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 7:51 pm 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)
Fall Styles for the Tailored Man
Last edited: 10/14/15
- Autumn Fabrics: TweedLast edited: 9/1/15
- What to Wear to (Almost) Any WeddingLast edited: 4/25/16
- Erik's picks: streetstyle from Pitti Uomo 89Last edited: 1/29/16
- What Should I Wear for the Holidays?Last edited: 12/20/15
- Allen Edmonds
- The Armoury
- Craftsman Clothing
- David Fin
- Drinkwater's Cambridge
- Equus Leather
- Exquisite Trimmings
- Falcon Garments
- A Fine Pair of Shoes
- H. Stockton
- Gentlemen's Footwear
- The Hanger Project
- H.N. White
- John Elliott
- Kent Wang
- Khaki's of Carmel
- Luxire Custom Clothing
- M Classic 101
- Meermin Mallorca
- MILER Menswear
- Need Supply Co.
- No Man Walks Alone
- Pierpont Leather
- Portland Dry Goods
- Proper Cloth
- Ring Jacket
- S.E.H Kelly
- Self Edge
- Spier & Mackay
- Standard & Strange
- Suspension Point
- Taylor Stitch
- Uncle Otis
- Vanda Fine Clothing
- Virtual Clotheshorse
- Yellow Hook Necktie
HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 5068post #76006 of 787174/21/14 at 3:43pmpost #76007 of 787174/21/14 at 3:52pmQuote:Originally Posted by YRR92
Sorry to sorta necro-post, but somebody said you needed a different square with that purple shirt/floral tie. I like the shirt, and think it's a natural to pair with a white linen tie. I also like that jacket, but I think it's too light for that shirt and tie. Navy blazer? That would be my jam there.
Shirt was a textured banker stripe in blue/white.
I would feel a bit strange wearing that floral tie with a navy blazer. Seems off...post #76008 of 787174/21/14 at 3:55pmQuote:
Oh, okay. Still think white linen is the path of least resistance there.
Why would it seem off with a navy blazer? I'm thinking of something very American, swelled edges, patch-and-flap pockets, hopsack. It would be off with shiny, pic-stitched worsted. Dark linen could work well.post #76009 of 787174/21/14 at 4:03pmpost #76010 of 787174/21/14 at 4:36pmpost #76011 of 787174/21/14 at 4:39pmpost #76012 of 787174/21/14 at 4:42pmpost #76013 of 787174/21/14 at 4:47pmpost #76014 of 787174/21/14 at 5:12pmSouthern Style, I thought I'd eventually get used to your short pants and maybe even like the look. Sadly, it still ruins your otherwise great ensembles for me. Would you care to share the reasoning behind your negative break?post #76015 of 787174/21/14 at 5:19pmQuote:Originally Posted by Holdfast
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(Bolded emphasis mine)
This thread - or rather, its predecessors - has had more than their fair share of eclectic influences in the styles of some of the better dressers. Don't forget, before the forum was restrictively (if understandably, for lack of a better term) called Classic Menswear, it was the more inclusively-named Men's Clothing. And in the old WAYWRN we had guys like Labelking, barims, Fade to Black, and whatshisname who once wore a Thom Browne "skirt", all of whom were just as daring as shoe artist in their own ways. Even more mainstream guys like Parker, FNB & stilmacher had their very unique interpretations of tailored clothing. And when there wasn't a separate SW&D forum, this thread had a blend of tailored and non-tailored outfits all in one thread. I rather enjoyed that thread, though admittedly the forum was much smaller in membership then so it was still managaeable/readable to do both in one thread. The fact that the forum has chosen to fragment itself even further into a myriad of sub-WAYWRNs is worse still, for being a self-inflicted wound. I deliberately don't use the other peacock or casual or whatever thread for those kinds of look as I think it much healthier for developing one's eye to see all kinds of tailored outfit within a single thread. At least, I find it most useful & entertaining when those kinds of fits by others are posted here. For example, remember stitchy's casual fit with the white shoes taht everyone ragged on from a few weeks ago? I didn't like the shoes either, but it was stimulating to the thread for people to see that kind of fit here and it created much thought & discussion. When gdl pops occasionally in with his more casual/streetwear looks, you see the same effect. Same for the rare occasion when someone like shah pops in to cross post. Moo too, to a lesser degree.
I think it a shame if thread's aesthetic develops into only accepting outfits such as you'd see in AA. More people in the thread can do conservative business looks well than in the old days, but the variety is much less too. I generally find it daft when people lament the so-called glory days of the forum; each generation of posters brings its own ups & downs. But I do miss seeing truly imaginative fits in the thread. Well put-together imaginative fits, mind you, but imaginative nonetheless. Butler's recent trainwreck challenge flagged up just how unimaginative many of us - myself included - have become, such that when forced to incorporate an atypical item, most of us played very safe.
I mean, you dress very nicely indeed, but you wouldn't want a thread filled with just your kind of sober tailored outfit. So why not follow that principle all the way, and and have the thread open to every kind of tailored outfit, and then simply judge each outfit on its own aesthetic merit. I mean, if we accept looks influenced by 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s & early 60s styles, then why not tailored fits influence by the late 60s, 70s & 80s too? If there's even one item of tailored clothing in the look, I'd personally love to see it shown in here. And for me, that even includes seeing really casual stuff like a BD/chino fits. I appreciate I'm an outlier in this, though!
Persuasive argument HF. I'm someone who likes to see a variety of styles on the street. If I saw someone dressed like Shoeartist in the wild my first reaction wouldn't be 'OMG he's violating the implicit sartorial norms of WAYWRN.. I can't bear to look!'. I'd actually be curious to meet him and ask him about his style.
But this is about this thread in this site. I wasn't around when Labelking and the like were posting, so I can't speak to that era, but what I do know about Lk is that he is a knowledgeable dresser- I've heard him interviewed, and he's clearly someone- like Tirraleur and TTO now - who knew the rules before he broke them. That's not true of many of the people you would like to encourage to post.
There are norms in MC that make sense- it's not just a free-for-all. Posters here have commented that it was not until they saw Vox's Practical Thoughts on Coherent Combinations ...' that they began to understand the principles behind MC. Something clicked for them- and that's because there is an established framework that's not always obvious. Someone once said of poetry that it's the challenge of creative expression within the boundaries of rhyme and meter that is both it's frustration and its wonder. * I think that's true of any field of creative endeavour, including this one.
You know, the risk, as I see it, of actively encouraging every tailored fit, no matter what the combos, is that we'll loose any sense of a foundation for aesthetic judgement, and the thread will devolve into more of a 'trainwreck' (as some older posters have it) than it already is. I come to this thread to admire and to learn. I know that if the thread had always had lots of those outlier fits the learning process would have been even slower than it has been, for me.
* Or maybe I just made this up.post #76016 of 787174/21/14 at 5:24pmpost #76017 of 787174/21/14 at 5:26pmpost #76018 of 787174/21/14 at 5:38pmpost #76019 of 787174/21/14 at 5:40pmpost #76020 of 787174/21/14 at 5:46pm
This thread is locked
- HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III
- Autumn Fabrics: Tweed
- › Things you just don't get 22 seconds ago
- › Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll... 3 minutes ago
- › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing,... 3 minutes ago
- › The Hong Kong Tailors Thread 4 minutes ago
- › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) 5 minutes ago
- › OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread 5 minutes ago
- › WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style 5 minutes ago
- › Cars We Drive! 8 minutes ago
- › Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread 13 minutes ago
- › Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope) 13 minutes ago
- › Allen Edmonds Lasalle Dress Shoes by Lobster33
- › Clark Street Casual Shoes by Lobster33
- › Sage de Cret Green Jacquard Wool Linen Blazer by robxznyc
- › Gerani Corduroy Slim Straight Pants Yellow by robxznyc
- › Luigi Bianchi Rough Heavy Cotton Twill Blazer Yellow by robxznyc
- › Sage de Cret Patchwork Wool Bomber Jacket by robxznyc
- › WLG by Giorgio Brato Brown Nubuck Bomber Leather Jacket by robxznyc
- › Alden Snuff Suede Flex-Welt Chukka Boot by mediahound
- › Alden Indy Boot 405 by Beancounter Tom
- › Alden Burgundy Shell Cordovan Chukka by mediahound
- › Why Pay Such A Premium For Sunspel Or James...
- › In the Details: Lucian Föhr
- › A Sunday Drive: Styleforum Spring GMTOs
- › Should I dryclean my jeans, and if not, how...
- › The 5 Most-Hyped Handbags of the Moment
- › Eight Vignettes in Search of a (Wedding) Theme
- › The Kent Wang Cufflink Giveaway
- › Where to Buy a Last-Minute Wedding Suit for...
- › What to Wear: The Black Tie Wedding
- › What to Wear: The Casual Summer Wedding