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Voxsartoria's Weekly WAYWRN Subjective and Totally Unfair Digest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    great digest Agent 5. thanks for the add [​IMG]
     
  2. ld111134

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    Again, props to 5 for the great choices - he really went all out to select a diverse range of styles.
     
  3. barims

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    Oh yes, thanks for the double inclusion
     
  4. Holdfast

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    Wasn't thinking that a first shot at a turtleneck while dying from lack of sleep would be a best either, but I like surprises.

    The colours & fit were great; I can definitely see why it was included. Sleep deprivation is clearly inspirational!

    Maybe we can ask obs to do another week? [​IMG]
     
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    More nice comments - thanks guys! Glad you liked the selection.

    Maybe we can ask obs to do another week? [​IMG]
    Actually, in the spirit of MoK's suggestion that we switch guest editorship to a regular poster with a contrasting style at the end of each tenure, I was rather wondering if you might be interested to take a turn?

    Pending official Vox-approval, obviously. [​IMG]
     
  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Actually, in the spirit of MoK's suggestion that we switch guest editorship to a regular poster with a contrasting style at the end of each tenure, I was rather wondering if you might be interested to take a turn?

    Pending official Vox-approval, obviously. [​IMG]


    Sometimes I should just keep my gob shut and keep my foot out of it.

    But I should have a bit of extra time this week anyway, as it happens, and it looks like fun, so if the vox & the masses approve of the choice, I'd be happy to give it a twirl!
     
  7. 0b5cur1ty

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    Sometimes I should just keep my gob shut and keep my foot out of it.

    But I should have a bit of extra time this week anyway, as it happens, and it looks like fun, so if the vox & the masses approve of the choice, I'd be happy to give it a twirl!

    Excellent! Can't wait to see the results. [​IMG]
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    so if the vox & the masses approve of the choice, I'd be happy to give it a twirl!

    I approve!
     
  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I will try to do you all proud... [​IMG]
     
  11. 0b5cur1ty

    0b5cur1ty Senior member

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    We, the masses, have faith in you...
     
  12. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Senior member

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    Obs, very nice job on last week's digest. Looking forward to see what HF brings.
     
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    Obs, very nice job on last week's digest. Looking forward to see what HF brings.

    +1. Looking forward to your magic, HF.
     
  14. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Weekly Unfair Digest for 23rd Oct thru 30th Oct

    One of the most powerful things about clothing is that it can tell a story.

    I think that at its best, deciding what we wear can be used to either selectively reveal or selectively disguise something of our inner selves. Style can be used as either a window or a mirror, a narrative or a filibuster. Neither is "better" than the other, as long as it's done with intent.

    I've tried to pick images that to me represent that degree of focus in creating a message, whether the message is to explain or obfuscate. Sometimes two or three images told their story better when juxtaposed against each other, so forgive the editing.

    Firmly believing that alcohol & blindness would aid the digest selection process, I found a suitable role model:

    [​IMG]

    One of the perennial highlights of WAYWRN is the close-up shot. Close-ups are brilliant fun because you really have no way of knowing if the rest of the outfit is a tour de force or a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They're the WAYWRN's flash of dainty ankle from under the crinoline.

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    It wouldn't be a digest without a few "SF-approved" looks. The better posters know how to work the uniform elements to their advantage, introducing personal quirks, or just plain doing it absolutely right. A few examples:

    [​IMG][​IMG]
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    I also wanted to include a few more casual outfits. I personally find casual much harder to do well than tailored clothing, so I'm always on the look out for good-looking casual outfits

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Sometimes, certain regulars just have "a look" they've nailed totally. Without seeing the name, you still know exactly who they are. They've got their personal style/identity down pat, and they're totally comfortable in that zone:

    [​IMG][​IMG]
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    [​IMG]

    Lastly, WAYWRN always provides a few more "quirky" images. All the following images brought a smile to my face, so deserved inclusion in this week's digest:

    Mr Bond, my Weather Control Device will wreak havoc across the world...

    [​IMG]

    Weather Control Device Revealed... Rain Dancing!

    [​IMG]

    Looking Up for the Precipitation

    [​IMG]

    Better find a Giant Umbrella to take cover

    [​IMG]

    Evil Henchpeople Attack! No, wait, Pose First!

    [​IMG]

    Mr Bond is unruffled at being called in, and is my Image of the Week:

    [​IMG]

    And with that, the World is saved. Time for coffee...

    [​IMG]


    Thanks for the opportunity to do a guest slot this week! I hope you enjoyed the picks. There was a lot that I just couldn't include for space reasons, and I should probably have been more selective still.

    But everything I've chosen, I genuinely enjoyed seeing in the WAYWRN thread. And that was good enough for me!
     
  15. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    My favorite Digest to Date. Very very well done.
     
  16. forex

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    My favorite Digest to Date. Very very well done.
    +1,HF very good job,I really like this. Please do one more review (before Vox asks you[​IMG] ) I must say,I was opposed to an idea of guest reviewer, but it turned out pretty well.
     
  17. KtownGreg

    KtownGreg Senior member

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    Well done. Thank you for the work. Funny.
     
  18. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thx for the include cap'n, nice work on the digest.
     
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    Well done, good doctor! You have enought quirk to make the digest really pop this week. Thanks!
     
  20. barims

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    Good to have the humour re-injected into this institution like nitrous. Many thanks for the include
     

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