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Never mentioned longwings. Burgundy captoe derbies, single sole. They're by no means the perfect shoe for cream linen, but they're not wrong either. Basically they'll be OK with jeans and a sweater, any suit and any sportcoat/blazer combo, in any occasion in which black is not mandatory.
^ Not at all -- I'm in England. But even here a man in his early thirties does look a bit ridiculous in tweed coat, flannel trousers, heavy brogues, paisley tie, etc.
I suppose I'd deny that: proper calf takes dark red tones well. But we'll never settle that. More interestingly, do you agree that, in extremis, a pair of black captoe oxfords and one of burgundy (cordovan or calf!) captoe derbies can cover any situation without being terribly inappropriate?Edit: For that question to make sense I'd have to specify whether I mean that those shoes could go with any classic set of clothes, or whether I mean that one could have a suitably...
Many here like tweed. Some of them live in cities, and/or are under 87, and/or don't like looking like extras from All Creatures Great and Small. I think it's also desirable to avoid Pitti-esque looks. So, let's collect a few pictures for inspiration purposes. The ensembles posted need not be perfect, so long as they provide some interesting ideas for how to wear tweed in non-costumey ways. I'll start: Interestingly, it seems to me that all the...
That's quite harsh. I'm not a big fan of shell, and I see nothing wrong with my burgundy calf shoes. In fact it's the most versatile colour. In fact, here's a two-shoe wardrobe that can be stretched to any occasion:- Black calf captoe ofxfords.- Burgundy calf captoe derbies.I really think that the rule that oxfords are necessary with suits/inappropriate with odd jackets is obsolete.
On the other hand, the fact that the fabric soaks up water doesn't mean that the water makes it all the way to the inside of the jacket. The real issue is how long it takes for the water repellence to be lost completely. Also, the bottom bit of my zipper is fraying a bit as well.
It could be that the fabric is intrinsically water-repellent, but once it is abraded by wear it loses its water repellence irreparably. Which would be rubbish.
Like denim. Some makers offer selvedge chinos, sometimes in five-pocket (i.e. jean-like) designs.
Care to elaborate? I reckon with jeans there is an authenticity issue (i.e. that's how denim used to be made etc.), but I don't think that applies to chinos. Incidentally, I realised that one of my APCs (faux noir) is not selvedge, but the denim seems undistinguishable from the others.
Is there a point? (Genuine question -- cross-posting to Classic Meanswear for obvious reasons.) Cheers.
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