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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
A nice panama, perhaps.

A nice panama, yes. Or even a Milan straw.
post #17 of 26
my only essential is a good 40s/50s repro rayon hawaiian shirt
post #18 of 26
My list:

Gingham
Seersucker
Tan loafers
Spectators
Linen
Navy & White/Cream
Indian silk pocket squares
No socks
Nantucket Reds
Grosgrain belts
Boat shoes
Lighter colored suits
Madras

Oh yeah, and whatever one wants to wear for fly-fishing.
post #19 of 26
Here's my list:

- linen trousers and shirts
- cotton poplin trousers
- bermuda shorts
- polo shirts
- aloha shirts
- Ray-Ban aviators
- boat shoes
- camp mocs
- flip flops
- Tod's driving loafers
- ribbon belts

I've toyed with the idea of a Montecristi for awhile, but I'm just not sure I could wear it without feeling self-conscious. Perhaps in time.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by TCN
My list:
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Indian silk pocket squares
...
Please elaborate.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by AlanC
Please elaborate.

You know, I'm not sure that I can. A few years ago, I asked the manager of the Chicago Paul Stuart for recommendations on pocket squares for summer. He produced a few of these wonderfully light, gauzy and muted silk squares that I absolutely loved. They were relatively pricey, but I bought every color they had (which wasn't that much). The designs are reminiscent of an oriental carpet meets paisley.

He called them "Indian Silk" squares.
post #22 of 26
I was intrigued as I'm about to go to India. I'd love to see some pics.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by JBZ
I've toyed with the idea of a Montecristi for awhile, but I'm just not sure I could wear it without feeling self-conscious. Perhaps in time.

Just do it, any selfconsciousness that you may initially experience will wear off in short order.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Just do it, any selfconsciousness that you may initially experience will wear off in short order.

You're probably right. The other thing holding me back is that they're expensive. I was looking at the one offered by J. Peterman as sort of a "starter hat," but I'm not sure about the quality (plus, at least from the website picture, its brim makes it look more like a cowboy hat than a fedora).
post #25 of 26
Linen pants and jeans
Linen shirts
Thin cotton Kiton shirts
150s wool pants
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post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by JBZ
You're probably right. The other thing holding me back is that they're expensive. I was looking at the one offered by J. Peterman as sort of a "starter hat," but I'm not sure about the quality (plus, at least from the website picture, its brim makes it look more like a cowboy hat than a fedora).

It pays to deal with a quality hat shop(experienced fitters, extensive inventory) for your first hat because it's so important to find the right hat(brim, crown and color) for your head, face, physique and coloring. So often people buy online or from a department store, get poorly fitted with something ill suited for them and end up never wearing the hat. Now, that's expensive.
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