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post #31 of 39
Speaking of the GQ forum, it's highly dissapointing.
Seems like it's dominated by a bunch of Nancies who make every other thread about makeup, womens denim, and the never-ending search for the lowest rise pants possible. That forum is 90% drama and 10% style unfortunately.
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by RJman
I'm guessing your LKdar wasn't turned on...



I always assumed that his obsession with old things was b/c he was old himself. I've never seen any reference to his age. He certainly doesn't "talk" like the typical 19 year old...
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by someoneNew
Speaking of the GQ forum, it's highly dissapointing.
Seems like it's dominated by a bunch of Nancies who make every other thread about makeup, womens denim, and the never-ending search for the lowest rise pants possible. That forum is 90% drama and 10% style unfortunately.

Lol, sounds like GQAirlinePilot needs to make his return and sort those guys out.
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by tattersall
Maybe it was foiled by the false Basil Zaharoff moustache?
I'm afraid it was foiled by my Jean B.Lully wig.
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by josepidal
But I think the key is to master the basics and the rules first before you break them. And then, break them subtly and nonchalantly, to avoid the bespoke equivalent of being a fashion victim.

In many places, it doesn't work that way, because the majority of younger people aren't following well-established rules and are not expected to. Probably most active members of the GQ forum belong in that category.
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by tiger02
I'm just gonna throw this out there--the guy's got a point. How many members are here to make sure that they're always safe when they go to work, that they have the highest quality stuff, that they don't break any rules? I would guess the answer ranges between 'a lot' and 'most.' While there is nothing wrong with any of those qualities, just participating in a board with style in the name doesn't make you stylish.

Tom

I totally agree with you. Before I read your post I was going to comment that many of what people wear on this forum resembles a uniform, not a joyful experimentation with clothing.

I wonder how many people here would have argued against throwing Pierre Lorillard out of the Tuxedo Club in 1886? Very few.
post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I'd say your analogy is more akin to a guy wearing Mens Wearhouse vs (for example) Etro. Yea, they're both suits, but yet COMPLETELY different in aesthetic. If we're using cars, I would use the analogy of a stock Ford Crown Victoria and Lincoln Towncar. The Lincoln has many more refinements, but they're both staid looking vehicles (imo).

* and I would have at least compared to a Cayman...the Boxster is kinda "eh", again imo

I'd replace the Towncar with a Rolls-Royce. Phantom for the Brioni/Fioravanti crowd, Phantom IV for the Savile Row-style, heavyweight loving crowd. The analogy doesn't work, though, because the branding of all cars is so prominent, as opposed to the subtlety of bespoke suits/shoes. Maybe one of those flashy, but ill-made Mercedes vs a Koenigsegg.

I still think cars are the wrong exmaple.

I do agree, actually, that many posters here aren't terribly stylish. But I'd question whether the GQ members are. Just because they wear ties with polos, in accoradnace to the latest ad campaign of whatever designer (and often not prime labels), doesn't make them stylish. Similar to if one followed conventional Savile Row dressing to a T.

It's an old trope, but slavish adherence to the winds of fashion is a sort of conformity of its own. And stylishness always derives from some non-conformity.
post #38 of 39
Perhaps: Versus
post #39 of 39
Style is about more than dressing.
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