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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Oh word?

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  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had a tiger mom. The difference is trivial.

    But seriously. If "ideal" is possible and is defined as the best of all options, and costs are equal, whether you define your choice as "good" versus "bad" or "ideal" versus "not ideal" is irrelevant. Ultimately you can only pick one option. All others might as well be "bad," as well as "not ideal."
     
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  3. Fred49

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    The electric suit in another light.
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    Fred it was the lighting. That is a beautiful suit. Now I'm jealous ... I want one.

    In the previous photo I really thought it was purple. I was thinking Boateng. I'm recalling being at Schiphol Airport and hearing "Accra Passenger Boateng. Mr. Ozwald Boateng, please proceed to gate F7 for immediate boarding." All of a sudden a purple flash passed me.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ^^ still love it ^^


    nope.
     
  6. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    On the BWI Marc shuttle. I wanted to post this from the new mobile site using the embedding code there, but it kept stalling out.

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  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Seriously, Foo - aren't you an Associate in IB? How in the world do you have time to punch out paragraphs and paragraphs of this stuff during the work day?
     
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  8. Fred49

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    LOL I saw him flash by when I was in London in Sept. I must admit he looked pretty cool and squared away!
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When you know you are losing, you alway snark with "blah blah blah" and the like. I do honestly think it is a character defect to be this stubbornly argumentative in a losing, and worthless, cause. You have not only never admitted you might have been wrong about anything. You can't even concede that anyone else may have a point.
     
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  10. mktitsworth

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    Also, this particular tangent reminds me why I find it preferable to deal with formal systems. There, facts are facts and everything else is irrelevant.
     
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  11. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    An attempt to get this thread back on track:

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  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fred, looks good. I also didn't really have a problem with the jazzy look in the other photo.
     
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    About this non matching socks and white square plus white shirt discussion.
    What do you wear on the evening, Foo? This is a black and white photograph, but I believe that you're donning a white shirt with a white square.


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    btw, amazing photograph and clothing
     
  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton and :foo: what do you think of knit ties with the embroidered spots?
     
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    Fred, looks great. Amazing how much of a difference the light makes...
     
  16. mafoofan

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    Dude! You've typed more words on this subject than I have. I'm not arguing with myself.

    Had I posted itemized responses equally long and detailed as either of your long posts, I would have been criticized for being tedious. So I cut to the chase. It has nothing to do with replacing substance with snark because I'm "losing." Honestly, I didn't even realize there was a fight to lose. Talking about clothes is fun to me. Why the hell else are we all here?
     
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  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I’m going to make this very simple. Let’s leave out art and stick with biology, since it’s very close to universal and much less affected by subjectivity.

    Physical attraction to members of the opposite sex is something that is hard-wired into around 96-97% of the population. Staying just with males, they are strikingly consistent in what they want from a potential mate. 1,000 men given any number of photographs of women to rate will rank them with amazing consistency. That is the strongest evidence for “objective aesthetics” there is that I know of.

    Let’s define “ugly girl”—objectively aesthetically bad—as a 5 or below. Of those 1,000 men, chances are not one will rank such a girl in the top quintile or even top 3rd. Owing to variations in taste, some might be smitten by the occasional ugly girl, but that still doesn’t make her objectively pretty. Similarly, I sometimes see supermodels who do nothing for me but whom I have to concede are objectively pretty and whom I know that the vast majority of those 1,000 men will find pretty. But those models just aren’t to my taste.

    The thing in itself is thus both subjective and objective at the same time. It’s subjective because there is no external measure beyond man’s response. The only measure of intrinsically pretty is the response of the crowd, the generality. But it’s also objective because the vast majority of men see it the same way.

    It is therefore impossible that something can be objectively aesthetically bad but seen to be such by only one person. There is no other metric for objective aesthetics than what mankind generally finds attractive and unattractive.
     
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    here's a better shot - definnitely white sq w/ white shirt, but that is a black tie shindig (gets a :foo: exemption)

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    p.s. i know we can't see the sox, but i think they can match in this case as well
     
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  19. Mr. Moo

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    In the second FooBlackTie shot, the bow tie looks positively enormous. Is that just the angle?
     
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    I am neither, but knit ties of all sorts are fantastic. That's probably the single largest category of ties I have.
     
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