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post #346 of 643
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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

I have this in the form of two blazersuits, one for warm and one for cold. Both jackets have brown buttons, which I find limits them to the day time as brown buttons and black shoes just rankles. I recently took delivery of a new blue odd jacket in linen, with blueish MOP buttons, which allow the coat to get some use in the evenings if need be, while still being different enough to avoid the jacket looking like an orphan.
Now bearing in mind that unfortunately I simply can't handle brass/gold buttons, is there some type of button which will offer similar flexibility for a winter version (when MOP is out of place obviously)? Would normal blue buttons risk the orphan look? Am I overthinking the whole thing?

I remember a post on ASW (though I can't find it now) about blue blazers with black buttons - I like the idea, but I guess that would have the opposite problem.
post #347 of 643
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

teh dainite?

yes, but i meant the uppers.
post #348 of 643
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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
-mid gray flannel pants
-decent, non-chino khakis
-at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket
-a mid to dark gray worsted single-breasted suit
-a navy worsted single breasted suit
-a white FC shirt
-several blue BC shirts, at least one BD
-black stitch caps
-some tasteful brown oxfords (exact configuration up to you)
-loafers in medium brown calf, suede or shell or else burg shell
-a solid black tie, knit or grenadine
-a solid navy tie, knit or grenadine
-a plain white linen hanky
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
-at least one pair of brown suede shoes
-at least one formal tie, e.g., a B&W shepherd's check
-at least one wool or cashmere tie
-at least one linen or linen blend tie
If necessary
-A complete, well-fitting, correct black tie rig, including shoes
-An overcoat in navy, charcoal or camel

Got all the basics and most of the advanced.

 

Recently got rid of my formal rig as I hadn't worn it in over 5 years and needed the space and a future excuse to get a new one.

 

Overcoat is black cashmere.

post #349 of 643
Good shoe care can help protect the uppers if caught, say, in a brief rain. Anything else and you need overshoes. So Tingley's, for me. The Trojans for shoes smile.gif
post #350 of 643
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yes, but i meant the uppers.

dunno what manton prefers. scotchgrain is never a bad idea. although, i have two summery numbers made in this colour, though.

every kind of oiled/treated leather isn't bad either. and of course suede.
post #351 of 643
Thread Starter 
I have bad weather shoes in shell, pebble, and plain calf. Shell works the best.
post #352 of 643
Are your shell shoes Dainite soled or leather?
post #353 of 643
Thread Starter 
I have both.
post #354 of 643
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I have bad weather shoes in shell, pebble, and plain calf. Shell works the best.

thanks, not the first i heard say that. i was wondering if you agreed. i think this calls for me to get some shell.
post #355 of 643
Wow. I do neither shell nor Dainite. Maybe I should give them another go.
post #356 of 643
Thread Starter 
Shell is extremely resistant to water, it has no pores I think is the reason. Very good for trudging through slush in the winter.
post #357 of 643
Yes, that and the waxy nature. Perhaps it is time. I guess a boot would be the most appropriate tho the CXL boots I have do a pretty darn good job at keeping my feet dry.
post #358 of 643
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Shell is extremely resistant to water, it has no pores I think is the reason. Very good for trudging through slush in the winter.

Salted slush too?
post #359 of 643
Thread Starter 
Yes, the salt wipes right off, whereas it can stain calf.
post #360 of 643
may i then say, SHELL FTW!! ?
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