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post #226 of 284
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Vox: I am curious, what about that skirt suit is appealing to you? (if that is you in the pic)

It has a large slit up the back that only requires one button to open.
post #227 of 284
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It has a large slit up the back that only requires one button to open.

And the button can be changed out...to suit your mood
post #228 of 284
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I cannot say enough how truly awful this looks to me. Just awful.
I love Steed & Peel almost as much as Doc but I can see how that suit may be a wee too nipped and the high 3-button a bit too closed for everyone's taste. In fact, it's not really my own personal style, but I appreciate the look. Here's a few more for fun. I think the one-button is a similar to cut to the one above but even more streamlined.
post #229 of 284
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I cannot say enough how truly awful this looks to me. Just awful.

+1 it does look awful,I don't see anything good in this suit.
post #230 of 284
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Originally Posted by dv3 View Post
Vox: I am curious, what about that skirt suit is appealing to you? (if that is you in the pic)

That's a good question. I don't dress that way at home, but when I visit the big city, I just find an eyepatch and a long, tight skirt both comfortable and practical.

Comfort? Stereoscopic vision in Manhattan is overrated. The city's charm snap into sharp relief in 2D.

Practicality? NYC public restrooms (some featured in WAYWRN) can be rather vile. I cannot overstate the advantage of being able to hike up and then hover after a big meal at Le Bernardin...with the new electronic activation technology, a completely touchless experience is possible.

For the latter to work, however, leave your tie-back Brooks Brothers boxers at home.

Note: this post written during martini #1, but before the steak and eggs (chicken) arrive.

- B
post #231 of 284
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
^Funny, I suspect that if some anonymous SFer posted that getup here, they'd be torn to shreds. I don't look at him at all, just at the patterns and colors and the crazy, affected business with the tie. It's certainly an eye-grabbing combo, but not, IMO, in a good way.

I say that as someone with a taste for the theatrical and a coat in almost that exact color and pattern.

I think he looks ridiculous. I see no elegance in what he is wearing.!
post #232 of 284
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Ohhh, the Steed hatas have arrived. Really, I knew it would not be for everyone, and am glad it's not. Steed's look is very stylized; it's a TV show costume, not a model for a guy in middle management in the Midwest. I believe Patrick Macnee himself described the cut as a touch vulgar. But, for me, that's part of the appeal: It's not a dowdy and dull uniform, but clothing that is clearly being worn for the fun of it. I understand completely why some folks won't like it, or think it effeminate, or consider it inappropriate. Fair game, all. The point of the thread is to see where our differing tastes lead us. Parker, I actually like the dark suit at least as well as the lighter one I pictured. But it's surprisingly difficult to find good quality images of Steed's pre-Cardin suits that showcase them to full effect. Maybe I'll do some screen captures later. In the meantime, here is a charming photo of Patrick and Diana horsing around. They really do seem to have adored each other.
post #233 of 284
Well, one line of responses here have to do with what suit you find most striking, and the other seems to be about determining the best example of what you would wear yourself.

A man who dressed today with the dissipated, death-to-Edwardians panache of the rascally Duke, or the theatricality of costume from a midcentury fantasy detective drama would in either case be assuming a persona that was not remotely his. That is a possible, but treacherous, objective,

So, perhaps there can be some division between what is most admired and what might be best emulated.


- B
post #234 of 284
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Well, one line of responses here have to do with what suit you find most striking, and the other seems to be about determining the best example of what you would wear yourself. A man who dressed today with the dissipated, death-to-Edwardians panache of the rascally Duke, or the theatricality of costume from a midcentury fantasy detective drama would in either case be assuming a persona that was not remotely his. That is a possible, but treacherous, objective, So, perhaps there can be some division between what is most admired and what might be best emulated.
It is an interesting question. We're all, to some degree, playing dress up. You just need to look at the proliferation of orange trou, white bucks, horseblanket coats, safari jackets, sockless shoes, knit ties, etc. to see that. But it's up to each of us to decide how far we can go, and in what direction, and from where we take our inspirations.
post #235 of 284
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
We're all, to some degree, playing dress up.

+1. I still think a pocket square is an affectation (even though I still wear them).
post #236 of 284
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post

So, perhaps there can be some division between what is most admired and what might be best emulated.


- B

This from a guy who wears a skirt suit in Manhattan and disses Le Bernardin?
post #237 of 284
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
This from a guy who wears a skirt suit in Manhattan and disses Le Bernardin?

I didn't dis L.B. (in this thread)...many diners both there and at other NYC food temples use the commode before, during and/or after their repasts.

And you forgot to note the eyepatch. That is a huge error.

- B
post #238 of 284
I have always found the LB restrooms to be competent and enjoyable.
post #239 of 284
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I have always found the LB restrooms to be competent and enjoyable.

In contrast, the one at Gramercy Tavern is Scrooge-like.

It has been many years, however, since I have seen a laconic toilet...those are the ones with no commode, just those footprint things on either side of a hole. Braces are useful for such a toilet since you can wrap them around a doorknob and lean back without having to precariously balance.

- B
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