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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


StyFo, circa late 19th century: "Why is it sprezz to leave the bottom button on your suit jacket undone?"

 

Unbuttoning the bottom button is just common sense.

post #7892 of 15879
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Oh jesus. Buckle up your fucking shoes and give it a rest.


I wish I was there to see how pissed Jesus was when he heard this coming from Pilate.

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Originally Posted by NakedYoga View Post

The bottom button on coats aren't made to be done up.

Wrong. And they are done up in a whole lot of places that don't have the same cultural convention.
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I'm talking about now.

And you're still wrong. The vast majority of coats are still cut to allow the bottom button to close. The fact that people don't close them has nothing to do with the garment, it has everything to do with convention- what we as a society deem proper and improper. Which, in this case, is completely unrelated to how the garment is designed.
post #7894 of 15879
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

Anyone who's been paying the least bit of attention will have noticed by now that I'm practically living in my Kent Wang polos this summer.
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I'm not normally one to tuck in polos, but if I were , here's the belt you'd have seen.
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Great looking shirt. Cool belt. Do you lift weights? You have muscular arms.
post #7895 of 15879
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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post

Why is it sprezz to leave one buckle on your monks undone?

AJV, I like the rest of your work, however.

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Some good pics posted by AJV but I really detest that gimmicky shit. Might as well wear crocs if fastening two buckles is just too much trouble.

Thanks guys. Well, usually when wearing a suit or something more "formal" with my doublemonks, I buckle both. When going casual I might leave the other one unbuckled as those fit me perfectly and well yeah, it's easier to get them on and off that way like slippers (but I don't like crocs...). Of course a bit of a stylistic choice as well I guess.
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

Moar pics of this blazer!  Moar deets!

It's 3-roll-2 patch pocket cotton blazer by L.B.M 1911 (from their S/S ´11 collection). You'll find much more pics of the jacket from my blog archives.


And thanks for all the thumb ups guys!
post #7896 of 15879
Threadbearer, I really like your casual outfits!
The polos seem to fit you perfectly and because you seem to feel very comfy in them, the overall impression of your looks is great.
While others often try too hard, you look like you picked up the right pieces without a lot of thought and just look relaxed.
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post #7897 of 15879
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


So do the buttons on a coat. Leaving one undone is not some immutable thing, it was done to flatter an english king who got to fat to close the bottom button on his suits, and just stuck.

 

it used to be because of king edward but then tailors started designing and constructing their suits in a way where bottom buttons were really not meant to be buttoned. go ahead try it. it looks like shit.

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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Threadbearer, I really like your casual outfits!
The polos seem to fit you perfectly and because you seem to feel very comfy in them, the overall impression of your looks is great.
While others often try too hard, you look like you picked up the right pieces without a lot of thought and just look relaxed.
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That's a great compliment. Thank you! Truth is, I put a LOT of effort into this, and so I'm delighted to hear that it isn't obvious.
post #7899 of 15879
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

That's a great compliment. Thank you! Truth is, I put a LOT of effort into this, and so I'm delighted to hear that it isn't obvious.

Well I'd say that you're doing it right if that's the case. The best things look effortless and especially when they took awhile to do.

When I try something new, it often looks like I'm trying and that's something I want to avoid. However, when I do something that I know works, it achieves the look I want at the end of the day when things are a bit rumpled. I would like to replicate that nonchalance, but it's difficult.
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Threadbearer, your effort definitely pays off!
HansderHund explained it perfectly, there is a lot of trial & error needed till one achieves a coherent look which looks effortles and you seem to have found some combinations which work very well for you.
Another aspect I really like about your outfits is their simplicity.
If you have a look at the whnay's good taste thread for example, there is a lot of technical discussion about textures, colour balance, combination of patterns etc. but in the end what matters just as much as an absolute knowledge about those, is whether the wearer looks comfortable in his clothes or not.
That's also the point which most iGents fail at.
They focus too much on applying basic rules, following iGent hypes and listening to what others like in clothing in general, instead of asking themselves what they enjoy wearing.
You seem to be open-minded and listen to critisism while not changing your prefered aesthetics too much, which is great.
Of course keeping it simple means there are less items you could fail to combine, but to me it does take nothing away from a successful outfit.
Truth be told I prefer calm outfits over those who just have too much spreez about them.
Spoo developed in the right direction in my opinion.
Holdfast is another example.
He generally picks items which I wouldn't wear myself but he always looks to enjoy himself, which makes his posts very inspiring to myself.

Keep going mate nod[1].gif
Edited by Louis XIV - 8/6/12 at 7:06am
post #7901 of 15879

from the weekend

 

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Boy, do I slouch forward!





(Black and brown faux pas, I know!)
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

from the weekend

 

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Pretty cool, like this.

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^ a thousand thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr_Incognito View Post

What brand are the jeans Fuuma?

APC new standards
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