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Aren't you bored yet?

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I am. Isn't anyone else? At a certain point, I have to believe one has finished learning most of what he needs to dress well and can move on with his life, without the need for continuous, focussed study. For the most part, personal style should be developed personally, no? I feel that I've benefitted most from user-oriented technical discussions and lessons with respect to tradition and rules. All the other stuff--the stuff that is supposed to "inspire"--falls flat 99% of the time. Some of you look great to me, and a lot of you don't, but even the ones who look great don't much affect my own habits or tastes. At least, not consciously. It's not that I don't appreciate good style in other people, just that I'm not particularly interested in studying it. I almost never check WAYWRN. It's a circus in there, with all the good and bad that entails. Certainly, there is overlap between learning to dress well oneself and observing how others dress, but I think it's all too easy to unconsciously wade from emphasizing the former to emphasizing the latter. At that point, it's inevitably more about the clothes than about dressing stylishly, and the last thing I want to be is a clotheshorse or a hobbyist. All I can say is that I am more convinced then ever that you really can't learn to have personal style. Seriously, how many of us would actually dress better if we didn't pay so much attention to clothes? At the very least, I think we'd see fewer ugly, mismatched pocket squares. At the best, there would fewer try-hard, look-at-what-I-bought outfits. Then, maybe, things wouldn't be so boring.
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I predict that this thread will not be boring. The only question is how long it will take to reach 100 pages.
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Now I am.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Now I am.

Do not worry...

It will get personal very soon ..

Just wait a few pages .
post #5 of 421
I only check styleforum for vox's snark.
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I only check styleforum for vox's snark.

in his mouth?
post #7 of 421
Shouldn't you be studying for your bar mitzvah instead of spending so much time on the internet?
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Shouldn't you be studying for your bar mitzvah instead of spending so much time on the internet?

I wanted to be a Jew from ages 5 to 9. Then, I learned that matzoh bread tastes like crap.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Then, I learned that matzoh bread tastes like crap.
What about the other 51 weeks?
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Do not worry...

It will get personal very soon ..

Just wait a few pages .

I defended your ellipses so I expect your support when the time comes.
post #11 of 421
I have noticed that I'm reading SF more for entertainment than information, and the entertainment factor has been on the decline. You do have a point.
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What about the other 51 weeks?

+1 challah is good, and challah french toast makes life worth living.
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What about the other 51 weeks?
I went out with a Jewish girl in college. Need I say more? Anyway, perhaps I wasn't clear: I wanted to be Jewish for the matzoh. The dream was a small one, but its death was crushing nonetheless.
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post #15 of 421
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Originally Posted by LaoHu View Post
I have noticed that I'm reading SF more for entertainment than information, and the entertainment factor has been on the decline.
Yes, exactly. The sad thing is that Styleforum has made me dress in such a way that all my real life friends think I'm too weird for them. Now, it's just me, the internet, and my inner darkness.
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He looks happy to be him. That's what I want for me.
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