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post #61 of 85
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This is what I really hate. It seems like some cheap, disingenuous way to make like you have big feet./(well endowed) In reality, you look like Alladin.
post #62 of 85
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Bicycle toe is that one long seam ?
post #63 of 85
Bicycle toe is the two parallel seams in the front.
post #64 of 85
Bad shoes are usually the tip of the iceberg - though I have to say, the sheer number of men and women walking the streets of NYC with GALLONS of cheap ass cologne on....staggering. Is it true that you become immune to the smell of a scent (stench), if worn regularly?
post #65 of 85
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Anything done with the sole purpose of looking more non-conformist (which, invariably, everyone else is doing):

Loosened ties
Not wearing a tie with a suit
Untucked shirts (even worse: untucked shirts under a jacket)
Ugly, tacky ties
Hermes ties
Ugly, tacky pocket squares
Over-poofed or Angry Jester stuffed pocket squares
Jackets that are too tight and/or too short

However, I hate it even more when someone artlessly follows the typical iGent prescriptions (wear a pocket square, wear brown shoes, wear a knit tie, make sure you have high armholes, etc.).

Or the artful twist of the tie knot, which subtly reveals the rear blade.
post #66 of 85
You do not NEED a tie with a suit. Turtlenecks, ascots, banded collars...
post #67 of 85
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How outdated is the Oxford shirt collar under the sweater look? Was that a fad?
post #68 of 85
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How outdated is the Oxford shirt collar under the sweater look? Was that a fad?

I don't think that was (or ever will be) a fad. I wear an OCDB with a sweater almost everyday.
post #69 of 85
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You do not NEED a tie with a suit. Turtlenecks, ascots, banded collars...


Yeah, you do. If you don't want to wear a tie, wear a sportscoat.
post #70 of 85
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Yeah, you do. If you don't want to wear a tie, wear a sportscoat.

I have worn a banded collar shirt with a suit before and thought it looked quite nice. Should I never do that again?
post #71 of 85
The most common and stunning mistakes I see are bad shoes and ill fitting clothes. I attribute this to the lack of service that most men receive when shopping and the misconception that "dress shoes" are uncomfortable.
post #72 of 85
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the misconception that "dress shoes" are uncomfortable.
In my experience, while they look great, dress shoes are not as comfortable as my flexible, oversized, rubber-everywhere clog shoes. Is that one reason they sell 1 billion pairs of Ecco/Sketchers..? My cheapest shoes are, hands down, the most comfortable I own. Its inversely proportional, in fact. My "new" $500 shells. It's like ice skating in cardboard boxes. I'm afraid to wear them out of the house, frankly. They are sturdy, but so are cinderblocks. My $300 Barney's, A&E saddles, etc. Feet killing me after 3 hours. My $100 J&M? Average. Lots of padding inside. Thankfully. My $30 Bass "clogs"? Massive rubber soles = soft like a dream. I could run a marathon in them. Dress shoes look great, but they aren't even in the same dimension of comfort as the ugly/klunky/cheap rubber shoes. It's a tradeoff. If you want to look stylish, you'll have to pay the price. If I'm shipwrecked on an island, and no one can see me, I'll be begging for a pair of Ecco/Lug Sole/Uggs/Rubber sole/hikers/whatever. Traversing sharp rocks in your leather soled longwings? Gimme a break!
post #73 of 85
So the Sport Coat implies that now there is choice whereas with suit there is no choice!!??
You can wear a three piece suit with no tie!!
Wake up and smell the Granola, Mr Bound by Convention; of which there never was a hard fast convention of suit/tie always!

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Yeah, you do. If you don't want to wear a tie, wear a sportscoat.
post #74 of 85
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Originally Posted by MillionaireTeacher View Post
This is what I really hate.
It seems like some cheap, disingenuous way to make like you have big feet./(well endowed)
In reality, you look like Alladin.


Really, is that what you see in those shoes?

Tell me what do you see here:
post #75 of 85
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
However, I hate it even more when someone artlessly follows the typical iGent prescriptions (wear a pocket square, wear brown shoes, wear a knit tie, make sure you have high armholes, etc.).

would love to see what is an artful and what is an artless use of the iGent prescription.
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