You know, for me it's all about being comfortable in your own skin.
I've been a member of this forum since 2002, and was recently taken to task by one of the Moderators for posting so little in five years.
Well, I've recently lost 95 pounds (20 to go), and I'll be truthful here, I've never been comfortalbe posting....I mean, hell.....one of the regulars here was recently told he needed to lose weight, and MY GOD, he was so thin, it was ridiculous.
So here's the thing. The guys on this forum are cutting edge when it comes to fashion, but so much of fashion has to do with personality, and the ability to "carry off" a look........as confident as I've become with losing 95 lbs....I'll NEVER be as confident as Berlin, "Mr. Sauce", SoCal, Braidkid, or even Rye, for that matter. These are all gentlemen who are COMFORTABLE in their own skin, .......and their looks.......whether you like them or not, are indicative of their taste, style, and COMFORT in who they are.
While on this forum, I've discovered MANY looks I really like, and now that I've lost some serious weight...I'm ready to explore them. I mean...c'mon...recently, I was fed to the wolves for posting about "True Religion" jeans.......was made to feel like a LOSER..............but you know what....after having to wear Wranglers for years.....wearing True Religion jeans made me feel like an absolute SUPERSTAR!!!!!!!!!!
So, basically, what I'm saying is....enjoy the forum, and continue to post. Learn a lot, and discover what you like, and what will WORK FOR YOU.
I've discovered that I want to be SoCal in my next life......his style is just impeccable....TO ME, at any rate.
BUT...if his style doesn't float your boat, take a lesson from the other gents on this forum....or one or two lessons from them all, and learn to live within your own skin.
That's my two cents. Enough.