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remind me about what you wear on weekends
when I go to fairway wearing a 20 yo cal t-shirt and chinos from the leesburg outlet mall stained with demi glace , I am dressed appropriately for the occasion.
post #32 of 643
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clarification re: loafers

They may be medium brown in any leather (calf, suede, or shell) OR burg shell. I.e., no burg calf.
post #33 of 643
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when I go to fairway wearing a 20 yo cal t-shirt and chinos from the leesburg outlet mall stained with demi glace , I am dressed appropriately for the occasion.
then update your list
post #34 of 643
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remind me about what you wear on weekends

Don't you trounce around the neighborhood in a tweed suit?
post #35 of 643
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clarification re: loafers
They may be medium brown in any leather (calf, suede, or shell) OR burg shell. I.e., no burg calf.
frown.gif weejun lovers will be sad (not me).
I have slowly begun to realize that you are deeply and profoundly anti-American.
post #36 of 643
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Don't you trounce around the neighborhood in a tweed suit?
You are right - perhaps, I should have put that in my addendum.
Really, though, that is an example of do as I say, not as I do.
post #37 of 643
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frown.gif weejun lovers will be sad (not me).
I have slowly begun to realize that you are deeply and profoundly anti-American.
#8 shell loafers are quintessentially American. I got mine at BB in college (downtown SF) and I stil wear them.
post #38 of 643
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#8 shell loafers are quintessentially American. I got mine at BB in college (downtown SF) and I stil wear them.
si, but so are weejuns and those are calf.
post #39 of 643
Out of curiosity, does anyone wear blazers these days? I have blue odd jackets that I wear, and then a blazer that I like but never wear. I'm sorely tempted to have the buttons replaced and un-blazer it.
post #40 of 643
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It's not that I am anti-Weejun (though I am). So maybe it's better to say, the RULE is not anti Weejun. The point of hte rule is that, contra foo, there is no one shoe that does all duty. So you need a shoe that is causal enough for odd jackets and works in all seasons. A brown blucher brogue fits the former but not the latter. The brown oxford fits the latter but not the former. Only the loafter does both.

Weejuns are just cheap and cheezy. They are not something any well dressed man has to have, though if certain eccentrics want them, fine.
post #41 of 643
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Is it an absolute necessity to have both gray and navy? One can't choose between them?
You need both. That is, to be considered well dressed you need both. Gray for funerals, job interviews and formal day events. Blue for evenings and weddings.

Plus, you need two staple suits so that you are not always wearing the same one. And you can accessorize them quite differently.
post #42 of 643
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It's not that I am anti-Weejun (though I am). So maybe it's better to say, the RULE is not anti Weejun. The point of hte rule is that, contra foo, there is no one shoe that does all duty. So you need a shoe that is causal enough for odd jackets and works in all seasons. A brown blucher brogue fits the former but not the latter. The brown oxford fits the latter but not the former. Only the loafter does both.
Weejuns are just cheap and cheezy. They are not something any well dressed man has to have, though if certain eccentrics want them, fine.
Can you rant about black Gucci loafers now?
How about camp bluchers (like the old LLBeans)? shell tassel loafers? There's a chain in the harbor. Are you going to sell it out?
post #43 of 643
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Navy shantung is a nice tie but it's a summer tie whereas the other two are year-round.
"Well dressed " in the title does not mean "well dressed at this moment in that get-up." It means "He is a well dressed man, i.e., wherever and whenever he goes, he is dresed appropriately for the occasion and with style."

i see.

and a good clarification of the thread title/concept
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remind me about what you wear on weekends

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when I go to fairway wearing a 20 yo cal t-shirt and chinos from the leesburg outlet mall stained with demi glace , I am dressed appropriately for the occasion.

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post #44 of 643
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You need both. That is, to be considered well dressed you need both. Gray for funerals, job interviews and formal day events. Blue for evenings and weddings.
Plus, you need two staple suits so that you are not always wearing the same one. And you can accessorize them quite differently.

I didn't mean to suggest having only one suit as the alternative, but rather a bunch of navy suits as opposed to a mix of navy and gray. I can see gray being more appropriate for the occasions you mention, job interview excepted, but I don't think sufficiently better than navy that a navy-suited man could not be considered well-dressed.
post #45 of 643
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The only reason not to get both is if you don't need them, in which case ipso facto you don't care about being well dressed, or you can't afford it, in which case I sympathize but you are not well dressed.
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