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Am I in the Right Place?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by contaygious, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone!

    I am very new to this site and have browsed around a bit. I see some talk of brands that I typically wear (i.e. Ermenegildo Zegna, Zegna Sport, Armani Collezione, Hugo Boss, Etro, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo , etc.), but I don't wear suits. My closet is full of jeans, some slacks, linen pants, Sport shirts, sweaters, oxfords, sneakers, and outerwear jackets; so tell me what's up! Am I in the wrong place? I certainly don't fit into the streetwear category...


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    Peace.

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  2. vaclava krishna

    vaclava krishna Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it should be, more for importantance if, the place is right for, you .

    It's a question you, must beg to, answer.
     
  3. mishon

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  4. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    Not too much of a point really haha just getting a feel for this place. I know there's a streetwear forum, but I don't see how armani and zegna fit into streetwear...that's all hoodies, jeans, and nikes.
     
  5. stickonatree

    stickonatree Well-Known Member

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    Not too much of a point really haha just getting a feel for this place. I know there's a streetwear forum, but I don't see how armani and zegna fit into streetwear...that's all hoodies, jeans, and nikes.
    few people wear nikes in SW&D. i think you're in the right place though. just use the search button and look in the what i wore today thread to get a sense of what everyone here is all about. in general, mainstream brands are seen as overpriced for their quality, essentially marketing/buy into the brand ploys.
     
  6. raiderbuck

    raiderbuck Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of us here who don't wear suits on a daily basis. Me being one. But I do like your style, and I think you'll fit in just fine.

    I come here to get information about fabrics, quality of clothes, suiting, and just all around good outfit ideas. You can learn a lot about the brands you wear just by casually browsing the different threads.
     
  7. slycedbred

    slycedbred Well-Known Member

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    you'd be surprised. I think you might like the streetwear forum just fine. Check out the "what are you wearing today" threads (at the top of each forum) and see what suits you best.
     
  8. james_timothy

    james_timothy Well-Known Member

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    I vote you stay on this side of the great divide.
     
  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    I am very new to this site and have browsed around a bit.

    Hi there, welcome!

    I really like the outfit in the second pic you posted.

    I think you'll be fine either in here or in Streetwear or two-timing both forums. [​IMG]

    If you browse the respective pinned WAYW threads, you'll see that generally this forum polarises to more tailored outfits while Streetwear tends to less tailored looks. However there's a certain degree of variation in both and probably the best thing to do is to figure out which one you feel more at home in.
     
  10. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. You are right there is a bit more upscale style than I thought initially in the streetwear forum...I may just have to constantly check both sides [​IMG]

    I will browse around to get a better sense of the high quailty brands I am currently unaware of. I am currently in Vancouver though and I typically only see the standard high end brands as mentioned above.

    What are some great quality and less expensive brands for sport shirts and sweaters?

    I'll start browsing now too thanks!
     
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    As another relative newcomer, it does seem that the streetwear and denim forum is mostly denim and youngun's looking cool on The Street, and this forum is mostly suits, with the occasional starfish shirt.

    The middle ground of, say, the casual side of business casual falls through the cracks (to mix metaphors).

    As the workplace gets more casual, it is even more important to get advice/inspiration for ways to look good without being so totally overdressed relative to ones colleagues, while at the same time not trying to look 21 again...

    I would guess that others in my profession (University professors) would also generally fit into this middle ground, where the donning of a sport coat typically indicates a major event.

    Would a third forum be warranted?
     
  13. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I fit into that category. I can't wear ties and suits to work without appearing totally overdressed (I work at Electronic Arts), but at the same time still am very keen on sporty buisness wear.
     
  14. academe

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    Welcome to Style Forum! I like your sense of style, as it's somewhat similar to my own. I understand your concern, as I am academic and have to dress well for work, although suit & tie aren't required. I've browsed both this forum and Streetwear, and like both. "Streetwear" I think is a bit of a misnomer, because I don't think it's really all hoodies and Nikes they're talk about there; there are tons of threads about things like Paul Smith shoes or slim fit trench coats. I tend to prefer this forum than Streetwear, as I prefer discussing styles that are more timeless, rather than clothing that is more "trendy" or "fashionable" (no offense intended to Streetwear loyalists!). What I've really enjoyed about this forum is the emphasis on subtlety and the eye for detail that many of the members have. I also like the depth of knowledge many members have about the tailoring process, shoe manufacturing, etc. Spend some time reading and enjoy!
     
  15. heraclitus

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    Yeah I fit into that category. I can't wear ties and suits to work without appearing totally overdressed (I work at Electronic Arts), but at the same time still am very keen on sporty buisness wear.

    Small world - I also work for Electronic Arts!

    I feel that academe has just perfectly summed up my own thoughts on this forum; main point being that it's centered around timeless style. Judging by the pictures you have posted, I think you would do best by browsing both forums, as this one can appear to be centered around suits a lot of the time. Like you, I find that neither totally fit in with my own personnal style, so I like to get the best of both worlds (although, I have a greater tendancy towards this forum... [​IMG]).

    I can empathise with your dilema about not being able to dress up for work, but I'd advise you spend a few hours looking at the shoe-related threads on this forum. A decent pair of shoes will really set you apart from the crowd, without over-dressing you for the occassion. I thought I knew a lot about shoes before I came here...

    Anyway, welcome and have fun!
     
  16. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I just started to really like John Lobb shoes and belts after seeing them on the forum (never heard of it before), but of course they don't sell them in vancouver as far as I can tell and they are even more expensive then the brands I currently wear lol. 1,550.00 YIKES!
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    Of course I used to think the Prada Oxfords I wore everyday were pretty nice not knowing that the rubber soles were kind of a no-no DOH! (at least they go well with jeans).

    As far as I can tell, the nice shoes I see on this forum cannot be worn with jeans/linen pants correct? Mostly suits and slacks. So what type of shoes should I be looking for exactly?

    Thanks!
     
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    As far as shoes with jeans rule...I think that totally depends on the shoe and the person wearing it. I've worn my dress shoes with jeans for a while now. I just wore these yesterday with jeans, and I got a lot of compliments. Granted, most will say that these shoes are relatively casual looking, but I have worn them with lighter colored suits and slacks and they look good IMO.

    Though they are a little darker and not as shiny than what the pictures show...
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  18. a tailor

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    your ok here, on both sides i mean. just take from each what you need.
     
  19. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys!

    What kind of shoes are those Raiderbuck? Are they considered more casual becuase of the square toe?
     
  20. raiderbuck

    raiderbuck Well-Known Member

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    The shoes are Magnanni's. Personally, I think they are more of a pointed toe than square. I hate that square toe look.
     

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