Caution New York Times trend story: Seersucker

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  1. justlurkingthanks

    justlurkingthanks Senior member

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    New York Times declares seersucker to be hip! Which of course means it no longer is, but anyway, interesting story.
     


  2. pscolari

    pscolari Senior member

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    "Worn with blue jeans, white painter's pants or faded khakis, with an untucked cowboy shirt or that paragon of 21st-century elegance, the weathered AC/DC T-shirt, a smart seersucker jacket adds that often-lacking je ne sais quoi, suggesting, say, that you have a job."

    Did you hear that? AAAC's Trad Forum members collectively spontaneously combusted.
     


  3. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    [​IMG] Damn, damn, damn. Don't you hate it when things you like become overly trendy?
     


  4. Dapper Dandy

    Dapper Dandy Senior member

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    I would hope my clothes send more of a message than that I have a job. At a minimum, I want them to send a message that I have a job and care how I look.
     


  5. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    When I wear seersucker I would love to look like I came out of a Eudora Welty novel.
     


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    Damn, damn, damn. Don't you hate it when things you like become overly trendy?


    I agree but it's inevitable that virtually everything will eventually get it's 15 minutes of fame.
     


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    Did you hear that? AAAC's Trad Forum members collectively spontaneously combusted.
    I thought I heard something... [​IMG]
     


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    Shoot, and I just bought an Engineered Garments seersucker jacket on Tuesday.

    At the risk of being un-hip, I'll probably wear it longer than 15 minutes. Ah, well....
     


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    marc237 Senior member

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    I would hope my clothes send more of a message than that I have a job. At a minimum, I want them to send a message that I have a job and care how I look.

    I have found that pinning my pay envelope to my check accomplishes the first part, still working on the second. I guess seersucker ain't enough. [​IMG]
     


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    When I wear seersucker, I want to think of myself in certain bars with incredibly sunburned Englishmen in jodphurs discussing their hunting prowess.
     


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    When I wear seersucker, I want to think of myself in certain bars with incredibly sunburned Englishmen in jodphurs discussing their hunting prowess.
    Haha. Exactly. Over G&Ts, of course.
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Or outside partaking in cucumber sandwiches and discussing the races. [​IMG]
     


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    It seems to be taking it's cues from the philosophy that underpins pretty well all of GQ's style tips (and all of D&G's designs for that matter).

    Take something fairly classic, wear it with jeans, tshirt and cool sneakers, suddenly you are "hip" or "ironic". Try-hard New Yorkers seem to buy it (especially if it's a traditional garment with one tiny difference, justifying a sixfold increase in price...Libertine, I'm looking at you here...) but, does anyone else in the whole world actually think this doesn't look lame?
     


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    Shoot, and I just bought an Engineered Garments seersucker jacket on Tuesday.

    At the risk of being un-hip, I'll probably wear it longer than 15 minutes. Ah, well....


    Nice buy. I love that jacket. I saw it a few weeks ago at Barney's. I need new golf clubs so I didn't pull the trigger myself.
     


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    Well, that's two reasons not to wear seersucker now.
     


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