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post #14161 of 16365
Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I'm honestly surprised he's made it 2500 posts without being banned given the level of trolling.

 

 

He's perfectly harmless and occasionally raises something of vague interest; there are worse posters out there. Blinkered and/or mischievous isn't a banning reason; there's always the ignore button if he really grates, but I don't find him tiresome in the small doses I experience when encounter him randomly in a thread (I never open the threads he starts, of course, so that helps).

 

And to answer his (rhetorical) question to me prior to posting screencaps from one of my favourite movies ever by way of his own cheeky answer: one of those things - perhaps the most important - is the simple & uncomplicated enjoyment of creating an outfit that you like the look of in the mirror before going out the house. Or in other words, "Be the ball... nananananana..."

 

post #14162 of 16365
Agreed Holdfast.

Reev's attempts to puncture the pomposity of this board are welcome on occasion, but they would meet with so much more success if he didn't have such strident opinions which are at odds with a lot of what people come here for, which begs the question, why is he here?

I suppose I could go on a hipster forum and rip the piss out of all their ridiculous facial hair experiments and tell them they all look idiotic and need to grow up, but I doubt it would achieve anything beyond some mild measure of catharsis.
post #14163 of 16365
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Thats like commenting on a pic of some guy in a tux, then showing a pic of Mr. Peanut and saying "hey you're missing the top hat, monocle and cane!"

That made me LOL. Why didn't I think of that!
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I'm honestly surprised he's made it 2500 posts without being banned given the level of trolling.

Go read my 2500 posts.
I have greatly contributed here in my way.
There is value no not just towing the party line.

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Reev's attempts to puncture the pomposity of this board are welcome on occasion, but they would meet with so much more success if he didn't have such strident opinions which are at odds with a lot of what people come here for, which begs the question, why is he here?

This might explain my story
http://www.styleforum.net/t/326622/renounced-mc-cbd-in-favor-of-toned-down-sharp-casual
post #14164 of 16365
While I don't enjoy all the merchandise they push, I do like JCrew. In my opinion, it's the best mall brand out there with the exception of Brooks Brothers which appeals to a different demographic and needs.
Edited by Jr Mouse - 9/5/13 at 9:34am
post #14165 of 16365
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


This might explain my story
http://www.styleforum.net/t/326622/renounced-mc-cbd-in-favor-of-toned-down-sharp-casual


Thanks for linking this.
post #14166 of 16365
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Another thread successfully derailed by De-evolving.

I didn't derail anything. Others did.
I came here looking to discuss toned down casual outfits that are more appropriate for real life than jester's outfits.
I posted these for discussion, but my post was trolled by others.
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Maroon pants with a dark jacket. Red accents in the shirt.
I think this is a good "sharp casual" look.
http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=94973&vid=1&pid=686262002


Here is an interesting attempt at grey jacket with khakis. Does it work?
http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=94973&vid=1&pid=554779002


Maybe not the best example of tweed with jeans, but this is a combination I plan to do more of.
http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=94973&vid=1&pid=554790002


Here is the dreaded navy jacket with grey pants. Too close to the security guard look?
Almost no one can pull this off, including myself.
post #14167 of 16365
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Thanks for linking this.

Why?
post #14168 of 16365
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

+1. Those looks are trying too hard to be like MadMen.
The only response those outfits will ever get is "Why are you so dressed up?"
That means you've overdressed and sticking out like a sore thumb.

Where do you live? How old are you? What types of women do you find attractive? These are all important questions as to your perspectives on the matter.

And you do realize occasionally sticking out like a sore thumb and eliciting a response is a good thing. The only response those second outfits will get (on a guy without model good looks) is complete indifference.
post #14169 of 16365
I should also say, I know a guy who is a good looking guy who dresses exactly like out of a mall catalog, spends tons of money at Gap, BR, J.Crew, etc., yet bitches to me all the time about how he can't get girls. When it comes down to it, how you dress matters a lot less than you think, as long as you're not a slob.
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

I didn't derail anything. Others did.
I came here looking to discuss toned down casual outfits that are more appropriate for real life than jester's outfits.
I posted these for discussion, but my post was trolled by others.

The flaw with the argument you are making is that you took submissions from the MC WAYWRN thread, and not the MC Casual thread. In all but the most extreme cases, WAYWRN submissions aren't worn out for cocktails or on a date. But this is what you are using to push your opinion on the matter. So discussing what people wear to work versus what people wear out for drinks are two totally separate discussions and should addressed as such. Now, if you'd like to show some MC Casual examples that illustrate your point, that would be a far more accurate way to do so.
post #14171 of 16365
Am I the only one who doesn't see a *huge* difference between the Banana Republic pics that Reev posted and many of the fits that are posted on MC casual? I mean, the tailored fit casual cotton blazers are the same, the trou are generally similar (except for the cargo pants one), its mostly the shirts that are different (kind of cheap looking plaids). Sure, up close the quality of the garments may be different than what is in favor in SF, but the general look seems fairly mainstream (for MC Casual, not for WAYWRN).
post #14172 of 16365
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Great point made by HF...SF is not made up of twenty- or thirty-somethings looking to get laid. Well, I'm sure there are plenty of guys here who do fit in to that category, but a lot of the guys posting in WAYWRN are older with wives and kids.

You know, some of us older guys with wives and kids still do, remarkably, also have an interest in getting laid (albeit by our wives). Looking good still helps.
post #14173 of 16365
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Originally Posted by AMProf View Post

You know, some of us older guys with wives and kids still do, remarkably, also have an interest in getting laid (albeit by our wives). Looking good still helps.

Haha, good point, I should have clarified that in my post. Although, dressing like a douchey BR model definitely wouldn't help me get laid with my wife.
post #14174 of 16365
Allow me to wade in with my own anecdata. Many women find men in suits (especially handsome, fit men) irresistible. Many women find men in casual clothing (especially handsome, fit men) irresistible. There's even a strange contingent who find men in no clothing (especially handsome, fit men) irresistible.
post #14175 of 16365
For serious, though, what my wife and our female friends seem to find most compelling in menswear is looking like you actually give a shit about how you look. Tie or no, disheveled schlub is not a winning look.
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