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post #556 of 772
I think that the DB is certainly considered more formal today, regardless of the historical context. The rarity alone suggests to others that the wearer is doing something extra. In fact, more "formal" may not be as accurate as to say more unusual and less fashionable.
post #557 of 772
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

are there any at all you would consider truly non clunky?

yes, the tacky ones.
post #558 of 772
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I don't get why linen squares are sold as sets. Why would I need three?
Stitchy's blazer question in the well dressed essentials thread brings me to this addition to my set of non-rules:
No shiny metal buttons.

You can get single ones at Barney's. They're certainly beefy.

Simonnot Godard
post #559 of 772
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Originally Posted by Christopher Essex View Post

Yes, my friend, but your style is evolving...not more than 6 months ago, you'd never wear a blue shirt with a suit. Now look at you - even considering BD shirts!
So, I see shiny blazer buttons in your future. smile.gif

ffffuuuu.gif nevAr!

+1 to 3 pc SB > DB > 2 pc SB for formality.
post #560 of 772
another rule for me: no wool knit ties. Can't really tell you why. I just don't like them at all.
post #561 of 772
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

another rule for me: no wool knit ties. Can't really tell you why. I just don't like them at all.

I agree with this. I wear one maybe once a year.
post #562 of 772
I don't wear multiple new purchases on the same day. I break them out slowly. So if I buy a new suit and a shirt, I wear the suit with an older shirt, and on the next day I wear the new shirt with an older suit. It helps me "savor" or enjoy the new clothes longer, and it helps me appreciate how each item works with my existing wardrobe. And I think it's weird to come in to work wearing all new clothes.
post #563 of 772
i suck at that. no restraint here. if i get a few things that go together, i bust em all out at once.
post #564 of 772
- no solid satin ties
- suits take French cuffs, odd jackets barrel cuffs
- no stripy separates outside of morning dress
- square-toe shoes are the work of Beelzebub...
- ... as are overly pointy, glued ones
- you don't claim allegiance through a tie if you're not entitled
- no initials, monograms or anything else (Jeeves apparently approves)
- socks can, and should, be fun
- when wearing a tie, top shirt button is closed and tie is snug
- There should be interest. Either through colour/pattern or texture.
- There are times and places to be dandy-ish or push the envelope. Black tie is not one of those.
post #565 of 772
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

another rule for me: no wool knit ties. Can't really tell you why. I just don't like them at all.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I agree with this. I wear one maybe once a year.

I have never worn a knit tie.

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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

I don't wear multiple new purchases on the same day. I break them out slowly. So if I buy a new suit and a shirt, I wear the suit with an older shirt, and on the next day I wear the new shirt with an older suit. It helps me "savor" or enjoy the new clothes longer, and it helps me appreciate how each item works with my existing wardrobe. And I think it's weird to come in to work wearing all new clothes.

That sounds like some creepy fetishist thing...
post #566 of 772
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- you don't claim allegiance through a tie if you're not entitled

Isn't this an "only in the UK" sort of rule? Elsewhere, for 99.9% of people, it's just a striped tie, right?
post #567 of 772
Depends, I'm given to understand that some US universities have striped ties as well. In any case, I meant it to also apply to crested ties. Is there an SW&D equivalent to this: you don't get to wear the hoodie/sweatshirt if you weren't at that college?
post #568 of 772
I don't think the universities would support such a rule. They make millions of dollars selling logo gear to supporters who have never set foot on campus.

Striped ties are ambiguous, but you're absolutely right about crested ties. Don't wear it unless you're part of the club. Maybe we can make up a crest for SF and distribute ties for everyone to wear to meet-ups...
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post #569 of 772
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Striped ties are ambiguous, but you're absolutely right about crested ties. Don't wear it unless you're part of the club. Maybe we can make up a crest for SF and distribute ties for everyone to wear to meet-ups... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Is joke!

fantastic idea! lets get some prototypes up pronto. mr. sam would be perfect for this.
post #570 of 772
There was an official SF tie a few years ago
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