WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Yeah, I never pretended I could dress well casually. :)

    Mind you, I'm interested in whether it's just all round dreadful, or if it's a specific item that makes it so. In terms of how it how it all fits me, I'm happy with that side of things, so it's more about how to combine what's already in my wardrobe in a better way that I'd like advice on. If there's just no way to make it appealing rather than stodgy, so be it, I'll survive, but I'd like to know for sure. :D
     
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  2. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    It's not you, HF! Some of the younger posters (CDHagg and Liam, over the last few pages) could benefit from lurking more or just not worrying about SF approval for awhile. Seems they've both been on the forum awhile and have gotten a lot of advice (some maybe a little harsh), but have a hard time translating it. I totally understand what it's like working with a limited budget and access to SF-friendly clothes; it's frustrating (some of my early SF waywts--cringe) (actually, some of my recent SF waywts--cringe). But relax; wear what's comfortable for you, figure out what you'd like to change in your wardrobe, and change it... slowly. That way you don't need to blow through money and you'll limit the mistakes you make. There's no deadline for building personal style.
     


  3. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    count yourself lucky I didn't post what I'm wearing today ;)
     


  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    That's kind of you to say so, but I can well realise from the pics that my casual looks aren't at the same standard as my non-casual ones. I mean, whether people like my tailored looks or not is one thing, but I have my own frame of reference as to whether they work or not and I can "get" that. But I have trouble with casual looks, because I can't seem to narrow down the frame of reference in a positive way i.e. it's difficult to figure out what I'm trying to project when dressed casually. I can only define it in terms of negatives e.g. "not wearing a jacket", rather than a positive mental construct to aspire towards. For instance, when I wear a suit, whether it's a formal or relaxed one, or even when I'm wearing an odd jacket sans tie, I have a clear idea of what effect I'm aiming at. With truly casual looks, I can't seem to figure it out in a positive way. This is especially so in winter; in summer if it's too hot for a jacket, I can still figure out what I want to look like and dress accordingly.
     


  5. james_timothy

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    That was my reaction, too- I was going to say that I liked what you had on, and then I read Shoreman's post, and I looked for the :hide:

    But, I do like what you have on.

    Wisdom is here.


    It's a funny thing- the guys over in SW&D are convinced that MC-style is easy because it is a formula; the guys in MC think SW&D style is easy because anything goes and one doesn't have to sweat the details like in MC. I'd say both are hard, hard for different reasons. And I think you've verbalized the reason its hard for MCers to do casual.
     
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    inlandisland Senior member

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    It's your hemisphere's turn for a hellish winter I guess... We've had a year of little snow and fairly mild temperatures, unlike last years' mountains of ice and -40C.

    *Knock on wood*
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    actually, i quite like your casual looks. they don't seem as self-conscious.
     


  8. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    One year ago in the Sandwich Islands.


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    Attolini linen jacket, Dege & Skinner bespoke shirt, Simonnot-Godard linen hanky, Panta linen pants, Tod’s Gommini Venetians c.2000. No socks.

    No Hawaiian shirt.
     
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  9. Christopher Essex

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    Were any sandwiches consumed on this visit?
     


  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I vaguely recall consuming a "hamburger sandwich" at one point.
     


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    2 shirt buttons undone?
     


  12. acecow

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    Long time, no posting... Not much of an update. Oxblood Vass loafers not seen.

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  13. james_timothy

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    Looks like the Halekulani, a Waikiki hotel I dearly love.

    Very nice, but in context, there was clearly only one thing you were trying to convey: I'm a 1%er!

    In Hawaii, all the businessmen wear Hawaiian shirts, even the politicians. Even the Governor. Though there are special local aloha shirts, much more tame.

    Acecow, feel the shame of the thread for that first fit. As well as the karaoke.
     
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  14. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    You don't like it? :(
     


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    What's the secret to keeping your jacket from bunching up around your collar when seated? Serious question.



    That's for sure, ace. Last time I saw you, you were making heavy lip contact with a fetching young lass who had her very shapely leg wrapped around your waist. Quite frankly, I thought that was the last we'd ever see of you.

    :slayer:
     


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