American Men's Casual Wear Virus Infecting the World

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    Aug 21, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    21zJPMENSWEAR5-blog427.jpgMichael Bastian.

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    NYT: The world is dressing like every conceivable American type: the Hollywood glamour boy, the Newport clubman, the Montana rancher, the Honolulu beach boy, the Nebraska trucker, the California easy rider, the Montauk surfer, the Connecticut preppy, the Nantucket trustafarian.

    The world dresses like us because “the American dream is still exciting.”

    And they want to have a genuinely American slacker air of ease. They prefer a handsome gentleman wearing a sharp suit with sneakers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/fashion/american-mens-wear-sends-a-casual-message-to-the-world.html?ref=fashion

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    Aug 21, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    In other words, the rest of the world is finally becoming normal. icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 21, 2014 4:39 AM GMT
    Now if only the east coast would catch on, and give up on the idea that stupid clown costumes are "business attire."
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 21, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    What happened to that trite idiot Canadian kid who lived/sponged off his parents and thought Canada was the epicenter for fashion, not Paris Milan or NYC. Lol anduru, but he changed screen name a lot. He was also pals with Chainers another mentally ILL RJer.icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • tj85016

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    Aug 22, 2014 6:01 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidNow if only the east coast would catch on, and give up on the idea that stupid clown costumes are "business attire."


    heck Boston and New York aren't half as bad as London and Tokyo
  • TexasBoeuf

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    Aug 22, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    Interestingly enough however, there's been a startup or two in SF that now have "dress up Fridays". So we'll see when we cycle back to victorian dress.
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    Aug 22, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
    That's not exactly a new trend, American casual clothes for the global masses. And with fashions ever changing seasons this time American sportswear is deemed hip, but next season is already in the making and whatever it will look like, it won't be American. Big fat yawn. Only a tiny portion of men (or their girlfriend/wives) buy high-end designer clothes anyway.
  • Behram

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    Aug 23, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    America. And Fashion?????

    American clothes are so ill fitting, so village like, built to last 1,000 years. Nobody can beat Italians in clothing.

    Americans have good physiques, strong and big, their clothes look a bit okay only on them because their clothes go with their attitude as well.. carefree, open and who cares.

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    Aug 23, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    woodsmen said21zJPMENSWEAR5-blog427.jpgMichael Bastian.

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    Kids or grown ups?
  • BlackRussian1...

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    Aug 23, 2014 12:24 PM GMT
    You know, the US was once on the vanguard on what was modern and fashionable, which is hard to see now as we've so completely embraced "comfortable," "laid back," ill-fitting clothing. It funny because Americans spend many more hours in a gym perfecting their physiques than Europeans yet dress said bodies in the style equivalent of trash bags. People think nothing of wearing gym clothes EVERYWHERE, in public, which I find dreadful (and this is something you def don't see in Europe). Awful.
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    Aug 23, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    Behram said
    woodsmen said21zJPMENSWEAR5-blog427.jpgMichael Bastian.

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    Kids or grown ups?


    LOL Thanks

    It's funny how in this day and age, we're still willing to merit someone on their clothes and not on who they are as a person and how they treat others.