Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
did fall through again?
I'd suggest that even within your system of dressing this doesn't hold remotely true. There is nothing natural about tailored clothing, and there is most certainly nothing "non-distracting" about anything you (or any of us here) wear.
Your actual goal/endpoint is to look good. If you didn't believe that, you wouldn't go to the effort of getting bespoke suits. Everything else is methods/means, not ends.
"Looking good" in terms of dressing is inherently (sub)culture-bound, and so is a relative phenomenon, regardless of how much we talk about it and attempt to distil out aesthetic concepts (I happen to agree that a silk square doesn't look great when folded). We're a very heavily self-selected group here, so there's massive bias with any opinion generated by this board anyway.
However, I do agree with you that it is very important to define the aesthetic rules for your own personal dressing universe. That is how you decide what "looking good" means to you, within the context of your personal life and circumstances. You, more than most, have gone to great effort to try to define it for yourself and that is to be commended. You've created a (moderately) internally consistent Foo-niverse, and I hope and assume that it works out well for you. But it's rather daft to extrapolate those rules to others. You won't change your mind, why should they?
Having said that, I rather suspect that you're one of those people who seem find it positively entertaining/energising to argue/debate, rather than simply to exchange opinions without having an emotional investment in whether others are convinced or not i.e. whether the argument is won or not. If it wasn't clothes, you'd be doing the same about something else, I'm sure, so I understand and accept that. It's not something that particularly entertains me (which is why I don't frequently get into extended arguments here or IRL) but each to their own. It's not such a bad trait to have in the grand scheme of things, anyway, and a very beneficial one within certain jobs and roles.
Just out of the shower. Undershirt by Nordstrom.
-3 again this morning
Coat: Paul Smith
Scarf: Henry Carter Scottish Cashmere
Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear 7 fold next season sample
Shoes: Burgundy Carmina
Dr Holdfast, I suggest two, even three, billable hours for that assessment.
What's the prognosis?
This is rather profound in its simple truth.
I hate you for posting that.
I hate me for clicking on it.
I don't know about that. I no longer believe I dress just like JFK, buttons aside (though I've yet to be convinced about the insignificance of buttons vis-a-vis elegance). More to the point, I no longer have my heart set on a convertible minivan.
This saddens me O/O. I know how much you were looking forward to this bad boy.
Thank you for the thumbs up gentleman
"Your outfit fits you beautifully, your tie is pale, could have a tighter more FIH knot IMO"
Well yes, I could do with more collar, but as you said a few pages back about your shirt collar peaking through, you like the shirt enough to keep it. So why not wear it!
More posts coming tomorrow (but i'm far too tired to upload the photos now)
Hey, I was busy and didn't get to post today. What did I miss?
I approve this word usage.
Well... I like your tie a lot, and nice DFIH knot as well. Quite bright in colour, but a young guy can carry it off well.
Shirt collar could be a size smaller. A nice Pocket Square as well, just lift it 3mm.
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