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Esquire September 2006

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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  2. skalogre

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    Thoughts?

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    I like the first outfit. I probably would not wear it myself (not a fan of the tie & dress shirt & jeans thing (well, maybe unless it is almost completely hidden by the jumper).
     
  3. Mike C.

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    That first one is bad. The jeans look w/tie, or jeans and blazer is starting to feel really dated. Chino's are the wave of the future... I like the second look.
     
  4. skalogre

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    Wait a minute; is that a cardigan on the first one? Damn it. I HATE cardigans. Pity because I like the colours. WOuld have preferred light corduroy trousers myself but there you have it.
     
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    I like them both. With the second, I'd probably go a couple of shades lighter on the shirt though.

    God, I'm ready for fall. Pretty trees, crisp air, and much more interesting dressing.
     
  6. LA Guy

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    I agree with Mike C. abou the first look, but I don't like the second look either. I find the outfit undersaturated in color, and lacking in visual interest. Either they have to throw in more contrasting colors or a clashing color in there (the orange/red sweater is not striking enough to really be the accent piece), or it needs a pattern. I would for both.

    Substitute a chocolate sportcoat with a windowpane pattern, and switch out the sweater with a burnt orange one, and you get a much better (and more seasonal) look, imo.

    I personally don't like chinos - have worn jeans since HS, and plan to keep doing so, but I would wear a pair of surplus pants.
     
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    I like the one on the right but I would do dressier shoes and trousers. Not sure about the left.
     
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    Like both the coats. It would be nice if we could see more detail of the sweaters and pants though.

    Don't like jeans with tie either. I am a big fan of cardigans however.
     
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    I like the one on the left alot. I think thats a vest not a cardigan
     
  10. chorse123

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    I don't like the tie on the left one, and I'd prefer a different shirt on the right, perhaps a check.

    Something about these pictures, man. I'm really eager for fall this year.

    Edit - here's another one:
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  11. LA Guy

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    I don't like the tie on the left one, and I'd prefer a different shirt on the right, perhaps a check.

    Um, the shirt was the point, I think... I was trying to work with that hard constraint. That said, I agree that the shirt is not that great.
     
  12. Get Smart

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    The left outfit looks good, it all comes together well and I can see someone rocking that perfectly. As with any kind of good dressing, the *right* jeans with *right* jacket looks awesome. But mostly you see uninspired jeans paired with an uninspired jacket, and the result is a look that is tired.

    The right outfit is dullsville, but I like its jacket. Chinos are just terrible. The distaste AAACers feel about jeans is how I feel towards chinos/khakis.
     
  13. AlanC

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    Chino's are the wave of the future... I like the second look.

    Technically speaking, chinos are a wave of the past.

    At any rate, neither look is particularly memorable though the jeans with tie look should die already so we can live in peace.
     
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    That first one is bad. The jeans look w/tie, or jeans and blazer is starting to feel really dated. Chino's are the wave of the future... I like the second look.

    I think that woven ties can work well with jacket and jeans. I think the flat bottom woven ties are making a come back and are casual enough to look appropriate with jeans.
     
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    In both cases I would wear them but only with different trousers.

    1. I don't wear jeans. But I already have that coat and wear it with trousers, shirt, and tie all the time.

    2. Again, I prefer a pair of dressier yet casual trousers. And I might tone down the sweater a little. But not much. Yes, a check would be better (if paired with a more subdued sweater).

    As for those others that AlanC posted: I wouldn't wear any of them. The first two look too outdoorsy for me and the second two are just...ugh, those blue trousers are horrible. And I don't like red on me. Besides, that just looks off with the monochromatic base.

    bob
     
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    How about:

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    Where are these images from? They are terrible, particularly the tucked-in sweater. That red quilted jacket is also rather...hmmm, can't think of a good word here...Gap-ish, perhaps.
     
  18. Get Smart

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    I think that woven ties can work well with jacket and jeans. I think the flat bottom woven ties are making a come back and are casual enough to look appropriate with jeans.

    good point, I think thin-ish woven ties look good with jeans as well. Your standard businessman silk tie is going to look very odd with jeans, no matter how 'dressy' a pair you've got on.
     
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    Where are these images from? They are terrible, particularly the tucked-in sweater. That red quilted jacket is also rather...hmmm, can't think of a good word here...Gap-ish, perhaps.
    Hmmm. Not Gap. I'm enjoying the responses, though. [​IMG]
     
  20. LA Guy

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    Hmmm. Not Gap. I'm enjoying the responses, though. [​IMG]

    No, those photos and that style is definitely not the GAP. The garments are high quality, and the ensembles remarkably uninspired. I would guess Paul Stuart or Ben Silver, or one of those shops where old guys who wear their trousers high and bitch and moan about young people shop.
     

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