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post #2041 of 2740
Agreed, it usually looks pretty effortless on him. Always find it funny the way some of them get it so wrong, even crossing their legs or dropping their hip is wrong, as they give us a brief glimpse into their graffiti-strewn 'thug life' in the 'concrete jungle'.
Edited by covskin - 6/15/16 at 3:36am
post #2042 of 2740
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Agreed, it usually looks pretty effortless on him. Always find it funny the way some of them get it so wrong, even crossing their legs or dropping their hip is wrong, as they give us a brief glimpse into their graffiti-strewn 'thug life' in the 'concrete jungle'.

You're a hard man...

post #2043 of 2740
Here's another suit Mr. K - cross posted from CM WAYWT. Details on the blog ...

post #2044 of 2740
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Love the suit @Thin White Duke - why not continue the event into June?

 

Thanks for the support in the Friday Challenge, gents. I feel very honoured to have won in that august company.

 

Edit:

 

Inspired by EFV's visit to Pitti 90, here is the new Friday Challenge:

 

NEW CHALLENGE IS UP:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/524780/friday-challenge-june-17-2016-pitti-peacock


Edited by Mr Knightley - 6/15/16 at 5:31am
post #2045 of 2740
Well, Wednesday was charity shop day - not a sausage!
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He always has a great American look but here is let down IMO by belt loops and no belt...



Hang on a minute... from 1966 to 1970 I wore Levis and sta-prest and such with no belt, none of us did, empty belt-loops all round!
post #2046 of 2740
Yes, I don't really get that 'rule'. I can see why there should be no loops, in some circumstances, but not why loops, if present, must always be used. That is like a 'rule' that requires you to fill your buttonhole with a flower and your top pocket with a hankie.
post #2047 of 2740
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I agree but wearing a boutonnière and a hanky can put a smile on your face. Belt loops just look better in use IMO.
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I agree but wearing a boutonnière and a hanky can put a smile on your face. Belt loops just look better in use IMO.

This.
Just because 'we' did something in the past doesn't make it sacrosanct. We live and learn. I probably did this myself as a youngun but these days I think belt loops look naked without a belt. It turns out every single pair of strides I own except my dinner suit have belt loops and so a belt is always worn. Anyway there's something masculine and primeval strapping a slice of cow's hide around your waist. We gentlemen no longer carry swords and have to discard pocket knives within sight of any airport. It's one of the last manly things left to us in the modern world!
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This.
Just because 'we' did something in the past doesn't make it sacrosanct. We live and learn. I probably did this myself as a youngun but these days I think belt loops look naked without a belt. It turns out every single pair of strides I own except my dinner suit have belt loops and so a belt is always worn. Anyway there's something masculine and primeval strapping a slice of cow's hide around your waist. We gentlemen no longer carry swords and have to discard pocket knives within sight of any airport. It's one of the last manly things left to us in the modern world!


Well put Duke.  I remember thinking at the time that wearing skinny braces and not using a belt was one of the less acceptable aspects of what we had to do for the sake of The Look.  I returned to belts in the early 70s with a sense of relief.

 

Today my bespoke trousers and some others have buttons for proper braces and I do wear these occasionally, but always feel happier in that slice of cow's hide:D

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Just because 'we' did something in the past doesn't make it sacrosanct.

Accepted, but it wasn't what I was saying, or perhaps it's better to say it wasn't what I meant.

One of the reasons we didn't wear belts back in the day was because our Levis shrank to fit, and they didn't need a belt.*

Maybe the cat in the hat's strides hold themselves up without one. Maybe he's going for a fairly minimalist look. Who can say? My comment was meant to convey the sense of, well, if our thread is about 'the look goes on', then it's just a wee bit ironic if we criticise someone for something that was part of that look. Nothing more than that. smile.gif


*1967. I can remember when a kid down my street got himself a brand new pair of 'trendy' jeans and a massively wide belt. I style-policed him and told him thick belts on hipsters were 'out'. "Well, what kind of belts are 'in' then?" he asked, and I was a bit nonplussed as to what to say, because at the time I didn't quite get the shrink-to-fit concept, and quite honestly I thought he might laugh if I re-told him about a mate of mine wading into the sea in his new Levis. I stood there thinking "I'm going to have to tell him his mum bought him the wrong kind of jeans in the first place..."
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I think we also had slim, well-defined waists in those far-off days, which helped trousers stay up without support.  I'm speaking for myself of course when I say that isn't always true now:mad:   The cat in the hat has no such worries...

post #2052 of 2740

Funny thing is that for a few days it just happened i wore my STF 501s without a belt, as liked said MoM it doesn't need one, and with a Brutus shirt i thought it was a kind of cool summer look.. But i felt a bit uncomfortable with that, just strange for me to wear trousers without belt. So i've finally put a light belt (kind of braided elastic one) on my 501 since yesterday, and i must say it looks much better. 

 

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Yes, I don't really get that 'rule'. I can see why there should be no loops, in some circumstances, but not why loops, if present, must always be used. That is like a 'rule' that requires you to fill your buttonhole with a flower and your top pocket with a hankie.
In terms of colour coordination, certain rules apply,
Red and Green, should never be seen, except upon an Irish Queen- the meaning of which Ive never fathomed.
Apart from anything else if you mix those two one might appear like a Macaw Parrot.

Red and Pink, plus Brown and Black, and additionally Black and Navy, I buy into.
I do think Green and Blue can sometimes get along however. In 82 I bought an Emerald and Navy diamond Pringle V Neck from Sharps of Kensington which I adored. It cost 42 quid which was a fair bit of dough back then
Edited by skinny legs - 6/17/16 at 3:39am
post #2054 of 2740
^ Interesting that. Red and green I agree but I think red and pink might work, in a monochrome sort of way. Agree on brown and black, too dull, but disagree again on blue and navy - another monochrome - though I do have to actively guard against a 'too blue' look, easy to fall into.
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The Friday Challenge this time is based on last week's Pitti Uomo and has produced some interesting outfits.  Voting here:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/524780/friday-challenge-june-17-2016-pitti-peacock

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