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I wear dress boots in the rain and snow to work. Maybe not CBD but practical.
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
Nice boots. I suppose this begs the question can boots ever be CBD?

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Not with a capital C, I'd say. Though some chukkas and chelseas can pass in a lower c environment.

Bal boots are too unusual to pass the capital C test, IMO.

They're only unusual if when I'm sitting down though.

Otherwise, they look like normal bals.

WHat makes these less c than anything else IMO is the colour.

Hoping to rectify that with a refinish to dark oak.
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post
For my purposes, the best way to do a TV fold is not to. Will is a bit more pedantic about the issue today:

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...dkerchief.html

Actually, I'm just as pedantic, but I want to appear open-minded. Anyway, Pink does a nice job above:

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=1081

Both the selection and the fold of a pocket square should depend on both the wearer's mood and attire. A tweed sportcoat, for example, benefits from a soft flash of bright silk and would look oppressed with a sharp white linen fold. A sleek suit, on the other hand, can be made slick by a blossom of silk.

I generally wear a "TV fold," not because I've watched too much television (for Pete's sake), but because it is the subtlest, and I prefer to save my dandy points for other flourishes like louder patterns. A well-adjusted dandy must choose his battles.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
They're only unusual if when I'm sitting down though.

Otherwise, they look like normal bals.

WHat makes these less c than anything else IMO is the colour.

Hoping to rectify that with a refinish to dark oak.

Agree on the color. Darker bal boots would be less eye grabbing than lighter. But they're still unusual, and most guys in tailored clothing probably spend the bulk of the day sitting. Hard to imagine they go entirely unnoticed.

Not trying to condemn, just talking about the capital c CBD context.
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
Nice boots. I suppose this begs the question can boots ever be CBD?

My answer to that would be no.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Agree on the color. Darker bal boots would be less eye grabbing than lighter. But they're still unusual, and most guys in tailored clothing probably spend the bulk of the day sitting. Hard to imagine they go entirely unnoticed.

Not trying to condemn, just talking about the capital c CBD context.

No doubt - fully agree.
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Wrt the dotted tie, SG, you are perfectly entitled to your preference, but a job interview is a 'speaking engagement' if I've ever seen one. Wrt TRINI's boots, it's been snowing like crazy today, so I think they are fine. The colour is probably a bit lighter than perfect, but still well within the acceptable range. If it means that TRINI leaves the tassel loafers at home, I'd gladly endure another two months of snow.... almost.
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Interesting thread, and I'll try to contribute with a classic albiet not shapely SF silhouette:
Southwick sack suit, 3/2 roll, undarted, very little waist suppression
SM Black Captoes



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Dot ties would fly unnoticed in most parts. Huge circles, not so much.

I wear boots every time it rains. I don't even think about it; I reach for them. If I saw a dude in the office with soaked loafers, I'd begin to judge his intelligence.

MoK, don't mind the tie, just wish it was a bit more matte. Also agree that it'd look better with a solid suit.
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I've reserved my boots for snowy conditions and heavy rain.
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post
Pretty much as close to CBD as I get, except...single breasted peak lapels
I assume both the suit and tie are dark navy? It is hard to tell on my monitor. Of course, it can be hard to tell in real life!
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
See, I think this looks too formal. If I saw you walking around in this outfit, I'd think you were going to a wedding, a dinner or a funeral, not to work.
While I quite like the look, I have to agree with this, especially if I saw someone wearing it during the day.. Except I would definitely assume they were going to a funeral. Wearing it to a wedding could be viewed as a sort of sartorial protest. The mother-in-law of a friend of mine wore black to his wedding and he is still pissed off about it. Anyway, I think this would be slightly better (and more CBD in that it would not draw any "where are you going?" comments) with a wine-colored tie, preferably not solid. But still, very nice.
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
A grey day.. Is this CBD?
This is not a safety pin. It is a stock pin. Traditionally used with a stock tie, it has equestrian connections. The larger question is, why are you stabbing an innocent tie to death that never did you any harm?
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The larger question is, why are you stabbing an innocent tie to death that never did you any harm?

spezz. probably.
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It is actually a Bottega Veneta tie pin that costs $1300USD.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Agree on the color. Darker bal boots would be less eye grabbing than lighter. But they're still unusual, and most guys in tailored clothing probably spend the bulk of the day sitting. Hard to imagine they go entirely unnoticed.

Not trying to condemn, just talking about the capital c CBD context.

Aren't balmoral boots technically more formal than shoes? Like the phrase "suited and booted". I am sure there is a military context to it.
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Aren't balmoral boots technically more formal than shoes?
Maybe pre WWI.
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