Where do you find yourself falling in the spectrum of menswear? How would you classify your personal style?
This is a fascinating question and I can’t wait to read how others respond. As for me, it’s a blend.
I think in a lot of ways I consider how I dress as “conservative,” which is kind of odd to say because just by wearing a tie and jacket most places I go it’s considered the exact opposite and really “dressing up.”
I think most of how I dress would be more influenced by the Brits and American prep/trad moreso than the Italians. Going “casual” to me means what I wore to the office, but with jeans or chinos instead, preferring to keep the tie and jacket.
I think the way I would like to take my style though is more toward that of using Toshiro Mifune as a style icon, who was often cast by Kurosawa in roles where he was a bit of dandy, but from middle/working-class roots. I like the idea of his characters so often being not of high class, but striving toward something more successful.
So, I guess, post-war aspirational Japanese Americana?
- goingoutgoingin likes this
- goingoutgoingin answered: As a student (meaning standards of dress are entirely self-imposed), I definitely find myself in about the same place—or a bit more casual.
- wearingasuitfornoreason answered: LAS put it best. not “business casual”. but “Grown Man Sportswear”-casual-ish pants, jackets, and ties, all well fitted.
- thesilentist reblogged this from girouxmcisaak and added:
- stylehunting answered: Still trying to figure that out…
- girouxmcisaak posted this