Don't Forget the Turtleneck!

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Flanderian, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    Yes, you are correct. The article's suggestions are off in my opinion, but it still provides some good info around the actual outfit itself.

    For example, I was never 100% sure what the trousers were and was glad to learn they were a trim-fit charcoal dress trouser - not an obvious choice, but they work incredibly well in a singular outfit.

    However, the article's suggestion of the navy work trousers instead is inconsistent with the original outfit's logic and, even away from that, would have an odd monochromatic effect with the navy turtleneck.

    IMHO, the brilliance of the outfit is that it works in real life, but not as much on paper. Also, doesn't hurt that Steve McQueen is wearing it - that said, I think it would work on normal humans as well.
     
  2. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    That's the crazy stupid world of fashion. Back on planet normal, I'll buy a decent navy merino wool turtleneck for sub $100 on sale from Brooks or J.Crew or some similar offering.
     
  3. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    Agreed and, just once in my life, I'd like the shoulders of my suit to fit like that. When I was a young man, I use to dream of women, wine and song, now I'd settle for a well-tailored suit and, occasionally, not being tortured by life's daily challenges.
     
  4. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

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    I'm going to keep my eye open for just that eventuality. Like this one, perhaps.
     
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  5. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    Exactly. There are many fine wool turtlenecks available for +/- $100 out there (especially on the regularly occurring sales most stores have these days).

    Also, as a side note, it's interesting to see youth-oriented J.Crew offering a "relaxed" fit sweater - could the wheel be slowly turning?
     
  6. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

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    ^^
    Most of mine came off of BB's clearance racks, four or five years back and all for well under the $100 mark! Thar are indeed still bargains to be found. :)
     
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  7. GRH

    GRH Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Roll model.
     
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  8. ran23

    ran23 Senior Member

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    I don't see sweaters out in the low 40's here, guess I will wait for the 30"s before wearing mine.
     
  9. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

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    They're coming the second week in November in Greater Portland, with snow flurries.
     
  10. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Plenty cool enough for turtlenecks! Don't forget they can range anywhere from thinner cotton jersey to thick, chunky woolens that are only suited as outdoor wear. I've got quite a few of the former, including a number in Pima cotton that are very comfortable up to about 65-70 degrees, and I heat rapidly.
     
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