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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.

  1. EliodA

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  2. Pliny

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    Impresionante !!! those trews r the bomb

    Frankly I think you're waaaay off the mark Roycru. rules? I see posters setting up a straw man and claiming that there's too many rules much more often than I see people insisting on rules themselves.

    Nitpicking is the real problem IMO [​IMG]



    love the SC and the fit SJ
    u got it rite IMO keep everything else simple, monotone
     
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  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    AS, I'm happy to see that someone has dressed for National Corduroy Day. I fully intended to do so, but forgot about it until later in the day.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I prefer no lapels at all. That is really the most stylish option.
     


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    Oddly enough, Cary Grant might've agreed.

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  7. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    W

    What truth? That something as highly subjective as lapel width preference has become a universal truth because Manton and foo say so?

    I tell u cm folks have ways of convincing themselves that they r not into fashion. No difference than does calling their totes man bags or nurses to keep their per is Ed masculinity intact.
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Alright, so stepping away from "fashion" and "style" and all their associations, Tira, how would you describe the concepts that PCK1--and others--are referring to when they split "style" from "fashion"?

    Because while I think the connotations those two words conjure, with "style" somehow elevated above "fashion", is silly, I do think the distinction itself has merit. Doesn't matter what we decide to call it, as long as there is something to refer to it by. You and I have discussed this idea enough to know where we stand.

    As SF:CM chooses to define "style" and "fashion", the distinction between the two is useful, I think, for a lot of people to categorize, adopt, evolve within and away from certain principles. Doesn't matter what we call them (slow cycle, fast cycle).


    So removing the loaded language:

    I prefer slow cycle, which is admittedly less fun (excepting for the hobbyist, for which everything can be fun) and possesses less potential for intellectual stimulation. In slow cycle done well, you're unlikely to ever look back at pictures of yourself and think "what the hell was I doing?' This is a bit less true for the moderately fast cycle type stuff. And because fast cycle evolves so much more rapidly, it reaches extremes (before bouncing back or to somewhere else) that slow cycle largely doesn't approach.

    Now I recall you mentioning never being worried about looking at a picture of yourself and thinking "my God, that's so silly." And my initial response would be, "well, yeah, but you're nuts well dressed and actually not all that out there." But I also think it's a mindset. One with both merits and faults.
     
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  9. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    If he had stated that wide lapels are the current standard (like it or not standards shift all the Time) and not give us some snobbish declaration on why it is the only right I would have gone about my business.


    Again apologies for the grammatical errors. This time I am typing from an iPad trying to rock my other son
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I know, I know, it's your (well earned) pet peeve. But I'm curious how you'd describe the "divide" (or let's say clusters along a spectrum).

    Still in Tejas?
     


  11. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Not sure I understand what u mean.


    And yes I am still in Tejas.
     


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    First post, play nice iGents.

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    Suit is Suitsupply, tie is Kent Wang, shirt is Kamakura and shoes are Baker (for Herring).

    EDIT: Man, Cleav killing it, mo and all. I chose the wrong time to enter this thread, hahaha!
     
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    Good fit, you definitely did your homework before you posted. Suit sleeves could be a touch shorter, to show more cuff, I think.
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    [/quote Nice fit, as always; I especially like the shine on the cap.
     


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