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bobalooba

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speaking on the saddle style oxfords

I looked around and couldn't find any of the classic white/black in my price range but kohl's has some very nice looking light brown saddle/dark brown shoe that are nice, I wear those or plain black shoes with Slacks, chinos or cords and a blazer to school every day and have gotten nothing but compliments. Most people seem fairly impressed by it and I've never been mistaken for a proffesor.

It may be due to my boyish charms :)
 

Edward

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Matt Deckard said:
Too bad this look is out of fashion.

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I :love: his bag.... a little too large for a day-bag (even for me - I do not travel light under any circumstances), but perfect as an alternative to a suitcase. Hopefully before i next travel internationally, I will be able to afford something along those lines...
 

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resortes805 said:
In this day and age, vintage would certainly qualify as Bohemian.

Exactly. If you wore vintage or even vintage inspired clothes (slacks, shirt, tie a bit loose perhaps and maybe something along the lines of an Ike jacket for that je no sais quoi) I think that you'd fit in the bohemian line and still look stylish (and impress the ladies to boot).

Bohemian does not need to mean avant garde and it certainly does not have to mean sloppy/childish/I don't care how I look which is how it very often comes off.
 

bobalooba

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and just because its an art college doesn't mean they expect you to dress a certain way. If you like vintage style, dress that way. Life's too short to dress like a moron
 

MissQueenie

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ArrowCollarMan said:
I thought there was a look along the lines of artsy cynical socialist form the 1930s sitting in a cafe. :p

How about Harold Loeb's look...here's a shot of him (on left) with Hemmingway and pals in Paris in the 20s.

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Or how about Robert Capa, who photographed the Spanish Civil War?

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They both have a rugged, artistic look about them which might suit you better than a more carefully cultivated style.
 

bobalooba

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I think your right but it also depends on what kind of art you do. If you have plans to become a painter than one of those weird little french hats and beatnick clothing would be appropriate, it'd be artsy and vintage. Not my forte but it could work
 

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For more Capa, read Slightly out of Focus

If it's the right solid grey it can double as a separate pair of trousers as well as a sports jacket. Gray is more versatile than navy. It should really be the first suit in a wardrobe. You can pair it with khaki, black , navy, patterns... browns, greens, jeans.... A navy suit can't do all that.
 

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ArrowCollarMan said:
I thought there was a look along the lines of artsy cynical socialist form the 1930s sitting in a cafe. :p
Maybe you're thinking something along the lines of Dylan Thomas? He almost looks like a proto-hippie to me.

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But then again it seems that a lot of dyed-in-the-wool bohemians wore suits. You don't get much more avant-garde than the Dadaists, and here all the men are wearing them:

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Mr. Rover

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My wishlist of 30s-inspired collegiate sweaters from Rugby
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Note the shawl collar of the first and football neckline of the bottom 2. I believe they also have self-fabric elbow reinforcements and are made from a thick cotton jersey, as opposed to wool like most older ones that I've seen.
These sweaters also come without patches, and you can customize them on the web-site with a variety of other patches or embroidery, or just leave it plain, which I would almost prefer.
 

Mr. Rover

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And it also has my first initial on it, making it even more tempting.

I have a few new vintage 30s sweaters in those styles that I will post pictures of when it is cool enough to wear them. I have a navy shawl pullover in super thick wool and a cream football-neck, ironically from a company called Rugby from the 30s or 40s.

When MrBern and I went to see the Bixby line at Barney's last year, the piece we saw weren't terribly well made, although they were on the sale racks.
I like the tweed trousers- they've got a great vintagey cut. Also, I like how he chose to do the elbow patches on the burgundy sweater in the background of the second picture you posted.
 
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