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I hate to be a naysayer, but that outfit is clownish and brands its wearer as a dandy fop.  It certainly matches, and probably fits within other style "rules," but come on -- that's not an outfit a man wears.  It screams, "I'm trying too hard to look pretty."

gotta agree here...theres no possible way I, as an adult male, could wake up one morning, and put that on my body and convince myself I would make it home with my dignity in tact. Granted, it does match and he seems to have followed the instructions in his Style Nazi handbook, but I cant see any adult actually wearing that out in public except maybe on the weekend to a baseball game or something
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I hate to be a naysayer, but that outfit is clownish and brands its wearer as a dandy fop.  It certainly matches, and probably fits within other style "rules," but come on -- that's not an outfit a man wears.  It screams, "I'm trying too hard to look pretty."

 

 

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gotta agree here...theres no possible way I, as an adult male, could wake up one morning, and put that on my body and convince myself I would make it home with my dignity in tact. Granted, it does match and he seems to have followed the instructions in his Style Nazi handbook, but I cant see any adult actually wearing that out in public except maybe on the weekend to a baseball game or something

 

Looking forward to the pictures you both will be posting today of how a real man dresses.  Can't wait to see.

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Thanks for the feedback, guys. This is new territory for me and well outside my comfort zone.

I don't claim to be a great dresser, but I try to think through what I am putting together and make sure it makes sense. So far some people have found my posts helpful. I hope this one helps with the thought process even if the result is a miss.
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I hate to be a naysayer, but that outfit is clownish and brands its wearer as a dandy fop.  It certainly matches, and probably fits within other style "rules," but come on -- that's not an outfit a man wears.  It screams, "I'm trying too hard to look pretty."

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gotta agree here...theres no possible way I, as an adult male, could wake up one morning, and put that on my body and convince myself I would make it home with my dignity in tact. Granted, it does match and he seems to have followed the instructions in his Style Nazi handbook, but I cant see any adult actually wearing that out in public except maybe on the weekend to a baseball game or something

Explain please. What what you both have done differently? Otherwise this just seems like sniping.

This is STYLE forum, after all and there are other threads beyond this one.
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Thanks for the feedback, guys. This is new territory for me and well outside my comfort zone.

I don't claim to be a great dresser, but I try to think through what I am putting together and make sure it makes sense. So far some people have found my posts helpful. I hope this one helps with the thought process even if the result is a miss.

 

Luv, I think it looks good and is similar to fits I've seen in Chicago on the younger folk.  I especially like the linen jacket.  I'm not a colored chino guy, though, which leaves me wondering what pants I would wear with a tan linen jacket, other than jeans.

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Luv, I think it looks good and is similar to fits I've seen in Chicago on the younger folk.  I especially like the linen jacket.  I'm not a colored chino guy, though, which leaves me wondering what pants I would wear with a tan linen jacket, other than jeans.

Does navy count as "colored" chinos in your opinion? Not being snarky, but I just figure khaki and navy colored chinos are pretty standard. I think navy, darker brown or darker olive would be more neutral and quieter colors that would go well with a tan linen jacket. 

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I think that NWTeal covers some good options. I would also add that you want the color of the pants to match the s/s vibe though. This makes olive and dark brown slightly more difficult. I think a dark brown linen or fresco type trouser would look nice though.

My top choices would be navy, RAF blue, white (just make sure everything is very low contrast then), tobacco brown linen/fresco. Not necessarily in that order.
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I hate to be a naysayer, but that outfit is clownish and brands its wearer as a dandy fop.  It certainly matches, and probably fits within other style "rules," but come on -- that's not an outfit a man wears.  It screams, "I'm trying too hard to look pretty."

 

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gotta agree here...theres no possible way I, as an adult male, could wake up one morning, and put that on my body and convince myself I would make it home with my dignity in tact. Granted, it does match and he seems to have followed the instructions in his Style Nazi handbook, but I cant see any adult actually wearing that out in public except maybe on the weekend to a baseball game or something

 

I'm all for constructive criticism, but come on guys. Luv is trying to show that you can dress with a bit of flair while maintaining sartorial rules. I'm all for you making it known that you don't think you could pull of this outfit, but to call Luv clownish or a dandy fop because he has the balls to post his outfit choices on this forum is a bit much.

 

Luv has never sounded pompous to me in any of his posts. He is never mean spirited in his critiques or opinions. He only offers some advice on how to dress within a certain framework while explaining the reasons behind the choices he makes. This is valuable knowledge for a lot of people, especially new members to this site. Sure, it should not be taken as gospel, but I for one like opinions from all sides.

 

I call for everyone on this thread to be honest with their opinions and critique, but I believe we can do so without resorting to name-calling.

 

 

 

BigRob, I see that your profile picture is Colonel Quaritch from Avatar...a stereotypical bigoted, narrow-minded asshole. Is this the persona you are trying to adopt?

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What about wearing tan Strandmoks with the olive green laces (a little hard to see in this picture) that come with them and olive green trousers?  There was a sign prohibiting what some of you might suggest that I do.

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I think that NWTeal covers some good options. I would also add that you want the color of the pants to match the s/s vibe though. This makes olive and dark brown slightly more difficult. I think a dark brown linen or fresco type trouser would look nice though.

My top choices would be navy, RAF blue, white (just make sure everything is very low contrast then), tobacco brown linen/fresco. Not necessarily in that order.

 

Id go for white chinos (with light blue shirt) or navy chinos with white shirt.

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Just picked up Wingtip's last 9.5 D of the Wolverine 744:

 

 

As you can see, they're a beautiful shade of brown shell.  Lucked out with a stamp too:

 

 

Comfortable as hell right out of the box.  And, got them for 30% off (they were slightly creased, but nothing that wouldn't have happened anyway after five minutes of wear).  Very, very happy camper here.

 

(One minor quibble:  They came with logo'ed shoe trees but the trees, while wood, are not cedar.  Cheapskates.)

 

In case anyone is wondering what this post is doing in the AE thread . . . these boots were in fact made by AE for Wolverine.

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What about wearing tan Strandmoks with the olive green laces (a little hard to see in this picture) that come with them and olive green trousers?  There was a sign prohibiting what some of you might suggest that I do.

 

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Looking good.  I don't know the rules, but I have a hard time believing anyone would quibble with that combination.

 

Thinking about the rules generally . . . it occurs to me that knowing the rules vs. winging it might be like comparing an accomplished musician who can read music, is well-versed in theory, etc., to one who just plays and somehow understands what sounds right.  One kind is not inherently better than the other and there are plenty of successful examples of both.

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Luv, I think it looks good and is similar to fits I've seen in Chicago on the younger folk.  I especially like the linen jacket.  I'm not a colored chino guy, though, which leaves me wondering what pants I would wear with a tan linen jacket, other than jeans.

Flashy menswear is ubiquitous in NYC, especially in Manhattan. It is an ensemble that is naturally hard to pull off given its complexity, but Luv did it coherently and offered detailed analysis backing up every decision. While some people may or may not desire to dress a certain way, his contribution certainly help us think about how we should put our wardrobe together. I personally like the ensemble!  

 

Thanks!

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Thinking about the rules generally . . . it occurs to me that knowing the rules vs. winging it might be like comparing an accomplished musician who can read music, is well-versed in theory, etc., to one who just plays and somehow understands what sounds right.  One kind is not inherently better than the other and there are plenty of successful examples of both.

I agree with this to an extent. However I think talented artists are somewhat rare. Similarly, those who can just instinctively know what works I think are rare as well. They are out there to be sure, I know I am definitely not one of them. What I think is unfortunately more common is people who convince themselves that they are of that caliber when in reality they are not.

Also, my goal with knowing the "rules" is so that they can be broken well. I think that someone who does it naturally arrives at the same end, he just didn't have to work as hard.

My wife plays guitar. She taught herself to play by ear. She can hear songs and roughly within a little bit of time play them pretty well. She plays with other people from time to time, and they always know the exact chord and specifics of what she is playing, even though she doesn't. However when of them play the music, they sound the same.
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Just picked up Wingtip's last 9.5 D of the Wolverine 744:

 

 

As you can see, they're a beautiful shade of brown shell.  Lucked out with a stamp too:

 

 

Comfortable as hell right out of the box.  And, got them for 30% off (they were slightly creased, but nothing that wouldn't have happened anyway after five minutes of wear).  Very, very happy camper here.

 

(One minor quibble:  They came with logo'ed shoe trees but the trees, while wood, are not cedar.  Cheapskates.)

 

In case anyone is wondering what this post is doing in the AE thread . . . these boots were in fact made by AE for Wolverine.

 

Looks good, buddy. Congrats!

 

What is Wingtip? Store? Member?

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