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post #361 of 641
It just dawned on me that sweaters have not yet made an appearance in this thread. Can a man with no sweaters be well-dressed? Would not at least one cardigan or v-neck be important, if not mandatory, additions to the list?
post #362 of 641
Thread Starter 
This thread is about tailored clothing only. If we expand beyond that, the list really could have no end. Besides, I think there are far fewer absolute staples in casual clothing than there are for tailored clothing.
post #363 of 641
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I think there are far fewer absolute staples in casual clothing than there are for tailored clothing.

 

You forget the deep v-neck t-shirt.

post #364 of 641
Japanese denim?
post #365 of 641
The one that I think it missing from the original list (other than a raincoat) is a neat-pattern tie in either navy or burgundy. That is really the quintessential business/job-interview tie.
post #366 of 641
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You forget the deep v-neck t-shirt.

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post #367 of 641
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

The one that I think it missing from the original list (other than a raincoat) is a neat-pattern tie in either navy or burgundy. That is really the quintessential business/job-interview tie.
The problem is, a great many ties are good for this or that. This is the ESSENTIALS list. You have to have a solid navy tie, and once you have that, you're fine for interviews. Other ties are at your discretion, so long as they are not ugly.
post #368 of 641
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The problem is, a great many ties are good for this or that. This is the ESSENTIALS list. You have to have a solid navy tie, and once you have that, you're fine for interviews. Other ties are at your discretion, so long as they are not ugly.

Ah, that makes sense . . . although the navy would have to be grenadine (or a plain-textured silk), not knit.

I don't know whether two-season people need two navy jackets to be well-dressed, any more than they would need two navy suits and two gray suits. They can get by with one mid-weight hopsack. I would put those with two jackets in the "advanced" category.
post #369 of 641
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

This thread is about tailored clothing only. If we expand beyond that, the list really could have no end. Besides, I think there are far fewer absolute staples in casual clothing than there are for tailored clothing.

I actually don't think there is a single casual staple. If you wear khaki trousers to an event where everyone else is wearing blue jeans, that is less of a faux pas then wearing those same trousers to an event where everyone else is in a suit.

I actually think white non-athletic sneakers would be more helpful to more under-40-year-old guys than jeans. Since I'm sure I'm in a minority on that, I honestly feel there isn't a single essential casual item.

Everyone could benefit from having some athletic clothes, so I would rank them as more essential than jeans.
post #370 of 641
Thread Starter 
I'm sure some might find a SW list interesting. I wouldn't really, but in any case, it's outside scope of this thread.
post #371 of 641
I forgot. I said I don't have a navy blue tie, but I do. I just don't ever wear it. Got sick of it. Not a grenadine, though.
post #372 of 641
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I forgot. I said I don't have a navy blue tie, but I do. I just don't ever wear it. Got sick of it. Not a grenadine, though.

you may send it to me, post hase.
post #373 of 641
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you may send it to me, post hase.

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post #374 of 641
I have everything on that list except for:

BD collar shirt. Detest them!

Brown oxfords - I don't wear any oxfords as I have high insteps. Also I don't get the 'no bluchers/derbies with a suit' rule - I'm sure this must be an American thing as I never heard this growing up in England, perhaps HF or one of the other regular Brit residents can chip in here. I also don't really like brown anything so my non black business shoes are burgundy, chilli etc.

Loafers - I only like driving mocs, don't like hard-soled loafers and don't have any use for them.

Brown suede shoes - see above for comments on brown. I may be swayed by a borderline brown (ginger/snuff) coloured pair one day. There's a great pic of Cary Grant sheltering from the rain in what looks like a gray suit and brown suede derbies but it's a black and white pic so impossible to judge his colours.

As to TB's comment about knitwear, I bought a stack of v necks in various colours a few years ago and have worn one twice only (Christmas). In Houston there's just no need.
post #375 of 641
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I also don't really like brown anything

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To me this is the menswear equivalent of "I don't like water"
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