HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Are you talking about the snark, or that this is a forum dedicated to and judged by the standards of classic men's dress within a well enough defined set of parameters to say that a printed double collar shirt with a green undershirt is ridiculous within our establish context? I don't think he's really seen much snark yet. Thus far, everyone actually seems to have tried to be rather civil and, if they were to speak out against this young man, to do so in a critical way which illustrates their opinions to at least some degree or echo the previously stated criticism of others.


    There is good reason for the question I pose above. Perhaps you should take some more time to understand what this forum is about and what its goals are. I am certainly one of those who believes in the power of challenging conventions, but your reference to the fashion of classic men's tailoring belies your ignorance of what these conventions are. You also mention having a conversation, and are then outraged when the others involved do not agree with your tangent and deviation from the topic. It would seem then that your purpose, rather than dialogue, is performance with the expectation of adulation. However, let's take for a moment that your true purpose is to push the boundaries of what we think of as classic men's dress. If this is the case, then to do so you must succeed at doing at it. Obviously you did not, at least as far as I'm concerned. Moreover, your pithy capitulation to posting more "approved" fits in the future would seem counter to the persona you wish to present via the quotation in your signature. Rebellion for the sake of rebellion is equally boring to conformity and simply because you wish to be seen as new and daring does not mean that you will accomplish your goal. You have posted things which would seem to more capably achieve this, which is probably partly why the response to you has been reasonably well measured, even if you seem to have taken it as an a front. Trust me when I say though that this ain't nothin'.

    To be sure, I would like to see you continue to post, however you should really figure out why you are doing so. If it is to fly in the face of what you see as an established facism or to be praised with adulation whatever you do, perhaps you would find more success with your own tumblr, or even in the SW&D subforum instead of this one. If your intent is to be considered well dressed and win the adulation of a community whose aesthetic standards are based upon the tennants of classic men's dress, then perhaps you should accept that this will not come immediately, that you may in fact not succeed at everything you do, and that you may not quite be where you want to be yet.
     
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    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Anyway, again the weekend is upon us and I think now that the Friday tangent can be over, let's get back to things...


    While this has gotten a ton of thumbs up, I don't think that it's gotten nearly the comment that it should have. It's friggin' awesome. I love the way that the orange tie is used.
     
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    mr monty Senior member

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    I could have sworn I saw you on "The Housewives of Atlanta"? :)
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ mktitsworth... no really I am not at all outraged...not even remotely miffed as I know a shirt such as that is sure to draw critiques...but my point was that it is not "classic" to begin with so why judge it against the "classic" parameters. And certainly not all of them were as civil as your post above which I will say i completely respect and appreciate. Your post prior to that, however, seemed to take a bit more (IMO) of the angle of acridsheep's #3...which in my experience has been a quite hair-trigger ease with which other members indulgently ridicule anything that doesn't pass the top-shelf sniff test. And having read thousands of posts before I even joined SF, I have seen that in many ways these critiques are not at all consistent. This of course speaks to the somewhat subjective nature of what goes on here.... nonetheless, I am enlightened by your candor and do hope you do not mistake my wanting to "put something out there" that is clearly a discussion point with my understanding of what the classic conventions are. It is much like certain types of jazz that, to the untrained ear, sound like noise. Rebellion for it's own sake is not my gig, and to break the rules you must first know what the rules are. I do not disagree. Sometimes I feel that we are all a bit too serious and have taken the fun and enjoyment out of trying something new; but I didn't think it was a SW&D style post. I was not attempting to tweak the classic here and I think that should have been obvious. Thank you for disagreeing politely and in a way that informs; not just scoffs and belittles. Cheers.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Kid Nickels, I think that, if for no other reason, you should not wear that shirt because your head is acting as the clitoris of a multicolored and multibuttoned vagina.
     
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    Did you really just drop a sex reference in the middle of that rant...


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    it was mentioned by another member in an earlier response to my original post... and I grew up in Cincy so... YA! :lol:
     
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    I really can't argue either point. I'd add only that being insipid has surprising upside.

    Also, it has been established - later in that same thread, that I am at least all three in the list and a handful more.

    ETA: Oh, thank you for analyzing my posts. It's high time that was done.


    Patience, man, patience. It will come. It always comes.
     
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    tits... you have a way with words
    :cheers:
     
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    ok....now there's criticism I understand! :fonz:
     
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    What is your perception of "the way that the orange tie is used"? Maybe I'm making more of this than you are, but it seems like you're deriving some larger significance from it.


    Really? I've gotten plenty of compliments and I don't think anyone here would mistake me for the top shelf.

    You're talking a good game, but it's in service of a completely naff bit of haberdashery. Save it for something that's worth defending.
     
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    sorry I didn't mean that w/ reference to my double-collared shirt to try to mitigate the veracity of the criticism.... it was more a general observation of many past critiques I've read b/t other members that's all. I do like that turn of phrase I might add ..."naff bit of haberdashery".
     
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    Damn them is some big words
     
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    No - when I had different glaases and a Van Dyke, the usual references were to Vladimir Ulyanov, a.k.a. Lenin.


    Well, you know me, Acrid - an incorrigible nudnik.


    I have every confidence in your ability to rise above all double entendres thrown around here, and any play on the phrase "rough tweed" is entirely coincidental.
     
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