December 6, 2010

The collar flip.

It's real.

24 comments:

Methadras said...

The Satorialist commentariat is sycophantic to the nth degree. The collar flip is moronic and only makes me think that there is something wrong with the collar itself or that its wearer isn't paying attention to the details.

Michael said...

Simple, actually, just don't insert the stays. Early in my professional career I was lazy about putting them in, or prone to losing them, and the collars ended up exactly as in the picture. No need to "flip" them as they will do that on their own.

Coketown said...

Japan should install those natural disaster billboards like you see in trailer parks, except instead of tornado/earthquake it can say craze. "Welcome to Tokyo: 4 days without a craze." If twelve year old girls were the arbiters of national taste and fashion, Japan would be the result. What will it be next week?

America's Politico said...

I wonder what Poirot would say to "Collar Flip". In the Murder in the Mews, he was not impressed with turned down collars (the kind we wear today). He called it the first sign of decay of the gray cells.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_J0iqgn3_E&f
(at 8:45)

If Poirot would comment on politics, he would without doubt share my analysis:

Obama-Biden II will repeat the nationwide victory in Nov. 2012 over anyone in the GOP.

ricpic said...

What if the right collar is flipped and the left stays tucked in? or vice versa? What if indeed...

Hagar said...

At least half the women in the room will want to straighten those out for you.

Michael said...

The Japanese are fanatically devoted to status and brands, sartorial detail and consumption. I was once required by a boss to stay at the most expensive hotel in Tokyo, the Seiyo, at a chokingly high rate. But when my Japanese meetings began and I was asked where I was staying the mention of the Seiyo aroused a chorus of appreciative grunts and noises. My boss was on to the love of status. i was impressed.

deborah said...

The first pic looks slovenly. I cannot condone it.

E.M. Davis said...

Some flip, others pop.

Mine, I keep 'em down. Nothing to interfere with my precious jawline.

Bruce Hayden said...

It's real.

I would say it's dorky. It is what you look like if you wear that type of collar and don't look at yourself in the mirror after you have put your coat on. It says to me that they are skimping on basic grooming.

That said, it is somewhat like the 2 or so day beard growth look. Apparently women of a certain generation think that it is sexy. Whenever I have tried it though, they just thought that it scratched.

The Crack Emcee said...

Any man who gets into shit like that should just abandon all pretense of being one.

All bitches ain't women.

ironrailsironweights said...

Japan should install those natural disaster billboards like you see in trailer parks, except instead of tornado/earthquake it can say craze. "Welcome to Tokyo: 4 days without a craze." If twelve year old girls were the arbiters of national taste and fashion, Japan would be the result.

While things are (but of course!) starting to change, the fact remains that most adult women in Japan actually look like adult women.

Peter

traditionalguy said...

How about white socks. That is cool. Or fake buck teeth. Straight teeth straight collars and dark socks are so traditional.

SteveR said...

I agree with the general consensus of the commenters here. Its both dorky and moronic, two things that you may be one of through no real fault of your own but requires a definite willingness to be both.

Irene said...

The collar flip is dorky. But the photos of the matador over at The Sartorialist are *magnificant*.

Freeman Hunt said...

And here I'd been wondering about that for the last so many days.

Penny said...

And no mention of the lace trimmed pocket handkerchief or the floral lapel pin?

edutcher said...

So I was in fashion and didn't know it when my collar went up like that when I was in First Form?

Who'da thunk?

WV "decor" (no kidding) Supply your own.

GMay said...

Funny, I was watching a Kirk Douglas/Lauren Bacall movie earlier today and he walked around half the movie with the flipped collar look.

If I found it annoying on him I'd find it intolerable on anyone else.

AST said...

I waiting for the neck tie sticking out from the collar in the back to become a fad.

Robert Burnham said...

Look, people. This is Japan, home of the Flash-Trend-de-l'Heure.

bagoh20 said...

This idea of fashion and most of what you show us on that site is simply taking something that wrong and declaring it right. You must be young and thin to do this or it's not fashion, it's still wrong on you.

This describes much of modern art, music, and leftist principles in pursuit of progress and novelty, which it is neither.

Walt said...

If the right wing is flipped, it means you're single. If the left side if flipped, it's to signal you're gay-curious.

Or something like that.

jr565 said...

I'd get the collar flip when the collar tabs in my shirts had fallen out and after multiple washings my shirt started naturally turning due to usage. You could get it straight with an iron, but it would naturally have the curve otherwise.