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I think Baudelaire held a similar view in regards to Dandyism, seeing it as a act of rebellion against what he believed to be the conformity (mediocrity?) inherent in democracy.

...but he was French.
The tie** - moreso than the suit - is the subversive element these days. Plenty of shitty suits around sans tie. Many corporates actually have a dress code that says "suit but no tie"

**Or as those cute Americans call them "neckties"
 

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i find there is some overlap with punk sensibilities and those who wear classic menswear these days. their entry into it is more that now classic menswear is anti-establishment vs. business casual.
The likes of Dr David Starkey are now part of the counter culture. I like it.

There’s a great quote by someone whose name I forget that goes something like “when the masses are all wearing polo shirts and khakis, wearing a suit - once the garb of dull corporate drones - is an act of subversive rebellion”
Indeed. Except, I only go sport jacket or blazer.
 

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I think Baudelaire held a similar view in regards to Dandyism, seeing it as a act of rebellion against what he believed to be the conformity (mediocrity?) inherent in democracy.

...but he was French.
Baudelaire was actually all over the map, probably because of the syphilis. That said, Les Fleurs du Mal is a monument to the true expression of humanity.
 

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He has written for several magazines/newspapers albeit, sporadically. He has published a few books too and, there are a few videos on YouTube.
Like this one on the Yuppies in Cheshire, complete with gratuitous shot of the rear end of the Ford Escort xR3i:

 
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i find there is some overlap with punk sensibilities and those who wear classic menswear these days. their entry into it is more that now classic menswear is anti-establishment vs. business casual.
At the risk of quoting you again, and I have, I was with some not investment bankers, but fixers for them today. If there is such a thing and there is. Dress like the bad end of business casual, but have all the real good stuff: semi-mansions in the good parts of London, performance cars galore, vineyards and the likes, really nasty buggers with zero respect for anyone they consider beneath them. Which is pretty much everyone, these guys wouldn't say hello to the cleaners on the way out of the office. The intriguing thing to me is, how they get away with it, time and time again: pump-it-up beyond all reasonable prospects, sell-on, say you're staying clear from that sector as its over saturated and move on to some other unsuspecting business sector rinse and repeat.

I am glad they look like shite, for it is what they are!
 
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Maybe they should go o to politics as that seems to be another field wherein you have your snout in the rough and fuck everyone else.
As for the punk-menswear crossover, the greatest exponent of that was the late lamented Glen O’Brien who was palling around with Basquiat, Blondie, the Ramones, Talking Heads and Andy Warhol in the seventies and finished his all too short life as the arbiter of style, good taste and classic menswear with a twist. I miss that guy and GQ is absolutely worthless since they sacked him off.
 

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Maybe they should go o to politics as that seems to be another field wherein you have your snout in the rough and fuck everyone else.
As for the punk-menswear crossover, the greatest exponent of that was the late lamented Glen O’Brien who was palling around with Basquiat, Blondie, the Ramones, Talking Heads and Andy Warhol in the seventies and finished his all too short life as the arbiter of style, good taste and classic menswear with a twist. I miss that guy and GQ is absolutely worthless since they sacked him off.
Malcolm McLaren too...
 

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Oh, he was as phony as fuck...
No, he was straight about his plans and gimmicks. His weakness was wanting majority shares in those he created.

As a Svengali he just couldn't just dig the backroom status of the money and kudos who those that mattered. He wanted the screaming kids as well, for him self. All rather immature.
 

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NOBOBY CARES WHAT YOU ARE WEARING AT HOME TODAY CROMPERS!!
‘On shoes though, I find it hard to wear outdoor shoes if you are not planning to go outside. Thinking of getting velvet monogram slippers…’. Nick

‘Simon thank you so much for the blog. It is a great comfort during these difficult times.’ A. Madeupname

‘Clothes are even more important when others cannot see them.’ Sue De Nim
 

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‘On shoes though, I find it hard to wear outdoor shoes if you are not planning to go outside. Thinking of getting velvet monogram slippers…’. Nick

‘Simon thank you so much for the blog. It is a great comfort during these difficult times.’ A. Madeupname

‘Clothes are even more important when others cannot see them.’ Sue De Nim
He had a recent post wherein he was discussing the merits of wearing a white t shirt under a chambray shirt.
Thank you, leading source of style information for rich plebs and parvenu everywhere. If ever more evidence was needed that his schlock has completely jumped the shark. What’s next from Permanent Style? ‘How I Trim My Nose Hair’?
 

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He had a recent post wherein he was discussing the merits of wearing a white t shirt under a chambray shirt.
Thank you, leading source of style information for rich plebs and parvenu everywhere. If ever more evidence was needed that his schlock has completely jumped the shark. What’s next from Permanent Style? ‘How I Trim My Nose Hair’?
You eventually run out of things to say. 'appens to all of us.
 

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NOBOBY CARES WHAT YOU ARE WEARING AT HOME TODAY CROMPERS!!
He's just described the utterly non-important, lacking in all daring do existence of a junior civil servant, or some middle aged dude running on empty. I do hope he's got the James Bond Blu-ray box set to bring meaning to his existence.
 

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He had a recent post wherein he was discussing the merits of wearing a white t shirt under a chambray shirt.
Thank you, leading source of style information for rich plebs and parvenu everywhere. If ever more evidence was needed that his schlock has completely jumped the shark. What’s next from Permanent Style? ‘How I Trim My Nose Hair’?
For what it's worth, I trim my nose hair using a superb pair of Tenartis round-nose scissors. They're made in Italy (sprezz!), of pure stainless steel, as good as anything made in Solingen. Now I've taken advantage of the enforced quarantine to grow a moustache. Since we're at war with the virus, I thought perhaps a Spitfire handlebar.
 

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NOBOBY CARES WHAT YOU ARE WEARING AT HOME TODAY CROMPERS!!
I wonder how many ply his cardigan is, I am guessing a 6 ply. Pity it's not a 12 ply.

I have an 8 ply cashmere cableknit on this morning. It's fat and heavy, and it's a beauty! I love heavy cableknits.
 

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When we emerge from the pandemic into an apocalyptic wasteland, this fekker will be posting articles on which loincloth he wears when working to rebuild civilisation.

What an immature self-absorbed cunt.
 
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