HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    well here is the bearded fellow in the hoodie that was posted up a bit ago, seems like he lit his head on fire and the hair is all gone now

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    (yes has more thumbs+ so far than the homeless look before)
     
  2. F. Corbera

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    ^ Suburbia, rep-re-sent.
     
  3. ColdEyedPugilist

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  4. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    i don't know what constitutes valid criticism round these parts but you look like a mannequin as if the suit is wearing you rather than the other way around [...]
     
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    This robo-pose is a peculiarity of MC that you will need to get used to. I think people do it so the fit of the clothes can be critiqued with minutiae but it does look awkward.
     
  6. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Thank you.

    I borrowed it from Jackie Chan.

    (Edit: I'm amazed that no one has got my quite brilliant ref to the Chan movie: The Tuxedo...)
     
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    Shirt in question, if anybody's interested:

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    Features included: machine stitching, luster, matching plastic buttons, low-cut armholes, baggy cut, loose-fitting triple-pleat cuffs. Retail price: $660.
     
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  8. Mr. Moo

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    im glad you decided to comment on my post, i was hoping you would. i do beg to differ though, i like it.

    while i have you, on the more important side, for me anyway, what did you think of the fit on my post from monday?
     
  10. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Just for non-robotic laughs... :slayer:

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    Thanks. Jacket fits well (sleeves could stand to be 2cm longer and pressed, but hey, I'm a peacock), denim is what I wear everyday so this is basically a suit :) shoes are AS Bristol's (you've seen pics and have even commented on them at my eulogy). I liked one of your quotes because even tho I do have occasion to wear MC (mostly evenings) I can be regularly found in 501s, CXL moc boots and a sweater (in fall/winter) or 501s, & OG Adidas with a polo (spring summer). This is how I look at a client meeting (because I'm always the client, not the other way around :) )
     
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    I love a good battle. I am an expert in shoe death matches. This one was particularly violent:

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    Moo, I think you would fare better in slimmer fitting pants (jeans included). Of course I could be wrong as I have only seen the lower portion of your legs. ;)
     
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    Shah, what gdl says is correct. Proportion and fit are an elemental part of classicly tailored clothes (in my mind, the most important after the overall style,) and the type of moody/lifestyle/catalog shot poses in SW&D do not work for this.

    The ideal thing, aside from seing the man in person, would be video or motion image but that's been done only a few times. Next best is photos in the round from different angles, but that takes more effort than nearly everyone in MC cares to give.

    So, the robo-pose. In fact, the less "personality" in the photo, the easier it is to see what's up.

    A lot of MCers get around this by doing close-ups, so that you can't tell a goddamn thing about how their clothes fit. So, the only thing to derive from such photos is accesorizing. When a known quantity like gdl does it, it's no problem. In other cases, it's pretty useless.

    I am going to suggest, since you had so many, many suggestions for the coat and tie crowd, that you lose two notions. The first is the whole "clothes wearing the guy" thing, which is fun and we all do it, but it's not really clever or insightful. You also risk a lot of the pot calling th e kettle black. Some of the best MC dressers take the worst photos.

    The other is the whole thing about the coat and tie being white guys with a fascination with life with two car garages thing you were pushing over in your nest. I have been looking at things there since yesterday, and I can tell you that suburbia-ring city-town-village-parent's house fu is pretty strong in SW&D...stronger than I remember four years ago.
     
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