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The fine line between dressing like an old man and a sharp GQ/Esquire guy.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You must have me confused with JLibourel.

    Clearly you're not JLib, because you post pictures of your shoes.
     


  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Clearly you're not JLib, because you post pictures of your shoes.
    I think that OP can and should rock ascots, just like Jan. He should also consider keeping elbows off the bar. Pestering the bartender at the sports bar asking for the curling channel in a loud voice is also unwise, I feel. - B
     


  3. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    ^^ You guys are mean ...
     


  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    ^^ You guys are mean ...

    Hatred of the young comes with old age.


    - B
     


  5. Mal

    Mal Active Member

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    The pants seem really high rise and blousey around the thighs. The jacket is also a generous fit. This makes you look old, I don't think its the formality of the clothes you are wearing.

    GQ/Esquire wear clothes that restrict movement.
     


  6. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Senior member

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    I think that OP can and should rock ascots, just like Jan.

    He should also consider keeping elbows off the bar. Pestering the bartender at the sports bar asking for the curling channel in a loud voice is also unwise, I feel.


    - B


    Perhaps he is packing heat, like Jan, and thus requires the extra-roomy jacket?
     


  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Perhaps he is packing heat, like Jan, and thus requires the extra-roomy jacket?

    Musket?


    - B
     


  8. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Are these actually the OP's pics ?

    I'd say it looks a little "old" to me too. [​IMG] No offense, you asked for our opinion.

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  9. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Senior member

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    Musket?


    - B


    Blunderbuss.
     


  10. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    The jacket is a 2 year old Canali. 2 button, 2x vents. Dark windowpane Navy. Great hand.
    I think the color is fine, but it sounds like the fit is off. Or at least, is too traditional to be worn casually.

    The pants above are all slim fit.


    The way you wear this stuff looks old-man-as-fu*kkkkkk
     


  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Did you really think it would be stylish to wear a boxy Canali odd jacket, houndstooth slacks, and derby shoes to a bar?

    Swap all of those things out for a slim, shorter unconstructed cotton sport jacket, straight leg jeans, and sneakers or desert boots, and you'd be achieving the "GQ/Esquire guy" look.

    You ought to get rid of that jacket. It will never fit properly, even for a work setting. Shoulder width, boxy torso, length. Just awful.
     


  12. Blofeld1

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    I wear a lot of "formal"( oppossed to street wear) items such as trench coats, tweed blazers, etc. and often went to clubs with a tie ( mostly knits) and i never actually heard that I dress "old"
    I think most of it has to do with the fact that i tend to wear rather slim fitting clothes and wear everything with a sense of pride and a lot of fun... and carry myself that way...
     


  13. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Posting in an epic thread.
     


  14. Mr. Mystery

    Mr. Mystery Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't think it looks that bad, the pants are a bit high on the waist and could be slightly slimmer overall. Definitely a bit office like for a casual bar night out, but I think you guys are being too critical. A sports bar is a sports bar, if a regular bar even it wouldn't be as bad. I don't think the jacket is even that long. The stylish/young look with these type of clothes is very hard to pull off. Very effective and hip when done right, but can easily miss.

    When I saw the pictures, old man never entered my mind, just maybe a little bit boring I guess.

    I tend to agree with Blofeld1 exactly. There's so many small factors involved.
     


  15. butterflystyle

    butterflystyle Senior member

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    Without pics, I would be calling total flame on you. No one could be this dense.

    You may have been dressed more expensively than anyone in the "casual sports bar" but you weren't dressed better.

    You look like shit. If I had to guess your age, based on this outfit, I would say 65. Were you headed to book club after your Chardonnay and the sports bar?
     


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