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The juxtaposition of country and city is a common argument used to define something as interesting and stylish, I strongly don't agree with this. If you put on a tie, you're accepting the tradition, so be prepared to be judged for not dressing according to the traditional rules, especially if you only accept part of it.

Regarding the pleated jeans. I've no problem with pleats, actually, I've problem with trousers that have no pleats. However, pleated jeans are just a chimera that should not exist and creasing a jeans is another thing that I've a hard time trying to appreciate. You, probably, will get no love at SW&D too. No need to burn them, just be prepared to get a lot of hate when you post a photograph of them here.

 

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I've a problem with jeans in general.  There's no pleasing some people. ;)

 

TTO that suit is the nuts.  Lovely tie and PS - full of win today.

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The most concerning thing about the comments to me was that I have no idea why you don't like the jeans.  Ok, they are horrendous and atrocious, but why?  Are pleats on jeans the issue or are pleats in general the issue (that's a whole other discussion)?  Is it the drape of the material? the taper of the leg?  the rise?  I have no idea.  Again I like them, but would love your input as to what in particular about them is atrocious.  

 

Lastly, I agree the sleeves are too short.  I purchased many shirts before I realized this.  I do not have the funds to replace them all, so I roll with it.  I'm slowly replacing things.  Given that I often wear them under a jacket or with the sleeves rolled up, I'm ok with it for now.  

Regardless of the jacket/tie context, yeah, those jeans are not...ermm....good.

- pleats on jeans are pretty awful, but in general pleats seem to be a matter of personal taste (though I'd argue they look better on a man with a more robust gut than yourself)

- the rise is appropriate for trousers, but not really for jeans (which generally have a lower rise)

- the material, drape, and cut of the jeans all look very dated.

 

And it seems like your approach to shirts is right (rather than replacing them all at once)

post #51754 of 78722

Pleated jeans - why is there even a discussion?!

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Edited by Claghorn - 5/25/13 at 9:02am
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I was born in Alabama and raised in the South, but currently live in New York City.  Living in NYC, I feel no compulsion to adhere to the rules of "business" and "country" dress, but wouldn't mind learning more about it.  Anything goes in NYC.  I understand that may not be the case in this forum.  I've grown accustom to this freedom and will continue for the most part to exercise it.  This will lead to the juxtaposition of items that are thought to be contradictory by some, but I hope that the outfit as a composition can be analyzed outside of confines of "the rules."  I understand that many have a hard time making this distinction as modes of dress are historical and riddled with tradition.  I've just never been big on tradition.  


The pants are vintage PRL denim trousers from the 80s.  I spent about a year trying to find a pair in my size.  I've gotten several strongly negative reactions about them since I've bought them.  I like them though and have no intention of burning them.  I think they look much better when Ironed, but as I mentioned I had no electricity yesterday morning.  


The most concerning thing about the comments to me was that I have no idea why you don't like the jeans.  Ok, they are horrendous and atrocious, but why?  Are pleats on jeans the issue or are pleats in general the issue (that's a whole other discussion)?  Is it the drape of the material? the taper of the leg?  the rise?  I have no idea.  Again I like them, but would love your input as to what in particular about them is atrocious.  


Lastly, I agree the sleeves are too short.  I purchased many shirts before I realized this.  I do not have the funds to replace them all, so I roll with it.  I'm slowly replacing things.  Given that I often wear them under a jacket or with the sleeves rolled up, I'm ok with it for now.  


Thanks again for all of your feedback.  Best.  



I have no problem with blending city and country, but those jeans are just not good. I tried to understand it from an ironic perspective, a high fashion perspective and even a streetwear perspective and it didn't click with any. It looks kitsch... and not in a good way. Still you have a good and consistent aesthetic that you can afford to trip up sometimes.
Edited by Tirailleur1 - 5/25/13 at 2:46pm
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-TTO

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More second hand and vintage: Hat from Habig in Wienna (1950´s). Jacket from Bogner (Ermenegildo Zegna fabric), Trevira tie (60´s) Teriam watch (50´s) Waist coat (?). Canali trousers (2012). Melka shirt (90´s) Allen Edmond cordovan brogue shoes (2012)

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Everybody who voted in this weeks Friday Challenge please come back and vote again, I had to reset the poll and added 3 more contestants I previously forgot. Vote is multiple choice.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/348731/friday-challenge-5-24-13-embrace-the-wrinkle-sprezz/100_100

 

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lolololololol
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-TTO

 

Take note, AAS - this is how you mix the country and the city... superlative.

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My humble contribution. Sorry for the average photo quality!


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Crockett is on his way.

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@ TTO, splendid!
post #51765 of 78722
Cold, wet and windy in NY today, had trouble deciding.between the below combinations.







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