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Looking for feedback on fit for an illustration

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stephanduq, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    At least you're open to criticism. Giving good advice on color and pattern as it applies to body type probably would be harder than you think, because people don't fit neatly into physical templates. Granted, that is only much important for suits. Personal coloring is more formulaic and more about shirts and ties (although some formulas still fail). Situational appropriateness is tricky and disregarded by most guides. It would be easy to change the default suit and tie colors from black (and yikes it that is black long tie).
     
  2. Stephanduq

    Stephanduq Member

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    True to all your points, but the idea is not to create an app that gives definitive advice.It is mostly meant to be fun and explorative. In the old fashioned times of books, there used to be swatch wheels that would roughly do the same as this little project does, with the goal to teach about taste. I see this project as an extension of those wheels

    For the nitty gritty, you would always want to talk with someone who can take the time to go over the details with you.
     
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  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Would people want to download or pay for "fun and explorative," and isn't that a little contradictory re teaching taste? Which brings up the issue about the mindset of the target customer, re afraid of making mistakes or needs to be talked out of making mistakes.
     
  4. Stephanduq

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    Well as a teacher, I would have to say that transferring the abstract concepts that go behind harmonious design is done best with assignments where you let people play within the boundaries of harmonious design. In the end it is all about finding a unique touch in an limited space, and you want to teach the big picture and structure behind design principles. But that is my methodology of teaching.

    For me getting dressed is fun, it is like making a painting but personal. I'm sure that differs for a lot of men, but I do think that if you can let an audience design within a limited sandbox, that prevents serious mistakes, you can transfer some of the fun that is designing to your user. Just look at the succes of games like Minecraft that work on this principle.

    I'm actually assuming that it won't be men that will download the app, but their wifes and girlfriends. In the past my girlfriends where more concerned with how I dressed, and they where the ones looking up inspiration. I'm sure that goes for most men beyond the SF forums.

    I'm also not sure if the app will be released with a price. Then again the price would be around €0,89 if I did. Wich is hardly an investment.
     
  5. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Huge assumption. Plus, apps are downloaded more by men than women and men like to play games much more than women do. Furthermore, the stereotype of women happily dressing men only applies much to young people, and let's hope that most men choose the ties they wear (which presumes ties are bought by women more than men's dress suits and suits are).
     
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  6. Stephanduq

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    Last time I checked women represent 67% of the digital buyers on the mobile platform, and they download 20% more content then men. So in that area I'm not too worried.

    The stereotype is dangerous of course, but I have to say:. I'm happy this is a side-project for me on an topic that I find endlessly interesting. And I don't need it to pay for bills ;)
     
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