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post #8071 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

The whole notion of iGentry is complete bullshit and is not worth considering for even a fraction of a second.


To some degree, I agree.  I would be amused by HRH's reaction to being accused of pandering to the iGentry (once one explained what it meant!).

post #8072 of 12675
At the very least if you wear a DB you have to accept that it's unusual and embrace the dandy factor. It's hard or even impossible to look nonchalant and unaffected as a youngish guy in a DB, which is not to say that some guys don't pull it off and look really good.
post #8073 of 12675

I've heard people call other men "dandies" when they were wearing a simple SB navy blazer... I mean, if you already care enough about clothes to wear a nice SC when you are not required to, I don't think people around you are going to notice the difference between SB and DB. They won't go beyond the "nice suit" comment anyways...


Edited by RDiaz - 3/18/13 at 3:32pm
post #8074 of 12675
Oh, I think they will.
post #8075 of 12675

I think in a world where wearing a tie is considered dandy-ish a DB is just too much. A lot of guys here strive for a look that's nice to look at for the people out there who don't know the first thing about style, prompting them to notice something they can't quite put their finger on. Subtle is the word, isn't it?

 

DBs are a stylistic punch in the face for most people, imo. Even when I wasn't much into clothes I noticed when someone wore one. And I can't remember liking them for whatever reason. Maybe they were/are that much different from what most are to seeing.

post #8076 of 12675
There are so many factors -- your age, social position, profession, geographical location, even your personality -- that determine whether or not wearing a DB will look out of place.
It's beyond me why you think it's worth having an argument over.
post #8077 of 12675

Well, so far no one has noticed my DB's were actually "different", while I've been called "dandy" for wearing a cream SB cotton jacket.

Really, at least around here, the buttoning type is the last thing people looks at. A glen plaid will catch their attention much quicker. Maybe it's because there are DB peacoats and overcoats all over the place.

post #8078 of 12675
Some of you are going a bit too far. A DB is notable and at least a bit conspicuous, but it falls short of a punch in the face. Now, an actual punch in the face - that's fashion statement. Hardly anybody goes around punching people in the face anymore. Must be the unleaded gasoline.
post #8079 of 12675

I don't see why you'd think I'd want to start an argument. I'm just saying that DBs will always stand out and that's something most here want to avoid.

post #8080 of 12675
Thread Starter 
I still wear DB, but only solid blue and solid gray. I don't get many comments but I do get odd stares.
post #8081 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

I don't see why you'd think I'd want to start an argument. I'm just saying that DBs will always stand out and that's something most here want to avoid.

Hrm.
post #8082 of 12675

You would actually get more odd stares here wearing a DB navy suit than wearing a DB plaid odd jacket. Simply because the DB suit looks more formal, more imposing.

post #8083 of 12675
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Hrm.


 At least in this thread, no?

post #8084 of 12675

Are we actually talking about a business environment here? If so, I agree DB might be a bit over the top.

post #8085 of 12675
I wore a brown flannel with crimson shadow stripe DB suit today. I was reminded by this thread to button both buttons late in the day.
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