Threadbearer, your effort definitely pays off!
HansderHund explained it perfectly, there is a lot of trial & error needed till one achieves a coherent look which looks effortles and you seem to have found some combinations which work very well for you.
Another aspect I really like about your outfits is their simplicity.
If you have a look at the whnay's good taste thread for example, there is a lot of technical discussion about textures, colour balance, combination of patterns etc. but in the end what matters just as much as an absolute knowledge about those, is whether the wearer looks comfortable in his clothes or not.
That's also the point which most iGents fail at.
They focus too much on applying basic rules, following iGent hypes and listening to what others like in clothing in general, instead of asking themselves what they enjoy wearing.
You seem to be open-minded and listen to critisism while not changing your prefered aesthetics too much, which is great.
Of course keeping it simple means there are less items you could fail to combine, but to me it does take nothing away from a successful outfit.
Truth be told I prefer calm outfits over those who just have too much spreez about them.
Spoo developed in the right direction in my opinion.
Holdfast is another example.
He generally picks items which I wouldn't wear myself but he always looks to enjoy himself, which makes his posts very inspiring to myself.
Keep going mate Edited by Louis XIV - 8/6/12 at 7:06am