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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

I thought this is an interesting article. Posted in MC because perhaps some there (Manton?) can elaborate, verify, or give countering evidence, for the history of the suit ? Well it was interesting to me, in particular the paragraph I've quoted below. I have 1 suit, a single-butting Raf from spring/summer 2008, and I've never worn it. I don't like the concept of fitting the human form much. I prefer that my outfits, uniforms or otherwise, drape gently over my body, not to hide anything but rather I find the concept quite elegant. Anyway, thought I'd share and get your reactions to the article !
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The lounge suit, battledress of the world’s businessmen, is 150 years old—possibly
The practice of fitting cloth closely to the human form rather than draping it around the body was new. As fashion historians point out, medieval linen-armourers had long made padded undergarments that fitted beneath suits of armour, reducing a little the discomfort of wearing plates of steel. But the Enlightenment and neoclassicism brought tightly fitted clothing to the surface. In an attempt to emulate Greek statues of naked men, Brummel commissioned figure-hugging trousers and coats. He used plain colours to focus attention on form and line, ushering in what Mr Kelly calls “the tyranny of monochrome”. When the prince regent swapped his flamboyant wardrobe for Brummel’s stripped-down style it spread across London and beyond.
http://www.economist.com/node/17722802

I've had this bookmarked for months. I'll give it a read now. Thanks for the reminder!
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Googled Ann D shoes...on the first page, a familiar face appears laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

anyone know how garbstore outerwear runs?

I would say that it fits TTS. I recently purchased a coat in size XL and it fits me perfectly. I typically wear w+h tops in size XL.
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why does this shit still happen, its 2012

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Fycus- Too funny man, it reminds me of the last time I was in NYC. A group of FIVE guys had on jewel embellished button ups and jeans with whiskering at their calves walking down the street. Every single one of them..........I couldn't believe it, in NYC out of all places.
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Originally Posted by Fycus View Post

why does this shit still happen, its 2012
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i think jeans producers are seriously retarded, its like they measure from the bottom up on a pair of 32/34 and apply at the same place they would for a 30/30

 

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Gone is the day of an outfit where 'x top' + 'y bottom' + 'z footwear' = "my xyz everyday outfit"

Or perhaps a little more detailed, "staple outerwear" + "trousers" + "staple footwear" = "staple outfit"

Can't help but think this topic may be more appropriate for sufu. I think the idea of a "staple outfit" vs. "staple wardrobe" is outdated with the latter being more prevalent and the former a thing of the past. Many may think it is filthy rotating between 1-2 outerwear, trousers/denim, and footwear.

I think the idea of dry denim and wearing your things beat to shit faded a long time ago though "worn-in" still is appropriate for most in what we wear then right ouy of the box freshness.
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post

yeah footwear + accessories are the way to go definitely.
about 80 F or 30+ C constant, humidity 90+%
yeah cotton shirts and stuff are still alright but certainly no layering. i hate the rough texture on linen/blends though.
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Gone is the day of an outfit where 'x top' + 'y bottom' + 'z footwear' = "my xyz everyday outfit"
Or perhaps a little more detailed, "staple outerwear" + "trousers" + "staple footwear" = "staple outfit"
Can't help but think this topic may be more appropriate for sufu. I think the idea of a "staple outfit" vs. "staple wardrobe" is outdated with the latter being more prevalent and the former a thing of the past.

A staple outfit comes from a staple wardrobe.

my autumn staples:
1.
Leather jacket
tee/flannel
jeans/cords
boots/sneakers.

2.
knit
wool pants
shoes.


spring is pretty similar
1.
Harrington style light jacket (optional)
tee
faded jeans
sneakers

2.
unstructured blazer
tee or singlet
pants
shoes


Winter is same as Autum except i'm waiting to buy my grail outerwear. Bit more layering too.
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Wardrobe to me is something of abundance, but for a few, as mentioned in WAYWT thread, 10 staple clothing vs. 100. Perhaps this also falls under the whole idea of curating clothing vs. accumulation of wear.

I still want to stick to the topic of constantly wearing your staple outfit while not actually having much of a wardrobe. It's like someone mentioned when you watch television and see characters of shows, their outfit never really change that much if at all because it need not warrant so.
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Razele has some good posts about this. Guy was a buying machine for several years, but as evidenced by his B&S threads, he's honed in on a more refined closet that more accurately reflects what he really wears most of the time.
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Yeah he has posted about it recently in another thread.

I like his outerwear rule, 1 of each: a coat, leather, and ? (I forget the last redface.gif)

But that is the sort of direction I am trying to create a dialogue about as I am curious and I think will help me in further gaining some confidence in a sense.
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a guess there's a couple of ways you can do it:

1. Get a good "base" wardrobe of mostly neutral basics. Yes I would put winter coat, leather, jeans, pants, boots etc on this list. From there, only sporadically cop amazing, more aggressively styled/coloured pieces. This may seem like a slow process.

2. Buy aggressively styled pieces that come under the "basics" category; e.g. buy a conceptual outer coat, buy tween's philip lim block pants, buy green boots, buy copper oxide shirts.

Problem with number 2 is that you don't have enough good neutrals to wear the aggressive pieces as you're building up a wardrobe. In the end it forces you to buy more because you have stuff that can't be worn together. I am partially guilty of this.
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hey noobizor biggrin.gif
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