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WAYWRN - Peacock Edition

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    I like to wear bright colors and patterns that most other men wouldn't dare wear. I do this because it is an expression of my style and I don't need anyone telling me that what I have donned today is "too over the top" or whatever. So I started this thread for those of you who fancy short jackets, fitted pants with no break, 3" cuffs, spread collars, bright colors and odd jackets that would make some of these clothing experts lose it. This thread is for you. For you who aren't boxed in by corporate correct dress. Post your style. Cross-post it. Here you won't be judged. After all, this is StyleForum, isn't it?

    :)
     
  2. NORE

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    First up, why I always wear my pocket squares points up:

    I like a square with a contrasting rolled edge. I like it more when that edge compliments something else I'm wearing. Take this ensemble for instance:

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    The shirt has a fuchsia check in it as well as a lime green. The square incidentally has the same colors but with a lighter pink edge. They were purchased separately and one without thinking of the other but when I got home I realize, wow, that works well! Some will say too matchy-matchy. I say forget you. It works. I feel great. Without wearing the square points up I would not have been able to achieve the look I was going for.
     
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  3. NORE

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    Casual brightness:

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  4. niidawg3

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    Bris - calm down bro. You are seeking validation from people on the internet when it is absolutely not necessary. If you know the rules, can logically explain why you go toward or against them without catching feelings and are confident in what YOU wear, then you shouldnt be worried about the validation of the interwebz.

    You're taking the game too serious bro ... lol.
     
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  5. NORE

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    Hey man, how's it going?

    I'm not catching feelings but am trying to establish a platform for those who feel the way we do without starting a blog. Think about it, we have a CDB thread and the very people who are wet blankets to the more adventurous have been given the power to delete others' posts here. Don't you think that to be odd?

    There should be a platform for those of us who have a unique style and don't conform to the groupthink that is so pervasive on this site. I think if the moderators really were about what I believe this site was originally intended for, they would balance out the people they bestowed honors to, not just reward the boring elitists.
     
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    The guy started a thread for people who want to peacock, and showcase their looks.
     
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    I shall repel you with THIS:

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    WHITE SHIRT!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    this is why i think you should breathe out a little. its not that serious. starting a thread almost makes it seem like you are fixated with competing with the so-called boring elitists.

    honestly i think the ratio of poor to great fits by the "boring elitists" as you call it, is on par with the regular WAYWRN/WAYWRN Casual threads. There are quite a few terrible fits in the good taste thread as we speak. its really not that serious to get all wound up by the elitism on the forum, when you step back and look at the big picture ... thats all i'm saying.

    i just think you are getting caught up in not being validated by their opinions - but if this thread is genuinely just a peacock WAYWRN thread, then i stand corrected.
     
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    When I owned tan and stone suits I would frequent;y wear a white shirt with them. It just felt right. I should add that the texture of my shirts were a gauze-like material, a summery texture.
     
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    Bris, re pic #2, you are a big guy and that is really skimpy lapel. If you are going for an early '60s look, then fine, but I do think you would look better in a wider lapel.
     
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    Thanks man. I hope it didn't come off as me wanting validation, if so I would not be posting pics I took 2-3 years ago. I would still be at it. Just a platform for the more adventurous. And I will be posting more current pics to help bring out teh peacocks.
     
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    NP - apologize if i misunderstood you.

    :)
     
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    Different suit, tie and shirt, same square:

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    ^^

    NORE, given the shirt and tie, I think this is an outfit that, even for a "peacock", would benefit from no square or at least a solid one. The shirt and tie provide enough "in your face" that the square with the pink edges and high point sticking out of the pocket just take it overboard.
     
  16. NORE

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    How about this for a no-square look?

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    Not the best pic but the jacket is a cream base with navy & yellow check.
    Coat is from some old school British maker that stats with a 'C' I think, keep thinking Carroll & Co. but I don't think that's it.
    Tie is PRL
    Shirt is TM Lewin

    All of which were given away 3 years ago.
     
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    that suit is too much for me and I am not a fan of mutli color stripe shirts, so its hard for me to say anything positive about it. I guess the pattern scale works, but I still find it way too busy. Tie seems nice
     
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    FYI, Carroll & Co. is a famous Beverly Hills retailer, clothier to the stars for like 60 years, that gets a lot of private label stuff made in England and Italy. The jacket does have a certain Old Hollywood aspect to it. I think it would look best with a white shirt and solid black tie, Doc, if you are reading this, see, I am not as inflexible as you think.
     
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    Me too, me too.... the square with the contrast rolled edge.






    I really don't like the pointed ends look, perhaps because it reminds me of the cheap ensembles I see all too often (the matching tie-square, pre-packaged, pre-made editions).

    One way I get around that is to do a modified TV fold, with the contrasting edge above the breat pocket and slightly askew.
     
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    Chester Barrie, then?
     

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