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How am I doing for a 16 year old?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mrshinyredplanet, May 18, 2011.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Come on, for a 16-year old pop sensation he dresses pretty f'ing well.

    No, stop.
     
  2. progressive rake

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    If you can't handle 16 year old guys enjoying and attempting to dress well, I wonder what you can enjoy.
    Indeed.
     
  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Ahh yes, because one photo of one outfit is indicative of a celebrity's entire style.

    Come on, for a 16-year old pop sensation he dresses pretty f'ing well.


    These are all terrible. I'll admit that 'for a 16-year old pop sensation' it could be a lot worse, but it is far from "sophisticated and mature".
     
  4. GoldenTribe

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    These are all terrible. I'll admit that 'for a 16-year old pop sensation' it could be a lot worse, but it is far from "sophisticated and mature".
    His clothes fit him well and are not embarrassing articles for the most part. I think "mature" was the wrong word to use, and "sophisticated" lacks the right connotations, but he isn't a walking train wreck like some celebrities. At his worst, he still looks "put together."
    I have to disagree with comments like this. People say it is all about having fun with it and don't listen to anybody else. While this may be the case for somebody putting on something and smiling and going about their way, this isn't the case for people signing on to a forum and posting pictures of themselves on the internet. The fact that somebody is going out of their way to do do this means that it is indeed more to them than just having a good time dressing up so they should take criticism and decide what to let in one ear and out the other and actually learn from the more constructive criticism. Some people really need to hear the crticism and if it is praise they are after they should just go about their way and impress the average boobs out there who don't know the difference.
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    No, stop.
    no u
     
  5. JG000

    JG000 Senior member

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    These are all terrible. I'll admit that 'for a 16-year old pop sensation' it could be a lot worse, but it is far from "sophisticated and mature".
    Well it depends a lot on the playing field I think. In relative terms, I consider it sophisticated and mature. In no other thread would I reference Bieber besides this one. OP can dress like Vox all he wants, but at 16 years old it just doesn't look appropriate nor is it socially acceptable. I'm not a fan, but JB seems to be a fairly safe style influence for a 16 year old wanting to consistently wear suits, blazers, neckwear, etc.
     
  6. Eight

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    I have to disagree with comments like this. People say it is all about having fun with it and don't listen to anybody else. While this may be the case for somebody putting on something and smiling and going about their way, this isn't the case for people signing on to a forum and posting pictures of themselves on the internet. The fact that somebody is going out of their way to do do this means that it is indeed more to them than just having a good time dressing up so they should take criticism and decide what to let in one ear and out the other and actually learn from the more constructive criticism. Some people really need to hear the crticism and if it is praise they are after they should just go about their way and impress the average boobs out there who don't know the difference.
    Look. He's shown a friendly attitude and a willingness to learn. He didn't come here saying he was god's gift to style. I'm not saying his choices and fits are perfect, he's not even saying that. He just sounded to me as being sincere in wanting to get feedback and learn some more. That was my perception at least. What he got back were mostly comments that were more akin to bullying that real genuine help. Again, maybe that wasn't intended but it appears that way to me. He wants to learn and was friendly in going about it. He got dismissed and dogpiled for no good reason I can see.
     
  7. lasbar

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    These are all terrible. I'll admit that 'for a 16-year old pop sensation' it could be a lot worse, but it is far from "sophisticated and mature".

    He is all right for his age...

    The OP is not Justin Bieber..

    Nobody is criticizing you as a person but be careful wearing mature clothing can make you look affected, geekish or in some very very rare exceptions good if you're uber good looking.
     
  8. Oleg

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    I don't really agree with a lot of what's been said here. Girls with any real taste appreciate quality, design, & style at that age. Why would you want to shag a girl who's dumb enough to like branded gucci/ralph?
    I'm afraid I thought of Airplane reading your post. It
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  9. patrickBOOTH

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    Look. He's shown a friendly attitude and a willingness to learn. He didn't come here saying he was god's gift to style. I'm not saying his choices and fits are perfect, he's not even saying that. He just sounded to me as being sincere in wanting to get feedback and learn some more. That was my perception at least.

    What he got back were mostly comments that were more akin to bullying that real genuine help. Again, maybe that wasn't intended but I appears that way to me.

    He wants to learn and was friendly in going about it. He got dismissed and dogpiled for no good reason I can see.


    I am not trying to be cruel and tell people to deal with being mobbed, you obviously don't have to listen to everybody, and I'm not talking just about him. I am talking generally on the forum. If people are so fragile they shouldn't post on discussion forums. It happens a lot that people post their pictures and then just argue when they get any kind of criticsm. It usually happens with these posts that appear to come across as somebody asking for help, or wanting comments, when in-fact they are loopholes to just self-gratification. These are the types of people who get argumentative when their egos aren't stroked.
     
  10. Quadcammer

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    His clothes fit him well
    yup, that collar fits brilliantly
     
  11. GoldenTribe

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    yup, that collar fits brilliantly
    I was talking about Bieber, not OP. If you found a picture of Bieber with an ill-fitting collar, then ... I couldn't care less, I have nothing invested in him, I just think people on this forum get off way too easily shitting on things for less than good reasons all in the name of conformity and groupthink. Bieber looks fine for who and what he is.
     
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    I was talking about Bieber, not OP. If you found a picture of Bieber with an ill-fitting collar, then ... I couldn't care less, I have nothing invested in him, I just think people on this forum get off way too easily shitting on things for less than good reasons all in the name of conformity and groupthink.

    the bieber picture with the huge collar is above
     
  13. GoldenTribe

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    I don't see a picture, and like I said, I don't really care. Oh no, there's at least one photo of one of the most photographed people in the world where he doesn't look impeccable!? Stop the freaking presses.
     
  14. Eight

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    These are the types of people who get argumentative when their egos aren't stroked.

    Except he didn't do that, unless I missed something.
     
  15. lasbar

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    Except he didn't do that, unless I missed something.
    Let's have a poll[​IMG] Is the OP in need of an ego boost or a good shag? Does he need to do an IQ test on the girl ready to go down on him to check if she is not too dumb? Does he just look like a knob?
     
  16. Douglas

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    That look reminds me of a young white version of LabelKing. And I hope that is just cola [​IMG]

    I was thinking about the same thing.

    yep me too
     
  17. evolsty

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    Although you'll get some brutal honesty here - emphasis on the brutal - I'm not sure you should aspire to the prevailing style of the best dressed members of SF. Learn the basic guidelines from how they dress, but generally it's much to conservative for any teenager. You'll be better served by the style prevailing among the Tumblogs devoted to menswear, which generally have a younger, more casual aesthetic.
     
  18. Jerome

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    Not bad (critique was already given), I esp. like the tie and the second shirt. Maybe some advice: your question was formulated in a way that does attract more ridicule and condencension than if you e.g. had more neutrally written 'Could you please give me advice on improving my style?' because it was a bit 'leading' meaning that it wanted to direct the presupposed answers in a certain way (It's not that bad for a 16 year old, is it?); ppl don't like that cause they don't want to be told how to react, esp. not Americans who are overly prominent here on this forum (like a pest! j/k).
     
  19. NAMOR

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    you have more balls at 16 than i did at 21
     
  20. lasbar

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    you have more balls at 16 than i did at 21

    We are just trying him to use them for heaven's sake...
     

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