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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post


Every time I lurk in SW&D, I ask myself if they really wear that out in the streets. I know I cannot but it's all difference in taste.

I mean ... for me it's not about being self-conscious at all. The reason I called the whole narrative aspect silly (aside from simply thinking that it is) is that it really only makes sense during that brief snapshot of time where you take the picture. And I've seen some really wordy descriptions surrounding outfits to the point where I couldn't even finish reading them.

If you then go to Burger King for a #6, your spot's blown up unless that is also part of the art of storytelling.
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@TM79
 you think you'd look something like this? lol8%5B1%5D.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Dude's a baller.

Haha ... a little different than that. I think I'd be able to put together a good outfit but the "what the hell am I even doing here" expression on my face would take away from it.
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Hmmm. I thought Crusty worked at an investment bank. I may have misremembered.
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IT executive or somesuch at an investment bank is my recollection. Bon vivant in reality, however.

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

I dont know about that, UC. Parker and ManOfKent aren't spring chickens (although I am a terrible judge of age, so ...) and I believe Clag's mother has a penchant for swd style dressing in the yohji manner. Perhaps this would be more comfortable over that tush?

Thanks, but there needs to be a balance between tautly stretched denim and draperies without a drapery rod. As for age vs. attitude, I fear that my attitude is fairly strait-laced, even if I were wearing denim (and I do own and wear jeans on occasion).

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I disagree with a lot of this - not the part where you are talking about yourself specifically since it would be really weird to disagree with that when you're the expert.

I just mean it's less about age and more about how you carry yourself. I forget if it was Pitti or somewhere else, but I saw pictures of a couple Asian guys who were probably 60+ years old in streetwear and they looked totally comfortable and awesome.

Put that same outfit on me and I'd probably look like a total asshole. I'm far from uptight, but I don't have a lot of the streetwear personas that people want to project.

See above - my persona is still "New England WASP", streetwear or no streetwear.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

sexagenarian = older gentleman who still has sex?

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I still qualify.

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

To become fully qualified, one must have at least one sexual encounter a month for a whole year over the age of 55.

I more than qualify.

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

It's not about that, it's about context, silly.
IIRC crust works for a museum. Not exactly the right context, even if it's in the arts...

In a perfect world, I'd be the curator of drawings at the Morgan Library, but as it is, I'm merely an administrative drone in a very large bank.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I would love to see Sir Crus try SW&D. Which museum does he work at? If not infringing upon his confidentiality. PM would be better.

Every time I lurk in SW&D, I ask myself if they really wear that out in the streets. I know I cannot but it's all difference in taste.

For your answer, see above.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Hmmm. I thought Crusty worked at an investment bank. I may have misremembered.

Not an investment bank per se, but in that general neck of the woods.
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

IT executive or somesuch at an investment bank is my recollection. Bon vivant in reality, however.

Bon vivant I'll lay claim to - thanks, SeaJen!
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Thread Starter 

@SeaJen

 

Indeed. Mama Claghorn actually owns at least one piece from Yohji. Though I'm sure she got it at a discount somewhere. She does a lot of boutique shopping and when she does get something from an expensive designer, it always seems to be steeply discounted.

 

 

If there were a SW&D Claghorn, he'd wear drapey stuff. That would be his look. But Real Claghorn wouldn't feel comfortable wearing such things at his age. He doesn't begrudge other people older than him dressing in a such a way; he just has a bug up his butt about such things. And no one should wear what they aren't comfortable in.

 

But I actually like a nice drapey outfit more than I like a nice CM outfit. Or not. I don't know. It's just different. I think if I had to just look at one type of clothing forever, it would be drapey SW&D. If I had to think about only one type of clothing forever, it would be CM.

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I still qualify.
I more than qualify.

Props man! I just hope I can still get around any time past the age of 50 :slayer: 

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

Props man! I just hope I can still get around any time past the age of 50 icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif 

Don't worry - there is no set end-of-warranty date on the working parts.
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Don't worry - there is no set end-of-warranty date on the working parts.

Maybe, but there's no guarantee of anything except self-operation, either.

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

Maybe, but there's no guarantee of anything except self-operation, either.

That's always been the problem with that biological function - one always needs at least one other agreeable party - but that's not a problem particular to any age range, in my experience.
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 agreeable party

That may be your experience, but... :sly:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Joking)

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

@Claghorn I really like that, great pick. I would love to pick up something similar - PM with deets? smile.gif


Messaged. And we'll probably be getting this, one of two hundred (not my top choice by far, but Mrs. Claghorn finds my tastes boring. She also says the same about most of my outfits that have less than 3 patterns):

http://artshopkorea.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?branduid=11444&search=Kim%2Cwhan-ki&sort=

 

 

 

More on Kim Whanki:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2012/01/135_102292.html

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@SeaJen

 

Indeed. Mama Claghorn actually owns at least one piece from Yohji. Though I'm sure she got it at a discount somewhere. She does a lot of boutique shopping and when she does get something from an expensive designer, it always seems to be steeply discounted.

 

 

If there were a SW&D Claghorn, he'd wear drapey stuff. That would be his look. But Real Claghorn wouldn't feel comfortable wearing such things at his age. He doesn't begrudge other people older than him dressing in a such a way; he just has a bug up his butt about such things. And no one should wear what they aren't comfortable in.

 

But I actually like a nice drapey outfit more than I like a nice CM outfit. Or not. I don't know. It's just different. I think if I had to just look at one type of clothing forever, it would be drapey SW&D. If I had to think about only one type of clothing forever, it would be CM.

 

 

So basically you just really want to be a ninja.

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Looking at this very nice pic again. The tie is probably navy but due to the light and my monitor, it looks like a bluish gun metal. Which would be a great combination with a light grey suit like this. Anyone here who knows a tie brand that carries a colour like that?
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