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post #406 of 769
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Well, Dopey is sort of privileged in this case.
You can have quirks and eccentricities in how you dress, but they will be judged in context. If everything you do is oddball, none of it will be acceptable. If you note every single well-dressed person's quirks, and think to yourself, "Oh, okay then, I guess it's alright for me to do that, too," you'll wind-up very strangely dressed.

that is true, and is a good warning.

im not about to bring all mt trousers to the tailor for cuffs now. i only meant that i will rethink my decision on the matter in the future, and if i feel a particular pair of flat front pants may be better with cuffs, i may get them. instead of decidedly saying all flat fronts = no cuffs.
post #407 of 769
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that is true, and is a good warning.
im not about to bring all mt trousers to the tailor for cuffs now. i only meant that i will rethink my decision on the matter in the future, and if i feel a particular pair of flat front pants may be better with cuffs, i may get them. instead of decidedly saying all flat fronts = no cuffs.

I guess my point is: you will far more successful by adopting a baseline standard of dress, then evolving slowly from there, rather than thinking . . . off the cuff.
post #408 of 769
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I guess my point is: you will far more successful by adopting a baseline standard of dress, then evolving slowly from there, rather than thinking . . . off the cuff.

i agree wholeheartedly. smile.gif
post #409 of 769
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that is true, and is a good warning.
im not about to bring all mt trousers to the tailor for cuffs now. i only meant that i will rethink my decision on the matter in the future, and if i feel a particular pair of flat front pants may be better with cuffs, i may get them. instead of decidedly saying all flat fronts = no cuffs.

As a practical matter, there will almost certainly not be enough fabric to put cuffs on uncuffed trousers.
post #410 of 769
I may never buy another pair of navy or dark charcoal trousers. They seem like a good idea at the time but I never wear them. I always wear medium +/- grays in twill or tan/khaki with blazers and sport coats.
post #411 of 769
  • No button-down collars
  • Side vents (still purging my wardrobe of center vents)
  • No gold
  • No yellow ties
  • French cuffs (yes, even with SCs and... tweed)
  • No gunboats
  • No crepe soles
  • No khakis with blazers/SCs, but mostly no khakis
  • Lapel should cover inner edge of breast pocket (I have jackets which do not comply, and they pain me)
  • No loafers
  • Solid odd trousers
  • No watches
  • No contrast collars/cuffs (sorry, Bris)
  • Cuffs on trousers which are not jeans
post #412 of 769
I don't wear herringbone trousers, jackets, or suits. The pattern in general really bothers me, no matter what the application.
Edited by Bhowie - 8/3/12 at 7:57am
post #413 of 769
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

  • No button-down collars
  • No gunboats
  • No khakis with blazers/SCs, but mostly no khakis

You made baby Jesus kill a puppy, hope you can live with your wretched self.
post #414 of 769
Of the three you cite, I would extend only the last prohibition to others. Still, my self is pretty wretched.
post #415 of 769

I don't wear watches with metal/chain straps... I find them gaudy and cheap looking, generally. 

 

I only wear straight edge ties as I far prefer the idea of casual ties, especially silk, wool, and cotton knits and because my lifestyle is on the more casual side. I don't think there's anything wrong with a black silk knit in a formal setting.

 

I'd say those are the only two odd 'rules', with emphasis on #1. 

post #416 of 769
Agree on the metal watch-strap rule - I just can't stand them either

One more - I always wear OTC socks. Even in the height of summer I will go for a pair of OTC lisle cotton socks. Even with jeans

The only exception is with casual cotton trousers and car shoes / loafers, when I will quite often go sockless

R-O-T
post #417 of 769
Am I the only one who feels awkwardly unstylish after reading this thread? It feels like I'm breaking every rule posted here.
post #418 of 769
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


  • No gunboats

iirc, you started out with derbies. on the other hand you rarely post your "wheels" these days. just curious, where's your distinguishing line for gunboats.
post #419 of 769


I agree, looks a little to Rambo-/redneck-ish.
post #420 of 769
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Originally Posted by R.O. Thornhill View Post

Agree on the metal watch-strap rule - I just can't stand them either

depends on the watch, imo. i assume you prefer so called dress watches?
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