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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. Holdfast

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    And of what scholarship there is, most is not very good (at least in anthropology). Most likely because of associations between clothing and frivolity and femininity---something not serious enough to be worthy of research. Unfortunately. There are some good things, though. Like Terence Turner's "The Social Skin" (1980). Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction. Thorstein Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class is a classic, and presents something that is close to what is now a common-sense notion about fashion, but isn't as insightful or productive as the other two (in my and many and many others' opinions).
     
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    Yeah... Veblen is important to read as a historical foundation and a foil, but not much more. It's funny that he would make such a universal prediction---I don't remember that in particular, but I did think what he described was a relatively dynamic process of upper-class (i.e. leisure class) innovation and middle- and lower-class imitation. Hence my surprise.
     
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    I tried to google it, and found that Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class has actually been uploaded to Project Gutenberg!

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/833/833-h/833-h.htm

    The relevant (funny) excerpt:

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    Ah, but poor Thorstein didn't take into account the quiescence of stabling body servants among polite society, such that constantly shaving the face might recrudesce uninhibited.
     
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    Acker Bilk rocking it out in 1962:


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    This deserves a home:

    A list of ~half of aportnoy's shoe collection in 2006 :wow:


    These are only the EGs and JLs. There's some contention on the thread about whether aportnoy accidentally forgot some in his closet.
     
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    Remember reading that thread. Crazy stuff. IIRC, he updated his count in the shoe porn thread (or somewhere similar) 6-9 months ago (or somewhere around that time) when he randomly reappeared.
     
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    Everybody should have about 5% Dovers in their rotation.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting a Glenroyal briefcase, but can't decide on a color. Can I ask for your guys' opinion on which is best?

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    I'm kind of between Havana (dark brown) and Dark London (luggage tan), but if it's going to be the latter, I feel like I'd rather opt for a tone like this:

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    Thoughts?
     
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    Havana or Navy.

    Dark London is too orangey for me too, so I'd prefer your alternative to that as well.
     
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    Not a tan fan, so I'm with Kaplan on this one.
     
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    I like tan, but this particular one looks a bit dull to me. So Havana (dark brown).
     
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    I feel the same way about the orangey-ness of the tan, but these by SAB and Clematis seem good, no?

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    To me, the thing about tan leather is, that while it may look great in pics, I know myself well enough to recognize that I'd quickly tire from carrying around something as attention grapping as that. YMM of course V.
     
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    Agree that the tan is a bit bright now, but it may darken a bit as it ages and get a great patina.

    All the same, I'd still probably go for the Havana.
     
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