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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

Ok, since you asked for feedback.

[...] Cream and brown don't work very well with your complexion I'm afraid. It's either that or the lighting in the room where this pic is taken is horrible, because it makes you look kinda pasty. [...]

I think this touches on a very important aspect that often seems to be overlooked in discussions here: how well a particular fit suits the wearer's complexion. Of course, with many posters opting to hide their face, it's difficult to judge but still. Sometimes I see fits here that are nice enough, but don't seem to flatter the person who's wearing it. And others that would not even be so remarkable, but become so because they suit the wearer's complexion so well. (@Anden, are you there?)

Recently there were a few posters here encouraging people to post more low contrast fits, but that certainly doesn't work for everyone. Yours truly being a prime example. smile.gif

Anyway, just my 2 cents on a Saturday morning...
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^ Completely legit point. There are definitely aspects of judging the style and coherence of fits that are lost without referencing the wearer's complexion. SB didn't like my last tie but it was a great example of a color that would look terrible on him but fits my blond/blue/fairish complexion quite well.
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I read this as a compliment. Thank you. Dressing for my bodytype and personality has always been a goal for me.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I think this touches on a very important aspect that often seems to be overlooked in discussions here: how well a particular fit suits the wearer's complexion. Of course, with many posters opting to hide their face, it's difficult to judge but still. Sometimes I see fits here that are nice enough, but don't seem to flatter the person who's wearing it. And others that would not even be so remarkable, but become so because they suit the wearer's complexion so well. (@Anden, are you there?)

Recently there were a few posters here encouraging people to post more low contrast fits, but that certainly doesn't work for everyone. Yours truly being a prime example. smile.gif

Anyway, just my 2 cents on a Saturday morning...
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I read this as a compliment. Thank you. Dressing for my bodytype and personality has always been a goal for me.

It was certainly meant as a compliment, though I should have written more carefully. By no means did I intend to suggest your fits are only remarkable because they suit your complexion so well.
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Today's outfit even if the weather forecast today is not the best. Enjoy your weekend guys ! smile.gif




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Just got this Zegna jacket back from the tailors. I've had the waist let out by an inch and also the sleeves lengthened by an inch. Shirt, tie and PS are not very creative as I'm trying to stick to basic items whist learning. 

 

 

 

 


 

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Also messing around with camera today Having trouble focusing pics whilst using the timer. 

 

Jacket: Zegna pure cashmere

Shirt: TM Lewin

Tie: Prochownick silk & wool

PS: Random cotton

Trousers: Aquascutum cotton & cashmere

Belt: Brooks Brothers

Boots: Loake chukkas


Edited by JHT652 - 5/10/14 at 6:44am
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Today's outfit even if the weather forecast today is not the best. Enjoy your weekend guys ! smile.gif
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Shirt is too tight. Generally speaking, your jackets and shirts are too snug.
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I do apologize if my post came off as despondent or even challenging. That wasn't my intent at all. It was rooted in a genuine intellectual endeavor. I am trying to "do it" in your parlance. But I don't want to flail around like a blind squirrel, getting a nut only on some stochastically whimsical basis. Like we all do, I want to succeed. So I'm trying to understand why some rule breaking fits work and why some don't.

I guess, with no shortage of irony, I'm trying to distil the principles behind rule breaking -- assuming such a Philosopher's Stone isn't merely so much alchemy.

When mood suits me, I will post rule abiding fits, and when it does not I won't. I will get thumbs or I won't. And of course the cosmic dance will go on (to paraphrase one of my all time favorite TV lines). Just as will my fascination and frustration with this form of personal obsessionexpression we call a hobby.

 

I didn't read your post as challenging, so no apology needed. Additionally I understand the desire to distill the somewhat subjective aspect of "this looks good" into somewhat logical principles by which to operate. I do it a lot too, it's how I think and function.

 

That said, my primary point is that some rules-breaking is very much uncharted territory. I like it that way. It's a challenge to try and figure out how to break those ones myself. You keep alluding to certain posters getting thumbs because they may be thin, or because they are known. I am trying to suggest in as nice a way as possible that those premises are cop-outs (even if they may be true). I would simply challenge you that just maybe, they are doing it better than you.

 

Case in point: balding French guy who is completely unknown enters this thread and begins posting fits that don't seem to follow hardly any rules. Guess what? He gets a ton of love. Sure there are some detractors, but overall a lot of people liked his stuff. Why? He made it look good.

 

Are there reasons why he made it look good and you can't seem to (again using simple thumbs as our barometer)? Probably. Maybe it's the cigar. Maybe it's the pose. Maybe it's that all his items were wrong rather than just a couple. Dunno. Can I distill them down into step by step principles for you? No. This territory isn't on the map any longer. It just ends because Vox and the old guard never mapped this area, maybe because they never cared to, maybe because it isn't "mappable" at all.

 

I would hope you recognize that many of the current greats don't even know what to do when we get to this territory. It's been demonstrated time and time again in various FC's and other experiments. A consistently awesome poster steps out of his comfort zone and tries to break rules that he usually doesn't. Ends up posting a trainwreck. I think I can count on one hand the number of posters that have made themselves familiar with breaking such established rules. I like that. I think it's fun. I gives me an opportunity to try it myself (and likely fail miserably). :)

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

^ Completely legit point. There are definitely aspects of judging the style and coherence of fits that are lost without referencing the wearer's complexion. SB didn't like my last tie but it was a great example of a color that would look terrible on him but fits my blond/blue/fairish complexion quite well.

This one?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234255/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iii/76400_50#post_7091761

If so, the color was not the source of my meh.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Shirt is too tight. Generally speaking, your jackets and shirts are too snug.

Dude has big arms.
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True enough, but I'm thinking more of the chest and waist. If he can't find suitable shirts off the rack, perhaps MTM.
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Dude has big arms.
it's the gaping front that's off putting to me. One of those buttons could pop off and take an eye out.
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Mate, please give it a rest about the shoes. I lile them, other people like them and obviously AAS likes them.
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You know I can't let that go, AAS. Even if we look past the orphaned-suit-jacket aspect of it, there's a pretty bad incoherence with the tattersall vest. And then the scarf takes it even further in the direction of slick. Finally, leaving aside the incoherence, the vest is too light for the other elements. It's just out of place.

I bet you're wearing those damned shoes, too...
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You are bursting out of your shirt.
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