Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.
Do you remember GMS (Grown Man Style)?
English society, it is said, is a series of closed doors without labels in which every Englishman finds himself in the hallway.
Dutch is the same way, here are some Dutch words from a doc I had to read at work the other day, they just roll off the tongue don't they?: beroepsaansprakelijkheidsverzekering and bedrijfsaansprakelijkheidsverzekering.
Are you in insurance?
tongue twister. btw, geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung is a very negative word.
no, although I can see why you would think that.
hmm what do you mean?
FCorbera, I hate to break it to you, but you have posted some things in this thread that would be SWD appropriate. Like that puffy jacket pic. At least I thought it was in this thread; maybe you just posted it directly to SWD.
C'mon. You don't really hate to break it to him.
tongue in cheek - i was referring to the free highways...
I don't believe the point here is that there aren't good SWD looks. The question is whether the problem with MC casual is a lack of knowledge of SWD rules and aesthetics. Some see the SWD/ MC divide at StyleForum as a casual/ formal divide; whereas others understand it as simply different aesthetics, with one focusing solely on casual looks and the other having both formal and informal sides.
Put a different way, the question is whether MC adherents can learn how to be better casual dressers by lurking SWD. Not whether it's interesting to lurk or if there are good SWD looks - as the answer to both is yes - but whether you can learn how to wear an MC aesthetic casually by learning more about the subjects at SWD. My guess is no; no more than you can be a good jazz musician by learning how to rap.
(I understand some will take that last line as being classist, but it's not meant to be).
imo, you forgot the different mindset.
Maybe, but I think there's another question that, while more narrow, is appropriate to pose:
Can MC adherents learn how to wear jeans better (in terms of fit and complementary articles) by lurking SW&D?
And I don't think the importance of this question should be easily tossed aside. Jeans do demand a different aesthetic approach than traditional men's clothing. They did in the '40s and they do today. And there is an immense range of social contexts in which jeans are the most appropriate thing to wear.
I can think of no non-physical labor situation in which denim is appropriate but a different type of casual trouser is not. I like jeans and wear them (mostly on the weekend), but this strikes me as hyperbole.
EDIT: And for physical labor, denim actually isn't that great...
Actually, this is a good case study. If a largely MC adherent were to buy a new pair of jeans and bring them home, wouldn't he be better off hemming them instead of wearing them stacked, as SW&D (generally) prefers?
No offense, but stacking is ridiculous (IMO of course).
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