i appreciate all responses. the details within the opinions offered serve to illuminate possible factors one could miss. in the end, i make my own choices, which may be in-line with or very much against what is trendy, fashionable. i'd hope most here are not fashion lemmings
, but rather persons making choices based on their individual sense of style, whether the underlying element be classic, edgy, or some hybrid/variant. understanding yields to natural ease, overthinking often leads to nowhere.