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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    all context aside those high water pants look like shit...
     
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  2. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    all content aside and anything could look like shit...
     
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  3. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    well, that does !
     
  4. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Eh we will def not be in the same page in terms of taste
    I mean you did like BigWig's last fit after all...
     
  5. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    yep, most definitely different taste...
     
  6. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    It does not do anyone any good to come in here and instruct someone on the rules they are clearly knowingly breaking.
     
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  7. RockyTop

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    Thanks for the explanation. You were talking more in terms of whether it was a formal outfit / suit and not in regards to whether it looked good. Imo the short pants just looks like the wearer bought the wrong size or wearing some hand-me-downs that don't fit. All that's missing from this look and the traditional high-waters look is the white socks.
     
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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I think that view is also willfully ignorant in its own right. The highwater thing has been done enough in the past half a decade and done in a high profile enough way that that really isn't a meaningful criticism.

    Sure - if you've never been outside of Peoria or wherever then, yes, I can understand the hand-me-down jab.

    But for anyone who knows anything about this stuff, you ought to come up with a better criticism.

    A few of my favorites include - it's a fad and soon you'll be left with nothing but cold ankles or an expensive set of dish rags, a laid-back casual, summery is inherently incongruous with wool trousers, your eye is naturally drawn to eiter the wearer's bare ankle (weird) of socks which will invariably be colored (cheesy / puerile).
     
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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    this


    this.


    not everyone has to like the look, but it is an informed decision by the wearer in this case. and for the look he was going for, he nailed it.
     
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  10. RockyTop

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    I was just under the impression that the Classic Menswear section of SF was more about timeless style and not fads/trends you find in GQ and other #menswear sites.

    IMO the ultra-short and ultra-tight trend just looks bad. And I have seen both many time irl and the majority just look like they are wearing the wrong sized clothes. If that is what they are going for then they are doing it well.
     
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    Hence, why he posted it in the MC Casual thread and not the HOF WAYWRN thread.
     
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  12. RockyTop

    RockyTop Well-Known Member

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    ..or the Good Taste thread.
     
  13. SeaJen

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    Just for argument's sake (like this place needs someone to play devil's advocate) but isn't this exactly what Vox and his lengthy treatise on combinations and 'the continuum' was all about? That whether someone knows they are breaking rules or not doesnt excuse wearing combinations out of context. As such, it seems as though questioning the outfit the way JA did seems reasonable. However, since it was JA saying it, there must be a flaw in my logic since I now have a contradiction.

    By the way, I dont suppose anyone has a copy of Vox's treatise to share, do they?
     
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    SVB brings up a good point. Sorry if I caused any riff - I was just asking an honest question. I guess for a guy that sells clothing for a living, dress the way you want your products to be displayed. Nobody will ever get 100% of the (imaginary) vote.
     
  15. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here we go again.
     
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    :D when I read that post I winced and thought 'oooooooh shit, T is NOT gonna like that!'
     
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  17. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thanks for the kind words, stitchy, clarinetplayer & jaywhyy :)
     
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  18. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    TIMELESS AND CLASSIC STYLEZ, BIATCH!!
     
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  19. RockyTop

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    The sub-forum is called "Classic Menswear". But if trendy/fads is the going thing then more power to 'em. As a semi-noob I guess I was just confused by the "classic" part.
     
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    The fit in question is clearly playing on classic menswear, and obviously uses them as a jumping-off point. As for coherence, it has that. It does not contradict itself. It's at the extreme edge in terms of fit, but it remains within the sphere.
     
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