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Caution New York Times trend story: Seersucker

post #1 of 23
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New York Times declares seersucker to be hip! Which of course means it no longer is, but anyway, interesting story.
post #2 of 23
"Worn with blue jeans, white painter's pants or faded khakis, with an untucked cowboy shirt or that paragon of 21st-century elegance, the weathered AC/DC T-shirt, a smart seersucker jacket adds that often-lacking je ne sais quoi, suggesting, say, that you have a job."

Did you hear that? AAAC's Trad Forum members collectively spontaneously combusted.
post #3 of 23
Damn, damn, damn. Don't you hate it when things you like become overly trendy?
post #4 of 23
I would hope my clothes send more of a message than that I have a job. At a minimum, I want them to send a message that I have a job and care how I look.
post #5 of 23
When I wear seersucker I would love to look like I came out of a Eudora Welty novel.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike

Damn, damn, damn. Don't you hate it when things you like become overly trendy?

I agree but it's inevitable that virtually everything will eventually get it's 15 minutes of fame.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by pscolari
Did you hear that? AAAC's Trad Forum members collectively spontaneously combusted.
I thought I heard something...
post #8 of 23
Shoot, and I just bought an Engineered Garments seersucker jacket on Tuesday.

At the risk of being un-hip, I'll probably wear it longer than 15 minutes. Ah, well....
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Dapper Dandy
I would hope my clothes send more of a message than that I have a job. At a minimum, I want them to send a message that I have a job and care how I look.

I have found that pinning my pay envelope to my check accomplishes the first part, still working on the second. I guess seersucker ain't enough.
post #10 of 23
When I wear seersucker, I want to think of myself in certain bars with incredibly sunburned Englishmen in jodphurs discussing their hunting prowess.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
When I wear seersucker, I want to think of myself in certain bars with incredibly sunburned Englishmen in jodphurs discussing their hunting prowess.
Haha. Exactly. Over G&Ts, of course.
post #12 of 23
Or outside partaking in cucumber sandwiches and discussing the races.
post #13 of 23
It seems to be taking it's cues from the philosophy that underpins pretty well all of GQ's style tips (and all of D&G's designs for that matter).

Take something fairly classic, wear it with jeans, tshirt and cool sneakers, suddenly you are "hip" or "ironic". Try-hard New Yorkers seem to buy it (especially if it's a traditional garment with one tiny difference, justifying a sixfold increase in price...Libertine, I'm looking at you here...) but, does anyone else in the whole world actually think this doesn't look lame?
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by tahitiantreat
Shoot, and I just bought an Engineered Garments seersucker jacket on Tuesday.

At the risk of being un-hip, I'll probably wear it longer than 15 minutes. Ah, well....

Nice buy. I love that jacket. I saw it a few weeks ago at Barney's. I need new golf clubs so I didn't pull the trigger myself.
post #15 of 23
Well, that's two reasons not to wear seersucker now.
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