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Actually I love the lapels!
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I think Ethan would look better with a trimmer beard.

Part of the problem with his outfit is that he's wearing it in Hong Kong. I'm not anti brown in town, but he really does look like he should be in some foggy english country house for lunch or something, not the centre of a huge subtropical metropolis. Even if it is winter.

That said, i get the impression he probably looks better in person. Some people don't photograph well.
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Just look at Alan, who is not dressing "skin-tight"

He has his own style and he looks good..
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Ethan IMO is a good considerate guy, and a sharp dresser, but (once again IMO) for me the tipping point into caricature is his wearing a pink ring.

I actually find it difficult to think of anything more affected than wearing a pinky ring, perhaps more so another Australian wearing a pinky ring.

He shifts easily between #menswear & #streetwear/#japanese-denim and somehow I'm not sure why but I come away with the impression that he is not wearing just clothes but more a persona - ones that are not his.

The lifestyles/connotations are just so different that I cannot reconcile them in my head.

As always, just IMO.
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Ethan IMO is a good considerate guy, and a sharp dresser, but (once again IMO) for me the tipping point into caricature is his wearing a pink ring.
I actually find it difficult to think of anything more affected than wearing a pinky ring, perhaps more so another Australian wearing a pinky ring.
He shifts easily between #menswear & #streetwear/#japanese-denim and somehow I'm not sure why but I come away with the impression that he is not wearing just clothes but more a persona - ones that are not his.
The lifestyles/connotations are just so different that I cannot reconcile them in my head.
As always, just IMO.

Perhaps he took the signet ring article on The Rake a bit too seriously. His interest and the article's release seem to be quite coincidental. I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the workwear side of the Armoury too.

The boys are Armoury do fantastic work and their style is unparalleled; their store is a little piece of heaven in Hong Kong. But them heralding a vintage Americana union-made label doesn't seem jibe with their overall image. Not sure which of their products are genuinely made by contracted union workers.
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Perhaps he took the signet ring article on The Rake a bit too seriously. His interest and the article's release seem to be quite coincidental. I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the workwear side of the Armoury too.
The boys are Armoury do fantastic work and their style is unparalleled; their store is a little piece of heaven in Hong Kong. But them heralding a vintage Americana union-made label doesn't seem jibe with their overall image. Not sure which of their products are genuinely made by contracted union workers.

Well, at nearly $360 for a pair of jeans made in Hong Kong, they very well may be. That's halfway to pents pricing. biggrin.gif

I've thought a little about what I've said earlier, and I think it's because Ethan just seems like such a genuinely genuine & likeable fellow that I'm a bit more attuned to the dissonance... or maybe it's just all in my head. shog[1].gif
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The dissonance is inherent in the disconnection of tailored clothing and workwear from their roots. For Ethan (and most of us), it's a choice to wear what we wear, so we can wear tailored clothing when we want to dress up and workwear when we want to dress down. Historically, though, the man who had a closet full of suits would have had little need for selvedge denim and big clunky boots. The laborer might have one suit for church.

Insofar as I can know anything about him without meeting him, his choices don't affect my sense of his authenticity.
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I don't find that outfit too countrified, but it does look a bit fuddy-duddy. A tan would help.
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Just look at Alan, who is not dressing "skin-tight"

He has his own style and he looks good..

Shouldn't wear brown shoes with a blue suit, though. smile.gifstirpot.gif
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Shouldn't wear brown shoes with a blue suit, though. smile.gifstirpot.gif
Prepare thy anus.
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Prepare thy anus.

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Thy before an initial consonant, thine before an initial vowel. teacha.gif

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To thine own anus be true.
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I defer to you on all matters concerning, including references to, the anus.
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