Ridiculous fashion trends

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

  1. Viral

    Viral Senior member

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    What about the played-out 2" cuff..........
     
  2. 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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    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
     
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    Anything hipster
    Its disgusting
     
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    yywwyy Senior member

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    No.
     
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    yywwyy Senior member

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    High water trouser are absolutely terrible.
     
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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    And what 'purpose' does a tie serve when worn with anything other than jeans?
     
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    yywwyy Senior member

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    +1, lol. Really, some silk ties will undoubtedly look ridiculous with jeans. More casual ties can look good with jeans, as seen above.
     
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    Ivar Senior member

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    I'm OK with most current trends, even if many of them are a bit tired. The camouflage trend, however, felt tedious and played out before it even got going.
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  11. CushyCouture

    CushyCouture Well-Known Member

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    They don't but with a dress shirt and slacks don't look ugly.
     
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    Silly blanket statement to make. Ties can look ugly in any combination. It's the specific aspects of the tie that makes it "work" or look good.
     
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  13. CushyCouture

    CushyCouture Well-Known Member

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    Every time I have seen a tie with jeans I think 2 things: "man that's awkward" and "that serves absolutely no purpose"
     
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    a) Military-inspired coats (i.e. with epaulets)
    b) Blazers so short they barely go below your belt, now ubiquitously sold at H&M, Zara, Topman, etc.
    c) Burberry's pattern scarf: we all know you got it for 5 bucks in Chinatown.
     
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    For me: "that person owns no real dress pants"--particularly when it's on "young" people (that 18-34 demographic, I guess).

    I can see how some of the earlier posted pics work as conscious attempts to integrate formal and informal elements. But I'm not a fan of how jeans, a tie, and a sweater counts for formal for many young people mainly because that's all they have in their closet.

    I would have agreed that jeans and running shoes is "bad" until I had to go to physical therapy for ankle problems and needed shoes that were comfortable to walk around in. I remember reading on blogs and such that the right, well-fitted, usually expensive dress shoe can be just as comfortable as sneakers. I've never found that to be true and still don't buy it.
     

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