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post #31 of 96
I agree with the sentiments of the opening post. There is this unofficial game that's been taking place between fashionably aware socialites to see who can spend the most money and effort into looking like a homeless person. This man is winning. Plaid work coat and bow tie? Christ.
post #32 of 96
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Originally Posted by aizan View Post
i take it you don't like the workwear look?

No idea what bearing the question has on what I said, or how you could come to this conclusion based on what I said.
post #33 of 96
you said they would be dressing better if they were looking to the past.
post #34 of 96
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
I agree with the sentiments of the opening post. There is this unofficial game that's been taking place between fashionably aware socialites to see who can spend the most money and effort into looking like a homeless person. This man is winning. Plaid work coat and bow tie? Christ.


Three layers of clashing plaid on the man's torso. That's got to win some kind of award.
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post #36 of 96
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Originally Posted by aizan View Post
you said they would be dressing better if they were looking to the past.

To a specific past, that of the one you mentioned, the period of US ascension. So indeed, people would be, no? And I still don't see how you can think you know how I feel, based on judgement of historical events.
post #37 of 96
People behind the desk jobs going for the grass is always greener mentality, wishin they could just haul off in their pickup truck on their farm, with their childhood sweetheart by their side.. kicking back a few PBRs and listening to springsteen
post #38 of 96
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Originally Posted by scarphe View Post
when the guy in cubicle working for th same amount of money, needs to look down upon somebody.

hehe. nice . +1
post #39 of 96
err, as the sartorial lumberjack proves, a person doesn't necessarily look better if they wear clothes inspired by another era. what are you saying?
post #40 of 96
To be fair, workwear is just one aspect of a general trend. If some guy was wearing: - horn rimmed glasses - tweed sport coat - cords - OCBD - repp tie - Barbour Jacket He would be completely hip to the trend, but none of that is really blue-collar.
post #41 of 96
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err, as the sartorial lumberjack proves, a person doesn't necessarily look better if they wear clothes inspired by another era. what are you saying?

If you haven't figured it out, it's not worth my effort. Sorry.
post #42 of 96
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
I agree with the sentiments of the opening post. There is this unofficial game that's been taking place between fashionably aware socialites to see who can spend the most money and effort into looking like a homeless person. This man is winning. Plaid work coat and bow tie? Christ.


That's a beard!
post #43 of 96
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
Neither mediocre, nor poor, but he dresses like crap everyday:


fixed that for you
post #44 of 96
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Originally Posted by gilwood View Post
Whatever. I never said being blue collar was a bad thing. The world needs ditch diggers too (caddyshack quote). I said WANNABE'S - read before you post.

I'm talking about the people sit in cubicles all day and wear work boots, cargo jeans, etc. They own a pickup truck, but the back is spotless because they have never hauled anything ever. It says "Offroad" in big letters on the side, but the tires have never seen anything besides pavement. They talk big about beating people up, but have never been in physical confrontation themselves.

I don't understand this fashion sense that people get pushed into. Why??

I know what you mean. my dad grew up wearing overalls, on a farm. he wouldn't ever let my mom dress us in overalls, and basically felt that any of that crap - dressing to fit a funciton that you don't fill, was a major sin.

the whole idea of grown men dressing up like something that they aren't gets me. cowboy boots and hats, pickup trucks, etc.
post #45 of 96
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I know what you mean. my dad grew up wearing overalls, on a farm. he wouldn't ever let my mom dress us in overalls, and basically felt that any of that crap - dressing to fit a funciton that you don't fill, was a major sin.

the whole idea of grown men dressing up like something that they aren't gets me. cowboy boots and hats, pickup trucks, etc.

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