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post #46 of 74
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Originally Posted by Erichmax View Post
 

I want to do this for my next date. This is what I want to do: t-shirt with images near the neck area, then dress shirt with top 3 buttons unbuttoned to show the images on the t-shirt, then blazer with the collars of the dress shirt above the lapels. So it will look like both the blazer and the dress shirt open into the images on the t-shirt. Good idea?


No. Terrible idea. You'll look like a d-bag.

post #47 of 74

And I will be wearing jeans and sneakers, with the dress shirt untucked for a super casual look. What's wrong with that?


Edited by Erichmax - 5/12/14 at 3:00pm
post #48 of 74

post #49 of 74

Maybe that statue of David or whatever should put some shirt on. Cuz I am hip

post #50 of 74
If it's the 70s, and you're Lee Majors, go for it.
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It's not, and you aren't.
post #51 of 74

But it looks hip! What's the rational behind that it looks bad just because people in the 70's wore it like that?


Edited by Erichmax - 5/12/14 at 3:44pm
post #52 of 74

Well, for one thing, because it's been the subject of open derision for the last forty years.  The reason why Scorcese's costumer put his Henry Hill in exactly this look, along with those 9" point-collars with a 1mm spread, was to make him out as a complete jerkoff.  Perhaps historical fidelity was the original inspiration, but the point was to produce a stylistic reductio ad absurdum by pushing a stupid fashion to its logical limit.

post #53 of 74

How about having this look when going clubbing?

post #54 of 74
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Originally Posted by Erichmax View Post
 

I want to do this for my next date. This is what I want to do: t-shirt with images near the neck area, then dress shirt with top 3 buttons unbuttoned to show the images on the t-shirt, then blazer with the collars of the dress shirt above the lapels. So it will look like both the blazer and the dress shirt open into the images on the t-shirt. Good idea?

You are planning on keeping all the labels and tags on, per your "Which clothing brand impresses the ladies the most?" thread, right?

 

Seriously, now I am convinced you are just f'ing with us. That said, PLEASE do this and post it to the WAYWRN thread. 

post #55 of 74
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Originally Posted by Erichmax View Post

How about having this look when going clubbing?

Just give it up man.

You asked for advice, you've been given advice. It looks shit. There aren't too many looks in menswear that are objectively universally shit but this is one of them.

Now either accept that and come up with a different idea for your date outfit or just go on your date and look like shit, but please don't keep arguing the toss. Believe me, I lived through the seventies and that John Travolta bollocks. It's shit!
post #56 of 74
He has to be trolling.
post #57 of 74
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

He has to be trolling.

He may be, but I doubt it.

There are a lot of men out there who think that this looks cool. I see a lot of them when I go out on weekends, usually wearing frayed jeans and awful, very pointy-toed loafers with multiple lines of stitching on the vamp. Quite often the jacket is pinstriped, just to add to the overall appeal of the look.

Edited to add: Thankfully, the "Ed Hardy" craze passed some years back, as those printed shirts were rife at one stage. Nowadays, the printed t-shirts are more likely to be from some surfing brand that slaps a fake crest or a faux-sports team logo onto a shirt and charges $80 for it.
Edited by Journeyman - 5/12/14 at 7:30pm
post #58 of 74
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


He may be, but I doubt it.

There are a lot of men out there who think that this looks cool. I see a lot of them when I go out on weekends, usually wearing frayed jeans and awful, very pointy-toed loafers with multiple lines of stitching on the vamp. Quite often the jacket is pinstriped, just to add to the overall appeal of the look.

Whenever I see that look this is what I think of:

 

post #59 of 74

I think it looks neat

post #60 of 74
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I think it looks neat

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