See, that's where we philosophically differ (at least I think we do). How we define rules also matters here too.
it's definitely fair to say "I don't care about XYZ arbitrary tradition from 50 years ago that has no basis in aesthetics" or to broadly not care too much about traditions that are not based in aesthetics. Doing so, however, doesn't deny that those traditions exist to begin with. I also think it is fair to be aware of certain traditions but believe one looks better by ignoring them. Again, it's a case of learning a rule and then deciding to break it. I suspect some people also just dislike the term "rule." The world doesn't end if you break a rule of men's clothing. It's not like breaking the law or doing something immoral. If someone asks my opinion on something in real life, I'll share it, but I'm never going to criticize someone for not dressing in accordance with what I regard as rules of classic menswear. But I'd still argue that certain premises in classic menswear are more correct than others.
Yes, we differ philosophically on this matter. I'm glad we can do so in an amicable way.
I think the crux of our disagreement is that I'm far less convinced that the assertion that peaked lapels are wrong with a SB odd jacket has any basis in tradition. I suspect it's a much more modern convention that has formed as we've become more conservative in an effort to maintain a style or form of dress that we perceive to be slipping away. We, as a community, are more self-conscious now than I suspect people were back in the day. This leads us to condense a set of rules to keep us from straying too far from the received ideal. I also think that StyleForum has a very definite set of rules and norms of its own. As I've spent more time here that has become clear. Some are refreshing in the sense that they possibly make things clear for me. Others seem to me purely arbitrary and I find myself rejecting them. Mostly, I think the distinction is made based on how closely such a rule matches either my own preconception or fills a void in my understanding, or not.
Finally, StyFo is a conservative place. It might be more prudent in the present case to assert that peaked lapels should not be worn on a single breasted odd jacket is a StyleForum rule, rather than one that pertains to a wider community.
Did I beat that to death yet?