first off, thanks for the heads up on this thread, clags.
oh ed, always fightin the good fight, bustin cerkle jerks, and now internationally!
in any case, i dont like the bottom fit. i think its because i hate those pants with a fiery passion.
as far as "good taste" in the top block is concerned, i imagine the bottom is considered more tasteful as the top was an intentional brown overload. personally, i like the top one a lot better all around though.
You look at least 4 years younger in the top pic. Maybe 5.