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And seafood~

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Hey thanks!  The 1920s-30s vibe is mostly the mustache, I think.  I do love classic stuff, but I make an effort to keep things modern to some degree so I don't wind up looking like a historical reenactor.  I try to throw in some un-30s anachronism like a turtleneck, or a Shetland sweater, or more modern, soft-shouldered Italian jackets (which are my favorites anyway).

I do like me some high-waisted pants though, mainly because they flatter me.  Those high-waisted LVC 501 reissues all look weird on me for some reason, though.  I like the modern USA selvedge 501s.  Fave jeans ever.

What I like most is stuff that exists out of time, like, you look at it and it could be from the 70s or the 30s or the 80s or now, and mixing it all up.  The mustache nudges things into a 20s-30s area, I suppose, and I guess I'm cool with that.  Those eras occupy a big part of my personality, but you're as likely to find me listening to Tune-Yards, Jerry Reed, George Clinton, or Lorde as Django Reinhardt.  I'm certainly not one of these like 23-skiddoo people down at the swing dance.  

Er, not that there's anything wrong with that

Thanks for sharing those comments. It's interesting to hear the thoughts and ideas that go into putting together the look you've got. Would be cool to hear others talk about the same, especially folks like yourself who have a consistent, strong look.

@gnatty8 your boot game is strong.
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If I cuff jeans, I keep them relatively small (.75" - 1.25" or so), partly because of my height but much, much moreso because higher than that I think you get into the moto aesthetic like Foxbite said. So high cuffs work if you're wearing rugged stuff, like a leather jacket, but are discordant with a soft wool sweater and scarf... and most other CM casual clothes.

With wool slacks, I think you can cuff a bit higher even if you're short (I stay around 1.5" -1.625" for me) but there I think because the cuff and leg are the same color and because often wool pants have an unfinished look to them without cuffs, it's much less likely to call attention to your height. The length of the pants and size of the leg opening have more of an impact on how tall you look or don't look, IMO.
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@thefoxtooth everything works so well in that look, mate. From your hair style to the boots... the moustache is a plus... you really look like you stepped out of vintage a magazine spread o one of those Ralph Lauren Advertisments that recreat different periods in fashion... absolutely love that perfecto, man, it is awesome.

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@gnatty8 your boot game is strong.

Thanks dude.. Boots, denim and leather are my sartorial weaknesses..
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@Chulillo Hey thanks.  Means a lot, coming from you—your stuff is always strong.  

 

@jcmeyer  I agree; my jeans cuffing is kind of context-dependent, though I rarely wear jeans with anything that isn't at least a little cowboy/moto, so it rarely changes.

 

@fairlynerdy Thanks.  I like talking about that aspect of it; glad I'm not prattling on.  I think this fit may negate a lot of the stuff I just said, though, damn it all.

 

 

OK, speaking of workwear, cuffs, Perfectos, and the 1930s:

 

BEHOLD

 

 

WHAT PRICE GLORY?

 

$45 APPARENTLY

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Ill chime in on the cuff size. To me it all makes sense with height and clothing choice. I think a heavy cuff only looks good with high top footwear whether sneaker or boots. If you wear low top sneakers they dont look good with a huge cuff. Ive transitioned to Epaulets sneakers and so I started cuffing my jeans much shorter.
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Layers:

 

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Trying to keep warm today
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Oh I meant to say:

 

These Red Wing boots?

 

 

 

I BOUGHT THEM IN NINETEEN NINETY

 

1990

 

I WEAR THEM ALL THE TIME

 

This concludes my Red Wing endorsement

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@thefoxtooth , I really don't like those pants. They look way too wide.

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@thefoxtooth , I really don't like those pants. They look way too wide.

 

They are not as crazy baggy as they look in the pix, but they are pretty wide.  They're repro WWII officer's trousers, with a corresponding vintage cut.  Same as you would get from Rickson in officer's pinks, etc.  They have a very tall, slim top block which makes them not look sloppy IRL, but if I wore them with, say, my big pendleton blanket coat it might get weird.  I like them with tighter jackets and sweaters.

 

I wouldn't cut all my trousers this way—no way in hell would I wear dress pants like this—but I like them a lot for a workwear look.  

 

Will try to get some more shots later on that do them better justice.  I think there are other cool silhouettes out there besides slim leg.

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I DON'T NEED YOU GUYS ANYWAY 

 

All I need is this suitcase, and this tennis racket, and my ukulele, and this giant milk jug...

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I DON'T NEED YOU GUYS ANYWAY 

All I need is this suitcase, and this tennis racket, and my ukulele, and this giant milk jug...

I read that before the picture loaded, and was sure there would be a picture of Steve Martin in "The Jerk" waiting for me.
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I read that before the picture loaded, and was sure there would be a picture of Steve Martin in "The Jerk" waiting for me.


Well I got Bernadette Peters in there at any rate

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