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Originally Posted by Dirty Denim View Post

Unbranded skinnys
Iron heart vest
Scotch&Soda
JD Fisk


This is awful.

EDIT: Let me be more constructive rather than purely negative. Without the (too-small) vest, it would a hundred times better. Don't like the heavy fading on the jeans, personally, and the shoes are a bit sleek for denim. And the shirt—which looks like chambray?—feels a little too close texture-wise to the jeans (denim-on-denim is hard to pull off), but it's not awful.
Edited by rennavate - 1/23/13 at 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post

Eh, would that really do any good? How many people would actually go in there? I know I probably wouldn't to be honest.

Nor would I (well maybe once and a while), but I'm guessing there would be at least a few altruistic senior posters who would give regular, steady advice. At least it'd clear up this thread a bit and increase the concentration of good fits (if only marginally)
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that idea has been discussed at least once a year since my join date.

I believe there was even a thread started once.

In the end, scrolling is not that hard, and we have the Best Of thread if we just wanna see good fits anyway.
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WAYWT no talk thread is the noob thread
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

WAYWT no talk thread is the noob thread

But if there's no discussion, how can they improve?!
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I don't know what's going on anymore but if this is true it's horribly depressing. I regularly wear everything I post and I share in hopes of some discussion which never ensues maybe my tastes are too divergent but hey at least I got manual focusing down quite well. Instead, it's just bunch of people cussing me out for no reason (just like that face book filled with thumbs which I don't care for either) ...
There are many little nuances to every culture that make it unique, and sometimes very funny. Perhaps one of the most misunderstood signs in Iran is the "Bilakh". Bilakh, a hand sign showing one thumb up, is made when one is upset and is trying to tell someone to buzz off, or is trying to get back at them. Unfortunately for the Western world, this sign is the equivalent of the "thumbs up" sign and is often misunderstood and mistaken for the wrong thing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The origins of bilakh are very obscure and quite debatable. Some say it is what people would want you to sit on if they felt anger towards you. What the middle finger in the West does for telling the person to "f. this" then has a very similar meaning which is "sit on this thumb" (ouch!) and think about that for a while. It is thought that the origins of it also stem from practical jokes where people would place sharp or phalic objects on seats to have people sit on them by mistake and poke fun at the person. In Iran, a bilakh is "given" typically when:

1. One is upset at someone and needs to tell them to "stick it where the sun don't shine"

2. One is trying to prove a point or to get back at someone in the sense of "I told you so". Here the thumb is considered to be handed to them in their lap as a sign of defeat. This is the adult version of sticking your tongue out, which Iranians do all the time.

Word of caution: the bilakh is considered a very very rude gesture. The equivalent of the "thumbs up" then would be a victory sign, holding one hand up and making the V sign with it.

any relation to these shakespearian lines

"Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

I do bite my thumb, sir.

Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

Is the law of our side, if I say ay?

No.

No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir,

but I bite my thumb, sir.
"

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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

that idea has been discussed at least once a year since my join date.

I believe there was even a thread started once.

In the end, scrolling is not that hard, and we have the Best Of thread if we just wanna see good fits anyway.

this. such a thread is suggested all across SF. it would never work, practically. and yes, there have been attempts. and again, yes, scrolling is really not that hard.
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Hang on, so this thread should in fact be about daily fits (good or bad), discussion of said fits (per the title), and there is a best of thread for circle jerking? 

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I made a best of thread once. People told me i was an idiot and that best of us subjective and that the fits i quoted weren't even the best

Still butthurt
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

But if there's no discussion, how can they improve?!


People don't need lengthy discussions to improve, they need to figure out whatever the fuck they want by looking around and being a bit curious and not imposing on everyone. Criticisms are only useful once people have already developed some kind of idea of what look they're going for, everything before that can be done on your own.
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elisix if you are just showcasing your fits for the benefit of others then its probably a waste of your time. WAYWT presumes a certain level of "ballerness" - which isnt limited to a certain brand although certain brands are more liked. But thats probably more a result of those brands being well designed pieces.

If you post for feedback to improve then you should hold off and post again when you make changes. I posted that last (bad) pic because it was a different set of proportions and cuts.

No one really gave me shit in terms of posting the fit, more so the content of the fit itself. If you want more constructive criticism just step back and lay off posting unless its something new (radically so) or has the changes made. I disagree with the view that these fits should just be the very best fit you can put together, sort of makes it pointless to post in a discussion thread if all you post are fits that are really good followed by fawning over there goodness, at the same time you can't just rehash the same thing. I think most if not all of my fits were attempts (with varying success) to improve and incorporate different things. I definitely think you need outside perspective and need to post fits or else youll probably remain ignorant.

Its like reedo says, esp early on you post a lot because you are trying to fish and figure things out.


and sipang disagrees with me 100%
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I have a private WAYWT diary where I post fits and offer myself lots of compliments. It's awesome. But I still get trolled sometimes.
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Great, now WAYWT is having an existential crisis.
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Just block the people you don't like, it's really not that hard.

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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

Hang on, so this thread should in fact be about daily fits (good or bad), discussion of said fits (per the title), and there is a best of thread for circle jerking? 
this is a discussion thread for waywt. anything and everything may or may not be said about peoples fits. you should take most comments with a grain of salt and remember it's the internet. don't take offense to what people say.. either take it as constructive criticism or leave it. if you just want to post your fits and you are set in your ways, then perhaps the waywt no-discussion thread is more up your (or whomevers) ally.
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Oh my fuck, guys, you have to over-think and ruin everything.

elisix, people are giving you flack because you keep posting almost the same outfit every day, which means people will have the same criticisms of every outfit (shirt too long, colors don't mesh, etc.). I've sort of spaced out on these latest developments, but just by scrolling through and skimming your last few outfits and the subsequent comments, people aren't giving you a rough time for the sake of it. They're giving you a rough time because a lot of them have already offered specific, valid critiques of what appears to be your go-to fit (BD shirt, khaki pants, gaudy baller sneakers), and you keep posting that fit. It's like a sartorial version of this.

From my own perspective, while the title implores you to share what you're wearing today, I'd rather the contributors in this thread use some discretion when it comes to dropping in an image. There are only a few regulars here who I think could post virtually every day and not have it get redundant. I don't know who mentioned it earlier, but I agree that it's important to get a sense of the ebb and flow of an online community before you make your voice heard. Maybe that caters to groupthink or flirts with an elitist aura, but at least it keeps us safely away from god-awful "discussions" like the one that's clogged up the last few pages.
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