OTT For a flight?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jmswentworth, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    (CTGuy @ April 03 2005,21:20)
    Is the rest of the cast of Zoolander II flying with you? Â [​IMG]
    lol, or Lakshi Mittal?
    I didn't say anything, but that was my thought since the introduction page, and it's references to a villa in Dubai....
    yeah... well, at least he's learnt how to spell. But there is little doubt we are somehow feeding the same troll... .luc
     


  2. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    As an alternative, you could stop worrying about what total strangers on an anonymous mode of transportation will be thinking about your clothes. I realize that I should be more sympathetic to the self-absorption implied by the question, but my guess is that the vast majority of your fellow passengers will be more worried about whether they will land safely and on time, whether the baby two rows behind will really cry the entire flight, and whether the incredibly over-weight person coming down the aisle will really be taking the vacant seat next to him or her.
     


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    So true.
     


  4. bryce330

    bryce330 Senior member

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    Please, for the love of God, don't wear sunglasses on the plane. If I'm on the same flight I might have to "accidentally" spill a drink on you.
     


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    I would only dress like that if I owned the plane.
     


  6. Lydia

    Lydia Senior member

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    (marc237 @ April 04 2005,06:35) ...the vast majority of your fellow passengers will be more worried about whether they will land safely and on time, whether the baby two rows behind will really cry the entire flight, and whether the incredibly over-weight person coming down the aisle will really be taking the vacant seat next to him or her.
    So true.
    I fervently disagree. When I am at airports, I scrutinize people's attire, their looks, everything. This is one time, that making a strong statement of statement is critical. Heathrow and Tegel can be real fashion parades. Of course, returning to an American airport is always the first reminder of how frumpy and even monstrous most people look here (Sorry, but that is just my honest reaction and I realize that I am the real monster, etc., and will probably morph into an obese chode myself within ten years). This outfit the fellow has picked sounds very cool. Label whorish, no doubt, but I can imagine that it looks very sophisticated all put together. I would gladly wear it, and be still happier if I had a girlfriend who dressed the way his does. And, why can't you wear a crewneck over a dress-shirt and tie - even with french cuffs? It's very New England preppy. With the HL and Dior Homme pieces, it will be a chic update on that boring, but constantly revived, preppy look.
     


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    cloud9eleet Senior member

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    While I have not reached the multi-million air travel mark (currently at 650k+ on American) I will agree that dress does impact how the staff (TSA, Airline workers, etc) treat you. I get a totally different treatment when I am in jeans and t-shirts than when I am in more formal dress.
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Honestly, I would probably be tempted to do the same. But no, there is no more to life than being really, really good looking.
     


  9. Lydia

    Lydia Senior member

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    I've done some travelling as well, and I can't say that gaining proper respect from the stewardesses has ever been much of a concern for me.  

    Of course you're right.  Wearing a boring suit gets you more respect anywhere in the States - not just on airplanes.  Making an effort to stand out - through your style, words, or even ideas - will always bring censure.  

    On the continent, I say with more than just a hint of snobbery in an affected accent, things are quite different.  Beautiful people can dress like models and not be sneered at for being vain.  This guy isn't going to New York, but to Berlin.  The place hasn't been totally overrun with yuppies yet.  He can look cool if he wants.
     


  10. marc237

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    I applaud his right to dress as he chooses, indeed, I think that is ultimately what makes clothes fun. What concerns me is that he appears to be allowing the opinions of total strangers on a flight dictate his choice. From the posts, it appears less about dressing for his own pleasure and more about choosing a costume.

    As to dressing to elicit a particular level of service or attention, I think this is a terrific idea and I do it often in my professional and other life. That said, this was not the area of concern raised by the posting.
     


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    But apparently he still hasn't learned to tie his shoes. Velcro? Are they copies of Reebok Ex-o-fits or something?

    One time I was playing basketball in a Church gym. A guy came in wearing Ex-o-fits. Then he started changing into all his basketball stuff. He pulled out his basketball shoes... and they were another pair of Ex-o-fits. Man that was so awesome.
     


  12. Lydia

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    I looked back at the outfit we are discussing here.  I guess he's the one who looks like a yuppy.  For Berlin he should probably drop most of the brandname shit.
     


  13. Fashionslave

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    "Kiton and Brioni--old man cuts"(??) Having learned a hard lesson in value,I'd much rather wear something well made and nice fitting than overpay for a trendy label.I foolishly bought  an Alexander McQueen suit that is admittedly cool cut,but the worst piece of shite technically...there's a crease in the chest I cannot remove,the lapels look like cardboard,and  have zero roll to them ,the interlining is fused,(although supposedly made from superfine Tasmanian wool).Impressive topstitching,although it was probably machine done,I'm told.The next time I frivolously chuck 2K out the window,just push me out along with it [​IMG]
     


  14. Lydia

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    I've tried on lots of Kiton and Brioni, and I can't wear anything like it. Beautiful, beautiful stuff, though. It makes Gucci, YSl, DH look like crap in terms of fabric and quality. But, yes, Kiton and Brioni and all the other "tasteful" stuff is cut for larger, older people. They must be the ones with the discerning eye and the money to spend. It's just impossible for me to feel good in the "tasteful" brands like RLPL, etc. because of the gigantic cut. No tailor would be able to make that work for me. I guess when I get into my forties and am a bit heavier, I will start buying it.
     


  15. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    Lydia-

    Sorry, but I disagree as to Kiton. It can fit younger folk who on the slim side very nicely indeed. I occasionally work with a lawyer in his late 20's who rewards himself with a new Kiton suit when the year-end bonus arrives. (Yes, I wish I worked in a mega-firm or, at least, was paid as if I did.)

    I also think a good tailor can do wonders.
     


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