WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. emc894

    emc894 Senior member

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    I agree with Mr. Porter when they said they feel slim cut jeans with a one inch or so taper seem correct today. That cut in japanese selvege will complement nearly anyone.
     
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    Hey NYR, what are those shoes?
     
  3. Liam O

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    trade you a pair of vintage bean boots for those ;)
     
  4. Rambo

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    What the fuck are you guys all complaining about? The jeans are dark and obviously a slim-ish cut. So what if he's not a huge stacker? I think the poor impression is due more to the pic/stance than the jeans themselves.

    Furo - WAY better.

    NYR - not a fran of the sweater. makes you look like you have a paunch.
     
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    LSxSE collab Conservation Boot, in Natural chromex, love em, so comfy.
     
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    I have this issue with almost all RTW. I either have to size up a ton to accomodate for my chest/shoulders, or this...:/
     
  8. anginaprinzmetal

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    ^ + 1,000 this...

    i know dark jeans are dressier than lighter ones but agree w/ acrid 100% they should be broken up and lived in... i just don't like the rigid, only one soak - whatever that is- dark denim selvedge look... just my $ 0.02

    to me the two guys around here who do jean fits consistently well are NOBD and IST66...
     
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  9. james_timothy

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    Jeans are a process, not an event- if you buy them expecting them to always look like they do now, you're falling into the trap that led to stonewashing.

    You get them dark; they can be somewhat "dressy" (wtf that means). A year later, they're lived in and casual with OCBD. A year after that, maybe two; they're your favorite jeans for a Saturday morning, pleasantly disreputable. Another year down the road, you're wondering if you have to jettison your beloveds. Somewhere along this journey, you had to buy another pair of dark, rawish denim because you found your favorites didn't work with sportscoats anymore. And the journey starts over.

    And you enjoy the process because you like the cycle of change, faster at first, slower later. Like gardens, or the growing of children.

    I understand from the bespoke-masters that the highest level bespoke jackets work the same way (at least AS shoulders); they take a year before the they start slumping down into the right shape. And that that is part of the joy of the best bespoke.

    Most trousers don't work like that, they just wear out; but don't try to make jeans be most trousers. Enjoy them for what they are.
     
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    In and out of the house today :(

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    Kiton
    Borrelli
    Borrelli
    C&J
     
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  11. Crat

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    @ ianGP

    Shirt, jacket and shoes are nice.
    I don't like the jeans one bit though, probably because they seem to me as a poor MCish interpretation of how jeans should be.
    MC has a vast knowledge of sartorial clothing which it's members often wear it well but somehow it seems that getting jeans 'right' is a bit of an issue.
    In my opinion James_Timothy is spot on when it comes to jeans.
     
  12. Rambo

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    You know, while Ian might be pulling off the quintessential MC-uber casual look, if you're going to do it, THAT is how you should do it.

    Might he look better with some APC's or Levi's? Maybe. Maybe not. But I don't give a shit because he looks sharp like that and you shouldn't fuck with a good thing.
     
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    Don't worry Rambo I'm not saying it's a bad look. I like everything except for the jeans but thats just my opinion.

    While I'm here I might as wel contribue myself; this was a few days ago btw. The vertical stripes on the jeans are due to an accident with the washing machine. At first I was a bit upset but then I thought "Oh well, it's all in a pair of jeans' life and it makes them a little more unique".
    Go ahead, shoot.
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    Gotta lay off the crack a day or two a week, man. Jeans look like uber-total-shit
     
  15. acridsheep

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    Haven't seen a good denim fit in this thread in awhile.
     

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