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[Hype] MFA Fit Battle Bracket Analysis and Predictions

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[Hype] MFA Fit Battle Bracket Analysis and Predictions
Hello MFA. It’s me, Pink.Tomorrow marks the beginning of MFA’s inaugural fit battle, an exciting competition that many of us have been eagerly (and anxiously) waiting to begin since its announcement. In celebration of this, and to drum up a little hype and visibility for tomorrow’s Round 1 showdown, I have written a bracket analysis for you all to enjoy. This is, round by round, how I think each matchup will go, and why. But before we get into that, I have a few CRITICALLY IMPORTANT points to make.This bracket analysis/predictions thread is for fun. JUST for fun. I’m no expert and I did this because I wanted to. I don’t expect to be right, I just wanted to do this. FOR FUN.These results are no indication of how I intend to vote during the fit battle, nor should they influence how you will be voting in any way whatsoever.Again: THESE RESULTS ARE NO INDICATION OF HOW I INTEND TO VOTE DURING THE FIT BATTLE, NOR SHOULD THEY INFLUENCE HOW YOU WILL BE VOTING IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER.If I put odds against you, or predict you losing a round, it’s nothing personal. Some people have really difficult matchups. If my entire bracket turns out wrong, I’ll be thrilled, because that means a tournament of upsets and underdogs. I love and respect absolutely everyone taking part in this event and want everyone to have fun and enjoy the friendly spirit of competition.And a third time, do not let anything you see or read in this thread affect how you vote in any way. It’s a merit-based competition so vote for who you feel has the best fit.Another few things I have to say in terms of advice for the contest, if you’ll have them.Don’t reuse old outfits or pictures! I think this can really hurt your odds. Of course, this isn’t a death sentence or a likely cause for quick elimination, but I’m hazarding a guess that people around here aren’t keen on seeing things they’ve seen before. It’s a brand new fit battle, give us something flashy and new!Submit your photos! Any tournament is bound to have some no-shows, but the less of that, the better. We want to be able to showcase everyone’s best. This whole thing becomes a lot less fun if there are rounds given up because someone didn’t submit. You all agreed to be here, so give it an honest go and participate. If you haven’t submitted your round one photo yet, do that now!Photography is hugely important! Given the nature of this invite-based tournament, and the fact that virtually everyone involved is a frequent waywt poster, I don’t think I need to really drill this point home. You’ve all done this before, and you know.Try your best! So, you got unlucky and pulled a heavy favorite round one. Maybe the odds are against you. But who cares! You’ve got nothing to lose, so give it your best and be proud of your efforts. Just being here means you’re doing something right. Submit pictures, even if you think you won’t win, because you never know, and because it’s a chance for you to show your stuff.Have fun dudes! This relates very closely to my last point, but this is all for fun. Nobody has anything to lose. By being here, you’ve already won, so make your participation in this tournament your victory lap. Celebrate being part of this cool community and having the opportunity to thrown down with your peers.Whether you’re participating or not, VOTE!!! This is super important! Everybody, vote on your favorites! Get in that showdown thread tomorrow and vote on every single dang matchup because it would totally suck to have some head to heads end with very little vote totals. The biggest thing that will make this competition work is high participation across the board. This is a super cool WAYWT thread showing some really stellar members of the community. Encourage them, as well as the moderators (especially /u/molloy_the_burglar) by contributing your votes to the contest.That’s basically it from me. Here’s the bracket, in awful google sheets format. Please excuse spelling and formatting errors and the like, I tried my best.BRACKET PREDICTIONS & ANALYSISThere is, without a doubt, some great discussion to be had about almost every matchup in the loser’s bracket, unfortunately, I just didn’t have the time to write all that out before the battle thread began, so I gave the loser’s bracket a lightning round treatment, where I call a winner and give odds for that matchup. I will be updating this bracket after each round, highlighting correct predictions in green and incorrect predictions in orange.If you disagree at all with any of my predictions, not only are you correct but also feel free to voice that opinion. These are all just my personal thoughts, and aren’t the law. I’m not the police. Just keep in mind that everyone participating in this tournament is a real person with real feelings. I tried my best to not be hurtful or mean in my analysis, and I only ask that everyone else try their best to be cool as well. It’s super discouraging to have people trashing and/or dismissing you before the tournament even starts.All that said, feel free to trash talk me. It’s the internet and none of you will even see me crying.Oh, and /u/silkysilc was cool enough to set up a bracket for everyone to create their own predictions on, without having to type out an explanation for each one. Peep it right hereAnd to everyone competing: Good luck, and have fun!alsoifallmypredictionsarecorrectwedeletemfaOh also probably don’t bet actual money on this I feel like that’s illegal and I can’t be responsible for you goons breaking the law. I don’t endorse gambling. There, I said it. Now I’m legally exempt.
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An In-Depth Guide on Starting to Dress Well

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An In-Depth Guide on Starting to Dress Well
ForewordMFA is a forum with the purpose of helping men dress better, develop a wardrobe, and improve their knowledge of fashion. There was a long post recently where the user critiqued the state of this subreddit, and one of the things he touched upon was the outdated sidebar posts. Because I have no life and no clout I decided to overhaul every outdated post in the sidebar/wiki. Each is going to be done as a standard post and a google document. The google document will be given priority since it’s easiest to make and manage, as well as increasing the lifespan of the posts since I can give mods access to edit them. So even if I become decrepit or homeless due to too many impulse purchases, the mods will be able to update them as needed. Link to document version Hope you find this useful.~/u/TedMitchellContentsThis guide is:For new-moderately experienced usersThose who feel overwhelmed with the information available to them (on this sub or elsewhere)An outline for how to build your wardrobeA base for which to move forward into developing your wardrobe and styleThis guide is not:A shopping listA guide to a specific fashion styleA guide on fitA cupcakeSteps:Taking InventoryCulling the WeakAsking the Right QuestionsMaking a PlanTaking the Next StepStep 1: Taking InventoryA lot of people start off lost, knowing that they want to change the way they dress but not knowing how. The easiest way to find your footing is to affirm exactly where you are, then use that to have a clearer understanding of where you want to go. This step is exactly what it sounds like, take inventory of everything you own. Everything. From your shirts to your socks, knowing what you have will allow you to move to the next step with improved focus. How detailed you make your inventory is up to you, but the more detail you provide the easier things will be down the road. For example, it may be easier to write down that you have 20 shirts in your closet. But that provides a lot less useful information than noting that of those 20 shirts, 10 are t-shirts, 5 are long sleeve, and 5 are long-sleeve button downs. Then you can even go further and say that of those 10 t-shirts, 7 are graphic-tees and 3 are solid colors. So on and so forth until you have a list that is as detailed as you like. The purpose of all this is that you can’t possibly know what you need unless you know what you have. note: you don’t actually have to write anything down, but I strongly suggest it. After taking inventory, the next thing to do is separate what you have into two categories: things you wear often and things you wear rarely. This segment is aimed towards “main” clothing, so shirts/pants/shoes. You can go further and do outerwear and underwear/socks if you’d like. To provide a general idea, let’s say: “often” = about 8 times a month (twice a week) and “rarely” = about 2 times a month (once every two weeks). Of course tweak this to suit the size of your wardrobe and account for mandatory clothes (uniforms, etc.) Just remember that there is no discrimination here, but if it helps think of the “often” pile as being what you’d consider your “essentials”. If you had to pack for a week, what would you bring? When you’re done, look at it and compare it to the list you made before. Feel free to create another list containing only the things in the “wear often” pile, it should help you get a comparison of how your wardrobe was made up. When you’re done, it’s time for the next step.Step 2: Culling the WeakIf you were truly honest with yourself in Step 1, the “rarely wear” pile should be around half of what you own assuming you have an average sized wardrobe. Now you need to get rid of it. Removing those rarely used items does two things.The first is that it lets you know what you care about and what you don’t. Over time clothes build up because most people don’t sell/give away old items. This leaves you with pieces that are underused and only serve to take up space and give the illusion of having a full wardrobe. Taking inventory, splitting into categories, then removing these unused items lets you know what you really have.The second is that it gives you space, both literally and figuratively. When building your wardrobe back up it’s important to be conscious of the amount of clothes you acquire. The point is to satisfy your needs without accumulating an excess. This step is arguably the most important because it is the repeating step. You’ll have to do this one again to remove the clothes that don’t fit your desired goal. And in the future when your goals change, you’ll need to re-evaluate and adjust as necessary. This will be elaborated upon later, but for now this is all you need to move on.Step 3: Asking the Right QuestionsNow that you know what you have it’s time to figure out what you need. The only way to get there is to ask the right questions. Here are some examples:What about my current clothes am I dissatisfied with?What about my current clothes am I satisfied with?What clothes are appropriate for my current position (in life)?How do I currently feel?At the end, how would I like to feel?Do I want to be simple and sharp, or make a statement/expressive. And answers to these questions:I’m dissatisfied with the way my clothes fit on me. I also dislike that they are mostly dark colors like black and grey. They are out of touch, way behind the current trends.I’m satisfied with the types of clothes I wear. I like jeans, t-shirts, and simple shoes. I’d just like to have better options.I’m a college student so I’m mostly dressing for that environment. Though I’m looking to get an internship soon so some formal wear may be needed in the near future.I feel unsatisfied and a bit insecure.I’d like to feel clean, confident, and stylish.I just want to look good, keeping it simple and not doing too much. At least for now. Once you’ve developed these questions and answered them, it’s time to make use of the first two steps and relate them to the answers you found.Step 4: Making a PlanThis is where the plan comes together. By taking the information gained from the first three steps, it is now possible to start the process of finding the direction you’d like to go with what you wear. To use the example from step 3, the goals that could be developed could look something like this:Stick to t-shirts, jeans, and simple shoes.Incorporate more colors (lighter blues, reds, whites, etc)Keep the clothes simple, but stylish.College appropriate styles, keep it trendyOne or two outfits for internship/office environment Just like that there is knowledge and direction, the thing that most people come to MFA to look for. Once these goals are set, go back and look at what was in your “often wear” pile. Has your feelings changed to anything in there? Do the items in there relate to the new goals you have set? If not, consider redoing step 2 while keeping your goals in mind. This time instead of dividing them based on what fits within your goals and what detracts from them. While you’re at it you should also start thinking of a budget. This will come into play later when you start to advance into actually buying clothes to achieve your goals. Once you’re done, it’s time to finish up.Step 5: Taking the Next StepWe’re finally here. Good job for sticking through, now let’s wrap it up. To summarize where we’re at, you should now have the following:Knowledge of what clothes you wear mostKnowledge of what questions to ask yourself moving forwardA plan of what you want to accomplish/goals you wish to achieve(optional) A budget All of this so far was meant to create a base level for you to work from. The next step is to actually put things into motion. It’s the fun part: buying stuff. But knowing what you want and knowing what to buy are two separate things, and as mentioned in the Contents section this guide is not a shopping list. There are other resources for that (stay tuned). Use the search bar on MFA, participate in the weekly threads, try and get as much information as possible and always relate it to the goals you have set. If you’ve followed the steps within this guide well, then you should always be able to ask the right questions and receive quality answers. You should always know exactly what to search for and recognize when you’ve found what you’ve sought. There will always be people willing to help you, and bringing a solid foundation is the best way to help yourself. Happy hunting.notesI’ve looked this over but if there are any mistakes please let me know. The document version may have a few subtle differences because I made some edits while formatting this for reddit. I need to study for a French exam I have today but I’ll check responses here periodically.
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Outfit Feedback and Fit Check – October 23

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Outfit Feedback and Fit Check – October 23
Post a picture of what you’re wearing to get suggestions, feedback and constructive criticism from the community. When posting, please:Include what the attire is for (work, school, going out, etc.)Include a front-on, full-body picture with your hands at your sides. Multiple pictures from different angles can be helpful, but aren’t necessary. There’s more info on taking good self-shots here.Critiquing others is welcome and encouraged, but keep it constructive/factual. It takes balls to post pictures of yourself on the Internet, the least you can do is accord the same courtesy as you would to someone in real life.Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
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WAYWT – October 23

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WAYWT – October 23
WAYWT = What Are You Wearing Today (or a different day, whatever). Think of this as your chance to share your personal taste in fashion with the community. Most users enjoy knowing where you bought your pieces, so please consider including those in your post. Want to know how to take better WAYWT pictures? Read the guide here.If you’re looking for feedback on an outfit instead of just looking to share, consider using Outfit Feedback & Fit Check thread instead.Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
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Random Fashion Thoughts – October 23

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Random Fashion Thoughts – October 23
Be random, place nice, have funWe are now doing a trial run of RFT on a weekly basis
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Simple Questions – ASK AND ANSWER HERE!- October 23

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Simple Questions – ASK AND ANSWER HERE!- October 23
This thread is for simple style questions that don’t warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Fit checks and “How’d I do” questions are a great use of this thread (although they can also go in the daily Outfit Feedback & Fit Check thread). Other example questions:Could someone take the chest measurement for a small J.Crew oxford?Is there a place with full measurements for Naked & Famous jeans?What slim-fitting green cords do you recommend?Where do I find a military surplus peacoat online?If you’re asking for suggestions for a specific kind of clothing/accessory, state what your budget is.Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
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