I was also quoting a movie. Also, I don't think you look bad. In my opinion, you need to update your aesthetic, but that's your thing. If you like to look olden-timey, or classic, or whatever you want to call it, that's your look. Humphrey Bogart certainly did it well. I think your style just needs to grow and mature and all that good stuff.

Edit: I'm fairly sure that drinking 2 gallons a day of urine is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. I usually get about 3 gallons a day.

Ronny?
post #178 of 217
i think we should all applaud d2k for his maturity and patience. he may be only 19, but he acted more maturely than many of the older members who were quite harsh on him.

as my college dean used to say, "you [insert member] could have said that much more politely."
post #179 of 217
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Originally Posted by seok
as my college dean used to say, "you [insert member] could have said that much more politely."



he said 'insert member' hehehehe
post #180 of 217
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I don't feel telling dressed2kill to lose the fedora and get some cords or jeans is particularly the best advice.

If he wants a distinct look then telling him to dress more conventionally is not the point.

Yeah, but it would be so much better if he did it right. If he did it right, especially by wearing the right size hat , then he wouldn't look so ridiculous. I wouldn't tell him to stop wearing suits or hats - he should continue to do that if that's what he wants to do, he should just do it in a way where he doesn't look so much like a schmuck. He's basically ruining what would otherwise be a pretty good outfit.

If there was a kid in high school who wore a suit and fedora every day, but did it in a way where it looked good, it would actually be pretty cool. The guy would be seen as some kind of cool stylish rebel. This kid just looks silly and there's no getting around that. The Bud Bundy comparison was spot on.
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