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post #46 of 86
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i say we have a contest with a women's fashion/style forum. we let them dress up a man and a woman, and we'll dress up a man and a woman, and then we'll have a vote to see who did a better job.
And judging from the responses in this thread, it would be quite bitter too.
post #47 of 86
I have to say that I never really trust a guy who is wearing a conservative suit and tie for no particular reason - my automatic instinct is that he would like to sell me something, and that if I'm not careful, my wallet and I could be parting ways, and soon. Andre 3000 and Franz Ferdinand imitators are something else altogether. Just my personal prejudice, of course. Everybody feels a little more comfortable around members of their own tribe.
post #48 of 86
My limited experience litigating in California would indicate that the trend to casual may be limited more to the entertainment industry. In the civil rights field and in litigation involving governmental operations, most of the folk were dressed in a typical business fashion. (Experiences including Sacramento, SF, LA, and San Diego.) On the question of women's input, I agree with the observation that most men also would not provide useful contributions. I think Jill, though, is ample proof that the problem we describe is hardly gender based. She has extensive knowledgeable and has great judgment (far better than mine I know.) I have noticed my wife can be very hit-or-miss. She has excellent color and pattern matching and loves high-quality men's shoes. She immediately got it on what distinguishes high -end men's shirts from lower-end. On the other hand, she had a real love for the Miami Vice look and tends not to prefer double-vented suits and sports coats.
post #49 of 86
Government is always the last to give up on any form of clothing, and the courts always the last within the government. English judges and barristers still wear wigs. The U.S. Solicitor General still must wear a morning coat to the Supreme Court.
post #50 of 86
Marc and Manton: I wasn't clear enough. I was speaking about office dress (that is, lawyers who aren't going to court or depositions). I think it'll be a very long time before male attorneys don't have to wear jackets in the courtroom. While I've sometimes encountered a sole practioner casually dressed at a deposition, those were few and far-between. And if we're talking about government; well, let's just say that many of them are glad to have Flusser on their side re: the short-sleeve 'dress' shirt.
post #51 of 86
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i say we have a contest with a women's fashion/style forum. we let them dress up a man and a woman, and we'll dress up a man and a woman, and then we'll have a vote to see who did a better job.
Matador, I like the idea. √ā¬†Unfortunately, I think we'll see an overly dramatized version of this matchup in an upcoming reality tv show very shortly.
post #52 of 86
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She has excellent color and pattern matching and loves high-quality men's shoes.
This would be my supposition as well. I think a number of women could provide great advice on color and pattern matching and perhaps other areas involving shape and proportion. The ability to provide sound advice in such areas is, I imagine, independent of sex.
post #53 of 86
Is there a women's equivalent of Style Forum or Ask Andy? What is the url?
post #54 of 86
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(marc237 @ June 06 2005,13:35) She has excellent color and pattern matching and loves high-quality men's shoes.
This would be my supposition as well. I think a number of women could provide great advice on color and pattern matching and perhaps other areas involving shape and proportion. The ability to provide sound advice in such areas is, I imagine, independent of sex.
I agree. Even if I accept the assumption that women know less than men in general about men's clothing, many women I know are great at color and pattern matching. This is an area where I need all the help I can get.
post #55 of 86
Here I was expecting a thread about women, and instead am reading all about rules and architecture On a more serious note - My observation is that most women focus on fabric/color when dressing men. Unfortunately the result, IMO, usually comes across as... feminine. Plus they tend to pay only superficial attention to cut/fit. The result could be a step up for really hopeless cases. But for everyone else, learn to dress yourself.. Another danger - if a woman dresses guy, then tells him how amazing he looks, he is going to believe it. Whether he looks good or not. All that being said, I still enjoy hearing a woman's opinion, and think that more female members on the board would be a good thing.
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, nobody has started a "Which brand of suit has more handiwork?" thread for a while.
Don't tempt me
post #56 of 86
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Most women have uneducated tastes, but so do most men.
You must refer to the streetwear forum people.
post #57 of 86
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I would venture to say that the men who enjoy wearing a suit to work every day are vastly outnumbered by those who do not.
Do men who don't like suits buy cheap ones and men who like suits buy expensive ones (possibly MTM/bespoke)? Or do men who buy cheap suits dislike them and men who buy expensive suits (possibly MTM/bespoke) like them? Mathieu
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Another danger - if a woman dresses guy, then tells him how amazing he looks, he is going to believe it. Whether he looks good or not.
Sounds like the female salesperson practice of saying "you look GREAT in that..." After which you buy three pair of cargo pants, and matching stripeys. If SF has taught me nothing else, it has taught me to avoid that trap.
post #59 of 86
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Sounds like the female salesperson practice of saying "you look GREAT in that..." After which you buy three pair of cargo pants, and matching stripeys. If SF has taught me nothing else, it has taught me to avoid that trap.
To avoid women or cargo pants?
post #60 of 86
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Is there a women's equivalent of Style Forum or Ask Andy? What is the url?
I can't even think of one to be honest, there's a forum called the Fashion Spot, which tends to focus on designers, trends and an assortment of other fashion related items. It's not the greatest, but you tend to get a lot of knowledgeable posters appreicate the aesthetic first, brand second. Many of the women's magazines have forums, but they tend to be dominated with posts related to Chloe Silverado bags or whatever Nicole Ritchie and Jessica Simpson are wearing. Conde Nast made an attempt to clean up the GQ forum (I know people here will bash the forum and liken it to a high school experience), but the Vogue one is still unorganized and useless. I don't even think most women, even those at the top of their game are very much into bespoke clothing and shoes. Is there even a history like there is with menswear? Besides haute couture, which some believe is a dying art, I don't see it. Women's clothing (due to its versatility) tends to be more about fashion.
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