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WAYWRN Composite -- 25 thumb minimum

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    There are some really nice fits the last 10 or 20 pages or so, but then some other amazingly average fits that I am frankly surprised made the cut.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thumbing has become increasingly liberal since starting this thread. I don't think this is a bad thing, as the greater volume of thumbs allows for a more rigorous understanding of what has been approved of by the crowd (two fits that would have got an 8 and a 10 a couple of years ago might now get a 16 and a 20, highlighting the difference in quality per crowd standards)

    But I've been toying with the idea of increasing the thumb minimum to 25. Thoughts?
     
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  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Best batch. Everybody gets an award and Braddock has been firing on all cylinders lately.
     
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  5. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Previous
    Best suit fit: EliodA. That attolini looks damn good on you.
    Best Odd jacket fit: Gino Abruzzo
    Notable mention: Chocsosa's cute daughter
    Notable mention: Acridsheep congratulations!
    Best FU detail: Clarinetplayer's lapel


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    Best suit fit: SeamasterLux. So many good suits but one is a Camps de Luca :lol:
    Best Odd jacket fit: Anden
    Notable mention: Coxsackie's bold fit
    Notable mention 2: Cleav and Tchoy being impeccable as usual. They make it look easy


    What this thread needs is more commentary. Raising thumbs threshold is not going to prevent average fits and will only limit the number of good fits in this very successful thread. We all know that the number of thumbs is not directly correlated to the quality of the individual fit and we have a lot of excellent fits not getting past 16 thumbs coz the wearer isn't well known and then we have head shots.
     
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  6. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior member

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    Maybe you should do so quietly [​IMG]
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks @Claghorn

    BTW did I go 4 for 4?
     
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    No, I really don't think that raising the hurdle for inclusion will really do all that much, I think it is more an issue of the law of averages.. Anyway, some good stuff here..
     
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    I don't care about anything else now. I got a Jury Prize!!!!!!

    Woohoo! Thank you, Clags!
     
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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Lets have MOAR discussions about thumbs!!!
     
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    Give me some (thumbs) and we can discuss how it completes me and gives me a feeling of purpose in this life.
     
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    Thanks, my man. I must admit I'm rather pleased with it as well.

    Quote: This. I find it suprising that this fit only got 24 likes. Which leads us to this:

    Quote: I would love to see more discussion about the fits in this thread. We've tried that a few times before though and the response was at best lukewarm... Then again, this thread delivers exactly what the title suggests: a compilation of WAYWRN fits that got 20 thumbs or more. That's all. No claims about quality or so.

    However, more discussion would be good for this thread, I think. So just for the heck of it, I did this:

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    I just browsed through this thread and selected pics that 'spoke' to me. Please feel free to discuss, critique or amend my selection.
    (I intentionally removed the poster's names, though most of them are familiar faces anyway...)
     
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  13. Pliny

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    great choices and tough to make. IIRC a lot of outstanding fits in the past week or two and to my eye it's getting better in WAYWRN.
    Props for not including yr own [​IMG] ... one of my favs -

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    I rarely chime in with opinions..due to the fact that style is very subjective..but here goes.. my one thing that I look for primarily when giving a thumb is I need a full pic.. from at least the shoulders to the shoes...so I can get more of a visual idea versus a shirt tie and p.s pic..then I look for coherence..one thing I noticed with your pics elio is that for the most part those pictures looked really good.. good natural light, above average camera (or so it seems) and coherent outfits.. I feel that the amount of posters with good fits has increased a lot from where it was 3-4 years ago..you are seeing more first time posters who are posting really good outfits than posters posting mediocre outfits and thus the increase in thumbs..yes there are some that benefit from a popularity standpoint on SF but IMO most of those posters have earned and continue still to put up good fit pics..just my two cents..
     
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    Thank you!

    Thanks a lot! I recognize your liking of French tailoring :D
     
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    Thanks, Pliny. I think I have to agree with you and @chocsosa about the quality of fits on WAYWRN. Even though I've only been active on SF for 1.5 year or so, I do feel that quality wise it has become better on average. Lately I've been compiling the posts for this thread and while initially Clag's could manage with an update around once per week, nowadays there's just too many 20+ fits. We need to update at least twice per week. And I don't think that's only down to people thumbing more liberally (yikes!!!). Sure, ocassionally there's still the odd fit in here that makes me scratch my head why it passed the treshold, but ok... OTOH, the number of really outstanding fits seems to have remained constant, at least IMO.
    One more observation: I do hope that this higher average doesn't come from WAYWRN having become so focussed on those bloody thumbs, that new posters shy away from posting their fits nowadays. I do hope that WAYWRN will always be the place to post fit pics and receive constructive feedback, regardless of the level of expertise of the poster.
     
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    Good to have you back and doing a great job @Claghorn

    Thanks everyone for the love.
     
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    I think we need to hug it out. Are you in Lagos or NYC? Respond quickly I'm getting on a plane in two hours and don't want to guess wrong.
     
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    As a reasonably new poster, I can say that in my case the thumb-centric feel of WAYWRN hasn't deterred me from posting shots. It's just made me consider what I wear a little more carefully.

    On the other hand, I do think thumbs have become a proxy for discussion about why certain fits do or do not work--actual, unsolicited feedback seems increasingly rare these days. I'd imagine, though, that this has already been discussed somewhere.
     
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  20. Monkeyface

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    The main raison why I (and I can imagine many others) don't give feedback as much in the WAYRN thread is because people tend to get very defensive and take it personally. There will also be 10 newbies saying how great that blindingly shiny metallic tie is, so it's kind of pointless. I do give feedback in Noodles' thread, because people in there are receptive to it, and even though they might disagree, they will not get defensive. It's a much better atmosphere.
     
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