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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ok, you all asked for it, and here goes, and this is the toned down version. i feel like some of the old timers that i used to hate hearing them say this, but i think i finally get it.

SF has a groupthink to a degree, and there are no more assh@les to snark the f*ck out of some of these ridiculous fits, and on the rare occasion someone provides critique, the received tends to get all butthurt, OH BUT I LIKE MY LOOK!!! WAH WAH WAH... someone call the f%cking wahmbulance already.

i mean, seriously, is it so hard to look at the forum and see what is considered good and realize you aint it, and if you want to be it, you need to make serious changes. i get that anyone who gives a crap about how they look is usually the best dressed dude in their IRL group of friends, i know i was. and when i posted my first few fits i was like f^ck yeah, look at me, im hot sh#t!! BALLER!! but after like a day of getting feedback on all the myriad issues i had, and looking at what other people were posting, i was like, wow, i suck. so i spent the next year on fixing things and literally changed my entire wardrobe and im still on the outside getting in. open your freaking eyes people, and realize that just because you are happy with your clothing does not mean its great.

one more thing, dont give me your sob story that you only like to spend under X bucks per items. then you are in the wrong damn place. im not rich by any means, but on SF, you have to pay to play, to a degree. every time you buy something on the cheap and knowingly sacrifice something, whether its the fit, or outdated details...., you are going to look off, or even flat out bad. if you are deciding that you wont pony up, you will most likely end up with mediocre to poor results.

now, it can be done. big O is a mad thrifter, but he does it carefully, and i think he is the only one i can think of that manages not to make sacrifices for silly deals and sales, and finds stuff that consistently looks good. but its no easy ask, and you have to be fastidious with what you choose, but the odds for success are stacked against you.

chin up, accept you have a lot to learn, and get with the program. and if you cant stomach that, go to plebeforum or something.

boom. gospel
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LOL

in a good way or in a bad way?

also, it should be noted that my post was not at any one person in specific. it was a general angry post at many things. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The thing is, and stitches would probably say this in a rant, is that people who buy things just because they get a deal end up looking bad because they probably wouldn't have spent the money on something that is sub par if it was full price. People that do this end up with huge wardrobes of bad shit and probably in the long run spend the same amount of money as if they had a more curated, better quality, better styled wardrobe.

When you see something on sale and are walking to the cashier with it, stop and ask yourself, "Would I be buying this if it was full price and had the money?" If the answer is, "no" put it down and walk away.

 

pB, we can finally agree on something. Great great post.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

wait, was there just a critique about tying your shoes. WTF?
kind of my thoughts. i will type them pout today because im in a pissy mood anyways.

Hurry up and do so, so I can like it already.

edit: I see you did, as I was catching up.

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hey guys what's going on

post #56165 of 78717
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ok, you all asked for it, and here goes, and this is the toned down version. i feel like some of the old timers that i used to hate hearing them say this, but i think i finally get it.
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SF has a groupthink to a degree, and there are no more assh@les to snark the f*ck out of some of these ridiculous fits, and on the rare occasion someone provides critique, the received tends to get all butthurt, OH BUT I LIKE MY LOOK!!! WAH WAH WAH... someone call the f%cking wahmbulance already.

i mean, seriously, is it so hard to look at the forum and see what is considered good and realize you aint it, and if you want to be it, you need to make serious changes. i get that anyone who gives a crap about how they look is usually the best dressed dude in their IRL group of friends, i know i was. and when i posted my first few fits i was like f^ck yeah, look at me, im hot sh#t!! BALLER!! but after like a day of getting feedback on all the myriad issues i had, and looking at what other people were posting, i was like, wow, i suck. so i spent the next year on fixing things and literally changed my entire wardrobe and im still on the outside getting in. open your freaking eyes people, and realize that just because you are happy with your clothing does not mean its great.

one more thing, dont give me your sob story that you only like to spend under X bucks per items. then you are in the wrong damn place. im not rich by any means, but on SF, you have to pay to play, to a degree. every time you buy something on the cheap and knowingly sacrifice something, whether its the fit, or outdated details...., you are going to look off, or even flat out bad. if you are deciding that you wont pony up, you will most likely end up with mediocre to poor results.

now, it can be done. big O is a mad thrifter, but he does it carefully, and i think he is the only one i can think of that manages not to make sacrifices for silly deals and sales, and finds stuff that consistently looks good. but its no easy ask, and you have to be fastidious with what you choose, but the odds for success are stacked against you.

chin up, accept you have a lot to learn, and get with the program. and if you cant stomach that, go to plebeforum or something.

 

 

I think this should have been its own thread but I understand why you didn't.

 

I agree with you 100%.

 

I am not well off either. I can't spend what pB spends on his gorgeous shoes but I have a generally good idea of what goes together. It's easy to look at other posts and, without directly following what they wear (which I've seen lately and it's annoying), you can have your own style without compromising. This is harder to obtain on sale items. Sure, you didn't buy that on sale 42r jacket but you bought that on sale baby gap vest. 

 

My rant is that there's certain users (I can think of 3 right now) that I think wear more costumes than actual style fits and they're accepted because "they've been here a while." That's what annoys me more than you, Stitchy. But I won't revisit. :-D. /rant.

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Gnatty, I miss your motorcycles.

+1 and I miss your fits Urb!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


in a good way or in a bad way?

also, it should be noted that my post was not at any one person in specific. it was a general angry post at many things. smile.gif

 Good food for thought (your rant post).

 

 I'd like to ask you a question mainly because you live near me. Do you think that the people you come into contact with IRL can really tell whether or not your clothes fit the way they should or not? I find that people who work in most of the stores are clueless (especially the women) and as far as most of the guys who work where I do... facepalm.gif

 

 I do buy a lot of cheap stuff but I make sure it fits the way it should or that I can get it altered correctly. It helps that I have a great tailor I can take things to. The tailor is a female so is she supposed to be called a seamstress rather than a tailor?

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My rant is that there's certain users (I can think of 3 right now) that I think wear more costumes than actual style fits and they're accepted because "they've been here a while." That's what annoys me more than you, Stitchy. But I won't revisit. :-D. /rant.

...and we'll eventually accept your stubbornness because you will have "been here a while", too. smile.gif
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...and we'll eventually accept your stubbornness because you will have "been here a while", too. smile.gif

Touche. 

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Originally Posted by mothon View Post

From dinner with my lady this evening.

Should I be using starch on my shirts when going tie less?  How do I get my collars to stand higher and the shirt not to fold.

Also my hips appear to be very wide in these pictures.  I think it is from a combination of the short SC and the fuller cut in the thighs of my pants.  I also need to learn how to wear a pocket square I always feel like it looks sloppy when I wear one.

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Your hips don't appear to be very wide in these pictures. What do you weigh? Buck-thirty-five, buck-forty? Don't be ridiculous.

Back in reality, the jacket is too short by classic standards. Don't buy more like that, but this one looks fine for what it is. Your collar looks to be standing up just fine, but the front of the shirt is collapsing. Try buttoning another button. Push the hank down into the pocket farther and it will be fine.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


Your hips don't appear to be very wide in these pictures. What do you weigh? Buck-thirty-five, buck-forty? Don't be ridiculous.

Back in reality, the jacket is too short by classic standards. Don't buy more like that, but this one looks fine for what it is. Your collar looks to be standing up just fine, but the front of the shirt is collapsing. Try buttoning another button. Push the hank down into the pocket farther and it will be fine.

This. 

 

The fit is solid though, nothing to really get upset about. I've got a short sport coat as well and, while I won't get more, that one certainly will make the rotation in the cooler months. 

 

Also, a tip - don't just get a longer jacket next time, make sure the button point adjusts with it. Make sure it's lower. If it was lower on that specific jacket, it would be weird. But if it's the same and the jacket was longer, it's also weird.

post #56172 of 78717
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I wouldn't buy a BB OCBD for full price either. I also wouldn't buy five of them on sale. I would however buy 2 Mercer & Sons OCBD's full price. It isn't just about sales vs. full price. It is about selection and curation.

 

This x10000. I recently ordered a second Mercer, in oxford cloth. I have to buy slowly due to their cost, but it is sooo worth it.

 

I was starting to build up one of those big F/W wardrobes full of shit, but stopped that habit. Don't do that, guys. My summer wardrobe is very small and is made up of what I really wanted to get, even if it is a little extravagant. Not made up of shit that I would pick up just because it was "a great deal". Now I only buy lower quality stuff or deals when I "desperately" need something and don't have the cash readily available, and fortunately that doesn't happen often. I recently picked up a RTW linen jacket on a huge discount, but that was only because it was nice, fits rather well, and I would have paid full price for it.

 

Of course "good quality" for me is not the same thing it would be for someone with a higher income level, but I try to slowly get the best I can afford...

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My latest outfit
 

I don't think this is HOF. I think this is MC Casual. Maybe GQ.

 

Actually, probably SW&D?

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sw&d

 

pulled up jacket sleeve uhoh.gif

 

anything H&M does not belong here

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