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A most stylish gentleman.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I file this guy under the same category as guys who have extensive model train sets, take part in Civil War Re-enactments, and/or are members of SCA.
     
  2. petescolari

    petescolari Senior member

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    What? No monocle?

    Give him a couple more years and I believe he will age like C. Montgomery Burns.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "I think... the fangs today."
     
  4. spatten

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    Ok, I can't decide which I find more troublesome.  The military unifroms, the poorly lit flash photography, or the fact that all the ties are severly distorted.  Is this some kind of style to wear one's tie in such a fashion?

    I do like many of the suits, however.
     
  5. aarghh

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    He likes clothes from a certain era and of a certain style and so wears them.
    I file this guy under the same category as guys who have extensive model train sets, take part in Civil War Re-enactments, and/or are members of SCA.
    And have sneaker and belt fetishes? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. joseanes

    joseanes Senior member

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    At a minimum he provides some historical value. Give him some credit, there had to be some reason why everyone spent more than 10 seconds on his website.

    Maybe he went to the extreme (obsessed, or even close to crazy), but he is promoting what you all promote in this forum: being well dressed.

    Just to take the analogy of those who re-enact civil war battles: at least they provide history channel footage. They preserve what would otherwise have been lost (at least in the masses minds).
     
  7. chorse123

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    Wow, this is vicious. I think his everyday wear is acceptable, though a bit over the top. Let's just say he's trying to throw the average in the right direction.

    I agree that he goes very wrong with the fancy dress. If it weren't for the fact that the garments are on his person, and featured in slightly said pictures, I think he'd be getting some praise.
     
  8. gorgekko

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    Hey man, take it easy. Neil Young is a big model train set enthusiast [​IMG] The stylish gentleman has moved from clothing to costume. It's interesting but self-aware. That said, cheers to him. If he enjoys his hobby then it's all cool...no reason to insult the chap.
     
  9. wja

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    Following links furnished here, I have perused the websites of several English firms which make military wear in addition to conventional civilian attire. Call me kooky, but I have enjoyed ogling the dress uniforms of various regiments. You don't have to know anything about military history to see that there is a great tradition going on , and that the uniforms look cool as hell. This guy has actually walked the walk and I can only say good for him.

    Whatever your opinion of his "everyday" clothing, he seems to wear it with confidence and to derive a lot of pleasure from it. I've heard it said here that that is a good thing.
     
  10. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    It's good that he's found something he enjoys, but it strikes me as nerdy beyond belief. Of course this is an online forum dedicated to obsessing over clothing minutiae and nerding out about them, but at least there are auxiliary fora dedicated to fast cars and fast women to complete the aesthetic.
     
  11. johnnynorman3

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    Look, what makes the guy a tool in my opinion is not that he has a hobby that he enjoys. It is the fact that he is explaining and showing his hobby online. And, it is not like a forum, where people are communicating with one another. He is posting generally, hoping that strangers with whom he has no communication at all come and look. And, beyond that even, he strikes poses for his own self-timed camera. Look at some of the pictures -- he is modeling. And for whom? I'm not denigrating his hobby -- though I do think it odd. What I think is weird is the way in which he publicizes to the universe.
     
  12. chorse123

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    I can definitely agree with that.
     
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    i'm not modest by any means, but i can't imagine actually putting on all that stuff and posing like some half-ass c. montgomery burns wanna-be and saying to someone "take my picture and make sure to get the long 30's era cig stick in the shot"
     
  14. globetrotter

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    I knew a transvestite once, a coworker of my wife, who would carry around a large photo album of himself in drag which somehow "accidentily" a lot of his friends got to see. he got a bit of a response that I don't rally want to think about it from people seeing him that way, it was too creepy for me (and hey, no problems with a variety of sexual preferences, it was the getting me involved part that creeped me out). I get that vide from this gentleman.

    but for the record, I would wear almost any of his suits on the everyday pages.
     
  15. LabelKing

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    It seems to me that this sort of internet display is akin to the Japanese shoe/Vuitton/Hermes fetish personal sites.

    Also has anyone gotten the chance to view "Happy Victims" a photo essay of Japanese people, and their rooms filled with clothing of only one designer?

    One woman bought enough Jean-Paul Gaultier to fund a house purchase in Tokyo.

    By "tool" are you referring to the phallic or the impressionable aspect?

    Military uniforms are still part of the tailoring tradition for many Saville Row houses such as Huntsman.
     
  16. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Tool = total loser.

    Use of this slang term is probably more prevalent on the west coast.
     
  17. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Helmut Newton once had a female darkroom printer who was a former Bauhaus student of Walter Gropius.

    She used to wear black velvet suits, white collared shirts, and a monocle everyday.
     
  18. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    unfourtunatly, if it was in use after about 1989, I probrably don't know it...
     
  19. Brian SD

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    He's a very peculiar guy judging by his images to say the least, but i have to appreciate the effort and the meticulism of his appreciation... I was considering runnin a website with denim resources, links to denim laundries and manufacturers, phone numbers, and all kinds of ish about denim that lots of kids probably wanna know... I would hate to be so prideful as to post a link here and have people call me a tool who spent enough time to make 1000+ internet forum messages about fashion/style. better take down my music blog...
     
  20. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I was at an art/antiques show once, and I saw a couple who were entirely dressed in 50's attire.

    The woman was in a day suit with ruffles, carried an alligator clutch bag, a fur coat on her arm, and a picture hat. The man was in a grey double breasted suit, and a fedora. A pocket watch chain was visible from his breast pocket.
     

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