New member, Fedoras and suits everday

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dressed2kill, May 20, 2006.

  1. kdsvs

    kdsvs Active Member

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    <sigh>
    This looks VERY costumey. In all seriousness, it's more appropriate for a Halloween costume than daily wear. I can't imagine any situation (other than a costume party) where this look would be appropriate on a teenager like the OP. Not appropriate for business, not appropriate for school.
     


  2. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Senior member

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    Your right, I will get it taken in, in the sides. I maybe oldschool but I think the sack suit is too far before my time, since it went out of style I think if I remember correctly in the early part of the turn of the century. As for the fedora it fits very well indeed.
     


  3. dare-

    dare- Senior member

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    i concur with kdsvs
     


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    As it stands, I feel the outfit lacks the eccentricity to qualify as looking "natural" for daily wear.

    However, it's already too unconventional to be seen as "normative", which puts it in a rather ambiguous situation.
     


  5. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    As it stands, I feel the outfit lacks the eccentricity to qualify as looking "natural" for daily wear.

    However, it's already too unconventional to be seen as "normative", which puts it in a rather ambiguous situation.

    My name is Arethusa and I approve this message.
     


  6. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Senior member

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    I DONT SEE ANYTHING that constitutes this as a costume since I wear this all the time for buisness And school and it gets many compliments. If the tie and pocket square are loud Then I understand and may of not of been the proper choice for the suit. I think low cut DB suits are very fashionable with the right cut.With your advice KDVS I think instead of being a critic you should be critiqued. Luckily taste is a matter of opinion and a very sour one indeed. Maybe for a costume party you can dress up like some one who knows what their talking about.
     


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    dressed2kill Senior member

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    Is &quot;natural&quot; the enviorment upon which one resides in, or is &quot;natural&quot; the individual manner that one presents himself in his enviorment?
     


  8. dare-

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    This guy is obviously very young, and we should cut him some slack for posting that very rude post.

    But at the same time, all of us, were thinking what cdsvs was thinking, it looks costumey. The skinny tie, the satin pocket square, the double-breasted suit, the fedora, the too long shirt.

    That's honesty OP, and learn to accept it with grace.
     


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    dressed2kill Senior member

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  10. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Is "natural" the enviorment upon which one resides in, or is "natural" the individual manner that one presents himself in his enviorment?
    In this case, natural is specifically how you wear it. To be blunt, it looks affected and forced. Of course, anything can look that way on the wrong person (and to varying degrees), but when your clothing is so far from what is popular and normal, you effectively hit the ground harder.
     


  11. dressed2kill

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    I do understand and sorry for being defensive, I've never had anyone tell me that, but I guess you guys have been in the game longer than I have so I should take your advice. What do you think I could wear that would go with the fedora and make it less of a costume in your opinion. Since I will not lose the hat. Maybe the photo does not do justice of what &quot;natural&quot; is. Would you have any suggestions? I shall take them with grace.
     


  12. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I think one of the things that bothers me about the hat is the size. I'm not an expert on fedoras (my anachronistic hat of choice would be a waxed leather tricorn), but it strikes me as too large. I think you'd also look better if the hat looked a bit more worn. Pristine condition for something like that can definitely contribute to the costumey look.

    As far as the jacket goes, I agree with what's been said; it is too big, and it does lack shape. Same for the shirt cut (sleeves/cuffs are too long, and you would look better with a wider collar) and tie (you would benefit from a larger knot, and I think the anachronistic effect your going for is better served with a wider width tie, as the skinny tie is more suited to the mod aesthetic).

    There's also an issue of how you carry yourself in what you wear, which is as significant as it is nebulous; but while it doesn't really work in the one picture you posted, it is, notably, just one picture.
     


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    Get rid of the fedora, get rid of the suit, get rid of the shirt.

    I don't know it all seems so dull, everything just falls limp except the fedora, which you shouldn't be wearing anyway.
     


  14. LabelKing

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    It seems to me that to solicit opinions on style goes against, well, the whole idea of style.

    However, as has been mentioned the suit jacket is generally shapeless and somewhat dated-looking, and the hat may be slightly large although the picture is indistinct.

    The shoes look like they have a nice chisel shape.

    These days, especially for younger people, it's difficult to wear a suit and hat without having an inherently insouciant/flamboyant personality or simply don't care with a mean sense of coordination.
     


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    The jacket looks like it was drug out of the 1950's and really doesn't want to be here.

    The only people I see wearing fedoras anymore at fat anime nerds at my school. The type that would wear shorts and a t-shirt, hiking boots, and a black trenchcoat over it. Don't be like them.

    You just have too many affectations going on, and unless you want to be labeled, &quot;that guy,&quot; it's not a good thing.
     


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