WAYWRN - Peacock Edition

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

  1. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior member

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    Could not agree more, awesome thread, thank you!
     


  2. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    @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.

    Thanks again.

    @PTWilliams. C'mon, I'm sure you can find something to post in here :)
     
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  3. imatlas

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    Good work Moo, in particular #4.
     


  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    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:

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    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 :D
     


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    Holdfast Senior member

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    It is just utterly and deliciously nasty, isn't it! :)
     


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    Holdfast, you sir, are a Peacock !
     


  8. Apollotrader

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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    noice


    YES! im not sure ill be wearing pants to that event btw.


    those shoes are pretty sick.


    very sechsy looking, ed. :)




    :nodding:
     


  10. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    ill have to pass on that. no buttplug, as my current one is "wireless" ....and the chain will be worn every couple weeks still.


    well said.
     


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    Spoo you don't have more of the old pictures [​IMG]?
     
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  12. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    Moo, these are fucking rad.
     


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    Really educational comments Spoo, thanks. As a noob to a nice wardrobe, but certainly not to life, the personal progession details are helpful.
     


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    Oh man, I remember when you posted this the first time around. I've wanted that coat ever since..
     


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