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post #46 of 477
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


Ahh. I guess I'm a little bit too much of an existentialist

 

That word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

post #47 of 477

^
One of the greatest movies ever.

post #48 of 477
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

^
One of the greatest movies ever.

 

Oh yeah! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #49 of 477
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

That word, I do not think it means what you think it means.


This is a top-notch reference. A less lazy man would have figured out the right word for what I actually meant, rather than shoehorning one in there, but whatever. YOLO, I think? Is YOLO an appropriate thing to say right now, or am I just shoehorning it in there?

post #50 of 477
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

That word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

lol...nice

post #51 of 477
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


This is a top-notch reference. A less lazy man would have figured out the right word for what I actually meant, rather than shoehorning one in there, but whatever. YOLO, I think? Is YOLO an appropriate thing to say right now, or am I just shoehorning it in there?

 

Even if I'm a lazy man, and I am certainly that, possibly the laziest in Los Angeles county. Which would place me high in the running for laziest worldwide. But sometimes there's a man... sometimes there's a man.

post #52 of 477
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Something I'd genuinely like to see discussed: What's the secret to dressing "interestingly" without looking like you're desperate for attention? TTO and Barims do this very well. Most guys who try it don't strike me as interesting at all, but TTO and Barims do.
I have some thoughts but will hold off for now.

i think that the main factor here is motive. i dont think TTO, barims or Tril dress for attention, so they look interesting in a good way. their good intention is conveyed through the look, because its earnest. they are true to their style and they know what their style is.

whereas when the sole purpose to dress interestingly is just to be interesting or to get attention, that is the first and often only thing, people will notice. and rarely in a good way.

if you want to look interesting in a good way, it seems it has to be consistent with your style. not, oh, ill try and pull all the stops and be interesting today. it might be fun, and more power to you for going for it, but the chances of real success seem slim to me in that scenario.

so is my humble opinion.
post #53 of 477
I think the ones who accomplish this well have some restraint that keeps them out of the category of those who do this to get attention.
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^^ that too. althought its not always readily apparent. ^^
post #55 of 477
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

Even if I'm a lazy man, and I am certainly that, possibly the laziest in Los Angeles county. Which would place me high in the running for laziest worldwide. But sometimes there's a man... sometimes there's a man.


This is slowly becoming two threads -- one of which is just you quoting the best movies, and the other one of which is about clothes somehow. I like them both.

 

SkinnyGoomba's point about restraint is a good one -- I think the best combinations (in any style, from conservative to out-there) work best when there's an element of selfishness to it -- dressing for yourself, to a small degree.

post #56 of 477
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

We may all agree that a particular song is good, or we may not. But any attempt to classify good songs and bad songs based on some criteria measurable by something other than our own personal judgment is doomed. All the "rules" are just retrofitting our own preferences. Once you notice you like something, you can go back and claim that it's because of the way this texture plays with that or whatever, but it's only a justification.There's no system that is capable of producing flawless, original, and interesting work.. Originality requires inspiration, which is a gift from the muses, not the philosophers.

I'm after the inverse of that.

The goal isn't to say 'do this and you'll look good'

What I'm hoping to get to is 'if you do this, you won't look good'

Barring some difference of opinion at the margins, there seems like a number of things that you - pretty much by themselves - lead you down the wrong path.
post #57 of 477
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To what end? What good would that do? Why should we try to quantify it? What good would it do? Make it easy to say what "good dressing" is, so one can always be scoring a ten on that meter?

If there was a formula for being well-dressed, I'd be bored with clothes.

Like I said before, this isn't how to do it correctly. This is about - you're almost certainly wrong unless you avoid thes things.

After that, have at it.

It is a meaningless exercise but I can't imagine you clicked on this website looking for some higher fullfillment.
post #58 of 477
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Trila's success should be obvious, he nails the fit and coherence of choices. For instance, soft shoulder, slim short jacket and tapered pants breaking above the shoe. He did not 'go-nuts' on every choice, just a few. It's better with a blue Oxford, but it's overall excellent.

I'm normally one of the first to recommend a blue OBCB with nearly every black-white-grey SC but here I think it would detract.

That would move it into the realm of normal, run of the mill biz caz. And that's a place where house slippers don't have much currency.

The severe color pallette is a large part of why this works, IMO.
post #59 of 477
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Like I said before, this isn't how to do it correctly. This is about - you're almost certainly wrong unless you avoid thes things.

After that, have at it.

It is a meaningless exercise but I can't imagine you clicked on this website looking for some higher fullfillment.

If we questioned the premise of every thread....

That said - sometimes it helps understand one concept by studying its opposite or even its tangents. By this I mean - dissecting "good taste" may be assisted by better understanding what makes a sublte deviation from good taste work as well. Bad taste is, of course, the opposite of good taste but in some ways much less interesting than "giving no effs" successfully. I generally play by the rules for MC but experiment a litte more with casual MC and SW&D.
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