- Apr 10, 2011
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I would put Simon and Flusser in the same field in terms of classic men's style. I think they both advocate for a very classic, reasonably restrained, and very rooted sense of style. Something informed by the past.hey, you are the one who soiled yourself looking at that site.
And the whole notion of creating the “rules” to be an igent you tube authority is where it gets comical. (ie, trying to be a rules authority)
and why discuss “classic menswear” if we aren’t going to follow rules? Well I guess we all get something different out of these discussions. One thing I don’t care about is the 1930-1960’s looks. They aren’t bad per se, but I don’t view them as any sort of authority as to what is proper than say the 1980’s banker look that Alan Flusser made famous with Gordon, or newer looks of Simon crompton wearing oxfords without a suit. Or looks of better dressed gentleman at the country clubs that I recall seeing when younger (wingtip oxford with golf pants and a polo was seen plenty, heck the foot joy classic golf shoes were leather soled wingtips back then).
like I have said, I do agree that generally oxfords work better with suits. But some rule of “oxfords only with suits” is either some made up gentleman’s gazette type BS or something comical in today’s world like “no brown in town.” There are too many less formal oxfords out there to say it’s against the rules to wear them without a suit.
I don't think Simon would advocate for the previous looks you posted -- the Asian guy in a slim fit, mauve overcoat, blue jeans, and tan oxfords, or the guy in a slim fit sport coat, low rise trousers, and tan oxfords. I think those are outside of the real of classic men's style. They are not informed by the past, anyway.