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

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

  1. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    You might be talking about something that might be considered "local usage" and not something that all Gieves customers or all army officers did. If you look at pictures of groups of army officers, university students, politicians, lawyers, businessmen, clergy, clerks, (or almost anyone else), from before the invention of the internet you see all sorts of ways of wearing clothing.

    Then the internet came and people began propagating their own "local usages" as "rules".

    The recent series of photographs of British dukes shows that they still enjoy the freedoms that all men once had. I am hoping that someday, the "rule makers" of the internet restore to all mankind the freedoms that they once had.

    I believe that all men, not only Prince Michael Of Kent, should have the freedom to tie their neckties anyway that they want.

    For those out there in cyberspace (many of whom never post pictures) who want a "rule", I propose only one "rule", don't put your trousers on over your head with the empty legs hanging down like doggie ears, as your vision will be impaired and you will look silly.
     
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    Cool your jets, Roy. I am not proposing a 'rule'. I'm often the one to point out the great variety of different traditions and styles that form our collective history - I share your general attitude to these things. And in my response, I was merely pointing out that you shouldn't assume that anyone's particularly likes and dislikes come from their being 'iGents' or from the Internet. I'm actually old enough to remember a time before the Internet too, you know. And my interest in clothes and style comes from a much older tradition and culture, however poorly I may reflect that in my own style. This is all.
     
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are like the Calista Flockhart of lapels.

    In all seriousness, you aren't going to find much love for that here. Those lapels really are way too skinny. I get that skinny lapels are trendy, but unless you're in college and wanting to wear a fun jacket (and even then, you need to be rail thin for it to really work), those lapels just aren't going to cut it.

    I like the idea of a cream tie with a white shirt...sort of dandified. Give me real lapels, ditch the solid red square (there are perfectly good all solid looks out there...this isn't one of them) for something with a pattern (paisley), and it might look alright.
     
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  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Go back a page and you'll find what I'm wearing today. I'll take my Huntsman lapels.

    Not disagreeing that skinny lapels are in. Just that being in isn't the same as looking good and that you'd look better with something more substantial (7cm would be on the narrow side of conservative)
     
  6. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    actually skinny
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    1. skinny lapels might be in but not lapels that skinny
    2. skinny lapels are actually on their way out. If you read GQ or any other mainstream fashion magazine they have been pushing for a more standard width.
    3. noone has to post a fit in a pubic forum to use as a prereq voice their opinion on what you wear.
    4. if what I am typing doesnt make sense or is full of grammaitcal errors please forgive me. i have onw twin baby in hand who needs changing
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cycling around a a mean!!
     
  8. PCK1

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    i like a wider lapel. they are more classic. they are more masculine. they are more definitive of a sense of "style"...rather than a sense of "fashion".

    but, to each his own...

    i encourage you to keep posting...though trends like this that are "in" right now will get you no love. this is after all the "Classic Menswear" forum. Not the "Designer Trendswear" forum.
     
  9. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    never stated that i dont like skinny lapels. just don't like the one on your previous jacket
     
  10. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sorry the truth offends.
     
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  12. venividivicibj

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    What shoes are these (looks too sleek for barrie)?
     
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    Four corduroys today: shirt, jacket, pants and pocket square. No watch as I only went out to go Starbucks. I wish the pocket square was darker


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    well I dont. I'm lucky if I get a shot with most of my body parts in the field and in proportion, in focus and with decent light.

    Traveling this week. Probably won't post.
     
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