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MoneyWellSpent's Southern Trad Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Caustic Man, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Roycru

    Roycru Distinguished Member

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    On December 24th wore a brown herringbone tweed suit I got at the Brooks Brothers store on the corner of Post and Grant in San Francisco in the fall of 1965 when I was working for the Santa Fe Railway in San Francisco.

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    Many comments about wearing the same clothes for many years overlook the most important requirement for wearing the same clothes for many years, remaining the same size.

    At my 50th Reunion (in 2015) noticed many of the boys I had been at school with now looked very "Presidential". (They looked like William Howard Taft.)

    For those who don't remember 1965, this is what Brooks Brothers used to call a "Sport Suit". It's a suit with welted edges and patch pockets. Most of the tweed suits came as "Sport Suits" in those days.

    While on the subject of the "EGUHA" thread, does anyone have any theories (other than they don't want their ankle bracelets to show) why so many of the posters in that thread never show the lower part of their trousers and their shoes?
     

  2. Artigas

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    I would guess that most of them post selfies, and selfies are much easier to take if they only capture the torso. Of course, a second photo could readily display the lower half.

    That sport suit is great, btw.
     

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    Fair. I wonder if, for example, aspiring young Boston lawyers (of which I am not, either location- or profession-wise) dressed like that in front of clients though. Most of the photos we see of people doing this are older and clearly in charge so have a little more leeway to dress how they want.
     

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    I think he had something else in mind:

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  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Stylish Dinosaur

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    Bit late to this one, but I think the grey odd jacket is one of the hardest to pull off "very well" as opposed to just passable, and to be honest I don't personally have a go to combination to go with it... or didn't until now. This is really good, although I can't explain why, and I will shamelessly copy this exact combination in the future. Minus the sunglasses.

    In fact I was looking for an excuse to buy a red-edge linen square from Poszetka...
     

  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Stylish Dinosaur

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    Have an odd and enduring fascination with this mode of dress given no cultural connections at all. Other than South, as in Africa, as in the bad old days. How would Roycru's look look on a 6'7", 250 lb skinhead rugby player I wonder?*

    (* I already know the answer.)
     
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    Can one pull off bald trad? I can't remember seeing it.
     

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    From Burn After Reading:
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    Not wearing a fucking bowtie, ever. Limiting.
     

  13. MoneyWellSpent

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    Armor for a very cold and wet Sunday morning. Harris Tweed, oxford cloth, corduroy, and double leather soles.

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  14. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Stylish Dinosaur

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    Hey buds. There is an interesting conversation going on in WAYRN about Ivy style and Mod style. I have tried to describe our aesthetic in this thread as follows and I'd like to know if you all think I got it right:

    "[O]ur aesthetic is simply a rejection of the put-togetherness of other SF looks that seem overly perfect. And I mean PERFECT. A fit pic that has obviously been agonized over, with the tie knot perfectly done, the pocket square folded just-so, the shirt pressed to a high starch. We don't want that. We just want to look like regular Joes who wear excellent clothing in an under-wrought way."

    So did I accurately describe the aesthetic in this thread or am I wrong?
     

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    While I suppose everything you said is true, it doesn't encapsulate the "southern trad" look specifically. It could describe any guy aspiring to be well-dressed without looking overly contrived. But then again, there are plenty of the stereotypical "southern" motifs that are tossed around in this thread that I don't wear. So, perhaps it does accurately define things here. :eh:
     

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