The most generic/unstylish/invisible outfit a man can have? (khakis+polo shirt?)

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  1. vincerich

    vincerich Senior member

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    Yup .. nothing screams generic like the proto-typical retail uniform.

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    hahahaha!
     
  2. vincerich

    vincerich Senior member

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    I think dress pants are a BIG step above khakis, in terms of the generic "Home Depot Dad" look




    In the office, this is the winner. I was in a room recently, and 6 of 7 men were dressed like this. It was incredible to behold.

    On the weekend, I think it's the Khaki shorts & Polo short sleeve.
    The question remains, which color Polo shirt is the "winner"?



    White and blue striped polos seem pretty popular in downtown Chicago.
     
  3. Doxe

    Doxe Senior member

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    If you're under 30 the uniform is: jeans with running shoes/kicks and a faded t-shirt with some sort of indistinguishable brand logo on it (gap, A&F, etc.).

    If you're over 30 the uniform is: ill fitting khakis with a bland coloured polo that has sleeves that come past the elbow and is shapeless. Shoes are usually square-toed, rubber soled, black pleather that has faded to a grey-blue around the sides of the shoes.

    If you're a spy or a bank robber the only way to become even more invisible is to wear a janitor's outfit.
     
  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    polo+khakis+square toe shoes+phone clipped to belt+short hair with too much product in it.
     
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    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    The forward pleats and excellent fit are conspicuous.
     
  6. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    I'm surprised no one has said this yet: SOLID BLACK SUIT!!!! FUGLY WITH A CAPITAL FUG!!!
     
  7. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Senior member

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    Highschool: Jeans and graphic tee
    College: Jeans and a hoodie
    First job: polo and khakis
    30+ and won't let go of youth: Jeans and a Graphic Tee
    Middle Management: A black suit, white shirt, crappy black shoes
    Senior Management: polo and khakis, runner up: dress shirt unbuttoned too far (no tie) and pleated khakis
    Retired: Corduroy shirt and a cardigan that are too big, with pleated dress pants.

    The fashion lifecycle of an unliberated man.
     
  8. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Senior member

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    I'm surprised no one has said this yet: SOLID BLACK SUIT!!!! FUGLY WITH A CAPITAL FUG!!!

    Was typing it as you posted apparently [​IMG]
     
  9. lastlight

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    Black office pants + blue point collar shirt + black pleather square-toe shoes.

    THIS, especially when the pleather coating chips off.
     
  10. Captain Winky

    Captain Winky Senior member

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    Pleated khakis with tucked-in polo and Rockports

    Faded Levi's 501s, same polo, white Reebok tennis shoes, black socks.

    Polly-blend charcoal dress pants, Ecco loafers, french blue polly-blend dress shirt, white undershirt showing through at collar

    Jos. A Bank/Men's Warehouse grey suit with one too many colors of pinstripe, white OCBD and patterned tie with one color matching a stripe in the suit

    Just think what people wore in the 90s, which, as far as I'm concerned, was the decade epitomizing "generic" in men's fashion.
     
  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm surprised no one has said this yet: SOLID BLACK SUIT!!!! FUGLY WITH A CAPITAL FUG!!!

    I'm thinking that the 90's minimalist black suit might be ready for a come back any time. Picture a black suit, a white shirt, comfortable black shoes, a trim fit.....I could do it.
     
  12. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    I'm thinking that the 90's minimalist black suit might be ready for a come back any time. Picture a black suit, a white shirt, comfortable black shoes, a trim fit.....I could do it.



    http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/
     
  13. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    How about some pictures of polos looking good ? Or is than an impossibility
     
  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I don't mind the polo and khaki look it's the fit that's usually associated with it that makes it so unstylish.


    Usually worn with a polo shirt one size too large, low armholes and sleeves so wide whenever the guy lifts his arm you can see his mass of underarm hair. Not the vision I like when I'm having lunch with some of these guys.

    Khakis aren't bad but it's usually some boring shade of tan dress pants double pleated and warped around his hip and behind it looks like one of those coverings for a horse's behind in the medievel ages.
    And the drape from buttock to calf is a straight line so basically all you see are stumps for legs.
     
  15. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Wonder what SF think of this guy [​IMG]
     

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