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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. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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  2. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    'loud tie' doesn't have to mean 'bad tie', just look at some of the wonderful stuff that Gianni is posting. Often, it's about how you balance it with the rest of the fit. Better dressers than me can probably put acceptable fits together with some (though not all!) of Stitchy's 'bad tie' examples. I think many of them look so extremely ugly because they're paired with the wrong stuff.

    I feel a 'bad tie' Friday challenge coming ;)
     
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  3. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    I have learned to assume you have the best of intentions, and that your comments are always meant in a friendly way, stitchy.

    And, any of us that don't wish our wilder (or Wilde-er) choices criticized, should not post them here. I know there are many of us that only post fits that will be met with general approval, and reserve our other fits. I find that, even if I post something I know will be poorly received, there will be criticisms that help me make it better, to my own standards, as well as those of others.

    I took no offense at the inclusion of my ties (though was surprised you felt as strongly about the purple, but no matter). I knew they wouldn't be liked.
     
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    ITG, couldn't have said it better myself.
     
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    Love the tone on tone blue, and especially the air force blue blazer. The green tie works well, too, especially next to the navy. Very rich, and lush look.
     
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  6. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm, I thought the 1st one I posted looked matte. I believe some of SF:s more dandified posters could pull it off. Lets agree to disagree. I'd like to see pB slaughtering Stitchy's list now. I believe my Etro tie wouldn't make his cut.
     
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    John Wayne Gacy was just misunderstood I guess.
     
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  8. Gianni Cerutti

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    Thank you very much for your kind post. You to me the color like a lot ... in fact you see:):)
     
  9. luv2breformed

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    To read this just makes me sad. There are a metric TON of posters who do "loud", "controversial" fits who are loved and respected by many. Gianni, Tira, AAS, etc. The list is literally massive. They do it and they do it well, and it is well received. Rather than learning how to get to their level you guys seem to think that the answer is to shut down because it hasn't been well received.

    Let me make it clear. We are NOT against "loud". We are against loud done poorly, frankly in the same way that we are against sedate done poorly. The answer is NOT to stop posting loud stuff, it is to improve your loud stuff.
     
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  10. ridethecliche

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    Haha, it's fine. I definitely agree with you on the green repp-ish tie. It's like CD's green jacket. I just need to figure out a way to use it because I like it in-spite of it's gaudy-ness.

    I wish yellow wasn't a SF-unapproved color :/
     
  11. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :)

    usually that is true!

    i take no issue with that at all. perfectly reasonable.

    glad you took no offense!

    the purple tie was also one included with purpose.

    its an example of a tie that had it not been for the self patterned geometric squares, could have been ok. that was a situation where an otherwise ok, if bold, tie, was ruined by one too many components. a simple purple tie with dots can be great. i have owned 2 myself. since sold simple for lack of use. but self patterned geometric squares all about, bad.
     
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    you could use it for a headband while playing irish cops and robbers!
     
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    I wonder how long it will be till everything goes full circle and those ties are SF fashionable again...
     
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    I would like to clarify that my meaning was don't post if you are not interested in constructive criticism. I like loud, and I know many can appreciate it. Though, I will say that I see "that tie/PS/shirt doesn't work," more often than "I would try that tie with blank and blank." Not an all encompassing statement, but something I've noticed, anecdotally.
     
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  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    did not look matte to me. either way, it was certainly loud and pastel-ey and that alone killed it for me. perhaps gianni could do it, but i think his ties have a different bold and vintage quality that together with his vibe are able to work.

    in any case, we can disagree, and the point of the post was for me, much greater than any specific tie or two that were in the list, good or bad, as im sure there are some that did not like some of the good ties either.

    pB list would have zero ties in it. everything sucks!
     
  16. ridethecliche

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    I think it's easy for people to forget that both SF-SWD and SF-CM have a specific aesthetic in mind. If you were to go to AAAC or other forums with certain fits, they might love them there, but that isn't the ideal that SF aspires to.

    That's all from me on this. I'm more interested in seeing what others have to say.


    Titsworth paid me to shut up.
     
  17. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stitchy, I absolutely got what you were after and I agree with the point you're making. It wouldn't be proper WAYWRN form if it didn't spark at least one discussion that's off track though.
     
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  18. SeaJen

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    I just caught up on the thread and I see a recurrent theme in the posts of those who feel slighted or highlighted, and that is: "okay, I wont post when im wearing that," which is very different to: "ok, I'll think over my tie collection and see what I can do"
    The first is an openness to learn, the second is akin to your wife telling you she doesnt like you watching porn, when she catches you in the act, and you responding with "ok, I'll do it when you arent around"
    That might be the truth, but it wont win you any points.
    I dont believe Stitch or L2BR are saying, dont post those ties, they are saying, dont wear those ties. If you think those ties have merit and are okay to wear, defend them.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :cheers:

    I'm glad you were the one to make sure that SF ways were adhered to.
     
  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    SJ - In the spirit of what I truly believe to be a well-dressed man perhaps I mean that, however, far be it for me to tell people what to or not to wear.
     
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