8/2/12 at 10:35am
Posts by oldog/oldtrix
8/2/12 at 10:25am
8/2/12 at 9:46am
I agree with the changes you would make, for me but not for my friend. He'd never wear anything "heavy" like flannel pants (the sport coat, though slightly tweedy in pattern, had a smooth finish and a light hand). As for loafers, he cannot fathom shoes without laces; he has sport sandals with laces. As for his choice of the black oxfords, he said he wanted the dressier shoe. I almost said "to wear with f--king what?" Instead, I said "great idea; they'll go with both...
8/2/12 at 9:14am
8/2/12 at 7:42am
The discussion of black tie attire earlier started me thinking (always dangerous): for a majority of men in present day America, it is likely equally true that, as with black tie, they have no occasion day-to-day, week-to-week, or maybe even month-to-month to wear most of what we put on our well-dressed lists. The best personal example I have of this sad phenomenon is my friend who, at his father’s funeral, wore a seen-better-days sport coat, too tight trousers, and...
8/1/12 at 7:17pm
8/1/12 at 2:34pm
Well, I have a pair of brown suede stitch caps if that helps. (I know it doesn't.)
8/1/12 at 2:31pm
Are you suggesting this is bad? I like it; and, as if you couldn't guess that I'd have an example at hand, it's straight out of AA/Esky around the same time:
8/1/12 at 1:38pm
I have and wear every item on Manton's basic and advanced lists and Dopey's addendum, including all of the alternatives, with only one exception. I do not own black stitch cap oxfords; I prefer punch caps and believe the two are interchangeable in all circumstances where either would be appropriate. It may be that Manton's list is intended as the sine qua non of the business wardrobe, and in that light I agree with him. I would not, however, believe myself to be...
8/1/12 at 12:21pm
I know I was cheating. Here are a couple of brown shoe combinations with a solid brown suit.I've started to wear black punch cap oxfords with this suit a time or two, but it just looks dead to me. Here's the day I came closest, but I switched to dark brown suede at the last minute.