Originally Posted by acecow
Yes, if you think about it.
I do attend a lot of classical music concerts / theatre productions and other shows. Dressing in a suit has become quite logical for me. Wearing a casual jacket on a night out doesn't seem as ludicrous as it was before. You should know, you live in LA too.
Let's say someone attends a lot of Rock shows and art openings, would you say your outfit is always the one that will be favoured over some SW&D one? There isn't ONE social milieu and set of standards, this died with top down men's fashion (everyone in suits, we know your social class by the make and other assorted cues). Now we got tribes, you're in one, some are in others. Some of the SW&D styles (not the majority) are more out there but we're talking about a minority who probably hang out with a different crowd and has a different lifestyle than yours. Stylistic choices don't emerge in a vacuum. Of course with the internet there is a probability the milieu pushing for a certain look is only virtual but at some point people can't help but couple it with "real life" cues.
In the last few months I've dressed very casual mc (dress shirt+knits+blazer+jeans+boots) and some friends were like WTF is that gentleman shit! Today I'm wearing some dior homme waxed jeans, an apc black/grey henley, some beatup margiela GATs and a Lanvin tuxedo and it's back to "normal".