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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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In this years Fargo, there's a character, Munch, who is a mercenary and whose origin is ambiguous - just sort of old country-ish. His style has been really interesting. BAMF posted on Instagram on Munch's style.

It has a lot of funhouse mirror Frank Leder vibes to me. I like it.
 
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Burberry AW24 was brill, completely revitalized my interest in them:
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Burberry AW24 was brill, completely revitalized my interest in them:
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The last look is so good. The textures and silhouette are just so on point. Every piece separately also looks like a winner. Always cheering for Burberry.
 

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Echoing this. It was covered in yesterday’s FT Fashion Matters newsletter with the line “rumours were abounding about how long Burberry can afford to wait for Lee’s designs to prove a hit” but to me this is where luxury brands need to be heading - moving firmly beyond streetwear and ostentatious branding, taking a step beyond stealth wealth, and making sophisticated and nuanced clothing.
 

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Hi, so this may not be the best board to ask but I’ll try: I’m trying to make a “suit” with an old pair of black wool Lemaire trousers (carrot shape). I’m looking at vintage Armani double breasted jackets, I think they may fit with the style. Would charcoal work with black? Or should I just buy the whole suit? I don’t want to splurge and I like the whole 80s era Armani look. Thanks!
 

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Hi, so this may not be the best board to ask but I’ll try: I’m trying to make a “suit” with an old pair of black wool Lemaire trousers (carrot shape). I’m looking at vintage Armani double breasted jackets, I think they may fit with the style. Would charcoal work with black? Or should I just buy the whole suit? I don’t want to splurge and I like the whole 80s era Armani look. Thanks!
In my experience, you're better off with a perfect match or something with a clear contrast. I've tried it before with different coloured navy on top and bottom, but it ends up feeling a bit off. Especially if the texture/weave doesn't match as well. I'd suggest a clear contrast on at least one of those points (texture, colour etc.).
 

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Echoing this. It was covered in yesterday’s FT Fashion Matters newsletter with the line “rumours were abounding about how long Burberry can afford to wait for Lee’s designs to prove a hit” but to me this is where luxury brands need to be heading - moving firmly beyond streetwear and ostentatious branding, taking a step beyond stealth wealth, and making sophisticated and nuanced clothing.
Fashion Roadman recently streamed and one guest mentioned that somewhere around 40% of Burberry's revenue/profit (guest wasn't sure himself) comes from outlet stores. Plus market share shrinking despite growing revenues. So agreed - they're definitely in a transitional period now.

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Finally got around to watching the "Tár". The costume designer did an amazing job with the wardrobe for Cate Blanchett's character. I recommend watching it for the fashionz alone.
 

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Are newsboy caps out of style at this point? Asking for a friend.
 

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Are newsboy caps out of style at this point? Asking for a friend.
I mean probably but who cares. I see a fair number of people wearing them but that might be location specific (UK).

Merchant Fox have some tweed ones I could see working for you https://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/products/charcoal-and-black-herringbone-oversized-30s-8-panel-cap

I have a Freewheelers one I like wearing that doesn't feel too costume-y.
https://sonofastag.com/products/freewheelers-dylan-casquette-black-h-b-twill
 

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I keep wondering if there's a male fashion equivalent to Eileen Fisher. Upper mid market pricing, capsule like consistency across seasons, eco-aware production, somewhat casual, similar vibe, etc. Who's close? Style wise I can see MHL and Studio Nicholson could fit.
 

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