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. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    So Spoo, and this is a serious question, why do you post in WAYWRN?

    It seems to me the essence of WAYWRN has to be a critique based on some set of norms. They might not be the norms of CBD but there must be some norms. If it is entirely subjective and "just for you", what is the point? How can we have a conversation?
     
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    Real, real like a gun shot. He was straight up gangsta.

    I am not a former poster for goodness sakes, ask emptym...he knows I just JJ
     
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    Oh god, when did this thread change from being about clothing to love affairs and crushes? Get a hold of yourself, mate!
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I said I was here to learn. I didn't say I was staid in my beliefs. I take a whole lot of inspiration from all kinds of dudes here. I want to try different stuff. And I want to see how it works. I don't think there is anyone else here who takes risks as often and as big as I do. So, if I fuck up, I want to know if I royally fucked up, or if I just grazed a testicle, or if I knocked it out of the park. I love the days I come close (testicle grazing) because I know Im onto something that I can expound upon or dilute the next time. Does that make sense?
     
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    Dude, I love you. Pass me a grape.
     
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    You forgot, "I love you, man!"

    Geez. I wish Vox were back. We could use one of his old-style soft porn photos about now.
     
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    he posts because he has a passion for clothing, dresses well, and enjoys being involved in clothing related discussion. also as he mentioned he is learning day by day. edit - damn you spoo, you beat me to it. something about testicles. he posts because of testicles apparantly
    maybe, but its more exciting if you are.
     
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    And there it is!
     
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    Dressing for yourself does not mean dressing up even if nobody sees you. It just means that after all said and done, if you feel good in your clothes in a certain environment, you don't really care what some others might think. If I post here, I don't really dress for you, I still dress for myself. Yet it doesn't mean I don't enjoy a critique or a praise here and there. It certainly makes me feel good when I get complimented in real life. Still, I dress for myself.

    Also, it may not be his most important intention, but all of us draw inspiration from his (and other's) posts. Sometimes I look at a fit and I understand that it is wrong and I shouldn't copy it. Sometimes it gives me ideas how to dress for an upcoming event. Either way, it's useful for everyone.
     
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    no i didnt. it was clearly in there.
     
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    Spoo's keyboard, he don't care, he types for himself, types from the heart
     
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    Well, to be honest, no, no it doesn't.

    If you just dress for you then all that matters is if you like it. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that.

    But if you are posting your looks so that someone else can tell you whether you fucked up or or knocked it out of the park, you are, of necessity, admitting that there are a set of norms external to your subjective preferences on which your look can -- and should -- be judged.

    So there is a tension here. If you admit there are norms of some sort -- which I think we need to do otherwise we have the "ice cream" conversation ("I like vanilla!" "Really? I like chocolate." /thread) -- you can then have an interesting discussion as to what those norms are. And as I said, they might not be CBD. But if you admit there are norms, you cannot then reject critical commentary on the theory that it is all purely subjective and you only dress for yourself.
     
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    Wait, you smell that?
    Thankfully I'm so good looking, I don't need to dress well.
     
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    Thass hawt
    I see.. sorry, my thought process is kind of convoluted tonight, Im all over the place. What I am talking about are larger scope mistakes - fit is not really too subjective, so thats the most important thing I look for now. Some days I notice in the pics how weird something looks when in the mirror it was perfect. What I mean is that I am comfortable in my clothes, and I wear what I wear because I like it - but I am looking for feedback for any major issues. I don't want to know if Im doing it properly, because you don't know what my proper is. Any better? :lol:
     
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    I recall Phat Guido was dressing very well in his RTW Armani when he first started posting as El Guapo Wongo. His style and taste have since evolved, but the original posts demonstrate how good RTW can look. Were all his posts lost in the Great Crash? I had tried looking for them once, but not since we moved to the new platform.
     
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