Style Advice From Sid Mashburn

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I read this today from Sid Mashburn. What do you think?

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  2. Rich0116

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    Can't disagree.
     


  3. bourbonbasted

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    Sid definitely embodies this idea. Though he matches these singular items while wearing, at times, comically cropped pants and I think that takes away from his point. Anyway, I digress. I think this is very solid advice. As someone who loves to incorporate subtle FU pieces into every outfit I wear, I think one stand-out or cheeky detail makes far more of an impact if its set to a backdrop of conservative clothes and cuts. To put a ton of crazy stuff together actually takes away from each of their values because they constantly distract and dilute one another.

    All that said I just won the tacky Christmas outfit competition in the office for wearing Burberry patterned pants, a Masters green SC and a tie that plays Jingle Bells :slayer:
     
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    Where to kop manz!

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  6. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Lulz. I think it's Brioni x Sony. If you have to ask... :)
     


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    Sid is The Man, and I agree about the pants!

    I like to include in my outfit one element that no one else wears - maybe socks or tie or watchband. It might cause a second look, but would not seem inappropriate.
     


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    Most good advice is.
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But not always in practice, is it?
     


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    Opinion is seemingly not shared by Will, whose blog is gospel for many. So it's not obvious. One loud item may look all the louder for the quietude that surrounds it.
     


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    I think the pic of Flusser only underscores Sid's point. The effect is garish, which is fine for a weekend at the house in Nantucket, not so great for most guys' daily wear.

    What often gets lost in these conversations is that a loud item is still going to be loud no matter what it's worn with. The whole point of GTH trou is the "GTH." Yet somehow we seem to have lost the notion that this sort of stuff was meant as whimsical weekend wear.

    To me it seems silly to try to draft the deliberately outrageous into somber service.
     


  13. Trompe le Monde

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    right, and for shame. people blindly following rules. people dressing because of what blogs/girls/mensimageconsultant/others tell them to wear.
     


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