Worse camera skills, yes.
Shorter height, yes.
Much larger build, yes.
I'm an L/40-42 up top and 33/32 waist. About 5'8 tall (or short).
This is what I am struggling to comprehend in this thread. What is wrong with safe? Why is that so boring to you guys? If the guy is comfortable in that particular style/aesthetic, of which I do not consider myself to be achieving yet but admire, then of course his wardrobe is going to be filled with similar items. Colours will change of course, but he will have a wardrobe full of denim, chino's, shirts and blazers of similar cut and shape. Why is there anything wrong with that? Why does he need to be pushing the boundaries?
I have zero idea what brands he's wearing in any of those fits, and while not every single one appeals to me, generally I think his outfits look smart, tidy and the overall tones work great. There are plenty of guys in this thread who dress very similar to that and get praise, so I cannot believe that it's so dramatically wrong. I certainly don't think it lacks personality - it's just a hell of a lot more common than some of the more unique looks which are seen in this thread.
I guess i'm a J.Crew dad then - without children.
Thanks Hendrix. Appreciate your comments/feedback.
In response to bows;
Where does it say on the front door to this forum, or this thread for that matter, that your fits must be cutting edge, pushing boundaries etc.
Is the lookbook guy's fit not it's based around a particular aesthetic? One that a hell of a lot more people might follow than yours?
You're fits are awesome - I think you rock it. However as much as I admire them, I would never want/try to pull them off as I do not feel that it's 'me'.
I honestly do understand that by focusing my fit's better through tailoring, better fitment etc, my boring style would be more acceptable - but it takes time.
I've been more selective with what I post, trying to avoid the obvious mistakes, but I can tell that I am still missing the mark.
Hendrix/ cyc wid it: These responses are helping me to understand better. Thanks. Still do not quite understand why this thread cannot include all fits. Safe or boundary pushing.