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I have the body of someone incarcerated in a labour camp, and the haircut of someone who ran them.

post #41192 of 54038
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

What size are you Oli? I have got a pair of Loakes size 10 UK that I need to put up for sale. Tan brogues though, might be a little to flashy for you.

10.5. And I'm good for shoes forever and ever now smile.gif (minus Clarks DBs and a pair of weightlifting shoes).
post #41193 of 54038
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I don't think that he looks too bad, nor is he unfit/have a bad body. It's not necessary to be slim and/or buff and handsome to have a good menswear blog - after all, look at Ethan Newton (Ethandesu/Rugged Old Salt). He is nice-looking, but he and I are the same height and same size, and no-one would ever mistake either of us for male models - and yet Ethan is a #menswear superstar.
To me, it comes down more to the quality of the outfits and the quality of the writing. Ethan clearly puts a lot of thought and effort into his writing, and comes up with some very nice, philosophical posts on why we wear fine clothing, the effort that goes into the creation of that clothing and so on, and he also takes excellent photos.
City of Gentlemen, on the other hand, just comes across as overly contrived and irritating a lot of the time, both in terms of his prose and his imagery. Of course, he's not alone in that - there's a heck of a lot of bloggers out there who look and sound really irritating because they're trying to be cool and stylish.

I had a quick squiz at this City bloke. Never seen him before.

He's fairly good looking on almost any criteria and theres nothing particularly bizarre about his body shape or "Embarrassing Bodies" material.

His problem is a common one - he has no sense of personal style - nothing comes across as just being well dressed or even interesting. .
Or comfortable in his skin or dressing for any context.
He's trying to hard.
He could be anyone wearing those clothes.
He is a classic case of dressed by the internet or tumblr or dressing by numbers or the latest adverts.
I'll bet he gets lots of compliments from women.

On a second look to seems to fancy himself as a model and blogger and is seeking either freebies or adverts by blatantly plugging stuff.
post #41194 of 54038
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

I have the body of someone incarcerated in a labour camp, and the haircut of someone who ran them.

Fasionista .

Know the weight problem been dealing with the issue for a while lost some then put some back on due to stress, merde! Oh well gym four times a week eat less and no Pinot Noir, beer is a thing of the past.

As for igent in questions blog I guess everybody thinks they deserve their 15 minutes of fame these days.
post #41195 of 54038
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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I'll bet he gets lots of compliments from women.
 

:laugh: Truly the ultimate put down. If a woman compliments you, you're clearly not sprezz enough. 

post #41196 of 54038
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

This provoked an unsolicited but very welcome (:)) compliment from a beautiful woman today:

 

 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post
 

:laugh: Truly the ultimate put down. If a woman compliments you, you're clearly not sprezz enough. 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

This provoked an unsolicited but very welcome (:)) compliment from a beautiful woman today:

 

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I also just realised that I've been dressed by the internet - Benjamin suit, Owen and James shirt, Vanda PS, Henry Carter tie, Carmina belt and C&J shoes.

Yeah foxy this proved my point.

Sprezz issues with this fit:

-not clear if tie blade longer than front

-pocket square too neatly folded

-laces done up

-no pink or electric blue elements

-lapels 30cm too skinny

-no leather folio in hand

-photo not taken in conversation with 50+ y.o. italian man

 

Sprezz rating 2/10 Would not post on Sartorialist


Edited by DartagnanRed - 11/7/13 at 4:27am
post #41198 of 54038
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I don't think that he looks too bad, nor is he unfit/have a bad body. It's not necessary to be slim and/or buff and handsome to have a good menswear blog - after all, look at Ethan Newton (Ethandesu/Rugged Old Salt). He is nice-looking, but he and I are the same height and same size, and no-one would ever mistake either of us for male models - and yet Ethan is a #menswear superstar.

To me, it comes down more to the quality of the outfits and the quality of the writing. Ethan clearly puts a lot of thought and effort into his writing, and comes up with some very nice, philosophical posts on why we wear fine clothing, the effort that goes into the creation of that clothing and so on, and he also takes excellent photos.

City of Gentlemen, on the other hand, just comes across as overly contrived and irritating a lot of the time, both in terms of his prose and his imagery. Of course, he's not alone in that - there's a heck of a lot of bloggers out there who look and sound really irritating because they're trying to be cool and stylish.

 

He doesn't have the looks or body to be tutting around like he's a male model. My point isn't that COG is particularly ugly, my point is that he's nowhere near as good looking as he thinks he is.

 

Ethan takes pictures that show off his clothes. He doesn't pose like he thinks he's hot shit. You know what I mean; it's what everyone says about COG. That thousand yard stare, the wistful looks, the contrived poses ... They only work if you won the genetic lottery and you're being featured in a fashion shoot (with lighting and make up). If you're just an ordinary dude, make sure your pictures relate to the ordinary dudes looking at them.

 

Don't even get me started on COG's writing. He's barely literate.

post #41199 of 54038
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

10.5. And I'm good for shoes forever and ever now smile.gif (minus Clarks DBs and a pair of weightlifting shoes).

Weightlifting shoes - ah, finally somewhere where I save money. I got a pair just over thirty years ago and they are still going strong - perfect fit to (I tend to do most of my training, including lifting, barefoot).

For thebrownman - #doyouevenlift
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Yeah foxy this proved my point.
Sprezz issues with this fit:
-not clear if tie blade longer than front
-pocket square too neatly folded
-laces done up
-no pink or electric blue elements
-lapels 30cm too skinny
-no leather folio in hand
-photo not taken in conversation with 50+ y.o. italian man

2/10 Would not post on Sartorialist

DR calling it - Mr Nice Guy cannot dress...and this barely a week after Tobiasj shattered the myth of him being a nice guy too.

Might as well give away your shoes and ties Gerry...
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Weightlifting shoes - ah, finally somewhere where I save money. I got a pair just over thirty years ago and they are still going strong - perfect fit to (I tend to do most of my training, including lifting, barefoot).

For thebrownman - #doyouevenlift

 

Bastard. 

 

A pair of Do-Wins will set me back $140. Then I've gotta get them shaved to 0.5" :(

post #41202 of 54038
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Yeah foxy this proved my point.
Sprezz issues with this fit:
-not clear if tie blade longer than front
-pocket square too neatly folded
-laces done up
-no pink or electric blue elements
-lapels 30cm too skinny
-no leather folio in hand
-photo not taken in conversation with 50+ y.o. italian man

2/10 Would not post on Sartorialists

Notable by absence and a must for internet sprazz.

1: no ciggarette visible
2: trousers appear to actually touch shoes
3: shoes do not appear to be suede slip ons or undone double monks
4: strong suspicion the model, GN, is wearing socks
post #41203 of 54038

No doublebreast 

No bracelets stolen from 9 year-old girls 

Only one pocket square

 

Not #sprezz at all. Failing at life. Must kop more #SF trends.

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I saw some amazing sprezz on York Street (Sydney CBD) today around 6pm.

 

A guy in swimming trunks walking down the footpath.

 

Swimming trunks. That was it. No bracelets, no pocket square, no half-undone jumper boots.

 

Just swimming trunks.

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

I saw some amazing sprezz on York Street (Sydney CBD) today around 6pm.

 

A guy in swimming trunks walking down the footpath.

 

Swimming trunks. That was it. No bracelets, no pocket square, no half-undone jumper boots.

 

Just swimming trunks.

 

Did they look okay?

 

Nabil was the only one that proposed swimming trunks - Orlebar Brown. At 135 pounds a pair, surely we can find a good substitute?

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