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How to Dress Like a Man

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by grimslade, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    Opinions vary around here. I'm a t-shirt kind of guy myself, but I would not express it as a commandment the way Tucker has (I would not express most things the way Tucker does). Especially with nicer fabrics, I'm inclined to protect them by wearing a t-shirt under them, but some people consider them either stuffy or constricting. YMMV.
     
  2. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    This article has been posted before (either here on on AAAC). I have the same opinion now that I did then. The author might not have all of his facts straight, and he may present a fairly uninspired manner of dress overall, but this article is not aimed at the denizens of this board or of AAAC. It is aimed at the American male who has, at best, a passing interest in clothing, in an attempt to get the general male population to dress and look a little better.

    I would guess that if everyone followed the advice in this article, there would be no more reason for the complaints often heard here and at AA about the horrific dress often seen in public.
     
  3. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    WTF?
     
  4. dah328

    dah328 Well-Known Member

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    WTF?

    Are we going to have that Baron Boutique = bespoke argument again? Where did I put that smiley?

    Ah, right here:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. dah328

    dah328 Well-Known Member

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    Although to be fair, I agree with you that a 100x increase in risk is rather exaggerated, even for the non-SF member who knows little to nothing about suit construction or fit. I think his adviced is targeted to the regular guy who needn't be told that bespoke is the only option for dressing like a man.
     
  6. Aureus

    Aureus Well-Known Member

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    at least he didn't go up 5.

    you can check out the rest of his rants at:

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker-arch.html


    I just went into court today (case dismissed I might add. Take that CHP) and of the two lawyers present one was wearing a green 4 button and the other a grey 3 button. Personally I think 4 buttons looks fine and I don't see any reason to harp on it other than it being uncommon. Sort of like how a DB suit is uncommon.
     
  7. yachtie

    yachtie Well-Known Member

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    The article should have been titled:"How to Dress Like A Prole".
    I see from the attached pic that he follows none of his prescribed "rules". A black jacket? Why
     
  8. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    Although to be fair, I agree with you that a 100x increase in risk is rather exaggerated, even for the non-SF member who knows little to nothing about suit construction or fit. I think his adviced is targeted to the regular guy who needn't be told that bespoke is the only option for dressing like a man.
    No, the argument is not going to start again. But going bespoke should not be completely thrown out the window, especially if one has the money to do it and wants the best quality. A tailor like the respectable Thomas Mahon or Alan Flusser will likely make first time bespokers look pretty damn good, even if they don't want anything that fancy or special. The tailor will advise the person, educate them a bit, and help them make an informed decision.
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

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    I did not expect lewrockwell.com (one of my favorite sites) to be quoted here for style advice. [​IMG]
     

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