@GMMcL Love the fit today. I think a different square would have been better. Something in the blue/light blue family.
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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 5164post #77446 of 787175/8/14 at 4:10pmpost #77447 of 787175/8/14 at 4:14pmQuote:
Perhaps...I do like the look (more so from a distance), but I think it would be better with less overall...post #77448 of 787175/8/14 at 4:17pmpost #77449 of 787175/8/14 at 4:55pmpost #77450 of 787175/8/14 at 5:34pmpost #77451 of 787175/8/14 at 6:11pmQuote:Originally Posted by Tibor
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Good Lord man, is there no pleasing you?post #77452 of 787175/8/14 at 6:43pmQuote:Quote:Originally Posted by 9thsymph
It just seems like a lot of great pieces fighting each other rather than harmonizing (I mean, five patterns and at least as many colors...what could possibly go wrong?).
A Solid tie, solid socks, and darkly grounded square might perhaps work better with the boldness in pattern and color of the SC and shirt?Quote:
I appreciate all the feedback, compliments and thumbs. I recognized the fit wouldn't be for everyone. Could I have done a solid navy gren tie, pale blue shirt, and navy socks? Sure. But what will I have learned? Moreover, as I mentioned in the post, I'm in a mood lately where I want to get a bit more bold and push my boundaries, having done a lot of "less" fits over the winter. That will almost necessarily translate to less universal appeal, and I'm OK with that. Constructive feedback as to what worked and didn't will still be helpful, which is why I post (some) of my less StyFo approved fits.
I don't usually go in for defending fits, nor will I here. If it worked it worked and if it didn't it didn't. Again, I'm aware there were elements I could have changed and toned down to give it more universal appeal. To the extent I chose not to, I need to also be OK with the outcome.
The difficulty from a learning and growth perspective is that evaluation here isn't universal. Some members do 4 patterns (neat on stripe under check with bold square) and get high praise, others do similar fits and get busted. Same with loud ties. Striped shirts. Etc. (Footnote: I believe this is what the whole DTO/Phat Guido thing was really about, btw). Yes, it's all in execution, of course, and rightly so. But it's definitely true that some posters are given a pass as a rule, and others judged harshly as a rule.
This is neither new nor should it be surprising; it's been observed many times before. There can be any number of reasons, some legit others BS -- fit might be off, or the poster usually posts more universally appealing fits (and thus prove that the variance is intentional), in some cases it's because they've committed to a particular idiom, time and again, and that gradually gains acceptance (or at least respect for the commitment), and in other cases it has to do with photography and/or photogeneticism/body type (yes, slim guys do a LOT better here as a rule -- Compare the number of regular 20+ posters who are a size 40 or under versus 42 or above; there's no contest). I think you all have helped me dial in fit much better, but many of the rest remain strikes against me -- I'm not slim (though I'm trying), I have no desire to commit to a specific idiom (how boring), and I am, on average, generally less inclined toward the "less" camp than the "more" camp (though I think I've demonstrated I can do "less" when I want to).
This is neither a critique nor a complaint. Merely an observation that it makes it much harder to use this thread as a legit learning tool.Quote:I appreciate that. I may try that next time. FWIW, I discounted blue for 2 reasons: 1. I didn't want to be too matchy with the shirt (light blue) or the tie (dark blue -- though I very nearly picked one out), and 2. I liked how this one pulled the yellow from the tie and tied it together with the brown in the SC, belt and shoes. But I respect that yellow is bold on those checks, and may have been discordant.Originally Posted by An Acute Style
Love the fit today. I think a different square would have been better. Something in the blue/light blue family.post #77453 of 787175/8/14 at 7:35pmpost #77454 of 787175/8/14 at 7:48pm
Great analysis GMMcL. I feel a similar frustration - the occasional high-thumbs fit notwithstanding, mostly I seem to post failures. Sometimes I go back to look at those rigs, and can see immediately what was wrong. Other times I'm left scratching my head, wondering why a fit I remain proud of was so roundly ignored - or worse, reviled.
I don't really think there's an answer to this. WAYWRN is what it is. Most of its contributors are, I suspect, fairly decent and intelligent people. A few like to be "cruel to be kind". I'm torn between slavishly trying to copy the "approved look" and pressing on with my own style. The former would in some ways be easier but ultimately a kind of cop-out; very few succeed with the latter approach. I would hate to become one of those "always fails, never learns, wish he would just piss off" guys. Maybe I already am.
So...having got all that off my tits, I give you....today's fit!
Suit - Suitsupply (Soho cut, Carlo Barbera Super 130s)
Shirt - Rhodes & Beckett
Tie - Patek Phillipe
Square - Henry Carter Irish linen
Watch - Stowa Marine Original
Shades - vintage Wayfarers (ca. 1988)
Shoes - Carmina (Rain last)
Funnily enough, I was accosted at an outdoor café this morning by a lady who insisted that I must be a barrister, because I was wearing a "barrister suit". Well, I think that's what she said. In retrospect, maybe she said "barista". For the record, I am neither.
Edited by Coxsackie - 5/8/14 at 8:27pmpost #77455 of 787175/8/14 at 7:58pmpost #77456 of 787175/8/14 at 8:19pm@GMMcL- Nice thumbs-be-damned manifesto (for which, ironically, I gave you a thumb).
Sounds like a winning strategy for life in general (though once you've achieved your goals in the sartorial arts I imagine everything else seems puny by comparison).
edit: @Cox-well done. Btw, not sure about you, but I think I'd actually prefer a Patek Phillipe watch and a Stowa tie. Horses for courses I guess.
Edited by AJL - 5/8/14 at 8:43pmpost #77457 of 787175/8/14 at 8:34pm@GMMcL FWIW I've never even thought about your size when looking at your pics probably because your wardrobe fits so well. Stand next to me IRL (36s) and there will be a noticeable difference in our proportions but on the internet size is difficult to assess when the fit is dialed in. I think you look good (no homo).post #77458 of 787175/8/14 at 9:09pmQuote:
You are most certainly right. But hey, I'm a PP connoisseur on a Stowa budget.OT - Patek p0rn (Click to show)post #77459 of 787175/8/14 at 9:50pmpost #77460 of 787175/8/14 at 11:03pm
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