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V.K. Nagrani Ovadafut socks

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by chorse123, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Osprey Guy

    Osprey Guy Senior member

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    You missed my message entirely....

    Everyone should have their own sense of style...even if (or perhaps especially if) it doesn't conform with the more conservative points of view.

    I have followed fashion my entire adult life, and when I join a style forum I certainly don't expect to read over and over and over, how the clothes that are made by the fashion houses are just so much "ugly" or "eccentric" "crap."

    Each to his own. I wouldn't wear them.

    BTW- Sorry to have hijacked this thread... I'm a big fan of Nagrani socks.

    Dennis
     
  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You missed my message entirely....

    Everyone should have their own sense of style...even if (or perhaps especially if) it doesn't conform with the more conservative points of view.

    I have followed fashion my entire adult life, and when I join a style forum I certainly don't expect to read over and over and over, how the clothes that are made by the fashion houses are just so much "ugly" or "eccentric" "crap."


    Each to his own. I wouldn't wear them.

    BTW- Sorry to have hijacked this thread... I'm a big fan of Nagrani socks.

    Dennis


    I get your message but you seem to be deliberately avoiding mine. Have you looked at the What Are You Wearing Today thread? The only person I can think of who does the conservative power business look regularly is Soph. People here have a wide range of styles, and that those styles don't fit with your view of what's acceptable/desirable doesn't mean your premise -- that everyone is into stodgy businesswear -- is correct. Sure, "fashion" doesn't get a lot of love here, except from SoCal and a few others, but most posters are more interested in devising their own style than in wearing what a designer tells them is the latest must-have.
     
  3. Osprey Guy

    Osprey Guy Senior member

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    Definitely not trying to avoid your message... I've often checked out the WAYWN thread...been through every page.

    I'm not saying that there aren't plenty of people here who choose to dress in their own way....which may or may not include their following what the fashion houses are doing. I'm saying that it seems that there are a disproportionate number of people here who want to suggest (aggressively) that "marching to the beat of a different drummer" is somehow very wrong. I would expect to find that attitude elsewhere, but never in a Style forum.

    Dennis
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Definitely not trying to avoid your message... I've often checked out the WAYWN thread...been through every page.

    I'm not saying that there aren't plenty of people here who choose to dress in their own way....which may or may not include their following what the fashion houses are doing. I'm saying that it seems that there are a disproportionate number of people here who want to suggest (aggressively) that "marching to the beat of a different drummer" is somehow very wrong. I would expect to find that attitude elsewhere, but never in a Style forum.

    Dennis


    Err...wrong. They are saying that marching to the ephemeral constantly changing beat of a clothing designer's drum is wrong. Use some pieces but fashion for the sake of fashion is not what this place is about. This is not GQ Forum after all.
     
  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I just looked up the word "style" in many of the online dictionaries......From time to time I enjoy dressing that way myself. But it does bug me when I come into a Style forum and feel like I'm the outsider.

    Dennis


    It's about context. "Style" as used here is generally understood to be closer to the first several entries in Webster's, which all arise from the concept of a distinctive manner of expression. They idea of "style" as an ephemeral concept akin to "fashion" doesn't really come up until about the 5th definition.

    But regardless of how many random (pun sort of intended) dictionary definitions we can bandy about, the definition I gave (although I'm sure others could express it far better) is closer to what people here mean by the term. And one of the things people do here is give opinions on matters of style, sometimes complimentary and sometimes in the form of (mostly) constructive criticism. You shouldn't take disagreement personally or let it make you feel like an "outsider". A good rule of thumb is to take from others' comments what you find useful and leave the rest. That said, if you view "style" and "fashion" as synonymous, you probably won't find your views to be in sync with those of most regular posters here. That's simply not the frame of reference most of us here use, and you're not going to change that by quoting wikipedia at us.
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    That said, if you view "style" and "fashion" as synonymous, you probably won't find your views to be in sync with those of most regular posters here. That's simply not the frame of reference most of us here use
    True about most of us, but there are also posters here (and especially on the S&D forum) who are attached to weekly or monthly fashion trends (don't want to name names here but Socal for example... oops [​IMG] )
     
  7. lawyerdad

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    I'm saying that it seems that there are a disproportionate number of people here who want to suggest (aggressively) that "marching to the beat of a different drummer" is somehow very wrong.


    Semantics, perhaps, but I think the gist of the comments you're referring to was not that "marching to the beat of a different drummer is wrong" -- having hung around here a while I'm confident that's not a representative mindset -- but rather that a particular form of marching to the beat of a different drummer isn't necessarily "right" just because it's different or eccentric. Obviously, we're talking about matters of taste here, so "right" and "wrong" aren't the best terms to begin with. People who flout convention in manner that's elegant, aesthetically pleasing, or dare I say "stylish" will get more praise than criticism here. People who champion choices that most of us find discordant or ugly are doing to meet with resistance, whether they characterize those choices as revolutionary (e.g., Eric Glennie's collars) or argue that their choices are "justified" by some "rule" of CBD or fashion.
     
  8. Osprey Guy

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    I gotta admit....there are certainly an eloquent bunch of guys here.

    I'm still trying to wrestle with the feelings I've had about this place since first coming here. I suppose it's been more a matter of expectation....perhaps thinking I'd find more like-minded guys here. Instead I find a forum that seems to be (mostly) devoted to the understated (and again I must emphasize, that I definitely do not feel that understated is a bad thing).

    For those who still aren't getting me (apparently I'm not as skilled a wordsmith as others here)... I do NOT follow fashion. If anything I like to think that I'm more of a leader than a follower. Although I AM a member, I probably haven't made more than a few visits over to the GQ/Details sponsored forum...The crowd over there seemed a little too..."young" for my tastes.

    Maybe it'll help if I try to describe my "style." I rarely wear a suit or tie anymore...simply no need these days. So I'm usually attired in sportswear. I have a longstanding "thing" for out-of-the-ordinary shirts (Over the past 25 years I've accumulated over 400 shirts...most of them are what I consider to be "special"). I also have a "love affair" with what I feel to be "cool" boots (I have a LOT of boots).

    When it comes to my wardrobe, I have a very ecclectic mix. My tastes can swing quite a bit from day-to-day, sometimes depending on my mood, or the occasion, ot it could be a simple thing like the weather (If it's dreary outside I tend to reach for very bright and colorful). While I do have a massive collection of designer clothes (mostly sportswear), I also have a sizeable amount from the classic "greats... Zegna, Canali, Brioni, Charvet, Borelli, etc...and a lot of stuff that I would consider to be "crossover"...

    Ultimately, I like to mix it up. Yesterday I wore a gorgeous, quite understated, black & white striped Zegna shirt (mainline), with Facconable jeans (boot cut), Donald Pliner belt, and Mark Nason boots (not to worry, they aren't THAT wild). Today I'm wearing a Robert Graham shirt (which is fairly wild), with an old pair of Versace jeans, a Paciotti belt (also old, but wonderful), and a pair of black Ferragamo ankle boots.

    And on both days my socks were by Nagrani. [​IMG]


    Dennis
     
  9. gdl203

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    Yesterday I wore a gorgeous, quite understated, black & white striped Zegna shirt (mainline), with Facconable jeans (boot cut), Donald Pliner belt, and Mark Nason boots (not to worry, they aren't THAT wild). Today I'm wearing a Robert Graham shirt (which is fairly wild), with an old pair of Versace jeans, a Paciotti belt (also old, but wonderful), and a pair of black Ferragamo ankle boots.

    Osprey Guy - You should meet kitonbrioni
     
  10. marc237

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    Osprey Guy-

    I think another possible distinction between yourself and many of the posters is your observation that no longer need to wear a suit or tie anymore. I think there are a fair proportion of posters who chose to regardless of the need because doing so is consistent with their personal sense of style.

    It sounds like you have a defined niche in which you are happy and, while your sense of style is not mine, your input ought be interesting.
     
  11. sho'nuff

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    Osprey Guy -

    I love your Bulgari tie.

    i hope i win.

    :cross-fingers:


    alot of good luck to you on selling that moschino tie . hehehehehe
     
  12. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Yes yes yes, enough about style/fashion and back to the socks, which are fantastic. I for one think that both basic and more elaborate socks belong in a man's wardrobe.

    Anyway, stock was low, so I've added quite a few new pairs. Get them while you can. They would be a great holiday present for the sartorially inclined.
     
  13. Palladio

    Palladio Well-Known Member

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    if nagrani would start making basic socks like:
    plain white, black, charcoal , or navy solid socks, in the same quality that they bring,
    that would be something.


    They do-- my local men's clothing store in Pittsburgh sells black, tan, and charcoal grey socks from them. They have "VK Nagrani for [store name]" stitched in white across the top, on the inside, and the purple toes. They're my go-to for dress socks, despite the cost.
     
  14. skalogre

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    Yes yes yes, enough about style/fashion and back to the socks, which are fantastic. I for one think that both basic and more elaborate socks belong in a man's wardrobe.

    Anyway, stock was low, so I've added quite a few new pairs. Get them while you can. They would be a great holiday present for the sartorially inclined.


    Sorry if I asked this before, any of them a bit thicker or are they all thinner dress socks?
     
  15. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Sorry if I asked this before, any of them a bit thicker or are they all thinner dress socks?

    I'd call them medium thickness for dress socks, probably a bit on the thicker side compared to my cotton pantherellas or most of the cheaper dress socks I've picked up at Ross or wherever. They're certainly not boot-sock thick, but they feel sufficiently solid (maybe they're woven tighter or something, I know nothing of sock construction) that they definitely feel thicker than some of my thinner dress socks. I have also found that those with a diamond or check pattern tend to be a touch thicker, because the pattern is actually woven in with extra thread/yarn.

    I certainly would not call them "thin" as cotton dress socks go.
     
  16. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I'd call them medium thickness for dress socks, probably a bit on the thicker side compared to my cotton pantherellas or most of the cheaper dress socks I've picked up at Ross or wherever. They're certainly not boot-sock thick, but they feel sufficiently solid (maybe they're woven tighter or something, I know nothing of sock construction) that they definitely feel thicker than some of my thinner dress socks. I have also found that those with a diamond or check pattern tend to be a touch thicker, because the pattern is actually woven in with extra thread/yarn.

    I certainly would not call them "thin" as cotton dress socks go.


    Thanks!
     
  17. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    A whole lot of new socks added. I believe this will be the last restocking before the end of the year.
     
  18. warlok1965

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    Today I rocked a bright orange pair I picked up from chorse a few days ago and they are indeed fantastic socks. Not once did I have to pull them up or fiddle with them getting bunched up in my shoes.
     
  19. skefferz

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    My Nagrani socks came today. I can't wait to wear them.
     
  20. the etruscan

    the etruscan Senior member

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    These are fantastic socks, and Chorse1 is a great seller. Be warned though, if you're tall, over the calf is a bloody lie. Pulled all the way up these go halfway up my calf. Love them though.
     

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