I'll try to keep on track by only listing things that are normally considered to fall into the realm of classic style, so... -Gold or silver buttons on blazers. I know it's traditional, but unless you're on a yacht, I find it somewhat ostentasious. Horn or smoked MOP always look much nicer to me. -Overly-complex pocket square folds. -Double soles/Norwegian soles/any kind of clunky sole on anything apart from proper boots. -Longwings. I've seen the odd pair I've liked, but I almost always think 'this outfit would work better with s different shoe'. -Button-downs with a tie. Just not a fan. There are some exceptions, for example a more casual look with a knitted tie, but as a whole, a spread collar will look better. -3-roll-2s. A 3-roll-2.5 can look great, but a full on 3-roll-2 just looks odd and somewhat pointless. -Odd waistcoats with a suit. I like them with odd jackets, but it usually looks strange with a suit. -Mohair. Just not a fan of shinier fabrics; I find they often look cheap. -Overcoats and trenches that fall more than a few inches below the knee. Maybe I'm biased because I'm short, but I prefer the look of coats that stop at the knee of slightly above. -Boots with suits. -Pretty much any tie knot apart from a FIH.
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3/27/11 at 9:57am