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post #31 of 39
Nice to see the traditional warm welcome to the SF community is alive and well. New guy joins StyleForum and attempts to stimulate a conversation about, er, style... and all he gets is snark. Sorry if his prose style was too "gay" for you, but in case you hadn't noticed we're a bunch of guys talking about clothes so methinks someone protesteth too much.

I agree, tweed jackets and luxurious sweaters are two of the best reasons to be glad summer is over. Personally not so sure about desert boots and tortoiseshell. My top 5 would include a fairisle vest, and this year I'm interested in a quilted blazer. Cucinelli and other Italians have had them for a while and now even Brooks Brothers does. As for totes, I think you have to be careful. If you're young enough you can get away with it, and if you're old enough you probably won't care, but I'm neither and always feel self-conscious with a tote. Regarding colors, it's true, earth tones for fall is hardly news. I hope we'll see some bolder colors in stores, also – not just muted tans and browns, but orange, moss green, wine.

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post #32 of 39
Other than the tote, aka manpurse, I don't see the relevance of this thread, these are standard item most men should already have. In fact, reading that list, I'm back in 1987. I believe real tortoise accessories have been illegal since the 80s. Back in the day, the "modern" silhouette was baggy Donegal, think Perry Ellis, when he was alive and started to make his name. The tortoise shell frames preppy glasses were Vuarnet or something like that and the signature sweater was either trad Aran or Fair Isle (John T. Molloy) or modern from Kansai Yamamoto, Byblos or Perry Ellis. Been there, done that. I still wish I had those sweaters, the Kansai had a dragon and the Byblos was chunky, hand knit with doggies on it if I remember correctly. The more things change, the more they remain the same...
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by TintinATL View Post

Nice to see the traditional warm welcome to the SF community is alive and well. New guy joins StyleForum and attempts to stimulate a conversation about, er, style... and all he gets is snark. Sorry if his prose style was too "gay" for you, but in case you hadn't noticed we're a bunch of guys talking about clothes so methinks someone protesteth too much.

Well I thought I was reading GQ or Ralph Lauren catalogue product descriptions for a moment, when I read the first post.

What's it about anyway, joined SF to plug his blog?
post #34 of 39
Filson 261 is solid if you must tote
post #35 of 39
Oh it looks as if you're right. Hadn't seen that. Oh well...

Speaking of blogs, been enjoying yours for a while, without realising the SF connection.
post #36 of 39
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Oh it looks as if you're right. Hadn't seen that. Oh well...
Speaking of blogs, been enjoying yours for a while, without realising the SF connection.

Thanks, smile.gif it's only something I do occasionally. Not related to clothes, except for the odd really bad knock-off..haha.
post #37 of 39
It's weird to see a tote being recommended as a Fall item when I could only see myself using one for trips to the beach, pool and lake.
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by Ivon View Post

Other than the tote, aka manpurse, I don't see the relevance of this thread, these are standard item most men should already have. In fact, reading that list, I'm back in 1987. I believe real tortoise accessories have been illegal since the 80s. Back in the day, the "modern" silhouette was baggy Donegal, think Perry Ellis, when he was alive and started to make his name. The tortoise shell frames preppy glasses were Vuarnet or something like that and the signature sweater was either trad Aran or Fair Isle (John T. Molloy) or modern from Kansai Yamamoto, Byblos or Perry Ellis. Been there, done that. I still wish I had those sweaters, the Kansai had a dragon and the Byblos was chunky, hand knit with doggies on it if I remember correctly. The more things change, the more they remain the same...

Tortoise shell was banned under CITES in 73. The BVI is not a signatory, however, and I enjoyed a nice sea turtle steak there until I realized I was eating a threatened species.
post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by Misanthropist View Post

There are some threads wherein one can just tell that the responses are going to be snark-laden before one even opens the thread. 


Speaking strictly for oneself, one would have been a bit disappointed had one opened this thread and found otherwise.

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