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Old 04-22-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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I have heard the Russian mafia is known for wearing track jackets. If I went to Moscow, would it not be a safe idea to wear a track jacket?

 
Old 04-22-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Only if you wear track pants with dress shoes. You might find this link helpful.

How to be a damn Slav (Styling Edition)
 
Old 04-22-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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You know, this is very interesting. I've hosted a lot of people from Russia over the years. Those who wore track outfits while hanging out at home adamantly refused to go outside in their track clothes. They'd change into jeans and a nice shirt every time. I never understood that, since ppl here wear sweats to the grocery store, or whatever.

But then...my guests weren't slavs. Maybe that makes a difference. Although among my slavic friends and colleagues in Russia, I never saw any wear tracksuits anywhere, at home or otherwise.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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Many in Russia were this outfit, they are cheap and found at all bazaars. They where black dress shoes because sport shoes are still a new concept, and the black color does not show dirt. It is more of a village or village mentality thing, nothing to do with the mafia. This same thing can be found in all ex-USSR countries.

Here are some examples: http://archive.4chon.net/r9k/653828/...7937334859.jpg

Here is another version that is common: http://altfast.ru/uploads/posts/2009...509_gopnik.jpg
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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Here is another version that is common: http://altfast.ru/uploads/posts/2009...509_gopnik.jpg
There's a writer on staff at the New Yorker Magazine named Adam Gopnik.

I was surprised all the track outfits in the first photo were black. I've only seen blue ones. Maybe blue was the color for the 1990's, lol.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 04:13 AM
 
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I have heard the Russian mafia is known for wearing track jackets. If I went to Moscow, would it not be a safe idea to wear a track jacket?
You know, the black and white is a classic that has been and will be there. I suppose I prefer black and white suits. rarely wearing a gray or blue. As for the Mafia. Who is mafia? These are the same people as everyone else. you know, I have many friends who millionaires $ over $ officially. But most of them dress very simply, dzhintsy and Leather jacket or sweater. So do not worry about it.As for the track jacket wear them or those who want to play sports at this point of course, the color is the same any way you want and no one will think that you are the mafia. Today, the Mafia is some businessmen, politicians or the police, and you can not tell them apart from other simple or rich people.Track Jacket is udobmaya light clothing is the same as any similar casual wear. I prefer the strict classical style (strict shoes and classic suit, sarochku( shirt)with double cuffs (French type) and the coat), or halfway sports (jeans sweater,shirt jacket.) People on the street in Russia are not much different from people in America or Europe.

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:01 PM
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You dont need no track jackets and pants for visiting the city of Moscow. Track outfits are for low-class and thugs.
 
Old 05-11-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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As dangerous as the Russian mafia is.

Their dress sense is still quite amazing.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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I have heard the Russian mafia is known for wearing track jackets. If I went to Moscow, would it not be a safe idea to wear a track jacket?
OMG, again Russian mafia. Russian Mafia is made by Hollywood. Stop live in the silly movies. Just donít afraid of anything, see Jeff Monson as example.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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You dont need no track jackets and pants for visiting the city of Moscow. Track outfits are for low-class and thugs.
lol! This is true. Who would take a track outfit with them to visit Russia? Nobody does that.
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