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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Here's the thing, and I'll use the two most commonly-cited members who bridge "both styles" ostensibly represented by the bifurcation of this particular forum.
When Parker and MoK are posting "fits" in SW&D, they are not posting "casual" ensembles. They are pretty much wearing those fits in the same work and play context for which they had posted coat and tie looks. It has little to do with notions of formality or informality. It's a persona change, top to bottom, and not the same as someone who dresses in tailored clothes for part of the day or week dressing down for other parts. There is no dress up or dress down for SW&D. You wear the same thing all day, all week, and everywhere, and then you put a pea coat or poncho on top of that in winter.
When today's Phat Guido is required by his employer to eschew coat and tie entirely, he is not wearing "casual" clothes at work. The employer conformity demand is no less formal than Tom Watsons IBM. The difference is that it's one-note dress compared to what PG had been calling "grown man style."
I feel that guys like gdl203 who switch back and forth are an impossible models for most guys. Ther aren't any examples of SW&D members who escape their context to look fantastic in tailored clothes, so I'm not sure why anyone thinks the turning the tables is what would work for "MCers."
There are plenty of ways an adult man to look great without coat and tie that yet remain coherent with a life in tailored clothes without untucking his shirt from his pants and stuffing his pants into his hi-top kicks.

Apparel Arts has given us many great examples of tailored casual wear.
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vox - this is all really surprising. I remember pictures of you in very casual clothes that are nowhere even remotely related to your tailored clothing closet. Like that one (dare I mention it) when you were wearing a MJK hoody on your naked chest? (or is this an image I made up in my mind) shog[1].gif


I myself moved entirely away from MC-style casual clothes. I don't want to walk around in a Borrelli cashmere car coat, Cucinelli peach cashmere sweater and handmade-in-Maine boat shoes on weekends. I used to like that but now find it completely depressing.
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There's the one that sticks out on my mind I think it was denim and a navy shirt with red buttons.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

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im sorry, and i may get reamed for this, some of this i just dont get.
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im sorry, and i may get reamed for this, some of this i just dont get.

It's just one man's selection among many pics. Some are great, others aren't. There's no such thing as a perfect forum or subforum where everyone looks fabulous. It's normal that you would like some and dislike others - just like (I hope!) you do here in MC
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

This is all really surprising. I remember pictures of you in very casual clothes that are nowhere even remotely related to your tailored clothing closet. Like that one (dare I mention it) when you were wearing a MJK hoody on your naked chest? (or is this an image I made up in my mind) shog[1].gif

laugh.gif C'est vrai.

I just think it is a minority position to do both, and thus, not generally wise.
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

Sack? I approve.

as promised, i checked last night. not sack, sorry lufty, still approve? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It's just one man's selection among many pics. Some are great, others aren't. There's no such thing as a perfect forum or subforum where everyone looks fabulous. It's normal that you would like some and dislike others - just like (I hope!) you do here in MC

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It's just one man's selection among many pics. Some are great, others aren't. There's no such thing as a perfect forum or subforum where everyone looks fabulous. It's normal that you would like some and dislike others - just like (I hope!) you do here in MC

i was hoping so. i have not been to SW&D more than 3 or 4 times, so i dont really know if that post was a fair representation or not. i have seen cross posts from time to time that i do like a lot from there, but fits that look like runway getups that you wonder if they were meant to actually be worn on the street dont appeal to me.

and yes, there are things i dislike here too, im just not very vocal about it. smile.gif
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I started reading the forum a long time ago when it was unified, and these days I spend way more time reading SW+D even though I essentially dress business casual day to day. Today, however, I'm wearing a jacket and tie.

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Boglioli jacket, McNairy shirt, RL tie, Filson belt, J crew khakis, BB/Sargent chukkas
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I myself moved entirely away from MC-style casual clothes. I don't want to walk around in a Borrelli cashmere car coat, Cucinelli peach cashmere sweater and handmade-in-Maine boat shoes on weekends. I used to like that but now find it completely depressing.

Not my bag, either. But then, neither is the skin-tight shirt/pastel trou stuff that's ripped right out of GQ. Funny to see some of the trendiest MCers decrying SW&D for following trends.

By the way, the blue shoes that have been all the rage in MC have trickled down to DSW/Marshalls/etc. How much mileage does that fad have left in it?
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I dunno but I shorted my blue Vass at the peak of the cycle teacha.gif
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

I like some designers and dislike most, yeah. However I prefer to wear something that has to do with a current reflection on dressing than folklore/artisanship. Make no mistake, I like some of the bespoke offering and would probably indulge if I stopped being curious and appreciating new things but that is simply not the case. I listen to new music, look at new art, read new books, enjoy new design and new clothes. Dead art belongs in art tombs (museums) and dead clothes in old movies and photobooks, it is quite possible that I'll reach the prototypical mental state of middle-age and this is when I'll wear bespoke. Won't be a sad event or anything but I'll definitely have a very different concept of self.
I dunno if they are deranged but my advice generally is about helping them to do casual better while respecting their general boundaries. I didn't ask people to wear the white mountaineering cape (that I got while visiting Riccardi). Considering the variety of SW&D looks I'd be surprised "none of them would be appropriate" though. Some are like white sneakers+jeans+button down+sweaters+outdoorsy jacket.

You are living life backwards.
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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post

It's been a great conversation.

If you guys don't mind I'd like to post some photos over here patch[1].gif

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I dunno but I shorted my blue Vass at the peak of the cycle teacha.gif

This breaks my black heart.
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