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Offensively Bold Tailored Clothing

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Manton, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Con Biz Dresser

    Con Biz Dresser Well-Known Member

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    Part of the degage charm (or supposed charm) of OBTC is the imperfections.

    Well on that note both suits share the imperfection of rumpling but in different places. I can't help to wonder if you are trying to make a point that the two looks in your mind are really not so different?
     
  2. masterfred

    masterfred Well-Known Member

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    How sad that I've ruined my chances for a decent career. I have (and very much like to wear) a thrifted DB Garrick Anderson suit that looks rather like that one. Oh, well. We can't all have the je ne sais quoi of a former speechwriter to the Prez, and a resident of Westchester. [​IMG]
     
  3. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Man I'd never wear anything that gay
     
  4. Soph

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    The tie is not one of a true dandy. You can use much better examples of the ANTI UCBD than that thin, small girly knot, which doesn't hang with those lapels. Looks like a damn garden snake.[​IMG]
     
  5. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I guess I missed the point Manton but I am happy to hear that your wouldn't actually wear this suit.

    But he does wear that suit. With similar accessories. Except for the flower (he prefers red).

    Mothers, don't let your children grow up to be speech writers.
     
  6. Get Smart

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    You guys don't know shit about dressing bold, now this fella here... [​IMG] a true dandy if there ever was one
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    I vote Manton writes a lesson on streetwear in the Streetwear forum.

    ps. l2postimages nub
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I vote Manton writes a lesson on streetwear in the Streetwear forum.
    I've thought about it, but I decided I didn't want to embarass Fok and BrianSD.
     
  9. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Well on that note both suits share the imperfection of rumpling but in different places. I can't help to wonder if you are trying to make a point that the two looks in your mind are really not so different?

    Are you one of those dull-witted bovines who ate paste in grammar school as if it were some sort of delicacy?

    Or have you been abusing some other substance that blinds you to irony?
     
  10. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    My plan to make you post pictures of yourself wearing Sugar Canes with a hoodie and looking like a total candyass has failed.
     
  11. pejsek

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    The narcissism of small differences. Here in San Francisco that getup would certainly mark you as The Man (and subject you to all reasonable disparagement). But, of course, here in the more rarified world of the styleforum your points well-taken and it's just plain nice to have such a keen articulation of the anti Apparel Arts aesthetic. Just a quibble, however. I'm not sure that suit is quite properly described as a 6x1, as I'm quite sure I see a second buttonhole cut above and in line with the lower one. While such a non-functional detail may in fact be a further transgression against the rules of conservative business dress, it really messes up the lines of the classic 6x1-- which should be as low buttoning as possible with the buttons forming a bold V to echo the lines of the lapels. Ideally, the 6x1 is finished off with a pair of low vamp tassle loafers. The invocation of the Duke of Kent is telling. You seem to be mired in a thirties; the fog of time casts soft shadows over everything, further enhancing an inherent reverence for the past. What's not conservative about that? Now if you were to pair the same suit with one of Orrin Hatch's ties....
    Anyway, that's one of the most beautiful suits I've seen in a long time. Very nicely done! Care to share the details? A shame you may not be able to wear it to your day job.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are you one of those dull-witted bovines who ate paste in grammar school as if it were some sort of delicacy?

    Mmmmmm, paste ...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Soph

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    My plan to make you post pictures of yourself wearing Sugar Canes with a hoodie and looking like a total candyass has failed.

    The day will come when Manton and IamMatt put on the hoodie and train conductor cap!!!
     
  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wore hoodies and jeans last Sunday. I'll probably do it again tomorrow, and I promise to take some pics.
     
  15. Soph

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    I wore hoodies and jeans last Sunday. I'll probably do it again tomorrow, and I promise to take some pics.

    Here's pic of my niece sporting a hoodie; notice the pocket square[​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Put on a train conductor cap!
     
  16. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    True, this is not CBD,

    But I love it, I have a similar suit and love the combination....

    BTW, nobody wears a suit in my business out of the high level managers, and myself [​IMG], So I can proudly wear what I want.
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not sure that suit is quite properly described as a 6x1, as I'm quite sure I see a second buttonhole cut above and in line with the lower one.
    Actually, the 6x1 can take either a keystone button stance or a traditional 6x2 button stance:

    [​IMG]

    Perhaps I am wrong to call it a 6x1, however. Perhaps it would be better described as a DB with a 6x2 button stance but a long roll lapel.

    I disagree with this, and much prefer the 6x2 LR to the 6x1 keystone, except perhaps on certain vertically challenged individuals. I also think that a low button stance rarely looks good, and that on any DB that buttons at the bottom, the button stance ought to be raised a bit.

    But enough digressions! This thread is not about AAED. That subject is amply covered by Tutee at the London Lounge. This thread is about OBTC!
     
  18. Soph

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    [​IMG] Well he better have some damn spectators on with that suit.

    What musical broadway show is this suit from?
     
  19. AlanC

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    Perhaps I am wrong to call it a 6x1, however. Perhaps it would be better described as a DB with a 6x2 button stance but a long roll lapel.

    6 x 2/1

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "Whoo! That is one crazy get-up, mister... Are you in the show?"

    "No, actually, I'm English."

    "Oh... sorry."
     

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