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Clothing Pet Peeves - what are yours?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phil, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. funkyprez

    funkyprez Well-Known Member

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    Dockers, Savane, and their ilk. The blue oxford shirt/khaki dockers look has to go. Bill Gates is not a style icon.

    Faconnable. Don't get me wrong, they make some great clothes. But the label is too much, too obvious. By the same token, Polo shirts with the horse-man logo worn as dress shirts.

    I also detest seeing perfectly hemmed jeans. There is something about jeans that should be a bit off-kilter and convey a casual look. The exception would be on denim trousers.

    4 or 5 button suits. Perhaps athletes wear them because they have such long torsos, I don't know.

    Speaking of athlete's attire, I do not like those rounded collars worn by Pat Riley , an otherwise stylish gent.

    Appropriate winter headgear. People will rather wear ski-gear with suits than an classy hat.

    The neck of a T-shirt showing under a dress shirt with the top-button unbuttoned. Perhaps this is acceptable as a layer when in casual dress, but otherwise, I don't want to see underwear.

    Finally, I too will join the club that opposes tasseled loafers. Not with suits, not with casual wear, never. Tassels are for graduation caps and pasties, not shoes.
     
  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    Bespoken men can agree to disagree and Alden  cordovan tassel loafers are perfectly acceptable for casual wear. These shoes have survived for over fifty years.
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    nonk,

    there are similar things in america, although not exactly regimental ties. I wear a lapel pin which is a company decoration, but that is my personal style.


    BTY, I roll my sleeves up to mid forearm, myself.
     
  4. Keith T

    Keith T Well-Known Member

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    Wragge was recently the sports guy at a Houston station. I don't recall the specifics of his style so much, but was impressed by the fact that he is married to a former Playboy Playmate. So he gets points for being able to "accessorize".
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    Peeves:

    - the Trucker hat...esp when someone pays $40 for a Von Dutch trucker cap

    - "urban" gear that is baggy and too roomy. brands in general i despise are Roca, Enyce, Fubu, etc.

    - tailored clothing not tailored ie: trousers too long, sleeves too long etc

    - shitty shoes on a good suit. unpolished and overall just ugly'

    - the all black look. unless yer a self proclaimed goth. or Johnny Cash RIP

    - ridiculous "fade" haircuts that make your head look like a carved block

    - distressed/faded jeans. i know it's wholly popular and most people wear em but i dont and i hate them. the worst trend that's become a staple

    - designer gear with huge monograms plastered repeatedly about...i've seen D&G do this to dreadful extremes

    - weird asian trends to show how much $$$ you're wearing. there used to be a girl's trend to wear 2 pairs of sunglasses, one over your eyes and one on your head so you can show off the Chanel AND D&G glasses at the same time
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    There should be no denim trousers. Denim trousers are jeans. And the Paper Denim ICN and other imitator cuts are not "trouser" style jeans. They are simply jeans with slash pockets.

    That was fresh for 5 minutes in 2001. Now, it stinks of feet and Lil' Kims, um, privates (term loosely used.)

    I'd like to add Slates, Haggar, and every other cheapo "business casual" brand who have conceded their souls to poor taste to the list. Those who wear tucked in polo shirts and loafers (tasseled or otherwise) to complete the look have their own little level in hell where the lawn is never quite mowed. By hand with shears.

    As with all things, there is a happy medium. Anything with holes (Yeah, True Religion and Chip and Pepper, I'm lookin' at you.) is crap. So are "Notify" jeans (trust Italians to take a perfectly fine look and take it too far.) I stand behind Paper Denim, Earnest Sewn, Seven (they are ubiquitous and slightly boring, but the jeans are good quality and haven't fallen into the gimmicks of other brands - wierd pocket stitching on the women's models aside) and to a lesser extent, Rogan. For clean jeans, check out Wrangler 47 (no, not the ones at Urban), and APC, which is the gold standard (I personally like the Anglaise cut).

    The official haircut of lugheads everywhere.

    Shitty shoes period, especially rubber soled dress/casual "shoes". Hint, if you own Born, Steve Maddens, or Eccos, give them to the homeless for use as fuel.
     
  7. petescolari

    petescolari Well-Known Member

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    The worst is people who wear button down oxford shirts with the collar buttons not fastened. Usually seen on people who have committed most of the offenses from p 1-9.
     
  8. Nonk

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    Globetrotter thanks for answering my query, and I also have at times been guilty of some of the offences listed, many worse than the sleeves infraction, which is minor at worst [​IMG] Going back to the cuff buttons being left undone, I was recently measured for a suit at a reputable local tailors, and the tailor recommended I did this when I get it. I noted he was doing it at the time. His reasoning was the same as suggested, to show off the fact it is a better quality item. I shall be on the look out for this one.
     
  9. marc37

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    l hate floral and Hawiian shirts.
     
  10. Alias

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    You better not go to Hawaii then. It's standard business attire there. [​IMG]
     
  11. Huntsman

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    I sometimes wear the Army jacket my Grandfather gave me from when he served in WWII. I am neither fat nor scruffy (well at least not often). Hate the sight of me? Not being contentious, just curious.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  12. Alex_O

    Alex_O Well-Known Member

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    Well this may just become the longest thread ever , mods should sticky it and scare away newcomers. [​IMG] My peeves #1 Others telling me I often dress well and then asking me why? ( it's bcs my mother didn't love me naturally) #2 Baddly fitting sleeves on a jacket, that usually means sleeves too long(if this is right I think's its rather difficult to have conspicious faults elsewhere) #3 Baseball hat's, I would actually tolerate this if traditional hatwear rules were followed but obviously we must have our caps on at dinner in a public place, in lecture, at the movies, while we shower etc.... #4 RL shirts with the pony. I hate Ralph for not letting me pay extra to get custom polo and get no pony. #5 Sneakers ....... listen we've been wearing dead animal skins on our feet for thousand's of years it works stick with it you damn revolutionary Wow that felt great
     
  13. j

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    Alex, glad to see you're back on the board. This thread comes up from time to time; I've personally seen it two or three times already and I may have missed some. I agree with all of yours, although I except 5 once in a while.

    About the military clothes, not that I'm really worried about it, but that's one I couldn't live without. My peacoat (USN) and commando sweaters (USMC/British Army(?)) are staples of my wardrobe. And before they shrank/I grew out of them, my epauletted green Saddam/dictator shirts were very comfy, stylish (maybe) and multipurpose. I also have some digital camo pants I wear as scruff clothes and when actually going out into the woods. I wouldn't go so far as to wear insignia, or anything with gold buttons or shoulderboards, but I couldn't do without the surplus store. Oh yeah, and my black Army parka (no insignia, goretex, good price), and my jump boots, ... wow, I have a lot more mil. stuff than I thought.

    Going for most overused punctuation award with this post.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member

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    I hear that. I hit up the surplus store every few months. You can't argue with the prices, and you know the stuff is going to hold up well if its made for soldiers who have to survive in all sorts of shitty conditions. I wouldn't wear a lot with insignias, but I do have a camo utility cap and a physical fitness tee that have a Marine insignia on them. But my grandfather was in the Marines during WWII, on Iwo Jima, so I figure i'm giving up some respect to him and all those guys. Got a problem with it? Deal with it. [​IMG]
     
  15. Nonk

    Nonk Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, this is not about winding each other up, it is about our pet peeves. I do not like people who are not in the military/have not been in it wearing military clothing, a simple fact, they have not earned the right, deal with it.

    If you want to show respect for the service of your relatives by wearing military uniform, then join up.

    I blame our governments for selling the stuff in the first place.
     
  16. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I think that the whole military surplus question is a series of very fine lines. I could see wearing my father's or grandfathers military watch, or possibly tie. I don't know if I (as an adult) would wear my father's or grandfathers military overcoat, and certainly not a military hat. My father, when I was in the military, wore a tee shirt from my company, and I would do the same for my son when (and if) he serves. I don't wear any military surplus, and haven't worn any part of my old uniform since I got out (except for fatiges while on reserve duty), but I don't see a problem with wearing old military uniform parts while hunting, camping or painting the house.

    There are 2 main issues in my mind here - wearing a regimental tie that you have no right to had a moral implication. an adult man dressing up like a soldier has a negative asthetic issue for me, like wearing wrestling clothes if you are not a wrestler, a "truckers hat" if you are not a trucker, or overalls if not a farmer. but that is a matter of personal choice.
     
  17. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    My guilt is becoming too great to bear. My crimes as enumerated by the forum participants are becoming too frequent to enumerate:
    Blue oxford shirt with khakis
    Sleeves rolled halfway up the forearm
    Owning Haggars and Dockers
    Worse yet, tucking a polo shirt into them.
    Owning a passel of shirts with the RL polo player on them.
    Rubber-soled dress casual shoes--migawd, I even have a pair of Borns (although I reserve them for scuffing around through sand and wet grass with my dog).

    I guess there's nothing for it. I'm going down to my gun safe right now and put a 230-grain jacketed hollow point .45 slug through my brain. Farewell, cruel Style Forum.
     
  18. ROI

    ROI Well-Known Member

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    Laser-etched buttons.
     
  19. Styleman

    Styleman Well-Known Member

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    Green Suits
    Brown suit with black shoes/ black suit with brown shoes
    Black with brown together in general
    Red Clothing
    White Socks
    Beige Clothing (especially beige turtle necks ughhh.)
    Maroon or deep red shoes (in fact any dress shoe that is not black or very dark brown)
    Undershirts or vests showing
    Polyester
    Shirts under sweaters
    Cotton sweaters
    Deep V Neck T Shirts
    Light Jeans
    Medium wash jeans
    Colouful trainers
    Spread collar with huge windsor knot
    Button down collar
    Short socks
    Oxford or brogue shoes (or any classic style shoe which is not even slightly pointed)
    Cotton suits
    Ugly ties, (quite vague yes, but please stick to people who can actually make a decent tie design like Versace, Dolce, etc. Hermes ties are just plain ugly, as are all those Talbot and such the like, why is it so hard to see)
     
  20. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    I'm not trying to wind anyone up (not sure exactly what that means anyway), but I obviously don't think the same way you do about the issue. I don't think there is any 'right' to be earned to wear the clothing I have bought, especially when it was originally paid for by my (or my predecessors') tax dollars. Military clothing is durable, usually comfortable, inexpensive, and sometimes looks good too. I don't do it to offend anyone, to pretend anything, or to dishonor the commitment and sacrifice they have made. They're just functional, practical clothes, to me.

    That said, I wouldn't wear anything that is distinctive of a specific unit (insignias, etc). And obviously, you are free to remain offended by my blatant wearing of military clothing.
     

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