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Worst Current Menswear Looks? And define AmJack?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Carey

    Carey Senior member

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    Well, I can't afford AE retail, so I suppose I don't make an effort in my 3pc, 2B SB non-Barney's KFS, Talbott shirt and Lanvin tie. Damn.

    Regards,
    Huntsman


    Don't make this into a class warfare issue. That isn't my point. You lost me at KFS.

    So what is the shoe with the above ensemble?
     
  2. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    The partially tied tie look.
    and i hope the rolling up sport jacket sleeves ala Miami Vice doesn't come back in full force.

    But i saw the worst the other day -really skinny leg jeans but with the baggy but crack back end. I think the intention was a kind of wasted punk rock look, but the droopy ass fit was just horrid.
     
  3. Stazy

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    Those new fugly clog shoes. My gawd what a disaster!

    could not agree more!
     
  4. alaskatrad

    alaskatrad New Member

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    1.\tAmjack\t

    Short for an American Jackass!

    Term used to describe low intelligence and educaion, poor upbringing and manners, and poor taste in manners of dress. Very similar to white trash. Typically has a poor undergraduate look comprised of a baseball/farm cap, ratty t shirt, and cheap tennis shoes often associated with poor hygiene, foul/coarse language, uncultured/crude, and social inept. A poor example of human evolution. Social denegerate. Usually highly stupid and offending.

    "He looks like an Amjack"
    "He acts like an Amjack"
    "He talks like an Amjack"
    "He smells like an Amjack"

    Enjoys the lowest levels of human experience, ie. wrestling, espn 2, nascar, bleching, farting, Basic Instinct 2, log rolling, incest possible, fly fishing, watch Deliverance for success tip on life, driving pick ups, hog tieing, beer drinking, chewing tobacco professionallly, collecting beer cans,

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=AmJack

    I must diasgree however with the fly fishing and beer drinking reference;-)

    Cheers

    Scott
     
  5. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    1.\tAmjack\t

    Short for an American Jackass!

    Term used to describe low intelligence and educaion, poor upbringing and manners, and poor taste in manners of dress. Very similar to white trash. Typically has a poor undergraduate look comprised of a baseball/farm cap, ratty t shirt, and cheap tennis shoes often associated with poor hygiene, foul/coarse language, uncultured/crude, and social inept. A poor example of human evolution. Social denegerate. Usually highly stupid and offending.

    "He looks like an Amjack"
    "He acts like an Amjack"
    "He talks like an Amjack"
    "He smells like an Amjack"

    Enjoys the lowest levels of human experience, ie. wrestling, espn 2, nascar, bleching, farting, Basic Instinct 2, log rolling, incest possible, fly fishing, watch Deliverance for success tip on life, driving pick ups, hog tieing, beer drinking, chewing tobacco professionallly, collecting beer cans,

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=AmJack

    I must diasgree however with the fly fishing and beer drinking reference;-)

    Cheers

    Scott


    -Basic Instinct 2, chewing tobacco professionally, Watching Deliverance for success tips---[​IMG]
     
  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Entitled attitude

    This reminds me of Adams' Corollary, of which yours truly is the author. It is the corollary to "Those people who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who do."

    Adams' Corollary: "Those people who act entitled are annoying to those of us who are."

    Enjoys the lowest levels of human experience . . .

    This list should also include monster trucks and ghost riding.
     
  7. Carey

    Carey Senior member

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    as young guys eating at the expensive steakhouses, all the while wearing ball caps and smoking cigars. The gist was the Jackasses followed a trend and indulged in the highlife without really having the knowledge to appreciate good food, good wine, or a good cigar. Their mere presence mucks it up for the true cognoscenti.

    Roseanne Barr labeled herself as your worst nightmare - a redneck with money.

    Boorish behavior is the common thread that belies the AmJack.

    I won't pick on the bumpkin who thinks the Cracker Barrell is fine dining. The recent college grad who is now making over $100K a year and thinks fine dining is a $50 steak and a $300 bottle of whatever costs $300 deserves the derision of being labelled a Jackass.
     
  8. Goblin

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    I won't pick on the bumpkin who thinks the Cracker Barrell is fine dining. The recent college grad who is now making over $100K a year and thinks fine dining is a $50 steak and a $300 bottle of whatever costs $300 deserves the derision of being labelled a Jackass.
    On behalf of bumpkins everywhere, I thank you for your restraint and pray that your mercy does not go unnoticed in Classy People's Heaven.
     
  9. sonick

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    So which button are you stupposed to button on a 3-button suit jacket? Top or middle?

    Thanks
     
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    Carey Senior member

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    On behalf of bumpkins everywhere, I thank you for your restraint and pray that your mercy does not go unnoticed in Classy People's Heaven.

    EOM
     
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    So which button are you stupposed to button on a 3-button suit jacket? Top or middle?

    Thanks


    If the lapel is rolled so as the top button-hole is in the curve of the lapel, then it is not meant to be buttoned. That is the traditional three button suit.

    If the lapels of the jacket are pressed so the lapel ends before the top button-hole, then the top and middle are to be buttoned. I have never liked that look, and I think it looks contrived and too trendy.

    I never abandoned the two button suit. Three years ago I passed up a great deal on a Norman Hilton three-button, because the "sack" styling lacks a suppressed waist. It makes everyone look dumpy.

    The definitive answer on which button to fasten for any suit jacket is always and only the top button. If there are three buttons, then that is one too many.
     
  12. Augusto86

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    As to the 3B/2.5B thing - can you force the lapel to roll nicely into a mid-buttoning stance on a suit that's more meant for 2-out-of-3-buttoning?

    Also, as to the rubber-soled shoe thing - both price and weather come into it. I would not wear $300 or even $200 shoes to a club or a casual party, yet I wouldn't want to wear sneakers. And in wintry towns like Boston, leather soles are both a foolish investment and suicidal for outdoor-jaunts half the year.

    Thirdly, striped shirts are OK.
     
  13. Huntsman

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    Don't make this into a class warfare issue. That isn't my point. You lost me at KFS.

    So what is the shoe with the above ensemble?


    Oh, I wasn't -- far too pedestrian. Merely making a point that a single offense shouldn't be the arbiter of a person's sartorial fate, nor of their efforts.

    I think you're on point with this:

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
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    This reminds me of Adams' Corollary, of which yours truly is the author. It is the corollary to "Those people who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who do."

    Adams' Corollary: "Those people who act entitled are annoying to those of us who are."


    Funny, that [​IMG].

    First time I saw an example of this burgeoning species was as I was walking through the parking lot yesterday -- a male pulled in front of me in a blue Audi, making me stop short, silly me I wasn't expecting a car to pull into and park in a hatched no parking zone. He got out, arrayed in the above plumage plus a bemused smirk, and sauntered off. Saw another example nearly ten minutes later and thought I was seeing double, but as this one was leaner, apparently they reproduce by contagion.

    ~ Huntsman
     
  15. acidboy

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    back to the topic:

    seems like giant aviator sunglasses is becoming the eyewear of choice for the modern amjack. and tsubo shoes.
     
  16. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    No! They can't ruin aviators. Why don't they stick to the Oakley sport sunglasses?
     
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    No! They can't ruin aviators. Why don't they stick to the Oakley sport sunglasses?
    Haven't you seen the "I have no Style" thread?
     
  18. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I will always think of it is as the Top Gun look.
     
  19. Nantucket Red

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    No! They can't ruin aviators. Why don't they stick to the Oakley sport sunglasses?

    You're right, they can't -- meaning that aviators will survive the onslaught without the least damage to their timeless classicism. So will Oakleys, for that matter.
     
  20. mrchapel

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    Point one:
    I sweat like a beast when I work out, but my t-shirt (which isn't too tight, nor too voluminous) doesn't restrict my movement. I don't want to see your hairy armpit, or get an unfiltered whiff of your stench when you are doing your flies. There was a men's player sporting your look at the US Open this past week, and he looked like a vulgarian.

    Considering I work out at home 95% of the time, and the rest of the time is at my university's gym at quite early in the morning, I do not run into anyone. Therefore I wear what I want when I work out. You would get a stench regardless of the shirt I am wearing; a fellow gym goer like yourself should know this. Are you also pompous enough to complain when you see older gentleman with ear hair coming out?

    Agree to disagree.

    Glad we agree here.
    Again, I will reiterate that the majority of men do not know, nor do they care, the differences between a rubber and leather soled shoe. I know because I have had discussions with colleagues and friends -- it is sadly a point lost on them, but I do not discourage them wanting to dress better, and if the soles of their shoes are rubber, so be it. I can live with it; can you?
     

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