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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

To be fair, that's pretty much Uncontrol's whole raison, too.
Weirder thing rarely mentioned: how the people receiving the most thumbs/wearing the most unobtainable/different ensembles show up only to collect thumbs, then depart -- never, ever commenting on anyone else's fits, or offering advice, or really, any sort of discussion beyond their own daily wardrobes. (As long as you're delving into motivations).

In all honesty I don't think this is true for the majority of these people.

People like synth, snowman, shah, fuuma, tween, parker, MoK, Lane etc. do participate in the thread by commenting on people's fits, giving thumb ups, offering advice and critique, troll and even get into some of the flame wars that go on here. There are a few highly regarded posters who are just not on the forum much at all - asobu, platypus et al - and when they are, I guess posting pics is a way of participating in the thread and even then, they don't do much of that.

Speaking for myself, my motivation for posting fits is to contribute in some way to the forum, get feedback and sometimes because I am excited by a new item of clothing I just picked up and thought I would share. I believe I have a good idea of what works for my body, but my general fashion and style knowledge is definitely not up to the task of offering advice or making astute and informed commentary on people's fits. Especially when there are the aforementioned people (and more who I did not list, including people like Jet who doesn't post that much any more) who are generally up to the task of doing so. The few times I feel I might have something to say, someone else has said it anyway. Thumbing up stuff is way easier and allows me to show my appreciation for a pic without talking out of my arse or making redundant "cool fit bro" comments.
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Need a better place to take pictures.

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Shoes are AE captoes.
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I hate you Synthese that grocery store fit is so good man, the vans? look great.
G'd up.
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Originally Posted by Ivwri View Post

In all honesty I don't think this is true for the majority of these people.
People like synth, snowman, shah, fuuma, tween, parker, MoK, Lane etc. do participate in the thread by commenting on people's fits, giving thumb ups, offering advice and critique, troll and even get into some of the flame wars that go on here. There are a few highly regarded posters who are just not on the forum much at all - asobu, platypus et al - and when they are, I guess posting pics is a way of participating in the thread and even then, they don't do much of that.
Speaking for myself, my motivation for posting fits is to contribute in some way to the forum, get feedback and sometimes because I am excited by a new item of clothing I just picked up and thought I would share. I believe I have a good idea of what works for my body, but my general fashion and style knowledge is definitely not up to the task of offering advice or making astute and informed commentary on people's fits. Especially when there are the aforementioned people (and more who I did not list, including people like Jet who doesn't post that much any more) who are generally up to the task of doing so. The few times I feel I might have something to say, someone else has said it anyway. Thumbing up stuff is way easier and allows me to show my appreciation for a pic without talking out of my arse or making redundant "cool fit bro" comments.

Ivri, I'm going to politely disagree with you, here, and say I've read enough of your posts to know you are fully alert to the possibilities of not one, but many kinds of art, and that this shines through in your forumly contributions. Show me a bad artist, I'll show you someone 100% convinced of their knowledge and abilities.
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

Need a better place to take pictures.
700
Shoes are AE captoes.

Nice attempt except:

shirt needs to be untucked
trousers rise too low / sagging or again, the visual can be helped by untucking your shirt
the inseam needs to be hemmed

re:
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overall needs a full body shot.
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

To be fair, that's pretty much Uncontrol's whole raison, too.
Weirder thing rarely mentioned: how the people receiving the most thumbs/wearing the most unobtainable/different ensembles show up only to collect thumbs, then depart -- never, ever commenting on anyone else's fits, or offering advice, or really, any sort of discussion beyond their own daily wardrobes. (As long as you're delving into motivations).

maybe those people have figured it out.
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Thread Starter 
Because the thumbs up system was a shitty idea that discourages discussion about fits and encourages only discussion about petty digressions.
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This is good:
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This is bad:
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Originally Posted by ramdomthought View Post

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shoes are most def fake.
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any thoughts on fit of this cardi? a little short in the body? the SA assured me it will stretch a fair bit..

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

gdl, you tell people they look like shit pretty regularly. How is that different than what acecow is doing?
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Then, you're the one to talk about being a dick...

Where is that coming from exactly? My critiques in MC WAYWRN? First of all, I try not to insult the persons with references to how clean their place is or whether they look like a child, woman or a bum. I don't hesitate to call a tie ugly or letting people know that their suit doesn't fit and why. Don't really see how that's telling them they look like shit but whatever.

Secondly, and most importantly, I only critique things that I understand and have learned enough about to be (a) informed, and (b) helpful. I don't go trolling the bodybuilding threads or the cars threads insulting people about how they look or what they drive. Learn first, teach second. Horse, carriage, you know....
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Anduru: No offense meant, but you look kinda dumpy in your pic. Go to the gym and bulk up while you salivate over designer fashionz. It'll give you an excuse to throw away your 65 H&M shirts and start fresh.

acecow: I'm going to explain this clearly: SW&D judges things on a different aesthetic criteria that you are used to. It has a particular aesthetic niche within fashion (social) media, and that's what makes it unique. People gather here because they appreciate that set of aesthetic ideas, and wish to discuss them. As such, other posters, who understand this aesthetic criteria comment on these fits, either positively or negatively. For example, brad-t may come off as harsh, but people are cool with it because he gets it. He knows what he's talking about, and as such, his perspective is valued.

You, however, have demonstrated that you do not understand the aesthetic criteria, and so your comments, both positive and negative, are not useful or wanted. You do not get it, and as such, your comments are worthless. If you want to learn about what these vague aesthetic criteria are, feel free to ask 'why is this receiving such praise?" rather than "why is this receiving praise, you look like a homeless person," as nobody feels like the latter part is relevant.

You are not helping anybody with comments like that, only pissing people off.

That chick you're with in front of the Christmas tree has a hot body though.

EDIT: gdl got in before me basically to say the same thing. Oh well.
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So, I was wandering aimlessly around the interwebs yesterday and stumbled across some constructive criticism AceCow wrote about other non-clothing things. Here's what I found:
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Originally Posted by AceCow 
Man, Loveless sounds like crap! All the guitars sound like they're underwater! And you can't even hear the vocals, they're all quiet and stuff. And everything is so out of tune. Can't the guitarist stay in key just for a second? Gosh
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Originally Posted by AceCow 
Jesus, is my DVD player broken? Why is Memento playing in reverse order? Did they fire their good editor and hire some homeless man off the street? At least use a guy who can edit his footage in the right order. Gosh
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Originally Posted by AceCow 
So, my friends took me to see this building by Frank Gehry, and I was thoroughly unimpressed. I mean, that man cannot design for shit. His buildings can't even stand upright! They're all lumpy and tangled and broken. Did some earthquake hit everything he designed all at once? Gosh
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Originally Posted by AceCow 
I'm trying to understand this Fauvist painting thing, really I am. I'm just voicing my opinions and everyone's attacking me! But is it my fault that Derain can't paint for shit? None of his paintings look realistic! Mountains aren't fucking purple and orange. And where's the detail? There's no detail anywhere. My kid could paint that shit and he could make millions before he even gets to second grade! Why isn't he an artist? gosh
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levis/vintage/mf gunslinger/lone wolf engineer
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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post

any thoughts on fit of this cardi? a little short in the body? the SA assured me it will stretch a fair bit.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looks fine in the shoulders, maybe a little short in the body.
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

So, I was wandering aimlessly around the interwebs yesterday and stumbled across some constructive criticism AceCow wrote about other non-clothing things. Here's what I found:
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