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Originally Posted by DiplomaticTies View Post

As the last one in the thread who posted a picture with a graffiti back drop, which I guess spawned the initial question, I feel obliged to point out that there is one reason to choose such a background that has not been mentioned: I like graffiti. I know a thing or two about graffiti both as an art and a lifestyle and I happen to live in a city with a pretty healthy graffiti scene. I sometimes choose to use graffiti as a background in the same way as someone might use any other motif of interest and/or beauty. Street cred does not play into it at all, I lost any ambitions in that department decades ago.

It depends of course on the basic premise for the picture. Many in this forum take pictures primarily to document a fit, which I suppose is actually more in line with the theme of the group. I am lucky enough to have a very talented photographer who is willing to take my pictures, but that also means that her ambition is slightly different than "just" documentation. As a consequence my pictures may not be as helpful in terms of examining a fit, but hopefully they can give a sense of clothes in context.


Some posters on this thread might not be as familar with "Wall Scouting" as other posters are.  As a practicing Wall Scouter, I hope that I can encourage others to become Wall Scouters.......

http://fashionista.com/2015/06/wall-scouting-instagram

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Lookin'sharp
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

Yesterday.  I've been trying to dress SF aprops for the month of November.  I think I deserve at least one transgression in 30 days.  Can't promise there won't be more.   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Very colorful, Acute.
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Thoughts and prayers are with the French people today...it is odd to just keep posting when you think about last night´s mass murder...i really have mixed feelings about just carrying on with my usual habits...but then again there´s probably nothing i could do about it and self-containment doesn´t bring back the dead. What´s your take on it, gentlemen?

 

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Originally Posted by Dennis Walter View Post
 

Thoughts and prayers are with the French people today...it is odd to just keep posting when you think about last night´s mass murder...i really have mixed feelings about just carrying on with my usual habits...but then again there´s probably nothing i could do about it and self-containment doesn´t bring back the dead. What´s your take on it, gentlemen?

 

 

Just doing as usual is probably the best answer to this... it's not easy, but it's the better option and thinking to family, keep the unit.

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Originally Posted by Dennis Walter View Post
 

Thoughts and prayers are with the French people today...it is odd to just keep posting when you think about last night´s mass murder...i really have mixed feelings about just carrying on with my usual habits...but then again there´s probably nothing i could do about it and self-containment doesn´t bring back the dead. What´s your take on it, gentlemen?

 

 

Is this a Suit Supply suit? I like it...

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Originally Posted by Dennis Walter View Post
 

Thoughts and prayers are with the French people today...it is odd to just keep posting when you think about last night´s mass murder...i really have mixed feelings about just carrying on with my usual habits...but then again there´s probably nothing i could do about it and self-containment doesn´t bring back the dead. What´s your take on it, gentlemen?

 

 

 

 

Its a difficult question and I have mixed feelings about it too. I have to say that my father is french and I have family and friends in Paris. Last night wasn't easy because I was very concerned about them and shocked about whats happened. Today it was of course the permanent topic. Now I had the need to do something different to come to other thoughts for some time. 

 

(Hope I express my self understandable)


Edited by LounesMatoub - 11/14/15 at 11:16am
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Terrorists win if we stop living our lives. But we should remember those who have lost their lives and their family members.

(Dang it, my avatar is not the most appropriate one with what has happened)
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As someone who could get quite heated regarding the politics of it (and lord knows the Internet makes for a cauldron), I'll leave that for others to discuss.

For me, I agree that there is nothing you can do. Sure, continuing on with your life is going to cause some to think you (in the general sense) an ass, but I find that absurd. That you do not shut down your life is not proof of indifference on the matter. One is fully capable of being shocked and bothered by last night's events, whilst still maintaining the very basic tenets of daily life.

As a throw in, I think anyone who is sincerely bothered by one carrying on with his or her life, should direct that anger toward constructive methods, and discussions that could be helpful in identifying the root problems that MIGHT be able to prevent such atrocities (as this is certainly not the first time the culprit has been responsible for death on a large scale) from occurring in the future.
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Prayers are extended to our brothers and sisters. This could be any of us and we are all family. It's beautiful that something as vain as fashion ignites our softer, human and compassionate side. As men-in strength, despair, hardship, and in prayer, we have been Blessed to come together in style and in the Grace our Lord extends to us. Let's do an act of kindness for every death in Paris over the coming week. I know we can afford it because hey, we are here.
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Agreed with the stated sentiments.  Not much one can do.  We all handle shock, sadness, grief in different ways.  No sense being angry about another's coping mechanism.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I've mentioned a number of times how much I appreciate the photographic element to our hobby.

So in terms of the photographic element of our hobby and the photographic appeal of certain types of pictures, I have a question: what is the appeal of backgrounds with graffiti? When people go through the trouble of taking pictures outside of their houses, that seems to be the one of the most common choices of background (unless you're German, in which case your choice of background is awesome European cities). It's not something that I greatly mind, mind you, but it also doesn't grab me as a particularly good photographic background (unless it is very, very out of focus and deep in the background).

My only guess is that it has something to do with the juxtaposition of urban decay with nice clothing? (In which case, why haven't I seen anyone in a double breasted pinstripe suit on a tractor. @kulata
, there are always trees in your background. I assume there is a tractor nearby. Make this happen. Says the guy living in Texas.)


TLDR: WHY ALL Y'ALL STANDING IN FRONT OF GRAFFITI?
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

It's been a while I posted here.
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Nice one, @tchoy. Looks like Castlereagh Street. Just a block or so from my Sydney yard.

 

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My quick comment about the Paris atrocity. Most of us here are Westerners, and understandably, an attack of this nature on one of the great metropolises of the West hits us very hard.

 

We should take the opportunity to remember also, the recent bombings in Beirut and Baghdad. Similar numbers of people lost their lives under similarly brutal circumstances. We should not let ourselves become inured to the suffering of ordinary people in such places. They are human too.

 

Personally, I have grave misgivings about Western countries meddling militarily in the internal affairs of Middle Eastern states. I don't think any good can come of it. At all. My own country is involved, and I think it's only a matter of time before some horrific incident befalls us here too. 

 

You can measure the odiousness of a regime by the degree of desire of its subjects to escape. For decades, the borders of Communist countries such as the USSR and China were closed to their own citizens. Eventually, the USSR collapsed; China has survived by gradually relaxing at least some of its social repression. "Islamic State" will collapse too, if simply left to its own devices. 

 

Probably very simplistic, naïve views. Anyway, my heart goes out to Paris.

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Traveling in the South.  

 

 

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