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post #76 of 118
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Lazarus, is that you? It's like visiting old friends.

hehehehe. i did not even notice this
post #77 of 118
This is a good question. I would say:

1. Pair of bespoke shoes.
2. Handmade chalk stripe suit.
3. A fine grey flannel suit.
4. A quality set of accessories such as belt, wallet, watch and umbrella and briefcase.
5. Quality set of fine cotton shirts.

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To paraphrase Proust, elegance is never far from simplicity.

You've been talking to Ciro?
post #78 of 118
Wow Raincityclotheshound....That handle brings back memories from the GQ Forum. Just the name made me homesick for the Emerald City. A part of me hoped that Raincityclotheshound changed his name to "j" Don't suppose that is the case....
post #79 of 118
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Wow Raincityclotheshound....That handle brings back memories from the GQ Forum. Just the name made me homesick for the Emerald City. A part of me hoped that Raincityclotheshound changed his name to "j" Don't suppose that is the case....
Nope, it's not me. I saved something you may find interesting, though...

http://styleforum.net/020225.htm
post #80 of 118
Holly thread revival Batman!
post #81 of 118
to look stylish:
1. sophisticated woman beside you.
2. individual style
3. cushion job that brings you money, cards, car(s), and prestige
4. be unconscious of how you wear your clothes
5. remain cool, and patient under 90F climate.
post #82 of 118
1. Panache
2. The means
3. Education
4. Good health
5. A fine wardrobe
post #83 of 118
Two points re: all the "woman" posts: (1) I've known many stylish gay men. (2) It's highly amusing to see "woman" listed as an "item" alongside wristwatches, cufflinks and the like.
post #84 of 118
shirt
pants
shoes
left sock
right sock

that's 5, you're covered! *rimshot*
post #85 of 118
1-Self confidence, in anything you do.
2-Pride of appearance, without being self-absorbed.
3-The ability to start a conversation, or walk into one, and hold your own.
4-The ability to react to any situation. Examples include, extricating a friend from making a fool of himself in public, or deflecting hostility with a well timed put-down (subtle or otherwise, whether in a large or small group)
5-Being receptive to new ideas, styles, opinions, etc.
post #86 of 118
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Originally Posted by ikemen View Post
to look stylish:
1. sophisticated woman beside you.
2. individual style
3. cushion job that brings you money, cards, car(s), and prestige
4. be unconscious of how you wear your clothes
5. remain cool, and patient under 90F climate.

You and I are polar opposites on points 1 and 3. ;]

A few people have mentioned women in their responses, and at least one has called them out on it.

Do some of you really feel the need to 'outsource' the feeling of being stylish to another person, or are you increasing your own sense of style through being in their orbit?
post #87 of 118
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
shirt
pants
shoes
left sock
right sock

that's 5, you're covered! *rimshot*
You could've counted "pair of socks" as one. Then you wouldn't be wearing no underwear right now.
post #88 of 118
1. Frock coat
2. Morning coat
3. Dress suit
4. Button boots (calf skin for the day, patent leather for the evening)
5. Stiff detachable collar shirt

Amongst important accessories are quality cufflinks, button studs, top hat - but above all an exquisitely well dressed and beautiful young lady to sport on your arm.
post #89 of 118
1.. nice watch (in the same level of quality as your shoes)
2.. fedora (in the same level of quality as your shoes)
3. fine quality writing instrument
4. loud colored cashmere scarf (as least 4 ply)
5. alligator case for eyeglasses
post #90 of 118
Great topic. I can't even remember if I've chimed in on this one in the past

Here's my contribution, because I was exploring this very topic personally, to ensure i had covered "all the items" required in a gentleman's wardrobe (my list was about 15 or 20 necessary items). So, I won't be purchasing ANY sartorial items for a good long time.

1. The perfect navy suit. Single breasted, good midweight cloth, 2 or three button jacket and double vented back, flat front trousers optional. The ideal suit for a hot date in NYC, wear the jacket as a blazer, interviews, weddings, or speak at a podium or on TV. Must be altered by a great tailor, not matter where you purchase it-- online or otherwise. 1/4" to 1/2" of shirtsleeve showing at the cuff.

2. A proper white dress shirt, with very little to no tie space where the sides of the collar meet at the top, forming an inverted "V". Trust me-- no tie space just looks sharper. point collar, no buttondowns for this one!

3. An English umbrella. I finally found one that fit the bill at Swaine Adney Brigg in London, solid wood shaft a must. Keep it in the back seat or trunk of the car. #3 can also be substitued for a nice light blue dress shirt. same important points as #2.

4. English plain captoe shoes (or the simplest wingtip pattern you can find) , in black or brown, with as much hand-craftsmanship as you can afford. Crockett and Jones Audley model (which CAN be found at discount, i.e. plal, ebay, etc.) seems to be a great choice, because it has a more elegant shape and overall sharper look than most allen edmonds, alden, or church's I've seen.

5. A good wristwatch, in steel if that's what fits your budget, white or pink gold if your budget allows. Must be the real mcoy-- an authentic swiss army or timex watch beats a fake rolex any day of the week. A steel bracelet goes with everything except a tuxedo, leather band should usually match your belt and shoes.

I would say the gentleman with these five items would be ready for just about anything-- and his monthly budget could surely afford a necktie, white pocket hankerchief (folded in the square TV fold, of course!), or reasonably priced leather belt from time to time-- and these other accessories need not be outrageously expensive or of the highest quality, if you've got the above 5 done right.
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