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high collar shirt buttoned up without a tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jellyfish, May 10, 2005.

  1. jellyfish

    jellyfish New Member

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    in a page of GQ, Tony Blair wears an interno 8 white shirt with a 3-button collar. He has the high collar buttoned up without a tie. I think it smart and wanna try this no-tie look evan without a suit. What's your comment on it? and what if black buttons on black shirt, or white buttons on white shirt, collar buttoned without a tie? and what if a contrast-collar shirt? [​IMG]
     


  2. Kent Wang

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    I think contrast-color collars and contrast buttons are crass. Without those two elements, the high-collar look can be a subtle but clever way to stand out a bit.

    What's up with those shoes? Ridiculous, the PM wearing Diesel?. Can we get a higher-resolution scan?
     


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    GQ needs to reinstate their "Our occasional lapses in judgement" column from the 1980s . . .
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    That ensemble looks incomplete.

    Besides, Tony Blair does not look like Tony Blair here; he vaguely resembles a thinner, and taller Jean-Paul Gaultier.

    Yes, I agree about the dark buttons being rather base looking. Especially paired with those multiple-buttoned collar stances.
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Apparently the shoes cited are by Jil Sander.
     


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    The shoes are Jil Sander....

    BTW, the photo is a mock up of how GQ suggests Blair might dress (assuming he was on crack, maybe?).
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    (Kent Wang @ May 10 2005,19:20) I think contrast-color collars and contrast buttons are crass. Without those two elements, the high-collar look can be a subtle but clever way to stand out a bit. What's up with those shoes? Ridiculous, the PM wearing Diesel?. Can we get a higher-resolution scan?
    The shoes are Jil Sander.... BTW, the photo is a mock up of how GQ suggests Blair might dress (assuming he was on crack, maybe?).
    Assuming he was attempting to be hip. Tony Blair doesn't dress very well even if he did wear those tongue in cheek paul Smith shirts with the nude ladies handpainted inside the cuffs.
     


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    I like the multi-button collar look, but I think it's much better unbuttoned. Buttoned, it still looks too Russian Mafia.

    British GQ is a little more tongue-in-cheek than its US brother. In this article, they decided to give Tony a series of hip new looks through the magic of Photoshop.

    British GQ, to me, always has a vibe of "we know this is going to look silly in a couple of years, but dammit, we're going to do it anyway, because it's fun." US GQ has a more un-ironic view of style in general.
     


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    Oh dear god.

    I'm blind.

    I have no idea where to begin...

    The 3-button's are too much, especially for his neck, plus sans tie with both the shirt and the suit buttoned up looks atrocious. Whilst pinstripes are ok, those contrast lapel ends are dreadful, same goes with the bling-bling cufflinks; perhaps they should take a look at cuffthis' wonderful collection for proper examples.

    The massive flap pockets with contrasting facing and overlapping ticket pocket is just so frightening I have no words to truly explain my horror...damn you, Paul Smith.

    The shoes are cool (for driving), but completely inappropriate for use with a suit, although the suit / shirt / cufflink combination is so ridiculous and laughable, that the shoes at this point could matter less.

    If you need buzzwords ("˜thinking outside the box') to sell the paired look, you have neither skill as a salesperson nor as a designer, time to look for employment elsewhere.

    The PM of England should settle for the crappy completely fad-based Cartier Roadster? At least get the man a white gold Cartier Pasha to wear.
     


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    I prefer the Cartier Crash rather than the Pasha, which apart from its name of Royal Egyptian lineage, is far apart from that legacy. [​IMG]
     


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    Originally Posted by imageWIS,May 10 2005,19:35
    Oh dear god. I'm blind. I have no idea where to begin... The 3-button's are too much, especially for his neck, plus sans tie with both the shirt and the suit buttoned up looks atrocious. Whilst pinstripes are ok, those contrast lapel ends are dreadful, same goes with the bling-bling cufflinks; perhaps they should take a look at cuffthis' wonderful collection for proper examples. The massive flap pockets with contrasting facing and overlapping ticket pocket is just so frightening I have no words to truly explain my horror...damn you, Paul Smith. The shoes are cool (for driving), but completely inappropriate for use with a suit, although the suit / shirt / cufflink combination is so ridiculous and laughable, that the shoes at this point could matter less. If you need buzzwords ("˜thinking outside the box') to sell the paired look, you have neither skill as a salesperson nor as a designer, time to look for employment elsewhere. The PM of England should settle for the crappy completely fad-based Cartier Roadster, at least get the man a white gold Cartier Pasha to wear.
    I prefer the Cartier Crash rather than the Pasha, which apart from its name of Royal Egyptian lineage, is far apart from that legacy. [​IMG]
    The thing is he needs to be taken seriously, thus a serious watch for a serious job. If not, he could wear something silly like an Alain Silberstein: [​IMG] Jon.
     


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    I guess this is why prime ministers don't read GQ.
     


  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    LabelKing,

    Actually the watch was made for the Pasha of Marrakesh.

    Jon.
     


  14. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Ah, I stand corrected.

    I was thinking all day of Egyptain royalty for one reason or another. The Pasha Muhammad Ali was on my mind although he lived in an entirely different time.
     


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    Tony Blair trying the "Monk look?"
     


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