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post #12121 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

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peekaboo

This is some schizophrenic shit! It looked fine from the back (providing pants are heavy, preferably cords) but then you turn around and you're wearing a fucking spread collar and some silky tie, looking like some Frankenstein patchwork of English gentleman-uni professor and City hack. This outfit called for either no tie or say a knit one, OCBD (or some english countryside pattern), sweater .
post #12122 of 16824
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Originally Posted by irgendwas View Post

XKxRome0ox: What are the shoes you are wearing in your picture? I like to wear plain sneakers/trainers with similar outfits and yours look great.
By the way, are your left and right shoes laced differently?
Ha
I can't believe you noticed that
I wore the shoes for the first time yesterday and tried two diff lacings to see which I like better
Think I will go with the straight lacing

The shoes are no name brand ones that I bought in korea on my most recent trip there
Cost me $27
I also have two pairs of lands end canvas ... canvas shoes that are very similar
They were only $13-14 each on sale+discount code ... wish they still carried them on the site
post #12123 of 16824
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post


So am I the only one that thinks this looks dorky? Maybe SF is pro-dorky, some of the things that get approval here are deep into that category in my view.

Buttoned sweater definitely dorky.  Unbuttoned OK......

post #12124 of 16824
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

Buttoned sweater definitely dorky.  Unbuttoned OK......

By "buttoned sweater" I assume you mean all cardigans? I have seen dorky looks with cardigans, but there's certainly nothing inherently dorky about wearing one.
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 3/18/13 at 2:39pm
post #12125 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

By "buttoned sweater" I assume you mean all cardigans? I have seen dorky looks with cardigans, but there's certainly nothing inherenty dorky about wearing one.

this. i cant think of a less dorky cardigan than the stark.
post #12126 of 16824
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post


So am I the only one that thinks this looks dorky? Maybe SF is pro-dorky, some of the things that get approval here are deep into that category in my view.

 

I see what you're saying a little bit. With a sweater lik this I would probably only button 3 buttons or so. This usually helps me cut down the dorky factor w/ cardigans. When I button most of the buttons on a cardigan it starts to feel very "dad". (which I'm also fine with because I am a dad and very proud to look like one haha)

post #12127 of 16824
You're all wrong and frankly ridiculous Stark looks good as buttoned
post #12128 of 16824
FWIW my tastes are far from SWD, so I'm not suggesting wrinkles or loud colors or anything. But the whole thing looks too bland, particularly pants and shoes. Agree that the cardigan looks bad buttoned.*

Don't mean to be harsh (and I'm not only describing "in stitches," but various others I've seen over time as well), but I think key drivers of the dorkyness of the look(s) may be the lack of a stylish punch (something that isn't muted) coupled with a lack of the look of athleticism or fluidity or masculinity. There's no assertiveness. Hmm, hard to put into words.

As far as the outfit the I originally quoted, I think it would look a lot better with 1) darker shoes**, and 2) slightly darker (or more colorful), 1/2 inch longer, and maybe even roomier pants. In my view SF often takes it too far with pants shortness and tightness.

Aaaanyway...

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*At least unbutton another button at the bottom
**More contrast vs. pants. Contrast = less dull.
post #12129 of 16824
I think you're the key driver of dorkyness







Sorry I'm a little punchy this evening
post #12130 of 16824
An Over Cast Rainy Day In Charlotte







Trying a new bow tie today. Not sure about the diamond tips though. A butterfly seems to be a better choice.
Edited by Mr.K - 3/18/13 at 3:20pm
post #12131 of 16824
No bow tie would have been an even better choice. Looks totally out of place in an otherwise well put together casual wintry ensemble.
post #12132 of 16824

Mr. K, I like the look, especially the shirt with everything else (your jeans fit very well!). I'm not a bow tie man so will refrain from comment. I really wanted to comment on the unfortunate layout of the images you posted. With the utmost respect towards you, this is what I saw when I scrolled down...

 

post #12133 of 16824
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

An Over Cast Rainy Day In Charlotte



Trying a new bow tie today. Not sure about the diamond tips though. A butterfly seems to be a better choice.

This is a perfect example of the dorkyness, with some going too far on the side. I think you have to be deluded or high on SF cool-aid to think this looks good.

It's just way too far out there.

Cardigan. OK, you've done it, you've gone dandy-ish and got attention. Pretty nice, if everything else is chill.
+ Up-turned jeans. Wow, really looking for some attention.
+ Bow tie. "Oh my god, what's going on. Is he in a play or something? Why's he walking around like that?" <- What everyone is thinking.

I feel bad for bashing but there's good SF and there's misguided SF and you have to quash it before it infects us all.
post #12134 of 16824
That doesn't look good or bad on account of where the cardi is buttoned, it looks dorky because Mr K would look dorky no matter what he wears. OK, also the bow tie. I say this as an inherently dorky looking guy. Also, cardigans and cuffed jeans are a 1 on the dandy scale of 1-10. Casual bow tie is a 5. Ascot would be a 9. Monocle and top hat 10.
post #12135 of 16824
Ascots and monocles ( and most bow ties) are the mark of a fop not a dandy.

A dandy is someone who dresses well with attention to detail but can remain unobtrusive. A fop goes out of his way for attention and usually goes too far towards affectation. You won't find those definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary but I think they are more or less accurate.

One of my biggest objections on this board is too much foppery at the expense of dandyism. I think that's more or less what Arch-Yup is getting at too.
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