Are We Over Analyzing Clothing and Dress? - Page 8
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Manton, Foo are perhaps the best dresser in classic elegance world. Spoo, yfyf and other had a slightly liberal approach.
There is nothing wrong about dressing in your own way.
The real problem is when some member take the 'groupthink' as propaganda, dressing are meant to be flexible.
We are in a style forum which will lead to analyzation of clothes, mostly above the average Joe understanding.
NORE's outfit aren't too bad if he changed the pocket square, the assembly had a particular purpose.
Keep calm and please enjoy the contributor for your sartorial journey
Certainly unique. I thought you'd be one of the British folk. Only to discover you live in Northern California! Thats gutsy I must say. I would guess you are in your late 30s- mid 40s but thats an interesting arrangement there.
The jacket has a nice cut to it. However, I can't do t he shorts and the socks. A bit too much.
+1 for doing something so out there.
Moo was absolutely destroyed for this. If you don't think it's an absolute aesthetic abortion, you might be stuck where he was then. He is very, very much improved now.
Look at the broad range of what is to be seen in the world of men's style and go back to the original question: At what point does the analysis of style start to impede the execution of style?
Some of the classic posters on SF are among the best dressed that I've seen, and they obviously analyze style a lot. Then there are people beyond SF like Flusser, Lapo, etc. and while they obvioulsy have a developed sense of style, they look insane.
I take exception to your comparing my fit to that of a woman. I get dressed in 5 minutes-literally. I go to the closet and pull out what I will wear in an almost instantaneous fashion. Now I have been married twice my current is 11 years, my former 7-8 years and I have been with many women. I always hung with the "fly girls" even if dudes just thought I was gay. But trust me on this, I don't know where you live but in NYC the game is different. That's primarily why I dislike the paths other NYC members have takes on my fits; Foo with the OneShoe, Manton with his perpetual navy suits (every time I saw him IRL), gdl leans more toward my spectrum. But still in all, you have to take everything into context. I don't know where you're from but in NYC the navy grenadine is pain boring. Chicks don't dig that. Maybe I'm too hip for the stodgy crowd here but don't go forcing that on the young up-and-comings. That's all I'm saying.
OK, I'll bite. I'm 6'4" tall. Brown skin with reddish hues. Of American Indian and Caribbean descent. Handsome, (the Latinas call me 'fino', to the blacks that would be 'fine'). I have a charm and wit about me and I exude confidence. Also, I can dress and even if I wore pink pants in a rough neighborhood (which I have), dudes leave me alone. I am the man. Women flirt with me on the job and in common areas. I don't have to follow sartorial rules, whatever I wear, they want to strip me out of it. You think I'm full of it? OK. But I don't buy this navy/brown grenadine BS. You guys did it to Spoo. Not to me, no sir.
oh for gods sake.
I agree that this is not something I would wear nor would I put anyone else in. But I think it speaks to my point, right or wrong it was his decision to dress this way. Would he be mocked and laughed at? Most certainly by some. Others might see it as something they must look into.
Take lines in NYC for example. How many times have you seen a very long line and wondered what people were waiting for? How many times have you asked someone in line what the line was for?
Some people would just get in line, either out of fear of asking or because "if this line is this long, it's got to be for something good".
Now if the same event were taking place but there was no line, would you even notice?