- Apr 10, 2011
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Same! This is obviously a spirited discussion, but I hope I'm not coming off as angry or intending to insult people.Before I reply, I think it's important to point out that I'm just giving my point of view for discussion, not because I'm disagreeing in an angry manner or out of an intent to insult - this sort of thing often gets lost over internet conversations.
I actually think a white shirt, sleeves rolled up, slim jeans, and something like Celine Jacnos or engineer boots would look good. I think we may be discussing different jeans, however - I don't mean Levis, but something more like Hedi Slimane.
If we're talking about classic style, then black shoes are already necessary because suits will be worn more often. If we're talking about modern men's "patterns" in dressing (if they can be called that), then it depends on the circles you run in/what you want to express through your style. I don't actually care if two dozen actors and upstarts wore certain combinations in the past, because they didn't invent them, and things change. The boring suit is dead, and they should now be free to to be worn how they were originally intended: with some flair!
Besides, I'm cuter than those fellows. Hard to beat individuality and presence, eh?
I don't have any opinion about people who want to add "flair" to a classic men's outfit. I'm not a stickler about the rules and sometimes see people wear classic men's tailoring in a way that's unexpected and interesting. But I do think that the people who do it successfully often do so in a way that speaks a kind of visual language, such as Barims and LabelKing (two members here in the past who dressed with a lot of "flair"). It's a cliche, but I also think it helps to know the rules before you break them, so the unexpected item is more interesting than discordant.