HIP TO BE SQUARE | IF BEING PURE IS WRONG, I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT

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THE SARTORIALIST PLAID ON PLAID

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This picture (and the flood of comments on The Sartorialist praising it) has been bugging me all week. Maybe it’s me.  Could be that I’ve become old and irrelevant.  Could be that the years in the ‘burbs have completely dulled my edge.  I have to be completely honest here– when I look at this ensemble, I see a total train wreck.   It doesn’t work on any level for me, or reflect sartorial style or skill– unless your intent is to overtly mock the fashionistas, then it totally works. Obviously The Sartorialist’s readers see something that I don’t with this gentleman’s get-up– something beyond me.  They love it.  Love the “subdued cool”, “discreet details”, “brilliant”, and so on.  Huh, go figure.

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The Sartorialist Plaids Detail

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If it’s funky mixing of patterns we’re after, I can think of a much better example–

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