Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Lol, but yes. I know that "Great Walls" have become a bit of a thing, but I don't believe that people actually get dressed for them. Its more of a meme than anything else.

    I mean, don't get me wrong, it's always awesome when you can get any kind of backdrop that adds to the visual appeal of a fit pic, but I think that that is about it. Its nice when you have it, and I am sure that when people happen upon excellent backdrops, they do intentionally take pictures there, but I don't think that they actually get dressed with that intent.
     
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  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    I had a response in the spirit of playing devil's advocate, but remembered that i don't care either way... :bored:
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wish I could wear Yohji and not feel like a fraud.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    You could. Also, such great timing. This was just posted in MC WAYWRN LolololollOOLOLOLolllololOLOLOL
     
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    Errbody like a good wall. Errbody.
     
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    SeaJen Senior member

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    No dark sarcasm in the classroom (quite the opposite of my own teaching style, then)
     
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    Great discussion. Bear with me while I attempt to crystallise my opinion on this with some examples.

    1. Thinks very hard about colours, textures, style, cut, fit. Drops 2-3 large on components. Stands in front of wall.

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    Result: looks like Cary Grant.


    2. Thinks very hard about colours, textures, style, cut, fit. Drops 2-3 large on components. Stands in front of wall.

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    Result: looks like Charlie Chaplin.


    Personally, I'd rather look like Cary Grant.
     
  8. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Senior member

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    The Cary Grant idoltry on this board is odd, especially considering most here fawn over softer, Italian tailoring. If someone posted a fit that actually was Cary Grant-esque, most would call it woefully dated.

    Braddock's fit is not Cary Grant-esque at all.

    On the topic of CM vs SWD, CM is akin to artwork before mid-19th century, with its focus on representation, ratios, and the like; SWD is more post-mid-19th century, where those things took a backseat. The audience divide is similar, too; most people, like me, consider SWD and modern art to be rather ugly, but I guess I can understand their goals.
     
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  9. unbelragazzo

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    1) independently of whether or not I like Braddock's fit, nothing about it says Cary Grant to me

    2) the starting point for every point directed at you in this discourse was to make it less about what you would want to wear or look like.
     
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    Cox,

    You might get a little more out of reacting against that. Like, if you hate it so much, put the same energy into making how you dress even less like how he's dressed.

    But really, CM goes in for the idea of "objective" aesthetics in a way SWD doesn't seem to, in my limited experience. So, if you think there's an objective standard of dress, and that Braddock meets it in a way the other gent (whose name has slipped my mind) doesn't, then you're not as much of an outlier as a SWD poster who were to think that the second pic met an objective standard, and Braddock's didn't.
     
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  11. Murlsquirl

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    EDIT: Unbel beat me to it....what he said.
     
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    Is he CM's version of Sinnedk?
     
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    Who, cox? Nah. He actually dresses well.
     
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    I see you failed to refute the other aspects...
     
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    The funniest part of all this to me is that Cox's MC posts are closer to SWD in their loudness, and often outre components, than almost any other regular MC poster, save Tira. As a matter of fact, I can think of very few Cox fits that resemble that Braddock fit at all (not a dis, just that is not his style at all as I see it).

    If that Braddock fit is really how you want to look, and I gather that intellectually you say you do, but emotionally I think you dont, than you should expend more energy and thought into looking like that, and less energy and thought in going out of the way to hate on SWD, as it seems that in the end, you dont really care to understand or appreciate it. Rather, you quite emphatically point out that you DONT want to look like that. Which is fine, no one is forcing you to look like, but considering how staunch you are on the subject, all points lead me to think that any further efforts to try and "explain" it would be efforts in futility.
     

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