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I checked online at Brooks, Paul Stuart, and Drakes all of their knits are less than 3" wide. *Sigh* I guess I'll go Hober.
post #8627 of 13589
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

would like to hear what doc has to say on this. i know he has commented on it before, but i forget exactly what he said.
Doc will approve of white shirts, but Doc also has a different target than the good taste mafia. As best I can tell, he likes a 60s Anglo American influence, which looks great, but listening to him will just befuddle people trying to walk the manton/Foo/Whnay. path.
post #8628 of 13589
My path is almost in between the Doc and M/F/W path.
post #8629 of 13589
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My path is almost in between the Doc and M/F/W path.
I tend to stagger like a drunk.
post #8630 of 13589
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I checked online at Brooks, Paul Stuart, and Drakes all of their knits are less than 3" wide. *Sigh* I guess I'll go Hober.

you should be ecstatic. hobers are fantastic.
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Doc will approve of white shirts, but Doc also has a different target than the good taste mafia. As best I can tell, he likes a 60s Anglo American influence, which looks great, but listening to him will just befuddle people trying to walk the manton/Foo/Whnay. path.

thats fine. there is more than one way to show good taste. i think even the mafioso agree to that.
post #8631 of 13589
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I tend to stagger like a drunk.

clearly you held out on me when we met, then. frown.gif
post #8632 of 13589
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Are you in the US?

There is a guy who works at my company who wears knits exclusively. He always looks great, but it does stand out.
Yeah, I'm in the US, but I'm definitely in the minority in terms of workplace environments. There are probably half a dozen things that I think look good but that would be a total no go. Wearing double monkstraps would be like dousing myself in kerosene and striking a match.

I will say if you are a young guy, you should think about whether you want to stick out and how that plays at work.
post #8633 of 13589
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im not sure that the white shirt is a no no with an odd jacket is agreed on across the board. maybe i am misremembering.

There are "rules" and then there is sensible, informed practice. Really, there is no difference between the two when it comes to what you should do, but the latter is harder to figure out and takes legwork.

I've never read it anywhere that an odd jacket should not be worn with a white shirt. However, we do know that white shirts have developed an increasingly formal connotation. Moreover, a solid white shirt is literally the brightest thing you can wear. The utter absoluteness of it is a very jarring juxtaposition with an earthy, heavily textured, multi-hued tweed jacket. All that nuance in color and texture creates a context in which a sharp white shirt just doesn't belong. For the same reasons, a navy blazer is infinitely friendlier to a white shirt and would look find with one.
post #8634 of 13589
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you should be ecstatic. hobers are fantastic.
Yeah, I know. I have some, but I hate waiting a month for them.
post #8635 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

. Wearing double monkstraps would be like dousing myself in kerosene and striking a match.

That really should be the case regardless the environment.
post #8636 of 13589
Unless they are black, of course.
post #8637 of 13589
Oh also, black suede, yay or nay? I say nay.
post #8638 of 13589
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Doc will approve of white shirts, but Doc also has a different target than the good taste mafia. As best I can tell, he likes a 60s Anglo American influence, which looks great, but listening to him will just befuddle people trying to walk the manton/Foo/Whnay. path.

Agreed. Doc's look is far more specific. Which, oddly, in this case makes him more flexible on the matter.
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post


Yeah, I'm in the US, but I'm definitely in the minority in terms of workplace environments. There are probably half a dozen things that I think look good but that would be a total no go. Wearing double monkstraps would be like dousing myself in kerosene and striking a match.

I will say if you are a young guy, you should think about whether you want to stick out and how that plays at work.

I didn't think places like this existed anymore.  What do you do?

post #8640 of 13589
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Unless they are black, of course.

I wore brown shoes to work once and my boss called me out into the hall so he could discuss with several co-workers whether that was really okay. Welcome to my world.
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