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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. southbound35

    southbound35 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad disagreement with the clunky shoe and slim/short pant aesthetic causes such amusement.
     
  2. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the pants weren't so slim. He said 8.5" opening, which is pretty normal. Even more so, they should be let out. Wider pants look ridiculous when they're short. Only skinny pants can look good with zero break.
     
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    I agree that wider pants look ridiculous when they're short. I also agree his pant leg opening isn't that small. My point (and evidently I didn't get toasty's joke) is that the shoe looks clunkier with less fabric covering it. As others (including you, I think) have said, it would probably look fine under denim (just not short and skinny denim).
     
  4. acecow

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    I missed the joke too, it's some "swd" lingo that is apparently making fun of us old farts who adhere to silly things like proportions instead of what's fashionable. I wouldn't worry about it. If he thinks he's dressed well - so be it. You've gotta be comfortable in what you're wearing, that's the most important thing in the end of the day.
     
  5. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Well-Known Member

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    Nope.
     
  6. acecow

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    In that case, would you be so kind to explain it? If it's funny, I'd like to share in the laugh.
     
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    there is no secret lingo here. the amusement is everyone being too fucking stuck up and up tight to realize that toastys post was a fucking parody. the subsequent posts and dissection of his post only proved his point. what a fucking mess. for shame people.
     
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  8. acecow

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    I get that, but what he said was correct, even as a parody. So I'm somewhat confused. The shoes are still too clunky for that outfit in my opinion.
     
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    :(
     
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    It's the anal attention to detail that toasty's making fun of. In this case, it's not that his breathless hyperbole is suggesting anyone is wrong regarding the details—he's simply making fun of the extremely fine attention to detail, which (as you may have noticed), carries with it a tendency to engage in drawn-out arguments of tremendous intensity with tremendously little at stake. There, I've now explained how a parody works; I've slayed the albatross; it has lost its potency; and now you know how Lost ends.
     
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  12. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, well, it's a forum about clothing. You have to go into details. Plus, it all started with very little detail, merely stating that his shoes were clunky. He disagreed. People like to argue about clothing here, so some of us tried to explain in detail why we thought it was so. I'm not sure why others got their panties in a bunch over this.
     
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  13. sugarbutch

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    See, Stitchy, this is why SW&D and MC will never get along. We're not even speaking the same language.
     
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    it makes me mad. its to everyones loss.
     
  15. StanleyVanBuren

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    for fuck's sake people

    it looks like stitches might not have even gotten the actual joke -- everyone needs to read my B&S post for my legendary wingtips right now before you say anything else. it's right here in my signature:
     
  16. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Au contraire, mon frère. It seems clear that the majority here like the apartheid. Me, I appreciate nice clothes worn well, so I enjoy the cross-pollination, but it doesn't seem to scale.
     
  17. XKxRome0ox

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    yeah
    size 40/50R

    if i remember correctly, the finamore jacket was tight in the arms and chest
    okay in the shoulder
    and slightly short
     
  18. sugarbutch

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    That's an excellent B&S ad, SVB.
     
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  19. in stitches

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    did not need to see that thread to get the joak. but i did just read that, and it is golden.


    indeed, most do prefer the apartheid. i still hold by my word though that its not a net gain.
     
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