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Most common style mistakes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GatorStyle, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    N.B. This thread is more than nine years old. Uncaring just really wants everyone to know he disapproves of pants that are too tight.
     
  2. DrPsycho

    DrPsycho Well-Known Member

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    One would think he would change his nick to "Necromancer" at this rate.
     
  3. latindandy

    latindandy Well-Known Member

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    well it deserves a comeback : )

    1) Shirt untucked and loose tie
    2) Rolled up shirt sleeves
    3) Rubber soles
    4) Matching PS and tie
    5) Extremely cheap contrast collar shirts
    6) Zara
    7) Logo dress shirts with suits (think polo)
    8) Monogram on the cuffs of dress shirts of extremely tacky people
    9) Windsor tie knots that look like a big potato
    10) White socks with suit
    11) Not matching leather accessories
    12) Button down shirts with dress suits (I actually like the look sometimes, look at that Rubinstein guy from Carlyle)
    13) Brooks brothers (I'm sorry. I tried to like them. I even bought a shirt and a tie which I hate)
    14) Louis Vuitton (and fakes)
    15) Armani Exchange
    16) Polyester and other synthetic materials (like elastane)
     
  4. asdf

    asdf Senior member

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    This is the oldest thread i have ever seen bumped.

    Carry on.
     
  5. LaymanX

    LaymanX Senior member

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    Can Uncaring go find that Alpha as f_ck thread to unearth? That was a fun one.

    I work in finance so I see a lot of the following:

    i) People with ill fitting suits (shoulders too big, chest too loose, etc etc)
    ii) Walking around with all buttons done, or none done
    iii) Windsor knot
    iv) Solid black suits (mostly interns)
    v) Huge billowing shirts that could double as parachutes
     
  6. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    #1 wearing suits when nobody else is.
     
  7. tumadre

    tumadre Active Member

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    I'll count down:

    1) Finally, when someone wears a black belt with brown shoes. That really bugs me, and I notice it a lot. I don't say anything, but I notice it so much, it's started to become a pet peeve.

    Well, that's it.


    Yeah, I'd have to go with this one ...
     
  8. Mr_Incognito

    Mr_Incognito Senior member

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    Cool haircuts and use of gel to make your hair stand up.
     
  9. MyOtherLife

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  10. smarchetype

    smarchetype New Member

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    #1 Too big suits. Especially Africans here are guilty of this, but I think it must be that they're used to really hot places where roomy clothes can keep you cooler. Many of them are also quite poor so they've probably picked up their clothes from a thrift store, thus not much chance for sizing. But for anyone else it's nothing but not knowing how to get something in a proper size.

    Really???
     
  11. Bean Counter

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    1) Wearing OCBDs but failing to BD.

    2) Sloppy collar due to lack of stays or failure to replace stays.

    3) Ill fitting shirts. To me, shirts "blousing" is much worse than ill fitting pants.
     
  12. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I will be monitoring this thread closely....
     
  13. lenahan

    lenahan Senior member

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    buttoning the bottom buttons of jackets (a few feel it necessary to tell me to do the same, I want to slap them): it looks ABSOLUTELY terrible

    Short and/or white socks with black or brown shoes

    wearing a lounge suit to a "BLACK TIE" event

    polyester ties, shirts, etc...

    trousers with too high or low a break

    trousers worn on the hips

    spiky hairstyles

    black suits (allowable for funerals)

    digital watches

    not wearing a watch, and then asking me for the time because I do, or saying it is stupid to wear a watch because you have a cell phone, which takes them like a minute or two to even find.
     
  14. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    biggest mistake is pants deliberately low rise or loose where others can see your butt crack.
     
  15. Mr.Pooter

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    #1. Items with logos on blatant display.

    Did I mention my new line of clothing? It's called "Corporate Shill." Tommy Hilfiger is bad with this, and D&G and CK are horrible too. Whoopee, you can afford a $60 (or whatever) black cotton t-shirt that says D&G on it. You must have good fashion sense.

    #2. Ill-fitting pants.

    Pants are supposed to come to your waist, which is a bit below your navel. Does it make you feel better about yourself to buy the ones with a smaller number inside and then hang your gut over the top? Pants also are supposed to hang to the bottom of your shoe, more or less. No sock showing, no extra piles of fabric. It's really very simple.

    #3. Generally, underdressing for an occasion.

    One simply does not go to the opera in a polo shirt, but many men do. It is extremely insulting to performers to have their audience appear not to care at all about the event.

    One also does not go out to do anything of any import, whether it is dinner, business, or just out and about, while wearing basketball shoes. If they are Chuck Taylors, worn for the purpose of looking like Chuck Taylors, they can work in some situations. But how can you expect anyone to take you seriously in those beat up (or even brand new) Nikes?

    I could rattle off dozens of these, but these are the ones that first came to mind as bugging me the most. These are not faux pas, they are poor taste, and there is a difference. Faux pas are excusable, while poor taste is very difficult for me to excuse. I'd like to hear what everyone else has to say on this.


    You do know that the waist was formerly considered 2" above the navel. Much too high for me.

    Pants should actually just touch the top of the shoe and hemmed on a bias so that the back hits about halfway on the back of the shoe. The bak of the pants should be 3/4' longer.
     
  16. KObalto

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    not wearing a watch, and then asking me for the time because I do,


    Yeah, I find having people ask me what time it is totally unreasonable. I usually just reply "Time for you to get a watch MF." [​IMG]
     
  17. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    #1 wearing suits when nobody else is.
    [​IMG]
    I will be monitoring this thread closely....
    Excellent. That'll leave me free to keep an eye on that ernest guy over to the "I plan to buy a Rolex" thread.
     
  18. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    Pink Jeans
    Sports coat with shorts.
    Bowler hat with inverness cape
    Cowboy hat with rifle.
    Farrari jacket with white kiton jeans
    Hermes brandwhores
    Self-deprication
     
  19. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Pink Jeans
    Sports coats with shorts.
    Bowler hats with inverness capes
    Cowboy hat with rifle.
    Farrari jacket with white kiton jeans
    Hermes brandwhores
    self-deprication


    [​IMG] Oh, and your spelling sucks. [​IMG]
     
  20. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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