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Originally Posted by twistoffat View Post

Said like a "true" gentleman. I was shocked by the tone of some of the comments. Some would have you believe that clothes maketh the man, I have obviously been mistaken shog[1].gif

See, I guess I come at this from a different perspective. WAYWRN has always had an element of feedback to it--many people are posting here in order to become better dressers, to develop their style, etc. Feedback helps to do this.

If this was nothing other than a circlejerk where every fit is met with a chorus of "Awesome!" and "Well done!", no one improves. No one learns that their clothes don't come close to fitting them, that mixing six patterns of the same scale is a bad idea, or that neon red doesn't look good on, well, anyone. Further, if it was only to show off what you were wearing, regardless of how well the fit works, and with no feedback, this would speak very negatively about those posting there--that it is simply a matter of narcissism, wanting a bunch of positive feedback, genuine or not, about what they are wearing.

Certainly, feedback should be polite and constructive. "Stay off teh intarwebz, n00b" doesn't help anyone improve. But I strongly disagree that terrible fits shouldn't be called such.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i know that ianGP read this and was like ZOMG BEST DAY EVAR!!! smile.gif

rotflmao.gifrotflmao.gifrotflmao.gif

but it was more like ER MAH GERRRD!
ZOMG was close though wink.gif
post #46113 of 78722
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


See, I guess I come at this from a different perspective. WAYWRN has always had an element of feedback to it--many people are posting here in order to become better dressers, to develop their style, etc. Feedback helps to do this.

If this was nothing other than a circlejerk where every fit is met with a chorus of "Awesome!" and "Well done!", no one improves. No one learns that their clothes don't come close to fitting them, that mixing six patterns of the same scale is a bad idea, or that neon red doesn't look good on, well, anyone. Further, if it was only to show off what you were wearing, regardless of how well the fit works, and with no feedback, this would speak very negatively about those posting there--that it is simply a matter of narcissism, wanting a bunch of positive feedback, genuine or not, about what they are wearing.

Certainly, feedback should be polite and constructive. "Stay off teh intarwebz, n00b" doesn't help anyone improve. But I strongly disagree that terrible fits shouldn't be called such.


I'd rather have harsh feedback that's constructive than none at all. That said, critical feedback tends to fall into a few camps: there are people who get what you're trying to do, but think it would be better if..., and then there are people who just don't get it and think you should nuke the whole thing and wear totally different clothes. You have to figure out your approach on your own -- there are things that have gotten no love on here that I'm likely to wear again, and then there are minor critiques which have been distinctly thought-provoking and have had more of an impact.

 

Rdiaz, that's really great. The BD collar works really well there.

post #46114 of 78722
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

See, I guess I come at this from a different perspective. WAYWRN has always had an element of feedback to it--many people are posting here in order to become better dressers, to develop their style, etc. Feedback helps to do this.


Certainly, feedback should be polite and constructive. "Stay off teh intarwebz, n00b" doesn't help anyone improve. But I strongly disagree that terrible fits shouldn't be called such.

I agree with you wholly, but just as some spend so much time choosing their clothing, I would sometimes expect that equal time would be takne when choosing their words. I felt Stilig was given an unjust ripping rather than correctional advice.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

You have to figure out your approach on your own -- there are things that have gotten no love on here that I'm likely to wear again, and then there are minor critiques which have been distinctly thought-provoking and have had more of an impact.

Rdiaz, that's really great. The BD collar works really well there.

This is very true--you have to figure out what works for you, and you have to develop a filter for feedback. Quite a bit of feedback is misguided or just plain terrible, and you need to learn which is which. Some people like very classic clothing, some people like very modern clothing, and you have to keep that in mind when you parse feedback.

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Originally Posted by twistoffat View Post

I felt Stilig was given an unjust ripping rather than correctional advice.

Stilig's feedback started positive--everyone loved the jacket, etc, but pointed out that the skintight cargos didn't look good at all. Then he posted several more fits also in skin tight cargos, or jackets that just plain didn't fit, in any aesthetic. This is where the feedback became a bit more tough--people tried to give him feedback, and he ignored it and kept posting things that were flagrantly bad in many ways, with no attempt to improve or demonstrate at least that this was part of a conscious decision to improve the overall fit. I still think he has a great sense of style and has a lot of potential, but thus far all of his fits have been ruined by the skintight fits and uber-#menswear cargos. If that's really what he's going for, fine, but he's not like to find much love for that on this board.

Certainly, he can wear whatever he wants, and as I said above, he doesn't have to listen to anyone's criticisms. But to post a fit that met with near universal criticism for the pents, and then continue to post more with the exact same problem, you've got to expect that it's going to meet with pushback. It's not trying to improve at all--it's just saying "look at me!".

You can certainly do a very modern aesthetic like this--Tirailleur does it extremely well. Not something I would wear myself, but I have great respect for what it is. Stilig's fits didn't fall into this category, though.
post #46116 of 78722
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post



You can certainly do a very modern aesthetic like this--Tirailleur does it extremely well. Not something I would wear myself, but I have great respect for what it is. Stilig's fits didn't fall into this category, though.

Then lets just say his pants were too tight but the criticism too loose smile.gif
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Twistoff I don't this. Again ibgave him constructive feedback. So did FlyingMonkey. There were some rude comments from others but most of the feedback was civil
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Twistoff I don't this. Again ibgave him constructive feedback. So did FlyingMonkey. There were some rude comments from others but most of the feedback was civil

 

 Yeah, I didn't think it was very harsh at all.

post #46119 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Clap, you're quite the tall gent, so for the tail of the skinny end of that tie to be that long, that tie must measure...??

 

don't know it's OTR Altea ...tree fiddy maybe....

 

my neck is a little over 16inch

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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

same old. not sure if i posted this geddup before. dry cleaner did a horrific job on those lapels.


Those poor lapels! I just imagine what they must have looked like before...cry.gif
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Clapy, as usual, wins the best hair award.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Clapy, as usual, wins the best hair award.

That's the truth.
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It would be great if you could leave your vote for me:
http://mrporterglobalstyle.com/style/vienna/789
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Clapy, as usual, wins the best hair award.

Coming from you, with your luxurious (albeit brunette) locks, that is tribute indeed.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Clapy, as usual, wins the best hair award.

 

you two need to do a hair-off battle poll... :)

 

On another note, regardless of what one thinks of the outfits posted in it, this thread is always near its worst when it goes meta/emo about how/whether feedback is given. Within a few posts, such discussion inevitably devolves into Milton-esque laments about its collective fall from greatness and then the discussion becomes truly pathetic. It's always better when the thread's about folks posting pics and talking about them.

 

Also, Meta/emo would be an awesome name for a Pokemon.

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