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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
Flood pants seem to be a fashion that comes and goes but not much of style--rather more of a costume side of outfits.

I think the Beach Boys have plenty style in the photo I showed. This look is classic California !
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Socks? He usually has none. On top of that he claims ironing a shirt is unnecessary. Thus... he often looks like a Montréal hobo.
LOL, that's the first thing I thought of when odoreater mentioned showing sock - you'd have be wearing some.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Yeah, but that's not really the point. I didn't mean this thread to be about whether or not he irons shirts or any kind of personal attack on Browne - more of whether the style he is advocating, and a style that is gaining so momentum was a throwback to another era, and whether one could personally have a style that is a throwback to that era without looking as goofy as the people who are wearing Browne's style look.

Apparently the answer is yes. I think in all of the photos we've seen so far, including the photos of Jack and Ike, Johnny Cash, and the Rat Pack, the people pictured look good wearing trousers that are slightly shorter than what is the norm today.
I didn't really think this was disputed. I mean, he's made clear he considers his style to be a throwback to that period. I had thought the gist of the "debate" that occurred here a while ago was whether (1) his "take" on that style captured something of its elegance, stylishness, whatever; or (2) whether by exaggerating certain features he sacrified the very elegance or balance (again, supply your own term here) that made the earlier style "work".
post #19 of 22
I'll say for the record that I kinda liked Ewan McGregor's short socks in the movie Stay (Browne designed the wardrobe of McGregor). Still, no sock at all is pretty disgusting. Blisters, chafing, smelly shoes... yuck. The sight of bare ankles all the sudden is just bad too. And why does he nor Mr. McGregor button down their Oxford shirts? Eugh.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Ah yes, thanks for the link, now that I think about it I remember reading that thread in the past. When I first tried those trousers in the picture above I thought they were too short and I was going to get them lengthened a bit, but then after I wore them like that they kind of grew on me and now I think the look is pretty cool. They're not overly short so that no sock is showing when I'm standing, but sock clearly shows as I'm walking. However, I would get pants hemmed a little longer if the pants have wider openings on the bottom.
Of course, that's the first step to a budget-blasting obsession with boldly-colored bespoke socks . . .
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I didn't really think this was disputed. I mean, he's made clear he considers his style to be a throwback to that period. I had thought the gist of the "debate" that occurred here a while ago was whether (1) his "take" on that style captured something of its elegance, stylishness, whatever; or (2) whether by exaggerating certain features he sacrified the very elegance or balance (again, supply your own term here) that made the earlier style "work".

Yeah I had completely forgotten about that previous thread and the discussion about Thom Browne's '60s inspiration. The only reason why I posted this in the first place was because I saw the picture of Johnny Cash while looking through the booklet that comes in the album, so naturally I looked at how he was dressed and saw that his trousers were very slim and sock was clearly showing.

I also don't like the idea of wearing dress shoes (or any shoes for that matter) without socks, but I have worn dress shoes with black ankle socks in the past and I like the look. Maybe I just have sexier ankles and calfs than you guys.
post #22 of 22
Thom Browne style is inspired by Pee wee herman.
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