Discussion in 'Men's Clothing' started by Chorn, Apr 9, 2013.
You stealing hats from Tibor? how many hats in that stack?
WOW that watch bracelet
Very pale skin, work on it
Elite hat stack
Smoking a TOSCANO?
I have been giving away my proper tweed jackets. To be honest they aren't that practical for a modern style life. Harris Tweed, of which I still have a few, is very coarse and a bit heavy. I have a nice enough old Donegal but its so hot to wear I haven't worn it for a year. They really are basically substitutes for overcoats or parkas and aren't as easy to wear as either. They really are a bit too coarse for office/indoor work and with modern heating in cars, trams, trains and offices and shops just too bloody hot. I really don't see much occasion to we them. If I'm in the car - its out of a heated house 3 metres to heated car, drive to heated underground car park, up in heated lift, to heated office or shop or whatever. Sad really as I do like them but to be honest its just an indulgence and nostalgia.I have to actually actively think - " I should wear that a bit more"
Maybe on a rural "ramble" but if I go up the country I'm a visitor to friends or relatives real farms. If I'm going to help I'll take proper appropriate modern technical clothes. If I was living on a farm I'd probably wear a Tweed jacket around, but even then theres better more practical farm jackets. My old uncles used to wear their old tweed jackets and suits - done up with safety pins (proto punks?) to milk cows. It is (was) very rural Irish. Maybe if I stood outside and watched a kid play football on cold winters days I might think of using Tweed more. But then I hate the "Sport Coat With Jeans" look.
I can't imagine wanting to wear a tweed suit - or for that matter where the hell I'd wear it if I did want to.
I like the faux tweeds or city tweeds in lighter, smoother cloth with some old tweed patterns, checks etc. I don't like gunclub much at all. Always wanted to try a black and white puppy tooth perhaps - used to have one back in the good old days. Its probably a truism to say that if you could get away with wearing it the first time around you can't do it the second time around. Its partly to do with the climate here but I get more use out of linen or linen blend jackets - as they ave a bit of casualness in surface embedded in the more formal structure. I'm going through a bit of a stage where I seem to want to wear a tie if I'm wearing a"tailored" jacket - so that I lean more toward the casual non tailored jackets like Harrington, M65 types, trucker jackets, barn coats, Field jackets and such if I'm going tieless. I'm steering away from the worsted suits a bit too - for the same reasons - I find I wear the linens, corduroy, cotton and flannel suits more these days. Generally with knit ties. I suppose I'm drifting to the casual look like everyone else. Or maybe I'm just more comfortable in my skin and like to only wear clothes that I think I look relaxed in - even if its a suit and tie. I don't care these days if I stand out or fit in or fly under the radar.
I'd be interested in Journeyman prince nez The Shooman say from a local perspective and Thruth formby and others from O/S (as we say) have to say. FriendCustomer aren't you into older fabrics tweeds etc? How does it work for you?
Very pale skin is the colour of the true elite. You can't understand that you stalinian nostalgic.
ill lit one after lunch
any pro tanning tips?
yes all former tibor hats. please please dont tell him. i dont want to end up being sent back to puberty with my balls cut off and stuffed in my face, later to be found on the bottom of lago d'iseo by the local commander of the comando stazione carabinieri marone
the only solution to this problem is tweed inspired cashmeres for luxe top fake england look as worn by elegant lombardian gentlemen
still i really like tweed
Conference Yesterday - Saturday - at University. Not much Tweed
conference on orthopedic footwear??
Yes, that why he is basically naked outside
Always adjust your bed towards the sun
Use tanning oil
Fear the shadows
thanks. a son of a beachboy once told me about using baby oil and those silver reflector screens. whats your pro opinion?
Then olive oil
In case you find some reflectors... of course, the best
I like the jeans and tweed look, but none of that distressed denim, its got to be dark, and pretty uniform in colour. Worn with a pair of chunky brogue shoes/boots, a lambswool sweater and perhaps a check shirt, I think its a good look.
Personally, I wear tweeds and cord in autumn/winter for casual, worsteds for work, with tweed maybe on the occasional Friday. Linen/linen mixes and lightweight worsteds for spring/summer. One thing I have started to wear more as I have got older, are slip-on shoes (loafers). I was always very formal when it came to shoes/boots. I've relaxed that approach quite a bit.
I typically always wear one item of tailored clothing, either a jacket or pants I rarely go fully casual unless I'm working with tools (not the human variety).
On hot days (I'm waiting for it ;)) I'll often be seen knocking about in linen trousers and a Lacoste polo in a bright colour. I like that look...
That is way to reasonable and practical. True igents DRESS TO IMPRESS.
Heh they do look very odd there
This is pretty much one of my fitting in/flying under the radar looks. Jeans, boots, thick shirt and leather jacket that is just slightly less Dad's Jacket than most. I simply can't seem to do scruffy well. I'm too neat and clean by nature.
I think that your hair contradicts that statement!
Tonight. Same old. Same old.
What is the appeal of a Lacoste polo nowadays?
I used to wear them when I was 16 but then I decided not to wear garments with visible logos anymore. It's true that some of the polos I had came from my uncle so they were already 20 years old when they were passed to me (good quality back then, in the '80)
I see knitted polos much more comfortable and generally with better fit than pique ones (and also dressier).
Nothing wrong with pique polos but if you are into menswear aren't knitted polos a better option?
Lacoste suffered greatly when they decided to become a global youth brand. I have a Lacoste book from the mid-2000's in which they laid out this plan. Outside of their polos they have become a cheap and cheery brand. They also shifted production off-shore.
I think the quality is still there with the piqued polos and the dynamic colour range too. I think a bright Lacoste polo, or black or navy coloured is still a good casual option with khaki chinos, or linen trouser ala Formby.
Agree that knitted polos in the right fit, look much dressier. Some of the Sunspel ones fall into this category.
I like the fit, the quality, but most of all the colour range. I'm not bothered about the 'scally' associations.
The logo, isn't that big-a-deal on Lacoste polos.
There is nothing more versatile than a Lacoste polo. I wear one at least once or twice a week.
The no logo rule seems rather naff.
As long you don't mind looking like a chav.
White nationalist is the preferred nomenclature.
I didn't know you liked red baseball caps
Well, that depends on your personal style. Versatility means grey cotton T-shirt and light blue shirt to me.
I don't find myself in many situations where a polo is a better alternative to a T-shirt if a shirt is not mandatory.
It depends on the heat young man....sometimes a cotton grey coloured t-shirt and a light blue shirt is going to be too hot. Of course whether the shirt is 200 or above is going to help, but not necessarily that much with a grey undergarment.
In any kind of social situation I will always take a piqued polo over a t-shirt, unless I am in a concert where wearing a Blue Note records t-shirt might give me an edge.
What I like about grey cotton T-shirts is how wonderful they are at showing sweat stains...
Its a good look, if you want to look like Rocky.
A collar almost always beats no collar.
indeed. id have to see examples where it beats the collar
Its hard to think of a look I dislike more than a jacket worn with a t shirt.
It tends to end up leaving oily sweat stains on the collar of the jacket.
Started back with tie wearing today, just as a blast of summer is back on the cards.
Agreed. Looks awful. The only exception I can think of is those hooped Breton shirts Weller wore under a navy blazer in the early Style Council days but collar trumps crew neck under a jacket 99.9% of the time. I tend to think of round neck t shirts as underwear, beach wear, sports wear or sleep wear.
Some can pull it off with a certain coat and t-shirt, but most fall far short. Yes, a navy coat and white t-shirt on a tall slim bloke MAY work if the clothes are cut and fitted really well.
The above? Nah.
Looks fine to me
My point being - yeah your suggestion can look OK but swap the t shirt for a polo, a BD, a linen shirt or a popover and the look will almost always be improved.
Crockett looks good in that pic which was of its time and that was his 'look'. Just like in that San Francisco show he did he had a 'look' with the grandad shirt with odd waistcoat and blazer.
Wow that 90's fashion was brutal
Yeah, 80s and 70s is where it's at