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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RainCityClotheshound, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. topbroker

    topbroker Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure I'll think of others.

    Golfer Payne Stewart; he's near the top of the list. He wore his plus-fours with real elan.

    Sinatra, of course!

    Newsman Anderson Cooper (whom I'm often told I resemble). Singer Chris Isaak.

    For a local Wisconsin icon, there's Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. Note the horizontal-striped shirt with white collar in the first photo. Thumbs up!
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  2. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    For a local Wisconsin icon, there's Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. Note the horizontal-striped shirt with white collar in the first photo. Thumbs up!

    You trying to land the Chamber's investment account or something? [​IMG]

    P.S. Isn't the whole horizontal-striped shirt kind of dated? (80's, Gordon Gecko)
     
  3. topbroker

    topbroker Well-Known Member

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    You trying to land the Chamber's investment account or something? [​IMG]

    Nah, I just think it's cool for a chamber executive to be looking sharp. I admire that. Chamber execs deal with lots of people and send a continual message about the market they represent. Sheehy is often cited as one of the best-dressed guys in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin -- he's not a dowdy Midwesterner, and that really can affect how our business scene is viewed.

    I have discussed this in other threads recently, but I (and some others) are still partial to the look. "Dated" is a limited concept in Wisconsin anyway; since we're not cutting-edge and there's not much sartorial judgmentalism, you can stand out by wearing well whatever you happen to wear well, not some look that's been deemed "in" (for the next five minutes) by the arbiters of style.

    So you can incorporate a bit of Gekko here without being in the least dated. Let's do the time warp again.
     
  4. LabelKing

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I like John Dean circa Watergate. He looks like a suave prison warden who would insititute cruel & unusual tortures.
     
  5. Ramses

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    Chairman Kaga- Who made his outfits?
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  6. Britalian

    Britalian Well-Known Member

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    just re-watched 'As Good As It Gets' :- Jack, anyone? And Chinatown.
     
  7. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    My style icon is still Bryan Ferry, period.
     
  8. richstyle

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    My style icon is still Bryan Ferry, period.

    A loyal Kilgour customer! Savile Row all the way.
     
  9. richstyle

    richstyle Well-Known Member

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    I think a style icon or at least a man of style must have a signature look. Letterman qualifies because he wears white socks but nobody else could get way with. The white socks paired with his double breasted jacket, which for some reason he usually wears open, is his signature look.

    Larry King has his suspenders.

    And Peter Bogdanovich has his denim outfit with the neckerchief.

    Makes them all easily identifiable. They're not my cup of tea but I think that's the goal: to look individual, to create your own personal style, and take the inevitable criticisms with a kind of courageous disregard.
     
  10. Ivan Kipling

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    I think a style icon or at least a man of style must have a signature look. Letterman qualifies because he wears white socks but nobody else could get way with. The white socks paired with his double breasted jacket, which for some reason he usually wears open, is his signature look.

    Larry King has his suspenders.

    And Peter Bogdanovich has his denim outfit with the neckerchief.

    Makes them all easily identifiable. They're not my cup of tea but I think that's the goal: to look individual, to create your own personal style, and take the inevitable criticisms with a kind of courageous disregard.


    i totally disagree that letterman can get away with his white socks. its so hideous.
     
  12. designprofessor

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    just re-watched 'As Good As It Gets' :- Jack, anyone? And Chinatown.

    Whats great in that movie is some of the interiors. His place is quite nice. Keatons beach side get up isn't a dog house either.

    I second the sentiments of Acidiboy -I'm not quite convinced with Letterman's white sox. In theory if it going to work, Letterman should be the one to pull it off. But when he walks out on stage, it bugs me. that's just me.
    In a local mens shop here the sales men are fond of wairing these yellow /cream colored socks with their grey or dark khaki trousers and it works better to my eye.
     
  13. Jovan

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    My local men's stores contain salespeople who dress like crap, to be honest. That could be do to the contents of the stores of course.
     
  14. Ramses

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    I like the way they dress Geoffrey Palmer, who plays Lionel on PBS' "As Time Goes By".

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  16. Soph

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    Steve McQueen
    James Bond classic and some of the select new
    Luciano Barbera
    Thomas Crown Affair Brosnan,Pierce
    Well dressed Italians
    Cary Grant
    Clooney
    Some of Daniel Craig's more casual element wardrobe
    Jude Law in TMR and an occassional piece.
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    With Grant and Brosnan the only ones really with it most of the time.
    And for McQueen for balancing rugged with cool.
     
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    The illustrations of Edward Gorey. Classic, elegant, interesting, dark, slightly sinister.
     
  18. jml90

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    Cary Grant
    Gary Cooper
    James Bond (Connery, Brosnan, and Danny Boy) (roots to my love of clothing)
    Dennis Farina on Law and Order (more roots)
    Bogie
    Sydney Greenstreet
    Prince Charles
    Duke of Windsor
     
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    I am so, so flattered...
    HE IS MY GOD
    If I dress like him at 30 all my dreams will have come true
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  20. Leslierc

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    Cary Grant, no question about it; with Pierce Brosnan's OO7 a respectable second.
     

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