Something old; something new....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by StagRaven, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. StagRaven

    StagRaven Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Lexington, VA, USA
    Ok, so being young and and not exactly 'normal', while looking for outerwear, I stumble upon the following: http://img.hottopic.com/is/image/Hot...427_hi?wid=199 First thing I think is, "wow, I like that, but I can never wear it anywhere except clubs." Then I think to myself, why couldn't I take the basic idea, and redesign it to be more semi-formal? So far, I'm thinking the following: -> darkest charcoal fabric I can find -> wool/cashmere or angora/silk, &c. -> standard topcoat collar/lapel/button setup -> full circle bottom 'skirt', maybe 3/4 -> I do like the large cuffs -> buttons? So, am I crazy, or can this be done satisfactorally? Or maybe I would be banned from the SF for even having such thoughts. [​IMG]
     


  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member

    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Back and Better Than Before
    I PMed this thread to J. Hopefully we can get a ban by late tonight. [​IMG]
     


  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

    Messages:
    9,464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004


  4. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    3,144
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Location:
    San Francisco


  5. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Maybe if you are a vampire or something.

    Luc
     


  6. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,381
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Very Andrew from Buffy
     


  7. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member

    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Back and Better Than Before
    More like Andrew trying to look like Buffy...
     


  8. sensiblegirl

    sensiblegirl Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Thanks everyone. This is Stagraven's fiance, and while he is all around the greatest guy in the world, he has a few "oh goodness, where did THAT idea come from" style ideas that he refuses to give up. This was one of them.

    I have been trying to tell him that such a coat is only appropriate if it is provided by the costumer of the theatrical production in which one is appearing, but he insists it could be an item for regular wear. I'll make him one for Halloween, maybe.

    Anyway... I love him, but it's just not a style statement I think he (or anyone) should make.

    While I'm at it in this breakout 'first post' I would also like to say that you have given him some wonderful advice and ideas, and he has been dressing much better lately. Thank you all...
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,814
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    Sort of Jedi-meets-Johnny Cash.
     


  10. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member

    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Back and Better Than Before
    I was thinking Matrix meets Birdcage.
     




  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    390
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    I have seen some very dignified arab men wear capes - usually dark wool lined with persian lamb, below the knee. very cool, but not for the faint of heart.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by