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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 4815post #72211 of 787173/10/14 at 1:20pmpost #72212 of 787173/10/14 at 1:23pmIf one looks through the thread, "SF Approved" encompasses a lot of variation. What is universally panned is poorly fitting mish-mash which appears to have no coherence. Folks love Tira's fits. Barims' fits. TTO's fits. Pingson's. This covers a lot of ground.post #72213 of 787173/10/14 at 1:38pm
To jump on this train about being a noob and being on the SF train...
Admittedly, I've been here for about half a year now. I posted some pretty hilarious fits at first. I just went back and looked at some of them and chances of my dressing like that again are very very very slim. I also still really like bold colors and WAYWRN favors toned down colors and palettes. Tira and AAS and even spoo to some extent post some louder stuff, and I quite like it, but for the most part a lot of the stuff is safe and goes to the SF aesthetic. I like it though because it's all quite tasteful and that's a great thing to learn from. I've certainly developed here a bit too.
What I definitely wonder is if this kind of annuls any chance of users developing their own style. Once you learn the ropes, you can quite easily be 'safe' on SF in the sense of posting fits you know will work both on CM and SWD. The issue, then, is how you develop yourself. No one will argue that you aren't a hodge podge amalmagation of all your experiences and this certainly applies to clothing inspirations as well. This is something I think about sometimes, i.e. growth.
Where I feel like I've settled here is that SF is amazing for learning how to figure out what fits and what doesn't. I've learned an enormous amount about that and indeed, it's hard to get anything to work if it's ill fitting.
I guess at the end of the day, one first learns about fit and the basic combinations and then starts incorporating their own style into that as they get better at it.
In fact, I think that's what you guys have been saying all along.post #72214 of 787173/10/14 at 1:49pmQuote:
I don't think the wonderful stuff Tira, Barima (largely before my time) and TTO post is what people think of when they say "SF-Approved," though. They each have a totally unique look which is a fully-formed whole. They earn the approval of SF, but not as a result of making safe choices.post #72215 of 787173/10/14 at 1:54pmpost #72216 of 787173/10/14 at 1:54pm
Yeah, I honestly think there's a bit of a disparity that comes up.
If some totally new person came on here and dressed like tira or aas, I don't know how they would be received. I really don't think it would be all that well.post #72217 of 787173/10/14 at 1:58pmpost #72218 of 787173/10/14 at 1:59pmpost #72219 of 787173/10/14 at 2:11pmQuote:
Almost every forum has a form of groupthink - it's just how it goes.
I will say I have always interpreted "SF approved" to mean well fitting and good quality items although I have seen the phrase used lately when referring to affiliate vendors - e.g. You could upgrade your tie collection through the SF approved Conrad Wu site.
I don't interpret it as things like: wear this tie, this jacket, and these shoes because we've picked these ones to be the ones we like the most.
Of course, there can be some well fitting things with hideous patterns but that scenario doesn't come up a lot here.post #72220 of 787173/10/14 at 2:11pmpost #72221 of 787173/10/14 at 2:14pm
This is a discussion that pops up once in a while here. My view is that SF has a groupthink that sometimes can result in tunnel vision when it comes to certain items (navy trousers for example), but on a whole this community is very open minded and encourages a wide variety of styles. There is plenty of room for individuality.
Having said that, it's not a bad thing to have this discussion every so often, lest we start taking ourselves too seriously.post #72222 of 787173/10/14 at 2:31pmQuote:
Really? When I first joined the site, I could nearly always tell which fits were going to be popular without seeing the forum response first. (Whether I could put any such fits together, however, is another matter...)post #72223 of 787173/10/14 at 2:32pmpost #72224 of 787173/10/14 at 2:33pm
RTC, remember, the six months you've been on the forum have mostly been the colder months in the northern hemisphere, and that brings more use of greys, earth tones, and generally muted fits. I think you'll see more color in the spring and summer. Browse through the peacock thread for your fix of colorful inspiration.
There is certainly a set of norms within parts of SF, as there is in all social groups, and there is also a greater acceptance for straying outside those norms if you have already demonstrated your ability to work within them (the maxim: you need to know the rules before you break them), but for the most part SF guidance steers people towards coherence rather than a uniform, I believe. Coherence within the spectrums of city-country; formal-informal; and seasons. Add to that the "rules" of pattern combinations (scale, variety, etc.).
Abide by this and your fit will garner praise here.post #72225 of 787173/10/14 at 2:42pm
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