(VersaceMan @ 07 Aug. 2004, 12:09)
Originally Posted by LabelKing,06 Aug. 2004, 5:12
How about a lime green slim YSL shirt from Hedi Slimane's era with white aviators, and a pair of burgundy socks with Sergio Rossi pointed loafers in a black patent leather.
Boy, you'd get shot wearing that in my 'hood. (this would have more relevance if you watch 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force'...ok, so I substituted 'wearing' for 'listening to'...anyway, back to topic) Well, maybe not shot, but at least you'd get some stares wearing that in the city I live. Â Unfortunately, most people here aren't as fashion-forward as NY or LA, so everything that is the least bit out of the ordinary would cause (negative) attention. Even the other day when I wore a leaf green dress shirt untucked with light beige cotton/linen slacks, and a pair of brown leather sandals, I was getting quite a few stares at Target.
That sounds like a perfectly normal, if in my opinion somewhat conservative, ensemble. I bet over there Versace would be regarded as a blasphemy. Especially some of their silk shirts, etc. from the Donatella designed couture lines.
Labelking, Yes, I thought the outfit was fairly conservative, even though the shirt was quite bright. I don't think the fact that I got some looks came from the fact that the outfit was 'bold', but moreso that it was 'dressy' (at least for walking around Target). It's a real shame when I can't even wear nicer slacks for no reason. Even if I wear the look I mentioned - flat front pants, untucked dress shirt, leather shoes - my friends and family will ask what I'm so dressed up for. I know it's not their intent to be snide, but it does make one self-conscious when he hears that. I think that most Versace silk shirts would stand out like a sore thumb. However, I was at the State Fair yesterday (don't worry, I'm not a hick), and I saw a man in slim-cut black trousers, sleek loafers, and a Versace baroque style shirt in golds and blues. It was a bold shirt, but the outfit looked well put-together.