Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vero_group, Jul 2, 2003.
I'm guessing you're hanging out at the Buddha Bar in Paris?
Every once in a while.
I thought your previous avatar was a picture of you.
No, my previous Avatar was a picture of His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard. He passed away the day I put the avatar up. He was 93 years old. The reason I put his picture in my avatar is that he was pretty much the only style icon in the Netherlands. For instance, he only wore bespoke suits. Caraceni was one of his favorite tailors, He used to drive Ferrari, but only if they were in 'Prince Bernhard Green'. He was a founder of the WWF and at the same time was a very good shot Anyway, he was very flamboyant and kind of a role model
Finally got one up. Â Suit is Zegna Soft, shirt T&A, tie from FIH ties. The suit doesn't fit perfectly, but it is better than it looks in the pic. Dinner that night was at Aureole, and was a four hour phantasmagoria of food and wine. Highly recommended. Tom
tiger, dude, we need more pictures like yours..
I have more, but you can't see them
Beautiful...Ah er...Tie, yeah thats it.. beautiful TIE... JJF
No cool accessory like the last poster but this one has me properly dressed for a change.
Nice look, Bjorn. I like the color matching, and the pocket square really makes the look, in my opinion. Is that American Trad?
You had to go and spoil this This is what (I think) I am good at, putting togeather updated versions of the classics. None of this is american though, we have Italy, Spain, Sweden and England represented here.
No, no. You misunderstood the joke. I don't think it's American Trad, because I don't think such a thing exists, and I was sort of alluding to the jokes that LA Guy was making about the obsession on AskAndy with "American Trad." I think that because your look isn't "citified" in that picture (for example, the lines, colors, and fabrics are soft -- decidedly not "Armani", someone might mistakenly refer to that as American Trad.
I think when people talk about American Trad, they are sort of apologists for ill-fitting suits, button-down collars being worn inappropriately (patterned buttondown with suits = fine in my book; broadcloth white button down with suit = why?) and boring/nonexistent patterns/colors.
I'm not sure how I'd characterize your look in that picture, other than I really, really like it. The totality of the look strikes me as probably up-country Italian, but the tie is decidedly old-school British IMO. Very nice indeed.
I agree. It looks great. The sharp blue in the shirt is a good foil to the softness of the jacket, and is picked up by both the tie and pocket square. Very well done.
(norcaltransplant @ 21 Dec. 2004, 05:19) Roy, I'm guessing you're hanging out at the Buddha Bar in Paris? NCT
Every once in a while.
Great bar, second only to the Bar Fly at night, at least I think so.
No sweat, I think there was no misunderstanding. I'm on the same page as you regarding the trad thing. I can see the charm in it but I would appropriate it and do a modern version, if I only could find a single-seater button down made in america. As for the dartless sack thing, I would not be seen dead in it.
Regarding the trad theme. I think it's important to america as it's an authentic dresscode that it can claim ownership to. My nation can't claim ownership to any clothes except some nasty woolen sweaters so I kind of feel free to appropriate whatever I like.
Having said that, it does get a bit tiresome. Thanks for the compliments....
p.s. Spelling errors ? Blame it on the Bombay Gin.
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