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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I thought this was the men's restroom [​IMG]
     


  2. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    Poor picture here

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  3. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    This is both MC and MC casual.
     


  4. Beastmode101

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    My second time posting a pic on here........... feel free to destroy me (completely serious). My iphone 4 is like a potato
     
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  5. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    I think there is little to no difference in aesthetic that's posted here and in SW&D - there's many posters who post every fit in both threads. I'd say the difference is in population and posting tone.

    Hookem - jacket is too long, both sleeve sand overall length.
    Beatmode - pictures too terrible to judge anything. jean wash seems kind of ugly?
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    with absolutely nothing to back me up, i will disagree. there may be a cross section of overlap, but the thread vibes are far from the same.
     


  7. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Vibes may be different but keep in mind MC and SW+D is a separation that exists ONLY on this web site.
     


  8. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I usually agree with Teger but I'm feeling more optimistic about the way this thread has been going recently.

    The question of whether there's a distinction between "MC Casual" and what we consider as casual has come up before. I'm still not entirely convinced, but there are good posters who have advocated for classic casuals as not necessarily being influenced by streetwear. Moreover, the more I think about it, the more arrogant it seems to suggest that others are subject to the same formality scales as ourselves.

    That being said, it is all just clothes, so there shouldn't be more than a notional divide.
     
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  9. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    I would say that MC, in general, works with a more restricted palette of both color and overall silhouette when compared to SW&D. THe "other" side has a broader acceptance of things that do not appear to be directly MC-derived (yohji fits and the ever-popular goth-ninja). Go see what happens to Shah when he posts in MC as a working example.

    So consider this thread crap and derivative if you want (this is not directly aimed to hendrix, but more generally), but it's probably actually the other way around from an historical context. However, the idea that the difference is notional is likely true, but also critical for understanding what goes on in this thread.

    so get off my lawn.
     
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  10. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    From a historical context? What are you talking about?
     


  11. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    Sleeves are a function of a much too short shirt and poor picture quality, I think. I hadn't thought that about overall length, though, thanks.
     


  12. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    Most designers are working from an historical basis of existing clothing shapes and forms. As such, the traditional forms of western mens clothing are present in many of the designs of even the most avant-garde designers, However twisted and transformed they may be.

    Other forms are derivative of non-western clothing. Shah is another interesting example when he blends western MC with what is likely an echo of more traditional near east clothing.

    Now, does this matter for this forum? Probably not.

    Will this magically change your opinion? No.

    Does this extemporizing make the outfit I posted good? No.

    Will someone call me racist for some of the above? Possibly.

    Hendrix makes a good point, it's just clothing. I'm here to make mistakes and learn. If you don't have to wear b-casual, then great, I'm happy for you. The color comment was good and spot on. I appreciate that. The casual comment was pointless in the context of this thread.
     


  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    while true that the separation may only exist here, it is still a distinct separation, and different vibe, as you yourself agreed. that was all i was saying. black umbarella-ella-ella-hay spelled it out a little clearer with the yogi bear ninja point.
     
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  14. black_umbrella

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    Nope, Teger is right. the sleeves are too long if they're draping over your wrist as much as they appear to be.
     


  15. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I don't think the sleeves or the hem length are too long.

    I actually prefer jacket sleeves to come almost to the base of the hand, and shirt sleeves to end at the first knuckle of the thumb.
     


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