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Colors for East Asians

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Red would be perfectly fine, Commie [​IMG]
     
  2. Alias

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    I wouldn't wear red because it's just too glaring. And I don't want to be mistaken for a Korean World Cup soccer fan. [​IMG] There's nothing wrong with red ties, however.

    Like someone said before, I stay away from muted earth tones. Anything else is fair game.
     
  3. Tako-kun

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    Oh we have plenty, but you have to get sub-honky for that, digging down into the nativist animus for the foreign other. To wit, you could serve an Irish-American little more insult than to call him Paddy.


    You could call him English...[​IMG]
     
  4. seanchai

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    You could call him English...[​IMG]
    It's my personal opinion that any Irishman should be well pleased to be mistaken for an Englishman, as it means he has at least an ounce of class. Is Éireannach mÃ[​IMG], in case you think I'm being racist. EDIT: On second thought, I am being racist. But the Irish deserve it.
     
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    Is Éireannach mÃ[​IMG], in case you think I'm being racist.

    No, just self-loathing, which is pitiable on its own terms.
     
  6. javyn

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    When they'd shoot a VC in the head during the war with an M16, their heads would open up like zippers, hence the term "zipperhead".

    What ever happened to the term, 'chink'? That one was tried and true.

    I myself, would prefer to be called cracker over honky. I think we should do away with all the politically correct euphemisms for race and just use slurs. It will dilute their power, and maybe give us all a sense of humor and help get along.

    btw I think east Asians look really good in black, but I'm not great with colors maybe my eyes/brain is screwed up.
     
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    When they'd shoot a VC in the head during the war with an M16, their heads would open up like zippers, hence the term "zipperhead".

    What a gruesome concept. Ugggh...
     
  8. sho'nuff

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    What colors, especially for shirts, are compatible for East Asians? I have been told that red and brown do not work well with my complexion.


    Kent, i used to think the same way as you do too. my mom always told me that asians cant wear browns, reds, greys, yellows, ...basically any color but blue, black, or white.

    so all my life i just wore blue, black or white. can you believe this? my whole closet was just those 3 colors.

    but after i met my wife, she opened my mind to a variety of other colors, colors i was afraid to wear, like light brown, greens, reds. even purples.

    now i wear all colors, only thing is, for asians, we have to match the colors well. that is it.

    i still dont wear yellow though.h
     
  9. Margaret

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    May one refer to a Scot as 'Mac', or is that not PC?
    [​IMG]
     
  10. norcaltransplant

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    My own color palette:

    Heavy-weighted towards earth tones. 20-30% of my closet is dedicated to browns and their various iterations, including cream herringbone/twill shirts that I substitute for white on most occasions.

    Scant orange (ties and pocket squares) and yellow is completely absent.

    For color, I tend to favor purple, lavender, and burgundy. I have a few pink items, but the cooler colors definitely dominate. I make very limited use of greens and olives, though I wouldn't mind picking up a few mint colored ties. They seem to be less popular than the ressurgence of ultra-preppy lime.

    I have been accussed of having an "old man" wardrobe by a fashionista. Preppy and boho girls usually provide the most favorable comments.
     
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    I have been accussed of having an "old man" wardrobe by a fashionista.
    The highest praise possible from such a source. [​IMG]
     
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    My girlfriend (vnese, pretty dark) wears a lot of bright yellow and red and oddly enough those are time when I find her better looking.
     
  13. Stu

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    What colors, especially for shirts, are compatible for East Asians? I have been told that red and brown do not work well with my complexion.

    I require the East Asians who mow my lawn to wear blue. [​IMG]
     
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    Interesting, Stu. Here, it's an Asian that owns the business. I have no idea how that works either, his workers speak Spanish, and he speaks Vietnamese, both are lousy at English. I talked to a worker a little bit a while back, and he was calling him a "chino". I tried to explain to him his boss was Vietnamese, not Chinese, but they don't know what Vietnam is. But when he comes to the door in his news sportscar (I think he gets a new one every year) to collect his bill "Hi, I'm Anh, I want money!", it makes me love this country even more. Only in America! [​IMG] *waves flag while standing next to Don King
     
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    Most Filipinos are darker-skinned than East Asians; you must be an exception.
    Kent, I'm ethnic Chinese.
     
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    Interesting, Stu. Here, it's an Asian that owns the business. I have no idea how that works either, his workers speak Spanish, and he speaks Vietnamese, both are lousy at English. I talked to a worker a little bit a while back, and he was calling him a "chino". I tried to explain to him his boss was Vietnamese, not Chinese, but they don't know what Vietnam is. But when he comes to the door in his news sportscar (I think he gets a new one every year) to collect his bill "Hi, I'm Anh, I want money!", it makes me love this country even more. Only in America! [​IMG] *waves flag while standing next to Don King

    reminds me of the time i was in vegas looking for a chinese restaurant. asked a doorman from one of those casinos, who is cuban, if he knows of any chinese restaurant nearby and he told me they have a sushi bar inside. i told him we're looking for a chinese place, not japanese. told me "chinese, japanese they're all the same"

    could've told him off right there, but he was 6'4" probably 210 pounds... he ain't worth it. [​IMG]
     
  17. Kent Wang

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    Kent, I'm ethnic Chinese.
    I'd give you a high five if it were not such a "white" gesture.
     
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    I'd give you a high five if it were not such a "white" gesture.

    how about just doing that subtle nod whilst squinting a little bit just to curl the forehead... like in those old chinese kungfu movies when they meet in teahouses. [​IMG]
     
  19. Stu

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    Interesting, Stu. Here, it's an Asian that owns the business. I have no idea how that works either, his workers speak Spanish, and he speaks Vietnamese, both are lousy at English. I talked to a worker a little bit a while back, and he was calling him a "chino". I tried to explain to him his boss was Vietnamese, not Chinese, but they don't know what Vietnam is. But when he comes to the door in his news sportscar (I think he gets a new one every year) to collect his bill "Hi, I'm Anh, I want money!", it makes me love this country even more. Only in America! [​IMG] *waves flag while standing next to Don King

    Javyn: Interesting story. Actually I was just goofing on Kent, he the author of the famous "Mowing the law is for chumps," a post which led him into a big ole' shit pit.
     
  20. poorsod

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    What colors, especially for shirts, are compatible for East Asians? I have been told that red and brown do not work well with my complexion.

    According to Flusser, light skinned Asians with black hair look better with high contrast colors. Hence the propensity for black and white clothing. Depending on the shade of brown and red, there can be very low contrast which according to theory doesn't work well.

    I'm still testing out the high contrast theory. E.g. if I wear a brown shirt, I'd use a yellow tie. Light pink shirts with deep maroon ties. Works for me. Anyone else like the contast theory?
     

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