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Should Asians wear tweeds, browns, and bold patterns?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by babygreenspots, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Can't they just wear their chinaman outfits anyway?
     


  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    . . . Many of the more fashionable here in Beijing (these may not be stylish by forum standards) opt for blacks and grays as well as generally more modern styles. I think that Asians can get away with very fashionable looks much more easily than most caucasians. Can they get away with the more traditional styles (particularly browns and tweed jackets) too?. . .
    I think people underestimate the degree to which Asians are able to wear modern looks more easily results from their being also genetically more modern.
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I think people underestimate the degree to which Asians are able to wear modern looks more easily results from their being also genetically more modern.

    True, they are a less hairy people.


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  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Can't they just wear their chinaman outfits anyway?

    You're such capitalist pig.

    [​IMG]


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  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I think people underestimate the degree to which Asians are able to wear modern looks more easily results from their being also genetically more modern.

    [​IMG] Err?
     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    [​IMG] Err?

    Pretty recent:

    [​IMG]

    The last surviving Neanderthal lives in San Francisco, and is a frequent poster here.


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  7. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    ^ This is going right into my "learned something new today" file.
     


  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    The last surviving Neanderthal lives in San Francisco, and is a frequent poster here.


    ^ This is going right into my "learned something new today" file.

    I am happy to help where I can.


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  9. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    this thread is worthless w/o asian tweedpics
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    this thread is worthless w/o asian tweedpics

    From the wardrobe of a Japanese sartorial hobbyist, which will allow you to compare colorways:

    John G. Hardy "Weekend Tweed"

    H&S 12oz

    Both by Fallan & Harvey.


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  11. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    I'd think that Asians would look better in their appropriate palette depending on their coloration -just like everyone else:

    Autumns- browns / greens
    Winters- primaries

    Since there's variability in complection, there'd be variability in what looks better on any individual.


    ^^^ Pointless on a mannequin Vox.
     


  12. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    Why do people incessantly use the word Asian to refer exclusively to East Asians?

    Because that's the way it is.
     


  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Because that's the way it is.

    Let's double the impact by saying Asian Americans.


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  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    ^^^ Pointless on a mannequin Vox.

    MS Paint comes on Windows machines.

    I figure Mac owners are Asian already.


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  15. academe

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    I think that East Asians (and indeed Asians of any stripe [​IMG]) can look just as stylish and put together in tweeds as anyone else. As has been pointed out, I think pre-conceptions about what looks good or not really depends on the cultural outlook of the place you're living... Perhaps mainland Chinese don't like tweeds, but there are plenty of Anglophile Japanese for instance that pull of tweeds, prince of wales checks and earthy-colours with panache. Some of the Japanese gentleman that the Sartorialist is so fond of photographing come to mind, as do Mafoofan and Andre Yew (I really liked his Mahon stuff).
     


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