Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
Today I'm wearing an apron:
Yeah, cool place.
This, again, assumes the basis for the thumb. Some might like the suit, the photograph, the witty comment, the person, or all of the above. In your case, the photography does sometimes make it hard to see what's going on. Personally, if I generally like what you have on (i.e., nothing obviously dislikable), I'll typically give your post a thumb. Today, though, I didn't like the tie (I'm on record against the slubs) and shoes (which are better than your pic suggests, so I'll rescind my "war crime" comment). The suit is great, and I almost gave a thumb just for that.
With other members here, I sometimes judge by a much tighter standard, especially if I think they're in a development phase and I want to encourage progress or discourage backsliding. Others I just generally like their style and/or personality, and I'll give the thumb unless I really dislike some aspect of the post (UprCrust is a perfect example of this). southernstyle almost always gets a thumbs-up, too, because I like his style if not always his styling, if you know what I mean.
If people get thumbs because they take better pictures, what's wrong with that? Or because they have endeared themselves to us? That seems fine to me. There's no shortage of actual criticism here, and we will groupthink the hell out of a noob, too. I don't want to veer into mind-reading, but I understand why Stitchy thinks there's some resentment underlying some of belly-aching about thumbs. (Not putting you in that category...)
@Pliny Five pattern bingo today. I'm not including the watch. The pants are brown/cream houndstooth. I thought really hard about the socks. Really hard.
Came home and the wife was wearing these.
thumbed for sheer audaciousness
I really wish there was more criticism.
@Monkeyface I like the tie and jacket together, but not with that square. I don't mind the jacket and square together, but it would require a different tie. I think a tie in the pink area would look good with this.
@Patrick R Very nice look. I'd love a pocket square in there though.
@New Shoes1 The suit looks like it could be more fitted in the body. I think the squares blends too much with the suit. Needs more contrast.
@Papperskatt I love vintage stuff and most of your looks, but this one I'm not in to. The jacket and pants seem disproportional on you. I'm not sure how tall you are, but this outfit and/or these photos make you look very short.
I'll take it.
Considering how many patterns/colours you have there, it's quite an achievement that somehow you've kept the overall look very tasteful, IMO.
My take on semi-casual:
Probably not everyones cup of tea but my hats off to you for pulling it off! I dig it. I was watching Gangs of New York earlier for a minute and appreciating all the nostalgic menswear that they portrayed for that time period.
Please post regularly, Patrick.
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