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Most common style mistakes

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

  1. Bean Counter

    Bean Counter Well-Known Member

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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.
     


  2. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I will be monitoring this thread closely....
     


  3. 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.
     


  4. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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


  5. Mr.Pooter

    Mr.Pooter Active Member

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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.
     


  6. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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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]
     


  7. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    #1 wearing suits when nobody else is.
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    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.
     


  8. 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
     


  9. 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]
     


  10. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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  11. andrew96

    andrew96 Senior member

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    1. Ill fitting clothing, mainly ill fitted shirts. I had a teacher some time ago, and granted Professors aren't known for their style, this man was awful even on their standard. He wore a shirt at least 6 sizes to big, stained, same for his pants, but the worst was that he was wearing a belt about 1.5 feet too long, he ran it through two belt loops and back around.

    2. Undershirts. Enough said.

    3. Miss matched belt/shoe combos.

    4. Polyester.

    I'm excluding logos, etc because that's not really dress clothing.
     


  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    OJFC, most incredible necrobump ever.
     


  13. blahman

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    2. Undershirts. Enough said.

    Do you wear white shirts?
     


  14. 6up

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    You guys crack me up.

    +1

    ....and to take up up a notch, sock with flipflops/sandals/Birkenstocks. [​IMG]
     


  15. Oleg

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    1. Worrying as much or more about what others are doing wrong than with what you're doing right.
     


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