HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    i just asked... ehhh
     


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    we all. unfortunately, he doesn't respond to my pm's. go figure.
     


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    can't remember when i saw a double button the last time. burn it, please...
     


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    no.
     


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    It's interesting that, as a foreigner, you have this impression. As phenomena today represented by forum-esque behaviors, I think it is almost entirely an artifact of how Italian style was/is marketed to American style magazines and RTW merchandizing. It's not historically mainstream American at all.

    Before Italians began to dominate the most expensive RTW racks and the copy in American style magazines, you would almost never see it except in one circle. As Flusser puts it in his usual hyperbolic way:

    For example, in those days, the Boston penchant for paring polished tan, as opposed to black, Brooks Brothers lace-ups with the firm's navy number one sacks was usually a dead giveaway to one's Brahmin origins.


    Subversive touches like this were visual cues for both belonging and exclusion. They are found throughout the original habits of dress that people these days call "preppy" style (whatever that is now.)
     
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    FTFY!
     


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    The Mayflower Aristocracy is Hindu?
     


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    No, I'm afraid it's yours truly :embar:

    Can I make up for it, by showing the whole outfit? :bigstar:


    Steven Hitchcock Morning coat/DB waistcoat & Cashmere trousers
    T & A tunic shirt and self designed collar from Budd
    New & Lingwood PS



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    wow !!! you made my dreams come true of seeing a morning coat here :)


    nice colors, what's the bag??
     


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    Interesting, thanks. And yes, you are correct that I really don't know a lot about US style norms. A lot of things that are thought of as 'traditional' or 'indigenous' in any culture have external origins so it doesn't surprise me.
     
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    You look like you are going to kill someone. Very good look, but very scary.

    Also, you never told us you went to Eton ;)
     


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    Since I'm dishing it out.... :)

     


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