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post #8581 of 13589
Stay away from linen then, too. Also, opt for double, or even triple twist yarns.
post #8582 of 13589
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Thoughtful critique takes even more effort than shooting and uploading photos. I used to consider it worthwhile, as I believe it's infinitely more helpful than simply admiring an outfit. After all, an outfit is just a snapshot at the end of a long, intricately dynamic process. If you try to learn from an outfit, without working on understanding how it came to be, you are at best going to walk away with a neat costume idea. You have to develop and refine the process of dressing to improve your style. That involves thinking about clothes with far more care and consideration than you're probably used to, not so much buying the right tie on your next trip to the mall.

The problem is that very few people have the patience, confidence, and commitment to really learn this stuff. People here tend to take criticism of their clothing choices far too personally. They post outfits with the hidden assumption that they will, naturally, find nothing but applause and admiration. So, when someone with demonstrable taste explains that a proudly-posted outfit is actually no good, what is the result? Tantrums and sour grapes. Next thing you know, the person offering the critique is under attack. So, then, fuck it: Give me deets on that tie. It really pops! If you think that's obnoxious, you now know how I feel.


oh please stop acting like a victim. People don't give Manton, Doc, Dopey or any other the other resident critics as much shit and they offer as much and if not better critique than you do. Plus they have a way of not making the thread all about themselves.


Edited by Tirailleur1 - 4/4/13 at 1:58pm
post #8583 of 13589
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Plus they have a way of not making the thread all about themselves.

It's impossible to take this seriously coming from someone who clearly wants to make me the subject of discussion.
post #8584 of 13589
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It's impossible to take this seriously coming from someone who clearly wants to make me the subject of discussion.


you already did that...

post #8585 of 13589
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Stay away from linen then, too. Also, opt for double, or even triple twist yarns.

Linen frays faster than cotton? Interesting.

Also, I had no idea you only wore white shirts. I really couldn't live with that myself. A white shirt and odd jacket is a troubling juxtaposition.
post #8586 of 13589
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Shirt first. Then socks, then shoes. Unless I'm not wearing socks, which is, like, obviously, never. Duh.

This may explain why your shirts are not lasting longer. It should be socks, shoes, pants then shirt. Sheesh.
post #8587 of 13589
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Linen frays faster than cotton? Interesting.

Also, I had no idea you only wore white shirts. I really couldn't live with that myself. A white shirt and odd jacket is a troubling juxtaposition.

I know, that is why I don't wear odd jackets.
post #8588 of 13589
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Linen frays faster than cotton? Interesting.

Anything that is very crisp will ultimately lead to faster fraying. Think of brittle bones, mohair and so on. It creases so well, it soon breaks. Also, stay away, (I know it will be hard after the Riva) from very fine yarns. Over 120's is off limits. 2/100 is good. My one shirt is made with 3/80's.
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Anything that is very crisp will ultimately lead to faster fraying. Think of brittle bones, mohair and so on. It creases so well, it soon breaks. Also, stay away, (I know it will be hard after the Riva) from very fine yarns. Over 120's is off limits. 2/100 is good. My one shirt is made with 3/80's.

Makes sense when you put it that way--thanks. How does this bode for fresco?
post #8590 of 13589
Bodes great, actually. Low "super". And think of the light high twist stuff. It can take a good beating.
post #8591 of 13589
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Ed is screwing with you. In his earnest assessment, that thread should be avoided like the plague. He might be right to some extent.

However, it's worth noting that this whole "OneShirt" thing isn't really new. Easily 80% of my shirts are solid blue (60% if not counting OCBDs). It's always worked for me, so I finally just gave the concept a pithy name. You are by no means treading dangerous, uncharted territory.

I have grown to hate my non blue shirts.

Ed is wrong about that thread. hws is killing it in there.
post #8592 of 13589
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Dopey has a lot of great lines.

correct. sadly, most go unrecognized.
post #8593 of 13589
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Bodes great, actually. Low "super". And think of the light high twist stuff. It can take a good beating.

+1 recently received a few lengths of different frescos, they're tough as nails from what I can tell
post #8594 of 13589
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I have grown to hate my non blue shirts.

Never!

Non-blue shirts can be fun.

Manton has annihilated my concept of "fun" clothing in the past, for good reason - it opens the door wide open to horrible taste.

Nonetheless, I love my "bad taste" red striped shirt. Shown today with a navy knit tie...



I'm not the only fan of this monstrosity...

post #8595 of 13589
Who said red stripe shirts are in bad taste?
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