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My brother from another litter has started a Menswear blog. I highly recommend you checking him out for some tips on casual done RIGHT.

http://mensweardog.tumblr.com/


Post. Of. The. Day. rotflmao.gif

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Menswear dog!!!
This shit is absolutely Cray!!!
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I think foo.gif hits the targets that I aim for, and his cerebral approach to dressing appeals to me, but as far as I'm concerned nobody's the final arbiter and nobody's right all the time. That goes double in the case of somebody who's developed a very particular, very limited style. Of course, it's easy to forget that...

Foo hits many targets, but cerebrality is not one that I would count as down. He certainly espouses an ideology and is capable of starting arguments, but these are also qualities of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. However, as has been pointed out to him innumerable times, the holes and inconsistencies of his ideology are manifold, which he steadfastly refuses to acknowledge. Such is the nature of the internet and since we're talking about clothing there is no incentive for anyone to continue towards constructing a logically consistent approach to dress. However beware of anyone who refuses to rethink their own positions, regardless of how verbosely they can articulate them.
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As for my shirt pattern fighting with my tie, I don't find that to be the case at all, in fact, I find it to be quite harmonious. Stripes and small paisleys tend not to clash, so long as colors are not antagonistic. So I'm not sure where you got that idea from. Secondly, the sans-sock look is indeed an affectation, but so is most of what we wear. As long as it's executed sharply, most people would just swallow it and accept it as a fashionable quirk. Same can be said of your ridiculous three-piece get ups, adorned with pocket watches and collar bars, which look entirely anachronistic, unnecessary, and out of place in modern fashion. Nonetheless, I have not a bit of problem with it as long as it's executed with razor precision. Michael Alden from the London Lounge seems to have the right stuff for putting together classical ensembles with panache and flair. Unfortunately, you're no Michael Alden.

But that's alright because we're all here to learn.

Others may be here to learn. You're here to be a patronizing little putz, at which you are obviously well-practiced. For the record, I have virtually no interest in what you refer to as "modern fashion" - my sensibilities are anachronistic, and they will, most likely stay that way. Besides, think of all the pleasure you will derive by feeling superior to my postings - every day.
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Others may be here to learn. You're here to be a patronizing little putz, at which you are obviously well-practiced. For the record, I have virtually no interest in what you refer to as "modern fashion" - my sensibilities are anachronistic, and they will, most likely stay that way. Besides, think of all the pleasure you will derive by feeling superior to my postings - every day.

There are a number of little putzes running their mouths off around here it seems.
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However beware of anyone who refuses to rethink their own positions, regardless of how verbosely they can articulate them.

 

^This. A thousand times this.

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I have learned in the last few days that these pants are too dark -- though they're right for this jacket, at least. Any and all feedback is, of course, welcome.

 

A great outfit, that makes you look taller and longer than the reverse, which would be darker jacket with lighter pants. Although, since you appear to be naturally tall and slim, you would also look great in darker jacket and lighter trousers, or darker sweater and light pants.

 

Those against dark trousers fail to see the virtues of dark trousers and they would rather tilt at windmills than do so.

 

Your style may be different from others or even most others, and there is nothing wrong with that. Darker trousers have many practical virtues which you will lose access to if you wear light colored trousers.

 

Your fit is good and the outfit works for you. For example, although cut fashionably short, the jacket has a length and button stance that works very well with your torso. In contrast, many would not look good with that particular jacket, if their waist line was lower than yours for example. Also, you are not flashing any shirt or belt buckle at your belt line where the quarters of jacket open, like too many do nowadays in a rather vulgar display. Again, this is excellent and demonstrates you have the sense to avoid low rise pants with a fashionably modern jacket. Further the jacket appears that might cover your bum, which is something that many fail to do in this day.

 

Well done!

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

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My brother from another litter has started a Menswear blog. I highly recommend you checking him out for some tips on casual done RIGHT.

http://mensweardog.tumblr.com/

 

Oh god, if there was ever a website made for me...

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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post


However beware of anyone who refuses to rethink their own positions, regardless of how verbosely they can articulate them.

QFT, though I don't mind inconsistencies, because I'm perfectly willing to do a bit of selective listening -- I'll consider anything, and I'm interested in a pretty quiet, conservative style of dress, but I'm going to try to avoid drinking anybody's Kool-Aid

 

Recondite:

 

Thanks very much. I'm quite flattered. I'll admit that I don't concern myself too much with looking tall and slim -- I'm not tall at 5'10", but I weigh less than 130 lbs. I'm a chalk-stripe suit away from Jack Skellington.

 

I have no intention of abandoning darker trousers, but I do want a lighter pair. I've been taking black and white photos lately, and I'm really starting to appreciate the importance of contrast.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

QFT, though I don't mind inconsistencies, because I'm perfectly willing to do a bit of selective listening -- I'll consider anything, and I'm interested in a pretty quiet, conservative style of dress, but I'm going to try to avoid drinking anybody's Kool-Aid

 

Recondite:

 

Thanks very much. I'm quite flattered. I'll admit that I don't concern myself too much with looking tall and slim -- I'm not tall at 5'10", but I weigh less than 130 lbs. I'm a chalk-stripe suit away from Jack Skellington.

 

I have no intention of abandoning darker trousers, but I do want a lighter pair. I've been taking black and white photos lately, and I'm really starting to appreciate the importance of contrast.


Awesome!

 

Photos don't lie; contrast is a huge contributor to whether an outfit "works" or doesn't.  Most "pattern clashes" or failures are in fact contrast failures.

 

You outfit worked largely because you tie was relatively dark. Pair that outfit with a much lighter tie with the same colors and it would be a much less acceptable look.

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

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My brother from another litter has started a Menswear blog. I highly recommend you checking him out for some tips on casual done RIGHT.

http://mensweardog.tumblr.com/

Fucking awesome. Shows the importance of finding the right colors for your fur tone.
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Awesome!

 

Photos don't lie; contrast is a huge contributor to whether an outfit "works" or doesn't.  Most "pattern clashes" or failures are in fact contrast failures.

 

You outfit worked largely because you tie was relatively dark. Pair that outfit with a much lighter tie with the same colors and it would be a much less acceptable look.

 



As a matter of fact, I rejected not one but two lighter ties. I actually think this is one of the instructive things about taking the time to snap a fit pic -- I end up considering the whole thing together, rather than getting too bogged down in the details.

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Unseasonably warm in Atlanta today. I've been debating the square all day.
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Really liking the shirt pattern match up with this tie. Quite the "shocking" pink!
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