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post #16 of 88
So are you even considering a tie? Here are my suggestions, not meant for each to be used, but balanced in a nice way:

  • Change the shirt, try a different color, if you have red gingham that might look pretty good, otherwise white and blue pin striped shirt might keep the blue more to a minimum.
  • Get a matching tie
  • Change watch to a leather strap or a canvas/grosgrain one
  • Change boots to brown/dark brown -something dressy but casual and looks god with the jeans
  • Matching belt is nice from what you say, but its hard to see yours in pics - I think a medium sized rectangle buckled belt would be a nicer touch than no buckle



IMO this is a much better date outfit:

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post #17 of 88
I would never wear a tie to a first date unless you have come straight from work, and you wear a tie atthat work. Trying way too hard otherwise, especially at 23. I think your on the right track basically though.
post #18 of 88
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Originally Posted by Bradden View Post

Change the strap on the X-Wind. A leather strap (aviator straps work with the X-wind) will subdue the presence a little.

This is the most fucking insane piece of advice I have ever seen on SF.

Sure, change the watch strap - HOW CONVENIENT AND EFFECTIVE FOR TONIGHT'S DATE. IT WILL SUBDUE THE EFFECT OF MY POCKET SQUARE.

Come on .
post #19 of 88
OP, I think you look great, she will be impressed. I suggest putting aside the tie and undoing a few buttons. Ties are a bit intense on first dates.
post #20 of 88
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Originally Posted by VelvetGreen View Post

OP, I think you look great, she will be impressed. I suggest putting aside the tie and undoing a few buttons. Ties are a bit intense on first dates.

Seconded. Outfit is good, comes across and smart yet not too serious. Im not too sure about the pocket squares though but that's just me. I feel that a date should be casual and fun without coming across serious.

Among the pocket squares the Japan's good.

Good luck and turn on the charm.
post #21 of 88
The japan square is better, the only thing I'd do is a puff rather than the TV fold. It looks more casual which is what you're going for
post #22 of 88
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I would never wear a tie to a first date unless you have come straight from work, and you wear a tie atthat work. Trying way too hard otherwise, especially at 23. I think your on the right track basically though.

+1. NO TIE!! WTF...dude is 23...if they end up at a bar after whatever they do, he will loom like a doosche!!
post #23 of 88
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

The japan square is better, the only thing I'd do is a puff rather than the TV fold. It looks more casual which is what you're going for

-1
post #24 of 88
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

So are you even considering a tie? Here are my suggestions, not meant for each to be used, but balanced in a nice way:

  • Change the shirt, try a different color, if you have red gingham that might look pretty good, otherwise white and blue pin striped shirt might keep the blue more to a minimum.
  • Get a matching tie
  • Change watch to a leather strap or a canvas/grosgrain one
  • Change boots to brown/dark brown -something dressy but casual and looks god with the jeans
  • Matching belt is nice from what you say, but its hard to see yours in pics - I think a medium sized rectangle buckled belt would be a nicer touch than no buckle



IMO this is a much better date outfit:

tumblr_lrirrhe19z1qd11c7o1_500.jpg

That's dumb^^^. Dude is 23 going on a first date. Unless he is coming from work and dresses like that, why would/should he go home and put on a suit and french cuffed shirt/links/tie for a night out???? GTFO!!
post #25 of 88
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

I'm 26, finance, NYC. She's 23 (ish?), fashion design, NYC.

I agree that I was initially a bit over-ambitious in my footwear selection. It was definitely overwhelming for this outfit. I have just been eager to wear my new boots since I recently bought them. I am also going to opt out of wearing the Billykirk Triple Wrap because it's too much of an additional dynamic for my taste with the gingham pattern, etc.

After throwing a few things on I decided against the Wolverine 1000 miles and subbed in my black Cole Haan Oxford cap toes with a black belt.

I'm pretty set on the outfit... the only thing I am debating is whether to use my Hillside Blue Cross or my "Japan" pocket square which is off-white with a hint of red when folded. Your thoughts?

Japan PS:

331

Blue Cross:

200

Me - Jeans are Gap Selvage:

467

467

467

I think i get the look you are going for, and like it. That said, that is a LOT of blue that you're wearing.

Me personally?

Tan jacket, same shirt, same jeans, BROWN shoes, simple captoe is fine, some broguing might be cool, and a navy ps with one polka dots.
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

So are you even considering a tie? Here are my suggestions, not meant for each to be used, but balanced in a nice way:

  • Change the shirt, try a different color, if you have red gingham that might look pretty good, otherwise white and blue pin striped shirt might keep the blue more to a minimum.
  • Get a matching tie
  • Change watch to a leather strap or a canvas/grosgrain one
  • Change boots to brown/dark brown -something dressy but casual and looks god with the jeans
  • Matching belt is nice from what you say, but its hard to see yours in pics - I think a medium sized rectangle buckled belt would be a nicer touch than no buckle



IMO this is a much better date outfit:

tumblr_lrirrhe19z1qd11c7o1_500.jpg

Normally we see eye to eye, but on this I couldn't disagree more. A skin tight dress shirt, links and a tie to a first date? Its just far too formal, a little weird looking, and not at all approachable.
post #26 of 88
what's the watch? lol
post #27 of 88
+1 on japan and puff (or anything but the tv-thingie)


edit: Thought behind PS - The rest of your outfit is very 'clean', put together and symmetrical, make a casual fold to offset that
post #28 of 88
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Hamilton X Wind Watch:

525

Are you a pilot? Can't see why anyone else would have such a timepiece.
post #29 of 88
I get kind of annoyed at people on the forum sometimes. I feel like people try to dress OP's. This OP clearly has his own vision of what looks good and I think it is important to just try to steer them in a way where they look better, not just try to dress them like Mafoofan. Just because a lot of people don't like boots, or don't like blazer and jeans doesn't mean others don't. I find it very important to improve people's style and advise, not completely change. If they want to look more like an iGent, or a punk rocker, or whatever they will get there on their own merit.
post #30 of 88
Bonus points for getting a date with a girl from the fashion industry! Good luck dude!
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