Just to clarify (you're British?), is that "pants" in the English or American sense (or both!).
Recent Images In This Thread
- categoryCasual Pantstagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- brandCeasare Attolinitagged by The_Foxx, 11/8/13
- topicClothingtagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- categoryDress Pantstagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- categoryJacketstagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- topicKitontagged by The_Foxx, 11/8/13
- brandKiton Napolitagged by The_Foxx, 11/8/13
- brandSartoriotagged by The_Foxx, 11/8/13
- topicStyletagged by SYSTEM, 10/11/11
- categorySuitstagged by SYSTEM, 10/11/11More
- categorySuits Blazerstagged by SYSTEM, 10/11/11
- topicTweedtagged by SYSTEM, 10/16/11
Related Forum Threads
- HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) Last post on Today at 8:40 am in Classic Menswear
- Please critique my first suit! Last post on 9/15/11 at 8:36am in Classic Menswear
- In Praise of Gray ... (Spin-Off) Last post on 7/15/15 at 5:00am in Classic Menswear
- Friday WAYWRN Challenge - Best "FU" SC - Who did it best? VOTE!!! Last post on 2/22/11 at 4:40pm in Classic Menswear
- High Grade Cleanout....Suits, SCs, Shoes, Ties..DROPS and ADDS!!!! Last post on 2/20/11 at 3:30am in FS: Men's Clothing (Archive)
David Looks Back at Pitti Uomo 88
Last edited: 7/26/15
- Tokyo Diaries, Day 1: It Begins! Ring Jacket, Petrosolaum, and Jun...Last edited: 6/22/15
- Mad Men Is Totally Wrong About Suits and I Hate ItLast edited: 5/7/15
- How to Wear a Blazer and Jeans this Spring (Hint: Jeans Are Not...Last edited: 5/11/15
- Lanieri Presents: Deep Into the BlueLast edited: 4/13/15
- Andrew Lock
- The Armoury
- Buttons 'n' Threads
- David Fin
- David Reeves Bespoke
- Drinkwater's Cambridge
- Equus Leather
- Exquisite Trimmings
- A Fine Pair of Shoes
- Geil Mode
- Gentlemen's Footwear
- Gordon Yao, Hong Kong
- The Hanger Project
- Henry Carter Neckwear
- Howard Yount
- John Elliott + Co
- Kent Wang
- Khaki's of Carmel
- Luxire Custom Clothing
- M Classic 101
- Meermin Mallorca
- Need Supply Co.
- No Man Walks Alone
- Oak Room
- Paul Evans
- Percy Ivor
- Portland Dry Goods
- Proper Cloth
- S.E.H Kelly
- Self Edge
- Spier & Mackay
- Suspension Point
- Taylor Stitch
- Temple of jawnz
- Thurston Bros.
- Uncle Otis
- Virtual Clotheshorse
- Wolf vs. Goat
- Wrong Weather
- Yellow Hook Necktie
- Zampa Di Gallina
HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 4528
Styleforum Top Pickspost #67907 of 787211/8/14 at 7:04ampost #67908 of 787211/8/14 at 7:12ampost #67909 of 787211/8/14 at 7:17ampost #67910 of 787211/8/14 at 7:21ampost #67911 of 787211/8/14 at 7:38amQuote:
It's still cold enough to need a scarf to wrap around one's face, and the Astrakhan is from Seifter Associates, via (he says shamefacedly) Century 21, several years ago. I wish that I had kopped the brown one as well - alas . . .post #67912 of 787211/8/14 at 7:44ampost #67913 of 787211/8/14 at 8:03ampost #67914 of 787211/8/14 at 8:04ampost #67915 of 787211/8/14 at 8:21amQuote:
Just to be clear on the denim thing, I don't think it is totally without use: seriously, were I riding a classic motorcycle and accompanying my jeans with a black biker jacket and some oiled (deliberately and otherwise) boots, or driving longhorns across West Texas, or smashing rocks in some kind of penal colony, there could be nothing more appropriate. But my issue is this: in every other conceivable instance, there is a better choice. Yes, you could wear jeans with a sports jacket - though not as scruffy as the item you dragged out yesterday - and it would look OK. But coloured twills, cords, grey flannels or any number of other things, would still look sharper. It's a bit like the whole collar-points-under-the-lapels thing: nobody in the real world is going to point a finger and say "hey, look at that dickhead with his insufficiently spread collar!" (well, unless you are unfortunate enough to walk past an incognito SF meet of especially judgemental and acerbic members, to which you were not invited). And nobody is going to say "hey, that guy's wearing jeans with his sports jacket!" either, probably, as most will either consider you dressed up for wearing a jacket at all that isn't made of nylon with a baseball logo on the back, or achingly cool for your "street style".
But this is, after all, the "Classic Menswear" section, and I think we should aspire to be the best-dressed we can possibly be. In some ways, how we dress when we are relaxed says more about our standards than how we dress when we're making an effort: everyone usually looks decent in black tie. But catch a guy in the supermarket, and the one in a well-fitting lambswool sweater, wide wale cords and country brogues is just as relaxed and comfortable as the other guy in jogging pants and a sweatshirt. But when the radio announces the zombie apocalypse or similar, for some reason everyone turns towards Mr country casual as he says "...right, this is what we need to do...." Jeans are the lowest common denominator - the shorthand of "casual" for pretty much everyone. But as such they are so generic that they neither say "relaxed" nor even "rebellious" as James Dean might have thought. They say lazy and unimaginative. And also, I think, cautious. An inverted kind of conservatism: "everyone gets jeans, right?". Pah. Better to be pointed at by intrigued children for wearing burnt orange chinos, than have someone's dad say "ha...yeah...501s...me too...worn nothing else since 1972...". Iggy Pop gets a pass. Nobody else.
Anyway, I digress: your jacket still doesn't fit. It's too tight across the belly and chest, making the quarters pop up and stand straight out in front of you like belly antennae, and pulling your shoulders down. There's no immediate solution to that, I fear. Which is a pity as the jacket is nice. You look kind of uncomfortable as a result of trying to stand in the most jacket accommodating way, so it's hard to say how your (perfectly decent) trousers fit. And I really do like your shoes.post #67916 of 787211/8/14 at 8:25am
Crusty, I do like you with a dickie. That's a nice mix of conservative-you and country-you. Professorial-you, perhaps?
Don, that tie and PS are a perfect combination and really well matched with the suit. Nice pick-up; I'm waiting for a delivery from ET myself...
CP, you are off the leash these days, my friend! Some part of me says that shouldn't work, but it does. You look quite the dandy, in every positive way possible.Quote:
He is American in pants terminology, Texan in bars, Latino in buttocks and English in Korean dental standards.post #67917 of 787211/8/14 at 8:27ampost #67918 of 787211/8/14 at 8:36ampost #67919 of 787211/8/14 at 8:39amI think jeans are one thing mimo and I agree on. I don't really like them dressed up. Always a better option. As far as looking the best we possibly can, me, personally, when I am not in a suit I look like a slob, admittedly. Then again I am rarely suitless, so in my humble opinion: I've earned it.
Jeans to me give the same perception as things like loafers, cardigans, etc. Essentially lazy ways of trying to look dressed up. I have said this in the past and I will say it again. When looking dressed up, or "stylish" if that is one in the same to you, people tend to do a) what is easy, and b) what is cheap. The whole wear a dress shirt with a tie doesn't look stylish to me. It looks lazy. They didn't want to spend the time to make their outfit remarkable, they did what was easy and passable to the majority of people's standards. Jeans are in the same vein in a "dressed up" way. It is easy, they require zero maintenance, they require very little effort relatively to choose. Loafers for the most part (and this opinion probably holds the least weight in this argument) is that they are also lazy. There are always better options to put on your feet in any situation, or outfit. Some argue they are perfect for the summer. Ok, whatever, put on any pair of derbies and you have elevated your look considerably so what if it is hot, you're still wearing leather shoes I doubt a better looking shoe, no matter how much more substantial is going to push you into heat stroke territory, nor is a loafer going to keep you from it.post #67920 of 787211/8/14 at 8:40amQuote:Originally Posted by mimo
Just to be clear on the denim thing, I don't think it is totally without use: seriously, were I riding a classic motorcycle and accompanying my jeans with a black biker jacket and some oiled (deliberately and otherwise) boots, or driving longhorns across West Texas, or smashing rocks in some kind of penal colony, there could be nothing more appropriate. But my issue is this: in every other conceivable instance, there is a better choice.
So now we all know that mimo would wear jeans in Australia!
This thread is locked
- HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III
Styleforum Top Picks
- Tokyo Diaries, Day 1: It Begins! Ring Jacket, Petrosolaum, and Jun...
- › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II... 9 seconds ago
- › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 34 seconds ago
- › The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only) 2 minutes ago
- › Official Sales Alert thread 2 minutes ago
- › Saint Laurent Paris - Official Thread. 2 minutes ago
- › Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread 3 minutes ago
- › Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes. 4 minutes ago
- › Skoaktiebolaget - Carmina, EG, GG, Bonafe, Saint Crispin's -... 4 minutes ago
- › ADIDAS Thread 7 minutes ago
- › Filson Bag Thread: With Pictures 7 minutes ago
- › Carmina for Epaulet Grey Suede Steinbeck Boot by Patek
- › Human Scales Denny Suede Double Monkstraps by Mrvaerk
- › Brathwait - The classic slim wrist watch by Mrvaerk
- › Ps Paul Smith Laced shoes by yucaseca
- › Tom Ford FT5237 Eyeglasses Color 098 by Mrvaerk
- › Irish Setter Men's 838 Wingshooter 6" Waterproof Lace-up... by seanhorween
- › Borsa Long sleeve shirt by techstyles
- › Neil Barrett - LEATHER TROUSERS by newway
- › Mandarina Duck City Messenger by josh89
- › Quoddy True Penny Loafer by ppith
- › Styleforum Visits Blue Blue Japan
- › Styleforum Eats its Way Through Tokyo
- › David Looks Back at Pitti Uomo 88
- › Streetstyle: The Best Pictures From Pitti...
- › The Styleforum Brief: July, 2015
- › Carmina Shoes Presents: Five Shoes for Five...
- › Help! I need a suit for a wedding!
- › What I learned from my own wedding day, and...
- › Look nice, Dammit: Why you should care - and...
- › Tokyo Diaries, Day 4: Epic Tokyo Photo Dump -...