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post #18181 of 29352

Anything's possible. And an interesting enough question that it deserves its own thread IMO (and perhaps broadened beyond the 80s).

 

I could see low gorges coming back...the low button stance and baggy fits...well...less likely, but of course possible.

 

And ultimately, it'll depend on how well they fit your son if/whenever those styles do come back.

post #18182 of 29352
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Originally Posted by clotheshound View Post

Does anyone foresee at any time in the next 50 years when this 80's style could return?
Could be. Fashion is pretty cyclical. Although I think it more likely that eventually styles more or less reminiscent of those of the '80s - but not necessarily identical to those of the '80s - will be in fashion again.
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I hate to just throw this stuff out.  I could give the stuff to my 21 year old son in the event that the stuff becomes trandy again.
Let me see if I've got this straight - you have various suits which by current sensibilities look terrible. You've already had them for 30 years. But you don't think you've gotten your money's worth from the Don Johnson threads, or you have fond memories of wearing them while doing lines of coke with Debbie Harry at CBGB circa 1983, or whatever, so you're asking whether you ought to hold onto them, or maybe give them to your son, on the chance that perhaps by the time he's ready to collect Social Security (assuming it still exists in the latter half of the 21st century, but let's not get all political here) he'll be able to dress in such a way as to pick up hot babes at happening parties?
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What do you think?
I think you should sell your cool '80s clothing (local consignment shop, vintage clothing boutique, eBay, whatever), and use the money you receive to buy your 21 year old son a classically tailored Brooks Brothers navy blazer. Heck, buy yourself one, too. Then your blazer will immediately take on sentimental value, since it'll be a father/son bonding thing.

Nothing in life or fashion is guaranteed, but I do know that the classic navy blazer I bought in the early '80s looked fine then (not "awesome, Miami Vice fine," but it was entirely satisfactory when worn in all sorts of situations), and it could be worn today to nearly as many places without being at all inappropriate, and I bet it'll still be an unobjectionable example of classic men's fashion for years to come. (Honesty forces me to admit that I got rid of the blazer some time ago, due to my having gained some weight as I aged, but right now I have a BB navy blazer in my closet which is near identical to the one I bought in the early '80s, save for being in a larger size.)[/quote]

If it really bothers you when a 30 year old piece of clothing is no longer fashionable, you need to buy only the most classic, traditional styles. Since while even they can change over time, they tend to change much more slowly than most. (Mind you, plenty of men don't mind buying a new wardrobe on a regular basis. If those men want to buy stylish, "in fashion" clothing, so be it. It's not to my taste, but I strongly defend their right to spend their money on whatever pleases them.)
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Michael
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 10/28/12 at 11:34am
post #18183 of 29352
Do you guys have an idea which brand this is?
(This label is shown when rolling the sleeve of the dress shirt)

post #18184 of 29352

can anyone help me with sizing for maison martin margiela sneakers? I wear an 8 in vans classics, 10 in creative recreation, 9 in nike free, 7 uk in crockett & jones, carmina and meermin. if anyone knows it would be much appreciated, or if i could be directed to the appropriate thread

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I cannot find the pocket square thread so ask here: Is there a online stockist for ready made, easily accessible pocket squares? I can only found Sam Hober and Kent Wang, but I want my PS to be about 17".

Current is 14" in a patterned silk (see photo below). I am looking to fill the other varieties i.e. solid colors like a white PS. The current one I picked up at a local NS Rack for a steal so very happy with it. I just think a 12" will sink into my chest pocket as the 14" does every now and then if not folded correctly. I personally prefer the puff or just tossing a silk PS in very quickly (14" silk PS still tends to flatten out and slide into the pocket, disappearing after awhile). I would like the PS to hold its "shape" and I think size matters here.

Thoughts?


FWIW I had an event and did not have a white PS so was SOL. The current PS photoed would not have paired well with a navy suit, white shirt, and pin-dot burgundy tie.
post #18186 of 29352
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Is there a online stockist for ready made, easily accessible pocket squares? I can only found Sam Hober and Kent Wang, but I want my PS to be about 17".
I believe The Tie Bar offers its silk pocket squares in two sizes, the larger of which is 16"x16". That close enough? Anyway, I think they're $12 each in the large size, so if you order one and it turns out you don't care for it, you'll not be out much money.
post #18187 of 29352
I'm new to the ways of style so I tend to be very conservative with my color choices especially with tie shirt combos I tend to go very like colors like grey with grey black and white grey with white blues with blues so on and so forth any help?
post #18188 of 29352
For about thetiebar redface.gif

Excellent...I just placed an order from NS though for a plain 14" white PS. Will keep tiebar in mind next time.
post #18189 of 29352
Howard Yount has some pocket squares too, though I'm not sure of the size. Also, you could try putting a paper towel in your pocket under the square so it doesn't fall down.
post #18190 of 29352
Question re 3roll2 suits or 3 roll 2 1/2 suits. Do they actually have 3 buttons or just 3 buttonholes, and no upper button, which seems more logical to me, since the button is not visible.
post #18191 of 29352
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Originally Posted by gyalos View Post

Question re 3roll2 suits or 3 roll 2 1/2 suits. Do they actually have 3 buttons or just 3 buttonholes, and no upper button, which seems more logical to me, since the button is not visible.


Mine has a 3rd button, but it is hidden behind the rolled lapel, as is half of the button hole. You can see it from the side.

post #18192 of 29352

Hey,

 

I have problems wearing the hell out of my winter boots, how do you wear yours?

 

Do you cramp your pants into the boots, or do you roll up the edge of your trouser?

 

Hoping for answers! smile.gif

 

Grüße

 

BenHei

post #18193 of 29352
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Originally Posted by gyalos View Post

Question re 3roll2 suits or 3 roll 2 1/2 suits. Do they actually have 3 buttons or just 3 buttonholes, and no upper button, which seems more logical to me, since the button is not visible.

They have buttons, they just look really weird if actually buttoned.
post #18194 of 29352
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Originally Posted by Chadreichert View Post

I'm new to the ways of style so I tend to be very conservative with my color choices especially with tie shirt combos I tend to go very like colors like grey with grey black and white grey with white blues with blues so on and so forth any help?

So, what's your question?
post #18195 of 29352
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Originally Posted by BenHei View Post

Hey,

I have problems wearing the hell out of my winter boots, how do you wear yours?

Do you cramp your pants into the boots, or do you roll up the edge of your trouser?

Hoping for answers! smile.gif

Grüße

BenHei

I tend to roll my trousers so that I dont get them too creased or wrinkled.
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