And therein is the biggest issue currently affecting the forum.
("Miss the good ole days" rant forthcoming)
Epic, timeless rant that everyone should read (Click to show)
This is supposed to be a classic menswear forum, you don't have to be a slave to any rules but there is a large body of work which should serve as a foundation for ones current outfits. People here want to break the rules but the problem is, they never took the time to learn the foundational aspects of what they are doing so it comes off like a "rebel" architect skipping the house foundation and building a wacky house just to be different. There is nothing right with being different for the sake of being different.
The feedback loop currently in this forum is one bad look being reinforced by other bad looks/advice and that becoming the standard. There are still posters here that break the rules the right way (Tirraleur/TTO/Barims/Neofinita off the top of my head, there are others) but when we get to the point where some of these previously mentioned things become OK, this forum loses its function and it just becomes an echo chamber.
Disclaimers: This is only my opinion, wear whatever you want, it's all relative, it's only clothing, nobody died and made me boss etc etc etc.
Ed, this is right on. Well said