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post #46 of 72
Just look at the extremely stylish Stephen di Renza and his combinations of black, white, and brown:

post #47 of 72
yes, yes, lovely... but i want those glasses.
post #48 of 72
Thread Starter 
Some people are elegant and spot on whatever colours they're mixing together....They 're simply having exquisite taste....
Some others will always make fashion blunders ,that's life!!!!!
Nothing to do with money ,just pure taste...
This man is the prime example why the fashion purists are irrelevant....
I remember talking to an English taylor who was still referring to the old fashion etiquette regarding black,brown ,pattern and thinking seriously how ridiculous these rules are!!!!!
Taste is universal and polymorph ,that's the reson we are always chasing the perfect mix ,the perfect suits ,suits ,patinas....
Elegance is a way of life not a social window dressing exercise.
post #49 of 72
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Originally Posted by lasbar
Some people are elegant and spot on whatever colours they're mixing together....They 're simply having exquisite taste....
Some others will always make fashion blunders ,that's life!!!!!
Nothing to do with money ,just pure taste...
This man is the prime example why the fashion purists are irrelevant....
I remember talking to an English taylor who was still referring to the old fashion etiquette regarding black,brown ,pattern and thinking seriously how ridiculous these rules are!!!!!
Taste is universal and polymorph ,that's the reson we are always chasing the perfect mix ,the perfect suits ,suits ,patinas....
Elegance is a way of life not a social window dressing exercise.

Agreed.
post #50 of 72
my favorite colors for shoes from best to least:

dark antique brown, dark burnished burgundy, cherry/bright or richer red, black with some brown/plum/ or burgundy tones in it, rust, medium brown, black , tan/chestnut.
post #51 of 72
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
So now black is for farmer? I'm afraid to leave the house without having this settled.

Black is for Amish Farmer.
post #52 of 72
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Originally Posted by Charley
Black is for Amish Farmer.
Come hither, Jedediah; thou art showing too much cuff.
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Just look at the extremely stylish Stephen di Renza and his combinations of black, white, and brown:
Never mind the glasses; I want that chair!
post #53 of 72
also: denim is the new black.
post #54 of 72
i heard somewhere on tv and read in science fiction novels that metallic, shiny silver should have been the new black for this age?
post #55 of 72
Thread Starter 
You can already buy a pewter patina which is quite silvery....
The interesting point is the new black theory has been around for quite a while and we're still talking of the LBD (little black dress) in every respectable fashion-conscious woman or the sacred black businees suit...
Times are changing or fashion is like a dog running after its own tail ,moving forward in a search of something and still coming back to the same basics ?
post #56 of 72
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Originally Posted by epa
"Coldwell was the classic Eastern establishment organization. Dark suit, white shirt, and rep tie was the required dress. Better if you wore wing-tip shoes. And no brown please, as gentlemen do not wear brown. They accepted nothing less. They gave me a nice car (a new Oldsmobile) and all the usual perks. I had a lovely office with a great view of downtown LA."
(Cited from http://www.warmwisdompress.com/waves/chap7.asp).
Where does this "gentlemen do not wear brown" come from?
(By the way, my favourite fall/winter suit is a dark brown pin-stripe one, Dormeuil cloth; I use it for work and feel OK about it. I am no investment banker, though).
Since I live in Germany, wearing brown suits is a very, very tricky thing to do - my generation slowly and carefully starts to do it. If older people wear brown suits it is likely that they will be regarded as wanting Hitler back.
post #57 of 72
Thread Starter 
Are you implying that our younger generations are that historically aware of some colour symbolism?
Most of them do not have a scooby about their own country history!!!!
I do have foreign students staying every summer at my place and i do know more about their historical background than themselves!!!!!
We have to admit that Nazi were extremely fashion conscious and very astute at using/manipulating colour and symbols to create their own little human drama...
The same rules applies to the Italian "Black shirts"....
They understood very quickly the link between looking good and feeling powerful even if everything else was based on lies and deceit...
post #58 of 72
Well, I am 44 and I must say that when I consider a very brown shirt, I tend to be very conscious of my partly German background. Until now, I have no brown shirt in my closet. That does not mean that I do not like other people wearing them, or that I am not considering getting one if I see a nice cloth.
post #59 of 72
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Originally Posted by lasbar
Are you implying that our younger generations are that historically aware of some colour symbolism?
I think that most Germans are, actually. By the way, just the fact that I have a German family name appears to make people inclined to remind me of historical facts related to the third "Reich", that is, to the brown and black shirt part of the history.
post #60 of 72
Thread Starter 
I do think that people using stereotype do not fully understand as hurtful they can be...
People are unfortunately very prone to belittle others by any means possible but you learn that they're the ones having self-esteem problems ,not you...
My mum was born and bred in the French Pyrenees and they were occupied by the German troops after 1942....
She always taught me to respect people for who they are and not what you may think they are....
She told me of friends who never came back (unfortunately) but also very touching stories of German prisoners of war as young as 16 and having to lend the poor lad a coat to cover the PG (prisonnier de guerre)letters on his when her brother was taking him to the movie theater....
He was just a kid like her lost in that tragedy..
Behind every genocide or human tragedies ,lay beautiful oasis of humanity....
I love brown suits or shoes ,and i must admit i never made the link between brown shirts and the Third Reich....
I do personaly think that ,the same rule applies to black shirts,new generations will not make that link...
In Italy ,black shirts are more likely being referred as part of the maffia uniform ....
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