The MBreinin vs. Reevolving Fit Battle Threak

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

  1. indesertum

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    all this yappin (tl;dr) and no fit pic
     


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  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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    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.

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    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 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
     


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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
     


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