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post #331 of 641
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Re: loafers: I bought my pair because they made me feel like an Italian playboy. Then I remembered I'm not an Italian playboy. Never wear 'em. Though the Trad in me thinks I ought to own some Weejuns.

Chelseas are the ultimate one shoe. From denim and khakis to black tie. If I didn't like chukkas and bucks so much, I might wear nothing else.
What sort of loafers were these? I mean, I've held pepper grinders that made me feel like Porfirio Rubirosa, but that doesn't make me edmorel.

I like Chelseas although I don't own any. Always worried about the elastic gores giving out. Am assuming you mean Chelsea boots a la Steed rather than the EG Chelsea oxford.
post #332 of 641
They're a summery suede and more chiseled than you'd expect. Not that outrageous by SF standards but not me at all.

I used to worry about the gores but have never had any problems. (I have small calves, mind.) You should give 'em a try.
post #333 of 641
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

-a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold check
-mid gray flannel pants Nope, was going to buy some this year, but it never was cold enough to justify purchasing them.
-decent, non-chino khakis check
-at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket nope
-a mid to dark gray worsted single-breasted suit check
-a navy worsted single breasted suit check
-a white FC shirt check
-several blue BC shirts, at least one BD check
-black stitch caps check
-some tasteful brown oxfords (exact configuration up to you) check
-loafers in medium brown calf, suede or shell or else burg shell check
-a solid black tie, knit or grenadine nope
-a solid navy tie, knit or grenadine nope
-a plain white linen hanky Yeah, don't, wear it
For the "more advanced" players:
-at least one DB suit, navy worsted or medium gray flannel (the best dressers will have both)
-at least one linen suit Nope, I have a cotton jacket and a ton of cotton and linen trousers. Colors: Nantucket Red, Marblehead green, Lavender, and another shade of green. How New England of me.
-at least one pair of brown suede shoes Check
-at least one formal tie, e.g., a B&W shepherd's check Check
-at least one wool or cashmere tie nope
-at least one linen or linen blend tie nope
If necessary
-A complete, well-fitting, correct black tie rig, including shoes check
-An overcoat in navy, charcoal or camel check

I haven't purchased a tie in 3 or 4 years. I've been wanting to get some knits and classic rep stripes, but I find tie shopping tedious. All of my ties are really boring CBD, except my wedding ties. I've also been looking for a country coat for awhile about 4 years now and just never found one I loved. All of my clothes are RTW and fill all of the basics. I'm not going to buy anymore unless I go bespoke. First move is to get a tone of shirts made. I'll probably get a DB flannel grey suit just like Foo's for my next suit. Not buying anymore suits or jackets until I go bespoke. I only own 2 things off the list. My navy pinstripe suit which I bought just out of college and a black and white glen plaid suit. I wore a uniform from 1st grade until I graduated college. I suppose I've taken that approach to my business wardrobe.
post #334 of 641
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

I agree. I wouldn't wear a suit with my Alden chukka's..

jesus christ, i'mdying...
post #335 of 641
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

Oh my, yes.
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fwocking mother of god. this is not a chukka. big ol fred had austrian roots. live to it... please.
post #336 of 641
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

RJ, glad to have you back after your self-exile to the shadow forum.
However, you are so wrong.
If you take Manton's list literally, yes it is useless and asinine.

Yes it is, unless one has some kind of office job in a large metropolotian city, like New York, Washington DC or London. What Manton has suggested is completely irrelevant here for my position and location, and is not easily available to me aniway.

BTW this threak is mentioned in AAAC as well.
post #337 of 641
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Yes it is, unless one has some kind of office job in a large metropolotian city, like New York, Washington DC or London. What Manton has suggested is completely irrelevant here for my position and location, and is not easily available to me aniway.
BTW this threak is mentioned in AAAC as well.

When I was a lawyer, I worked in a business casual office. Yet, I made use of most of these items regularly. It has less to do with where you work, and more to do with how you choose to dress the rest of the time. If not, you might be thinking about things wrong on a more fundamental level.
post #338 of 641

What do you work with now foo?

post #339 of 641
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

What do you work with now foo?

I usually wear a suit.
post #340 of 641
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Re: loafers: I bought my pair because they made me feel like an Italian playboy. Then I remembered I'm not an Italian playboy. Never wear 'em. Though the Trad in me thinks I ought to own some Weejuns.
Chelseas are the ultimate one shoe. From denim and khakis to black tie. If I didn't like chukkas and bucks so much, I might wear nothing else.

I really tried to make Chelsea's work for me for a couple of years, but I struggled to wear them with anything other than jeans. It may have been that I had the wrong boots - I found that some felt too dainty, and made me feel like i looked like i were wearing socks. Others were too loose at the ankle and continually caught my trouser cuff. Perhaps i'll find the right pair one day.
post #341 of 641
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


I usually wear a suit.

Nice, good work. I want your job.

post #342 of 641
Thread Starter 
Funny, in bad weather I have no problem wearing bal boots, but something about chelseas, I just can't see myself in them
post #343 of 641
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Funny, in bad weather I have no problem wearing bal boots, but something about chelseas, I just can't see myself in them

I'm with you there. I need laces.
post #344 of 641
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Funny, in bad weather I have no problem wearing bal boots, but something about chelseas, I just can't see myself in them

what is your bad weather, "go to" shoe material?
post #345 of 641
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

what is your bad weather, "go to" shoe material?

teh dainite?
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