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post #16 of 21
Keep the dockers and the polo shirts, they aren't 'fashiony' 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. yada, yada.... And I agree, square toed shoes should be donated.
post #17 of 21
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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.

yada, yada....

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?
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
Maybe you just need to find a better woman. Here are some things my girlfriend has either bought me or convinced me to buy in the last few months:

Don't need to. My wife of ten years would agree that I'm a big boy and can pick out clothes all by myself!
post #19 of 21
Ted
Just a thought that may or may not have merit: 'preppy' is something that a lot of people call themselves because it's easy and doesn't take much thought. If you're looking through J Crew and actually like the Madras that's great and this might not apply to you. But don't pigeonhole yourself for the sake of ease. When I was in college and started wanting to dress well, I went the Dockers and button front shirt and loafers look because I had it all on hand and it was easy. Got a good response so I kept doing it and said, sure yeah I'm preppy why not. Then I found this site and started thinking, what else is out there? Looked into Italian and hipster and trad and Anglophile and slowly but surely started learning what I *actually* liked. The pictures threads help a ton, and so do the movie threads. So

-Figure out what aspects of your personality you want to express through your clothes. It's probably going to change based on the event.
-Do NOT compromise on fit
-Have fun with it!

Tom
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by ted
Checked out the 'trad' at Ask Andy - they seem like ok guys if somewhat older than me - seem a bit serious but I guess I can learn from them.
What's interesting is that some of those guys are quite serious, but most are just playfully irreverent. Comes with the territory, I think - it's just doesn't come across so well on the Internet. Nice guys, fun clothes.
post #21 of 21
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and it's not like you bought those annoying and overpriced 'humorous' Abercrombie t-shirts
Hollister. Personally, I'd start doing your own thing. If she has a problem with it, that's when you shouldn't have her stay. :-P
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