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post #106 of 186
My first impression is that the texture of the Shantung silk tie and the linen jacket are too similar.
post #107 of 186
I don't think we have over analyzed what prevents people who want to wear capes from wearing capes, or how one can dress to appeal to women in a hetrosexual way.
post #108 of 186
Why people often compare women success and clothes? Why people just can't understand dressing is personal, you only need to please yourself.
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
post #109 of 186
It's a self selecting bias. I would hope most posters on here analyze clothing and dress.

In fact, I think there was a recent hubbub on this topic. I like reading why something is right or wrong and see the poster twist like pretzels trying to defend their argument.

In short: foo.gif
post #110 of 186
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Anyone care to post a pic of themselves that was either ragged on by members here or that you knew going in was 'out there'? I would appreciate it and I thing we'd all benefit from continuing this discussion.

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post #111 of 186

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.

post #112 of 186
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post #113 of 186
I think this outfit is better worn outdoors. biggrin.gif
post #114 of 186
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This is interesting. I don't recall if you went out this way or where you were going or the discussion that followed but I would appreciate a recap.
post #115 of 186
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This is interesting. I don't recall if you went out this way or where you were going or the discussion that followed but I would appreciate a recap.

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.
post #116 of 186
It's comically sad the pervasive lack of common sense and independent thinking that plagues this place, that manifests itself in groupthink and the blind adherence to rules.

Most often it provides lulz
post #117 of 186
Going back to the title of this thread - the question itself is interesting. At what point does the analysis of style start to impede the execution of style? I'd like to see where this thread would have gone if there had been no photo in NORE's first post, because after reading the last 7 pages, it seems like most of the discussion has been on his shirt, tie and ps, 'boring ties vs. bright ties', etc - less about his actual question/statement (although it was not exactly posed in the most articulate and parsimonious way, but Trope le Monde has just fixed that above...)

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.
post #118 of 186
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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.
god what a pathetic post
post #119 of 186
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

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.
post #120 of 186
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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.

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?
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