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. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    You dont look too bad. The main thing is your jacket looks too short. It is hard to judge since it depends also on the trousers. If rise too large / pants worn too low on the waist, then jacket looks like it is too short even if it was the right length. I suspect the jacket is an inch or two too shorter than optimum. To perfectionists, these small margins make a significant difference. Overall though, not bad.

    You could have kept the red tie, and change the shirt. White gives good contrast against the grey, red would look better with the white contrast wise, and the pocket square - a light blue pattern may have worked better. Nothing wrong with red ties, I suspect they would be a bullfighter's favourite choice of tie! I personally dont find red ties as versatile as other colors, but they work with a little creativity.
     


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    The situation is the following: after posting fits for years, the "old guard" has essentially stopped posting fits. They can blame the newcomers, etc., but the reality is, they have stopped posting. Hence, there is no critical mass of the types of dressers Matt would like to see. Nature abhors a vacuum. In the place of the "old guard", new "champions" have emerged. They are not to Matt's liking. But until several old guard members decide to come back in force and show a competing look, newcomers have no comparisons, and embrace the looks of the new "champions". Just one old guard member, though, is not enough--Manton saw what happened with that on his CBD thread. There must be critical mass, or like NOBD points out, this is just a broken record of a complaint...
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Not really. There is a difference between posting things I don't like, which always happened, and a group of people who obviously lack any sense of understanding of basic fundamentals of dressing but have no lack of self importance or pig headed unwillingness to learn from faults others put up. There have always been plenty of dressers, even among the "old guard," whose style I found lacking, but now it isn't really about style, but about complete lack of knowledge. It certainly isn't universal, for example Victor certainly has an understanding of proportion, even if I find his style to be a bit coarse, but there are just so many posters now who seem to have no clue about whether their clothes even come close to fitting their bodies, or combining colors and patterns, that it can be difficult to stomach. It isn't a question of old good new bad, it is a question of having some sort of background from which to build. It isn't a question of there being rules or not, but of there being knowledge or not.
     
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    Why don't you actually start criticizing fits here then? I would love to see some criticism beyond the obvious and boring "I would go with a different tie" comments.
     


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    I think there needs to be some more straight critique and less acceptance of "oh well it is just their style." People are constantly terrified of being labeled as too harsh, or trying to change people's natural style. I think Mafoofan said it best a while back and while I don't have the original quote it was something to the effect of "some people just need to be told." He is correct and that is what I enjoyed about the spirit of the CBD thread and having a consistent voice across many posters.
     
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    Wait, what happened to Mantons thread? I liked looking in it :(
     
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    Would you be willing to identify/list those WAYWN posters who you think demonstrate the fundamental knowledge of fit, proportions, pattern mixing, etc? Perhaps in that way, we can have less of the blind following the blind. I'm sure it will result in some people being butt hurt that they don't make the list, but whatever. I think it may at least be helpful for people to know that when certain posters gives advice, it should carry more weight.


    He's tried that, but it's gets terribly exhausting, and I think Matt has said as such.
     
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    Days like these that I really wish I hadn't chosen this pseudonym...

    But with that said, I certainly agree with this to a certain extent. There always has to be a group of the "best dressed" posters, even if they are not to the caliber of the "old guard." I do think that it would be great if some of the old-timers returned. I think that, in general, the forum is much younger now, or at least is filled with much less knowledgeable people. The "old guard" came to SF already a very knowledgeable group. Newer posters, such as myself, have learned a vast amount of information through reading this site, but my sartorial journey started AT styleforum. On the other hand, posters like Vox knew more about all things sartorial before he came to SF than I have after 3 years of reading this site everyday. I am also only 23 years old, so I have a whole lot of growing to do. I think that eventually Styleforum will once again have a group of posters talking about bespoke projects, etc. But I think that for the vast majority of posters, bespoke is still on the horizon.
     


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  10. itsstillmatt

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    There is nothing wrong with being new or lacking knowledge. It's great. The problem is when people don't realize that and become angry and defensive.

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    Love the tie.
     


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    Bingo. And angry and defensive people generally get that way because deep down they know it is true. Applies to just about all in life.
     


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    Collar looks a little too long to me.
     


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    This is entirely why I refuse to provide critique.
     


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    Has it occurred to you to just focus on the technical points on why an outfit is not working as opposed to using rude, crude and abusive language to get your point across? Perhaps that is why people get "angry and defensive. "
     


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