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A curious question for those...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by discostu004, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i see a lot of the "what do you think of this jacket" posts. questions:
    1. are these items that you're seriously considering getting?
    2. do you feel more confident if the reaction is positive?
    3. do you pass if the reaction is negative?

    this is more for the obviously new items, not the ones that people look at then get the consensus that it's a brioni jacket from 1955.

    just a little tuesday curiosity
     
  2. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    1. are these items that you're seriously considering getting?

    yes

    2. do you feel more confident if the reaction is positive?

    yes

    3. do you pass if the reaction is negative

    yes
     
  3. discostu004

    discostu004 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i figured most responses to these questions would be answered as above. i'm surprised b/c most on here seem overly-knowledgable on all issues clothing. if you liked it enough to consider getting it, why let public opinion sway you (again, disregard the obvious old items that someone might not have known were really old). i guess i'm curious b/c a lot of things in my closet i'm sure would get not only "no" but "hell no" answers, so i'm always interested in the psychology of selection
     
  4. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Well...

    Sometimes it's a brand/quality thing, as in, "I don't know about this <designer> item, do these hold up/run big?"
    People who comment on the maker/item from personal experience can influence me. Especially with mailorder and especially with questions of suits, it seems, there's bound to be someone who's worn a given maker, whose advice can be useful.

    Sometimes it's a wearability thing. There's a lot of "shoppers" here, including me. If I see a good deal on a quality piece - for instance, that RLPL overcoat that the Foxx posted yesterday, I'm usually interested, but due to financial limitations, limited. I'd like the item, and think I can pull it off, but sometimes it's useful to put it to a "global test" (ha. ) to just get a reality check on its wearability.

    On the other hand, I certainly have oft-worn items in my closet that wouldn't have passed a test here, or at least would draw negative comments. People who read past posts can see members' preferences, and trust not to rely solely on, say, ernest's opinion of brown shoes.

    I think style forum opinions can be useful, but are no gospel.

    Edited to kill a smiley.
     
  5. discostu004

    discostu004 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i should have also excluded "don't know about this manufacturer", basically limited to style, which seems like is posted fairly frequently.
     

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