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Fashion trends you don't buy into

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheDroog, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. lasbar

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    Yeah but he made the casual vest look good.
     
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    wingtips.

    Why wingtips?
     
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    I was unaware of the trendiness of these four items. Hearkening back to the SF hype cycle, I would think that these are backlash to the back lash.
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    An item can be trendy on Style Forum and not in the high street and vice-versa.

    Wingtips have a lot of followers and some of them even wear them with the most conservative suits.

    3 piece suit are making a comeback and regarding the light fabric for suits bit , that is just one of my personal pet hate.


    So we're talking about trends on SF rather than in the greater world out there?
     
  5. lasbar

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    So we're talking about trends on SF rather than in the greater world out there?

    Fashion trends I don't buy into. Fashion trends are fashion trends and we do have a lot of them on Style forum such as double-breasted suits, tweed, 3 piece suits, flannel, peak lapel single breasted suits, wingtips in general and with suits in particular and so on.

    Are we takling street fashion ,runways ?
    If you talk about classic pieces of garnments , they always will be in and out of fashion ,due to the ever changing nature of fashion itself.
     
  6. luftvier

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    Fashion trends I don't buy into. Fashion trends are fashion trends and we do have a lot of them on Style forum such as double-breasted suits, tweed, 3 piece suits, flannel, peak lapel single breasted suits, wingtips in general and with suits in particular and so on.

    Are we takling street fashion ,runways ?
    If you talk about classic pieces of garnments , they always will be in and out of fashion ,due to the ever changing nature of fashion itself.


    I guess we can consider them trends - I just have never really thought of them in that way, especially classic wardrobe staples such as DB suits, tweeds, three-pieces, wingtips, etc.

    I can see how you might view one-button peaks might be a bit of a trend on this forum, but it seems that it's just a carryover from the classic tux, and in that not so much a trend.

    I, for one, am relieved that there are other people in the world who enjoy DBs, tweeds, etc., as my collegues currently generally mock my sartorial choices as relics, or dandified.
     
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    Ridiculously priced branding (Wow, you got a black t shirt with "D & G" stenciled onto it, and you only paid $125?! You're an idiot!), khaki's, echoing the hatred of boat shoes, and skinny jeans.

    Back in high school I had a friend who refused to wear anything but those neon-colored hot topic skinny jeans and t-shirts with a v-neck so deep I could see his navel. I'm not kidding, I could probably wrap two hands around the thickest part of his leg. And because he was a male (I won't say man) he had to sag said pants so low that the button on the front probably hit him mid-shaft. It was disgusting.
     
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    Back in high school I had a friend who refused to wear anything but those neon-colored hot topic skinny jeans and t-shirts with a v-neck so deep I could see his navel. I'm not kidding, I could probably wrap two hands around the thickest part of his leg. And because he was a male (I won't say man) he had to sag said pants so low that the button on the front probably hit him mid-shaft. It was disgusting.

    I believe that he has a new blog called Tweed in the City now.


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    ^ Great example of using 'mid-shaft' in a sentence.

    Well done.
     
  10. jmoody15

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    Top button unbuttoned with a suit and tie.

    I'm with you on this...

    I've been stuck doing this out of necessity for a few months now - Had surgery on my neck, and now my shirts won't button. Can't wait to rebuild my collection of shirts so that I can look normal again

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    I'm with you on this...

    I've been stuck doing this out of necessity for a few months now - Had surgery on my neck, and now my shirts won't button. Can't wait to rebuild my collection of shirts so that I can look normal again

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    A while ago, I found that some of my favorite, older shirts were getting tighter around the neck, so I started wearing jackets and ties with the top button unbuttoned.

    Until, of course, I discovered the joy of collar extenders.

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    +1

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    More generally, over the last 15 or 20 years, the emulation of the
    fashion of the underclass, so called street wear. When I was a youth
    the dispossessed often attempted to dress "Ivy". When an item was
    appropriated by and interpreted by this group, it became taboo
    among the respectable. Example, it the late 50s chinos were
    adopted by non- college bound. In a short time black chinos
    became popular among the same. Very quickly, nobody taking
    the SATs ( University Entrance Exams) would wear black chinos.
     
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    IMO touting the emulation of the former upper class as superior to emulation of the dispossessed is as equally offensive as the inverse. The former is out of touch at best, snobbish at worst. In fact, both are wrong insofar as considering it dressing 'up' or 'down' is concerned. In a world where clothing is now a form of self expression it's condescending to proscribe what anyone can wear based on whose son they are and how much they earn. BTW I find college kids just about the worst dressed group in the world, with no eye for texture, pattern or color matching. It's in fact the antithesis of the frat boy, the hipster kid, that dresses interestingly.

    I enjoy wearing my boat shoes, wearing skinny ties with jeans, blazers over tshirts and rolling my chinos to show ankle. It's all an acquired taste. That I hang out with swedish kids may help. But I still don't get chambray shirts, denim jackets, plaid suits or ribbon belts.
     
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    IMO touting the emulation of the former upper class as superior to emulation of the dispossessed is as equally offensive as the inverse. The former is out of touch at best, snobbish at worst. In fact, both are wrong insofar as considering it dressing 'up' or 'down' is concerned. In a world where clothing is now a form of self expression it's condescending to proscribe what anyone can wear based on whose son they are and how much they earn. BTW I find college kids just about the worst dressed group in the world, with no eye for texture, pattern or color matching. It's in fact the antithesis of the frat boy, the hipster kid, that dresses interestingly.

    I enjoy wearing my boat shoes, wearing skinny ties with jeans, blazers over tshirts and rolling my chinos to show ankle. It's all an acquired taste. That I hang out with swedish kids may help. But I still don't get chambray shirts, denim jackets, plaid suits or ribbon belts.

    I disagree, I feel cheated whenever I think that I have chanced upon a fellow Alpha based on his/her dress, then find out to my consternment that alas - an Epsilon lies beneath it all!
     
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    Too many - the one I detest the most is the T-Shirt under a Shirt all in job I think though!
     
  18. Chavlad

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    Too many - the one I detest the most is the T-Shirt under a Shirt all in job I think though!
     

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