Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.
Jeans are 1967 actually, not 59s. Need another soak. Or jump in the ocean.
CD- this is just dreadful, sorry. It looks like shrink wrapped polyester over 70's pants; the red Nike swoop does nothing for it. Where Holdfast looks like he's goofing off, you look like you are dressing up.
+1, not to mention that it's exaggerated by the skinny/tapered jeans - although in fairness I haven't seen what a straight leg cut looks like on him
This sort of snarky, fallacious reductionism isn't helping anyone. I know you were making a joke of the whole thing, but your comparisons concerning casual activities are so absurd that the point you're trying to make doesn't even register.
Another SFer on the SW&D side just described MCers as "myopic" in their approach to mens clothing, and I don't think I could sum it up more adequately.
I suppose everything comes down to definitions in the end. FWIW, I think Fuuma describes the situation quite eloquently:
That's it, yes. The general atmosphere of the restaurant, the specific event I was there for, and the activity thereafter were all resolutely casual. I'm not trying to snark or troll the thread, I promise you. I'm actually just trying out posting what I wear in casual settings (with all the contextual provisos above) in this thread as well as in the main WAYWRN. I want to emphasise that I have nothing against SW&D looks either; I think a lot of them are interesting and exciting. They don't fit into my life, but I can like them as outfits in the abstract. Similarly, I think it's possible for others to appreciate the kinds of outfit I wear casually, in an abstract way, accepting that they may not fit into their lives.
Possibly. But I don't think enough people still go to church services in England for this to be much a factor. Only about 10% of us go to church weekly, whereas I think it's about 50% in the USA. Personally, I don't go.
Thank you for the explanation.
re: the bolded bit - that would be an accurate description of my lunch & afternoon, yes. And a lot of fun it was.
Your snark just hit a new height, lol.
I get that; don't worry I'm not taking anything personally. I'm trying to answer as honestly/clearly/unspun as I can, to further what it is indeed a good discussion.
And I would be the one eating the fat chick, not the other way around.
(there is a joke in there somewhere...)
the whole post was a joke.
If you've seen his casual fits you'd know that he probably lurks SW&D a little bit (or just has similar tastes to some posters).
Ah, guess I jumped the gun a bit then, my b
then I envy you people. Odd things happen when 50% of your population goes to church. I am not supposed to say something like that, and I just did, on the internet. Now I can't run for president.
I just don't understand how the following "fits" (for lack of a better word)...
...can be posted in the same thread as the well put together SVB below. Are they even from the same planet?
^ In fairness, I posted them here, not Fuuma.
They aren't MC casual and I didn't post them here so that might be why. Once again they aren't very out there (aside from the ethnic cape) at a fashion show or similar event.
^ I think the blazer/white trousers with kneepads look would fit very easily into this thread, personally. I like that one quite a bit, and not just in a fashion show setting.
You also posted a more general thought about being interested in what made it look like I was fairly relaxed whereas CDHagg's look doesn't.
Well, obviously part of it is as simple & meaningless as the relaxed photo pose and the cheesy grin in mine. But leaving that aside, the other differences are the nature of the items: his jacket & trousers are clearly in much more formal materials and patterns than mine and the square is in a highly aggressive vivid solid colour. All of those things push the look away from relaxed and towards "dressy" (horrid word, I agree, but can't think of any better... you know what I mean). I think the fact that CDH's items fit in a less than flattering manner also adds to the visual difference. Not saying that my items fit exceptionally well (they don't; I could easily reel off a litany of minor issues with almost every item I'm wearing), just that they fit better than CDH's, which makes for an unfair overall visual comparison when assessing something like how relaxed a person looks in an outfit.
This sounds MC to me. Por ejemplo:
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