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post #11911 of 12862
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post


Well, just to take that latter point seriously (and I know it wasn't meant 100% seriously), I actually think it is even more important that you get everything else right if you're going to try to carry something like this off. As a real world example, I think EFV got it bang on recently (see the Peacock thread). And my similar 3-piece will be getting an airing very soon (the fabric is my avatar), so I am going to have to live up to my arguments...

I completely get what you're saying. I just think when you're wearing a suit like this, you've just given yourself a lot more freedom to be risky with the other items since the suit itself is very risky. I would almost expect the shirt and tie to be extravagant if I saw this in the wild.
post #11912 of 12862
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

Only a leprechaun could pull that off.

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post #11913 of 12862
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

Only a leprechaun could pull that off.

Sheeeeeit. I'd rock the fuck outta that. Men of color have an inherent color advantage. Amirite, NORE and Tirailleur? nod[1].gif
post #11914 of 12862
That's racist.
post #11915 of 12862
Well, strictly speaking, not "racist." It's colorist, though.
post #11916 of 12862
Flying Monkey, where would you wear something like the bright purple or bright green suits? Unless you work as a magical choclatier, I feel like the opportunities are very, very limited.


Sugarbutch, I don't think I'm allowed to thumbs up your post even though I think it's funny. So I won't.
post #11917 of 12862
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

Only a leprechaun could pull that off.

 

The green tie and the green hat do tend to push it over the edge... and the red gingham shirt is also a bad choice with the green. I like the suit itself, but green really isn't my colour.

 

Agreed on the suit, and on how awful the shirt/tie/hat are with it.

 

Butler showed us a cool green 3pc (I think it was 3pc) tweed suit look a little while ago. His green was a nicer shade though. But still, green tweed suits have a knowing/ironic country squire vibe to them that's kind of funny, in a good way.

post #11918 of 12862
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Only Aristocrats can get away with it and only just..

Where have you been?
post #11919 of 12862
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

Would a plaid tie work with this outfit? Perhaps a red nose and oversize shoes?
Looks like he borrowed my mom's drapes.
post #11920 of 12862
Re: the Hackett suit: I might not remember how to embed a video at the right time, but I do remember what SFers wear (even if only in a shop):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUZB6yL-bS8&t=1m15s
post #11921 of 12862
Smart
post #11922 of 12862
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Where have you been?

I hate pinky rings and fake aristocrats with fake shit family blasons..

I only hate university rings...
post #11923 of 12862
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Flying Monkey, where would you wear something like the bright purple or bright green suits? Unless you work as a magical choclatier, I feel like the opportunities are very, very limited.

 

I am a professor (in the social sciences), I lecture in a university and I do international comparative research. In my university, and in most academic settings, I can wear whatever I want. I would wear suits like this at conferences, meetings, to lecture in, whatever. And I would enjoy it. I would be happy wearing them, and other people would enjoy it too - for whatever reasons, I don't mind. I already do wear things that no-one else wears in my job and I get nothing but good feedback - it even helps my teaching ratings from students, not that this is the reason I do it. I wouldn't wear these when I am off doing the research I do - interviewing senior government officials, or corporate executives or police, for example - in those situations I would wear something that draws no particular attention to itself at all, but would still fit and be of good quality - in most cases, a grey 2-piece suit, or a simple wool or linen jacket and tie (or even no tie, or simply shirt and trousers, depending on the cultural norms of whichever country and city I was in). And of course I dress far differently still when wandering the streets of cities in Japan, or working in poor communities, like the favelas in Brazil, where I have also done research. Given my work, I'm probably more conscious than many people of the diversity of what is 'appropriate' in clothing - I have to be.

 

What I am arguing against is the kind of broad generalizations that certain people seem to feel they have to make when confronted with examples of something that's been part of a long tradition in male style, but that are outside their own particular comfort zone and the mainstream of SF MC: 'no-one can wear that' - or references to 'the real world' or 'real people' as if suddenly, instead of a rather small interest group of elitist obsessives (which we are), we have become a broad constituency of ordinary Joe Six-Packs confronted with something even stranger and more elitist. The same mechanism goes on in reactions to these things as people confronted by anything we don't understand. We get defensive and suspicisous. The honest response would simply be to say, 'I couldn't wear this', or 'I don't feel that I would be comfortable in this'. Certainly we all make our own aesthetic judgements, but the all-out dismissal and exaggeration says more about our own limitations, if we were being honest with ourselves. Funnily enough, I found myself doing exactly the same thing when confronted by a particular forum character recently, and I've been thinking about my own reaction in this case in the same way.

 

Apologies for the long and serious response, but I hope this makes sense.

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post #11925 of 12862
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post


I like the scheme but I don't like the single button on the sleeve (made worse by being so close to the edge of the cuff) and, for gosh sakes, stop with the Isaia pin.
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