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Ridiculous fashion trends

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CushyCouture, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. CushyCouture

    CushyCouture Well-Known Member

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    What are some ridiculous fashion trends you see nowadays? The funniest one I see is guys wearing ties with jeans, it looks ridiculous. Why would you wear a tie, something that is part of formalwear, with jeans, something that is part of casualwear? Everytime I see a guy do that I just want to slap him lol.
     
  2. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    I think jeans and tie can work on occasion (IE, beige jacket, light blue shirt, dark indigo jeans and navy, polka knit tie), and anyone who says otherwise is overly prissy, IMO.

    Obvious ones:
    • Seeing people with 7 extra inches of trouser fabric.
    • Small, horrible-looking lapels and polyester suits, etc (you know, the young boy look).
    • Jeans (most commonly, dad-jean blue) and running shoes.

    More personal ones:
    • Women with massive painted-on eyebrows (*shudders*).
    • Men with drop-crotch/carrot-shaped chinos (yes, I am getting bored of chinos in pop culture).
    • Men doing up top button on hipster shirts, that have tiny collars.
    • Any of that Rick Owens shit you see in SW&D. Worst trend ever.
     
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  3. CushyCouture

    CushyCouture Well-Known Member

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    Wow really? Ties with jeans serve no purpose and look ugly. If someone does that why don't they wear sweatpants with a tie?
    Jeans with running shoes is bad? I like wearing levis with air max 95s, but maybe because my style is either kind of preppy or athletic.

    Some more ridiculous trends:

    straight guys wearing REALLY skinny jeans, I think they were called "ex-girlfriend jeans"
    straight guys wearing tight khaki shorts
    people wearing sunglasses without lenses
     
  4. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    Haha, bottom 3: word! :p

    I have seen jeans/tie/jacket work many times. I think it is hard to pull off, so people just blanket rule it; that's really boring and silly, IMO. Let me find you a good example...
     
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    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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  6. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    I have to agree with the jeans w/running shoes being a bad look. Not just a bad look... a REALLY bad look. Nothing preppy or athletic about it. Running shoes go with running gear, period.

    I'm mixed on the tie with jeans look. Looks ok on some guys for casual wear, I don't think I could pull it off though.

    I don't like the skin-tight skinny jeans look on guys. Jeans should be form-fitting but also comfortable.
     
  7. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    And it's not a recent trend necessarily, but I don't like 3+ buttons on a suit jacket. Two buttons is enough for me.
     
  8. JapanAlex01

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    My rule on trousers: If the thigh (and the rest of the leg, etc) is a wide as your literal thigh when sat down, they are a perfect fit. Technically, for me anyway, any wider and they are going towards too big; any tighter and they are too tight. You want, to aim for that perfect fit, and get all your trousers as close of a fit to that.
     
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  9. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    My guess is you're VERY young. My god have we gotten to the point that wearing a tie is formal wear? A tie something every school boy had to wear. Every shop clerk.
     
  10. joshuadowen

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    I'm against ties and jeans, but for a slightly different reason. I think most guys look ridiculous tucking a button down shirt into jeans. Most jeans have such a low rise that tucking in a shirt is tremendously awkward looking. Really skinny guys can sort of pull it off, but I see tons of not-so-skinny guys doing this, and it's really unflattering.
     
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  12. CushyCouture

    CushyCouture Well-Known Member

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    LOL those pictures don't help your point, those guys all look like tools.
     
  13. CushyCouture

    CushyCouture Well-Known Member

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    Well, I agree that wearing jeans with running shoes you actually frequently run in looks bad, because they look beat up. But I like levis with a clean pair of air max 95s. Are you against jeans with tennis shoes too? I used to wear jeans and rod lavers in college.
     
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    landshark Senior member

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    See the recent sartorialist looks thread
     
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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    you sure you are on the right website?
     
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    What about the played-out 2" cuff..........
     
  17. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've worn a tie with jeans since the mid 80's. I was inspired by Andy Warhol. I used to run into him in NYC at the Museum of American Folk Art events. I liked his look of Levis, Brooks Brothers OCBD, Blue blazer and a rep tie.
     
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    The idea that pleated is now coming back "in" and plain going "out", when the two have peacefully co-existed for generations. My rule-of-thumb is:
    More casual = plain front = no cuff = sits on hips and belt is for ornamentation only = worn without suit or sportcoat
    More dressy = pleated front = cuffed = waistband at navel or even slightly above = braces = worn with suit or sportcoat​

    Stacked jeans. YES left, NO right
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    Intentional highwaters
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    Freakishly skinny lapels
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    And freakishly skinny collars
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  19. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I agree with most of what has been already placed in this thread:

    1. Skinny "things": Jeans, Lapels, Ties, what-have-you.
    2. High water trousers
    3. Affliction/Ed Hardy
    4. Pleats vs. Flat Front: Pleats are for larger thighs, Flat fronts are for trimmer people. This is their designed function.
    5. Cargo pockets on wool trousers
    6. Camouflage
    7. Square-toe shoes
     
  20. urymoto

    urymoto Well-Known Member

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    Anything hipster
    Its disgusting
     

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