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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

Where is the clothing? I only see trees.
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^^ Here Another youthful look
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Originally Posted by citizenshame View Post
It has to do with what you said because, in my opinion, you are ignoring an important distinction between style rules, which should be followed at least to an extent, and style opinions, which as you have noted are often conflicting and shouldn't be relied on. To tell the OP to "ignore everyone," or to follow a style blog to the T, are two extremes, but to actually achieve a personal style, I think you need to fall somewhere inthe middle. You do that by picking out the rules from the opinions and advice.

Maybe you'll say that there are no rules, but I simply don't think that's true.

Obviously, there are rules (which are different between age groups) and I see what you are saying by my suggestions but I think for a question like this there are way too may conflicting ideas to get a real answer. I have a hard time when I see people telling him that you can't wear ties casually, because you definitely can if you do it right or you should not wear pants other than jeans when going out etc. Obviously there are people who are sartorially savvy on here but how would he know who to listen to??? If he had one guy telling him that you must only wear black shoes with navy suits and another who said you must never wear black shoes with navy suits than whose advice would he take?? In no way was I ignoring "the rules" but trying to make it easier for him to find sound advice that for the most part is dead on. As a young guy myself, with style, I find that the style blogger is a good person to emulate for young people like the OP who may have questions on what to do vs what not to do. I definitely agree with your last line "picking out the rules from opinions and advice," but from what I read in this thread, there was not a lot of great advice given. Most people on here just joke around, or insult or whatever without actually stopping to give a solid answer.
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Originally Posted by Handmadeshoes View Post
I find that the style blogger is a good person to emulate

I'm going to have to stop you here.
post #455 of 519
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
Another youthful look

Is that the OP behind... oh, never mind.
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^^ That is also a very youthful look as is the one below
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Originally Posted by hooya2 View Post
Reevolving, don't you ever dare PM me again, unless you want to purchase something from me. Got it grandpa?

Get a new wardrobe.

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You look like your pants are pulled up to your tits.



LOL to the miz-ax. This is as good as that "critique my shirt" thread in which the OP almost started a riot for claiming to have an "athletic build."
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
This is actually quite an accomplished look. Good for him. Edit: as this one:
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
^^ Is that OP behind the rubbish cans?




- B

Priceless.
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Some good will come out of this thread, even if all it does is make us (well me actually) realize that much of our clothing is too big. I now realize that the suits I thought were good, are in fact way too baggy. The shoulders are spot on, but the cloth then drops straight down each side, with no contouring whatsoever.

Because of all the fuss on this thread, I tried on an Ozwald Boateng jacket yesterday. I wanted to see how the other end of the spectrum looked. In fact it fitted fantastically well, and tapered in all the right places. For the first time ever, I was able to see sunlight between inner arm and trunk. The arms were higher than I'm used to, but felt comfortable.

After all the reading on SF the penny hadn't dropped, until now. Put another way: when wearing an over-sized suit I look like Russian Mafia; with a closer fitting suit I look kinda dainty (cute really).

Just for laughs, here's an example of my over-sizing with an Aero FQHH coat. I sold it and had rebuilt. Wish I had a suit pic to post, but I don't. Laugh away

Lear (next step leotard and matching handbag)

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
^^ Is that OP behind the rubbish cans?




- B

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Originally Posted by HPress View Post
Actually, you start to shrink after a certain age. That's why old people's clothes are baggy -- unless they shop for new ones, which they never seem to do.

perhaps - and they might have been a bit cuddly before they loose the weight. but look at the cuts in stores older folks shop. even if you find the right size, the cuts are usually awful
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Actually, you start to shrink after a certain age. That's why old people's clothes are baggy -- unless they shop for new ones, which they never seem to do.

Please advise at what age and how much so that I can schedule my wardrobe reduction tailoring.
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Please advise at what age and how much so that I can schedule my wardrobe reduction tailoring.
EDIT: There's this wonderful device called a google which I've discovered recently. You should give it a try! Apparently young people are buying it in droves.
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This thread is popular because people are afraid that they are the ones looking old in their clothes which should ideally make them look stylish. Just my turn at armchair psychologist. <<<=====
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