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Interview: How to build an incredible mens wardrobe

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kappelan, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Kappelan

    Kappelan Senior member

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    This kinda my first interview in that area which I've made for my blog. What do you guys think about it? :) I appreciate your comments.

    Interview: How to build an incredible men’s wardrobe

    For John De Laurentiis, fashion isn’t simply an obsession – it’s his way of life. De Laurentiis has been in the fashion business for over 30 years, with 20 of those spent as owner of Le Firme in Richmond Hill, Ontario. As well as showcasing famed Italian brands like Ermenegildo Zegna, Alexander McQueen, Versace and Prada, he also offers customers his own signature line of De Laurentiis menswear.

    I recently met with John in Richmond Hill to find out what he believes every man should remember when building their wardrobe.

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  2. chimchiminey

    chimchiminey Active Member

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    Why are his top two shirt buttons undone? That is a sloven look.
     
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    You know, I really like Le Firme. I've been there a few times and it's quite nice.

    But I can't ignore his shirt in that photo. Either he is standing very awkwardly, or that shirt does not fit him.
     
  4. Kappelan

    Kappelan Senior member

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    Let's talk about interview itself rather than about John )
     
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    Ya but there's this thing about talking the walk or something like that [​IMG] Change the pic, I'd say. First Google hit:

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    Credit: Joseph Saraceno
     
  6. Kappelan

    Kappelan Senior member

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    But those particular photos was taken during interview :)
     
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    That may be true but this photo is not presenting your blog or the interviewee in a flattering light.
     
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    Maybe you right. I've deleted it :)
    So what about interview?
     
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    Hey, what happened to the photo everyone is talking about?
     
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    Really? he has two buttons undone in the first picture of the link. Anyway, you should stand behind the way you present your blog. I think the interview was interesting.
     
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    It is the first one in the article via link
     
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    Like it. Several truths
     
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    I love how it says SHARK right next to his head. It really inspires confidence ;)
     
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    The gold chain I really don't like. But I don't think it reflects badly on the blog just the guy.
     
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    Are the dollar figures mentioned in the article Canadian dollars?

    :confused:
     
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    While I appreciate the effort on both parties to create the article, the advice given appears contradictory. He states not to dress better than (and intimidate) others and later encourages exploring and developing ones own style. I am unsure as to which conviction he is trying to convey.
     
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    You can explore your own style without doing so in a price range three times above the norm. If everyone at your office wears BB shirts, and you're more into Thomas Pink, you will be following your own style in the same price category. How I translated his statement about staying around the same price category was basically you don't want to build a bunch of resentment from those you have to work with.
     
  18. chimchiminey

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    "Always be better dressed than they are."

    Steve Martin said that and I believe it.
     
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    The article was very quietly political and confused (or deliberately sly) and suggested submission to the ignorance of others.
    The gist of it was that all are equal, only some are more equal than others.
    If my boss buys a house, cottage, car, boat and lover then good for him. If I enjoy to own the best clothing I can afford, then good for me. Everyone is happy. I don't tell my boss what to spend his money on and neither will he (or she) tell me what to spend my money on.
    Unless one lives in a Communist, Fascist or Moslem country, one should not be confined by the stupidity or misplaced or perceived power of their peers, contemporaries, bosses or workmates. Obviously it would be a bad idea for a surgeon to wear a tuxedo in the operating room, but in an office there is a lot more leeway for expressive freedom. A good boss will be concerned more by an employees performance than his aspiring flamboyance. Sadly there are a lot of bad bosses out there who need to be told, 'take this job and shove it up your a$$.' .....ahh the good old days where slaves were few and treated a lot better. If people agree to be told what they can and cannot wear beyond reason, then they give up their freedom. Freedom isn't free. It has always and will always need to be fiercely protected and defended.
     
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    I don't disagree with anything you just said; I was merely stating my interpretation of what the gentleman was saying. If I dressed the same as my coworkers, I'd be wearing pleated polyester pants, black dress shirts with the sleeves two inches too long, and a really nice pair of Cole Haan square toed galoshes that haven't been shined...ever.
     

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