Weimerica Weekly – Episode 43 – Guide To Reactionary Fashion

Welcome to Weimerica Weekly Episode 43. The podcast airs every Wednesday.

This week’s podcast covers the state of men’s fashion and dressing as a reactionary should.

Weimerica Weekly is a podcast hosted by Ryan Landry that touches on the cultural, political and sexual topics that fill the mindspace of our United States of Weimerica. The politicization of all cultural and social degeneracy is examined with a focus on how it fits together.

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47 Comments

  1. This is coming out on Tuesday now? Hafta say, it’s probably a better day, but it does ruin the Weimerica Weekly Wednesday alliteration.

  2. Cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl snap shirts are two things that stay the same. Jeans or work pants with a “Copenhagen ring,” western shirts, trucker vests with patches, cowboy boots, huge belt buckles, lavishly-festooned cowboy hats like Richard Petty, or freebie baseball caps, expensive leather cowboy boots, aviator sunglasses with a shooting tint (think late 70’s Waylon Jennings,) soft pack of Reds in the breast pocket of your pearl snap, chest holster under your vest. A real man should dress and act like Cledus Snow.

    Please don’t wear sweaters. The right time for a sweater is never. You should never be cold when you’re indoors and what good is a sweater out of doors? Suits are for weddings and funerals. They were introduced into common American dress by banksters and IBM corporatists as a way of getting people to be conformist drones.

    1. Laguna Beach Fogey October 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Sweaters have their place, whether it be a rugged commando sweater with moleskin shoulder patches or a v-neck number in a pastel colour.

      1. ConantheContrarian October 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

        Damn right, LBF. I look great in a V-neck.

    2. I can agree on the whiskey but I’m not sure if you’re serious about the whole Cledus Snow part. Either way – no.

      >> They were introduced into common American dress by banksters and IBM corporatists as a way of getting people to be conformist drones.

      What’s next, the necktie has a hidden usage as a rope to commit suicide?

      1. I’m serious about the Cledus Snow thing.

        Rebel Yell. Is there any other cheap bourbon worth drinking?

    3. Sweaters are good. You just have poor taste.

  3. Dress like this:

  4. So, I really appreciate the aesthetic here, and it’s philosophical roots, but I’m having some problems with execution:

    1. I can’t do anything in these clothes. Dressing like this is really only suited to the urban lifestyle of office work and consumption-based entertainment. I’m really only going to be able to wear these sorts of clothes to infrequent meetings and date nights. When my normal day is constantly shifting between home office, lab, and machine shop, how do I dress to put out the vibe to fellow badthinkers? Reactionary Casual?

    2. The form fitting nature of these clothes makes it very difficult to conceal a weapon, which I carry without exception. If we are really after an aesthetic embrace of masculinity, should the application not hinder our ability to deal swift and effective violence?

  5. >reactionary fashion
    >no mention of steel suit of armor

    ISHYGDDT

    1. >> >no mention of steel suit of armor

      Check e-bay. You never know.

  6. Gotta disagree with the (self-tied) bow ties.

    Depending on your frame and how fit you are many off-the-rack suits will need to be tailored, so purchase blazers and suits that fit you the best and get them adjusted by a decent tailor. I do agree with less is more, both in flash and quantity.

    You also don’t need to spend a lot on clothes that are form fitting (not tight like it’s glued to your skin). Places like Macy’s, JC Penny and J.Crew Factory carry pieces that are usually on sale and are at a price that won’t set you back.

    Shoes can cost a penny (Alden, Brooks Brothers) but like above you can find decent shoes at a relatively affordable price at places like DSW. I think the only acceptable seams on a shoe are the cap toe and the wingtip. The seamless look is nice but again this is fashion and personal preference plays a big part in “dressing the part.”

    Besides “dressing the part” men need to start working out. Build endurance. Build your strength. If you can participate in a 10K without dying then you’re on the right track. No need to go for a full-marathon. Just get your heart and lungs healthy.

    Eat well without going full blown retard by becoming a vegetarian or vegan if you don’t have any digestion issues. Steak every now and then. Chicken that isn’t pumped with hormones. Fresh fish. Greens everyday as a side dish for a meal, be it lunch or dinner. Healthy fats and calories. Eating a pop tart won’t kill once in a while.

    So yes, “dress the part” but also take care of body that makes that silhouette.

    1. You make a good point. We should probably address diet and supplements in the future.

  7. Laguna Beach Fogey October 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Spend serious money on shoes and watches. They’re key.

  8. Laguna Beach Fogey October 19, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Always cuff your trousers (formal wear and denim excepted).

    Avoid narrow lapels and skinny ties.

    Double-vent > single vent

  9. Great episode. Gents, we can’t afford to dress like a ball of ass – Kinkos employed or not. Ditch the utilitarian garb (find a way to accommodate your EDC if you’re into it, Smokestack) and take Landry’s advice. Looking sharp demands respect from others, and says “Get out, faggot” to the post-modern, perpetual adolecent men slobbing around in cargo shorts. They know it, too.

    I think I’ll check out Paul Fussell’s “Uniforms: why we are what we wear.” He explains the influence of military dress as I understand it.

    Unsurprisingly and correlated with the downward spiral of respectable dress in the public sphere, there has been an equal sloppiness in the US Military’s standards. One item that bothers me is the unbloused top. The Brits tuck theirs in, as do the French and Germans. We, likely to accommodate and forgive the fat men and women in uniform, keep blouses untucked. This creates a dress-like silhouette to hide the lack of fitness beneath.

  10. I typically agree with Ryan, but we depart here. It may be because I am a full Gen Xer, but I hate the style and form he is advocating. I do not see it as a legitimate Neo-Reactionary style.

    I am in good shape, but I find completely tiresome and objectionable slim fit of any kind. I despise narrow collars. I hate any unnecessary accoutrement such as tie bars. Patrick Bateman suit’s were not excessive tight to the body or to his silhouette. I prefer the British Aristocrat Style a al Roger Scruton to the form and style presented by Ryan.

    1. I just noticed the pic above is Tom Hiddleston. Nothing about the image conveys to me Neo-Reaction or Rightist sensibilities. Frankly, he looks kinda cucked to me…pants are way too tight…

      Laguna Beach Fogey is spot on always cuff your trousers…

      1. Say what you like about Tom Hiddleston, but he banged Taylor Swift, and you didn’t. Food for thought.

        1. So what if he banged Taylor Swift. Isn’t Hiddleston her, what, 19th boyfriend/tryst?

        2. She has the body of a 15 year boy, so if you are into that I guess. I prefer women not perpetual little girls. Frankly, you response is stupid!

    2. Laguna Beach Fogey October 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Agreed. Avoid slim fit suits, skinny lapels, skinny collars, skinny ties.

      1. I’m with you all those items…

      2. >>Avoid slim fit suits, skinny lapels, skinny collars, skinny ties.

        Nonsense. It depends on the shape of your face, your build and height.

  11. The shortest podcast yet and it plenty of comments. Im excited.

    Key is dont be a schlub. Do not be a formless doughy POS. Stand out. If youre working out and consider yourself a Chad Nationalist, dont be afraid to show off. Just dont do it in an Affliction T and kangol hat way.

    I am actually a Tee shirt and Jeans guy but if I’m going out, i raise my game. I didnt go into casual dress but I usually wear dark jeans that flare a touch at the bottom because i wear boots out. If you lift for your legs any jeans will look tighter. I should’ve had a bit on summer short sleeve shirts. I’ll think for the spring.

    1. I always enjoy your podcasts. This was a very important and interesting topic. In the end, it is, as you say, about not looking like a slob! All the best…Congrats to you and your wife on the new addition…

    2. There’s an irredeemable slobbishness about the guy with an untucked shirt and a beer gut. Don’t even think it, beginning sharp dressers.

      Get rid of the beer gut too after you throw out the shirt; it’s much easier to look good in basically any clothes if your proportions are human. (Though it should be noted that American men’s wear can be rather tent like compared to the rest of the world.)

      1. Interesting point on the the untucked trend…there’s a guy who apparently just started a company dedicated to designing and creating the untucked shirt look. It just boggles my mind that this guy received financial backing…

  12. Dammit! I wear bow ties to work like 70% of the time, but goddammit, why did cucks have to ruin it. Fortunately, for me, my hospital’s cucks usually just skip the ties (but never the undershirt). Maybe, that’s just a rationalization. Hell, it might just be a continuation of that college frat fashion thought process. In college on a weekday, you could usually tell who the frat boys were with the pastels, the Topsiders, and especially the 7-9inch inseam shorts (above the knees, pre-Chubbies phenomenon). Funny enough, this was also an excellent way to figure out who voted Republican. So at least in the mid 2000s, homosexuals loved that look too. That being said, you could usually tell who was in a frat and who was clearly not.

    Great podcast regardless. No point nitpicking any other details. You have the general idea of fashion right. People feel increasingly more excused to look like shit. Hell, in my experience amongst doctors, it’s this tendency to wear scrubs even when the role and job duties do not justify it. Then when they do “dress the part,” the decline in respectable fashion makes a good number of them indistinguishable from some shit social workers.

    1. “People feel increasingly more excused to look like shit…”

      You are so right! I’m what’s with these females constantly in yoga pants. Looks awful and sloppy as heck…

      1. Those females with random blobs of grafitti here and there? Yeah, those. Great taste and discernment, ole girl.

    2. Bowties always make me think of some fat cuck with glasses on TV. Those I’ve met IRL with bowties have always given me a sense of there being something off about them, and that they want to preen about it. Yeah sure, you’re a big maverick, finance guy. Down with bowties.

      (Formal wear excepted, and present company of course excluded.)

      1. Laguna Beach Fogey October 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

        “given me a sense of there being something off about them”

        That’s your gaydar warning you that there are sodomites in your vicinity.

        1. That’s … that’s an excellent point actually. Durr, my forehead needs some slapping.

    3. >>from some shit social workers.

      Do explain this.

      I get the sense that medical social workers “just get in the way” of a doctors and nurses. I could be wrong.

      1. Hospitals have a huge fucking problem, where literally anybody can wear the long white coats with many pockets you expect on doctors. Then it gets worse with these NPs (doctorate of nursing), physical therapists (“Dr of phys therapy), respiratory therapists etc., introducing themselves as “doctor.” The thing is, these people usually get paid plenty less, so you used to be able to judge on how they dressed.
        The social workers usually deal with stuff like discharge placement, insurance on acceptable prescriptions, and that kind of stuff. I have seen more than my fair share of them wearing white coats.
        Nonetheless, this issue has gotten so severe that the Mayo Clinic mandates suits as dress code for physicians, and I have heard of some hospitals using different colored coats exclusively for the docs.

        The sadder part is that medicine used to be an obnoxiously reactionary field big on hierarchy and promoting “snobby talk.” Now we repeatedly get beaten into us about some care teams of equals nonsense. These same “equals” are probably the easiest manipulated by drug seekers too.

  13. By the way, the picture reminds me: Also keep your home in a clean, calm, collected state. Close what’s open, put things back when you’re done with them, never leave papers out, hide thy naked cables, etc.

    For those without cleaners, put periodic tasks like scrubbing and descaling the shower or cleaning the kitchen in your calendar and listen to rightwing podcasts while you’re cleaning up and it will go quickly.

    To those with children: Best of luck.

  14. Great podcast. Point is well made that looking classy and dignified (without being metrosexual) is mostly about mastering a few basic concepts, and you can get into the fine details as much or as little as you want after that. I liked all your advice and already do most of it myself.

    Probably the biggest point worth repeating is that a HUGE percent of looking good has nothing to do with clothes. Better to be fit and athletic and groomed in a plain dark t-shirt and jeans than to be unkempt and skinny-fat in a tailored suit. Work on your body, then use your clothes to put it at best advantage. That’s the proper order (this applies to women too).

    Also agree with the general philosophy that less is more and flashiness is for Vegas pimps. The more classic and timeless your look, the easier and simpler it is to maintain and the more versatile your wardrobe will be.

    1. Laguna Beach Fogey October 20, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Man makes the clothes–NOT the other way around.

  15. No mention of turtlenecks?

    Turtlenecks are fantastic for creating an imposing silhouette. Makes you look taller, too.

    1. +1 for turtlenecks. Add a sport coat and tobacco product and people will think you can have them killed.

  16. Obsession with fashion is narcissistic and gay, and for cucked millenial fags.

    Ideology is what matters to me.

    From big bearded sloppy hipster lumberjack types to preps to slav squatting tracksuit wearers, if they agree with the alt-right platform and reject modern degeneracy, then they will always get a warm welcome for me.

    The real uniform of the alt-right ought to be camouflage and molotov cocktails.

    1. Yeah, I agree. This topic comes up every once in a while and it never really sits well with me. I grew up blue collar so I’m sure that has a lot to do with it, but men being picky and judgmental concerning fashion has always seemed very faggy and just plain unnecessary.

      Unless you look really sloppy and wear clothes that completely don’t fit, or can’t scrub up a bit for a special occasion, I don’t see a problem wearing what you feel comfortable with. Nothing wrong with the jeans and t-shirt look to me.

  17. I dress like Nick Land.

    Seriously, just blend in and obey the KISS rule. What you want to avoid is looking like you’re trying too hard, no matter what you’re trying to look like. Dress for the occasion, be neat and clean, don’t add bells and whistles, and don’t fucking cosplay. Have you seen these alt-right types who dress up like Sherlock Holmes? Nearly as bad as steampunk. The libertarians who look like the Marlboro man are retards too.

    Men who fuss over their clothes and hair are nearly as bad as men who are slobs. The word “understated” is nearly forgotten.

    The guy who slandered sweaters is way off base. Today I am wearing a lambswool crewneck over an open collar sport shirt with normal fitting chinos and leather soled shoes like civilized white men have worn for decades.

  18. Charlton_Taylor October 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    This subject was broached by Kai Murros a number of years ago. I agree with him and find the idea of a “organized revolutionary street protest” look to be the appropriate reactionary fashion for the time being.

    I think it went something like this:

    1.)Motorcycle cop jodhpurs (riding pants).
    2) Riding or motorcycle boots.
    3.) Under Armor cold gear base layer black shirts.
    4.) Black dress shirts, if worn with tie, should be tear-away type.
    5)Motorcycle armor on legs and chest.
    6) Paint ball helmet and face mask along with optional emergency respirator.
    7.) Discreet and legal blunt instrument to be used in defensive weapon if necessary.

    Overall, think “Rollerball” with a little more walk-around and everyday-ness.

  19. “Discreet and legal blunt instrument to be used in defensive weapon if necessary.”

    The next time you stop at T/A, get a weighted tire thumper.

  20. Here’s a nice piece by Michael Dirda on how to build a great wardrobe without breaking the bank:

    https://theamericanscholar.org/thrift-stories

    Of course, YMMV.

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