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Are We Over Analyzing Clothing and Dress?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    OK, I have, per your earlier prompting, read that you wore this on a Sunday afternoon.

    I am happy to leave others to comment on that combo's Sunday-ness, afternoon-ness, or whatever. But surely you could have intoduced it as an "NORE's fun Sunday thing" rather than re-positioning it as a challenge to the alleged SF groupthink in favour of less "interesting" clothes?
     


  2. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    You mean to tell me that you can pick that lime green tie or that green/pink tattersall shirt - and then blindly pull items from your closet that complement it? Really? And you're - what - coming into your 40's?

    Well, okay then.
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Nuh uh, not falling for that trap.

    I cannot tweak your outfit because it is unsalvageable. It needs a full reboot. I don't like to dress people from the ground up because I think that misses the point of real style. And whatever I might prescribe, you are likely to accuse of being simply according to rote rule. Instead, I gave you some things to think about and a way to re-conceptualize your approach. That's the best I can do at this point. Make a good faith effort in that direction first, then I will be happy to help you tweak.

    Keep in mind, broad consensus does not necessarily indicate blind groupthink. It might reflect a shared wisdom you simply haven't received yet.
     


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    To be fair, I can almost guarantee that whnay.'s question was rhetorical. Nothing you answered could have made him reflect and say, "Oh, okay then. Bravo."

    What he really meant was: "Jeezus H. Christ. You cannot wear that anywhere."
     
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  5. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    I posted it because I really liked it. Not for any other reason.
     


  6. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    "Chicks don't dig that. Maybe I'm too hip for the stodgy crowd here but don't go forcing that on the young up-and-comings."

    "Chicks" "dig" a varied mix of height, looks, build, charm, humour, confidence, a bit more charm, intelligence, earning potential, and sexual performance. Much in the same way that men "dig" "chicks". In both cases, especially the "young up-and-comings", the stuff we talk about here is largely irrelevant.
     
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  7. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Thank you for this.
     


  8. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    OK so I am ignorant because I choose do do what I like, no matter what "the rules" dictate? Now we are getting somewhere. Thanks.



    Foo, I really appreciate your interacting with me on this. Truly I do.

    I would like if whnay could expound on his earlier question, even if rhetorical.
     


  9. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    To everyone who has participated thus far, I appreciate your involvement. I really do. I agree with an earlier statement re the fact that this is a forum of discussion. We are having a discussion. There will inevitably be disagreements. But therein we find purpose. Thank you all, sincerely.
     
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  10. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Nowadays some do over analyse as you postulate and that is to be decried. However in the heyday of this Forum we discussed. That sadly is the downhill spiral we are in due to the populist nay commercial approach now being taken.
     


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  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    p.s., i think u look fine, but the picture colors are washed out and i am actually an colorblind.
     


  13. Fraiche

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    I think what's missing in this discussion is the personality of the person wearing the outfit.

    While I understand that NORE's ensemble isn't for most people, and certainly not my cup of tea, I can see how it would work for someone who likes bold colors and likes attention. (Kinda like Ozwald Boteng stuff.)

    I prefer people pushing boundaries of style, even if it's not something I like, simply for the variety. Grays and blues on everyone gets boring.
     
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  14. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    OK, I'll bite. I'm 6'4" tall. Brown skin with reddish hues. Of American Indian and Caribbean descent. Handsome, (the Latinas call me 'fino', to the blacks that would be 'fine'). I have a charm and wit about me and I exude confidence. Also, I can dress and even if I wore pink pants in a rough neighborhood (which I have), dudes leave me alone. I am the man. Women flirt with me on the job and in common areas. I don't have to follow sartorial rules, whatever I wear, they want to strip me out of it. You think I'm full of it? OK. But I don't buy this navy/brown grenadine BS. You guys did it to Spoo. Not to me, no sir.
     
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  15. mafoofan

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    Uhh, no. Please re-read my posts. I really tried to be helpful and give you ways to improve on your own. I gave you some theory and concepts to think about. I am not telling you to do something or change merely because some rules say so.


    Sure, no problem.
     


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