Upturned collar

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  1. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

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    What is your reaction to this look?
     


  2. Joel_Cairo

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    What is your reaction to this look?

    "shouldn't you be in geometry class right now young man?"
     


  3. lockey2k

    lockey2k Senior member

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    Please put down the collar. Step away from the collar. Walk to the nearest trash can and place your satorial license in the bin. Your license to wear quality clothing has been revoked.
     


  4. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

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    "shouldn't you be in geometry class right now young man?"

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    The first reaction coming from the primitive, reptilian part of my brain is to punch the guy in the face, but after reasoning kicks in, it is more along the lines of your quote.

    I know this one guy at work who dresses like this on "casual Friday." I think he must be at least 24 years old.
     


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    Depends. Last week I saw an old artistic looking guy (funny goatee, etc.) standing outside in the cold smoking a cigarette with the collar on his coat turned up. I thought it looked pretty cool under the circumstances.
     


  6. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    Depends. Last week I saw an old artistic looking guy (funny goatee, etc.) standing outside in the cold smoking a cigarette with the collar on his coat turned up. I thought it looked pretty cool under the circumstances.

    coat is totally different, and can be suave as hell
    ... I assumed we were taling about polo shirts
     


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    coat is totally different, and can be suave as hell
    ... I assumed we were taling about polo shirts


    By coat, I meant sportcoat, not a winter coat or overcoat or anything like that. I agree that polo shirts with upturned collars look stupid.
     


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    dapperdude Senior member

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    Yes, I was referring to polos.
     


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    Then it's the only way to wear them... A la Cantona...
     


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    I am much more tolerant than you guys. In the part of the world where I live, it's relatively common and accepted. If I see a man or woman at the garden shop on Saturday morning, for example, with khaki shorts and an upturned polo collar peeking out of a sweatshirt I don't see it as affected at all. I see many older guys do it on the golf course as well - to keep the sun off their neck. How is it any more affected than wearing a button down collar unbuttoned or shirtsleeves rolled up, for that matter?
     


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    I saw a beautiful young woman doing this at the mall; her sleeves were deliberately sloppily rolled up too; quite striking but I think you have to be young and attractive or have a lot of gravitas - think Cary Grant - to carry it off.

    On my custom shirts there is a 'secret swath' of asian themed fabric under the collar; I haven't the nerve to show it off.
     


  12. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Cary Grant used at times, to wear a shirt collar wrapped around his neck.
    If it's cold out, a coat collar can provide a much welcomed layer of warmth. Why not indulge?
    I love upturned collars on women.
     


  13. Mustapha

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    I saw this in the cary Grant Style book. I suppose a softer collar might let you get away with this - it looks like the wind flipped it.
     


  14. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    A big No from my side!
    Sometimes I'd like to say then "what about mandarin if the collar has to stay up?"...
    Exceptions are golf courses and tennis courts in combination with hot temperature and penetrative sun...
     


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    I like it. Collars have to be up or down, and the hate for up mostly seems to be because its a bit less common and therefor gets attention. Don't hate.
     


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