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2) I am genuinely curious on what Conne's take on F. Corbera will be like.

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post #32 of 228

I plan on dedicating one day, say, over the xMas holiday to just read that threak. smile.gif

My nomination:
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So, I met some friends at a local bar recently. I wore navy Mabitex houndstooth pants, a white Oxford, a blue blazer (no tie), and bluchers. Yes, I was dressed better than anyone in this casual sports bar. A good friend, female 32, said I was dressing like an old man. (This is not some tacky Jersey Shore type either, but an educated professional) For example, she could not get over the padded shoulders that protrude a bit when propping your elbows up on a bar stool. To be clear, I am not trying to dress like a 20-something. In fact, I dove into the SF realm in order to age gracefully. However, I am NOT trying to age myself prematurely either! The next day, I gave this some thought. I think there is merit to this. There is a very fine line b/w dressing like an old man and looking "GQ/Esquire" sharp (for lack of a better term). As you know, one subtle item can swing the entire vibe of an outfit. So, what is the tipping point? For one, I think a light blazer vs. dark blazer is a huge differentiator. Rarely do I see young 20s "GQ" models wearing loud checked "vintage golf pant" blazers. (Evidenced by Uniqlo, H&M, etc) It's always dark jeans, white oxford (or T), and dark blazer. To that end, I think I'll avoid any blazer that is not grey or navy. Even tweed I have given away or stopped wearing. If there is a pattern, it has to be DARK and SUBTLE. I have been doing this from the start, but now it's "official". Next, I also think choice of pants is a huge determinant. Wearing dress slacks (even if slim fit) gives off a very different vibe than dark jeans. Stiff and formal vs. hip and casual. 40s vs 20s? For now, I love wearing slacks, but also realize it's best to sport jeans if I am on a date with a 20-something female. Choice of tie. First, I rarely ties in social settings, as much as I'd like to (overdressed, trying to hard, out of place, etc) It's just too over the top, and only at certain venues would it fly (fundraiser vs. local happy hour) But, if I do wear a tie, it is something with texture or character (Drake's Shatung, square knits, grenadines, purples, etc) ie: I'm avoiding generic "corporate drone" ties. These are 3 measures I have decided to take. Has anyone else in their 20s and 30s also struggled with this fine line?

Edited by bellyhungry - 7/6/12 at 10:10am
post #33 of 228
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I like some of these, but excepting the handful of "serious" contributions, I am thinking 2 things:
1) SW&D is going to kick your collective asses all over the forum and confine you to the depths of AF's hell (the cars, automobiles, and other consumer tech and home stuff forum)


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I nominate the green Hermes wallet thread
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This is an awesome thread - Thank you Manton.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/59653/a-tour-of-northampton

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I nominate this thread.
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post #39 of 228
Oh. You said "best POSTS!" I submitted threads. shog[1].gif
Nevermind.

Official Men's Clothing memes thread. by Ich_Dien

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Not my own but I'll start the ball rolling:
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Also, this one.

The State of Black Tie: Your Observations by mafoofan


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So, I just went to a black tie wedding over the weekend in D.C. and made some observations of what people wore. I don't go to black tie events more than once or twice a year so my exposure is highly limited. So, I thought it might be interesting to compare and contrast with others on the forum have observed. What is the state of black tie, in your personal experience? Please provide some context (ex: 1% vs. 99% guest list . . . j/k j/k, calm down).
My observations:
The event was an evening wedding at a nice hotel in D.C. (black tie stipulated on invitation), with ~250 guests (no children invited) who were mostly professionals and covered a very broad age spectrum (20-80 years old).
Almost all men wore black, but just as many wore black suits as proper dinner jackets. Of those wearing dinner jackets, the vast majority had something 'wrong' per the rules circulated on the forums: lots of two- or three-button single-breasted jackets, more notch lapels than peak lapels, vents almost universally present. More esoteric options were almost entirely absent. One other person other than myself wore a shawl lapeled jacket.
Shirts were mostly white, regularly buttoning business shirts. I only noticed two or three men in studs, and they were all older gentlemen. All studs I saw were simple onyx on gold or silver. I noticed no other guests wearing single cuffs. However, I also noticed no barrel cuffs, either. Everyone wore French cuffs.
Cummerbunds and vests were rare. Maybe a third or fourth of the men there wore bow ties. The clear majority wore long, black ties. A surprising number wore pocket squares, but not well--lots of folded white silk.
Shoes were a random assortment. It appeared as if men simply picked whatever black business shoes they happen to own. A lot of ugly square-toed loafers. Lots of cap toes, brogues and derbies. I saw maybe four or five other men in patent leather. No evening slippers to be seen.
There seemed to be no discernible norm for women. Some wore short cocktail dresses (as my wife did) and some wore long, floor-length gowns. Some even wore dressy blouses with short skirts. Generally the dress length correlated with age. Many had the good sense to wear some sort of shawl during the ceremony (which was very religious), but I was surprised by the number that remained bare shouldered. At the past few non-black tie weddings I've been to, shawls were universally worn during the ceremony.

Edited by Digmenow - 7/7/12 at 8:31pm
post #40 of 228
The what's-this-guy-doin'-in-the-shitter thread.

Suspense.

At its finest.

Happy Christmas!
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Thread Starter 
About 3 hours before I post the fist winnar of the week.
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About 3 hours before I post the fist winnar of the week.

Who'll be doing the fisting? bounce2.gif
post #43 of 228
I nominate this guy. His post, while simple, captured precisely what we were thinking.
post #44 of 228
Thread Starter 
SWD: 1; MC:0

Stanley van Buren nominating Synthese: http://www.styleforum.net/t/303455/the-contentedness-thread/50_50#post_5570378

Don't be the guys getting beat up by hooligans while they talk about how 1) things just weren't what they were once, and 2) how, when you were with the SAS/IDF/Marines, you would have kicked ass, but for that bum knee/pillow fists/never having been in a fight since grade 3.

More nominations needed if you guys are going to have a chance at this.
post #45 of 228
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SWD: 1; MC:0
Stanley van Buren nominating Synthese: http://www.styleforum.net/t/303455/the-contentedness-thread/50_50#post_5570378
Don't be the guys getting beat up by hooligans while they talk about how 1) things just weren't what they were once, and 2) how, when you were with the SAS/IDF/Marines, you would have kicked ass, but for that bum knee/pillow fists/never having been in a fight since grade 3.
More nominations needed if you guys are going to have a chance at this.

That dude in the winning looks like an 'Edward of Twlight fame' wannabe ffffuuuu.gif
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