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Polished & Pressed or Rugged & Wrinkled

ndw

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Which aesthetic do you prefer?

Polished and Pressed;

Rugged and Wrinkled; or

A combination of the two.

Personally, I only like my shirts pressed, and don't care about rumples and wrinkles in my suits and SCs, don't care about a strong crease in my trousers, and virtually never polish my shoes (although I do use leather conditioner). For example, I don't take off my SC when I am driving. I like my clothes to looked lived in.
 

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Originally Posted by Achilles_
Pics?

Obviously, these terms are somewhat subjective, but here are a few quick examples (maybe not the best examples - but you get the point):

(Would be interested to see others ideas and pics as well)

Polished & Pressed:



Rugged & Wrinkled:


(via sartorialist)

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Combination

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a little of both and maybe a lot of one on certain days. Never have a day when everything is wrinkled though.
 

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Always polished and pressed for work/professional settings.

Usually, rugged and pressed for non-work settings, perhaps not as crisp as I would for work. Never rugged and wrinkled unless I'm doing outdoorsy activities or sports or playing a homeless man.
 

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I prefer polished and pressed...but always wind up with some wrinkles.
 

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Polished and pressed for dress occasions but rugged and wrinkled for casual and social attire.
 

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Originally Posted by ndw
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If the first guy were to remove those f***ing gloves from his pocket, this would be my all-time favourite Sart photo. Like the second too.
 

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Originally Posted by HHD
If the first guy were to remove those f***ing gloves from his pocket, this would be my all-time favourite Sart photo. Like the second too.

Yeah. I really like both pics too. There is just something appealing to me about nice clothes (including shoes) that look like they have been worn and not just kept sitting in a closet. I distrust those that look too polished. Maybe it's because I am incredibly lazy.
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin
Always polished and pressed for work/professional settings.

Usually, rugged and pressed for non-work settings, perhaps not as crisp as I would for work. Never rugged and wrinkled unless I'm doing outdoorsy activities or sports or playing a homeless man.


Pretty much +1 to the quote
 

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