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This is so good, until I hit the shoes. I don't know why, but they match so closely to the sweater that it just bugs the hell out of me.
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What, did we stop talking about my pants already? biggrin.gif
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I love this look. Very nice.

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Sorry, missed some of these comments from my penultimate fit...

Originally Posted by furo View Post

I like the look kg, but I'd lose the crease on the pants

Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

 

I was wondering why I didn't quite like this fit even though I like the components, and the crease on the pants is one of the things. In fact, I don't think the top and bottom halves really work together at all. Bow tie is a bit twee too. I love the waistcoat though.

 

Interesting. I had no idea the crease would receive such bad reviews. I actually went out of my way that morning to get those creases really crisp, too. Out of curiosity, what is it about them that detracts from the look? I think I'll try ironing them out for a plain front the next time I wear them.

 

Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

Bowties and vests aren't really my bag (my bag comprised mostly of various narcotics, a collection of bimbos and wads of unmarked dead presidents), but you do what you do pretty well. Plus, it is possible you have better hair than Patrick Booth.

 

Thank you kindly, sir—on both points.

 

Originally Posted by Teger View Post

kgmeissier: a thought... you obviously like high rise pants, and if you'e gonna wear them I would ALWAYS get like 2" cuffs to really shorten your leg

 

Thanks for the advice. I generally go with 2" cuffs, but if I remember correctly, these particular trousers didn't have enough material for a substantial cuff, so I left them with a plain hem.

 

And regarding the current fit...

 

Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Great summer vibe, I'd love to see some lighter shoes with this. Loafers, sneakers, even flip-flops would be better.

Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

My thoughts exactly.

 

I can see that. I think I was set on wearing that particular trou/boot combination on that day and built the rest of the outfit off that. Thanks for the suggestion.
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what loafers are these?

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what loafers are these?
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Great look overall. What are those fantastic loafers?
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Mr.K, that is a cool cardigan, is it a linen blend?
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Mr.K, that is a cool cardigan, is it a linen blend?

It is actually 100% linen. RL seems to have a couple styles in thew same color in 100% linen this year.
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I'd appreciate some opinions regarding the pants stacking and the untucked shirt.  This shirt really won't stay tucked in, so I thought that wearing pants with a little stacking might balance that out.

 

A cotton blazer would be better, I think, but wool is all I've got right now.  I've also been searching for a good (but cheap) pair of double-monks, since I'm aware that these shoes are less than stellar.

 

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^ as you've pointed out the jacket is a little too "crisp" for this fit and the stacking is just not happening. get them properly hemmed and clean up the silhouette. I'm not against wearing untucked shirts per se but you need something more coherent going on. and you know about the shoes... but just one thing about shoes, they seem such an easy fix so just go get some eh??!!
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This is so good, until I hit the shoes. I don't know why, but they match so closely to the sweater that it just bugs the hell out of me.

+1, great outfit otherwise though!
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The difference is that ACU is still in use and very unique to the US Army. Woodland camo became ubiquitous which is why it is more accepted for civilian wear. As a veteran, I can't stand to see anything ACU outside of a uniform. It's just one of those feelings that you can't really understand without having worn it.

 

Sure, but this isn't a political forum or an ex-US military forum, it's a style forum. And style tends to both appropriate symbolism from other domains and also strip it of its original meanings and reuse it: sports shoes worn by people who have never played sports, chambray shirts worn by people who've never cut down a tree or ploughed a field, camo worn by people who've never been soldiers.

 

And, as I've also pointed out before here, militaries are part of this economy - themselves selling off their surplus gear to the civilian market. I could buy real military digital camo pants in my local army surplus shop if I wanted. 

 

There's really not a lot of point in complaining about it in this environment - or at least you're going to spend a lot of your life being needlessly offended if you do. 

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I served in the very ACU pants in question, and all I can say is, that while I wouldn't wear them out of the house as a fashion statement, I still get use out of them when I go on fishing or hiking trips.
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The only thing I use outside of work is poly pros for skiing, the new ones are really nice. I think there's a difference between wearing the pants you were issued as camping pants and chinos from Epaulet.

 

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There's really not a lot of point in complaining about it in this environment - or at least you're going to spend a lot of your life being needlessly offended if you do. 

 

Right, this is a lot of typing you didn't have to do because I never said they're objectively bad, although they may be. I'm just saying that to me they look bad because of what they have meant in my life. I'll tell you that Marines are even more sensitive about their MARPAT to the point that they don't let any other branches near their license for the pattern. This is the last I'm going to post about the pants because people don't seem to understand what I'm saying.

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but just one thing about shoes, they seem such an easy fix so just go get some eh??!!

In theory, that sounds good, but with my budget I rarely ever just "go out and buy something.". I usually like to do my research to figure out which brands would be best for me, and then troll the internet for a while until I find a good price. Of course, if you wear US 9 in shoes, I'd be more than happy to take a gently-used pair of derbies or double-monks off your hands. biggrin.gif

EMartNJ, I get what you're saying. It's about respecting the uniform.
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