Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
Do you know someone who tells people in real life that they're doing things wrong with regards to clothing? With regards to modernity, I think the first step is to admit that such a look exists, that it is recognized collectively and has appeal. After that, you might make a decision about the location, the place, the crowd, the person, the purpose. The question remains, can you outline a modern outfit for someone without defacing them because of any contempt you might have for the look or the lifestyle? I believe this type of objectivity can enhance your own style. It's a form of sartorial enlightenment.
Sure, but I tend to think that a modern outfit looks better a la Fuuma than it does when it is a modernization of very classic elements. Nevertheless, that is why I suggested the Harrison's millionaire book, because I think that they are extremely successful at modernizing classic patterns, and that they do a lot in that book with blues and grays. I think the "Wilkes Bashford" look fo muted dark colors on top and bottom works out pretty well, and can be done with either a standard dress shirt worn open, or with a tie, or with a cashmere/silk turtleneck. I actually like the way Tom Ford casual looks as well, though it can be tricky to pull off. Really, the best modern classic, at least to me, has to have a slightly sleazy edge, because if it does not, it looks like business casual, which is generally a very bad look.