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French Dandy Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Georges5, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Etienne

    Etienne Senior member

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    God Almighty that his horrible!
    Well, it's a fact that Marc Guyot loves colours. I like to tone down his outfits a little. For example, in that picture, I would keep the shirt and the handkerchief and pick a more sober jacket colour.
     
  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    God Almighty that his horrible! It looks like what Julie from the Love Boat would wear. Or maybe it's Fred's dress outfit for Scooby's wedding in '73.
    It feels like something Paul Lynde would wear, which isn't necessarily bad, I suppose.
     
  3. dusty

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    I love that they smoke; it's so glamorous and it keeps them petite.

    Ugh, tell me you're not a real physician.
     
  4. LabelKing

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    Ugh, tell me you're not a real physician.
    He's a metaphysician. Smoking may be good for the soul. Either way, the French smoke everywhere as do the Italians-like when they exercise.
     
  5. metaphysician

    metaphysician Senior member

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    Ugh, tell me you're not a real physician.

    met·a·phy·si·cian P Pronunciation Key (mt-f-zshn)
    n.
    One who specializes or is skilled in metaphysics.

    And the rather sloppy dictionary.com definition of metaphysics:

    met·a·phys·ics P Pronunciation Key (mt-fzks)
    n.
    (used with a sing. verb) Philosophy. The branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value.

    Since we are (IMHO) moving toward something like a post-metaphysical world, my name is supposed to be something of a joke. I am in no way a medical doctor. And I don't smoke.
     
  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Here is some Deneuve by Newton:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    [​IMG]

    (Sound of angelic choir)
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    [​IMG]

    Excuse me, I just fell out of my chair.
     
  9. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    You know, I've been to Paris and I was struck by one thing: they (men and women) were just as fat, rude, ignorant and as poorly dressed as anyone else in the world. The only difference is that they spoke French and ate -- on average, at any rate -- better food.

    Actually, the way they speak French is different as well...Parisan French sounds like the voices of angels compared to the way that Canadian francophones and Quebecois chew the language.

    Besides, everyone knows that Korean women are the best looking in the world, followed by Canadian and Japanese women.
     
  10. Teacher

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    Actually, the way they speak French is different as well...Parisan French sounds like the voices of angels compared to the way that Canadian francophones and Quebecois chew the language.

    You wouldn't be an English speaking Canadian, would you?[​IMG]
     
  11. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    It feels like something Paul Lynde would wear [. . .]

    BINGO! You win the cigar. Claim your prize at j's.
     
  12. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I saw it chez Marc yesterday -- the Lynde coat. Perhaps LK will wear it for his next appearance on Hollywood Squares. However, with different shirt/neckwear combos it's not bad. M Guyot was himself wearing the Fred-style bandanna yesterday and pulled it off. Which is not to say everyone can.
     
  13. Fabienne

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    I had an interesting experience while purchasing Arizona Peach flagstones on Saturday. I think I was fairly poorly dressed, for the occasion, blue cargo pants, medium heel sandals, cream lace tank top and black hoodie. Hair in a bun. I looked far, far from my best. I ask a guy how I will know what amount to pay, based on the weight of the stone, where to go, etc. He turns red, mumbles, keeps repeating: Well, the way it's going to go is .. Larry will return with, eh, the way it's going to happen, eh...Larry will come back with the weight... You, eh, you have a striking accent. I left to save him the embarrassment. I went to pay, and my husband came looking for me after loading the stones. In the room where I had been just a few seconds before, he said, smiling, men were saying "Ooh, it was getting hot in there."
    My guess is they had never heard a French woman "live" before. And to think I abhor a French accent in English. Brrr...
     
  14. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    Oui.
     
  15. Fabienne

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    I love the New Brunswick or QuÃ[​IMG]bec accents in French. Certainly not as flat as my boring Parisian.
     
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    And to think I abhore a French accent in English.

    Although I don't abhor a French accent, it wouldn't be at the top of my list. I will say that I've been known to turn to jelly upon hearing females speak with certain regional Southern(U.S.) accents. The words "honey", "sugar", baby" and "lover" are especially intoxicating.
     
  17. gorgekko

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    I love the New Brunswick or QuÃ[​IMG]bec accents in French. Certainly not as flat as my boring Parisian.

    It must simply be a matter of what we're used to. I would crawl over dead bodies to hear a French girl speak, and conversely would join that pile of bodies to avoid hearing the average francophone in this country "speak" French (come to Northern Ontario if you want to experience linguistic pain).

    Interested moving to Canada, Fabienne? I'll offer France whatever they like for one authentic Parisian. [​IMG]
     
  18. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Oui.

    If I may, the appropriate answer to a negative question is: Si.
     
  19. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    It must simply be a matter of what we're used to. I would crawl over dead bodies to hear a French girl speak, and conversely would join that pile of bodies to avoid hearing the average francophone in this country "speak" French (come to Northern Ontario if you want to experience linguistic pain).

    Interested moving to Canada, Fabienne? I'll offer France whatever they like for one authentic Parisian. [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    I'll be in Canada in 3 weeks, working with a crew of French Canadians. It'll be dreamy...[​IMG]
     
  20. Fabro

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    My limited experience is that the difference between Air France stewardesses/flight attendants and every other airline I've flown is, um, eye opening. The Air France stewardesses were not necessarily the most beautiful but even in their uniforms, young and old, they were far and away the most together in terms of style details, poise, and manners. I could almost begin to daydream that I had somehow been transported back to the era when air travel was classy...almost.

    I've noticed the same thing. All of the AF flight attendants wear pretty much the same uniform, but they seem to be allowed to choose their own scarves. Nobody can wear scarves as well as French women. They take a good, but basic uniform and make it sexy and highly individual. It's a great lesson in style.
     

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