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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. NaturalShoulder

    NaturalShoulder Senior member

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    Very impressive that you can still fit into high school pants.
     
  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Some of us are slow learners and make no progress at all.

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    Ensemble includes:

    Brooks Brothers bowtie (BB-made from English silk, acquired new in college c.1981)
    Brooks Brothers chinos (acquired new in high school, c.1979)
    Coach belt (acquired new in college c.1982, a real luxury back then)


    - B


    my goodness Vox, for a 30 year old pair of pants they look brand new!
     
  3. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Damn how can cotton chinos worn since 1979 still exist?

    And I never even heard of Coach before 1990.
     
  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Very impressive that you can still fit into high school pants.

    They've been let out a couple times...

    - B
     
  5. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Kas, you grew up for sure. Nice!
     
  6. chuckseabreeze

    chuckseabreeze Senior member

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    This thread makes me smile.
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    my goodness Vox, for a 30 year old pair of pants they look brand new!

    I had a whole bunch of them...this is the last pair that are left, and it is almost ready to depart the Earth, sadly. I wear them seldom for that reason. Blown threads everywhere.

    Damn how can cotton chinos worn since 1979 still exist?

    And I never even heard of Coach before 1990.


    This was back when Coach was transitioning from a small, NYC maker of fine leather goods into national distribution. Check out what is stamped on the back of the belt:

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    I remember an earlier stamp that said "Manhattan" rather than just "New York City." Anyway, sic transit gloria.


    - B
     
  8. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    Some of us are slow learners and make no progress at all.

    [​IMG]

    Ensemble includes:

    Brooks Brothers bowtie (BB-made from English silk, acquired new in college c.1981)
    Brooks Brothers chinos (acquired new in high school, c.1979)
    Coach belt (acquired new in college c.1982, a real luxury back then)


    - B


    You've actually devolved. I suspect you probably had some respectable, American-made boat shoes back then that actually looked good with the outfit, as opposed to those John Lobb abortions.
     
  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    You've actually devolved. I suspect you probably had some respectable, American-made boat shoes back then that actually looked good with the outfit, as opposed to those John Lobb abortions.

    Yep, would have been Sperrys or LLB blucher mocs.

    The Lobbs are kinda like a combo of the two.

    I still have my last pair of made in Maine Weejuns, though:

    [​IMG]


    - B
     
  10. chuckseabreeze

    chuckseabreeze Senior member

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    John Lobb abortions.

    Strong words.
     
  11. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    Visit the Lobb factory store, and you'll understand the phrase "John Lobb abortions" much better. Whoever is the sartorial equivalent of Eric Rudolph is probably plotting right now.
     
  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Strong words.

    Maybe I would get more respect from Z. if I got the Lobbs salt stained while acting as ballast on my buddy's Melges 24.


    - B
     
  13. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Would it be too much to stay on topic? Let's not make this about John Lobb monster shoes.
     
  14. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    Maybe I would get more respect from Z. if I got the Lobbs salt stained while acting as ballast on my buddy's Melges 24.

    I suppose it could help. My college years in Boston sadly never once took me aboard a sailboat. Thus, I have no idea if the idea of Lobb boat shoes is respected or not.

    Would it be too much to stay on topic? Let's not make this about John Lobb monster shoes.

    You should be happy that your thread made it as far as it did without being derailed. Such is SF.
     
  15. CasinoRoyale

    CasinoRoyale Senior member

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    Hopefully I'll be able to come back to this thread in a few months to post some type of transformation, but mine is nowhere near complete(just starting actually) so I wouldn't dare post anything right now.
     
  16. aragon765

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    Would it be too much to stay on topic? Let's not make this about John Lobb monster shoes.

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    etc...
     
  17. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Hopefully I'll be able to come back to this thread in a few months to post some type of transformation, but mine is nowhere near complete(just starting actually) so I wouldn't dare post anything right now.


    Have fun with it and post your pics in WAYWN!
     
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    Well I haven't been on style forum for long enough to claim an evolution since I started reading here, I had been gently evolving myself for about the last three years, the main thing moving away from ghastly shirts for going out in, fortunately for more formal stuff a uniform for school and a fairly old school dad didn't allow me to stray too far. In fact my evolution has been more of a case of moving away from what my parents made me wear as a kid (ie actually nice clothes), through an indie phase and a just uch phase and back again.
    I couldn't get a great selection of photos but the general drift is there, somewhere between school and Uni there should be some of me in black jeans, indie t shirts and an ex army jacket.
    From SF I hope to get better at judging fit on jackets and at wearing more interesting colours/patterns and matching them.
    Anyway:
    Some point during school:
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    Early first year at Uni:
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    Late first year at uni:
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    Some time during a break in my second year:
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    Now, my 4th year:
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    The sharpeyed might spot the shoulders on my jacket are not ideal, and something is funky with the left one, when I have the money and time it will be seeing a tailor.
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    This photograph almost made me cry...there is something about it that makes you look like a young grimslade.

    - B
     

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