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If I saw this on the street I would think this is another hipster that spends a lot of time and effort to dress badly. The red white and blue primary colors are garish, the colors are not seasonally appropriate, the beard is scraggly, the glasses too big, and the texture of the jacket looks old and dated. Big fail from my perspective.
Ooooh, polemical but astute, Eye of Rah! I agree with the jacket texture criticism; maybe I was squinting or something, but at first glance, it looked to be made of terry cloth, like a housecoat or something similarly cheap and frumpy.
I also agree with the jacket texture criticism; it looks feminine for some reason. Think the glasses and beard are fine.
The overall look is better than average; say B-.. If I were to see this on the street I would think “trying too hard”, sure…but that’s not nearly as grim as the other 95% who are trying to little. This guy will get some positive looks, especially from women.
Overall it’s definitely better than average. I don’t know, maybe we have a dearth of peacocked hipsters West of Los Angeles, but this is a long way above the usual. Given the same distance from the correct pitch, sharp is better than flat, savvy? Best to hit spot on, but far better to try too hard than not hard enough.
So yeah: He’s got 4 things going on at once in the neck/chest zone, which is a bit much. And if you’re going to rock the beard, clean the edges or risk incongruency instead of contrast. The sunglasses are a matter of personal preference, and as strongly influenced by where you live as the needs of your facial structure. Travel farther than 100 miles and your herd-approved shades will stand out from the locals.
The whole could come off as faintly effeminate, in spite of the beard, unless in a big city, preferably East Coast, where peacock options are broader. The coat fabric is definitely best in a well-dressed city. Note also that it’s a peacoat, and the change in overall effect that gives.
My advice to him would be to clean the neck up, and either choose the shawl collar or the orange checkers, but not both.
I think what really bugged me was that he’s obviously trying really hard and still looks bad – even if it is better than 95% of what you see
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