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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

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For the record: this is not Foo-approved. The tie is too close to the jacket in color, brightness, and saturation. The pocket square is entirely random, failing to relate to or bridge together any two other elements. The brightness of the shoes is similarly jarring.

What you have is a dark, sober outfit that generally relies on similarity rather than balance. In doing so, it may avoid total failure, but also falls far short of success. Against the outfit's established context, the brighter, less sober components (the square and the shoes) are visual blights. It would be easier to include more extreme or pronounced elements if the rest of the outfit was not so narrow in range.
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Originally Posted by Geezer View Post

The main thing that drew me to SF a few years ago was the input of a very few posters - inc. Manton, Vox/FC, DWF, Spoo, and Foo. In their very different ways, they add perspective, expertise and insight. Foo's stuff is always as interesting (even if I disagree with it at times) as Vox/FC's is amusing. There are precious few people in the internet or the real world with the level of knowledge and the ability to set out a vision or thesis beyond "why not to wear my black suit to the prom?" or "are these [cheap, ugly] shoes OK?".
So, while I personally think Foo would look better in navy SB suits with no turn-ups and black EG oxfords (and an S and B black breast wallet), it doesn't matter. He analyses - maybe over-analyses - and produces ideas that have their own intrisic merit and (aside from the obvious snark opportunities for those who've been here longer and posted more often) rarely fail to produce what passes here for intelligent discussion. Which is what this forum ought to aspire to being.

Thanks for this insight. I appreciate being appreciated for what I appreciate in myself!
post #242 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

For the record: this is not Foo-approved. The tie is too close to the jacket in color, brightness, and saturation. The pocket square is entirely random, failing to relate to or bridge together any two other elements. The brightness of the shoes is similarly jarring.
What you have is a dark, sober outfit that generally relies on similarity rather than balance. In doing so, it may avoid total failure, but also falls far short of success. Against the outfit's established context, the brighter, less sober components (the square and the shoes) are visual blights. It would be easier to include more extreme or pronounced elements if the rest of the outfit was not so narrow in range.
Thanks for this insight. I appreciate being appreciated for what I appreciate in myself!

F,

My pleasure and I appreciate you being so gracious on my commentary as someone who does not post fit pics (I am alertnately unworried by them, and impelled to call my tailor about points of previously unnoticed detail when others do).

Personally, I think OD/OT would have nailed it here with conservative black or dark brown shoes. The PS would have become the single noticeable bit of colour in an otherwise CBD look. (I also think he could add waist suppression and slim the trousers, but that is a taste issue that is inherently personal/regional/cultural.) But the result is you see the shoes and then the PS. One distinctive item is enough. Two, at opposite ends, is one too many - as I learned in Thailand many years ago.
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And who are the other 4-5, pray tell?

i take the "5-6" as a reference to foo's height.
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post #245 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

For the record: this is not Foo-approved. The tie is too close to the jacket in color, brightness, and saturation. The pocket square is entirely random, failing to relate to or bridge together any two other elements. The brightness of the shoes is similarly jarring.
What you have is a dark, sober outfit that generally relies on similarity rather than balance. In doing so, it may avoid total failure, but also falls far short of success. Against the outfit's established context, the brighter, less sober components (the square and the shoes) are visual blights. It would be easier to include more extreme or pronounced elements if the rest of the outfit was not so narrow in range.
Thanks for this insight. I appreciate being appreciated for what I appreciate in myself!

The crease in the photo behind him makes up for it, tho. As well as the fact that I think this is PRL.
post #246 of 278
Wow... Is foo.gif losing his appeal??? This thread is already languishing after a mere 17 pages...
post #247 of 278
Well, look at it this way. With only 1 Foo approved pic, 17 pages have been amassed. Imagine how many more pages we would have if we had 2 approved pics...
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Well, look at it this way. With only 1 Foo approved pic, 17 pages have been amassed. Imagine how many more pages we would have if we had 2 approved pics...

this, i need another foo.gif approved fit so i can PM mantonio.
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Yes, yes and yes.

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Neither is Foo-approved. Pants are too short in both cases. However, the tonal range is very nice on the right--with the exception of the socks, which really need to be something other than navy blue. The light/medium blue tie is the key. Most would go for a dark blue tie and consequently fail.
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I love this outfit. Everything is balanced. foo.gif
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I love this outfit. Everything is balanced. foo.gif
well, but the glasses are really awful.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Neither is Foo-approved. Pants are too short in both cases. However, the tonal range is very nice on the right--with the exception of the socks, which really need to be something other than navy blue. The light/medium blue tie is the key. Most would go for a dark blue tie and consequently fail.
Tie is also absurdly long.
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well, but the glasses are really awful.

Says you. They are badass.
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