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Originally Posted by Contango View Post

Great outfit, @Prince of Paisley - where's the jacket from?

Thanks, the jacket is very early (2009?) MJ Bale, made in Japan, fully unlined/unstructured. In hindsight I should have bought more of those first collection jackets, as the quality has IMO gone down and prices gone up since then.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Thanks, the jacket is very early (2009?) MJ Bale, made in Japan, fully unlined/unstructured. In hindsight I should have bought more of those first collection jackets, as the quality has IMO gone down and prices gone up since then.
Yes, I've always been disappointed whenever I've seen a jacket in an MJB and proceeded to check the price tag. Their shirts seem to be good value on occasion and the two for $1k suits, but that's about it.

I'm finding that as I get older my fashion regrets are more about what I didn't buy than what I have bought. Probably the influence of SF, mind you, getting better fitting clothes and better ties thanks to the affiliates.
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I really like that @Prince of Paisley :fistbump:

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Good Friday Gear:

 

 

(Drake's scarf, Engineered Garments parka, Hackett shirt, Up There Store trousers, Christian Kimber sneakers)

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Hi everyone, I am running a challenge on the SW&D side that I thought some of you may like participating in. The theme is essentially what outfit you'd choose from your wardrobe, if you could only choose one, to face the end of the world.

 

www.styleforum.net/t/520363/sw-d-end-of-the-world-challenge-your-last-outfit

 

Sometimes members from CM invite SW&D over to participate in your Friday challenges, so I thought I'd return that invitation back for this theme. It'd be great see at least a few of you participate; the closing date is on the 18th of April.

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wow, that's a great challenge 

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Peacoat Saturday:

 

 

(1968 US Navy peacoat, Uniqlo cardigan, Bleu De Paname shirt, Epaulet NY trousers, Alden shoes)

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


I remember that high rise conversation. I'm sure we don't need to revisit it at length, and of course it's really to each his own, but I think there are many other ways to look like a grandpa (if that's really so bad anyway), than just by the rise of your trousers.

Will definitely look forward to seeing how you do the high rise.

 

Not to beat this horse to a pulp, but I'm really getting baffled by this high-rise-grandpa thing.  Grandpa Simpson wears high-rise trousers because that's how grandpas dressed in 1989, when The Simpsons premiered.  All those WWII vets have moved on to either sweatpants, straight-up pajamas, or a coffin by now.  It seems to me if someone is really hung up on this, it might be an indicator they are in need of some Geritol their damn self.

 

The past ten years, especially, have seen revivals of many trends much older than high rises without much comment, yet I've heard at least a dozen members here remark that they'd like to try higher rises, but are afraid of looking like a grandpa.  Whose grandpa?  Is your grandpa Gay Talese?  And if so, why don't you want to look like him?

 

All this obsessing about heritage and tradition, dudes jizzing over pocket square textures like Fred Astaire and rambling on all swoony about Cary Grant like a 1940s bobby-soxer, and then everyone has to have this weird Ashton Kutcher 4" fly because they don't want to look old.  I do not get it.

 

I mean, if someone doesn't think it looks good on them, great, fine.  But this 30-year-old grandpa-pants meme needs to just give it up already.

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There are plenty of people who pull of the high rise without looking old, and actually are a visual breath of fresh air. I'm about to have my Epaulet Gable cut trousers copied by Luxire to fill out my trouser wardrobe so I'm wearing high rise whenever I'm not in jeans or gym clothes. I find I look taller, more polished, and more athletic in higher trousers.

Here's some inspiration I keep on my phone regarding trouser rise. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








And less high, but higher than the cultural norm currently:




Off the top of my head, @Claghorn @Gerry Nelson @Murlsquirl are included above.
Edited by CaptainTohm - 3/25/16 at 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by thefoxtooth View Post


Not to beat this horse to a pulp, but I'm really getting baffled by this high-rise-grandpa thing.

Most people do not have the ability to look at one single element and imagine how it fits in context. I have finally convinced my wife that pleated trousers and higher rises are A Good Thing in the context of wearing a jacket, but she still doesn't like it without the jacket. Maybe someday she'll think that trousers that are actually comfortable for me (those that I can belt above my hipbones, totally preventing the unflattering plumber crack) look good.

It's hard to get over the cultural associations, even though she is very into early/mid 20th century movies and music. Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, Nat King Cole, etc.

I mean, LOOK AT THIS GRANDPA WITH HIS HIGH RISE PANTS!!!! LOL!!!




WHERE'S THE FLOOD, GRANDPA????!?!?!




CAN THOSE PANTS GET ANY HIGHER NERD>>>???

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@CaptainTohm That's what I'm talking about!  Those guys all look fantastic.

 

And I still don't get the fear.  I mean, dude #1 doesn't look old, primarily because he's young.  Gerry is showing quite a bit of gray, but his britches could be 4" higher and he wouldn't look any older or younger than he does.  His trousers might look weird, but he would look like Gerry in weird dumb trousers, not a nursing-home patient.

 

And also, ok?

 

Y'all?  

 

I remember 1989.  

 

And I guarantee that if I put all StyFo in a time machine, and made you pick a look from the 1989 bag o' looks, you-all would be some Grampa-Simpson-looking motherfuckers.  Gramps Simpson would be one of the few looks you would even find acceptable.  Go back and look at that 90s mess.  NOBODY'S clothes fit them.  It was a HORRORSHOW.  "Crusty old guy in high pants" was like a GLAMOUR LOOK because his PANTS FIT.

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@Van Veen 

 

Don't forget this feeble, useless shell:

 

 

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Also: My wife has mentioned multiple times that once of her fantasies is to have '90s-Bond-era Pierce Brosnan serve her breakfast in a tuxedo. I'm sure he would wind up with egg on his face as soon as she saw how close his waistband was to his belly button.
Warning: Homoerotic! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

There are plenty of people who pull of the high rise without looking old, and actually are a visual breath of fresh air. I'm about to have my Epaulet Gable cut trousers copied by Luxire to fill out my trouser wardrobe so I'm wearing high rise whenever I'm not in jeans or gym clothes. I find I look taller, more polished, and more athletic in higher trousers.

Here's some inspiration I keep on my phone regarding trouser rise. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








And less high, but higher than the cultural norm currently:




Off the top of my head, @Claghorn @Gerry Nelson @Murlsquirl are included above.

 

 

Such a ridiculous picture of me....but thanks.  Those trousers are MTM Panta.  All of those pictures/trousers are nice.

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