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Rant: Modern Burberry is Crap

Nobilis Animus

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Is there anything more insecure and banal than worrying over what people might think of one's political leanings because of the way they dress?

I mean, how do you choose what to wear in the morning? What, do you pick your outfit on the basis of that day's polling for the latest fop of a politician?

Politics my ass.

Being worried about other people's opinions to that extent is just pathetic. You may as well give up now and be dressed by someone else.
 
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Is there anything more insecure and banal than worrying over what people might think of one's political leanings because of they way they dress?

I mean, how do you choose what to wear in the morning? What, do you pick your outfit on the basis of that day's polling for the latest fop of a politician?

Politics my ass.

Being worried about other people's opinions to that extent is just pathetic. You may as well give up now and be dressed by someone else.
Well isn't that most of this forum?

The rants posed by you seem aimed at random, invisible bogeymen ITT.

The only point I could piece together is not being a fan of menswear influencers.
 

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Well isn't that most of this forum?

The rants posed by you seem aimed at random, invisible bogeymen ITT.

The only point I could piece together is not being a fan of menswear influencers.
They reference actual posts claiming that classic clothing is tainted by association with racism, classism, and homophobia, and that what we wear is a political statement instead of a style one.

If most of the forum can't bring themselves to wear blazers for fear of what others think, then they have bigger problems than clothing.
 

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Here, judge for yourself whether this is imaginary:

Sometimes I think this is why CM is dying. The kids don't wanna be associated with classism, racism, and homophobia. I threw up a little bit in my mouth reading this thread.
I don't think GenZ thinks about CM at all. It's not even on the radar. To the degree that is on the radar -- like Ivy Style stuff -- I agree that it's broadly associated with racism, classism, homophobia, etc. That's because a lot of CM is associated with political conservatives and has been since the 1950s.
 

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I can't speak for everyone else, but if I chose my style on the basis of politics, I'd teach myself astral projection so I could walk up to me and punch myself in the face for being stupid.
 

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They reference actual posts claiming that classic clothing is tainted by association with racism, classism, and homophobia, and that what we wear is a political statement instead of a style one.

If most of the forum can't bring themselves to wear blazers for fear of what others think, then they have bigger problems than clothing.
Ah ok, this is more focused.

I think they're not wrong unfortunately. I think an ongoing challenge for me is simultaneously dressing CM while paying attention to environment and setting.

I've had "boating school" and "security guard" comments while wearing the traditional navy blazer with gold buttons and mid grey trousers. This has been a 'uniform' of CM for a while. Not a fan of it.

I've personally had more success dressing in varying shades of green for sports coats and otherwise. It seems free of any connotations.

As for the bolded implied insecurities, touché, I'll accept that one for myself.
 

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Ah ok, this is more focused.

I think they're not wrong unfortunately. I think an ongoing challenge for me is simultaneously dressing CM while paying attention to environment and setting.

I've had "boating school" and "security guard" comments while wearing the traditional navy blazer with gold buttons and mid grey trousers. This has been a 'uniform' of CM for a while. Not a fan of it.

I've personally had more success dressing in varying shades of green for sports coats and otherwise. It seems free of any connotations.

As for the bolded implied insecurities, touché, I'll accept that one for myself.
Something like lifestyle connotations or occupation I can see. I only find it irritating when people think they can assume someone's politics by the way in which they dress, or that certain clothes are 'tainted' by association.

I'd point out to them the fact that much of the 'workwear' and 'upper-lower' fashion these days is simply a dig at the lower classes rather than an actual appreciation for the clothing, and that I've had nothing but appreciation and respect for my own style choices - because they're true to me, instead of chosen by others.
 

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Something like lifestyle connotations or occupation I can see. I only find it irritating when people think they can assume someone's politics by the way in which they dress, or that certain clothes are 'tainted' by association.

I'd point out to them the fact that much of the 'workwear' and 'upper-lower' fashion these days is simply a dig at the lower classes rather than an actual appreciation for the clothing, and that I've had nothing but appreciation and respect for my own style choices - because they're true to me, instead of chosen by others.
I agree, we can only change how we dress, not change other people's opinions. We all draw the line somewhere.

The last thing I'd want people to assume is me being a preppy, snooty jerk.
 

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I agree, we can only change how we dress, not change other people's opinions. We all draw the line somewhere.

The last thing I'd want people to assume is me being a preppy, snooty jerk.
Exactly. And if anyone wants proof they can just look at me: I'm a jerk sometimes, but I'm rarely in a need of a blazer to accomplish that.
 

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Is there anything more insecure and banal than worrying over what people might think of one's political leanings because of they way they dress?

I mean, how do you choose what to wear in the morning? What, do you pick your outfit on the basis of that day's polling for the latest fop of a politician?

Politics my ass.

Being worried about other people's opinions to that extent is just pathetic. You may as well give up now and be dressed by someone else.
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