Originally Posted by chrisc
Keep the dockers and the polo shirts, they don't age and it's not like you bought those annoying and overpriced 'humorous' Abercrombie t-shirts. If you like the style, keep it.
'Trad' and preppy are two different things, IMHO. While preppy is obviously an offshoot of 'trad,' it's still its own style.
One wears bow ties on a regular basis, the other doesn't.
One wears polos on a regular basis, the other doesn't.
And I agree, square toed shoes should be donated.
I guess I'm lucky I don't have any squared toed shoes. The first thing I did though was to start tucking in my shirt - LOL Actually the GF was doing something I wasn't - taking an interest in how I looked. I sure didn't care that much until I started to look around see guys who I thought dressed better than me (theres a lot who dress worse too).
I've always worn mocasins (sp?) or loafers. Can't do the tassel but really like the penny. I sort of like the madras at JCrew - do people really wear this? I know this is stupid but I can't say as I've seen any one wear it. Seems a little 'frat boy' to me. I could maybe do a shirt - I saw a nice one on LandsEnd site. Asked the GF and she said What's madras? So I think I may have found something on my own - eh?