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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Fantastic boots! Deets please?
     
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  2. sansimeon

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    Thanks a lot! They're from Loake, model named Hyde. I think I'v seen @EFV posting pics of a pair too.
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    That fit is tops, sansimeon.
     
  4. ShawnBC

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    Nice boots and cuffs!
     
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    A vintage Chippewa Falls Woolen Mill mackinaw coat. This coat, made in Wisconsin, is more than 60 years old and has nary a tear or sign of wear. Long before Filson, there were woolen mills all across the Midwest. I suspect that the original owner of this coat wore it only while doing weekend errands--as will I. The hunting pocket, in the back of the coat, provides an extra layer of warmth.
     
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  6. jcmeyer

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    X-post from the Friday challenge. Thoughts on overall coherence or individual elements to change?

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  7. Nakedsnake

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    Overall its nice, and I like it. The colors are done well. That said, the cuff is way too big IMO, and i'm also not a fan of the popped collar with the blazer. Those two make it all seem too "trendy."
     
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  8. Cotton Dockers

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    The pieces are very nice and the color scheme is spot on, but despite the fact that the individual items up top (OCBD, knit tie) are rather casual, the top half is still too formal for jeans. I'm not someone who is 100% against jeans + tie, I just think the formality coherence needs to be near perfect to pull it off.

    There was actually a jeans and tie "train wreck" challenge a few months back. PTO did a nice write up on one of the better entries. Link.
     
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  9. jcmeyer

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    Great link, CD. In it PTO mentions using chinos instead of jeans when trying to "casual down," but in either case the point is well taken about not thinking about how one should take the formality down but rather how that look exists in its own space - one that calls for very careful choosing of unstructured elements, which I didn't do all that well.

    Nakedsnake, your comment about trendy is fair, though living in San Francisco it's hard not to take a cue from some of the "Nautical Barber Lumberjack" wave, which I mostly discount but do enjoy a few key aesthetics. I think because of how casual jeans made the look, I felt I had to do something with the jacket to move away from traditional - an informal square and popped collar were the easiest choices, when in the end it might have just been better to keep the top and bottom halves in separate fits.

    Cuffs aren't sewn in so i'll move 'em down a bit more - being 5'5" doesn't help my case. :)

    Thanks for the compliments on the colors and the constructive feedback on the rest!
     
  10. sugarbutch

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    I think the sweater is what puts it over the line into a solidly non-tie look. Ditch it and you'd be fine.
     
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  11. jcmeyer

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    Ditch the sweater or the tie? Or pick one?
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Id ditch the tie there. Sweater adds a lot more than the tie does.
     
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    agreed...ocbd would look sweet there.
     
  15. jcmeyer

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    Pushed the pant cuffs down a bit more yesterday - seem like a better place for them now? Holiday sweater time besides that. Will probably try a more color-contrasting shirt next time... I'm Ron Burgundy?

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  16. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like everything except for the rogue shirttails.
     
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    also those weeds coming up out of the floorboards should be removed before they cause damage.
     
  18. jcmeyer

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    You no like the fashion equivalent of bedhead? I can accept. :nodding:


    Unless weeds are a metaphor for shirttails, and floorboards for sweater, I can do very little. Exactly zero places in any of my outdoor photos belong to me. I'd have much nicer clothes if they did!
     
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    Am I wrong in thinking that the fit could still work with jeans if the jeans were a bit more tapered/slim? I don't think it would be in the realm of CM, but would be considered trendy.
     
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    Which one, the field coat or the blazer? I think the proportions in the field coat one are really nice together, so I think slimmer jeans would require everything else changing a little bit -- my instinct is to say that the top half would need to get trimmer too, but I my vague sense of what's hip suggests that the top half would be better off getting looser in that case, and I think the shoes would need different proportions, too.
     

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