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The Top 5 Essentials for Men for Fall 2012

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Moderngentleman, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Apart from the terrible douchebag delivery, all of those items are very solid and well-picked choices for an autumn wardrobe. I wouldn't want to tote, but thats personal.
     
  2. Fraiche

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    I lol'd hard since it's easy to imagine some guys here actually experiencing that.
     
  3. rikod

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    "utility tote, statement sweater, tortoise shell, people will appreciate your practicality, modern silhouette, no fall story would be complete"

    Gayest post ever, and that's saying a lot given the very tough competition. Congratulations
     
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  4. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Agreed. I've been given several totes over the summer and all immediately went into Value Village pile.

    However, these "essentials" leave me wondering if pants are a non-essential item this fall. (Maybe freedom from pants is more than just a Independence Day bicycle ride?)
     
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  5. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Senior member

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    I don't tote, never have never will...but I would wear everything else. I only wear tortise shell sunglasses as it is.
     
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  6. Gauss17

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    I pretty much just disagree. I have no problem with anything on the list, but I personally, have never used a tote bag (although those recyclable grocery bags come close) and am not big on tortoise shell sunglasses. I will also pretty much always pick regular boots over desert boots.
     
  7. celery

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    Naaailed it!
     
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  8. fredfred

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    I want to know what "statement" the brown sweater makes?
     
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    What is this, women's fashion?
     
  11. TintinATL

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    Nice to see the traditional warm welcome to the SF community is alive and well. New guy joins StyleForum and attempts to stimulate a conversation about, er, style... and all he gets is snark. Sorry if his prose style was too "gay" for you, but in case you hadn't noticed we're a bunch of guys talking about clothes so methinks someone protesteth too much.

    I agree, tweed jackets and luxurious sweaters are two of the best reasons to be glad summer is over. Personally not so sure about desert boots and tortoiseshell. My top 5 would include a fairisle vest, and this year I'm interested in a quilted blazer. Cucinelli and other Italians have had them for a while and now even Brooks Brothers does. As for totes, I think you have to be careful. If you're young enough you can get away with it, and if you're old enough you probably won't care, but I'm neither and always feel self-conscious with a tote. Regarding colors, it's true, earth tones for fall is hardly news. I hope we'll see some bolder colors in stores, also – not just muted tans and browns, but orange, moss green, wine.
     
  12. Ivon

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    Other than the tote, aka manpurse, I don't see the relevance of this thread, these are standard item most men should already have. In fact, reading that list, I'm back in 1987. I believe real tortoise accessories have been illegal since the 80s. Back in the day, the "modern" silhouette was baggy Donegal, think Perry Ellis, when he was alive and started to make his name. The tortoise shell frames preppy glasses were Vuarnet or something like that and the signature sweater was either trad Aran or Fair Isle (John T. Molloy) or modern from Kansai Yamamoto, Byblos or Perry Ellis. Been there, done that. I still wish I had those sweaters, the Kansai had a dragon and the Byblos was chunky, hand knit with doggies on it if I remember correctly. The more things change, the more they remain the same...
     
  13. MikeDT

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    Well I thought I was reading GQ or Ralph Lauren catalogue product descriptions for a moment, when I read the first post.

    What's it about anyway, joined SF to plug his blog?
     
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  14. bapelolol

    bapelolol Senior member

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    Filson 261 is solid if you must tote
     
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    Oh it looks as if you're right. Hadn't seen that. Oh well...

    Speaking of blogs, been enjoying yours for a while, without realising the SF connection.
     
  16. MikeDT

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    Thanks, :) it's only something I do occasionally. Not related to clothes, except for the odd really bad knock-off..haha.
     
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  17. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's weird to see a tote being recommended as a Fall item when I could only see myself using one for trips to the beach, pool and lake.
     
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    Tortoise shell was banned under CITES in 73. The BVI is not a signatory, however, and I enjoyed a nice sea turtle steak there until I realized I was eating a threatened species.
     
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    Speaking strictly for oneself, one would have been a bit disappointed had one opened this thread and found otherwise.
     

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