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I actually find it much easier to spot well-dressed people in other parts of the country, though that may be my bias. I think the execution of Trad in the South can have unique factors, but I don't think any of them are telling to the point that a conclusion that they are "decidedly Southern" can be reached.I also don't mean to demean costumes, only to point out that's what they are - special garments meant for specific occasions.
I get what you're reaching for, but again it's a reach. You're not going to turn down any street in the South and be welcomed by a Million Man March of John Daly, Colonel Sanders and Atticus Finch cosplay enthusiasts. Realistically everything that's commonplace in the South is just as common elsewhere (and I would argue, to an extent, done better in other regions). The argument that more closets are stacked a certain way because of the weather is also valid, but again...
As I initially stated, my issue with this is that the "identity" of "Southern Trad" revolves around brands (vs. design or actual identity). The Southern Tides and Southern Propers of the world do indeed exist to take advantage of "Southern Pride," but aside from t-shirt designs I don't think you can say any of their clothing is in any way uniquely "Southern." And this argument holds less water as the formality scale increases. Southern guys don't have any special material,...
Some of the stuff in this thread... bruh. If you guys are after dudes who dress in the "Southern Gentleman" cosplay you seek, check out A Duck Gets Dressed or Toad. Eccentric preppy is handled by Maxminimus or Tinseth. This "Southern Trad" thing is not really a byproduct of geography. By and large it's all the same, predictable, tongue in cheek white people dress-up. And to prove I know what I speak: BTW, I've lived in the Midwest, South and Northeast and have never...
For folks in/around ATL, they are having a Warehouse Sale next Friday and Saturday. Last time around everything was in the 70-80% off range. I got four pairs of Incotex for ~$350. Would recommend if you can make it. Get there early.
A lot of times a tailor will ask you to wear something you like or think fits well to the initial consult. And even if they don't, knowing and referencing what you like is what the bespoke experience is all about. A good tailor will likely crank out something perfectly nice even if you're totally mum about what you want. However, as has been mentioned here, their idea of what works well may not be yours. And so any insight you can lend will make for a better result (albeit...
And just like that my point is N/A...That is interesting, though. Always thought they had their own factory. Learn something new everyday.
I always thought Bill's was ripe for collaboration. A brand so hell-bent on maintaining and continuing it's "tradition," collaboration seemed like the easiest and most natural extension into new marketplaces. When you have a company making tremendous pants, why not extend that know-how to hipper brands? Granted, I'm not saying Bill's X CDG, but Bill's could have easily partnered with the younger, "preppier" brands growing up around them. Even though it will likely make...
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