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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dopey, Mar 31, 2014.
interesting thread, unless you actually are selling clothes...I'd like to see an expanded (civil) discussion on this.
What is this in response to, exactly? Where are you seeing people dressing like they're selling clothes? Maybe I've just been looking in the wrong threads...
Well, there are people who are actually selling clothes. And there are people inspired to dress like those who are selling clothes.
Just a byproduct of Pitti worshipping igentism.
I stopped a long time ago.
And so can you
What constitutes dressing like you are selling clothes? How is it different from being a dandy/peacock?
For instance, today I'm wearing navy blazer, light blue shirt, navy pin dot tie up top with patterned flannels and suede bit loafers on the bottom. This is not a conservative look, for sure, but does it make me look like a clothing salesman?
I am very interested to hear the differences. When I am at Northpark Mall in Dallas, which is a full featured mall in a large city, one cannot even think about wearing a suit and tie without looking like a salesman, IMHO.
5 star thread.
You could choose from several metaphors to elaborate the point, will try this one.
When you enter a room you get an immediate sense of the atmosphere of the environment, be it an office, home, restaurant, etc. You immediately get a sense of formality, casualness, exaggeration, subtlety, etc. and you may feel energized, relaxed, comfortable, at ease, uptight or uncomfortable.
Then you analyze the room. The colors, textures, lighting, proportions and the room feels just right, comfortable or distracting, claustrophobic, vast, etc.
Dressing is like putting a room together. You can have conservative, edgy, traditional, loud, understated, modern or vintage looks to a room or an outfit you are wearing.
When one element in the room overshadows the others it can be a distraction or a focal point by how it relates to other elements. Complimentary or alienating.
I think Dope's intention is a look that is so deliberate or intentional, so contrived of singular elements that the combination of these items lacks harmony in the way that a room that is balanced makes you feel at home. The outfit becomes a "look" that can be unpalatable.
Treat this like a wiki. Add your thoughts to make the point clear.
This thread needs more pics...
When Doc gets here, he will explain things in a more tangible way.
I totally get what you're saying and am looking forward to the discussion - but I wouldn't have guessed that this is what was meant by "dressing like you sell clothes". I don't follow WAYWRN or a number of similar threads so maybe I missed a reference in there or something.
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