Hip or Not Hip? You decide

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  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Is this too California Tux?


    Thats actually pretty awesome IMO, I just wish he was wearing nicer shoes.
     
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    Soph Senior member

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    That's why we call them classics. Some looks never fade or dim and are adapted by each new group and made their own.
     
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    Would be perfect if those shoes were derbies and the pants were a tad shorter though.
     
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    I like the navy blazers, but do I have to have the cup of coffee to complete the look?[​IMG]
     
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    I would say that the second gentleman carries it off much better than the first. As someone else pointed out, nicer shoes would have made a huge difference, a nicer shirt wouldn't have gone amiss either. Overall, first person - nothing special, second person - nice outfit.
     
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    ... and to dandy it up a bit, all you have to do is go with a more colourful pocket square. Classic.
     
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    I like the first one a lot better just because of his jacket's fit.
     
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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I like the first better without the tie, and a more interesting shirt. But I'm sure he has better shoes for this outfit in his closet...
     
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    I think the contrast between the two outfits is interesting. The second photo shows a pretty standard outfit, but the first photo is a bit different.

    Unless it's just the photo or the angle, the guy in the first photo has more closely fitted clothing. Slimmer jacket, almost a jeans cut in the pants. I think it looks kind of cool, but doesn't it violate the general warning against wearing casual clothing too tight?
     
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    Isn't this the California Tux? Or am I off on this?
     
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    It is the California tux. It's not intrinsically a bad look, as we can see here (though I think these are still boring in a bad way and hardly creative interpreations). But it's the iterations of the look worn to more formal occasions, with metal buttons and horrible shoes, and ill-fitted in every way, that give it the poor reputation it may or may not deserve.

    I like the first guy better. The fits and cuts are nicer. The second looks a bit sloppy and self-conscious.

    BTW, there is no rule that says casual clothing must be loose. Moleskins and cords are traditionally cut slimmer than normal suit trousers, for example.
     

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