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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    On another note which I am probably going to get a lot of flack for; your right sleeve is rather rumpled and could defiantly benefit from stuffing the jacket when it is being stored. Maybe if you touched it up with some spray and starch it would look crisper.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I'm sorry Manton but I am not talking about a perfectly tied tie or any dimple for that matter, your knot in the photo looks twisted and pulled to the side, as if you are uncomfortable wearing a tie and trying to take this one off.

    Part of the OBTC look is a certain insouciance, a certain degage, sprezzatura, nothing too perfect, a bit eskew, etc.

    And, in case it wasn't made perfectly clear from the commentary that accompanied the photo, this lesson is about WHAT NOT TO DO. Hence, it's just possible that I agree with you, and the tie looks like that on purpose.
     


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    globetrotter Senior member

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    although I am just sitting quietly on the side, I would like to point out how much I am enjoying these threads.
     


  4. Con Biz Dresser

    Con Biz Dresser Well-Known Member

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    And, in case it wasn't made perfectly clear from the commentary that accompanied the photo, this lesson is about WHAT NOT TO DO.

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


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    On another note which I am probably going to get a lot of flack for; your right sleeve is rather rumpled and could defiantly benefit from stuffing the jacket when it is being stored. Maybe if you touched it up with some spray and starch it would look crisper.

    Once again, you are equating CDB with OCD. There is some overlap, but the two are NOT THE SAME.

    And, once again, this thread is a CAUTIONARY. Part of the degage charm (or supposed charm) of OBTC is the imperfections. There is not supposed to be anything about this ensemble that you would like; nothing, not one thing. So you suggesting improvements is rather like a vegetarian giving seasoning advice to a barbeque chef, or a nun giving sex tips to a porn star.
     


  6. 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?
     


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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]
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    Man I'd never wear anything that gay
     


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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]
     


  10. 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.
     


  11. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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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
     


  12. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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

    ps. l2postimages nub
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO 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.
     


  14. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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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?
     


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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.
     


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