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Clothing Pet Peeves - what are yours?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phil, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I sometimes wear the Army jacket my Grandfather gave me from when he served in WWII. I am neither fat nor scruffy (well at least not often). Hate the sight of me? Not being contentious, just curious.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


  2. Alex_O

    Alex_O Well-Known Member

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    Well this may just become the longest thread ever , mods should sticky it and scare away newcomers. [​IMG] My peeves #1 Others telling me I often dress well and then asking me why? ( it's bcs my mother didn't love me naturally) #2 Baddly fitting sleeves on a jacket, that usually means sleeves too long(if this is right I think's its rather difficult to have conspicious faults elsewhere) #3 Baseball hat's, I would actually tolerate this if traditional hatwear rules were followed but obviously we must have our caps on at dinner in a public place, in lecture, at the movies, while we shower etc.... #4 RL shirts with the pony. I hate Ralph for not letting me pay extra to get custom polo and get no pony. #5 Sneakers ....... listen we've been wearing dead animal skins on our feet for thousand's of years it works stick with it you damn revolutionary Wow that felt great
     


  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Alex, glad to see you're back on the board. This thread comes up from time to time; I've personally seen it two or three times already and I may have missed some. I agree with all of yours, although I except 5 once in a while.

    About the military clothes, not that I'm really worried about it, but that's one I couldn't live without. My peacoat (USN) and commando sweaters (USMC/British Army(?)) are staples of my wardrobe. And before they shrank/I grew out of them, my epauletted green Saddam/dictator shirts were very comfy, stylish (maybe) and multipurpose. I also have some digital camo pants I wear as scruff clothes and when actually going out into the woods. I wouldn't go so far as to wear insignia, or anything with gold buttons or shoulderboards, but I couldn't do without the surplus store. Oh yeah, and my black Army parka (no insignia, goretex, good price), and my jump boots, ... wow, I have a lot more mil. stuff than I thought.

    Going for most overused punctuation award with this post.
     


  4. Mike

    Mike Senior member

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    I hear that. I hit up the surplus store every few months. You can't argue with the prices, and you know the stuff is going to hold up well if its made for soldiers who have to survive in all sorts of shitty conditions. I wouldn't wear a lot with insignias, but I do have a camo utility cap and a physical fitness tee that have a Marine insignia on them. But my grandfather was in the Marines during WWII, on Iwo Jima, so I figure i'm giving up some respect to him and all those guys. Got a problem with it? Deal with it. [​IMG]
     


  5. Nonk

    Nonk Senior member

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    Hey guys, this is not about winding each other up, it is about our pet peeves. I do not like people who are not in the military/have not been in it wearing military clothing, a simple fact, they have not earned the right, deal with it.

    If you want to show respect for the service of your relatives by wearing military uniform, then join up.

    I blame our governments for selling the stuff in the first place.
     


  6. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I think that the whole military surplus question is a series of very fine lines. I could see wearing my father's or grandfathers military watch, or possibly tie. I don't know if I (as an adult) would wear my father's or grandfathers military overcoat, and certainly not a military hat. My father, when I was in the military, wore a tee shirt from my company, and I would do the same for my son when (and if) he serves. I don't wear any military surplus, and haven't worn any part of my old uniform since I got out (except for fatiges while on reserve duty), but I don't see a problem with wearing old military uniform parts while hunting, camping or painting the house.

    There are 2 main issues in my mind here - wearing a regimental tie that you have no right to had a moral implication. an adult man dressing up like a soldier has a negative asthetic issue for me, like wearing wrestling clothes if you are not a wrestler, a "truckers hat" if you are not a trucker, or overalls if not a farmer. but that is a matter of personal choice.
     


  7. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    My guilt is becoming too great to bear. My crimes as enumerated by the forum participants are becoming too frequent to enumerate:
    Blue oxford shirt with khakis
    Sleeves rolled halfway up the forearm
    Owning Haggars and Dockers
    Worse yet, tucking a polo shirt into them.
    Owning a passel of shirts with the RL polo player on them.
    Rubber-soled dress casual shoes--migawd, I even have a pair of Borns (although I reserve them for scuffing around through sand and wet grass with my dog).

    I guess there's nothing for it. I'm going down to my gun safe right now and put a 230-grain jacketed hollow point .45 slug through my brain. Farewell, cruel Style Forum.
     


  8. ROI

    ROI Well-Known Member

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    Laser-etched buttons.
     


  9. Styleman

    Styleman In Time Out

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    Green Suits
    Brown suit with black shoes/ black suit with brown shoes
    Black with brown together in general
    Red Clothing
    White Socks
    Beige Clothing (especially beige turtle necks ughhh.)
    Maroon or deep red shoes (in fact any dress shoe that is not black or very dark brown)
    Undershirts or vests showing
    Polyester
    Shirts under sweaters
    Cotton sweaters
    Deep V Neck T Shirts
    Light Jeans
    Medium wash jeans
    Colouful trainers
    Spread collar with huge windsor knot
    Button down collar
    Short socks
    Oxford or brogue shoes (or any classic style shoe which is not even slightly pointed)
    Cotton suits
    Ugly ties, (quite vague yes, but please stick to people who can actually make a decent tie design like Versace, Dolce, etc. Hermes ties are just plain ugly, as are all those Talbot and such the like, why is it so hard to see)
     


  10. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I'm not trying to wind anyone up (not sure exactly what that means anyway), but I obviously don't think the same way you do about the issue. I don't think there is any 'right' to be earned to wear the clothing I have bought, especially when it was originally paid for by my (or my predecessors') tax dollars. Military clothing is durable, usually comfortable, inexpensive, and sometimes looks good too. I don't do it to offend anyone, to pretend anything, or to dishonor the commitment and sacrifice they have made. They're just functional, practical clothes, to me.

    That said, I wouldn't wear anything that is distinctive of a specific unit (insignias, etc). And obviously, you are free to remain offended by my blatant wearing of military clothing.
     


  11. Leo Jay

    Leo Jay Senior member

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    BG could be considered a style icon of sorts by some, insofar as he probably wears what he likes and feels comfortable in, and probably doesn't give half a thought to whether or not some customer or another of his approves of his wardrobe.
     


  12. Zubberah

    Zubberah Senior member

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    C'mon ROI. It's just a colour - and the best one at that.

    My pet peeves are pretty much similar to the above but stronglky hate:

    (1) ugly boring ties from the 60s and 70s (I call them "vomit" ties);

    (2) Chinos (US name??) - every stockbroker/investment banker/accountant/lawyer in Australia wears them on their casual days. Urgh.

    (3) gen X fashion trends - cannot believ the baggy jeans, striped shirt, untucked look is STILL fashionable in Australia.

    (4) guys wearing French cuff shirts without cufflinks and the cuff unfolded so it covers their entire hand. Usually matched with baggy jeans.
     


  13. DennyB

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    From OnTheMark:

    Over on WCBS, they have this new sports guy Chris Wragge who just moved here from LA and has not made the wardrobe adjustment...he has these strange, tiny collars on his shirts..is this some LA style I am not hip to? Also, he wears these unbelieveably loud sportcoats (at least I HOPE they are sportcoats...God help us all if the pants under the desk match), like a bold red and green pattern...looks like he is about to host a 1970s Xmas special.
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    I agree with you about Chris Wragge.... but poor fashion sense didn't keep 1997 Playmate of the Year Victoria Silverstedt from marrying him. He used to work in Houston, and I was shocked to find out that he was married to her.

    Fashion/clothing pet peeves:

    - "Trucker caps" a la Ashton Kutcher ---> "just say no"
    - casual shoes that look like bowling shoes
    - men: T-shirts that fit too tightly
    - straight-legged jeans with boots (Kenneth Cole says he likes this look, though)
    - men: dress shirts worn as causal/not tucked in... if you want that look, buy the shirts that are cut to be worn that way
    - men: brown shoes with black pants/jeans
    - Mostly men: shoes and belt do not match
    - generally, the 'sloppy'/unkempt trend among younger persons (ill-fitting clothes, 'bed head' hair, scruffy facial hair
    - snow boots worn by women as a fashion statement
    - men: suits that do not fit well
    - men: excessively baggy jeans
    - poor line or drape of jeans over shoes/boots
    - button-down collared shirts when wearing a suit and tie
    - short-sleeved dress shirts - no such thing.
     


  14. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I was in the infantry myself and I don't have a problem at all with people wearing surplus military clothing...to a point. I'm not pleased when people wear ranks on their surplus but I have to draw the line when they wear the insignia of specific units or services. I had to work very hard to earn the priviledge to wear my cap badge and unit patches and I find it insulting that others would wear them as a fashion symbol.
     


  15. Kai2

    Kai2 New Member

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    While I quite agree with you--as I find this happening to myself when I look in the mirror in the washroom--how does one not get the knot slipping, exposing the collar? Other than a cross knot, my knots slip.
     


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