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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting. Here was my thought process:

    1) Shirt - beachy.
    2) Pants - actually a super light cotton, very beachy. But that does not come through in the picture, so I could see why you said workwear-ish.
    3) Jacket - I get where you are coming from with the urban vibe, but I actually view the jacket (which is navy) as something akin to a better version of a sailing windbreaker, if that makes sense.

    That was just how I put it together, but I appreciate your comments. If I post a pic with that jacket again, I will try it your way. I'm assuming you would recommend standard dark jeans + white tee?
     
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  2. arnathor

    arnathor Well-Known Member

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    There is something to be said about the old well-made garments I have, I am more proud of the fact I have stuck with them!

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  3. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    Good response, I get the logic. Doesn't always come through in the pics though. For a solid dark zip-up like that, I'd say the pants have to be mid tone to dark, so nothing super light wash. Sleek and slimish. And for a shirt, either a v-neck or low crew neck tshirt or something.
     
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  4. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Well-Known Member

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    I was trying to balance them all. I think the solid shirt and socks would work nicely.

    Thanks. That's what I was shooting for.
     
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  5. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    iGent bathroom picture. [​IMG]
     
  6. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    A little tight in the waist?
     
  7. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Thick wallet inside the right chest pocket X unstructured jacket. You can actually see the outline of the wallet and the fabric pull.

    My biggest complaint about Boglioli is that they fit way too short for my build.
     
  8. ianGP

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  9. Spiker

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    Hey guy I got residency interview coming up that I am trying to assemble a wardrobe for the social /before interview. For the past 3 years I either dressed in scrub/t shirts or suits (cufflinks and everything) basically nothing in between. The goal is to look nice but not too glaring.

    I am thinking about getting
    1. Dark jean
    2. Light chinos
    3. Blue blazer
    4. Button down plaid dress shirt
    For more casual
    Dark Jean-tennis/boat shoe-polo/shirt-w or w/o tie/blue blazer
    For more formal
    Light Chinos-Loafer/Walnut Brogue Captoe-shirt-w or w/o tie/blue blazer
    What do you think on combination?

    Also what do you guys think about "sports shirt" vs dress shirt. Can you wear dress shirt with jeans, or sports shirt with chinos?
     
  10. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry. What size are you? I'll gladly unload you of any Boglioli as it's my favorite brand. :)
     
  11. thebrownman

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  12. applky

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    Love the details here. Not sure about the jeans -- seems just a tad too casual for the rest of the outfit -- but everything's really great. Who's the maker on the jacket?
     
  13. ianGP

    ianGP Well-Known Member

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    @applky Thanks man! :fistbump:

    The jacket is actually pretty casual itself hence paired with the jeans - it's a cotton stretchy thingy by Sartorio Napoli, completely unconstructed.
     
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  14. applky

    applky Well-Known Member

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    NP and thanks!
     
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  16. ianGP

    ianGP Well-Known Member

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  17. europrep

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    Looking good Ian. That is an F-U collar!

    Camera angles may be playing some games, but given that you wear your chinos with little to no break, it looks like you could have them a bit more tapered. I personally go for little to no break on chinos with an 8' leg opening.
     
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  19. ianGP

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    Thanks man! Yeah, I'm still trying to refine my pents game. It's currently at 7 3/4's... I do have some that taper to 7" but all in all, I'm just afraid of proportions. I have relatively wide shoulders and a 'too-tapered' look might exaggerate my bigger top half and itty-bitty legs.

    A big problem I have are my thighs from cycling... I'm built like a sprinter so I need mucho room on the thigh/seat. Getting it too tapered at the opening might make me look like a carrot :lol:

    Glad you brought it up though, someone here might have the same proportions and chime in as well :teach:
     
  20. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense. 7" is probably too aggressive.
     

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