WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

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    Your first Stark, NYR? How do you like it?
     


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    please explain the use of texture in the first one. i cannot take away anything, sorry.
     


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    +1, one of a kind.
     


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    My second. The first one I got a week before. In navy. That should answer how I like it! :D

    They are AWESOME. The first time I wore this sweater was at a conference with a Civil Rights Historian speaking, and no less than THREE straight men, came up and complimented me on my sweater, one of them twice. All of them asked where they could get one...they really are that good for cold winter days.
     


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    1.2 kilos of wool (and buttons...). The original design is from 1971, which was a great year...
     


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    Ok, let's see what I can do. I could have argued from color palate, too; the colors play a role.

    But the textures: without the use of any patterns at all, with very simple pieces, and with subdued colors Parker achieved a very striking look with visual interest given by the textures and materials of the clothing.

    The jacket and the sneakers are smooth and minimalist. The denim has that rigid, slubby denim look. The scarf: soft, layered, and with tassels everywhere and a hint of mottling that probably comes from the texture of the material.

    Replace the jeans with pair of navy Incotex and it is less interesting because the texture of the jeans contrasts with the jacket. Without the scarf it'd be fine by less interesting because of the scarf's connotations of softness against the smooth military influenced jacket. Even a rugged scarf would be less interesting. The scarf is what makes the look a winner.

    Much of the look is what it is not; go back and look through other looks and then come back to Parkers and its minimalist simplicity is striking.
     


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    you're excellent in explaining your thoughts. doesn't help to convince me, though.


    well, not for me, anyway.
     


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    Fair enough and to each their own- it's a pretty casual outfit.

    Though do you see why I put it together with Maomao's? The point being that harmony through texture is achievable, even in casual outfits, and is perhaps easier than trying to do so through maximizing patterns and interesting items.
     
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    Agreed, Mao's posts were brilliant
     


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    Are these Red Wings? I've been coveting a work boot like this.
     


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    Yup, great boots.
     


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    Both excellent. And I totally agree with your analysis. The contrast with Liam O's pattern rampage couldn't be clearer. Lots to think about.
     


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