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Poll Results: Who said FU best?

Poll expired: Feb 18, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 21% (25)
    Monkeyface
  • 6% (8)
    upr_crust
  • 0% (0)
    stylesbitchly
  • 16% (19)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 9% (11)
    luv2breformed
  • 3% (4)
    Roycru
  • 1% (2)
    Mr. Six
  • 12% (14)
    Claghorn
  • 12% (14)
    DonCologne
  • 8% (10)
    ReubenR
  • 6% (8)
    RogerP
  • 12% (14)
    in stitches
  • 2% (3)
    CousinDonuts
  • 5% (6)
    kulata
  • 0% (1)
    J011yroger
  • 0% (1)
    archibaldleach
  • 38% (44)
    An Acute Style
  • 4% (5)
    Pliny
  • 6% (8)
    tchoy
  • 50% (58)
    Butler
  • 0% (1)
    Academic2
  • 7% (9)
    sansimeon
115 Total Votes  
post #106 of 211
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

1) it's a picture of his torso; the accuracy of the proportions cannot be assumed

2) if his hips are wider than his shoulders, there's not really much he can do about that

He may not but his tailor can. Extended shoulders and shoulder pads, it does give a pear effect right now.

Not everyone wants that, though. In any case, I think 1) is the biggest factor here.
post #107 of 211
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Not everyone wants that, though. In any case, I think 1) is the biggest factor here.

It doesn't matter what you want, the fact is that it doesn't look flattering. It's a V look vs. A look (referring to shapes), I have jackets with extended shoulders and if done right, you don't feel any difference between the ones with no extension.
post #108 of 211
Shall we each keep repeating our previous posts?
post #109 of 211
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Shall we each keep repeating our previous posts?

Yes, you are wrong.
post #110 of 211
If you'd actually contradicted anything I said, that might be a great closing statement. As it is, though, you've just demonstrated your facility for certainty in the face of incomplete information. Which is awesome!
post #111 of 211
oh yay, people being asshats in a FC thread. what a welcome change of pace.
post #112 of 211
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

1) it's a picture of his torso; the accuracy of the proportions cannot be assumed

2) if his hips are wider than his shoulders, there's not really much he can do about that

 

1) Both his shoulders and hips are in the picture, so we can get a fair indication of their relative proportions, given that the camera angle seems quite neutral.

 

2) From the photo it seems the jacket fits well around his shoulders, but is too small around the hips, hence the very open quarters. So, going up in size might give a better balanced look.

 

Yes, we may have 'incomplete information' and I'm defintely not exercising a 'facility for certainty', merely stating an opinion based on the photographic material available.

 

Have a nice sunday, y'all :)

post #113 of 211
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

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post #114 of 211
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Originally Posted by TJhambone09 View Post

/challenge

Except that Butler's fit - though absolutely stunning - isn't really FU in my opinion. It fits squarely in the British countrywear tradition and is not really an eccentric example.
For example, I think AAS' fit is much more individualistic and out-of-the-box and thus more FU.
post #115 of 211
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Except that Butler's fit - though absolutely stunning - isn't really FU in my opinion. It fits squarely in the British countrywear tradition and is not really an eccentric example.
For example, I think AAS' fit is much more individualistic and out-of-the-box and thus more FU.

"In your opinion" is the key. I was just expressing my opinion. In my world, he would be getting more stares than a 10 car pile-up. Which, to me, is FU.

Also, FU wasn't really defined as anything specific in the challenge requirements, so eccentricity, individualism, and out-of-the-boxness don't necessarily have to matter, although FU probably does have some of those qualities.

Apparently nowadays it's possible to have the wrong opinion on something 100% subjective. smile.gif
post #116 of 211
That is the SF way.

One persons opinion on any subjective matter = infallible truth.
post #117 of 211
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Yes, you are wrong.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

If you'd actually contradicted anything I said, that might be a great closing statement. As it is, though, you've just demonstrated your facility for certainty in the face of incomplete information. Which is awesome!


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post #118 of 211
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Originally Posted by TJhambone09 View Post

"In your opinion" is the key. I was just expressing my opinion. In my world, he would be getting more stares than a 10 car pile-up. Which, to me, is FU.

Also, FU wasn't really defined as anything specific in the challenge requirements, so eccentricity, individualism, and out-of-the-boxness don't necessarily have to matter, although FU probably does have some of those qualities.

Apparently nowadays it's possible to have the wrong opinion on something 100% subjective. smile.gif

Exactly, i was just expressing my opinion. Certainly not pretending to state an 'infallible truth'
I guess you're right that the loose definition of FU makes it liable to differing interpretations
post #119 of 211
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

That is the SF way.

One persons opinion on any subjective matter = infallible truth.

No it's not, and that's the truth! In my opinion wink.gif
post #120 of 211
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Exactly, i was just expressing my opinion. Certainly not pretending to state an 'infallible truth'
I guess you're right that the loose definition of FU makes it liable to differing interpretations

Yeah, I get you, no big deal. I think it's in the wording you used. It wouldn't have been an issue if you just said "AAS, great FU fit" and not "no, Butler isn't FU, AAS is much better."

We can all express our opinions, but let's let the final poll decide who is better on comparison.
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