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post #76 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
My 45rpms are dead. Anyway, I normally would wear them with an OCBD, with a sweater on top if cold. That doesn't count as "smart casual". I don't do anything remotely streetwear.
Uh, go buy another pair (of whatever) and then wear your OCBD, jacket / sweater, and shoes with lots of brogueing (if that's a word) or suede. THAT'S smart casual and would look damn good. Or maybe just a pair of charcoal wool pants with a OCBD / zip neck sweater and jacket.
post #77 of 104
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
When it comes to school reunions ... I've stopped attending. There are other ways of staying in touch with the few classmates I really liked.
It's my university college's quincentenary next year. I'm wondering what to wear for any get-togethers and the like. Wouldn't want to clash or anything.
post #78 of 104
Would you mind if I came along? I'll check my book but I think I'm free.
post #79 of 104
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It's my university college's quincentenary next year. I'm wondering what to wear for any get-togethers and the like.

Wouldn't want to clash or anything.
The great thing about England ... your school event won't likely be "Smart Casual."

I must go back on what I said ... as I'll still attend such events in England. But in America ... forget it. One such reunion here in the good ole U. S. of A. had me sitting at a table where the conversation centered on how to sharpen lawn mower blades. At one point I excused myself ... letting the table know I'd prefer to commit suicide rather than continue following the conversation.
post #80 of 104
How about a country suit instead of a city suit. Something in brown tweed with patch pockets, if you've got it. Any color other than charcoal or navy, so it's more casual in nature. If you're stuck with the navy suit because its evening, go with the blue shirt. White shirt against a dark suit definitely looks too business, with our without pinstripes.
post #81 of 104
How about just blowing it off.....
post #82 of 104
I suggest foregoing the pen, keep the shade, the cigarrete and TsingTao.

post #83 of 104
Have you considered rotating OneShoe so that each pair will only ever see one reunion?

Please return the pictures of the Anna Matuozzo shirt; I miss them.
post #84 of 104
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post
I've always erred on the side of overdressing, but a suit to a 10 year reunion seems like overkill .

In Mafoofan's case, perhaps. But at my HS 10-year reunion 2 years ago, quite a number of guys turned up in suits, albeit a lot of them did so sans tie.
post #85 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
They don't need to be exclusive. In fact I'm looking for a pair that costs less than 100 bucks in heavy denim, a 501-like fit, with no labels or logos.
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I will never buy 45rpm again. Not worth it. I don't know what I was expecting from them above and beyond a pair of Wranglers, but I'm definitively out of the super-expensive denim game. A pair of made in USA Levi 501s, however, I might spend a small premium for.
Made in USA 501 will cost a bit more than $100. The Billy Reids fit that, but only come in 34 length, so you'll need them altered, plus they're $190 with tax. They have a nice high rise too. Just has the red tab on the pocket and the patch at the back. APC NS is logoless, but ~$160. NS have a SLIGHTLY lower rise.
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Get some Uniqlo raws and you're all set. They're inexpensive, widely available and well cut.
I think the Uni's are too low rise for Foo, but I could be wrong.
post #86 of 104
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post
How about a country suit instead of a city suit. Something in brown tweed with patch pockets, if you've got it. Any color other than charcoal or navy, so it's more casual in nature.

More casual yes, but also infinitely more conspicuous and far less fit for the setting.

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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post
If you're stuck with the navy suit because its evening, go with the blue shirt. White shirt against a dark suit definitely looks too business, with our without pinstripes.

Maybe. I just happen to think white looks better at night.

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
Made in USA 501 will cost a bit more than $100. The Billy Reids fit that, but only come in 34 length, so you'll need them altered, plus they're $190 with tax. They have a nice high rise too. Just has the red tab on the pocket and the patch at the back. APC NS is logoless, but ~$160. NS have a SLIGHTLY lower rise.

I think the Uni's are too low rise for Foo, but I could be wrong.

Well, keep in mind, low rise is often medium-to-high rise on me.
post #87 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Maybe. I just happen to think white looks better at night.
That's because it does. On this one I'll be of my father's mindset ... he's certain his thoughts are fact.
post #88 of 104
Thread Starter 
I just started looking into U.S.-made 501s--not for this event, but because the discussion has perked my interest in them.

Do they no longer make LVC 1947 501s, or are they now all made in Turkey or something? Are my only choices for U.S.-made 501s Billy Reid and Brooks Brothers? Which one should I pick and why?
post #89 of 104
I don't know whether it's germane, but to my 50th reunion last year, in a semi-rural setting, I wore a brown Donegal tweed jacket, a tattersal check shirt and, of course, an ascot. (Can't remember what slacks I wore. The shoes were brown A-E Wilberts.) I regret to say that a number of my classmates wore jeans and one or two were even in Crocs--disgraces to the Preppy Nation, they were!

On a more serious note, I'd second the idea of an odd jacket, decent wool slacks and an open-necked shirt, preferably with the ascot. It seems to me that a navy blazer would be ideal for this setting. Agree that tweed seems a tad too "diurnal."
post #90 of 104
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