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post #71806 of 115754
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Okay, if I put up a fit, and there are dozens of people watching the thread atm, and what happens is:

Nothing (no thumbs, no reponse, no critique, nothing), what am I to make of it?
Is it simply that I don't even have 100 posts and so people simply ignore my post, or is it just "ok" and I don't even have 100 posts, so why bother giving any critique or tips?
Or is it some other obvious answer to my question that I can't see by myself?

 Plausible reasons why you didn't get a ton of thumbs:

1. The fit wasn't bad, but it wasn't ground-breaking either.

2. You're new here: people don't feel comfortable complimenting a stranger

3. You're new here: you're trying to break into a clique, but you're not "in" yet - not an accepted member of the clique.

4. You're new here: nobody will become cooler by thumbing your pics; and if the forum ends up roasting you, nobody wants to be the guy who gave a thumb to the bad fit.

 

All in all, don't worry that you only had 6 thumbs-up.   That's much better than if the three posts after yours had read "lol," "troll," and "is this a joke?"

post #71807 of 115754
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

 
3. You're new here: you're trying to break into a clique, but you're not "in" yet - not an accepted member of the clique.

Surely you can recognize that these two things aren't related?
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4. You're new here: nobody will become cooler by thumbing your pics; and if the forum ends up roasting you, nobody wants to be the guy who gave a thumb to the bad fit.

My e-rep is on the line man. Not just going to throw my thumbs around haphazardly.
post #71808 of 115754
Hey cool guys don't thumb up the average fit since he's not part of our clique yet.
post #71809 of 115754

You know, the above reasons are quite plausible, and they've been listed before by other people.  I listed them for Kindofyoung because he couldn't understand why he didn't get a gazillion thumbs-up. 

 

I'm glad, however, that I've given people another opportunity for a good laugh - after all, if I didn't run around the interwebz trying to be nice and stuff, what would there be to laugh at? 

 

Yous guys are the bombz.  luv ya.

post #71810 of 115754

And then he complains people don´t like him....facepalm.gif

post #71811 of 115754
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

You know, the above reasons are quite plausible, and they've been listed before by other people.  I listed them for Kindofyoung because he couldn't understand why he didn't get a gazillion thumbs-up. 

I'm glad, however, that I've given people another opportunity for a good laugh - after all, if I didn't run around the interwebz trying to be nice and stuff, what would there be to laugh at? 

Yous guys are the bombz.  luv ya.

1000th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're in the clique now!!!!!!!!!!!
post #71812 of 115754
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

All in all, don't worry that you only had 6 thumbs-up.   That's much better than if the three posts after yours had read "lol," "troll," and "is this a joke?"

 

 

 

 

WHAT THE HELL DBEAR?

post #71813 of 115754
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post


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Dbear

"you figured it all out, it's a gigantic conspiracy bc your'e new"

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hoozah

"troll"

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StanleyVanBuren

"lol"




WHAT THE HELL DBEAR?
I know rite? I was disappointed as well.
post #71814 of 115754
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sunglasses:prada,polo:polo by RL,shorts:Jj.crew,boat shoes:sperry

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shirt:billy reid at j.crew,shorts:izzue,boat shoes:sperry
post #71815 of 115754
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

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jacket: raf
t-shirts: w+h
pants: alexandre plokhov
socks: polo

I anticipate some people will tell you to wear some shoes. Probably combat boots or side zips or some shit

I say ignore them. Walk outside with those polos showing bare in all their glory. It will be a statement of sweat soaked pebble encrusted sprezz. Do it.
post #71816 of 115754
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

MM, you've been killing it lately. You make my think I should try a pair of white pants. You pull it off nicely.

Thanks skip, you have to pick up a pair for the summer!

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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

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jacket: raf
t-shirts: w+h
pants: alexandre plokhov
socks: polo

This is cool, I like the pants with the jacket. Usually don't like pants with pleats but it kinda matches the way the jacket has those diagonal cuts (???) and the zippers make it feel tech-ish.
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

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Why'd you edit out the M/C stuff? You are really turning into your wardrobe into the day/night kind of thing that you wanted. I like the fit but I think there's just a bit too much stacking ( looks in the photos it goes halfway up to your knees). Hem a bit and it'll be great
post #71817 of 115754
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

I anticipate some people will tell you to wear some shoes. Probably combat boots or side zips or some shit
I say ignore them. Walk outside with those polos showing bare in all their glory. It will be a statement of sweat soaked pebble encrusted sprezz. Do it.

Listen to this man -- no shoes will ever give you the silhouette that the polo socks does icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #71818 of 115754
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post


Listen to this man -- no shoes will ever give you the silhouette that the polo socks does icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Classic.  Timeless.

post #71819 of 115754
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Okay, if I put up a fit, and there are dozens of people watching the thread atm, and what happens is:
Nothing (no thumbs, no reponse, no critique, nothing), what am I to make of it?

Is it simply that I don't even have 100 posts and so people simply ignore my post, or is it just "ok" and I don't even have 100 posts, so why bother giving any critique or tips?

Or is it some other obvious answer to my question that I can't see by myself?

The problem is your misunderstanding the purpose of the thread; the WAYWT thread isn't really for "critique" of fits, it's about looking at other members and enjoying their sense of style, and then contributing back into it. It's basically like a photo-tumblr but with space for commentary and sometimes dumb semi-informed arguments about alcoholic beverages or electric cars. After all, a forum is social media that was created before social media was a "thing."

In that framework, all fit-pics are "content" that's being offered to the content-consuming members of the forum. Thumbs up/comments are only partly about the "quality" of the fit, but are more about the fit-pic as a piece of crowd-sourced content--judged by the standards of "is this interesting/engaging?" rather than "does this look good?" Things that make something interesting: Aesthetic quality of the fit, Interesting (and rare/expensive) pieces, photo quality, whether someone has particularly interesting challenges (knucks's huge ass), and context within posting history are all factors to making something seem "worth commenting on."

Critique is usually offered, but unless you ask a specific question (like "i'm not sure about this color pallet, what do you guys think?"), or people feel the need to comment on (sometimes due to post history, because it provides narrative context for your picture), it's generally not expected.

In that sense, unremarkable fits or painfully banal lifestyle shots do sometimes get commented on/complimented, because it feeds into the "character" of those posters. A fitpic/lifestyle shot from someone with an extensive posting history is inherently more interesting than some rando kid who looks fine, if unremarkable by the standards of the forum

Once you think about yourself in the ecosystem of content-generators and consumers, everything makes much, much more sense. Consider comments/feedback on this forum less about the quality of the way you dress, but more on your ability to generate interesting and engaging content.

TL;DR: It's a content economy, not a fitpic critique thread.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 6/29/12 at 7:03am
post #71820 of 115754
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...but for what it's worth, I really enjoyed the fit for what it was. I like how the pleats complement the lines of the jacket icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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