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What Is the Worst Thing You Ever Saw a Sartorial Hero Do?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For me, there are two.

    1) Fred Astaire pinning a button down collar

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    2) Cary Grant wearing a BD shirt with french cuffs.

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    Please don't spam this thread with pious claims that "I have no sartorial hero."
     
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  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Ed Morel wearing black gunboats with khakis. [​IMG]

    In all seriousness, I'd rate Prince Michael of Kent as my sartorial hero. But even I can't forgive his notch lapel tuxedo. I'll try and find a pic.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When he said that, I had this vision of seeing him on the street and my first thought was "That poor man has no idea how to dress," then I would recognize him and think "Oh dear God, he does know, what the hell is he doing?"
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't argue :-/...his books still make him one of my heroes though.
     
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    Spoo's pants:

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    And I believe he wore a madras jacket once... :eek:

    Still much love though, Spoo.
     
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    You're crazy. Those pants are awesome.
     
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    name a color.... and it's in there, haha.
     
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    +1
     
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    Just be happy you are his hero.

    I wish I had a hero to say the worst thing I have seen him do.

    Maybe voxs big furry hogwarts coat.
     
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    For me, there are two.
    1) Fred Astaire pinning a button down collar
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    I had a professor who did that. He committed suicide some years later.
    I wonder if there was a connection.
     
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    I just want to shake my head when I see pics of him now......he was my style god. Fortunately Luciano Barbera hasn't gone "Flusser" on us. :)
     
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    His DB shawl one is great.

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    I am coming around to notch lapel dinner suits, its a slightly more informal variant from when men used to have several dinner suits. A few other royals tend to wear them as well. I think they were quite in around the the late 50s early 60s.
     
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    I don't understand what's so controversial about this. Seems pretty sedate to me.
     
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    hmm, thinking of putting together a khaki's/black gunboats/OCBD with french cuffs rig together.........................
     
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    ^^2" cuffs on the khaki's, right?
     
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    Style is what you can get away with.

    I understand the rules Astaire and Grant are breaking in the OP's pix but I don't mind.

    Flusser is my hero who disappoints most frequently. This usually happens when he tries to introduce a contemporary casual element.

    Besides the track suit bottom pic, check his deployment of denim in this video at about 2:50.

    There is a way to wear blue denim with a striped flannel coat, and Polo or Cucinelli has already rigged it many times, and I've worn it myself (with an old Flusser coat even) but here it's just not happening.
     
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