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Vegas style

Brian SD

Feb 5, 2004
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After a recent trip to Vegas, I have determined a few things. 1) I will never wear a Lacoste polo with Diesel jeans ever again. And I will never venture as to wear TWO polos on top of each other with the collars popped *shudder*. Every third guy in VEgas was sporting this. 2) I am not wearing my bold striped shirts for casual wear anymore. A year ago it seemed neat and original but I'm so sick of seeing it that I'm about ready to toss all my striped shirts (exaggeration). 3) I saw one guy with Paper jeans the whole weekend, and about.. 393339228123 with Diesels. About 2013 of them were wearing girl Diesels. I thought San Diego was a pretty fashionable location, but it takes a trip to Vegas to really see what I need to avoid


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Jul 25, 2002
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Your striped shirt comments are kind of depressing to me, especially since I just put in a Jantzen order for an imitation Paul Smith shirt (the one I just bought didn't fit me as well as I'd have liked). I don't get out enough to notice if guys are wearing them really often, but, yeah, it is rather annoying to see every mall store peddling shirts with 23973897 different bold colored stripes. I think I might start focusing on check patterns instead in the future, though I do feel pretty secure that the striped shirts I do wear casually aren't in the same class as all the fashion-victim-types.

I have to agree with you on Diesels. I'm not one of those people who gets hung up on that exclusivity nonsense, but it is hard to see everyone else wearing the same thing to be trendy. I did buy my first pair of Diesels earlier in the month, but only because they're half-linen and in a pretty far distressed wash to keep them distinct from my other jeans. I hope the same thing doesn't happen with PDC in the near future.


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Feb 23, 2004
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Two things I remember about "fashion" in Vegas are (i) this ain't the casinos from James Bond films -- everyone was much more casually dressed then I expected (t-shirts and jeans at the craps table) and (ii) scantily clad women wearing revealing tops abound, happily.


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Jul 29, 2004
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It is depressing (not Vegas; striped/lacoste/diesel dudes). That's a "just out of college" or even in college dress code here in DC too. Metro-etc. has made it alright for these dudes to spend some dough and get their hair did. It's like the new version of the horizontally striped abercrombie shirts that were big in the late 90s. I still like my diesels, and my sevens, but it is frustrating to see the dopey gel-hair set decked out and cramping my style. This crowd's taste for diesel shoes to match is likely why I never bought their kicks - plus, the shoes are ugly. I hate being a trend-watcher (well, I'm not), but I want to know what's next so I can high tail it out of here. I guess I'm headed for the GQ forum
I still like my corny t-shirts though... Apologies for the whiny semi-thread hijack.

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