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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.
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.
Edited by elisiX - 8/10/13 at 4:57am
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
4. Evenings - I see this as being essentially 3. with a blazer for dinner with friends etc.
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.
Edited by elisiX - 8/10/13 at 8:30am
no need to redo everything when the time comes you can flip what you don't wear or like anymore on the marketplace. the only real solid advice is you should look at your proportions and dress the way that flatters you most.
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I agree with Bam for the most part, though Caveat's points are valid... Basically, it seems you're right there, with only a few very minor tweeks necessary. I bet you have most everything you need in your possession already, save black boots, proper blazer and nicer tees. You could easily sell some of your superflous footwear to get those MMMs. I'm not suggesting you need to do so for the money, but it would help to simplify AND force you to wear what you've got. I'd consider pairing down on some of those checked shirts as well. Fewer items overall would solve one of your issues, which is things looking kinda' new and stiff. Whatever, you're certainly much improved and praise fucking Jah we appear to be past the "imagine this look if I actually got around to hemming these pants and tailoring this shirt" phase.
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