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Esquire September 2006

skalogre

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Originally Posted by chorse123
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I like the first outfit. I probably would not wear it myself (not a fan of the tie & dress shirt & jeans thing (well, maybe unless it is almost completely hidden by the jumper).
 

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That first one is bad. The jeans look w/tie, or jeans and blazer is starting to feel really dated. Chino's are the wave of the future... I like the second look.
 

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Wait a minute; is that a cardigan on the first one? Damn it. I HATE cardigans. Pity because I like the colours. WOuld have preferred light corduroy trousers myself but there you have it.
 

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I like them both. With the second, I'd probably go a couple of shades lighter on the shirt though.

God, I'm ready for fall. Pretty trees, crisp air, and much more interesting dressing.
 

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I agree with Mike C. abou the first look, but I don't like the second look either. I find the outfit undersaturated in color, and lacking in visual interest. Either they have to throw in more contrasting colors or a clashing color in there (the orange/red sweater is not striking enough to really be the accent piece), or it needs a pattern. I would for both.

Substitute a chocolate sportcoat with a windowpane pattern, and switch out the sweater with a burnt orange one, and you get a much better (and more seasonal) look, imo.

I personally don't like chinos - have worn jeans since HS, and plan to keep doing so, but I would wear a pair of surplus pants.
 

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I like the one on the right but I would do dressier shoes and trousers. Not sure about the left.
 

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Like both the coats. It would be nice if we could see more detail of the sweaters and pants though.

Don't like jeans with tie either. I am a big fan of cardigans however.
 

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I like the one on the left alot. I think thats a vest not a cardigan
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
I don't like the tie on the left one, and I'd prefer a different shirt on the right, perhaps a check.

Um, the shirt was the point, I think... I was trying to work with that hard constraint. That said, I agree that the shirt is not that great.
 

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The left outfit looks good, it all comes together well and I can see someone rocking that perfectly. As with any kind of good dressing, the *right* jeans with *right* jacket looks awesome. But mostly you see uninspired jeans paired with an uninspired jacket, and the result is a look that is tired.

The right outfit is dullsville, but I like its jacket. Chinos are just terrible. The distaste AAACers feel about jeans is how I feel towards chinos/khakis.
 

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Originally Posted by Mike C.
Chino's are the wave of the future... I like the second look.

Technically speaking, chinos are a wave of the past.

At any rate, neither look is particularly memorable though the jeans with tie look should die already so we can live in peace.
 

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Originally Posted by Mike C.
That first one is bad. The jeans look w/tie, or jeans and blazer is starting to feel really dated. Chino's are the wave of the future... I like the second look.

I think that woven ties can work well with jacket and jeans. I think the flat bottom woven ties are making a come back and are casual enough to look appropriate with jeans.
 

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