Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cantabrigian, May 24, 2013.
That word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
One of the greatest movies ever.
This is a top-notch reference. A less lazy man would have figured out the right word for what I actually meant, rather than shoehorning one in there, but whatever. YOLO, I think? Is YOLO an appropriate thing to say right now, or am I just shoehorning it in there?
Even if I'm a lazy man, and I am certainly that, possibly the laziest in Los Angeles county. Which would place me high in the running for laziest worldwide. But sometimes there's a man... sometimes there's a man.
i think that the main factor here is motive. i dont think TTO, barims or Tril dress for attention, so they look interesting in a good way. their good intention is conveyed through the look, because its earnest. they are true to their style and they know what their style is.
whereas when the sole purpose to dress interestingly is just to be interesting or to get attention, that is the first and often only thing, people will notice. and rarely in a good way.
if you want to look interesting in a good way, it seems it has to be consistent with your style. not, oh, ill try and pull all the stops and be interesting today. it might be fun, and more power to you for going for it, but the chances of real success seem slim to me in that scenario.
so is my humble opinion.
I think the ones who accomplish this well have some restraint that keeps them out of the category of those who do this to get attention.
^^ that too. althought its not always readily apparent. ^^
This is slowly becoming two threads -- one of which is just you quoting the best movies, and the other one of which is about clothes somehow. I like them both.
SkinnyGoomba's point about restraint is a good one -- I think the best combinations (in any style, from conservative to out-there) work best when there's an element of selfishness to it -- dressing for yourself, to a small degree.
I'm after the inverse of that.
The goal isn't to say 'do this and you'll look good'
What I'm hoping to get to is 'if you do this, you won't look good'
Barring some difference of opinion at the margins, there seems like a number of things that you - pretty much by themselves - lead you down the wrong path.
Like I said before, this isn't how to do it correctly. This is about - you're almost certainly wrong unless you avoid thes things.
After that, have at it.
It is a meaningless exercise but I can't imagine you clicked on this website looking for some higher fullfillment.
I'm normally one of the first to recommend a blue OBCB with nearly every black-white-grey SC but here I think it would detract.
That would move it into the realm of normal, run of the mill biz caz. And that's a place where house slippers don't have much currency.
The severe color pallette is a large part of why this works, IMO.
If we questioned the premise of every thread....
That said - sometimes it helps understand one concept by studying its opposite or even its tangents. By this I mean - dissecting "good taste" may be assisted by better understanding what makes a sublte deviation from good taste work as well. Bad taste is, of course, the opposite of good taste but in some ways much less interesting than "giving no effs" successfully. I generally play by the rules for MC but experiment a litte more with casual MC and SW&D.
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