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post #4186 of 12603
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

I believe that there are people here who deliberately do things to agitate you. There are a few very obvious ones. However, I don't think it's as prevalent as you think.
For example, tactical1 recently wrote, "Red tie haters, begone." I do think he was referencing your expressed distaste for most red ties, but I don't think he was deliberately fucking with you. I think he actually believed his red tie was in good taste. That tie was not in good taste, and he should know that, if he had actually paid attention to what you've discussed in the past. I just don't think he posted it with the deliberate intent to piss you off. I honestly think he posted it, because he simply doesn't know it's not in good taste.
Tactical actually did post "F--- you," and it was deleted. Imo it was partly in jest and partly to thumb his nose at the man(ton).

So while I disagree w/ Manton on quite a few things, I do agree with him that this thread and the US in general are full of "free-thinking, spirited individuals" who define free thought and spirit as thumbing their noses at "the man." But the US is full of such folk precisely because our culture raises everyone to think this way. We all think we're rebels. Such is the lovable, frustrating American sheep.

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

P.S. If you know anything about me, you'd know I am doing something deliberate to fuck with this entire forum, not just Manton.
I recognize and enjoy your jokes quite often. But I think you've actually been ernest here and are claiming to be joking now mainly to obscure your genuine lack of understanding of what others here consider to be good taste. Just be like me and admit your lack of understanding.
post #4187 of 12603
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Tactical actually did literally post "F--- you" or something, and it was deleted.

Well, that, perhaps, changes my opinion.
post #4188 of 12603
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Manton, do you have a critique of Moo's fits? I, for one, would love to hear your thoughts.

here are mine. i lol'ed at the photo bomb for starters. some i liked, other i did not. i think a lot of them might have been posted at the beginning of the thread, but i could be misremembering.

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Alright, so after looking at the really good fits, I believe what mine were lacking most to be in good taste was subtlety. Of course quality of my items leaves a lot to be desired but that's in line with my income level and I don't think I can do much about that. So common sense tells me that since most of my odd jackets and all of my squares are patterned, I should buy more solid shirts and ties. In fact I don't have any solid ties besides a pair of knits and I think that's a considerable weak point. I'm also looking at expanding my arsenal of solid jackets. Am I heading in the right direction?

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I still think posting in this thread is better than WAYWT. Which is preferred, option 1, option 2 or some other pocket square entirely? Suit is Harrisons woolen flannel, tie is also wool:




post #4191 of 12603
I like 2 better

Beautiful tie
post #4192 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

I still think posting in this thread is better than WAYWT. Which is preferred, option 1, option 2 or some other pocket square entirely? Suit is Harrisons woolen flannel, tie is also wool: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I think everyone should just post in WAYWRN. There are too many WAYWRN-threads.

2 for me as well.
post #4193 of 12603
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

I believe that there are people here who deliberately do things to agitate you. There are a few very obvious ones. However, I don't think it's as prevalent as you think.
For example, tactical1 recently wrote, "Red tie haters, begone." I do think he was referencing your expressed distaste for most red ties, but I don't think he was deliberately fucking with you. I think he actually believed his red tie was in good taste. That tie was not in good taste, and he should know that, if he had actually paid attention to what you've discussed in the past. I just don't think he posted it with the deliberate intent to piss you off. I honestly think he posted it, because he simply doesn't know it's not in good taste.
No.

When tactical debuted in this thread, he posted something awful, was told it was awful in polite terms by foo and myself, and I--in addition--explained what the thread was about and told him why outfits like that were never going to get the love he wanted, except from people who don't know what they're doing.

He later said "since you and foo are a-holes, I am going to post things I know you will hate just to irritate you."

So, he has drawn a map. Written a manifesto as it were. But to you it is still all about my paranoia. Like I said, obtuse. Willfully blind.

He's just the one who's been the most explicit about it, by the way.

Anyway, as I have also said, this thread is like a structure that is constantly covered with graffiti. I agree that some people do it to be dicks and others do it because they have no idea what they are doing. They think their graffiti constitutes a beautiful mural. Whatever, the outcome is the same. most of the wall is ugly as shit and cleaning it up would be a full time job. If there were a Raphael or a Da Vinci underneath, the effort would be worth it, but there isn't, so it isn't.
post #4194 of 12603
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Beautiful tie


More than beautiful. That tie is erection inducing.

post #4195 of 12603
VBC Mid Grey Flannel
Drakes Navy with Green Stripe Grenadine
MTM Blue box check shirt
Burgundy paisley wool square



Details

post #4196 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Not sure this is entirely successful but figured I would post it here and find out. I think the pocket square is probably not the right one but I dont have many to choose from. Suit is a Lesser, lighter than navy, 9/10oz. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I think it's a nice suit and the tie has nice colors but why push that pattern on our eyes?

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

Eligible? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


This is not in bad taste, but it's all around soft and dull.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

dare i? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Did you shave your neck? Thank you. Again, it would be nicer if you posted smaller images. You're zooming in on these tiny patterns around your chest (tiny checks, tiny circles, tiny neck hairs) and blowing it up too big.
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Originally Posted by tactical1 View Post

Red tie haters, begone. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Yeah, it's bad!
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

I like the top shirt/tie/jacket combination better. fistbump.gif

The brown tie is better with that dark suit, but the dark pocket square is ugly.

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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

It's good taste!

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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

I think this one from Ethan Newton is very tasteful; I especially love the the pleasant interplay between the colours (it was this post that prompted me to finally buy the tie pictured): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

It's good taste!

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Originally Posted by Fred49 View Post

Put on my 1000 mile boots and shit kicked my way across LA. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I don't get why you're wearing those dusty shoes and trousers with that jacket. Get outta here!

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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For all of Mr. Moo's outfits, there are too many colors and patterns and fabrics, all zoomed in on his photos, to make any sense. Maybe they are in good taste, but why should I believe it when the photos are all about "how many disparate elements can I jam and hopefully balance together?" That is off-topic. But BTW, your photos are really nice, and I really appreciate that you do a great job of capturing those textures and colors and patterns really well.
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

I still think posting in this thread is better than WAYWT. Which is preferred, option 1, option 2 or some other pocket square entirely? Suit is Harrisons woolen flannel, tie is also wool: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Good taste, and yeah #2 is better.
post #4197 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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BTW, in stitches, take note: Mr. Moo takes the photo from a bit further away than you do, and he crops and blurs the neck hair. This is good taste.
post #4198 of 12603
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Bris, why do you pinch your coat like that?

I just understood this question, sorry. I do it so the sleeve/cuff on my non-camera hand can be seen. It also crates shape since light is allowed to pass thru that space between my arm and waist. Perhaps I need to think up another pose. smile.gif
post #4199 of 12603
Was gonna give it a go today with a gray DB, blue shirt and green madder tie. Instead I am staying home with sick daughter and wearing Zubaz. May post pic tomorrow.
post #4200 of 12603
@Manton - Besides tactical and o/o, who do you think is trying to fuck with you itt? Of the top of my head, the people posting fits in this thread have been me, gdl, cep, sb, stitch, Diaz, nore, Fred...sorry if I'm forgetting anybody. Not that all the fits have been home runs, but 1) average quality much better than waywrn 2) I think everyone posting in good faith within the intent of the thread.
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