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The Worst Look

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Even then stretched out pockets are more acceptable than a contorted fitting jacket with pa-fucked shoulders.
     
  2. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I use my pockets, especially my hip pockets, pretty hard. That's what they are there for. As long as you don't go nuts, it's fine.

    I must admit, I do put my hands in them Prince-Charles-style sometimes :embar:
     
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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    *shrug* I was never good at the "more/less acceptable" thing. If you don't like it, then that is certainly up to you. Rock on. I, however, still need to carry a lot of things.
     
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    I put my hands in my pockets when my boss talks to me. It is to help restrain me from choking her. (Really it is to stop me from crossing my arms in front of me, which I tend to naturally stand, which many people may misconstrue as defensive).
     
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    In the same boat. Otherwise I would either cross my arms or put my hands in my pants pockets, and for some reason, I feel the hip pockets are a better option than either of those.
     
  6. Off My Rack

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    Quote:Wouldn't a briefcase, or some type of bag that you carry in your hand, work for anything that can't fit in your pockets? There's no need for a shoulder strap.
     
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    I remember somewhere, it might have been a thread that I started on walking and standing in a suit. I was saying how I tend to walk with my hands in my pockets in a suit because otherwise it looks pretentious like I am trying to look tall, proud, and powerful, or whatever, then again I don't want to appear timid or shy. I think it was Vox who came up with the idea (with pictures for guidance) that exposed thumbs is key. A hand in the pocket with the thumb out looks friendly and natural compared to standing at attention, or sheepish.
     
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    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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  9. Caustic Man

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    This, to me, is seriously jumping the shark. Wear nice clothes that fit well, stand how you want to stand, carry what you want to carry. I gives a damn about thumb placement.
     
  10. Manton

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    roller board suit case
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

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    Man up. Briefcase, or attache, son.
     
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    That's an interesting point.
     
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  13. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    I use a saddleback leather briefcase, actually. Unfortunately it comes with a shoulder strap, and I do use it. lol
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

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    Unhook it.
     
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  15. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
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    I have a shoulder strap on my Filson and leave it on, but very very rarely use it--generally only when I literally have too much to carry (e.g. if I have to go to 4 different stores grocery shopping on the way home from work).
     
  17. Caustic Man

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    lol That's me everyday, bro. I recently went back to school to pursue my dream career and one class has 9 books. 9 books! It's killin' me.
     
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    You need every one of those books just to go to class? :confused:
     
  19. Caustic Man

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    I'm not saying I always carry every book. I'm saying I have a lot of books.
     
  20. Manton

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    why are you wearnig a tailored jacket to class? As a student? Even the profs don't do that any more!
     

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