Originally Posted by Bounder
Now that almost everyone's here -- I expect Vox will be along shortly -- perhaps we should see about making this threak epic.
I have gone after Spoo on occasion myself. But he has improved quite a bit since he first started posting. So I think there is hope for him. Since I started on this forum, though, you haven't even changed your shoes.
Spoo may have an entirely too-wide comfort zone but yours is entirely too narrow, especially for anyone to ever consider emulating. In a way, you are one of the worst dressers here because you don't actually dress at all. You have said yourself that your goal is to reduce your wardrobe to a uniform so you can wear the same thing all the time. I find that utterly sad and a great waste.
It is a pity because it doesn't have to be that way. You have an outstanding eye for fit and a great deal of general sartorial knowledge. If you could break out a bit, you could rival Manton in his ability to produce outstanding CBD that is both elegant and memorable.
IMO, Spoo's post lead more people down the path of bad taste, and waste than Foo ever will. This is not Spoo's fault or something he intends. He burns through clothing and shoes at a rapid rate. It is a combination of a want and need he has for these items and partially his growth as he learns more about how he wants to look. Unfortunately a think a lot of his followers have just taken into buying the labels and not on working on the basics. Even
While Foo's OneShoe philosophy was controversial it has lead me to a series of "ONE" items.
First I started with the OneShoe. I have a last in a couple of makers that I am vey comfortable with and it helps detract me from buying sale items that I don't need in hopes that they will fit. So to the shoe fanatics I lead a very boring shoe life
I have sold/selling 95% of my ties. I realized they did not fit properly. I went to Hober, found my length, and width. The OneTie for me.The same will go with other items, as I become more comfortable with the fit and sizing. To the Tom Ford ties are on sale bunch, again I am very boring.
Even his latest DB jacket from R. I do not like it, but instead of jumping on the "I hate it, you look like an idiot" bandwagon I looked at what can I get out of it. That jacket started making me question gorge placement for future a future DB.
Foo may be full of contradictions, when he says the doesn't care about dressing and clothing and then writing obsessively about them, but if you read between the lines there is a to to take away.
Anyway, as stated earlier, just my opinion.