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CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Diavolo

    Diavolo Senior member

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    This is the go-to response to me whenever I challenge what someone says. "You think you are God/know everything/are always right." Uh, huh. Such a weak and predictable response does not exacly betray substance underneath.

    Wait, you never see anyone take issue with be but you always see me react a certain way when they do? Okaaaay.

    You are consistently a prick on this site. All you do is insult people with drive-by snark. You add nothing of value. Exactly what you accuse me of, you quite obviously are in spades: a self-appointed know-it-all who thinks pissing on others without contributing is the epitome of sophistication.

    This thread is a conversation. There is a lot of give and take here and an attempt to give constructive advice. Your posts are a waste. You are not wanted.


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    Oh, and the idea that brown punch caps are blah but the shoes you like are not? Those are not boring enough for you? But somehow plain black or darker brown are less blah? It's a meaningless, contentless criticism. If you were half the maven you think you are you would be able to explain yourself in way that was not full of contradictions.



    Your furious replies to a four-word critique say more about you than me.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Your furious replies to a four-word critique say more about you than me.

    Your responses are as original as your taste in clothes.

    And, BTW, I am not responding to your four word critique of me. I am responding to your whole, pointless posting career on SF. You have been a dick from day one and I would appreciate if you kept your dickishness out of this thread.
     


  3. banis

    banis Senior member

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    Ok, since you appreciate harsh comments...
    The tie knot is quite bad [​IMG]

    I don't mind any comments. Be it harsch or any other, unless they are constructive. It is nice to hear any critics or what can be changed for better outfit. Otherwise, I don't see a reason for posting outfits for myself.
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The first comment was referring to this awesome thread
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=124756

    The second one had nothing to do with it, but I dislike creating two successive posts* so I decided to squeeze that one in. mea culpa.

    [*ETA: In a twist borrowed from the classics, it seems that in trying to avoid it, I created just what I was trying to avoid. ]


    Ah, got ya! My head was on wrong.
     


  5. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    He's an unfunny sock puppet that occasionally descends on waywt threads to spread his undecipherable gospel of comically restrictive taste.

    But he get a lot of stuff right.
     


  6. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But he get a lot of stuff right.

    That's true, but he still doesn't add anything, especially in this thread where there is already a lot of constructive criticism. And often the things he posts are meaningless, like his comments about Manton's shoes and tie - they're "blah?" WTF? Why bother? Is that even a bad thing in thread devoted to cbd? What what is gained from criticism of plain (Edward Green?) dark brown punch cap oxfords? Is that a problem at SF - too much devotion to that type of shoe? And from a guy that only preaches restraint? It's just a ridiculous performance from a "masked avenger" that thinks he's bringing the truth, and he doesn't even bring the lulz. Plus his stock response is that the thin skinned icons here can't take criticism. He told me something like that a year or two ago after I told him he wasn't very entertaining in a post in which his main critique for me was that my loafers (weejun styled mocs) were "not special." Oh really? I thought they were Delos bespoke before you pointed that out. Again, what's the point?
     


  7. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    Parker's socks today.

    It is the Florentine[?] navy socks influence.

    Either that or all of his underlayers are blue-ish, and outerlayers are khaki-tan.

    - M
     


  8. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    ETA: BTW, I'm wondering what the hive mind is thinking about Parker's socks today. The colour choice to me doesn't look bad at all, but the stark contrast to both pants and shoes seems to call a lot of attention to the socks.
    Navy-khaki contrast is not something people's eyes are going to be drawn to. I would've chosen gray since I personally dislike navy for socks, but Parker's choice does not call attention to the socks.
    Either that or all of his underlayers are blue-ish, and outerlayers are khaki-tan.
    Or maybe this.
     


  9. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Striped tie for gdl. Tan cotton suit too casual for cbd? I think I could use a pair of mid-brown or tan calf shoes.


    No, it's great. I don't have tan cotton (my cotton is more olive) but I have tan tropical and linen.

    Ferrealz? I like Parker, generally respect Manton's knowledge and opinion and think that outfit looks great in its own right, but in what office is that considered CBD? While it might not draw attention to itself in a totally spootastic way, that suit certainly ain't CBD. How did this thread's already vague definiton of CBD get stretched to include tan cotton 3 patch suits? Huh? Huh? [​IMG]

    Imo, fabric, pocket configuration (yeah, yeah, I know: supposedly, only dudes on online clothing forums notice that shit, but whatever) and color (in that order and especially when combined) all contribute to make the suit too casual for CBD...

    Otoh, I can see how a tan tropical wool suit w/ standard welt chest and flap hip pockets might work during the warmer months, under certain circumstances.
     


  10. CaymanS

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    Even Diavolo can't touch Parker.

    That motherfucker is crispier than a stack of 20s straight out of the ATM.
     


  11. mmkn

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    in what office is that considered CBD?

    ^ A California graphic designer's office?

    - M
     


  12. acridsheep

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    ^ A California graphic designer's office?

    - M


    A porn set. Wait, maybe it would be NSFW there...
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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  14. forex

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    ^^You need to get new shoes,those look pretty beat up. Is this a bespoke DJ or RTW?
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Oh come on.
     


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