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post #16 of 29
I combine my dark denim with almost everything but I have to say that my favorite would be a navy blue shirt. It just looks really clean and perfect, imho. Of course, a crisp white shirt and a slick black belt is unbeatable too.
post #17 of 29
I usually pair my dark denim with dark colors (black/blue/dark purple) and then accentuate it with light accessories or flashy shoes (like my new favorite red Y-3's). I'm thinking I need to start to broaden my horizons however since every single girl I date harps on me about how boring my wardrobe is. I guess I need some True Religions or something.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by berlin report
I combine my dark denim with almost everything but I have to say that my favorite would be a navy blue shirt. It just looks really clean and perfect, imho. Of course, a crisp white shirt and a slick black belt is unbeatable too.
BR, don't take this the wrong way, but this (the first) is a very German look
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by tiger02
BR, don't take this the wrong way, but this (the first) is a very German look

Not that I've been to Germany personally, but my fiancee swears that Germany is the home of the worst color matching (or lack thereof) in the universe. True or False?
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
Not that I've been to Germany personally, but my fiancee swears that Germany is the home of the worst color matching (or lack thereof) in the universe. True or False?
Lots of neon nylon (like that? ), manpris, dress sneakers, and dark blue long sleeve button up shirts tucked into dark denim. Someone described the German businessman look as narrow trews and a sportcoat a size too large. Most everything that's not neon is earth colors, so it's hard to screw them up. The Russian immigrants are probably the best dressed; they have AmJack down to a science.

Bavaria though, rules. Lederhosen and dirndls. Non-ironic, and not just oldsters.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Someone described the German businessman look as narrow trews and a sportcoat a size too large.

Bavaria though, rules. Lederhosen and dirndls. Non-ironic, and not just oldsters.

That is my description Usually accompanied by square face sporting stolid expression and bad haircut.

Jen told me that there was some festival recently in Bavaria featuring the prominent wearing of lederhosen
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by tiger02
BR, don't take this the wrong way, but this (the first) is a very German look
Ah you guys, I'm not even German. I'm obviously not taking this the way you think I might be but I just can't help wondering if you would have thought (or reacted) this way if you didn't know the post came from Germany. Its true that a lot of German businessmen look awful. I know because I sell suits everyday but. Ah, never mind. There's nothing I can say about this that will dispel our preconceived notions and prejudices against each other. How did a thread about dark denim...
post #23 of 29
Since we're on the topic: what do you guys think of these shoes with dark denim? http://www.shotgun.tv/4350/4492/showproducts.aspx . I like them, but when I first saw them I thought, "All I ever wear is denim so..." . I think maybe if I wore a lighter shirt to balance it out?
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by berlin report
Ah you guys, I'm not even German. I'm obviously not taking this the way you think I might be but I just can't help wondering if you would have thought (or reacted) this way if you didn't know the post came from Germany. Its true that a lot of German businessmen look awful. I know because I sell suits everyday but. Ah, never mind. There's nothing I can say about this that will dispel our preconceived notions and prejudices against each other. How did a thread about dark denim...

I know that you are not German, but isn't it possible that your dress is influenced by your environs? I mean, mine certainly is. I can actually trace particular staples to particular people. For example, I got into military influences because a good college friend of mine (female) just pulled off army surplus stuff so well, so naturally. And my color palette of earth tones is informed by my upbringing in South-Eastern Canada (essentially the NE US in tone) but I really started getting into off primary accent pieces and accessories while I was in LA.

I don't think that your look is at all bad. Actually, I think that pairing dark blue with dark denim well is one of toughest things in streetwear, with only wearing the denim tuxedo successfully being more difficult. However, the way you describe it is very reminiscent of a minimalist Helmut Lang look (yes, I know that he is Austrian, but his sensibilities are very Germanic - more so than even his contemporary, Jil Sander, I think.)

For example, I routinely pair a blue hoodie with dark jeans (or washed dark jeans,) but the look is more California meets the East Village than anything you describe. And the way that I wear a blue shirt with dark denim (a Costume National shirt fitted in the shoulders and chest but relaxed in the body and with a very short hem, worn untucked and half buttoned, with antifit jeans, an accent belt and a (real) vintage tee shirt and Chucks) is quintessentially Californian.

I don't think that Tiger meant anything malicious, in any case.

German businessmen do, in general, dress atrociously though.
post #25 of 29
I like a crisp, white, slim-fitting dress shirt and black ankle boots and a blazer depending on the weather. Or, if I want to look a little "slicker" I would do the boots and jeans but then also have a really dark t-shirt in black or gray and, again depending on the weather, a very thin dark v-neck sweater, maybe black, gray, dark green or brown. As much as this forum seems to detest the brand, think Banana Republic's thinner, part silk sweaters.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by berlin report
Ah you guys, I'm not even German. I'm obviously not taking this the way you think I might be but I just can't help wondering if you would have thought (or reacted) this way if you didn't know the post came from Germany. Its true that a lot of German businessmen look awful. I know because I sell suits everyday but. Ah, never mind. There's nothing I can say about this that will dispel our preconceived notions and prejudices against each other. How did a thread about dark denim...
All in good fun man. I'm not German either but that's where my primary residence is located. I have several times brought up German styles, mostly the ones I listed, and always with a smile on my face (). I'll drop in your shop when I finally make it to Berlin, looking forward to it actually.

Fok-seriously, any random Friday night in most Bavarian towns, find a quiet park and there will be a picnic table full of men in lederhosen and women in dirndls, from teenagers to their grandfathers, all drinking beer that beats the hell out of anything that's not Guiness. It's awesome.

Tom
post #27 of 29
it's not as bad as dark blue shirts paired with kakis which I see so very often at IT conventions.

!luc
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by tiger02
All in good fun man. I'm not German either but that's where my primary residence is located. I have several times brought up German styles, mostly the ones I listed, and always with a smile on my face (). I'll drop in your shop when I finally make it to Berlin, looking forward to it actually.

Fok-seriously, any random Friday night in most Bavarian towns, find a quiet park and there will be a picnic table full of men in lederhosen and women in dirndls, from teenagers to their grandfathers, all drinking beer that beats the hell out of anything that's not Guiness. It's awesome.

Tom
I second that, it's amazing
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
it's not as bad as dark blue shirts paired with kakis which I see so very often at IT conventions.

!luc

Make that any conference. Or law school mixers. Sometimes guys put on a sportcoat to really up the ante.
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