Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
The problem I have with this position is that it doesn't address the woefully inadequate way in which most MCers dress casually, be it business casual or simply a dressed down look. The attempt to transfer the suposedly universal principles of traditional western dressing to casual settings is, in my opinion, problematic and if the MC forum revival is to be succesful, will have to be adressed at some point. Now I don't have a solution, mind you, as proclaiming a sportcoat, rough textured tie, bd dress shirt, slacks and brown wingtips is casual is simply applying the standards of another time and this entirely outside the spirit of traditional western dressing, where appropriateness is central, while on the other hand dressing SW&D style is simply not what most MCers want to attempt and is perceived as being outside of tradition.
There's nothing casual in this thread though. I understand your critique, and to some degree I agree (my original post was about what I understood to be the point of this thread, not what my "philosophy of style" or whatever, to the degree that such a thing exists, represents). But for practical matters within this thread, I think it's irrelevant.
I thought this thread was about good taste...
Your DH finger is itching, isn't it?
I've been waiting for a suit in this cloth to turn up in my size.
that makes me feel better. i did pick up a sweet, large-ish scale, houndstooth tie though. black and white, not shiny.
but what will it scratch? that is the question.
It's outside of my imagination...
A few people on the LL are trying to generate interest in a rerun of the Agnelli LLTW14 (the Gaz tweed suit posted a few weeks ago). If interested please let Alden know at the LL.
you're referring to pic#3 in this post?
Would those light blue bengal striped shirts with a contrasting white collar make the cut when worn during a wedding for morning dress (or in my case a variation of)? Funny because I was going to post a picture of my wedding ensemble, with that exact shirt, in this thread to check if it fits as good taste by some of those that I trust in this thread....
Oh dear. I return to this thread after 24 hours and discover I may have played a small part in an insurgency in favour of contrast collars. Despite hardly ever wearing them. Though thinking that the key elements of mmkn's last picture do not look bad at all (RLPL?).
The issue here is not "what is bad taste?". The issue is how narrow or wide the parameters are of good taste.
Spot on. Also it seems that if those MC'ers do venture beyond sportcoat and wingtips, they go straight to workwear/Americana, as though they are compelled to maintain some level of anachronism in their dress at all times.
I'm in the midst of getting a 3-piece of that made up by Steed. It's going to be awesome.
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