Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    agreed. i think for a proper dandy, like dereks, it works. on me, id look like a fool. i think most people fall in the "me" camp.
     
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  2. jungleroller

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    Yeah it wouldn't be an everyday thing by any means just maybe for special occasions. I'm just drawn to that blue.
     


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    I tend to think of boutonnieres as especially celebratory, and thus reserved for such special occasions as weddings, at which they’re not uncommon in my world.

    Many years ago I was part of a wedding party where the men wore morning suits and top hats, a context in which the flower is very much at home.

    I expect there are regional variations in their use, however. I certainly wouldn't want to be the only man in the room wearing one (but that applies to most things).

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    I should add that I completely understand wanting to wear one, it’s just a question of having an appropriate occasion.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


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    Yeah I foresee weddings or a special date (anniversary, etc.) out being the only ones. I'd at least like to have one just in case I feel like getting crazy lol.
     


  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Personally I like the Vanda examples better than that GG flower. The GG is a bit loofah for my taste. I have a couple and wear them occasionally. I think they are alright for anyone who doesn't take themselves too seriously.
     


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    I appreciate the suggestion. Just took a look. I like theirs as they're a bit smaller.

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  9. Academic2

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    On the handful of occasions when I've worn one it's always been the traditional white carnation.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  10. in stitches

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    were you wearing one in that velvet jacket at one of the meetups.

    i know. not creepy at all right?
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I can't remember, but it's definitely possible.
     


  12. in stitches

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    it stood out to me because of how seriously you take yourself, so i was kinda taken aback to see you in one.


    :p
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    Like, about two such occasions per year. Both being in Florence.

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    If I ever win a Friday Challenge (which is unlikely) I will stage a Rock Your Boutonniere for the follow-up.
     


  15. Coxsackie

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    Where is everybody? Did I just kill the thread or something?
     


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