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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Distinguished Member

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    It is a nice reminder that often times in life, the legend far exceeds the underlying reality on which the legend is based.
     


  2. DFWWingnut

    DFWWingnut Senior Member

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    Black Friday Casual...

    Jacket: Kent and Curwen
    Shirt: Spier & Mackay Custom OCBD
    Belt: PRL
    Shoes: AE Cavanaugh
    Jeans: AG

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  3. An Acute Style

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    Is that Foo? I expected better. There should be a former members picture thread so we can see if they walked to walk as well as they talked the talk. :foo:
     


  4. GusW

    GusW Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Yep, that is The Foo. This was about the time he started doing more "statement" commissions that didn't always suit his size/build rather than more straight forward early pieces that, to me, were far more flattering and successful. This, along with his "great coat" IMO, just didn't work. But, of course, he had a million arguments why they worked. Those volumes of arguments were the basis of his SF and internet reputation.

    What's missing here are the early days of The Foo right after he first returned from Italy. He earnestly shared his menswear discoveries (or the leads that he had from Manton and Iammatt) , detailed photos of the construction of shirts and trousers, artisan and tailor visits. The early Foo period was actually very helpful and inspiring. It was to me anyway.
     


  5. Patrick R

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    In what I saw of his posting, Foo was open, thoughtful, opinionated, manic, funny (intentionally and not), and had plenty of style. My tastes rarely (never?) overlapped with his, but that didn’t stop me from appreciating many of the things he posted. I agree with Gus that some of the pieces posted (like his great coat) were much worse to my eye than others, and that I liked earlier posts better than later posts, but all of the content he generated was worth a read for any/all of the above reasons.

    Whether it reflected reality or not, I learned from another member that if you simply approached his posts as coming from someone squarely “on the spectrum,” they were far less agitating and easier to appreciate.

    If you haven’t, go back and read some of his threads. It’s well worth the time.
     


  6. Thomson

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    Any thread you would recommend in particular?

    Many thanks.
    Thompson
     


  7. Patrick R

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  8. Thomson

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    Thanks, Patrick R, I'll check them out.
     


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  10. GusW

    GusW Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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  12. GusW

    GusW Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Ha ha...yeah some real classic Foo in these threads. But, missing the early, earnest Foo in the early stages of discovering his own style when he was still more open to discussion rather than trying to convince the world that his opinion was correct.
     


  13. Patrick R

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    Agreed. I only had the patience to search so far back.
     


  14. An Acute Style

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    X post from WAYWRN

    Today's Black (Watch) Friday shenanigans.

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    Wow that thread brings back memories...a lot of old timers on that one!
     


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