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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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    oh man that hurts
     
  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Marcello with french cuffs, humungous novelty links and tweed jacket
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    and in white Canadian Tux
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    unsure if these were for roles, so I hold him blameless until proven guilty. caveat: I am such a fan, that I even like his 70s big bow-tie and lapel period.
     
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  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm torn about the shirt. On the one hand, I'd like to see it die a long, agonizing death, as retribution for the atrocity its inflicted on my eyes and general good taste. On the other hand, a quick death means it would be gone faster.


    Don't mind the cufflinks so much. They aren't themed, so I can't say I'd consider them novelties. Also, I wear French cuffs with my tweed jackets all the time. So that's clearly okay.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what is wrong with the shirt? It's a nice summery stripe.

    keep in mind, which you can't tell from the pics, that those are a lot of closely spaced micro stripes, not big butcher stripes. the ground is white
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ fair enough. I'm just not really a cufflink/fc fan. but that was the most questionable image I could find which is saying something. :)
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Your added description isn't helping . . .

    The colors are just the worst ever. That peachy yellow doesn't belong anywhere on any clothing. Then, you pair it with--what is that??? Grey? Come on, man! We'll need to assemble a special squad of 10,000-post Senior Members to rescue the rest of your wardrobe from that shirt if you are going to let it live. And don't get all preachy about being humane, when deep down inside you know exactly what humanity needs you to do with that shirt. Man up.
     
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  7. Elegantly Wasted

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    Seriously? Look at it for a few instants, then look around the room. You will keep seeing vertical lines everywhere.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, that's a blue suit, a lighter than navy slate blue mohair, very nice for summer. The tie is solid navy. I still like the shirt. That pic is from last summer but I wore the exact same combination recently.
     
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    This pic makes me sad.
     
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    I hate to pile on, but I don't like Manton's shirt either. To even things out (I hope this doesn't devolve into a "pick out worst outfits by famous SFers, but somebody out there probably has :foo: as their hero), I can't believe this hasn't made it into the thread yet:

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  12. mafoofan

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    That was just too next level. Still is.
     
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  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    foo, that suit is markedly inferior to your gray flannel DB, which remains one of the finest DBs I have ever seen. Why you saw it necessary to fuck with success like that I will never understand.
     
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    The combo is not on the same intensity level. Jacket and shirt are both muted and grayed, while tie and square are both bold and true. Your pale complexion would not go well with the jacket and shirt - would make you anemic. The grayed navy is better for someone with rosy complexion and less contrast than you. The tie and square would look swell with you. - M
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it's not gray damnit, it's blue, a very summery blue mohair.

    The shirt is absolutely not gray in the least.

    And, I not that pale, I am a swarthy mediterranean
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    FTFY
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Foo squared?
     
  18. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hold on.

    I am mentally processing every single color in the color spectrum in place of the color you say isn't gray.

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    Yes, as I suspected. In every iteration, it's still an ugly shirt. The peachy yellow is aesthetically insurmountable.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not really yellow, orange, and a bit more orangey than peach.
     

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