The great suit style is of Germany my friends

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roland Loden of Germany, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    There is good reason only strange people (foppish neo-cons) would wear this sort of thing in northern Germany. For many Germans (including myself) this sort of attire stands for reactionary, nationalist, backward retardation.

    This does not mean that there aren't occasions where I would think it acceptable to wear a Trachten type of outfit - and I don't mean the hellish Oktoberfest.
    Friends recentely had a wedding in a very small but beautiful Austrian village and Tracht was the dresscode for one of the occasions.
     


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    Mustapha Senior member

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    I spent a week in Germany on business recently. Business suits as everywhere else in the world with the exception of several 3 button single breasted with vests in black. Never seen that in NAmerica or Europe. Perhaps it was a Berlin thing.

    -Moose
     


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    tiecollector Senior member

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    I actually like it, please post more examples. I'd certainly wear it while eating reindeer.
     


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    This is one of the funnier posts I have seen. What fabulous German-English!

    You see this kind of stuff in Bavaria in southern Germany with some frequency... Munich, Augsburg, etc. Almost exclusively on older folks. It looks good. I like it. There's nothing wrong with wearing the traditional dress of your country.
     


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    This is one of the funnier posts I have seen. What fabulous German-English!

    You see this kind of stuff in Bavaria in southern Germany with some frequency... Munich, Augsburg, etc. Almost exclusively on older folks. It looks good. I like it. There's nothing wrong with wearing the traditional dress of your country.


    You are right of course: There is nothing wrong with wearing this for Germans - just like there is nothing wrong with Americans wearing white sheets with pointy, matching hats. Perfectly acceptable.
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The last scheisse film I saw, one of the actors had a similar outfit.
     


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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    You are right of course: There is nothing wrong with wearing this for Germans - just like there is nothing wrong with Americans wearing white sheets with pointy, matching hats. Perfectly acceptable.

    I probably shouldn't even get sucked into this, but white sheets with pointy, matching hats are not an example of "traditional dress." They are an example of a goofy uniform.

    It's not like people in Germany are walking around in Waffen SS uniforms.
     


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    I think a lot of Germans were raised to believe that too much cultural pride was a direct link to bad things in the past so many would associate something like this with nazism.
     


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    I think a lot of Germans were raised to believe that too much cultural pride was a direct link to bad things in the past so many would associate something like this with nazism.

    Yes, and I believe that similar thoughts prevent a lot of "progressive" people from dressing like gentlemen: they think that dressing properly is associated with "capitalism" and just for bankers.
     


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    You are right of course: There is nothing wrong with wearing this for Germans - just like there is nothing wrong with Americans wearing white sheets with pointy, matching hats. Perfectly acceptable.
    I think you are referring to the Spanish.
     


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    I've seen these when I was in Munich and Regensberg. There is a store off Marianplatz that had one I almost bought ( a lot more mellow- tone on tone) Even I couldn't pull it off for work here in the US though. Went with the Federbusch instead.
     


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    I hope you are not licking your chops too aggressively for not being able to purchase such a superior model in your country, as you might make a muscle stain in your tongue.

    [​IMG] That shit is gold.
     


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    Maybe it's the lighting that makes it look more like Hunter green than Loden green, but I really like Loden Green with that kind of mid 'Oxford' Grey.

    A very nice colour combo in my book.

    More?

    LL
     


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