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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

And therein is the biggest issue currently affecting the forum.

("Miss the good ole days" rant forthcoming)

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Because you do something wrong personally doesn't make someone else's mistake less wrong. That is the attitude that has gotten this forum to the point where people are wearing sneakers with sportcoat and tie ("it's sprezz!"), contrast stitching on suit jackets, which is easily the most gauche thing in menswear, very I'll fitting clothing and stitchy's rolled up, ready for the garden/latrine duty pants worn with dress shoes, shirt and jacket.

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 fistbump.gif
post #51497 of 78722
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

A warm one.  Linen shirt, pants, and jacket and cotton tie.  New Kent Wang lapel flower as well.  
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If you're going to do large-scale red gingham, you could do much, much worse than this.
post #51498 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

But even now it looks all solid from a distance. I thought it was a solid shirt in the wide shot.
In this configuration you have added only the benefit of close-up vertigo.

to me its kind of in the middle. enough non solid too keep it from being a brick of solidity (which i sometimes like, i just was not feeling that this morning).

anyhow, you dont like it, thats cool. we can still be friends.

im just glad for the discussion/war that it helped start, and for the choice edmorel posts, which are always nice.
post #51499 of 78722
2 Shades of grey







Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Henry Carter Grey Cashmere knit tie
Shoes: Carmina
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Re: the debate about tan & grey. IMO, these colours do theoretically work together... but it is easily the hardest "classic" colour combination to get to work in practice. You can't just combine any grey with any tan. It has to be exactly the right shade of grey for exactly the right shade of tan. I don't how to describe colour properties technically enough to be precise about this, but from personal experience, I'm disappointed with 9/10 grey+tan outfits I put together because of this issue. Not enough to actually change outfits (I'm lazy), but I do notice. As a result, I've largely stopped pairing grey jackets with tan trousers. I might try it next week, just for funsies, inspired by this debate. If I retain the motivation, I'll try to show the difference in overall effect between two slightly different tan trousers with the same grey odd jacket. (There are other points I'm not a fan of re: stitches' outfit but others have already mentioned those, and I wanted to talk more about the colour pairing).

 

Anyway, I wasn't going to post this in this thread, but I figure stitchy needs a break from being the centre of negative attention, so I'll give you all something else to rag on, with this very unpolished, very layabout look for a layabout sort of day! devil.gif

 

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post #51501 of 78722
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Monkey face - i believe the difference is that my shoes stood out as different than the rest of the outfit. And as I said, if i had something different, id have worn them.



As an aside, I could be wrong, Ed took off 2.5 points out off presumably 10. Meaning I dont think he hated it. C, however, was nauseated by it.

To each their own.

Stich, your shoes are usually my issue with your fits. I feel they are too "slick" for the rest of what you wear. I think monks would have been fine with that outfit but not those monks. G&G's don't work for me for most casual fits. I think that is Ed's issue too. Although I don't think he likes monks at all.

As for the point deduction. I think Ed rates on 3 point scale biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

This seems awfully out of place here after Ed's rant.

I don't understand all the hostility and snide remarks. I was under the impression this was a gentleman's forum where we could have respectable conversations... Oh well. Class and style, as I see, do not go hand in hand.
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

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Re: the debate about tan & grey. IMO, these colours do theoretically work together... but it is easily the hardest "classic" colour combination to get to work in practice. You can't just combine any grey with any tan. It has to be exactly the right shade of grey for exactly the right shade of tan. I don't how to describe colour properties technically enough to be precise about this, but from personal experience, I'm disappointed with 9/10 grey+tan outfits I put together because of this issue. Not enough to actually change outfits (I'm lazy), but I do notice. As a result, I've largely stopped pairing grey jackets with tan trousers. I might try it next week, just for funsies, inspired by this debate. If I retain the motivation, I'll try to show the difference in overall effect between two slightly different tan trousers with the same grey odd jacket. (There are other points I'm not a fan of re: stitches' outfit but others have already mentioned those, and I wanted to talk more about the colour pairing).

Anyway, I wasn't going to post this in this thread, but I figure stitchy needs a break from being the centre of negative attention, so I'll give you all something else to rag on, with this very unpolished, very layabout look for a layabout sort of day! devil.gif
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congrats on being the first person in history to figure that! tongue.gif

glad you liked my fit. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Stich, your shoes are usually my issue with your fits. I feel they are too "slick" for the rest of what you wear. I think monks would have been fine with that outfit but not those monks. G&G's don't work for me for most casual fits. I think that is Ed's issue too. Although I don't think he likes monks at all.
As for the point deduction. I think Ed rates on 3 point scale biggrin.gif

1. you are not the first to say that about my shoes in general. maybe one day ill see things differently. but in general, i am quite happy with my footwear choices in my fits.

2. i certainly hope not. frown.gif
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also, HC - love that suit.
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Stithes just saw the fit... I agree with Ed 100%

 

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the roll on those pants don't belong on anything look that is borderline MC. stop being a lazy pussy and get them cuffed mmkkkay?

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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

Stithes just saw the fit... I agree with Ed 100%
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the roll on those pants don't belong on anything look that is borderline MC. stop being a lazy pussy and get them cuffed mmkkkay?

eat my nuts.

i also agree with ed.

i also will maybe get my pants hemmed, but certainly they will not have a cuff.

BUT I KNOW YOU STILL LIEK MY FIT!!!
post #51507 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Tatano View Post

I don't understand all the hostility and snide remarks. I was under the impression this was a gentleman's forum where we could have respectable conversations... Oh well. Class and style, as I see, do not go hand in hand.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me catch my breath....one sec....ok..


BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!
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Careful, DerekS. Tatano may challenge you to pistols at dawn...
post #51509 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Tatano View Post

I don't understand all the hostility and snide remarks. I was under the impression this was a gentleman's forum where we could have respectable conversations... Oh well. Class and style, as I see, do not go hand in hand.

 

Maybe if you weren't dressed like a GQ-vomit collage people would address you respectfully. Also, gentlemen are some of the rudest people around.

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I love the snarkiness that goes on between veteran members. But it is not becoming to play "Everybody Attack the Newbie."


That said,

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Maybe if you weren't dressed like a GQ-vomit collage people would address you respectfully.


Is pure poetry! biggrin.gif
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