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

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

  1. DavidLane

    DavidLane Senior member

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    Checks...and not trying to have sprezz, after 15 years of hand sewing leather, my fingers don't always work in the am, hence the unbuttoned button down collar.
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  2. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think many of the more generously sized lapels we see now are more inspired by the wide lapels of the 30s, rather than those of the 70s. Personally, I think the 30s was one of the golden ages for menswear (alongside the sixties, although the suits of these two eras are as different as can be). If you look at Eidos for example, since we have Antonio posting here atm. Their suits have quite wide lapels, but much more balanced and elegant than the wide lapels of the 70s in relations to the suit as a whole.
     
  3. Monkeyface

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    People always bash the 70s, but if you look at some pictures from that era it wasn't all bad. There were some excesses, like the bell bottoms, but a lot of the 70s fits look pretty cool.
     
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    A little harsh no? I got my suit from a guy who wore jeans at the time and didn't affect my thoughts of him.
     
  5. bienluienapris

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    Xpost with the Friday challenge :

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    It's a grenadine (marie galante, st.vincent) french song from Voulzy

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    A bit of art deco

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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    The 70s beat the crap out of the 80s and 90s style wise for the most part.
     
  7. Ianiceman

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    Of course you're correct, but as someone who prefers slim-ish lapels it bugs me a bit the way someone dressed well with a wide lapel jacket (no matter the provenance or inspiration) is highly likely to get some comments praising lapel width, while an equally well put together pic of a slim lapel suit, if it gets any comment at all, is more likely to get a comment like 'nice jacket, pity the lapels aren't wider'.

    I don't really buy into the whole argument about a defined universal SF groupthink, but this is one detail that seems to have been accepted as near as fact on here.
     
  8. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm, I don't know. I posted this a few months ago, and it got quite a few "thumbs" even if the lapels are on the slim side (yeah I know, the sleeves could be 1/2 inch shorter):

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    That may be because everything we've seen him wear has a higher(current) button stance. Plus, none of his trou sit on his natural waist and is all low-rise stuff.

    I think the discussion is over at this point but I completely disagree with this statement. When we purchase clothing that we want to keep in pristine condition, it takes 1) time, and 2) money to do that. Relative to the price of the item, the monetary cost may be very little. But the time - oh boy the time. Brushing my trousers, sportcoats, and suits after each wearing takes time. Polishing and condition shoes takes lots of time. Ironing your shirts takes lots of time. Time that I'd rather be doing other things with, such as being with my family, cooking a nice meal, grabbing lunch with a friend, reading, looking at the amazing pics members post here, etc. It is not worth my time to do any maintenance other than brush my clothes and tree my shoes so I pay people to do the rest. My goal is to have much free time(to do as I will) as possible and looking slightly better in the clothing that I love(love) is not worth the time with which I'd rather be doing other and better things. Time isn't free; it is more expensive to maintain all your clothing and apparel on your own than it is to pay someone to do some/all of it.

    Same reason people do their own yards, clean their own houses, wash their own cars, and cook their own meals every day(just cooking) - they can't pay someone else to do it every time it's inconvenient to do it themselves. They're not living their lives in such a way that allows them to have expendable income to pay for the things they probably wouldn't do if given a choice, so that they can free up their time for more important stuff.

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    Not feeling the tie, and it doesn't look like Grenadine either. It looks more like a mesh to me.
     
  11. in stitches

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    I think that the no skinny lapels mantra often gets taken too far here. I think we can all agree that the super skinny ridiculous lapels look bad, but lapels do not always have to be quite as wide as we might necessarily like to still be considered good-looking imo.
     
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    We're you there? Like a Vietnam vet, I was there (maaaan) and it was horrible. Every decade has its pros, cons and horror shows but you might be viewing the past through rose tinted glasses there. If you peruse 'typical' style images such as magazine layouts and clothing ads there are things from the seventies that have no business in any stylish man's wardrobe. Four button chest high waist bands, platform shoes, bell bottoms, huge lapels and shirt collars (and fat ties), egregious colours and patterns, most of which, despite the efforts of some hipster types, have thankfully never been seen since. And that's before we get to the hair, sideburns and porn tashes.
     
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    Truth!
     
  14. in stitches

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    I was there and Im factually correct.
     
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    Thanks, guys!
     

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