Basics of Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Techno-Elf, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Oh, thanks I get it now. Anyways Im very interested in deconstructed jackets to wear with jeans and things and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestion or pics of brands on that theyve seen online? How many color jackets should I have?
     
  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    How many color jackets should I have?

    However many you want!

    That's not just me being flippant - there really isn't a recommended number. You can "get by" with one or two neutral jackets but the sky's the limit.

    May I offer some unsolicited advice?

    You're taking this all way too seriously, like drawing up plans for a military invasion! Choosing clothes, colours and combinations to wear should be FUN!

    Think about what YOU like, not just what we're telling you looks good. What, or who, do YOU want to look like? What colours do YOU like wearing and get complimented on? This is your time to experiment, enjoy and define yourself not simply slavishly follow our recommendations however good they may be (ahem). [​IMG]
     
  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Give a man bread and he eats for a day, teach him to make bread and he eats every day...I heard that somewhere.

    Here are some guidelines which may help you develop your own style eventually. Many of the suggestions are for men leaving college or older but when understanding the building blocks it is as good to start early as late. Certainly, stretching at some point to try out Paris Shirts whom I think offers the best value and the most beautiful workmanship for the price may be something to consider. I hope they prove helpful:


    http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...erious-dresser

    http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/the-art-of-tie-chi


    http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...back-to-basics

    http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...lothes-for-men

    http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...shirts-reprise
     
  4. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    There's no "need" for more than one unconstructed jacket. The more traditional suit colors probably aren't good color choices for that item on a young person, depending on design details and what else is worn.

    Before recommending brands, it would help to know your budget.
     
  5. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Heres what I have come up with, what do yall think?!

    21 Socks
    21 Boxers
    21 Undershirts

    03 Ties
    01 Dress Belt
    01 Casual Belt

    01 Sandals
    02 Flip Flops
    01 Dress Shoes
    02 Casual Shoes
    02 Atheltic Shoes

    03 Swimsuits

    01 Blazer
    01 Windbreaker or Fleece
    01 Tan Unconstructed Jacket

    05 Polo Shirts
    07 Plain T- Shirts
    05 Long Sleeve Thermals
    02 Dress Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts
    05 Casual Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts
    07 Casual Short Sleeve Button Down Shirts

    03 Jeans
    03 Khakis
    03 Capris
    03 Board Shorts
    02 Dress Pants

    05 Sleep Shirts
    03 Sleep Pants

    05 Athletic Shirts
    03 Athletic Pants
    03 Athletic Shorts
     
  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    At a cursory examination, your proposed wardrobe looks pretty good, except that I would suggest that you need more shoes. Do you propose to wear casual shoes or athletic shoes for routine day-to-day wear? (My stepson and his peers overwhelmingly wear sneakers for this purpose--I believe the lad doesn't even have what I would term "casual shoes.") Whatever sort of footgear you choose, you need several pairs (I would recommend three at a minimum) of the type you expect to wear daily so that the shoes can rest and refresh themselves between wearings. You should be sure to get shoe trees for your leather shoes. Wearing a single pair of shoes day after day quickly "kills" the shoes. They will become very gamey in short order, and you will be much more likely to have athlete's foot or similar maladies.
     
  7. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Actually I will probably wear either Flip Flops, Casual Shoes, or Athletic Shoes most of the time probably Athletic Shoes and Flip Flops so Ill go ahead and add another pair of all three.

    01 Sandals
    02 Flip Flops
    01 Dress Shoes
    02 Casual Shoes
    02 Atheltic Shoes

    Hows that? Thanks Anyone else?
     
  8. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    The extra pairs of athletic and casual shoes are a sensible idea. I don't know if you need to rotate flip-flops that much...maybe the leather kind. The rubber kind probably don't need the same care. I tend to regard flip-flops as appropriate for the beach, pool parties and ultra-casual wear around the house and little else besides but then I'm probably a stuffy old-timer about these matters.
     
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    Quirk Senior member

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    Heres what I have come up with, what do yall think?!

    21 Socks
    21 Boxers
    21 Undershirts

    03 Ties
    01 Dress Belt
    01 Casual Belt

    01 Sandals
    02 Flip Flops
    01 Dress Shoes
    02 Casual Shoes
    02 Atheltic Shoes

    03 Swimsuits

    01 Blazer
    01 Windbreaker or Fleece
    01 Tan Unconstructed Jacket

    05 Polo Shirts
    07 Plain T- Shirts
    05 Long Sleeve Thermals
    02 Dress Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts
    05 Casual Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts
    07 Casual Short Sleeve Button Down Shirts

    03 Jeans
    03 Khakis
    03 Capris
    03 Board Shorts
    02 Dress Pants

    05 Sleep Shirts
    03 Sleep Pants

    05 Athletic Shirts
    03 Athletic Pants
    03 Athletic Shorts


    This is okay, but I would recommend an even number of socks.
     
  10. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, anyone else?
     
  11. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, anyone else?
     
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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    The extra pairs of athletic and casual shoes are a sensible idea. I don't know if you need to rotate flip-flops that much...maybe the leather kind. The rubber kind probably don't need the same care. I tend to regard flip-flops as appropriate for the beach, pool parties and ultra-casual wear around the house and little else besides but then I'm probably a stuffy old-timer about these matters.
    What's with the "about these matters" qualifier?
    [​IMG]
     
  13. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    What's with the "about these matters" qualifier?
    [​IMG]


    I suppose you're right. "Stuffy old timer" alone no doubt would have sufficed![​IMG]
     
  14. Techno-Elf

    Techno-Elf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks anyone else?
     
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    My advice would be to get a minimum now and then slowly buy more. Otherwise you might be sorry for some of the items you bought. As you start wearing what you bought you'll learn more about what suits you and what you like. Sort of like buying furniture for a new appartment.
     

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