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Fashion style in "seabiscut"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clarinetplayer, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    I just saw the movie, "Seabiscut", which is every bit as good as the rave reviews claim. The movie takes place during the 1930s when, it seems, men always dressed in style--vests galore, pocket squares, fedora hats etc... Men, poor and wealthy, always wore a suit and tie--even to a horse race. (It reminded me of pictures of baseball parks during the same era.) The '30s was a time when people dressed up to go out. There are lots of little details in the clothing worn by the men of this picture that are worth seeing. Have we lost a sense of fashion and flair that our grandparents had?
     


  2. davei

    davei Senior member

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    I don't think so at all, styles and tastes have shifted, that's all. What most would consider a stuffy formal suit today was considered leisure wear way back when; denim was considered pure workwear to be used and abused; bathing suits with calves exposed was considered risque, etc. What was once considered normal is now abnormal (and vice versa, of course.) Give it some time, velour suits will become the formalwear of choice, and you'll wish for the days of single buttons suits worn with t-shirts... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    No. The question is ill-posed, since equally valid (or baseless) arguments may be advanced for either side (Hey, guys today own dozens of pairs of kicks and dozens of cool t-shirts, and are more interested in individual expression through clothing, ergo they are more fashionable.)

    Better questions might be whether men today care more or less than their counterparts of years past, or whether members of this forum appreciate one particular style over another.
     


  4. Numbernine

    Numbernine Senior member

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    Reviving here to say I grew up in the 50's in southern Louisiana.My dad was prototypical(m)ad man .An ex marine from ww2 he cussed like a sailor smoked unfiltered Camels and drank like a fish . He still wore the uniform daily only now it was impeccable mtm Kuppenheimer suits highly polished Florshiem cordovan wing tips and stiffly starched white Arrow Bi-Way shirts he purchased by the dozen. Before he retired the most casual clothes I ever saw him wear were slacks and a white shirt. Even to go fishing or crabbing he just wore old worn versions of the same clothes.
     


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