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The Worst Look

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    I think it's the same for me as well, always has been. I like tailored jackets and trousers, but not suits. Where I am at the moment, suits are for if you work in a bank.
     
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    Not quite the same, but I saw something along these lines IRL last Christmas (I posted about it then) - an older chap, in his eighties, at a drinks party wearing grey chalk stripe flannels with a velvet smoking jacket (he also wore monogrammed slippers (black monogram on black velvet which I thought was cool), a jermyn st striped shirt, a neat patterned tie). The impression was he had taken off his suit jacket and shoes for the day, replacing them with the smoking jacket and slippers. Just as it should be. He looked great, the chalk stripes did not look out of place in the slightest. But yes, I think it was important that they were flannel. Not quite sure why. This guy was unlikely to have ever heard of SF and most of the gear predated the internet by a clear decade - it was the genuine article.

    And as comrade points out, they're ok with semi formal and formal day wear.
     
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  3. eg1

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    You have described, in my experience, most of the wastelands of suburbia all across Canadia.


    I get this all the time, especially from young people.

    At work I might go tie-less twice a year, and then always for some sort of costume deal. Otherwise, coat and tie all the time.
     
  4. Manton

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    I would never wear odd striped pants and will always consider them an affront to aesthetics. Only exception is with a stroller jacket, which is a dead look.

    But if you guys want to, knock yourselves out.
     
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    I wore a black and white herringbone jacket with black wool trousers with white pinstripes when I was a freshman in college. I didn't know any better then though.
     
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    At the end of the day, I hope it continues (and it will). I don't want them to put more effort into their wardrobe as it would make me look like everyone else.
     
  7. mafoofan

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    It is definitely not boring.
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    What's to discuss? It is horrible.
     
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    Homage to NORE, obviously.
     
  11. mafoofan

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    Neither is getting splashed by still-warm donkey urine.
     
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  12. hugh51271

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    Did his wife dress him?
     
  13. mafoofan

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    It does look like a woman's work. I say that in the least chauvinistic and sexist way possible.
     
  14. TM79

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    I'd like to think a sensible woman would never allow that shirt inside her home. Mine would call her sisters just to Facetime them so I could be ridiculed by 3 people at once.
     
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  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Women and gay men are alike in this regard. Our culture tells them that good taste is a mark of femininity. So, lots of women and gay men tend to assume they have good taste.

    In fact, I have seen no proof that any gender, sex, or sexual orientation is any more tasteful than the others. Some are just more inclined to express their idea of it and society mistakes their enthusiasm for talent.
     
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  16. hugh51271

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    Yes, a gay friend has no idea about dressing well.
    The only female I take advice from is a close friend who used to work in a tailors. She used to do alterations. She makes her own clothes now and only does alterations for me.
     
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    The Gay Man's and Women's Guide to Looking Great in Two Easy Steps:

    Step 1: Size down.
    Step 2: Size down again!
     
  18. NORE

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    I like this. A lot. :)
     
  19. Manton

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    I will defend NORE here in a qualified way. The worst thing there by far is the square. That has to go. Replace with plain white or cream, either will work.

    The worst think remaining are the navy dots within the tie. They clash with everything else. Get rid of those and make the tie solid or else the dots white or off white or maybe brown.

    Then what you have is a kind of Paul Stuart danfidied outfit. It's not something I want to wear, but it "works" for what it is.
     
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    donkey urine (and ejaculate) is actually significantly cooler in temp at discharge then its human counterpart.
     
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