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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    looks good to me, g. jacket and sweater are sick.
     
  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Too much wavy gravy on the jeans, g. You don't have stacking, just weird waves of fabric around the knee.
     
  3. Gorpomon

    Gorpomon Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing objectively wrong with this look, except that for a man of your (seeming) middle age, you in fact need to dress a bit classier. Leave the down vest and selvage to the hipsters in Wicker Park. But even though it's not quite right for you, props on getting the look down right.
     
  4. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    ^ Fully disagree, you look awesome K.
     
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  5. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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  6. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Love it, Crat, but the pants are too light and faded IMHO, would look better with darker denim.
     
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  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I see nothing wrong with it for a man his age. If he were wearing skinny jeans and an oversized NY Yankees cap with this outfit I might agree with you, but he looks fine to me.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    this. that comment was way off base.
     
  9. Mr.K

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    Is 40 middle aged now?
     
  10. Mr.K

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    Thanks. I never thought 40 would be considered middle aged.
     
  11. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    come on Mr. K jeans with a white line on the inside of the leg are only for young people! what were you thinking?
     
  12. cbfn

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    Yes, and a shirt not tucked in? Blasphemy!
     
  13. Crat

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    Good stuff Mr. K., I like untucked shirts. Likeall except for the bodywaremer thingy. But then Again I never like them.
    Pay no attention to casey's selfedge comment; I think its nice when old guys like you and NOBD wear selfedge jeans ;)
     
  14. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    (10) (10) (10)
     
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  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    40 is absolutely middle aged (early). And middle aged is the best aged.
     
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  16. NOBD

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    Crat, snotneus!
     
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  17. PTWilliams

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    40 is the old age of youth, 50 the youth of old age.
     
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  18. Teger

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    there's nothing wrong with a 40 year old wearing selvedge, but that Mr. K look is bad.

    to wit:

    * the sweater is a size too small
    * the high crewneck looks awkward with a button down shirt, made worse by the clear tightness of the sweater at the hem and the way the shirt is crushed/folded there
    * jeans are boring and characterless, and would benefit from being longer and less tapered
    * vest is tacky in this context

    the real problem with this (and like all of mr. k's fits), beyond everything being too tight, is that it's like the blandest most boring paint-by-numbers generic in fashion adult men's look possible. the appeal of raw denim is that it breaks in and fades in an interesting way, but these fits don't show that at all. just.. no character. to me it really epitomizes all the complaints that workwear inspired trends are some weird way for white collar workers to escape their office drone reality... just a weird mish mash of styles/cultures with no knowledge of the pieces' greater context or origins.
     
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  19. Oleg

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    Problem with the current fashion for moderately classic stuff is responses like you've just had. Looking forward the Hoxton set getting bored with Barbours so I can start wearing them again.
     
  20. yywwyy

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    You're ridiculous. He looks comfortably dressed for a casual weekend. His combination doesn't look pretentious or out of place, and it gives off a friendly vibe. There's nothing to analyze like you've done there. Please show us what you think is a good look at a similarly casual level.

    Also, it's clear to me that you're a young, probably hipster guy who is way predisposed for SW&D than MC- It really seems you're failing to understand actual style differences from what you've got in your mind.
     
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