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Originally Posted by Girardian View Post
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.

I'd alter this to say bad shoes and black suits, myself.

And to whoever mentioned jeans and black dress shoes, that's horrible.
post #78 of 85
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Hair carefully made to look disheveled and partially covering face
Hair style with that wierd faux mohawk made of styling gel
Styling gel
Gorilla fist tie knots
French cuff shirts w/o links (Derek, you are not forgotten)
Earrings on men over 30
Neck tattoos
Seersucker suit in the winter
Matching tie and pocket square
White kiton jeans (was he banned or not?)
Rolex with dusts under glass
Popped collars
Suit with baseball hat backwards
Suit while wearing a backpack
Smuggle sack underneath the crotch of your pants
Manskirts
Tiger Woods Nike shirt

What a gag it must be living in the US of A.
post #79 of 85
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What a gag it must be living in the US of A.

It's a comical tragedy. Or perhaps even a tragical comedy.
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Gorilla fist tie knots

everything else you can ignore, look away...but this one will haunt you the whole night. wherever you turn, it's there

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everything else you can ignore, look away...but this one will haunt you the whole night. wherever you turn, it's there


post #82 of 85
I think there are only two real issues that strike me as terrible bad. One a person who just doesn't give a crap and two a person who is badly dressed, but swears they are really doing it.
post #83 of 85
Scanning a room you will see those who care little for their dress and those who care too much. Those who strike the right balance between these two obvious extremes are rarely seen.

Michael Alden
www.dresswithstyle.com
post #84 of 85
As to suits without ties, I think this can look fine with a suitably casual suit--e.g., a linen summer suit with patch pockets.

With the typical conservative worsted business suit, most men who go tieless will look like some doofus who just got out of the office for happy hour. There are some men who can look good wearing a business suit without a tie--almost invariably they possess sufficient good looks, panache and "cool" to pull it off. Such men will look good wearing almost anything. Few of us are such men.

I think an ascot with a business suit, as someone suggested, would look decidedly weird and sartoriallly anomalous.

Ubiquitous and odious is the tie pulled down and the top button of the shirt undone.

Still, if I had to name the most common mistake, it would be inappropriate and/or ill-maintained shoes.
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
There are some men who can look good wearing a business suit without a tie--almost invariably they possess sufficient good looks, panache and "cool" to pull it off. Such men will look good wearing almost anything. Few of us are such men.

Thank you for the kind words, Jan.

It is posts like this one that vindicates my advocacy of the case that you are the most knowledgable member of teh StyleForvm. (I use the "v" in "Forvm" in your honor, even though it is a lower case V and really, you only know Greek stuff. But, at least you know both kinds of Greek stuff.)


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