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post #15331 of 19265

Try Edwins mate . http://www.oipolloi.com/shop/brand/edwin

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With regards to the Pitti umo stuff (we are going a bit off track here, but still) from someone who works with tailoring and has a passion for it, I think these guys are clowns. They treat what they wear as costume..you can wear what you want and experiment with it, have fun with your clothing but a man should look serious. These are the guys who the internet have termed 'I-gents' (a quick google and a look on this forum as well as others will prob give good examples). For me, they just look like they are trying too hard, which smartness should be the opposite of (surely you should look like you have put in no effort and you were created that way from day 1, these guys try to achieve that but go in such a roundabout they end up the other way). 'sprezzatura' can only be true if you dont consciously go for it ? Silly things like the wearing of those bead bracelets, gloves in pockets, bright scarfs and costume hats annoy me.

 

kind of stuff i usually wear :

navy blazer charcoal flannels, well polished shoes. nothing fancy

 

vs.

I mean, look at these three. Theyve got the type of faces youd never get tired of punching. If any of them came to buy anything off me, id refuse just out of principal.

 

Sometimes the rules should not be broken.

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Originally Posted by McDermott View Post
 

With regards to the Pitti umo stuff (we are going a bit off track here, but still) from someone who works with tailoring and has a passion for it, I think these guys are clowns. They treat what they wear as costume..you can wear what you want and experiment with it, have fun with your clothing but a man should look serious. These are the guys who the internet have termed 'I-gents' (a quick google and a look on this forum as well as others will prob give good examples). For me, they just look like they are trying too hard, which smartness should be the opposite of (surely you should look like you have put in no effort and you were created that way from day 1, these guys try to achieve that but go in such a roundabout they end up the other way). 'sprezzatura' can only be true if you dont consciously go for it ? Silly things like the wearing of those bead bracelets, gloves in pockets, bright scarfs and costume hats annoy me.

 

kind of stuff i usually wear :

navy blazer charcoal flannels, well polished shoes. nothing fancy

 

vs.

I mean, look at these three. Theyve got the type of faces youd never get tired of punching. If any of them came to buy anything off me, id refuse just out of principal.

 

Sometimes the rules should not be broken.

 

I think that kind of look could become a race to the  bottom ( the old guy in the pink hat wins so far ) where people can end up looking like an explosion in a charity shop if they arent careful.

Surely the 3 blokes in the suits are just annoying male model types though,just a bit too flashy dressed ( for me anyway ).

Maybe its the sunny climate there ( as Clouseau said ) versus the damp climate here ( as Mr Knightley said ) that give us different tastes ?

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That is what I mean.I look in "Gentlemens Outfitters" and see the same dressing.I may be an old bloke-not a 16 year old,but I still want to be inspired by what I see.It is still about looking for treasure,that is why there is a lot of discussion on here about various Shops,Designs etc.,etc.It does not mean you are 60, so you are now into "Pipes and Slippers". Certainly not me.smile.gif
My original comments were sparked by this post from Browniecj.The word "inspiration" is critical.what you can not forget is that the Italian guys I focused on are prominent retailers promoting their "look".As models on a catwalk,it can seem a little contrived and overdone,but it's hard to ignore.
J Simon is promoting his Duffer Cap style,and the only thing missing is an Evening Standard newspaper bag.Totally sad and forgettable.
Edited by Gsvs5 - 10/8/13 at 8:13am
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I think that kind of look could become a race to the  bottom ( the old guy in the pink hat wins so far ) where people can end up looking like an explosion in a charity shop if they arent careful.
If he were a Rastafarian he would be applauded!
post #15336 of 19265

Claire Goldsmith, one of the Goldsmith clan, is having a bit of a clear-out. She's banging out a small amount of these hand-made numbers at £25 a pop (originally £270, they reckon). A bit too round in the wrong place and 'fly-eyed' for my taste. Slighty girlie for my big, bald, square bonce too. Nice arms though and would probably make better sunglasses for someone younger.

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These C&Gs are more like it. They'd pretty much suit anyone. At the price they are, they bloody well should do.

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I think that kind of look could become a race to the  bottom ( the old guy in the pink hat wins so far ) where people can end up looking like an explosion in a charity shop if they arent careful.

Surely the 3 blokes in the suits are just annoying male model types though,just a bit too flashy dressed ( for me anyway ).

Maybe its the sunny climate there ( as Clouseau said ) versus the damp climate here ( as Mr Knightley said ) that give us different tastes ?

 

im in the Italian camp - the top pic looks like a solicitor 

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im in the Italian camp - the top pic looks like a solicitor

 

I have seen other Italian looks that I preferred but that's just me.

I like the blazer and flannels,its quite versatile could wear a John Smedley type shirt with it or POW trousers instead...I have got a couple of blazers but I would like a 3 button patch pocket one.

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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post


My original comments were sparked by this post from Browniecj.The word "inspiration" is critical.what you can not forget is that the Italian guys I focused on are prominent retailers promoting their "look".As models on a catwalk,it can seem a little contrived and overdone,but it's hard to ignore.
J Simon is promoting his Duffer Cap style,and the only thing missing is an Evening Standard newspaper bag.Totally sad and forgettable.

 

Yes I thought that Browniecj made a good point and I am glad that you took it up...it has started a good debate which is what a forum should be about ( IMO ).

Really what is being discussed is how we can still look stylish as we get older ( and hopefully use elements of our favourite "look" ) of course the first thing that you have to admit is that you are older and getting even older...but as Browniecj says that doesn't have to mean "pipe and slippers".

You have to be careful M-o-M mentioned today about too many old blokes wearing dodgy jeans..but with a bit of thought and some "inspiration" we will not end up looking like J Simon or the old chap in the pink hat.

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About Mc Dermott post. Blazer and flannel, and jacket and polo neck are two classic looks i really appreciate, and very suedehead style.,Not too formal but smart....
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Maybe it's just me, but im struggling with a lot thats been said on here of late, if i was gonna ' knock it in the head' as regards to my own style,

i'd look at the pics of the italians and draw inspiration from that, as opposed to some of the other general rubbish thats been talked of, i could make some more points, but tbh i've done that and cant be arsed.

 

Im off to iron me ruperts, i might even get some stacks, even thou i dont really like them, otherwise it's a world of dull grey, boring, sensible clothing

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Originally Posted by Basset View Post
 

Maybe it's just me, but im struggling with a lot thats been said on here of late, if i was gonna ' knock it in the head' as regards to my own style,

i'd look at the pics of the italians and draw inspiration from that, as opposed to some of the other general rubbish thats been talked of, i could make some more points, but tbh i've done that and cant be arsed.

 

Im off to iron me ruperts, i might even get some stacks, even thou i dont really like them, otherwise it's a world of dull grey, boring, sensible clothing

 

I think that you are underestimating the depth and versatility of grey...the book says that there are fifty shades of it ! can you imagine that? from charcoal grey through to dove grey.

Tomorrow I am taking the GF out for the day,i will wear medium grey hounds tooth check trousers,a light grey Hugo Boss shirt,if its cold I will wear my dark grey pea coat,black shoes of course.

I don't think that grey has to  be dull or boring if it is worn with style and and an English attitude,remember that at least half the days in the year here are grey and we don't complain about that do we ?

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

I think that you are underestimating the depth and versatility of grey...the book says that there are fifty shades of it ! can you imagine that? from charcoal grey through to dove grey.

Tomorrow I am taking the GF out for the day,i will wear medium grey hounds tooth check trousers,a light grey Hugo Boss shirt,if its cold I will wear my dark grey pea coat,black shoes of course.

I don't think that grey has to  be dull or boring if it is worn with style and and an English attitude,remember that at least half the days in the year here are grey and we don't complain about that do we ?

Have a nice day, seeing as you've quoted my post with some questions i'll try to answer them.

Fifty shades of grey, can i imagine it, yes, i've looked at the suits in M&S, boring.

The weather, i work outside quite a bit, in general it's rubbish, i complain about it all the time, and if i was gonna do it on the net, i'd go on a weather site.

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Originally Posted by McDermott View Post

 

kind of stuff i usually wear :

navy blazer charcoal flannels, well polished shoes. nothing fancy

 

 

Nicely cut Blazer.Do you ever get taken as being Old Bill McDermott?

post #15345 of 19265

Blazers, probably one of my favourite items of clothing, very versatile, dress it up or down, always looks smart, imo

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