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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

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  1. Van Veen

    Van Veen Well-Known Member

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    Maybe my color sense is misguided, but navy trou seem like a great match with a camel SC. I would go with navy, burgundy, green, or brown before gray with camel.
     
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  2. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    +1. Camel hair SC + textured navy pents are a great look.
     
  3. Academic2

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    And it’s not just Wagner. The operas I’ve most frequently attended have been in NYC, and I can testify that there is no reliable correlation between formality of dress and understanding of concert etiquette.

    Nor is it just opera, of course. The worse cases I’ve seen have, as you might expect, been at university concerts. I haven’t been to one of my university orchestra’s concerts for a few years now (there are limits to how far I will go in the pursuit of good academic citizenship …), but the last time I attended there were a bunch of undergraduates in the back who were attending as part of the music appreciation course; I don’t know the details but apparently those enrolled in the course are required to attend a certain number of concerts. This group spent the first half talking and laughing and, believe it or not, eating potato chips.

    I had a brief conversation with them during intermission …

    Cheers,

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  4. doomx

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    Try to go past the pocket flap atrocity (took my phone out and ...). Also, this is at the end of the day, aka wrinkles.
    BB, Lands end, Chipp, JCrew, BB, AE. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Pliny

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    I still think 'busman' when I see Alan's fit, but this look (light colored and usually grey plaid jacket + navy underneath) is a classic exception because there's no plausible grey trew option,.

    As I understand it, the 'no-navy trews' convention is class-based, part of the 'blue collar/white collar' distinction. Maybe it's hard for (ahem) classless New Worlders/Republicans to get to grips with a tradition that comes out of a class-conscious culture like the Brits'.
     
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  6. An Acute Style

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    Navy cords for the all solid challenge. Doubly timely. Pocket square is blue oxford. I wasn't sure what other color square to go with. Any recs?

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  7. gdl203

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    But navy and blues have also been used in military uniforms throughout the world, and military inspirations are at the top of what has been driving menswear for a while.

    The no-navy pants thing is mostly a SF obsession. You see countless rakish dudes in outfits like the ones quoted above. Light sport coats with navy trousers is a great look, when done well. This weird prejudice here needs to be shaken off because everywhere else, well-dressed people offer daily reminder that it is utterly silly. Just need to open our eyes to see them.
     
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  8. Caustic Man

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    It happens here every time. Someone says "Navy trousers are often worn poorly" or "Navy trousers are tough to pull off well"

    Suddenly everyone gets all like...

    "They said no one can ever wear navy trews!!!"

    "Stop saying it's a rule to never wear navy trousers!!!"

    "Why all the navy trouser hate???"

    "You guys are silly for thinking navy trousers never look good!!!"

    Listen, no one said any of this. No one hates navy trousers. Stop conflating this into something more than it is. This topic, I think, has run its course since no one seems to be listening to one another anymore.
     
  9. gdl203

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    You're pretty bad at reading people's views and inferred opinions. Reading between the lines does not mean reading the white space between the lines.

    It keeps being addressed because it keeps being brought up as a mistake or faux pas. People who know better have a little difficulty biting their tongue every time and letting the misinformation flow.
     
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  10. Pliny

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    good observation- I've exhausted my knowledge at this point [​IMG] ... there's more to it imo than SF blindness
     
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  11. Caustic Man

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    No it doesn't. You are completely misreading the conversation thus far. If you keep insisting that that is what people are saying even when they tell you specifically that it is not, I don't know what else to tell you.
     
  12. gdl203

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    Please step back from the keyboard for a minute and scroll up to re-read the initial statement from Colco to belkit, then the tag-teaming you participated in, with that sweet condescending tone towards belkit that he still has much to learn. There's no misreading here.

    I'm sure that somehow you guys think you're trying to help (just like the guys who repost the "vaccines will give you autism if you eat gluten" Facebook posts) but I'm happy to step in and give my rebuke. And you're right that this is not a new topic.
     
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  13. Caustic Man

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    then direct your comments to him. I never said any of the things you were talking about, nor did sander nor did EE FV, Nor did pliny. Your generalizing is as absurd as claiming that maybe trousers can never look good. Misdirected rebukes only make you look foolish.
     
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  14. gdl203

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    This is not about you! Why do you feel the need to go defensive and shoot down dissenting posts as if they were attacks on you (see back and forth with ericgereghty as well). This conversation is not about you. Please allow people to post their views without constantly putting yourself in the middle.
     
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  15. The Noodles

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    If a navy jacket + grey trousers is a solid staple combo, why not the reverse?
     
  16. Caustic Man

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    Because you are complaining about something that doesn't exist. Of all the people who commented on this issue only one could even remotely be sad to be acting the way you're talking about. It's pointless and a waste of time, and a waste of my time to discuss it further.
     
  17. gdl203

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    I do not need you to rate my contributions and posts as pointless or useful, thank you very much. Every reader can forge their opinion without you playing discussion moderator, or victim.

    You're correct that you are wasting your time though.
     
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    SCs lean to the darker end of the spectrum. I think your fit illustrates the point that navy trews struggle to provide sufficient contrast for an odd jacket fit. Dare I say that perhaps some color in the square would brighten the sombre tones?
     
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  20. Mr. Six

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    Navy odd trousers are serious business.
     
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