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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dressed2kill, May 22, 2006.

  1. jml90

    jml90 Distinguished Member

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    This is Style forum...
    Not everyone else's style: forum.
    Listen not to the critics who put there own dreams on the shelf
    I think you look great (tie is too long though but eh)
    If you feel comfortable wearing a fedora wear it.
    If you want to wear knee high socks and shorts do it man
    Wear what makes you feel comfortable not what's socially acceptable.
     


  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Leather ? no tie, no suit? for a bit.
    [​IMG]


    This works for you. The fedora is still a point of contention but definitely alot better. Rakish, young, dare I say James Deanish. With the proper "I don't give a shit" attitude, this is a good look for you. Stay away from those gangster suits.
     


  3. Arethusa

    Arethusa Distinguished Member

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    I agree, this works better than the suits.

    You are a skinny guy; keep this in mind (or get to a gym and do something about it) when picking your clothes. Those pants, in particular, are cut very full and pleated. I know you're looking for a classic sort of aesthetic, but I think you would be better served by something with a slimmer cut and a slightly lower rise.
     


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    agreed. Definitely a vast improvement. Whereas before I couldn't help but think "costume" this just looks ilke a guy who makes wearing the fedora his style (though I agree, you ought to at least consider something with a more modest crown/brim).

    But that's a big improvement.
     


  5. whoopee

    whoopee Distinguished Member

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    dress2kill, that looks good, a lot cooler than the others.
     


  6. Teacher

    Teacher Stylish Dinosaur

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    The hat is way off though, and way too tilted, both side and back. Fedoras should be worn at only a small tilt.

    Ah, an excellent point! I knew there was something, but I couldn't put my thumb on it. Yes, such dramatic tilts can make wearing the hat look like an affectation. When the hat is tilted only slightly, it looks like the wearer just put it on without thinking about it, and it looks rakish without drawing too much attention.
     


  7. dressed2kill

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    YOU ARE 100% right when I looked in another picture without the huge tilt the brim and crown look perfect. I won't tilt it so much anymore just slightly so now the brim and crown will be great.
     


  8. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    YOU ARE 100% right when I looked in another picture without the huge tilt the brim and crown look perfect. I won't tilt it so much anymore just slightly so now the brim and crown will be great.


    here is how the hat would look right - get a hatbox. put the hat in the box. open the box in 20 years. show it to your children, have a good laugh.


    the leather jacket and pants is a good look for you. if you need a hat, try a cap, some of the companies that make top notch hats make nice caps.
     


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    This look works a lot better for you. I'm sure that some will still object to the hat but given that you're going to design school, I'm sure you won't be the only one to cultivate a personal dress sense which strays off the beaten path.

    You'll be "The Fedora Guy" in the same way that Tom Wolfe is "The White Suit Guy" and Don Cherry is "The Big Collar Guy." And why not? Everyone's got to generate a little sartorial elbow room for themselves (I'm going for "The Loud Sock Guy" myself ... see my signature for a rationale!)
     


  10. gdl203

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    here is how the hat would look right - get a hatbox. put the hat in the box. open the box in 20 years. show it to your children, have a good laugh.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Forgive me for not reading the entire digest of this rather copious thread, but I thought I'd reply, as I am likely as close to a kindred spirit here as you are going to find. Primarily as I am a college senior who wears a suit, and, naturally, a fedora to class quite often. There's a few points I'd like to make:

    1. Way to be a rebel. I once told a Prof. of mine that wearing a suit to class may be a mild rebellion, but it is mine.
    2. I love fedoras, and prefer a 2-3/4" max brim size. I can't tell what size brim you have, but I'm sure it's up there, maybe it's even a 3". I've always felt that 3" or better is pushing the limits of dandyism and is quite over the line into zoot suit self mockery. I'd pick up a hat with a smaller brim and give it a whirl.
    3. I prefer the SB on you. But the truth is, whatever. Wear what you like, but I would suggest mixing it up some, even if you prefer DBs. Don't be a one-trick pony.
    4. Now this is a challenging one. I must find and give you a link to an article by one of our most senior members, Manton, about the correlation between dandyism (not in the pejorative sense) and formality. To summarize, any occasion has a level of formality associated with it, and a range of dandyism in which individuals such as we may indulge our tastes. This is true becasue there are times when being overdressed can be seen as being disrespectful, and that is to be avoided. With sufficient savoir-faire, one can skate by, but it's a rough go. If I feel like wearing a suit to class, or to buy groceries, I do. I do not wear a suit to work, because I'd be seen as dressing way over my station (the CEO wears suits...on occasion), nor do I wear a suit when going to pick up parts for my tractor. This is not merely a matter of appropriateness, but in some cases a matter of safety -- as in wearing a suit to the local biker bar. Bad idea. Really bad. Things like that.
    5. Again my compliments.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


  12. dressed2kill

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    To the man of hats, huntsman it is only a 2 5/8 brim. I only wear 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 so were in the same boat. But thanks I know I can't wear 2 7/8 either let alone 3 inches. This was my point "and others" about the tilt. It exploits the beauty of the hat on my face. Excuse my modesty.
     


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    The hat looks much better with the last outfit (leather).
    I would suggest getting some better fitting clothes. The pleated pants are too baggy. I find that baggy clothes make skinny guys look even skinnier. Perhaps you could try some slim fit pants and shirts. It might be hard buying RTW shirts that fit you properly...maybe look into Jantzen shirts.
     


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    here is how the hat would look right - get a hatbox. put the hat in the box. open the box in 20 years. show it to your children, have a good laugh.


    Zach,

    I am surprised that you are taking such a strong stance against the hat; you have never struck me as the conformist sort. What's the issue?
     


  15. dressed2kill

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    All I can say is he is entitled to his opinion and very opinionated it is(so is mine). It really doesn't make a diffrence what he thinks because the hat stays. Why because I'm comfortable with it and feels great to wear it. Not because I'm trying to make some fashion statement.
     


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