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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post

Ergo...

ergo, a lot of, but not all, non SF approved items, are fugly.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

As always, I'm happy to stimulate discussion! That's what makes SF interesting to me.

yes indeed. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Also, our tastes have both developed under very heavy influence of SF, so we would think that.

well certainly, and i meant to preface my post with that. but i have been so brainwashed, that i now believe that what appears to me as ugly, is objectively such.
post #72182 of 78717
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

I really think caring if something is "SF approved" or not is downright tragic.

 

I see where you are going with this, but I wanted to comment from a noob perspective. I think that this statement heavily depends upon one's individual skill.

 

I very much care whether or not an item or fit is "SF approved" when I get dressed. For me "SF approved" provides a basic rubric of dressing well, not a vague sense of approval from unknown internet entities. Asking myself whether or not a fit or item is "SF approved" has saved me from a disastrous mistake on multiple occasions. Noobs can do a lot worse than to ask themselves whether this forum would approve of their outfit, in fact I think it is a direction they should take more often than not.

 

Sure once you've got it nailed down like some of you guys go ahead and wear whatever you want. At this point you know the "rules" and are able to break them well. But for people who are just getting going "SF approved" is a good safe way to a solid look.

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What a nice spring weather with temperature near the 20°C, so I decide to wear an old cotton sports coat from Caruso.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

It's a little out of character for me, but I'm wearing a terribly gaudy "SF unapproved" tie. However, it has leopards on it, which makes up for it's ugliness (in my mind).

 

No better reason could possibly exist for wearing a tie. Except for when I wear my Doraemon tie. Because cat-like robots trump even leopards. But leopards are cool too.

 

 

 

Casual today:

 

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post #72185 of 78717

HF, please tell me you can squeeze that tie in for an appearance this week. And I pray that when you do, it Steven Colberts its way to 20 thumbs.

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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post

I have to ask Crusty, all your shirts seem to be folded / packed up before you put them in (in your "inventory" picture). Are they all brand new or straight from a dry cleaner? If they are all folded do you have to iron them before wearing?

No, silly man, they are not all brand new (I can't afford to wear shirts exactly once!) - that's the way that I get them back from my shirt laundry (I have more drawer space than hanging space), and no, I do not bother ironing them before wearing (horrible to admit, but true!).
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

I see where you are going with this, but I wanted to comment from a noob perspective. I think that this statement heavily depends upon one's individual skill.

 

I very much care whether or not an item or fit is "SF approved" when I get dressed. For me "SF approved" provides a basic rubric of dressing well, not a vague sense of approval from unknown internet entities. Asking myself whether or not a fit or item is "SF approved" has saved me from a disastrous mistake on multiple occasions. Noobs can do a lot worse than to ask themselves whether this forum would approve of their outfit, in fact I think it is a direction they should take more often than not.

 

Sure once you've got it nailed down like some of you guys go ahead and wear whatever you want. At this point you know the "rules" and are able to break them well. But for people who are just getting going "SF approved" is a good safe way to a solid look.

+1

Us n00bs use what we've picked up as "SF approved" as a guide when shopping.

For example, I bought this shirt (4 of them at full retail!) before joining SF because I didn't know that the shirt collars are supposed to touch the jacket lapels or tuck underneath them. I also had like 20 navy blue ties to go with my navy blue suit. What a mess I was...errrrr...is/

 

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Forced to trade in last week's swim trunks for a tie.

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Inaugural run for my recently purchased (well, secondhand anyway) Kiton suit, fresh back from the tailor. There's plenty of room, so I'm not sure why that top button is doing what it's doing. Could be pose related.

Oh, yeah, it's 100% cashmere.

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Kiton
Finamore
Zegna (cashmere/silk)
Anonymous square (wool/silk)
Trafalgar
Pantherella
Meermin
post #72190 of 78717
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

I see where you are going with this, but I wanted to comment from a noob perspective. I think that this statement heavily depends upon one's individual skill.

 

I very much care whether or not an item or fit is "SF approved" when I get dressed. For me "SF approved" provides a basic rubric of dressing well, not a vague sense of approval from unknown internet entities. Asking myself whether or not a fit or item is "SF approved" has saved me from a disastrous fit on multiple occasions. Noobs can do a lot worse than to ask themselves whether this forum would approve of their outfit, in fact I think it is a direction they should take more often than not.

 

Sure once you've got it nailed down like some of you guys go ahead and wear whatever you want. At this point you know the "rules" and are able to break them well. But for people who are just getting going "SF approved" is a good safe way to a solid look.


Right, but "SF approved" is an incredibly narrow pond, and the only look it leads to is the SF look (silk hanks, blue shirts, slim suits with side vents, light gray flannels, bold tweeds, brown wingtips and monkstraps, spread or BD collars, Marinella ties). Now, again, that isn't a bad look, but it's not the only way to dress.

 

My real point is that if something speaks to you, then the only reason to worry about whether or not it's SF approved is if your goal is to become an SF-approved dresser. If your goal is to be well-dressed, in clothes you like, then there are other aesthetics to look at.

 

I think it's good to aspire to dressing in a broadly SF style. It's a nice look, and the community on here is extremely willing to help you achieve it. However, it's also good to splash in the shallows of the world outside. However, I think you should do so with an eye towards the gestalt of the look you're borrowing from, rather than appropriating one element.

 

I think by recognizing the ways in which the SF look is limited, one can more clearly see the big picture of things, and your understanding of both SF's iteration of CM and your understanding of other ways of dressing will be enriched.

 

Some things I would suggest doing:

 

- Comparing the SF look to other ways of doing things. Vox's blog is wonderful for this, since I really don't think there's a flavor of tailored menswear he hasn't posted in one form or another. I'm not opposed to knowing what SF's tastes are, and in fact I'd encourage you to give them consideration. I will say that, if you look at them and don't find anything to incorporate into your own personal style, you're either a genius or a fool.

 

-Understanding why certain things are SF-approved, or SF-unapproved. Some of these are based on well-reasoned explanations you can find with a little digging, and some are merely a matter of an individual's taste being duplicated.

 

-Asking, if you're wearing something that you know isn't SF-approved, "why wouldn't SF approve of this?" is very constructive. By understanding the reasoning behind things, you can choose to either reject a point because it's based on faulty reasoning, or you can apply that reasoning to similar situations.

 

-Remembering that there are relatively few things which are SF-approved and downright bad, but there are many things which aren't SF-approved and are simply terrible.

post #72191 of 78717
G - the only think i dont love is the flap pockets, the rest is awesome. a really great fit, and i think those pants flatter you much more than many of your others. well done, sir.
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G - the only think i dont love is the flap pockets, the rest is awesome. a really great fit, and i think those pants flatter you much more than many of your others. well done, sir.

 

+1. Your pants are the single biggest detractor from some of your fits for me, and these are superb.

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Do you think I may wear this tomorrow? Or is it too clownish?

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

G - the only think i dont love is the flap pockets, the rest is awesome. a really great fit, and i think those pants flatter you much more than many of your others. well done, sir.

Thanks, dude.

I don't know whether to be happy or sad that Kiton fits well.

As for my other trou, since most of my stuff is found secondhand, it's rare that I get a "modern" cut of trou. And even then I have to be careful, because many years of rowing left me with rather athletic thighs and glutes. I am trying to hone that (and so, so many other aspects of fit) as best I can on my budget. But it's a gradual process.

One thing I know SB will point out: They're 2" cuffs. That may contribute to it substantially.
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Forced to trade in last week's swim trunks for a tie.

 

 

Can you show a fit pic with the trunks around your collar? Impressive that you made the look work!

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