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Re: Menswear

Postby gcninja » 15 May 2012, 20:45

Alrighty. Also, my brother isn't determined for black suits. He'd go jeans and a white shirt if he could. I did consider a black/red diagonal stripe tie but decided otherwise.
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Dark blue shirt
white vest
grey jacket
white tie?
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Re: Menswear

Postby Lord Chrusher » 16 May 2012, 02:40

No.

Solid navy or solid charcoal suit
White shirt
Wedding tie (grey, black and silver)
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Re: Menswear

Postby Dutch guy » 16 May 2012, 02:49

If you really want colour under your suit, it's better to have a colourful tie than a coloured shirt. The tie is much more in focus anyway.

If you are already wearing a black or dark suit, a dark coloured shirt is going to make everything way too subdued. If you want it to pop, better to use a light coloured shirt. I've seen very few people able to pull off a non-matching vest. It can be done, but requires VERY careful planning of the rest of your ensemble. Get it wrong and you look like a doofus instead of a cool guy.
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Re: Menswear

Postby Metcarfre » 16 May 2012, 07:42

Lord Chrusher wrote:No.

Solid navy or solid charcoal suit
White shirt
Wedding tie (grey, black and silver)

And if you want some colour, use a pocket square.
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Re: Menswear

Postby The Jester » 16 May 2012, 07:53

What is the general consensus on doublets and cloaks?
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Re: Menswear

Postby Metcarfre » 16 May 2012, 08:00

Cosplay.
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Re: Menswear

Postby Lord Chrusher » 16 May 2012, 08:01

They are costumes rather than clothes.
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Re: Menswear

Postby Metcarfre » 16 May 2012, 09:21

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4. Dress according to your mood. It will change your day.
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Re: Menswear

Postby TomBrend » 16 May 2012, 11:50

Rule five is the opposite of the white pants with a denim shirt and the ultra-wide spread collar. I like their rules, but I don't like their fashion.
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Re: Menswear

Postby Metcarfre » 16 May 2012, 13:22

White pants and a blue (not necessarily denim) shirt is quite classic, if European; the wide spread collar comes and goes.
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Re: Menswear

Postby TomBrend » 16 May 2012, 13:56

White pants as part of a uniform has been common, but with no jacket it looks silly. If you look at it, it just doesn't LOOK classic.

It's mostly that it's denim that really irks me though- denim is a utilitarian fabric and its uses in fashion have largely reflected that, with such things as jeans and denim jackets worn initially by people working in physical and dirty occupations. Putting denim over white pants, the least utilitarian of all pants, makes me go "ugh".
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Re: Menswear

Postby Matt » 16 May 2012, 14:35

that looks more like oxford cloth than denim to me.

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Re: Menswear

Postby Metcarfre » 16 May 2012, 14:40

No, I think he's right, since the inside of his sleeves are a different shade - as in denim.

I guess you're not in favour of white jeans then Tom.
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Re: Menswear

Postby Avistew » 16 May 2012, 16:08

When I see denim shirt and white pants, I think of someone wanting to be contrary and wearing the opposite of the traditional jeans + white shirt.
I personally don't like white pants much, I think because you sit on your pants and so they get dirty so easily, but I wouldn't say it looks wrong either.
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Re: Menswear

Postby Matt » 16 May 2012, 16:18

I cannot be trusted to wear white pants, but I think that look is super classy.

I'm still trying to get my head around the no socks thing, though.

I've worn shorts the last 3 days, so I've been wearing my chucks without socks, and by the end of the day my feet feel gross. I had to talc my shoes this morning.

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Re: Menswear

Postby The Jester » 16 May 2012, 16:19

Lord Chrusher wrote:They are costumes rather than clothes.
metcarfre wrote:Cosplay.

:(

but I want to wear them...
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Re: Menswear

Postby Matt » 16 May 2012, 16:21

Well, they're right. It's 2012, not 1512.

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Re: Menswear

Postby Metcarfre » 16 May 2012, 16:36

Matt wrote:I cannot be trusted to wear white pants, but I think that look is super classy.

I'm still trying to get my head around the no socks thing, though.

I've worn shorts the last 3 days, so I've been wearing my chucks without socks, and by the end of the day my feet feel gross. I had to talc my shoes this morning.

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Re: Menswear

Postby Metcarfre » 16 May 2012, 16:40

The Jester wrote:
Lord Chrusher wrote:They are costumes rather than clothes.
metcarfre wrote:Cosplay.

:(

but I want to wear them...


I had to look up doublet on wikipedia. The first sentence?
A doublet is a man's snug-fitting buttoned jacket that is shaped and fitted to the man's body which was worn in Western Europe from the Middle Ages through to the mid-17th century.

I mean... how could think anything else?
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Re: Menswear

Postby Deedles » 16 May 2012, 16:47

The Jester wrote:
Lord Chrusher wrote:They are costumes rather than clothes.
metcarfre wrote:Cosplay.

:(

but I want to wear them...


I've noticed that in fashion a lot of designers can take inspiration from old styles and use it in their clothing. Why not try to achieve something similar?
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Re: Menswear

Postby Matt » 16 May 2012, 16:48

The Jester wrote:
Lord Chrusher wrote:They are costumes rather than clothes.
metcarfre wrote:Cosplay.

:(

but I want to wear them...



You can wear them if you like. you can rock that shit like a goddamned boss.

You will never be mistaken for a well-dressed modern man while doing so.

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Re: Menswear

Postby TomBrend » 16 May 2012, 16:59

metcarfre wrote:No, I think he's right, since the inside of his sleeves are a different shade - as in denim.

I guess you're not in favour of white jeans then Tom.


White jeans are different for me than white pants and a denim shirt. I also dislike denim shirts.
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Re: Menswear

Postby Avistew » 17 May 2012, 09:04

The Jester wrote::(

but I want to wear them...


Then do wear them. A lot of people have similar reactions to the idea of corsets, but I like corsets so I wear them, and I like it.
It's still good to be prepared to people's reactions. If you want to limit the questions about what party you're going to, make sure the rest of your outfit is modern (and goes with the "costume" part of it). For instance, because I wear my corsets with pants, people don't think I'm being Victorian.
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Re: Menswear

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Re: Menswear

Postby TheRocket » 17 May 2012, 16:11

I just found 2 pairs of awesome vintage aviators in my garage that I'm totally going to sell!
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