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05 July 2010 @ 07:15 pm
in only slightly related news  
I also watched Bright Star again this weekend (I liked it even more the second time), and the weekend's films have left me with the certainty that guys should really reintroduce the waistcoat into their wardrobes. They are very flattering! I can see that cravats might be more trouble than they're worth, but waistcoats seem pretty easy to pull off. I bet you could even wear them with T-shirts.
 
 
 
the love song of j. aimee prufrocke: dw | curiouserfaeriemaiden on July 5th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
Eee, yes! And waistcoat-like vests have been popular with the ladies of late (I know because I have, well, a lot; waistcoats and pretty dresses and boots and fingerless gloves are my most volatile weak spots), and can definitely be worn most becomingly with t-shirts, so get on it, men! Aside from you, weird hipster boys, who irritate me on the basis that you keep appropriating bits of culture I have been doing or enjoying genuinely for years and doing them "ironically" or to be cool or some such. Hmph. Anyway waistcoats + purple skin-tight skinny jeans just aren't really doing the job.
tempestsarekind: henry tilney would SO write fanfictempestsarekind on July 6th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Anyway waistcoats + purple skin-tight skinny jeans just aren't really doing the job.

No, not at all! It's really not the same sort of thing. And I really don't think one's clothes ought to be ironic. (This was one of the things that upset me about the Where the Wild Things Are film--which I still haven't seen, although that's about timing more than anything: Urban Outfitters put out a range of T-shirts for the film, and it bothers me to think of people wearing Max T-shirts ironically.)

(Also--your icon! I just want to pinch his little face, it's ridiculous.)
Jay the Nerd Kid - Elitist Internet Royaltybewarethespork on July 6th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
My best friend wears waistcoats sometimes! :D I think they are awesome.
tempestsarekind: austentempestsarekind on July 6th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
They need to be more in fashion--or I need to meet new guys. :)
La Reine Noire: Victorian Fanlareinenoire on July 6th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
I love waistcoats! I wear them myself, but I love them on guy too -- the three-piece-suit needs to make a comeback.
tempestsarekind: ten is a bookwormtempestsarekind on July 6th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
It really does--and then you can get that lovely look when a man has taken off the suit jacket, and you can see his shirtsleeves with the waistcoat...

*sigh*