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Blazers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dcball, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. dcball

    dcball New Member

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    I've noticed alot of guys in DC now (mostly mid-30s) going for the tight t-shirt, jeans and blazer look when out with friends at bars. Mostly on gay men, but also in straight bars.

    Is this just an attempt by older guys to try to become 'hip' to recapture there fading youth? Why try so hard when you are reaching middle age?
     
  2. ROT

    ROT Senior member

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    As a culture, we worship youth. As one of those late-30s, middle-aged guys, I am starting to recognize that there are looks to stay away from. But, where to find age-appropriate examples to emulate? If most folks are getting their info from magazines like GQ.... .
     
  3. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    I see nothing wrong with this look in the mid-30s. As long as you're in shape, you can definitely pull it off.
     
  4. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior member

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    I often wear jeans and a blazer, but never with a t-shirt. I hate that look; I always wear a nice dress shirt.
     
  5. wja

    wja Well-Known Member

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    Is it OK if the t-shirt isn't tight? I have found that combination to be both comfortable and natural in many situations.
     
  6. Ed13

    Ed13 Senior member

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    I hate the t-shirt and blazer look on anyone of any age.
     
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  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It can work, but it's difficult to pull off well unless you are 1) In good shape (but not all pumped up), 2) tall and lanky, or 3) have a neck that is not too long, not too short. And the blazer must be cut either tight or short and preferably be in a casual material - cotton or some sort of flannelized wool or cashmere. The tee should not be one of those tight shiny Gucci style numbers either (a synthetic Kenneth Cole would be even worse.) Real cotton only. And not black, unless it has a really interesting graphic on it. Personally, I think that a hooded long sleeve tee or a hoodie is much more preferable. It balances out the neck area. Of course, I love hoodies, so I'm biased.
     
  9. november

    november Well-Known Member

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    i have done it a few times.
    It has turned into a gimmick now.
     
  10. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I think thats cool, assuming that all the pieces are well coordinated. I wish I had money, then I would get 2 button valvet blazer. Wear it with white cotton shirt, boot legged light wished jean, and burgendy tapered dress shoes.. hmm hmmm
     
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    I agree - that look is done.
     
  13. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    The Miami Vice look is coming back.
     
  14. bosthist

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    A truly awful look on a person of any age.
     

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