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post #30796 of 44011
Oh, for christ's sake.
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You're not allowed to hate this.
Why would anyone hate this? It's awesome.
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CMT Donegal Jacket - Caccioppoli

MTM Denim Shirt - Luxire

MTM Trousers - Luxire

Grenadine Tie - David Fin

Pocket Square - Kent Wang

GMTO Shoes - Carmina
this looks great! I like it a lot.

Pliny, come on, you don't think your post was at least curt? Why else woukd you say something like, (paraphrasing) "I don't know what this is supposed to be, but..." if not to convey at least some disdain. I don't really care if you don't like the way my outfit looked, but don't get personal and definitely don't gaslight me. Be funny? Yes! Be, witty? Certainly! And if we have a rapport built up, then by all means, take a friendly shot. I am no "Bitch Ass", as eric so eloquently put it.

How about this: if you wouldn't say something to someone's face, don't say it here. I swear, if some of you guys acted in your daily business lives as you do in this thread, there's no way in hell you'd have the money to buy the wonderful clothes you wear.

Yeah, it's the internet, everyone's a dick, get over it, yadayadayada.

Clags did a good job of extracting some meaning out of a the critique. I don't need 3 paragraphs, but they are a lot more useful than a couple of 3 word sentences.

Pliny, our versions of detail differ greatly.

Clags, awesome as usual. SB, great jacket.
post #30797 of 44011
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His feedback was curt and lacking in detail. That's what I referred to. Felt more like he wanted to ding me than help. Trust me, this thread is at no risk of becoming overly polite, or even vaguely polite.

Here is my criticism, which as always can be taken with a grain of salt considering I rarely put my money where my mouth is:

The problem is that everything in your outfit is low saturation and low contrast except the sweater, which stands out too much as this vast expanse of red amid a dull (color-wise) backdrop. I think you have 2 options here: 1. balance out the red sweater with lighter (higher contrast) trousers; 2. tone down the sweater and fully embrace the low contrast/low saturation (hunter green or burgundy would be better options than bright red). This is a great opportunity for a muted (e.g.) Fair Isle sweater that would add some visual interest, yet be less in-your-face.

This is an exaggeration, but what you've done is along the lines of wearing a black suit, white shirt, and a super saturated, brightly colored solid tie. There's nothing to "set up" or "ease into" (for lack of a better term) the bright color, so it's very hard-edged.
Edited by Van Veen - 12/29/15 at 6:46pm
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Regarding the discussion of outfit photographs posted to WAYWRN …

 

Style Forum isn’t Facebook or Twitter, and WAYWRN isn’t just any thread.

 

SF has lots of threads devoted to individual items of clothing (ties, for example), and even lower down the pyramid are threads devoted to the raw materials from which these items are constructed (leather, the “Unfunded Liabilities” thread, and so forth).   These are all remarkable resources.

 

But for many WAYWRN is at the top of the pyramid, or so it has evolved:   here we deal with the art and craft of putting it all together, combining the individual elements into a coherent and pleasing Gestalt.   That’s the hardest thing of all:  it requires knowledge and a trained eye.  No-one knows everything, and even the most highly trained eye can miss a detail, so knowledgeable people with good eyes congregate here not only to share but to refine and develop their knowledge and skills, and that includes some of SF’s most justifiably valued contributors.

 

I raise this point since it’s easy, even for some who have been on SF for some time, for people to wander into this thread for the first time and, if they’re unaware of this context, not to understand why reactions to their posts aren’t what they expected.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #30799 of 44011

This thread have always featured heated discussions (and probably always will, which is a good thing), but I feel like it's gotten a bit worse recently. Could people at least be courteous to one another? We are all here for the same enthusiasm toward men's style, but we can all learn to disagree with one another respectfully.

 

I'm not one to pick any side, but I can only attest that there's been quite a few "smart ass" answers as of late. 

post #30800 of 44011
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Regarding the discussion of outfit photographs posted to WAYWRN …

Style Forum isn’t Facebook or Twitter, and WAYWRN isn’t just any thread.

SF has lots of threads devoted to individual items of clothing (ties, for example), and even lower down the pyramid are threads devoted to the raw materials from which these items are constructed (leather, the “Unfunded Liabilities” thread, and so forth).   These are all remarkable resources.

But for many WAYWRN is at the top of the pyramid, or so it has evolved:   here we deal with the art and craft of putting it all together, combining the individual elements into a coherent and pleasing Gestalt.   That’s the hardest thing of all:  it requires knowledge and a trained eye.  No-one knows everything, and even the most highly trained eye can miss a detail, so knowledgeable people with good eyes congregate here not only to share but to refine and develop their knowledge and skills, and that includes some of SF’s most justifiably valued contributors.

I raise this point since it’s easy, even for some who have been on SF for some time, for people to wander into this thread for the first time and, if they’re unaware of this context, not to understand why reactions to their posts aren’t what they expected.

Cheers,

Ac

Is this in reference to me, or to the general tenor of the thread lately?
post #30801 of 44011

Christmas day.  Better late than never.  Went burgundy and olive instead of red and green.  

 

 

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post #30802 of 44011
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

His feedback was curt and lacking in detail. That's what I referred to. Felt more like he wanted to ding me than help. Trust me, this thread is at no risk of becoming overly polite, or even vaguely polite.

Here is my criticism, which as always can be taken with a grain of salt considering I rarely put my money where my mouth is:

The problem is that everything in your outfit is low saturation and low contrast except the sweater, which stands out too much as this vast expanse of red amid a dull (color-wise) backdrop. I think you have 2 options here: 1. balance out the red sweater with lighter (higher contrast) trousers; 2. tone down the sweater and fully embrace the low contrast/low saturation (hunter green or burgundy would be better options than bright red). This is a great opportunity for a muted (e.g.) Fair Isle sweater that would add some visual interest, yet be less in-your-face.

This is an exaggeration, but what you've done is along the lines of wearing a black suit, white shirt, and a super saturated, brightly colored solid tie. There's nothing to "set up" or "ease into" (for lack of a better term) the bright color, so it's very hard-edged.

That makes sense.

post #30803 of 44011
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Regarding the discussion of outfit photographs posted to WAYWRN …

Style Forum isn’t Facebook or Twitter, and WAYWRN isn’t just any thread.

SF has lots of threads devoted to individual items of clothing (ties, for example), and even lower down the pyramid are threads devoted to the raw materials from which these items are constructed (leather, the “Unfunded Liabilities” thread, and so forth).   These are all remarkable resources.

But for many WAYWRN is at the top of the pyramid, or so it has evolved:   here we deal with the art and craft of putting it all together, combining the individual elements into a coherent and pleasing Gestalt.   That’s the hardest thing of all:  it requires knowledge and a trained eye.  No-one knows everything, and even the most highly trained eye can miss a detail, so knowledgeable people with good eyes congregate here not only to share but to refine and develop their knowledge and skills, and that includes some of SF’s most justifiably valued contributors.

I raise this point since it’s easy, even for some who have been on SF for some time, for people to wander into this thread for the first time and, if they’re unaware of this context, not to understand why reactions to their posts aren’t what they expected.

Cheers,

Ac

 


Is this in reference to me, or to the general tenor of the thread lately?

 

Neither.  It’s about the history of the thread and its ethos.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #30804 of 44011
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I love the suit RoyAl, and your style.  Is that brown, red and lilac together tho?  I'd lose one of those colors:  too 'seventies.  

 

 

 

It's brown, lilac and burgundy.

Unusual for me, would typical wear cream or sky shirt and brown knitted tie, but I think this works well.

And then... I grew up during the seventies. (Or really never according to some like my mother and ex-spouse.)

post #30805 of 44011
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I love the suit RoyAl, and your style.  Is that brown, red and lilac together tho?  I'd lose one of those colors:  too 'seventies.  
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It's brown, lilac and burgundy.
Unusual for me, would typical wear cream or sky shirt and brown knitted tie, but I think this works well.
And then... I grew up during the seventies. (Or really never according to some like my mother and ex-spouse.)
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'The decade that style forgot'. We have that in common. Cream shirt + burgundy tie, or dark blue. smile.gif perhaps
post #30806 of 44011
@SYCSYC you're imo the Architectural Digest of haberdashery. Blessings on your new career path.

@LGHT glad to see someone else rockin' Gucci loafers besides me. I'm obsessed with them.
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@SYCSYC you're imo the Architectural Digest of haberdashery. Blessings on your new career path.

 

 

:paranoia:

 

That must be the most awkward praise I ever got, Pravda!

post #30808 of 44011

I always feel great with a bow tie :D 

 

post #30809 of 44011
@SYCSYC quoted:"That must be the most awkward praise I ever got, Pravda!"

To me, building a wardrobe is like designing your dream home. It's all in the details.
post #30810 of 44011
Totally forgot to put this here with all the Christmas trouble. Very happy with this coat.

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