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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brian SD, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. arvi

    arvi Well-Known Member

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    i agree cuff'..ralph started with a great sense of classic style and continues to this day..like me his roots are the middleclass bronx of the 1950s and 1960s..i guess we watched the same movies growing up because few people dressed this way on those streets [​IMG]
     
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    Good selection. I love his tie in that first picture. I used to pine for those ties when I was in university ten years ago or so (I think Dior had a line that looked like that) but was unable to afford them.
     
  3. ROT

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    I cast my votes for the full pantheon of style greats: The Duke of Windsor, Michael Douglas by Flusser in "Wall Street" (I have a closet full of Thurston's braces thanks to that movie), Fred Astaire, William Powell, B. Wooster (as played by Hugh Laurie), and Mr. Cary Grant.

    It's a sad day in a young man's life when he awakens to discover he will never be Cary Grant. But that doesn't mean we should stop trying.

    "Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. I want to be Cary Grant" -- Cary Grant.
     
  4. Manton

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    One could only fault his gentleman's personal gentleman. Notoriously hidebound about legwear, but not a peep about the 6 to 2 to 1 issue. Hmmm. Who can you trust?
     
  6. Baz

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    Anybody here remember George Peppard as Banacek (c. 1972-74)? [​IMG] Only GP could pull off the look of that era with such panache. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kai

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    Don't remember him in Banacek, but he was great in The Blue Max (and Ursula Andress was also very fun to watch.)
     
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    Great show. Loosely based on, or influenced by, The Thomas Crown Affair. Banacek is a wealthy insurance investigator who receives 10 percent of the insured value of the item he recovers (which he always does.) He has a taste for the finer things in life, and an affinity for Polish proverbs. He lives in the ritzy Beacon Hill area in Boston. And when he's not being chaffeured in his '73 Fleetwood he's tooling around in his '41 Packard Darrin.


    From a fansite:

    Why the hell is Banacek so damn cool?

    Let me count the ways. First of all he's wealthy and works for himself. Next, he's a snappy dresser with his turtlenecks and contrasting checked sportcoats. He's unflappable and extremely self confident. Also, he smokes really long cigars. He always gets the women. Lastly, he is always right.
     
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    i don't know if anyone's mentioned charlie watts yet: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, who wouldn't want to be an unemployed Frenchman living at home with a penchant for stuffed animals and tiger-print wallpaper?

    Sorry ernie, just taking <<le pipi>> as we might say across the Channel. Ask your English teacher.
     
  13. bengal-stripe

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    I agree with George Peppard but preferably in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) [​IMG] where he played a kept man whose "interior decorator" lady friend had provided him with the most amazing wardrobe. All these early 60s narrow lapels, narrow ties and slightly short, boxy coats.
     
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    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    (Kaga @ 07 Oct. 2004, 3:34)
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    Yes, who wouldn't want to be an unemployed Frenchman living at home with a penchant for stuffed animals and tiger-print wallpaper? Sorry ernie, just taking <<le pipi>> as we might say across the Channel. Ask your English teacher.
    Don't you dare hijack my thread. Not after five successful pages. I don't want this locked.
    Shimatta. I am sorry. On-topic notes: re Sunset Blvd -- the immortal line when Norma Desmond takes Bill Holden's character shopping -- "If the lady is paying, sir, may I suggest the vicuna?" I'd also volunteer Bryan Ferry as a style icon. He's still got it. Then there's JFK, who took the American sack-suit style and made it something both dodgier and more sumptuous with Hermes alligator briefcases and shoes from Lobb and Berluti...
     
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    Definitely. Check him out in the ad for The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group on page 43 of the new Departures.
     
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    Or the inner cover of the Economist, for the wonky working stiffs among us. &lt;ahem&gt;

    Also the late John Morgan, resident fop at British GQ. A beacon of bespoke.

    Ronald Reagan, hero to brown-suit-wearers everywhere.

    Takeshi Kaga (ahem), for proving that a yellow pepper is the perfect accessory to an ensemble Elton John wouldn't dare wear.
     
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    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    Kaga is one crazy dude. What do you suppose they are talking about: [​IMG]
     
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