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Meet Justin Timberlake, the new Cary Grant

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PhiloVance, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. PhiloVance

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    This is a few days old now, and perhaps it was posted here already. The article bothered me for several reasons - primarily because of the attempt to define Timberlake as some kind of sartorial standard-bearer and direct descendant of Cary Grant. I found that strange considering Timberlake is described as essentially a blank slate for fashion designers to fill in, while Grant developed his own sense of style over the course of many years. But maybe its just me . . .

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/fashion/justin-timberlake-is-all-dressed-up.html
     
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    :nodding:

    That's what I'm talking about!
     
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    Chambray Suit? :confused:
     
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    Was ahead of his time with the OneSuit. Looks like old loom.
     
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    Haha, I knew this was coming!
     
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    Don't people here try to define others as "sartorial standards" all of the time? What's the difference between that and what you described?...the fact that you don't agree with it? It sounds like hypocrisy to me.
     
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    Every straight man on this board would have worn that outfit to have a shot with Britney Spears at that point...stop kidding yourself.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    pics of you wearing?
     
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    Side note: We saw JT and Jessica Biel walking around the Bellagio in Vegas a couple weeks ago. They looked.....annoyed.
     
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    Yes, I'm sure it does happen here all the time, but wouldnt you need to give me a specific example in order to see the difference between these other examples of sartorial "standards" and a Timberlake versus Grant comparison?

    In this instance, the writer is describing person (a) Timberlake, as an adult who is dressed by other adults. He then compares Timberlake to person (b) Cary Grant, who the writer describes as someone that took years to develop his own sense of style. The writer also then takes the time to point out that many people erroneously thought that Grant was dressed by costume departments, but actually dressed himself. Whereas Timberlake is "custumed" out by Tom Ford and any other designer who takes the job.

    These descriptions seem to be completely at odds with one another, yet the gist of the article seems to be that Timberlake is following in Grant's footsteps somehow.
     
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    I'm Canadian - draw your own conclusions
     
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    If you didn't have standards in mind, the Timberlake vs. Grant comparison wouldn't rub you the wrong way. Stop dancing in circles.
     
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    What does that have to do with it? [​IMG]
     
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    Explaining the joke always cheapens it. :slayer:
     

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