Under appreciated masculine clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Glad to find this thread. I have been craving a chunky black turtleneck lately. I'm thinking more wool than cashmere. Anyone have a suggestion on where to find such an item?
     


  2. Neo1824

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    I like the turtleneck and jeans look, unfortunately it has been too damn warm so far this winter for me to even consider taking it out of the drawer. I'm holding out for this month though!

    +1 on lack of color. I noticed this in my wardrobe last year....a sea of brown and grey slacks. Need color for spring!
     


  3. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I like a Navy TN for day as the black just strikes up the Dieter from Sprockets image, "Now we dance!"
     


  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like a Navy TN for day as the black just strikes up the Dieter from Sprockets image, "Now we dance!"


    Yea, but without a German accent I think you can pull it off [​IMG]
     


  5. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    In the UK the turtleneck has been coming back in a big way with everywhere from H&M on upwards carrying at least one example, although mostly on chunky/cable knit jumpers, not the sleeker kind.

    In the recent cold snap we have been suffering here I dug a couple out I had forgotten I had, I am appreciating them anew.
     


  6. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    I agree. A very cool look. Of course, Steve McQueen made everything he wore look cool.

    Very Halston
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    * Is that rnoldh in the last pix, holding up his boss?
     


  7. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Yea, but without a German accent I think you can pull it off [​IMG]

    Nach Geld stinken! [​IMG]
     


  8. Steven Bear

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    Man of Lint-You are so on the money-specially with duffle coats and shawl collar sweaters. Thank god that it's popular now in the states, there was a time that I could only purchase shawl collar sweaters in Europe. Duffles have always been a staple for me... I'm actually wearing a dark blue Prada shawl pullover with a very cross hatch patterned light blue shirt and an Armani thin blue and white stripe scarf as an ascot with grey flannel trousers and mediun brown capped toe shoes.I finished the outfit with a dark blue Loro Piana cashmere sport jacket and a simple dark blue silk pocket square.Perfect dress down Friday outfit for a cold nasty Friday.
     


  9. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Agree. Shearling has a rugged masculine quality to it. It was very popular, like turtlenecks in the late 60's and early 70's.

    Then, came the leather bomber jackets. Originally they were trim cut military style or surplus and quite masculine as well. But in the late 80's and early 90's they became full cut, lost all their shape and turned into the equivalent of "Dad's Jean's" to be worn with big, loose khakis. I say, "Bring back the trim cut bomber jacket"


    I agree. I have read about a collaboration Schott is doing with Barney's that may do just that for the biker jacket. Bombers are next.
     


  10. em36

    em36 Senior member

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    Pendleton shirts.
     


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    Stiff detachable collars.
     


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    I recall seeing RL cashmere db cardigans at Bloomingdales.


    In Chicago, JayJay?
     


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    nobody uses collar pins anymore or at least very few.
     


  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The classic Irish fisherman's knit sweater. I think I am going to try and find a real one.
     


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