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post #8596 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

the shirt is not a good look for you. you've got a sort of gay sailor vibe going there.

It is a good thing I do not take this shit too seriously. I bought it hoping it would be a good item for casual, but I must admit it may hit the sales forum.
post #8597 of 16830
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
... i am kind of trying to build various wardrobes at the same time, as opposed to trying to mesh items of various different styles (not to say i dont end up doing that sometimes, but that is not my goal, to meld worlds). i like variation, and would like to have a casual wardrobe i feel comfortable with, a SC/trou wardrobe and a suit and tie wardrobe as well.

 

Well, you've certainly set yourself a big challenge! If you really do want to try doing it all at once, you could refine my earlier advice about deciding on a single look you want to achieve into deciding on 3 looks you want instead. Then ruthlessly list what items you need in your wardrobe to achieve each. Not deciding as you go along, but planning the next year's purchases in advance with an aim of, say 4 killer looks in each category, each consisting of fairly versatile items within each category so you have some scope for variety. So for example, what kind of casual look do you want, what kind of odd jacket/trouser look do you want, what kind of suit & tie look do you want? For example, do you want/need a big contrast between your suited looks and your jacket/trouser looks? If so, plan towards very City-fied suits and very country-fied odd jackets. If you want/need more of an overlap, trend your purchases towards more casual-looking suits and less rustic odd jackets. I guess my basic point is to have a really clear endpoint (or multiple endpoints) in mind, right from the start. You'll find you get there quicker, with less need to churn items to get the right mix. YMMV, of course, just a bit of advice that I wish I'd thought about so clearly right from the start myself (I switched to this strategy about 5ish years ago and it made a big difference to how I accumulate items. You still get the pleasure of shopping, but there's less need to churn your purchases).

post #8598 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post


because I can...

I can drive a car with my feet. Doesn't mean its a good fucking idea.
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Rambo - your comments are either hit or miss, never in between: some of them make me laugh because they are painfully accurate and some just seem to be the result of you not getting something at all. I'll leave other people to decide which is which in this case...

while you are correct, and I clearly do not "understand" some of the horrible dog shit outfits that people leave the house dressed in, and then want acceptance for, I suspect that I won't be losing too much sleep over the fact that the overly tiny jackets and cheetah loafers fashion trend has passed me by.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

the shirt is not a good look for you. you've got a sort of gay sailor vibe going there.
It is a good thing I do not take this shit too seriously. I bought it hoping it would be a good item for casual, but I must admit it may hit the sales forum.

They all can't be home run's
post #8599 of 16830
You're like a 30 year-old grumpy old man, Rambo. It's usually endearing but pretty much as reactionary as it gets on this forum.
post #8600 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

the shirt is not a good look for you. you've got a sort of gay sailor vibe going there.
 
It is a good thing I do not take this shit too seriously. I bought it hoping it would be a good item for casual, but I must admit it may hit the sales forum.

 

More seriously, I always feel that, unless you actually are a rugged Breton fisherman (or look like one), these Saint James-type shirts work better layered underneath something else. They are just so in-your-face so they need to be tempered with say, a plain navy twill or a denim jacket. I wouldn't necessarily get rid of it yet until you've tried a few combinations and see whether it works this way for you.

post #8601 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Well, you've certainly set yourself a big challenge! If you really do want to try doing it all at once, you could refine my earlier advice about deciding on a single look you want to achieve into deciding on 3 looks you want instead. Then ruthlessly list what items you need in your wardrobe to achieve each. Not deciding as you go along, but planning the next year's purchases in advance with an aim of, say 4 killer looks in each category, each consisting of fairly versatile items within each category so you have some scope for variety. So for example, what kind of casual look do you want, what kind of odd jacket/trouser look do you want, what kind of suit & tie look do you want? For example, do you want/need a big contrast between your suited looks and your jacket/trouser looks? If so, plan towards very City-fied suits and very country-fied odd jackets. If you want/need more of an overlap, trend your purchases towards more casual-looking suits and less rustic odd jackets. I guess my basic point is to have a really clear endpoint (or multiple endpoints) in mind, right from the start. You'll find you get there quicker, with less need to churn items to get the right mix. YMMV, of course, just a bit of advice that I wish I'd thought about so clearly right from the start myself (I switched to this strategy about 5ish years ago and it made a big difference to how I accumulate items. You still get the pleasure of shopping, but there's less need to churn your purchases).

this is excellent advise. thanks!
post #8602 of 16830
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

You're like a 30 year-old grumpy old man, Rambo. It's usually endearing but pretty much as reactionary as it gets on this forum.

post #8603 of 16830
i nominated holdfasts post smile.gif
post #8604 of 16830
stitches, please try to master the basics first before you go full style jack of all trades.
post #8605 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I can drive a car with my feet. Doesn't mean its a good fucking idea.
while you are correct, and I clearly do not "understand" some of the horrible dog shit outfits that people leave the house dressed in, and then want acceptance for, I suspect that I won't be losing too much sleep over the fact that the overly tiny jackets and cheetah loafers fashion trend has passed me by.
They all can't be home run's


You are more than welcome to hate my fits.
And if I did want acceptance I wouldn't be wearing leopard loafers...

But like I stated you re more thn welcome to hate the way I dress..
post #8606 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

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This is how I imagine you when I read your disapproving posts:

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post #8607 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

stitches, please try to master the basics first before you go full style jack of all trades.

i am trying to master the basics in a few different styles. no reason i cant be focused on more than one mode of dress, in the basic levels of each.

dont harsh my mellow, bro. smile.gif
post #8608 of 16830
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

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This is how I imagine you when I read your disapproving posts:
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he is pretty bad ass, but his face is less wrinkly.
post #8609 of 16830
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

You are more than welcome to hate my fits.
And if I did want acceptance I wouldn't be wearing leopard loafers...
But like I stated you re more thn welcome to hate the way I dress..

Well of course I'm welcome to hate them. And I do. With the fire of 1000 sun's.

Why do you wear them then? Shock value? Complete disregard for aesthetic? It makes little sense to me. Obviously, you KNOW how to dress. So what's the point here? Wearing a jacket that's a size to small because "you can" is fine, but you can also go out of the house with your underwear on the outside of your pants. You don't do that, do you? What's the gain?
post #8610 of 16830
That jacket looks good on him IMO.
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