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regarding your post over the weekend. yes, without a doubt there are things that i used to think look awesome, that i know realize do not. but what i was trying to say, is the following.
while i think that the good taste thread has done a lot of good for the forum, and i have personally learned a great deal from it, i think that it has produced one very significant flaw, at least for me. and that would be too much book smarts and not enough street smarts, an over intellectualization, if you will, of looking at things at times.
while i certainly do not subscribe to the notion that because someone likes the way they look, that makes it good (see: the mens warehouse, for a great example of this failure), i also do not subscribe to the notion that because 7 technical points have been addressed, that that makes it look good either. its the same mistake coming from the other direction.
i think that sometimes people look at a fit and turn it into some kind of purely academic excersize, and forget that fact that this is still clothing, and that in the end it needs to reach a successful aesthetic conclusion.
im not saying that any one persons opinion is the be all end all of what a successful aesthetic conclusion is, but i do think sometimes people miss the forrest for the trees, and forget to step back and simply ask, does this actually look good? is this actually pleasing to the eye? because its quite possible for a fit to hit on some collection of rulebook guidelines correctly, and still look horrible, in my opinion.