Why did the English style of suit become the worldwide accepted fashion for men?
I spent a few months last year in various parts of england, and I saw what english women and girls wear, and I realized then with some surprise that the french ones might actually deserve their reputation of elegance.
France lost hegemony with the Napoleonic wars. People still admired french culture but the English culture bevame effectively exported the world over in the 19th century. I guess the exception would be the francophone colonies and Italy to an extent
paris is for women
london is for men
I wish it would be the opposite, but english suits are quite nice, though the motto that men must show less colorfoul cloths than women levels down the field and it becomes easier to be above average.
the sad thing is that most men do not know how to dress and adhere to the easy solution : black suit+black tie+ black suit and thus admit that they have no idea what they are doing.
I heard that Hollande was called the most elegant presidents by some british journal. this shows how much the population has no idea on how to dress.
Do other countries have such absurd restrictions on dress as we don bongland? I used to work for fairly big accountanacy firm and we had a talk from an "image expert" once, some of the "rules" such as YOU CAN NEVER EVER HAVE A PATTERN OF ANY KIND ON YOUR TIE AS WELL AS ON YOUR SUIT seemed ridiculous and weren't really followed anyway
I've just remembered my office had some old "style guides" as well, well over 100 pages on how women with fat arses should wear appropriate skirts, what different colour ties and shirts meant etc
I really wish traditional fashions were still in. Not just like togas and tunica, but other things as well. It seems like the Arab countries are the only ones that still wear their traditional clothing for professional things.
In a bid to increase productivity, American office culture, in areas where the employee doesn't have to deal directly with any customers, has become substantially more comfy.
I don't see this as a bad thing.
It didn't. You see the American and Italian style just as often.
You could have one on one or the other, even but both is a no no, even if its the finest most minuscule pattern on both. And apparently a red tie showed you're aggressive and a pink shirt showed weakness
But what happens when the gommies take over and we all have to dress like this?
You best believe I look fly as fuck in grey. You bitch ass nigga might not, but I do so all the commie bitches will be up on my dick. They won't call me the Chairman, though, because that shit is disrespectful.
You don't seem to understand what fashionable means. skinny =/= fashionable
Plenty of Italian designers make Italian style suits only (pic realted, Corneliani).
And every American politician/businessman ever wears American style suits.
maybe if you work in a shithole. I work as a janitor and everybody is really tryhard. You walk into the building wearing a suit and you then take the top off and evolve into something called business casual.
Same thing for another engineering firm down the street.