Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Threadbearer, Oct 22, 2012.
If you're handsome and fit and the suit is slim, the details are irrelevant. Stop picking nits and be more handsome.
I've long considered myself too handsome to fail.
said the, Cyber Eliitist.
So elite I need two i's.
I agree with everything up until the last paragraph, though I think I'm seeing a lot of what the blogger sees as a bad thing as something less than that.
While errors do go unnoticed consciously, a lot of small things will occasionally cause a viewer to feel that an outfit is just slightly off and more often cause the viewer to classify an outfit as merely superb rather than spectacular. I don't see any problem with being OCD about clothes, and I don't see any problem with critiquing minor flaws in fits/combinations...if the poster is so insecure that he classifies a suit as a "no go" just because of something small (or is unable to recognize when a response is exaggerating a minor flaw from a response explaining a genuine problem), that's his problem and he needs to grow a pair.
Do keep in mind this article was written on a blog that touts "affordable style." When buying OTR there are limitations to what can and should be addressed. Whereas the spirit of many here (and, to some extent, the initial spirit of the forvm) is to hone a more perfect silhouette or cut or detailing through a bespoke process. It's a lot easier (and necessary) to knit pick when you're the one designing the garment...
This is a solid point.
there is no "i" in awesome.
also, ITT, SF'ers get their panties in a bunch.
"Awesome" falls far short of fitting the bill. So it's only right that there is no "i".
...lol @ you for actually using that.
The irony of critiquing a forum you think is over excessive in detail and criticism. Wonderful. If you spend any decent amount of time on here and then expect to post a pic and receive just simple praise then you may deserve a swift kick in the nadgers.
What does the film say?
"Why do we fall down sir? So we can learn to pick ourselves up."
I think this is one of the bigger overstatements of the piece. In reality, it probably doesn't look fantastic. Look around in public and see how many of the men are wearing suits that "look fantastic" as far as fit is concerned. Not many.
Yes, we may be a bit too critical on here and even obsessed. However, that doesn't negate the fact that Joe Public is wearing a suit that fits terribly.
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