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I like what you wrote earlier, @Claghorn, but I would say that one does not have to abandon intellect in order to appreciate. I appreciate fits I see here purely on first glance, i.e. simply on aesthetics, whether they are 'simple' or 'difficult', but I also like it when someone has succeeded in doing something experimental unusual or tricky, and when fits have something more to them than just 'looking good'. A good example is the discussion we had on the 20+ thumbs thread about @in stitches' two looks. Despite what he just said here, even he liked the experimental one over the 'easier' one... we've got to remember too that all our reactions are learned and socialized, even those apparently non-intellectual aesthetic ones. It takes effort and education (self-education and learning from others) to 'appreciate' and we can all always learn more...

 

Unfortunately, the member who sparked this debate seems to appreciate neither aesthetics nor education... 

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After our unconscious adopts those preferences so that they do become knee jerk reactions, I would no longer describe it is an intellectual process. It may have one point been so, but it is no longer. And while I think that folks that spend enough time here, and who are already so predisposed, may become aesthetically inclined towards complex looks, such cases are too few and far between to really be a factor.

 

Anyway, I agree that one doesn't need to abandon intellect to appreciate...I think that intellect would need to be taken quite far to even begin to interfere with aesthetic appreciation. And there is also room for intellectual appreciation separate from aesthetic. It might be through the intellectual approach that we gain a better understanding of our own aesthetic tastes.

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Thanks for all the thumbs yesterday. Another relatively low-key fit today....




Teaching new assistant at work the noble art of taking selfies (Click to show)
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The Friday Challenge is "classico con sprezzatura". Now, attempting to fit my personal style into that mold is, in architectural terms, asking the old Paris Opera to become the Seagrams Building.

Ah, well. Here's my attempt at stylish severity, in any case. Note, also, that it's still freezing cold in NYC, hence the camel's hair overcoat.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









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Hi Guise, thanks for the likes :slayer:

 

Cappelli

Simonnet-Godard

Kamakura

Kent Wang

Vass

 

 

 

deet (Click to show)

 

 

 

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Nice tie, Pliny. I have to ask though - what on earth is going on behind you? Is that a bathtub, and is someone drowning in it?

 

Pingson - glad to see your acne has cleared up.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I really don't understand why I don't see brown ties in real life. Besides the fact that I'm surrounded by folks in white shirts and black suits.

Korea = Group Culture
I heard if you're lower in the food chain and you pull off a blue shirt, you're looked down upon by everyone. Group Society.
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@ Coxsackie-  Yes, I'm the guy who takes selfies as peeps drown behind me. I'm not proud of it.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I heard if you're lower in the food chain and you pull off a blue shirt, you're looked down upon by everyone. Group Society.

I'm pretty sure I was the one who told you that. My 팀장님 came up to me and "suggested" I just stick to white rather than blue since everyone else wears white and I stuck out enough already. But it was a pretty conservative work environment, even by Korean standards. This is the same guy, mind you, who during initiation made me and a bunch of other juniors drink soju and beer out of his shoe.

On a very different note:


(solid brown without being dull)



SF Family:
Sam Hober (tie)
NMWA (square)


Edited by Claghorn - 3/14/14 at 5:29am
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Oh, it came from you and from my friends and cousins. They were surprised that I had the freedom to dress like that. They asked doesn't your boss say something? I just laughed.

Clags,
What do salarymen tend to wear in Korea. Dark tight fitting suits with short collared shirts and some loud ties?
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Depends on age. Pretty much that, but the suits grow baggier as they get older. And the shoes. Dead god the shoes. If you guys knew what I had across from me on the subway everyday...they're just so terrible. I have yet to see a decent pair of shoes on a salaryman. Ever. Not once.

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

 

 

 

I like this but I have to ask - are those trousers a little short? They seem to be well off the top of the shoe even given your stance.

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Passagio - Canali - Cantarelli - Canali - C & J
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Good look, Pingson. Glad that you joined the clan of people who don't block out their faces LOL.
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Good look, Pingson. Glad that you joined the clan of people who don't block out their faces LOL.

I figured it was about time to come clean among the friends of SF wink.gif
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