Popped Lapels on Blazers/Sport Jackets?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mykel67, Aug 31, 2011.

Popped Lapels?

  1. Depending on the jacket, sure!

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  2. Never!

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  3. Only while outdoors during inclement weather.

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  1. mykel67

    mykel67 Well-Known Member

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    Thumbing through the September issues of GQ and Details today, I noticed that a lot of ads show blazers/sport coats with their lapels 'popped.' Now I haven't popped a collar since my high school Lacostes back in the day, but I think I like how most of these jackets look worn this way. Opinions?
     
  2. Pendulum

    Pendulum Senior member

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    Just no, douchey then, douchey now.
     
  3. mykel67

    mykel67 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no--- I was worried the "d" word would come up! lol
     
  4. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Back in the good old days- early 60s in my college, Cornell U,
    some of the campus "aesthetes" affected this style. Not me,
    I was just a run-of -the mill Ivy "tweed"
     
  5. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    It looks good if you have a scarf & it's cold.

    If not, see reply #2.
     
  6. Thrifter

    Thrifter Senior member

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    If it's a collared overcoat and the weather is shite, yes. If it's a polo or collard work shirt and the hot sun is beating down in the middle of summer, yes. Otherwise, no.

    In summary, pop your collar for function, not fashion.
     
  7. Rolex Luthor

    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    My thoughts exactly. This always makes me cringe when I see it.
     
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    Bill Smith Senior member

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    +10000
     
  9. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I've done it on a tweed jacket when the weather was shitty and I didn't have an overcoat. Worked well, and I'm sure it looked natural enough.

    As a deliberate look? Hell no.
     
  10. WhateverYouLike

    WhateverYouLike Senior member

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    I do it just to do it. Haters.
     
  11. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    its details magazine for gods sake.
     
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    In Canada the collar is not frivolously popped for a balmy 0°C but it is considered at -10°C. In Russia the collar is typically popped at -50°C, right around the temperature at which teeth typically crack when smiling.
     

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