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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Sotiris

    Sotiris Well-Known Member

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  2. patrickBOOTH

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    Nice tie, shirt not so much.
     
  3. aravenel

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    Agreed. Everything looks nice but the shirt.
     
  4. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Well-Known Member

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    Is that jacket part of a suit ? Lovely fabric. Agree that another shirt would have looked better.
     
  5. edmorel

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    Holy moly, where have you been?????
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    great tie, coat and square but bad shirt
     
  7. JPHardy

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    Manton, how about mid 80's? Don't you think they had a resurgence for about 5-10 years?
     
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  8. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    A little but only slight. I was alive at the time, ahem. I never saw them in NorCal ever. They were popular among certain west side swells in LA. back east, also, you would see them though not in the prestige houses of law and banking. Flusser was a big proponent and had some influence through CatM (1985), Wall Street (1987) and his shops. But DB was still quite rare, nothing like what it was from say 1930-1952/3.
     
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  9. Sotiris

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    Yeah, wife got pregnant and I went on a self imposed hiatus. Also packed on some pounds too during the pregnancy hence my limited shirt selection (and poor choice here). Too stubborn to buy new ones as I'm slowly starting to loose the weight.

    And yes steffen, this is a suit.
     
  10. Fuuma

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    DBs had their moment a few seasons ago so many brands presented some, from Zegna to YSL. I don't think it is going back to the mall anytime soon but it is more present in popular imagery, hats are really going strong right now amongst "fashion"or whatever people. I wear baseball caps often, newsboy caps and even a trilby. I usually lose them at some point so can't comment on durability but caps are better than hats for rain as they don't have much of a shape to loose.
     
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  11. steffenbp11

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    Thanks. I am very envious. Rtw suits in this material/fabric (that I can afford) are very hard to come by. And congratulations on the family enlargement btw.
     
  12. JPHardy

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    Maybe more on the east coast?

    One one my big memories of the 80's was the show 30 Something. The big powerful Myles, always wore a DB.

    LA Law, I think showed them also.

    I have to dig up my 1986 DB pic.

    It was all over GQ.

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  13. oldog/oldtrix

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    Dopey has said all that needs saying regarding felt hats. Here's my application of all that today.

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    Out of curiousity, for those of you who 1)work in offices in which professional men are required to wear suits and ties or 2)regularly interact with those men who do, what % actually wear DB's? pocket squares? hats? In my experiece, less than 1% wear any of them.
     
  15. Manton

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    PS every day. DB, around once a week, except in Summer, when it's pretty much never.
     
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    Maybe it is a New York thing, but I see very few lawyers on a percentage basis, including those from NY, who wear PS's.
     
  17. Balfour

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    On DB suits, I think there is definitely a difference between the UK and some of the comments being made about the States. I wouldn't describe DB suits as common in England (save in certain sectors - barristers, for example, commonly wear DB or three piece suits for reasons related to appropriate court dress). But I don't think it would have the 'dandification' impact some are suggesting it would in the US.
     
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    I see more PS's now than I did when starting on my current job. DB's, almost never, which is a shame - really, I don't think anyone would care.
     
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    I've been wearing DBs 3x per week this winter. 5 years ago I thought the medwards option was eccentric. Now I can't believe I'm 50% there.

    I wore a bowler last week to a hat costume party. I've no idea how to wear hats.
     
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  20. Manton

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    I am in midtown east every working day where 80% of the men are in suits, and these days around a third to half have a PS.
     

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