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The MBreinin vs. Reevolving Fit Battle Threak

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    all this yappin (tl;dr) and no fit pic
     
  2. TC (Houston)

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    Lol, I will smoke all of you guys in a dance off, once I learn to dance.
     
  3. MBreinin

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    No problem, MB. I appreciate your digging into your archives to "let it all hang out", so to speak. But, just as my blue jacket represents my sartorial errors, you should not be judged on past learning curves. "You're only as good as your last game" is the theme here. But, when it comes to the official vote, I think we should pick 2 pictures each, and go with it. Your old pictures have been previously rated by SF, and introduce bias into the final showdown. All the more reason to go with your new, unseen fits. I am confident. If you think your yellow jacket looks good, that is all I need to know. At the very least, I will beat that monstrosity.

    Look, here is my perspective on this:

    I said you lacked style and the ability to spot a good fit, and therefore I discounted your harsh criticism.

    You said I was basically a pot, calling the kettle black, and challenged me to whatever this thing we are involved in is.

    Now, you indicate that you want to necro-post this threak somewhere down the road because you have some "gaps in your wardrobe," or for whatever reason you want to put together some new fits.

    I say you get a fit up today, or within a day or two. At least one. If you prefer, I will go through all of my fits, and select a couple for official voting. I don't think the fact that I have recevied feedback on these fits is relevant. They represent my personal sense of style, which is basically what I called you out on. This is a snapshot, this "competition" is based on a date in time, yesterday, which was when we entered this grand debate. So, I don't think that waiting for a future date is in the spirit of the competition. Post up some fits, or forfeit.

    If you want, we can revisit this later down the road with a new competition. However, I am not going to give you time to get your act together for this one.

    Post now, or lose.

    Mike
     
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    [​IMG] The tagline seemed appropriate... [​IMG] j/k guys; have fun with the threak!
     
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    This is the gayest challenge I've ever seen among straight men.




    (I am so subscribed.)
     
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    i go away from SF for a few weeks, and this is the fun i miss out on.
     
  7. NotDickDiver

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    This is the gayest challenge I've ever seen among straight men.




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  8. Threadbearer

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    am I the only one who just realized that Reeevolving seems to post in free verse, borderline haiku?
    Haiku AND unfiltered stream-of-consciousness. I'd say that's what's gotten him into this mess.

    I have no doubt you will take this contest, and all that. I do have to say, however, I'd love for you to let out most of your jackets. To my eye, they almost all look a bit "snug" across the front
    +1 I don't know the best fix for it, Mike, but most of your jackets are creating (or perhaps accentuating) a lineman's silhouette.

    [​IMG]

    P.S. I am not challenging you to a fit-fight. Just sayin'.

    For me, MB wins it hands down because being a good guy is more important (to me) than being well dressed. So, even if Reevolving is as well dressed as PG/Vox, I would still vote for MB.
    +1 This is, after all, STYLE Forvm, and style transcends clothing.

    i go away from SF for a few weeks, and this is the fun i miss out on.
    This is how we're working out our abandonment issues, Otto. Never leave us again.
     
  9. TheTukker

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    That's a nice blanket statement, Foo. I posted close to 20 pics which contain everything from brand new Sartoria Partenopea suits, to vintage relics. Many of them are unaltered, some are altered. Why don't you give me an example of one of these jackets that you think is "really off?"

    For you to say that something is off with all of these jackets doesn't help at all, quite frankly. Also, let's keep in mind that we have a different sense of aesthetics and that pictures, by their very nature, modify images.


    I think he may be referring to all of them. Not sure that I disagree and not sure how that's not helpful; he's just giving his view on the pics/outfits you posted. I don't think he has to tone that down just because he may have a "different sense of aesthetics". If you're concerned that "pictures, by their very nature, modify images" and may trigger responses you don't like, better not post them in the first place.
     
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    I completely empathize with your point. I am even limiting some good humored trash talk b/c it looks so suspect. I really didn't know it would escalate, and pics would be expected immed. I agree, it's anti-climactic. I was simply going to post a pic once my newest jacket got tailored to compare it to your yellow abomination. [​IMG] Till then, it makes no sense to "forfeit". There is no money wagered, so the only satisfaction is to actually beat me. If I "forfeit" you are just cheating yourself. But yes, I certainly lose points for not being able to immediate back up my challenge. And yes, this is the fruitiest thing I have ever done. By far. But, I am ready. SF is a slippery slope, that's for sure.
     
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    I don't think I would enter a contest in which the crowd of judges loudly applaudes the other contestant...
     
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  13. MBreinin

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    I think he may be referring to all of them. Not sure that I disagree and not sure how that's not helpful; he's just giving his view on the pics/outfits you posted. I don't think he has to tone that down just because he may have a "different sense of aesthetics". If you're concerned that "pictures, by their very nature, modify images" and may trigger responses you don't like, better not post them in the first place.

    Yeah, I know he is referring to all of them, and they all fit differently. I just want to know what exactly he is talking about. Some button high, some button low. I post pics almost every day, so I am not concerned about good criticism. However, if you are going to give it, be specific. They are far from identical in fit.

    Mike
     
  14. Mr. Moo

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    This is Reevolving (no, I'm not kidding) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. MBreinin

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    I completely empathize with your point. I am even limiting some good humored trash talk b/c it looks so suspect. I really didn't know it would escalate, and pics would be expected immed. I agree, it's anti-climactic. I was simply going to post a pic once my newest jacket got tailored to compare it to your yellow abomination. [​IMG] Till then, it makes no sense to "forfeit". There is no money wagered, so the only satisfaction is to actually beat me. If I "forfeit" you are just cheating yourself. But yes, I certainly lose points for not being able to immediate back up my challenge.

    And yes, this is the fruitiest thing I have ever done. By far. But, I am ready. SF is a slippery slope, that's for sure.


    When is it coming back from the tailor?

    For the record, that jacket is not "golden," or "yellow," it is brown and tan, almost like a tweed.

    But, my point is that this is not a one fit situation. I said you lacked style in an overall sense...and that means a body of work, not a single fit.

    Mike
     
  16. pebblegrain

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    No problem, MB. I appreciate your digging into your archives to "let it all hang out", so to speak. But, just as my blue jacket represents my sartorial errors, you should not be judged on past learning curves. "You're only as good as your last game" is the theme here. But, when it comes to the official vote, I think we should pick 2 pictures each, and go with it. Your old pictures have been previously rated by SF, and introduce bias into the final showdown. All the more reason to go with your new, unseen fits. I am confident. If you think your yellow jacket looks good, that is all I need to know. At the very least, I will beat that monstrosity.

    all you ever do is talk around a topic endlessly without ever doing shit about it. stop creating a fragile hypothetical logical structure around which you can claim 10 years down the line that you argued your way out of getting your ass handed to you and POST PICS
     
  17. MBreinin

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    +1 I don't know the best fix for it, Mike, but most of your jackets are creating (or perhaps accentuating) a lineman's silhouette.

    [​IMG]


    Well, then there is nothing I can do, but wear a sack. Every jacket pictured, with the exception of the vintage Oxxford, has a soft shoulder. Some are utterly devoid of any padding whatsoever (the SP DBs, the Kuhlman peak lapel SC, the first Polo, the vintage Blacker, the Polo Oxford). Those are my shoulders you see, I am not a 36R with sloped shoulders. I am 42 with broad, flat shoulders.

    I have, almost universally, abandoned jackets with padding in the shoulders. Also, some of these have alot of waist suppression, some have less.

    This is me, I can't change it. Idon't know what to do to make myself look less robust.

    Luckily, it has never hampered me with the ladies. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  18. Raoul Duke

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    MY EYES, MY EYES!

    Damn, these look pretty awful. I wouldn't say that MBreinin's fits are perfect, but he is certainly more well put together than this. I don't think I can pull one positive stylistic element out of these photos.

    Ah well, all this discussion is moot. Reevolving is only going to post a response once he figures out how to dress, which could potentially never happen.
     
  19. Metlin

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    Damn, these look pretty awful. I wouldn't say that MBreinin's fits are perfect, but he is certainly more well put together than this. I don't think I can pull one positive stylistic element out of these photos.

    Ah well, all this discussion is moot. Reevolving is only going to post a response once he figures out how to dress, which could potentially never happen.


    Well, plus MB's photography game is also way up!
     
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    If I "forfeit" you are just cheating yourself.
    What the hell does that even mean?

    And yes, this is the fruitiest thing I have ever done. By far.
    No way! So far, this is your high point ...

    [​IMG]

    and it's probably still too early to retire the trophy.

    This is me, I can't change it. Idon't know what to do to make myself look less robust.
    Don't get me wrong, Mike: It's good to be broad-shouldered and robust. Still, it seems as if letting out the mid-section just a little would make you appear less top-heavy. Then again, you've been at this a while so you've probably already tried that, right?

    Luckily, it has never hampered me with the ladies. [​IMG]
    It's settled then. Leave well enough alone. [​IMG]
     

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