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post #706 of 769
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

I haven't read Flusser's book but my comment was made in jest

So was mine. I've been waiting to unload that "mental patient" line for months.
post #707 of 769
  • 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
post #708 of 769
No
Shiny
Ties
post #709 of 769
On penalty of death?
post #710 of 769
I only wear over-the-calf socks with jeans or other casual pants, if I wear them at all; dress trousers stick to my socks at the calf and make my pants drape all crappy and look really bad.
Edited by mossrockss - 8/24/12 at 8:59am
post #711 of 769
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

I only wear over-the-calf trousers with jeans or other casual pants, if I wear them at all

I'm pretty sure Moo has cornered the market on trousers that are not over-the-calf.
post #712 of 769

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.

post #713 of 769
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post #714 of 769
I'm a "OneBoxerBrief" type of guy.
post #715 of 769

Manton and Foo: CBD - cuffed or uncuffed?

post #716 of 769
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Manton and Foo: CBD - cuffed or uncuffed?

Whether knit or woven, underpants should be cuffed. That's the only way to do it.
post #717 of 769
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

Whether knit or woven, underpants should be cuffed. That's the only way to do it.

I haven't noticed you before and know everything I read that you posted today is killing me nod[1].gif
post #718 of 769
My rules:

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.
post #719 of 769
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

My rules:


7) No watch with sweaters (dont wanna stretch our the cuffs)

 

"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?

post #720 of 769
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

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).

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