Today I wore American jackass look

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Horace, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    I believe this to be a version of American jackass:

    I had on 501's -- which I bought too large because I thought they'd shrink but they didn't. I had on Church's plain bluchers. Dark grey J. Press wool socks, white t-shirt old with hang-dog collar seam, and a blue pinpoint oxford cloth Brooks shirt with windsor collar (old version, made in USA). I wore the collar open and the shirt untucked. Sleeves rolled up a few times, maybe three.

    I like this look. It might be my new one.
     
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    Post a picture.
     
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    I think the term "American Jackass" has been taken a bit too far. The only thing keeping its usage from sounding unbearably haughty is that we are typically referring to club-going fratboys (true jackasses in most cases). But what fratboy wears a Brooks oxford to the club? The further the term is extended to include the typical American male (which, for me, is the image your outfit evokes, but I could be misreading your intention), the more offensive it becomes.
     
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    Were you bareheaded?
     
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    It really doesn't sound that 'jackass' to me, Horace. It actually sounds pretty nice. The only thing jackass would be the untucked shirt, but that's only margianlly so at best.
     
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    Horace Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Horace,June 22 2005,23:58
    I believe this to be a version of American jackass: I had on 501's -- which I bought too large because I thought they'd shrink but they didn't. Â I had on Church's plain bluchers. Â Dark grey J. Press wool socks, white t-shirt old with hang-dog collar seam, and a blue pinpoint oxford cloth Brooks shirt with windsor collar (old version, made in USA). Â I wore the collar open and the shirt untucked. Â Sleeves rolled up a few times, maybe three. I like this look. Â It might be my new one.
    It really doesn't sound that 'jackass' to me, Horace. Â It actually sounds pretty nice. Â The only thing jackass would be the untucked shirt, but that's only margianlly so at best.
    Yeah -- the shirt untucked is one of those things where if the shirt tails are too long (in this case they were) it ends up looking more jackass than intended, I think. Â I don't want the rest of you to get upset. Â I'm not trying co-opt the look, just trying to demystify it's horror. edit: or should that be banality.
     
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    ^ interestng experiment.
     
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    Brian SD Moderator

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    That doesn't sound bad. Not quite Am Jackass, sorry if you were trying [​IMG]
     
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    Everyone look to the left. Satan.
     
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    Jackass is more a state of mind. You are in the clear. Sorry.
     

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