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Pand,good stuff! Having not smoked for 27 years

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Today I'm wearing an apron:

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I love bobby's!
Yeah, cool place.
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Your post assumes that everyone gives a thumb for the same reasons you do. It also assumes that they share your opinion of the "true purpose" of this thread.


I don't think the participants in the thread are as narrow in their appreciation as you assert. For example, I don't want my clothes to fit like either southernstyle or UprCrust (just trying to give dissimilar examples), but I can appreciate what they do. I don't think I'm unique in this regard.

 


He does have a point about the way people see (or don't see), however. Never mind the social aspects of 'liking' for now, in many respects when people like an image here are just judging photography or mise-en-scene (or more commonly the lack of those things), whether consciously or not.

A good comparison is to look at my shots and EliodA's on the same page a few pages back. Apart from the poor quality shot of my boots - about which there's been, I agree, legitimate criticism and which I've now spoilered for the purposes of this discussion - they are highly comparable fits: the components in themselves and in combination are I would say, as good as each other, but he's using good photography, a relaxed pose and a reliable set up and I'm using a laptop webcam in a hotel room (and relaxation isn't an option because there's a very limited timer). His is well on the way to 20 likes, mine has 5. I'm not arguing that I deserve more likes (I really don't care and that's not why I post here) or he deserves less (for posts continuously great fits), but I do shake my head a little at the inability of people to look beyond the superficial aspects of the image... either that or the boots were so heinous that they mean people can't remember anything else once they've seen them! biggrin.gif  

This, again, assumes the basis for the thumb. Some might like the suit, the photograph, the witty comment, the person, or all of the above. In your case, the photography does sometimes make it hard to see what's going on. Personally, if I generally like what you have on (i.e., nothing obviously dislikable), I'll typically give your post a thumb. Today, though, I didn't like the tie (I'm on record against the slubs) and shoes (which are better than your pic suggests, so I'll rescind my "war crime" comment). The suit is great, and I almost gave a thumb just for that.

With other members here, I sometimes judge by a much tighter standard, especially if I think they're in a development phase and I want to encourage progress or discourage backsliding. Others I just generally like their style and/or personality, and I'll give the thumb unless I really dislike some aspect of the post (UprCrust is a perfect example of this). southernstyle almost always gets a thumbs-up, too, because I like his style if not always his styling, if you know what I mean.

If people get thumbs because they take better pictures, what's wrong with that? Or because they have endeared themselves to us? That seems fine to me. There's no shortage of actual criticism here, and we will groupthink the hell out of a noob, too. I don't want to veer into mind-reading, but I understand why Stitchy thinks there's some resentment underlying some of belly-aching about thumbs. (Not putting you in that category...)
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@Pliny Five pattern bingo today.  I'm not including the watch.  The pants are brown/cream houndstooth.  I thought really hard about the socks.  Really hard.  

 

 

 

 

 

Came home and the wife was wearing these.  :slayer: 

 

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thumbed for sheer audaciousness :uhoh:

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This, again, assumes the basis for the thumb. Some might like the suit, the photograph, the witty comment, the person, or all of the above. In your case, the photography does sometimes make it hard to see what's going on. Personally, if I generally like what you have on (i.e., nothing obviously dislikable), I'll typically give your post a thumb. Today, though, I didn't like the tie (I'm on record against the slubs) and shoes (which are better than your pic suggests, so I'll rescind my "war crime" comment). The suit is great, and I almost gave a thumb just for that.

With other members here, I sometimes judge by a much tighter standard, especially if I think they're in a development phase and I want to encourage progress or discourage backsliding. Others I just generally like their style and/or personality, and I'll give the thumb unless I really dislike some aspect of the post (UprCrust is a perfect example of this). southernstyle almost always gets a thumbs-up, too, because I like his style if not always his styling, if you know what I mean.

If people get thumbs because they take better pictures, what's wrong with that? Or because they have endeared themselves to us? That seems fine to me. There's no shortage of actual criticism here, and we will groupthink the hell out of a noob, too. I don't want to veer into mind-reading, but I understand why Stitchy thinks there's some resentment underlying some of belly-aching about thumbs. (Not putting you in that category...)

 

I really wish there was more criticism.

 

@Monkeyface I like the tie and jacket together, but not with that square.  I don't mind the jacket and square together, but it would require a different tie.  I think a tie in the pink area would look good with this.  

 

@Patrick R Very nice look.  I'd love a pocket square in there though.

 

@New Shoes1 The suit looks like it could be more fitted in the body.  I think the squares blends too much with the suit.  Needs more contrast.  

 

@Papperskatt I love vintage stuff and most of your looks, but this one I'm not in to.  The jacket and pants seem disproportional on you.  I'm not sure how tall you are, but this outfit and/or these photos make you look very short.

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thumbed for sheer audaciousness :uhoh:

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I'll take it.  :bigstar:

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Do you live in a Hotel?

 

u gotta have a bit of mystery :)

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 Five pattern bingo today.  I'm not including the watch.  The pants are brown/cream houndstooth.  I thought really hard about the socks.  Really hard.  













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Considering how many patterns/colours you have there, it's quite an achievement that somehow you've kept the overall look very tasteful, IMO.
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My take on semi-casual:



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Here's what I wore today. 1919 dated jacket, the trousers and waistcoat are part of a 1921 3pc suit that I have. The button boots are from the teens and the tie likely from the 20s. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Probably not everyones cup of tea but my hats off to you for pulling it off! I dig it. I was watching Gangs of New York earlier for a minute and appreciating all the nostalgic menswear that they portrayed for that time period.
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Please post regularly, Patrick.
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