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post #10366 of 15897
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

it's just always the same frown.gif unfaded tapered dark selvedge jeans with a small cuff, alden shoes, a too tight MTM ocbd and a boring sweater.

I have to agree with Teger here. The guy looks "comfortable" and "friendly," but not "stylish." Also that shirt looks like its meant to be tucked in.
post #10367 of 15897
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

anything crat or gnatty posts. worlds better.

Do you imagine crat working around the house or buying groceries in those clothes? His look screams that it's for going out. Mr. K has shown us plenty of shirt+jacket, but here is a different context and style. You really seem incapable of seeing things from beyond just your own conception of style.

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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

I have to agree with Teger here. The guy looks "comfortable" and "friendly," but not "stylish." Also that shirt looks like its meant to be tucked in.

True, it doesn't look "stylish," but stylish is not always good. Mr. K's look is objectively just fine for what it is.
Edited by yywwyy - 11/18/12 at 3:01pm
post #10368 of 15897
I imagine Crat as a cooler version of Kevin McCloud.
post #10369 of 15897
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

to me it really epitomizes all the complaints that workwear inspired trends are some weird way for white collar workers to escape their office drone reality...

Because iron workers and longshoremen really buy and wear $200+ selvedge jeans? The whole workwear concept is a sham if you really think about it. There should be a handful of artisans around the world that really fit not only the aesthetic but the true spirit of "workwear" as we know it in the #mensblogosphere.

As far as the fit, I don't see too much wrong with it aside from the untucked shirt. The sweater is why I stopped buying JCrew...if he were to size up to a Medium (I assume its a small MrK?) he'd be swimming in it. They are sized for skinny 20 somethings or guys who don't give a shit that they're wearing something too big.
post #10370 of 15897
smack.gif up in here today. how fun!
post #10371 of 15897
I had nothing to do with it...
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post #10373 of 15897
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Do you imagine crat working around the house or buying groceries in those clothes? His look screams that it's for going out.
I wear sneakers, old jeans, a shirt or t-shirt and an old letterman jacket when going out. biggrin.gif
This stuff is just for popping into town to visit the library and go to the supermarket. Something I'm equally comfortable doing in my green/gold adidas tracksuit bottom with a worn, un-ironed dress shirt, depending on my mood.shog[1].gif

Mr. K, I don't think your sweater is too small but I like a slim fit. Jeans could do with some breaking in though.

Thanks, hendrix

Thehehe @ NOBD wink.gif
post #10374 of 15897
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

The whole workwear concept is a sham if you really think about it. There should be a handful of artisans around the world that really fit not only the aesthetic but the true spirit of "workwear" as we know it in the #mensblogosphere.
As far as the fit, I don't see too much wrong with it aside from the untucked shirt.

+100
post #10375 of 15897
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that does not look like a comfortable pose. confused.gif

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

he looks like he's passing gas.

Yeah, I only had a sec to grab a shot and wanted to get my new green cords in action. I didn't realize what a slack jawed hunchback I looked like until after I posted
post #10376 of 15897
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post #10377 of 15897
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

I wear sneakers, old jeans, a shirt or t-shirt and an old letterman jacket when going out. biggrin.gif
This stuff is just for popping into town to visit the library and go to the supermarket. Something I'm equally comfortable doing in my green/gold adidas tracksuit bottom with a worn, un-ironed dress shirt, depending on my mood.shog[1].gif
Mr. K, I don't think your sweater is too small but I like a slim fit. Jeans could do with some breaking in though.
Thanks, hendrix
Thehehe @ NOBD wink.gif

The jeans will eventually break in. Only my APC jeans have any fades after 5 years. All my others are not old enough to show any good fades. I usually only wear a pair once a week or so. With 4 pairs it will take some time to get good fades.
post #10378 of 15897
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

there's nothing wrong with a 40 year old wearing selvedge, but that Mr. K look is bad.
to wit:
* the sweater is a size too small
* the high crewneck looks awkward with a button down shirt, made worse by the clear tightness of the sweater at the hem and the way the shirt is crushed/folded there
* jeans are boring and characterless, and would benefit from being longer and less tapered
* vest is tacky in this context
the real problem with this (and like all of mr. k's fits), beyond everything being too tight, is that it's like the blandest most boring paint-by-numbers generic in fashion adult men's look possible. the appeal of raw denim is that it breaks in and fades in an interesting way, but these fits don't show that at all. just.. no character. to me it really epitomizes all the complaints that workwear inspired trends are some weird way for white collar workers to escape their office drone reality... just a weird mish mash of styles/cultures with no knowledge of the pieces' greater context or origins.

I must admit it seams you take this all much too seriously. My denim will fade, but it will not happen over night. I do not live my life in jeans. That is why only my 5 year old APCs show any good fading. I admit some of my things are getting a bit tight, but that is more do to the excessive travel I have done for work the last 5 months and eating out 5 days a week for all meals. It is time to hit the treadmill again and shave off about 10-15 pounds to get back to my goal weight. As for the jeans I will not do long baggy legged jeans, it just looks sloppy and trashy to me. Please post t some of your looks so we can see how you believe we should look in our denim.
post #10379 of 15897
I don't agree on the sweater, I personally like such a fit.
post #10380 of 15897
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

I must admit it seams you take this all much too seriously... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
My denim will fade, but it will not happen over night. I do not live my life in jeans. That is why only my 5 year old APCs show any good fading. I admit some of my things are getting a bit tight, but that is more do to the excessive travel I have done for work the last 5 months and eating out 5 days a week for all meals. It is time to hit the treadmill again and shave off about 10-15 pounds to get back to my goal weight. As for the jeans I will not do long baggy legged jeans, it just looks sloppy and trashy to me. Please post t some of your looks so we can see how you believe we should look in our denim
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but mr. k, THIS IS SRS BSNS!!!!

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