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Saturday.  New MTM shirt from Spier and Mackay.  First cotton jacket of spring.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










Love that collar AAS
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Love that collar AAS

Thanks.  I asked for a Kamakura style BD collar.  I took a quick pick of it with a tie when I first got it.  Nice roll, but wish there was a little bit more spread.  

 

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Earlier today, dog walk in the woods:

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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?

Dudes, I love the high rise as much as the next guy (on this thread), but I am amazed that you are amazed that people associate high rise with past style. Just because they are not worn by grandpas /right now/ doesn't mean the association will go away. It'll go away when we die out, and the next generation will wear drop crotch sweatpants while talking about the silly grandpa pants with buttons . They are odd, in the literal "unusual" sense, but we can all agree they can look great, too.
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In that I wear cardigans and plaid jackets?  Or is the banded collar, jeans and collar gap that are all me.  You need to clean out your ears.  I don't think I would ever wear that jacket.  I can kind of see someone thinking I would though.  

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Saturday.  Still shawlin.  I really like the texture and thickness of these pants.  They hold a crease really well.  

 

 

 

 

 

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What's the material? Cotton?
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What's the material? Cotton?

I assume you mean the pants.  They're 100% cotton moleskin from Charles Tyrwhitt.  Great for fall and winter.  I got the classic fit and hand them slimmed and cuffed.  I have a pair in olive that I need to take to the tailor.  

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I suppose what I'm reakk

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Dudes, I love the high rise as much as the next guy (on this thread), but I am amazed that you are amazed that people associate high rise with past style. Just because they are not worn by grandpas /right now/ doesn't mean the association will go away. It'll go away when we die out, and the next generation will wear drop crotch sweatpants while talking about the silly grandpa pants with buttons . They are odd, in the literal "unusual" sense, but we can all agree they can look great, too.


I suppose what I'm really trying to say is that if you like classic menswear and tailoring, you like high rises.  Because for at least 90% of the history of the modern lounge suit, "normal" rises have been markedly higher than in the last decade or so.

 

Also, though I do get the association with grandpa stuff on one level, StyFo CM is all grandpa stuff.  This modern obsession with everything "heritage" has not been a widespread thing forever, and I know because I've been afflicted longer than some of you have been alive.  Fifteen years ago, I couldn't have had a conversation with one straight male in five hundred who even knew what "bespoke" meant (and honestly, I think my gay friends would have done only marginally better).  The idea of going into a men's retailer in the 90s and asking if they had anything in a different rise—I mean, the clerks would have just stared at you.  I don't think they knew what "rise" meant in a clothing context.

 

So yes, I do think it is super-weird that this monumental classic-menswear revival should come simultaneously with an unprecedented phobia of high rises, for the simple reason classic menswear IS high rises.  I see CM-loving millennials constantly drooling over the clothes of Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, etc., etc., all of whom never in their long lives saw rises as short as the ones people now consider "normal".  I mean, hell, even rebel James Dean wore 501s with a noticeably higher rise than modern 501s, and those are considered a high-rise jean currently.  Name an era, it had a higher rise.

 

I mean, the people who are afraid of this look, many of them, you're talking about a generation who were quite happy to revive THE HANDLEBAR MUSTACHE, for the sweet love of merciful god.  They pay extra for VINYL.  They're into every kind of crusty-ass old-timey shit they can get their mitts on, and bless their hearts for it.  I truly love them for it, I really do.  I merely suggest that, while they're hand-cranking their Victrolas and dreaming of swelled-edge lapels and watch fobs, maybe they should consider wearing, at the least, normal-rise dress pants.  They look wonderful, and I'm tired of having to have them made in order to get some.

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In that I wear cardigans and plaid jackets?  Or is the banded collar, jeans and collar gap that are all me.  You need to clean out your ears.  I don't think I would ever wear that jacket.  I can kind of see someone thinking I would though.  

 

I meant re the jacket. Not the other stuff, though yeah the cardi probably did it. I thought it was a pattern you'd like lol.

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In that I wear cardigans and plaid jackets?  Or is the banded collar, jeans and collar gap that are all me.  You need to clean out your ears.  I don't think I would ever wear that jacket.  I can kind of see someone thinking I would though.  

This just cracks me up:rotflmao:

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@Darkside thanks for the tip on the bomber jacket.

I bought one of these in navy size medium but I'm not sure it works for my current style. If anyone is interested pm me
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As a vinyl-listening, high-rise-wearing millennial, I'm starting to think @thefoxtooth is my spirit animal.
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