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post #9991 of 13758
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

I love wearing jeans, all other types of pants are inferior

 

I have a feeling that when you say "jeans" you don't mean indigo denim straight leg pants.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post


+1
Cannot wear jeans anymore or any slim bottoms for that matter. Need the fabric to drape freely. Then again lifting weights has also made jeans and slim bottoms look much worse on me than they used to.

 

#humblebrag

post #9992 of 13758
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#humblebrag

Can see how it came across like that now. Anyway, its nothing to brag about as it just makes most clothes fit worse imo, and shopping a much bigger hassle.
post #9993 of 13758

I saw that Simon Doonan is writing a series of articles for Slate called "Getting It Right," the concept of which is to broadly categorize contemporary male fashion into five archetypes. Yes I know it's Slate, so there's an inherently click-baity quality to it, and it does not go into depth about any of the archetypes sufficient to satisfy people like us, but I like Doonan's style, which is very arch and does not take itself too seriously.

 

Three of the five "tribes" have been written about so far:

 

1) The Perverse Prepster:

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 At first glance the Perverse Prepster appears to be screechingly conventional. We are talking button-down Oxford shirts, a tapered chino, and a tight cricket sweater. But wait—there’s more. Look at the shoes! Those Raf Simons Stan Smith Sneakers are metallic gold. Another example: Everything about this bloke looks totally Ivy League until the sun comes out, at which point the Perverse Prepster dons a giant pair of jolie-laide white Cazals sunglasses. Yet another: The prepster in question is wearing a simple, if somewhat shrunken, classic gray suit. But look at his hair! He is sporting an edgy do—brutally short on the sides and floppy on top—which gives him more than a passing resemblance to Samuel Beckett. And maybe, just maybe, those suit-pants finish halfway up the shin, revealing a writhing rattlesnake leg tatt.

 

2) The Arty Ninja:

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 The Arty Ninja is a graphic Japanese-inspired avant-garde look that says, “I am creative, I make and/or collect art, and I am also weirdly sportif, as in skateboard.” Arty Ninja style has its roots in brands such as Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto, and it has now found its way onto the broader fashion landscape and, most notably, into the world of hip-hop. Key components include oversized T-shirts, oversized hoodies, leggings, and shorts that are so voluminous that they more closely resemble culottes. These skirtlike garments are worn over tights and are most often rendered in sweatshirt or T-shirt fabric but are also available in leather. Hardcore Arty Ninjas might also gird up their loins with—in lieu of the huge culotte—a black leather kilt.

 

3) The Dedicated Follower of Satin:

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 How to describe the look? The Dedicated Follower of Satin, or DFOS, incorporates a compelling mixture of hippie-dippie, glam rock, and rockabilly. If, this season, you elect to join this esoteric tribe, you will find a cornucopia of rock star styles from which to choose. It’s no exaggeration to say that stores are awash in theatrical, vintage-inspired, silky embroidered bombers (aka souvenir jackets); flowery shirts; guitar strap–inspired accessories, and leopard-print everything. Think Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider, with a dollop of Hansel from Zoolander. If you cannot afford the sassy blousons and fringed rocker boots from Saint Laurent or the satin bombers from Louis Vuitton and Valentino, then shop Zara, or go vintage on eBay.

 

Personally, I find myself in the "Arty Ninja" tribe during the F/W seasons (a lot of Yohji and Rick) and "Dedicated Follower of Satin" tribe in the S/S seasons (a lot of florals and Dries and prints)

 

Anyways, not to be taken too seriously, but a fun diversion.

post #9994 of 13758
Headed to Denver in late June, would appreciate any recs as far as museums, food, craft beer or any other cool stuff. Uncle Ramen & Denver Biscuit Company any good?

I'm also looking to spend 2 days checking out some of the scenery so I'll be renting a car and driving around. So far I've heard Lost Lake near Boulder is worth a visit, any other places? Not looking to go on an epic hike or anything, just some places with great natural scenery.
post #9995 of 13758
Anywhere outside of Denver... Evergreen is close and cool but also kinda kitschy. Red rocks obv.
If you have a full day then the sand dunes (iirc it's like 4 hour drive from Denver). Basically just head for the mountains.
post #9996 of 13758
I really liked the Clyfford Still Museum in downtown Denver. (And it's right by a few other museums, though I didn't go to those.)
post #9997 of 13758
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

I love wearing jeans, all other types of pants are inferior

I like wool pants as much as the next guy as long as it has a true medium to high rise, but comfortable jeans are hard to beat. I'm hoping Lemaire stays true to his pattern and the straight fit denim has a comfortable seat. It is a bit redundant as I also ordered this seasons denim (chambray) Elasticated Waist pants, too. But lately I've been falling back in love with blue...and Levi's was not cutting it for me. I hate the high standards I put on myself..
post #9998 of 13758
If this seasons chambray are like last summers then they are awesome (they look the same), but it took a few washes to get the stiffness out so they drape well.
post #9999 of 13758
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

Headed to Denver in late June, would appreciate any recs as far as museums, food, craft beer or any other cool stuff. Uncle Ramen & Denver Biscuit Company any good?

I'm also looking to spend 2 days checking out some of the scenery so I'll be renting a car and driving around. So far I've heard Lost Lake near Boulder is worth a visit, any other places? Not looking to go on an epic hike or anything, just some places with great natural scenery.

 

How long will you be here? The beer is OK/pretty good, as is the food. I imagine that between me and @Noctone we can find you some decent recommendations depending on where you're staying. Cocktail/club scene is unbearable, but since you want beer that's much more pleasant.

 

I happen to like the Botanic gardens, and the art museum is worth checking before you arrive just in case.

 

If you want a nice day trip I would drive up to Indian Peaks wilderness and hike to Lake Isabelle. Not epic, but you'll work. It is really, really beautiful. Ignore Lost Lake - Boulder's not really worth it for a day trip either, although the flatirons and Chatauqua are pretty. Rocky Mountain will probably be pretty crowded, unfortunately - so unless you plan to hike and camp it's kind of a pain. I don't really get why anyone would go to Evergreen.

 

Only store to check out is Lawrence Covell, which has a good men's section with CM stuff (so does Andrisen Morton, but it's not as fun a store) and also a nice women's section if a woman is accompanying you. 

post #10000 of 13758
Need a white shirt for a wedding, I'm thinking Kamakura but does anyone have any suggestions?

Looking for:
  • Taller, more pointed collar
  • MOP buttons
  • Slim but not skinny
  • $150 or so

Thanks!
post #10001 of 13758
Everlane's shirts are actually pretty sweet. Collar is more of an average height
post #10002 of 13758
Check out Kamakura shirts
post #10003 of 13758
Kamakura was the first place I checked, unfortunately most of what suited me was sold out. They use a lot of twill, too.

I'll check out Everlane. Thanks!
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Tangentially related question: I'm going to a wedding soon. I'm planning on wearing a slightly textured silk-blend suit that's sort of a medium blue with a little grey mixed in and has a relatively modern cut. I was planning on going with a white shirt and no tie. Here's the rub: the only white shirt I own is an oxford cloth button-down.

Is it acceptable to wear either a) oxford cloth or b) a button-down 1) with the suit I described and 2) to a wedding? I can 500% guarantee that I'll be the only person at the wedding who would give this more than 5 seconds of thought or take any note of what I'm wearing beyond "not pantsless", so it's really just to satisfy my own neuroses.

If none of the above, what collar should I go with, spread or cutaway? I'm assuming I'm ok going with anything in the realm of broadcloth / poplin / pinpoint if oxford is no bueno.
post #10005 of 13758
You'll be fine.

I generally wear an odd linen, wool, or cotton jacket, cream, ivory, or oatmeal trousers, and an open button down collar seersucker, linen, or looser oxford weave shirt to summer weddings that don't specify a more conservative dress code
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