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I'm afraid the lighting wasn't what I'd hoped. The pants are actually closer to olive green. The shoes are taupe suede.
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You're really asserting that those pants are "normal" length? They're stacked like jeans, man! Also, sometimes the unbuckled monk comes off as sprezz, other times it just looks like you forgot to buckle your shoes. Those other times comprise about 99 percent of unbuckled buckle incidents...

The truth about unbuckled buckles is that i have pretty high instep so most of the double monks just won't buckle on me or if they buckle they hurt.
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The jacket looks boxy and the pulling chest isn't doing you any favors, either. The slacks are so long and narrow that they're stacking. I'm also not diggin' the gray shoes with the gray suit. Brown shoes would ground you and add pleasant contrast.

The pullings on chest is because of my proportions i have big shoulders and chest and narrow waist,i'm wearing a size 56 now,when i wear size 58 the upper part is looking better but the bottom looks like tent,size 54 is great in lower half but i'm afraid to breath in it.Also the shoes are not gray,they are navy suede.




Casual today.
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If it is pulling like that, it just doesn't fit. You can't say "oh, it is my proportions" because the idea is to get a jacket that fits your proportions.
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One of my favorites from TTO
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shirt is mastai ferretti, tie is cashmere aquascutum, samuelsohn sportcoat, mabitex trous, yellow linen PS by Malak Ni

**looking at the pic, i now realize i shouldve had it buttoned. shog[1].gif

That's a sharp sportscoat. Or should I call that a blazer? Are those buttons MOP?
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First post in a while...will be posting more now that I'm back to work.
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Suit/shirt: Ercoles

Hi NRY, I am pretty new and don't know much. I think you have your suits made bespoke, in which case you've considered this, but I want to ask: why are your 3 buttons so close together? I think it makes the suit look very, very long (and you, a giant). Might look more calm or balanced if they were spread out a bit, perhaps a bit higher.
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does this work for casual?

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no.
square-toed shoes must die.
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The truth about unbuckled buckles is that i have pretty high instep so most of the double monks just won't buckle on me or if they buckle they hurt.

Then don't wear double monks?
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The pullings on chest is because of my proportions i have big shoulders and chest and narrow waist,i'm wearing a size 56 now,when i wear size 58 the upper part is looking better but the bottom looks like tent,size 54 is great in lower half but i'm afraid to breath in it.Also the shoes are not gray,they are navy suede.

Then buy a 58 and have the waist taken in?
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no.
square-toed shoes must die.
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does this work for casual?

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In this post, wearer is 5'11, I have read that rounded is for taller builds. Is square toed out, for all styles/builds?

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In this post, wearer is 5'11, I have read that rounded is for taller builds. Is square toed out, for all styles/builds?

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Square-toe shoes have a special distinction. Hopeful statements that begin with “On the right guy, in the right scenario . . .” do not apply to them the way they do to red-flag items like leather vests and string ties. Nor does any rhetoric about the changeable winds of fashion: “Hey, if acid-wash jeans can make a comeback . . .” Their image cannot be rehabilitated. They’re like Michael Bolton: They will never, ever be cool-ified.

“I don’t think square-toe shoes ever had a good moment,” says New York designer and store owner Steven Alan. “They’re like PT Cruisers.”

That amusing analogy is actually quite profound; in it lies the best—the only—explanation for the shoes’ cockroachlike resistance to eradication. The men who whistle while they tie their shiny black Governor Bradford lace-ups every morning are a lot like PT Cruiser drivers: They’re not stubbornly clinging to an unstylish accessory, they think what they’re putting on looks good.

This cheerful self-delusion continues in the face of evidence to the contrary that’s harder to ignore than anti-smoking ads.

“Square-toe shoes came around in the late eighties and early nineties,” says Enrique Corbi, co-founder of the Belgian shoe label N.D.C. He is mystified by the refusal of some men to let go of the Boyz II Men–era relics. “They went out of fashion quickly. The only places you see them now are cheap chains like Aldo.”

Unfortunately, you see them other places. You see them at the office, on the guy rallying the troops for an Amstel Light–soaked happy hour. You see them on the sidewalks in front of clubs that serve tantric-tinis, worn with black “nighttime” pants and untucked collared shirts.

“I’m imagining that what goes on in these guys’ heads is that they think round wing tips are ‘stuffy’ and square-toe shoes are ‘casual,’” Alan says. “You can see the face of the guy who wears that shoe. He thinks he’s tough. He’s the type of guy who would talk about how he just picked up some girl and she’s in love with him.”

That may seem a uniquely American portrait of unattractiveness, but things aren’t much better across the Atlantic. Corbi says the square-toe-shoe guy is as common in London and Barcelona as he is in New York and L.A.

“Tasteless guys wear them,” he says. “They don’t even go to nice clubs. They go to cheap clubs. Every population has the same segments. We have the trendy individuals, the average individuals, and the tasteless individuals.”

And maybe that’s the reason square-toe shoes have followed us so far into the 21st century. They are the footwear of the hopeless. Someone will eventually bitch-slap the flouncy adopter of style affectations like handlebar mustaches and porkpie hats. The square-toe-shoe guy? Till now he’s just been silently judged inferior, left to march the streets, confident and oblivious. But perhaps it’s time for a charitable wakeup call: Unless you can live with the knowledge that people are wearing your signature shoe to “nineties” parties, invest in a nice pair of wing tips.

-Detail Magazine

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Someone should also point out that was written in 2009.
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The truth knows no age.
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