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post #3421 of 12577
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

What's wrong with that? I'm interested cause I do that a lot (I find socks that don't match, but rather complement, are more interesting, but didn't know matchig them was wrong).

Khaki socks with khakis. I rest my case.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The socks are fine.

Incontrovertible proof you are fallible. Also, the whole thing about wearing Philip IIs for black tie.
post #3422 of 12577
Man, I'm happy foo.gif isn't the sartorial regent. I do like having him in the sartorial cabinet, though. Sort of a Team of Rivals thing... biggrin.gif
post #3423 of 12577
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Man, I'm happy foo.gif isn't the sartorial regent. I do like having him in the sartorial cabinet, though. Sort of a Team of Rivals thing... biggrin.gif

You want a weak, indulgent ruler who encourages loosey-goosey standards? Fine, I guess I'm not for you.
post #3424 of 12577
Thread Starter 
with a dark suit (blue or gray) same color socks are fine, one of the oldest rules in the book: socks match pants not shoes. Personally i prefer not to do that and i never wear solid socks at all, but I will wear say navy ground patterned socks with a navy suit.
post #3425 of 12577
Just so I'm clear: Lincoln is the weak, indulgent ruler who encourages loosey-goosey standards? In all seriousness, your feedback is quite valuable, even if I ultimately don't agree with all of it. Plus, if you were the ruler, I'm afraid I'd be limited to one shoe.
post #3426 of 12577
Seriously, folks. Let's think about this.

Would you ever wear a shirt or tie the same color as your jacket? What about your pocket square? Would you ever wear a navy blue one with a navy blue suit? What about your belt? You can find leather in all sorts of colors these days. Why aren't we all wearing navy and grey belts with our navy and grey pants? Any of those things would look asinine. So do socks that match your trousers.

We consciously ensure every other accoutrement and accessory does not match the suit or trousers we're wearing. Why on earth should socks be an exception? It's not like it's hard to do otherwise. If you had nothing but solid navy, brown and burgundy socks, you would need nothing else and die a happy man. Sock-wise, at least.
post #3427 of 12577
Thread Starter 
It is a fundamental error in logic to compare like things to unlike and to extrapolate from one to the other.

The shoe+sock+pant combination is fundamentally different in placement and purpose from jacket+shirt+tie. So different rules apply.
post #3428 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

with a dark suit (blue or gray) same color socks are fine, one of the oldest rules in the book: socks match pants not shoes. Personally i prefer not to do that and i never wear solid socks at all, but I will wear say navy ground patterned socks with a navy suit.

I usually wear navy-ground socks when I'm wearing brown shoes and grey-ground socks with black shoes.

The only time I ever wear sold socks are with black tie.
post #3429 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

with a dark suit (blue or gray) same color socks are fine, one of the oldest rules in the book: socks match pants not shoes. Personally i prefer not to do that and i never wear solid socks at all, but I will wear say navy ground patterned socks with a navy suit.

Yes, it is an oft-repeated rule.

I remember a rule that said black people had to sit in the back of the bus.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Just so I'm clear: Lincoln is the weak, indulgent ruler who encourages loosey-goosey standards? In all seriousness, your feedback is quite valuable, even if I ultimately don't agree with all of it. Plus, if you were the ruler, I'm afraid I'd be limited to one shoe.

No, the OneShoe is my own privilege.
post #3430 of 12577
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I remember a rule that said black people had to sit in the back of the bus.
checking out now
post #3431 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It is a fundamental error in logic to compare like things to unlike and to extrapolate from one to the other.
The shoe+sock+pant combination is fundamentally different in placement and purpose from jacket+shirt+tie. So different rules apply.

Ah, but then it's incumbent upon you to demonstrate that they are fundamentally different. I see no real difference and have yet to hear a good argument in favor of one existing.
post #3432 of 12577
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

We consciously ensure every other accoutrement and accessory does not match the suit or trousers we're wearing.

You disagree with navy suit/navy tie for UCBD?

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

with a dark suit (blue or gray) same color socks are fine, one of the oldest rules in the book: socks match pants not shoes. Personally i prefer not to do that and i never wear solid socks at all, but I will wear say navy ground patterned socks with a navy suit.

Yes, it is an oft-repeated rule.

I remember a rule that said black people had to sit in the back of the bus.

How long until matching socks are compared to Goebbels? Manton, don't leave now. It's just getting good!

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Just so I'm clear: Lincoln is the weak, indulgent ruler who encourages loosey-goosey standards? In all seriousness, your feedback is quite valuable, even if I ultimately don't agree with all of it. Plus, if you were the ruler, I'm afraid I'd be limited to one shoe.

No, the OneShoe is my own privilege.

biggrin.gif This is reassuring.
post #3433 of 12577
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

What's wrong with that? I'm interested cause I do that a lot (I find socks that don't match, but rather complement, are more interesting, but didn't know matchig them was wrong).

Nothing. It's his preference. Of course, if losing points in the eye of Foo causes you angst, stick to navy or maroon. That's not to say he doesn't have a good eye for certain things.
post #3434 of 12577
Shifting the topic a little, and remembering the not necessarily positive reaction to windowpane jackets: could I have this flannel as a three-piece blazer suit (possibly with peak lapels?).

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