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What are you applying to your menswear from/after reading "The Suit"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    It seems like everything men can't pull off, women can -- like those.
     
  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    Comme des Garcons
    Such a great name for a clothes line. One of those phrases that can only work in french.
     
  3. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing. An American book will not teach me how to be comfortable in what I wear and how I appear.
     
  4. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    Evidence that Italians are not infallible style gods and, if they come across as well dressed, that confidence on the dresser's part and preconceptions on the viewers' go a long way.

    You know, I've never considered them style gods. I've always believed that they've made important contributions to style -- and the Italian male in some cities in Italy are generally better dressed than their North American counterparts -- but they've gone down some incredibly stupid roads as well.

    To me, the most important Italian contribution to lifestyle/style is the fact that they still know how to live with a joie de vivre -- smoking, drinking, eating, woman chasing -- that we on this side of the ocean have given up in favour of being boring.

    At any rate, Manton's book confirmed a lot of what I believed (even if I do occasionally throw in a dig about black suits [​IMG] ) but it's most important contribution to my sartorial education was to refocus my attention on simplicity. I occasionally drift towards extravagence (nothing too showy, but undandy-like) so it was a welcome reminder to be careful.
     

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