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To anyone in the know about CdG Homme Plus, any ideas of when this piece is from?

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post #13307 of 15917

anyone know where to find a nice summer sandals (must have strap on the back) with a reasonable price?

post #13308 of 15917
Hello,

I recently posted a question in the classic menswear section about the same thing. Thought about getting more perspective to things since I have just started college.
The things I have learnt, I should prefer 'proper' shoes to sneakers, graphic t-shirts are a BIG no (Which I knew beforehand) and that chinos look better than jeans. Oh and that looking casual isn't a competition. Which made a lot of sense.
The things I have a few questions about:

Is not tucking in your shirt really a bad thing? (I think this is influenced by the movies and what not) A fitting casual shirt and jeans. Bad or fine?
"T-shirts, v-neck or otherwise, must die. Your absolute casual is a polo." How true is this?
Can I wear a Henley or a v-neck with chinos? (Not tucked in)

On to the main question. (Basically a copy paste of what I posted there) What can I do to be best dressed while not being too overdressed on every occasion?

So, I'll break down the occasions, from when I am best dressed to worst. Keep in mind that I am not slim. I do my gym seriously but bulky in the midriff.
1) Close Wedding - Black Tux with a bow tie
2) Formal Occasion - Three piece charcoal grey suit (I am planning on buying a slim fit navy suit based on the opinion that I look better in slim fit shirts)

3) Clubs/ Dance clubs/ Night clubs - I usually wear a button down shirt with jeans and sneakers. But this is one of the area's I am looking to improve. What are your opinions on chinos with a t-shirt/Henley, not tucked in. Chinos with shirt tucked out or tucked in? With sneakers or leather oxfords?

4) Bars - A semi-shirt with trousers or jeans, depending on the situation along with my leather oxfords.

5) College - I used to think that graphic t-shirts is a no-no. But I see everyone wearing it. I usually wear a casual shirt with jeans but I don't know anymore.

6) Birthdays - This one, you are going to have to help. I don't know anymore. People are usually in shirts tucked into jeans, but I don't think that is right .Wear trousers or chinos if you want to tuck in. But that's my opinion. It's subjective.

7) Other occasions - I have things like going to the local market and everything in this so it isn't a bother to you. Usually shorts and t-shirt or shirt. Nothing special. Haha, you don't need to help me either.
post #13309 of 15917
First off, those things that you've "learned" don't apply at all here in SW&D, for example almost every regular poster here has atleast one pair of sneakers. With graphic t-shirts there are good ones and bad ones. And again, the majority here own atleast one pair of jeans and jeans are far more common than chinos.

Now that that's out of the way, lets move on with your other questions.
- The key to wearing shirts untucked is that they're the right length (ie not as long as a dress-shirt which is made to tuck). However if you're going to wear a casual blazer over, I (among others) would recommend you tucking the shirt (most often doesn't look that good if the shirt is as long or longer than the blazer)
- Henleys should be used only as a layering piece and not be visible. If you want to wear t-shirts your best bet is scoop-necks/u-necks (similar to crewnecks but with larger neck-openings)

Regarding how you dress normally, it all sounds fine, just make sure that the stuff fits you well. Best advice I have for you to learn more and get a better idea of how you want to dress is to follow the waywt-threads.
The one that is probably the most in line with how you're dressing atm is the mc-casual one, but you could also consider following the one we have here in SW&D as there are a lot of more different styles here and who knows, maybe you'll prefer it to how people dress over in CM.

Best regards, and welcome to the forum smile.gif
post #13310 of 15917

Thank you for the link. Unfortunately I do not currently have that kind of cash. Guess I will have to continue to search ebay and B&S for deals.

THx!

post #13311 of 15917
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

First off, those things that you've "learned" don't apply at all here in SW&D, for example almost every regular poster here has atleast one pair of sneakers. With graphic t-shirts there are good ones and bad ones. And again, the majority here own atleast one pair of jeans and jeans are far more common than chinos.

Now that that's out of the way, lets move on with your other questions.
- The key to wearing shirts untucked is that they're the right length (ie not as long as a dress-shirt which is made to tuck). However if you're going to wear a casual blazer over, I (among others) would recommend you tucking the shirt (most often doesn't look that good if the shirt is as long or longer than the blazer)
- Henleys should be used only as a layering piece and not be visible. If you want to wear t-shirts your best bet is scoop-necks/u-necks (similar to crewnecks but with larger neck-openings)

Regarding how you dress normally, it all sounds fine, just make sure that the stuff fits you well. Best advice I have for you to learn more and get a better idea of how you want to dress is to follow the waywt-threads.
The one that is probably the most in line with how you're dressing atm is the mc-casual one, but you could also consider following the one we have here in SW&D as there are a lot of more different styles here and who knows, maybe you'll prefer it to how people dress over in CM.

Best regards, and welcome to the forum smile.gif

I can see how people have different styles. Some of my mates wear sneakers really smoothly. I, on the other hand, do not. I am trying to get different perspective since that, for me, is the key to a proper wardrobe.

Henleys shouldn't be visible? That is something I didn't know. They are probably my favourite type of t-shirt. What are the waywt-threads, mc-casual and CM? I know SW&D is street wear and denim.

Thank you for the answer.
post #13312 of 15917

If you don't wear sneakers "smoothy" it's probably just because the fit on your jeans/tee isn't that good or if you're wearing some ugly sneakers.
waywt = what are you wearing today (=members put up pictures of their outfits)
Here is the SW&D one: http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread
Here's the CM (classic menswear) casual one: http://www.styleforum.net/t/253842/waywrn-mc-casual-style
Regarding short-sleeved henleys, they generally just look bad and the buttons are pointless, a scoop-neck will be a better choice.
Long-sleeved henleys are better, but still don't look that good most of the time
 

post #13313 of 15917
Just got a pair of skinny guys in the mail. I like them mostly, but I find there to be a little too much room below the knee. I was hoping for a more tapered fit.

Would a tailor be able to alter them below the knee to have a more narrow leg there? If so, how exactly would I tell them what exactly I'm looking for, would I need to bring measurements or something else like that?
post #13314 of 15917
Yes they can. Ask for a taper below the knees. You can tell them what you want the hem (the opening at the end) to end up as and they can taper accordingly. I don't know what the current hem is for your jeans but for skinny jeans, generally a 6.5 inch hem would be skinny enough.
post #13315 of 15917
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What color of boots is more versatile, black or dark brown? I'm leaning towards brown but I tend to wear dark clothing so black might suit me more. Help!

 

 

The boots (dark brown):

 

 

EDIT: I go to uni so will be wearing these casually with dark/black jeans if that helps.

 

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Does anyone know what kind of boots these are? https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/11890_449360361805707_1912577019_n.jpg

 

It's been killing me, and this gear retailer's customer support seems to want to persuade away my sanity.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #13317 of 15917
Looking for a solid denim jacket. Any suggestions please? Price range up to £180...
post #13318 of 15917
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I prefer black boots with black jeans and brown with dark blue jeans. Faded blue jeans work with black.
post #13319 of 15917

Jackson: Look like Tretorn.

post #13320 of 15917
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Originally Posted by jacksongonzales View Post
 

Does anyone know what kind of boots these are? https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/11890_449360361805707_1912577019_n.jpg

 

It's been killing me, and this gear retailer's customer support seems to want to persuade away my sanity.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

i saw something that may be similar on the tretorn web-store. rubber/rainboot chelsea sneakers?

iirc the tretorn ones had fleece lining, which may or may not be optional. 

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