@Pliny great tie--deets?
@Cotton Dockers very nice
@clarinetplayer great suit and tie combo, it's really working for me
Three thumbs for the orange tie!
it's a Cappelli - Challis
Not everyone likes Cappelli, but his Challis r I think the nicest ties. Period.
cheers! Kent Wang's block would work well on someone with your build IMO He CMT'd that gray Fresco. I also picked up an awsm POW, blue overcheck in 9 oz from Huddersfield Cloth recently and he's doing that for me too.
Thanks I was working it pretty hard haha
In Colorado it shouldn't be hard to find a mountain upon which to sit and grow your beard, should you decide to undertake a beard hermitage.
On a positive note regarding thumbs (as opposed to "thumb me! thumb me!" type comments...looking at you ETB ), I'm thrilled this reached 20+. There has been an increase in folks willingness to show their approval, a good thing, but that this fit makes the cut also demonstrates that this thread is becoming more open minded as to what constitutes a "good fit" and are relying a little more on what simply looks good rather than the extent to which a look falls within a CM framework while also looking good.
Though actually another comment regarding ETB's fit. Did I think it deserved 20 thumbs? No. But I think some of his fits certainly have. And that one did at least deserve a high number of thumbs. Another, hopeful, side effect of us being more active in showing approval is that posters get a clearer idea of what works and what doesn't and are therefore more responsive to feedback and willing to change. And as the above AAS picture demonstrates, "what works" is no longer strictly restricted WAYWRN orthodoxy, so that responsiveness is not necessarily going to lead to a homogeneity of looks.
AAS, thank you for letting me use your fit as a talking point. Please buy yourself a new pair of shoes as a reward.
Clags, I think a lot of factors go into a fit's approval rating. Being a fit that 'looks good' as opposed to being a 'good CM' fit is one of them, but not an important one, and I'm not sure we've seen a change recently to a less clique-y and more open-minded thread.
I think occasionally we get undeniably 'looks good' fits that are well rewarded, like Robs89 here:
^^ That got thumbs because it's a 'good fit' - not because Robs is a known poster.
But a lot of us get thumbs for less-than-objective reasons- one's that have nothing to do with 'looks good' or 'good CM'. We get them because we're known - some of us r even liked. So I like AAS' internet persona cos he's a regular, reliable poster with a dry SOH and something to say. But his style is eccentric to say the least- not often to my mind 'looks good' and not 'good CM' either. The fit u posted is a good example. A button down with a tie-pin? a Black Watch wind-breaker, watch cap and umbrella?...with a brown knit and a burgundy cardigan??
I don't want to rag on AAS - and just to prove it, here's ^^^ one of his truly 'looks good' and 'good CM' fits. IMO. What about an example from the other end of the spectrum? Someone who illustrates the point that objective judgement, whether 'looks good' or 'good CM' is not what thumbs are mostly about.
From a 'good CM' or say 'Whnay' POV tchoy's fits are never less than excellent. (sorry for singling u out again, man)
Mostly bespoke by highly regarded tailors, self-selected cloths by reputable mills, everything beautifully cut, fitted and coordinated. He should be getting 25+ for every fit he's posted, but he doesn't rate because he's not a (well-known) personality. He doesn't offer a lot of commentary, good or bad, and to ppl checking this thread he's not a 'known decent poster'. And here's the thing: tchoy's stuff is also 'looks good'.
But u wouldn't know it from his thumbs.
On another note, Happy Easter!
The vast majority of tchoy's fits, I think, reach the 20+ thumb threshold, and he won an FC recently. Timo also regularly gets into the high 20s. And posters reach that threshold for a variety of reasons. I have no illusions as to why some of my fits make that cut. I'm a reasonable, helpful guy, as well as fairly well known in CM these days, so people are more likely to give me a thumb. Stitchy is another poster who benefits a great deal from good will. A lot of folks also benefit from a halo effect for some of their fits. Still, by and large, it is a fairly good representation of quality as opposed to anything else.
Plenty of AAS's fit don't even crack double digits. His most recent was definitely not in line with traditional CM thought, and yet hit 20. But maybe I'm an optimist ^_^
i think the thumbs are fine- but i don't think there's a trend to more objectivity. i like that people get thumbs for being liked. it's cool.
be interesting to know whether the thread hits have gone up- could have something to do with it
Ok, ok, lesson learned. I will post some redeeming CBD up here soon. My outfit was wild but I still enjoy it on occasion (which in the end is all that really matters). I think that I did not realize the level of conservatism expected of outfits posted to SF even though I have been creeping on here for some time quietly. I enjoy the forum interaction and watching other peoples style so I am not beating a dead horse just extending my apologies for being an uptight opinionated man (aren't we all though to some extent). I really hate apologizing, it makes me feel weak but it may be necessary at times.
On the other hand… Erik I see you are in Sweden so if you ever change your mind visit Eton.
It's not about CBD (which I almost never wear despite being a lawyer) or conservatism. It is about what will look appealing and what won´t. Loud patterns in same size will clash and that is a fact not an opinion. I believe most of us has worn terrible outfits in the past... You are here to learn.
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