Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
Ofcourse tastes may differ but do I really have to understand that it is your opinion that purple is no contemporary colour for men ?
Even if the cape was black or brown ?
Just kidding around with you mate. If you like it and it's comfortable for you, wear it. But personally I would never wear such thing.
I respect that ofcourse and thanks for your feedback.
But if you are may be shocked by this :
The last London Fashionshow even showed a Fuchsiacape for men.
It would probably give some men a heartattack it they encountered that suddenly on the street.
Now personally I am glad the cape makes a little come back into man's fashion.
I do like them, I think it is a very stylish and elegant fashionitem.
But is not it always the case that people need time to accept new trends in fashion ?
Wishing you a pleasant sunday
ok, sor back to braddock (and hopefully ending the cape nonsense), those critiquing his tie and other stuff, the tie is a knit. Knits are typically 2 inches wide or so, the only way to wear one with "matching" lapels would be to wear a Thom Browne-esque 1 1/2-2 inch lapel suit. If you are saying that he should not wear knit ties with worsted suiting, that is one thing, but if you are going to wear a knit, you are pretty much going to always wear it with lapels almost twice its size.
Which brings me to my second observation, a lot of you guys are busy looking at the trees and missing the forest. I know that this is a clothing site and people like discussing the details but the site has become a bit too obsessed with every single little detail of an outfit. Everything does not need to be perfect, I would posit that perfection should not be a goal of dressing well. Braddock is very well dressed here, he is basically wearing three solid pieces (suit/shirt/tie) but it pops because he has a great shirt collar, a tie that you notice due to its texture and a nicely cut suit. The suit is not old fashioned in any sense, people have just become accustomed to these modern jackets were the middle button is around your chest.
The overall outift is great. Nothing superflous in terms of accessories or colors. I would have gone with black balmorals but then the outfit would lose its feel of nonchalance. For all I know Braddock spent 6 hours putting this outfit together but to me it looks like someone that gives a lot of thought to what he buys and then just throws on whatever he likes in his closet, without worrying about every single little thing. A cliche but here is a guy wearing nice clothes, not nice clothes wearing a guy.
^FWIW I agree, I thought Braddock had a cool outfit and maybe the tie could be swapped for a wider black tie with some texture and it probably would have looked just as good as the knit chosen. The suit is of a certain style and the elements of the suit, the gorge, buttoning point, shoulder profile etc. all flow together. If anything, the jacket looks maybe a bit short, but overall a good look.
Casual-ish today for some early clients. Rest of the day is in basketball shorts and a tank top at the park. Brown loafers on the bottom.
Citan, that jacket is NICE. Details?
I'm having a really hard time deciding if this cape guy is trolling or not.
The odds that are cape guy is trolling is very low. Also: kilt guys; pith helmet guys; and toga guys.
My only issue with Braddock is the way that he is drawn. If the illustrator had used more pastels, I think the drawing would have had more depth.
It just looks like a random jumble of clothes dominated by a massive purple cape, that could be the finest quality wool spun by Italian virgins only on nights when the moon is full, but which still looks like a fleece blanket. You like capes; we get it - after all you started a whole thread specially devoted to them. But however culturally and historically interesting the idea of a cape is, or particular capes are, it does not mean that if you wear any cape you look good, however good you might feel. And this one does not look good. In fact, it looks like the kind of cape my mother used to make and wear in the 1970s. I'm really very sorry that I can't be more positive.
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