Modern Male Fashion and its consequences

linebaugh

Well-known member
Ive noticed on two occaisons recently that I was minorly repulsed by men who are still young but by now have early signs of aging like a beer gut and I thought how silly that they are still wearing t shirts and jeans. But what else are they supposed to wear? Is there ever a sensible time for fashion?
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
This has crossover with the whiskey blues thread- part of the appeal of that older type of life no longer possible is that you could also wear clothes that wearnt a kind of mockery of nice clothes.
 
I wouldn't go as extreme as to wear fleeces or those big padded trousers but yeah, sure. Runner jackets as it warms up. Tracky bottoms for the big shop.

Montirex a nice underrated British make

Dont think I've worn jeans in about five years
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Shirt, bootcut jeans, boots. Only wear ties at weddings etc, trainers and t-shirts for days out with the kids (which get scuffed or spilled over so...)

Occasionally - Celtic/Forest scarfs in deep winter, shorts season approaching just not cargo or speedos, couple of mixed weather coats for Peaks patrols + insulated rainwear

I’ve gone out with mates when it’s become clear their partner has bought an incongruous obligation for them to wear. The most brutal burns get tossed round
 

version

Warehouse Operative
Ive noticed on two occaisons recently that I was minorly repulsed by men who are still young but by now have early signs of aging like a beer gut and I thought how silly that they are still wearing t shirts and jeans. But what else are they supposed to wear? Is there ever a sensible time for fashion?
I think it depends on the t-shirt and jeans; a beer gut isn't ever going to look good so you can't really blame it on the clothes.
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
i might have said on here before, one of the really noticeable things about nyc is how much men (and everyone else) give a shit about what they look like. even coming back to london there's a clear decrease in the level of care, attention, tidiness, newness of clothes, compared to here
 

version

Warehouse Operative
i might have said on here before, one of the really noticeable things about nyc is how much men (and everyone else) give a shit about what they look like. even coming back to london there's a clear decrease in the level of care, attention, tidiness, newness of clothes, compared to here
My brother said something similar when he came back from Berlin, that there was a noticeable drop once he was back in the UK and everyone looked uglier and less healthy and stylish.
 

Pandiculate

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i might have said on here before, one of the really noticeable things about nyc is how much men (and everyone else) give a shit about what they look like. even coming back to london there's a clear decrease in the level of care, attention, tidiness, newness of clothes, compared to here
I find that with Tokyo, had friends tell me they could never wear my trainers because they were just too scuffed. I quite like trainers that are bit beaten up, fresh out the box ones just look a bit goofy.
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
My brother said something similar when he came back from Berlin, that there was a noticeable drop once he was back in the UK and everyone looked uglier and less healthy and stylish.
I've thought different things at different times, not sure what I think now, but for a while I was convinced that the UK was unique in how little people gave a shit about what they looked like.
 

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
I think it depends on the t-shirt and jeans; a beer gut isn't ever going to look good so you can't really blame it on the clothes.

I'm not actually sure about this - a point that I've heard made a few times is that men's clothes traditionally use the visual and physical structure of the clothes to "correct" the appearance of the wearer, so you can't magic a beer gut and man boobs away but a well-cut jacket, shirt and trousers will make them less prominent than a plain t-shirt would.
 
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