When it comes to fashion, it seems as if there are opinions regarding the supposed – and often elusive – rules of menswear derived from a multitude of sources who report on the exotic phenomenon as if a game warden looking to track and capture a Haute couture yeti. With recent published reports in the Wall Street Journal and a rebuttal from the ornery crew at Four-Pins, the rule book continues to be a hot-button (only one button should be unbuttoned on an Oxford) issue. The reason? A definitive style guideline doesn’t exist because there’s no human being – real of fictional – with enough moxie or bravado to dictate how one should live his/her life? Or is there? Ladies and gentleman, I give you Tyler Durden.
I don’t care about games as art when I’m the player, but I would care deeply if I were the creator behind the game. That’s why this question can’t be allowed to slide, as far as I’m concerned. It’s a matter of integrity and respect, not literal importance.