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post #676 of 989
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post
He's been gracious throughout.

Exactly. Better to be a gentleman than to consider yourself one merely because of the forms of your dress.

Mr. S's sartorial choices baffle me, as is his desire to document and discuss them, but his even temperment is admirable in a way that so many of the whiny-toned responses are not.

- B
post #677 of 989
You play piano too! You have a lot of musical talent. Was that your wife in the earlier picture? If so you both make a nice couple.
post #678 of 989
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Not married, thank God.

For some video clips and a musical resume see http://www.myspace.com/dspiffy
post #679 of 989
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ideoID=5573036
Just watched this^^

And in the video you have HAIR!
Please grow it back.
I'm going to watch all these videos after dinner.
Spiff you rock

Thanks for sharing.
post #680 of 989
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Originally Posted by ZackyBoy View Post
It seems that you say this is your "style" as opposed to just ill fitting clothes lacking coordination and taste because you are too cheap to go out and purchase a decent wardrobe, instead buying everything second hand and trying to scrape it into something it certainly isn't. Although you may think it defines you, and I have to commend you on your confidence, there isn't anyway you could ever be taken seriously. But obviously you've heard this 100 times already so alas, enjoy your little rummage sale collection.
Spiff is a respected member of this forum. You, ZackyBoy, on the other hand, possess not even the minutest degree of intelligence. You have revealed your assholeness with each keystroke.
post #681 of 989
You know what I think?
I think it looks alright. In the context of your environment, your dress is playfully "wannabe" fashionable, which is alright. You don't look sharp, but you look like you fit in with the rest of the crowd. I think if you dressed as well as Phat Guido in terms of knowing what colors and fits are best, you would be looking "sharp", but then people would assume you're loaded, and all the other connotations with that.

Fits your personality I guess.

But if you were for a job interview, I'd suggest dressing better.
post #682 of 989
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post #683 of 989
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
Spiff is a respected member of this forum. You, ZackyBoy, on the other hand, possess not even the minutest degree of intelligence. You have revealed your assholeness with each keystroke.
What I said isn't 1/15th as hostile as half the posters in this thread. This is an internet forum, if you're able to gauge my intelligence from it I applaud your skills. edit: Haha! What a coincidence! I was about to PM a poster about a nice Canali jacket for my dad for fathers day. Canadian, too. Looks like you can keep that in the closet for another month; I am likely not intelligent enough to send my address or pay pal my money correctly.
post #684 of 989
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Originally Posted by ZackyBoy View Post
What I said isn't 1/15th as hostile as half the posters in this thread. This is an internet forum, if you're able to gauge my intelligence from it I applaud your skills.

edit: Haha! What a coincidence! I was about to PM a poster about a nice Canali jacket for my dad for fathers day. Canadian, too. Looks like you can keep that in the closet for another month; I am likely not intelligent enough to send my address or pay pal my money correctly.

Too bad, as YOU'RE the one missing out on a jacket you want/need. Plenty of buyers out there.
post #685 of 989
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post
Leave this forum please. Spiffy is a good guy and has taken more shit than was necessary and does not need your two cents. He's been gracious throughout. You've been here for a month. I'd love to see pictures of your clothes.

He's been gracious but he still created this thread strictly for attention. Obviously anyone who dresses like this isn't expecting positive feedback on a style forum... and since when does how long I have been a member of a forum dictate how well I dress myself? Sure, I'll admit I don't own 15 oxxford suits, but the few suits, shirts and pants I do own actually fit me. I also know how to tie my ties. Maybe I came off harsh but Jesus what do you expect someone to say to those outfits? I am just being honest. He made a thread looking for input and I gave it; far less hostile than some other members. And I was just being honest in my thoughts about his justification of dressing like that.
post #686 of 989
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Originally Posted by ZackyBoy View Post
He's been gracious but he still created this thread strictly for attention. Obviously anyone who dresses like this isn't expecting positive feedback on a style forum... and since when does how long I have been a member of a forum dictate how well I dress myself? Sure, I'll admit I don't own 15 oxxford suits, but the few suits, shirts and pants I do own actually fit me. I also know how to tie my ties. Maybe I came off harsh but Jesus what do you expect someone to say to those outfits? I am just being honest. He made a thread looking for input and I gave it; far less hostile than some other members. And I was just being honest in my thoughts about his justification of dressing like that.
Well Zack, I am sorry for being rough with you. Let's put things into some perspective... This thread started over a year ago, so Spiff will no doubt, have changed some things over the course of the last year. Also, Spiff is a young man, and one cannot assume that he started the thread just for attention. His 'look' is where his mindset is (or was), and it is (for better or worse) his own style. As this website is called 'StyleForum', then all styles from all members must be, if not accepted, at least tolerated. I am certain that we have all worn clothes or combinations at one time, that today, we would be ashamed to admit. But this is, after all, how we evolve and grow in our skills. It would be a very boring world if we all dressed the same, true? The only concern I feel toward others, regarding their clothing choices, is to see them get their colour/texture matching done well, or perhaps refning the proportions of their clothes. The fact that Spiff purchases from thrift stores, does, in no way mean that he is 'cheap'. He is a musician; an artist, and I am sure you know, most artists are starving artists. I consider him to be a very wise and resourceful young man. He is a survivor. And no matter his choices for clothes, he is far better dressed than most people on the street. He has chosen a look for himself that is, at the very least, entertaining. If we have chuckled at one of his jackets, we ought to thank him for the smile or laugh he gave us today. There are plenty of members here who have already offered to assist him, and when he feels a need, I am certain that he will very graciously accept their help. At this point in the thread, I am very appreciative that Spiff has shared some links to videos of him performing, which really fills a lot of the missing pieces. It puts into context 'why' he dresses the way he does. Bottom line...he's a young man enjoying life the best he can, and, as a fellow musician, I salute him. So he thrifts, so what. So do a lot of us here. Should he max out a credit card on trendy things, waste his money, and be in debt? He is VERY wise to experiment paying only pennies on the dollar. Zack, I am sure you'll even agree with me on these points. He submitted himself to this forum's opinions not to draw attention to himself. He submitted himself here with humility; to people he respected for their opinions and experience. Heck the guy is learning, and let's be honest...so are we all. Hey, I want to Thank You Spiff, for having the guts young brother, and mostly, for being a perfect gentleman while running the gauntlet here. You have earned my respect 100% Do what you do.
post #687 of 989
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
Well Zack,
I am sorry for being rough with you.
Let's put things into some perspective...
This thread started over a year ago,
so Spiff will no doubt, have changed some things over the course of the last year.
Also, Spiff is a young man, and one cannot assume that he started the thread just for attention.
His 'look' is where his mindset is (or was), and it is (for better or worse) his own style.
As this website is called 'StyleForum',
then all styles from all members must be, if not accepted, at least tolerated.

I am certain that we have all worn clothes or combinations at one time,
that today, we would be ashamed to admit.
But this is, after all, how we evolve and grow in our skills.

It would be a very boring world if we all dressed the same, true?

The only concern I feel toward others, regarding their clothing choices,
is to see them get their colour/texture matching done well,
or perhaps refning the proportions of their clothes.

The fact that Spiff purchases from thrift stores,
does, in no way mean that he is 'cheap'.
He is a musician; an artist, and I am sure you know, most artists are starving artists.
I consider him to be a very wise and resourceful young man.
He is a survivor.
And no matter his choices for clothes, he is far better dressed than most people on the street.

He has chosen a look for himself that is, at the very least, entertaining.
If we have chuckled at one of his jackets,
we ought to thank him for the smile or laugh he gave us today.

There are plenty of members here who have already offered to assist him,
and when he feels a need, I am certain that he will very graciously accept their help.

At this point in the thread,
I am very appreciative that Spiff has shared some links to videos of him performing,
which really fills a lot of the missing pieces.
It puts into context 'why' he dresses the way he does.
Bottom line...he's a young man enjoying life the best he can,
and, as a fellow musician, I salute him.

So he thrifts, so what. So do a lot of us here.
Should he max out a credit card on trendy things, waste his money, and be in debt?
He is VERY wise to experiment paying only pennies on the dollar.

Zack,
I am sure you'll even agree with me on these points.
He submitted himself to this forum's opinions not to draw attention to himself.
He submitted himself here with humility;
to people he respected for their opinions and experience.
Heck the guy is learning, and let's be honest...so are we all.

Hey, I want to Thank You Spiff, for having the guts young brother,
and mostly, for being a perfect gentleman while running the gauntlet here.
You have earned my respect 100%
Do what you do.

Of course, and I was just voicing my opinion on it which he clearly sought by making the thread. And the main reason I was harsh is that in his latest photos, it doesn't appear he really learned much. But you have to look at it in a different perspective... you've grown to know him through the forum and are sympathetic/friendly towards him while I don't know him and judge him strictly by what he has posted in photos ( I didn't read every post or watch his videos).

And I would like to clear up that I don't have any problem shopping thrift; I have a problem going to a thrift shop and just picking up every suit in sight! There are some great little gems in second-hand stores.
post #688 of 989
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Originally Posted by ZackyBoy View Post
He's been gracious but he still created this thread strictly for attention. Obviously anyone who dresses like this isn't expecting positive feedback on a style forum... and since when does how long I have been a member of a forum dictate how well I dress myself? Sure, I'll admit I don't own 15 oxxford suits, but the few suits, shirts and pants I do own actually fit me. I also know how to tie my ties. Maybe I came off harsh but Jesus what do you expect someone to say to those outfits? I am just being honest. He made a thread looking for input and I gave it; far less hostile than some other members. And I was just being honest in my thoughts about his justification of dressing like that.

I'm sorry, you must have come late to the game. I didnt create the thread for attention, nor did I create it for input. I'd posted in many previous threads, and got responses such as "you couldnt possibly wear this this stuff, pictures please" and decided to follow through. I knew what sort of responses I would get, as evidenced by the various disclaimers in the first post.

I had no idea this thread would go on so long. I'll admit it's gotten kind of addictive to me, whenever I get a chance to take a picture of myself I post it, and I reply to any of the responses that require a substantive followup.

I think my only issue is that newcomers to the thread only see the first post and miss the many pictures in the middle where there has been progress.

Lastly, Nexus I think you for coming to my defense. It certainly isnt necessary but it is appreciated.
post #689 of 989
...mt_spiffy, Have you ever considered button boots? I think they would look appropriately eccentric for your work whilst still receiving iGent approval.
post #690 of 989
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Originally Posted by kannoos View Post
...mt_spiffy, Have you ever considered button boots? I think they would look appropriately eccentric for your work whilst still receiving iGent approval.

What are they? I've seen button up boots for women . . .
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