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I'll have to make sure The Chair makes an occasional appearance this fall, if only for variety's sake. The light is great at one part of our balcony, but the background is a rather unpleasant yellow (though, when mixed with the clay red of the rest of the complex, the overall effect is rather nice). I'm seriously considering purchasing some plywood and painting it white and setting it up against the wall. Or maybe I'll paint it something other than white. I guess I could paint both sides different colors, again for the sake of variety. Hrmmm...I'm liking this idea. Need to bounce if off Mrs. Claghorn to make sure it's on the acceptable side of eccentric.

 

Does gray make for a decent background color (given that I often wear gray trousers)? @thefoxtooth, I choose you. 

 

 

I think we ought to ask Jason Jules what he thinks...

 

 

What you probably ought to do is get a closet bar and a shelf bracket with a bar cradle, then get yourself a roll or two of seamless paper.  It comes in 9' rolls, but any good photo supply will cut it down for you on the bandsaw.  Your choices will then be nearly infinite.

 

i think my grey one is the same as the one Drake's used here.

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Thread Starter 

Hmmmm, I only worry that that would push me to the unacceptable side of eccentric. Though I suppose once you are on that side, you no longer really worry, huh.

 

But he's also in a controlled lighting condition. I've definitely seen outdoor pictures where gray pants faded into gray backgrounds.

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Hmmmm, I only worry that that would push me to the unacceptable side of eccentric.

 

If you're talking SF standards then you're not even close to eccentricity of any sort.

 

If you're talking real-world it's way too late to worry about it.  As it is for us all.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac  :)

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Hmmmm, I only worry that that would push me to the unacceptable side of eccentric. 

 

Wait a minute, don't you live in Texas?  'Cause, er, I might have some unfortunate news for you...

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Wait a minute, don't you live in Texas?  'Cause, er, I might have some unfortunate news for you...


Yes. And what is that. Please tell me.

 

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Just get a greenscreen, then you can shop yourself into Pitti backgrounds.

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There is a whole panoply of expression in sweaters.

It's not just you. I've found this bias on this forum, where people are singularly obsessed with tailored clothing and then just wear generic civvies any other time. Is that an American thing? @Coxsackie, what is the situation like down under?

 

 

Very few men are into "classic wear" in Australia. The idea of wearing a tie through choice rather than necessity is appalling to most Aussie guys.

 

Semi-casual and high-end streetwear are therefore quite popular. (Having said that, 95% of men here have zero clue and just wear really, really bad clothes.) This would include knitwear and jumpers/sweaters in the colder months, particularly in Melbourne.

 

Have a look at @Gerry Nelson's recent fits over on the CM Casual thread. You'll see him in that kind of clothing. I wear it too, but tend not to bother posting fits.

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Coxy's right. Next to no one cares about quality tailored clothing, or how their clothes fit, here in Australia. Those days are, sadly, long gone for most, though I doubt Australia is unique in this respect.
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You are correct. It is not unique.
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Thread Starter 
Though I don't think people not caring about the quality of their clothes nor the fit is necessarily a bad thing, within reason. I'm not going to go as far as to endorse grown individuals (22+) wearing wifebeaters or pajamas outside.
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I better go back indoors.

 

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Just get a greenscreen, then you can shop yourself into Pitti backgrounds.

I do this twice a year.
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I better go back indoors.

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#swag

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