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TOOK YOUR GUYS advice but with my personal style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dressed2kill, May 22, 2006.

  1. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    Well have fun; at least you all can look like pretentious tools who thinks wearing laughably outdated and age-inappropriate clothing makes you unique rosebuds sporting that cutting edge fashion! Anyone know where I can find the knee breeches and powdered wigs forum? They're not ugly and unwearable, those conformists are just too out of style to appreciate them! Edit: just thought I'd add that if you really want to present yourself as some 1930's gentleman, you'd go a lot farther to take the time to communicate using proper English spelling and grammar, as I hear that was all the rage in the vintage days.
    Yo, don't be hatin' on my frockcoat. Straight up Rabbi style. It's cutting edge, it's fashion, it's HOT! We'll blow last years "Derelict" collection right out of the water. By the way, I hear that it's really stylish if you speak with an Olde English accent and Capitalize random words and spell things funny like "Myce" and "Dogges." I live in Colonial Williamsburg. All of those old things suck; trust me, I know. Edit: Does anyone know of a good forum on codpieces? I was thinking of getting a cool cap and cod piece like Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange, droogs. PRISONER NUMBER 6 DOUBLE FIVE 3 2 1 ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A HOMOSEXUAL?
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    This is getting old fast guys. C'mon, wrap it up. You've scared the poor dude away.
     
  3. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Senior member

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    RE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A HOMOSEXUAL?[/quote]

    I forgot, anything to you that looks out of the ordinary must be gay. I'm not gay and here's something you "westside" Hoo-bangin G-funk Inglewood locs, might understand. "Don't hate a player thats greater than you" No hard feelings.

    wEstSide
     
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    This is getting old fast guys. C'mon, wrap it up. You've scared the poor dude away.
    I agree everyone is just insulting him not giving him an opinion
     
  5. dressed2kill

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    Sorry westside you did not deserve that. Its just not right to ask those personal questions, its getting ugly. I personaly don't want more attacks on anyone and know one deserves it. I came hear to get tips not be mocked. Sorry again westside,but that was not right.
     
  6. Margaret

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    Enough with the insults. At nineteen, this 'laughably pretentious tool' has shown admirable restraint and demonstrated far more maturity than some of us. Given his demonstrated ability to keep his cool while the great sartorial wizards resort to childish insults, it's not at all surprising that he might have the self-confidence to wear whatever the hell suits his own taste without feeling the need to conform to the expectations of the jackasses in his own peer group.
     
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    This is similar to when I posted a site where a gentleman wore vintage suits, and since some of the comments got hideous, he shut down his own site.
     
  9. dressed2kill

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    Many of the tips that you guys have given me, I used. I got my cuffs fixed, took the db jacket in to be tailored, getting some none pleated pants, and even the next custom hat will not have such a tall crown and be tilted so much. My point is I did not post those pictures so you would all say "Thats Great" I would like to evolve in my clothing but still keep the basic style of what I love. I do understand that my style seems odd but thats why it is my style. I can always expand, that why I joined. Thank you for your time and posts.[​IMG]
     
  10. aybojs

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    I agree everyone is just insulting him not giving him an opinion

    Just because an opinion isn't sycophantic or toned to keep someone's feelings from being hurt doesn't mean it's not a legitimate opinion. He posted the thread and solicited our honest opinions; I gave him my critical opinion and defended it with my observations and reasoning. So did numerous other people here. Not all opinions are going to be positive; that's reality, deal with it.

    I admit that I probably went over the top in my follow up post. However, I do believe that starting a thread explicitly asking for attention and commentary and then complaining and throwing up smokescreens like "I don't care about what other people think" (I'm discounting the unbearably poor and unreadable grammar) when the thread doesn't go your way is pretty weak, not to mention threatening to up and leave the forum solely out of wanting to find another place where everyone will blindly agree, and I have no trouble calling someone on it. He obviously does care about what people think of him, why else would he go to the trouble of selecting such outrageous outfits and why would he take the effort to post so many pics here? If you want the long version of where I'm coming from, read this thread.

    That said, I'm out of this thread since the moderators want it to calm down. While I agree that some of the criticism presented in this thread was unusually harsh, I don't think anyone will disagree that over-the-top expressions will naturally tend to produce over-the-top reactions. But that's his choice and his responsibility to bear.
     
  11. Teacher

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    Enough with the insults. At nineteen, this 'laughably pretentious tool' has shown admirable restraint and demonstrated far more maturity than some of us. Given his demonstrated ability to keep his cool while the great sartorial wizards resort to childish insults, it's not at all surprising that he might have the self-confidence to wear whatever the hell suits his own taste without feeling the need to conform to the expectations of the jackasses in his own peer group.

    Good grief, no kidding! I haven't been to the forum all day and am rather embarassed to return to see some of these posts.
     
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    Just because an opinion isn't sycophantic or toned to keep someone's feelings from being hurt doesn't mean it's not a legitimate opinion. He posted the thread and solicited our honest opinions; I gave him my critical opinion and defended it with my observations and reasoning. So did numerous other people here. Not all opinions are going to be positive; that's reality, deal with it.

    I admit that I probably went over the top in my follow up post. However, I do believe that starting a thread explicitly asking for attention and commentary and then complaining and throwing up smokescreens like "I don't care about what other people think" (I'm discounting the unbearably poor and unreadable grammar) when the thread doesn't go your way is pretty weak, not to mention threatening to up and leave the forum solely out of wanting to find another place where everyone will blindly agree, and I have no trouble calling someone on it. He obviously does care about what people think of him, why else would he go to the trouble of selecting such outrageous outfits and why would he take the effort to post so many pics here? If you want the long version of where I'm coming from, read this thread.

    That said, I'm out of this thread since the moderators want it to calm down. While I agree that some of the criticism presented in this thread was unusually harsh, I don't think anyone will disagree that over-the-top expressions will naturally tend to produce over-the-top reactions. But that's his choice and his responsibility to bear.


    Giving an opinion and being an insulting jackass are two very different things. I would think you'd have the maturity and decency to see the difference, but perhaps not. It's rather maddening when someone says something insulting -- with the obvious intent to injure -- and then hides behind the lame shield "hey, I was just being honest." Please. If your definition of sycophantic is "doesn't make someone cry," then we have quite different definitions of the word.

    As to your charges of dressed2kill's "complaining:" he has behaved far, far better than you and a few others. And your ad hominem attacks on his grammar are no defense of your behavior, either. Grow up and behave.
     
  13. dressed2kill

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    Thank you for those who come in my defense, but I dont think by defending anyone you should attack someone else. You are right aybojs, in the sense that I should not have done what what I did. I know 2 wrongs don't make a right. I have listened to many of guys tips and hope on improving my style with the helpful advice you guys have given me.
     
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    Enough with the insults. At nineteen, this 'laughably pretentious tool' has shown admirable restraint and demonstrated far more maturity than some of us. Given his demonstrated ability to keep his cool while the great sartorial wizards resort to childish insults, it's not at all surprising that he might have the self-confidence to wear whatever the hell suits his own taste without feeling the need to conform to the expectations of the jackasses in his own peer group.

    Agree completely. D2K, I hope you stick around. You'll learn a lot and it seems we can learn a lot from you too. At 19, I would not have shown the self-confidence to post pictures, nor would I have had the maturity to weather the insults that followed some reasonable suggestions.
     
  15. Matt

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    ok this is getting silly.

    if he wants to dress like an extra in a Bonnie n Clyde remake, who cares?

    if he is 19 and dressing like that, the sort of 18 year old girls who would be attracted to his eccentricity really arent gonna care about an extra inch of waist suppression.

    and if he looks back in 10 years when he is dressed like the rest of us and thinks he looked ridiculous at 19, well then he and I will have something in common.

    if he wanders over to fedoralounge, best wishes to him. i poke around over there periodically, they always seem like a friendly enough group, curiously obsessed, but thats what the internet is all about. No need to go insulting that board too is there?

    So, can we please get back to the important things in life like discussing whether black suits are appropriate for business, whether drinking urine improves longevity, and if mail ordering shoes from Germany will cause homelessness for Mr Bergdorf and Mr Goodman.
     
  16. wEstSidE

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    Dress2kill, I take no offense. I was merely joking with that other guy. I was also quoting a movie. Also, I don't think you look bad. In my opinion, you need to update your aesthetic, but that's your thing. If you like to look olden-timey, or classic, or whatever you want to call it, that's your look. Humphrey Bogart certainly did it well. I think your style just needs to grow and mature and all that good stuff.

    Edit: I'm fairly sure that drinking 2 gallons a day of urine is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. I usually get about 3 gallons a day.
     
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    Dress2kill, I take no offense. I was merely joking with that other guy. I was also quoting a movie. Also, I don't think you look bad. In my opinion, you need to update your aesthetic, but that's your thing. If you like to look olden-timey, or classic, or whatever you want to call it, that's your look. Humphrey Bogart certainly did it well. I think your style just needs to grow and mature and all that good stuff.

    Edit: I'm fairly sure that drinking 2 gallons a day of urine is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. I usually get about 3 gallons a day.


    Ronny?[​IMG]
     
  18. seok

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    i think we should all applaud d2k for his maturity and patience. he may be only 19, but he acted more maturely than many of the older members who were quite harsh on him.

    as my college dean used to say, "you [insert member] could have said that much more politely."
     
  19. Matt

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    as my college dean used to say, "you [insert member] could have said that much more politely."

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    he said 'insert member' hehehehe
     
  20. odoreater

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    I don't feel telling dressed2kill to lose the fedora and get some cords or jeans is particularly the best advice.

    If he wants a distinct look then telling him to dress more conventionally is not the point.


    Yeah, but it would be so much better if he did it right. If he did it right, especially by wearing the right size hat , then he wouldn't look so ridiculous. I wouldn't tell him to stop wearing suits or hats - he should continue to do that if that's what he wants to do, he should just do it in a way where he doesn't look so much like a schmuck. He's basically ruining what would otherwise be a pretty good outfit.

    If there was a kid in high school who wore a suit and fedora every day, but did it in a way where it looked good, it would actually be pretty cool. The guy would be seen as some kind of cool stylish rebel. This kid just looks silly and there's no getting around that. The Bud Bundy comparison was spot on.
     

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