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What do you guys thing of wearing the watch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dusty, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    There were a few pictures of Luciano Barbera doing it in one of Flusser's books (I guess it's an Italian thing?), and it didn't look too bad. It's definitely got the functional edge. I think I also saw style icon J. Timberlake doing it a while back, so it's got that going for it too.
     


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    DandySF Senior member

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    Gianni Agnelli owned this style. It's a showy, ballsy sort of gesture. I can't imagine who could pull it off without looking like a copycat or a pretender. Some speculate that Agnelli had an allergy to metals and was forced to wear the watch on the shirt cuff.
     


  3. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Maybe it was Agnelli and not Barbera in the book.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    No, there are pictures of Barbera doing it in the book.  Agnelli pioneered the practice, but it caught on among Italian dandies.  I wouldn't exactly call it widespread now, but you do see it in Italy quite a bit.  I have even seen Italian bespoke shirts with little straps on the outside of the cuff to hold the watchband in place.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You better have a really nice watch. My Timex ain't gonna cut it.
     


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    I do it everyday, my watch bands, other than grosgrain and leather, leave me with a nasty rash on my wrist.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My father, curiously, can't wear a wrist watch. Something about his body causes the face to fog up. Anyone had this experience? I wonder if wearing the watch over his shirt sleeve would help. (Not that he would. He's now a die-hard pocket watch carrier.)
     


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    arkirshner Well-Known Member

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    I do it every once in a while, mainly with thin sweaters that have very long sleeves.
     


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    Walter Senior member

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    I know Interno8 does that kind of cuff.
     


  11. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I presume that was meant as a joke, right, considering Timberlake is neither iconic nor stylish?

    My opinion, for what it's worth, is that unless you have an allergy, please don't do it. Not everything from Italy is a good idea.
     


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