HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. europrep

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    I may be incorrect, but I believe all his collars are unlined (or lightly) with no fusing giving this softer look. It seems to be a conscious decision.

    Personally, I only like the unlined and unfused look for more casual outfits because you will always get that softer appearance. I prefer a bit more structure to my collar when wearing a tie.
     


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    The silhouettes, the proportions, the materials, the innovation, are leap years ahead of menswear, for a variety of reasons. I can see how lessons from womenswear can be applied, and are, to womenswear. Most of the diffusion seems to come by way of the more conceptual designers, then to the more mainstream designers, and then to classic menswear. What classic menswear has though, that SWD and womenswear does not have, is the extreme rigour and emphasis on precision, which is incredible and quite unforgiving.
     


  6. Caustic Man

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    Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "ahead". I have seen womenswear clothing from highly reputably (and expensive) makers who utilize what I would consider to be undesirable materials, such as polyester and leather facings.
     


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    I sometimes ask my wifes thoughts on color combinations. She is very monochromatic minded. We often have to agree to disagree.
     


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    Agreed. I am talking about innovation in materials. I love our menswear materials. Denim and leather. I mean, you can't really beat that. And heavy tweeds (I understand not everyone shares my tastes, but you can say the same about great worsteds, flannels, moleskins, etc...)

    However, ime, textile innovation has come principally by the way of womenswear.

    I also don't feel that polyester is, in and of itself, bad. It allows us to do things with textiles that would otherwise be impossible, and it lends a great deal of strength and elasticity to some weaves.
     


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    Yes, innovation for sure. Desirable innovation? I'm not so confident of that. As for polyester, meh, it doesn't excite me. Probably never will.
     


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    It's generally desirable. I love heritage fabrics - I like weight and a bit of scratchiness in my tweeds, and I like heavy leather. That said, the market is generally trending towards lighter weight, softer, fabrics, is large part because the modern consumer wants that. I think that it's important to separate personal preferences from any measure of general "desirability".
     


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    I don't think it's all that important to separate the two. They are just two different kinds of "desirable". What people who sell clothes find desirable is often not what I find desirable. But to me it's still desirable. heh
     


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    I personally would not wear poly in a suit but there are many things you can do with it. Especially from womenswear perspective.
     


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