Help a socialist dress

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Allen, May 5, 2013.

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I was going to mention both Comrade Lenin's suit wearing, also wearing an old-fashioned worker's cloth cap for a more proletarian look, but nmfa beat me to the punch on both counts!
     
  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    One word: monochrome. Now you may say that is how a Communist dresses but the difference is that a Socialist chooses to wear it, whereas a Communist is, shall we say, strongly encouraged to do so.
     
  3. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy Senior member

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    Socialist. Get a suit like everyone else. Second choice if you are a successful closet capitalist masquerading as a socialist would be to get a nice suit and then buy the same for everyone else.
     
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    gambit50 Senior member

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    Switch a couple of letters around and go from 'socialist' to 'socialite' and then it will all be clear to you, grasshopper.
     
  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Huh?

    Wear a Mao suit, and be done with it.
     
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  6. Allen

    Allen Senior member

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    I know, I do like the man's art and the way he dressed, not so much his opinions, but he was crazy anyway, so I take it in good humor.


    It was a long time ago... today, it's costume.
     
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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    How about something subtle, like dirty bucks?
     
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    AZsundevil Well-Known Member

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  11. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    ^^^^^^

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    Nice shiny set of buttons for the blazer as well...
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  12. katastrofa

    katastrofa Well-Known Member

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    Buy a cheap RTW suit. That's how most sincere socialist activists dress in my home country. Leftists with a bespoke tailor look fake and usually are neo liberals masquerading as the left.
     
  13. Allen

    Allen Senior member

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    Cheap RTW suits are made by underpaid, overworked, stressed out workers from third world countries, while most of the money from me buying such a suit would go to some corporate fat cat. I don't want to encourage that. If I have my suit made by my tailor, he gets paid pretty well, uses locally produced fabrics and I won't look like shit. I do want to encourage that.
     
  14. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    You could always wear a nice expensive suit, that wasn't produced by cheap labour exploited proletariat.
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    ....sober dark colour and nothing fashion forward. Plain white shirt. Suggest a plain red tie as well, no dimple and no pocket square either, as they might be considered bourgeoisie.
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  15. katastrofa

    katastrofa Well-Known Member

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    That's completely off-topic, but: consumer behaviour doesn't drive political change. Political action drives political change.

    Back on topic: if you want to show that you support "local labour", that's cool, just make sure that you know what you're buying, and that you don't end up supporting just a particular segment of the local labour - the one catering to the needs of capitalist fat cats.
     

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