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post #196 of 228
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This post deserves recognition. If I had read it when I first joined I would have had 50%+ of my noob questions answered.

+1. It does echo the spirit and mentality of MC quite well. Though the original Big Timer might be remiss Rubinacci doesn't make it on there.
post #197 of 228

I concur.  That was a pretty phenomenal post.

post #198 of 228
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

I've created this handy chart:
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This post deserves recognition. If I had read it when I first joined I would have had 50%+ of my noob questions answered.

Really?
I find this graph misleading, though well intentioned. The proportioning of the column spacing used is the complete opposite of reality.
Specifically, 98% of mens incomes fall well under the $100,000/yr mark yet this graph, by its poor spacing, indicates that the under $100,000/yr incomes represent the minority.
As this post originated in the Esquire thread, I would like to see the graph corrected for spacing or better yet, incorporated into a fresh new thread that provides a comprehensive list of manufacturers suggested for every income. That would require some homework and ambition and energy but would be a fabulous 'quick reference guide' for the newbies.
post #199 of 228
MOL, gettin srs about graphs!
post #200 of 228
I know and I am sorry. It comes from working 3 decades in engineering. shog[1].gif My attentiveness to even the minutest of details drives just about everyone known to me, batty. I humbly apologize. tongue.gif
post #201 of 228
lol, no need to apologize.
post #202 of 228
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Really?
I find this graph misleading, though well intentioned. The proportioning of the column spacing used is the complete opposite of reality.
Specifically, 98% of mens incomes fall well under the $100,000/yr mark yet this graph, by its poor spacing, indicates that the under $100,000/yr incomes represent the minority.
As this post originated in the Esquire thread, I would like to see the graph corrected for spacing or better yet, incorporated into a fresh new thread that provides a comprehensive list of manufacturers suggested for every income. That would require some homework and ambition and energy but would be a fabulous 'quick reference guide' for the newbies.

Remember this is a SF specific graph. $250k minimum yearly income, don't ya know?
post #203 of 228
best stain removing advise, EVAR! from despos.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/317657/removing-a-grease-spot/0_20

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

This happened when having a juicy burger from Off Site Kitchen yesterday.

This is what I used

Apply baby powder on the stain

Had to apply powder 3 times. First application, let it sit for about 4 hours and brushed the powder away. Turned the trouser leg inside out and applied powder on the stain since the grease had penetrated the cloth. Let it sit for about 4 hours. Brushed powder off and applied on the face side of the cloth again. Let it sit over night.
This is how it looks this morning.


Not sure if there is minimum amounts of time for the powder to work but leave it on at least a couple hours. I have two cloth brushes, soft bristle and a firmer bristle brush, depends on the cloth you are working with. Since this is a dry application you usually don't get a ring or spotting from the cleaning. This works perfectly on silk ties or jacket lapels, etc. Can save you a dry-cleaning and frustration.
Couple of things to remember.
DO NOT rub the spot when it first happens. blot with a cloth
DO NOT apply water
WAIT, let the powder have time to absorb the stain
post #204 of 228
This post addresses some of the key issues of the forum.
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

edit; FlyingMonkey posted while I was writing, but I rather strongly disagree. BUT, like so many discussions on the forum, whether it be politics, fashion, the fifty "greatest" menswear brands, etc. we all may use the same words/terms, but have completely different ideas in mind for what they actually mean. I see at last two different, incompatible meanings:
(1) Good fashion is specifically about the garment: a certain proportion between the clothes and the body of the man, a certain combination of colors, textures, and quality of production that are more or less universal/categorical. In this way, a 3'5 man from California and a 7'2 man from China wearing the same garment, though "bespoke" from Gieves & Hawkes, are both said to look "superb," given that the connection between their proportions and the fit, etc. of the garment are "perfect" for them.
(2) Good fashion is about the wearer, who he is, where he's from, what his circumstances demand, and the kind of life he leads. In this way, Yohji Yamamoto wearing his own looks, and Vox wearing one of his bespoke items, both look "excellent" even though the styles are nothing at all alike. Switch the looks and Yohji looks comical and Vox looks like he's wearing a completely ill-fitting jacket. As well, the attitude/personality of the man plays a part in (2) Thus, Bernie Madof wearing perfect clothes looks less "good" as an overall effect than, say, SoCal happily wearing one of his Pirate Skirts.
For me, fashion is all about (2). Even though Spiffy's choices are not mine, I actually don't think he looks bad in them, and think they've gotten better over time. This latest batch, as an overall effect, shows a man with a nice life, comfortable in his skin, confident, and who has found a style that works for him and his circumstances.
On the other hand, I couldn't care less about (1): I've seen dozens of threads and hundreds of photos over the years of men look absolutely miserable in $$$, exquisitely constructed clothes. There isn't any enjoyment there, but instead an almost fetishistic sense of obsession with the mechanics of a garment. The items "fit" them perfectly, of course, are made of the finest materials, and cost more than my first car... and yet they look like boys playing "Dress up." No confidence, no comfort, just... well... fetish.
Those only interested in the clothing themselves (1), divorced from the person wearing it, obviously post how great the latter person looks; actually, they're not saying how "good" the man looks... because he looks awful... it's how nice his suit looks.
They'll also be the ones who will say how "awful" Spiffy looks. But, to be honest, to everybody but a very, very, very small minority (even on this forum), people perceive a lot more in the first glance than what kind of horn your buttonholes are made from. And, when doing that, Spiffy's looks overall give a greater sense of a confident, satisfied man than a lot of the posturing and preening that goes on here.
So, Spiffy, keep doing what you're doing, though be open to new things (and, as you said, your style is evolving).
*That being said... girlfriend... we have GOT to work on your shoes. lol8[1].gif
post #205 of 228
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post #206 of 228
That was a tl.dr post in an area where it was unnecessary. Talk about trying to be edmorel. Sheesh
post #207 of 228
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

That was a tl.dr post in an area where it was unnecessary. Talk about trying to be edmorel. Sheesh

lolnore, always the dissident. smile.gif

it was a great post. i woud think you af all people would like it. very contrarian to the general "follow the fit rules" mantra, and gave great credence, in a very well said manner, to taking personal attitude into consideration when using the term "good fashion." that is right up your RL asses alley.
post #208 of 228
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lolnore, always the dissident. smile.gif
it was a great post. i woud think you af all people would like it. very contrarian to the general "follow the fit rules" mantra, and gave great credence, in a very well said manner, to taking personal attitude into consideration when using the term "good fashion." that is right up your RL asses alley.

Thanks, stitchy. I often get the tl;dr label, but I try to be clear and argue through a point, organized around a general thesis. For every post, that's obviously not necessary, but when you're trying to argue something, a post ought to be like a mini-essay. Yes, it makes for ONE long post... but then I don't have to argue back-and-forth twenty five more times to get my point across.

Nore or others may find them "too long," but quite frankly I find it more considerate for other posters (and for posterity)... I'm taking the time to organize and write a clear response that will be consistent and self-contained, even if necroposted. Quick, two second decontextualized bits of snark lose their relevance almost as soon as they're posted...
post #209 of 228
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

Thanks, stitchy. I often get the tl;dr label, but I try to be clear and argue through a point, organized around a general thesis. For every post, that's obviously not necessary, but when you're trying to argue something, a post ought to be like a mini-essay. Yes, it makes for ONE long post... but then I don't have to argue back-and-forth twenty five more times to get my point across.

personally, i like posts like that when necessary. i wrote a few today. obviously they sucked, but i did enjoy going through an entire thought process in one shot, and trying to organize it well. its not always easy, and they often are not read, but its nice to see more than a blurb sometimes, or a curt reply, and be left guessing what the poster meant, and than when you argue, he says that is not what i meant. i did that twice today also. facepalm.gif
post #210 of 228
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

personally, i like posts like that when necessary. i wrote a few today. obviously they sucked, but i did enjoy going through an entire thought process in one shot, and trying to organize it well. its not always easy, and they often are not read, but its nice to see more than a blurb sometimes, or a curt reply, and be left guessing what the poster meant, and than when you argue, he says that is not what i meant. i did that twice today also. facepalm.gif

It's a lot harder to do; imagine trying to write a mini-paper with a single post. It's much easier just to post your random "spoken thought" in writing. As such, when somebody really thinks something through, even if I disagree, I'm appreciative of their effort.

It also comes down to one's forum persona; given that Nore has 4000+ posts and until the G50 thread I had absolutely NO clue who he was, it's obvious we don't post on the same threads. Thus, he sees one of my LONG posts and assumes I'm wasting space trying to be Edmorel. My guess is he probably didn't even bother to read it... which is partially my own fault because I'm only rarely in MC or SW&D these days.
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