Non-Rule "Rules"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    For instance, leaving the hat and the bag aside, I think this:

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    while not something I would wear, is ok while this:

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    is terrible
     
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    I hate both of them, but I think I get what you're trying to say.

    Loud and interesting, good:
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    loud and uninteresting, bad:
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    lolz, the CBD boys are going to wake up to something shocking.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    mother of god that orange pants thing is terrible...my point in my earlier post was, I don't suggest you ever wear red shoes or green pants...but if you want to wear those green pants and those red shoes and that patterned bowtie, etc., you should wear them put together into something like this, rather than on their own against a blank canvas.

    I guess what I'm saying is, I find it more elegant to have the louder piece "blend" not "pop". Depending on what it is, this can be done without other loud items. Here's a very famous picture of the DoW in a suit that while not bright in color, is loud in pattern. He seems to wear it effortlessly by blending it with the other elements:

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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    ok, imagine the patterns as pocketsquares and it's no different from what goes on there.

    Bold things that have nothing else intriguing about them are bad. On all scales.

    Well, that's my rule anyway.
     
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    im not saying they are conceptually different.

    im saying that i cant wait for some people to check into this thread to find leopard print kimonos and green and orage pastel chinos.
     


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    Lol!
     


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    very amusing thread

    here are some of my personal ones

    1. No ties without a jacket
    2, No jackets without a tie
    3. No jackets at a place where someone could show up in jeans
    4. No suede with worsted
    5. No polished calf with tweed
    6. No brown with blue
    7. No impressing or statement making with tailored wear
    8. No blending of fun/sexy and traditional tailored wear
    9. Full dress on Halloween

    :)
     


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    Wow.
     
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    for me it's the other way round
     


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    not sure, I get this...
     


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    No brown shoes with ties in strong colours like dark red, midnight or purple.

    No black shoes if your ensemble has a predominance of rustic colours like brown, orange and green.
     


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    This is very important I would say especially for guys shaped like me and skinny guys. My hips are almost as wide as my shoulders and I am a bit "up-and-down". Recently, I have been getting more chest on my suits and now it actually looks like my body has shape to it. Also, I have been getting fullness in the back in the side seams and next to the armhole. Comfortable.
     


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