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

  1. Viktri

    Viktri Senior member

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    Most of us do. Sh*t is funny. Sorry if it's lost on you. [​IMG]

    Does your first comment mean you think that people should put more value on "just sporting a storied label"? Because the theme is here stuff that's overvalued on SF, not stuff that's frequently stated.


    he's being sarcastic I believe
     
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    pocketsquares

    I'm a fan, but if you dont wear one it looks fine too. I'd rather see no pocketsquare than some of ways they're put into the pockets on this forum, like plants sprouting up with all these tendrils sticking out
     
  3. Mauby

    Mauby Senior member

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    Washboard abs at the beach. Mainly, cuz I don't have them.
     
  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    pocketsquares

    I'm a fan, but if you dont wear one it looks fine too...


    I wanna say thank you, thank you, thank you...
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Dare I add: Manton's opinion. I mean, Manton is great and he is very knowledgeable, but his opinion is just that - one man's opinion. Sometimes I feel like people hold their breath waiting for the final verdict... Manton's view.

    With all due respect of course... [​IMG]
     
  6. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    So what other stuffs do you think are overrated on Styleforum?
    Hand made items..
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton is great and he is very knowledgeable

    +1
     
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  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    +1

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Dare I add: Manton's opinion. I mean, Manton is great and he is very knowledgeable, but his opinion is just that - one man's opinion. Sometimes I feel like people hold their breath waiting for the final verdict... Manton's view.

    With all due respect of course... [​IMG]


    Well said. I had the same thought but hesitated to post since Manton's opinion might not qualify as `stuff` per se. Also, since I am still new here, I was sure I would be vanquished from the forum for uttering such blasphemy. [​IMG]
     
  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Dare I add: Manton's opinion. I mean, Manton is great and he is very knowledgeable, but his opinion is just that - one man's opinion. Sometimes I feel like people hold their breath waiting for the final verdict... Manton's view.

    With all due respect of course... [​IMG]


    Really?

    Now that I think about it, I actually cannot recall a single instance of Manton directly influencing what someone else then wears. This is because when he discusses dress, he usually addresses the relationship of style to historical antecedants, as Sator does to, uhm, pre-history. In the case of both gentlemen, the discussion of history is inevitably related to what was correct. What was correct once is often a great improvement to what is worn today.

    But, I don't really see many people trying to dress like Manton, or Will, or Sator, or FNB, all of whom offer a bit of pedagogy in their posts to varying degrees of success. In contrast, I see quite a few people trying to dress like iammatt...and he's got no pedagogy going for him at all.

    It's the difference between being interesting and influential.


    - B
     
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  11. djs488

    djs488 Senior member

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    For all the fuss (IMO, appropriate) made about proper fit, I find people are rarely willing to pay for fit, only quality. This is particularly apparent in the lower price ranges in SW&D. People will rarely buy H&M or Zara -- generally good, slimmer fitting clothing -- at the same price range they would buy worse fitting, but better quality clothing. Perhaps this is indicative of some quality minimum that people just aren't willing to breach. One exception to this, albeit at a higher price range, would be BoO. People often buy BoO at retail for its unique fit, but the construction is not all that.
     
  12. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    . . . In contrast, I see quite a few people trying to dress like iammatt...and he's got no pedagogy going for him at all. . .
    I try to dress like the first derivative of iammatt.
     
  13. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I'm about as interested in Anne Hathaway's ass as I am the rest of her.

    What is it with you guys and butt sex? Its like the holy grail to you.


    +1, boning the butt is overrated (unless you are gay, I guess)
     
  14. Vintage Gent

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    Now that I think about it, I actually cannot recall a single instance of Manton directly influencing what someone else then wears.

    Then let me stand as a counterexample. Manton has often extolled the virtue of the double-breasted waistcoat, inspiring me to get two suits made up with them. I like the look, and it's served me well.
     
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    Really?

    Now that I think about it, I actually cannot recall a single instance of Manton directly influencing what someone else then wears. This is because when he discusses dress, he usually addresses the relationship of style to historical antecedants, as Sator does to, uhm, pre-history. In the case of both gentlemen, the discussion of history is inevitably related to what was correct. What was correct once is often a great improvement to what is worn today.

    But, I don't really see many people trying to dress like Manton, or Will, or Sator, or FNB, all of whom offer a bit of pedagogy in their posts to varying degrees of success. In contrast, I see quite a few people trying to dress like iammatt...and he's got no pedagogy going for him at all.

    It's the difference between being interesting and influential.


    - B


    I try to dress like Will.
     
  16. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Then let me stand as a counterexample. Manton has often extolled the virtue of the double-breasted waistcoat, inspiring me to get two suits made up with them. I like the look, and it's served me well.

    Dang. That reminds me that I'm thinking of getting a DB waistcoat myself, but I swear it isn't Mantonian in origin...then again, the mind plays tricks on you.

    I try to dress like Will.

    That's an excellent way to look like a gentleman.


    - B
     
  17. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I try to dress like the first derivative of iammatt.

    You would.


    - B
     
  18. millionaire75

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    Just gotta say, this thread is so refreshing....a lot of posters venting about stuff that I have been thinking but too afraid to say (lol)
     
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    pocketsquares

    I'm a fan, but if you dont wear one it looks fine too. I'd rather see no pocketsquare than some of ways they're put into the pockets on this forum, like plants sprouting up with all these tendrils sticking out


    -1

    Plant tendril-style is a legitimate medium.
    (For SOME) <- Styleforum's only real rule: If you have to ask...
     
  20. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    tiger02's meaty thighs
    vox's tight bike shorts/bike pic
    conne's douchiness
     

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