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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mussel, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren. A lot of it may be great, purple label especially, but I own quite a bit of the supposedly better Polo stuff as a result of forum encouragement and it is just sort of meh.

    Really? I think, particularly on sale, the Made in Italy Polo stuff represents a solid value. In my experience, they're one of the few RTW brands whose trousers routinely have forward pleats.
     


  2. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.

    Huh?
     


  3. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    Over-priced plastic furnitures.

    Stop making fun of Anne Hathaway's nose! [​IMG]
     


  4. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Obsessing over style rules.

    At the end of the day, you should wear what you think looks good, and what you feel like wearing. It is quite possible for people to wear black suits, or cuff links without jackets and pull it off.

    Fussing over some of these rules without accepting the fact that at the end of they they are just clothes can be a little over the top.
     


  5. Willsw

    Willsw Senior member

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  6. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Really? I think, particularly on sale, the Made in Italy Polo stuff represents a solid value. In my experience, they're one of the few RTW brands whose trousers routinely have forward pleats.

    I'm not saying it's bad... just saying it's overrated. It seems to have taken on mythical status here on SF... a mythical status that has not squared up with my personal experiences.
     


  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Sleeve pitch
    Shell cordovan
    Knit ties
    DWR cookie-cutter interior design
    Brigg umbrellas
    2" cuffs
    "Classic" style
    High-waisted trousers with braces
    Stowa Antea
    Aviator shades
    RM Williams (MC)
    Allen Edmonds (MC and SW&D)
    Pauls Smith shoes (SW&D)
    Common Projects (SW&D)
    "Truly free" markets
     


  8. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Proper "fit"
    Quality
    Value
     


  9. repressedm

    repressedm Senior member

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    This is too easy. First, there's way too much attention to fit, and especially the degree to which fit is more important than quality or just sporting a storied label.

    Styleforum also overrates photography skills. Natural light, clean your mirror, tripod, BAH HUMBUG. You can't see the details? Use your imagination for crissakes.

    Styleforum also overrates buying on discount. You want the item, pay full retail I say.

    Finally, Styleforum overrates wit. This is not a comedy forum. Everyone tries way too hard to be funny. People should tell it like is and leave well enough alone.


    At first I was going to post F--- but I have decided you deserve A+++++
     


  10. repressedm

    repressedm Senior member

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    Proper "fit"
    Quality
    Value


    lol
     


  11. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Construction.
     


  12. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    This is too easy. First, there's way too much attention to fit, and especially the degree to which fit is more important than quality or just sporting a storied label.
    [​IMG] I think the opposite is true. If you wear a $10K Brioni suit that doesn't fit, it looks like you are wearing someone else's suit. I'd rather go to Target and have it fit like a glove. Allen Edmonds I could never wear either because they are too old-fashioned looking. Love knit ties though.
     


  13. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Sounds like Dewey wants AAAC.

    I think you missed it.
     


  14. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I won't mention any names for fear of starting a flame war, but I think there are a few watch brands that get blown a little out of proportion here.
     


  15. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    I won't mention any names for fear of starting a flame war, but I think there are a few watch brands that get blown a little out of proportion here.

    +10000.

    I will, though. Panerai comes to mind, of course.

    Followed by other watches whose functionality could be had from $50 quartz watches with more reliability and better quality.
     


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