Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Aug 1, 2012.
Could not agree more, awesome thread, thank you!
@Holdfast & Nii: I appreciate your input here as well as the additions of your own pics. I think you guys missed the fact that ordiginally I dusted off those old pics to help kick-start discussion elsewhere (I knew what would be said) which then gave me the idea for this thread. But again, I intended this thread to be a safe haven for those who perhaps shied away from posting due to some of the harsh critique elsewhere, etc. We can do that in many other threads.
@PTWilliams. C'mon, I'm sure you can find something to post in here
Good work Moo, in particular #4.
This is seriously great; probably my favourite look in the thread so far. Bright, cheerful, cheeky, but not ridiculous. Very well done.
Definitely agreed. I find it hard too, but actually really like the idea of them. Manton did a nice light tie look (some kind of medium-sized spot on cream or yellow, I think) in one of the recent threads. I think light ties have to either be the only light item in a sober (but tonally appropriate) look, or (if cream) match a suit or jacket very closely for a very specific type of summery look.
Concur on all points, and thank you. For most people in the modern world, we can theoretically dress in a range of different ways depending on the day, because dress codes have evaporated. Choosing your aim for the day is therefore really crucial; "what effect do I want to create today"?
It can be argued that this is a more traditionally female approach to dressing. I'd actually agree. But I do find it more relevant to my life than adopting the tradtional male approach to dressing (everything relatively interchangeable for a series of moderately conservative, and always acceptable looks). So I don't think there's a problem dressing this way.
You've really plundered the archives for these! I know you'd never dress like this now, so I feel free to unleash a bit.
#1 is OK, but I find the tie and suit too close
#2, #5, #8 are neither peacock nor conservative, but really horrid amalgams of the two.
The square kills #4, #6, #7 completely. I personally dislike those zippered sweaters under jackets too.
#3 is a milder version of #2/5/8's problems, but a more casual shirt might help matters a bit.
Today's look fits the peacock category due to the tie and square I think, despite not being particularly bright otherwise:
Moo - the ties in 2 and 8 could raise folks from the dead. Lol
Spoo - great post. Your development is there for all to see.
Holdfast - I am having a bonfire party tonight. Please send me that tie
It is just utterly and deliciously nasty, isn't it!
Holdfast, you sir, are a Peacock !
YES! im not sure ill be wearing pants to that event btw.
those shoes are pretty sick.
very sechsy looking, ed.
ill have to pass on that. no buttplug, as my current one is "wireless" ....and the chain will be worn every couple weeks still.
Spoo you don't have more of the old pictures ?
Moo, these are fucking rad.
Really educational comments Spoo, thanks. As a noob to a nice wardrobe, but certainly not to life, the personal progession details are helpful.
Oh man, I remember when you posted this the first time around. I've wanted that coat ever since..
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