I am going to the elite model look 2003......

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MikeFashion, May 14, 2003.

  1. MikeFashion

    MikeFashion Member

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    I am going to the Elite Model look 2003. The event is sponsored by Carpe Denim and Von Dutch. I think there is going to be a lot of celebs and press there. What do you think I should wear?
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are you going as a contestant (good luck) or as a member of the audience? You might want to dress differently, depending on which group you belong to.
     
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    I am going as a guest of one of the models.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I imagine that the range of styles and formality will run the gamut from fairly conservative to very outre. Really, you should consult your friend/date. If she or he has no opinion whatsoever, I think that a slim, fairly casual, Helmut Lang-style black suit is fairly standard. Von Dutch and Carpe Diem are both streetwear brands, so you might want to downplay the suit with an interesting top. I've seen hoodies worn under suits to good effect lately, but that may be a little too last season. Maybe you could use the pinstriped sportsjacket and combat pants combination that some designers have been advocating recently to cover all your bases (combats are pretty big this season, so you'll be safe on that front.) However, since you are not one of the grandees, I would stay away from an all casual ensemble unless your date/friend says otherwise.
     
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    I'd advocate a very slim fitted pinstripe with combats and maybe some interesting shoes. Otherwise, you can never go wrong with a black slim urbanweight suit with an interesting shirt, as LA Guy said (I think he should start a website..). I saw a pretty cool look in NYC: it was the combination of LA Guy's recommendation (slim pinstripe suit and combats) with some very ghetto-style black knight/pony shoes and a hoodie under the suit. It does smell of last season a little bit, but maybe you can pull it off?
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    when you mean last season, does that mean it';s reached saturation point?
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Not necessarily. What I mean is that the look is identifiably associated with the collection of one or more labels from the last season, and is "trendy" rather than "timeless" look. Of course, there is no problem with incorporating pieces that are identifiably from past seasons into your current wardrobe if they fit your personal style. In fact, most guys would do well to avoid slavishly following trends, most of which have notoriously short lifetimes and for many, mercifully so.
     

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