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Conservative Dressing- Done right

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GiltEdge, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. GiltEdge

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    I dont think they look conservative at all. How about Prince Charles?
     


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    You must run with a pretty flamboyant group if this is your definition of conservative.
     


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    Nothing about those looks is conservative.
     


  6. GiltEdge

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    Prince Charles would wear a striped or patterned shirt, these men wouldn't. They get clothes made that complement their attitudes and body's but they indulge in details (collar pins, DB opposed to SB).
     


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    Besides the third photograph, the only conservatively dressed man in these photos is Mr. Lincoln.
     


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    Miller in the striped suit looks like he just walked off the set of a Dick Tracy movie.
     


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    Charles is the epitome of conservative. Flamboyant in the sense that he will add details that only a Prince can do, however, such as a leek as a boutonniere or tremendously worn out shoes. As to your point about striped shirts, there is nothing more conservative in England (especially West London) than a bengal stripe shirt.
     
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    One wears a contrast collar shirt and the other flamboyant stripes -- and yet, you'd call them conservative?
     


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    Those chalk stripes are way too pronounced to pass for conservative. Perhaps you are referring more to the cut of the clothing and less to the color/styling?

    Also, for a man that ran such fashionable stores you'd think Mr. Miller would have some clue as to how to properly wear a PS. Armpits up he's ready to be coach a NHL team.
     


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    I don't really think either of these men passes as a "conservative" dresser by your own definition. I'd say Mr. Moy is better at combining understated colors and patterns than Mr. Miller, but his combinations are not what most people on here would call CBD. On the other hand, I have no reason to doubt his conservative credentials, though little about the Bush administration itself was "conservative"; culturally reactionary, militarily adventurous, and fiscally profligate, yes, but not conservative. [/threadjack]
     
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    Thanks to AMC's recent showings, I was thinking Christopher Walken in Batman Returns.


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    -That is a basic PS fold, you'll find it on Brooks Brothers website, Flusser's books and most other style references to PS's.
    -Trust me, seeing him in person when he lifts his arm nothing will rise up above his head. That is a very high armholes and barely any shoulder padding. It's an "extended point-to-point drape" like any other soft suit.

    As for other comments I am shocked people think they are flamboyant. Striped suits are not over the top and pinning collars is something I've personally seen with older men, mostly southern. As for contrast collars I do think that is a safe conservative option. I really say that without my own style baring on it; it is a staple American item.
     


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