Originally Posted by ghulkhan
drizzt said that so he could compare ones idea of fit to his, so when you post and critique people whats the point? no one can compare their idea of fit to yours?? so when you post does it matter?? in terms of talking about other peoples shit .....
Originally Posted by ghulkhan
exactly You can still posess the knowledge without posting your pictures.
"This thread is fucking useless without pics." How many times have regulars said this? Would you have an opinion to give if we regulars were all KitonBrioni's? To me, it's all ivory towers until you get off your ass and throw yourself in the pit. Really, have any opinion you want, but how do you expect it to be taken seriously without showing where it comes from first?
Originally Posted by Get Smart
and I sorta disagree with that. I've used this analogy before on here, but it's so appropriate for Style Forum... It's like a guy who has never had sex, but he watches a lot of porn, has gone to a lot of strip clubs, has read Penthouse forum religiously, and maybe has even had a handjob once from Betty Rottencrotch, and he's giving advice on how to be a good lover. A lot of that goes on in SF I think....there are definitely a few regulars I can think of who fit that bill. One guy on MC I remember always had some very strong opinions on classic menswear and when he FINALLY threw up a pic of himself, needless to say it was very disappointing and that single pic basically invalidated anything he'd ever said. Of course you can critique something without having owned it, but critique is usually a subjective thing and it's nice to see where the person's coming from in his own style by seeing what he's doing on a daily basis
I knew there was a deep current to our Plutonic bond...
Originally Posted by tljenkin
I disagree with the notion that anyone should have to own/wear certain things in order to intelligently critique an outfit. College students preparing to go/pay for med school (no catharsis here...), for instance, cannot afford the time, risk or money to purchase their ideal clothes, but they still may have an opinion worth listening to. Taste, a broad knowledge-base and an ability to articulate a well thought out critisism are miles ahead of a steady stream of WYWN photos.
Same goes as previously stated. What would you do with your knowledge-base and lack of spell-check if it were not for a steady stream of photos? I don't know about you, but I personally prefer to receive catalogs with pictures in them so I know what the hell pieces look like together. Maybe one of these days I'll acquire enough "knowledge" to be able to read KitonBrioni's posts and critique them articulately. As an added bonus, NO ONE is telling you what to wear, buy, how to dress, who to date, etc. There is SUCH a range of brands here, from Sauce's saucy Old Navy tee to the higher end EG stuff worn by timpoblete, that I simply can't buy into statements like "I'm a poor college student with no time." There are plenty of thrift shops regardless of where you live and are plenty of deals elsewhere to be found. If you're good with style, you'll make what you have work for you. As far as time's concerned, you're sitting in front of a computer posting on a men's fashion forum about how little time you have. Really. I think there are a few professionals on here, not to mention med students like myself, who might find that a bit odd. I'm not trying to dump on everyone today but it feels like there's just been a lot of talk lately when this forum is supposed to be fun, not CE. So let's have some fun and a sand-free vagina weekend. I'm buying the first round.