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post #61 of 301
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

If you choose your mentors well, I don't know how on earth learning to dress in the Internet is any different from learning in "real life". In fact, you might grow up "learning" how to dress in coat and tie from people who dress like shit.

I would argue that most people have no choice. Given that so few people dress in tailored clothing anymore, and even fewer do it well, you're not likely to learn it from your father or from others around you. Most people have to seek it out.
post #62 of 301
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

When I was in grad school, there were a couple of guys who were just out-and-out atheist/nihilists. Nothing is true, the pereciptible order to the universe is a sham (one went so far as to endorse Descartes' "deus deceptor" argument), all apparent reality is illusion, and so on.

Yet they showed up for class, read the books, wrote their papers and took their exams. I always wondered, though, what was the point? There is nothing, I get it. But then why study philosophy? Why study anything?

how do you (or any of us) know that we are not simply brains in a vat? Is any of this really happening?
post #63 of 301
They were never iron rules, they were guides. Developed to make dressing easier. It was dressing by numbers if you like.

Sator's bases his argument on the wrong premise, That is, that the rules are rigid.

Trade mags don't support his case either because Trade mags don't necessarily reflect what is worn at a given time but what the sponsors/advertisers would like to be worn. They are pushing a look, which may or may not have been adopted, Similar to those L. Fellows plates.

Again, if the rules were rigid, there would have been little, to no evolution. We don't see many men dressed like Edwardians..
post #64 of 301
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

This thread needs more bourbonbasted

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post #65 of 301
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

how do you (or any of us) know that we are not simply brains in a vat? Is any of this really happening?

Because you're always already involved in the world? Subject/object distinction is just fucking you up.

"The world is not an object such that I have in my possession the law of its making; it is the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not 'inhabit' only 'the inner man', or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself." -Merleau-Ponty

ps: I know you weren't seriously asking this but just so you know, this thing isn't that much of a philosophical problem nowadays...

As for Sator I find him to be quite knowledgeable in the arcane minutiae of tailoring but he usually fails when trying to articulate great principles because he's a little too psychorigid.
post #66 of 301
Uh, wait, brown shoes and a navy suit look sweet together. Or am I insane? Actually, I hardly ever wear my black shoes. Only with my black suit, my tux, or,occasionally with grey pants. Otherwise, it's one of my 7 pairs of various shades of brown shoes. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

In any event, like it or not, we no longer live in a society where "rules" dictate a man's wardrobe to the point that some random dude will look down on you or call you out for wearing brown shoes with a navy suit..

Edited by Veremund - 2/11/13 at 10:23am
post #67 of 301
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

If you know why you like something, no one should be able to shake that belief based on the assumptions of "rules" or "norms." Style is personal by definition and the ideas of utility or correctness or appropriateness will inherently vary.

I'll drink to that!
post #68 of 301
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Uh, wait, brown shoes and a navy suit look sweet together. Or am I insane?

I think he's referring to "no brown in town". I also think brown shoes with a navy suit look good.
post #69 of 301
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Or am I insane?

Depends if you're American or English.
post #70 of 301
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I've read and done enough "research" to come to a simple conclusion: If I see something I like, I wear it; Internet need not apply.


Put the gun down. It's just clothes.
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post #71 of 301
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I've read and done enough "research" to come to a simple conclusion: If I see something I like, I wear it; Internet need not apply.

But would you concede that not everything we like (on the hanger) looks good on us, or is flattering, and therefore would best be left on the hanger?
post #72 of 301
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I've read and done enough "research" to come to a simple conclusion: If I see something I like, I wear it; Internet need not apply. .

Which begs the question of why you are posting on a clothing forum and have 3000 posts in little over 18 months.
post #73 of 301
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Oh, and this thread needs more foo.

Finally someone with the guts to state the one irrefutable truth from which all others emanate. God bless you Manton.
post #74 of 301
I'm a weird mix of those two and German nowadays. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Depends if you're American or English.
post #75 of 301
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post

Which begs the question of why you are posting on a clothing forum and have 3000 posts in little over 18 months.

He's a people person?
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