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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    1. they can use a mirror to take a good quality selfie...or use a webcam...as most laptops have very high quality cameras built in already....or any other number of ways that are easily acceptable to just about every person living in or around a metropolis anywhere on the planet....this seems to me to just be an excuse.

    2. if they are focussing on the jacket/tie/shirt/ps combo...they can post 2 pics...one a full fit...and one a close up...if they need help with this aspect of their fit...it certainly won't hurt for them to get opinions on the full picture as well as the more minute details.

    3. even the pros make mistakes and/or could learn new tricks. they limit themselves by posting very limited views of their fit...moreover they also limit the ability of other members to see their full fit and learn.

    it is what it is...but its just an observation...


    how do i know you weren't wearing sweatpants with that nice sport coat??? [​IMG]
     
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  2. SeaJen

    SeaJen Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. Jacket does have contrasting metal buttons. I don't love swelled seams, but I wish it had patch pockets.

     
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  3. in stitches

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    98.753% of pics taken in mirrors and webcams suck. they are generally useless for judging fit. not to mention that in the mirror case that requires holding the camera which also often throws things off. long story short, taking a picture of yourself will rarely end in a successful representation of how you look

    i agree that people who are learning would be better served with full fit pics, but i cant begrudge them for not taking them. its their loss, not anyone elses. as to long standing members, they almost always have a decent reason for not posting full pics. usually because they have been there done that and dont have the time or incentive to do so anymore, and im just happy when they post at all. id rather a gdl close up or two than none at all.

    generally, people who are pros have proper fit and most of the critiques i see on their fits, especially by n00bs, are cringe worthy. im often not surprised when people just stop posting their fits entirely after the asshattery they endure from nitwits and uneducated johnny come lately's.

    i guess you will have to take my word for it. and the fact i have not held back a full pic in years. :)

    moral of the story is this. i agree, i wish everyone could take awesome pro quality full length fit pics. but lets face it, that is not the reality. not everyone can or wants to. i would rather post a block shot than an ill representing fit pic. it saves everyone time cuz the convo almost always goes like this.

    - X is off

    - no, thats the angle

    - LIAR!!

    - I SWEAR ITS THE ANGLE!!!!

    somtimes its the angle sometimes it an excuse, either way its tiring and annoying.

    so, if a n00b does not post a full pic and he never learns proper fit, his loss not mine. no sweat.

    if a pro does not post a full i will assume its right, especially if he has proven he understands fit, and especially if he has actually posted in that suit/jacket/trou 10 times before and i know it fits. again, no sweat.

    id love full pics, but im not about to get mad when people dont post them. its their prerogative.
     
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  4. PCK1

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    i wasn't getting mad either....

    as i stated previously...it was just a general observation...

    but i do think it would benefit everyone if people did...
     
  5. EliodA

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    If I may chime in on this debate (and I'm certainly guilty in the top-block-only-pics department): whenever I post a suit or SC for the first time here, I try to include a full fit pic, time allowing. And I hope I'll get feedback on the fit of the items.
    But when I post it a next time with a different shirt + tie combo, it makes more sense to focus on that top block, as that is what I am hoping to get feedback for. Posting another full fit pic would, as Stitchy says, only sollicit the same feedback as the first time.
     
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  6. TM79

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    I agree that the mirror "selfies" (I hope this word falls off a cliff and dies a Wile E. Coyote style death one day) are usually bad. Between mirrors that may not be clean, distance, angle, not being in a natural pose because you're taking a picture ... yeah, no ... I don't care for them.

    So I think unless you can get a proper full shot taken you're better off doing something like what Sotiris usually does and have a series of close ups that give you a full view overall.
     
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  7. in stitches

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    [​IMG]



    i keed i keed. i know you arent mad.

    like i said, indeed it would be nice, but its not always possible for one reason or another.
     
  8. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Probably the angle as I do prefer my sleeves on the shorter side than most


    HSM = Hart Schaffner Marx



    STITCHY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
     
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  9. TM79

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    Haha... great timing.
     
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  10. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    LOL as I just read this page. Not to sound noobish but I never really posted full fit pics, usually it was just sock/trouser/shoe so trying to get that down and thats the easiest way. Again causes distortion of fit and color. It will keep coming that way guys so get used to it on my end lol
     
  11. archibaldleach

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    If one can take full fit pictures that still show all of the details of the shirt / tie / jacket combination, that is great. Not everyone can do this. There are specific threads for fit critiques as well if people are looking for this kind of feedback. Often seeing different color combinations is a lot more useful than seeing perfectly fitting jackets and trousers. It's never occurred to me that someone would wear sweatpants with an odd jacket and tie fit, so I guess I just assume that they know how to wear pants if they do not post a full fit picture.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

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    That's very kind of you, but you need only go back to my early days on the forum to find something objectionable. And, really, you didn't dislike my hat challenge outfit? That would make you one of the few!
    Stitchy and Elio addressed most (maybe all) of this, but as the person whose pic was directly above your lament, I'll give it a go. If I'm wearing something new, I'll make an effort to post a full-length picture. Fit feedback is impossible without it. That said, almost everything I wear these days has been seen in multiple combinations, and I'd be very surprised if anything I wear hasn't been included in a full-length picture at some point. If I'm wearing a suit, the shot of the chest gives the essence of what I'm wearing. I might throw in a shot of the shoes. With an odd-jacket fit, I generally get a shot of up and down, and try to get the jacket in the shot of the pants for context. Finally, there are basically four places I can take a full-length shot: My living room, my backyard, a particular spot in the garage at work, or in the office if the rest of my team isn't around. Both home spots are contingent upon having a few minutes to spare before getting the kids out the door to school. The spot in the garage is right by the doors to the elevator, and I'm not keen on having everyone watch me take self-portraits. Also, even with my pretty dialed-in setups, getting a good shot is harder than just holding up the phone in front of me. tl;dr: I feel you, but mostly ain't nobody got time for all that.
     
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  13. sugarbutch

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    kylerton's vest isn't too short; her pants don't come up high enough. A long vest is a terrible thing. It will never lie properly if it comes down too far below the natural waist (as in waist coat). If you want to wear the vest, I think it's imperative that you recognize the function and geometry of the garment.
     
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    I'm guilty … I'd love to post full fit pics and get some feedback, but it's easier said than done right now. For me, the biggest issue is lighting. I hope to figure out an easy and cost effective way to do it … I'm not ready to rearrange the furniture and invest a lot into taking better selfies just yet :)
     
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    go outside for natural light. not so costly.

    get married so your wife can take the pics. very costly.
     
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