Is this shirt wearable?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alchimiste, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    Sorry, no. There is no question that some gay males choose to dress in a way that distinquishes themselves from others (just as many lesbians may make that choice). However, there is no gay male fashion per se. Indeed, the vast, over-whelming majority of my gay male friends, colleagues, neighbors, and acquantances dress no differently, as a group, than the vast, over-whelming majority of my straight male friends, colleagues, neighbors, and acquantances. this means that, for the most part, like most men. Some, straight or gay, care passionately about clothing and dress very well. Some, straight or gay, are true slobs. Most are in the great middle. I do know a handful of gay men who choose to be overtly flamboyant and use clothing as a coistume to make a statement, but that is a relatively small majority. And, yes, Policy, I do not live in a sheltered community.
     


  2. Lydia

    Lydia Senior member

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    I think it is a cool shirt, and Michael looks a lot better in it than he does in those double breasted red jackets. I think worn the right way, it would say "Dracula" much more than "Pirate". A royal blue velvet jacket and black trousers, maybe? I don't understand what is so bad about it. Could someone explain?
     


  3. Lydia

    Lydia Senior member

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    The first one didn't come through for me at first. I think it is pretty cool - and I prefer the more fitted shape - though the guy who is wearing it is far from cool. If you look a bit more like Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morisson, are over six feet, and wore it with a tight purple blazer and flared striped pants, I think it would look pretty awesome. I don't think see why one would call it "gay". It is just flamboyant. My girlfriend has been urging me to get one like it for quite a while. I tried on a similar one from Etro once, but it was a bit too expensive.
     


  4. Cliff

    Cliff Senior member

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    Wouldn't you need a sword as an accessory for these two ?
     


  5. Lydia

    Lydia Senior member

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    Not a bad idea. I've wanted a decent sword for a while. I think people might be nervous around you though? What about a jewelled walking stick with a hidden dagger in it? My grandfather had one but he, regrettably, gave it away. It would have been too short for me anyhow. Any ideas about where you can have one made?
     


  6. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    Anyone who derides this shirt has no idea what they're talking about. Shirts like this have been sex symbols for 40 years, popularized by the most famous ladies man of them all. One frilly silk cravat - There she is. [​IMG]
     


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I could see this shirt only as part of a rock concert costume in the late sixties and early seventies. If I'm not mistaken, David Bowie wore something like this at several concerts, and for some reason, I thought I saw something like this being worn by Cream. Could be totally off though. I'd like to say that this belongs strictly in "Men's Clothing" and not in streetwear, which one poster (Ken?) defined as clothing you wouldn't worry about being in a brawl in. Personally, I'm not sure that I agreed with this definition. FOr one, I gave up brawling quite a few years ago, so I'm not sure I could judge my wardrobe by this criterion. But I guess that if someone messed up my Yoko Devereaux jacket and stomped on my Miharas on purpose, I might have to take a swing... [​IMG]
     


  8. Lydia

    Lydia Senior member

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    I don't mind the overall Austin Powers look, but I would go for a darker blue in the jacket and two buttons rather than the three or four that he seems to favor.

    Are his outfits supposed to be funny?
     


  9. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    I think I'd go with 3 buttons but would not let the jabot out of the suit. I'd just pull it up to give it a bit of volume.
     


  10. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    I guess the two are used as synonyms. If it's not conservative then it must be gay.
    But since many people would equate gay with properly dressed, gay must be something of a compliment.

    Mathieu
     


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    AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH................ [​IMG]
     


  12. HoustonBusiness

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    Yes.
     


  13. Cliff

    Cliff Senior member

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    You can have a sword cane made by this South African maker. I have two and the workmanship is superb. http://www.swordcane.com/
     


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    I've worn such a shirt during my TV appearances on many an occasion.
     


  15. jamesbond

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    dont know about those shirts but that stilleto cane is remarkable.
     


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