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post #99601 of 117666
Fair enough.

On the black, very little of what I own is black.

Pictures are just so dark.

Everything that seems black is likely Navy.

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post #99602 of 117666
If those are navy, then well done. Sorry, they definitely look black in the fit pic.
post #99603 of 117666
Well I've got some black GAT's, Grenson longwings and Loake Aldwych's. No other black shoes. It's actually funny that this has some up as I've been thinking about black shoes today.

I hear the comments lately about having too many sneakers, and faced with a situation like a Friday night wearing a t, blazer and black denim, I am not sure what shoes would be ideal.

Do I essentially just want a black calf blucher or derby?
Edited by elisiX - 8/10/13 at 4:55am
post #99604 of 117666
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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

Well I've got some black GAT's, Grenson longwings and Loake Aldwych's. No other black shoes. It's actually funny that this has some up as I've been thinking about black shoes today.

I hear the comments lately about too many sneakers, and faced with a situation like a Friday night wearing a t, blazer and black denim, I am not sure what shoes would be ideal.

Do I essentially just want a black calf blucher or derby?

wearing a tee with a blazer and denim suggests casual to me, so sneakers a la cp or vans would work. derbies and bluchers are both dressier...only works semi-dressed up fits, imo.
post #99605 of 117666
chelsea boots
post #99606 of 117666
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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

Well I've got some black GAT's, Grenson longwings and Loake Aldwych's. No other black shoes. It's actually funny that this has some up as I've been thinking about black shoes today.

I hear the comments lately about too many sneakers, and faced with a situation like a Friday night wearing a t, blazer and black denim, I am not sure what shoes would be ideal.

Do I essentially just want a black calf blucher or derby?

I don't know man. Eventually I think you are going to see the light about your chino/denim wardrobe. For whatever reason, I just don't think it's a good look for your body type. It's something about how rigid you are. The clothes you're wearing seem to emphasize that. Do you have any trousers? I just think for you wearing a blazer on a Friday night would look better with trousers.

Now that I think about it...

You should completely do a 180. No more chinos, denim, sneakers. Try dressing up every day. You obviously like a clean, buttoned up look. Go with it. I think it would be an awesome look for you. In fact I think it would be shocking how slick you could look.
post #99607 of 117666

Your not the first to suggest that re; trousers. 

 

Before coming here, I basically only ever saw trousers as being part of a suit. How wrong I was. 

 

When I mentioned denim above, with a blazer and T, I was referring to black slim denim OR trousers. 

 

Essentially replicating something like this with better footwear. http://tres-bien.com/brand/barena/torceo-melo-jacket-navy

 

And this is also in line with what I have in mind. Note the black bluchers. http://tres-bien.com/brand/missoni/zigzag-blazer-purple

 

The highest thumbs I ever recieved I believed was when I posted this fit. It was also at the time I got my frames.

 

The t-shirt is very cheap and I think looks it, but I very much like the aesthetic for a night out.

 

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Edited by elisiX - 8/10/13 at 4:57am
post #99608 of 117666
post #99609 of 117666
Awesome shirt!

Elisix- That fit is okay, but not near slick enough. It still has that "not sure exactly what I'm doing" vibe. You need a sleek, untucked buttoned shirt with a point collar, trousers that drape, not bunch, and a longer jacket. Think David Duchovny's character in Californication. Just try it bro.
post #99610 of 117666
Thanks Caveat.

Would you mind showing me an example of what you mean and specifically, trousers that drape?

Everything I see Hank Moody wearing is a straight leg denim and a t or a dark button down combo.

I get that you are referring to his 'I don't give a fuck' attitude more so than his clothing though biggrin.gif
post #99611 of 117666
Not these colors, but just something like this. I don't know man. Just brainstorming. Maybe I'm totally wrong.


On the trousers, I just mean look for something not so slim that clings to your leg like the ones in that fit of yours.

Here you go. On the right:
post #99612 of 117666
I see where your going and I think it's essentially what I'm getting at.

I know that unstructured jackets suit me better, and keeping hem casual with patch pockets and details like that will help.
post #99613 of 117666
Dunno of elisix is after sleek, though. Are you? You seem to be aiming at something more casual and playful, which I think you've been doing well lately
post #99614 of 117666
Warning: Spoiler! - For those who would like to continue the discussion (Click to show)
Apologies in advance if any of this sounds ridiculous or obnoxious. I'm not trying to.

I also appreciate that this isn't he 'help elisiX thread'.

I'm clearly not entirely sure what I want and I've gone about things the wrong way perhaps with my purchases, but I can live with that. Nothing I've bought is 'rubbish'. However I recognise that I need to learn how to pull certain things together to achieve the desired result. There's 3 or 4 scenarios I have in mind and I see them as requiring me to dress differently for each. I may be wrong, but here goes.

Firstly some context. I work in a casual office where most people dress terribly. Think software developers in Metallica t's and ponytails. So there's certainly a reason for not overdoing it unnecessarily in my office. When I have important meetings or clients visiting, I like to dress up to look more professional but it's certainly not required of me. It's just something I like to do.

1. Work Casual - This is essentially the 'workwear' look which you see from me most of the time. Slightly preppy, but essentially jeans, chinos, oxford shirt, plaid, etc. This is in many ways how I always have dressed but I've tried to pay closer attention to fit. Sleeves, shirt length, cuffs and so forth.



Brands;
Acne
APC
Kitsune
Grenson

2. Work Formal - I use the term formal loosely, but I'm talking about throwing on a blazer, button down tucked-in shirt and not wearing sneakers - though essentially the same clothing as above.



Brands;
As above per 1., with some old, very average no name blazers which I've owned for years.
My intention is to buy a couple appropriate blazers for this purpose.

3. Weekend/Work Casual 2 - This is me trying to embrace some of the more relaxed fits I see on here with more luxurious materials and brands. These fits have also crept into 1.'s territory for days when I am positive I wont be seeing clients.



Brands;
Lanvin
MMM
Bottega Veneta
Our Legacy

4. Evenings - I see this as being essentially 3. with a blazer for dinner with friends etc.



Brands;
Barena
MMM

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In terms of boots/shoes from my original question for Friday evenings (for 4. above), I think these MMM side zips fit the bill. Although as suggested, a Chelsea boot would do the same thing. Again, thinking slim black denim (or trousers), and a t or shirt with a casual blazer like the Barena I linked earlier from TBS.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/371973
http://tres-bien.com/brand/barena/torceo-melo-jacket-navy

Edited by elisiX - 8/10/13 at 8:30am
post #99615 of 117666
maybe it's just familiarity bias, but i've mostly liked what you've been doing lately. there's no need to rethink everything and aim for an overhaul or whatever
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