Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
Damn if it ain't:
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Thanks to those of you who commented (in the thumbs-up section), I really appreciate it! Citan, I am not sure about the jacket. It is a light weight fabric so it wrinkles easily and may give the impression of being loose fitting but I'm not sure it actually is. That said, it may be due for an adjustment. Will take under advisement comments on the collar and pocket square. I can certainly see the concern there.
The shoes are Ralph Lauren Marlow wingtips made by Crockett & Jones. They are clunky and not necessarily to everyone's taste. Thanks for taking the time to comment and wanted to say that your first posting of an outfit is very nice indeed. Hope to see more from you in the future.
So yeah about clothing.
I will just say that I go to this forum for advice, inspiration, and entertainment. It would be 10x, nay 100x less interesting if this forum consisted of only pictures and critique and thumbs up. You come for the advice and criticism but you stay for the people, the personalities, and the entertainment. Part of style is reflecting who you are (omg identity, psychology, off topic!) and I believe this forum would be ghastly dull if we did not discuss life sometimes...
Also, I appreciate your comments Clovis and you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but I doubt that all of PAris or all French people dress the same. I think you assume we all want to be perfect. Honestly, I just want my garments to fit decently and I will work out the rest. Some people like to be more polished. Others prefer to be more sloppy. It is all quite personal. I dont really see a need to espouse one as better than the other.
Anyway, first time I am showing my face...new sunglasses and I am sufficiently hidden. Hair is long, getting it cut soon. My girlfriend likes it somewhat shaggy.
Worse pics than usual today
I completely agree that the personalities make the site.
Apropos your later points.
First, sometimes it is magnificent to dress perfectly. To dress up, so to speak.
Second, and abusing the license to digress onto other topics which you have extended...
it is actually surprising how homogenous a lot of the dressing is here for men and women, a more limited clothing palette, more formal, more dark colours, slimmer. Irrespective of that, there is a certain sang-froid that Parisiens, both men and woman have, that is more important than clothes, they have basically mastered the art of putting a lot of thought into their outfits without looking as if they have given it a minute's thought - and part of this is dressing to pattern because to stray to far outside that pattern would be to show that you were trying to hard and had thought about it too much.
Furthermore, unlike people in the USA and Australia, they embrace and carry-off imperfection beautifully. Charlotte Gainsbourg, who is one of the present ingenues of French cinema, nearly ran into the back of me on her razor scooter the other day. As she apologised, I was able to view her up close, and whilst beautiful, her beauty is not the airbrushed beauty of fake-tan, flawless teeth, completely perfect hair and clothes of a Californian sorority girl or a lot of Hollywood actresses. Basically, most of the beautiful women here all look as though they have something interesting to say, rather than just being pretty clothes horses - Laetitia Casta, Vanessa Paradis, Sarkozy's wife etc, have imperfections which they don't bother to fix because looking perfect looks really insecure.
I am happy to throw it open to the floor, but some imperfection appears necessary in order to look truly stylish, otherwise it is very hard not to look contrived (a large part of the reason I really don't like pocket squares for everyday dress - only someone who has really thought about their outfit wears a pocket square). That is why I am less concerned with slightly too long shirts cuffs etc. these days.
Detials on the tie.
I have the a great food from my wife after marriage also as it was before
you look great! I think you might have overdone the line effect. You could have done a large polka dot tie and color block socks...IMHO
Swung home to pick up my passport and thought I'd post my fit. Today:
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You could say that.
My wife took these photos. She is a good woman.
Spoo, I see you've joined the billy goat's gruff club. Welcome!
crop fail. Ive always had it.
Nice tie, BTW.
I love the shoes! What kind are they? They look kind of like the AE Flatiron... love the medallion toe blucher!
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