Random Style Thoughts

he took the coward's way out and by coward's way i mean whining to the mods about having his posts deleted and making a crying piss baby exit.
Pity. He provided food entertainment value
 
Pity. He provided food entertainment value
time feeding GIF


😁
 
I've discovered that casual jackets (Harringtons, M65s, barn coats, etc.) in olive drab look good and perhaps even best paired with stone/cream colored trousers. Khaki trousers verge too much into military costume for my taste, but lighter shades beautifully temper those associations. A darker shirt or sweater, such as a navy turtleneck, really pops with this combo, too.
 
I've discovered that casual jackets (Harringtons, M65s, barn coats, etc.) in olive drab look good and perhaps even best paired with stone/cream colored trousers. Khaki trousers verge too much into military costume for my taste, but lighter shades beautifully temper those associations. A darker shirt or sweater, such as a navy turtleneck, really pops with this combo, too.
Chambray shirt goes well.
 
I thought this was a really interesting post


Thanks guys. I get that but going from suit and tie to American farmer seems quite the change.

These days they are equally cosplay in many circles, though I do get what you mean.

Covid has certainly accelerated things but even before there were people going from suit and tie to some sort of Ninja or whatever.

And back again. Our man Pauly has long been comfortable wearing drop crotch goth ninja whatever with the best of them in the evening and then switching to classic menswear in the day.

People who jump from one style to the other just look like they are in search of an identity. But guys who take An interest in dressing well in the workplace and then have a radically different casual wardrobe are interesting. Is the latter more ‘authentic’ and the former pure uniform? Or is it dressing compartmentalised parts of their identities/lives.


I always expected people interested in clothing to wear a suit and tie for "deeper" reasons than just conforming to some kind of dresscode.

I’m curious what these deeper reasons would be? Traditionalism? Doghouse probably fits this category though - enjoying wearing a suit to social events when not required

Moving from formal to informal is understandable but changing your whole "style" seems a tad extreme for me.

Or maintaining more than one incongruent style: farmer John or factory John, Ivy League JFK and John Rambo cosplay.

My kids may not care at all about clothes, but I think it will be a very different era they grow-up in in terms of clothing as signifiers and uniforms.
 
Comrade Dieworkwear shares Cromper’s knack for stating the bleeding obvious:

1C748C14-A8FA-4E08-8D93-970A3BC28D05.jpeg
 
I’m glad that low waisted stuff is dying off in menswear and there are more affordable high waisted tops and bottoms around.

For reference: I’m 6’ with stumpy little 30” inseam legs:

3CD74219-1730-4A40-B968-66E89DAE1D0F.jpeg
 
I know it’s a hoary old cliche about fashion being cyclical, but I was reminded that personal taste and influences are as well when I came across an old photo from our honeymoon. I’m wearing Wayfarers, a blue polo, white denim and brown desert boots. Not shown is a navy Harrington in the back of the ‘car’. I could stage a photo with a slightly updated take on the same outfit 15 years later, wearing my current casual favorites.

E0723BA5-9973-43FA-A791-83D722FDBC0A.jpeg


I think my ‘style’ is an endless cycle of ‘band on the cover of NME circa 1990’, ‘alcoholic geography teacher in tweed’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’.
 
Do we have any English members left? Somebody needs to go freeload drinks from Crompers, take lude photos and then get thrown out for calling him a hack and a shill.

 
Do we have any English members left? Somebody needs to go freeload drinks from Crompers, take lude photos and then get thrown out for calling him a hack and a shill.



Portrait shots taken during the "birthday party". If these represent his readership I'd consider folding the blog altogether. Given his overall attitue and pompousness as an authority on all things clothing none of these seem to pay much attention to his words.

 
Portrait shots taken during the "birthday party". If these represent his readership I'd consider folding the blog altogether. Given his overall attitue and pompousness as an authority on all things clothing none of these seem to pay much attention to his words.

Why? What do people expect? I mean, his blog has had a paradigm shift from conservative business dress to casual in the past few years. Though, I did cringe and smile at the sorry attempt of a shoe circle jerk reminiscent of SF in the noughties.
 
Portrait shots taken during the "birthday party". If these represent his readership I'd consider folding the blog altogether. Given his overall attitue and pompousness as an authority on all things clothing none of these seem to pay much attention to his words.

I don't think we should be making fun of people in crisis.
 
Most of you go on about how bad sports jackets and jeans look together, but I am far more aggrieved by the sight of suits with t-shirts. It looked bad in the 1980s and still does. It doesn’t matter how expensive the tshirt is, a collared shirt would still be infinitely better.
 
Most of you go on about how bad sports jackets and jeans look together, but I am far more aggrieved by the sight of suits with t-shirts. It looked bad in the 1980s and still does. It doesn’t matter how expensive the tshirt is, a collared shirt would still be infinitely better.
Sure but "whataboutism" and "Hey but look over there" doesn't make Sportscoats with jeans look any better. If you look harder you will see that blokes who wear T Shirts with suits and blokes who wear SC with jeans are often one and the same.

A tailored jacket with a T shirt is just silly - never looks good and will be often found on blokes with shiney clean ice white sneakers.
 
I like to watch MasterMind but Marc Fennell ruins it and himself by wearing tailored jackets over T Shirt - on TV. Plus skinny trousers. Just doesn't suit him.

6ad8da25ec3b9007f102c23f7fdf5a8a
 
I am looking into buying some IH, but then not sure how much I would wear given the Houston heat.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Back
Top Bottom