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I generally rise around 4:30am to be at work by 9am. Over coffee and breakfast I check the weather forecast and review my fit spreadsheet for approximately the previous two weeks to try to get a rough idea of what is eligible that day. I cross-reference the fit spreadsheet with my inventory database (as it does me no good to select something that is at the cleaners, say). I try to narrow it down to only 4-5 options. After performing all necessary ablutions, around 5:30 I do a couple of trial runs of the options I identified earlier. Ideally, something works and I can move forward. If nothing seems to be working, I go back to my inventory database and try to work up some more options. At this point, the pressure is beginning to rise, as starting over can lead to a severe time crunch.

 

Generally speaking I can get a workable fit by around 7am. I then have about 45-60 minutes to dress, get the right knot in my tie, get the pocket square arranged to my satisfaction, and so on. Then I allot about 30 minutes for picture taking and curation. I usually shoot around 100 frames which I edit down to the best 3-4 for posting here and on Instagram. So, I'm ready to leave for work by 8:30am for the 25 minutes drive through the teeth of Silicon Valley traffic.

 

I had assumed that my process was pretty similar to many here.

 

Like I said, try barcodes.

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Like I said, try barcodes.


How do you think items make it into my inventory database? Mobile scanners have changed my life.

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ITT post favorite QR code scanner apps and inventory schemes

post #274 of 293
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Getting dressed and taking a picture is all under 10 minutes for me.

 

I generally sort of have an idea of what I am going to wear. Sunday nights I'll often have the squares and ties picked out (with the squares quickly tucked into the jacket pocket and the tie draped over the shoulder). So in the morning:

 

3-4 minutes getting dressed. When I go into the closet, I also bring out the tripod which I keep at the needed height.

Place the camera on the tripod and position it (15 seconds)

Move in front of the camera and take a picture to check framing and lighting (20 seconds)

Adjust framing and lighting (20 seconds)

Take four quick pictures (30 seconds)

Take out memory card, put it into my computer, and email myself the pictures (2 minutes)

Process the pictures on my phone with some basic app (1.5 minutes)

 

I mentioned this before when you posted that workflow last year:

 

Leave stationary computer by tripod area and tether to camera. Have a script monitoring SD card mount for added pictures (change since last scrape). Pipe output to image processing (also automated, presume same levels each time) and auto-send to email.

 

Ideally, you would go the extra distance and also auto-post to SF in your own dedicated thread. None of this set up and dismantle business. You could just sit down, hit the switch, and know that your thread is updated. Bask in the accolades.

 

If you really want to take it to the next level, you can have a head-mounted reverse GoPro helmet that streams a livefeed of your suit, tie, and collar as you go about your day, so we can see potential dimples and movement in context. This would bring added meaning to the idea of Textile Interface.

post #275 of 293
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I generally rise around 4:30am to be at work by 9am. Over coffee and breakfast I check the weather forecast and review my fit spreadsheet for approximately the previous two weeks to try to get a rough idea of what is eligible that day. I cross-reference the fit spreadsheet with my inventory database (as it does me no good to select something that is at the cleaners, say). I try to narrow it down to only 4-5 options. After performing all necessary ablutions, around 5:30 I do a couple of trial runs of the options I identified earlier. Ideally, something works and I can move forward. If nothing seems to be working, I go back to my inventory database and try to work up some more options. At this point, the pressure is beginning to rise, as starting over can lead to a severe time crunch.

Generally speaking I can get a workable fit by around 7am. I then have about 45-60 minutes to dress, get the right knot in my tie, get the pocket square arranged to my satisfaction, and so on. Then I allot about 30 minutes for picture taking and curation. I usually shoot around 100 frames which I edit down to the best 3-4 for posting here and on Instagram. So, I'm ready to leave for work by 8:30am for the 25 minutes drive through the teeth of Silicon Valley traffic.

I had assumed that my process was pretty similar to many here.

Wait, aren't you in SW industry? Spreadsheet? I would have thought you have some Big Data / Predictive Analytics setup giving you optimal fit/ensemble based on wether, time of year, your mood that morning, comments about you on social media, SF rating of your historic fits, market reports that morning, etc etc...
post #276 of 293
Seeing some of the times mentioned here for getting up in the morning are shocking to me. The only reason I would get up before 8 am is if I have a plane to catch. And if I didn't have kids who I need to kick to school I probably wouldn't get up before 10.

One thing that was shocking to me when I moved to NA is how much commute are people willing to swallow and hence how early they get up. When I started getting "good night" at 6 pm I thought everyone is crazy.
post #277 of 293
Haha, that is so Balkans. I've never seen people lounge with such gusto.
post #278 of 293
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Haha, that is so Balkans. I've never seen people lounge with such gusto.

I don't drink coffee if I don't have solid hour for that smile.gif

And take away from paper cup? No way...
post #279 of 293
When they start serving Turkish coffee in a paper cup, maybe!
post #280 of 293
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When they start serving Turkish coffee in a paper cup, maybe!

I got a buddy here, Canadian to the bone. He was telling me of his vacation when he took family through Italy. Basically rented the car at the airport and drove north-south. Anyways, he stopped in some restaurant on the highway and asked for "coffee to go". They gave him small espresso in small ceramic cup. :-)
post #281 of 293
Lulz, I've done that too. Half the fun of coffee in Balkans is to talk with the shop owner about how horrible politics is for 3 hours.
post #282 of 293
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Wait, aren't you in SW industry? Spreadsheet? I would have thought you have some Big Data / Predictive Analytics setup giving you optimal fit/ensemble based on wether, time of year, your mood that morning, comments about you on social media, SF rating of your historic fits, market reports that morning, etc etc...


Hey Siri: what should I wear today?

post #283 of 293

My textile interface is entirely digital nowadays and has been so for some years now. All my clothes are printed through a 3-D printer and I use the blueprints to create virtual visualisations of my fits. I use old photos of myself and superimpose the fits. Some days I spend time trying out combinations on my computer, other times I just let the computer do it randomly. I have created a program that can modify the garments so they look realistically worn. E.g. if it's a humid day the fabrics will look more crumpled etc. Weather and other external factors are also completely virtual.

 

In fact, I have not been outside for many years.

 

Or, my wife takes all the pictures. Usually when I come home from work which is the reason my clothes are rarely perfectly ironed. She runs them through Photoshop, never to make any artificial enhancements but sometimes cropping and adjusting colours if the pictures where taken in different lights. That's it.

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Hey Siri: what should I wear today?

You will let iFolks's algorithm advise you on clothing? Only if you tell me that you yourself developed that module.
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Hey Siri: what should I wear today?

Siri: Black mock turtleneck, dad jeans, and New Balance's

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