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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cantabrigian, May 24, 2013.
I have a much smaller scale vision of this.
I'm not sure Luca is a good example. He (at least partly) dresses as a marketing tool (not meant like that). In this role, he may not care what you think, but he does care what potential customers think. It's like he is marketing his firm as the opposite of Savile Row - daring, rule-breaking, forward-thinking, playful.
lol....Now, post the one about the "Newb life cycle."
absent of pills, there are other forms of "handfuls" that may induce a more relaxed state. or so im told.
to answer the original question though, in my opinion, there are plenty of successful no effs given fits on here.
Seems like that applies to roughly zero percent of the non-homless / not completely senile population.
Even Feynman put on a tie to collect his Nobel.
I think StyFo Bot misunderstood this thread...
I feel so cheap.
Though I guess it's good to know the Styleforum robot won't ever become selfaware.
TTO is such an effing boss.
I suppose that everyone gives an iota of a fuck.
Since you mentioned Feynman, there was an old Caltech grad who invented something called the string gauge - it's a minor but useful creation that got him some degree of fame among a specific subset of nerd. That story is that the Institute fucked him out of his patents, and that sort of sent him over he edge. Anyone who has been to Caltech knows that the undergrads, in particular, often teeter near that edge anyway.
In any case, during my time there, he was often seen around campus, an eighty year old man in a tutu. I never asked him directly, but the "rationale" I heard was that he believed that Renaissance era dress was the apex of menswear (sound sorta familiar), and... well, men wore tutus then. He was often seen at the edge of Renaissance Fairs, no doubt pissed off because the proportions of the gilets being worn were way off.
Lazlo Hollyfield, anyone?
StyFo Bot makes me less afraid of Skynet.
Cantabrigian, hinging the idea of "context dependent dressing" on stuff like "putting on a tie to collect a Nobel" doesn't quite hold water with me. After all, in the United States, outside of major cities, I have seen men go to funerals in golf shirts. Nobody has assaulted them (well, if it had been my mother, I might have). My Dad doesn't own a single pair of shoes that I would dream of touching. Wouldn't it be as "context-independent" to wear decent clothes (even clothes at the casual end of things) when there isn't a specific call to? I'm willing to bet quite a lot of members on here do that -- dressing a notch or two above what's expected.
Wow, Dick Feynman reference. You win 1 internetz.
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