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Yep.
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I agree, a mature response and a welcome one.

However, though it may sound harsh, I would encourage this gentleman to post not in this thread but in the WAYWRN thread. I know this has sort of devolved into WAYWRN Part Deux, but this thread was always intended to be for, um, more advanced fits, and more advanced in a particular taste. whnay's taste, per the title, which happens to coincide with a certain SF Zeitgeist, like it or not.

This is not WAYWRN #2; it was always meant to be held to a different, dare I say higher standard. It's obvious Manton is not still combing through here and deleting with impunity (per his Dubiously Honored powers), and who could blame him. But I think we should not lose sight of what the thread was intended to be:
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Complaints about the quality of my pics will be ignored. I urge chavs, fops, bottom feeders and n00bs to think carefully before you post in this thread. If you are wondering whether something is in good taste, it probably isn't. I encourage nay, foo, matt, dopey, gdl, vox (he is missed), concordia, t4, parker, will, baron, edmorel and some others whose names aren't occuring to me at the moment to comment with directness but without rancor. of course, there will be little need to say anything about my combos because they will always be impeccable.

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^ Agree completely. As Manton says, if you have to ask if it's in good taste, then it's probably not and best posted at WAYWRN.
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It's sad that was the example Manton implicitly used of good taste.

It's probably the one and only fit of his (once he stopped experimenting with DB wraps) that I dislike. The precious check shirt - tie matching. The burgundy - wheat combo. And the uncinched tie just tips it off.

Can we have a contest to select the best Manton photo so his taste can be more fairly represented? There are so many good ones.
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I'm happy to post my next fit at WAYWRN. Actually I hadn't checked that thread out. Yep, it's more appropriate for this noob.

 

However, I will be lurking on this thread, learning, and biding my time. If I do get there, "dressing well" won't be the first skill I've mastered in my life. Or the second. Or even the third.

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

It's sad that was the example Manton implicitly used of good taste.

It's probably the one and only fit of his (once he stopped experimenting with DB wraps) that I dislike. The precious check shirt - tie matching. The burgundy - wheat combo. And the uncinched tie just tips it off.

Can we have a contest to select the best Manton photo so his taste can be more fairly represented? There are so many good ones.

It's funny, as I was quoting the post (it's the first in this thread) I was sort of thinking, "really? because I think I might do that. so by definition it's not next-level."
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Interesting thoughts RE Manton's pic. I have no pedigree to offer, but will say that I like the outfit even if its not my all-time favorite of his. Recently someone over in the Friday challenges criticized the entire field for failing to do simple well. Don't remember who (and didn't entirely agree). But isn't this simple done well as a foundation for the good taste evolution that we see later in the pics. It shows that pink is a solid background for dark red ties (like the white shirt thread suggests). It uses a white linen PS without a white shirt, which I don't think most noobs would do. The fold of the PS is not overly neat. And for my part, blues and browns seem intuitively better with tans and wheats, and here red and pink work. It's basic, doing little things well, but not dark grey and navy.
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@Coxaca I'm just gonna point out that after two pages of having your fit slammed that was a mature response. I look forward to seeing your next fit. 

plus one. i think it speaks to a potential for growth.
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I agree, a mature response and a welcome one.
However, though it may sound harsh, I would encourage this gentleman to post not in this thread but in the WAYWRN thread. I know this has sort of devolved into WAYWRN Part Deux, but this thread was always intended to be for, um, more advanced fits, and more advanced in a particular taste. whnay's taste, per the title, which happens to coincide with a certain SF Zeitgeist, like it or not.
This is not WAYWRN #2; it was always meant to be held to a different, dare I say higher standard. It's obvious Manton is not still combing through here and deleting with impunity (per his Dubiously Honored powers), and who could blame him. But I think we should not lose sight of what the thread was intended to be:

i mostly agree with this, but not entirely. i think one gets more serious critique here than in WAYWRN, and less touchy feeley everyone is awesome type replies. cant help but understand why someone would post here to get real talk feedback.

which reminds me, i may be taking a turn for the dickish in WAYWRN very soon. ima make canta look like a choir boy if i join the dark side.
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plus one. i think it speaks to a potential for growth.
i mostly agree with this, but not entirely. i think one gets more serious critique here than in WAYWRN, and less touchy feeley everyone is awesome type replies. cant help but understand why someone would post here to get real talk feedback.

which reminds me, i may be taking a turn for the dickish in WAYWRN very soon. ima make canta look like a choir boy if i join the dark side.


My approach here is, basically, if I can't see anything wrong with a rig, and it lines up with the style of thinking people talk about on here, I post it up and get useful, informative feedback. If I know something is up, I don't bother.

 

mrjester, regarding your jacket, if it's Kent Wang, here's a jacket of mine with lapels about that width (I measured mine his way, and they came out to ~4.5", but measured Despos's  they're more like 3.75"). I'm about a 36R. I like your jacket, but I prefer the lower buttoning point (and possibly gorge? hard to tell) on mine. They're wide, but who cares? They're not slimming, but I don't need slimming.

 

Wide lapels (Click to show)

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My approach here is, basically, if I can't see anything wrong with a rig, and it lines up with the style of thinking people talk about on here, I post it up and get useful, informative feedback. If I know something is up, I don't bother.

 

mrjester, regarding your jacket, if it's Kent Wang, here's a jacket of mine with lapels about that width (I measured mine his way, and they came out to ~4.5", but measured Despos's  they're more like 3.75"). I'm about a 36R. I like your jacket, but I prefer the lower buttoning point (and possibly gorge? hard to tell) on mine. They're wide, but who cares? They're not slimming, but I don't need slimming.

 

Wide lapels (Click to show)

Thanks. Very good point. I'm going to lower the BP maybe just 1cm on my next one. Wide lapels as well. 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

How the gigolo business these days?

(I keed, I keed)

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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Tie is Paul Smith. It was left behind by a client (I don't know which one). I kinda liked it so I made it mine. How is it dreadful?


Square is Zegna I think - I forgot - fold didn't quite work out right, looks too much like a bird of paradise. But I kind of like the sharp points.

I am seriously into the tangerine colour of this shirt. Would be nice to get it in a more formal material, of course.

What I was looking for in this ensemble was a mix of subtly different patterns and colours, with a single point of ostentatious dandyism in the square.

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Ah, so it was your tie.

I want to dig this up just to point out that that was a tremendous comeback. fistbump.gif
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which reminds me, i may be taking a turn for the dickish in WAYWRN very soon. ima make canta look like a choir boy if i join the dark side.

Oooooh lurker[1].gif
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Oooooh lurker[1].gif

smile.gif i have almost reached my breaking point.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

plus one. i think it speaks to a potential for growth.
i mostly agree with this, but not entirely. i think one gets more serious critique here than in WAYWRN, and less touchy feeley everyone is awesome type replies. cant help but understand why someone would post here to get real talk feedback.

which reminds me, i may be taking a turn for the dickish in WAYWRN very soon. ima make canta look like a choir boy if i join the dark side.

Didn't think I was the posterboy for that sort of thing.

But then I imagine there are too many selfaware d cks
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Didn't think I was the posterboy for that sort of thing.
But then I imagine there are too many selfaware d cks

lol, you are from the few who still dish it out harshly from time to time. i respect your opinion, even when i dont agree. you know what you are talking about and have also posted fits that prove you know how to implement what you know. legit.
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