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How to recognize nationalities through clothes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fabienne, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    I asked for you, but I can't help you. My dad says for him she works virtually free because he helped her set up this business. I haven't talked to that person myself.
     
  2. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    You said me you would ask so I wan waiting for an answer...
     
  3. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    Fabienne, you are cute.

    I like your style.
     
  4. mr carter

    mr carter New Member

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    Here's another one that most of you probably aren't aware of yet but will become more apparent as the Chinese middle class begins to travel abroad more:

    The modern Chinese male -- off-the-rack black suit with label still on the sleeve, dark golf shirt, man-purse, fake alligator shoes, translucent polyester socks, and requisite cigarette held between forefinger and thumb like a German SS officer.

    The boldest color these guys venture into is navy blue, and I guess even that is considered a bit "fruity".

    Black suits are worn pretty universally here; even farmers and construction workers wear them while doing manual labor every day.

    That being said, Shanghai is still a great place to get quality tailoring at a great price.
     
  5. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I do remember the same thing for Turkey, but the suits were more taupe or grey. I saw men fixing the streets in Istanbul wearing suits and sometimes even long, rather elegant topcoats. When you look at pictures of war-time Paris, and I'm sure this goes for most other European countries, men were in suits, and if not, they at least wore a dress shirt, and often a hat.

    What happened.?..

    Related side note: Everybody should go read the top ten lists ViroBono posted in the joke thread. I couldn't stop laughing.
     
  6. tiger02

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    ViroBono, interesting site, thanks for the link. I see that your service is less immune to the pre-tied bow tie and polyester shirt than you'd like [​IMG] I picked up a pair of black Grenson jodhpurs that will look similar to the George boots under the uniform. I wish I had the patience to wait and see Bennie's stock in February, but I have at least two balls between now and then. Paul Stuart on Madison had one pair left in my size and on sale, got a decent but not phenomenal deal. Haven't earned my spurs and have no plans to do so, so not an issue [​IMG] Tom
     

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