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over 31,000 page views on this thread. That means roughly 31,000 people have seen your nipples. Just sayin.
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over 31,000 page views on this thread. That means roughly 31,000 people have seen your nipples.


Just sayin.

Maybe it's Butter pressing the refresh button 30000 times.


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Maybe it's Butter pressing the refresh button 30000 times.


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Butter is my sockpuppet.

I apologize for being such an a-hole with my alias.
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The face of Abercrombie's CEO looks messed up. Does he have some sort of condition or disease I should know about before I put him on blast?

You've been beaten to the punch.
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The point of following "the rules" is to achieve timeless style, right? Part of timelessness, if I've read Flusser correctly, is the Goldie Locks rule when it comes to fit, proportion, color, patterns, etc. - everything has to be just right so that we can show pictures of ourselves to our kids one day without embarrassment and say, "see, wasn't dad a dapper motherfucker in his time?" The rules are a foundation for people who have no clue about how to dress in a suit without looking like mt_spiffy. As others have mentioned in this thread, you're attempting to follow the safety of "the rules," but aren't there yet, particularly when it comes to fit. But even once you have that final rule down, you're attempting to achieve a timeless look by wearing a suit (or genteel variations on proper suiting), which after decades of counter-culture fashion and overall move toward sportswear in this country, will be seen by most as traditional, conservative, masculine (but sexless), and associated with the workplace. I assume you want to look like the best-dressed person in your conservative office without standing out like a fashion victim who spent too much trying to keep up with the "trend of the moment." That's what women do, right? Yet you complain non-stop when some co-worker who knows fuck all about menswear says you look "old mannish" and that George Clooney pic looks "farty." What do you really want? To be conservatively stylish like TC Houston? Keep working at it, but don't be surprised if the same co-worker says you look like a stylish old man even after you get the TC Houston look down pat. If you want to look more "fashionable," follow the advice BB1 posted earlier in this thread, throw out some elements of timelessness (if not the asinine notion, entirely), and incorporate the "rules" of some recent fashion trends. In the spirit of that great genteel dandy, the Duke of Windsor, a lot of American and European fashion designers have sought to fuck with conservative suiting for decades now - changing proportions dramatically, incorporating informal fabrics and distinctive patterns, having see-through nipple-windows on blazers, etc. You know in which ways you can reasonably push the sartorial boundaries in your workplace, and still look conservatively "cool" in front of women like your co-worker at a sports bar. I like what posters TC Houston and Fuuma do with the traditional blazer-trouser fit; both are stylish, both are fashionable. I know TC Houston's style is your cup of tea, but don't immediately dismiss what a poster like Fuuma does - the texture, pattern, cut, etc. of his blazers - without understanding how and why it works. You might end up finding something different to incorporate into your sartorial stratagem that'll one day make hot thirty-somethings in sports bars want to see you naked. Anyway, have fun - let's call it sprezzatura - and stop trying to treat dressing yourself like an arithmetic problem. p.s. AR_Six might be a good poster to check out for exploration inspiration, given some of the interesting, but non-threatening, workplace fits he's put together using fashion pieces.
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let's call it sprezzatura
Could we not?
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^^ Is that OP behind the rubbish cans?




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Couldn't resist bumping the thread just in case anyone missed this.
post #503 of 519
Reevolving is probably in better shape than 80% of the population and 90% of SF members. I like to go for a slimmer fitting shirt, usually untucked, jeans and an inexpensive boot, like these below. Sportsbar attire for an entire outfit can look sharp easily for 2-3 hundred bucks.
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Sportsbar attire for an entire outfit can look sharp easily for 2-3 hundred bucks.

If Gucci, well below that.


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If Gucci, well below that.


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Reevolving is probably in better shape than 80% of the population and 90% of SF members. I like to go for a slimmer fitting shirt, usually untucked, jeans and an inexpensive boot, like these below. Sportsbar attire for an entire outfit can look sharp easily for 2-3 hundred bucks.

What are those boots?
post #507 of 519
Dude the logo is right there. Like, on the boot. Why the hell you'd buy Penguins when Clarks DB are cheap as dirt, that's the real question.
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Dude the logo is right there. Like, on the boot.

Why the hell you'd buy Penguins when Clarks DB are cheap as dirt, that's the real question.

Chicks love these Penguins and they're frequently on sale at around $80. Clarks are fine but most girls I know seem to think the design of the Clarks is a little boring, or "older," and the objective was to avoid the old man look but look good in a casual sportsbar.
post #509 of 519
I agree with a lot of what has already been said here (boy, some of you guys really cut to it, don't you? CRUEL ... but yeah, I know, the OP asked, so ....

Main thing, apart from tailoring/fit, etc. which is just so darn important that it simply cannot be overstated is, as has also been said but does bear repeating, to dress for the occasion; in a sports bar, there's nothing wrong with wearing a sports jacket but you need to mix it up with casual pieces, like a pair of slim fitting jeans with shoes and a colored shirt. If the slim fit isn't your thing or you don't have the physique for it, then go for a nice pair of Japanese denim, or even boot cut, and maybe mix it up with a pair of chelsea boots or something else, like a chukka or brogue boot. Just so happens that classic is once again cool and GQish, then, classic never goes out of style, I agree, just learn to mix it up with casual elements, like designing a room, adding visually interesting elements through a mixture of fabric, pieces and color. Alternatively, if uncomfortable in jeans, no reason you can't keep the pants (seem a bit high on your waist, though might just be the photo) in which case, de-formalize / casual it up a bit with a nice cashmere sweater, long-sleeved tee, etc. (urban chic casual need not be denim and a t-shirt), and pair that with your leather jacket. The point here being to mix it up and let your wardrobe be not only an expression of yourself, but an expression of yourself in the environment in which you find yourself so that you can let lose and have fun and emphasize thus your personality, as opposed to fussing too much about how you look. That's the whole point of casual, but indeed, "smart casual" isn't as easy as it may at first blush seem, a lot of thought goes into it, but once you get the hang of it, not losing your style but, rather, merely adjusting it to the environs instead (as you would a wedding, work, black tie, etc. so you should do for a bar, etc.), you'll find that your personal style shines through, and that's what in turn matters. And one who is constantly open to learning/sharing of ideas, cognizant of their surroundings (and need to adjust to same, not change, just modify so as to suit the ocassion thus ensuring their ideas etc are heard) is not and cannot grow old, regardless of one's physical age. And wearing dark colors at a bar to fit the conservative profile just also happens to be "hip" at the bar, so nothing wrong with that either.

Just my .02 cents, and hope this helps. Otherwise, you look fine for the office ... just loosen it up a bit and you'll be fine.
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There's nothing wrong with baggy pants.

Imagine trying to do this in eyetalian nut huggers. The results would be embarrassing.


I think this should solve the problem. Look at how young JCVD looks.

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