Foo-approved

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, May 10, 2012.

  1. Viral

    Viral Senior member

    Messages:
    2,323
    Likes Received:
    149
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    Jersey City
    

    This applies to you more than it does to some others on SF.

    Real talk.
     


  2. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

    Messages:
    17,370
    Likes Received:
    11,820
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    

    What?!

    Have you seen this?

    [​IMG]
     


  3. furo

    furo Senior member

    Messages:
    6,192
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,840
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    

    Does it? Than this thread should be of little interest to you.
     


  5. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

    Messages:
    10,648
    Likes Received:
    3,624
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    I'm surprised it took 9 pages for that picture to show up
     


  6. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield

    All kidding aside, Foo definitely gets my respect. The challenges he faces for a perfect fit are formidable yet he prevails.
     


  7. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

    Messages:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    205
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    
    id like to see where vox ranks against f corbera on that list
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    68,939
    Likes Received:
    31,100
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    

    even on fit, but vox was more prolific, and posted more fit pics.
     


  9. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    269
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Location:
    Boston
    I had a conversation with a "stylist" last night, and, strangely, I think it's relevant to this thread.

    Main point: being overly technical and strategic in the way you dress reeks of effort (in a bad way from a females perspective) and says more about your lack of natural style and makes you look ordinary.

    I didn't agree fully, but I do agree with at least a portion of what this person was saying. Style, natural style, looks effortless. Sure, proper fit, color matching and textural balance is very important, but, when you get so granular that you are pointing out the smallest of details, you are no longer stylish, you are adhering to a set of rules that are subjective at best, and that often times make you look rather ordinary in the end. I think there is such a thing as being to put together. Aside from gross examples of a bad fit, or ridiculous color/pattern matching,if someone looks cool, they look fucking cool, and it really does not matter that their "gorge" might be 1 millionth of an inch off.

    I also respect, foo, I've got to be honest, this outfit may fit perfectly; to me it looks boring. I much prefer the way guys like Spoo/Vox dress.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2012


  10. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

    Messages:
    7,973
    Likes Received:
    12,956
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Foo's fit above could have been improved with a bolder tie. This, in a way, is what the earlier part of this thread was about (the part that was actually interesting).

    I agreed with Manton's point that Timotune's tie would have been better with a dark navy suit. More tonal separation, as Foo phrased it. The photo below is of Foo in the same suit, but just with a bolder tie. Though the tie isn't in the same color as the suit, it achieves the same effect.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  11. ajmanouk

    ajmanouk Senior member

    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    So could it be said that you're a picky fooker? :)
     


  12. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Location:
    New York, NY
    

    That's definitely not the same suit
     


  13. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

    Messages:
    7,973
    Likes Received:
    12,956
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    

    You're right. My mistake.
     


  14. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    198
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Location:
    London
    []
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2012


  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,353
    Likes Received:
    36,826
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    

    Guilty.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by