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post #11941 of 12824
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

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w.o.e. is always his own man, much to the chagrin of many (especially here). Outside the loud pattern of the jacket, it has a TON going on: Hacking patch pockets (which are pretty awesome), high gorge, peaks, single button (gold), roped shoulders and wide-open fronts. Even if it were the most boring of navy, it would still not gel into a conservative fit. Quite honestly, due to the colors at play, I don't know that a light blue shirt would look good at all. You'd need white and even then a solid white would be too flat for the rest of it (IMHO). While the patterns might be a bit forced, the differences in scales and colors make it acceptable.
post #11942 of 12824
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


w.o.e. is always his own man, much to the chagrin of many (especially here). Outside the loud pattern of the jacket, it has a TON going on: Hacking patch pockets (which are pretty awesome), high gorge, peaks, single button (gold), roped shoulders and wide-open fronts. Even if it were the most boring of navy, it would still not gel into a conservative fit. Quite honestly, due to the colors at play, I don't know that a light blue shirt would look good at all. You'd need white and even then a solid white would be too flat for the rest of it (IMHO). While the patterns might be a bit forced, the differences in scales and colors make it acceptable.

Agreed.

post #11943 of 12824
Wale seriously needs to join us in the PCock thread...
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post #11945 of 12824
I really dig that look. Blue suede loafers, minus the tassels, would take this from a home run to a grand slam, in my book.
post #11946 of 12824
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

I really dig that look. Blue suede loafers, minus the tassels, would take this from a home run to a grand slam, in my book.

They are not dark blue thought so or grey can't see so good? Agree with you but now i'm a real tassel guy so that just looks so awesome to me.

post #11947 of 12824
Those are definitely blue suede on my monitor.
post #11948 of 12824
Yes, but the tassels are very much needed here.
post #11949 of 12824
Not sure if serious here NORE. What do they add to the fit that it couldn't succeed without them?
post #11950 of 12824
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

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.
great answer, unfortunately overlooked. however, of course, on the internet, we are all gods (palindrome intended).
post #11951 of 12824
So serious. Sure he could go without the tassels but they add another aspect to the fit. Look, penny loafers are vaginal and tassels are testicular. Get it?
post #11952 of 12824
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

penny loafers are vaginal and tassels are testicular

Quoted for posterity.
post #11953 of 12824
That's pretty funny right there. I see it the other way around. But such is the glory of variety.
post #11954 of 12824
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

That's pretty funny right there. I see it the other way around. But such is the glory of variety.

+ 1

post #11955 of 12824
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

I really dig that look. Blue suede loafers, minus the tassels, would take this from a home run to a grand slam, in my book.

Tassels are quite a statement and this guy looks okish with them..
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