Offensively Bold Tailored Clothing

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

  1. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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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.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO 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 ...

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  3. Soph

    Soph 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.

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


  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator 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.
     


  5. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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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]
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    Put on a train conductor cap!
     


  6. 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.
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO 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!
     


  8. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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

    What musical broadway show is this suit from?
     


  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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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]
     


  10. 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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    eg1 Senior member

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    That pocket square is not nearly foppish enough to my eye.
     


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    Patrick06790 Senior member

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    I need a glossary to keep up with the abbreviations.

    I hope Manton takes a whack at Trad next.
     


  13. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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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


    His shorts are too long...
     


  14. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I need a glossary to keep up with the abbreviations.

    I hope Manton takes a whack at Trad next.


    You can rest assured that an OCBD is not OBTC, but neither is it UCBD.

    Pay attention, you slack-jawed yokels. The lesson is not about Trad. It is about Conservative Business Dress. Conservative business dressers haven't worn Trad since 1965. Today Trad is a fad; it makes you stand out. NOT CONSERVATIVE.

    Maybe it's just DRAB.
     


  15. odoreater

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    Does this qualify as offensively bold?

    [​IMG]

    You will observe the following:

    (1) The base color for the suit is black.

    (2) The suit has a wide white pinstripe.

    (3) Observe the dark red pocket square'

    (4) Observe that it is being worn with monkstraps. [​IMG]

    (5) The tie is woven and it is orange and perfectly dimpled.

    OBTC or not?
     


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