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Mariano Rubinacci - color and complexion - a case study

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mmkn, May 12, 2012.

  1. mmkn

    mmkn Well-Known Member

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    It's no dark art, and I'm really not saying any thing new under the sun here.

    Most men who "Eh, I don't do colors" reject out of calcified thinking really, and don't really advance in their sartorial quest. They're just happy with their buddies patting their back and feeling satisfied that they now belong to some group, when they don't really look that good at all. Maybe some do try to learn privately, I don't know.

    Here's Alan Flusser, who even in his later Dressing the Man, addressing the importance of color . . .

    "Color influences first impression more than any other aspect of attire."

    He also gives some history with Apparel Arts' influence . . .

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    - M
     
  2. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

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    It's been said that Flusser's stuff on complexion in DtM is the low point in all his writings.
     
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    Frankie22 Well-Known Member

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    Agree. It's not very good at all. Carole Jackson's Color for men is far superior.
     
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  4. mmkn

    mmkn Well-Known Member

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    Agree, women are far more advanced than men in this (as Flusser concedes in DtM).

    Mr. Yellow below came from Jackson's CfM book, section Autumn.

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    - M
     
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    I had a Chinese vest made with frog closures. Got it mostly for traveling -- to keep my passport protected but handy. But I also thought I'd wear it sleeveless, Mortal Combat style. That was 1997. I haven't worn it once. But I haven't given it away either. :embar:

    mmkn, I agree w/ your general thought that color matters, but I think MR looks great in that coat.
     
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  6. cronicmole

    cronicmole Well-Known Member

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    Is this a gay thread?
     
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    Sounds like something that I had at Chinois in 1984.
     
  8. mmkn

    mmkn Well-Known Member

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    That was a good year . . .

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    - M
     
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    :crackup:
     
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    JPHardy Well-Known Member

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    Isn't this all moot?

    Just black out face, or cut off your head when you post and you don't have to worry about skin tone.
     
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    That was an interesting book




    A milestone year perhaps? Puberty?


    Especially when contrasted with the pinnacle of his writing like his first entry in the Dallas section of "Style and the Man"
     
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  12. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    This thread is not a good as the other one.
     
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    The other thread used to be awesome.
     
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    Are his teeth suppose to match his jacket?
     
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    Do you think that there's old popcorn in his hair, maybe, oh, three or four millimeters in?

    And spiders?
     
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    Mr Flusser is obviously privy to secret research on colours that isn't available to the rest of the scientific world.
     
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    It is unfortunate that many a homophobic males (closeted or outed) would neigh and find a color such as icy yellow (below) ghey on Mariano Rubinacci, when it could really bring forth his complexion. They associate such fashion color as ghey as it is used by designers like Jil Sander and Prada for men.

    Icy Yellow . . .

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    When taken on its own merit (forget for a moment what the color might connote), next to Rubinacci’s complexion he would look very good in icy yellow.

    Now Signore Rubinacci might not ever find an icy yellow jacketing as fabric designers tend to be fickle and are usually under the pressure of sell-sell-sell, (Carole Jackson also suggest icy colors for shirtings only), he does have the option of pure white (maybe too douchey for him though) or soft white (more like it) for the jacket below . . .

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    – M
     
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