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Oh no...NYT: "Short-Sleeved Shirts, Nerdy but Nice, Are Back"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lucky Strike, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/15/fa...s/15CODES.html
     


  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I don't think they're completly verboten. A fit (not very muscular but toned and thinnish), youngish guy could wear a fitted (hopeuflly bespoke) SS shirt with thin tie, tie clip, and slim trousers or (good) jeans and look cool.
     


  3. life_interrupts

    life_interrupts Senior member

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    Had an ex who was a fashionista\etail manager. She was always buying stuff to push my look further out on the edge. She loved the whole SS shirt with tie look when Tom Ford at Gucci started floating down the run way and on ads in the late 90s. Thought it was a bit much (the 80s were coming back too soon for my taste), but I can see how it could work.

    I've begun to see dudes here in Washington wearing it, mainly young guys who look like Peter Doherty, or at least want to.
     


  4. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Short sleeved shirts can be fine as a casual look on a fit younger guy, if it's a stylish cut with tailored sleeves as shown in the photograph. But not with a tie and/or a business suit.
     


  5. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    If you can wear a tie you can wear long sleeves. It's a really bad look to me. Thumbs down.
     


  6. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    It's not that new, Jil Sander for her comeback in spring 2005 show used the white SS + skinny tie + raw denim look.

    !luc
     


  7. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Always looks bad. No exceptions, no bending of the rules.
     


  8. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Hmmm. I live in a tropical country and we don't put on short-sleeved shirts with ties.

    Except the airline counter and fastfood crew employees who have no choice.
     


  9. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I don't mind short sleeved shirts, but never wear it with a tie or sportcoat.
     


  10. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Yes to short sleeves, ABSOLUTELY NO TO SHORT SLEEVES WITH A TIE!
     


  11. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    High on my list of no-nos [​IMG]
     


  12. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    You can pull this off
    If you don't think wearing a pocket protector is a crime
     


  13. chicbicyclist

    chicbicyclist Active Member

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    Since when did fashion have rules?
     


  14. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    as Whoopee mentioned, a slim tie, tiepin, and very well fitting short sleeve dress shirt can look really really nice, but the guy better be really fit, have some muscle tone in his arms (not buff), and overall be as good looking as the models that wear it at the designer shows. But for *that* guy, wearing a burlap sack is going to look pretty f'ing great too.
     


  15. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I think this cat works that look, but it'd be better if the tie was tied properly.

    [​IMG]
     


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