Aren't you bored yet?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    I have not been on here in quite some time, except to check B&S.

    This thread might change that.

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  2. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    That boat has sailed. You even have a blog.

    Heck, you have almost as many posts as I do. That's insanity, right there.


    You missed the Esquire BDRM contest and the today show appearance.

    I have not been on here in quite some time, except to check B&S.

    This thread might change that.

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    lufty, you might want to take a look at: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=172524
     


  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You missed the Esquire BDRM contest and the today show appearance.

    I wanted to be only so cruel. Didn't mention how he flew thousands of miles to an obscure shirtmaker, either, or the subsequent explicit photography of his nubs. Nubs!

    Really, that's just the start of the list.
     


  4. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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  5. luftvier

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  6. JayJay

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    I have not been on here in quite some time, except to check B&S.

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    Welcome back.
     


  7. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    Welcome back.
    Thank you. It's good to see that little's changed, besides NYR shaving his beard. Foo fights. Vox snarks. "How should I wear this black DB suit?" "How does this suit fit?' So ad infinitum.
     


  8. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    Personally, psychologically, philosophically, I do not want to be clothing hobbyist.
    I can't tell if this is more ironic or self-loathing. [​IMG]
     


  9. lasbar

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    I can't tell if this is more ironic or self-loathing. [​IMG]

    I go for neither of them....
     


  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I can't tell if this is more ironic or self-loathing. [​IMG]

    It's self-reflection. Perhaps more of us should try it sometime.
     


  11. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    It's self-reflection. Perhaps more of us should try it sometime.

    I support that statement...

    We must be reflecting on our personal SF journeys.
     


  12. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    It's self-reflection. Perhaps more of us should try it sometime.
    QFI.
     


  13. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    It's self-reflection. Perhaps more of us should try it sometime.
    I don't even know what this means, snide little remark at the end notwithstanding.

    As Doc pointed out, you are light years beyond being a clotheshorse/clothes hobbyist/whatever you want to call it. Fait accompli. End of story.

    That you consider this fact up for discussion (i.e. a matter for 'self-reflection') is therefore nonsensical. A child could point it out. As could any of SF's fifty thousand members.

    That being so, how else am I supposed to take your remark that, "[p]ersonally, psychologically, philosophically, [you] do not want to be clothing hobbyist"? I figured that assuming irony or self-deprecation on your part, though you're known for neither, was more generous than assuming self-delusion.

    Personally, I don't think you're that interested in style in the oecumenical sense of the word. You don't comment on ensembles, or use of colour and texture, or originality. I think you're more interested in button placement, jacket length and spalla camica. That's not a reproach, by the way. I've learned a lot from reading SF posts concerning things like that. But it does make you a hobbyist, the way a stamp collector obsesses about the ink and glue used in a 1934 USPS special issue.

    As are we all, to various degrees. Why proscribe that? A car enthusiast is no less so for his intimate concern for the mechanics of the vehicle and the subtle details that are invisible to the average person. One essentially goes hand-in-hand with the other. Granted, if a person can't find a balance between aesthetic appreciation and the technical aspects, then a lopsided picture emerges. You can have someone who's so concerned with what's under the hood that he fails to remark that the car is otherwise hideous.

    Our equivalent, of course, is the person who dresses according to all the rules and in approved brands only and still manages to produce an ugly outfit. But I'm not convinced that someone who dresses well either (a) in spite of not knowing the rules according to which his outfit is a success ; (b) in spite of wearing low-quality materials that will quickly degrade, is much more admirable. A certain technical knowledge is unavoidably necessary, in my opinion. If that makes me a clotheshorse, so be it. I enjoy dressing myself and don't stay up at night worried about whether my hobby is legitimate or not.
     


  14. maomao1980

    maomao1980 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If clothing became even partially about fashion trends for me, I think I'd lose interest in clothing altogether. Personally, psychologically, philosophically, I do not want to be clothing hobbyist.

    You have now entered the stage of Denial, do we need to organize a SF intervention for you?

    BTW, you also won this thread by sheer quantity of words.
     


  15. apropos

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    You have now entered the stage of Denial, do we need to organize a SF intervention for you? BTW, you also won this thread by sheer quantity of words.
    A picture says a thousand words, what do I win? [​IMG]
     


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