The current state of men`s wardrobes

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by MaxxVolume, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

    Ontario, Canada
    The only suit I ever owned is my birthday suit and I intend on keeping it that way. As for the current state of men's fashion - wtvr.


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  2. Bob

    Bob AK Subscriber Subscriber

    West coast
    really old guys: 1) zoot suits, 2) baggy double-breasted with pant's beltline 3 inches below armpits

    old guys: 1970s suits with WIDE ties (hides the gravy stains in plain sight)

    middle-agers: normal suits, 3-inch ties, brogues, and nice watch

    young guys: only if your BMI is 1/3 your IQ: skinny everything.

    major note: I've worked in several companies where some of the VPs first looked
    at your shoes and made your career assessments in about 10 seconds.

    My buddy and I when called by said execs, told me to break out the "ferragamos".

    I recommend to those who aspire to the top of the chain, to wear the
    most expensive (looking) shoes you can afford. buy new pair once
    a year and build up collection (switch to sandals when leaving office),
    and make sure they are oxblood - monk straps, skip the pull-up boots, no Nikes, etc

    and remember during that EOY CEO presentation after the quiet period,
    giving "the" speech and he looks out at the audience in the first row and
    stops, at that first pair of oxbloods, looks up and sees the owner and
    places him on the promotion list. brown shoe wearers get rated a 4 at
    the next annual massacre...
  3. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

    And please, no argyle.
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  4. KeninDC

    KeninDC Speedfreak Jive Subscriber

    Paisley matches nothing.

    I used to wear Church's English shoes ($800 a pair) before I had kids. Not as good as a nice pair of Allen Edmonds shoes ($350 - $425 a pair). Once a year, Allen Edmonds has most of its line on sale for $275 - $340. You cannot buy a better dress shoe for that price on the entire planet. Dark brown or black. Don't like oxblood/cordovan.

    Chicks look at your teeth and shoes to size you up.
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  5. FONSguy

    FONSguy Super Member

    Sterling, VA
    I usually dress like Dr. Johnny Fever. Since 1981. I do have some nice tailored suits and nice shoes, but generally I wear Merrells.
  6. peerson

    peerson Well-Known Member

    Kansas City area
    I may wear old Wrangler jeans. But the boots are either full-quill ostrich or crocodile and the watch is a Tissot. Heck, the watch is probably worth more than all of my clothes put together. I know the boots are.


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  7. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

    Eastern Bamastan
    Watches have become passe' fashion, I feel incomplete without.
  8. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

    Everytime I see paisly I think of paramecium and since I retired I never wear a watch. Just not into time anymore.
  9. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

    The Big Valley, CA
  10. savatage1973

    savatage1973 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    NW Pennsylvania snow belt
    I'm a bit of a watch guy. Even working construction, I wear a Rolex or Omega to work every day.
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  11. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    All the best dressed men today are wearing LED codpieces ... pass it on ...



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  12. onepixel

    onepixel .

    I wasn’t kidding about “dress flip flops.” It’s what happens when you hang out at the beach to much.

    For Thanksgiving in NYC, I bought some nice duds. But I only had room for one pair of shoes in the carry on. Grey and orange, trail running shoes. I did put some mileage on them. It went well with the neon green, nano puff hoodie, which I wore everywhere. Actress Marissa Neitling gave me a smile when I showed up at the Old King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel wearing it.

    The last nice pair of shoes I bought was 25 years ago. Some cool tan colored Ballys. Cross between dress shoes and sandals. Looks good with off-white linen pants at beach resorts. I wish they were still made.

    In the last couple months, I bought 6-7 pairs of shorts, 3 UPF 50 rash guards, couple of nice and airy short-sleeved shirts. A bunch of t-shirts. One even from the Guggenheim. One dress pants and shirt, one Levi jeans, and one fancy, stretchy Patagonia Performance jeans for $100. I though the price was ridiculous, but it’s the most comfortable jeans. Yvon gave back millions to charity, so I’m cool with that.

    Oh and one nice, tasteful and dressy aloha shirt. I haven’t had the opportunity wear that yet.
  13. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Addicted Member

    For years, warm-weather dress casual for me was Tommy Bahama short sleeve shirts, and Cavaricci or Marithe y Francois Girbaud jeans. The `80s, into the mid-`90s was a great period in time for men`s fashion.
    Back then, I also spent a fair amount of dough on Gold Toe Windsor Wool socks, and Bally shoes.
  14. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

    Gold toes are hard to beat!
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  15. Stillhouse

    Stillhouse Active Member

    McAllen Texas
    Down here it can hit 100° any month of the year (85 right now). I dress for comfort, so mostly shorts and a polo shirt. I do, however, own a kilt for when I want to make an impression.
  16. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Addicted Member

    Which leads right into that age-old question....

    Q: "What does a Scotsman have on under his kilt ?"

    A: "Lipstick, if he`s lucky !"
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  17. KrisM

    KrisM Lunatic Member

    That’s it, next time I need shoes/clothes I’m heading to ‘DC’, and using you as a personal shopper.
    Some T-Rex shall be playing in the background as the soundtrack.
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  18. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

    Fairfax VA
    I envy the old-school look when men always looked respectable. Me, I hate getting dressed up because it feels forced. I'm always working on something anyway.

    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
  19. E.Man

    E.Man Super Member

    Bega Valley, Australia
    Suits. Suits suits suits.

    Boring into a box uniform.

    Men's fashion should allow for more variation.
  20. Shominy

    Shominy Lunatic Member

    And what's with the blue skinny suit with brown shoes. Drives me nuts to have to endure.

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