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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Why?

Because Miami Vice was the coolest, edgiest show that had ever been on TV at the time. The use of handheld cameras, the lighting, the music, the attitude and the setting in art deco South Beach were all completely different than any other show that had previously been on TV.

+1

Although I had been wearing espadrilles for several years before the show first aired, Miami Vice was a cultural phenomenon. The first and second seasons of "Vice" were the best!
post #32 of 44
why? because sonny and crocket were the bomb.
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by Buddy Love View Post
Ok. Just brought home a nice pair of light (pastel) blue cotton flat fronties. Any ideas what to wear with them (besides the obvious white blazer).

DO YOU ROCK YOUR PASTELS OR NOT?

Shirt: Pink, white, yellow, peach, or pale green, but here's where it gets tricky: no pastel. Pastel + pastel = Miami Vice, and that's long gone. Wear one of these colors that's not so bright, but rather muted, even dusty.

Coat: NOT white.

Socks: Yes please.

Shoes: Depends on the rest of the outfit. If it's dressy, plaintoes or wholecuts, maybe brogued cap bluchers. Tan to mid-brown, probably, though a darker might work. On the more casual side, bucs would be cool, too, but white might be pushing it. Spectators are always a plus (here, I mean brown or tan with off-white, cream, or linen), though they're too severe for some. Maybe boat shoes or loafers.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel View Post
Is this a 300SL ?

Yep, but probably a replica, not sure.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by Leslierc View Post
+1

Miami Vice was a cultural phenomenon. The first and second seasons of "Vice" were the best!

+1 as well. People who are too young to remember the show don't know how dominating the show was. Hell, the evening news breathlessly reported on the Miami Vice phenomenon for months during the second half of the first season.

Pity the show collapsed under its own weight after the third season.
post #36 of 44
Miami Vice was a breath of fresh air....
First ,remember the music ,the speedboat ,the linen suits ,the Ferrari and the Miami lifestyle...
Miami was the new California ,the link between European,South America and Africa..Miami sound machine,Scarface and other mythical Cubans legends...
Miami vice was iconic like Baywatch a bit later,a caricature ,a mythical vision of Miami as an edgy melting potwhere people party forever on yachts and in Armani suits...
Dallas was a crazed vision of Texans oil barons fighting for power from their million pounds ranches and their helicopters...
Baywatch was a dreamy California where everybody is good-hearted and good-looking...
I used to love it but i was 18 years stuck in a quite normal boring life...
Today ,Miami vice is tired and dated.....
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
I don't know about the loose silk shirts, but a white jacket can look pretty good when worn well.

Do most people agree with this? Is a white linen jacket always in-style during summer? I'm on the fence about buying one and have gotten mixed input from people.

Some people say a white linen suit is fine, but a white linen sports coat is too '80s...

Looking for input. Thanks!
post #38 of 44
I do love white linen jacket but the shortfalls are obvious...
The linen first? Cool for about 2 hours and after you do like a hobo...
The colour? White is very hard to wear......It's not a kind colour for the silhouette and stains are easy to spot..
After that ,if you do not mind a dry cleaner bill as long as your arm and you do have the right skin complexion ,go for bohemian shabby chic...
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
Bingo. Plus great storylines.

Plus, the storylines were loosely based on real events, which made it even more enticing.

Seriously, though, as a Miami native, that show put the city on the map. Revitalized SoBe, but also showed the bad parts of the city (drug trade).

Also, if you check out the first season, there were a TON of good actors on that show.
post #40 of 44
Gloria Esteban and the Miami Sound Machine....Doctor beat put Miami on the map.....
My former girlfriend's (17 years ago)dad was a Cuban painter who escaped with his family after the fall of Salazar....
Tyey were going every year to Miami to see the family and took me once....
I met a few scary anti-Castrists over there...Caramba!!!
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by Buddy Love View Post
Ok. Just brought home a nice pair of light (pastel) blue cotton flat fronties. Any ideas what to wear with them (besides the obvious white blazer).

DO YOU ROCK YOUR PASTELS OR NOT?

Pink OCBD, white OCBD, red uni. stripe OCBD, a variety of colored polo shirts, etc.
post #42 of 44
Connemara ,do you think Don Johnson is gay ?
All that pink cannot be tolerated !!!!!
Does he speak French on top of that?
post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Gloria Esteban and the Miami Sound Machine....Doctor beat put Miami on the map.....
My former girlfriend's (17 years ago)dad was a Cuban painter who escaped with his family after the fall of Salazar....
Tyey were going every year to Miami to see the family and took me once....
I met a few scary anti-Castrists over there...Caramba!!!

MSM and Miami Vice really became popular at the same time, but MV had the TV power behind it, imo. That's what made Miami more "real" to a lot of people.

I'm Cuban, and I am anti-Castro and one thing that you can be sure of Anti Castro people is that they're passionate about being anti-Castro.
post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
There was some series on VH1 or E! a year or two ago about different people's obsessions. One guy was completely obsessed with Miami Vice and still sported the head-to-toe look with his clothing. The cameras followed him around as he prepared for his MV-themed wedding, where his fiance surprised him with a guest appearance by the actor who played Rico Tubbs. The sad thing was the guy seemed to lose all interest in his fiance as soon as the actor showed up....

LOL
Shit that could have been me. I also think Tubbs was dressed better than Crockett and cooler too in my opinion.
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