Seeing one guy wearing pink argyles in a business setting does not a trend make.
MoneyWellSpent's Southern Trad Thread - Page 14
lol You were not far from my mind when I wrote that.
Tongue firmly planted in check, bro. On the other hand, not that firmly...
So, what you're saying is:
Tongue in cheek : phrase of tongue
1. without really meaning what one is saying or writing.
Whats the point of your posts in this thread when you don't mean what your saying?
As @MoneyWellSpent recently discovered the Southern trad style is not often compatible with CBD or the standard definitions of good taste and soporificity (new word). Pastels, non standard fabrics, highly contrasting items, all make up the southern style. Things that come to mind are black shoes paired with white pants, bit-loafers, FU trousers, pinks and greens, etc. The balmy temperatures and humid air make southern style a whole different animal from the NE inspired Americana that most people are used to.
This thread will be for the discussion, dissemination, and display of Southern trad clothing styles, as well as trad in general. Conversations comparing Southern and Northern trad are welcome, as is any other topic relating to the subject of trad south of the Mason/Dixon line.
Maybe you're only trad once a year at your buddy's Derby party, maybe you are just curious. Post, ask, share your knowledge here.
I would like to call on the expertise of @An Acute Style, @Roycru, @southernstyle, @Orgetorix, and @Andy57. @CaptainTohm, although a neophyte, is asked to join in the conversation as well. @Claghorn is southern enough, and kind of touches on trad. Nevertheless his participation would be appreciated because of his wealth of knowledge about the realities of dressing in the environs of the south.
To begin, here are a few on my favorite things:
Thankfully for him this guy doesn't post on SF, but I love it nonetheless.
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Fyi in case you weren't aware, but this guy has a couple of instagrams in which he regularly posts fit and lifestyle pics. He's apparently works in or around DC but has some ties to (or is actually from) the South.
As I initially stated, my issue with this is that the "identity" of "Southern Trad" revolves around brands (vs. design or actual identity). The Southern Tides and Southern Propers of the world do indeed exist to take advantage of "Southern Pride," but aside from t-shirt designs I don't think you can say any of their clothing is in any way uniquely "Southern." And this argument holds less water as the formality scale increases. Southern guys don't have any special material, silhouette or detail that marks their take on Trad as unique to them (think Southern Italian vs. Northern Italian tailoring). They wear the same stuff as anyone in the Midwest or Northeast would.
What you're left with is, "It sure gets muggy down South, so dudes don't wear flannel." But to say there is a separate, discernible dress code that is uniquely Southern Trad? Wearing a polo shirt with a duck on it, that's made in the same factory in China as one with a pony doesn't allow for any deeper understanding. It's all the same clothes, just different tags.
Realistically the only piece of clothing that is an outlier is seersucker. But even that has been a staple of Northeast and well-to-do Midwest summers for generations. Simply put, there is no uniform or manner of dress that is objectively, uniquely Southern. It's just preppy Trad with new brands.
Nailed it. Same shit, different brands. I'm a lifelong southerner and hate all these brands that are supposed to "southern".