Originally Posted by NORE
I mean, c'mon. Take a look at some of the threads recently started. Some folks are coming here with genuine questions and we are still cramming these stupid 'rules' down their throats. Now I will admit, some people have no clue but c'mon, son. Some of the stuff I've read here is just ridiculous. It seems like the members people tend to worship on here are actually the most 'safe' dressers which equally makes them boring.
I say live a little. Live a lot! If what you put on makes you feel good then go out feeling good and knowing that you look good. I am of the belief that a person wearing a burlap sack that exudes confidence will always look better than a bespoke fitted dude with no panache.
Check it, while I am aware that many of you would never wear this I posted this in a thread and it was moderated out:
Why? Probably because of the colors. But I felt [and know I looked] like a boss. Now I'm not mad, not everyone wants do this or some of the other stuff I do, but I still say try something different. Live a little.
If things keep on the way they are going, all of the listeners will be wearing navy or gray suits with white or light blue shirts, solid navy or brown ties, navy socks, gunboats and a TV fold. C'mon, son. C'mon Style
forum. Where's the style?
First - tie and walls are too matchy-matchy.
Second (and more honest thoughts) - to me clothing is supposed to be a bit careless and reckless while still being presentable for most reasonable occasions. It's a bit peacockish (and perhaps unmanly) to care too much or put too much effort into choosing your day's clothing. Women stand in front of the closet and care, men have more important things to care about. Hence, the staples - blue, grey, white, etc - everything goes together, it's versatile, and I can get away with the old line "Oh, this old thing? I just pulled it together
" - and have it sound reasonable. Your pictured ensemble doesn't pass that test.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about: I have a purple box plaid shirt. I love the shirt, but it goes with very few ties. I have to carefully pick the tie to go with it, and I certainly don't want a blue/navy jacket. In other words, I have to manufacture a look and it only works within a narrow band of options. Too much work.
So there's my thoughts.