No effs given... correctly

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cantabrigian, May 24, 2013.

  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Inspired by this unnatural disaster, completely with mildly amusing arthmetic-related introduction...
    Seems like no effs given has become the default excuse for looking awful. Obviously, if you clicked on this site, you care. If you posted a photo, you care more. If you didn't you wouldn't shuffle your Crocs over to the mirror to selfie it up. I know I can't dress FU so I don't try. But it seems like this - like everything else - can be done well and poorly. Let's get into that. Photos, elaborate descriptions, hurt feelings. That's what I'm hoping we'll find here.
     


  2. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I'll hasten to add that I believe GMMcL has already seen the error(s) of his ways so I use that post only as a jumping off point. Not something to belabor.
     


  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Another recent example.

    I believe this is hows you does it


    Croquet alone gets you halfway to win.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd like Kent's more with natural white Converse high-tops.

    How will this be different from the peacock thread?
     
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  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    That's for showing off your lapel pocketwatch chain and new bracelets (at the same time!).

    This is more about the principles behind not looking bad when not looking boring. (I don't mind looking boring so I'm starting this thread as a public service.)

    When Spoo shows up, he'll explain further.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hopefully this thread can feature some awesomesauce fit battles. After all, yolo.
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    was that first picture posted in seriousness :confused:
     


  8. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    True.

    Like Timotune's monogram says, #YOLO


     


  9. Caustic Man

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    Although he rarely needed an excuse, I think Spoo does N.E.G. very well. I saw him wear piss yellow trousers once... And he looked good. [​IMG]
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Something I'd genuinely like to see discussed: What's the secret to dressing "interestingly" without looking like you're desperate for attention? TTO and Barims do this very well. Most guys who try it don't strike me as interesting at all, but TTO and Barims do.

    I have some thoughts but will hold off for now.
     


  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think there's a magic bullet. This sounds like a cop-out, but I think a lot of it has to do with matching your clothing to your persona, so that it seems like something natural rather than a prosthetic. Some people are just not meant to dress "interestingly".
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Similarly, it's important to match your clothing to your environment. You can dress more interestingly for a croquet tournament than you would for a conservative office without it seeming like a plea for help.
     


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    +1
     


  14. Caustic Man

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    I've been trying to figure out this concept objectively. So far as I can tell, seeming natural simply means people are used to seeing you do it. For instance, it might look kind of contrived for Tibor to wear vintage clothing every so often. However so far as I can tell, he wears it all the time. Therefore it seems natural because we are used to seeing him in it. Know what I mean?
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think that's it. Maybe part of it, because you get more comfortable as you wear something more often too, but I think a lot of it doesn't come across in photos on the Internet anyway. There's nothing "objective" about it though. It's all subjective.
     


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