Originally Posted by luv2breformed
I've tried to keep it on track, but it moves too quickly and solid discussions get buried imo. CBD tie discussion was great. Then we had a solid shoe discussion imo. We kind of trailed off after that with any real direction. This thread shines when the solid contributors who know what they are doing are providing loads of feedback to enquiring minds. I don't mind having a little fun in here, but when the solid contributors can't keep up and dispense wisdom as needed the thread begins to lack imo. By the time we got to shirts we were like 3-4 pages on that topic and it was done and back to joking off.
Also, I felt like I was pestering to get any feedback recently, asking the same questions over and over (tie purge, square purge). I gave up after a bit not wanting to be a nuisance. We could talk about so much more in terms of casual ties, shirts, squares etc.
That said, this thread isn't about me and I don't want to make it that way. I have already learned a metric ton and if people feel I am in a good spot, then I am happy to back off.
I think Clags tried to get some traction with his 25 ties and desert island post. The tie discussion at the beginning was good; shoes as well.
I come here in part because there are many people here weighing in whose opinion I have enjoyed and learn from. It has remained "exclusive" but not intentionally so. Then it's a nice "salon" space to talk about clothes and more subtle issues regarding them.
If I felt like I was one of those in charge, I might try to set topics. At best, I can only broach some possibilities. For example, we just mentioned jacket length. I feel like I have the theory, but not necessarily the eye. We could talk about that for a bit (e.g. I really can't help but feel that Vox's pic that JRD posted several pages back was on the short side of an acceptable range). Or we could talk about pairing hanks with very strongly patterned jackets, as in Monkeyface's lovely Belvest in the WAYWRN thread (a version of the good taste thread but for non CBD situations). Or heck, we can debate Foo's first five pics in the GT thread.
Small topics of interest and which are challenging (and we can, of course, still answer questions give advice to L2BR and JR...Rudals, turn off your browser now!).