whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. acridsheep

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    The tie and square appear to nearly match, both in color and in pattern. The degree to which you contest this undermines your otherwise occasionally good work here.

    Two lambs for you on account of your seemingly good taste in seating, dear leader glasses, and well fitting jacket:

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  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    How do you figure green nearly matches black and gold, or more curiously, stripes a sailboat?
     
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  3. acridsheep

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    The details you mention are not readily apparent. The :foo: doth protest too much.
     
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    From the revamped blog to the new avatar to all the ratings, it's safe to say that Foo is back up in this motherfucker so disgustingly hard right now. I can't lie, I have Foo fever.
     
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    Lost it.
     
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    It depends on how many masts this sailboat has, the equipment of its crew, the experience of the captain, the odds that he leaves the boat when it sinks and other theoretical features that have nothing to do with what one actually sees in an overall combination.
     
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    Also if it's the Victory Rubinacci square then it is a ship not a sailboat.
     
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    You have what we in the medical profession call "The Mafoo Flu", or MaFlu for short. I predict the incidence will skyrocket soon with the flurry of recent bog and StyleForum activity as you wisely note. There is no cure.

    And people thought Bieber Fever hit hard.
     
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  10. sugarbutch

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    I will repeat my request that some other illuminati join in the critiques. Although I appreciate the unique perspective of the :foo:, some other credible viewpoints would really flesh out this concept of good taste.
     
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    Since you asked, I think the white dress shirt is best in a high contrast ensemble and at night. I know you are trying to disprove the white shirt theory, but in my mind your display confirms it rather than disproves it. That is not to say there aren't exceptions to the white shirt theory. But to find the exceptions, I suspect (as Vox says) you have to go all out iconoclast. Otherwise it just looks mediocre.
     
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    Thanks for responding. In this case I actually wasn't trying to make a point with the white shirt—but I understand why you would think so.

    Your comment is an example of the variety of opinion I'm hoping to see here. Foo seems generally averse to high-contrast except for black tie, and even then he wants the cream silk to take it out of pure black and white. But his aversion doesn't make it in poor taste, right? It's just not his taste.

    As for what I was wearing today, do you think it's in poor taste, or just not as good as it could have been? Or do you think that's a distinction without a difference?
     
  13. Caustic Man

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    Not feeling too confident based on what everyone else has been posting, but harsh criticism is the best way to learn. Submitting to be "foo-ed" for the first time...


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    Suit or odd jacket?
     
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