Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phil, Nov 2, 2004.
I don't see any connection to Viet Nam, Walter.
I agree with the sleeves rolled up to the mid forearm but I think the rolled up sleeves to the elbow is good. I do it when it's summer and looks 1000 times better then wearing dare I say short sleeved shirts. And tell all the companies that make mockneck sweaters to stop.
personnaly, I avoid ties that are assosiated with a group or organization and, espectially, a regement that I am not part of. I might make an exception if I knew that it was a regement no longer in existance - the bengal light horse, for instance.
I think that it is exeptable to wear a school tie for your kids school, or a regemental tie for your (deceased) father's regiment, or your grandfathers class ring, but those are exceptions.
some people work very very hard for the right to wear the colors of a regiment, and to do so falsly diminishes what they have worked for, and is also not fit for a grown man.
I wear my Regimental tie with pride, but usually only at specific events where it is appropriate, such as the forthcoming Remembrance Day.
Out of curiosity does this Regimental tie tradition exist in the US?
My understanding is that it is classiest to roll one's sleeve up only twice. Sorry for being annoying
Dockers, Savane, and their ilk. The blue oxford shirt/khaki dockers look has to go. Bill Gates is not a style icon.
Faconnable. Don't get me wrong, they make some great clothes. But the label is too much, too obvious. By the same token, Polo shirts with the horse-man logo worn as dress shirts.
I also detest seeing perfectly hemmed jeans. There is something about jeans that should be a bit off-kilter and convey a casual look. The exception would be on denim trousers.
4 or 5 button suits. Perhaps athletes wear them because they have such long torsos, I don't know.
Speaking of athlete's attire, I do not like those rounded collars worn by Pat Riley , an otherwise stylish gent.
Appropriate winter headgear. People will rather wear ski-gear with suits than an classy hat.
The neck of a T-shirt showing under a dress shirt with the top-button unbuttoned. Perhaps this is acceptable as a layer when in casual dress, but otherwise, I don't want to see underwear.
Finally, I too will join the club that opposes tasseled loafers. Not with suits, not with casual wear, never. Tassels are for graduation caps and pasties, not shoes.
Bespoken men can agree to disagree and Alden Â cordovan tassel loafers are perfectly acceptable for casual wear. These shoes have survived for over fifty years.
there are similar things in america, although not exactly regimental ties. I wear a lapel pin which is a company decoration, but that is my personal style.
BTY, I roll my sleeves up to mid forearm, myself.
Wragge was recently the sports guy at a Houston station. I don't recall the specifics of his style so much, but was impressed by the fact that he is married to a former Playboy Playmate. So he gets points for being able to "accessorize".
- the Trucker hat...esp when someone pays $40 for a Von Dutch trucker cap
- "urban" gear that is baggy and too roomy. brands in general i despise are Roca, Enyce, Fubu, etc.
- tailored clothing not tailored ie: trousers too long, sleeves too long etc
- shitty shoes on a good suit. unpolished and overall just ugly'
- the all black look. unless yer a self proclaimed goth. or Johnny Cash RIP
- ridiculous "fade" haircuts that make your head look like a carved block
- distressed/faded jeans. i know it's wholly popular and most people wear em but i dont and i hate them. the worst trend that's become a staple
- designer gear with huge monograms plastered repeatedly about...i've seen D&G do this to dreadful extremes
- weird asian trends to show how much $$$ you're wearing. there used to be a girl's trend to wear 2 pairs of sunglasses, one over your eyes and one on your head so you can show off the Chanel AND D&G glasses at the same time
There should be no denim trousers. Denim trousers are jeans. And the Paper Denim ICN and other imitator cuts are not "trouser" style jeans. They are simply jeans with slash pockets.
That was fresh for 5 minutes in 2001. Now, it stinks of feet and Lil' Kims, um, privates (term loosely used.)
I'd like to add Slates, Haggar, and every other cheapo "business casual" brand who have conceded their souls to poor taste to the list. Those who wear tucked in polo shirts and loafers (tasseled or otherwise) to complete the look have their own little level in hell where the lawn is never quite mowed. By hand with shears.
As with all things, there is a happy medium. Anything with holes (Yeah, True Religion and Chip and Pepper, I'm lookin' at you.) is crap. So are "Notify" jeans (trust Italians to take a perfectly fine look and take it too far.) I stand behind Paper Denim, Earnest Sewn, Seven (they are ubiquitous and slightly boring, but the jeans are good quality and haven't fallen into the gimmicks of other brands - wierd pocket stitching on the women's models aside) and to a lesser extent, Rogan. For clean jeans, check out Wrangler 47 (no, not the ones at Urban), and APC, which is the gold standard (I personally like the Anglaise cut).
The official haircut of lugheads everywhere.
Shitty shoes period, especially rubber soled dress/casual "shoes". Hint, if you own Born, Steve Maddens, or Eccos, give them to the homeless for use as fuel.
The worst is people who wear button down oxford shirts with the collar buttons not fastened. Usually seen on people who have committed most of the offenses from p 1-9.
Globetrotter thanks for answering my query, and I also have at times been guilty of some of the offences listed, many worse than the sleeves infraction, which is minor at worst Going back to the cuff buttons being left undone, I was recently measured for a suit at a reputable local tailors, and the tailor recommended I did this when I get it. I noted he was doing it at the time. His reasoning was the same as suggested, to show off the fact it is a better quality item. I shall be on the look out for this one.
l hate floral and Hawiian shirts.
You better not go to Hawaii then. It's standard business attire there.
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