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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

Thisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthis

This thread is so much like a lot of the bad writing workshops I've attended in that it is disinterested in what you are attempting to achieve through your dress and more interested in what they want you to achieve with your dress.

Re writing workshop analogy: Sure, achieve what you want to achieve, but if your spelling and grammar is all fucked up, I'm guessing some folks will have issues with your writing regardless of its intended expression, no?

An aggressively bowed chest, pulling-from-every-direction button region, dimpled shoulders, hung-up sleeves, etc. is an attempt to achieve a certain "painted on" close fit. It could just be much better achieved if the "spelling/grammar" (read fit) were better (IMHO)...
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^^

 

but use of language can vary from what is technically "right" for effect and anyway i know plenty of people who write unreadable dross without breaking a single rule but a fair few interesting writers who frequently use "illegal" grammar.

 

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In a narrow sense (McO's tight suits don't look as good as ones with a cleaner fit would), I agree with you. But I gotta fan some kinda flames, right?

And should I have omitted the quotations from that first graf?
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Lol. If he likes tight he likes tight, why is it so hard for some people to understand?
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Yeah, it's in poor taste to continue to harp on this when he's explained that that's how he likes to wear his clothes, and among his compatriots, he looks right in place. This has gone way overboard.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Lol. If he likes tight he likes tight, why is it so hard for some people to understand?

My last word on this, I promise: I just think there is "tight" that fits and "tight" that is simply the wrong size. It's also very easy for me to understand why someone might choose to go with the latter. I feel compelled to share my opinion regardless. Just block me if you find my comments objectionable...
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So to carry the analogy on, is McO angling to be the ee cummings of the thread?
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Oh I know, it's just when it happens each time he posts a fit that it gets rather tedious.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Oh I know, it's just when it happens each time he posts a fit that it gets rather tedious.

Put him on your ignore list then instead of whining about it post after post. Talking about tedious...
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Sexy,though you moght do well with a vest, even in hot weather.
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Handbags at dawn here.

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Put him on your ignore list then instead of whining about it post after post. Talking about tedious...

Sorry for upsetting you.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post


Sorry for upsetting you.

 

No sorry, my bad. It wasn't directed at you but more in general to the people who keep on posting the same comments about mcobinad's fits, page after page. I see you already posted something in a similar vein.

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Originally Posted by mcobinad View Post


False. We all need guidance in life and no one is an Island.
Again fallacy.You forgot that what gave rise to all this peripeteia was when the main subject matter bifurcated and took a different outcome as a result of a member referring to my photos as posing and also the use of a phone. That statement alone was like a fly in the ointment and really wound me up. Please let's address the root of a problem rather than seeking to solve the surface.

 

The root of the problem is that you are trying to apply the performative rhetoric you use in your job to this forum, seeking to deflect any and all constructive criticism or pointing out of insincere behavior by going through verbal contortions.

 

You don't have to take all of the advice given, maybe even any of it, but you are following a classic pattern exhibited in this thread by new posters where you come out of the gates loaded for bear and reject all commentary on the grounds that this is all part of your personal style and vision.

 

As for limited edition, I think you are going to find zero support for limited edition anything, especially appliances. However, I would be interested to know about these status goods fit into your particular gestalt, as I concede that they can and do have cachet in some circles.

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I'd also like to point out that people with the most upside tend to get the most criticism. mcobinad has a good eye for color, he has money, and he knows how to take decent pictures, so we all want to see him "succeed" as it would be spectacular.

 

That being said, to respond to @LA Guy: I am in complete agreement--execution is far more important than direction. GNAT sort of organically moved in that direction: it started out just finding ties for Noodles, but quickly evolved (with the occasional Dodo) into a place where people cared less about what you were trying to look like and more about helping you look like it.

 

Have any of us asked @mcobinad for examples of what he wants to look like? From there, we could either a) dissect what about those examples that appeals to him (which is far easier and will likely be more productive than looking at his fits and trying to do this) and/or b) understanding what he wants to look like (assuming he hasn't already captured it perfectly), comment on how best to get there.

 

So. mcobinad, I don't suppose you could provide 4-5 pictures of outfits (not of you, of others, from SF or from the web or from magazines...whatever) that really capture the essence of what you want your outfits to be perceived by others as?


For example, were I to do this (taken either from SF or BnT, as those are the only two sources I will save inspiration from...don't know why...guess it's the personal connection).

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

 

Have any of us asked @mcobinad for examples of what he wants to look like? From there, we could either a) dissect what about those examples that appeals to him (which is far easier and will likely be more productive than looking at his fits and trying to do this) and/or b) understanding what he wants to look like (assuming he hasn't already captured it perfectly), comment on how best to get there.

 

I think this would be an interesting exercise that could make its own thread. E.g., What you look like versus what you think you look like. I expect there would be cognitive dissonance in many cases.

 

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