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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Actually I disagree.

Opinions and critique regarding clothes and attire cannot be regarded as "personal" when we are on a clothes and attire forum.

The first fit I ever posted on SF received a response along the lines of "the suit might possibly be acceptable, although it's hard to tell from this photo. Burn everything else. With fire."

Too harsh? Unhelpful? A personal attack? None of the above. It was a bad fit, fully deserving of the opprobrium. Yes, I felt somewhat insulted. But I was also motivated by it to try and lift my game.

Anyone who posts outfits on this board is, by doing so, inviting criticism of what they've posted.

From what I've gathered, since a lot of the more influential members have left, the average age on here has continued to skew younger. Not to make blanket, vapid statements, but I have found that younger people have a harder time taking criticism without getting unnecessarily defensive. On the show The Crazy Ones, there was a rather comical bit about this very thing.
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post


From what I've gathered, since a lot of the more influential members have left, the average age on here has continued to skew younger. Not to make blanket, vapid statements, but I have found that younger people have a harder time taking criticism without getting unnecessarily defensive. On the show The Crazy Ones, there was a rather comical bit about this very thing.

 

If I take offense to this blanket statement, does that make me young again? :)

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

 

If I take offense to this blanket statement, does that make me young again? :)

Were you the guy in Bridge of Spies?

 

Now that's a young naive comment.


Edited by Suntory - 12/21/15 at 12:36am
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

Actually I disagree.

 

Opinions and critique regarding clothes and attire cannot be regarded as "personal" when we are on a clothes and attire forum.

 

The first fit I ever posted on SF received a response along the lines of "the suit might possibly be acceptable, although it's hard to tell from this photo. Burn everything else. With fire."

 

Too harsh? Unhelpful? A personal attack? None of the above. It was a bad fit, fully deserving of the opprobrium. Yes, I felt somewhat insulted. But I was also motivated by it to try and lift my game.

 

Anyone who posts outfits on this board is, by doing so, inviting criticism of what they've posted.


^This, and also I find that taking criticism well is the key to creative excellence.  

 

By that, I don't just mean not losing your shit every time someone says something mildly negative (though that is important).  

 

I mean knowing when to listen to it.  Some people are just wrong, and if you know who they are, their bagging on you can start to feel like a compliment.  Other times, they're right, and those critiques are usually the ones that sting the worst.  Sometimes the truth of it is what you're really reacting to.

 

As far as people being overtly obnoxious or rude, I tend to give them enough rope.  Everybody can see you being a dick on here, and they tend to remember it, even when they're not the butt of it.  

 

Besides, we're a bunch of grown men playing dress-up on the Internet, and it can be super-fun sometimes but there's only so mad I'm capable of getting about it.

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Originally Posted by fieldofdreams View Post
 

@PCK1 You're mean spirited comments (I don't think I'm the only one that views them as such) could be viewed as a personal attack by someone that put a lot of effort into a look that you disapproved of.  Honestly, I don't care about your weight.  You could spend your remaining days on a hamburger and whiskey diet and I wouldn't lose a bit of sleep.  

 

The point is that when I commented on something about you, it struck a nerve.  I'm sure half of your posts strike a nerve with someone.  You could be more kind and get your point across.  No one expects Mother Theresa.  But you might want to consider that the people whose looks your insulting probably put a lot of effort into the clothes that the proudly posted before being taken down a notch by you.

 

Whether or not an attack is personal is in the eyes of those who are perceived as being attacked.

 

EDIT:  I'm not saying that you shouldn't be critical.  I'm saying that maybe a little couth could go a long way.

 

Dude...

 

That's my diet.

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Originally Posted by thefoxtooth View Post
 


^This, and also I find that taking criticism well is the key to creative excellence.  

 

By that, I don't just mean not losing your shit every time someone says something mildly negative (though that is important).  

 

I mean knowing when to listen to it.  Some people are just wrong, and if you know who they are, their bagging on you can start to feel like a compliment.  Other times, they're right, and those critiques are usually the ones that sting the worst.  Sometimes the truth of it is what you're really reacting to.

 

As far as people being overtly obnoxious or rude, I tend to give them enough rope.  Everybody can see you being a dick on here, and they tend to remember it, even when they're not the butt of it.  

 

Besides, we're a bunch of grown men playing dress-up on the Internet, and it can be super-fun sometimes but there's only so mad I'm capable of getting about it.


This is waaaaay too balanced. Can't you rant and rave and foam at the mouth a bit please?

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Looks like Winter finally arrived here and just a couple of days to go ahead of the festive season.

My first Calabrese, courtesy of a good friend. Very kind, thanks man nod[1].gif









Compliments of the season to everyone!
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Suit: Regent Handtailored Germany
Tie: Shibumi Berlin Limited Edition 6-fold
Shoes: Carmina Mallorca Simpson GMTO

Glad to see the tie found a good home, excellent fit.
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Monday - half asleep after a long and active weekend . . .

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Corneliani
Cufflinks - London Badge and Button Co.
PS - BB
Waistcoat - Ede & Ravenscroft, London
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Joseph Abboud
Scarf - Hickey Freeman
Hat - Selentino


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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Looks like Winter finally arrived here and just a couple of days to go ahead of the festive season.

My first Calabrese, courtesy of a good friend. Very kind, thanks man nod[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Compliments of the season to everyone!

 

Very nice Sir.

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Very nice Sir.

Likewise, Sir, Likewise...
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Still in love with that SC. You wear it beautifully. What color tie would you wear with it other than blue?
@PCK1
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Looks like Winter finally arrived here and just a couple of days to go ahead of the festive season.

My first Calabrese, courtesy of a good friend. Very kind, thanks man nod[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Compliments of the season to everyone!

 

 

You're very welcome.  Looking quite fantastic.

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Originally Posted by Chaconne View Post

Still in love with that SC. You wear it beautifully. What color tie would you wear with it other than blue?
@PCK1

 

Brown is extremely versatile for jacketings and suitings.

 

You can wear blue, gray, green, orange...and a number of other colors...even different browns...especially lighter shades in something nice like a madder.

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