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"SF Approved" Items You Can't Get Behind

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    call me crazy but i think the napolitan shoulder just doesn't look good on me...
     
  2. BillyMaysHere!

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    SW&D does for shirts and sweaters if you call it deconstructed anti-fit. But any pants much roomier than leggings are right out.
    Funnily enough, I quite like baggy/oversized anti-fit stuff, because I've come to like anti-fashion. Simultaneously, I bang on about (and keep in mind) the importance of fit and keeping up appearances. Guess it takes one who knows the rules to break them.
    "stacking" enormous amounts of excess length on jeans...it makes your legs look scrawny and your overall silhouette look sloppy.
    If you replace the word scrawny with skinny, then you have half the picture (skinny's in, after all...). I think hemmed jeans are unwelcome with skinnier legged stuff on SW&D because it...I don't remember why, but I don't mind it now (though I don't do it.) It's apparently got something to do with proportions, much like cuffs I guess.
    call me crazy but i think the napoleon shoulder just doesn't look good on me...
    Do you mean neopolitan shoulder? I don't like it myself, but I can't vouch for whether or not it would suit me.
     
  3. Da Luis Vuitton Don

    Da Luis Vuitton Don Senior member

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    Read the title of the thread, Sir. Fedoras are not necessarily "SF Approved." Some like it plenty don't. Cuffs, maybe. Overly baggy clothes and jeans/tshirts? Who said SF approves of these thing? Unless they do over at the SW&D side, but I think we are speaking of Men's Clothing. EZ
    true, i miss read the title.my comment is regarding distasteful clothing in general. My apologies ol chap ██_ ============ = (ಠ_ృ)
     
  4. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    ^ It was rude of me to point out your brief aside to types of dress you dislike besides those that are "Style Forvm Approved." I fell in to the 'ol trap of INTERNET = SERIOUS BUSINESS! Don't EVER deviate from the subject of the thread!

    Sorry for getting my panties in a bunch over nothing at all, my bad!

    EZ
     
  5. Da Luis Vuitton Don

    Da Luis Vuitton Don Senior member

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    ^ It was rude of me to point out your brief aside to types of dress you dislike besides those that are "Style Forvm Approved." I fell in to the 'ol trap of INTERNET = SERIOUS BUSINESS! Don't EVER deviate from the subject of the thread!

    Sorry for getting my panties in a bunch over nothing at all, my bad!

    EZ


    spoken like a true gentleman[​IMG]

    i wouldnt do to well in this thread as i am still learning what is SF approved...

    im gonna put this out there; im pretty sure that skinny jeans are SF approved but i do not approve of them.or at least the way they are worn in my area....i do not approve [​IMG]
     
  6. BillyMaysHere!

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    ^You will not get any controversy posting such jeans opinions in MC. You can come out of hiding.
     
  7. Will C.

    Will C. Senior member

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    For my thicker ties I usually go with a Pratt/Shelby on all but my broadest spread collars -- more elegant than the FiH, less unwieldy than a half-windsor.
    Can't say that I find the pratt or shelby much less ugly than the windsor knots. A little more tasteful due to their size, but basically the same fish. Any knot that forms the shape of an equilateral triangle, as they do, is just doomed to fail aesthetically in my eyes: forced and unnatural, and the shape is fundamentallly wrong, because the top side of the triangle is too broad, resulting in a jarring and graceless clash between the squat bulbousness of the knot and the vertical movement of the rest of the tie. I don't think symmetry is a quality to pursue for its own sake. You will need to have breast pockets on both sides of your jacket if you need symmetrical clothes. However, if you must have symmetry in a tie knot, please consider the Christensen knot (also called the 'cross knot'). It has symmetry when tied skillfully, and it has the graceful proportions of a four-in-hand knot, thus avoiding the ugly equilateral bulbousness of the pratt, shelby, and windsor knots.
     
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    [​IMG]

    peak lapels with patch pockets? i guess it's a bold move, not really feeling it.

    the gorge may also be too high, unless you're short. hard to tell with the camera so close.
     
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    i wouldnt do to well in this thread as i am still learning what is SF approved...
    It all depends on the group you choose for comaraderie. There are almost always diametrically opposed groups. For example ... there are the love-them-black-suit-guys ... and the black-suit-a-no-no-fellows.
     
  10. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Well-Known Member

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    The overwhelming preference to plain front to pleated. They both have their own places in one's wardrobe. For odd and casual pants I have no preference. But for suit pants much prefer pleated.
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    The overwhelming preference to plain front to pleated. They both have their own places in one's wardrobe. For odd and casual pants I have no preference. But for suit pants much prefer pleated.

    But you're also into latex.
     
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    Three roll two - what's the point? Why not get a two button jacket and not have a pointless buttonhole messing up the line of the lapel?

    Long pointy shoes. If your feet are really that big I feel sorry for you. If not then why are you wearing clown shoes?

    Those fucking ridiculous 'grandma' coats.
     
  13. Will C.

    Will C. Senior member

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    notch lapels
    lapels
    shirts
    underwear
    gloves
    hats
    overcoats
    jackets
    neckties
    knitwear
    sportcoats
    blazers
    3 piece suits
    double-breasted suits
    single-breasted suits
    belts
    side adjusters
    zippers
    buttons
    braces/suspenders
    referring to braces as suspenders
    referring to suspenders as braces
    formalwear
    casualwear
    style
    clothes
     
  14. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    Has anybody mentioned contrasting shoelaces? Oh yeah; I did.

    Okay, how about grandma coats? Anybody mention that yet?
     
  15. Will C.

    Will C. Senior member

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    Has anybody mentioned contrasting shoelaces? Oh yeah; I did. Okay, how about grandma coats? Anybody mention that yet?
    ooh I forgot laces shoes that need laces loafers cordovan leather calfskin leather suede leather oxfords derbies referring to oxfords as balmorals not referring to oxfords as balmorals boots running shoes sandals and espadrilles wearing socks going sockless going barefoot
     
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    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Has anybody mentioned contrasting shoelaces? Oh yeah; I did.

    Okay, how about grandma coats? Anybody mention that yet?


    See # 294[​IMG]
     
  17. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    Has anybody mentioned contrasting shoelaces? Oh yeah; I did.

    Okay, how about grandma coats? Anybody mention that yet?


    what the hell is a grandma coat?
     
  18. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Things with visible fur and such, I presume.
     
  19. Threadbearer

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    See # 294[​IMG]
    D'oh!
    Sorry, man.

    what the hell is a grandma coat?
    Be patient. That'll probably be the topic of next Friday's challenge.
     
  20. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    No, tweedy things perhaps in glen plaid but using huge broadchecks that would make even Roger Moore embarrassed to wear. Absolutely pitiful.
     

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