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Unbuttoned button down shirt & hands in pockets?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Twotone, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    but who would wear a button-down shirt with a suit? [​IMG]

    me.
     
  2. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    To people who complain about putting hands in the jacket pocket, have you ever tried?
    It's pretty comfy, and I find I feel very nonchalant and chilled doing it. I wouldn't do it with my dj or a "smart" suit, but with a more casual jacket I am a big fan, and I don't see what is objectionable about it.


    i do that all the time...
     
  3. MyOtherLife

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    bad look. would never do it.
     
  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Its Legal Its Just Sprezzatura.
     
  5. bluemagic

    bluemagic Senior member

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    I really like carrying things in my front pockets. They're extremely useful for carrying tickets, receipts, notes, and other small paper items.
     
  6. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Just when I think this forum can't get any weirder, people start complaining about others actually...gasp...using their pockets. [​IMG]

    Soon we'll be complaining about people who smile for photos. Obviously an affectation and NOT spazzatura.
     
  7. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    Its Legal Its Just Sprezzatura.

    since when is putting hands in pockets sprezzatura [​IMG]

    I really like carrying things in my front pockets. They're extremely useful for carrying tickets, receipts, notes, and other small paper items.

    +1
     
  8. kuwisdelu

    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    since when is putting hands in pockets sprezzatura [​IMG]

    It shows you were nonchalant enough (gasp!) to unstitch the pockets open? [​IMG]
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    bad look. would never do it.
    I do it, daily.
     
  10. Corniche

    Corniche Senior member

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    I button down shirts, but even most unbuttoned-[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. romafan

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    I think foof started this trend, no? [​IMG]
     
  12. winston

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    To people who complain about putting hands in the jacket pocket, have you ever tried?
    It's pretty comfy, and I find I feel very nonchalant and chilled doing it. I wouldn't do it with my dj or a "smart" suit, but with a more casual jacket I am a big fan, and I don't see what is objectionable about it.


    I think it looks very awkward. The angle and placement of the pockets really isn't right for accepting a hand on the end of a relaxed arm. I've tried it and it feels as awkward as it looks. Plus I'm sure they will become misshapen before too long.
     
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    phillyesq Senior member

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    I button down shirts, but even most unbuttoned-[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Meant to indicate nonchalance and show an indifference to their expensive and carefully coordinated clothing.

    I can see why people object, but I find the conceit more appealing than the uncomfortable awkwardness you see from guys trying to baby their nice clothes. They look like they're being held hostage by their suits.

    A few flaws, intentional or not, are better than creepy perfection, or failed attempts at perfection.


    I think this is a measured, calculated way of showing nonchalance, and I don't care for it. I really don't care for the unbuttoned collar.

    As for the pockets, I don't care whether they're opened or not, but for those that use them, what do you put in the pockets of your suit jacket? I've never felt the need to use them.
     
  14. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    hands in pockets -- sometimes its because its just too fkkkkkking cold? (like just an hour ago when i was out) [​IMG]
     
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    I think foof started this trend, no? [​IMG]

    I dont remember Foof ever doing the hand in pocket thing.
     
  16. The Louche

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    Meant to indicate nonchalance and show an indifference to their expensive and carefully coordinated clothing.

    I can see why people object, but I find the conceit more appealing than the uncomfortable awkwardness you see from guys trying to baby their nice clothes. They look like they're being held hostage by their suits.
    A few flaws, intentional or not, are better than creepy perfection, or failed attempts at perfection.


    I unstitch mine. Clothing looks better worn in and well loved. Why should I want to go somewhere looking like I bought an outfit for the purpose?
    As for the small details: I used to be anal about 'em, but now I'm not. Personally, I think it's a change for the better.


    Doc,

    I completely agree. The one exception I keep getting hung-up on, though, is shiny wool. I'll admit that I do a few things (like taking my jacket off at my desk and trying to avoid sliding around on slick seats) to try to itigate the shine that develops on worsted. I'm sure your worsteds shine, too. Do you just not care and chalk the shine up to patina and love as well?
     
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    Doc,

    I completely agree. The one exception I keep getting hung-up on, though, is shiny wool. I'll admit that I do a few things (like taking my jacket off at my desk and trying to avoid sliding around on slick seats) to try to itigate the shine that develops on worsted. I'm sure your worsteds shine, too. Do you just not care and chalk the shine up to patina and love as well?


    We get it; you don't like shine. [​IMG]
     
  18. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    I shove my hands and other things in my pockets all the time. I simply don't care and find them much easier to gain access to then my interior pockets. In fact, nearly all of my coat pockets have smaller pockets sewn into the lining, like below. Why the hell else would they make coat pockets like this, if they were not intended to be used? [​IMG]
     
  19. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

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    We get it; you don't like shine. [​IMG]

    Yes, I know, I'm sorry for always posting about it too. I just wish I could get some more info on the ways that others tackle the issue (stave it off, throw away shiny garments, etc.). I'll ease up if I can get some more info.
     
  20. sifl

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    Have more suits in your rotation. Buy better cloths.
     

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