Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mt_spiffy, Apr 3, 2008.
....15 pages of fame
So based on a PM from our friend spiffy, I went to his myspace page (perhaps this is a ploy to boost his numbers on there, who knows or cares).
I got the distinct impression this lad is looking for some identity.
I am not going into the whole racial indentity issue that is obviously at play here.
But, I sense he is likely good at what he does in the niche he is involved in. With that said, he obviously doesnt look like those he spends time with. Hence, he is split in the middle. Is he reaching out to us to influence some?
Now, what objective an character like this is trying to achieve here is something only he can answer.
Mr. Spiffy's presence and activities is like begging Itzahk Pearlman to teach him to play the violin, and once given the chance refuses to pick up the fiddle but begs him to teach how to break dance....
MR SPIFFY< WE DONT GET IT.
I don't think this is fair. I know nothing of Spiff's motivations, but I think the forum would be better off if more people posted pictures, even if others hate their style.
+1 I applaud your willingness to put yourself out there. I was frankly a little horrified by the outfit choices. I was left with a question in my mind: What are your trying to achieve with your outfits? If you could sum-up your "look" in a sentence or a few words, what would that be? For example, my own sense of style is influenced by "minimalism;" I try to put together ensembles that are elegant, with clean lines and subtle use of textures, colours and patterns. I'm curious about what goes through your mind when you choose pieces or put together outfits. This is meant as any kind of snarky criticism or hidden attack; I'm genuinely curious.
This thread is why there is a TV show called "What Not to Wear"
oh, boo, stealing my thunder to school people on geography. maybe i should say something else equally *controversial*, like "1 + 1 = 2" and FTR - fresh water sandy beaches > salt water sandy beaches (no smells!)
Don't ever promise us anything again. Please just go away.
Now I'm worried someone on SuFu is going to create a styleforum thread like the hypebeast one. I think at the end of the day, all that matters is whether you can get some pink with this. If you can get pink, you're doing good. Quality pink too...none of that messed up roast beef looking pink.
This is epic though. Seriously fricking epic. Also, while I love this harlem preacher look, I love guys in zoot suits more. The only way to notch this up is to get a red zoot suit. Do it. Do it to it.
I understand the creative twist on black gospel church style you are trying to go for, which isn't the preference of most people on this board, but still I think you missed the ball on this one. Your pattern/color matching is creative, but it all comes down to fit:
Your pants are way to long.
You are literally swimming in your suits. I can understand if you don't want a European look, but the clothes should at least follow the shape of you body somewhat and not follow the body shape of a man who is 60 pounds heavier than you. Do you really want to look 60 pounds heavier?
Your shirt collars are too big. They should fit comfortably snug against your neck when buttoned to the top.
Your tie knots are absurd. I understand wanting a big knot, but these knots are probably about twice as big as they should be.
I don't think that you are a hopeless cause, but you just need to learn more about some of the rules of classic dressing then decide which ones to keep and which ones to break. If you break all the rules at once it just comes off looking odd.
Oh, just for about the past 20,000 or so years- Ever heard of Lake Michigan?
Yeah, but isn't that in Michigan?
Michigan is one of the states that touches it. It's also adjacent to Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. Chicago is near it's southern tip.
mafoofan, are you inferring that Manton is geographically challenged
Well, how the heck am I supposed to know if you're being sarcastic? Stupid smileys give away nothing. A standard smiley, laughing smiley, or tongue smiley would have been more indicative. The confused smiley appears too earnestly confused.
Lol Manton is one of the smartest guys on the board. Now Conne or dkzzz not knowing where the hell Lake Michigan is, that's understandable, but Manton?
mafoofan isn't exactly a dummy either
I think everything is horrible, but have we really stepped back and recognized what happened here? This is, as SuFu would say, NEXT LEVEL. You can even tell by my use of formatting.
His style is so bad people are coming out of the woodwork saying to the effect "I'm so fucking flabbergasted at what you're wearing I have to respect the decision." He is quite clearly on his own level, his own plateau of criticism.
But I think private circle of hell might be more accurate...
To his credit, he probably dresses better than 95% of the people from Wisconsin.
... the aforementioned private circle.
(*waits to get flamed by the hordes from Wisconsin*)
In all seriousness (no really!), if it works for you, fine. Who am I to critique you? Enjoy yourself, you only live once. But it still looks bloody awful to me.
In any case, thanks for the funniest, ballsiest thread here for a while.
removed per me
Damn I always arrive late to these threads.
Well, mt_spiffy, I have good and bad things to say.
The good part: You, sir, have stones to wear this and post pictures.
The bad part: I would make some different choices for my own attire. Not much, really, just a few tweaks here and there, such as:
the jackets: their fit
...and the fabrics
...and the color choices
and the tie knots. I've seen smaller ascots
and the jeans which are too long and baggy
and the shoes. Every pair pictured, plus whatever sneakers you have hiding in your closet/under your bed.
You're too pale and washed out to carry some of those colors. Get a tan please.
Don't care for your facial hair, either grow a beard or shave it clean. And for God's sake use a decent shaving cream
Can't criticize your hair cause you have none. But if you've got it, grow it, cause you'll miss it when its gone. Trust me on this one.
And wash behind your ears, damnit!
The glasses are too German. Get something with character, like tortoise-shells.
Not really fond of the sofa, not enough structure, but the color is decent
Get rid of the wallpaper please.
On balance though, I call it a push. As I mentioned, those are my preferences, taking those for your own would make you look more like me which some would also object to, so do take it with a grain of salt and a smile.
The bottom line, though, is that you have stones which counts for a lot.
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