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Is This Cool? American Gangster - Denzel`s Jacket w/Shoulder Patch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Dragon, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    Just like elbow patches, I am wondering if a shoulder patch is something I should consider getting for a casual jacket. I think it looks kinda cool. Thoughts?

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  2. grimslade

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    Just like elbow patches, I am wondering if a shoulder patch is something I should consider getting for a casual jacket. I think it looks kinda cool. Thoughts?

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    It's really cool. If you're going shooting.
     
  3. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    It's really cool. If you're going shooting.

    Is that what it`s made for...shooting?
     
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    It's really cool. If you're going shooting.

    Precisely what I was going to say. I wonder if his jacket actually has padding under that shoulder patch.
     
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    I do not like. Unless you will be putting the butt of a gun against the jacket, it seems like an affectation.
     
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    I do not like. Unless you will be putting the butt of a gun against the jacket, it seems like an affectation.

    +1
     
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    +1

    Make that 2.
     
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    It certainly would make for a Stylish Carry.
     
  9. HomerJ

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    Would look stylish for a dove hunt or something like that.
     
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    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it looks great, but you'd have to be pretty comfortable wearing it for fashion's sake rather than going by traditional rules of style. In other words, you have to be fly. Like Denzel.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it looks great, but you'd have to be pretty comfortable wearing it for fashion's sake rather than going by traditional rules of style. In other words, you have to be fly. Like Denzel.

    I didn't even realize it was Denzel, so distracted was I by his huge patch of shoulder leather. Not a desirable outcome, in my book.
     
  12. JamesT

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    Make that 2.

    -3

    If I saw someone with enough style to wear that around here, I would be very pleased.

    I would be more pleased if it were me who had the coat, though.
     
  13. acidboy

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    Back in the day, gangsters wore shooting jackets because it was the appropriate thing to wear in a drive-by or if you're involved in a shoot-out with the constables. And it has gone downhill eversince.
     
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    I do not like. Unless you will be putting the butt of a gun against the jacket, it seems like an affectation.

    Just curious but what's the difference between affectation and style? For the longest time I thought pocket squares were affectation; same for loud plaid fabrics. Now I see pretty much everything as simply style choices. FWIW, I don't like the jacket either.
     
  15. HomerJ

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    Just curious but what's the difference between affectation and style? For the longest time I thought pocket squares were affectation; same for loud plaid fabrics. Now I see pretty much everything as simply style choices. FWIW, I don't like the jacket either.

    Some definitions might help.

    Conspicuous artificiality of manner or appearance; effort to attract notice by pretense, assumption, or any assumed peculiarity.

    Behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality.

    An affectation is artificial behavior, often adopted in imitation of someone, that is perceived as being unnatural.


    Wearing a jacket designed for shooting sports when you're not shooting would seem an affectation. I'd say carrying a cane when you don't need the support of one is another common example.

    Pocket squares and loud plaids? I don't see how that is artificial or unnatural.
     
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    touchÃ[​IMG] [​IMG]

    (thanks [​IMG] )
     
  17. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some definitions might help.

    Conspicuous artificiality of manner or appearance; effort to attract notice by pretense, assumption, or any assumed peculiarity.

    Behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality.

    An affectation is artificial behavior, often adopted in imitation of someone, that is perceived as being unnatural.


    Wearing a jacket designed for shooting sports when you're not shooting would seem an affectation. I'd say carrying a cane when you don't need the support of one is another common example.

    Pocket squares and loud plaids? I don't see how that is artificial or unnatural.


    Uhm, carrying something to blow your nose in that you would never... you know... blow your nose in?
     
  18. JibranK

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    The jacket looks more than a little bit tweedy.
     
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    Uhm, carrying something to blow your nose in that you would never... you know... blow your nose in?
    A pocketsquare is not a hankie. It is a Square, for your Pocket. It's not an affectation because there are chest pockets on virtually all jackets. W/o a PS, these chest pockets serve no purpose (except to slobs who stuff pens in them or people who wear glasses half the time). The function of the PS is to occupy the pocket; the function of the pocket is to showcase the square. Are ties affected because they serve no utilitarian purpose? A better affectation case could be made for non-surgeons wearing functional sleeve buttons, or, when you get rigth down to it, nonfunctional sleeve buttons in general (though they have become so common now that there is nothing affected about them... that's how it works; it was once an affectation for a non-manual-laborer to be wearing jeans.)
     
  20. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it is a distracting accessory. If you want a tweed jacket with details consider, suede elbow patches, throat latch, belows pockets, that sort of thing
     

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