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post #31 of 185
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Originally Posted by Cambel View Post


For me: "that person owns no real dress pants"--particularly when it's on "young" people (that 18-34 demographic, I guess).
I can see how some of the earlier posted pics work as conscious attempts to integrate formal and informal elements. But I'm not a fan of how jeans, a tie, and a sweater counts for formal for many young people mainly because that's all they have in their closet.
I would have agreed that jeans and running shoes is "bad" until I had to go to physical therapy for ankle problems and needed shoes that were comfortable to walk around in. I remember reading on blogs and such that the right, well-fitted, usually expensive dress shoe can be just as comfortable as sneakers. I've never found that to be true and still don't buy it.


I just thought running shoes looked fine with jeans.  In college plenty of guys did that, but then I guess most people here would think we all had bad taste.  Cambel, have you tried wearing cole haan shoes?  I read they are formal shoes that are made by nike with a nike air sole for comfort.

post #32 of 185
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Originally Posted by pnin22 View Post

a) Military-inspired coats (i.e. with epaulets).

This guy says they're not a trend smile.gif

post #33 of 185
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Originally Posted by CushyCouture View Post


Cambel, have you tried wearing cole haan shoes?  I read they are formal shoes that are made by nike with a nike air sole for comfort.

I've seen those, but they just look silly to me. They have a formal upper with a very conspicuous and clashing Lunarlon (or whatever it's called) sole. Might as well commit and get a the LunarGlide itself. Don't get me wrong: I find that a well chosen running shoe with jeans can indeed look pretty sharp.
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This guy says they're not a trend smile.gif

I was thinking more like this:
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Man this thread made me look to see if I wasn't accidentally on AAAC with those old farts.
post #36 of 185
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Originally Posted by Cambel View Post


I've seen those, but they just look silly to me. They have a formal upper with a very conspicuous and clashing Lunarlon (or whatever it's called) sole. Might as well commit and get a the LunarGlide itself. Don't get me wrong: I find that a well chosen running shoe with jeans can indeed look pretty sharp.

 

Nah those are a different breed all together.  The main CH/Nike line of dress shoes look like regular dress shoes with regular looking outsoles.

post #37 of 185
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

My guess is you're VERY young. My god have we gotten to the point that wearing a tie is formal wear? A tie something every school boy had to wear. Every shop clerk.

+1. That's what I had to wear in school every day - a tie and blazer. Sadly, nowadays, even wearing a button-up shirt is considered "too dressed up" by many.
post #38 of 185
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4. Pleats vs. Flat Front: Pleats are for larger thighs, Flat fronts are for trimmer people. This is their designed function.

This is simply not true.

I know that in a day and age where something that has been in fashion for 3 years is "traditional" it can be hard for people to believe, but at various points in history men in the Western world have considered it fashionable to have wider leg openings on their trousers, rather than narrower as is the present fashion. Pleats allow for maximal leg opening without having a negative taper (aka bell bottoms).

The choice between pleated and flat front certainly had nothing to do with the look of the top of the trousers, as this difference would not normally have been visible - this is only an issue in the modern era, when men routinely wear trousers without jackets.

Unless you think Fred Astaire wasn't sufficiently "trim" to wear flat front pants and therefore was forced to wear pleats:



post #39 of 185
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post


+1. That's what I had to wear in school every day - a tie and blazer. Sadly, nowadays, even wearing a button-up shirt is considered "too dressed up" by many.We

Well LA-DI-DAH!  Sorry I didn't attend Phillips Exeter like you blue bloods did.  lol j/k

post #40 of 185
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This is simply not true.
I know that in a day and age where something that has been in fashion for 3 years is "traditional" it can be hard for people to believe, but at various points in history men in the Western world have considered it fashionable to have wider leg openings on their trousers, rather than narrower as is the present fashion. Pleats allow for maximal leg opening without having a negative taper (aka bell bottoms).
The choice between pleated and flat front certainly had nothing to do with the look of the top of the trousers, as this difference would not normally have been visible - this is only an issue in the modern era, when men routinely wear trousers without jackets.

That may have been the fashion then, but weren't pleats originally designed to expand when the wearer had a thicker thigh or when the wearer sat down? That way the pleat expanded and closed when necessary. I may be wrong, but just because something was fashionable once, does not mean that the item was designed for said fashion trend (again it may actually be the case, but this was my understanding).
post #41 of 185
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Originally Posted by CushyCouture View Post


Cambel, have you tried wearing cole haan shoes?  I read they are formal shoes that are made by nike with a nike air sole for comfort.

^ say what ?

so you're saying jeans and tie is plain wrong, yet you advise somebody to try ColeHaans... facepalm.gif
post #42 of 185
Pleather with everything.
Knock-off Moncler coats.
Anything hipster. I don't really know what that implies, but it sounds good and is probably inline with the SF groupthink.
Edited by MikeDT - 10/22/12 at 2:37am
post #43 of 185
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Originally Posted by pnin22 View Post

I was thinking more like this:

Details...where to kop?
post #44 of 185
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Originally Posted by CushyCouture View Post

Well LA-DI-DAH!  Sorry I didn't attend Phillips Exeter like you blue bloods did.  lol j/k

If you grew up in the UK, chances are that a school uniform was compulsory at secondary school (equivalent of high school). I went to an all boys school comprehensive school in the mid-80s and not only was a school uniform compulsory, but we were all assigned to a 'house' (mine was Oxford) and each house had their own badge wirh a house colour (a horizontal bar - Oxford was orange) which had to be sewn on to your blazer. The badge also denoted which year you were in.

Ties, if memory, serves correct, were regimental striped.

Posh? The clue is 'comprehensive' i.e. state school which did not restrict entry based upon academic qualifications. The classes were streamed (restricted by ability) after the 1st term.

Essentially, an attempt to make gentlemen out of boys who grew up on council estates. Not too dissimilar to 'Lord of the Flies'.

Looking back, and looking at kids now in their uniforms, it is a good idea to associates kids with a school's identity, and avoid the fashion shows if kids are allowed to wear casual clothing. I still remember one of the few days when we were allowed to attend school in our casual clothing. One kid attended in his school white shirt and black trousers and literally was 'cussed' (became the subject of ridicule) for the entire day.

Aside from reminiscences that scarred generations of children, I actually like the military, structured overcoats. The less said about the camp sports coat, the better. There does really need to be a SF Hall of Shame. That would be exhibit número uno.

P.s. This thread has whetted my appetite to check out a few of the menswear titles on the subject - especially the history of menswear to understand the difference between stylistic preferences and fashion vagaries.
post #45 of 185
-anything hipster -cargo pants -skinny jeans -camo -Sperrys
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