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WSJ Says Gordon Gekko Style Is Back

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The WSJ's been saying a lot of f-ed up sh!t recently.
 

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Originally Posted by RJmanbearpig
The WSJ's been saying a lot of f-ed up sh!t recently.
+1 So, according to WSJ, The 1980s=White collars and DBs. Period. Research over. Someone should explain colored or patterned shirts with white cuff and/or collars came from men being thrifty and having worn-out collars and cuffs replaced? (I learned this from A Suitable Wardrobe).
 

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Liked DB's then, still like them now.
 

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DB's are a tough sell... very tough. For the past few years the Italians have been trying to push them and advertised them quite heavily, all without much success. I honestly don't see them becoming wildly popular any time soon.
 

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even david letterman stopped wearing them!
 

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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher
DB's are a tough sell... very tough. For the past few years the Italians have been trying to push them and advertised them quite heavily, all without much success. I honestly don't see them becoming wildly popular any time soon.
Well I think that's right but they endure and they endure with the best dressers and many of the more influential men who want to set themselves apart from the pack. Whenever I think of double breasted wearers, I generally think of fat cats who write their own check like a Scott Boras. More importantly, the style remains acceptable in the public eye. One would think decades of their not appearing in rtw lines would hasten their disappearance but they endure. An example of something rare being preserved because popular or impressive examples choose to wear them.
 

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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher
DB's are a tough sell... very tough. For the past few years the Italians have been trying to push them and advertised them quite heavily, all without much success. I honestly don't see them becoming wildly popular any time soon.

I think SF might be able to influence that. If everyone on WAYW started wearing well-fitted, contemporary DB's, I think we might see an acceptance of them.

Some have theorized that the knit tie phenom was indirectly caused by SF endorsing them so heavily. I'd love to believe that our collective bias has that kind of influence.

In the next few weeks I'll post pics of my new DB from the hickey freeman "presidential" line as a test.
 

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Ray is a member here and at AAAC. He's also a pretty good dresser.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
Ray is a member here and at AAAC. He's also a pretty good dresser.

He called me for this story, but my quote got cut.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
He called me for this story, but my quote got cut.


Don't hold back. Here's your moment--what did you say?
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
Don't hold back. Here's your moment--what did you say?

Eh, I forgot.
 

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I personally love wearing double breasted suits, contrast collar shirts, braces, etc.. to the office, so I couldnt be happier that its back in style. Either way, its what each individual likes to wear that really matters, not "in-style or not"
 

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The clothes, of course, were all designed before the events of the past few weeks
Understatement of the year. The London freesheets are now saying that all-white shirts are flying off the racks as City Workers try to tone down their clothing. I'm still wearing my monogrammed contrast collar shirts but that's because I'm in a less market sensitive part of the financial sector.
 

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Originally Posted by heavyd
even david letterman stopped wearing them!

That would make them back in style then.
 

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