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

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

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Funeral or DTOing PBooth?
     
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Interviewing some c-level execs at a large org for research and figured "why not?"

    But this is also exactly what I'd wear to a funeral. Though perhaps sans square.
     
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  4. Andy57

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    No, I would not say so. The jacket is in Harrison's Moonbeam, which is wool and angora. It's very soft, almost cashmere-like. I don't think it would be suitable for trousers.
     
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    Still cloudy and cool but had to stay conventional today. I should have pulled my jacket down a little, collar gap is usually not there. [​IMG]

    Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna
    Tie: Zegna
    Shirt: Brooks
     
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    Thanks for the feedback on the length of my thrifted suit.

    Wore this fit a few weeks ago when it was colder in Geneva.

    Coat: Paul Smith
    Scarf: Calabrese
    Suit: Fallan & Harvey
    Shirt: Tom Ford
    Tie: Viola Milano
    PS: Vanda
    Braces: Albert Thurston
    Shoes: Allen Edmonds
     
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    Thanks a Lot. They are a pair of vass Last U in red cognac mod.1075. Im quite happy with my shoes. Kind regards.
     
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    What kind of pants are those? They look too casual for a tailored coat.
     
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    [​IMG] I dig all of this. I tried tucking my sweater in once. It didn't go well. I may try again.
     
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    They are. I'm also sockless. :nodding:
     
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    Noodles, details on the shoes, please.
     
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    @Pliny is that one of the Oyster cloths you were less than impressed with? Looks quite nice.

    @Mr. Six awesome tie [​IMG]
     
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    You might enjoy spending a few hours scrolling through all the pictures on this website and seeing the freedoms that all men enjoyed before the internet was invented and all the silly "rules" were made up.......

    http://www.voxsartoria.com

    ...hopefully, someday soon, all the silly made-up "rules" will disappear forever.

    We can all do our share by ignoring all the silly made-up "rules" and ignoring all the bizarre comments from people who (for some unknown reason) actually imagine that all the silly made-up "rules" are real "rules".
     
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    Something I have been thinking on as I begin a biography of Beau Brummell and read Roycru's comments... It seems to me that there are two kinds of ways of propagating rules, unspoken and enumerated. Unspoken rules are those which dominate those who are, for lack of a better term, in the know. Some understand that wearing a tuxedo to a cocktail party is gauche almost as a matter of instinct. Others have to be told, often through confusing and foolish dress codes written on invitation cards. For those who were born into a certain social strata the rules weren't rules at all. They were simply known and accepted norms of behavior. Kind of like how guitarists would never "touch another man's axe" without permission. These accepted norms of behavior only became rules when those not in the know had to be instructed on them during the great democratization process that engulfed the U.S. from the 1870s to the 1950s. By this I don't mean to belittle the so called rules. Indeed, I imagine few of us were brought up in the privileged lifestyle that I reference here. I know I wasn't. However, as one delves deeper and deeper into the sartorial history of the western man, as he understands it's idiosyncrasies more and more, and as he begins to obtain a nuanced understanding of what he is dealing with, he begins to understand that there really are no rules. Just accepted norms of behavior. And when he understands this he is fully equipped to bend and adapt those norms to his needs.
     
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    New shirt. Purple bengal stripe from Spier & Mackay.

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    Very well stated. I stick by the advice in "The Suit." Dress as conservative as you have to and as dandified as you can get away with. I think of all the sartorial writing out there Parisian Gentleman is one of the best, especially Dirnelli who calls it like he sees it.

    I do think that rules are a great equalizer, kind of like like school uniforms. Lots of ways to stand out of course even while sticking to the rules.
     
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    No. I'd recommend the range from my limited experience of it. Others speak highly of its character.
     
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    This is good observation. Values of any society (any dominance hierarchy, to be precise) are determined by its elite (or ruling class, if you will)*
    Members of the society (non-delinquent ones) try to adopt bahaviors that are likely to enable them to climb the hierarchy. Before "democratization", you could point your finger to the elite and just copy what they do. The problem now (especially in North America, and it is kind of invented there) is that there almost is no class beyond one defined by money. It is even very politically incorrect nowdays to claim that someone is of "higher class" unless he has worked his own way up.
    Therefore, people adopt rules (SF rules for example), because other wise who is the elite to emulate? Trump? Kim & Kanye? Klintons?

    @smittycl - Parisian Gentleman is very good partly because it doesn't take the "rule" approach, but first takes historic, cultural (and a bit elitist) approach. I also like it very much.

    * Just look at the societies that have lost or got rid of their elites. They are always in big problems. How people dress is the least of their troubles.
     
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    Hahaha.
    I know what you mean and I can see it. The white on my shirt...actually there is no white on my shirt, it is darker blue and lighter blue.
     
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    Pocket square help needed.
     

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