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On the Street in NYC....Duncan Quinn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The Sartorialist, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. whoopee

    whoopee Well-Known Member

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    The velvet guy didn't look mean.
     
  2. Patrick Bateman

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    Re Duncan Quinn, like others I hate the patch pockets, the tie knot, and think the jacket and pants are too tight. Also, I hope that is a RTW shirt and not his MTM, because the cuffs are too small for his watch, and the sleeves are too short.
     
  3. GreyFlannelMan

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    The velvet guy didn't look mean.

    He just looked goofy.

    I think some people just look "mean" or "sad." A friend of mine is always told that he looks as if his dog was run over by a car, but he's actually a very chipper kind of guy.

    As for this Wheelock, I've never noticed her in Details. Sounds useless.
     
  4. PhiloVance

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    I think I actually first saw Duncan Quinn in an issue of Last way back when. Might have been the NYC shoestore issue. Didn't know who he was then, but thought his scowl attempt was funny then too. He had the rooster going then too.
     
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    Is it me or does everything about this guy scream "I am trying incredibly hard" in a bad way.

    HACKING patch pockets have a tendency to do that. Of course I've never seen them before, so that could be why!
     
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    I usually like the Duncan Quinn aggressive look, as I secretly wish I was a bad-ass instead of an academic.

    But...

    WHY are there creases in his shirt cuffs? This irritates the hell out of me -- you see it all the time on muppet TV presenters who don't know better -- it's as if they were ironing the creases into the sleeves and thought "Screw it... I'm going to take this all the way into the cuffs!"
     
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    I usually like the Duncan Quinn aggressive look, as I secretly wish I was a bad-ass instead of an academic.

    But...

    WHY are there creases in his shirt cuffs? This irritates the hell out of me -- you see it all the time on muppet TV presenters who don't know better -- it's as if they were ironing the creases into the sleeves and thought "Screw it... I'm going to take this all the way into the cuffs!"


    Many times those who look the most bad ass are the least and vice versa.
     
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    [​IMG]

    more at The Sartorialist http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

    The most obvious problem I see here, and I am surprised no one has noted it, is the extremely high waist created by the cut of the jacket. The rest of the fit issues are pretty minimal - If he pulled his jacket sleeves down they would probably look okay, and the chest and shoulders could have more room, but otherwise it looks reasonably good. But look how high his waist appears to be because the hips fit and the chest is too small and tapers to well above his real waist.
     
  9. Fabro

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    His head seems out of proportion, like a bad photoshop job where one person's head was stuck on another's body without scaling it first.

    That said, I actually do like the colours here quite a bit. The fit is a little extreme for my taste, but I like the direction of a closer fit.
     
  10. gdl203

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    To me, everything looks great on this picture - except for that tie knot
     
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    I like the patch pockets.
     
  12. SGladwell

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    I would not trust the advice of a men's clothing salesman so attired.
     
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    Looks a bit rough to be a proper dandy.

    And not rough in the gentleman pervert sort of way.
     
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    He looks like a young Ed Sullivan.
     
  16. Soph

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    Fight Fight Fight---
    [​IMG]

    I don't like Ugly ties and metro "garish" faux hawk.
    But I think he has the looks of a great character in
    Fight Club II: Drunken Irish Monkey Man In Monkey Suit Throwdown[​IMG]
     
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    He looks like he's trying to get a part in a Guy Ritchie movie. Which started being really naff after 1999... Now, of course, he'd be hoping for a role as a stand-in in The Transporter 3, where Jason Statham drives a container ship full of Legos.

    Amazing. The man nicks a British look that was cutting-edge circa 1998-99 -- garishly loud ties, stripey colorful shirts -- and finds that with a British name and maybe a British accent he can sell his overly styled clothes to us Yanks.

    LabelKinbote, don't be coy. You wouldn't kick him away from your ping-pong table.
     
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    He looks like he is about to throw down.

    He looks to me like he's about to throw up.
     
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    Amazing. The man nicks a British look that was cutting-edge circa 1998-99 -- garishly loud ties, stripey colorful shirts -- and finds that with a British name and maybe a British accent he can sell his overly styled clothes to us Yanks.


    OK. Some of the mystery of the GFM is going to be dispelled here, for the sake of defending DQ. We worked at the same law firm (I recently left), where he is an associate in the corporate group. He is indeed English and graduated from Bristol Uni and Grays Inn. He took an LLM from Columbia. He's a cool and extremely smart guy.

    The store/clothing is a side line. He's doing what I think many of us might like to do: pursue a practical career and a true love.
     
  20. Soph

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    -To be honest, I do think the suit fits him fine other than the cuffs[​IMG] .

    However, the hairtcut, ring, horid haircut, stance, and facial expression,haircut, and the tie from hell just about destroy any hope.
     

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