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Is it fashionable to be intentionally unfashionable?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by revvs, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. revvs

    revvs Member

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    Please tell me it is.

    I have a suden urge to walk around everywhere wearing a bright hawaiian shirt, panama hat, shorts and brogues or perhaps espadrilles with no socks.

    Will I be laughed at in London? I may go for some pale chinos instead of shorts in this weather
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Pls post flicks so that I can evaluate...
     
  3. Verniza

    Verniza Senior member

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    If you start by asking yourselves those questions and are afraid of being laughed at, you already lose whatever hopes of pulling it off.

    You ain't got the confidence, swag and vibe to pull anything off the moment you start being self-conscious
     
  4. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Considering how cold it is at the moment, people will probably just think you're insane and try to avoid making eye contact.
     
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  5. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    If you wear cargo shorts and hiking boots they'll just think you're a software engineer.
     
  6. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    You can wear it if you wish. You might want to worry more about being hauled in 'for evaluation' than for being laughed at though. That get up in London in the middle of winter is just plain CRAZY!
     
  7. TopHatChef

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    There is a time and a place for everything, but a Hawaiian shirt in London is probably a no no. Just wear a bright shirt with little-no pattern, and rock it! To me, half of fashion is having the balls to wear it, the other half is putting the outfit together properly. I've seen loads of "high fashion" that looked like crap. Burberry had a photo up on their website a week or so back that was hideous.
     
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    PICS please. Wear what you want, just dont be that guy in a bright hawaiian shirt prancing around Brixton at 2:00am or wondering around some dodgy east London dive in the wee hours of the morning - you dont want to stick out like a sore thumb now, surely not?
     
  9. Holdfast

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    Antifashion has a new saviour. :)
     
  10. JumpinHowie

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    As long as you are wearing it in the right season you should do it. Like others have said, if you have the confidence, people will say that and think you are stylish, if you have no confidence, they will think you are oblivious to style.
    First off, the shirt has to be perfectly tailored as Hawaiian shirts are notoriously cut way too large. Second, the shorts are going to make it really hard to pull off correctly. I think some slim chino's or linen pants would be much more believable. Good luck and I would love to see pics of the final product.[​IMG]
     
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    It helps to be 6'2'', have 10% body fat and have a face that should belong on a model. A cigarette in your mouth and a right amount of scowl about your brow also helps. Anything looks good when you're that good looking.
     
  12. JumpinHowie

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    You know, that is actually a really good point that no one brings up. If you are going to try something outlandish you really need to have at least an average body ( I would say primarily a slim wist line) to be able to pull things like this off well. It may still be possible with a big gut, but it is alot less likely to be taken seriously. But if your confidence is big enough just about anyone might be able to pull of an outlandish look.
     
  13. TopHatChef

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    I really love (sincerely) that most people would shrug this off as a stupid and silly idea, and almost everyone here is practically encouraging it. Part of me wishes I had a bright Hawaiian to throw on now and go out to the shops.
     
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    I find that with urges, to each his own right? aesthetically speaking, they probably won't laugh at you, but you will most likely get crazy looks.
     
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    I certainly hope so. Just to be sure, add a regimental tie.
     
  16. razl

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    Please stop calling them "engineers". There's no professional organization certifying software developers or programmers as "engineers". Calling them such demeans true engineers in other disciplines. While we're at it, preemptively can any "architect" labels either :facepalm:

    (this from a CTO who worked his way up as a software developer for 25+ years and considers himself a fine programmer)

    /offtopic
     
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  17. revvs

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I agree that it is best to play it safe initially by sticking with hiking boots to blend in with IT people

    Cheers
     
  18. razl

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    revvs == re-reevolving?

    :puzzled:
     
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  20. revvs

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    revvs == really elaborately vibrant vintage style
     

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