So was mine. I've been waiting to unload that "mental patient" line for months.
Non-Rule "Rules" - Page 48
- Half-windsor with suits, four-in-hand with tweed odd jackets, play by ear with anything else (some flexibility based on the tie)
- No ties wider than about 3.5"
- Buttonhole flower and pocket square are mutually exclusive (filling as they do the same role) -- one or the other but never both
- No button-down collars except OCBDs (at least in anything you'd wear with a jacket -- I think I have at least one more casual madras shirt that violates this one)
- No pinpoint Oxford (the whole reason I wear an OCBD is the roughness)
- No OCBDs with buttons visibly in contrast with the collar (inc. even slightly off-white buttons on a white collar)
- No OCBDs with suits
- Always OCBDs with tweed odd jackets
- Rarely OCBDs with anything else
This thread should be continued.
My rules regarding underwear:
- If a woven shirt and woven underpants are worn, no undershirt shall be worn.
- If a woven shirt and knit underpants are worn, an undershirt shall be worn.
- If a knit shirt is worn, no undershirt shall be worn.
- If a knit shirt is worn, no woven underpants shall be worn.
However, I almost never wear woven underpants (ie boxer shorts) and I usually wear a woven shirt.
1) Shoes match belt.
2) No black suits to work
3) No brown shoes with black suits
4) Look understated at work (though I arguably violate this with shoes, due to such a weak average among peers)
5) Only wear one colorful/notable item when going out (else = try too hard)
6) If pants are not navy/gray/white/khaki, white shirt looks best
7) No watch with sweaters (dont wanna stretch our the cuffs)
8) Black or gray socks. Colorful sock people are asking to be labeled unserious/conspicous/vain/etc.
9) Do not overdress. You can be the best dressed person in a group without being the most dressed up person. I do not want to be the most dressed up person. Let them take the a-hole heat.
"Sorry I'm late. I didn't want to stretch out the cuffs on my sweaters."
Let's be real, the only way this would happen would be if you weren't wearing a shirt under your sweater. Isn't having it sit on your neck a lot worse for it than that?
Unless you're trolling, which, I mean, "No brown shoes with black suits?" That has to be said?
1. I wear french cuff shirts to court. Button cuff in the office.
2. If I'm wearing a belt instead of suspenders: when I wear black or cordovan shoes and belt I put my belt in starting on the left. With brown or tan shoes and belt I put my belt in starting on the right. If I'm wearing sneakers or hiking boots I put my belt in starting on the left. I don't even think about doing this, I just do it. I have no idea why.
Heh. I usually wear french cuff shits to the office and button cuff to court (and when I'm flying that day), because I can't be bothered fiddling with cufflinks at the metal detectors. Security devices are the enemy of the well-dressed man (see also: airports and shoes).