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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    Is this a self-imposed retirement?
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Just so much effort. It feels fun and productive a lot of the time, but there is such a strong, dedicated contingent of people who speak out against my credibility, experience, etc., every single time I utter a word that the whole process becomes exhausting and self-punishing. I could comment that it's raining outside and someone would invariably demand to know when I became the expert on weather. Then that would go on for two or three pages.
     
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  3. sprout2

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    Time for a sock puppet then
     
  4. Caustic Man

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    If I may, and I dearly hope that I am not stepping out of bounds since you are a stranger to me, but some of that may be a reaction to how you put things. I sincerely don't want to start armchair analyzing, but it seems to me that a lot of the pushback is simply because sometimes some of us fail to fully understand the tone the other person is intending. But that having been said, I hope you start critiquing again because I think your advise is valuable. You are one of the few in this thread who actually has taken the time to give your opinion. I wish more would.
     
  5. Wallcloud

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    First time submission. Have at that fresh sartorial b hole. Worn with navy pants. Colors seem more true in second pic. Noticed ps was a little wonky so refoofed after photos but you can get an idea of colors.
     
  6. Manton

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    msu, it's really hard to tell anything from your pics, which seem to be worse than mine. Anyway, I am not a fran of that square, or of red ties generally, though points for it being wool which makes it a little better.
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    There is no doubt I have grown increasingly "direct" here over the years. But reactions to me were always very strong and personal. Maybe some of the posters who were on here back in 2007 can attest to that. So, I just learned to proceed on a near zero tolerance basis.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Wallcloud:

    1) Overall, a good try.

    2) The shirt is a BD, no? The fabric in that case looks a little too smooth, too much like dress shirt broadcloth. Go with oxford or pinpoint for BDs (or linen for summer).

    3) SquareFail w/the green+green (tie+square)
     
  9. acridsheep

    acridsheep Well-Known Member

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    Suit is charcoal.

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  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Well, fair enough. You have been here much longer than I and you know your own personal history here better than me of course. Just the same, I hope you reconsider.
     
  11. Manton

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    sheep, foo disagrees, but I like the 3-solid look with a white shirt. Just angle the tie clip down, the other way, or else ditch it altogether.
     
  12. Willin

    Willin Well-Known Member

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    Foo, I suspect that there are many of us relative sartorial newbies lurking in the shadows that appreciate your critiques. You are scathing at times but I personally don't find it offensive whatsoever since I'm not an effeminized male. You speak your mind and I know I've benefited as a result.

    In fact, I wore a silk cream square this past weekend and received several compliments about my overall appearance but not a specific piece of clothing. I think this is an accomplishment. Cheers!
     
  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    See? Mike knows me well enough to predict with 95% accuracy what I'm going to think of something. He can play both our parts in this thread, but without stirring up personal animosity.

    There is a FooBot in Manton's head and it has made me obsolete. :(
     
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  14. acridsheep

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    Thanks Manton. Foo, would you change the shirt or the square?
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Let's see what FooBot has to say. This is a good test of its artificial intelligence.
     
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  16. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    FooBot Say:

    Change shirt or tie, or suit. Three solid no good. Also, white square + white shirt always bad. Tonal similarity between tie and suit too close. Overall, bland and costumey, like Reservoir Dogs character.
     
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  17. acridsheep

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    I kind of like the look, but also agree with Foo bot at the same time.
     
  18. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Why does the FooBot have the syntax of a waiter at a Chinese restaurant?
     
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    WC - i like it. id ditch the square though.


    well, it is raining. so that should put an end to that. :)
     
  20. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    FooBot programmed by lazy coder
     
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