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Is it cliche to Agnelli it?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tgfny, May 5, 2005.

  1. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    If you wear RLPL shirts you have to do it. There is no way a watch is fitting thru that cuff.
     


  2. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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    One can do it, as in Agnelling Sofia Loren
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    A pocket watch.

    I have always felt that a pocket watch worn through the lapel buttonhole into the breast pocket was a pleasing look.
     


  4. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    Wouldn't this deform/wear the lapel?
     


  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Not to any extent as one might think since the full weight of the watch is contained within the breast pocket; only the chain's t-bar is inserted in the lapel's buttonhole.
     


  6. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    according to Roetzel, if i remember correctly, agnelli wore brooks brothers RTW.

    anyway, here's my idea: have your shirts custom-made with cuffs that you strap your timepiece into, sans watchband. a couple of nice straps that button back onto the cuff, sortof mini-epaulets...

    there, i have sparked a new trend. this is bleeding-edge stuff.

    /andrew
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Also if you wish you can buy an ultra-thin mechanical watch such as that Piaget, and substitute the leather band for a black silk moire band which was worn in the English Regency for pocket watches, and in the late 19th century for the wrist-watch.

    Then you don't have to wear the watch over the cuff.
     


  8. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    I do it once in a while. I have an Ike Behar shirt whose cuffs are too tight to accommodate a watch worn next to the skin, so I follow Mr. Agnelli's lead in this instance.
     


  9. trogdor

    trogdor Senior member

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    Who else makes a "watch cuff" shirt? I've kind of always wanted one, but the Interno8 ones are 195 quid retail, and for that price I could almost afford to go bespoke.
     


  10. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    Agree a 100%
     


  11. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    two things:
    1. if you have to ask about it, it won't work for you.
    2. i thought i heard that agnelli didn't like the feel of metal on his skin or something like that, as to why he did that
     


  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There was a time, probably in second grade, where I wore a watch on the outside of my (knit) shirt cuff.

    Every time I see an adult do the same, I've got to wonder why. Do they also have their mommies double-knot their shoelaces?
     


  13. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    If the watch is thin and the cuff is tight, why not?  A guy on Timezone once proudly posted a picture of the "Agnelli" with a Panerai over a sweater sleeve.  Don't be that guy.
     


  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Sorry, already been done. Nice try though...
     


  15. gorgekko

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    (gorgekko @ May 05 2005,19:48) Please don't. There are many fine things that can be imported from Europe. This is not one of them [​IMG]
    Ah, but have you seen the "Watch Cuff" shirt from Interno8? It's designed with Agnelli in mind and enables you to wear the watch through the cuff. They won some British design awards. They're very nice shirts, if a tad overpriced. Have a look through their online catalogue to find a picture of the "Polso Orologio": http://www.interno8.net/
    What a ghastly web site. I hate Flash web sites. I couldn't find the shirt after a cursory look however the description you gave me of this shirt makes me think it's not likely something I'd wear :)
     


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