WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    Unbuttoning the bottom button is just common sense.
     
  2. I am DIL

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    I wish I was there to see how pissed Jesus was when he heard this coming from Pilate.
     
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    Wrong. And they are done up in a whole lot of places that don't have the same cultural convention.

    And you're still wrong. The vast majority of coats are still cut to allow the bottom button to close. The fact that people don't close them has nothing to do with the garment, it has everything to do with convention- what we as a society deem proper and improper. Which, in this case, is completely unrelated to how the garment is designed.
     
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    Great looking shirt. Cool belt. Do you lift weights? You have muscular arms.
     
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    Thanks guys. Well, usually when wearing a suit or something more "formal" with my doublemonks, I buckle both. When going casual I might leave the other one unbuckled as those fit me perfectly and well yeah, it's easier to get them on and off that way like slippers (but I don't like crocs...). Of course a bit of a stylistic choice as well I guess.


    It's 3-roll-2 patch pocket cotton blazer by L.B.M 1911 (from their S/S ´11 collection). You'll find much more pics of the jacket from my blog archives.


    And thanks for all the thumb ups guys!
     
  6. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Threadbearer, I really like your casual outfits!
    The polos seem to fit you perfectly and because you seem to feel very comfy in them, the overall impression of your looks is great.
    While others often try too hard, you look like you picked up the right pieces without a lot of thought and just look relaxed.
    :slayer:
     
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  7. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    it used to be because of king edward but then tailors started designing and constructing their suits in a way where bottom buttons were really not meant to be buttoned. go ahead try it. it looks like shit.
     
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  8. Threadbearer

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    That's a great compliment. Thank you! Truth is, I put a LOT of effort into this, and so I'm delighted to hear that it isn't obvious.
     
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    Well I'd say that you're doing it right if that's the case. The best things look effortless and especially when they took awhile to do.

    When I try something new, it often looks like I'm trying and that's something I want to avoid. However, when I do something that I know works, it achieves the look I want at the end of the day when things are a bit rumpled. I would like to replicate that nonchalance, but it's difficult.
     
  10. Louis XIV

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    Threadbearer, your effort definitely pays off!
    HansderHund explained it perfectly, there is a lot of trial & error needed till one achieves a coherent look which looks effortles and you seem to have found some combinations which work very well for you.
    Another aspect I really like about your outfits is their simplicity.
    If you have a look at the whnay's good taste thread for example, there is a lot of technical discussion about textures, colour balance, combination of patterns etc. but in the end what matters just as much as an absolute knowledge about those, is whether the wearer looks comfortable in his clothes or not.
    That's also the point which most iGents fail at.
    They focus too much on applying basic rules, following iGent hypes and listening to what others like in clothing in general, instead of asking themselves what they enjoy wearing.
    You seem to be open-minded and listen to critisism while not changing your prefered aesthetics too much, which is great.
    Of course keeping it simple means there are less items you could fail to combine, but to me it does take nothing away from a successful outfit.
    Truth be told I prefer calm outfits over those who just have too much spreez about them.
    Spoo developed in the right direction in my opinion.
    Holdfast is another example.
    He generally picks items which I wouldn't wear myself but he always looks to enjoy himself, which makes his posts very inspiring to myself.

    Keep going mate :nodding:
     
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    Boy, do I slouch forward!

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    (Black and brown faux pas, I know!)
     
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    Pretty cool, like this.
     
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    APC new standards
     

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